Scripture Verse

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Psalm 86:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitt­sburgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 233.

Music: Llef Grif­fith H. Jones, in Ga­mau Mawl, by Da­vid Jen­kins, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Griffith H. Jones (1849–1919)


Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, and hear,
For I am poor and great my need;
Preserve my soul, for Thee I fear;
O God, Thy trust­ing ser­vant heed.

O Lord, be mer­ci­ful to me,
For all the day to Thee I cry;
Rejoice Thy ser­vant, for to Thee
I lift my soul, O Lord most high.

For Thou, O Lord, art good and kind,
And rea­dy to for­give Thou art;
Abundant mer­cy they shall find
Who call on Thee with all their heart.

O Lord, in­cline Thy ear to me,
My voice of sup­pli­ca­tion heed;
In trou­ble I will cry to Thee,
For Thou wilt an­swer when I plead.

There is no God but Thee alone,
Nor works like Thine, O Lord most high;
All na­tions shall sur­round Thy throne
And their cre­at­or glo­ri­fy.

In all Thy deeds how great Thou art!
Thou one true God, Thy way make clear;
Teach me with un­di­vid­ed heart
To trust Thy truth, Thy name to fear.