2. Service for Sunday, June 21, 1801.

{26} Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


O LORD, open Thou my lips.
      And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
O God, make speed to save me.
      O Lord make haste to help me.
                        Glory be, &c. Amen.

                             Praise ye the Lord. (Hallelujah.)
(a) Invitatory       Let us worship the Lord: our Maker.
            Let us worship, &c.
Psalm 95.     O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice
in the strength of our salvation.
    Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving: and
shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
    Let us worship the Lord our Maker.
    For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above
all gods.
    In His hand are all the corners of the earth: and the
strength of the hills is his also.
                                  Our Maker.
    The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared
the dry land.
    O come, let us worship and fall down: and kneel before
the Lord our Maker.
    For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of
his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
            Let us worship the Lord our Maker.
    Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the
    When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and saw
my works. {27}
                                  Our Maker.
    Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and
said: It is a people that do err in their hearts; for they have
not known my ways.
    Unto whom I aware in my wrath: that they should not
enter into my rest.
            Let us worship the Lord our Maker.
                        Glory be, &c.
                        As it was in the beginning, &c. Amen.
Our Maker.
Let us worship the Lord our Maker.

(b) Hymn

[Nocte surgentes.] 

Let us arise, and watch by night,
    And meditate always;
And chant, as in our Maker's sight,
    United hymns of praise.

So, singing with the Saints in bliss,
    With them we may attain
Life everlasting after this,
    And heaven for earthly pain.

Grant it to us, O Father, Son,
    And Spirit, God of grace,
To whom all worship shall be done
    In every time and place. Amen.



