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LORD, You Have Searched Me

  1. LORD, you have searched me and you know
    where’er I rest, where’er I go;
    you search my thoughts and know my plans,
    and all my ways are in your hands.
  2. My words from you I cannot hide,
    you hem me in on ev’ry side;
    O wond’rous knowledge, awesome might,
    unfathomed depth, unmeasured height!
  3. Where can I from your Spirit be?
    Where can I from your presence flee?
    In heav’n? it is your dwelling fair;
    in death’s abode? lo, you are there.
  4. If I the wings of morning take,
    and in the seas my dwelling make,
    e’en there your faithful hand shall lead,
    your right hand, LORD, is holding me.
  5. If deepest darkness cover me,
    to you the darkness light shall be;
    if light about me be as night
    to you both night and day are bright.
  6. Within the womb you knitted me
    so fearfully and wondrously;
    I give my maker thankful praise,
    whose wondrous works my soul amaze.
  7. When in the depths my frame was wrought,
    your eye did see, and in your thought
    my life in all its perfect plan
    was ordered ere my days began.
  8. Your thoughts, O God, how manifold,
    more precious unto me than gold!
    They number more than all the sand;
    awaking, still I’m in your hand.
  9. Oh, that the wicked you would slay!
    From men of blood I turn away;
    they speak against the name divine,
    I count God’s enemies as mine.
  10. Do I not hate your haters, LORD?
    Those fighting you have I abhorred.
    I hate them all most fervently
    and count them as my enemies.
  11. O search me, God, my heart discern,
    and try me, God, my thoughts to learn;
    and lead me, if in sin I stray,
    to choose the everlasting way.
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Psalm 139
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