Hear us, O Lord (Gregorian chant)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-19)  CPDL #63042:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-19).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: baritone clef

General Information

Title: Hear us, O Lord
Composer: Anonymous (Gregorian chant)
Lyricist: W. J. Birkbeckcreate page

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredChant

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1906 The English Hymnal

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Attende Domine.

English.png English text

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us:
for we have sinned against thee.

1 To thee, Redeemer, on thy throne of glory:
lift we our weeping eyes in holy pleadings:
listen, O Jesu, to our supplications. [Refrain]

2 O thou chief Corner-stone, Right Hand of the Father:
Way of Salvation, Gate of Life Celestial:
cleanse thou our sinful souls from all defilement. [Refrain]

3 God, we implore thee, in thy glory seat:ed
bow down and hearken to they children:
pity and pardon all our grievous trespasses. [Refrain]

4 Sins oft committed now we lay before thee:
with true contrition, now no more we veil them:
grant us, Redeemer, loving absolution. [Refrain]

5 Innocent, captive, taken unresisting:
falsely accused, and for us sinners sentenced:
save us, we pray thee, Jesu our Redeemer. [Refrain]