Psalm 6 (2nd version)

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    In thy great indignation,
       O Lord, rebuke me not;
     Nor on me lay thy chast `ning hand,
       in thy displeasure hot.
2    Lord, I am weak, therefore on me
       have mercy, and me spare:
     Heal me, O Lord, because thou know'st
       my bones much vexed are.

3    My soul is vexed sore: but, Lord,
       how long stay wilt thou make?
4    Return, Lord, free my soul; and save
       me, for thy mercies' sake.
5    Because of thee in death there shall
       no more remembrance be:
     Of those that in the grave do lie,
       who shall give thanks to thee?

6    I with my groaning weary am,
       and all the night my bed
     I caused for to swim; with tears
       my couch I watered.
7    By reason of my vexing grief,
       mine eye consumed is;
     It waxeth old, because of all
       that be mine enemies.

8    But now, depart from me all ye
       that work iniquity:
     For why? the Lord hath heard my voice,
       when I did mourn and cry.
9    Unto my supplication
       the Lord did hearing give:
     When I to him my prayer make,
       the Lord will it receive.

10   Let all be sham'd and troubled sore,
       That en'mies are to me;
     Let them turn back, and suddenly
       ashamed let them be.

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