Bread of Life Lutheran Church                    Psalm 139:1-12


Psalm 139:1-12

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

1 O Lord, you have searched me and | known me!*

2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

    you discern my thoughts | from afar.

3 You search out my path and my | lying down*

    and are acquainted with | all my ways.

4 Even before a word is | on my tongue,*

    behold, O Lord, you know it alto- | gether.

5 You hem me in, behind | and before,*

    and lay your hand up- | on me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonder- | ful for me;*

    it is high; I cannot | attain it.

7 Where shall I go from your | Spirit?*

    Or where shall I flee from your | presence?

8 If I ascend to heaven, | you are there!*

    If I make my bed in Sheol, | you are there!

9 If I take the wings of the | morning*

    and dwell in the uttermost parts | of the sea,

10 even there your hand shall | lead me,*

    and your right hand shall | hold me.

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall | cover me,*

    and the light about me | be night,”

12 even the darkness is not | dark to you;*

    the night is bright as the day,

    for darkness is as | light with you.