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Lord thy God: I have taken that which was sancti fied out of my house, and I have given it to the Lem vitc and to the stranger, and to the fatherless and to the widow, as thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, nor forgotten thy precepts. I have not eat of them in my mourning, nor separated them for any uncleanness, nor spent any thing of them in funerals. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and have clone all things as thou hast commanded me. Look from thy sanctuary, and thy high habitation of hea. ven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou didst swear to our fathers; a land flowing with milk and honey. This clay the Lord thy Goù hath commanded thee to do these commandments and judgments: and to keep and fulfil them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. Thou hast chosen the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways and keep his ceremonies, and precepts and judgments, and obey his command. And the Lord hath chosen thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to thee, and to keep all his commandments; And to make thee higher than all nations which he hath created, to his own praise, and name, and glory : that thou mayest be a holy people of the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.
GRAD. Ps. lxxviii.--Forgive us, O Lord, our of fences, lest the Gentiles say: Where is now their God? V. Help us, O God, our Saviour, and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord.
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
II. COLLECT. Protector. - Look on us, O God, our protector, that we, who labour under the weight of our own evils, may be rescued by thy mercy and serve thee with a free mind. Thro',
II. LESSON. Deut. xi. 22, 25.-- In those days: Mosca scid to the children of Israel: If you keep the cutha possess them
mandments which I command you, and do them, to love the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, cleaving unto him, the Lord will destroy all these nations before your face, and you
shall which are greater and stronger than you. Every place, that your foot shall tread upon, shall be yours. From the desart, and from Libanus, from the great river Euphrates unto the western sea shall be your borders, none shall stand against you; the Lord your God shall lay the dread and fear of you upon all the land that you shall tread upon, as he hath spoken to you.
GRAD. Ps. Ixxxiii.---Behold O God our protector, and look down upon thy servants. V. Lord God of armies, liear the prayers of thy servants. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again,
III. COLLECT. Adesto. Give ear O Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers ; that, through the assistance of thy grace, we may be humble in prosperity, and without fear in adversity. Thro'.
11I. LESSON. 2 Machab. i 23. 27.-In those days: All the priests made prayer, while the sacrifice was consuming, Jonathan beginning, and the rest answering. And the prayer of Nehemias
was after this manner: “O Lord God, creator of all things, dreadful, and strong, just, and merciful, who alone art the good king. Who alone art gracious, who alone art just, and almighty, and eternal, who deliverest Israel from all evil, who didst choose the fathers, and didst sanctify them: ceive the sacrifice for all thy people Israel, and preserve thy own portion, and sanctify it. Gatherton gethet our scattered people, deliver them that are slaves to the Gentiles, and look upon them that are despised and abhorred: that the Gentiles may know that thou art our God."
GRAD. Ps. lxxxix.-Turn to vam O Lorde .
little, and be reconciled with thy servants. V.O Lord thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again,
IV. COLLECT. Preces.-Mercifully hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy people: that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may mercifully be delivered for the glory of thy name. Thro'.
IV. LESSON. Eccles. xxxvi. 1. 10.-Have mercy, upon us, O God of all, and behold us, and shew us the light of thy mercies: ano
send thy fear upon the nations that have not songht after thee; thật they may know that there is no God besides thee, and that they may shew forth thy wonders. Lift up thy hand over the strange nations, that they may see thy power. For as thou hast been sanctified in us in their sight, so thou shalt be magnified among them in our presence; that they may know thee, as we also have known thee, that there is no God beside thee, O Lord. Renew thy signs, and work new miracles. Glorify thy hand, and thy right arm. Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath. Take away the adversary, and crush the enemy. Hasten the time, and remember the end, that they may declare thy wonderful works, O Lord our God.
GRAD. Ps. cxl.—Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight, O Lord. V. The lifting up my hands as evening sacrifice. Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
V. COLLECT. Actiones.- Prevent, we beseech thee, 'O Lord, our actions by thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by tny gracious assistance: that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from thee, and by thec be happily ended. V. Lesson, with the Canticle and VI. Collect, as
pr. 66 and 67. Here are said the II, and III. Collects, as directed in our tout the Mass on Ash-Wednesday, p. 116.
1 EPISTLE. 1 Thess. p. 14. 23.-Brethren :We beseech you rebuke the unquiet, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient towards all mer.
See that none render evil for evil to any -man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other, and towards all men. Always rejoice. - Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks :
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning -you all. Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not vprophecies. But prove all things: hold fast that which is good. From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves. And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things: that your whole spirit, and soul, and body may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Christ Jesus.
TRACT. Ps. cxvi. -Praise the Lord all ye nations : praise him all ye people. V. For his mercy is confirmed upon us, and the truth of the Lord "remaineth for ever.
GOSPEL. Mutt. xvii. As in the Mass of tomorrow, p. 147.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvii.-0 Lord the God of my salvation; I have cried in the day, and in the night let my prayer come in before thee, O Lord.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, our fast by this holy sacrifice: that what we out. wardly profess by the observance of this fast, may be inwardly effected in us. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. vii. -0 Lord my God in thee, have I put my trust, save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
P. COMM. Sanctificationibus.-May this holy sacrifice, O Lord, cure us of all our sins, and bem come an eternal remedy to us. Thro'.
Let us pray, Bow down your heads to God. ** PRAYER. Fideles. May thy much desired bles sing, God, give strength to thy people: may it hin
der them from ever swerving from thy will, and make them always enjoy thy blessing. Thro'.
II. SUNDAY IN LENT.
INTROIT. Ps. xxiv. REmember, O Lord, Remi
Eminisceremiseratiothy bowels of com- num tuarum, Domine, passion; and thy mercies et misericordiæ tuæ, que that are from the begin- a sæculo sunt. ning of the world. Let not quam dominentur nobis our enemies ever rule over inimici nostri: libera nos, us: deliver us, O God of Deus Israel, ex omnibus Israel, from all our dis- angustiis nostris. tress. Ps. Tothee, O Lord, Ps. Ad te, Domine, lehave I lifted up my soul, vavi animam meam: Deus in thee, O my God, I put meus in te confilo, non my trust; let me not be erubescam. ashamed. V. Glory. V. Gloria.
COLLECT. Deus qui. -0 God, who seest how destitute we are of all strength, preserve us both within and without, that our bodies may be free from all adversity, and our souls purified from all evil thoughts. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 1 Thess. iv. 1. 7.-Brethren: We pray and beseech you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received of us, how you ought to walk and to please God, so also you would walk, that you may abound the more. For you know what precepts Į have given to you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from fornication, that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sancti. fication and honour: not in the passion of lust, like the Gentiles that know not God: and that no man over-reach, nor circumvent his brother in business : because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as we have told you before, and have testified. For