God, be merciful to me; On Your grace I rest my plea; In Your vast, abounding grace, My transgressions all erase. Wash me wholly from my sin; Cleanse me from every ill within. . .......
For my sins before me rise, Ever present to my
eyes. I have sinned Ďgainst You alone. In Your sight this evil done; Your
judgment is always fair,
I was brought forth in sin; Unclean when conceived my life to begin. But now, You require truth sincere within the heart: And Your will for me is right Wisdom to impart.....
Then with hyssop sprinkle me, And from
sin I clean shall be. Wash me from its stain, and, I shall be whiter
than snow that no sin remain. Make me hear joyís cheering voice; Make my broken
bones rejoice. From my sins hide Your face; My iniquities erase. O
my God, renew my heart, And a right spirit impart. Cast me not away
from You, Nor take Your Spirit from me...
Give me the joy of salvation again, And a willing mind sustain. Then Your perfect ways Iíll show, for transgressors to also know; Then converted they shall be, Sinners who no longer to sin go.......
O Changeless God, Under the conviction of Your Spirit I learn that The more I do, the worse I am, The more I know, the less I know, The more holiness I have, the mores sinful I am, The more I love, the more there is to love. O wretched person that I am!
O Lord, I have a wild heart And cannot
stand before You; I am like a bird before a man. How little I love
Your truth and ways! I neglect prayer, By thinking I have
prayed enough and earnestly,
He loves evangelical preaching, churches, Christians, but lives Unholy. My mind is a bucket without a bottom, With no spiritual understanding, No desire for the Lordís Day, Ever learning but never reaching the truth, Always at the gospel-well but never holding water. My conscience is without conviction or contrition, With nothing to repent of. My will is without power of decision or resolution. My heart is without affection, and full of leaks. My memory has no retention, So I forget so easily the lessons learned, And thy truths seep away. Give me a broken heart that yet carries home the water of grace.
My heart has no inclination to find you,
Most holy and merciful Father, We confess to You and to one another, that we have sinned against You by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not fully loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not always had in us the mind of Christ.......
You alone know how often we have grieved You by wasting Your gifts, by wandering from Your ways. Forgive us, we pray You, most merciful Father; And free us from our sin. Renew in us the grace and strength of your Holy Spirit, for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior........