Happy the sinner whose fault is removed, whose sin is forgiven.
Happy those to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no deceit.
As long as I kept silent, my bones wasted away; I groaned all the day.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength withered as in dry summer heat.
Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide.
I said, “I confess my faults to the Lord,” and you took away the guilt of my sin.