Have mercy on me, O God, in your enduring goodness :
according to the fulness of your compassion
blot out my offences.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness :
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my rebellion :
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you only have I sinned
and done what is evil in your eyes :
so you will be just in your sentence
and blameless in your judging.
Surely in wickedness I was brought to birth :
and in sin my mother conceived me.
You that desire truth in the inward parts :
O teach me wisdom in the secret places of the heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean :
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear of joy and gladness :
let the bones which you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins :
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God :
and renew a right spirit within me.
Do not cast me out from your presence :
do not take your holy spirit from me.
O give me the gladness of your help again :
and support me with a willing spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors your ways :
and sinners shall turn to you again.
O Lord God of my salvation, deliver me from bloodshed :
and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips :
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
You take no pleasure in sacrifice, or I would give it :
burnt-offerings you do not want.
The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit :
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
In your graciousness do good to Zion :
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then will you delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt-offerings and oblations :
then will they offer young bulls upon your altar.