Sorrows fill my heart as I feel helpless, mistreated—
I’m all alone and in misery!
Come closer to me now, for I need your mercy.
Turn to me, for my problems seem to be going from bad to worse.
Only you can free me from all these troubles!
Until you lift this burden, the burden of all my sins,
my troubles and trials will be more than I can handle.
Can’t you feel my pain?
Vicious, violent enemies hate me.
There are so many, Lord. Can’t you see?
Will you protect me from their power against me? I have taken shelter in you.
Let it never be said that when I trusted you,
you didn’t come to my rescue.
Your perfection and faithfulness are my bodyguards,
for you are my hope and I trust in you as my only protection.
Zealously, God, we ask you
to come save Israel from all her troubles,
for you provide the ransom price for your people!