Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night.
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May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry.
For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol.
I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength,
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abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.
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You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit, in the darkest places, in the depths.
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Your wrath weighs heavily on me; You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves. Selah
You have distanced my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them. I am shut in and cannot go out.
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My eyes are worn out from crying. Lord, I cry out to You all day long; I spread out my hands to You.
Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah
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Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
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Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
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But I call to You for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer meets You.
Lord, why do You reject me? Why do You hide Your face from me?
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From my youth, I have been afflicted and near death. I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate.
Your wrath sweeps over me; Your terrors destroy me.
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They surround me like water all day long; they close in on me from every side.
You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me; darkness is my [only] friend.
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