For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me (Psalm 13:1-6, New International Version)
To often you seem far from me.
When shall my eyes open.
I know you are near let me see.
It is you I hope in.
Why God can I not see your face?
Do you hide from your child?
Where are you in this place?
Can I be reconciled?
I am your child, turn not away.
Turn yourself to this place.
Though the wind blows, I will not sway
Each day I seek your grace.
Mother taught me to trust in you.
Though the path may be hard,
I seek You and the grace I knew.
Against sin, I will guard.
I seek you and you I will find.
Then, you I will worship.
I shall show the world I’m not blind
I will be in your grip.
The wicked say, “The Lord is dead.”
Show them their errant ways.
In your love, your children won’t dread.
To You, we will sing praise.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
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