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Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice

Author: Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan (b. 1948) is a church musician, Psalm scholar, and collector of English Bibles and Psalters from Atlanta, Georgia. After almost 40 years, he now serves as Organist Emeritus for Atlanta’s historic Central Presbyterian Church, and as Seminary Musician at Columbia Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Florida State University and Atlanta University, and did post-graduate study with composer Richard Purvis in San Francisco. He has played recitals, worship services, and master classes across the U. S., and in England, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Germany. He is author of the Psalter for Christian Worship (1999; rev. 2010), and a regular contributor in the field of psalmody (most recently to the Reformed collections Psal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear, O Lord, my plea for justice
Title: Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice
Author: Michael Morgan (1995, rev. 2010)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2010 Michael Morgan (admin. Congregational Ministries Publishing, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))

Notes

This paraphrase emphasizes the prayerful qualities of Psalm 17 by keeping the focus on the relationship between the psalmist and God, rather than denouncing the faults of the enemy. This is a helpful reminder that our prayers need to be grounded in honest and unpretentious faith.

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