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Hymns of the Eastern Church, by J.M. Neale, [1884], at

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The following Stanzas are a Cento from the Canon for the Monday of the First Tone, in the Paracletice.

by S. Joseph of the Studium

τῶν ἀμαρτιῶν μου τὴν πληθύν.

  And wilt Thou pardon, Lord,
  A sinner such as I?
Although Thy book his crimes record
  Of such a crimson dye?

  So deep are they engrav’d,—
  So terrible their fear,
The righteous scarcely shall be sav’d,
  And where shall I appear?

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  My soul, make all things known
  To Him Who all things sees:
That so the Lamb may yet atone
  For thine iniquities.

  O Thou Physician blest,
Make clean my guilty soul!
  And me, by many a sin oppress’d,
  Restore, and keep me whole!

  I know not how to praise
Thy mercy and Thy love:
  But deign Thy servant to upraise,
  And I shall learn above!

[In Mr. Young's book. Composed by Dr. Schroeder.]

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