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