Psalm 51:11–18

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.

Give me the joy of your saving help again   and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

I shall teach your ways to the wicked, and sinners shall return to you.

Deliver me from death, O God, and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness, O God of my salvation.

Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice, but you take no delight in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.