This was shared to us during our Lenten retreat by Sr. Perry, rc. I’ve tried to look for its author but couldn’t find it on the Internet. I was deeply struck by this, especially the title. It speaks to me of how much God loves me.
[Author Unknown to me]
Based on Psalm 139
Lord, you see right through me,
and know me utterly.
You understand what I’m thinking,
long before I understand myself.
You are with me on the crowded street;
beside me when I go alone to bed.
Everything I do, you recognize;
my tongue never wags without you hearing.
I find you in my yesterdays and tomorrows,
your love firmly around me.
All this is too much for me;
it is beyond my understanding.
Where could I evade you?
where could I escape from your presence?
If I live high with the jet set, you are there.
If I make my bed on a park bench, you are there.
If I could take off at the speed of light
and travel the freeways of outer space,
Even there your hand would touch me,
your right hand would hold me.
If I fear something awful will happen,
like being swallowed by darkness,
My darkness will begin to shine like the day;
for with you darkness becomes light.
How precious are your plans for me, Lord;
they add up to a fantastic number.
If I tried to count them
they would outnumber the sand.
Whenever I wake up to what’s happening
I find I’m still with you!
Lord, take a hard look at me;
untangle my untidy motives.
Sort me out with your relentless mercy;
weigh up all my ideas.
Tear away what is unloving in me,
and lead me to your never-ending future.