Orlando Gibbons: O Lord, in thy wrath


 

Ps. 6:1  Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not,
 though I deserve thine ire;
 Nor yet correct me in thy rage,
 O Lord, I thee desire:

 2 For I am weak, therefore, O Lord,
 of mercy me forbear;
 And heal me, Lord, for why? thou know'st 
 my bones do quake for fear.
 
 3 My soul is troubled very sore,
 and vexed exceedingly;
 But, Lord, how long wilt thou delay
 to cure my misery?
 
 4 Lord, turn thee to thy wonted grace,
 some pity on me take;
 O save me, not for my deserts,
 but for thy mercies' sake.