Contrition

 

I. Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

 

II. Si iniquitates observaveris

 

Si iniquitates observaveris, Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit? Quia apud te propitiatio est;

If thou wilt mark iniquities, O Lord, O Lord, who could stand?  For with Thee there is forgiveness 

 

 

III.  A Hymn To God The Father – John Donne

 

Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run,
And do run still, though still I do deplore?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
Others to sin, and made my sin their door?
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
A year or two, but wallow’d in, a score?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun
My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
But swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son
Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
And, having done that, thou hast done;
I fear no more.

 

One comment

  1. Bob says:

    Great thought for lent and best expressed in the chorus’ singing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *