A Small Psalm of Seeking

July 5th 2007, with a melody

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy on my soul –
flow within me for transgressions,
Which leave my soul
Faint and declining

Lord, defend me,
Lord, defend me from the curse –
do I moan of grief enslaving,
When only God
Can reign forever?

Now I bow me,
Now I bow me down to wait –
to my heart that struggles vainly,
Command my heart:
“Repent in stillness.”

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