Scripture Verse

Give ear to my prayer. Psalm 55:1


Words: Fred H. Ja­cobs, in Sac­red Songs No. 1, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1896), num­ber 26.

Music: La­gos (Steb­bins) George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Blessèd Savior, hear my prayer,
As I kneel before Thee,
Pleading for Thy love and care;
Spread Thy mantle o’er me;
I have wandered from Thy fold,
And my heart is weary,
Traveling thro’ the storm and cold
Of this desert dreary.

All unworthy though I be,
Grant me, Lord, Thy favor,
While I humbly bow the knee,
Hear my prayer, O Savior;
For the sins that cause Thee pain,
Give me deep contrition;
Speak Thy cleansing once again,
Pity my condition.

Thou dost hear the humblest cry
Which in faith is spoken,
And the radiant, sunlight sky
Speaks Thy love unbroken;
May I walk at Thy dear side,
Ne’er from Thee to sever;
Let me, at life’s eventide,
Dwell with Thee forever.

There I’ll praise Thee for Thy love
Which on earth has sought me,
Praise Thee with the hosts above,
For the blood that bought me;
For the matchless wondrous grace
Which to me was given,
And by which I won the race,
Palm, and crown, and Heaven.