A Contrite Sinner's Prayer for Pardon.

1 1Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of 2Your compassion 3blot out my transgressions.
2 4Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And 5cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I 6know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
4 7Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is 8evil in Your sight, So that 9You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was 10brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire 11truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will 12make me know wisdom.