The prophet recognizes God’s judgment against the unbelieving and prays that the Lord would correct and direct them.

Scripture: Jeremiah 10:23-25

ESV Text: Jeremiah 10:23-25


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 10
23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. 24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. 25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 317:
Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Alas, my God, my sins are great, 
My conscience doth upbraid me; 
And now I find that in my strait 
No man hath power to aid me. 

2. And fled I hence in my despair 
In some lone spot to hide me, 
My griefs would still be with me there 
And peace still be denied me. 

3. Lord, Thee I seek, I merit naught; 
Yet pity and restore me. 
Just God, be not Thy wrath my lot; 
Thy Son hath suffered for me. 

4. If pain and woe must follow sin, 
Then be my path still rougher. 
Here spare me not; if heaven I win, 
On earth I gladly suffer. 

5. But curb my heart, forgive my guilt, 
Make Thou my patience firmer; 
For they must miss the good Thou wilt 
Who at Thy chastenings murmur. 

6. Then deal with me as seems Thee best– 
Thy grace will help me bear it 
If but at last I see Thy rest 
And with my Savior share it. 


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