1 God, be merciful to me,
let your love my refuge be;
my offences wash away,
cleanse me from my sin today.
My transgressions I confess,
grief and guilt my soul oppress;
I have sinned against your grace
and provoked you to your face.

2 Wash me, wash me pure within,
cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin:
in your righteousness I trust,
In your judgements you are just.
Come, salvation to impart,
teach your wisdom to my heart;
make me pure, your grace bestow,
that your mercy I may know.

3 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
from my sins O hide your face,
blot them out in boundless grace.
Cast your servant not away,
let your Spirit with me stay;
make me joyful, willing, strong,
teach me your salvation's song!

from The Psalter 1912
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