My God, My God, O Why Have You Forsaken Me?

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1 My God, my God,
O why have you forsaken me?
O why are you so far from giving help
and from my groaning cry?
By day and night, my God, I call;
your answer still delays.
And yet you are the Holy One
who dwells in Israel's praise.

2 Our fathers put their trust in yu;
from you their rescue came.
They begged you and you set them free;
they were not put to shame.
But as for me, I am a worm
and not a man at all.
To men I am despised and base;
their scornings on me fall.

3 All those who look at me will laugh
and cast reproach at me.
Their mouths they open wide;
they wag their heads in mockery:
"The Lord was his reliance once;
now see what God will send.
Yes, let God rise and set him free,
this man that was his friend."

4 You took me from my mother's womb
to safety at the breast.
Since birth when I was cast on you,
in you, my God, I rest.
When I proclaim my praise of you,
then all the church will hear,
and I will pay my vows in full
where men hold him in fear.



Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #79

Text Information

First Line: My God, my God, O why have you forsaken me?
Title: My God, My God, O Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: The Book of Psalms for Singing, 1973
Language: English

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KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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