Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
The sea of my life ever tosses me about.
The enemy rises up against me like violent waves.
Good Captain, be a refuge for my soul.
I am about to go under; help me, good Captain. For the burden of sin has grown heavy upon me.
God, hurry to help me! For the depths of evil are pulling me down the abyss. But you, be my Captain and stretch out your hand to me.
Save me from danger, from the ship breaking up in the waves of the sea. For I am perishing from the error of my sins.
I beseech you, Lord, grant me in penance, to be washed of my sins and have mercy on me.
Accept the tears and groans of my heart through your love, and have mercy on me.
Let my requests come near you. Through your intercession, spare me and have mercy on me.
I beseech you, heavenly Father, do not turn your face from me, for I am in trouble. Hear me immediately!
My soul has gone astray through lawlessness. Do not let me perish, Lord, because of my lawlessness, O searcher of the lost sheep.
My soul is going under due to the weight of sin. Receive me, as once [you received] Peter, for I am perishing in the turbulence of my errors.
I have sinned, Lord, most merciful God, I have sinned. Have mercy on me.
I have sinned, Lord, and I fall down before you. I have sinned. Have mercy on me.
I have sinned, Lord, I confess my errors. Have mercy on me.
I have sinned against you, Lord, justify me.
We have sinned, we have transgressed, all of us. We have not kept your commandments, I have sinned against you Lord, justify me.
Turn back from your anger, Lord. Turn aside your wrath from us. I have sinned against you Lord, justify me.
Ineffably you gave birth to the uncreated Word, the Being of existent beings, for the salvation of us created ones. Intercede with Him always for our souls.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
You consecrated to dead Adam the fruit of life of your womb, by Whose forty-day fast, He made expiation for eating the fruit. And He elevated him to never-ending life. Intercede with Him always for our souls.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
At your second coming, when this holy sign appears, make your servant worthy of the renewal. For you alone are the King of glory, blessed forever.