O Lord, give ear unto my voice,
When I do cry to Thee;
Upon me also mercy have,
And do Thou answer me.
When Thou didst say,
Seek ye My face,
Then unto Thee reply
Thus did my heart, above all things
Thy face, Lord, seek will I.
Far from me hide not Thou Thy face;
Put not away from Thee
Thy servant in Thy wrath: Thou hast
A helper been to me.
O God of my salvation,
Leave me not, nor forsake:
Though me my parents both should leave,
The Lord will me up take.
O Lord, instruct me in Thy way,
To me a leader be
In a plain path, because of those
That hatred bear to me.
Give me not to mine enemies’ will;
For witnesses that lie
Against me risen are, and such
As breathe out cruelty.
I fainted had, unless that I
Believèd had to see
The Lord’s own goodness in the land
Of them that living be.
Wait on the Lord, and be thou strong,
And He shall strength afford
Unto thine heart; yea, do thou wait
I say, upon the Lord.