Prayer Unto Thee

Sacred. Passionate. Elegant. A Prayer Unto Thee, uniquely and beautifully combines 23 different worshipful hymns that directly address the Savior.

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Track List: 

  • Beautiful Savior
  • Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee
  • Peace, Be Still
  • Redeemer of Israel
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Because I Have Been Given Much
  • Sacrament Offering
  • In Humility, Our Savior
  • More, Savior, Like Thee
  • Alleluia

Lyrics:

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR

 

#62, Children’s Songbook
Beautiful Savior
Lord of the nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Thee will I honor
Praise, and give glory
Give praise and glory evermore
text: Anon., twelfth century; music: Silesian folk song

 

#68, Hymns
A mighty fortress—Jesus, Lord
A tower of strength never failing
A helper mighty—Savior, God
O’er ills of life prevailing
Thou overcometh all
Thou saveth from the Fall
Thy might and power art great
Thou all things didst create
And thou shalt reign forevermore
text: Martin Luther, adapted; music: attr. to Martin Luther

 

#62, Hymns
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia
Lord, I praise thee
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia
Hear my praising
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia
text: St. Francis of Assisi, trans. by William H. Draper, adapted;
music: German melody

 

Beautiful Savior

 

JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE

 

#141, Hymns
Jesus, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast
But sweeter far thy face to see
And in thy presence rest

 

No voice can sing, nor heart can frame
Nor can the mem’ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name
O Savior of mankind

 

O hope of every contrite heart
O joy of all the meek
To those who fall, how kind thou art
How good to those who seek

 

Jesus, our only joy be thou
As thou our prize wilt be
Jesus, be thou our glory now
And through eternity

 

Jesus, the very thought of thee
text: attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux, trans. by Edward Caswall;
music: John B. Dykes

 

PEACE, BE STILL

 

#105, Hymns
Master, the tempest is raging
The billows are tossing high
The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness
No shelter or help is nigh
Carest thou not that we perish?
How canst thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threat’ning
A grave in the angry deep?
The winds and the waves shall obey thy will
Peace, be still
Peace, be still
Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea
Or demons or men or whatever it be
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies
They all shall sweetly obey thy will
Peace, be still
Peace, be still
They all shall sweetly obey thy will
Peace, peace, be still
text: Mary Ann Baker; music: H.R. Palmer

 

#124, Hymns
Be still, my soul
The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them
While He dwelt below
text: Katharina von Schlegel, translated by Jane Borthwick;
music: Jean Sibelius

 

#86, Hymns
Then sings my soul
My Savior God, to thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God, to thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
text: Stuart K. Hine, © renewed 1981 Manna Music, Inc.;
music: Swedish folk melody

 

Peace, peace, be still

 

REDEEMER OF ISRAEL

 

#70, Hymns
As with a mother’s tender hand
Thou leads thine own
Thy chosen band
To thee all praise and glory
text: Johann J. Schütz, trans. by Frances Elizabeth Cox, adapted;
music: From Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook, adapted

 

#6, Hymns
Redeemer of Israel
Our only delight
On whom for a blessing we call
Our shadow by day
And our pillar by night
Our King, our Deliv’rer, our all

 

How long we have wandered
As strangers in sin
And cried in the desert for thee
Our foes have rejoiced
When our sorrows they’ve seen
But Israel will shortly be free

 

Restore, my dear Savior
The light of thy face
Thy soul-cheering comfort impart
And let the sweet longing
For thy holy place
Bring hope to my desolate heart

 

My shadow by day
And my pillar by night
My King, my Deliv’rer, my all

 

Redeemer of Israel
Redeemer of Israel
Redeemer of Israel
text: William W. Phelps, adapted; music: Freeman Lewis

 

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

 

#97, Hymns
Lead thou me on
The night is dark
And I am far from home
Lead thou me on
Guide thou my feet
Keep me from former snares
I bow my will
Remember not past years
text: John Henry Newman, additional words by Kenneth Cope;
music: John B. Dykes

 

#98, Hymns
I need thee every hour
Most gracious Lord
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford

 

I need thee every hour
Stay thou nearby
Temptations lose their power
When thou art nigh
I need thee, oh, I need thee
Every hour I need thee
Oh, bless me now, my Savior
I come to thee

 

I need thee every hour
In joy or pain
Come quickly and abide
Or life is vain

 

I need thee every hour
Most holy One
Oh, make me thine indeed
Thou blessed Son
I need thee, oh, I need thee
Every hour I need thee
Oh, bless me now, my Savior
I come to thee
I come to thee
text: Annie S. Hawkes; music: Robert Lowry

 

Remember not past years

 

BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN MUCH

 

#93, Hymns
“Prayer of Thanksgiving” instrumental
music: Anon., The Netherlands

 

#219, Hymns
Because I have been given much
I too must give
Because of thy great bounty, Lord
Each day I live
I shall divide my gifts from thee
With every brother that I see
Who has the need of help from me

 

Because I have been sheltered, fed
By the good care
I cannot see another’s lack
And I not share
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread
My roof’s safe shelter overhead
That he too may be comforted

 

Because of thy life’s mission, Lord
I too will serve
I’ll leave the comfort of my home
To teach thy word
I’ll seek thy sheep who’ve gone astray
And those who’ve never known the way
I will make thy work my work today

 

I shall give love to those in need
I’ll show that love by word and deed
Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed
text: Grace Noll Crowell, © renewed 1964 by Grace Noll Crowell;
additional verse by Kenneth Cope;
music: Phillip Landgrave, © 1975 Broadman Press

