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Psalm 13
CHESHIRE | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Melody from Este's Psalter, 1592 (rhythm slightly altered)
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 prevailed; And those that trouble me rejoice, when I am moved and failed. 5 But I have all my confidence thy mercy set upon; My heart within me shall rejoice in thy salvätion. 6 I will unto the Lord my God sing praises cheerfully, Because he hath his bounty shown to me abundantly.