The Psalmistry

Original Music for the 150 Psalms


1. Lord, O my Lord, don't forsake me!
Do You not hear my pain, Lord?
Such trouble is near, there is no one to help.
Don't forsake me!

2. You brought me forth from the womb, Lord.
I have been Yours since my birth, Lord.
You made me to trust from the time of the breast.
Don't forsake me.

3. My life pours out like the water.
My bones are torn from their sockets.
My heart turned to wax has now melted away.
Don't forsake me.

4. Lord, O my Lord, don't forsake me.
My strength is dried like a potsherd.
My tongue swells in thirst, I am laid in the dust.
Don't forsake me.

5. Dogs now surround me, my Lord.
I am encircled by evil.
My hands and my feet have been pierced, here I hang:
Don't forsake me.

(May be appropriate for a Good Friday candlelight service,
with candles being gradually snuffed during the verses. Last two phrases may be sung with either original or alternate melody).




© 1995-2005 Stephen J. Pearson