Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
by: Susan Bond.
Hyssop was used to spread the lamb’s blood on the doorposts so that the Lord would know which homes to pass over when death came to Egypt that night that God’s judgment fell against Pharaoh (Exodus 12:22,23).
Praises are sung day and night now and forever to the Lamb whose blood is on the doorpost of the heart of every believer. The evil one who brought death to Eden continues his efforts to kill us, even managing to bring us into bondage at times, but the blood of the Lamb leaves permanent stains. He is a faithful High Priest, and his blood is enough (Hebrews 10:12-39, Revelation 12:10-12).