Lord, be Near

You, O Lord, be near, come quickly. 

      Save us from these animals.

Who would snare us, bite and tear us,

      claiming that it’s natural.

We’ll praise you in congregations 

     where your name is yet adored.

For you hear when we cry out, our

     weakness you do not abhor.

We will pay our vows to you: to 

     heal the sick and raise the poor.

All who seek you shall be filled and 

     ever after praise you, Lord. 

All the ends of the earth remember, 

     all who live and all who’ve died,

Future generations, too, will 

     know of how you’ve satisfied.

Image:  Rishabh Dharmani on Unsplash

Source:  Psalm 22:19-28

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:  In Memoriam, Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2016/Score/LambOfGod-InMemoriam-Roberts.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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