For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. a O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.
Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak. Heal me, LORD, for my body is in agony.
I am sick at heart. How long, O LORD, until you restore me?
Return, O LORD, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.
For in death, who remembers you? Who can praise you from the grave?
I am worn out from sobbing. Every night tears drench my bed; my pillow is wet from weeping.
My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
Go away, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my crying.
The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD will answer my prayer.
May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified. May they suddenly turn back in shame.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)