Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Free me from the hunter’s trap and rescue me from every danger. And have mercy on me.
Keep me from the invisible enemy and from the secret darts of the Slanderer. And have mercy on me.
Save me from the transgressions of my sin, and renew me in a spirit of knowledge. And have mercy on me.
The sea of my sins tosses me about. You, the good Captain: grant me a harbor, O Father almighty.
The depths of deceit are destroying me. But you, good Captain, grant me a harbor, O Father almighty.
You alone have authority to forgive sins and I beg you, Lord, forgive my sins, O Father almighty.
The day of your coming has drawn near, O Lord. Hear the voice of my prayers, for I call to you. And have mercy on me.
Listen to my words, Lord, and take to heart my morning supplications, for I call to you. And have mercy on me.
I am sinking into the depths of evil. Send your Holy Spirit to me, for I call to you. And have mercy on me.
Have mercy on me, O God, for against you only have I sinned.
Hear me again from the mire of my errors, O Fountain of healing, and have mercy on me.
Save me from blood, for you have authority over souls and bodies, and have mercy on me.
My soul is wounded by transgressions, and I lift up my eyes to you. Forgive my sins, uniquely compassionate One, and have mercy on me, God, according to your great mercy.
The cruel enemy has destroyed me and wishes to ensnare me to the end. Compassionate Father, heal this wounded one, and have mercy on me, God, according to your great mercy.
The abyss of sins has besieged me for they are more than the sands of the sea. You, Lord, I entreat: save me from this evil and have mercy on me, God, according to your great mercy.
I sold the incorruptible, spiritual treasure to my corruptible life. But only you do I entreat, beneficent Savior: spare this sinful servant.
I dismantled the fence of my spirit and I became a vine without a shoot. But only you do I entreat, beneficent Savior: spare this sinful servant.
I was cropped like a palm tree. I was barren of fruit like the olive tree. But you, Savior, lenient and without vengeance, spare this sinful servant.
Tabernacle of Him who cannot be borne, carrier of Him who carries all beings; you gave birth to God in the body, the bodiless One born of God. Intercede for us, O Mary Mother of God.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
You were ignited by the Sun and like the bush you were not consumed. But you gave the bread of life as food for rational ones. Intercede with Christ to erase the indictment of our sins.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
The portrait of your immaculate mother we will cast before your indulgent lordship when you come in the glory of the Father to judge the enemy of your cross. Excuse our transgressions by the intercession of your mother and virgin. We beg you, Lord, protect us under the shelter of your holy cross.