Scripture Verse

Search me, O God, and know my heart. Psalm 139:23


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: George P. Morris, 1838.

Music: Be­ati­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George P. Morris (1802–1864)


Searcher of hearts, from mine erase
All thoughts that should not be,
And in its deep re­cess­es trace
My gra­ti­tude to Thee.

Hearer of pray­er, O guide aright
Each word and deed of mine;
Life’s bat­tle teach me how to fight,
And be the vic­t’ry Thine.

Giver of all—for ev’ry good
In the Re­deem­er came—
For rai­ment, shel­ter, and for food,
I thank Thee in His name.

Father, and Son, and Ho­ly Ghost,
Thou glo­ri­ous Three in One,
Thou know­est best what I need most,
And let Thy will be done.