Scripture Verse

O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer. Psalm 17:1

Introduction

Words: The­ok­tis­tus of the Stu­di­um, cir­ca 890 (Ιη­σου γλυ­κυ­τα­τε). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by Ro­bert M. Moor­som, 1866.

Music: Shot­te­ry Ev­er­ard W. Hul­ton, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hul­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Robert M. Moorsom
(1831–1911)

Lyrics

Sweet Savior! in Thy pitying grace
Thy sweetness to our souls impart;
Thou only Lover of our race
Give healing to the wounded heart;
Oh! hear Thy contrite servants’ cry,
And save us, Jesu! lest we die.

Long-suffering Jesu! hear our prayer
Who weep before Thee in our shame;
We have no hope but Thee; O spare,
Lord, spare us from th’undying flame;
Oh! hear Thy contrite servants’ cry,
And save us, Jesu! lest we die.

All we have broken Thy command;
Lord, help us for Thy mercies’ sake;
Deliver us from Satan’s hand,
And safely to Thy kingdom take;
Oh! hear Thy contrite servants’ cry,
And save us, Jesu! lest we die.

We flee for refuge to Thy love,
Salvation of the helpless soul;
Pour down Thy radiance from above,
And make these sin-worn spirits whole:
Oh! hear Thy contrite servants’ cry,
And save us, Jesu! lest we die.