(c) Antiphon  Serve ye the Lord.
Psalm 1 (1)     BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel
of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath
not sat in the seat of the scornful;
    But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law
will he exercise himself day and night.
    And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side:
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
    His leaf also shall not wither: and look, whatever he
doeth, it shall prosper.
    As for the ungodly, it is not so with them: but they are
like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face
of the earth. {28}
    Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the
judgment: neither the sinners in the congregation of the
    But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: and the
way of the ungodly shall perish. Glory be, &c.
Psalm 2 (2)     Why do the heathen so furiously rage together: and why
do the people imagine a vain thing?
    The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take coun-
sel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
    Let us break their bonds asunder: and cast away their
cords from us.
    He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn:
the Lord shall have them in derision.
    Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex
them in his sore displeasure.
    Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.
    I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto
me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
    Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine
inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy
    Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break
them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
    Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that
are judges of the earth.
    Serve the Lord in fear: and rejoice unto him with
    Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the
right way: if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little) blessed
are all they that put their trust in him. Glory be, &c.
Psalm 3 (3)     Lord, how are they increased that trouble me: many are
they that rise against me.
    Many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help
for him in his God.
    But thou, O Lord, art my defender: thou art my worship,
and the lifter up of my head.
    I did call upon the Lord with my voice and he heard
me out of his holy hill.
    I laid me down and slept, and rose up again: for the Lord
sustained me.
    I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people: that
have set themselves against me round about.
    Up, Lord, and help me, O my God: for thou smitest all
mine enemies upon the check-bone; thou hast broken the
teeth of the ungodly.
    Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: and thy blessing is
upon thy people. Glory be, &c. {29}
Psalm 6 (4)     O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation; neither
chasten me in thy displeasure.
    Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord
heal me, for my bones are vexed.
    My soul also is sore troubled: but, Lord, how long wilt
thou punish me?
    Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for
thy mercies' sake.
    For in death no man remembereth thee: and who will
give thee thanks in the pit?
    I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed:
and water my couch with my tears.
    My beauty is gone for very trouble: and worn away
because of all mine enemies.
    Away from me, all ye that work vanity; for the Lord hath
heard the voice of my weeping.
    The Lord hath heard my petition: the Lord will receive
my prayer.
    All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed:
they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
Glory be, &c.
(c) Antiphon     Serve the Lord in fear, and rejoice unto Him with
(d) Antiphon     God is a righteous judge.
Psalm 7 (5)     O Lord my God, in Thee have I put my trust: save me
from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
    Lest he devour my soul hike a lion, and tear it in pieces:
while there is none to help.
    O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing: or if there
be any wickedness in my hands;
    If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with
me: yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine
    Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me:
yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine
honour in the dust.
    Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because
of the indignation of mine enemies: arise up for me in
the judgment that thou hast commanded.
    And so shall the congregation of the people come about
thee: for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
    The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O
Lord: according to my righteousness, and according to the
innocency that is in me.
    O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but
guide thou the just.
    For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins. {30}
    My help cometh of God: who preserveth them that are true
of heart.
    God is a righteous judge, strong and patient; and God is
provoked every day.
    If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword: he hath
bent his bow, and made it ready.
    He hath prepared for him the instruments of death: he
ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
    Behold, he travaileth with mischief: he hath conceived
sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
    He hath graven and digged up a pit: and is fallen him-
self into the destruction that he made for other.
    For his travail shall come upon his own head: and his
wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
    I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righte-
ousness: and I will praise the name of the Lord most High.
Glory be, &c.
Psalm 8 (6)     O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the
world: thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!
    Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou
ordained strength, because of thine enemies: that thou
mightest still the enemy, and the avenger.
    For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy
fingers: the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
    What is man, that thou art mindful of him: and the son of
man, that thou visitest him?
    Thou madest him lower than the angels: to crown
with glory and worship.
    Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy
hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his
    All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field;
    The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and a what-
soever walketh through the paths of the seas.
    O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all
the world! Glory be, &c.
Psalms 9 & 10 (7)     I will give thanks unto tree, O Lord, with my whole heart:
I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
    I will be glad and rejoice in thee: yea, my songs will I
make of thy name, O thou most Highest.
    While mine enemies are driven back; they shall fall and
perish in thy presence.
    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou art
set in the throne that judgest right.
    Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the un-
godly: thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. {31}
    O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:
even as the cities which thou hast destroyed: their memo-
rial is perished with them.
    But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath also prepared
his seat for judgment.
    For he shall judge the world in righteousness: and mi-
nister true judgment unto the people.
    The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed: even
a refuge in due time of trouble.
    And they that know thy Name will put their trust in
thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
    O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: shew the
people of his doings.
    For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remem-
bereth them: and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
    Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble
which I suffer of them that hate me: thou that liftest me
up from the gates of death.
    That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the
daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
    The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in
the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.
    The Lord is known to execute judgment: the ungodly is
trapped in the work of his own hands.
    The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people
that forget God.
    For the poor shall not alway be forgotten: the patient
abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
    Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand: let the
heathen be judged in thy sight.
    Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know
themselves to be but men.
    Why standest thou so far off, O Lord: and hidest thy face
in the needful time of trouble?
    The ungodly for his own lust doth persecute the poor:
let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have
    For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire:
and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
    The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God:
neither is God in all his thoughts.
    His ways are always grievous: thy judgments are far above
out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
    For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast
down: there shall no harm happen unto me.
    His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud: under
his tongue is ungodliness and vanity. {32}
    He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets:
and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent:
his eyes are set against the poor.
    For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he in
his den: that he may ravish the poor.
    He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his
    He falleth down, and humbleth himself: that the congre-
gation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
    He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten: he
hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
    Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand: forget not
the poor.
    Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God: while he
doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it.
    Surely thou hast seen it: for thou beholdest ungodliness
and wrong.
    That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand: the
poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper
of the friendless.
    Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious: take
away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
    The Lord is King for ever and ever: and the heathen are
perished out of the land.
    Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the poor: thou pre-
parest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto.
    To help the fatherless and poor unto their right: that the
man of the earth be no more exalted against them. Glory
be, &c.
Psalm 11 (8)     In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye then to my soul,
that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
    For, lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their
arrows within the quiver: that they may privily shoot at
them which are true of heart.
    For the foundations will be cast down: and what hath the
righteous done
    The Lord is in his holy temple: the Lord's seat is in
    His eyes consider the poor: and his eyelids try the chil-
dren of men.
    The Lord alloweth the righteous: but the ungodly, and
him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
    Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone,
storm and tempest: this shall be their portion to drink.
    For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness: his counte-
nance will behold the thing that is just. Glory be, &c. {33}
(d) Antiphon     God is a righteous judge, strong and patient: shall God
be angry every day?

