whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!
whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,*
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
my body wasted away,
and I groaned all day long.
My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory.
I will advise you and watch over you.
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!