A prayer containing a grievous complaint.
Psalms 88:1 O Lorde God my Sauyor, I crie daye & night before the: Oh let my prayer entre in to thy presence, encline thine eare vnto my callynge. Psalms 88:2 For my soule is full of trouble, & my life draweth nye vnto hell. Psalms 88:3 I am couted as one of the that go downe vnto the pytte, I am eue as a ma that hath no stregth. Psalms 88:4 Fre amoge the deed, like vnto the yt lye in the graue, which be out of remembrauce, and are cutt awaye from thy honde. Psalms 88:5 Thou hast layed me in the lowest pytte, in ye darcknesse and in the depe. Psalms 88:6 Thy indignacion lieth hard vpon me, and thou vexest me with all thy floudes. Psalms 88:7 Sela. Thou hast put awaye myne acquataunce farre fro me, & made me to be abhorred of them: Psalms 88:8 I am so fast in preson, that I can not get forth. Psalms 88:9 My sight fayleth for very trouble: LORDE, I call daylie vpo the, and stretch out my hondes vnto the. Psalms 88:10 Doest thou shewe wonders amonge the deed? Can the physicias rayse them vp agayne, that they maye prayse the? Psalms 88:11 Maye thy louynge kyndnes be shewed in the graue, or thy faithfulnesse in destruccion? Psalms 88:12 Maye thy wonderous workes be knowne in the darcke, or thy righteousnes in the londe where all thinges are forgotte? Psalms 88:13 Vnto the I crie (o LORDE) and early cometh my prayer before the. Psalms 88:14 LORDE, why puttest thou awaye my soule? Wherfore hydest thou thy face fro me? Psalms 88:15 My strength is gone for very sorow and misery, with fearfulnesse do I beare thy burthens. Psalms 88:16 Thy wroth full displeasure goeth ouer me, the feare of the oppresseth me. Psalms 88:17 They come rounde aboute me daylie like water, and compase me together on euery syde. Psalms 88:18 My louers and fredes hast thou put awaye fro me, and turned awaye myne acquantaunce.