Heart of Jesus Hear (Listen to our prayer)

National statue of the sacred heart on the Philipines - 1  Teach our hearts to love like yours, Love of God most high! Sacred Heart of Jesus, keep us by your side!  2  Save us all from death and sin, our King crucified.  Crowned with thorns and sorrow, you give us new life. Chorus:  Listen to our prayer! Heart of Jesus, hear!  Make us always yours, and hold us ever near. Wherever we may go, whatever we may do, Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.  3  Grant us grace and all good gifts, heart of Christ, our Lord. Make your holy presence our home evermore!  4  Fill us with your light and life. Guide us in your ways.  Justice, peace, and mercy rule us all our days.
This hymn of petition to the Sacred Heart was written by Filipino Christian composer and singer Ali Figueroa, and is set to a tune composed by Barok Gutierrez and arranged by Palan Reyes

It is inspired by traditional English-language Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy devotions, and by devotion to the Heart of Christ which is popular in the Philippines.

Sheet music for soloist with SATB can be viewed here - no webistes offering it for sale have been identified so far.

The tune is unnamed, and has a 4/4 time signature.   In the key of C, the first few notes of the melody are B, C G C B, C A,



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Solo singer with electronic keyboard backing:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Teach our hearts to love like yours ... 
2  Save us all from death and sin ...

Chorus:
Listen to our prayer! Heart of Jesus, hear!
Make us always yours, and hold us ever near.
Wherever we may go, whatever we may do,
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.

3  Grant us grace and all good gifts ...

4  Fill us with your light and life ...

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