For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument.#TITLE Hebrew with stringed instruments; according to the sheminith.
1O lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your rage.
2Have compassion on me, lord, for I am weak.
Heal me, lord, for my bones are in agony.
3I am sick at heart.
How long, O lord, until you restore me?
4Return, O lord, and rescue me.
Save me because of your unfailing love.
5For the dead do not remember you.
Who can praise you from the grave?# Hebrew from Sheol?
6I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
7My vision is blurred by grief;
my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
8Go away, all you who do evil,
for the lord has heard my weeping.
9The lord has heard my plea;
the lord will answer my prayer.
10May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
May they suddenly turn back in shame.