So search and know our hearts, O Lord,
And lead us in Your way;
That we in friendship may be bound,
And with You ever stay.
So search and know us, every thought,
Jehovah, Lord, above;
Know us, our minds, our every part,
Our love for You to prove.
So search and know, that we be known,
By Your all-seeing gaze;
And for our every sin atone,
O guide us in Your ways.
So search and know, we boldly pray,
For Jesus paid the price;
He is our hope, our surety,
God’s perfect sacrifice.
So search and know, continually,
Until we’re pure and clean;
Like Jesus Christ in every way,
Made right and fit for heaven.
(© James R Hamilton, written 12th May 2014)