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Weeping in sorrow over his sin, David trusted in the Lord to take away his guilt.

BibleGateway: Psalm 6

ESV Text: Psalm 6

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 6:

     1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long? 4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks? 6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. 7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

     8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. 10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 329:
From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee

— Organ Audio

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1. From depths of woe I cry to Thee, 
Lord, hear me, I implore Thee. 
Bend down Thy gracious ear to me, 
My prayer let come before Thee. 
If Thou rememberest each misdeed, 
If each should have its rightful meed, 
Who may abide Thy presence? 

2. Thy love and grace alone avail 
To blot out my transgression; 
The best and holiest deeds must fail 
To break sin’s dread oppression. 
Before Thee none can boasting stand, 
But all must fear Thy strict demand 
And live alone by mercy. 

3. Therefore my hope is in the Lord 
And not in mine own merit; 
It rests upon His faithful Word 
To them of contrite spirit 
That He is merciful and just; 
This is my comfort and my trust. 
His help I wait with patience. 

4. And though it tarry till the night 
And till the morning waken, 
My heart shall never doubt His might 
Nor count itself forsaken. 
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed, 
Ye of the Spirit born indeed; 
Wait for your God’s appearing. 

5. Though great our sins and sore our woes, 
His grace much more aboundeth; 
His helping love no limit knows, 
Our utmost need it soundeth. 
Our shepherd good and true is He, 
Who will at last His Israel free 
From all their sin and sorrow.