Housekeeping: This is not about EP vs. IP This is Devotional Please share and feel free to include the specific Psalter Version as well as any background info as why it pierces your heart so! For me, I am still relatively new to Psalm singing, so I do not know many and I and my family only know about 8 without needing to listen to a recording for circumstantial practice. However, early on I came across Psalm 51 (David’s Song of Repentance). I love singing this Psalm because it reminds me of my sin, something I all too often grow numb towards. Further, it reminds me that the same Holy Spirit that crushes my very bones with conviction also brings me joy by lifting my head to Christ and sweetness of his righteousness. The end of the psalm always gets to my heart, in that the Lord desires a broken and contrite heart. Singing this Psalm pushes me to confess my sin, to be broken over my sin, and to look to Christ in repentance. Oh how our Lord is Faithful! Currently we often sing this in Psalter form from the Crown & Covenant Blue Psalter "The Book of Psalms for Worship". To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. 51 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight— That You may be found just [a]when You speak, And blameless when You judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.