Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble.
For the choir director; with stringed instruments, upon F50 an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, do R110 not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining R111 away;
Heal R112 me, O LORD, for my R113 bones are dismayed.
3 And my soul R114 is greatly dismayed;
But You, O LORD--how R115 long?
4 Return, O LORD, rescue R116 my soul; F51
Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
5 For there R117 is no mention F52 of You in death;
In Sheol F53 who will give You thanks?
6 I am weary R118 with my sighing;
Every night I make my bed swim,
I dissolve my couch with my R119 tears.
7 My eye R120 has wasted away with grief;
It has become old because of all my adversaries.
8 Depart R121 from me, all you who do iniquity,
For the LORD has R122 heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD has R123 heard my supplication,
The LORD receives R124 my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be R125 ashamed and greatly dismayed;
They shall turn F54 back, they will suddenly R126 be ashamed.
F50: Or true
F51: Lit his mouth
F52: Or make their tongue smooth
F53: Or You shelter
F54: Or according to a lower octave (Hebrew Sheminith)
R110: Psalms 38:1; 118:18
R111: Psalms 102:4,11
R112: Psalms 41:4; 147:3; Hosea 6:1
R113: Psalms 22:14; 31:10
R114: Psalms 88:3; John 12:27
R115: Psalms 90:13
R116: Psalms 17:13
R117: Psalms 30:9; 88:10-12; 115:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 38:18
R118: Psalms 69:3
R119: Psalms 42:3
R120: Job 1:17:7; Psalms 31:9; 38:10
R121: Psalms 119:115; Matthew 7:23; Luke 13:27
R122: Psalms 3:4; 28:6
R123: Psalms 116:1
R124: Psalms 66:19,20
R125: Psalms 71:13,24
R126: Psalms 73:19