Seven times a day do I praise | light of Thy countenance, and we Thee because of Thy righteous shall be whole. judgments.


Great is the peace that they have who love Thy law : and they are not offended at it.

O Lord God of Hosts: how long wilt Thou be angry with Thy people that prayeth?

Thou feedest them with the bread of tears and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.

Thou hast made us a very strife My soul hath kept Thy testi-unto our neighbours : and our enemonies and loved them exceed-mies laugh us to scorn. ingly.

I have kept Thy commandments and testimonies for all my ways are before Thee.

Turn us again, Thou God of Hosts: shew the light of Thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it


Thou madest room for it and when it had taken root it filled the

Lord, I have looked for Thy saving health and done after Thy commandments.


Trust in God amid trouble.


ASTE Thee, O God, to deliver land. O Lord.

to help me,

Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.

Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame that cry over me, There, there.

But let all those that seek Thee be joyful and glad in Thee : and let all such as delight in Thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.

As for me, I am poor and in misery haste Thee unto me, O God.

Thou art my Helper, and my Redeemer : O Lord, make no long tarrying.

The Church's prayer in trouble.


EAR, O Thou Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep shew Thyself also, Thou that sittest upon the cherubims.

Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses stir up Thy strength, and come, and help us.

Turn us again, O God: shew the

The hills were covered with the shadow of it and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedartrees.

She stretched out her branches unto the sea and her boughs unto the river.

Why hast Thou then broken down her hedge that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?

The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up : and the wild beasts of the field devour it.

Turn Thee again, Thou God of Hosts, look down from heaven : behold, and visit this vine;

And the place of the vineyard that Thy right hand hath planted: and the branch that Thou madest so strong for Thyself.

It is burnt with fire, and cut down and they shall perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.


Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand and upon the son of man, whom Thou madest so strong for Thine own self.

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GOD, the heathen are come into Thine inheritance: Thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.

The dead bodies of Thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air: and the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the land.

Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem and there was no man to bury them.

We are become an open shame to our enemies a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.

Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry: shall Thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?

Pour out Thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known Thee and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Thy name.


For they have devoured Jacob : and laid waste his dwelling-place.

O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon for we are come to great misery.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name : O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for Thy name's sake. Wherefore do the heathen say : Where is now their God?

O let the vengeance of Thy servants' blood that is shed: be openly shewed upon the heathen in our sight.

O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before Thee according to the greatness of Thy power, preserve Thou those that are appointed to die.

And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed Thee reward Thou them, O Lord, sevenfold into their bosom.


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So we that are Thy people, and sheep of Thy pasture, shall give Thee thanks for ever and will Thee.

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that come after and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.

For He hath looked down from His sanctuary: out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth;

That He might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity: and deliver the children appointed unto death;

That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion: and His worship at Jerusalem ;

When the people are gathered together and the kingdoms also,

to serve the Lord.

He brought down my strength in my journey and shortened my days.

But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age : as for Thy years, they endure throughout all generations.

Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

And as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.

The children of Thy servants shall continue: and their seed shall stand fast in Thy sight.

PSALM 130.

UT of the deep have I called hear my voice.

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

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

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

When He turneth Him unto the prayer of the poor destitute and despiseth not their desire.

This shall be written for those my trust.

I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for Him in His word is


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

O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy and

with Him is plenteous redemption.

Then all say,


BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

And He shall redeem Israel : from all his sins.

Then he says,


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

Then he reads one of the short chapters following:

First Week.


Good works: love of God and our neighbour.

The Lesson is taken from the Book of Deuteronomy; from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew; and from the First General Epistle of St. John.


ND now, Israel, what doth the Lord require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord, and His statutes, which I commanded thee this day for thy good?

1 Deut. x. 12.

2 But when the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saycommandment in the law? ing, Master, which is the great Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

3 This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not griev


2 St. Matt. xxii. 34.

31 St. John v. 3.


ET us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

sus spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way-side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And His disciples asked Him, say

2 Jesus said, If thou wilt enter life, keep the commandments.

3 Again, at another time, Jesus said, Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Fathering, What might this parable be? which is in heaven. Many will say And He said, Unto you it is given to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, to know the mysteries of the kinghave we not prophesied in Thy dom of God: but to others in paname? and in Thy name have cast rables; that seeing they might not out devils? and in Thy name done see, and hearing they might not many wonderful works? And then understand. Now the parable is will I profess unto them, I never this: The seed is the word of God. knew you depart from Me, ye Those by the way-side are they that work iniquity. Therefore, that hear; then cometh the devil, whosoever heareth these sayings of and taketh away the word out of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken their hearts, lest they should behim unto a wise man, which built lieve and be saved. They on the his house upon a rock and the rock are they which, when they rain descended, and the floods hear, receive the word with joy; came, and the winds blew, and beat and these have no root, which for a upon that house; and it fell not while believe, and in time of tempfor it was founded upon a rock. tation fall away. And that which And every one that heareth these fell among thorns are they which, sayings of Mine, and doeth them when they have heard, go forth, not, shall be likened unto a foolish and are choked with cares and man, which built his house upon riches and pleasures of this life, and the sand and the rain descended, bring no fruit to perfection. But and the floods came, and the winds that on the good ground are they, blew, and beat upon that house; which in an honest and good heart, and it fell and great was the fall having heard the word, keep it, and of it. bring forth fruit with patience.



Keeping the commandments. From the Book of Ecclesiastes, and from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

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