For the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Second Sunday after the Epiphany, David Haas’s Without Seeing You compliments today’s Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18:
139:1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
139:2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.
139:3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
139:4 Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.
139:5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
139:13 For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
139:16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.
139:17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
139:18 I try to count them — they are more than the sand; I come to the end — I am still with you.
music and lyrics by David Haas
Without seeing You we love You.
Without touching You we embrace.
Without knowing You we follow.
Without seeing You we believe.
We return to You deep within, leave the past to the dust.
Turn to you with tears and fasting, You are ready to forgive. (Refrain)
The sparrow will find a home near to You oh God.
How happy we who dwell with You, forever in Your house. (Refrain)
For You are our shepherd there is nothing that we need.
In green pastures we will find our way, in waters of peace. (Refrain)