Psalm 13 – Striving to Perpetuate Love’s Song
Ah. How much longer, Love? Will you ignore me forever?
Ahhh! How long will you conceal your face,
hide-away with your love?
עד אנה –Will my nefesh-soul be forever truncated
by the on-going grief in my heart?
עד אנה –How long?
Look at me. Answer me, Love –
my god, restore light and hope to my eyes
before I slip into a sleep
where darkness and death prevail,
before my inner-adversaries declare victory,
and my anguish smiles as I stumble.
What can I do
but embrace your kindness as enough.
Let the heart knead your help into songs of lasting joy.
Let this carry me through.
עד אנה [ad ana?] – How long? How long! (See song, “How Long?” by Sweet Honey in the Rock)
הביטה ענני [habita, aneini] – See me! Answer me!
יגל לבי [Yageil Libi]–Let my heart rejoice!