O Lord my ROCK, I call to You
Do not be deaf to me
If You don’t heed my desp’rate plea
Then, Lord, what will I do?
Down to the pit I’ll surely fly
I lift my hands and face
Up to Your high and holy place
Please help me lest I die.
Don’t drag my soul away with those
Who love iniquity
Who act toward others amiably
But in their hearts oppose.
Reward the evil plans they make
Repay their wicked deed
For all their schemes and selfish greed
In justice, vengeance take.
Because they don’t Your works regard
The things Your hands have made
Their wickedness will be repaid
Their lives You will discard.
Blessed be the Lord Who heard my voice
And answered my appeal
He is my strength, my help, my shield
And makes my heart rejoice.
Because I trusted He came through
I thank Him with my song
For those who now to Him belong
He is a Savior true.
So rescue now Your chosen ones
Bless Your inheritance
Now as our Shepherd take Your stance
In Your arms hold Your sons.
© 2014 J Dan Small