In Thy Lovingkindness Lord
Words: Psalm 51:1-17
1 In thy loving kindness Lord, be merciful to me; In compassion great blot out all iniquity. Wash me thoroughly from sin, from all guilt cleanse Thou me; For transgressions I confess; sins I ever see. 2 'Gainst Thee only have I sinned, done evil in Thy sight, That Thou speaking may be just, and in judging right. My iniquities blot out, my sin hide from Thy view, And in me a clean heart make, spirit right renew. 3 From Thy gracious presence, Lord, O cast me not away, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me I pray. Joy which Thy salvation brings again to me restore; With Thy Spirit free do Thou keep me evermore. 4 Sacrifice dost thou not want, else would I give it Thee, And with offering shalt Thou not delighted be. For a broken spirit is to God a sacrifice, And a broken, contrite heart, Thou wilt not despise.