I feel so crushed,
So under the weight of a dark cloud,
That my heart feels numb within me.
I remember good days
When I felt on top of the world,
When I could sing at the wonder
of life and its beauty.
Yet now such things are only memories,
My spirit seems withered within me,
Like a dry land desperate for rain.
Lord, make haste to help me!
Send the showers of your love upon me,
Like flowers refreshed in rain,
Lift up my drooping head,
So that I can put my trust in you
And rejoice in you instead! Amen.