I love the Lord Who heard my cry (Psalm 116)

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 116 version 1 (based on Psalm 116) from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

I LOVE the Lord Who heard my cry
And granted my request;
In Him Who hears and answers prayer
My trust through life shall rest.

With deadly sorrows compassed round,
My heart was full of grief;
Then to the Lord I made my prayer,
That He would send relief.

The Lord is just and merciful,
And gracious to the meek;
He saved me when I cried to Him,
Though I was poor and weak.

Return unto your rest, my soul,
No longer troubled be.
The Lord’s sustaining love has dealt
Most graciously with me.

Before my Saviour I will live;
From death He saved my soul,
My eyes from tears, my feet from falls,
And He has made me whole.

In my affliction this I found,
That human help deceived;
But ever faithful was the Lord
In Whom my soul believed.

Author: The Psalter (1927)
Tune: Thankfulness
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)

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