Have mercy God, on me, in your great goodness,
with that same mercy, heal my every waywardness;
show me my faults. Yes! all my untowardness.
Cleanse me from sin, Lord.
My guilt is clear, it cannot be defended.
against you only have I oft offended:
when just conceived, sin swift my heart attended,
spare me from wrath, Lord.
Now inward truth is what you most require,
cleanse me and purge me like refining fire.
Released from sin; with gladness, me inspire
to praise Your Name, Lord.
Turn from my sin, forgive my every wrong.
Come, mould my heart, and let my spirit long
for help and wisdom, that I may be strong
in all your ways, Lord.
Then to the wicked, I might teach those ways:
deliver me and strengthen all my praise.
No sacrifice to you I have to raise,
save my poor heart, Lord.
In Sion build your justice and your grace,
show to Jerusalem your sacred face.
O let her rise a new and righteous place,
giving you honour.
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