Scripture Verse

O Thou that hearest prayer… Psalm 65:2


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Glad Re­frain, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 119.

Music: Ba­da­joz W. How­ard Doane, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


O Thou that hearest prayer,
Now from Thy throne
Bow down Thine ear to us,
We are Thine own;
While in Thy name we plead
Grace for this hour of need,
O Spi­rit, intercede;
Help, Lord, Thine own.

More of Thy righteous will
Grant we may know;
More of Thy precious love,
Lord, may we show;
Lift up the fainting heart,
Strength to the weak impart;
Thou our deliverer art;
Help, Lord, Thine own.

Star of the rising morn,
Shine on our way;
Source of eter­nal truth,
Teach us to pray;
Still may our souls abide
Close to Thy bleeding side;
O Spi­rit, be our guide;
Help, Lord, Thine own.