PSALM 139:1-6, 13-18
SUGGESTED TUNES: MARYTON or CANONBURY
This is the meter for such hymns as "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee" and "Lord, Speak to Me."
1. You have searched me and known me, Lord!
You know just when I sit and stand;
You know my thoughts from far a-way;
You know my ways so ver-y well.
2. Be-fore I e-ven say a word,
You know what I am going to say.
You sur-round me, on me lay hands.
Your ways are more than I can grasp.
3. Lord, you have formed my in-ward parts,
You knit me in my moth-er's womb.
I praise you, for I'm fear-ful-ly
And won-der-ful-ly made by you.
4. Your works I know well; they are great.
My frame was not from you con-cealed,
When se-cret-ly you made my form
With care with-in the depths of earth.
5. You saw my sub-stance yet un-formed,
Yet all the days you gave to me
Were writ-ten down with-in your book
Be-fore the first day I had lived.
6. How pre-cious are your thoughts to me!
How many of them, Lord, there are.
They num-ber more than grains of sand.
When I a-wake, I'm still with you.
Stanzas 1-2 repinted by permssion of publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-6 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.