Do not forsake me O my darling #38

I know those verses best from Fred Zinnemann’s  famous Western, High Noon sung by the wonderful Tex Ritter (the late comedian John Ritter’s father) ...O do not forsake me, O my darling, but it’s really from Psalm 119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly and it makes #38 in the book, 101 Most Powerful Prayers.

Lyrics to High Noon

Do not forsake me, oh my darling
On this our wedding day
Do not forsake me, oh my darling
Wait, wait along
I do not know what fate awaits me
I only know I must be brave
For I must face a man who hates me
Or die a coward, a craven coward
Or die a coward in my grave

Oh, to be torn twixt love and duty
Supposin’ I love my fair haired beauty
Look at that big hand movin’ round
Nearin’ high noon

He made a vow while in state prison
Said it would be my life or hisn’
I’m not afraid to die but oh
What will I do if you leave me?

Do not forsake me, oh my darling
You make that promise as a bride
Do not forsake me, oh my darling
Although you’re grievin’, don’t think of leavin’
Not while I need you by my side

Wait along, wait along
Wait along, wait along

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