Let Us Confess
And I made my
confession, and said, O Lord the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them
that keep his commandments.
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity,
and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even from departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants
the prophets, which spoke in thy name to our.....kings.....princes......fathers....and to all the people of the land.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but
unto us confusion of faces, as at this day....
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to
our......kings.... princes..... and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses,
though we rebelled against him;
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord
our God to walk in his ways....
Therefore the curse is poured upon us.....because
we have sinned against him....
And he has confirmed his words...by bringing
upon us a great evil....
Yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our
God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand thy truth.
Therefore has the Lord watched upon the
evil, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he does; for we obeyed
not his voice.