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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 [When morning gilds the skies] 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 di…

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