How long, how long, how long?
Hope deferred makes the heart sick
Who can bear a broken spirit?
How long O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul?
Consider and hear me O Lord my God
Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death
But I have trusted in Your mercy
I will sing to the Lord
Because He has dealt bountifully with me
When he opened the fifth seal
I saw under the altar the souls
Slain for the word of God
And testimony they held
They cried with a loud voice saying
How long O Lord, holy and true
Until you judge and avenge our blood
On those who dwell on the earth?
Rest a little while longer, brethren