To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Wilt thou forget me for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him"; lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
But I have trusted in thy steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)