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