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,
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.
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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…
Display Title: LORD, hear my Cry, regard my Pray'rFirst Line: LORD, hear my Cry, regard my Pray'rTune Title: [Lord, hear my Cry, regard my Pray'r]Scripture: Psalm 61Date: 1767Subject: Prayers | Of a King or Prince, for God's Grace and Assistance