O Lord, Thou hast searched me out (Amos Bull)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-13)  CPDL #36041:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-13).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1795.

General Information

Title: O Lord, Thou hast searched me out
Composer: Amos Bull

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in The Responsary, pp. 89-92, as Anthem X
Description: Words adapted from Psalm 139.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 139.

English.png English text

O Lord, Thou hast searched me out and known me,
Thou knowest my rising and my rest,
And spieth out all my ways. (adapted from Psalm 139:1-3)

Whither shall I go then from Thy Spirit?
Or whither shall I fly from Thy presence?
If I climb up into heaven, Thou art there;
If I go down to the depths, Thou art there also.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And remain in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall Thy hand lead me,
And Thy right hand shall hold me. (Psalm 139:8-10)

How dear are Thy counsels unto me, O God,
O how great is the sum of them. (adapted from Psalm 139:17)

I am ever present with Thee. (adapted from Psalm 139:18)