Calls To Worship

being Known

Adapted from Psalm 139

Leader: The Lord searches us and knows us. God discerns our thoughts and is acquainted with all our ways.

People: Even the darkness is not dark to God; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to the Lord.

Leader: God formed our inward parts, knitting each of us together in our mother’s wombs. Our frames were not hidden from him when we were being made in secret, as we were intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

All: Praise the Lord, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Submitted by Darren Pollock

Adapted from Psalm 139

You have searched me, Lord,  and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise;

you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue

you, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before,

and you lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too lofty for me to attain.

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!

How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—

when I awake, I am still with you.

Adapted by Stuart Strachan Jr.