O Thou God of My Salvation
(RCOG - "A Supplication")
Words: Psalm 88:1-14
as found in: "The Psalter of the United Presbyterian Church of North America"
c.1889, slightly altered
1. O Thou God of my salvation,
Day and night I cry to Thee;
Hear my humble supplication,
Quickly bow Thy ear to me.
Filled with grief my soul is sighing;
To the grave my life draws near.
Numbered now among the dying;
Like one helpless I appear.
2. Free to sleep in death's dark chamber,
Like the slain within the grave;
Whom Thou dost no more remember,
Whom Thy hand no more shall save.
In the pit Thy hand has laid me,
In the darkness and in deeps;
Sorely has Thy wrath dismayed me;
O'er my soul affliction sweeps.
3. Mourns my eye, my posers languish,
Sore affliction presses me.
Lord, I cry to Thee in anguish,
Daily stretch my hands to Thee.
But, O Lord, at dawn awaking,
Prayer and cries I'll send to Thee;
Why, my God, my soul forsaking,
Hidest Thou Thy face from me?