Psalms 13

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)

A Prayer for the Lord's Help

1How much longer, Lord,

will you forget about me?

Will it be forever?

How long will you hide?

2How long must I be confused

and miserable all day?

How long will my enemies

keep beating me down?

3Please listen, Lord God,

and answer my prayers.

Make my eyes sparkle again,

or else I will fall

into the sleep of death.

4My enemies will say,

“Now we've won!”

They will be greatly pleased

when I am defeated.

5I trust your love,

and I feel like celebrating

because you rescued me.

6You have been good to me, Lord,

and I will sing about you.