71. Lord, Thou hast searched and seen me through

1 Lord, Thou hast searched and seen me through;
Thine eye commands, with piercing view,
My rising and my resting hours,
My heart and flesh, with all their powers.

2 Within Thy circling power I stand,
On every side I find Thy hand:
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.

3 Could I so false, so faithless prove,
To quit Thy service and Thy love,
Where Lord, could I Thy presence shun,
Or from Thy dreadful glory run?

4 The veil of night is no disguise,
No screen from Thy all-searching eyes;
Thy hand can seize Thy foes as soon
Through midnight shades, as blazing noon.

5 O may these thoughts possess my breast,
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest!
Nor let my weaker passions dare
Consent to sin, for God is there.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, Thou hast searched and seen me through
Author: Watts (1719)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Wisdom and Omniscience
Notes: Alternate tune #295 or #437
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. F. A. G. Oauseley, 1861

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