Psalm 51:1-12

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you alone, have I sinned,

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you are justified in your sentence

and blameless when you pass judgment.

Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.

You desire truth in the inward being;

therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;

let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and put a new and right 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 sustain in me a willing spirit.

 

From Prayerscapes 2009, by Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes

Director of Church Relations, Bethany College

 

Ready or not, here I come!

 

Before you do, hide your face from my sins

Ready or not, here I come!

Before you do, blot out all my iniquities.

Ready or not, here I come!

Before you do, blot out my transgressions.

Ready or not, here I come!

Before you do, scrub me clean, wash me white

Ready or not, here I come!

Before you do, meet me with your steadfast love

Ready or not here I come

Before you do, greet me with your mighty mercy

Ready or not here I come!

As you do, let me sing with joy and gladness

Ready or not here I come!

As you do, let my crushed bones rejoice

 

Ready or not here I come!

Amen.

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