orchidee

Unforgiven Unease



Tune: St Francis Xavier

('My God, I love thee, not because')

Psalm 38 part

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O LORD, in wrath rebuke me not

Or fearsome be my lot

Nor in hot displeasure chasten

Us, we who are mere men

 

For 'tis as your arrows in me

Stuck fast in me they be

And as your hand heavy does press

Me, if I not confess

 

Not confess my sins, hold them tight

Abhorrent in your sight

So no soundness in my flesh be

For you are angry, see

 

Nor rest in my bones day or night

Burdens hard, they not light

They too much are for me to bear

Others cannot them share

 

For I my sin I will declare

To you Lord, just and fair

I shall sorrow, penitent be

Come, forgive and cleanse me

 

Forsake me not, you are my Lord

You have each living word

Make haste to help me, for you give

Salvation, I shall live

 

 

Comments3

  • FredPeyer

    Orchi, re second stanza: How many arrows did KP shoot into you?
    But as you say in the last stanza: You shall live!

    • orchidee

      Thanks Fred. Ohh I thought it was Cupid's arrow, but no! I see how you mean - if having a minor accident, we may say to a child 'You'll live'. Dunno if I will survive though. heehee.

    • w c

      I thank God for salvation (last stanza)!

      • orchidee

        Thanks wc.

      • Goldfinch60

        Amen.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.



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