My Lord, I Hear Thee Pleading   2 comments

Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original Danish words by the Reverend Nikolai Grundtvig (1783-1872), Lutheran; English translation by Fred C. M. Hansen (born 1888)

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1.  My Lord, I hear thee pleading

For love and faithfulness,

Thy love is far exceeding

The love that I confess;

Thy covenant will ever stand

On thy eternal promise;

I take thy proffered hand.

2.  That hand shall crown with blessing

Each lowly, bending head;

Each heart, thy love confessing,

Shall by that hand be led;

I therefore sing my praise to thee

In strains of alleluia,

In joyful melody.

3.  I praise thee, alleluia,

for what thy hand has brought!

I praise thee, alleluia,

For what thy Spirit wrought!

I praise thee with the saints above

For every mercy given,

For faith and hope and love.

2 responses to “My Lord, I Hear Thee Pleading

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  1. Pingback: Nikolai Grundtvig « GATHERED PRAYERS

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