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" Almighty and most merciful Father : We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to... "
Lessons on Elocution: Accompanied by Instructions and Criticisms on the ... - Page 131
by Thomas Sheridan - 1834 - 200 pages
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The Book of common prayer, explained by a paraphrase at the bottom of each page

1779 - 688 pages
...have left undone thofe things which we ought to have done ; 6. And we have done thofe things .which we ought not to have done-, And there is no health in us. 7. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miferable offenders. 8. Spare thou them, O God, which confefs...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1789 - 560 pages
...laws^ We have left undone thofe things which we ought to have done ; and we have done things which we ought not to have done. ; and there is no health in us." Now, what benefit can any perfon expeft from this confeffion, unlefs he does it with a fincere mind,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1058 pages
...laws. We have left undone thole things which we ought to have done; and we have done thole things which we ought not to have done ; and there is no health in us. But thou, О Lord, have mercy upon us, milerable offenders. Spare thou them, О God, which confefs their fault;....
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Sermons to country congregations, Volume 2

George Haggitt - 1796 - 408 pages
...with humble voices and sincere hearts, in the following general confession :-r~" Al" mighty and inpst merciful father, we " have erred and strayed from thy ways " like lost sheep;" this is in imitation of the following passage in scripture. " 4-H " we, like sheep, have gone astray,...
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Sermons on Various Subjects

William Woollcombe (Prebendary of Exeter.) - 1798 - 554 pages
...laws; we have left undone thofe things which we ought to have done, and we have done thofe things which we ought not to have done, and there is no health in us. FROM God's jitftice therefore, we have nothing to expeft but punifhment; from his ga&dnefs, the firft...
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Village sermons

George Burder - 1835 - 654 pages
...conscience already smites you, and your own mouth must certainly condemn you. How often have you said, " We have offended against thy holy laws ! we have left...have done ! and we have done those things which we ought not to have done !" Probably you have often joined in the church- service, and said, after the...
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The Book of Common Prayer: Reformed Together with the Book of Psalms and a ...

Church of England - 1802 - 604 pages
...congregation, after the minister. ALMIGHTY and most merciful father ! we have erred and strayed from tby ways like lost sheep ; we have followed too much the...holy laws ; we have left undone those things which we ought to have done ; and we have done those those things which we ought not to have done. — But,...
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The Christian guardian (and Church of England magazine).

1814
...confine myself to a fyw general observations upon tha Ianguagp of the prayer before, us* 1814.] 86 " Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep." The Scriptures fully warrant us to address in this manner the Almighty God. I quote but pne passage...
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The Book of common prayer reformed. Together with the Book of psalms: and a ...

John Disney - 1802 - 342 pages
...saying after me ; ^[ General confession to be said by the if bole congregation, after the minuter. ALMIGHTY and most merciful father! we have erred and strayed from thy ways ]ike lost sheep ; we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts ; we have offended...
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other ...

1809 - 674 pages
...have left undone thofe things which we ought to have done; And we have done thofe things which 'wd -ought 'not to have done ; And there is no health in us. Bill thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, referable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confefs their...
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