Scripture Verse

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not Thyself from my supplication. Psalm 55:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 150.

Music: As­si­ut George C. Steb­bins (1846–1945) (🔊 pdf nwc).

George C. Stebbins (1846–1945)


O God, give Thou ear to my plea,
And hide not Thy­self from my cry;
O hearken and answer Thou me,
As restless and weary I sigh.

O that I had wings like a dove,
For then I would fly far away
And seek for the rest that I love,
Where trouble no more could dismay.

Nay, soul, call on God all the day;
The Lord for thy help will appear;
At eve, morn, and noon humbly pray,
And He thy petition will hear.

Thy bur­den now cast on the Lord,
And He shall thy weakness sustain;
The righteous who trust in His Word
Unmoved shall for­ev­er remain.