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I am always and forever yours, O God.
If you cast me out, who will take me in?
If you disregard me, who will consider me?
You forgive more sin that I can commit;
you have more mercy that I have offenses.
Do not let harmful pleasures overcome me;
at least do not let any perverse habit overwhelm me.
From evil and harmful desires;
from vain, cruel, and impure imaginations;
from the illusions of the devil
and from dangers to my soul and body;
Good Lord, deliver me. Amen.
Lancelot Andrewes, 1555 – 1626, English bishop, oversaw the KJV translation
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”