One of the things at Banstead Community Church we’ve been trying to do more of is sing the Psalms.
God, be merciful to me;
On Your love I rest my plea.
By Your vast abounding grace,
My transgressions all erase.
From the stain of every sin,
Wash, and make me clean within.
For my sins before me rise,
Always present to my eyes.
I have sinned ‘gainst You alone,
In Your sight I’ve evil done;
So Your words are proven true,
Righteous are Your judgments, too.
Truly, I was born in sin,
Sinful when conceived within.
Surely You desire to find
Faithfulness in heart and mind;
You will, deep within my heart,
Wisdom unto me impart.
O with hyssop sprinkle me,
And from sin I clean will be;
Wash me from its stain, and so,
I’ll be whiter than the snow.
Make me hear joy’s cheering voice,
Let the bones You crushed rejoice.
(Photo: David Beale)