Ode Four

Kontakion 4

O Giver of Life, Heavenly King, come and abide in me who am defiled by sins, and cleanse me from every impurity, and save my soul, O Good One, so that being saved I may cry to Thee: Alleluia.

Ikos 4

I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; O my God, seek me Thy servant, who from Thy commandments have gone astray into the impassable thicket of passions and self-will. Save me, the unworthy one, for lamenting I pray to Thee fervently and cry out:

Have mercy on me who am heavy laden with self-willed sins.
Have mercy on me who am darkened by passions.
Have mercy on me who am carried away with pride.
Have mercy on me who am consumed by envy.
Have mercy on me who am filled with unrighteousness.
Have mercy on me, O Thou who desirest not the death of the sinner.
Have mercy on me, the intentional murderer of my children.
O Lord, my Lord, my joy, have mercy on me who am fallen.