Savonarola/Exposition of Psalm LI
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An Exposition of Psalm LI
The Psalm Miserere Mei Deus
Fra Girolamo Savonarola
Written during the imprisonment which preceded his martyrdom, in the year of Our Lord, 1498.
Translated from the Latin by
Rev. F.C. Cowper, B. D.
"fac me sicut unum de infantibus et lactentibus tuis: ut semper pendeam ab uberibus sapientiæ tuæ."
THE YOUNG CHURCHMEN CO.,
- I. "Have mercy upon me, God, according to Thy great mercy."
- II. "And according to the multitude of Thy compassions do away mine iniquity."
- III. "Wash me throughly from my iniquity: and cleanse me from my sins."
- IV. "For I acknowledge my iniquity, and my sin is ever before me."
- V. "Against Thee only have I sinned, and done evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest he justified in Thy sayings, and vanquish when Thou art judged."
- VI. "For I was begotten in iniquities; and in sins hath my mother conceived me."
- VII. "For, behold, thou hast loved truth; and hast shewn unto me the undetermined and hidden things of thy wisdom."
- VIII. "Thou shall sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shall wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
- IX. Thou shalt cause me to hear of joy and gladness; and the bones which have been humbled shall rejoice."
- X. "Turn Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities."
- XI. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in my inward parts."
- XII. "Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me."
- XIII. "Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and establish me with Thy free Spirit."
- XIV. "I will teach Thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee."
- XV. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness."
- XVI. "Lord, Thou wilt open my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise."
- XVII. "For if Thou hadst desired a sacrifice, I would have given it: but Thou wilt not take delight in burnt offerings."
- XVIII. "The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a contrite and humble heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise."
- XIX. "Do favourably, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure, unto Zion: that the walls of Jerusalem, may he builded."
- XX. "Then shall Thou accept the sacrifice of righteousness, the oblations, and the burnt offerings: then shall they offer young bullocks upon Thine altar."