|Hear My Prayer|
|Anthem 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 a Christian 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 boy soprano Ernest Lough.
Hear my prayer, O God, incline Thine ear!
Hör' mein Bitten, Herr, neige dich zu mir,