1 [To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A Psalm of David.] O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul is also greatly troubled: but you, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed wet with tears; I water my couch with my tears. 7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.