Psalm 88:9-18


My eye grows dim with sorrow.
O Lord, I have called on You every day;
I have spread out my hands to You [in prayer].


Will You perform wonders for the dead?
Shall the departed spirits arise and praise You? Selah.

Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave
Or Your faithfulness in Abaddon (the underworld)?

Will Your wonders be known in the darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness [where the dead forget and are forgotten]?


But I have cried out to You, O Lord, for help;
And in the morning my prayer will come to You.

O Lord, why do You reject me?
Why do You hide Your face from me?

I was afflicted and close to death from my youth on;
I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.

Your fierce wrath has swept over me;
Your terrors have destroyed me.

They have surrounded me like flood waters all day long;
They have completely encompassed me.

Lover and friend You have placed far from me;
My familiar friends are in darkness.

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