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‘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?


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