God, We Come to You in Prayer (ABERYSTWYTH)

Composer
Joseph Parry
Year of composition
1879
Year of arrangement
2003
Lyricist
Mary Rose Jensen
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
World music and Other
Instrumentation
Choir

This tune, ABYESTWYTH is by Joseph Parry, who was Welsh. It is found in many hymnals, used most frequently with Charles Wesley’s lyrics "Jesus Lover of My Soul." This is a new harmonization. Lyrics follow:

GOD, WE COME TO YOU IN PRAYER

Words by Mary Rose Jensen

God, we come to You in prayer

Seeking help for those in need.

Those whose trials are hard to bear

Are the ones for whom we plead.

Now we lift our cries to You

Knowing that Your power is great

Mighty King of righteous rule

Listen to us as we pray.

God, we ask Your will be done

In the lives of all Your saints

As we pray for suffering ones,

Hear and act on our complaints.

Comfort those whose pain is hard.

Show Your mercy, heal and bless.

Rise according to Your Word.

Demonstrate Your faithfulness.

God who hears and answers prayer

Take all anxious thoughts away.

Lift the burdens and despair.

Grant the hope that leads to praise.

You give peace in darkest nights.

We are in Your constant care.

In Your kingdom all is right

For Your love is always there.

Words: © 2003 Garden Rose Music, P.O. Box 16040, Sugar Land, TX 77496 800 746-4476 Tune: ABERYSTWYTH, Joseph Parry (1841-1903), 1879 CCLI # 4194471 http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/maryrosejensen

I wrote these new lyrics to help myself in praying. At the time, many family members, neighbors and friends at church were suffering from unemployment and/or medical problems.

There is a lead sheet available here on Score Exchange.

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