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LORD, ARE YOU THERE? (PSALM 88)

1. Lord, are You there?
Do You hear my prayer?
Lord, turn Your ear to my plea.

Troubles drain my soul.
To the depths I go.
I fade. Death draws unto me.

Are Your wonders shown but to the dead?
Do their spirits rise in praise?
Is Your faithfulness found in the ruins?
Is Your love found in the grave?

2. Eyes are dimmed with pain.
I cry out again.
I stretch my hands out to you.

I am near the end.
Darkness is my friend.
Why is Your face hid from me?

Ever since my youth, I've suffered, Lord.
I am beaten down in despair.
Daily, trials engulf me like a flood,
Wave after wave everywhere.

Lord, are You there?
Do You hear my prayer?
Why is Your face hid from me?

 

 

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