Lord, hear my cry, regard my pray'r, Which I, oppressed with heavy Grief (Hopkinson)

Lord, hear my cry, regard my pray'r, Which I, oppressed with heavy Grief (Hopkinson)

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: VATER UNSER
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 LORD, hear my Cry, regard my Pray'r,
Which I, oppress'd with heavy Grief,
From Earth's remotest Parts, address
To thee, with hope of kind Relief;
Save me from persecuting Pow'r,
For thou hast often been my Tow'r.

2 So shall I in thy sacred Courts,
Secure from ev'ry Danger lie;
Beneath the Covert of thy Wings,
All future Storms I will defy:
My Soul of thy Protection sure,
Against her Foes shall ret secure.

3 For thou, O GOD,hast heard my vows,
And in thy Goodness didst ordain,
That I, with lasting Glories crown'd,
Should o'er thy chosen People reign:
Vouchsafe, O LORD, thy King to bless,
And make his prosp'rous Days encrease.

4 Confirm his Throne, and make his Reign
To be accepted in thy Sight;
And let thy Truth and Mercy both,
Oh GOD, in his Defence unite:
So I'll devote my future Days,
To pay my Vows, sing thy Praise,


Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LXI

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, hear my cry, regard my pray'r, Which I, oppressed with heavy Grief (Hopkinson)
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "Lord, hear my cry, regard my prayer"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Tune

VATER UNSER

Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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