William Byrd (ca. 1540-1623) 

Lord hear my prayer instantly


Source: William Byrd, Songs of sundrie natures... (London, 1589-1610), no.5.

Text: Anonymous metrical version of Psalm 102: 2-3.

     Psalm 102      "
Lord heare my prayer instantly,   
which I before thee make,  
and let my cry come unto thee,      .
do not the same forsake.  
Turne not away thy face from me   -  
when troubles me opresse,     -
each day incline thine ear to me     -
and succour my distresse.       .