For you have brought me here;
I have trusted you
I felt safe
as safe as at my mother’s breast.
Yes, from birth I was chosen by you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.
I am surrounded by the headstrong;
they encircle me and take away my freedom.
They are like roaring beasts
they are too much for me
my fierceness cannot overcome them
I am poured out like water,
And all my bones ache.
My heart has turned to wax;
It has melted away within me.
My strength is gone, I am weary,
I have a lump in my throat always;
I cannot stand the tension.