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Stanza 5

November 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Do not, O Lord, withhold
your mercy from me;
let your steadfast love and your faithfulness
keep me safe forever.
For evils have encompassed me
without number;
my iniquities have overtaken me,
until I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails me.

David admits his sin and acknowledges that “evils have encompassed me” as punishment.

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