Scripture Verse

O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure. Psalm 6:1

Introduction

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Wolfgang A. Mozart
(1756–1791)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Temp­ta­tions in sick­ness ov­er­come.

Music: Mo­zart, ar­ranged from Wolf­gang A. Moz­art (1756–1791) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Lyrics

Lord, I can suffer Thy rebukes,
When Thou with kindness dost chastise;
But Thy fierce wrath I cannot bear:
O let it not against me rise!

Pity my languishing estate,
And ease the sorrows that I feel;
The wounds Thine heavy hand hath made,
O let Thy gentler touches heal!

See how I pass my weary days
In sighs and groans; and when ’tis night
My bed is watered with my tears;
My grief consumes and dims my sight.

Look, how the powers of nature mourn!
How long, Almighty God, how long?
When shall Thine hour of grace return?
When shall I make Thy grace my song?

I feel my flesh so near the grave,
My thoughts are tempted to despair;
But graves can never praise the Lord,
For all is dust and silence there.

Depart, ye tempters, from my soul;
And all despairing thoughts depart;
My God, who hears my humble moan,
Will ease my flesh, and cheer my heart.