I said, “Have mercy(A) on me, Lord;
    heal(B) me, for I have sinned(C) against you.”

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Psalm 51[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.(A)

Have mercy(B) on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;(C)
according to your great compassion(D)
    blot out(E) my transgressions.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 51:1 In Hebrew texts 51:1-19 is numbered 51:3-21.

have mercy(A) on me, Lord,
    for I call(B) to you all day long.

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16 Turn to me(A) and have mercy(B) on me;
    show your strength(C) in behalf of your servant;
save me, because I serve you
    just as my mother did.(D)

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132 Turn to me(A) and have mercy(B) on me,
    as you always do to those who love your name.(C)

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