Poem based on Psalm 51
O my God who's love is unchanging, O Lord of mercy, God of compassion remember me, be gracious to me and wipe out my sins, Lord if you cleanse me I will be without disease or contamination.
How can I be without sin for from the moment I was born to the moment I die it surrounds me? Purify my blood that is full up with evil and courses through my veins, O God of my salvation, deliver me.
I am a slave to its nature and am inconstant rebellion against You, I cannot break free.
At night my sins haunt me and stalk me in the daytime, only You my God can rescue me.
In Your sight O Lord my sins are obliterated and made like dust in the wind.
Remake me and fill me with Your morality and purity and pronounce me clean.
Lord Your command is righteous and your judgment is pure, do not cast me away in my guilt but have mercy on me Lord and let me enter Your holy gates and dwell in Your kingdom.
It was you O Lord who made me aware of my sins so that I can admit them to you, for a relationship with my God requires faithfulness and truthfulness in the hidden recesses of my soul, and it is in that place where you teach me your ways.
When you made me aware of my iniquities I was crushed, but it was for Your divine purposes that I was broken for it is only in the very depths of my sin that I can truly know the very depth of Your mercy.
I take pleasure the goodness of my God for my fearfulness of You O lord has been changed to exaltation.
Lord give me a heart that longs for You and Your goodness and justice, make me faithful to your ways, remake me in Your perfect image and fill me with Your Spirit.
Let me find my joy in You again, I will be glad in Your salvation like I once was. I will rejoice in You, how can I not sing your praises for You have been faithful to me, in your righteousness you have renewed me.
I will worship You forever, with my mouth I will make my God known, when others hear of Your greatness in love and mercy they will turn back to You because of how I praise Your holy name.
When I was in sin my worship fell on deaf ears but now You hear my praises and accept them because they come from the depths of my heart and the hidden places of my soul. I sing your praises aware of my inadequacies and in repentance, for what use are praises to you without contrition?
Rebuild me and make me strong in You, so that I may become a temple of worship dedicated to the Lord.