A Prayer of David

O Lord, bow down thine ear

Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O LORD, bow down thine ear,
and hearken to my cry;
For poor and wholly destitute
of other help am I.
2 Preserve my soul, for I
devoted am to Thee;
My God, thy servant save, who makes
his trust in Thee his plea.

3 O Lord be merciful
to me, I earnest pray;
Because I cry to Thee alone,
importunate all day.
4 Rejoyce thy servant's soul,
for I to Thee, O Lord,
Lift up my troubled soul, in hope
that Thou wilt help afford.

5 For Thou, O Lord, art good;
to pardon fully free;
Yea in thy mercy rich art Thou,
to all who call on Thee.
6 JEHOVAH to my cry
O give a gracious ear;
and to my supplications voice
attend, and kindly hear.

7 In days of my distress
I will to Thee complain;
Because I surely know that Thou,
wilt answer me again.
8 Among the GODS, O Lord,
not one is like to Thee;
Nor any works that to thy works,
may once compared be.

[2 Part]
9 The nations, all, O Lord,
whom thy great pow'r did frame,
Shall come before and bow to Thee,
and glorify thy name.
10 For Thou art high and great;
the things that Thou hast done,
Are truly marvellous, and show,
that Thou art GOD alone.

11 Teach me thy way of truth,
and I will walk the same;
And LORD, to Thee unite my heart,
that I may fear thy name.
12 O Lord my God, Thee praise,
with all my heart will I;
Yea constantly and evermore,
thy name will glorify.

13 Because thy mercy is
exceeding great to me;
And from the grave and lowest hell,
Thou hast my soul set free.

[3 Part]
14 O GOD, the violent
and proud in troops arise
Against me, and they seek my soul,
nor have Thee in their eyes.

15 But Lord, Thou art a God
compassionate and kind;
Long-suff'ring Thou, and in thy truth,
and mercy unconfin'd.
16 O turn to me thy face,
to me be mercy shown,
They strength, O, to thy servant give,
and save thine handmaid's son.

17 Shew me a sign for good,
and let my haters see
And be asham'd, because Thou LORD,
dost help and comfort me.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PLXXXVI

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, bow down thine ear
Title: A Prayer of David
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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