1I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
2When I was in deep trouble,
I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
but my soul was not comforted.
3I think of God, and I moan,
overwhelmed with longing for his help. Interlude
4You don't let me sleep.
I am too distressed even to pray!
5I think of the good old days,
long since ended,
6when my nights were filled with joyful songs.
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
7Has the Lord rejected me forever?
Will he never again be kind to me?
8Is his unfailing love gone forever?
Have his promises permanently failed?
9Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude