1 I seek the Lord in grief, in pain,
and cry for help, and cry again;
I tell him of my heavy load:
oppressed and faint I gasp for God.

2 Yet you, O Lord, already know
the dangerous path I have to go;
I look for refuge none I see,
and no one is concerned for me.

3 I cry to you, O Lord, to save:
in this life you are all I have;
my need is desperate, hear my plea:
save me from those pursuing me!

4 My soul from this dark prison bring,
that I your conquering name may sing;
the righteous then will gather round
and praise you for the grace I've found.

David G Preston (born 1939) based on a psalm version by Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788) from Psalm 142
© David Preston/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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