Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
(Քրիստոս Աստուած յոյս ապաշխարողաց)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Christ God, hope of the penitents, forgive the multitude of my errors.
Most-compassionate One, we take refuge in you and call to you: Because of your mercy, do not refuse us.
Like the thief I cry to you: Remember me too, Lord, in your kingdom.
I confess my sins to you, Christ, who alone are most compassionate in forgiving. Have mercy me on me, O God.
You love the truth, O Lord, and you search the secrets of my heart. Have mercy me on me, O God.
Grant me the delight of salvation and establish me with a spirit of your lordship. And have mercy me on me, O God.
The waves of my errors toss me about and my many sins reproach me.
Now what shall I do with my sinful self? For I shall not survive the awesome fire.
I have sinned against you, Christ, Son of God. Grant forgiveness for my many errors.
Lord, in the midst of the mountain you made water spring forth from the stone.
Lord, draw for me tears of repentance from my heart.
So that I may live and in repentance survive the coming judgment.
With my sinful self I call to you, heavenly Father. Help me in my tribulation. Help me, who have died in my sins.
I have been wounded by the invisible enemy. O healer of the sick, heal my sickness. Help me, who have died in my sins.
I have gone astray like the lost sheep. O searcher of captives, search for me, who have gone astray. Help me, who have died in my sins.
I have sinned against you. Forgive me and have mercy on me, O God.
I am a sheep of your rational flock and I take refuge in you, good Shepherd. Search for me, who have gone astray, and have mercy on me, O God.
I am tossed about in the sea of sins, and I take refuge in you, good Captain. Save me from this danger and have mercy on me, O God.
For this, pray to your only-begotten Son, O Mary, Mother of God, that he might grant us, like the thief, to inherit again the dignity of paradise.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Be glad, Mary, dawn of the Sun of righteousness, and supplicate God, born of you, for us. That he may return us to the inheritance of paradise.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
By the triumphant power of your cross, keep us, O Christ God. You spread out your hands upon it and dissolved the seal of the condemnation of our transgressions to rescue us from the deception of the enemy.