To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] Aijeleth Hashshahar (The Doe of the Dawn). A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of Dawn.” A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you ·abandoned [forsaken] me [Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34]? You seem far from ·saving [helping] me, far away from my groans.
1 David complained because he was brought into such extremities that he was past all hope, but after he had rehearsed the sorrows and griefs, wherewith he was vexed. 10 He recovereth himself from the bottomless pit of tentations, and groweth in hope. And here under his own person he setteth forth the figure of Christ, whom he did foresee by the spirit of prophecy, that he should marvelously, and strangely be rejected, and abased, before his Father should raise and exalt him again.To him that excelleth upon Aijeleth Hashahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from mine health, and from the words of my roaring?
For the choir director; according to ayyeleth hashachar; a psalm by David. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away from helping me, so far away from the words of my groaning?
For the Music Director. To the melody of “The Doe of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from delivering me, and from my roaring words of distress?
For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” My God, my God, why have you deserted me? Why do you seem so far away when I need you to save me? Why do you seem so far away that you can’t hear my groans?
To (the) overcomer, for the morrowtide hind, the psalm of David. God, my God, behold thou on me, why hast thou forsaken me? the words of my trespasses be far from mine health. (To the overcomer, for the labourer in the morning, the song of David. God, my God, look thou upon me, why hast thou abandoned me? why is thy help so far from me, yea, from answering my plea?)
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