Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Create in me a clean heart

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that 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.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

1 comment:

Matthew Edwards said...

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
(Judaism / Christianity, King James Bible, Psalm 51:10)

“Is not He, who createth a Being, then reneweth it, and who supplieth you out of the Heaven and the Earth?”
(Islam, Holy Koran, Sura 27 – The Ants)

“Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope!”
(Baha’i Faith, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, CLV, p. 248)