Read the Bible
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.
1 O Lord(1), do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in anguish.
How long, O Lord, how long?
4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 No one remembers you when he is dead.
Who praises you from the grave(2)?
6 I am worn out from groaning;
all night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
they will turn back in sudden disgrace.
the First Week of Advent