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Posted:  11 Mar 2007 21:18
Thank you - beautiful song!  I only ever knew the first verse.  How wonderful you have this site available! May God Bless You.. 
Posted:  06 Apr 2007 12:08
religious songs always have a great space in my heart. i sing religious songs when im down and when im thanking God for the blessings i have in my life. i find peace in and serenity with them.
Posted:  06 Apr 2007 14:02
Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

This song transports me back to my childhood during Sunday Masses in San Juan, Metro Manila.  I can just feel the warmth shining through those huge stained glass windows behind the altar.  There was always a feeling of nostalgia when I wondered about this song, and these lyrics really help me pass it on to my new husband.

Thank you again, Steve.  Happy Easter and Grus Got from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Posted:  27 Apr 2007 17:58
I sung this today in our mass we had at school it always brings a tear to my eye
Posted:  29 Apr 2007 16:34
I woke up today with the desire to spend the morning praying and sing to God. This is my favorite song, so I started it but I do not know the whole lyric. So while looking to find a songbook, I realized that I do not have any songbook. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of the Internet. I search but nothing, until by the grace of God I found your site. Don't asked how I got here, because I have no idea how it happen. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And may God bless you and yours with all His love and Graces.

Posted:  03 May 2007 04:45
Thank You!!!!
Posted:  22 May 2007 21:58
steve I think your great,keep serving god.am from the uk a long lost christian.thanks for waking me up
Posted:  05 Jun 2007 08:30
i just heard this song during our recollection while back and i immediately searched it on the net, its gud its readily available...thaks a lot..
Posted:  14 Jun 2007 03:32
i would to know the song in spanish
Posted:  14 Jul 2007 22:12
thanks for helping its been a long time im singing this

Posted:  09 Aug 2007 00:17
Thank you so much for these lyrics. I sang this song as a high school student. I went to a Catholic school. It always brought me such comfort.
Posted:  10 Aug 2007 09:26
Thank you so much!!!! This is a great help for me in striving to come closer to God.
Posted:  10 Aug 2007 09:30
Thank you so much for helping me to find this lyrics I really appreciate you, your website.

God Bless you,
Posted:  30 Aug 2007 05:41
May God graciously bless you, Steve, and may your website be blessed. At least now I can sing along to it at Holy Mass - they don't hand out lyrics for these lovely tunes. Anyway, "sing praises to the living God" for this site. To all who read, visit this site once you are in need of a hymn.

In the service of Christ,
I remain: J.O.
Posted:  03 Sep 2007 05:58
Thank you for having sites like this it made my search fast, really appreciated it,
this song is often sung in masses and with that huge over head projector or with  that giant light emitting diode boards it is easy to sing along, then i heard it playing in a pc and its in piano, so i decided to look it on the internet, and the problem is i also do not know what the title is, so i just typed the first line and viola! here it is...

sagbang_ugahong resider
Posted:  03 Sep 2007 06:36
Is this song related to one of the Psalms?
Posted:  04 Sep 2007 05:29
Hi Guest,

The phrase "I know you are near, O Lord" appears to be from Psalm 119:151, but the main inspiration fo the hymn is Psalm 139, which is a beautiful Psalm in itself.

1 O LORD, you have searched me
       and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
       you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
       you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
       you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
       you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
       too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
       Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
       if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
       if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
       your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
       and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
       the night will shine like the day,
       for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
       you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful,
       I know that full well.

15 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,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
       All the days ordained for me
       were written in your book
       before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
       How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
       they would outnumber the grains of sand.
       When I awake,
       I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
       Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent;
       your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
       and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
       I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
       test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
       and lead me in the way everlasting.

God bless,
Posted:  18 Sep 2007 11:07
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the lyrics... i used to sang this song every night. and every night... i really love this song, i was a member of a church choir when i was in high school and i learned this song... really touched my heart, i couldnt help my self to cry every time i sang this song... tears of joy, because i know God always standing at my side...

Thanks for sharing this lyrics to the people..

May God bless you always

Posted:  18 Sep 2007 11:11
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the lyrics... i used to sang this song every nightt... i really love this song, i was a member of a church choir when i was in high school and i learned this song... really touched my heart, i couldnt help my self to cry every time i sang this song... tears of joy, because i know God always standing at my side...

Thanks for sharing this lyrics to the people..

May God bless you always

Nyle [PHIL]
Posted:  25 Sep 2007 02:14
Thanks for finding the song for me.  This is my favourite song when I was growing up and now I would like to teach it to my two young daughters.  This song reminds me of who God is to us that no matter what He is always there for us. Thank for maintaining this site..  Flora
Posted:  04 Oct 2007 18:51
yeah il this song...keep rockin...Jmart
Posted:  13 Oct 2007 00:35
oh thanks alot i love that song and i missed it alot, now i know the title of this song, im 26 now and i remember when i was still young,my aunt always bring me to the church every sunday and i love this song
Posted:  13 Oct 2007 14:13
i love the song, it makes me get closer to Him.
Posted:  19 Oct 2007 10:00
Thanks for your help in finding this song.  The words are so true.  Thanks for your efforts in maintaining this site Regz
Posted:  23 Oct 2007 05:06
Dear Steve,

I am now in the midst of great worry, this song pops into my mind everytime im weary.  thank you so much for the lyrics. This song never fails to lighten up my burden. I use to sing this song back in my elemnetary and highschool days. now im 21, and i am still inlove eith this song. How great is the Lord, all my worries will soon be gone.

Gladys Lucille
Posted:  29 Oct 2007 20:48
Dear Steve, just stumbled over the lyrics, as I also have been looking for the song. God bless you.
Posted:  12 Nov 2007 18:29
Wow, Steve! What a blessing you've been and continue to be to so many people!  Praise God for your obedience in creating and maintaining this website.  Just think...there are SO MANY people's hearts that are praising God with these and other lyrics because of your obedience. I'd imagine God is pleased. Continue to serve him, my brother in Christ!

In His Grip, Jamil
Posted:  12 Dec 2007 17:45
This is my theme song with God... I have just gone through a miscarriage and I whenever I hear this song or whenever I sing it on my head I know that God has His purpose for everything...
Posted:  29 Jan 2008 10:10
thanks steve, i am frank from the philippines. i was searching for the lyrics of this song for a long time. i really love this song which always reminds me that we are always with GOD all the time. thanks again.
Posted:  02 Feb 2008 05:00
Beautiful lyrics thank you
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