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This is a song that David wrote.
Please help me, God!
My God, why have you left me alone?
Why is my help far away?
I am crying out in great pain!
I call out to you for help every day,
all day and all night!
But you do not answer me,
so I cannot sleep.
You sit on your
and Israel's people
When they trusted you, you saved them.
They trusted in you,
and you did not disappoint them.
They think that I am worth nothing.
It seems that I am only a
and not a real man.
They laugh and they
Then the Lord will save him.
If the Lord is really happy with him,
the Lord will
You took care of me at my mother's breasts.
I was already in your care.
You have been my God since my mother gave birth to me.
Trouble is near to me,
and there is nobody to help me.
like the strong
I cannot move
because my enemies are close round me.
and they are ready to eat me!
They are like
like water that is poured away.
My bones do not hold me up.
My heart no longer has hope.
It is soft like butter.
like a piece of a broken pot.
My tongue sticks to my mouth.
You have left me down in the dirt,
as good as dead!
They are ready to attack me,
like a group of wild dogs.
They tear apart my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones.
My enemies look at me and they laugh.
They are happy because I have pain.
and they choose what they want for themselves.
You can make me strong again.
Please hurry to help me!
My enemies want to kill me with their
Save my life from those wild dogs!
Keep me safe from the
I know that you have answered my
Yes, all Israel's people must
He did not turn away from the one who was in trouble.
When he called to God for help,
God answered his prayer.
in the great meeting of your people.
I will give to you what I have promised to give.
Those who turn to the Lord will
I pray that God will help you to live well for ever!
They will turn to him for help.
Families from all
and they will worship God.
Everyone will die one day.
They must all bend down in front of God.
Nobody can keep himself alive.
And they will tell their children about our
to save his people.
People who have not yet been born
will learn about the things that God has done.