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Slyš, ó Bože, slyš modlitbu mou (1894) Op. 99 no.3

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Biblical Songs (Op. 99)

Slyš, ó Bože, slyš modlitbu mou

Slyš o Bože! slyš modlitbu mou,
Neskrývej se před prosbou mou.
Pozoruj a vyslyš mne;
Nebot' naříkám v úpění svém,
A kormoutím se.
Srdce mé tesklí ve mně,
A strachové smrti přišli na mne,
A hrůza přikvačila mne.
I řekl jsem: Ó bych měl křídla
Jako holubice,
Zaletěl bych a poodpočinul.
Aj, daleko bych se vzdálil,
A prěbýval bych na poušti.
Pospíšil bych ujíti větru
Prudkému a vichřici.

Give ear to my prayer, O God

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
Psalm 55:1,2,4/5,6,7,8

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Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition. He frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

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