Hear My Prayer
|Hear My Prayer|
|Motet by Felix Mendelssohn|
|Other name||Hör' mein Bitten|
|Text||from Psalm 55|
|Performed||8 January 1845 London:|
"Hear My Prayer" (German: Hör' mein Bitten) is an anthem for soprano solo, chorus (SATB) and organ or orchestra composed by Felix Mendelssohn in Germany in 1844. The first performance took place in Crosby Hall, London, on 8 January 1845. The accompanist on that occasion was organist, composer and teacher Ann Mounsey (1811–1891). She later married the librettist of the work, William Bartholomew (1793–1867), who also collaborated with Mendelssohn on his oratorio Elijah (German: Elias). The anthem is particularly well known through the recording made in 1927 by treble Ernest Lough.
Hear my prayer, O God, incline Thine ear!
Hör' mein Bitten, Herr, neige dich zu mir,
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