Psalm 6
Language: English  after the Latin 
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:
O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O Lord, how long?
Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
I am weary with my groaning;
all the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with tears.
Mine eye is consumed with grief;
it waxeth old because of all my enemies.
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
The Lord hath heard my supplication;
the Lord will receive my prayer.
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed:
let them return and be ashamed suddenly.


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , based on lines 1-2 [an adaptation] FRE GER ; composed by William Byrd.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) , "Psalm 6" ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Heinrich Schütz.

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-07
Line count: 21
Word count: 157