1 Have mercy on us, living Lord,
Remember not our sin.
According to Your steadfast love
Come, cleanse us deep within.
2 Our sin and guilt are heavy, Lord,
And evil in Your sight.
Against You only have we sinned;
Your judgment, Lord, is right.
3 We're born into a guilty world
And sinful in our ways.
Lord, teach us wisdom in our hearts
And lead us all our days.
4 So come and purify our lives,
Our hearts with love redeem.
Restore us to Your life-filled ways.
Come, Lord, and make us clean.
5 Your Spirit place within our hearts
That we may teach Your ways,
And all the people of the earth
Shall learn to sing Your praise.
6 You are not pleased with sacrifice,
It brings You no delight.
A humble spirit given in love
Is pleasing in Your sight.
7 Rebuild Your people with Your love,
Renew us every day;
With hearts renewed, in all our work,
Our lives shall sing Your praise.