Psalm 13

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

 1  How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
       shall it for ever be?
    O how long shall it be that thou
       wilt hide thy face from me?

 2  How long take counsel in my soul,
       still sad in heart, shall I?
    How long exalted over me
       shall be mine enemy?

 3  O Lord my God, consider well,
       and answer to me make:
    Mine eyes enlighten, lest the sleep
       of death me overtake:

 4  Lest that mine enemy should say,
       Against him I prevailed;
    And those that trouble me rejoice,
       when I am moved and failed.

 5  But I have all my confidence
       thy mercy set upon;
    My heart within me shall rejoice
       in thy salvation.

 6  I will unto the Lord my God
       sing praises cheerfully,
    Because he hath his bounty shown
       to me abundantly.  

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