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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 13

Psalm 13: How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

Meter: C.M. (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.