Hear my prayer (Jason Smart)
- Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-03-20). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 551 kB Copyright: CC BY ND
- Edition notes:
Title: Hear my Prayer
Composer: Jason Smart
Description: A setting of the first six verses of Psalm 55. I have sought to depict the psalmist as someone oppressed by enemies and in fear of his life. His reference to the dove is not to a symbol of gentleness and comfort, but is a cry of anguish and despair. (Only later in the psalm will his faith in God lift him from this mood.) I have described the piece as a 'concert anthem' because its deliberately unrelenting dark and troubled mood might make it difficult to place in modern church services. However, I certainly would not wish to preclude such a performance should a suitable occasion arise.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 55.