Deh! Ascolta Il Mio Pregar

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1 O Dio d’amor, deh, ascolta il mio pregar:
Rendimi intento tutto al Tuo timor;
Per l’evangel desiro in Te abbondar
Di carità, di fé, di speme ognor.

2 O Dio d’amor, deh, ascolta il mio pregar:
La Tua parola scrivi nel mio cuor;
Altro non v’è che possa consolar;
Per essa sola sento in Te vigor.

3 O Dio d’amor, deh, ascolta il mio pregar:
Fammi secondo tutto il Tuo voler:
Con tutto il cuor, deh, fammi camminar
Ripieno di virtù nei Tuoi sentier.

4 O Dio d’amor, deh, ascolta il mio pregar:
Proseguirò conoscer Ti vieppiù…
D’ogni Tuo ben deh, fammi giubilar:
Nel nome Te lo chiedo di Gesù.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14178

Translator: Massimiliano Tosetto

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Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Dio d’amor, deh, ascolta il mio pregar
Title: Deh! Ascolta Il Mio Pregar
English Title: Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1847)
Translator: Massimiliano Tosetto
Language: Italian
Copyright: Public Domain



According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…

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