1 My heart and ways, O God!
By thee are search'd and seen;
My outward acts thine eye observes,
My secret thoughts within.
2 No spot the realms of space,
Whence thou art absent, know.
In heav'n thou reign'st a glorious King.
A righteous Judge below.
3 Lord! if within my heart
Thou aught should'st disapprove:
The secret evil bring to light,
And by thy grace remove.
4 If e'er I've been perverse
Or foolish in thy view:
Recall my steps to thy commands,
And form my life anew.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #39