Sons of Korah
1 O Jehovah, God of my salvation I cry out to you day and night.
2 Let my prayer come before your presence. Turn your ear to hear my cries.
3 I am filled with troubles, and my life comes closer to the grave.
4 I am numbered with those who go into the pit. I am like a man without any strength.
5 I am abandoned with the dead, like those who have been killed and lie in graves. I am like those whom you no longer remember, who are cut off from your hand powercare.
6 You have put me in the bottom of the pit, in deep dark places.
7 Your rage lies heavily on me. You afflict me with all your waves.
8 You have taken my friends far away from me. You made me disgusting to them. I am shut in, and I cannot get out.
9 My eyes grow weak because of my suffering. All day long I call out to you, O Jehovah. I stretch out my hands to you in prayer.
10 Will you perform miracles for those who are dead? Will the dead rise and give thanks to you?
11 Will anyone tell about your loving kindness in the grave or about your faithfulness after they parish?
12 Will anyone know about your miracles in that dark place or about your righteousness mercy in the place of destruction?
13 I cry out to you for help, O Jehovah, and in the morning my prayer will come before you.
14 Why do you reject me, O Jehovah? Why do you hide your face from me turn from me?
15 Ever since I was young, I have been suffering and near death. I have endured your terrors, and now I am in despair.
16 Your burning anger has swept over me. Your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They swirl around me all day long like water. They surround me on all sides.
18 You have taken my loved ones and friends far away from me. Darkness is my only friend!