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LIb. Psalm LIb

1 Have mercy on me, Lord, after
thy great abounding grace.
After thy mercies multitude
do thou my sin set free.

2 Yea, wash me clean from my offence
and my iniquity;
For I do own my faults, and still
my sin is in my eye.

3 Against thee, thee alone, I have
offended in this case,
And evil have I done before
the presence of thy face.

4 That in the things that thou hast done
upright thou-may'st appear,
And when thou judgest, all may see
that thou art very clear.

5 In wickedness I form-ed was,.
when I began to be;
My mother at the very first
in sin' conceivèd me:

6 But lo! truth in the inward parts
is pleasant unto thee,
And secrets of thy wisdom thou
revealèd hast to me.

7 With hyssop, Lord, besprinkle me.
I shall be cleansed so:
Yea, wash thou me, and then shall I
be whiter than the snow.

8 Of joy and gladness make thou me
to hear the pleasant voice,
That so the bones which thou, O Lord,
hast broken may rejoice.

9 From the beholding of my sins,
Lord, turn away thy face,
And all my deeds of wickedness
do utterly efface:

10 O God, create in me a heart
unspotted in thy sight;
Within my bowels, Lord, renew
a firm and stable sp'rit.

11 Cast me not from thy sight, nor take
thy Spirit quite away;
The comfort of thy saving health
give me again, I pray;

12 With thy free Spirit me support,
then shall transgressors be
By my instruction and advice
converted unto thee.

The Second Part.

13 O God, that art God of my health,
from blood deliver me,
That praises of thy righteousness
My tongue may sing to thee:

14 My lips, which yet fast closèd be,
do thou, O Lord, unloose;
The praises of thy Majesty
my mouth shall then disclose.

15 I would have offered sacrifice,
if that had pleasèd thee;
But pleas-ed with burnt-offerings
I know thou wilt not be.

16 A spirit grieved is sacrifice
delightful in thine eyes;
A broken and a contrite heart,
Lord, thou wilt not despise.

17 In thy good will deal gently, Lord,
with Zion, and withal
Grant that of thy Jerusalem
Upreared may be the wall

18 Burnt off'rings, gifts, and sacrifice
of justice in that day,
Thou shalt accept, and calves they shall
upon thy altar lay.

Text Information
First Line: Have mercy on me Lord after
Title: Psalm LIb
Author: J.H.
Publication Date: 1812
Scripture: Psalm 51
Language: English
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