Psalm 143

Psalm 143Hear my pleas for mercy, Lord
You always do what’s right
Please don’t condemn or judge me now
None’s righteous in Your sight.

My spirit faints, my heart distressed
Pursued by foes, I fled
Left all alone in darkness, Lord
Like those who are long dead.

Then I remember days of old
Great works You did at first
I stretch my hands to You in prayer
My soul for You doth thirst.

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me
Depression takes control
Don’t hide Your face or I will die
I lift to You my soul.

May morning bring Your steadfast love
I trust You, help me learn
Show me the pathway I should take
‘Tis You to whom I turn.

Rescue me from these enemies
I run to You to hide
Teach me to do Your will, my God
Straight paths Your Spirit guide.

For Your name’s sake, preserve my life
Free me from this distress
Silence, destroy my enemies
In love, Your servant bless

© J Dan Small