Why O My Soul Why Weepest Thou

Why, O my soul, why weepest thou?
Tell me from whence arise
Those briny tears that often flow,
Those groans that pierce the skies?

Is sin the cause of thy complaint,
Or the chastising rod?
Dost thou an evil heart lament,
And mourn an absent God?

Lord, let me weep for nouht but sin,
And after none but thee,
And then, I would, O that I might!
A constant weeper be!