Hiding Place (I will search in the silence) - Lawton

This is a gentle hymn about seeking and trusting God . The words are based on Psalm 17.

It was written by Irish Roman Catholic priest, song-writer and performer Liam Lawton (b 1959).

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Lawton. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of Am, the first few notes of the melody are AB c_ A_ c D A_ Bc B G E_ with accompanying chords Am / Dm / G / C.


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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
I will search in the silence for your hiding place.
In the quiet, Lord, I seek your face.

1 Where can I discover the wellsprings of your love ...

2 Where can I find shelter to shield me from the storm ...

3 Lead me in your footsteps along your ancient way ...

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Chorus:
I will search in the silence for your hiding place.
In the quiet, Lord, I seek your face.

1 Where can I discover the wellsprings of your love?
Is my search and seeking in vain?
How can I recover the beauty of your word?
In the silence I call out your name.

2 Where can I find shelter to shield me from the storm?
To find comfort, though dark be the night?
For I know that my welfare is ever in your sight.
In the shadows I long for your light.

3 Lead me in your footsteps along your ancient way.
Let me walk in the love of the Lord.
Your wisdom is my heart’s wealth, a blessing all our days.
In the silence I long for Your world.

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