Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose
spirit is no deceit.
When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all
For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried
up as by the heat of summer.
I acknowledged my sin to Thee,
and my iniquity I did not hide.
I said: "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,"
then Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.
Therefore let every one who is godly offer prayer to Thee; at a time
of distress, in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.
Thou art a hiding place for me, O Lord;
Thou preservest me from distress;
Thou dost encompass me with deliverance.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you
counsel with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you.
Many are the pangs of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds him who
trusts in the Lord.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you
upright in heart.