Thou wilt hear me, O God: incline Thine ear unto me. Psalm 17:6
Words: William R. Alger, in Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, edited by Alfred P. Putnam (Boston, Massachusetts: Roberts Brothers, 1875), page 472.
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O Father, kindly deign to hear
The thanks Thy children bring;
Help us with love and reverent fear
Thy lofty praise to sing.
And while before Thy throne we bow,
Come Thou to every heart:
From sin O purify us now;
Give us that better part.
Remove today the world’s wild din;
Our souls from evil save;
Help us life’s noblest crown to win;
Guide us beyond the grave.