I was brought into this world in sin. In sin my mother gave birth to me.
You want me to be completely truthful, so teach me wisdom.
Take away my sin, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Make me hear sounds of joy and gladness; let the bones you crushed be happy again.
Turn your face from my sins and wipe out all my guilt.
Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again.
Do not send me away from you or take your Holy Spirit away from me.
Give me back the joy of your salvation. Keep me strong by giving me a willing spirit.
Then I will teach your ways to those who do wrong, and sinners will turn back to you.
God, save me from the guilt of murder, God of my salvation, and I will sing about your goodness.
Lord, let me speak so I may praise you.