Singing The Psalms Ctd

Riffing on what we talked about here and here, I found another gem, Psalm 13 is largely about abandonment:

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him, ”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

 Do we have any contemporary worship songs about God forgetting about us? I don’t know, it weirdly reminded me of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” though. The song is far from the patriotic anthem that Reagan’s people thought it was, it’s about how Vietnam vets were screwed over by their country and government and it carries the same sort of feeling of abandonment:
“Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says ‘son if it was up to me’
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said ‘son don’t you understand now'”
The thing to remember here is that Springsteen is an American, and in some ways it takes someone who truly believes in his country to be that upset about what had happened to a generation of its soldiers. The chorus gives it away as it seems to be a sort of attempt to reclaim a birthright – the character in the song was born in the USA, doesn’t that mean something?