12 June 2007

Yet another Magdeburg gem

This coming Thursday, the German Litany was prescribed between the Epistle and the Gospel. The introduction to the litany is the beautifully penitential Precatio Ecclesiae that teaches us in the litany our intercession is being joined to that our Lord for us:

Remove from us, Lord,
our sins and transgressions
so that we may appear before You
with clean hearts and humility.
Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy, dear Lord,
upon the people
that You have redeemed with Your blood, O Christ,
and do not be angry with us forever.
Hear, hear, hear our prayer, O Lord God,
Christ, our Redeemer, pray for us to your dear Father.

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