1 Lord, hear my prayer! My cry shall come before you;
hide not your face when I am in distress.
My life burns up; my days have lost their glory,
drifting like smoke, in pain and helplessness.
2 Like some wild owl among deserted ruins,
lonely I call while enemies curse on.
Tears are my drink; God's wrath is my undoing;
ashes my food till all my days are gone.
3 But you, O Lord, remain enthroned for ever;
you will arise; in you shall kingdoms trust.
Now is the time; your city pleads your favour,
your servants love her stones, her very dust.
4 God will rebuild! Write this to sing tomorrow;
lips yet unformed their Hallelujahs cry!
Glory will dawn upon our world of sorrow,
freeing from prison those condemned to die.
5 Then shall your name on Zion's hill be spoken;
strangers shall fill Jerusalem with praise.
But as for me, my strength is bruised and broken;
spare me, O God; do not cut short my days!
6 Heaven and earth you formed in the beginning;
these soon wear out - Lord, you remain the same!
They shall be changed; your years endure unending;
our children's children live to praise your name.
|First Line:||Lord, hear my prayer! My cry shall come before you|
|Author:||Christopher M. Idle|
|Source:||Praise Trust version|
|Copyright:||© Christopher Idle / Jubilate Hymns (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #66||Psalm 102||Lord, hear my prayer! My cry shall come before you||INTERCESSOR||Christopher Martin Idle (b. 1938)||11 10 11 10||Psalm 102; Luke 22:1-20; Matthew 26:14-27; Psalm 102||2005||Christian Year | Ash Wednesday; Despair and Trouble | ; God | Faithfulness of; God | in majesty||<I>Praise Trust</i> version|