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But as a deaf man I became that cannot

But as a deaf man I became,
that cannot hear at all;
And as one dumb, that opens not
his mouth to speak withal.

For all my confidence, O Lord,
I wholly place in thee;
Therefore, O Lord, who art my God,
do thou give ear to me.

This do I crave, that they my foes
triumph not over me;
For when my foot doth slip, then they
rejoice my fall to see.

And I am ready for to halt,
I cannot stand upright;
Also my grievous heaviness
is ever in my sight.

For while that I my wickedness
in humble wise confess,
And while I for my sinful deeds
my sorrows do express,

My foes do still remain alive,
and mighty are, I know;
And they that hate me wrongfully,
in number largely grow.

They stand against me, that my good
with evil do repay;
Because that good and honest things
I do pursue always.

Forsake me not, O Lord my God,
be thou not far away;
Make haste to help me, O my God,
my safety and my stay.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 38:11-18;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 38
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