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Confessing our failure to do God’s will, we trust both in His mercy and in His future guidance.

BibleGateway: Psalm 143

ESV Text: Psalm 143

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 143:

     1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

     7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 322:
And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord

— Organ Audio

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1. And wilt Thou pardon, Lord, 
A sinner such as I, 
Although Thy book his crimes record 
Of such a crimson dye? 

2. So deep are they engraved, 
So terrible their fear. 
The righteous scarcely shall be saved, 
And where shall I appear? 

3. O Thou Physician blest, 
Make clean my guilty soul 
And me, by many a sin opprest, 
Restore and keep me whole. 

4. I know not how to praise 
Thy mercy and Thy love; 
But deign my soul from earth to raise 
And learn from Thee above.