51M. Misericordia, Señor (Be Merciful, O Lord)

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Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado,
hemos pecado.

1 Misericordia, Dios mío, por tu bondad,
por tu inmensa compasión borra mi culpa;
lava del todo mi delito,
limpia mi pecado. [Refrain]

2 Pues yo reconozco mi culpa,
tengo siempre presente mi pecado:
congra ti, contra ti sólo perqué,
cometí la maldad que aborreces. [Refrain]

3 Oh Dios, crea en mí un corazón puro,
renuévame por dentro con espiritu firme;
no me arrojes lejos de tu rostro,
no me quites tu santo Exspiritu. [Refrain]

4 Devuélveme la alegría de tu salvación,
afiánzame con espíritu generoso.
Señor, me abrirás los labios,
y mi boca proclamará tu alabanza. [Refrain]

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned,
for we have sinned.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

2 For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
"Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight."

3 A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and our Holy Spirit take not from me.

4 Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Text Information
First Line: Misercordia, Dios mio, por tu bondad (Have mercy on me, O God in your goodness)
Title: Misericordia, Señor (Be Merciful, O Lord)
Spanish Title: Misericordia, Señor
Refrain First Line: Misercordia, Señor (Be merciful, O Lord)
Language: English; Spanish
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Jerusalem; Biblical Names and Places: Zion; Broken-hearted (43 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [Misericordia, Señor]
Composer (refrain): John Schiavone
Composer (stanza): Michael Guimont
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1994, 1998 2004 GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: The verses may be sung by a solo voice or an ensemble, with all joining in singing the refrain. It can be quite satisfying for congregations to sing the chanted verses. Take care not to slow down when moving from the reciting tone (the long note with multiple syllables under it) to the cadence. The music leaders should make sure that the singing does not drag but progresses naturally, as in speech.

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