1 Rebuke me not in anger, LORD;
your arrows wound and bring despair.
My guilt is like a heavy
load that is too much for me to bear.
2 My sinful folly brought me low;
bowed down, I groan in anguished grief.
I have no strength, for I am crushed
and spend my days with no relief.
3 You know my sighs and weakness, LORD,
my blinded eyes and throbbing heart.
Friends and companions stand far off
while others plot to seek my hurt.
4 My mouth is mute, I cannot speak;
my ear is deaf, I cannot hear.
I wait for you to answer, LORD,
to silence those who boast and jeer.
5 My pain is ever with me LORD,
for I have sinned against your laws.
My foes are mighty those who hate
and slander me without a cause.
6 Do not forsake me, O my LORD;
do not go far from me, my God.
Come quickly, help me now, I pray,
O LORD, my Savior and my God.