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2 Take heed unto me, and hear me: how I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed.

4 My heart is disquieted within me: and the fear of death is fallen upon me.

5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me: and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.

6 And I said, O that I had wings like a dove: for then would I flee away, and be at rest.

7 Lo, then would I get me away far off: and remain in the wilderness.

8 I would make haste to escape: because of the stormy wind and tempest.

17 As for me, I will call upon God: and the LORD shall save me.

18 In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly: and He shall hear my voice.

23 O cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall nourish thee: and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever. Glory be, &c.

LXII. 1 My soul truly waiteth still upon God: for of Him cometh my salvation.

2 He verily is my strength and my salvation : He is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.

7 In God is my health, and my glory: the rock of my might, and in God is my trust.

8 O put your trust in Him alway, ye people: pour out your hearts before Him, for God is our hope.

11 GOD spake once, and twice I have also heard the same: that power belongeth unto GOD;

12 And that Thou, LORD, art merciful: for Thou rewardest every man according to his work.

Glory be, &c.

LXIII.
Praise.

1 O God, Thou art my God: early will I seek Thee.

2 My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh also longeth after Thee: in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3 Thus have I looked for Thee in holiness : that I might behold Thy power and glory.

: 4 For Thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise Thee.

5 As long as I live will I magnify Thee in this manner: and lift up my hands in Thy Name.

6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness: when

my

mouth praiseth Thee with joyful lips.

v Have I not remembered Thee in my bed : and thought upon Thee when I was waking ?

8 Because Thou hast been my helper: therefore under the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.

9 My soul hangeth upon Thee: Thy right Hand hath upholden me.

Glory be, &c.

LXIX.

In heaviness. 1 SAVE me, O God: for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.

2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is: I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.

3 I am weary of crying; my throat is dry : my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon

my God.

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14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of Thy mercy: even in the truth of Thy salvation.

15 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not : Olet me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

17 Hear me, 0 LORD, for Thy loving-kindness is comfortable: turn Thee unto me according to the multitude of Thy mercies.

18 And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, for I am in trouble: O haste Thee, and hear me.

30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness : Thy help, O God, shall lift me up.

31 I will praise the Name of God with a song: and magnify it with thanksgiving.

Glory be, &c.

even

LXXVII.

In despondency. 1 I will cry unto God with

my

voice : unto God will I cry with my voice, and He shall hearken unto me.

2 In the time of my trouble I sought the LORD: : my sore ran, and ceased not in the nightseason; my soul refused comfort.

3 When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.

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4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so feeble, that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old : and the years that are past.

6 I call to remembrance my song : and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my spirit.

in Will the LORD absent Himself for ever: and will He be no more intreated ? 8 Is His

gone
for

ever : and is His promise come utterly to an end for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious : and will He shut up His loving-kindness in displeasure ?

10 And I said, It is mine own intirmity : but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most Highest.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD: and call to mind Thy wonders of old time.

12 I will think also of all Thy works: and my talking shall be of Thy doings.

Glory be, &c.

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LXXXVIII.

In great trouble. 1 0 LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee: Olet my prayer enter into Thy presence, incline Thine ear unto my calling. 2 For my soul is full of trouble : and

my

life draweth nigh unto hell. 3 I am counted as one of them that

go

down into the pit : and I have been even as a man that hath no strength.

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4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave : who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from Thy Hand.

5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit: in a place of darkness, and in the deep.

6 Thine indignation lieth hard upon me: and Thou hast vexed me with all Thy storms.

7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me: and made me to be abhorred of them.

8 I am so fast in prison : that I cannot get forth.

9 My sight faileth for very trouble: LORD, I have called daily upon Thee, I have stretched forth my hands unto Thee.

10 Dost Thou shew wonders among the dead : or shall the dead rise up again, and praise Thee?

11 Shall Thy loving-kindness be shewed in the grave: or Thy faithfulness in destruction ?

12 Shall Thy wondrous works be known in the dark : and Thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?

13 Unto Thee have I cried, O LORD: and early shall

my prayer come before Thee. 14 LORD, why abhorrest Thou my soul : and hidest Thou Thy Face from me ?

15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the point to die: even from my youth up Thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.

16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me: and the fear of Thee hath undone me.

17 They came round about me daily like water : and compassed me together on every side.

18 My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me: and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight.

Glory be, &c.

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