Needs Named - Ye Olde Prayers Series (2)


Tune: Old Hundredth

('All people that on earth do dwell')

Based on a prayer by St Clement (1st Century AD)


We beseech you, Master, to be

Our help, protector, company

Save the afflicted, have mercy

On the lowly by your grace free


Raise up the fallen, and appear

To the needy, to them draw near

Heal the ungodly and restore

Wanderers to your fold e'ermore


Feed the hungry, and ransom too

Our prisoners, they known to you

Raise up the sick, and comfort bring

To faint-hearted, strength 'neath your wing

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 17th, 2024 03:23
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 6
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.
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  • Accidental Poet

    Let him sing, but you Orchi stay silent. 😁👍

  • Neville

    I like old prayers & old poems, but then I'm just an old fashioned guy who likes to hedge his bets and keep his options open .. Neville

    • orchidee

      Thanks N.

    • Cassie58

      I tried to sing your hymn because I know the tune well. I think you write far better than I can sing 🙂

      • orchidee

        Thanks C. But I'm supposed to be one of the world's worst singers - on here, as an 'in-joke'. lol. Anything to get people practising singing, I say!

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

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