We Seek You With Our Questions, God

This text was inspired by A Sanctified Art’s Lenten series for 2023, “Seeking: honest questions for deeper faith” which explores questions found in the Revised Common Lectionary’s texts for Year A. Their theme provides a lovely invitation to consider all of the questions we bring to God, and the questions God asks us in return; to measure faith not by the strength of our certainty, but by the sincerity of our desire. 

Text: Hannah C. Brown, b.1980 © 2022 GIA Publications, Inc.
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Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Recommended tune: LUCY by Sally Ann Morris
Other possible tunes include: KINGSFOLD, FOREST GREEN, ELLACOMBE

v.1
We seek you with our questions, God,
with open heart and mind;
we long to live a fresher life
and leave our past behind,
for all that we have known before
has faded and grown worn.
We seek you with our questions, God,
that we might be reborn.

v.2
We wonder why things come to pass
and how to come alive.
Where do your living waters flow?
How can dry bones revive?
Who are you, God, who meet us here
with wisdom and with sign?
We seek you with our questions, God,
we yearn for truth divine.

v.3
We search for you in garden green
where once you gave us birth;
We search for you in desert parched
and all throughout the earth.
With wonder, worry, doubt, and awe
we search through night and day.
We seek you with our questions, God,
at home and far away.

v. 4 
You seek us with your questions, God,
inviting us to dare
to know you and to love you more,
to grow through act and prayer.
“Who will you trust and follow now?
My truth is all around.”
You seek us with your questions, God,
you seek and we are found.

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