Search Me O God (Newton) – lyrics

Search Me O God (Newton) lyrics

manuscript – melody and chords

Words: Leigh Newton based on Psalm 139
Music: Leigh Newton based on Ludwig van Beethoven (La Pathetique)
© 1993 Leigh Newton PO Box 1008, Uraidla  SA Australia
Email: (delete ‘NR’ from the beginning of the email address)

1. Search me O God
and know my anxious heart.
Behind me and before me,
you lay your hand upon me.

2. Where might I hide
to flee you tender touch?
No darkness or the ocean
hides me from your devotion.

You know my every need,
You know my thoughts, my joy, my crying,
God your wisdom ways
Surround me at my birth, my dying.

3. Woven by you
deep in my mother’s womb.
That moment of conception
you knew my life’s direction.
4. Search me O God
and purify my ways.
O teach me love surpassing,
guide me in all that’s lasting.
Chorus, then repeat verse 1