Scripture Verse

Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense. Psalm 141:2


Words: Jo­na­than B. At­chin­son, in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 102.

Music: Wi­chi­ta James R. Mur­ray, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of At­chin­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James R. Murray (1841–1905)


Blessèd Je­sus, hear my pray­er
Upon Thee I cast my care;
Lift the bond­age from me now,
While to Thee I hum­bly bow.
Savior, now my sins for­give,
Bid me come to Thee and live;
Let Thy blood cleanse ev­ery stain,
Take my heart and make it clean.

Teach me how to trust Thee, Lord,
Teach me how to keep Thy Word;
Teach me how to watch and pray,
How to serve Thee every day.
Blessèd Je­sus, Thou art mine,
Pure and ho­ly, just, di­vine;
Only Thee will I ad­ore,
Praise Thee now and ev­er­more.