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ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTANI? Psalm 21 (22)

    Mi-         La-        Mi-
A.  ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTANI?
                       La-               Mi-
    MY GOD, MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?


        Si7  
C.  How far I feel you from my lamentation,
    
    I call on you by day and you do not answer,
                                             Mi-
    I call by night and there is no rest for me.
                    La-  
    Yet you are the Holy One,
                                   Mi-
    you dwell in the praises of my people.
    Si7
    In you my fathers have hoped,
                                         
    they hoped in you and you have freed them;
    
    they cried to you and they were saved,
                                              Mi-    
    they hoped in you and did not remain disappointed.


                           La-
    Then me? Why don't you help me?
                       Mi-
    Perhaps I am not a man?
    Si7
    Look, I am a worm!
    
    Disgraced among men! Rejection of my people!
    
    All those who see me curl their lips,
    
    Shake their heads and they say:
    
    "He trusted in the Lord,
                                          Mi-       
    let Him rescue him if He loves him so much".
                             La-    
    Yes you love me, yes you cherish me!
                                   Mi-
    you drew me out of my mother's womb.
          Si7
    at my birth you picked me up,
     
    from my mother's womb you have been my God.
                                             Mi-   
    When I was being born I entrusted myself to you.


    Mi-  
A.  ELI ...


    Si7
C.  From me do not be far,
                                           Mi-
    look, anguish is near and no one helps me!
           Si7
    Many bullocks surround me, bulls of Bashan besiege me.
    
    Against me they open wide their mouths,
                              Mi-
    like a lion raging and roaring.


                                      La-
    I am dirty water which is thrown away.
                        Mi-
    All my bones are wracked.
       Si7
    My heart is like wax, melting away within my bosom.
    
    Dry as a pot-shard is my palate,
    
    my tongue is stuck to my throat,
                                      Mi-
    they throw me, they throw me into death.


    Mi-  
A.  ELI ...


      Si7
C.  A pack of dogs surround me,
    
    a gang of evildoers besieges me;
    
    they have pierced my hands and my feet,
                       Mi-
    I can count all my bones.
    Si7
    They stare at me, they observe me:
    
    they divide my garments among them,
                                 Mi-
    and for my clothes they cast lots.
                                 La-    
    But you, Lord, do not stay far away,
                                        Mi-
    my strength, my strength, run to my help.
    Si7
    save me from the sword,
    
    from the claws of the dogs, save my life,
    
    save me, save me from the mouth of the lion,
    
    and from the horns of the wild bulls.


      Do                            Si7
    I will announce your name to my brothers,
      Do                                       Si7
    I will praise you in the midst of the assembly;
                 La-                          Si7
    I will say:  Praise the Lord you who fear Him,
    La-                              Si7  
    sing to the Lord, descendants of Jacob;
                                    Mi-
    let the race of Israel give Him glory;
                                                La-
    because he was not disgusted with this poor man,
                                            Mi-    
    the only one who was not scandalised at me.
       Si7
    He did not despise this wretched man,
    
    He did not hide his face from him,
    
    but at his cry for help He answered him,
                        Mi-
    at his cry He heard him.


                                     La-
    Now I know that the poor will be saved,
                                              Mi-    
    That everyone who looks for you will find you,
          Si7                         Mi-  
    their heart will live, will live eternally.
    Do                                           Si7
    All the ends of the earth will return to the Lord, 
                                                      Mi-
    all the families of nations shall bow down before Him. 
                La-                         Si7
    Because the Kingdom, the Kingdom is the Lord's,
    
    He is the ruler of the nations,
    
    all those who prosper on the earth will bow down before Him,
    
    to Him will bow all those who go down to the dust.
                                          La-   
    Because I, I will live, will live for Him,
                               Mi-
    my descendants shall serve Him.
        Si7
    The Lord will be spoken of to the coming generations;
    
    they will announce to them what He has done for me;
    
    to the people yet to be born they will say:
                            Mi-
    "Behold the work of the Lord!".


    Mi-  
A.  ELI ...