1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; ♦︎
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
2 You mark out my journeys and my resting place ♦︎
and are acquainted with all my ways.
3 For there is not a word on my tongue, ♦︎
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.
4 You encompass me behind and before ♦︎
and lay your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, ♦︎
so high that I cannot attain it.
6 Where can I go then from your spirit? ♦︎
Or where can I flee from your presence?
7 If I climb up to heaven, you are there; ♦︎
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morning ♦︎
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
9 Even there your hand shall lead me, ♦︎
your right hand hold me fast.