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seech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries; but fill our hearts with a grateful spirit for Thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

hen he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in Sunday and Week-Day Evening Prayers (see pages 23, 74, 106).

HOLY SATURDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

I

. O Lord, open Thou our lips.

Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us. Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us. . Glory be to the Father, &c.

PSALM 16.

PRESERVE me, O God: for

in Thee have I put my trust. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord Thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto Thee.

All my delight is upon the saints, that are in the earth and upon such as excel in virtue.

Then he says the following Psalm:

:

But they that run after another god shall have great trouble. Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer : neither make mention of their names within my lips.

The Lord Himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup: Thou shalt maintain my lot.

The lot has fallen unto me in a

BELIEVE in God, &c.

Ry. As it was, &c.

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Then all say,

Thou shalt shew me the path of life; in Thy presence is the fulness of joy and at Thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

Then he says,

MAY

AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

1

A

Then he reads the short chapter following:

From the Holy Gospel according

to St. John.

ND the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father's house an house of merchandise. And His disciples remembered that

it was written, The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, What sign shewest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days? But He spake of the temple of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Then he says the usual Sentences, Confession, Litany, &c. (page 46), to the end of the Saturday Morning Prayers; adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect:

Collect for Holy Saturday Morning.

GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptised into the death of

Thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, so, by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with Him, and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass to our joyful resurrection; for His merits who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 St. John ii. 13.

HOLY SATURDAY.

EVENING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour.
Ry. And let Thine anger cease from us.
. O God, make speed to save us.
Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us.
. Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then he says the following Psalm:

PART OF PSALM 31, v. 1.

O how plentiful is Thy goodness,

IN Lord, have I put

Thou hast laid

for them trust let me never be put to that fear Thee: and that Thou hast confusion, deliver me in Thy righte-prepared for them that put their trust in Thee, even before the sons of men!

Thou shalt hide them privily by Thine own presence from the provoking of all men : Thou shalt keep them secretly in Thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.

Thanks be to the Lord for He

ousness.

I will be glad, and rejoice in Thy mercy for Thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.

Ry. As it was, &c.

Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: but hast set my feet in a large room.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.

I am clean forgotten, as a dead man out of mind: I am become like a broken vessel.

For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude and fear is on every side, while they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.

But my hope hath been in Thee, O Lord: I have said, Thou art my God.

hath shewed me marvellous great kindness in a strong city.

And when I made haste, I said: I am cast out of the sight of Thine eyes.

Nevertheless, Thou heardest the voice of my prayer : when I cried unto Thee.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints for the Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.

Be strong, and He shall establish your heart: all ye that put your

trust in the Lord.

Then all say,

BELIEVE in God, &c.

I

Then he says,

MAY

TAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following:

From the Book of the Prophet Hosea, and from the Holy Gospels according to St. Matthew and St. John.

COME,

YOME, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn and He will heal us, He hath smitten and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us; in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.

2 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees said unto Jesus, Master, we would see a sign from Thee. But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and

1 Hosea vi. 1.

there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

3 And Jesus said unto His disciples, The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Then he says the usual Sentences, Confession, Litany, &c. (page 71), to the end of Saturday Evening Prayers; adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect:

Collect for Holy Saturday Evening.

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GOD, who dost illuminate this most holy night by the glory of our Lord's resurrection; mercifully grant that we, and all those whom Thou hast washed by the waters of baptism, may be defended by Thy continual protection, and, renewed in body and mind, may exhibit a pure service in Thy sight, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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