Scripture Verse

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.@Psalm 139:23–24
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Edward J. Hopkins
(1818–1901)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1875.

Music: Ell­ers Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in the Sup­ple­ment­al Tune-Book, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Search me, O Lord, and try this heart of mine,
Search me, and prove if I indeed am Thine.
Test by Thy Word,
That never changed can be,
My strength of hope and living faith in Thee.

Search me, O Lord, subdue each vain desire,
And in my soul a deeper love inspire.
Hide Thou my life,
That I, supremely blest,
Beneath Thy wings in perfect peace may rest.

Search me, O Lord, and from the dross of sin,
Refine as gold, and keep me pure within,
Search Thou my thoughts
Whose springs Thine eyes can see;
From secret faults, O Savior, cleanse Thou me.

Search me, O Lord, let faith through grace divine
Thyself reflect in every act of mine,
Till at Thy call
My waiting soul shall rise,
Caught up with joy, to meet Thee whom I prize.