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Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me

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1 Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know
Wherever I rest, wherever 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 power 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 heaven? 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 power 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: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #210

Text Information

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


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, 1988



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