(e) Antiphon

    Thou shalt keep them, O Lord.
Psalm 12 (9)     Help me, Lord, for there is not one godly man left: for
the faithful are minished from among the children of men.
    They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour: they
do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double
    The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips: and the tongue
that speaketh proud things.
    Which have said, with our tongue will we prevail: we are
they that ought to speak; who is Lord over us?
    Now for this comfortless troubles' sake of the needy: and
because of the deep sighing of the poor;
    I will up, saith the Lord: and will help every one from
him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
    The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the
silver which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times
in the fire.
    Thou shalt keep them, O Lord: thou shalt preserve him
from this generation for ever.
    The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted,
the children of men are put to rebuke. Glory be, &c.
Psalm 13 (10)     How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever: how
long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
    How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so
vexed in my heart: how long shall mine enemies triumph
over me?
    Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine
eyes that I sleep not in death;
    Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him: for
if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
    But my trust is in thy mercy: and my heart is joyful in
thy salvation.
    I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly
with me: yea, I will praise this Name of the Lord most
Highest. Glory be, &c.
Psalm 14 (11)     The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God.
    They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings:
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of
men: to see if there were any that would understand, and
seek after God.
    But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether be-
come abominable: there is none that doeth good, no not one. {34}
    Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues
have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.
    Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: their feet
are swift to shed blood.
    Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the
way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God
before their eyes.
    Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers
of mischief: eating up my people as it were bread, and call
not upon the Lord?
    There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear
was: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
    As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the
poor: because he putteth his trust in the Lord.
    Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When
the Lord turneth the captivity of his people: then shall
Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Glory be, &c.
Psalm 15 (12)     Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle: or who shall
rest upon thy holy hill?
    Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: and doeth the
thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
    He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil
to his neighbour: and hath not slandered his neighbour.
    He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own
eyes: and maketh much of them that fear the Lord.
    He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth
him not: though it were to his own hindrance.
    He that hath not given his money upon usury: nor taken
reward against the innocent.
    Whoso doeth these things shall never fall. Glory
be, &c.
(e) Antiphon     Thou shalt keep them, O Lord: thou shalt preserve him.

(f) Verse and

    I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night
            And have kept thy law.
The Lord's Prayer.
(Privately till the
last two petitions
                                Our Father, &c.
            And lead us not into temptation,
                    But deliver us from evil.


    O Lord Jesu Christ, hear the prayers of thy servants,
and have mercy upon us, who with the Father and the Holy
Ghost, livest and reignest world without end. Amen. {35}
[Jube, Domine,
Benediction 1.
Lesson 1.
1 Sam. xvii. 1-7.
    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The Father everlasting, bless us with a per-
petual blessing. Amen.
    Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to
battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belong-
to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah,
in Ephes-dammim.
    And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together
and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array
against the Philistines.
    And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side,
and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there
a valley between them.
    And there went out a champion out of the camp of the
Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six
cubits and a span.
    And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was
armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was
five thousand shekels of brass.
    And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target
of brass between his shoulders.
    And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and
his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and
one bearing a shield went before him.
    But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.


    Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve Him only;
        and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philis-
    If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then
put away the strange gods from among you.
    And he will deliver you out of the hands of the Philis-


    Reader—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The only-begotten Son of God, vouchsafe to
bless and succour us. Amen.
Lesson 2.
1 Sam. xvii. 8-11.
    And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said
unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array?
am I not a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a
man for you, and let him come down to me.
    If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will {36}
we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill
him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
    And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this
day: give me a man that we may fight together.
    When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the
Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
        But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.


    God is the avenger of all men. He hath sent His angel,
        and taken me from my Father's sheep; and hath
        anointed me with the oil of His mercy.
    The Lord hath delivered me out of the mouth of the lion,
and out of the paw of the bear.
    And hath anointed me with the oil of His mercy.

The Benediction 3.

    Reader—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The grace of the Holy Ghost illuminate our
minds and hearts. Amen.
Lesson 3.
1 Sam. xvii. 12-16.
    Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-
judah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and
the man went among men for an old man in the days of
    And the three eldest sons of Jesse went, and followed
Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that
went to the battle were Eliab the first-born; and next unto
him, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah.
    And David was the youngest; and the three eldest fol-
lowed Saul.
    But David went and returned from Saul, to feed his
father's sheep at Bethlehem.
    And the Philistine drew near, morning and evening, and
presented himself forty days.
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.

Response 3.

    The Lord, who delivered me out of the mouth of the lion,
        and out of the paw of the bear, He shall deliver me
        from the hands of mine enemies.
    God hath sent forth His mercy and truth; my soul is
among lions.
    He shall deliver me from the hands of mine enemies.
Glory be, &c.
    He shall deliver me from the hands of mine enemies. {37}


(g) Antiphon     My goods.
Psalm 16 (13)     Preserve me, O God: for in thee I have 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.
    But they that run after another god: shall have great
    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 is fallen unto me in a fair ground: yea, I have a
goodly heritage.
    I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins
also chasten me in the night-season.
    I have set God always before me: for he is on my right
hand, therefore I shall not fall.
    Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced: my
flesh also shall rest in hope.
    For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell: neither
shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
    Thou shalt show me the paths of life: in thy presence is
the fulness of joy: and at thy right hand there is pleasure
for evermore. Glory be, &c.
(g) Antiphon     My goods are nothing unto Thee; in Thee have I put
my trust, preserve me, O God.

