150. Omniscience--Ps. 139

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

2 My thoughts, before they are my own,
Are to my God distinctly known;
He knows the words I mean to speak,
Ere from my opening lips they break.

3 Within thy circling power I stand;
On every side I find thy hand;
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.

4 Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height!
My soul, with all the powers I boast
Is in the boundless prospect lost.

5 Oh, 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 thro'
Title: Omniscience--Ps. 139
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: God: The Father
Tune Information
Composer: C. Burney
Meter: L. M.
Key: D Major

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