1 I t0 the Lord from my distress
Did cry and he gave ear,
Out of hell's belly did I cry,
And he my voice did hear.
3 Into the deep and midfs of seas,
Because thou did'st me cast;
The floods me compass'd, all thy waves
And billows o'er me past.
4 Then did I say, I utterly
Cast from thy sight remain.
Thy holy temple yet will I
Towards it look again.
5 The waters even to the soul
Did me encompass round:
The depths me round enclos'd; the weeds
About my head were bound.
6 To mountains bottoms I went down,
Earth's bars me eye beset:
Yet Lord my God, thou brought'st my life
Up from corruption's pit
7 When as my soul did faint in me,
The Lord remembred I:
And then my prayer came to thee,
Into thy sanct'ary.
8 They their own mercies leave who look
To lying vanities.
9 But with the voice of giving thanks,
To thee I'll sacrifice:
The thing 1 vow'd and promis'd have
To pay I will accord:
for all salvation wholly comes
From the almighty Lord.
|First Line:||I to the Lord from my distress|
|Title:||The Prayer of Jonah to the Lord his God out of the Fish's Belly|