O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy anger, nor chasten me in Thy
For Thy arrows have sunk into me, and Thy hand has come down upon
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thy indignation; there is no
health in my bones because of my sin.
For my iniquities have gone over my head; they weigh like a
burden too heavy for me to bear.
My wounds grow foul and fester, because of my own
I am utterly bowed down and brought to my knees. all the day I go
For my loins are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my
Spent and utterly crushed, I cry aloud in anguish of heart.
O Lord, you know all my longing: my groans are not hidden from
My heart throbs, my strength is spent; the very light has gone from my
My friends avoid me like a leper; those closest to me stand afar
Those who plot against my life lay snares; those who seek my ruin speak of
harm, planning treachery all the day long.
But I am like the deaf who cannot hear, like the dumb unable to
I am like a man who hears nothing in whose mouth is no defense.
I count on you, O Lord: it is you, Lord God, who will answer.
I pray: "Do not let them mock me, those who triumph if my foot should
For I am on the point of falling and my pain is always before
I confess that I am guilty and my sin fills me with dismay.
My wanton enemies are numberless and my lying foes are many.
They repay me evil for good and attack me for seeking what is
O Lord, do not forsake me! My God, do not stay afar off!
Make haste and come to my help, O Lord, my God, my savior!