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GREENES FUNERALLS: SONNET 12, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Father of heaven, for thy mercies meekenes
Last Line: Saviour of all men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard

Father of Heaven, for thy mercies meekenes,
And thy sweete Sonnes sake, Christ the redeemer,
Pardon, Oh pardon, sinfull offender,
Lord I beseech him.

And though his age, here on earth were a loathsome
Puddle of filthynes, inly poluted,
With all abuse, that can be devised,
Yet was his ending;

Ending a myrrour, of a man molested,
One over-whelmed with his iniquities,
And to be holpen alone by the Iesus
Saviour of all men.

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