Lord, Hear Me in Distress

Lord, hear me in distress

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1 Lord, hear me in distress,
Regard my suppliant cry,
And in Thy faithfulness
And righteousness reply.
In judgment do not cause
Thy servant to be tried;
Before Thy holy laws
No man is justified.

2 The enemy has sought
My soul in dust to tread;
To darkness I am brought,
Forgotten as the dead.
My spirit, crushed with grief,
Is sad and overborne;
My heart finds no relief,
But desolate I mourn.

3 Recalling former days
And all Thy wondrous deeds,
The mem'ry of Thy ways
To hope and comfort leads.
to Thee I stretch my hands,
Let me not plead in vain;
I wait as weary lands
Wait for refreshing rain.

4 My failing spirit see,
O Lord, to me make haste;
Hide not Thy face from me,
Lest bitter death I taste,
O let the morn return,
Let mercy light my day;
For Thee in faith I yearn,
O guide me in the way.

5 Lord, save me from my foe,
To Thee for help I flee;
Teach me Thy way to know,
I have no God but Thee.
By Thy good Spirit lead
From trouble and distress,
My erring feet shall tread
The path of uprightness.

6 O Lord, for Thy Name's sake
Revive my fainting heart;
My soul from trouble take,
For just and true Thou art.
Remove my enemy,
My cruel foe reward;
In mercy rescue me
Who am Thy servant, Lord.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Lord, hear me in distress
Title: Lord, Hear Me in Distress
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Recalling former days and all thy wondrous deeds



[Lord, hear me in distress]


Frederick C. Maker (b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 1844; d. Bristol, 1927) composed INVITATION for this text. Also known as COME TO THE SAVIOR, the tune was published in the Bristol Tune Book (1881), edited by Alfred Stone and others. Well matched to the text, INVITATION begins gently but inv…

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