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A Prayer for Help in Time of Trouble[a]

(A)Lord, don't be angry and rebuke me!
    Don't punish me in your anger!
I am worn out, O Lord; have pity on me!
    Give me strength; I am completely exhausted
    and my whole being is deeply troubled.
How long, O Lord, will you wait to help me?

Come and save me, Lord;
    in your mercy rescue me from death.
In the world of the dead you are not remembered;
    no one can praise you there.

I am worn out with grief;
    every night my bed is damp from my weeping;
    my pillow is soaked with tears.
I can hardly see;
    my eyes are so swollen
    from the weeping caused by my enemies.

(B)Keep away from me, you evil people!
The Lord hears my weeping;
    he listens to my cry for help
    and will answer my prayer.
10 My enemies will know the bitter shame of defeat;
    in sudden confusion they will be driven away.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 6:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.

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