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.