Hear Our Prayer, O Lord

Hear our prayer, O Lord, Hear our prayer, O Lord

Author: Anonymous
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Hear our prayer, O Lord,
hear our prayer, O Lord;
incline thine ear to us,
and grant us thy peace. Amen.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #884

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >


Scripture References: st. = Ps. 143:1, John 14:27 The text of this prayer response is derived from Psalm 143: 1, "O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy." Its final phrase, "grant us your peace," is taken from the conclusion of the ancient liturgical text Agnus Dei (see also 257) and is followed by an “Amen." Taken together, these two phrases constitute an urgent petition for the Lord God to hear our prayers and a confession of certainty that he will do so. Though there is no proof, it can be assumed that the composer of the tune, George Whelpton, chose these textual phrases when he composed this prayer chorus in 1897. The hymn was first published in leaflet form and later appeared in Hymns for American Youth (1924), compiled by H. Augustine Smith. Liturgical Use: As a conclusion to silent or congregational prayer; entirely or perhaps with only the first phrase repeated as a refrain/response in a litany. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



George Whelpton (b. Redbourne, England, 1847; d. Oxford, OH, 1930) immigrated to the United States with his family in 1851. He enlisted in the Union army at the age of sixteen, serving as an assistant pharmacist during the Civil War. Educated at the Lake Chautauqua School of Music, he was a popular…

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A. M. E. C. Hymnal #610
African American Heritage Hymnal #658Text
African American Heritage Hymnal #659TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1956 #530
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #658TextFlexscoreAudio
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #385TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #306TextPage Scan
Christian Service Songs #311
Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #145
Great Hymns of the Faith #535
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #595Page Scan
Hymnbook for Christian Worship #422
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #404Text
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #570Text
Hymns for Creative Living #191
Hymns for the Family of God #554
Hymns for the Living Church #585TextPage Scan
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d117
Hymns of the Christian Life #d145
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #94
Inspiring Hymns #484Page Scan
Junior Hymns #d41
Junior Hymns and Songs: for use in Church School, Sunday Session, Week Day Session, Vacation Session, Junior Societies (Judson Ed.) #36
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #222Text
Les Chants du Pèlerin #131
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #249TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #884TextFlexscorePage Scan
Living Hymns #fE
Moravian Book of Worship #825TextPage Scan
New Worship and Song, with Worship Services and Source Materials #d49
Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #489
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #624Text InfoTune InfoTextAudioPage Scan
Revival Hymns and Choruses #517Text
Small Church Music #75Audio
The Broadman Hymnal #489Page Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #641TextPage Scan
The Century Hymnal #VIIIcPage Scan
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #688
The Cyber Hymnal #2240TextScoreAudio
The Evangelical Hymnal #586Page Scan
The Hymnal #549
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #614Text
The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #461TextPage Scan
The Hymnal: Army and Navy #561
The Hymnbook #535TextPage Scan
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #604
The New Christian Hymnal #451TextPage Scan
The New Hymnal for American Youth #342
The New Hymnal for American Youth #342
The New National Baptist Hymnal #450
The School Hymnal: a book of worship for young people #307Page Scan
The Worshiping Church #817TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #728Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #865Page Scan
When Boys and Girls Sing #d46
Worship and Rejoice #490TextScoreAudio
Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #533TextPage Scan
Youth Sings #63
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