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Lord bow thine ear, hear me because

Lord bow thine ear, hear me because

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1 Lord bow thine ear, hear me because
I needy am and poor
2 Because I full of mercies am,
Preserve my soul therefor
O thou my god, thy servant save,
That doth on thee rely.
3 To me be gracious Lord because
To thee I daily cry.

4 Rejoice thy servant's soul, O Lord
To thee mine lift I do:
5 Because Jehovah thou art good,
To pardon prone also:
And to them all in mercy rich
Thou art that on thee call.
6 Lord hear my pray'r, attend the voice
Of my requests withal.

7 I in my troubles on thee call,
for thou wilt answer me.
8 Lord none's like thee among the gods
And like thy works none be.
9 the nations all whom thou hast made
Shall come to thee, supream,
Before thee shall bow down themselves,
And glorify thy name.

10 Because thou mighty art, also
The things that thou hast done
They wondrous are, and do declare
That thou art God alone.
11 Me, O Jehovah, teach thy way,
Walk in thy truth will I;
With reverence to fear thy name
My heart in union tie.

12 The Lord, my God, with all my heart
I will confess with praise;
And likewise I will glorify,
Thy holy name always.
13 Because thy kindness merciful
Is very great to me;
And thou hast from the lowest hell
My soul deliver'd free.

14 O God the violent and proud,
In troops against me rise
Have sought my soul to take: nor thee
Have plac'd before their eyes.
15 But Lord thou art a tender God;
And very gracious,
Long suff'ring too, in mercy thou
And truth art plenteous.

16 O turn thou unto me thy face,
And on me mercy have,
Unto thy servant give thy strength,
Thine handmaid's son O save.
17 Shew me a sign for good, that they
Which hate me may it see,
And be ashm'd, because Lord thou
Dost help and comfort me.

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) #PLXXXVIb

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