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Create in me a clean heart: A poem of repentance.

I have a passion for life, and a zeal for understanding the depths of human nature.


I'll never forget the day Oh Lord, when I called out your name.

I surrendered all my burdens to you, I just couldn't stand the pain.

A rebellious child, like the prodigal son, I chose my own way.

But then I had to return to you, in all my naked shame.

I expected to feel your wrath oh Lord, for you are a consuming fire.

All heaven rejoiced, because I was home, true mercy was your only desire.

And although you never said a word I knew your eyes could see.

A broken heart, a weary soul, a spirit that's heavy.


Your Grace...

If I may boldly approach the throne.

I'm the first of many but I"m not alone.

Lord, would you take my broken heart.

And then, favor me with a brand new start.

Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord, and this time, I'll be sure.

To protect my heart with diligence, this time, I'll keep it pure.

I try so hard to be good oh Lord, and though you've set me free.

These emotions returned...


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They just won't let me be.


Giving out new hearts Oh Lord, is something you don't do.

But I know you can, if it's your will, for nothing's too hard for you.

I tried to do this on my own but found its just too hard.

I declare it would be easier Lord if you'd just create in me, a clean heart.


The inspiration behind the poem.

This poem was inspired by a comment my good friend, Word55 left on one of my hubs ( The heart of a woman) He said that poem reminded him of psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart.

Word55 planted the seeds, and they were watered through the night. When I awoke the next morning this poem was in my heart.

If you live long enough you will experience a broken heart. A death, failed relationship, failed marriage and so on. And though you recover eventually, those painful experience's will scar the heart.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

— Proverbs 4:23

Human Nature and The Condition of Man.

How precious is the heart? The heart has the ability to experience love, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, if it is not protected or cherished, the heart also has the ability to experience pain, anger, and bitterness.

Just recently, one of my relatives came over with his baby. She was all over the place, very inquisitive, and full of joy. To see the innocence in her little eyes and, the pure love she has for her father was priceless. How I wish she could stay that way. I would give up everything to preserve that perfect heart for her.

One of my favorite proverbs-4:23: To protect the heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life. The state of man's heart is mentioned in the bible many times. It's a great concern of God's because, He searches the heart of man and we know what comes out the mouth came from the heart

How many of us wish that a clean heart could be re-created in us? I'm sure you all agree with me, if you got a second chance, you would protect it with all diligence.

The state of the heart.

© 2015 Dana Tate


Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on February 18, 2019:

Dear Jack,

What a pleasure to meet you. I am overjoyed that you appreciated my message and thank you for your blessings.

May God bestow His blessings on you as well.


Jack Jenn from Living in hope on planet earth. on February 18, 2019:

Hi Dana,

I can only echo the thoughts of all before me and I pray that I will remember it. It was truly an inspiration and I hope that others will see and benefit by your beautiful message.

May God bless you Dana.

My best regards and thanks,


Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on December 04, 2015:

Thank you Swalia, for your continued support.

Shaloo Walia from India on December 03, 2015:

Truly inspirational and beautiful! Surrender to the Lord is our only refuge.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on November 20, 2015:

Thank you Peg. For your kind words; we all become weary in our race in this life and sometimes we just need the Lord to check it and make sure we keep it right.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on November 20, 2015:

This is just what I needed to start the morning off in the right frame of mind. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts and the lovely poem.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on August 26, 2015:

Thank you ChitrangadaSharan for reading. I am pleased you enjoyed it.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 26, 2015:

Beautiful poem and so well expressed! It is truly inspirational and it seems you wrote what I or any other person wants to say to the God.

Thanks for sharing this touching poem!

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on August 20, 2015:

Thank you Chocolate. As always- your visits are always appreciated. Stay blessed!

Chocolate on August 19, 2015:

I love the prayer and song.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on August 06, 2015:

Hey Missy, thank you so much. Trying hard to be "good" is not very hard but, there are so many obstacles that challenge the spirit, it seems on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel it would be easier if God gave me a new heart and then all the things that damaged it in the first place would not exist. Thanks for the vote up!

Missy Smith from Florida on August 06, 2015:

I absolutely loved this poem Dana. I think we have all at one time or the other prayed for a new heart or a new focus to get us on the right track.

I felt every emotion in this and it moved me deeply. :)

voting ^^^

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on August 03, 2015:

Shyron, Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Also thank you for the UABI and share.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on August 02, 2015:

Dana, this is so beautiful.

