Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.@Psalm 61:1–2

From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 160.

Ha­ven (Has­tings) Tho­mas Has­tings (1784–1872) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Hastings (1784–1872)

O God, give ear unto my cry,
And to my voice attend;
Though far from home and from Thy house,
To Thee my prayers ascend.

When troubles overwhelm my heart,
Then Thou wilt hear my cry;
For safety lead me to the Rock
That higher is than I.

A refuge Thou hast been for me
When storms of trouble lower;
When foes assail, then Thou hast been
My strong defense and tower.

Within Thy holy temple, Lord,
I ever will abide;
Beneath the covert of Thy wings
In confidence I hide.