The Lord will receive my prayer. Psalm 6:9
Words: Ephraim of Edessa (307–373) (Qabbel, Mâran, bâ’ûth kullan). Translated from Syriac to English by Francis C. Burkitt in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 194.
Receive, O Lord, in Heaven above
Our prayers and supplications pure;
Give us a heart all full of love
And steady courage to endure.
Thy holy name our mouths confess,
Our tongues are harps to praise Thy grace;
Forgive our sins and wickedness,
Who in this vigil seek Thy face.
Let not our song become a sigh,
A wail of anguish and despair;
In lovingkindness, Lord most high,
Receive tonight our evening prayer.
O raise us in that day, that we
May sing, where all Thy saints adore,
Praise to Thy Father, and to Thee,
And to Thy Spirit, evermore.