John Schiavone: Wilt thou forgive

Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive my sin through which I run and do run still; though still I do deplore? When thou hast done, thou hast not done, for I have more. Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won others to sin and made my sin their door? Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun a year or two, but wallowed in a score? Then thou hast done… I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun my last thread, I shall perish on the shore. But swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son shall shine as he shines now and heretofore. And having done that, thou hast done, I fear no more. (John Donne)