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Save me O God and that with speed

Save me, O God, and that with speed.
because the waters do
So very nigh my soul proceed,
and enter thereinto:

I sink full deep in mire and clay,
where I can feel no ground,
And in deep waters, where I may
most suddenly be drowned.

With crying I am weary, 1o,
my throat is hoarse and dry,
My sight doth fail, looking also
for help to God on high,

My foes that guiltless do oppress
my soul, with hate are led;
In number sure they are no less
than hairs upon my head.

Though for no cause they vex me sore,
they prosper and are glad;
they do compel me to restore
the things I never had.

What I through my simplicity
have done, Lord, thou canst tell;
And all my faults in privacy
to thee are known full well.

O God of hosts, defend and stay
all those that trust in thee;
Let no man doubt or shrink away
for ought that chanceth me.

It is for thee and for thy sake
that I do bear this blame;
In spite to thee they would me make
to hide my face for shame.

My mother's sons, my brethren all,
reject me with disgrace,
And as a stranger they me call,
they will not know my face.

Unto thy house such zeal I bear,
that it doth vex me much,
Their checks and taunts at thee to hear
my very heart doth touch.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 69:1-10;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 69
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