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Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord, and Hear

Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear, For I am poor and great my need

Tune: LLEF
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear,
for I am poor and great my need;
preserve my soul, for thee I fear;
O God, thy trusting servant heed.

2 O Lord, be merciful to me,
for all the day to thee I cry;
rejoice thy servant, for to thee
I lift my soul, O Lord Most High.

3 For thou, O Lord, art good and kind,
and ready to forgive thou art;
abundant mercy they shall find
who call on thee with all their heart.

4 O Lord, incline thine ear to me,
my voice of supplication heed;
in trouble I will cry to thee,
for thou wilt answer when I plead.

5 There is no God but thee alone,
nor works like thine, O Lord Most High,
all nations shall surround thy throne
and their Creator glorify.

6 In all thy deeds how great thou art!
Thou one true God, thy way make clear;
teach me with undivided heart
to trust thy truth, thy name to fear.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #91

Text Information

First Line: Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear, For I am poor and great my need
Title: Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord, and Hear
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English



Griffith Hugh Jones (b. Ty Du, Llanberis, Wales, 1849; d. Rhiwddolion, Wales, 1919) composed LLEF in memory of his brother, Rev. D. H. Jones, and the tune was first sung (prior to publication) at a Cymanfa, a Welsh song festival. LLEF was first published in David Jenkins's Gemau Mawl (1890). The hau…

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The Cyber Hymnal #608
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