Saturday, April 11, 2020

And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord - #322 - Joseph the Hymnographer, John Mason Neale Translation

 Joseph the Hymnographer

"And Wilt Thou Pardon, Lord"
by Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 800-883

Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
1. And wilt Thou pardon, Lord,
A sinner such as I,
Although Thy book his crimes record
Of such a crimson dye?

2. So deep are they engraved,
So terrible their fear.
The righteous scarcely shall be saved,
And where shall I appear?

3. O Thou Physician blest,
Make clean my guilty soul
And me, by many a sin opprest,
Restore and keep me whole.

4. I know not how to praise
Thy mercy and Thy love;
But deign my soul from earth to raise
And learn from Thee above.

Hymn #322
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 143:4
Titled: "Tohn hamartiohn mou tehn plehthun"
Author: Joseph the Hymnographer, c. 860, cento
Translated by: John M. Neale, 1862
Composer: Samuel Howard, 1762
Tune: "St. Bride"

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