Hear our prayer – Greg Cooper & Andy Judd (sheet music)

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Purchase and download Hear Our Prayer Sheet Music here. This product includes:

  • Hear Our Prayer sheet music
  • Hear Our Prayer lyrics sheet (PDF and DOC format)
  • Hear Our Prayer chords sheet
  • Hear Our Prayer solo piano score arrangement

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  • Sheet music, chords and piano arrangement in Bb (recording key)
  • Lead sheet with original shorter chorus (with “we ask with one voice” once only)

By Greg Cooper and Andy Judd. Based on the hymn ‘Father, hear the prayer we offer’ (Words: Love M. Willis 1859)
Copyright 2014 Rhinoceros Publishing / Andrew Judd.

Hear Our Prayer Lyrics

Words and music by
Greg Cooper and Andy Judd

VERSE 1:
Hear our prayer, God above
As we come to you and seek your patient love
Hear our hearts, hear our minds
Hear the echoes of the words we cannot find

VERSE 2:
Be our hope, be our guide
In our wanderings of weakness break our pride
Not for ease shall we pray
But for strength that we may walk with you this day

CHORUS:
So we pray in faith, your will be done
As we long to see your kingdom come
We ask with one voice
We ask with one voice
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

VERSE 3:
Hear our prayer, faithful one
Shape our yearnings to the gospel of your Son
Free our hearts, free our minds
From the war that sin will wage till you arrive

CHORUS

VERSE 4
Be our joy, be our stay
Give us eyes to see you answer prayer this day
Hear us praise all you’ve done
We rejoice as we receive the victory won

FINAL CHORUS:
So we pray in faith, your will be done
As we long to see your kingdom come
We ask with one voice
We ask with one voice
We ask with one voice
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

© 2014 Greg Cooper (Rhinoceros Publishing) & Andrew Judd
Based on the hymn ‘Father, hear the prayer we offer’ (Words: Love M. Willis 1859) Song Number: 7033935

About this song

This song came out of a desire to write for our own churches’ needs. Greg and I had coffee one morning and spoke about gaps in our church services – one area that came to mind was the way our church services lead us to approach God in prayer. I’m a big believer in flow: that corporate worship should take believers on a journey as we meet with God and take our place in the building up of his church. So how could a song set us up to be ready to speak to our heavenly Father?

Greg came to our writing session armed with an idea for a verse melody and a wonderful hymn by Love M Willis called “Father, hear the prayer we offer” (1859). I was struck by this powerful and dangerous verse:

Father, hear the prayer we offer:
not for ease that prayer shall be,
but for strength that we may ever
live our lives courageously.

Greg had been wanting to write a song about Romans 8:26-27 – that even when we can’t find words to pray, the Spirit steps in and articulates our scattered thoughts, in line with God’s will. This is a loving God who knows us (and our needs) better than we know ourselves.

Prayer can so easily become a shopping list for our daily conveniences – and this is not wrong, but it is incomplete. The model of Christian prayer is the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), which teaches us to pray in light of the coming kingdom. It also teaches us to approach God together, in Jesus’ name. The chorus in particular is an attempt to put this into practice.

Prayer is amazing, really. It’s amazing to think that God actually listens to us –that he doesn’t do the same things whether we pray or not (as Swiss theologian Karl Barth put it). That is, our prayers influence the way God acts. Our hope is that this song will help our congregations delight in approaching the God we know with all our desires and worries and hopes, and in the process be changed as we encounter the true and living God.


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