The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Hear My Cry

Bishoy K. R. Dawood
March 15, 2005

A spiritual song written by HCOC Member, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, which has been composed and recorded by Mina Demian.

Duration: 4:31 · Filesize: 4.14 MB
Download: mp3


Hear my cry, O God,
Listen to my prayer,
From the end of the earth I call you,
Save me from my despair…

O, hear my cry!

The Lord is my strength and shield,
In Him my heart trusts,
So I am helped,
And my heart exults…

O, my strength and shield!

Attend, O God, and answer me,

My enemies trample on me,
For many fight against me,
The terrors of death fall on me…

O, attend to me!

He gave me the belt of truth,
To wear around my waist,
And a breastplate of righteousness,
For I rest in His breast…

O, our rest!

Guard me as the apple of the eye,
From the wicked who despoil me,
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings,

From my enemies who surround me…

O, guard and hide me!

He gave me the Gospel of peace,
As shoes for my feet,
And a shield of faith,
To quench the arrows I meet…

O, King of Peace!

With your faithful help rescue me,
Deliver me from my enemy,
Draw your spear and javelin,
And rise up to help me!

O Lord, rise up!

By your awesome deeds you answer,
O God of our salvation!
Blessed be the Lord,
The strength of His nation!


By your sword deliver my life,
Rise up, Lord, and overthrow them!
For not in my bow do I trust,
Nor my sword save me from them…

O, deliver me!

He gave me the helmet,
That adorns the humble with victory,
And the sword of the Spirit,
God’s Word is my whole armory!

O, Christ my Savior, O Christ my Commander!