You Hem Me In

(Psalm 139) The idea for the first verse began during Harp and Bowl worship with Philip Owens and Thomas Cogdell. It was further inspired by a series of paintings by Laura Jennings. The song was completed as a prayer for our precious Kelsey Jordan Elliott (June 25, 2001-September 9, 2001) whose brief life impacted all who knew her.

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You hem me in
Behind and before me
You know me well
You’ve laid your hand upon me
Such knowledge is too great for me to comprehend
Your love surrounding me
You hem me in

Before my birth in my
Mother’s womb You formed me
How precious and how vast
Your thoughts about me
No matter where I go I can’t escape Your love
Your love pursuing me,
You hem me in

Where can I go from your Spirit
How can I hide from your presence
Where can I go from your Spirit
How can I hide from your presence

I praise You for I’m fearfully
And wonderfully made
I praise you, my Creator, my Redeemer
I praise You, for Your works
O God are wonderful indeed
I will proclaim Your love
And faithfulness

 

You Hem me In – Ps 139 – D


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