Your perfect knowledge of mankind

Is too wonderful to comprehend;

You know our thoughts before they’re formed

And our broken soul You mend.

Before a word proceeds from our mouth

You’re too familiar with same;

You comprehend our path as well

And You’re acquainted with all our ways.

Where can we hide from You?

There appears to be no place…

And where can we flee from You

Or try to conceal our face?

You are there in our darkness

Where Your hand it gently guides,

And leads us to Your glorious light

So in Your love we may abide.

You knitted us together

Inside our mother’s precious womb;

With miraculous and marvelous ways

Fashioned beautifully and groomed.

You truly are remarkable

And we praise You for Your works;

Our soul knows too well You created us

With purpose and with worth.

All our days are written

And You know our substance well,

Before we ever were made in secret

So Your glory we may spell.

How precious are Your thoughts

And more numerous than sand;

How wonderful is the sum of them

And too marvelous to understand.

Search us Lord and try us

To know our anxieties,

So we acknowledge and confess to You

So eternal life we see.

(C) P.B. 2021

“O Lord, You have searched me and known me.  You know my sitting down and my rising up;  You understand my thought afar off.  You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.”  Psalm 139:1-3

“For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.”  Psalm 139:4

“Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from Your presence?”  Psalm 139:7

“For You formed my inward parts;  You covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”  Psalm 139:13-14

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”  Psalm 139:16

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!  How great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.”  Psalm 139:17-18

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;  Try me, and know my anxieties;  And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm 139:23-24