Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness: according to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences

Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness: according to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences

Tune: [Chant] (Tone IV)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Have mercy upon me, O God after thy great goodness:
according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offenses.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness:
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my faults:
and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee only have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified in thy saying
and clear when thou art judged.

5 Behold I was shapen in wickedness:
and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

6 But lo thou requirest truth in the inward parts:
and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean:
thou shalt wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness:
that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sins:
and put out all my misdeeds.

10 Make me a clean heart O God:
and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence:
and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

12 O give me the comfort of thy help again:
and establish me with thy free Spirit.

13 Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked:
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness O God
thou that art the God of my health:
and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

15 Thou shalt open my lips O Lord:
and my mouth shall shew thy praise.

16 For thou desirest no sacrifice else would I give it thee:
but thou delightest not in burnt offerings.

17 The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit:
a broken and contrite heart O God shalt thou not despise.

18 O be favorable and gracious unto Sion:
build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness
with the burnt-offerings and oblations:
then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son:
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen.

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #658

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First Line: Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness: according to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences

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