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false witnesses risen up against me, the man that putteth his trust in and such as speak wrong.
Thee. I should utterly have fainted : but that I believe verily to see the good
PSALM 92. ness of the Lord in the land of the
is a good thing to give thanks living.
O tarry thou the Lord's leisure : praises unto Thy name, O Most be strong, and He shall comfort Highest. thine heart; and put thou thy trust To tell of Thy loving-kindness in the Lord.
early in the morning : and of Thy
truth in the night-season ; Psalm 84.
Upon an instrument often strings, HOW amiable are Thy dwell- and upon the lute : upon a loud 0
ings : Thou Lord of hosts ! instrument, and upon the harp. My soul hath a desire and long- For Thou, Lord, hast made me ing to enter into the courts of the glad through Thy works : and I will Lord : my heart and my flesh re- rejoice in giving praise for the joice in the living God.
operations of Thy hands. Yea, the sparrow hath found her O Lord, how glorious are Thy an house, and the swallow'a nest works! Thy thoughts are very deep. where she may lay her young : An unwise man doth not well even Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, consider this : and a fool doth not my King and my God.
understand it. Blessed are they that dwell in When the ungodly are green Thy house : they will be alway as the grass, and when all the praising Thee.
workers of wickedness do flourish : Blessed is the man whose strength then shall they be destroyed for is in Thee : in whose heart are Thy ever; but Thou, Lord, art the Most ways.
Highest for evermore. Who going through the vale of For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, misery use it for a well : and the lo, Thine enemies shall perish : and pools are filled with water.
all the workers of wickedness shall They will go from strength to be destroyed. strength : and unto the God of gods But mine horn shall be exalted appeareth every one of them in like the horn of an unicorn : for I Sion.
am anointed with fresh oil. O Lord God of hosts, hear my Mine eye also shall see his lust prayer : hearken, O God of Jacob. of mine enemies : and mine ear shall
Behold, O God our defender : hear his desire of the wicked that and look upon the face of Thine arise up against me. Anointed.
The righteous shall flourish like For one day in Thy courts : is a palm-tree : and shallspread abroad better than a thousand.
like a cedar in Libanus. I had rather be a door-keeper in Such as are planted in the house the house of my God : than to dwell of the Lord : shall flourish in the in the tents of ungodliness.
courts of the house of our God. For the Lord God is a light and They also shall bring forth more defence : the Lord will give grace fruit in their age : and shall be fat and worship, and no good thing and well-liking. shall He withhold from them that That they may shew how true the live a godly life.
Lord my strength is : and that there O Lord God of hosts : blessed is is no unrighteousness in Him.
my strength : think no scorn of me; lest, if Thou make as though Thou hearest not, I be
Psalm which may be said instead
of the foregoing, when there has been Holy Communion. Part of Psalm 22, beginning at
come like them
that go down into O fear Him : magnify Him, all
PRAISE the Lord, ye that
Hear the voice of my humble ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear petitions, when I cry unto Thee : Him, all ye seed of Israel ; when I up my hands to
For He hath not despised, nor wards the mercy-seat of Thy holy abhorred, the low estate of the poor: temple.
He hath not hid His face from him, O pluck me not away, neither but when he called unto Him He destroy me with the ungodly and heard him. wicked doers : which speak friendly My praise is of Thee in the great to their neighbours, but imagine congregation : my vows will I permischief in their hearts.
form in the sight of them that fear Reward them according to their Him. deeds : and according to the wick- The poor shall eat, and be satisedness of their own inventions. fied : they that seek after the Lord
Recompense them after the work shall praise Him; your heart shall of their hands : pay them that they live for ever. have deserved.
All the ends of the world shall For they regard not in their remember themselves, and be turned mind the works of the Lord, nor unto the Lord : and all the kindreds the operation of His hands : there- of the nations shall worship before fore shall He break them down, and Him. not build them up.
For the kingdom is the Lord's : Praised be the Lord : for He and He is the Governor among the hath heard the voice of my humble people. petitions.
All such as be fat upon earth : The Lord is my strength, and have eaten and worshipped. my shield; my heart hath trusted All they that go down into the in Him, and I am helped : therefore dust shall kneel before Him : and my heart danceth for joy, and in no man hath quickened his own my song will I praise Him.
soul. The Lord is my strength : and He My seed shall serve Him : they is the wholesome defence of His shall be counted unto the Lord for Anointed.
a generation. O save Thy people, and give They shall come, and the heavens Thy blessing unto Thine inherit- shall declare His righteousness : unance : feed them, and set them up to a people that shall be born, for ever.
whom the Lord hath made.
Then all say,
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven
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.
Then he says,
AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be
unto us salvation and protection. Amen.
A Naying speaker akeanta rolosesti The glory of the Gentile Church.
Then he reads one of the short chapters following.
and sanctified this house, that My Special blessings promised to pray
name may be there for ever : and ers rightly offered in the Sanc- Mine eyes and My heart shall be tuary.
3 Jesus saith to His disciples, The Lesson is taken from the Book Verily I say unto you, Where two
of Numbers, from the 2d Book or three are gathered together in of Chronicles, and from the Holy My name, there am I in the midst Gospel according to St. Mat- of them. thew.
Second Tweek. ND the Lord spakeunto Moses, unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye From the Book of the Prophet shall bless the children of Israel, say
, and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious shall not be remembered, nor come unto thee ; the Lord lift up His into mind. But be ye glad and recountenance upon thee, and give joice for ever in that which I create : thee peace. And they shall put My for, behold, I create Jerusalem a name upon the children of Israel, rejoicing, and her people a joy. ... and I will bless them.
