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Psalm 69 is a disturbing lament from someone at the end of their rope.

They sing the sadness, anger and hope of a full life. Sing it for yourself, with your people or in solidarity with the suffering of the world.

But As For Me, O God (Psalm 69)

A cantor-congregation song of lament.                                                                                               











But as for me, O God, I turn to you 
So answer me, O God, in your love 

Verse 1: 
I’ve been disgraced because of you, God. 
And shame covers my face. 
I'm a stranger to my own family.  


Verse 2: 
Because of my passion for your house, 
those who insult you have insulted me. 
I was weeping, I was weeping while I fasted. 
Even for my grieving I took abuse. 
In my grief, people made fun of me, 
singing mocking songs, spreading rumors about me. 


Verse 3: 
O my God, save me from sinking down! Don't let me drown! 
Rescue me from the rising waters of their hatred. 
O my God, I'm almost swallowed up! 
Don't let the terrorists overwhelm me!  


Verse 4: 
Yes, answer me, Holy One of promise and love. 
I'm in deep, deep trouble and I need your love! 



Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

©2017 (ASCAP) All rights reserved.Please use with permission.

Licensed via, CCLI and



But As For Me, O God Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpg of congregational line refrain

  • songleader's notes

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