Centone
Language: English 
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed: 
lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 

For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: 
as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; 
my heart within me is desolate. 

But I will hope continually,
and will yet praise thee more and more.
For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
thou art my trust from my youth. 

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
For thou art my rock and my fortress;
therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Note: stanza 1 is from Psalm 61: 1-2; stanza 2 is from Psalm 38:4 and Psalm 143:4; stanza 3 is from Psalm 71:14 and 5; and stanza 4 is from Psalm 18:1 and Psalm 31:3

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2004-05-07
Line count: 15
Word count: 120