1 After thy loving-kindness, Lord,
have mercy upon me:
for thy compassions great, blot out
all mine iniquity.
2 Me cleanse from sin, and throughly wash
from mine iniquity;
3 for my transgressions I confess;
my sin I ever see.
4 ’Gainst thee, thee only, have I sinned,
in thy sight done this ill;
that when thou speak’st thou may’st be just,
and clear in judging still.
5 Behold, I in iniquity
was formed the womb within;
My mother also me conceived
in guiltiness and sin.
6 Behold, thou in the inward parts
with truth delighted art;
and wisdom thou shalt make me know
within the hidden part.
7 Do thou with hyssop sprinkle me,
I shall be cleansed so;
yea, wash thou me, and then I shall
be whiter than the snow.
8 Of gladness and of joyfulness
make me to hear the voice,
that so these very bones which thou
hast broken may rejoice.
9 All mine iniquities blot out,
thy face hide from my sin.
10 Create a clean heart, Lord, renew
a right spirit me within.
11 Cast me not from thy sight, nor take
thy Holy Spirit away:
12 restore me thy salvation’s joy;
with thy free Spirit me stay.
13 Then will I teach thy ways unto
those that transgressors be;
and those that sinners are shall then
be turned unto thee.
14 O God, of my salvation God,
from guilt of blood me free:
then of thy righteousness my tongue
shall sing aloud to thee.
15 My closed lips, O Lord, by thee
let them be opened;
then shall thy praises by my mouth
abroad be published.
16 Thou sacrifice desirest not,
else would I give it thee;
nor wilt thou with burnt-offering
at all delighted be.
17 A broken spirit is to God
a pleasing sacrifice:
A broken and a contrite heart,
Lord, thou wilt not despise.
18 In thy good pleasure do thou good
to Zion, thine own hill:
the walls of thy Jerusalem
build up of thy good will.
19 Then righteous offerings shall thee please,
and offerings burnt which they,
with whole burnt-offerings, and with calves,
shall on thine altar lay.
Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P51c