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Yahweh, I know you are near,


Yahweh, I know you are near,
standing always at my side.
You guard me from the foe,
and you lead me in ways everlasting.

Lord, you have searched my heart,
and you know when I sit and when I stand.
Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,
keeping me from harm.

Where can I run from Your love?
If I climb to the heavens You are there;
If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,
still I'd find You there.

You know my heart and its ways,
you who formed me before I was born
in the secret of darkness before I saw the sun
in my mother's womb.

Marvelous to me are Your works;
how profound are Your thoughts, my Lord.
Even if I could count them, they number as the stars,
You would still be there.

Author - Dan Schutte


Anonymous,  March 12, 2009 at 3:41 AM  

This song is one of the most powerful I know. It speaks of God's omnipresence ... everywhere, in everything, and in every dimension of life.

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

awesome, just awesome. i absolutely love this song - it reminds me of my days at catholic secondary school.

Anonymous,  June 21, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

yes this I want to share to the member of Filipino Dutch Choir here in Nl.I was in high school when we learned this song.

Anonymous,  February 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

Don't you just appreciate the composer of this song, who borrowed such powerful words from the psalmist? (Psalm 139)

muffinshop April 15, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

I love this song. We used to sing it in grade school. What a wonderful, powerful example of praise!

Anonymous,  September 1, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

really love this inspires me knowing that God is just there..praise be to God!

markpenanueva September 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

its nice to know that the author of this song gives praise to yahweh only...halleluyahweh. praise yahweh.

che October 9, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

i hope we can sing thing with tune cause i almost forgot the tune. where can i get the tune of this i like it . thanks-rose

Anonymous,  May 20, 2011 at 1:32 AM  

This is my favorite song!!! Just lifts me up!!!

Reynold Aramil,  June 3, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

Amen!. The song is really something that can secure anyone's feeling that God is always here to help and guide us without any condition. Spread out the word of God!

Anonymous,  June 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

I used to sing this soulful song when i was in college being a member of the church choir, many new religious/ Christian songs came out but i never forget this song- very direct to God...I LOVE YOU YAHWEH, my GREATEST LORD!

Anonymous,  November 22, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

I just bow down before the lord when sing this song...He is deep within me...I love you Dan...
For insipring me the lord...
Joseph Antony From India...A student for priesthood.

Anonymous,  August 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

so glad I found these lyrics. I've been singing the chorus for the past month.

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