1 O Thou that hearest prayer,
Attend our humble cry;
And let Thy servants share
Thy blessings from on high;
We plead the presence of Thy word;
Grant us Thy Holy Spirit, Lord.
2 If earthly parents hear
Their children when they cry,
If they, with love sincere,
Their children's wants supply,
Much more wilt Thou Thy love display,
And answer when Thy children pray.
3 Our heavenly Father, Thou!
We, children of Thy grace!
O let Thy Spirit now
Descend, and fill the place:
That all may feel the heavenly flame,
And all unite to praise Thy name.
4 And send Thy Spirit down
On all the nations, Lord,
With great success to crown
The preaching of Thy word:
Till heathen lands shall own Thy sway,
And cast their idol-gods away.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
|First Line:||O Thou that hearest prayer, Attend our humble cry|
|Author:||John Burton (1824)|