- [A song,
the psalme of the sonnes of Corach,
to the chiefe musition vpon Mahalath Leannoth,
a wise instruction of Heman the Ezrahite.]
- O God the Lorde of my saluation, I crye day and night before thee:
- let my prayer enter into thy presence, encline thyne eare vnto my crying.
- For my soule is full of miserie: and my life toucheth the graue.
- I am counted as one of them that go downe vnto the pit: and I am nowe become a man that hath no strength.
- I am free among the dead: like such as beyng kylled lye in a graue, whom thou remembrest no more, and are cut away from thy hande.
- Thou hast layde me in the lowest pit: in darknes and in deepenes.
- Thyne indignation sore presseth me: and thou hast vexed me with all thy stormes.
- Thou hast put away myne acquaintaunce farre from me, and made me to be abhorred of them: I am shut vp, I can not get foorth.
- My sight fayleth through my affliction O God: I haue called dayly vpon thee, I haue stretched out mine handes vnto thee.
- Wylt thou worke a miracle amongst the dead?
or shal the dead rise vp againe [and] acknowledge thee?
- Shall thy louing kindnes be talked of in the graue?
or thy faythfulnes in destruction?
- Shall thy wonderous workes be knowen in the darke?
and thy righteousnes in the lande of forgetfulnes?
- But vnto thee do I crye O God: and my prayer commeth early in the morning before thee.
- O God, why abhorrest thou my soule: and [why] hidest thou thy face from me?
- I am in miserie, I labour euen from my youth with the panges of death: I haue suffered thy terrours, [and] I am styll in doubt.
- Thyne indignation hath gone ouer me: and thy terrours haue vndone me.
- They came rounde about me dayly lyke water: and compassed me altogether on euery syde.
- Thou hast put a way farre from me my frende and neighbour: [thou hast hid] mine acquaintaunce out of sight.