Psalm 13

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
       shall it for ever be?
     O how long shall it be that thou
       wilt hide thy face from me?
2    How long take counsel in my soul,
       still sad in heart, shall I?
     How long exalted over me
       shall be mine enemy?

3    O Lord my God, consider well,
       and answer to me make:
     Mine eyes enlighten, lest the sleep
       of death me overtake:
4    Lest that mine enemy should say,
       Against him I prevail'd;
     And those that trouble me rejoice,
       when I am mov'd and fail'd.

5    But I have all my confidence
       thy mercy set upon;
     My heart within me shall rejoice
       in thy salvation.
6    I will unto the Lord my God
       sing praises cheerfully,
     Because he hath his bounty shown
       to me abundantly.

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