The prophet in his prayer maketh a grievous complaint.
Psalms 102:1 Heare my prayer (o LORDE) and let my criege come vnto the. Psalms 102:2 Hyde not thy face fro me in the tyme of my trouble: enclyne thine eares vnto me when I call, O heare me, and that right soone. Psalms 102:3 For my dayes are consumed awaye like smoke, & my bones are brent vp as it were a fyre brande. Psalms 102:4 My hert is smytte downe and wythered like grasse, so that I forget to eate my bred. Psalms 102:5 For the voyce of my gronynge, my bone wil scarse cleue to my flesh. Psalms 102:6 I am become like a Pellicane in the wildernes, and like an Oule in a broken wall. Psalms 102:7 I wake, and am euen as it were a sparow sittinge alone vpon the house toppe. Psalms 102:8 Myne enemies reuyle me all the daye longe, they laugh me to scorne, and are sworne together against me. Psalms 102:9 I eate ashes with my bred, and mengle my drynke with wepynge. Psalms 102:10 And that because of ye indignacion and wrath, for thou hast taken me vp, and cast me awaye. Psalms 102:11 My dayes are gone like a shadowe, and I am wythered like grasse.
He taketh comfort in the eternity and mercy of God.
Psalms 102:12 But thou (o LORDE) endurest for euer, and thy remembraunce thorow out all generacions. Psalms 102:13 Arise therfore and haue mercy vpon Sion, for it is tyme to haue mercy vpon her, yee the tyme is come. Psalms 102:14 And why? thy seruauntes haue a loue to hir stones, & it pitieth them to se her in the dust. Psalms 102:15 The Heithen shal feare thy name (o LORDE) and all the kynges of the earth thy maiesty. Psalms 102:16 For the LORDE shal buylde vp Sion, and shal apeare in his glory. Psalms 102:17 e turneth him vnto the prayer of the poore destitute, and despyseth not their desyre.
The mercies of God are to be recorded.
Psalms 102:18 This shalbe written for those yt come after, that the people which shalbe borne, maye prayse the LORDE. Psalms 102:19 For He loketh downe from his Sanctuary, out of the heauen doth the LORDE beholde the earth. Psalms 102:20 That he maye heare the mournynges of soch as be in captiuyte, and delyuer the children of death. Psalms 102:21 That they maie preach the name of the LORDE in Sion, and his worshipe at Ierusalem. Psalms 102:22 When the people are gathered together, and the kyngdomes also to serue ye LORDE.
He sustaineth his weakness by the unchangeableness of God.
Psalms 102:23 He hath brought downe my strength in my iourney, and shortened my dayes. Psalms 102:24 Yet wil I saye: O my God, take me not awaye in ye myddest of myne age: as for thy yeares, they endure thorow out all generacions. Psalms 102:25 Thou LORDE in the begynnynge hast layed ye foundacion of the earth, and the heauens are the workes of thy hondes. Psalms 102:26 They shal perishe, but thou shalt endure: they all shall wexe olde as doth a garment, Psalms 102:27 & as a vesture shalt thou chaunge the, and they shalbe chaunged. But thou art the same, and thy yeares shal not fayle. Psalms 102:28 The children of thy seruauntes shall contynue, & their sede shal prospere in yi sight.