Hear Now My Praise, O Lord

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1. O God, my heart is steadfast;
With all my soul I sing;
I give You praise, O Lord.
Sweet music I will make;
The dawn I will awake;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

2. Among the many nations
And peoples on this earth,
I’ll sing Your praise, O Lord.
For great is Your vast love,
High as the heav’ns above;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

3. Your faithfulness is great, Lord;
It reaches to the skies;
I sing Your praise, O Lord.
With You the victory’s close;
You trample down my foes;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

4. O God, be now exalted
Above the heavens high;
I sing Your praise, O Lord.
And let Your glory be
O’er all the land and sea;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, my heart is steadfast
Title: Hear Now My Praise, O Lord
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Meter: 6.6.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain



Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) composed LAUDES DOMINI for this text. Tune and text were published together in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern and they have been inseparable ever since. An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barnby show…

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