PLIb. Have mercy upon me, O God

1 Have mercy upon me, O God
According to thy grace:
According to thy mercies great,
My trespasses deface.
2 O wash me throughly from my guilt,
And from my sin me clear.
3 For I my trespass know, my sins
Before me still appear.

4 'Gainst thee, thee only have I sinn'd,
This ill done thee before:
When thou speak'st, just thou art, and clear
When thou dost judge therefore,
5 Behold, how in iniquity
I did my shape receive:
Also my mother that me bar
In sin did me conceive.
6 Behold thou dost desire the truth
Within the inward part:
And thou shalt make me wisdom know
In secret of mine heart
7 With hyssop do me purify,
I shall be cleansed so:
O wash thou me, and then shall I
Be whiter than the snow.

8 Of joy and gladness make thou me
To hear again the voice:
That so the bones which thou hast broke,
May chearfully rejoyce.
9 From the beholding of my sin
Hide thou away thy face;
Likewise all mine iniquities
O do thou clean deface.

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10 Clean heart, O God in me create.
Also a spirit right
11 In me renew. O cast me not
Away out of thy sight:
Nor from me take thy holy sp'rit.
12 Restore the joy to me
Of thy salvation, and uphold
Me with thy spirit free.

13 Then will I teach thy ways to those
That work iniquity,
And by this means shall sinners be
Converted unto thee.
14 O God, God of my heath, set me
Free from blood-guiltiness;
And so my tongue shall joyfully
Sing of thy righteousness.

15 Lord, open thou my lips, and forth
My mouth thy praise shall show,
16 For thou desir'st not sacrifice,
I would it else bestow;
Burnt off'rings thou delight'st not in:
Of God the sacrifice
A broken sp'rit: a contrite heart
God,thou wilt not despise.

18 In thy good pleasure O do good
Unto thy Sion hill:
The walls of thy Jerusalem,
O do thou build up still.
19 The sacrifice of justice shall
Pleas thee with burnt off'ring,
And whole burnt off'ring: then they shall
Calves to thine altar bring.

Text Information
First Line: Have mercy upon me, O God
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Psalm 51
Language: English
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