Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness. Psalm 143:1


Words: Hen­ry C. Graves, in Wel­come Songs, No. 2, 1879.

Music: Han­a­lei Bay George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

George C. Stebbins


All-seeing, gracious Lord—
My heart before Thee lies;
All sin of thought and life abhorred,
My soul to Thee would rise.


Hear Thou my prayer, O God,
Unite my heart to Thee;
Beneath Thy love, beneath Thy rod,
From sin deliver me.

Thou knowest all my need,
My inmost thought dost see;
Ah, Lord! from all allurements freed,
Like Thee transformed I’d be.


Thou holy blessèd One,
To me, I pray, draw near;
My spirit fill, O heavenly Son,
With loving, Godly fear.


Bind Thou my life to Thine,
To me Thy life is given;
While I my all to Thee resign,
Thou art my all in Heaven.