Thou wilt hear me, O God: incline Thine ear unto me.@Psalm 17:6
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François H. Barthélémon (1741-1808)

William R. Alger, in Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, edited by Alfred P. Putnam (Boston, Massachusetts: Roberts Brothers, 1875), page 472.

Ballerma François H. Barthélémon (1741-1808), adapted by Robert Simpson in A Selection of Original Sacred Music, 1833 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William R. Alger (1822-1905)

O Father, kindly deign to hear
The thanks Thy children bring;
Help us with love and reverent fear
Thy lofty praise to sing.

And while before Thy throne we bow,
Come Thou to every heart:
From sin O purify us now;
Give us that better part.

Remove today the world’s wild din;
Our souls from evil save;
Help us life’s noblest crown to win;
Guide us beyond the grave.