1 O blessed is the man to whom
trespass is pardoned;
And be whose faults of ev'ry kind
are wholly covered!
2 O blessed is the man, to whom
the LORD imputes not sin;
And he who such a spirit hath,
that guile is not therein.
3 For while I no confession made
but silent kept my tongue,
My bones, as if with age, decay'd
with groaning all day long.
4 For heavily thy hand did lie
Upon me day and night;
That into summers scorching drought
My moisture turned quite. (Selah.)
5 At length my sin I did confess,
with humble shame to Thee;
And hid not from Thee any part
of mine iniquity.
6 Against my self, I said, "my sins
"I'll to the LORD confess;"
And then of mine iniquity
Thou didst the sin release. (Selah.)
7 For this each godly one to Thee
In finding time shall pray:
Surely in floods of waters great,
reach to him shall not they.
Thou art my hiding place: thou wilt
from trouble keep me free;
With songs of glad deliverance;
thou wilt encompass me. (Selah.)
8 To me thou sayst, "I'll thee instruct,
"thee teach the way will I,
"Wherein 'tis best for thee to go,
"and guide thee with mine eye."
9 "Be neither like the horse or mule
"who never understand;
"Whose mouths with bits and reins are held,
"to keep them in command.
10 "To ev'ry one that wicked is,
shall many griefs abound:
But him who on the LORD relies,
shall mercy compass round."
11 Be glad, ye righteous, in the LORD,
greatly in Him rejoice;
And all who upright are in heart,
shout with a joyful voice.
Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PXXXII