I bow down to Thee, O Master; I bless Thee, O Good One; I beseech Thee, O Holy One; I fall down before Thee, O Lover of Mankind; and I glorify Thee, O Christ, for Thou, O Only-begotten Master of all, O Only Sinless One, wast, for the sake of me, an unworthy sinner, given up to the death of the cross in order to free the soul of a sinner from the bondage of sin.
And how shall I repay Thee, O Master?
Glory to Thee, O Lover of Mankind!
Glory to Thee, O Merciful One!
Glory to Thee, O Longsuffering One!
Glory to Thee, Who forgivest every fall into sin!
--St. Ephrem the Syrian, *A Spiritual Psalter* #2