Timothy and Julie Tennent
1In Your unfailing love, O God,
Have mercy upon me;
Blot out transgressions, cleanse from sin,
2Purge my iniquity.
3For my transgressions and my sin
are always in your sight;
4‘Gainst You alone, I’ve evil done,
And turned from what is right.
So You are right when You do speak
and judge—without, within;
5For from the time I was conceived,
I have been trapped in sin.
6For truth is what You call us to,
Formed in our inward parts;
You teach me wisdom day by day,
In the depths of my heart.
7Cleanse me with hyssop, make me clean;
Wash me—I’ll be as snow;
8Let me hear joy, let bones rejoice
which You once crushed below.
9Now hide Your face from all my sins,
Blot out iniquity;
10Create in me a pure heart, God;
Renew your life in me.
Renew a steadfast spirit, God,
11And cast me not from You;
Don’t take your Holy Spirit, Lord,
From me—Your Spirit true.
12Restore to me salvation’s joy,
And grant, O Lord, to me
A willing spirit to keep me
and then sustained I’ll be.
13Then I’ll teach sinners of Your ways
and they will turn to You;
14Save me from bloodguilt, Savior God;
My tongue will sing Your truth.
15Lord, open up my lips; my mouth
will Your great praise declare;
16You don’t delight in sacrifice,
Or I would bring it there.
17The sacrifices You require
are broken, contrite hearts;
O God, You won’t despise these if
they’re from our inward parts.
18With pleasure, prosper Zion, Lord,
Build up Jerusalem;
19Then righteous off’rings will be made;
And You’ll delight in them.