Have mercy on us, O Lord is adapted from the psalm and asks God for his help to cleanse us from our sin.
Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offence.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have sinned.
My offences truly I know them;
My sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone I have sinned:
What is evil in your sight I have done.
A pure heart create for me, O God,
Put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
Nor deprive me of your holy spirit.
Give me again the joy of your help;
With a spirit of fervour sustain me.
O Lord, open my lips
And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Words Adapted from Psalm 50 v.3-6. 12-14. 17
Music by Mike Stanley & Joanne Boyce
Copyright © 1999 CJM MUSIC
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Liturgical Use(s): Psalm, Lent
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