Scripture Verse

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. Psalm 6:1–2


Martin F. Shaw (1875–1958)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Spi­rit of the Psalms 1834.

Music: Gen­tle Je­sus Mar­tin F. Shaw, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)


Gently, gent­ly lay Thy rod
On my sin­ful head, O God;
Stay Thy wrath, in mer­cy stay,
Lest I sink be­fore its sway.

Heal me, for my flesh is weak;
Heal me, for Thy grace I seek;
This my on­ly plea I make,
Heal me for Thy mer­cy’s sake.

Who with­in the si­lent grave
Shall pro­claim Thy pow­er to save?
Lord, my trem­bling soul re­prieve,
Speak, and I shall rise and live.

Lo! He comes! He heeds my plea!
Lo! He comes! The sha­dows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more;
Rise, my spi­rit, and adore!