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LORD, Thou Hast Searched Me

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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.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #36

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First Line: Lord, Thou hast searched me and dost know
Title: LORD, Thou Hast Searched Me
Language: English


Scripture References: st. 1 = Ps. 139:1-6 st. 2 = Ps. 139:7-10 st. 3 = Ps. 139:13-14 st. 4 = Ps. 139:15-16 st. 5 = Ps. 139:23-24 A versification of much of Psalm 139, "LORD, You Have Searched Me" comes from the 1912 Psalter; Marie J. Post (PHH 5) modified it in 1986 for the Psalter Hymnal. Stanzas 1 and 5, following verses 1 and 23-24 of the biblical text, frame the entire psalm. See PHH 139 for further commentary on Psalm 139. Liturgical Use: See PHH 139. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook



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