The Lord’s Prayer*
As translated for the Prayer Book of 1662
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,*
As we forgive them that trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.
* The use of ‘trespasses’ instead of ‘debts’ is characteristic of the Early Modern English tradition, but also ancient, going back at least to Origen of Alexandria (?184-?254). The word comes from Jesus’s additional remarks on the prayer in the verses that follow (see Matthew 9:15).