Scripture Verse

How precious…are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17


Words: J. T. Nick­ens, 1910.

Music: Al­leyne J. T. Nick­ens, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Nick­ens’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Thy thoughts con­cern­ing me, O God,
Are pre­cious and di­vine,
Outnumbering the sands of time,
They assure me I am Thine.

When I awake I’m still with Thee,
I am by Thee beset,
Thy pro­vi­dence my path doth guard,
Thy mer­cy guides my feet.

Thy hand is oft up­on me laid,
When I would go as­tray,
Thou gent­ly whis­per­est in my ear,
My child, this is the way.

There is no word my tongue can frame,
But what is known to Thee,
Else would I lose my­self away,
In prais­es to Thy name.

But search me, Lord, and let my thoughts
Reflect Thy so­ve­reign will,
And when I cross the bar, I pray
I may be with Thee still.