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Hear Thou my prayer, O Lord, And listen to my cry

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy (1804-1889)
Tune: EGYPT (Leach)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Full Text

1 Hear Thou my prayer, O Lord,
And listen to my cry;
Remember now Thy faithful word,
And graciously reply.

2 Do not in judgement rise
Thy servant's life to scan;
For righteous in Thy spotless eyes
Is found no living man.

3 I stretch my longing hands
Toward Thy holy place,
With soul athirst, like wary lands,
For Thy refreshing grace.

4 Haste Thee, O Lord, I pray,
My failing heart to save.
Hide not Thy face: I droop as they
That sink into the grave.

5 Thy mercy's early light
My faith desires to see;
O let me walk before Thy sight!
I lift my soul to Thee.

6 Let Thy good Spirit lead
My feet in righteous ways;
And for Thy name's sake, Lord, my head
Above my troubles raise.

Source: Small Church Music #6745

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear Thou my prayer, O Lord, And listen to my cry
Title: Egypt
Original Language: English
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy (1804-1889)


Small Church Music #6745
  • PDF Score (PDF)