and done what is evil in your sight…
Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
- Psalm 51:4, 9-12 NIV
“If our sins be in number as the hairs of our head,
God's mercies are as the stars of heaven.”
- Charles H. Spurgeon