Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not Thyself from my supplication.@Psalm 55:1

From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 150.

Assiut, George C. Stebbins (1846-1945) ( pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

O God, give Thou ear to my plea,
And hide not Thyself from my cry;
O hearken and answer Thou me,
As restless and weary I sigh.

O that I had wings like a dove,
For then I would fly far away
And seek for the rest that I love,
Where trouble no more could dismay.

Nay, soul, call on God all the day;
The Lord for thy help will appear;
At eve, morn, and noon humbly pray,
And He thy petition will hear.

Thy burden now cast on the Lord,
And He shall thy weakness sustain;
The righteous who trust in His Word
Unmoved shall forever remain.