Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O Lord. Psalm 102:2


John Brownlie

Words: Un­known au­thor (ϓπὲρ τησ άνωθεν ειρήνησ). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by John Brown­lie in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 650.

Music: Be­a­tus Tho­mas F. Dun­hill (1877–1946) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas F. Dunhill
National Portrait Gallery



Lord, to our humble prayers attend,
Let Thou Thy peace from heaven des­cend,
And to our souls salvation send,
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

Rule in our hearts, Thou Prince of Peace,
The welfare of Thy Church in­crease,
And bid all strife and discord cease;
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

To all who meet for worship here
Do Thou in faithfulness draw near;
Inspire with faith and godly fear:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

O let Thy priests be clothed with might,
To rule within Thy Church aright,
That they may serve as in Thy sight:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

The sovereign ruler of our land
Protect by Thine almighty hand,
And all around the throne who stand:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

Let clouds and sunshine bless the earth,
Give flowers and fruits a timely birth,
Our harvests crown with peaceful mirth:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

Let voyagers by land and sea
In danger’s hour in safety be;
The suffering and the captive free:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.

Around us let Thine arm be cast,
Till wrath and danger are o’erpast
And tribulation’s bitter blast:
Have mercy, Lord upon us.