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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.

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Psalm 22 (My God, My God)

Piano Only

With Vocals

Based on Psalm 22
Music: Irish Melody- Kingsfold
[Key: Db Minor]

Verse 1
My God, my God,
O why have You forsaken me?
O why are You so far from giving help
And from my groaning cry?
By day and night, my God, I call;
Your answer still delays.
And yet You are the Holy One
Who dwells in Israel’s praise.

Verse 2
Our fathers put their trust in You;
From You their rescue came.
They begged You and You set them free;
They were not put to shame.
But as for me, I am a worm
And not a man at all.
To men I am despised and base;
Their scornings on me fall.

Verse 3
All those who look at me will
Laugh and cast reproach at me.
Their mouths they open wide;
They wag their heads in mockery:
“The Lord was his reliance once;
Now see what God will send.
Yes, let God rise and set him free,
This man that was His friend.”

Verse 4
You took me from my mother’s womb
To safety at the breast.
Since birth when I was cast on You,
In You, my God, I rest.
When I proclaim my praise of You,
Then all the church will hear,
And I will pay my vows in full
Where men hold Him in fear.

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I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Words: Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1899)
Music: Irish Melody- Kingsfold
[Key: Db Minor]

Verse 1
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was
So weary, worn, and sad;
I found in Him a resting place
And He has made me glad.

Verse 2
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water, thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

Verse 3
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;
Look unto Me, your morn shall rise,
And all your day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus and I found
In Him my star, my sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk
Till traveling days are done.