Monday, January 9, 2023
478. Proper 6 (Series C)
From David's sin concerning poor Uriah
To hers whom Simon scorned as a pariah,
Lord, You have been the God who pardons much:
Alleluia! The God who pardons much.
Could we but feel the weight that You have lifted
When for our sake You, Christ, were crushed and sifted,
We, too, Your feet would kiss and bathe with tears:
Alleluia! Would kiss and bathe with tears.
Open our eyes to see what You have given,
Our hearts to know how much we are forgiven,
Our lips and hands with fitting proofs of love:
Alleluia! With fitting proofs of love.
Keep far from us false virtue, haughty sneering;
Yet from despair lift us with mercies cheering.
By word and sign, impart to us Your peace:
Alleluia! Impart to us Your peace.
Such love, O Lord, You from our youth have shown us,
That at life's ebb You hardly will disown us.
Life's heirs through faith let us forever be:
Alleluia! Let us forever be.