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Eventide

1 LORD, you have searched my life and know my heart; 

You search me and you know me through and through. 

2 You know me when I sit and when I rise, 

and from afar my thoughts are known to you. 

3 You see my going out and lying down, 

and you have perfect knowledge of my ways. 

4 Before I speak a word, you know it, LORD, 

For nothing can be hidden from your gaze. 

5 Behind before, you hem me in, O LORD, 

And you have laid on me your mighty hand. 

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 

Too high to grasp, to great to understand.  

7 Where from your Spirit can I go and hide? 

And from your presence, LORD, where can I fly? 

8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there; 

And in the lowest depths, if there I lie.  

9 If I take flight upon the wings of dawn

And if I settle far beyond the sea, 

10 There also you will guide me with your hand

And still your right hand will keep hold of me. 

11 If I should say, "The dark will cover me

And light around me be as dark as night,"

12 Yet even darkness is not dark to you - 

The night is as the day, the darkness light.  

13 For you created me and gave me life; 

Within my mother's womb you fashioned me. 

14 I'm fearfully and wonderfully made; 

I praise you as your mighty works I see.  

15 My frame could not be hidden from your sight, 

When I was made within the secret place. 

When I was woven in the depths of earth, 

My unformed body was before your face.  

Lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland