Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
Proclaiming & Living the Holy Orthodox Faith in Central California

Psalm 50(51)   


Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; And according to the multitude of Thy compassions, blot out my transgressions.


Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.


Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight, That Thou mayest be justified in Thy sayings, And victorious when Thou dost judge.


Behold, I was conceived in iniquity, and in sins did my mother bear me. For Behold, Thou lovest truth and the secrets of Thy wisdom Thou hast made known to me.


Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness; That the bones which Thou hast humbled may rejoice.


Turn Thy face away from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.


Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy ruling spirit. Then shall I teach transgressors Thy ways, and the godless shall return to Thee.


Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness.


O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. For if Thou hadst desired a sacrifice; then I would have given it, but Thou hast no delight in whole-burnt offerings.


The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.


Do good, O Lord, to Zion in Thy good pleasure; And let the walls of Jerusalem be built.


Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness with oblations and whole burnt offerings; Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.


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