Psalter number 150.  Desire for Rest - Psalm 55


1. O God, give Thou ear to my plea,

And hide not Thyself from my cry;

O hearken and answer Thou me,

As restless and weary I sigh.


2. O that I had wings like a dove,

For then I would fly far away

And seek for the rest that I love,

Where trouble no more could dismay.


3. Nay, soul, call on God all the day;

The Lord for Thy help will appear;

At eve, morn, and noon humbly pray,

And He thy petition will hear.


4. Thy burden now cast on the Lord,

And He shall thy weakness sustain;

The righteous who trust in His word

Unmoved shall forever remain.