Listen Faithfully (Psalm 143)

Hear what we’re pray-ing Lord in faith-ful-ness

Answer our  hearts’ concerns in right-eous-ness

Don’t judge us harshly, for no case can stand,

No one is righteous, we should all be canned.


We’ve been pursued by foulest enemies

Who seek to crush our lives and justice freeze..

Therefore our spirit faint, and hearts are weak,

Sitting in darkness where we cannot speak.


When we look back upon the days of old

All of the things you’ve done and stories told

We stretch our hands to you in hope and faith

Our souls are thirsting in these trying days.


Answer us quickly, Lord, our spirits fail.

Without your face to see our souls would wail.

Morning by morning show us how to go.

For it’s to you we each lift up a soul. 


Teach us to do your will, for you are God

Lead us along the path the righteous trod.

Though all around us there is constant strife

We are your servants, Lord; preserve our lives.


Photo: by Julien de Salaberry on Unsplash

Source:  Psalm 143

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:  Highland Cathedral, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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