Give ear unto me when I call

Representative Text

1 Give ear unto me when I call,
God of my righteousness:
Have mercy, hear my pray’r; thou hast
enlarg’d me in distress.

2 O ye the sons of men! how long
will ye love vanities?
How long my glory turn to shame,
and will ye follow lies?

3 But know, that for himself the Lord
the godly man doth chuse:
The Lord, when I on him do call,
to hear will not refuse.

4 Fear, and sin not; talk with your heart
on bed, and silent be.
5 Off ‘rings present of righteousness,
and in the Lord trust ye.

6 O who will shew us any good?
is that which many say:
But of thy countenance the light,
Lord, lift on us alway.

7 Upon my heart, bestow’d by thee,
more gladness I have found
Than they, ev’n then, when corn and wine
did most with them abound.

8 I will both lay me down in peace,
and quiet sleep will take;
Because thou only me to dwell
in safety, Lord, dost make.



Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P4

Text Information

First Line: Give ear unto me when I call
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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Instances

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Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d213

Text

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P4

Songs of Zion, or The Hymnal Casket #d23

The Book of Praise #4

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