The Confession and Praier.
O Father of heauen; O sonne of God, redeemer of the world; O holie Ghost, three persons and one God; haue mercie vpon me most wret∣ched caitife, and miserable sinner. I haue offended both heauen and earth, more than my tongue can ex∣presse; my sins are aboue all mens, both in number and greatnesse, which I haue com∣mitted. Whither then may I go? And whither should I flee? To heauen I may be ashamed to lift vp my face; and in earth I find no place of refuge or succour. To thee therefore, O Lord, doo I runne; to thee doo I humble my selfe, saieng: O Lord my God, my sinnes be great and innumerable: but yet haue mercie vpon me, for thy great mercie. The great mysterie that God be∣came man, was not wrought for little or few offen∣ces. Thou didst not giue thy sonne O heauenlie father vnto death for small sinnes onlie, but for all the grea∣test sinnes in the world: so that the sinner returne vnto Page 380 thee with his whole hart, as I doo heere at this pre∣sent. Wherefore haue mercie on me, O God, whose propertie is alwaie to haue mercie: wherefore haue mercie on me, O Lord, for thy great mercie. I craue nothing, O Lord, for mine owne merits, but for thy name sake, that it may be halowed thereby, and for thy deere sonne Iesus Christes sake; and now therefore, Our father of heauen, halowed be thy name, &c.