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When everything is going against us we cry out, “Lord, have mercy!”

BibleGateway: Job 19:13-22

ESV Text: Job 19:13-22

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:5 and ends at about 2:8

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13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me. 14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me. 15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. 16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth. 17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the children’s sake of mine own body. 18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me. 19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me. 20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. 21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me. 22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 197:
Where Wilt Thou Go since Night Draws Near

— Organ Audio

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1. Where wilt Thou go since night draws near, 
O Jesus Christ, Thou Pilgrim dear? 
Lord, make me happy, be my Guest, 
And in my heart, oh, deign to rest. 

2. Grant my request, O dearest Friend, 
For truly I the best intend; 
Thou knowest that Thou ever art 
A welcome Guest unto my heart. 

3. The day is now far spent and gone, 
The shades of night come quickly on; 
Abide with me, Thou heavenly Light, 
And do not leave me in this night. 

4. Enlighten me that from the way 
That leads to heaven I may not stray, 
That I may never be misled, 
Though night of sin is round me spread. 

5. And when I on my death-bed lie, 
Help me that I in peace may die. 
Abide! I will not let Thee go. 
Thou wilt not leave me, Lord, I know.