Psalm 13

2. Psalm 13

Written and Arranged by Rachel Wilhelm & Andy Zipf

How long, O Lord will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul
And have sorrow in my heart all the day?

Chorus:
Oh, how long? Lord, how long? Hear us Lord, how long?
Oh, how long? Lord, how long? Answer us, how long?
How long...

Consider me and answer me Lord my God. Light my eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death. Lest my enemies say, “I’ve prevailed over him.” Lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

Chorus
Outro: How long....

I originally put this song together for a Psalm contest. Little did I realize that there are many versions of Psalm 13, and the contest preferred more obscure Psalms. I had been thinking a lot about corporate lament, and wanted to create a chorus that was simple enough to where one could think about their troubles while singing. I practiced with the men at Lino Lakes Prison here in Minnesota for a worship night and it was pretty powerful.