“Get me out of here!”
[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays]
cf Psalm 120
I’m in great trouble and distress,
I need your help, O Lord;
fake promises surround, depress,
and brazen lies are heard.
They say you are not, or don’t care,
no intervening Lord:
your grace and judgement you declare –
refreshing, truthful Word.
And I am prone to live out lies,
be devious, false, untrue
before your holy, seeing eyes -
please help me turn to you
in honesty repent and press
on with you in your Way,
away from all this emptiness,
in peace and truth, obey.
Tune: DCM or CM eg Crimond (tune of ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want’ metrical version of Psalm 23)