Scripture Verse

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When Thou saidst, Seek ye My face, my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.@Psalm 27:7–8

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 72.

Music: Sam­u­el (Sul­li­van) Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur S. Sullivan
(1842–1900)

Lord, hear me when I pray,
And answer me in grace;
Oft as I hear Thee say,
Come ye and seek My face,
My heart and lips their answer speak,
Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

Hide not Thy face from me,
In wrath turn not away,
My help and Savior be,
Forsake me not, I pray;
Should father, mother, both forsake,
The Lord on me will pity take.

Teach me, O Lord, Thy way,
Make plain to me my path,
Because of foes, I pray,
Protect me from their wrath;
To false accusers, cruel foes,
O Lord, do not my soul expose.

Faint-hearted would I be,
Didst Thou not promise, Lord,
I shall Thy goodness see
While Thou dost life accord.
Wait on the Lord, nor faint, nor fear,
Yea, trust and wait, the Lord is near.