799. I Love the Lord, Who Heard My Cry

1 I love the Lord, who heard my cry
and pitied every groan.
Long as I live and troubles rise,
I’ll hasten to God’s throne.

2 I love the Lord, who heard my cry
and chased my grief away.
O let my heart no more despair
while I have breath to pray.

Text Information
First Line: I love the Lord, who heard my cry
Title: I Love the Lord, Who Heard My Cry
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 116; Hebrews 4:16
Topic: Healing; Lament; Love for God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: I LOVE THE LORD
Arranger: Richard Smallwood (1975)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: African American spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1975 Richard Smallwood


Text Information:

This setting of stanzas from a metrical psalm draws on an African American singing tradition marked by a slow pace and individual improvisation. Vestiges of that practice appear here in the pattern of extended syllables occurring at regular intervals without regard to meaning.


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