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Psalm 55 (O God, Please Listen)

Words: Sing, Psalms 2003 The Free Church of Scotland
Music: Psalm 22 (My God, My God)
Irish Melody- Kingsfold
[Key: Db Minor]

Verse 1
O God, please listen to my prayer;
Do not ignore my plea.
My anxious thoughts make me distraught;
O hear and answer me.
I’m troubled by the voice of foes,
By their malicious stare;
For they bring suf-fer-ing to me
Their hatred I must bear.

Verse 2
Within me anguish grips my heart;
Death’s terrors have come near.
I tremble and am terrified;
I’m overwhelmed by fear.
“O that I, like a dove, had wings!
Then I would fly away
And be at rest; I’d flee from here
And in the desert stay.

Verse 3
“Then would I to my hiding-place
For refuge take my flight,
Far from the raging of the storm
And from the tempest’s might.”
Distressed, I cry— He hears my voice.
He ransoms me unharmed
From battle waged by many foes,
Who are against me armed.

Verse 4
My God, enthroned for evermore,
Will hear and will repay
Those men who have no fear of God
And never change their way.
O cast your burden on the LORD,
And he will care for you;
He’ll never let the righteous fall,
But bring him safely through.