You Have Searched Me, Lord | Psalm 139

M. Katherine Dulweber, Mezzo-soprano  

Psalm 139: 1-3, 7-16
You have searched me, Lord and you know me
You know when I sit and when I rise
You know my thoughts from afar
You searched me, and you know me
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I fall to the depths, you are there.
If I rise up on the wings of the dawn, or if darkness hides me,
Your right hand holds me fast.
The night will shine like day,
The dark is light to you.

For you created my inmost being
You knit me in my mother’s womb
I praise you, because I am
fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful
I know that fully well.
Your eyes saw my unformed body before I was made,
All of my days were ordained
before one came to be.
You have searched me, Lord
and you know me.

World Premiere Performance: May 10, 2012, St. Cecilia Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Recording Engineer: Evan Landry