Scripture Verse

Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1


Words: Flor­ence E. Bloch­er, in Chim­ing Voic­es, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans & J. T. Toof (New York: Asa Hull, 1893), num­ber 102.

Music: Ve­ra­cruz John T. Camp, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Boch­er or Camp (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O heav’nly Fa­ther, hear my pray­er,
Offered in faith to Thee;
In ev­ery tri­al that I bear,
Wilt Thou my re­fuge be?


Teach me to know and do Thy will,
And Thy com­mands ob­ey;
Help me my du­ty to ful­fill,
And trust Thee day by day.

Reclaim me when I go as­tray,
My sins and faults for­give;
And help me to Thy cause each day
Some hum­ble ser­vice give.


Give me not wealth nor po­ver­ty,
Thy love to me im­part;
This grant, what­e’er my lot may be,
A wise, con­tent­ed heart.