Context / meaning
Psalm 44 [20.] If we have forgotten the name of our God,
or spread out our hands to a strange god;
won’t God search this out?
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
Yes, for your sake we are killed all day long.
We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.
Why do you sleep, Lord?[a]
Don’t reject us forever.
Why do you hide your face,
and forget our affliction and our oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust.
Our body clings to the earth.
Rise up to help us.
Redeem us for your loving kindness’ sake.
a. Psalm 44:23 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”