Psalm 51


1In Your unfailing love, O God,
Have mercy upon me;
Blot out transgressions, cleanse from sin,
2Purge my iniquity.

3For my transgressions and my sin
are always in Your sight;
4’Gainst You alone, I’ve evil done,
And turned from what is right.

So You are right when You do speak
and judge—without, within;
5For from the time I was conceived,
I have been trapped in sin.

6For truth is what You call us to,
Formed in our inward parts;
You teach me wisdom day by day,
In the depths of my heart.

7Cleanse me with hyssop, make me clean;
Wash me—I’ll be as snow.
8Let me hear joy, let bones rejoice
which You once crushed below.

9Now hide Your face from all my sins,
Blot out iniquity.
10Create in me a pure heart, God,
Renew Your life in me.

Renew a steadfast spirit, God,
11And cast me not from You.
Don’t take Your Holy Spirit, Lord,
from me—Your Spirit true.

12Restore to me salvation’s joy
and grant, O Lord, to me,
A willing spirit to keep me
and then sustained I’ll be.

13Then I’ll teach sinners of Your ways
and they will turn to You.
14Save me from bloodguilt, Savior God,
My tongue will sing Your truth.

15Lord, open up my lips, my mouth
will Your great praise declare.
16You don’t delight in sacrifice,
Or I would bring it there.

17The sacrifices You require
are broken, contrite hearts;
O God, You won’t despise these if
They’re from our inward parts.

18With pleasure, prosper Zion, and
build up Jerusalem;
19Then righteous off’rings will be made
and You’ll delight in them.