Psalter number 272.  Affliction and Appeal - Psalm 102


1. Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry

Have ready access unto Thee;

When in distress to Thee I fly,

O hide not Thou Thy face from me.


2. Attend, O Lord, to my desire,

O haste to answer when I pray,

For grief consumes my strength like fire,

My days as smoke pass swift away.


3. My heart is withered like the grass,

And I forget my daily bread;

In lonely grief my days I pass

And sad my thoughts upon my bed.


4. My foes reproach me all the day,

My drink is tears, my bread is grief,

For in Thy wrath I pine away,

My days are like a fading leaf.