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February 17, 2010

O Lord, in Thy Wrath, Rebuke Me Not

Today, Ash Wednesday, begins the Lenten season of the church. This song, based on Psalm 38, aptly captures the solemnity of this season of confession, repentance and longing for Christ.


O Lord, in Thy Wrath, Rebuke Me Not
--Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

O Lord, in thy wrath, rebuke me not,
Neither chasten me in thy 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 troubled.
But, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
O save me, O save me, for thy mercy's sake.


Amen. Lord, have mercy.

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