PRAETORIUS | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
From Harmoniae Hymnorum Scholiae Gorlicensis, Gorlitz, 1599 Possibly by M. Praetorius, 1571-1621
1 MY God, my God, wherefore is it
Thou hast forsaken me?
Why from my help so far, and from
My cry of agony?
2 All day, my God, to thee I cry,
Yet am not heard by thee;
And in the season of the night
I cannot silent be.
3 But thou art holy, thou that dost
Inhabit Israel's praise.
4 Our fathers hoped in thee, they hoped,
And thou didst them release.
5 When unto thee they sent their cry,
To them deliverance came:
Because they put their trust in thee,
They were not put to shame.
6 But as for me, a worm I am,
And as no man am prized;
Reproach of men I am, and by
The people am despised.
7 All that me see laugh me to scorn;
Shoot out the lip do they;
They nod and shake their heads at me,
And, mocking, thus do say,
8 He trusted in the Lord, that he
Would free him by his might;
Let him deliver him, since he
Had in him such delight.
9 But thou art he out of the womb
That didst me safely take;
When I was on my mother's breasts,
Thou me to trust didst make.
10 And I was cast upon thy care,
Even from my birth till now;
And from my mother's womb my God
And my support art thou.
11 Be not far off, for trouble's near,
And none to help is found.
12 Bulls many compass me, strong bulls
Of Bashan me surround.
13 Their mouths they opened wide on me,
Upon me gape did they,
Like to a lion ravening
And roaring for his prey.
14 Like water I'm poured out, my bones
All out of joint do part:
Amidst my bowels, as the wax,
So melted is my heart.
15 My strength is like a potsherd dried;
My tongue it cleaveth fast
Unto my jaws; and to the dust
Of death thou brought me hast.
16 For dogs have compassed me about:
The wicked, that did meet
In their assembly, me enclosed;
They pierced my hands and feet.
17 I all my bones may tell; they do
Upon me look and stare.
18 Upon my vesture lots they cast,
My clothes among them share.
19 But be not far, O Lord, my strength;
Haste to give help to me.
20 From sword my soul, from power of dogs
My darling, set thou free.
21 From the devouring lion's mouth
My life do thou defend;
To save from horns of unicorns
Thou dost me answer send.
22 Among those that my brethren are
I will declare thy name;
Amidst the congregation I
Thy praises will proclaim.
23 Praise ye the Lord who do him fear;
Him glorify all ye
The seed of Jacob; fear him all
That Israel's children be.
24 For he despised not nor abhorred
The afflicted's misery;
Nor from him hid his face, but heard,
When he to him did cry.
25 Within the congregation great
My praise shall be of thee;
My vows before them that him fear
Shall be performed by me.
26 The meek shall eat, and shall be filled;
They also praise shall give
Unto the Lord that do him seek:
Your heart shall ever live.
27 All ends of the earth remember shall,
And turn unto the Lord;
The kindreds of the nations all
Thee homage shall accord.
28 Because the kingdom to the Lord
Doth appertain as his;
Likewise among the nations all,
The Governor he is.
29 Earth's fat ones eat, and worship shall:
All who to dust descend
Shall bow to him; none of them can
His soul from death defend.
30 A seed shall service do to him;
Unto the Lord it shall
A generation reckoned be,
Even to ages all.
31 They shall come forth, and shall declare
His truth and righteousness
Unto a people yet unborn,
And that he hath done this.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 45 - 1st Version · MY heart brings forth a goodly thing;
1 ¬∂ My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
11 ¬∂ Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 ¬∂ I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.