1. Have mercy, Lord, in Your unfailing love.
Wash me of sin, of my impurity.
Wash me, my Lord, that I be white as snow,
and hide Your face from my iniquity.
I know I've sinned!
It's there right before me.
How rightly, Lord, that I am judged by Thee.
But in Your grace, I ask You for Your pardon:
from my sin, set me free.
2. Create in me a clean heart, O God!
Renew in me a spirit right with You.
Instill in me a wisdom to be true.
Forgive me, Lord, for all the wrongs I do.
Lord, cast me not away from Thy presence.
Lord, take Your Holy Spirit not from me.
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation,
and a strength drawn from Thee.
Copyright Stephen J. Pearson