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be 2 If My people, which are called glad with her, all ye that love her : by My name, shall humble them- rejoice for joy with her, all ye that selves, and
and seek My face, mourn for her.... For thus saith and turn from their wicked ways; the Lord, Behold, I will extend then will I hear from heaven, and peace to her like a river, and the will forgive their sin, and will heal glory of the Gentiles like a flowing their land. Now Mine eyes shall stream. ..... For it shall come be open, and Mine ears attent unto that I will gather all nations and the prayer which is made in My tongues; and they shall come, and sanctuary. For now have I chosen see my glory : and I will set a sign among them, and I will send | I will make the place of My feet those that escape of them unto the glorious. . . . For brass I will bring nations that have not heard gold, and for iron I will bring silver, My fame, neither have seen My and for wood brass, and for stones glory : and they shall declare My iron : I will also make thy officers glory among the Gentiles.
2 2 Chron. vii. 14.
I Numb. vi. 22.
3 St. Matt. xviii. 20.
And peace, and thine exactors righteousthey shall bring all your brethren ness. Violence shall no more be for an offering unto the Lord out heard in thy land, wasting nor deof all nations to My holy struction within thy borders ; but mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, as the children of Israel bring an and thy gates Praise. offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will
Fourth Tweek. also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. For
The glory of the city and temple
in heaven. as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall re
From the Revelations of St. John main before Me, saith the Lord,
the Divine. so shall your seed and your name? remain. And it shall come to pass, new Jerusalem, coming down that from one new moon to another, from God out of heaven, prepared and from one Sabbath to another, as a bride adorned for her husband. shall all flesh come to worship be- And I heard a great voice out of fore Me, saith the Lord.
heaven saying, Behold, the taber
nacle of God is with men, and He Third Tweek.
will dwell with them, and they shall The glory of the visible temple on be His people. ... And God shall earth.
wipe away all tears from their eyes ;
and there shall be no more death, From the Book of the Prophet
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither Isaiah.
shall there be any more pain : for
'I wlo-. glorify
glory. .. And the sons of And He that sat upon the throne strangers shall build up thy walls, said, Behold, I make all things new. and their kings shall minister unto And He said unto me, Write : for thee: for in My wrath I smote these words are true and faithful. thee, but in My favour have I had And He said unto me, It is done. mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates I am Alpha and Omega, the beginshall be open continually; they ning and the end. I will give unto shall not be shut day nor night; him that is athirst of the fountain that men may bring unto thee the of the water of life freely. He that forces of the Gentiles, and that overcometh shall inherit all things; their kings may be brought. For and I will be his God, and he shall the nation and kingdom that will be My son. .... And there came not serve thee shall perish; yea, unto me one of the seven angels. those nations shall be utterly wasted. And he carried me away in the The glory of Lebanon shall come spirit to a great and high mountain, unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine- and shewed me that great city, the tree, and the box together, to beau- holy Jerusalem, descending out of tify the place of My sanctuary; and heaven . . . having the glory of
God : and her light was like unto that are bound; to proclaim the a stone most precious, even like a acceptable year of the Lord, and jasper-stone, clear as crystal ; and the day of vengeance of our God; had a wall great and high, and had to comfort all that mourn; to aptwelve gates, and at the gates twelve point unto them that mourn in Zion, angels, and names written thereon, to give unto them beauty for ashes, which are the names of the twelve the oil of joy for mourning, the gartribes of the children of Israel. . . . ment of praise for the spirit of heaAnd the wall of the city had twelve viness ; that they might be called foundations, and in them the names trees of righteousness, the planting of the twelve apostles. And of the Lord, that He might be glothe building of the wall of it was rified. And they shall build the of jasper : and the city was pure old wastes, they shall raise up the gold, like unto clear glass. And former desolations, and they shall the foundations of the wall of the repair the waste cities, the desolacity were garnished with all manner tions of many generations. And of precious stones. And the strangers shall stand and feed your twelve gates were twelve pearls ; Aocks, and the sons of the alien every several gate was of one pearl : shall be your plowmen and your and the street of the city was pure vinedressers. But ye shall be named gold, as it were transparent glass. the priests of the Lord : men shall And I saw no temple therein : for call you the ministers of our God : the Lord God Almighty and the ye shall eat the riches of the GenLamb are the temple of it. And tiles, and in their glory shall ye the city had no need of the sun, boast yourselves. neither of the moon, to shine in it: 2 And Jesus came and spake unto for the glory of God did lighten it, His eleven disciples, saying, All and the Lamb is the light thereof. power is given unto Me in heaven
And there shall in no wise and in earth. Go ye therefore into enter into it any thing that defileth, all the world, and preach the Gospel neither whatsoever worketh abomi- to every creature, baptising them nation, or maketh a lie: but they in the name of the Father, and of which are written in the Lamb's the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : book of life.
teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded Fifth Week.
you : and lo, I am with you alway, The preaching of the Gospel, even unto the end of the world.
Same subject continued. according to St. Matthew. From the Holy Gospels according THE
to St. Matthew and St. John, me; because the Lord hath
and from the Revelations of St. anointed me to preach the Gospel
John. unto the meek ; He hath sent me to 3 T that time Jesus said to His bind up the broken-hearted, to pro
disciples, This Gospel of the claim liberty to the captives, and kingdom shall be preached in all the opening of the prison to them the world for a witness unto all
The Spirit of the Lord is upon
1 Isai. Ixi, 1.
2 St. Matt. xxviii. 18.
3 St. Mall. xxiv, 14.