Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness. Psalm 143:1


Words: Hen­ry C. Graves, in Wel­come Songs, No. 2, 1879.

Music: Ha­na­lei Bay George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

George C. Stebbins (1846–1945)


All-seeing, gra­cious Lord—
My heart be­fore Thee lies;
All sin of thought and life ab­hor­red,
My soul to Thee would rise.


Hear Thou my pray­er, O God,
Unite my heart to Thee;
Beneath Thy love, be­neath Thy rod,
From sin de­li­ver me.

Thou know­est all my need,
My in­most thought dost see;
Ah, Lord! from all al­lure­ments freed,
Like Thee trans­formed I’d be.


Thou ho­ly bless­èd One,
To me, I pray, draw near;
My spir­it fill, O hea­v’nly Son,
With lov­ing, god­ly fear.


Bind Thou my life to Thine,
To me Thy life is giv­en;
While I my all to Thee re­sign,
Thou art my all in Heav’n.