(h) Antiphon

    Because of the words of Thy lips.
Psalm 17 (14)     Hear the right, O Lord, consider my complaint: and
hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
    Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and let
thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
    Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night
season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness
in me: for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not
    Because of men's works that are done against the words
of my lips: I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
    O hold thou up my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps
slip not.
    I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me:
incline thine ear to me, and harken unto my words. {38}
    Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the
Saviour of them which put their trust in thee: from such as
resist thy right hand.
    Keep me as the apple of an eye: hide me under the
shadow of thy wings.
    From the ungodly that trouble me: mine enemies com-
pass me round about to take away my soul.
    They are inclosed in their own fat: and their mouth
speaketh proud things.
    They lie waiting in our way on every side: turning their
eyes down to the ground;
    Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey: and as it were
a lion's whelp lurking in secret places.
    Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down: deliver
my soul from the ungodly, which is a sword of thine;
    From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men, I
say, and from the evil world: which have their portion
in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid trea-
    They have children at their desire: and leave the rest
of their substance for their babes.
    But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteous-
ness: and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be
satisfied with it. Glory be, &c.
(h) Antiphon     Because of the words of Thy lips, I have kept me from
the ways of the destroyer.

(i) Antiphon

    I will love Thee.
Psalm 18 (15) … O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my stony rock, and
my defence: my Saviour, my God, and my might, in whom
I will trust: thy buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and
my refuge.
    I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praised:
so shall I be safe from mine enemies.
    The sorrows of death compassed me: and the overflow-
ings of ungodliness made me afraid.
    The pains of hell came about me: the snares of death
overtook me.
    In my trouble I will call upon the Lord: and complain
unto my God.
    So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple: and my
complaint shall come before him, it shall enter even into his
    The earth trembled and quaked: the very foundations also
of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth. {39}
    There went a smoke out in his presence: and a consuming
fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.
    He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and it was
dark under his feet.
    He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly: he came flying
upon the wings of the wind.
    He made darkness his secret place: his pavilion round
about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.
    At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed:
hailstones, and coals of fire.
    The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest
gave his thunder: hail-stones, and coals of fire.
    He sent out his arrows, and scattered them: he cast forth
lightnings and destroyed them.
    The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of
the round world were discovered, at thy chiding, O Lord:
at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.
    He shall send down from on high to fetch me: and shall
take me out of many waters.
    He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from
them which hate me: for they are too mighty for me.
    They prevented me in the day of my trouble: but the
Lord was my upholder.
    He brought me forth also into a place of liberty: he
brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.
    The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing: ac-
cording to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.
    Because I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not
forsaken my God, as the wicked doeth.
    For I have an eye unto all his laws: and will not cast out
his commandments from me.
    I was also uncorrupt before him: and eschewed mine own
    Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous
dealing: and according unto the cleanness of my hands in
his eye-sight.
    With the holy thou shalt be holy: and with a perfect man
thou shalt be perfect.
    With the clean thou shalt be clean: and with the forward
thou shalt learn frowardness.
    For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity: and
shalt bring down the high looks of the proud.
    Thou also shalt light my candle: the Lord my God shall
make my darkness to be light.
    For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men: and with
the help of my God I shall leap over the wall. {40}
    The way of God is an undefiled way: the word of the
Lord also is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them
that put their trust in him.
    For who is God, but the Lord: or who hath any strength,
except our God?
    It is God that girdeth me with strength of war; and
maketh my way perfect.
    He maketh my feet like harts' feet: and setteth me up on
    He teacheth mine hands to fight: and mine arms shall
break even a bow of steel.
    Thou hast given me the defence of thy salvation: thy
right hand also shall hold me up, and thy loving correction
shall make me great.
    Thou shalt make room enough under me for to go: that
my footsteps shall not slide.
    I will follow upon mine enemies, and overtake them:
neither will I turn again till I have destroyed them.
    I will smite them, that they shall not be able to stand:
but fall under my feet.
    Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou
shalt throw down mine enemies under me.
    Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn their backs
upon me: and I shall destroy them that hate me.
    They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them:
yea, even unto the Lord shall they cry, but he shall not
hear them.
    I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I
will cast them out as the clay in the streets.
    Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people:
and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.
    A people whom I have not known: shall serve me.
    As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: but the
strange children shall dissemble with me.
    The strange children shall fail: and be afraid out of their
    The Lord liveth, and blessed be my strong helper: and
praised be the God of my salvation.
    Even the God that seeth that I be avenged: and subdueth
the people unto me.
    It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and
setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me
from the wicked man.
    For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord,
among the Gentiles: and sing praises unto thy Name.
    Great prosperity giveth he unto his king: and sheweth {41}
loving-kindness unto David his Anointed, and unto his seed
for evermore. Glory be, &c.
(i) Antiphon     I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength.

