Domine, Deus.

O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and | night before thee:

* O let my prayer enter into thy presence, incline thine | ear •unto• my calling;

2 For my soul is | full of trouble,

* and my life draweth | nigh •unto• the grave.

3 I am counted as one of them that go down | into• the pit,

* and I am even as a | man that hath no strength;

4 Cast off among the dead, like unto them that are slain, and lie | in the grave,

* who are out of remembrance, and are cut a- | -way from thy hand.

5 Thou hast laid me in the | lowest pit,

* in a place of | darkness• and in the deep.

6 Thine indignation lieth | hard upon me,

* and thou hast vexed | me with all thy storms.

7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance | far from me,

* and made me to | be abhorred of them.

8 I am so | fast in prison

* that I | cannot get forth.

9 My sight faileth for | very trouble;

* LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth my | hands unto thee.

10 Dost thou show wonders a- | -mong the dead?

* or shall the dead rise | up again, and praise thee?

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be showed | in the grave?

* or thy | faithful•ness in destruction?

12 Shall thy wondrous works be known | in the dark?

* and thy righteousness in the land where | all things are forgotten?

13 Unto thee have I | cried, O LORD;

* and early shall my | prayer come before thee.

14 LORD, why abhorrest | thou my soul,

* and hidest | thou thy face from me?

15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at the | point to die;

* even from my youth up, thy terrors have I suffered | with a troubled mind.

16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth | over me,

* and the fear of | thee hath undone me.

17 They came round about me | daily• like water,

* and compassed me to- | -gether• on every side.

18 My lovers and friends hast thou put a- | -way from me,

* and hid mine ac- | -quaintance •out of• my sight.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.