My Lord I Hear Thee Pleading

My Lord, I hear thee pleading
For love and faithfulness,
Thy love is far exceeding
The love that I confess;
Thy covenant will ever stand
On thy eternal promise;
I take thy proffered hand.

That hand shall crown with blessing
Each lowly, bending head;
Each heart, thy love confessing,
Shall by that hand be led;
I therefore sing my praise to thee
In strains of Alleluia,
In joyful melody. A-men.

I praise thee, Alleluia,
For what thy hand has brought!
I praise thee, Alleluia,
For what thy Spirit wrought!
I praise thee with the saints above
For every mercy given,
For faith and hope and love.