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To the director: To the tune “The Lilies.” A song of David.

69 God, save me from all my troubles!
    The rising water has reached my neck.
I have nothing to stand on.
    I am sinking down, down into the mud.
I am in deep water,
    and the waves are about to cover me.
I am getting weak from calling for help.
    My throat is sore.
I have waited and looked for your help
    until my eyes are hurting.

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