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.
|First Line:||I love the Lord, who heard my cry|
|Title:||I Love the Lord, Who Heard My Cry|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 116; Hebrews 4:16|
|Topic:||Healing; Lament; Love for God|
|Name:||I LOVE THE LORD|
|Arranger:||Richard Smallwood (1975)|
|Source:||African American spiritual|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1975 Richard Smallwood|
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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