Text:O Kind Creator, Bow Thine Ear
Author (attributed to):Gregory I
Translator (from Latin):Thomas A. Lacey
Composer:George F. Handel, 1685-1759
Media:MIDI file

5047. O Kind Creator, Bow Thine Ear

1. O kind Creator, bend Thine ear
To mark the cry, to know the tear
Before Thy throne of mercy spent
In this Thy holy fast of Lent.

2. Our hearts are open, Lord, to Thee;
Thou knowest our infirmity;
Pour out on all who seek Thy face
Abundance of Thy pardoning grace.

3. Our sins are many, this we know;
Spare us, good Lord, Thy mercy show;
And for the honor of Thy name
Our fainting souls to life reclaim.

4. Give us the self control that springs
From discipline of outward things,
That fasting inward secretly
The soul may purely dwell with Thee.

5. We pray Thee, Holy Trinity,
One God, unchanging Unity,
That we from this our abstinence
May reap the fruits of penitence.

Text Information
First Line: O kind Creator, bend Thine ear
Title: O Kind Creator, Bow Thine Ear
Latin Title: Audi, benigne Conditor
Author (attributed to): Gregory I (6th century)
Translator (from Latin): Thomas A. Lacey
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Translation in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 66
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George F. Handel, 1685-1759
Meter: LM
Incipit: 15712 34237 23456
Key: g minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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