In Thy loving kindness, Lord, be merciful to me;
In compassion great blot out all iniquity.
Wash me thoroughly from sin; from all guilt cleanse Thou me:
For transgressions I confess; sins I ever see.
Gainst Thee only have I sinned, done evil in Thy sight,
That Thou speaking may be just, and in judging right.
My iniquities blot out, my sin hide from Thy view;
And in me a clean heart make, spirit right renew.
From Thy gracious presence, Lord, O cast me not away;
And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me, I pray.
Joy which Thy salvation brings again to me restore;
With Thy spirit free do Thou keep me evermore.
Sacrifice dost Thou not want, else would I give it Thee;
And with offering shalt Thou not delighted be.
For a broken spirit is to God a sacrifice;
And a broken, contrite heart, Thou wilt not despise.