36. Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me

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.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, thou has searched me, and dost know
Title: Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-12
Topic: God: His Wisdom; God: Omnipresence of; God: Omniscience of (1 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Adapter (melody): Michael Praetorius (1609)
Arranger: George R. Woodward (1910)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Tune arr by permission of Oxford University Press.



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