Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Shut not Thy merciful ears..."

Via Nathaniel Peters at First Thoughts:

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
Shut not Thy merciful ears unto our pray’rs;
But spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty.

O holy and most merciful Saviour,
Thou most worthy Judge eternal,
Suffer us not, at our last hour,
For any pains of death, to fall from Thee. Amen.
Henry Purcell, 1694

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