 

SACRAMENT OFFERING

 

#175, Hymns
To walk upon thy footstool
And be like man, almost…
And die, or all was lost
text: William W. Phelps, adapted; music: Felix Mendelssohn

 

#194, Hymns
There is a green hill far away
Without a city wall
Where thou dear Lord was crucified
And died to save us all

 

We may not know, we cannot tell
What pains were thine to bear
But we believe it was for us
Thou hung and suffered there
text: Cecil Frances Alexander, adapted; music: John H. Gower

 

#187, Hymns
Thou came as man, though Son of God
And bowed thyself beneath the rod
Thou died in holy innocence
A broken law to recompense
text: Edward P. Kimball, adapted; music: Alexander Schreiner, © 1948 LDS

 

#194, Hymns
There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin
Thou only could unlock the gate of heav’n
And let us in

 

Oh, dearly, dearly has thou loved
And we must love thee too
And trust in thy redeeming blood
And try thy works to do
text: Cecil Frances Alexander, adapted; music: John H. Gower

 

#184, Hymns
“Upon the Cross of Calvary” instrumental
music: Leroy J. Robertson, © 1948 LDS

 

IN HUMILITY, OUR SAVIOR

 

#172, Hymns
In humility, our Savior
Grant thy Spirit here, we pray
As take the bread and water
In thy name this latter day
Let me not forget, O Savior
Thou didst bleed and die for me
When thy heart was stilled and broken
On the cross at Calvary

 

Fill our hearts with sweet forgiving
Teach us tolerance and love
Let our prayers find access to thee
In thy holy courts above
Then, when we have proven worthy
Of thy sacrifice divine
Lord, let us regain thy presence
Let thy glory round us shine

 

Let us not forget, O Savior
Thy sacrifice divine
Lord, let us regain thy presence
Let thy glory round us shine
text: Mabel Jones Gabbott, © 1948 LDS, adapted;
music: Rowland H. Prichard

 

MORE, SAVIOR, LIKE THEE

 

#101, Hymns
Jesus, my Savior true
text: Orson Pratt Huish

 

#100, Hymns
Nearer to thee
Even though it be a cross
That raiseth me
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, dear Lord, to thee
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer to thee
text: Sarah F. Adams, adapted; music: Lowell Mason

 

#131, Hymns
More, Savior
More, Savior, like thee

 

More holiness give me
More strivings within
More patience in suff’ring
More sorrow for sin
More faith in thee Savior
More sense of thy care
More joy in thy service
More purpose in prayer

 

More gratitude give me
More trust in thee Lord
More pride in thy glory
More hope in thy word
More tears for thy sorrows
More pain at thy grief
More meekness in trial
More praise for relief

 

More purity give me
More strength to o’ercome
More freedom from earth-stains
More longing for home
More fit for the kingdom
More used would I be
More blessed and holy
More, Savior
More, Savior, like thee
text & music: Philip Paul Bliss, adapted

 

ALLELUIA

 

#82, Hymns
For all the Saints who from their labors rest
Who thee by faith before the world confessed
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest
Alleluia, alleluia
text: William Walsham How, adapted; music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

#81, Hymns
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
text: Marvin K. Gardner, © 1985 LDS;
music: Vanja Y. Watkins, © 1985 LDS

 

#82, Hymns
Thou art our rock, our fortress, and our might
Thou, Lord, our captain in the well-fought fight
Thou, in the darkness drear, our one true light
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia
text: William Walsham How, adapted; music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

#81, Hymns
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia
text: Marvin K. Gardner, © 1985 LDS;
music: Vanja Y. Watkins, © 1985 LDS

 

#64, Hymns
Alleluia
Alleluia
Bright and clear our voices ring
Singing songs of exultation
To thee, our Maker, Lord, and King
text & music: Leroy J. Robertson, © 1980 LDS, adapted

 

#62, Hymns
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia
Lord, we praise thee
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia
Ever praising
Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
text: St. Francis of Assisi, trans. by William H. Draper, adapted;
music: German melody

 

Produced by Kenneth Cope & Tyler Castleton
Executive Producers: Jeff Simpson & Bob Ahlander

 

Engineered by Barry Gibbons and Mike Roskelley at Platinum Sound Lab, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mixed by Barry Gibbons at Platinum Sound Lab
Mastered by Barry Gibbons at Platinum Mastering Lab, Salt Lake City, Utah
Design by Scott Eggers

 

All vocals by Kenneth Cope
Piano and keyboards by Tyler Castleton
Violins: Meredith Campbell, Kathryn Collier, Nelia Hopkins, Katherine Kunz, Joan Lunt, Natalie Reed, Jennifer Savastano, Martha Thompson, Janice Vincent, Winona Vogelmann, Peggy Wheelwright, Barbara Williams
Violas: Leslie Harlow, Mario Ortiz, Nels Paulsen, Gwen Thornton, Candace Vessel
Celli: Ellen Bridger, Jim Hardy, Warren Mueller
Bass: Walt Birkedahl, Lola Lowry, Samuel Peery
Solo Cello: Ellen Bridger
Solo Violin: Meredith Campbell
String Quartet: Meredith Campbell, Natalie Reed, Mario Ortiz, Ellen Bridger
Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Recorder: Daron Bradford
French Horns: Larry Lowe, Nathan Basinger
Trumpets: Tony DiLorenzo, David Brown
Harp: Lysa Rytting
Classical Guitar: Michael Dowdle
Percussion: Ken Hodges

 

Contractor: Meredith Campbell
Copy Work: Dan Lee, Nathan Hofheins
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