(j) Verse and

Thou also, O Lord, shalt light my candle.
    The Lord my God shall make my darkness to be light.
The Lord's Prayer
                                Our Father, &c.
                    And lead us not into temptation.
                        But deliver us from evil.
Absolution 2.     His pity and mercy succour us, who with the Father and
the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen.

Benediction 4.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—God the Father Almighty, be favourable and
gracious to us. Amen.
Lesson 4.
(Sermon of St.
    The children of Israel presented themselves against their
adversaries forty days. Which signifieth the present world
having four seasons and four parts of the earth, and in which
the Christian people ceaseth not to war against Goliath and
his host, that is, with the devil and his angels. Yet they
could not conquer, except that Christ, the true David, had
descended with his staff, even the mystery of His Cross.
For before the coming of Christ, dearly beloved brethren,
the devil was at liberty; but when Christ came, He did to-
wards him what the Gospel speaketh of, "No man can enter
into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, unless first
he bind the strong man." Christ therefore came, and bound
the devil.
            Thou then, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.

Response 4.

        Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thou-
            sands; for the hand of the Lord was with him, and
            he slew the Philistines, and took away the reproach
            from Israel
    Is not this he of whom they sang in the dance, saying,
Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
    For the hand of the Lord was with him, and he slew the
Philistines, and took away the reproach from Israel

Benediction 5.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—Christ grant to us the joys of endless life. Amen. {42}
Lesson 5.
    But some one will say, If the devil be bound, how hath he
still such dominion? It is true, dearly beloved, that he hath
much dominion, but it is over the lukewarm and careless,
and those who fear not the Lord in truth. For he is bound,
as a dog that is chained, able to bite none but such as are
led by a fatal recklessness to close with him. Ye know,
my brethren, the foolishness of him whom a chained dog
biteth. Only beware thou of closing with him in the
likings and lusts of this world, and he will not dare to come
to thee. He can bark, he can vex; he can in no wise bite
except those that be willing. Not his violence, but his
blandishments hurt us; he doth not extort, he winneth our
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.

Response 5.

        Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let
            there be rain upon you; for there the mighty men
            of Israel are fallen.
    All ye mountains which are in his border, the Lord shall
visit you, and ye shall pass from Gilboa.
    For there the mighty men of Israel are fallen.

Benediction 6.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—God kindle the fire of his love in our hearts.
Lesson 6.
    Therefore David came, and found the Jewish people fight-
ing against the devil; and when there was no one to under-
take the single combat, he, bearing the figure of Christ, pro-
ceeded to the battle, with a staff in his hand, and went out
against Goliath. And then was shadowed out in him, what
was fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ. For Christ, the true
David, came, who, being to fight against the spiritual Goliath,
that is, the, devil, bare his own Cross. Ye see, my brethren,
where David struck the Philistine, in the forehead, which
had not been signed by the sign of the Cross. For as the staff
was the type of the Cross, so also the stone wherewith he
was struck, was a type of the Lord Christ.
            Thou therefore, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                    Thanks be to God.
Response 6.         I took thee from the sheepcote, saith the Lord, to be
            Shepherd over my people, and I was with thee whither-
            soever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies
            out of thy sight.

    And I have made thee a great name, like unto the name {43}
of the great men that are in the earth, and have caused thee
to rest from all thine enemies.
    And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have
cut off all thine enemies out of Thy sight
    Glory be to the Father, &c.
    And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have
cut off all thine enemies out of Thy sight


(k) Antiphon     There is no speech.
Psalm 19 (16)     The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament
sheweth his handy work.
    One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another.
    There is neither speech nor language: but their voices
are heard among them.
    Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words
into the ends of the world.
    In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun: which
cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and re-
joiceth as a giant to run his course.
    It goeth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and run-
eth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing
hid from the heat thereof.
    The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the
soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom
unto the simple.
    The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart,
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light
unto the eyes.
    The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever; the
judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
    More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much
fine gold: sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb.
    Moreover by them is thy servant taught: and in keeping
of them there is great reward.
    Who can tell how oft he offendeth: O cleanse thou me
from my secret faults!
    Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they
get the dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled, and in-
nocent from the great offence.
    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my
heart: be always acceptable in thy sight.
    O Lord: my strength, and my redeemer. Glory be, &c. {44}
(k) Antiphon     There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are
heard among them.

