Sunday, March 20, 2011

Psalm 51 - A prayer by David

"Have mercy upon me, O God,
         According to Your lovingkindness;
         According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
         Blot out my transgressions.
 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
         And cleanse me from my sin.
        
 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
         And my sin
is always before me.
 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
         And done
this evil in Your sight—
         That You may be found just when You speak,
         
And blameless when You judge.
        
 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
         And in sin my mother conceived me.
 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
         And in the hidden
part You will make me to know wisdom.
        
 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
         Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
 Make me hear joy and gladness,
         
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
 Hide Your face from my sins,
         And blot out all my iniquities.
        
 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
         And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
         And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
        
 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
         And uphold me
by Your generous Spirit.
 
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
         And sinners shall be converted to You.
        
 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
         The God of my salvation,
         
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
 O Lord, open my lips,
         And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give
it;
         You do not delight in burnt offering.
 The sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit,
         A broken and a contrite heart—
         These, O God, You will not despise.
        
 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
         Build the walls of Jerusalem.
 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
         With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
         Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar."








4 comments:

Clint said...

Thank you. Beautiful and meaningful.

Child of God said...

Hi Sara,
I love the Psalms, thank you for sharing what is on your heart.

Blessings,
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Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I love singing this Psalm. It is so beautiful.

Love your new bloggy look. It is so springy pretty!

Lon said...

Thank you for sharing God's magnificent Word with me!

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God's Blessings to you,

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