478. Save Me, O God; I Sink in Floods (Psalm 69)

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Text Information
First Line: Save me, O God; I sink in floods
Title: Save Me, O God; I Sink in Floods (Psalm 69)
Author: Marie J. Post (1985)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CMD
Topic: Baptism; Lament; Mercy (1 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: Para. © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Kenneth Munson (1964)
Meter: CMD
Key: d minor
Source: Kentucky Harmony, 1816
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

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Because Hebrew thought identified large, uncontrolled bodies of water with chaos, this flood imagery is an effective way to express overwhelming distress. In Christian practice Psalm 69 has been second only to Psalm 22 in its use as a foreshadowing of the sufferings of Christ.

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