O God, be merciful to me
Because your love is strong;
Now wash me from iniquity
And cleanse me from all wrong.
These words are old, but still they live
Within our hearts today.
We cry to you: “O God, forgive!”
And “Wash our sins away!”
My sin has kept me far from you;
Your wrath is justified.
Why is it, Lord? The things I do
Have crushed my bones inside!
I try to make it on my own
As if I’m all I need,
Until I find I’m all alone,
Wrapped up in pride and greed.
Yet this is not the final word,
For you forgive our sin!
When we return to you, O Lord,
You give us joy again.
|First Line:||O God, be merciful to me|
|Title:||O God, Be Merciful to Me|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2006)|
|Topic:||Confession, Prayer of; Lent and Holy Week; Prayer(1 more...)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2006 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|