Ash Wednesday

Psalm text (Salmo 50, 3-4. 5-6a. 12-13. 14 y 17)

Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado.

Por tu inmensa compasión y misericordia,
Señor, apiádate de mí y olvida mis ofensas.
Lávame bien de todos mis delitos,
y purifícame de mis pecados.

Puesto que reconozco mis culpas,
tengo siempre presentes mis pecados.
Contra ti sólo pequé, Señor,
haciendo lo que a tus ojos era malo.

Crea en mí, Señor, un corazón puro,
un espíritu nuevo para cumplir tus mandamientos.
No me arrojes, Señor, lejos de ti,
ni retires de mí ti santo espíritu.

Devuélveme tu salvación, que regocija
y mantén en mí un alma generosa.
Señor, abre mis labios,
y cantará mi boca tu alabanza.

Gospel Verse (Cfr Sal 94, 8)

Hagámosle caso al Señor, que nos dice: "No endurezcan su corazón".

Psalm text (Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17)

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Be merciful 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.

For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
"Against You only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in Your sight."

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.

Give me back the joy of Your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

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The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.