Let me hear joy and gladness;1 let the bones2 you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins3 and blot out4 all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart,5 O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.611
Do not cast me7 from your presence8 or take your Holy Spirit9 from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation10 and grant me a willing spirit,11 to sustain me.1213
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,13 and sinners14 will turn back to you.1514
Save me16 from bloodguilt,17 O God, the God who saves me,18 and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.1915
O Lord, open my lips,20 and my mouth will declare your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice,21 or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices22 of God area a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart,23 O God, you will not despise.
In your good pleasure make Zion24 prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.25