Help, God - the bottom has fallen out of my life! Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears! Listen to my cries for mercy.
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that's why you're worshiped.
I pray to God - my life a prayer - and wait for what he'll say and do.
My life's on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning.
O Israel, wait and watch for God - with God's arrival comes love, with God's arrival comes generous redemption.
No doubt about it - he'll redeem Israel, buy back Israel from captivity to sin.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)