Unforgiven Unease

Tune: St Francis Xavier

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

Psalm 38 part


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




  • 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


        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

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