Hear my prayer, O Lord.@Psalm 39:12
portrait
Robert Grant (1780–1838)
© National Portrait Gallery

Ro­bert Grant, in the Chris­tian Ob­ser­ver, 1815 (orig­in­al ti­tle: Sav­ior, When in Dust to Thee); alt. by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill and oth­ers.

Red­head Ri­chard Red­head, Church Hymn Tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1853) (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
The Raising of Lazarus
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

By Thy birth and by Thy tears,
By Thy human griefs and fears,
By Thy conflict in the hour
Of the subtle tempter’s power;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

By the tenderness that wept
O’er the grave where Lazarus slept;
By the bitter tears that flowed
Over Salem’ s lost abode,
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

By Thy lonely hour of prayer,
By Thy fearful conflict there,
By Thy cross and dying cries,
By the one great sacrifice;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

By Thy triumph o’er the grave,
By Thy power the lost to save,
By Thy high, majestic throne,
By the empire all Thine own;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.