1 Almighty God, thy piercing eye
Strikes through the shades of night,
And our most secret actions lie
All open to thy sight.
2 There's not a sin that we commit,
Nor wicked word we say,
But in thy dreadful book 't is writ
Against the judgment-day.
3 Lord, at thy foot ashamed I lie,
Upward I dare not look:
Pardon my sins before I die,
And blot them from thy book.
4 Remember all the dying pains,
Thou, my Redeemer, felt,
And let thy blood wash out my stains,
And answer for my guilt.
5 Oh, may I now forever fear
To indulge a sinful thought,
Since the great God can see and hear,
And writes down every fault.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #66
Almighty God, Thy piercing eye. I. Watts. [Omniscience.] First published in his Divine Songs, 1715, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The All-seeing God," and again in all subsequent editions of the same work. It is given in various collections in Great Britain and America, principally in those for children, and sometimes in an abbreviated form. Original text in the Methodist Sunday School Hymnbook, 1879, No. 298. In one or two American collections it is attributed to Beddome in error.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)