A Petition to Be Saved from Death.
A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.
1O Lord, the God of my salvation,
2Let my prayer come before Thee;
3For my soul has had enough troubles,
4I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit;
5Forsaken among the dead,
6Thou hast put me in the lowest pit,
7Thy wrath has rested upon me,
8Thou hast removed my acquaintances far from me;
9My eye has wasted away because of affliction;
10Wilt Thou perform wonders for the dead?
11Will Thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave,
12Will Thy wonders be made known in the darkness?
13But I, O LORD, have cried out to Thee for help,
14O LORD, why dost Thou reject my soul?
15I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on;
16Thy burning anger has passed over me;
17They have surrounded me like water all day long;
18Thou hast removed lover and friend far from me;