52  The Song of Manasseh


All   Full of compassion and mercy and love

is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

1    Lord almighty and God of our ancestors,  

you who made heaven and earth in all their glory:

2    All things tremble with awe at your presence,  

before your great and mighty power.

3    Immeasurable and unsearchable is your promised mercy,  

for you are God, Most High.

4    You are full of compassion, long-suffering and very merciful,  

and you relent at human suffering.

5    O God, according to your great goodness,  

you have promised forgiveness for repentance

to those who have sinned against you.

6    The sins I have committed against you  

are more in number than the sands of the sea.

7    I am not worthy to look up to the height of heaven,  

because of the multitude of my iniquities.

8    And now I bend the knee of my heart before you,  

imploring your kindness upon me.

9    I have sinned, O God, I have sinned,  

and I acknowledge my transgressions.

10  Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  

according to your great mercy.

11  For all the host of heaven sings your praise,  

and your glory is for ever and ever.

Manasseh 1a,2,4,6,7a,b,9a,c,11,12,14b,15b

All   Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

All   Full of compassion and mercy and love

is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

¶    New Testament Canticles


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