For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be sung to the tune "The Suffering of Affliction." A psalm of Heman the Ezrahite. A song. O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out to you day and night.
Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.
For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.
I have been dismissed as one who is dead, like a strong man with no strength left.
They have abandoned me to death, and I am as good as dead. I am forgotten, cut off from your care.
You have thrust me down to the lowest pit, into the darkest depths.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)