Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O Lord. Psalm 39:12


Joel Blomqvist (1840–1930)

Words: Jo­el Blom­qvist (1840–1930) (Hel­ige Fa­der, Böj Ditt Öra Ne­der). Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by Carl E. Back­strom (1901–1984).

Music: Flem­ming Fried­rich F. Flem­ming, 1811 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Friedrich F. Flemming (1778–1813)


O heav’nly Fa­ther, hear my sup­pli­ca­tion,
I bow be­fore Thee in Thy con­gre­ga­tion;
Humble and needy, seek­ing Thy sal­va­tion,
Hear Thou my pray­er, O God!

Draw me, Re­deem­er, I would seek Thee sole­ly,
Help me to cher­ish, love, obey Thee whol­ly,
Fully sur­ren­dered, live a life that’s ho­ly,
Hear Thou my pray­er, O God!

Dwell Thou, O Sav­ior, in my heart for­ev­er,
Thou who hast pro­mised no­thing shall us sev­er,
Comfort and lead me, I would leave Thee ne­ver,
Hear Thou my pray­er, O God.