Psalm 6: A Millennial Interpretation


Dr. Brielle Paige Rassler is a therapist, spiritual artist, and ALEPH Rabbinic/Hashpa’ah student from Weston, FL. She is currently the coordinator and lead therapist of the Penn Medicine PMC Grief Counseling Program. Brielle has released two albums of original music, with prayer-songs that have been shared at holiday and Shabbat services across the country. She is currently working on an interpretive translation of the Book of Psalms. Learn more at

For endurance through all melodies
I sing this song for my Beloved

Please, my G-d
Let my self-judgement not be coded as Your anger
Let my pain not be coded as Your rage

Be gracious with me, my G-d
I am so sad

Heal me, my G-d
My bones are shaking in fear
My soul is so scared
So very scared
I know You are still G-d

But still, G-d
How much longer must I endure?

Return to me, my G-d
Release my soul
Save me for the sake of all things Loving and Kind

Because I cannot remember You if I am dead
I cannot thank You from my grave
I am so over this, my G-d
Swimming in tears night after night
Melting my bed
And leaving me no place to rest
And I know my anger only makes things worse
My eyes tell the stories of the narrowness they have endured

Go away, oh forces of evil!
Because G-d has heard my cry
Thank You G-d
You heard my plea
And carried me on my prayer

Thank You G-d
Now my Oy’s can bear the burden of terror
In an instant
They are banished
In an instant
The melody of serenity returns