LORD, my soul, my soul LORD
Longs for the pleasant brook.
Yet, there is great heartache
LORD, from where shall my heart come?
Surely all things come from You
And not vain imaginings.
For my heart considers
And my soul tastes of Your wrath.
LORD, for my sins, I have been under
For a short time your wrath has rested upon
Me, and I am greatly thankful.
For the rod discourages great mischief
And it brings one to repentance.
Yet, LORD, Who art Thou?
And who am I?
Do I, I, LORD, do I
Have the keys which open the doors?
Do I have the keys which never can be shut?
Do I! LORD, I have Your authority?
Why then does my heart imagine mischief?
For there, lying on my bed,
I see my heart is exceedingly deceitful
And it is vain.
Why, LORD, why do you leave me to the heart
Which is abominable?
My heart, which if you could
LORD, I would ask that you shave with the sword
And shave from it the evils which your servant knows.
For I lack, LORD, I lack what is right
And good and honorable.
I have backslidden, I have backslidden
And from where does the healing come?
Who, LORD, Who shall heal me?
Shall not You? O LORD of the Sabbath?
Does not Your rod strike me
And Your kindnesses abound?
Does the sword threaten my lands?
Does the great wars spread abroad come here?
LORD, surely you know they do not,
Yet, for Your servant’s sake
He trembles day and night
Knowing great slaughters could come at any moment,
Like a thief in the night.
Therefore, O LORD
Heal my wanderings!
Put my tears into your bottle.
For my tears are continually with You
And my grace abounds.
For in my heart is great abomination;
Why do You leave me to it?
Do You not speak, “I shall heal your backsliding!”
Yes, and You heal me, little by little,
Yet LORD the armies march and wander.
Where is our help?
Our help is in the LORD
Maker of heaven and earth
Who shall raise up seven shepherds
And eight principle men.
Who shall stay off the beast
For Your Servant Israel’s sake.
Have kindnesses and mercy
O LORD of the Sabbath.
Have mercy and kindness
And do not leave Your servants to decay.
In Jesus Name I pray.