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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... "
A Liturgy for the Use of the Church at King's Chapel in Boston: Collected ... - Page 7
by King's Chapel (Boston, Mass.) - 1841 - 424 pages
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An exposition of the Church of England catechism, compiled by a young Sunday ...

1845
...sin did my mother conceive me." Psalm li. 5. In the confession we use, Sunday after Sunday, saying, " Almighty and most merciful Father ; we have erred...have done ;. and we have done those things which we ought cot to have done ; and there is no health in us." See also Article 9th, where we are told, "...
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Prayers and other devotions for penitents, compiled by J. Ley

John Ley - 1845
...things as shall please Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A General Confession of Sin. \ LMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We -*- have erred and...have done ; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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A manual of family prayer (extr. from the Common prayer book).

1845
...saying after me ; [Here all shall kneel, repeating after him,'] A LMIGHTY and most merciful Father; -TA- We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost...have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done ; And there is no health in us. But thou, 0 Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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England's Reformation: A Poem, in Four Cantos

Thomas Ward - 1845 - 486 pages
...the Common Prayer :— " Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy way? like lost sheep ; we have followed too much the devices...holy laws ; we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those thing* whic.K y*% \ ought not to have done ; and there...
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Family Prayer Book: Or, The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the ...

Episcopal Church - 1846 - 798 pages
...— 1 A general Confession, to be said by the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling. ought not to have done : And there is no health in us. But thou, О Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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Character & Consciousness in Eighteenth-century Comic Fiction

Elizabeth Kraft - 1992 - 202 pages
...self-absorption. Kneeling, led by the minister, the parishioners repeated the following confession: "Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred,...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts." Most importantly, as the Anglican divine pointed out at the beginning of the service, they did so in...
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A Brief History of the Episcopal Church

David L. Holmes - 1993 - 239 pages
...people. Hear, for example, the words of the General Confession said at Morning and Evening Prayer: Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred,...have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. ... And the last collect (or short prayer) in...
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Affirmations of a Skeptical Believer

G. Avery Lee - 1991 - 163 pages
...a lapsed agnostic chanced into an Episcopal church where he heard the Prayer of General Confession: We have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost...devices and desires of our own hearts. . . . We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought...
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A Brief History of the Presbyterians

James Hutchinson Smylie - 1996 - 160 pages
...(1549), a great legacy of those years. Cranmer's Calvinisl touch is seen in the prayer of confession: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and...have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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The Father Pat Stories

Patrick Gossage - 1997 - 216 pages
...constantly reminded of the words of the general confession he had recited so many hundreds of times: Almighty and most merciful father, we have erred and...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. Epilogue THERE WAS LITTLE discussion about where Pat and Deirdre would meet Terry to discuss this watershed...
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