What a wretch I am!
I cry out to you for I am caught in the flesh of rebellion!
I am suffocating under the weight of my own transgressions,
My faults are always before me-
Oh Lord, wash away my guilt,
And cleanse me from my sin!
My God and my Judge,
According to your abundant compassion,
Look not on the filth of my sin,
But on the precious blood of redemption
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean-
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow,
Let this weary heart rejoice with gladness.
Oh God of my Salvation!
I lay myself down at the feet of Mercy-
I plead on account of Loving-Kindness
I have nothing to offer but a broken spirit
Yet my God declares me righteous.
Create a clean heart for me,
Renew a steadfast spirit within me-
A heart of your own likeness.