Blot Out My Transgressions

Feeling a little tired this evening, so I thought that I would take a short cut and just throw a song up here….and then spent a half-hour deciding what song.

At 31 minutes into the exercise, I remembered my annual, Lenten hymn.

The hymn gets to me every time and thanks to John for introducing me to it. Here is the original link, 9 years old and to make it easier, the video and words.

A Sung, Lenton Prayer.

Even if you are not a Christian, I encourage you to listen and follow along.  I promise nothing bad will happen to you.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy Holy Temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled. But in Thy Compassion purify me by the loving-kindness of Thy Mercy. Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Lead me on the paths of Salvation O Mother of God, for I have covered my soul in shameful sins and have wasted my life in lazy acts. But by your intercessions, deliver me from all impurity. Have mercy on me O God according to Thy Great Mercy and according to the multitude of Thy Compassions blot out my transgressions. When I think of the many evil things I have done, wretched I am, I tremble at the fearful day of Judgement, but trusting in Thy loving-kindness, like David I cry to Thee. Have mercy on me O God, have mercy on me O God, Have mercy on me O God according to Thy great Mercy.

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Blot Out My Transgressions

  1. On the first few days of lent we sing the Canon of St Andrew, which, content-wise, is just a very long and gorgeous extension of the hymn you reference. Some of my absolute favorite services all year. If you happen to be passing through WI next week, maybe you’d like to join us. 😁 Oh, I suppose any Orthodox Church would do… 😉

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  2. Bhagyashree says:

    It is so peaceful!

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