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Psalm 13 - 1st Version
CHESHIRE | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Melody from Este's Psalter, 1592 (rhythm slightly altered)
1 ¶ How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
1 HOW long wilt thou Forget me, Lord? Shall it forever 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; And those that trouble me rejoice, When I am moved and fail. 5 But I have all my confidence Upon thy mercy set; My heart within me shall rejoice In thy salvation great. 6 Unto Jehovah then will I Sing praises cheerfully, Because he hath his bounty shown To me abundantly.