Search me, O God, and know my heart

  Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my thoughts;
And see if there be any wicked way in me;
Lead me in the way, lead me in the way,
Lead me in the way everlasting.
  You have searched me;
You have known me;
My downsitting, my uprising;
You understand my thoughts from afar;
You know all my ways,
You know all my ways.
(Two parts can be sung simultaneously)

Los Angeles, California, United States

Lord You know our ways! Every crevice of our heart - Lord, You know. And You know that Your ways are higher than ours. Who can understand Your ways? Lord, lead me in Your way.


Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines

Lord from my deepest..deepest part.. You know me! Lord You know how thirsty I am for You.. You know how I really.. really long for You...


United States

I'm just 9 but we sang it in my Sunday school class and I told my mom "oh we sung this awesome song have you heard it?" But I couldn't remember so I saw one verse but not the second I am so glad that you know about this. I love this song sooooooooooooooooooooo much. Thanks a lot.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Edmane Castor

New York, United States

I use this as my prayer to ask for the Holy Ghost power to move in my life. Oh Holy Ghost revival comes from Thee. Please Daddy send a revival in my life today because I cannot survive without this Revival.


Chauvin, Louisiana, United States

Love this.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This is different from the version I grew up on:

Search me, O God,

And know my heart today;

Try me, O Savior,

Know my thoughts, I pray.

See if there be

Some wicked way in me;

Cleanse me from every sin

And set me free.

I praise Thee, Lord,

For cleansing me from sin;

Fulfill Thy Word,

And make me pure within.

Fill me with fire

Where once I burned with shame;

Grant my desire

To magnify Thy Name.

Lord, take my life,

And make it wholly Thine;

Fill my poor heart

With Thy great love divine.

Take all my will,

My passion, self and pride;

I now surrender, Lord

In me abide.

O Holy Ghost,

Revival comes from Thee;

Send a revival,

Start the work in me.

Thy Word declares

Thou wilt supply our need;

For blessings now,

O Lord, I humbly plead.

Rod Estonilo

Marshals Creek, PA, United States

Search me... You can find it when you pray regularly with two or three!

Hazel Benenoso Colcol

Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Amen. Search me O God. Try me and know my thoughts. I love this song.


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The current tune playing on this site is not the one I am familiar with.

I am referring to the original tune which was first heard in New Zealand as the "Maori Farewell Song" in 1911, and has since been done by many well known secular artists such as Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn, and many others.

Michael Cofino

Miami, Florida, United States

I love this hymn! so precious! YOU KNOW ALL MY WAYS LORD JESUS!!!