Crying from Deepest Affliction
Psalm 88 is known as a contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite, a leader of the guild of Korah. This psalm is generally recognized as the saddest of the entire book of psalms. It does not conclude, as usually the melancholy psalms do, with any kind of comfort, joy, or praise. Rather, from first to last, it is mourning and woe.
How long can I endure it?
Have I offended You?
- I praise God that I call cry out to Him daily