The Lord will receive my prayer.@Psalm 6:9
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Ephraim of Edessa (307-373)

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.

St. Ambrose, in Méthode du plain-chant, by François de la Feillée, 1808 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Francis C. Burkitt (1864-1935)
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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.