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1 Plaintive is the song I sing,

woeful the lament I bring;

all my anguish I lay bare:

God, my Saviour, hear my prayer.

2 My pursuers take delight

in their malice and their spite.

They accuse me without cause‚

held as in a lion’s claws.

3 Try me, put me to the test:

If I ever have oppressed

those who taunt me and deride,

then they might be justified.

Verses 4-5 follow

7 7.7 7. Suggested tune: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

First published in Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship (Grand Rapids, Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, Faith Alive

Christian Resources and Brazos Press, 2012)

Words: Norman J Goreham Copyright, ©, 2010, Norman J Goreham, admin by Faith Alive Christian Resources

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