Trigger Warning:
Psalm 88 describes an experience of trauma which includes moments of despair.

As you listen to these 3 songs, it may be helpful to remember the psalmist begins Psalm 88 with, "O God, my God, my Savior," an address indicating intimacy and trust.

Though the psalmist is experiencing desolation, has the psalmist lost faith? On the contrary, it requires deep faith to pray laments like this one. Thanks.

O Lord Blues (Psalm 88)

An aching blues for one of the most disturbing texts in the Bible.

                                                                                             

 

 

 

Why does it hurt like this? Why so slow? 
Why does it hurt like this? Why so low? 
Why does it hurt like this? Why so slow? 
Silver lining: Maybe there'll be no tomorrow 

O Lord! O Lord! Drowning in the thick, sick air 
O Lord! O Lord! Stench of death is everywhere O Lord! 

How could life go this way? How so wrong? 
How could life go this way? How so long? 
How could life go this way? How so wrong? 
You either left me or you were never here at all 

O Lord! O Lord! Lonely tears have been my prayer 
O Lord! O Lord! Can't see no-thing good no where, O Lord! 

Why does it hurt like this? Why so bad? 
Why does it hurt like this? I've been had 
Why does it hurt like this? Why so bad? 
I never thought anyone could feel this sad 

O Lord! O Lord! Darkness is my only friend 
O Lord! O Lord! Thanks a lot for nothing at the end

 

 

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Graveyard (Psalm 88)

Another aching blues for one of the worst texts in the Bible.

                                                                                             

 

 

 

I got no home, got no money I got no love, got no sunny side
And I'm tired like the dead are tired
My eyes are sunken in and low Once I searched the sky to show me
but the world's gone grey, life's got no fire

Refrain:
Graveyard Graveyard
Nothing's comin' next
Graveyard


Got no more strength to look for answers My mind is cold and full of cancer and
No more smiles, no more handshakes
I'm a ditched old rusty bucket I guess not much to say but, "*#@% it”
In tombstone life, the whole world aches. Refrain

My thoughts are stone and not my friends The dark's the only one who's left
I gave up knocking on your door
I got no home, got no money I got no love, got no sunny side
And no voice left to beg no more.  Refrain

 

 

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O My God (Psalm 88)

A deep wail of despair 

                                                                                             

 

 

 

Refrain:
O my God, I cry to you in the night but you, you have forgotten me
O my God, I cry to you in the night but you, you have forgotten me


1
O my God
You pushed me into this deep, dark pit
O my God
Your chaos waters are rising 'round me. I’m in deep

2
O my God
You've taken my friends away and
O my God
You've made me disgusting to them day after day

3
O my God
Why reject me like this?
O my God
You must be enraged to turn your back on me or maybe you're gone
O my God
I'm ready to cash in my chips
O my God
Goodbye to my youth, goodbye to all this

4
O my God
Your terrors have cut me off
O my God
Floodwaters rushing in They won't stop!
O my God
You've taken my friends away
O my God
I'm shunned by my neighbors every day

5
O my God
I'm left all alone in darkness
O my God
You did this

 

 

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