|51 (1)||Psalm 51 Version 1||7 7. 7 7. 7 7|
|GOD be merciful to me,
On Thy grace I rest my plea;
Plenteous in compassion Thou,
Blot out my transgression now;
Wash me, make me pure within;
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.
|2||My transgressions I confess,
Grief and guilt my soul oppress;
I have sinned against Thy grace,
Long provoked Thee to Thy face;
I confess my judgement just,
Only in Thy mercy trust.
|3||I am evil, born in sin,
Thou desirest truth within;
Thou alone my Saviour art,
Teach, restore and take my heart;
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow,
Wash me whiter than the snow.
|4||Broken, humbled to the dust
By Thy wrath and judgement just,
Make this contrite heart rejoice,
And in gladness hear Thy voice;
From my sins, O hide Thy face,
Blot them out in boundless grace.
|The Psalter, 1912|