you hear the sighing of a contrite heart
before it can be uttered.
Make us the temples of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be defended
by the shield of your heavenly goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Sarum Rite
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 207 #2
Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.