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Prayers of the Church for a Departing Soul.

(From the Roman Breviary.)

PEACE be to this house. And to all who dwell therein. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Lord, have mercy on him [her]. Christ, have mercy on him [her]. Lord, have mercy on him [her]. Holy Mary, pray for him [her].

All ye holy angels and archangels,
Holy Abel,

All ye choirs of the just,

Holy Abraham,

St. John the Baptist,

St. Joseph,

All ye holy patriarchs and prophets,

St. Peter,

St. Paul,

St. Andrew,

St. John,

All ye holy apostles and evangelists,
All ye holy disciples of the Lord,

Pray for him [her].

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All ye men and women, saints of God, inter

cede for him [her].

Be merciful, Spare him [her], O Lord.

Be merciful, Spare him [her], O Lord.
From Thy wrath,

From the danger of eternal death,

From an evil death,

From the pains of hell,

From all evil,

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Deliver him [her], O Lord.

From the power of the devil,
Through Thy nativity,

Through Thy cross and Passion,
Through Thy death and burial,
Through Thy glorious resurrection,

Through Thy wonderful ascension,
Through the grace of the Holy Ghost the


In the Day of Judgment,

We sinners, beseech Thee hear us.

That Thou spare him [her], we beseech

Thee hear us.

Lord, have mercy on him [her].
Christ, have mercy on him [her].

Lord, have mercy on him [her].


Go forth, O Christian soul, etc. (See page 150.)

Prayer in the Death Agony.

COME to his [her] assistance, ye saints of God! Come to meet him [her], ye angels of the Lord! Receive his [her] soul, and bring it into the presence of the Most High! May Jesus

Christ, Who has called thee, receive thee, and may the angels bear thee into Abraham's bosom.

Lord, have mercy on him [her].
Christ, have mercy on him [her].

Lord, have mercy on him [her].
Our Father, etc.

V. And lead us not into temptation.

R. But deliver us from evil.

V. Eternal rest give unto him [her], O Lord. R. And let perpetual light shine upon him [her].

V. From the gates of hell,

R. Deliver him [her], O Lord.

V. May he [she] rest in peace.
R. Amen.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.


To Thee, O Lord, we commend the soul of Thy servant, N. N. (handmaid, N. N.), that being dead to this world, he [she] may live to Thee, and whatever sins he [she] has committed

in this life through human frailty, do Thou, in Thy most merciful goodness, forgive. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Ejaculations for the Dying.

O JESUS, eternal Truth, I believe in Thee, and in this faith I desire to live and die.

O Jesus, most faithful, I hope in Thee, and in this hope I will live and die.

O Jesus, supreme Good, I love Thee above all things; in this love I desire to live and die.

O Jesus, be gracious unto me! O Jesus, be merciful unto me! O Jesus, pardon me my


O Jesus, I resign myself to Thee; I accept death, because Thou wilt have it so! O Lord, receive my spirit!

O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! O Jesus, be to me a Jesus, a Saviour. Most bountiful Jesus, unto Thy sacred wounds I commend my soul.


O Jesus, in Whom I believe, have mercy upon

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