Scripture for Sunday May 28, 2023
Psalms 139:1-10

O LORD, thou hast searched me...

1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

To know and to do
Are a strange set of two
And the one will play upon the other

For to do and not know
Is a lucky sort of show
And we smirk on it one with another

Now to know and to do
Grants good purpose its due
And skill assures all those who love her

Yet to know and not do
Is the wresting of the two
And it comes with its own sort of tether

So to do and to know
With the good all in tow
Is a charity shared with another

But when we are remiss
Our lack will consist
In knowing but doing no other

R.E. Harrison, Jr., 6/3/22 ©

"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
James 4:17