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05 February 2011

O God, You Search Me And You Know Me (Bernadette Farrell)





O God, you search me and you know me.
All my ways lie open to your gaze.
When I walk or lie down, you go before me:
Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

You know my resting and my rising.
You discern my purpose from afar,
and with love everlasting you besiege me:
In ev'ry moment of life or death, you are.

Before a word is on my tongue, Lord,
you have known its meaning through and through.
You are with me beyond my understanding:
God of my present, my past and future too.

Although your Spirit is upon me,
still I search for shelter from your light.
There is nowhere on earth I can escape you:
Even the darkness is radiant in your sight.

For you created me and shaped me,
gave me life within my mother's womb.
For the wonder of who I am, I praise you:
Safe in your hands, all creation is made new.

Paraphrase of Psalm 139

Composer: Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)

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1 comment:

  1. This song is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting it. The choir sings it so reverently. God bless.
    Catholic in Tampa, FL

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