1 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known
My rising up and lying down;
My secret thoughts are known to Thee,
Known long before conceived by me.
2 From Thy all-seeing Spirit, Lord,
What hiding-place does earth afford?
O where can I Thy influence shun,
Or whither from Thy presence run?
3 The veil of night is no disguise,
No screen from thy all-searching eyes;
Through midnight shades Thou find'st thy way,
As in the blazing noon of day.
4 Search, try, O God, my thoughts and heart,
If mischief lurk in any part;
Correct me where I go astray,
And guide me in Thy perfect way.
Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #52
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6804||Thou, Lord, by Strictest Search Hast Known||Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known||DOMINE PROBASTI||LM||<cite>A New Version of the Psalms of David</cite>, by Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady, 1696|