Ask and you will Receive

This is an optimistic hymn about God's generosity.  It is based on Matthew 7:7.

It was written by English folk-hymn writer Michael Cockett (b 1938).

The first publication was in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal, volume 1 (McCrimmond Mayhew, England, 1974) - and no later publications have been found.

It is set to an unnamed tune by English Roman Catholic pastoral musician and publisher, Kevin Mayhew. This has a 3/4 time signature, and in the key of D the first few notes are F_ F F E D A__ with accompanying chords D / D7.


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Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find.
Knock and the door will be opened
For the love of the Lord has no end.

Is there any one here, when his son ask for bread,
Would turn him away with a stone instead?
Is there any one here, when his child asks for meat,
Would give him a poisonous snake to eat?

So then how could your Father in heaven above,
Who knows so much more of the ways of love,
So then how could your Father refuse what is good,
When you ask in the name of the Son he loves?

So whatever you ask you will always receive,
Whatever you seek you will always find.
For my Father will give to all those who believe,
In the Spirit of love that will never end.

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