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Composer: George Whelpton

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Tune Information

Composer: George Whelpton (1897)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33332 44443
Key: A♭ Major/D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


George Whelpton (b. Redbourne, England, 1847; d. Oxford, OH, 1930) immigrated to the United States with his family in 1851. He enlisted in the Union army at the age of sixteen, serving as an assistant pharmacist during the Civil War. Educated at the Lake Chautauqua School of Music, he was a popular choir director in Buffalo, New York, for some twenty years. Whelpton moved to New York City in 1903 to become an editor for the Century Publishing Company. Among his editorial projects were Hymns of Worship and Service and The Church Hymnal. He joined the editorial staff of the A. Barnes Publishing Company in 1916 and served there until his retirement in 1925.

WHELPTON is a simple prayer response, ideally sung unaccompanied, in harmony, with a light registration on the organ.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #658
Text: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #2240
Text: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #624
Text: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #490
Text: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord


Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #658Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #658TextFlexscoreAudio
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #385TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #306TextPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #83
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #570
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #94
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #222
Les Chants du Pèlerin #131
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #249TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #884TextFlexscorePage Scan
Living Hymns #fE
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #238
Moravian Book of Worship #825TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #624Text InfoTune InfoTextAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #75Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #641TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #2240TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #614Text
The New Century Hymnal #769TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #450
The Worshiping Church #817TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #728Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #865Page Scan
Worship and Rejoice #490TextScoreAudio
Include 21 pre-1979 instances