Scripture Verse

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me.@Psalm 86:1

Words: An­on­y­mous, be­fore the 11th Cen­tu­ry (An­nue Chris­te sae­cu­lo­rum Do­mi­ne). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Tho­mas A. La­cey in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 174.

Music: An­nue Chris­te Fran­çois de la Feill­ée, Nou­velle Mé­thode du plain-chant 1782 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas A. Lacey
(1853–1931)

Lord of creation, bow Thine ear, O Christ, to hear
The intercession of Thy servant true and dear,
That we unworthy, who have trespassed in Thy sight,
May live before Thee where he dwells in glorious light.

O God our Savior, look on Thine inheritance,
Sealed by the favor shining from Thy countenance;
That no false spirit bring to naught the souls of price
Bought by the merit of Thy perfect sacrifice.

We bear the burden of our guilt and enmity,
Until Thy pardon lift the heart from slavery;
Then through the spending of Thy life blood, King of grace,
Grant us unending triumph in Thy holy place.

To Thee the glorious Christ, our Savior manifest,
All wreaths victorious, praise and worship be addressed,
Whom with the living Father humbly we adore,
And the life giving Spirit, God forevermore.