Psalm 51

Though David penned this psalm upon a very particular occasion, yet, it is of as general use as any of David’s psalms; it is the most eminent of the penitential psalms, and most expressive of the cares and desires of a repenting sinner.

Those whose consciences charge them with any sin should, with a believing regard to Jesus Christ, the Mediator, again and again pray over this psalm; though we may not have been guilty of adultery and murder, or any the like enormous crime, (cause all sin is gross) yet in singing it, and praying over it, we may very sensibly apply it all to Ourselves…

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