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Psalm 22

For the worship leader. A song of David to the tune “Deer of the Dawn.”[a]

Jesus prayed this individual lament from the cross (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). Though it begins with a sense of abandonment, it ends on a triumphant note.

My God, my God, why have You turned Your back on me?
    Your ears are deaf to my groans.

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  1. 22:title Hebrew, ayyeleth ha-shachar, perhaps the melody to which the song is sung