Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
(Համբառնամ առ քեզ տէր զաչս իմ)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
I lift up my eyes to you, Lord. Look down upon me in your compassion and have mercy on me.
You are my hope and my refuge. Free me from the trap of sins and have mercy on me.
My Rescuer and my Savior, rescue me from the trap of my sins and have mercy on me.
My soul is weighed down by a multitude of transgressions. I beg only for you, the lover of mankind. Have mercy on me, O God.
With flowing tears and sighs of my heart I ceaselessly plead in the multitude of my sins. Forgive me, God.
Most compassionate lover of mankind, forgive my transgressions, for I entreat you alone. Forgive me, God.
Loving God, who justified the tax collector, forgive this sinner.
By the fringe of your garment you healed the one who approached you. Forgive this sinner.
By the word of your command you restores the paralytic to health. Forgive this sinner.
You heard and accepted the cry of the foreign woman through your love for mankind, O Savior. Make mine, too, worthy of repentance, accepting the voice of this sinner.
You did not keep silent by the sighing voice of the maiden, O Savior, who welcomes sinners. Make mine, too, worthy of repentance, accepting the voice of this sinner.
You did not spare the relic of your first gift, consigning it to the dog who lovingly follows the shepherd. Make mine, too, worthy of repentance, accepting the voice of this sinner.
I fall down before you and ask forgiveness for my transgressions. Father, do not overlook my entreaties.
I entreat you like the tax collector, and pour out my tears before you like the harlot. Father, do not overlook my entreaties.
I have been defeated by the invisible enemy and wounded by the secret arrows of the Slanderer. Father, do not overlook my entreaties.
I fall down before you, Lord. Have mercy on this great sinner.
I call out to you, Savior, with the voice of the Canaanite. Have mercy on this great sinner.
I implore you, Savior and Benefactor, with the sigh of the tax collector. Have mercy on this great sinner.
Have mercy on eme Christ, in your great mercy, for I long for your grace and mercy. Have mercy on me and hear me, a great sinner.
Hear the voice of this lamenter; of these doleful entreaties, Lord, for I stand in shame before you by my most evil conduct. Have mercy on me and hear me, a great sinner.
Receive my supplications and the sighs of my heart, Lord, for I cry to you like the Canaanite woman. Have mercy on me and hear me, a great sinner.
You came to save mankind through your birth of the Virgin Mary, and by your life-giving resurrection you invited us mortals to a resurrection of immortality. For this, by the supplications of your mother, save us, O Savior.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
By your incorruptible birth you freed the first mother from the pain of labor, O Mary, Mother of God. Intercede with the only-begotten Son to free us from the chains of our sins and supplicate him to save our souls from temptation.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Uncreated Word, co-existent with the Father and the Holy Spirit, when you appeared on earth creatures shone brilliantly. By the power of the mighty One, He ascribed also to us the grace of adoption.