1 O gracious Lord, be near me!
My soul cries out, 'How long?
When will you turn to hear me
and save your child from wrong?'

2 'How shall the voice you gave me
sing praises from the dead?
Return, O Lord, and save me;
in love lift up my head.'

3 I knew the fear of dying,
and sorrow filled my eyes;
but God who hears my crying,
in judgement will arise!

After Psalm 6, Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
7 6 7 6 Iambic