Yahweh, I know you are near

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Yahweh, I know You are near,
standing always at my side.
You guard me from the foe.
And You lead me in ways everlasting.

1 Lord, You have searched my heart,
and You know when I sit and when I stand.
Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,
keeping me from harm. [Refrain]

2 Where can I run from Your love?
If I climb to the heavens You are there;
If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,
still I’d find You there. [Refrain]

3 You know my heart and its ways,
You who formed me before I was born,
In the secret of darkness before I saw
the sun in my mother’s womb. [Refrain]

4 Marvelous to me are Your works;
how profound are Your thoughts, my Lord.
Even if I could count them, they number as the stars,
You would still be there. [Refrain]

Source: Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #16

Author: Dan Schutte

Daniel L. Schutte (born 1947, Neenah, Wisconsin) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a contemporary Christian songwriter best known for composing the hymn "Here I Am, Lord," also known as "I, the lord of sea and sky", (1981). He grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and graduated from Marquette University High School before entering the Jesuits. He was one of the founding members of the St. Louis Jesuits who popularized a contemporary style of church music set to sacred texts sung in English as a result of the liturgical reforms initiated by Vatican II. He released nine collections with the St. Louis Jesuits and a 30 year anniversary collection in 2005. Other members of the St. Louis Jesuits are Bob Dufford, Roc O'Co… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, you have searched my heart
Title: Yahweh, I know you are near
Author: Dan Schutte
Refrain First Line: Yahweh, I know you are near
Copyright: © 1971, Daniel L. Schutte. Published by OCP Publications.



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Catholic Book of Worship III #487
Gather (3rd ed.) #695
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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #590
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #16Text
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