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37. Lord, thou hast searched, and seen me through

1 Lord, thou hast search'd and seen me through;
Thine eye commands with piercing view,
My rising and my resting hours,
My heart and flesh, with all their powr's.

2 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?

3 If, mounted on a morning ray,
I fly beyond the western sea;
Thy swifter hand would first arrive,
And there arrest thy fugitive.

4 Or should I try to shun thy sight
Beneath the spreading veil of night:
One glance of thine, one piercing ray,
Would kindle darkness into day.

5 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.

6. 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.

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First Line: Lord, thou hast searched, and seen me through
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1814
Topic: Character and Perfections of God; God omnipresent and omniscient
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