Temptation to Despair
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. — Ps 69:2-3
Prostrate before thy mercy-seat,
I cannot if I would despair;
None ever perish’d at thy feet,
And I would lie for ever there.