Chandos Anthem no. 3: Have mercy upon me, O God
Language: English  after the Latin 

 Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great
 goodness: according to the multitude of thy
 mercies do away mine offences.

Soprano and Tenor. Duet
 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness: and
 cleanse me from my sin.

 For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever
 before me.

 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this
 evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be
 justified in thy saying, and clear'd when thou
 art judg'd. 

 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness:
 that the bones which thou hast broken may

 Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a
 right spirit within me. Cast me not away from
 thy presence: and take not thy holy spirit
 from me. O give me the comfort of thy help
 again: and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

 Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked:
 and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Note: based on lines 3-6, 10, 12-15


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Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-22
Line count: 29
Word count: 162