Create in Me a Clean Heart Lyrics
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with your free Spirit.
Create in Me a Clean Heart Hymn Story
There are various musical versions of this song based on scripture. It is based on Psalm 51. It is a psalm that David composed after his sin with Bathsheba according to some scholars.
This was a prayer for pardon after being rebuked by Nathan the prophet.
As one inspired writer has observed:
“David often triumphed in God, and yet he dwelt much upon his own unworthiness and sinfulness. His conscience was not asleep or dead. “My sin,” he cried, “is ever before me.” He did not flatter himself that sin was a matter with which he had nothing to do, and that should not concern him. As he saw the depths of deceit in his heart, he was deeply disgusted with himself, and prayed that God would keep him back by His power from presumptuous sins, and cleanse him from secret faults”.
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