Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake
Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake, lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives.
To decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee, now and evermore.
Lidley's Prayers, 1566
Richard Farrant (c1525 - 1580)