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. how long shall MINE ENEMY be exalted over me?
D. 3 Consider and hear me, O Yahweh my God:
lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
C’. 4 Lest MINE ENEMY say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
B’. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; MY HEART shall rejoice in thy salvation.
A’. 6 I will sing unto YAHWEH, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.