Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry Have ready access unto TheePublished in 9 hymnals
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1 Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry
Have ready access unto Thee;
When in distress to thee i fly,
O hide not thou thy face from me.
2 Attend, o Lord, to my desire,
O haste to answer when I pray,
For grief consumes my strength like fire,
My days as smoke pass swift away.
3 My heart is withered like the grass,
And I forget my daily bread;
In lonely grief my days I pass
And sad my thoughts upon my bed.
4 My foes reproach me all the day,
My drink is tars, my bread is grief,
For in Thy wrath I pine away,
My days are like a fading leaf.
Source: The Psalter: with responsive readings #272
A prayer asking God to have compassion on Zion and the LORD's anointed and to rebuild the devastated city to the praise of God s glory among the nations.
st. l = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-11
st. 3 = vv. 12-17
st. 4 = vv. 18-22
st. 5 = vv. 23-26
st. 6 = vv. 1-2, 27-28
The psalmist opens with an appeal to God to hear his prayer (st. 1) and describes his mournful state because of God's wrath (st. 1-2). Still, he is confident that God will rebuild Zion, to the dismay of all its enemies (st. 3). The psalmist asks that God's deliverance be recorded for future generations so that the praise of the LORD will resound in Jerusalem when peoples and nations gather there for worship (st. 4). Finally the psalmist expresses confidence that though heaven and earth will perish (st. 5), God will remain the same; future generations of God's people will continue to live before the LORD (st. 6). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) altered stanzas 1 through 3 from the 1912 Psalter and versified stanzas 4 through 6 in 1985. Psalm 102 is one of the traditional group of penitential psalms (along with 6, 32, 38, 51, 130, and 143.
Penitence; expressions of confidence in God's unfailing commitment to his church, even though it may suffer in a hostile world; Christian worship focusing on illness (st. 5).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #102||LORD, Hear My Prayer and Let My Cry||LORD, hear my prayer and let my cry||SOCIAL BAND||Marie J. Post||LMD||Psalm 102||1987||New Year - Old Year | ; Return of Christ | ; Sickness & Health | ; Confession of Sin | ; Creation | ; New Creation |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912; (st. 1-3)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3723||Lord, Hear My Prayer||Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry||HOLY COMMUNION||Anonymous||LMD||Psalm 102||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 272|