Scripture Verse

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me. Psalm 86:1


Words: Ano­ny­mous, be­fore the 11th Cen­tu­ry (An­nue Chris­te sae­cu­lo­rum Do­mi­ne). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Tho­mas A. La­cey in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 174.

Music: An­nue Chris­te Fran­çois de la Feil­lée, Nou­velle Mé­thode du plain-chant 1782 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of de la Feil­lée (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Thomas A. Lacey


Lord of creation, bow Thine ear,
O Christ, to hear
The intercession of Thy
Servant true and dear,
That we unworthy, who have
Trespassed in Thy sight,
May live before Thee where he dwells
In glorious light.

O God our Savior, look on Thine
Sealed by the favor shining
From Thy countenance;
That no false spirit bring to naught
The souls of price
Bought by the merit of Thy
Perfect sacrifice.

We bear the burden of
Our guilt and enmity,
Until Thy pardon lift the heart
Fom slavery;
Then through the spending
Of Thy life blood,
King of grace,
Grant us unending triumph
In Thy holy place.

To Thee the glorious Christ,
Our Savior manifest,
All wreaths victorious,
Praise and worship
Be addressed,
Whom with the living Father
Humbly we adore,
And the life giving Spirit,
God forevermore.