METER: 76 76 D
SUGGESTED TUNE: PASSION CHORALE
This is the meter for the hymn "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"
1. My God, why have you left me?
Why do my cries not help?
I cry by day--no an-swer--
And night--but get no rest.
But you, O Lord, are ho-ly,
En-throned on Is-rael's praise.
In you our fore-bears trust-ed
And you de-liv-ered them.
2. They cried to you, you saved them;
You did not fail their trust.
But I'm a worm, not hu-man,
Scorned and de-spised by all.
All who look at me taunt me,
They laugh and shake their heads.
"He trust-ed God, let God save,
For he de-lights in him."
3. Yet from the womb you brought me,
A babe, you kept me safe.
From birth I've trust-ed in you;
You've al-ways been my God.
O do not go far from me;
In trou-ble I'm a-lone.
My foes sur-round like wild bulls,
Like hun-gry li-ons roar.
4. My strength is like spilled wa-ter,
My bones are out of joint;
My heart in me is melt-ed
Like wax with-in my breast;
My strength's dry as a pot-sherd,
My tongue sticks in my mouth.
In the dust I'm left ly-ing
As if I'm good as dead.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.