home :: site contents :: contact     

The Holy Bible (with Commentary)
The Psalms (for singing)

Scottish Gaelic Turkish

Foreign Languages
Law and Grace
Short Articles

Doctrinal Articles
Stories of Faithful Christians
Famous Letters

Summary of Bible Teaching

The Christianís Great Interest
Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

Pilgrimís Progress

Christian Clothing

Other Online Books













































Psalm 51


[Recommended tunes: v 1-6 Dundee, Walsall, St Mary; v 7-13 St Kilda, Kilmarnock; v 14-19 Orphanís, St Minver]



To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone into Bathsheba.


1After thy loving-kindness, Lord,

have mercy upon me:

For thy compassions great, blot out

all mine iniquity.

2Me cleanse from sin, and throughly wash

from mine iniquity:

3For my transgressions I confess;

my sin I ever see.


4'Gainst thee, thee only, have I sinn'd,

in thy sight done this ill;

That when thou speak'st thou may'st be just,

and clear in judging still.

5Behold, I in iniquity

was form'd the womb within;

My mother also me conceiv'd

in guiltiness and sin.


6Behold, thou in the inward parts

with truth delighted art;

And wisdom thou shalt make me know

within the hidden part.

7Do thou with hyssop sprinkle me,

I shall be cleansed so;

Yea, wash thou me, and then I shall

be whiter than the snow.


8Of gladness and of joyfulness

make me to hear the voice;

That so these very bones which thou

hast broken may rejoice.

9All mine iniquities blot out,

thy face hide from my sin.

10Create a clean heart, Lord, renew

a right sp'rit me within.


11Cast me not from thy sight, nor take

thy Holy Sp'rit away.

12Restore me thy salvation's joy;

with thy free Sp'rit me stay.

13Then will I teach thy ways unto

those that transgressors be;

And those that sinners are shall then

be turned unto thee.


14O God, of my salvation God,

me from blood-guiltiness

Set free; then shall my tongue aloud

sing of thy righteousness.

15My closed lips, O Lord, by thee

let them be opened;

Then shall thy praises by my mouth

abroad be published.


16For thou desir'st not sacrifice,

else would I give it thee;

Nor wilt thou with burnt-offering

at all delighted be.

17A broken spirit is to God

a pleasing sacrifice:

A broken and a contrite heart,

Lord, thou wilt not despise.


18Shew kindness, and do good, O Lord,

to Sion, thine own hill:

The walls of thy Jerusalem

build up of thy good will.

19Then righteous off 'rings shall thee please,

and off 'rings burnt, which they

With whole burnt-off 'rings, and with calves,

shall on thine altar lay.



The Psalms in Metre