Shedding Bloody Tears

A beautiful adaptation of Simon Belmont’s theme from the Castlevania mythos.

I have become the ridicule of all my people—
Their taunting song all the day.

He has filled me with bitterness,
He has made me drink wormwood.

He has also broken my teeth with gravel,
And covered me with ashes.

You have moved my soul far from peace;
I have forgotten prosperity.

And I said, “My strength and my hope
Have perished from the LORD.”

Remember my affliction and roaming,
The wormwood and the gall.

My soul still remembers
And sinks within me.

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the LORD.

It is good for a man to bear
The yoke in his youth.

Let him sit alone and keep silent,
Because God has laid it on him;

Let him put his mouth in the dust—
There may yet be hope.

Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him,
And be full of reproach.

For the Lord will not cast off forever.

Though He causes grief,
Yet He will show compassion
According to the multitude of His mercies.

Lamentations 3:14-32 (NKJV)