(l) Antiphon

    The Lord hear thee.
Psalm 20 (17) … in the day of trouble: the name of the God of
Jacob defend thee.
    Send thee help from the sanctuary: and strengthen thee
out of Sion.
    Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt
    Grant thee thy heart's desire: and fulfil all thy mind.
    We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name
of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.
    Now know I that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will
hear him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome
strength of his right hand.
    Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but
we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
    They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and
stand upright.
    Save, Lord, and hear us, O king of heaven: when we
call upon thee. Glory be, &c.
(l) Antiphon     The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble.

(m) Antiphon

    The king.
Psalm 21 (18) … shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: exceeding
glad shall he be of thy salvation.
    Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and hast not
denied him the request of his lips.
    For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness:
and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
    He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life;
even for ever and ever.
    His honour is great in thy salvation: glory and great
worship shalt thou lay upon him.
    For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity: and make
him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
    And why? because the king putteth his trust in the Lord:
and in the mercy of the Most Highest he shall not miscarry.
    All thine enemies shall feel thy hand; thy right hand
shall find out them that hate thee.
    Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy
wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and
the fire shall consume them.
    Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their
seed from among the children of men. {45}
    For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined
such a device as they are not able to perform.
    Therefore shalt thou put them to flight: and the strings of
thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
    Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we
sing, and praise thy power. Glory be, &c.
(m) Antiphon     The King shall rejoice in Thy strength, O Lord.

(n) Verse and

    Be Thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength.
        So will we sing and praise Thy power.
The Lord's Prayer
                        Our Father, &c.
            And lead us not into temptation,
                But deliver us from evil.
Absolution 3.     The Almighty and merciful Lord absolve us from the
bonds of our sins. Amen.

Benediction 7.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The reading of the Gospel be to us salvation
and a defence. Amen.
Lesson 7.
(Luke v.)
    At that time, as the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the
word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesareth.
    And saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fisher
-men were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
    And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's,
and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the
land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.
    Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon,
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
    And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, we have
toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless,
at thy word I will let down the net.
    And when they had this done, they enclosed a great mul-
titude of fishes: and their net brake.
    And they beckoned unto their partners which were in the
other ship, that they should come and help them. And they
came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
    When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees,
saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord, &c.
Homily of
St. Ambrose,
    When the Lord wrought His various kinds of healing
among many, the multitude could not be restrained, either
by time or place, from their eagerness to be healed. The
evening fell on them; they followed. The water met them:
they pressed on. Therefore he entered into the ship of
Peter. This is that ship, which according to St. Matthew
ever tosseth, according to St. Luke is filled with fishes, as an {46}
emblem of the Church labouring in its beginning, overflow-
ing in its latter time; for by fishes are meant those who es-
cape the surge of this life. Christ still sleeps in the one amid
His disciples, and still directs them in the other; for He
sleeps to the fearful, but he watches over the perfect.
    Thou then, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                Thanks be to God.
Response 7.     My transgressions are more in number than the sands of
        the sea, and my sins have multiplied; and I am not wor-
        thy to look up to the height of heaven for the multitude of
        mine iniquities, for I have provoked Thine anger; and
        done evil in Thy sight.
    For I acknowledge my faults and my sin is ever before
thee, for against Thee only have I sinned.
    And done evil in Thy sight.

Benediction 8.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The help of God abide with us for ever. Amen.
Lesson 8.
    No distress befalls this ship, in which wisdom is pilot,
misbelief is unknown, faith fills the sails. For how can she
be in distress, being governed by him who is the very stay
of the Church? Therefore distress is only there where there
is scanty faith; where love is perfect, there is security.
Though others were told to let down their nets, to Peter
alone He said, Launch out into the deep, that is, the depth
of contemplation. For what is so deep as to see the depth
of His riches, to know the Son of God, to confess His Divine
Generation? Which, though man's understanding cannot
compass fully by searching out, the full assurance of faith
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
                        Thanks be to God.
Response 8.
(used on the
Sundays after

        The two Seraphims cried one to the other, Holy, holy,
            holy, Lord God of hosts: all the earth is full of
            His glory.
    There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father,
the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these Three are One.
    Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, all the earth is full of
His glory
    Glory be, &c.
    All the earth is full of His glory.

