O Thou that hearest prayer, Attend our humble cryAuthor: John Burton (1824)
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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
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O Thou that hearest prayer. J. Burton, jun. [The Holy Spirit desired.] Appeared in the Evangelical Magazine, June 1824, p. 260, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Prayer for the Holy Spirit," and signed "Essex—J. B." It was given anonymously in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and has since then passed in a more or less complete form into a large number of hymn-books, and more especially into those of America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #203||O thou that hearest prayer||O thou that hearest prayer||John Burton||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5410||O Thou That Hearest Prayer||O Thou that hearest prayer||WAVERTON||John Burton, Jr.||66.66.88|