Lord, Thou hast searched me and dost knowPublished in 23 hymnals
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1 Lord, thou hast searched me, and dost know
where'er I rest, where'er I go;
thou knowest all that I have planned,
and all my ways are in thy hand.
2 My words from thee I cannot hide;
I feel thy pow'r on every side;
O wondrous knowledge, awesome might,
unfathomed depth, unmeasured height!
3 Where can I go apart from thee,
or whither from thy presence flee?
In heav'n? - it is thy dwelling fair;
in death's abode? - lo, thou art there.
4 If I the wings of morning take,
and far away my dwelling make,
the hand that leadeth me is thine,
and my support thy pow'r divine.
5 If deepest darkness cover me,
the darkness hideth not from thee;
to thee both night and day are bright,
the darkness shineth as the light.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #36
st. 1 = Ps. 139:1-6
st. 2 = Ps. 139:7-10
st. 3 = Ps. 139:13-14
st. 4 = Ps. 139:15-16
st. 5 = Ps. 139:23-24
A versification of much of Psalm 139, "LORD, You Have Searched Me" comes from the 1912 Psalter; Marie J. Post (PHH 5) modified it in 1986 for the Psalter Hymnal. Stanzas 1 and 5, following verses 1 and 23-24 of the biblical text, frame the entire psalm. See PHH 139 for further commentary on Psalm 139.
See PHH 139.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #208||Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know||Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know||Tender Thought||1992|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #702||Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know||Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know||TENDER THOUGHT||LM||Psalm 139:1-11||1985||<i>The Psalter Hymnal, </i>1927|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #337||Lord, You Have Searched Me||Lord, you have searched me||FEDERAL STREET||Marie J. Post||18.104.22.168||Psalm 139; Psalm 139:1-6; Psalm 139:7-10; Psalm 139:13-14; Psalm 139:15-16; Psalm 139:23-24||2013||God's | Will; Walk with God |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #139B||Lord, You Have Searched Me||Lord, you have searched me, and you know||FEDERAL STREET||Marie J. Post||22.214.171.124||Psalm 139||2012||Church Year | Lent; Daily Prayer | Evening Prayer; Daily Prayer | Night Prayer; Darkness | ; Discipleship | ; Elements of Worship | Baptism; Elements of Worship | Call to Confession; Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; God | Desire for; God | Light from; God as | Spirit; God as | Creator; God as | Guide; God as | Judge; God's | Seeing; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Triumph; God's | Knowing; God's | Love; God's | Protection; Grace | ; Humanity | Created by God; Jesus Christ | Healer; Jesus Christ | Way, Truth, and Life; Lament | False Accusation; Lament | Individual; Life Stages | Birth; Life Stages | Death; Mercy | ; New Creation | ; Occasional Services | Christian Marriage; Occasional Services | Funerals; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; People of God / Church | Citizens of Heaven; Servants of God | ; Suffering | ; Temptation And Trial | ; Ten Commandments | 10th Commandment (do not covet); The Creation | ; The Fall | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, July 17-23 | ; Year B, Ordin||<i>Psalter,</i> 1912|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #184||LORD, You Have Searched Me||LORD, you have searched me and you know||FEDERAL STREET||Marie J. Post||LM||Psalm 139||1987||Will of God | ; Creation | ; Providence |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|Small Church Music #4702||Tender Thought||Lord, thou hast searched me||TENDER THOUGHT||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4043||Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me||Lord, Thou hast searched me and dost know||WOODWORTH||Anonymous||LM||From <cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 382|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #36||Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me||Lord, thou has searched me, and dost know||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR||L.M.||Psalm 139:1-12||1990||God | His Wisdom; God | Omnipresence of; God | Omniscience of; Preparatory Service |||<i>The Psalter, </i>1912; alt. 1990|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #210||Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me||Lord, thou hast searched me and dost know||TENDER THOUGHT||188.8.131.52.||Psalm 139||1996||Comfort | ; Darkness | ; Death | ; God's power | ; Light | ; Morning | ; Night |||<cite>The Psalter Hymnal</cite>, 1927|