Hymn, ‘ Create in Me a Clean Heart’

By reader request: This is Psalm 51, set to modern music and performed by Keith Green. David wrote this after God punished his adultery with Bathsheba.

That was very serious business. Bad enough that David took a man’s wife. But he also used his power as king to get the man, Uriah the Hittite, killed in battle. So in addition to adultery, David was guilty of murder and treason. I use the word “treason” in its original sense, meaning a personal betrayal.

Clean in me a clean heart, O God, and a right spirit.

Who doesn’t need to pray that prayer?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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