72. Lord, all I am is known to Thee!

1 Lord, all I am is known to Thee!
In vain my soul would try
To shun Thy presence, or to flee
The notice of Thine eye.

2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys
My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,
And secrets of my breast.

3 My thoughts lie open to the Lord,
Before they’re formed within;
And ere my lips pronounce the word,
He knows the sense I mean.

4 O wondrous knowledge, deep and high!
Where can a creature hide?
Within Thy circling arms I lie,
Beset on every side.

5 So let Thy grace surround me still,
And like a bulwark prove,
To guard my soul from every ill,
Secured by sovereign love.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, all I am is known to Thee!
Author: Watts (1719, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Wisdom and Omniscience; Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #198 or #221
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: A Major
Notes: Composer from index: Raphael Courtville, 1680

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