1 God, be merciful to me;
on thy grace I rest my plea.
Plenteous in compassion thou,
blot out my transgressions now;
my transgressions I confess;
grief and guilt my soul oppress;
I have sinned against thy grace,
and provoked thee to they face.
2 Wash me, wash me pure within,
cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin;
I confess thy judgments just;
speechless, I thy mercy trust.
Thou alone my Savior art,
teach thy wisdom to my heart;
make me pure, thy grace bestow;
make me thus thy mercy know.
3 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
from my sins O hide thy face,
blot them out in boundless grace.
Cast me not away from thee:
let thy Spirit dwell in me;
thy salvation's joy impart;
steadfast make my willing heart.
|First Line:||God be merciful to me|
|Title:||God Be Merciful to Me|
|Source:||The Psalter (1912) (adapted from)|