This beautiful setting of Psalm 139 stands as a song in its own right. The intimacy of the ‘first-person singular’ narrative lends itself to a solo voice, but it is equally powerful when sung by a group of voices or an entire congregation.
O God, you search me and you know me.
All my thoughts lie open to your gaze.
When I walk or lie down, you are before me,
Ever the maker and keeper of my days.
You know my resting and my rising.
You discern my purpose from afar,
and with love everlasting you besiege me:
Words & Music by Bernadette Farrell
Copyright © 1992, Bernadette Farrell.
Published by OCP Publications
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What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…