Scripture Verse

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord; hear me, for I am poor and needy. Psalm 86:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 235.

Music: Ma­son Will­iam F. Sher­win (1826–1888) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William F. Sherwin


Lord my petition heed,
Now help me in my need,
My Savior be.
I am Thy servant, Lord,
My trust is in Thy Word,
Mercy to me afford,
I cry to Thee.

Comfort Thy servant now,
While at Thy throne I bow,
For Thou art love.
Thy pardoning grace is free;
Sinners who call on Thee
Thy tender mercy see,
O God above.

Lord, hear me while I pray,
While now in trouble’s day
I seek Thy face.
To answer, Lord, is Thine;
Thou only art divine,
Most bright Thy glories shine,
O God of grace.

By all whom Thou hast made
Be praise and worship paid
Through earth abroad;
Thy name be glorified,
There is none great beside,
Matchless Thy works abide,
For Thou art God.

Help me Thy will to do,
Thy truth I will pursue,
Teach me to fear;
Give me the single eye
Thy name to glorify,
O Lord, my God most high,
With heart sincere.

How great Thy love appears
That bade death’s gloomy fears
No more dismay;
O God, to anger slow,
Save me from every foe,
Thy lovingkindness show,
Thy truth display.

Show me Thy mercy true,
Thy servant’s strength renew,
Deliverance send;
To me Thy goodness show,
Thy comfort, Lord, bestow;
Let those that hate me know
Thou art my friend.