Psalm 51: Create within me a pure heart

You desire my inner truth,
cause me to know inner wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop,
so I will be clear.
Wash me,
so I will be whiter than snow.

Create within me a pure heart,
renew within me a steadfast spirit.

Don't cast me away, nor take Your spirit from me.
Return me to the joy of Your presence,
and may my willing spirit
uphold me.

Open, I ask You, my lips,
and my mouth shall declare Your praise.