Benediction 9.

    Reader.—Sir, pray for a blessing.
    Minister.—The King of Angels lead us on to the society
of the inhabitants of heaven. Amen. {47}
Lesson 9.
    For though I may not know how He was born, yet I may
not be ignorant that He was born. The mode of His gene-
ration I know not, the Author of it I confess. We were not
witnesses of it, but we are witnesses of its revelation. If we
believe not God, whom shall we believe? For all belief
comes from sight or hearing. Sight is often deceived,
hearing is of faith.
Te Deum.     We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the
    All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
    To thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the
Powers therein.
    To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry,
    Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
    Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: of thy Glory.
    The glorious company of the Apostles: praise thee.
    The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee.
    The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee.
    The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknow-
ledge thee;
    The Father: of an infinite Majesty;
    Thine honourable, true: and only Son;
    Also the Holy Ghost: The Comforter.
    Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ.
    Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father.
    When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: thou didst
not abhor the Virgin's womb.
    When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou
didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
    Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the Glory of the
    We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge.
    We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou
hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
    Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: in glory
    O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage.
    Govern them: and lift them up for ever.
    Day by day: we magnify thee;
    And we worship thy Name: ever world without end.
    Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin.
    O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us.
    O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in
    O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be con-
founded. {48}


    O God, make speed to save me.
        O Lord, make haste to help me.
            Glory be, &c. Amen.                 Hallelujah.
(o) Antiphon     Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 93 (1)     The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel:
the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself
with strength
    He hath made the round world so sure: that it cannot be
    Ever since the world began, hath thy seat been prepared:
thou art from everlasting.
    The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their
voice: the floods lift up their waves.
    The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but
yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
    Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure: holiness be-
cometh thine house for ever. Glory be, &c.
(o) Ant.
(p) Ant.
Psalm 100 (2)     O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with
gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
    Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath
made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture.
    O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into
his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak
good of his name.
    For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his
truth endureth from generation to generation. Glory be, &c.
(p) Ant.
(q) Ant.
Psalm 63
and 67 (3)
    O God, thou art my God: early will I seek thee.
    My soul thirsteth for thee: my flesh also longeth after
thee: in a barren and dry land, where no water is.
    Thus have I looked for thee in holiness: that I might
behold thy power and glory.
    For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my
lips shall praise thee.
    As long as I live, will I magnify thee on this manner:
and lift up my hands in thy name.
    My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow
and fatness: when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips. {49}
    Have I not remembered thee in my bed, and thought upon
thee when I was waking?
    Because thou hast been my helper: therefore under the
shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
    My soul hangeth upon thee: thy right hand hath up-
holden me.
    These also that seek the hurt of my soul: they shall go
under the earth.
    Let them fall upon the edge of the sword: that they may
be a portion for foxes.
    But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that
swear by him, shall be commended: for the mouth of them
that speak lies shall be stopped.
    God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the
light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
    That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health
among all nations.
    Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people
praise thee.
    O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge
the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
    Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise
    Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God,
even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
    God shall bless us: and all the ends of the world shall fear
him. Glory be, &c.
(q) Antiphon     Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
(r) Antiphon     The three children.
Song of
the Three
    O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise
him and magnify him for ever.
    O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and mag-
nify him for ever.
    O ye Waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the
Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise
him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord: praise ye him,
and magnify him for ever. {50}
    O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise
him, and magnify him for ever.
    O let the Earth bless the Lord: yea, let it praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord:
praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify
him for ever.
    O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O ye Whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the
Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O all ye Fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord : praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye children of Men, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and
magnify him for ever.
    O let Israel bless the Lord: praise him, and magnify him
for ever.
    O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him,
and magnify him for ever.
    O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the
Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
    O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord:
praise him, and magnify him for ever. {51}
    O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: praise
him, and magnify him for ever.
(r) Antiphon     The three children, by command of the King, were thrown
into the furnace, not fearing the flame of the fire, but saying,
Blessed be God.

