Psalm 50 : 3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab
Have mercy on me, o God, in Your love. In Your great compassion blot out my sin. Wash me thoroughly of my guilt; cleanse me of evil.
You take no pleasure in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, You would not delight in it. O God, my sacrifice is a broken spirit; a contrite heart You will not despise.
Shower Zion with Your favour : rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then You will delight in fitting sacrifices, burnt offerings and bulls.