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SIT DOWN ALONE AND IN SILENCE. (Lam 3, 1-33)
(Lamentation of Jeremiah)

    Re
C.  God, God,
    Fa#-           Si-
    has driven me, driven me 
                             La  Re
    and forced me to walk in darkness.


    
    He has built for me a yoke,
    Fa#-
    and He has pressed,
    Si-    La   Re
    He has pressed my head.


                        
    God has bent His bow,
    Fa#-                          
    making me the target,
        Si-            La  Re
    the target for His arrows.


                            
    Though I call and cry,
    Fa#-                   Si-
    He shuts out, He shuts out
  La  Re
    my prayers.


       Mi-
    To see where He has brought me
          La
    in my wandering life
                    Re
    is wormwood and gall.


    Fa#
    What will I do
            Si-
    if hope fails within me,
        La7                      Sol
    the hope that comes from the Lord
                        Fa#   La/Sol/Fa#
    that comes from the Lord!


    Re                    Fa#-
A.  SIT DOWN ALONE AND IN SILENCE,
            Si-                 La Re
    BECAUSE GOD HAS LAID IT UPON YOU


                          Fa#-
    PUT YOUR MOUTH IN THE DUST,
    Si-              La Re
    THERE MAY YET BE HOPE.


    Mi-                          La7
    OFFER YOUR CHEEK TO HIM WHO STRIKES YOU.
            Sol
    FOR THE LORD               |
                        La     | 
    DOES NOT CAST OFF FOREVER, |
    Sol                        | (x2)
    EVEN IF HE AFFLICTS YOU    |
    La                         |
    HE WILL THEN BE MERCIFUL.  |


     La7                              Re
C.  ACCORDING TO THE ABUNDANCE OF HIS LOVE.