The 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B: Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15

Create a clean heart in me, O God.

Verse 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.

Verse 2:

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

Verse 3:

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
   and a willing spirit sustain in me.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
   and sinners shall return to you.