Scripture Verse

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer. Psalm 84:8

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 228.

Music: An­gel’s Sto­ry Ar­thur H. Mann, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur H. Mann (1850–1929)

Lyrics

Lord God of hosts, in mercy
My supplication hear;
Almighty and all faithful,
Our fathers’ God, give ear.
Our shield and great defender,
No longer hide Thy face,
But look upon Thy servant,
Anointed by Thy grace.

In Thy blest courts to worship,
My God, a single day
Is better than a thousand
While far from Thee I stray.
Though in a lowly station,
The service of my Lord
I choose above all pleasures
That sinful ways afford.

A sun and shield for­ev­er
Is God, the Lord Most High,
To those who walk uprightly
No good will He deny.
His saints, His grace receiving,
Shall soon His glo­ry see;
O Lord of hosts, most blessèd
Are they that trust in Thee.