defective prefect and psalm 6

lkisaid thoughts, sounds, and creative miscellany episode 31

psalters – psalm 6:

Be gracious to me for I’m falling away
Heal me oh Lord for my bones are dismayed

And my soul is greatly dismayed
& my soul is greatly dismayed

Oh Lord how long Lord
Oh Lord how long Lord

Return and rescue my soul

from The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles, released June 14, 2006

defective prefect

this world’s kings
rule nothing.
derelict and dumb
to Truth, corrupted,
callous and crudely
used by unclean
spirits who possess,
abuse, plunder and loot
all of creation
to divide all into
states and nations
paddocked, isolated
goats and sheep,
as the war drums
keep on marching,
the beat droning
on and on and on

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror.
3 My soul also is struck with terror,
while you, O Lord—how long?
4 Turn, O Lord, save my life;
deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who can give you praise?
6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eyes waste away because of grief;
they grow weak because of all my foes.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my supplication;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and struck with terror;
they shall turn back, and in a moment be put to shame.

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