1 How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
Shall it for ever be?
O how long shall it be that thou
wilt hide thy face from me?
2 How long take counsel in my soul,
still sad in heart, shall I?
How long exalted over me
shall be mine enemy?
3 O Lord my God, consider well,
and answer to me make:
mine eyes enlighten, lest the sleep
of death me overtake.
4 Lest that my enemy should say,
against him I prevail;
and those that trouble me rejoice,
when I am moved and fail.
5 But I have all my confidence
upon thy mercy set;
my heart within me shall rejoice
in thy salvation great.
6 Unto Jehovah then will I
sing praises cheerfully,
because he hath his bounty shown
to me abundantly.