(based on Psalm
1 3 9, Contemporary English Version)
You have looked deep into my heart, LORD,
and you know all about me.
You know when I am resting or when I am working,
and from heaven you discover my thoughts.
You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.
Before I even speak a word, you know what I will say,
and with your powerful arm you protect me
from every side.
I can't understand all of this!
Such wonderful knowledge is far above me.
You are the one who put me together
inside my mother's body,
and I praise you because of the wonderful way
you created me.
Everything you do is marvelous!
Of this I have no doubt.
Nothing about me is hidden from you!
You watched as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Even before I was born,
you had written in your book everything I would do.
Your thoughts are far beyond my understanding,
much more than I could ever imagine.
I try to count your thoughts,
but they outnumber the grains of sand on the beach.
Look deep into my heart, God,
and find out everything I am thinking.
Don't let me follow evil ways,
but lead me in the way that time has proven true.
— based on verses from Psalm
1 3 9, Contemporary English Version (CEV)
1 9 9 5 by American Bible Society