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DO NOT FORSAKE ME (PSALM 38)

1. Do not rebuke me.
Withhold Your anger.
Your hand is heavy,
heavy on me!
My health is failing.
My bones are brittle.
Guilt overwhelms me, heavy to bear!

Refrain

Do not forsake me.
Be not far from me.
Come quickly to my aid, my Lord!
Do not forsake me.
Be not far from me.
Come quickly, help me, Savior Lord.

2. My wounds have festered.
I bow in mourning,
my body filled with pain and disease.
My soul is broken.
I groan in anguish.
My longings lie before You, my Lord.

Refrain

3. My heart is pounding.
My strength is failing.
Even the light has gone from my eyes.
My friends avoid me.
Such foes attack me!
They spend their days in plotting my ruin.

Refrain

4. I wait for You, Lord,
and You will answer.
For You will hear my prayer for relief.
Lord, I am failing.
Such pain is with me!
My sins are many, yet, O my Lord_—

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