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Psalm 6 Adaptation

Psalm 6 (ESV)

O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long?

Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?

I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.

Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer. All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

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(To the tune of Greensleeves)

How long, how long? Lord, I am faint.

My bones cry out in agony.

My soul in anguish, fades away.

O Lord, how long til mercy?

Turn Lord and deliver me,

Unfailing love can rescue me.

Hear Lord, my desperate plea,

How long, how long til mercy?

All night I cry, my bed is drenched,

My eyes grow weak with sorrow.

I cannot see past a raging foe

How long, how long, til mercy?

God, God has heard my plea,

My sorrow and my weeping

See, see the mercy seat.

I wait, await your mercy.

God, God has heard our plea,

Our sorrow and our weeping

See, see the mercy seat.

We wait, await your mercy.


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