Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love!
Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!
Scrub away my wrongdoing!
Cleanse me of my sin!
For I am aware of my rebellious acts;
I am forever conscious of my sin.
Against you, especially you, I have sinned;
I have done what is sinful in your sight.
So you are just when you confront me;
you are right when you condemn me.
Look, I was prone to do wrong from birth;
I was a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.
Look, you desire integrity in the inner man;
you want me to possess wisdom.
Sprinkle me with water and I will be pure;
wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
Give me the ecstatic joy of being forgiven!
May the bones you crushed rejoice!
Hide your face from my sins!
Wipe away all my wrong acts!
Create for me a pure heart!
Transform me and give me integrity!
Do not reject me!
Do not take your Holy Spirit away from me!
Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance!
Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!
Then I will teach rebels your merciful ways,
and sinners will turn to you.