‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

Erlene requested this one: Create in Me a Clean Heart, sung by students from Fountainview Academy visiting Moonstone Beach, California. If the words sound familiar, well, they should–they’re taken from Psalm 51.

By Request, ‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

Recognize this? It’s Psalm 51, set to music.

Requested by Erlene, some of the kids from Fountainview Academy on Moonstone Beach, California, singing Create in Me a Clean Heart–David’s psalm of repentance.

By Request, ‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

This is Psalm 51 set to music–the Psalm David wrote when he realized how grievously he’d sinned in taking Bathsheba for his wife after arranging for her husband, Uriah, to be killed in battle. We all need to prayer this prayer: “Create in me a clean heart and a right spirit.”

Requested by Erlene, sung by girls from Fountainview Academy, and filmed on Moonstone Beach, California–Create in Me a Clean Heart.

‘Create in Me a Clean Heart’

Create in Me a Clean Heart is taken from Psalm 51–the Psalm David wrote when he repented the terrible sin he had committed in taking Uriah the Hittite’s wife, Bathsheba, and arranging for Uriah to be killed in battle: adultery plus murder. This is what the human heart does when it rebels against its Maker and Redeemer. And only God by Jesus Christ can cleanse it.

Performed by some of the kids at Fountainview Academy.

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?