1 I love the Lord; he heard my cry
and pitied every groan.
Long as I live and troubles rise,
I’ll hasten to his throne.
2 I love the Lord; he heard my cry
and chased my grief away.
O let my heart no more despair
while I have breath to pray.
|First Line:||I love the Lord; he heard my cry|
|Title:||I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Topic:||Affliction; Atonement; Biblical Names and Places: Jerusalem(48 more...)|
|Name:||[I Love the Lord, He heard my cry]|
|Harmonizer:||Richard Smallwood, b. 1948|
|Copyright:||Harm. © 1975, 2003 Century Oak Publishing Group/Richwood Music, admin. Conexion media Group, Inc;|
|Notes:||It can be effective to sing this Afro-American spiritual very slowly, taking a generous breath at the end of every phrase and even before the final two words of each stanza (e.g., “I’ll hasten to . . . [breath] his throne”). The two stanzas can be used to frame a portion of the psalm or intercessory prayers.|