My sin has found me out, my God. It feels like I may drown.
What’s worse is that it’s known by folks who tell it all around.
When one like me who others had assumed as good is trashed,
YOUR reputation, God, gets hurt, and faith itself gets smashed.
My churchly self took umbrage when some others slandered faith,
I acted very holy and I fasted every day.
But now that truth is out there, and the slanderers have fun
There’s no one else to blame so save me, God, I want this done!
You’re good, O God, I’ll trust in you. But I’ve got enemies
who gloat at my undoing and tell everyone they see,
about my situation as they cackle in their glee.
So smash them, God, and trap them in the middle of their spree.
Here in my lowly station may salvation find me soon.
While raisin’ I’ll be praisin’ and some offering be doin’.
When news of what you’ve done for me makes headlines, YOU’LL be praised.
So get to work O savior, ‘cause the ocean waits to wave.
Source: Psalm 69
Text: © David Alexander, 2020