Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139
O Lord, you have searched me
and you know me.
Your know when I sit
and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out
and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely,
O Lord.
You hem me in -behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
Too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens,
you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths,
you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not
be dark to you;
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my
mother's womb.
I praise you because
I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
Wen I was woven together
in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your
thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber
the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
If only you would slay the wicked
O God!
Away from me,
you bloodthirsty men!
They speak of you with evil intent:
your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you,
O Lord,
and abhor those who rise up
against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God,
and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way
everlasting.
- a psalm of David
NIV

2 comments:

Danielle F. said...

I like these verses! They remind me of how powerful and wonderful God is!

Buttercup said...

Amen!

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