O Lord have mercy on our souls

And forgive us all our sins;

According to Your lovingkindness

And cleanse our soul within.

As we acknowledge our trespasses

You are faithful to forgive,

Since against You, and only You we’ve sinned

But repent so we may live.

With Your mercy and Your pardon

You purge with hyssop to make us clean;

As You wash us to be white as snow

To restore us and to redeem.

Deliver us from bloodshed

Since we all nailed Jesus to the cross;

When our iniquities they reached Your eyes

Whilst on our heart they were embossed.

Restore the joy of Your salvation

And from Your presence do not cast,

And kindly blot out our transgressions

And create a clean heart we do ask.

Forgive us dear Lord and Father

As from Your glory we fall short;

And regenerate and give us strength

And all our sins abort.

As Your gentle heart forgives us

And You extend Your loving hand,

We’re forgiven when we humbly repent

Knowing it’s Your mandatory command.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against You, You only, have I sinned…Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow…Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.”  Psalm 51:1-9

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.”  Psalm 51:10-11

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  Isaiah 1:18