If I rise on the wings of the dawn
If I settle on the far side of the sea
Even there Your hand will guide me
You will keep me safe and warm
If I fall from the clouds of the dusk
If I wander the land to and fro
Even there, Your hand will follow
You will never leave me lost
If towering mountains fall upon me
If I am buried under the ground
Even there, I’m safe and sound
Your loving arms surround me
If darkness swallows me whole
If all that I see are the trials
You’ve said it is all worthwhile
For You’ve redeemed my soul
Search me and know my being
Test me and know my thoughts
It was You that I always sought
To lead me in ways everlasting
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your sight?
Where on Earth does Your Light
Not glow, It even shines in the pit!
Nowhere can I hide from You
To nowhere could I flee
I cannot run away from Thee
And why would I want to?
You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. Psalm 139:1 (NIV)
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You. Psalm 139:11-12 (NIV)
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
This is my first ever collab with T. R. Noble! This was such fun to put together – thanks for making this happen. 🙂
And now that you’ve finished reading this post, you really should check out her post in flash-fiction form – the link to her blog is in her name above, and the link to the post itself is in this sentence. 😉