On this Ash Wednesday we ask the LORD to forgive our faults and keep us from unrepentant sin.

BibleGateway: Psalm 19:7-14

ESV Audio


ESV Text: Psalm 19:7-14

Psalm 19:7–14


  The law of the LORD is perfect,1
    reviving the soul;
  the testimony of the LORD is sure,
    making wise the simple;
  the precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
  the commandment of the LORD is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
  the fear of the LORD is clean,
    enduring forever;
  the rules2 of the LORD are true,
    and righteous altogether.
10   More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
  sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
11   Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.


12   Who can discern his errors?
    Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13   Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
    let them not have dominion over me!
  Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.


14   Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Footnotes

[1] 19:7 Or blameless

[2] 19:9 Or just decrees

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 19

     7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 145:
Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Jesus, Refuge of the weary, 
Blest Redeemer, whom we love, 
Fountain in life’s desert dreary, 
Savior from the world above, 
Oh, how oft Thine eyes, offended, 
Gaze upon the sinner’s fall! 
Yet, upon the cross extended, 
Thou didst bear the pain of all. 

2. Do we pass that cross unheeding, 
Breathing no repentant vow, 
Though we see Thee wounded, bleeding, 
See Thy thorn-encircled brow? 
Yet Thy sinless death hath brought us 
Life eternal, peace, and rest; 
Only what Thy grace hath taught us 
Calms the sinner’s stormy breast. 

3. Jesus, may our hearts be burning 
With more fervent love for Thee! 
May our eyes be ever turning 
To Thy cross of agony 
Till in glory, parted never 
From the blessed Savior’s side, 
Graven in our hearts forever 
Dwell the cross, the Crucified! 


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