Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
Also, thousands, from age to age,
have by this solemn example of
David’s terrible sin, been rendered . . .
…more suspicious of themselves!
…more afraid of temptation!
…more dependent on the Lord!
…and more fervent in prayer!
By means of David’s fall—they have,
themselves, been preserved from falling!