A prayer asking God to have compassion on Zion and the LORD's anointed and to rebuild the devastated city to the praise of God s glory among the nations.
st. l = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-11
st. 3 = vv. 12-17
st. 4 = vv. 18-22
st. 5 = vv. 23-26
st. 6 = vv. 1-2, 27-28
The psalmist opens with an appeal to God to hear his prayer (st. 1) and describes his mournful state because of God's wrath (st. 1-2). Still, he is confident that God will rebuild Zion, to the dismay of all its enemies (st. 3). The psalmist asks that God's deliverance be recorded for future generations so that the praise of the LORD will resound in Jerusalem when peoples and nations gather there for worship (st. 4). Finally the psalmist expresses confidence that though heaven and earth will perish (st. 5), God will remain the same; future generations of God's people will continue to live before the LORD (st. 6). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) altered stanzas 1 through 3 from the 1912 Psalter and versified stanzas 4 through 6 in 1985. Psalm 102 is one of the traditional group of penitential psalms (along with 6, 32, 38, 51, 130, and 143.
Penitence; expressions of confidence in God's unfailing commitment to his church, even though it may suffer in a hostile world; Christian worship focusing on illness (st. 5).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
Display Title: LORD, Hear My Prayer and Let My CryFirst Line: LORD, hear my prayer and let my cryTune Title: SOCIAL BANDAuthor: Marie J. PostMeter: LMDScripture: Psalm 102Date: 1987Subject: New Year - Old Year | ; Return of Christ | ; Sickness & Health | ; Confession of Sin | ; Creation | ; New Creation |Source: Psalter, 1912; (st. 1-3)
Display Title: Lord, Hear My PrayerFirst Line: Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cryTune Title: HOLY COMMUNIONAuthor: AnonymousMeter: LMDScripture: Psalm 102Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 272