A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.

1 abcLORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.
References for Psalms 88:1
    • ń 88:1 - In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.
    • Ņ 88:1 - Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction”
    • ņ 88:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
      3 I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.
      References for Psalms 88:3
      4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.
      References for Psalms 88:4
      5 I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
      References for Psalms 88:5
      6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
      References for Psalms 88:6