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EDEN | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
1 AFTER thy loving-kindness, Lord,
Have mercy upon me:
For thy compassions great, blot out
All mine iniquity.
2 Me cleanse from sin, and throughly wash
From mine iniquity;
3 For my transgressions I confess;
My sin I ever see.
4 'Gainst thee, thee only, have I sinned,
In thy sight done this ill;
That when thou speak'st thou may'st be just,
And clear in judging still.
5 Behold, I in iniquity
Was formed the womb within;
My mother also me conceived
In guiltiness and sin.
6 Behold, thou in the inward parts
With truth delighted art;
And wisdom thou shalt make me know
Within the hidden part.
7 Do thou with hyssop sprinkle me,
I shall be cleansed so;
Yea, wash thou me, and then I shall
Be whiter than the snow.
8 Of gladness and of joyfulness
Make me to hear the voice,
That so these very bones which thou
Hast broken may rejoice.
9 All mine iniquities blot out,
Thy face hide from my sin.
10 Create a clean heart, Lord, renew
A right spirit me within.
11 Cast me not from thy sight, nor take
Thy Holy Spirit away.
12 Restore me thy salvation's joy;
With thy free Spirit me stay.
13 Then will I teach thy ways unto
Those that transgressors be;
And those that sinners are shall then
Be turned unto thee.
14 O God, of my salvation God,
From guilt of blood me free:
Then of thy righteousness my tongue
Shall sing aloud to thee.
15 My closed lips, O Lord, by thee
Let them be opened;
Then shall thy praises by my mouth
Abroad be published.
16 Thou sacrifice desirest not,
Else would I give it thee;
Nor wilt thou with burnt-offering
At all delighted be.
17 A broken spirit is to God
A pleasing sacrifice:
A broken and a contrite heart,
Lord, thou wilt not despise.
18 In thy good pleasure do thou good
To Zion, thine own hill:
The walls of thy Jerusalem
Build up of thy good will.
19 Then righteous offerings shall thee please,
And offerings burnt which they,
With whole burnt-offerings, and with calves,
Shall on thine altar lay.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 107 · PRAISE ye the Lord, for he is good,
Psalm 3 · O LORD, how are my foes increased!
1 Â¶ Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Â¶ Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Â¶ Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.