Scripture Verse

I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14


Henry K. Oliver (1800–1885)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 383.

Music: Fe­de­ral Street Hen­ry K. Ol­iv­er, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).


All that I am I owe to Thee,
Thy wis­dom, Lord, has fa­shioned me;
I give my mak­er thank­ful praise,
Whose won­drous works my soul amaze.

Ere in­to be­ing I was brought,
Thine eye did see, and in Thy thought
My life in all its per­fect plan
Was or­dered ere my days began.

Thy thoughts, O God, how ma­ni­fold,
More pre­cious un­to me than gold!
I muse on their in­fi­ni­ty,
Awaking I am still with Thee.

The wicked Thou shalt sure­ly slay,
From me let sin­ners turn away;
They speak against the name di­vine,
I count God’s ene­mies as mine.

Search me, O God, my heart dis­cern,
Try me, my in­most thought to learn;
And lead me, if in sin I stray,
To choose the ev­er­last­ing way.