Emendemus in melius
 

  First Sunday of Lent and Ash Wednesday

Latin Text

English Translation

Emendemus in melius

quae ignoranter peccavimus:

ne subito praeoccupati

die mortis quaeramus

spatium poenitentiae,

et invenire non possimus.

Attende Domine, et miserere:

quia peccavimus tibi.

Adjuva nos,
Deus salutaris noster,
et propter honorem nominis tui libera nos

Attende Domine, et miserere:

quia peccavimus tibi.

Let us mend our ways and put behind us

the sins we have thoughtlessly committed:

lest we in sudden concern

on the day of our death

seek an opportunity for repentance

and cannot find one.

Hear us, Lord, and have mercy on us

for we have sinned against you.

Help us,

O God of our salvation,
and for the honour of thy name deliver us

Hear us, Lord, and have mercy on us:

for we have sinned against you.