Number: 248
Title: Psalm 139 You Are Before Me, Lord
Composer: , 1989Alfred Morton Smith, 1941
Author: Ian Pitt-Watson, 1973
Scripture: Psalm 139
Theme: Psalms

1.  You are before me, Lord, You are behind,
    And over me You have spread out Your hand;
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    Too high to grasp, too great to understand.

2.  Then from Your Spirit where, Lord, shall I go;
    And from Your presence where, Lord, shall I fly?
    If I ascend to heaven You are there,
    And still are with me if in hell I lie.

3.  If I should take my flight into the dawn,
    If I should dwell on ocean's farthest shore,
    Your mighty hand will rest upon me still,
    And Your right hand will guard me evermore.

4.  If I should say, "Let darkness cover me,
    And I shall hide within the veil of night,"
    Surely the darkness is not dark to You:
    The night is as the day, the darkness light.

5.  Search me, O God, search me and know my heart;
    Try me, O God, my mind and spirit try;
    Keep me from any path that gives You pain,
    And lead me in the everlasting way.