Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday

Psalm 51
v. 1-3, 9-15

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions:
and my sin is ever before me.

Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation:
and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

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  1. Ahhh made me miss the days I spent in a plaid skirt wishing that the pews were not so hard in the church.

  2. Love this. The Psalms are so uplifting and lovely.

  3. Betsy, as a choir singer, are there any professional choir performance albums that you enjoy and would recommend to others?

  4. yes - I have too many to list here! but one of my favorite recordings for the Lenten season and Easter would be St. Paul's :)

    I can give you more specific recommendations if you tell me what sort of stuff you like!


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