Scripture Verse

O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak.@Psalm 6:1–2
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Martin F. Shaw
(1875–1958)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Spir­it of the Psalms 1834.

Music: Gen­tle Je­sus Mar­tin F. Shaw, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry F. Lyte
(1793–1847)

Lyrics

Gently, gently lay Thy rod
On my sinful head, O God;
Stay Thy wrath, in mercy stay,
Lest I sink before its sway.

Heal me, for my flesh is weak;
Heal me, for Thy grace I seek;
This my only plea I make,
Heal me for Thy mercy’s sake.

Who within the silent grave
Shall proclaim Thy power to save?
Lord, my trembling soul reprieve,
Speak, and I shall rise and live.

Lo! He comes! He heeds my plea!
Lo! He comes! The shadows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more;
Rise, my spirit, and adore!