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O HEAR MY CRY FOR MERCY

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O hear my cry for mercy, God, do not ignore my plea.

Songbook: Trinity Psalter Hymnal 2018

Page Number: 55

Song Key: C minor

Language: English

Authors: OPC/URCNA 2016

Tune Name: DONNELLY

Themes: Psalm 55

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1.O hear my cry for mercy, God,
do not ignore my plea.
I cannot rest, but must complain;
O hear and answer me,
because I hear the voice of foes,
because the wicked press;
for they in anger bear a grudge
and bring on me distress.

2.My heart is gripped with anguish, as
death’s terrors have come near.
O’erwhelmed with horror, I am filled
with trembling and with fear.
I said, “O make me like a dove,
with wings to fly away.
Then I would wander far and rest,
in desert land to stay.

3.“I’d run to find a hiding place,
a refuge free from harm,
to flee the fierce and raging winds,
the tempest of the storm.”
Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues,
their wicked speech confound,
for I see strife and violence
in the city do abound.

4.Abuse and trouble prowl around
her walls both night and day.
Destruction lives within her midst
as fraud and evil reign.
If enemies had taunted me,
this I could still abide;
and if a foe against me rose,
then I could from him hide.

5.But it is you, a man like me,
my comrade and my friend!
We once enjoyed sweet fellowship,
in God’s house walked within.
Let death surprise my foes, let them
alive to Sheol depart,
for evil is their dwelling place
and lodges in their heart.

6.But I will call on God in pray’r;
the LORD will rescue me.
At evening time and morning time,
at noon, I moan and grieve.
He hears my voice when I complain,
and he my soul redeems;
in battle he preserves my life,
for many strive with me.

7.But God will hear and humble them—
he ever sits enthroned—
for they change not their evil ways,
no fear of God they know.
My friend attacked his loyal friends
and broke his solemn word.
His speech was smooth as butter, yet
his heart was full of war.

8.Now cast your care on God the LORD,
and he will care for you;
The righteous he will never fail;
they never shall be moved.
But God into destruction’s pit
will throw the men of blood;
their length of days he cuts in half.
In you I place my trust.