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