A Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble
To the chief Musician on Neg´inoth upon Shem´inith, A Psalm of David.
1 # Ps 38.1. O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger,
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak:
O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O Lord, how long?
4Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6I am weary with my groaning;
all the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
7Mine eye is consumed because of grief;
it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 # Matt 7.23; Luke 13.27. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9The Lord hath heard my supplication;
the Lord will receive my prayer.
10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed:
let them return and be ashamed suddenly.