Jehovah hear when I do pray

Jehovah hear when I do pray

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1 Jehovah hear when I do pray,
And let my prayer come unto thee.
2 From me hide not thy face away
I'th' day when trouble is on me.
Thine ear to me O do thou bend,
I'th' day I cry, haste, answer me.
3 For as the smoke my days do spend
And like an hearth my bones burnt be.

4 My heart is smit, and grass-like dry,
That I to eat my bread forget,
5 My groaning's voice, the cause is why
My bones into my skin are set.
6 In desart like a pelican.
Like owl in wilderness am I.
7 I watch, and like a sparrow am
On house top solitarily.

8 My foes reproach me daily, yet
Against me rage, against me swear.
9 That I for bread do ashes eat,
And mix by drink with weeping tear.
10 Thine anger is the cause hereof,
Also thy vehement disdain:
For thou hast set me up aloft,
And thou hast cast me down again.


11 Shade like, my days decline away
And like the wither'd grass I fall.
12 But, Lord, thou dost abide for aye,
Thy memory to ages all.
13 Thou wilt arise and forth wilt show
Thy mercy Sion dear upon:
Because her time of favour now,
Yea, time appointed is come on.

14 For in her stones thy servants dear
Delight, her dust they pity do.
15 So heathens shall the Lord's name fear
All kings of th' earth thy glory too
16 When God shall Sion build, the Lord
He in his glory shall appear
17 The poor's petition he'll regard
And he will not despise their prayer.

18 This shall in writ enrolled be
For the succeeding after race;
The folk which shall created be
They thereupon the Lord shall praise.
19 For from his sanctuary high;
From heav'ns the Lord the earth doth see;
20 To hear their groans who pris'ners lie,
To loose them that death's children be.

21 The Lord's praise in Jerusalem,
His name in Sion to record.
22 When peoples jointly gather them,
And kingdoms for to serve the Lord.


23 Weak in the way my strength he made
And of my life cut short the day.
24 in middest of my days, I said,
My God, O take me not away:
Thy years throughout all ages stay
25 Thou haft the earth's foundation laid
For elder time, and heavens they
Are works that thine own hands have made.

26 They perish shall, but thou shalt last:
Yea, like a garment they shall all
Wax old; and as a vesture cast:
Thou shalt them change, be chang'd they shall.
27 But thou the same abidest still,
And of thy years no end shall be.
28 Thy servant's race continue will;
Their seed shall stablilh'd be with thee.

Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCII

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