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I will not reprove thee because of thy sacrifices or for thy burnt-offerings : because they were not alway before Me.

I will take no bullock out of thine house : nor he-goat out of thy folds.

For all the beasts of the forest are Mine : and so are the cattle upon a thousand hills.

I know all the fowls upon the mountains : and the wild beasts of the field are in My sight.

If I be hungry, I will not tell thee : for the whole world is Mine, and all that is therein.

Thinkest thou that I will eat bulls' flesh : and drink the blood of goats ?

Offer unto God thanksgiving : and pay thy vows unto the most Highest.

And call upon Me in the time of trouble : so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise Me.

But unto the ungodly said God : Why dost thou preach My laws, and takest My covenant in thy mouth;

Whereas thou hatest to be reformed : and hast cast My words behind thee?

When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him : and hast been partaker with the adulterers.

Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness : and with thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit.

Thou satest, and spakest against thy brother : yea, and hast slandered thine own mother's son.

These things hast thou done, and I held My tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself : but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.

O consider this, ye that forget God : lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.

Whoso offereth Me thanks and praise, he honoureth Me : and to him that ordereth his conversation right will I show the salvation of God.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

SATURDAY.

PSALM XC.

Domine, refugium.
ORD, Thou hast been our refuge : from on

Leneration thatober.

the grass.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made : Thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.

Thou turnest man to destruction : again Thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.

For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday : seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

As soon as Thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep : and fade away suddenly like

In the morning it is green, and groweth up : but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

For we consume away in Thy displeasure : and are afraid at Thy wrathful indignation.

Thou hast set our misdeeds before Thee : and our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.

For when Thou art angry all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years : yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

But who regardeth the power of Thy wrath : for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is Thy displeasure.

Šo teach us to number our days : that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Turn Thee again, O Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto Thy servants.

o satisfy us with Thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort us again now after the time that Thou hast plagued us : and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

Show Thy servants Thy work : and their children Thy glory.

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper Thou our handy-work.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Daily during the week before Easter,

PSALM CXLII.

Voce mea ad Dominum.
CRIED unto the Lord with My voice : yea,

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cation.

I poured out My complaints before Him : and showed Him of My trouble.

When My spirit was in heaviness Thou knewest My path : in the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for Me.

I looked also upon My right hand : and saw there was no man that would know Me.

I had no place to flee unto : and no man cared for My soul.

I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said : Thou art My hope, and My portion in the land of the living.

Consider My complaint : for I am brought very low.

O deliver Me from My persecutors : for they are too strong for Me.

Bring My soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto Thy Name : which thing if Thou wilt grant Me, then shall the righteous resort unto My company.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son ; and to the Holy Ghost;

- As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

I

The Lesson.
HEARD a great voice out of heaven saying,

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.- Rev. xxi. 3–6. Or the Lesson appointed in the Table, or some other

portion of Holy Scripture.

Evening Hymn. (AIL, gladdening Light, of His pure glory

poured Who is the Immortal Father, Heavenly, Blest, Holiest of Holies, Jesu Christ, our Lord. Now we are come to the sun's hour of rest,

The lights of evening round us shine, We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Divine.

HAIL

,

Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung

With undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, Giver of life, Alone;
Therefore in all the world Thy glories, Lord,

they own. Amen.
The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

MAGNIFICAT. S. Luke i.
Y soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit
For He hath regarded : the lowliness of His
hand-maiden.

For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.

For He that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is His Name.

And His mercy is on them that fear Him : throughout all generations.

He hath showed strength with His arm : He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich He hath sent empty away:

He remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel : as He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Or this Psalm.

PSALM VIII.
Domine, Dominus noster.

O

Name in all the world : Thou that hast set Thy glory above the heavens !

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