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Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Tenth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness; *
    according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.
  2. Wash me throughly from my wickedness, *
    and cleanse me from my sin.
  3. For I acknowledge my faults, *
    and my sin is ever before me.
  4. Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; *
    that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou shalt judge.
  5. Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, *
    and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
  6. But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, *
    and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
  7. Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; *
    thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
  8. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, *
    that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
  9. Turn thy face from my sins, *
    and put out all my misdeeds.
  10. Make me a clean heart, O God, *
    and renew a right spirit within me.
  11. Cast me not away from thy presence, *
    and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
  12. O give me the comfort of thy help again, *
    and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
  13. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, *
    and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
  14. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; *
    and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
  15. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, *
    and my mouth shall show thy praise.
  16. For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; *
    but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.
  17. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: *
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
  18. O be favourable and gracious unto Sion; *
    build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
  19. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations; *
    then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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