How long, O Lord?
Have you forgotten me for ever?
How long will you turn your face in another direction?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and fears through the night
and each day walk around with sorrow lying like a lump of lead in my heart?
How long will my enemies look down their noses at me?
Look at me and give me an answer, O Lord my God.
Restore light to my eyes,
or I will gladly sink into the long sleep of death;
Then my enemy will say, "I have got the better of him at last,"
and my opponents will dance with joy at my defeat.
But I entrust myself to your unfailing love;
My heart dances with joy at the thought of your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been
and will be
good to me.