Thumb-up UABI and shared

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 31, 2015:

Maribel, Donnie McClurkin song has added the final touch of completion. My hub-friend Word, who watered this hub, did me a big favor.

maribel on July 31, 2015:

Ronnie mcclurkin song was a great touch. Beautiful poem. Your work reminds me of psalms. They are more than poems. They are also songs and prayer. Proud of u girl.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 31, 2015:

Praise the Lord Lo, I'm glad you found it. I know many people are trying to put www and I have to remind them. Try saving the personal website in your phone. Thanks for reading and commenting

Lorenzo Brackett on July 31, 2015:

I had a hard time finding this hub Dana. I kept putting www/ instead of http; but now I know and will keep up. This is a beautiful poem, full of gratitude and repentance. God does marvelous work on the heart once we are saved. You have really grown spiritually, full of wisdom and strength.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 30, 2015:

Thank's Mel Carriere: I used to keep eveything bottled up inside which was very unhealthy. Now I just release it all prayer. It does make me feel better. Thanks for your kind words.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on July 30, 2015:

Our hearts do tend to become polluted with the strain and burden of years. This is a beautiful, meaninful and worthwhile prayer. Great hub!

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 30, 2015:

Eric, I try to recite this often. I feel it keeps me in unbroken fellowship with God. Sainthood is much harder than I thought, so I try to repent constantly. Thank you for the visit and comment.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 30, 2015:

Wonderful poetry. It is truly a blessing that God created talent such as yours. I am always amazed when I concentrate and pray on this how much better life is. It seems that just the asking does wonders for my perspective. Thank you.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 29, 2015:

Jodah, you know if I don't have my faith I have nothing. I am sure the Lord is listening. He knows that regardless of my struggles, my worship for Him is as pure as the driven snow. Thank you for your words of wisdom. And yes, I am grateful to Word, who didn't have a clue the Lord worked through Him and touched my heart. I'm sure he was shocked and hopefully pleased; and how ironic that he was the first to read. Stay blessed my friend, you know how much I appreciate your continued support.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 29, 2015:

Frank, how pleased I am that you enjoyed my poem. Considering I am a big fan of your work, your comment is definitely appreciated.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 29, 2015:

Faith, I have definitely come along way from watching my mouth. When the Lord touched my heart and, I became a recipient of His mercy, I understood the meaning of pure love. I love to share what He has brought me through. My desire is to spread the message that no matter what you've gone through, you always have a friend in Jesus. Yes, Word's comment was a blessing. Being a solider himself, he is always on time with the right words to say. All blessings to you.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 29, 2015:

janshares: Thank you for your visit and kind words. Every time I feel the need to draw closer to the Lord, I recite this scripture. I know that we cannot be perfect, but the goodness of God always inspire us to want to be perfect for Him. Word55 blessed me when he mentioned this, because he pulled this beautiful poem from my heart. Thanks for the vote up and follow.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 29, 2015:

Very inspirational poem of faith Dana. I am sure the Lord listening, just be patient for what he deems the right time. Voted up. Good that word55 inspired you too.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 29, 2015:

I enjoyed the poem Dana.. the message and the gentleness bless you

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 29, 2015:

Oh, this is beautifully expressed here, dear Dana! I, too, pray Psalm 51:10 in my prayers. I do love the other Psalm too about guarding our hearts.

I am mindful that what is coming out of our mouth, actually comes from our heart. So if what is coming out is not pleasant, then we must do a heart check for sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. I am glad Word's wonderful comment to you inspired this wonderful hub.

Up ++++ and away

God bless you

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on July 29, 2015:

Hi Jan, thanks for the shout out kudos -:)

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on July 29, 2015:

Very inspirational poetry hub, Dana. I use Psalm 51:10 regularly in my prayers for healing and renewal. Nice shout out to word55 who inspired you. Your poem speaks eloquently of the need for that constant return to the Lord for cleansing and renewal of our hearts. Thanks for this lovely hub, voted up, useful, and beautiful.

Dana Tate (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 29, 2015:

So true Word. And, how wonderful it is to know we have a Father who is full of mercy. All we need to do is keep our eyes on Him. Thank you for your help, how blessed I am that you of all people would be the first to read. Thank's for the Vote up.

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on July 29, 2015:

Thanks Dana, I'm glad you were so inspired that you wrote this beautiful poem. Yes, we must preserve the innocence of our precious young and old hearts once they are renewed. Voted up!

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