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To the Director: To the tune of[a] “The Lilies”. Davidic.

When God Seems Distant

69 Deliver me, God,
    because the waters are up to my neck.[b]
I am sinking in deep mire,
    and there is no solid ground.[c]
I have come into deep water,
    and the flood overwhelms me.
I am exhausted from calling for help.
    My throat is parched.
        My eyes are strained from looking for God.

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  1. Psalm 69:1 Lit. According to
  2. Psalm 69:1 Lit. soul
  3. Psalm 69:2 Or foothold