1 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; ♦︎
according to the abundance of your compassion
blot out my offences.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness ♦︎
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my faults ♦︎
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you only have I sinned ♦︎
and done what is evil in your sight,
5 So that you are justified in your sentence ♦︎
and righteous in your judgement.
6 I have been wicked even from my birth, ♦︎
a sinner when my mother conceived me.
7 Behold, you desire truth deep within me ♦︎
and shall make me understand wisdom
in the depths of my heart.
8 Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; ♦︎
wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.