Psalm 51 - Book of Praise for the Guitar

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Psalm 51----- "Book of Praise" Anglo Genevan Psalter -------for Guitar


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1.) 

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God, hear my plea, be merciful to me; 

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Treat me according to Thy loving kindness. 

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Blot out my mis-deeds, done in sin-ful blindness, 

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So that again Thy mercy I may see. 

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All my offences in Thy grace forgive, 

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And wash away the guilt of my transgression, 

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That I may free from taint of evil live; 

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LORD, from my sin cleanse me in Thy compassion.

 
2.) 

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All my transgressions do I know within, 

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And all my sin is constantly before me. 

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Let Thy abundant mercy then restore me; 

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Against Thee, LORD, Thee only, did I sin. 

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I have committed evil in Thy sight; 

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I know that Thou art righteous in Thy dealings. 

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Thy sentence, LORD, is wholly justified, 

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Thy judgment blameless, righteousness revealing.

 
3.) 

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Behold, I was in sinfulness conceived, 

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And in iniquity my mother bore me. 

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Thou dost desire that I should walk before Thee 

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And in my inmost heart Thy truth receive. 

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Purge me with hyssop: clean shall I then be; 

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Wash me to whiteness snow can never capture. 

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Grant joy and gladness so that unto Thee 

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Bones Thou hast broken shout again with rapture.

 
4.) 

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O God, hide Thou Thy face from all my sins, 

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Blot out all my iniquities that grieve Thee. 

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Create in me a clean heart; do not leave me. 

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Renew my spirit, make it strong again. 

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O from Thy presence cast me not away; 

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Let nought me from Thy Holy Spirit sever. 

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Let joy of Thy salvation with me stay, 

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Uphold me with a willing spirit ever.

 
5.) 

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Then to transgressors I will teach Thy ways, 

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And sinners will return to seek Thy favour. 

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O LORD, me from bloodguiltiness deliver, 

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That I may sing aloud unto Thy praise. 

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Then unto Thee shall I my tribute bring, 

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O God of my salvation, my Deliv'rer. 

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LORD, open Thou my lips, and I shall sing 

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My songs of praise to Thee, salvation's Giver.

 
6.) 

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Thou, LORD, in sacrifice hast no delight; 

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If I should with oblations try to please Thee, 

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With my burnt off'rings seeking to appease Thee, 

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Then I would find no favour in Thy sight. 

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One gift alone is pleasing in God's eyes: 

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The contrite heart of one who has repented. 

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A broken spirit Thou wilt not despise 

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When as a sacrifice to Thee presented.

 
7.) 

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O God, behold Thy city from above; 

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Make Zion prosper, LORD, in Thy good pleasure. 

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Safeguard Jerusalem, Thy pride and treasure, 

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And build its walls in Thy unfailing love. 

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Then off'rings will find favour in Thy sight; 

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Thou wilt be pleased with sacrifices proffered. 

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In whole burnt off'rings Thou wilt then delight; 

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Then on Thy altar bullocks will be offered.