A (1) How long wilt thou forget me, O YAHWEH? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
B (2) How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in MY HEART daily?
C (2) how long shall MINE ENEMY be exalted over me?
D (3) Consider and hear me, O Yahweh my God:
C1 lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; (4) Lest MINE ENEMY say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
B1 (5) But I have trusted in thy mercy; MY HEART shall rejoice in thy salvation.
A1 (6) I will sing unto YAHWEH, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.