1 O LORD, do not rebuke me,
Nor in your wrath chastise;
In mercy spare my body:
My soul in anguish cries.

2 But turn, O LORD, and save me:
Your faithful love I claim;
If I am left to perish,
How shall I praise your name?

3 I'm wearied with my groaning,
My eyes are blind with tears,
Depression overwhelms me
And magnifies my fears.

4 Away, you powers of evil!
The LORD knows my despair,
The LORD has heard my pleading,
The LORD accepts my prayer.

5 My enemies frustrated,
Ashamed at their defeat,
Shall turn back in confusion
And suddenly retreat.

Psalm 6, David G. Preston
© D.G. Preston/Jubilate Hymns
7 6 7 6 Iambic