4. Psalm 6- A prayer for mercy during trouble

O YHWH, rebuke me not in Your Anger, nor Chasten me in Your Wrath. Be Gracious To me YHWH for I languish, O Lord, Heal me, for my bones are troubled. And my soul also is sorely troubled. But You, O Lord, how long? Turn, O Lord, Save my life, Deliver me for the sake of Your Steadfast Love. For in death there are none giving remembrance of You, yea in graves who could give You praise? If not for You I would weary with moaning, the nights I would flood my bed with tears or drench my couch with weeping. My eyes would nearly waste away because of grief, waning weak because of evildoers. So depart from me, all you workers of evil! For YHWH Has Heard my souls’ lament. Yea YHWH Has Heard my Supplication, and He Accepts my Prayers! Hence continually all my enemies shall be put to shame and sorely punished, yea they shall turn back and be put to humiliation in a but a moment, again.