O Let My Prayer Rise Before You

I am calling to you, O Lord

Tune: [I am calling to you, O Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

Refrain:
O let my prayer rise before you
like incense in your sight.

* Odd verses sung by cantor - Even verses sung by all.

1 I am calling to you, O Lord, make haste to help me,
listen to my voice as I cry to you for help. [Refrain]
2 My prayer rises as incense before you,
my hands are raised like an evening offering. [Refrain]
3 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord,
your watchman at the gateway of my lips. [Refrain]
4 Keep watch over my heart lest I turn to wrong,
guard my steps, lest I should turn to evil ways. [Refrain]
5 Keep me from the company of those who rejoice in evil,
preferring instead the correction of someone good. [Refrain]
6 Better the blows of the good than the compliments of the wicked,
daily, I counter their malice and pride with prayer. [Refrain]
7 When you break the pow'r of darkness,
then shall all take delight in your words. [Refrain]
8 Let your words be a warning against injustice,
the bones of the wicked are scattered as the dust. [Refrain]
9 Lord, my God, I turn my eyes to you alone,
you are my shelter, keep me in your protection. [Refrain]
10 Keep me from the snares laid to catch the sinner,
keep me from falling into the hands of the unjust. [Refrain]
11 Let the wicked fall into the traps laid before them,
but guide my steps, that I may go safely on my way. [Refrain]

Source: Catholic Book of Worship III #14H

Text Information

First Line: I am calling to you, O Lord
Title: O Let My Prayer Rise Before You
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O let my prayer rise before you
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1994.

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Catholic Book of Worship III #14H

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