A Penitent’s Prayer (Luke 18:13)   1 comment

Mea Culpa

Above:  The Congregational Prayer of Confession in Latin, from The CTS New Sunday Missal:  People’s Edition With the New Translation of the Mass (London, England, UK:  Catholic Truth Society, 2011), Page 522

…through my fault, through my fault,

through my grievous fault….

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O God, be merciful to me;

Hear Thou a penitent’s sad plea:

I lift my sin-stained heart to Thee–

O God, be merciful to me.

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Unworthy of Thy lightest grace

I dare not lift unto Thy face

My eyes,–but from this far-off place

Cry, God be merciful to me.

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My doom is just, I have no claim

To mercy, save in Jesus’ name,

For me he bore the sin and shame,

O God, be merciful to me.

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He paid the price on Calvary,

My shackled soul from sin to free,

This is my one, my only plea,

O God, be merciful to me.

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Hark! Hark! Within a still, small voice,

“Because thou has made me thy choice,

Thou art forgiv’n.”–my soul rejoice,

For God is merciful to me.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA

1925

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