My heart is in anguish; terrors have fallen upon me here.
Fear and trembling have come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.
Oh, that I had dove's wings! I'd fly away and rest.
Yes, I'd wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness.
I'd hurry to find shelter from the raging wind and tempest.
It's not an enemy who taunts me--then I'd bear it.
It's not an adversary who betrays me--then I'd hide away.
But it is you: my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.
We used to take sweet counsel together--walking within God's house.
Evening and morning, I cry: Oh that God would save me.
Surely the Lord will hear and redeem my soul in safety.