| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Contrite Sinners Prayer for Pardon|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.|
| ||HAVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:|
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
| ||Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,|
And cleanse me from my sin.
| ||For I know my transgressions;|
And my sin is ever before me.
| ||Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,|
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest.
| ||Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;|
And in sin did my mother conceive me.
| ||Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;|
And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
| ||Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:|
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
| ||Make me to hear joy and gladness,|
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
| ||Hide thy face from my sins,|
And blot out all mine iniquities.
| ||Create in 1 me a clean heart, O God;|
And renew a right 2 spirit within me.
| ||Cast me not away from thy presence;|
And take not thy holy Spirit from me.
| ||Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;|
And uphold me with a willing spirit.
| ||Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;|
And sinners shall be 3 converted unto thee.
| ||Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation;|
And my tongue shall sing aloud of they righteousness.
| ||O Lord, open thou my lips;|
And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
| ||For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else 4 would I give it:|
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
| ||The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:|
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
| ||Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:|
Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
| ||Then wilt thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,|
In burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering:
Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.