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From gluttony, drunkenness, and impurity,

From spiritual sloth, and the forgetfulness of our salvation,
From the abuse of thy grace, and a reprobate sense,

From the worm that never dieth, and the fire that shall never be extinguished,

From being deprived of the sight and enjoyment of thee,
Through thy almighty power and infinite wisdom,

O Lord, deliver us.

Through thy incomprehensible majesty and eternal glory, Through thy ineffable bounty and superabundant mercy, Through all the humiliations and sufferings of thine only- § begotten Son,

We sinners, Beseech thee, hear us.

That we may love thee, the Lord our God, with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind,

That we may adore thee alone, and serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our lives,

That we may never take thy holy name in vain,

That we may sanctify the feasts and holy days of the Church, That we may give due honour and obedience to our parents and lawful superiors,

That we may not injure our neighbour in body, soul, or peace of mind,

That we may crucify the flesh, with its vices and concupiscences, and be ever clean of heart,

That we may not do to others what we would not have others do to us,

That we may not covet our neighbour's goods,

That thou wouldst make all grace abound in us,

That we may present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to thee,

That thou wouldst bring us to the kingdom which thou hast prepared for us from the foundation of the world,

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

We beseech thee, hear us.

O adorable Lord, in Three distinct and equal Persons One God, who requirest the homage of our reason by the belief of mysteries above our understanding, and that of our will by the observance of precepts mortifying to our natural inclinations; give us grace to perform this twofold duty, and grant that we may never oppose our uncertain reasoning to thy infallible truth, nor deliberately transgress thy most high and holy commands. Thus continuing until death in entire subjection to thee, may we come at last to the clear and perfect enjoyment of thee; who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Litany of Entercession for England.

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents: neither take thou vengeance of our sins. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

Jesus, receive our prayers.

Lord Jesus, receive our peli


God the Father, Creator of the world,

God the Son, Redeemer of mankind,

God the Holy Ghost, Perfecter of the elect, Sacred Trinity, three Persons and one God, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for England. Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, who alone destroyest all heresies,

Holy Mary, Virgin of virgins, whose eminent sanctity our Lord hath honoured with so many miracles, St. Michael,* prince of the Church,

St. Gabriel,* glorious messenger of our Saviour's Incarnation,

St. Raphael,* faithful guide of those who have lost their way,

Holy Angel, to whose pious custody this province is committed,

All ye holy Angels and blessed Spirits of heaven, who

Pray for England.

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celebrate with joy the conversion of sinners, St. John Baptist,* precursor of the Messias, and great example of penance,

All ye holy Patriarchs and
Prophets, friends of God,
and advancers of his truth,
St. Peter, prince of the
Apostles, and supreme
pastor of Christ's sheep,
St. Paul, doctor of the Gen-
tiles, who, of a persecutor,
becamest a preacher,

St. Andrew, first disciple of Christ, and constant lover of the cross,

All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, chief planters of the Christian faith, and zealous maintainers of Catholic unity,

St. George, our principal pa-

St. Alban, our first martyr,
St. Thomas of Canterbury, *

who, as a faithful shepherd, laidst down thy life in defence of the Church, All ye holy Martyrs of this nation, who voluntarily lost your lives here to find them in a joyful eternity, St. Gregory, most vigilant Bishop of the Universal Church, whose pious zeal sent missioners from Rome for the conversion of our ancestors,

St. Augustin, Apostle of this nation, by whom our forefathers were reclaimed from paganism and infidelity,

This Litany may be abridged by terminating each invocation at the

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All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, by whose wisdom and sanctity this island was once a flourishing seminary of religion,

St. Helen, most holy queen,* and mother of the first Christian emperor,

St. Ursula, most blessed martyr, who diedst in the glorious defence of faith? and chastity,

St. Winefride, most admirable virgin, even in this, unbelieving generation still miraculous,

All ye holy Saints of this nation, who, amidst the innumerable joys of heaven, still retain a particular charity for the salvation of your country, All ye holy Saints of all places, who, though divided here in several regions, were united in the same faith, and now enjoy one common felicity, Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord. Be merciful,

Graciously hear us, O Lord. From the dangers most justly threatening our sins,

From the spirit of pride, rebellion, and apostacy, From the spirit of hypocrisy, profaneness, and sacrilege,

From the presumption of private opinion, and contempt of the authority of thy Church,


Deliver England,

From schism, heresy, and all blindness of heart,

Deliver, &c.

From gluttony, drunkenness, and the false liberty of anundisciplined life, We sinners,

Beseech thee, hear us. That it may please thee to hasten the conversion of this our miserable country, and reunite it to the ancient faith and communion of thy Church,

That it may please thee particularly to have mercy on our relations, friends, and benefactors, and open their eyes to see the beauty of thy truth, and embrace it, That it may please thee to comfort and strengthen thy servants, who suffer for the Catholic faith,

That it may please thee not to permit the weakest of g us, by any temptation whatsoever, to fall away; from thee and thy truth, That it may please thee to assist with thy special grace? those good pastors who venture their lives for their flock,

. That it may please thee daily to augment in them the fire of thy love and the zeal of gaining souls,

That it may please thee to preserve the Catholics of this land from all sin and scandal,

That it may please thee so to adorn their lives with solid piety, that others, seeing their good works, may glorify thee our heavenly Father, That it may please thee to enlighten the hearts of all

schismatics with thy powerful grace,

That it may please thee to
shew them the danger of
their state, and the great
importance of eternal sal-

That it may please thee mer-
cifully to look down from
heaven on the tears of the
afflicted, and the blood of
so many martyrs, who have
spent their lives, and suf-
fered death, to convert us
to thee,
Son of God,

God, whose judgments are righteous and counsels unsearchable; who visitest the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation, and yet at length rememberest mercy; forgive, we beseech thee, the sins of our forefathers, and turn away thy wrath from their posterity: deliver the ignorant from being seduced by false teachers, and the learned from being abused by their passions, and the whole nation from the spirit of contradiction, licen

Lamb of God, who takest away tiousness, and discord; that in-
the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away
the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away
the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting

stead of so many divisions and changes in religion, under which they labour, they may be again restored to that unity of mind, steadiness of faith, and tranquillity of conscience, which is no where to be sought but in the communion of thy Church, nor possible to be found but by the conduct of thy grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


JESUS, the only thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far it is to see,

And on thy beauty feast.

No sound, no harmony so gay,
Can art or music frame;

No thoughts can reach, no words can say,
The sweets of thy blest name.

Jesus, our hope when we repent,
Sweet source of all our grace,
Sole comfort in our banishment,-
O, what when face to face!

Jesus, that name inspires my mind
With springs of life and light;
More than I ask in thee I find,
And languish with delight.

No art or eloquence of man
Can tell the joys of love;
Only the saints can understand
What they in Jesus prove.

Thee, then, I'll seek retir'd apart,
From world and business free:

When these shall knock, I'll shut my heart,
And keep it all for thee.

Before the morning light I'll come,

With Magdalene, to find,

In sighs and tears, my Jesu's tomb,
And there refresh my mind.

My tears upon his grave shall flow,
My sighs the garden fill:

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