Contrition
Language: English 
Almighty and most merciful Father; 
We have erred, and strayed from thy ways 
like lost sheep. 
We have followed too much 
the devices and desires of our own hearts. 
We have offended against thy holy laws. 
We have left undone those things which 
we ought to have done; 
And we have done those things 
which we ought not to have done; 
And there is no health in us. 
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, 
miserable offenders. Spare thou them, 
O God, who confess their faults. 
Restore thou those who are penitent; 
According to thy promises declared unto mankind 
in Christ Jesu our Lord. 
And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; 
That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, 
and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. 
Amen 

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2019-03-20
Line count: 21
Word count: 133