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The All-Seeing God

Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 316 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Lord! thou hast searched and seen me through;
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 hight!
My soul, with all the powers I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.

5 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!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #53

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through
Title: The All-Seeing God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O may these thoughts possess my breast
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4049
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #45

The Baptist Hymnal #67

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The Cyber Hymnal #4049

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