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Hear My Cry and Supplication

Versifier: Clarence Walhout

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First Line: Hear my cry and supplication
Title: Hear My Cry and Supplication
Versifier: Clarence Walhout (1982)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

A prayer for deliverance from powerful enemies. Scripture References: st. 1 = vv. 1-3a st. 2 = vv. 3b-4 st. 3 = vv. 5-6 st. 4 = v. 7 Traditionally this prayer for deliverance from enemies is ascribed to David "when he was in the cave" (see also 57). Alone, imprisoned in a desperate situation caused by powerful enemies, the psalmist appeals to God to hear his cry and to lead him when he grows faint (st. 1). No one comes to his rescue (st. 2); the LORD is his only refuge (st. 3). Then the psalmist declares that he will praise the LORD for deliverance from this tribulation and that the righteous will join in the rejoicing (st. 4). Clarence P. Walhout (PHH 6) versified Psalm 142 in 1982 for the Psalter Hymnal. Liturgical Use: Whenever Christians find themselves or the church at the mercy of forces hostile to the kingdom of God. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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RESTORATION

ARISE is an anonymous American folk melody. Set to "Mercy, O Thou Son of David," the tune was published in William Walker's (PHH 44) Southern Harmony (1835) with the title RESTORATION. Its name was changed to ARISE (after the refrain in the ballad about the prodigal son) when it was set to Hart's te…

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HERR, ICH HABE MISGEHANDELT (Crüger)

Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed HERR, ICH HABE MISGEHANDELT for a hymn text of the same name by Johann Franck and then published the two together in his Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien (1649), a collection of psalms and hymns set for four voices, two instruments, and continuo. The tune has appeared in…

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