Omniscient God, Thine eye divine
My inmost soul can see;

Omniscient God, Thine eye divine
      My inmost soul can see;
And every thought and act of mine
      Is open, Lord, to Thee!

When up I rise, when down I lie,
      Still Thou art at my side.
Where shall I shun Thy awful eye,
      Or from Thy Spirit hide?

If up to Heaven my flight I take,
      I meet Thee face to face;
If down to Hell, Thy terrors make
      The darkness of the place.

I plunge into the shades of night;
      But Thou art there with me:
And darkness kindles into light
      Before one glance from Thee.

From Thee, O Lord, I came at first,
      The creature of Thy hand:
Thy providence my life has nursed,
      And by Thy grace I stand.

Each member of my wondrous frame
Displays Thy skill and power;
And countless benefits proclaim
Thy love from hour to hour.

Down in Thy arms at night I lie;
      Thou watchest while I sleep.
I wake at morn; Thou still art night,
      My soul to tend and keep.

Search me, O Lord!  my spirit prove,
      From sin O set me free!
And make my heart return the love
      It daily shares from Thee.

~ Henry Francis Lyte

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