For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

1 How long, Yahweh?

Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

having sorrow in my heart every day?

How long shall my enemy triumph over me?

3 Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God.

Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

4 lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;"

lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your loving kindness.

My heart rejoices in your salvation.

6 I will sing to Yahweh,

because he has been good to me.