Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.
sound :: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, Movement 2, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
O God, You declare Your almighty power
chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
Grant us the fullness of Your grace
that we, running to obtain Your promises,
may become partakers of Your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer