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88:1 [A song or Psalme for the sonnes of Korah, to the chiefe Musician vpon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.] O Lord God of my saluation, I haue cried day and night before thee.  
88:2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine eare vnto my cry.  
88:3 For my soule is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh vnto the graue.  
88:4 I am counted with them that go downe into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength.  
88:5 Free among the dead, like the slaine that lie in the graue, whom thou remembrest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. Margin Note
88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit: in darkenesse, in the deepes.  
88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard vpon me: and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waues. Selah.  
88:8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance farre from mee: thou hast made me an abomination vnto them: I am shut vp, and I cannot come forth.  
88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction, Lord, I haue called daily vpon thee: I haue stretched out my hands vnto thee.  
88:10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shal the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.  
88:11 Shall thy louing kindnesse be declared in the graue? or thy faithfulnesse in destruction?  
88:12 Shall thy wonders be knowen in the darke? and thy righteousnesse in the land of forgetfulnesse?  
88:13 But vnto thee haue I cried, O Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer preuent thee.  
88:14 Lord, why castest thou off my soule? why hidest thou thy face from me?  
88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die, from my youth vp: while I suffer thy terrours, I am distracted.  
88:16 Thy fierce wrath goeth ouer me: thy terrours haue cut me off.  
88:17 They came round about mee daily like water: they compassed mee about together. Margin Note
88:18 Louer and friend hast thou put farre from me: and mine acquaintance into darkenesse.