O Lord, do Thou bow down Thine ear

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1 O Lord, do thou bow down thine ear,
and hear me graciously;
because I sore afflicted am,
and am in poverty.
2 Because I’m holy, let my soul
by thee preserved be:
O thou, my God, thy servant save,
that puts his trust in thee.

3 Since unto thee all day I cry,
be merciful to me.
4 Rejoice thy servant’s soul; for, Lord,
I lift my soul to thee.
5 For thou art very gracious, Lord,
and ready to forgive;
and rich in mercy, all that call
upon thee to relieve.

6 Hear, Lord, my prayer; unto the voice
of my request attend:
7 in troublous times I’ll call on thee,
for thou wilt answer send.
8 Lord, there is none among the gods
that may compare with thee;
and to the works which thou hast done,
no works can likened be.

9 All nations whom thou mad’st shall come
and worship reverently
before thy face; and they, O Lord,
thy name shall glorify.
10 Because thou art exceeding great,
and works by thee are done
which are to be admired; and thou
art God thyself alone.

11 Teach me thy way, and in thy truth,
O Lord, then walk will I;
unite my heart, that I thy name
may fear continually.
12 O Lord my God, with all my heart
to thee I will give praise;
and I the glory will ascribe
unto thy name always:

13 Because thy mercy toward me
in greatness doth excel,
and thou delivered hast my soul
out from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud against me rise,
and violent have met,
who for my soul have sought; and thee
before them have not set.

15 But thou, Lord, art a gracious God
and most compassionate;
long-suffering, and slow to wrath,
in truth and mercy great.
16 O turn to me thy countenance,
and mercy on me have;
thy servant strengthen, and the son
of thine own handmaid save.

17 Show me a sign for good, that they
which do me hate may see,
and be ashamed: because thou, Lord,
didst help and comfort me.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P86a

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, do Thou bow down Thine ear
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Lord, my God, with all my heart
Copyright: Public Domain

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ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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