Waking

It is in the quiet early hours that my soul finds the most joy, when the gentle waking dew of His presence lingers. At times I wish I could stay in this state of pleasant meditation and absorption of His Word for ever. Yet as the sun rises the rousing sounds of duty and life becomes magnified, life starts happening and I am reminded that waking into this day does not mean my beloved Immanuel walks away… No the Savioir of my soul is with me every step of the way!

Psalm 139

◄ Psalm 139 ►

English Standard Version

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart


To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.


1O LORD, you have searched me and known me!

2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

3You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.

4Even before a word is on my tongue,

behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

5You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high; I cannot attain it.


7Where shall I go from your Spirit?

Or where shall I flee from your presence?

8If I ascend to heaven, you are there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

9If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

10even there your hand shall lead me,

and your right hand shall hold me.

11If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,

and the light about me be night,”

12even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is bright as the day,

for darkness is as light with you.


13For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.a

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

15My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.


17How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

18If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.


19Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!

O men of blood, depart from me!

20They speak against you with malicious intent;

your enemies take your name in vain.b

21Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

22I hate them with complete hatred;

I count them my enemies.


23Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!c

24And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting

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