421. Have Mercy, God, upon My Life (Psalm 51)

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First Line: Have mercy, God, upon my life
Title: Have Mercy, God, upon My Life (Psalm 51)
Author: David Gambrell (2009)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Topic: Christian Year: Ash Wednesday; Christian Year: Lent; Confession (6 more...)
Copyright: © 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)
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Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749

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Psalm 51, paraphrased here, has traditionally been known as one of the seven penitential psalms, and it is used annually on Ash Wednesday. But this psalm is not just about human sinfulness; it is also about God’s willingness to forgive and restore sinners. That is good news.

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