Hear my prayer, O God!
And hide not thyself from my petition.
Take heed unto me, and hear me:
How I mourn in my prayer, and am troubled.
My heart is disquieted within me;
And the fear of death is fallen upon me.
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me;
And horror hath overwhelmed me.
Then I said, O that I had wings, like a dove!
Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
[The Duets, foc. may be omitted.-Chorus p. 322.1