1 Lord, thou hast searched me, and dost know
where'er I rest, where'er I go;
thou knowest all that I have planned,
and all my ways are in thy hand.
2 My words from thee I cannot hide;
I feel thy pow'r on every side;
O wondrous knowledge, awesome might,
unfathomed depth, unmeasured height!
3 Where can I go apart from thee,
or whither from thy presence flee?
In heav'n? - it is thy dwelling fair;
in death's abode? - lo, thou art there.
4 If I the wings of morning take,
and far away my dwelling make,
the hand that leadeth me is thine,
and my support thy pow'r divine.
5 If deepest darkness cover me,
the darkness hideth not from thee;
to thee both night and day are bright,
the darkness shineth as the light.
|First Line:||Lord, thou has searched me, and dost know|
|Title:||Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me|
|Topic:||God: His Wisdom; God: Omnipresence of; God: Omniscience of(1 more...)|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Adapter (melody):||Michael Praetorius (1609)|
|Arranger:||George R. Woodward (1910)|
|Copyright:||Tune arr by permission of Oxford University Press.|