Scripture Verse

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness’ sake, O Lord. Psalm 25:7


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 61.

Music: De­di­ca­tion (Cal­kin) John B. Cal­kin, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cal­kin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John B. Calkin (1827–1905)


My sins and faults of youth,
Let them forgotten be,
And for Thy tender mercies’ sake,
O Lord, remember me.

The Lord is just and good,
Instructing those that stray;
The meek He will in judg­ment guide
And make them know His way.

The pathways of the Lord
Are truth and mercy sure
To such as keep His covenant
And testimonies pure.

For Thy name’s sake, O Lord,
With Thee I humbly plead
To pardon my iniquity
For it is great indeed.