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Psalm 137:1-2

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit 
 a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.


Psalm 51 appears a lot in Lent. No wonder: in Latin its first word is "miserere"--have mercy--and it's the text which has been so often set to music and known by that name. This verse is also especially familiar to many Protestants. The King James translation is very similar. The Grail, on the other hand, seems to me a bit weaker: 

My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.


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