(s) Antiphon

    Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 148, 149,
and 150 (5)
    O praise the Lord of heaven: praise him in the height.
    Praise him, all ye angels of his: praise him, all his host.
    Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and
    Praise him, all ye heavens: and ye waters that are above
the heavens.
    Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for he spake the
word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were
    He hath made them fast for ever and ever: he hath given
them a law, which shall not be broken.
    Praise the Lord upon earth: ye dragons, and all deeps:
    Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm fulfil-
ling his word.
    Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all cedars;
    Beasts and all cattle: worms and feathered fowl;
    Kings of the earth and all people: princes and all judges
of the world;
    Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the
Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent, and his
praise above heaven and earth.
    He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall
praise him: even the children of Israel, even the people
that serveth him.
    O sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of
saints praise him.
    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the
children of Sion be joyful in their King.
    Let them praise his Name in the dance: let them sing
praises unto him with tabret and harp.
    For the Lord hath pleasure in his people: and helpeth the
    Let the saints be joyful with glory: let them rejoice in
their beds.
    Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two-
edged sword in their hands;
    To be avenged of the heathen: and to rebuke the people;
    To bind their kings in chains: and their nobles with links
of iron. {52}
    That they may be avenged of them, as it is written: Such
honour have all his saints.
    O Praise God in his holiness: praise him in the firma-
ment of his power.
    Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his
excellent greatness.
    Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise him upon
the lute and harp.
    Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon
the strings and pipe.
    Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him
upon the loud cymbals.
    Let every thing that hath breath: praise the Lord.
(s) Antiphon     Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

(t) Text
Rev. vii. 12.

    Minister.—Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanks-
giving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our
God for ever and ever. Amen.

(u) Hymn
[Ecce jam noctis.]

                Thanks be to God.
Paler have grown the shades of night,
    And nearer draws the day,
Checkering the sky with streaks of light,
    Since we began to pray.

To pray for mercy when we sin,
    For cleansing and release,
For ghostly safety, and within
    For everlasting peace.

Grant this to us, O Father, Son,
    And Spirit, God of grace,
To whom all worship shall be done
    In every time and place. Amen.

(v) Verse and

    The Lord is king, and hath put on glorious apparel.
        The Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself
            with strength.

(w) Ant.

    Jesus entered into the ship.


    Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited,
and redeemed his people:
    And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the
house of his servant David.
    As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets: which
have been since the world began; {53}
    That we should be saved from our enemies: and from the
hand of all that hate us;
    To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: and to
remember his holy covenant.
    To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather
Abraham: that he would give us;
    That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies:
might serve him without fear,
    In holiness and righteousness before him: all the days of
our life.
    And thou, Child, shalt be called the prophet of the High-
est: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare
his ways;
    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people: for the
remission of their sins,
    Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the Day-
spring from on high hath visited us;
    To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the
shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way of
(w) Antiphon     Jesus entered into the ship, and when he was set down
he taught the multitudes.

            The Lord be with you.
            And with thy spirit.

(x) Collect
(for the day
and week

                        Let us pray.
    Grant to us, Lord, we beseech Thee, that the course of
this world may be so peaceably ordered by Thy governance,
that Thy church may joyfully serve Thee in all godly quiet-
ness through the Lord. Amen.
(the following
rations are
read at Vespers
    Holy Mary, succour the wretched, help the weak-hearted,
comfort the mourners, pray for the people, interpose for the
Clergy, intercede for the devoted females; let all feel thy
assistance who observe thy holy commemoration.
    Pray for us, Holy Mother of God,
        That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.


                        Let us pray.
    Grant, O Lord God, we beseech Thee, that we Thy ser-
vants may ever prosper in perpetual health of body and
mind, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary,
Ever-Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and
enjoy eternal bliss.


    Glorious rulers of the earth, as they loved each other in
this life, so in death they were not divided. {54}
    Their sound is gone out into all lands.
    And their words unto the ends of the world.
                        Let us pray.
Collect     O God, who when thy Apostle Peter walked on the waves
savedst him from drowning with Thy right hand, and de-
livered his fellow Apostle Paul the third day from shipwreck
on the open sea, favourably hear us, and grant that, by the
deserts of both of them, we may obtain everlasting glory.


    Give peace in our time, O Lord, because there is none
other that fighteth for us but only Thou, O God.
    Peace be within thy walls.
    And plenteousness within Thy palaces.
                        Let us pray.
Collect     O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and
all just works do proceed, give unto Thy servants that peace
which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be
set to obey Thy commandments, and also that by Thee we
being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our
time in rest and quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
                        The Lord be with you.
                            And with thy spirit.
                        Let us bless the Lord.
(y)                             Thanks be to God.
(z)     May the souls of the faithful, through God's mercy, rest in
peace. Amen.


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