Contributed by John Lowe on Jan 3, 2021
Psalm 51 was composed after David was confronted about his adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:1-25). The psalmist is ill (v. 8), perhaps near death (v. 14), and longs to be healed. Yet far weightier than that physical longing is his passionate desire for forgiveness.
August 14, 2015
Title: “Prayer for Pardon and Purity”
(A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.)
Theme: David’s great penitential psalm.
Psalm 51 (KJV)
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according