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O GOD, DAY AND NIGHT I CRY TO YOU (PSALM 88)

1. O God, day and night I cry to You.
My soul is troubled; my life draws near the grave.
The lowest depth, darkest pits are my surroundings.
Woes overwhelm me in wave after wave!
My eyes are dim with grief; I spread my hands before You.
Are Your wonders only shown unto the dead?
Is Your faithfulness declared in destruction?
Is Your love, Lord, declared but in the grave?

2. O God, in the morn I pray to You.
My soul is troubled; my life draws to its end. —
All my friends, all my loved ones gone before me. —
Utter darkness is now my only friend.
Why do You turn away Your face from me, my Lord God?
Must I bear alone this endless misery?
Hear my prayer, hear my cry of desperation.
Take this burden — Lord, only You can save.

 

 

Copyright Stephen J. Pearson
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