2481. How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, Lord?

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 salvation.

6. I will unto the Lord my God
Sing praises cheerfully,
Because He hath His bounty shown
To me abundantly.

Text Information
First Line: How long wilt Thou forget me, Lord?
Title: How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, Lord?
Author: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Scottish Psalter
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The tune was written specifically for these words: the key change in the last two verses reflects the shift from lamentation to joyful praise.
Tune Information
Composer: Michael Lonneke (2005)
Meter: CM
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 2005 Michael Lonneke. May be reproduced for Christian use.

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