Create in Me a Clean Heart

girolamo_savonarolaCreate a clean heart in me, O God:
a humble heart,
a meek heart,
a peaceful heart,
a benevolent heart,
a devout heart
which does evil to no one,
which does not repay evil for evil,
but overcomes evil with good,
which loves you above all things,
thinks always about you,
speaks about you,
gives you thanks,
delights in hymns and spiritual songs,
and has its citizenship in heaven.

Source: Girolamo Savonarola

Source of this version: Freely modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 44 #1

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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