O God, (A)hear my prayer;
    give ear to the words of my mouth.

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    O Lord, hear my voice!
(A)Let your ears be attentive
    to (B)the voice of my pleas for mercy!

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(A)Answer me quickly, O Lord!
    (B)My spirit fails!
(C)Hide not your face from me,
    (D)lest I be like those who go down to the pit.

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Cast Your Burden on the Lord

To the choirmaster: with (A)stringed instruments. A Maskil[a] of David.

55 (B)Give ear to my prayer, O God,
    and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
Attend to me, and answer me;
    I am restless (C)in my complaint and I (D)moan,

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 55:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

(A)Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
    (B)light up my eyes, lest (C)I sleep the sleep of death,

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Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
    consider my (A)groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
    my (B)King and my God,
    for (C)to you do I pray.
O Lord, in (D)the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[a] and (E)watch.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you

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