Hear my prayer, O Lord, my God (William Billings)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-18)   CPDL #34359:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-18).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.
  • (Posted 2015-01-18)   CPDL #34360:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-01-18).   Score information: Unknown, 2 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Hear my prayer, O Lord, my God
Composer: William Billings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1778 in The Singing Master's Assistant

Description: Published in The Singing-Master's Assistant, 1778, pp. 26-27. Words adapted by Billings from Psalm 39, vv. 13-15.

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Original text and translations

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Hear my prayer, O Lord, my God,
Consider my calling.
Hold not Thy peace at my tears.
For I am a stranger with Thee,
And a sojourner as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little while,
That I may recover my strength,
Before I go hence and be no more seen.