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For the Lord God is a Lord God will say concerning light and defence: the Lord me: for He shall speak peace will give grace and worship, unto His people, and to His and no good thing shall He saints, that they turn withhold from them that live again. a godly life.

For His salvation is nigh O Lord God of hosts : them that fear Him: that blessed is the man that putteth glory may dwell in our land. his trust in Thee.

Mercy and truth are met

together : righteousness and A Psalm of Thanksgiving.

peace have kissed each other.

Truth shall flourish out Psalm 1xxxv. Benedixisti,

of the earth : and righteous. Domine,

ness hath looked down from LORD, Thou art become heaven.

gracious unto Thy land : Yea, the Lord shall show Thou hast turned away the loving-kindness : and our land captivity of Jacob.

shall give her increase. Thou hast forgiven the Righteousness shall go beoffence of Thy people : and fore Him : and He shall covered all their sins.

direct his going in the way. Thou hast taken away all Thy displeasure: and turned A Psalm of Petition. Thyself from Thy wrathful indignation.

Psalm 1xxxvi. Inclina, Turn us then, O God our

Domine. Saviour : and let "Thine anger Bow down Thine ear, o us.

hear Wilt Thou be displeased I am poor, and in misery. at us for ever : and wilt Thou Preserve Thou my soul, stretch out Thy wrath from for I am holy: my God, save one generation to another? Thy servant that putteth his Wilt Thou not turn again,

trust in Thee. and quicken us: that Thy Be merciful unto me, O people may rejoice in Thee? Lord: for I will call daily

Show us Thy mercy, O Lord : and grant us Thy sal- Comfort the soul of vation

servant : for unto Thee, [ will hearken what the Lord, do I lift up my soul.

upon Thee.

Thy

For Thou, Lord, art good and gracious : and of great mercy unto all them that call

upon Thee.

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But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy; long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.

O turn Thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me: give Thy strength unto Thy servant, and help the son of Thine handmaid.

Show some token upon me for good, that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed : because Thou, Lord hast holpen me, and comforted

me.

Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer: and ponder the voice of my humble desires.

In the time of my trouble I will call upon Thee : for Thou hearest me.

Among the gods there is none like unto Thee, O Lord : there is not one that can do as Thou doest.

All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship Thee, O Lord: and shall glorify Thy Name.

For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone,

Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in the truth : O knit my heart unto Thee, that I may fear Thy Name.

I will thank Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart : and will praise Thy Name for evermore,

For great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.

O God, the proud risen against me: and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set Thee before their eyes.

A Psalm of Self-Oblation.

Psalm cxvi. 10. Credidi. I BELIEVED,

and there fore will I speak : but I was sore troubled : I said in my haste, All men are liars.

What reward shall I give unto the Lord: for all the benefits that He hath done unto me?

I will receive the cup of salvation: and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the presence of all His people : right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Behold, O Lord, how that I am Thy servant: I am Thy servant, and the son of

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Thine handmaid : Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.

I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and will call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all His people: in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

Antiphon. - Remember not, Lord, our offences, 'nor the offences of our forefathers : neither take Thou vengeance of our sins. (At Eastertide, Alleluia.]

me.

A Psalm of Contrition. Psalm cxxx. De profundis. Out of the deep have I

called unto 'Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.

0 let Thine ears consider well: the voice of my complaint.

If Thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, wbo may abide it?

For there is mercy with Thee : therefore shalt Thou be feared.

I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for Him : in His Word is my trust.

My soul neeth unto the Lord: before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch.

Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is

LORD, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon ns. Our Father. ¥. And lead us not into temptation. Ry. But deliver us from evil. y. I said, Lord, be merciful unto

Ry. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. Ý. Turn Thee again, O Lord. Ry. And be merciful unto Thy servants. ¥. O Lord, let Thy mercy lighten upon us. Rp. As our trust is in Thee. Ý. Let Thy priest be clothed with righteousness. Ry. And Thy saints sing with joyfulness. ¥. Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord. Ry. And keep Thy servant from presumptuous sins. . Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

TAKE away our iniquities,

we beseech Thee, O Lord; that being made pure

and

in body and soul, we may find Holy Spirit, to have a right grace to enter into the holy of judgment in all things, and holies,

evermore to rejoice in His

holy comfort. ALMIGHTY God, unto Whom all hearts be open, PURIFY our

consciences,

, all desires known, and from we beseech Thee, O Lord Whom no secrets are hid; by Thy visitation, thatour Lord' eleanse the thoughts of our

Jesus Christ, when He cometh, hearts by the inspiration of may find in us a place preThy Holy Spirit, that we may pared for Him, Who liveth perfectly love Thee and reigneth with Thee, in the worthily magnify Thy holy unity of the same Holy Spirit, Name.

one God, world without end.

Amen.
BURN with the fire of the
Holy Ghost our hearts

One of eight following "Meand reins, O Lord, that we may thods of Preparation " should be serve Thee with chaste bodies, always used with the forms of

vocal Prayer, and its suggestions and please Thee with pure carried out as fully as possible, hearts.

It may precede or conclude the

Prayers of Preparation. MAY the Comforter, Who

proceedeth from Thee, illumine our hearts, we beseech Examine your Lifeand Con'Thee, O Lord, and lead us science by the Rule of God's into all truth, as Thy Son hath Commandments, promised.

Examine yourself whether

you repent truly of your sins MAY the power of the Holy

past. Spirit be with us, we

Confess yourself to Almighty beseech Thee, O Lord, both

God. mercifully purging our hearts,

Bewail your sinfulness. and defending us from all

Have a full

purpose

of adversity,

amendment. O GOD, Who hast taught If your offences are against

the hearts of Thy faithful your neighbour, be reconciled people, by the sending unto to him, making restitution to them the light of Thy Holy the uttermost of your power. Spirit, grant us, by the same In case y ur conscience can.

1.

not be quieted, open your grief to a Minister, so as to obtain absolution, and ghostly counsel and advice.

Be ready to forgive others.

Have a lively faith in God's mercy.

Have a thankful remembrance of Christ's death.

Be in charity with all men.
From the Book of Common

Prayer.

we have of its help at our death. (5) The fruits of this Sacrament, viz., that it remits past sin, strengthens against future sin, weakens our evil dispositions, lessens temptation, incites to piety, illumines the intellect, in flames the affections, strengthens hope, strengthens our weakness, refreshes our conscience, makes us participators of Christ's merits, is a pledge of glory, strengthens man's heart, arms us against our ghostly enemies, terrifies

spiritual foes, makes us ready for good actions, helps us in adversity, lessens the punishment of sin.

our

2. Remember: (1) God's love to us from all eternity. (2) That He created us, knowing our future ingratitude. (3) That He chose death in order to redeem us.

(4) That out of love to us he chose to be in this Sacrament in order to feed us with His Flesh and Blood.

Strive to have: (1) Purity of heart. (2) Continual recollection of the life of Christ. (3) Profound humility. (4) Perseverance in good works. (5) Patience in adversity. (6) Hope. (7) Love of eternal things.

4. Recollect God's goodness in making us His children, and on this account pouring His benefits upon us,

Recollect His labour upon earth for us.

When the soul is inflamed with the thought of these things, make an oblation of self to God; and a submission to His Divine will in all things He commands to be done or endured.

3. To obtain hunger for this Divine Sacrament, consider: (1) Our necessity. (2) The threats uttered against those who do not receive. (3) The desire of the Saints for the Sacrament. (4) The need

5. Who communicates wor. thily? He who puts off self, and to whom everything that

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