Words: Jim Sayers

Music: Charles H. Purday, 1860

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Save me, O God, I sink into the depths,
the waters rise;
my eyes are sore in searching for my God
with weary cries;
for no good cause my countless foes combine
to punish me for crimes that were not mine.

Let none of those who seek You fall away
because of me;
I am a stranger to my mother's sons,
my family;
scorned for Your sake, consumed for Your great name,
made sport for those who mock me in my shame.

Answer, O Lord, come quickly to redeem,
reveal Your grace;
in miry depths, when floods engulf my soul,
hide not Your face;
lost and alone, in deep disgrace I sink;
they feed me gall, with vinegar to drink.

Those who plot harm are captured in the snare
that they have laid;
their lives cut short, their home an empty house,
their fame will fade;
Your justice comes, Your holy law condemns;
Your book of life will not include their names.

Gladly I'll sing to glorify God's name
in thankful praise;
He hears the poor and needy when they cry
through all their days,
leading them home to settle in His land,
His people saved by His almighty hand.
Words: © Jim Sayers/Praise Trust. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Music: Public domain

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