look mercifully on us,
and grant that we may choose the way of peace.
Rescue us from the captivity of the sins which have oppressed us,
that we may attain the dwellings of the heavenly Jerusalem;
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Sarum Rite, eleventh century
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.