Wilt Thou Forgive
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Motet on a ground for two voices and organ in the style of Henry Purcell. Text by John Donne.
Wilt Thou forgive the sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done?
Wilt Thou forgive that sin through which I run though I deplore?
When Thou hast done, for I have more.
I have a sin of fear,
That when I have spun my last thread
I shall perish on the shore.
Swear by thyself that at my death Thy Son shall shine,
As He shines now and heretofore.
Having done that, Thou hast done, I fear no more.