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SATURDAY.

PSALM CXLIII.

Domine, exaudi. EAR my prayer, O Lord, and consider my righteousness' sake.

And enter not into judgement with Thy servant : for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground : he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.

Therefore is my spirit vexed within me : and my heart within me is desolate.

Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all Thy works : yea, I exercise myself in the works of Thy hands.

I stretch forth my hands unto Thee : my soul gaspeth unto Thee as a thirsty land.

Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint : hide not Thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

O let me hear Thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning, for in Thee is my trust : show Thou me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto Thee.

Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies : for I flee unto Thee to hide me.

Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth Thee, for Thou art my God : let Thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.

Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy Name's sake : and for Thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And of Thy goodness slay mine enemies : and destroy all them that vex my soul; for I am Thy servant.

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.

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The Lesson. OD is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth : but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 S. John i. 5, 6, 7.

The Hymn.

O

The darkness shineth as the light, Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee; O burst these bands and set it free!

Wash out its stains, refine its dross ;
Nail my affections to the cross ;
Hallow each thought; let all within
Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean.
If in this darksome wild I stray,
Be Thou my Light, be Thou my Way;
No foes, no violence I fear,
No fraud, while Thou, my God, art near.
When rising floods my soul o’erflow,
When sinks my heart in waves of woe,
Jesu, Thy timely aid impart,
And raise my head, and cheer my heart.
Saviour! where'er Thy steps I see,
Dauntless, untired, I follow Thee :
0 let Thy hand support me still,
And lead me to Thy holy hill !

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If rough and thorny be the way,
My strength proportion to my day;
Till toil, and grief, and pain shall cease
Where all is calm, and joy, and peace.

Or this.
LL praise to Thee, in light arrayed,

Who light Thy dwelling-place hast made:
A boundless ocean of bright beams
From Thee, all-glorious Godhead, streams.
The sun in its meridian height
Is very darkness in Thy sight:
My soul, oh, lighten and inflame
With thought and love of Thy great Name !
Shine on me, Lord; new life impart;
Fresh ardours kindle in my heart;
One ray of Thy all-quickening light
Dispels the sloth and clouds of night.
Oh, may I always ready stand
With my lamp burning in my hand;
May I in sight of heaven rejoice,
Whene'er I hear the Bridegroom's voice.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Canticle.

BENEDICTUS ES.
LESSED art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers :

and to be praised and exalted above all for ever. And blessed is Thy glorious and holy Name : and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thine holy glory : and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.

Blessed art Thou that beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the cherubims : and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

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Blessed art Thou on the glorious throne of Thy kingdom : and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.

Blessed art Thou in the firmament of heaven : and to be praised and glorified above all 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 CXXXI.
Domine, non est.

L looks I am not high-minded : I have no proud

looks. I do not exercise myself in great matters : which are too high for me.

But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother : yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.

0 Israel, trust in the Lord : from this time forth for evermore.

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.

Here may be said the Apostles' Creed, p. 1.
Lord, hear my prayer.

And let my crying come unto Thee.
Then the Prayers following, or any of them, or one for

each day of the week.

SUNDAY.
LORD of all power and might, God of all

O

highest heavens, and yet humblest Thyself to behold the lowly upon earth; O Thou that triest the hearts and reins, and clearly discernest the hidden secrets of man, Uncreated Light, without beginning, without end, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning ; Do Thou, Eternal King, receive my prayers, which in this night-watch I pour forth unto Thee from defiled lips, yet trusting in the multitude of Thy tender mercies. Forgive my sins of deed, word, and thought, whether committed knowingly or unknowingly; Cleanse me from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, and make my body a temple of the Holy Ghost. Grant that with wakeful heart and watchful mind I may pass the whole night of this present life, ever looking for the dawn of the bright and shining day of Thy only begotten Son our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, when He shall come with glory as Judge on earth to reward every man according to his works. Grant that I may never be found slothful nor slumbering, but always wakeful and watchful in the work of His commandments. So may I be ready to enter into His joy and the heavenly bridechamber of His glory, where, O my God, shall be the ceaseless song of guests, and the unspeakable joy of those who behold the ineffable glory of Thy face. For Thou art the true Light, enlightening and sanctifying all things. Unto Thee doth all creation give praise for ever and ever. Amen. (10)

Or this. 0

LORD God, Father Almighty, purify, I be

seech Thee, the secrets of my heart, and mercifully wash out all the stains of sin; and grant, O Lord, that cleansed by the blessing of Thy love I may without fear wait for the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

(11) MONDAY. 0

GOD, most High! I praise Thee, Lord of all

mercy, Who ever workest amongst men great marvels, mighty and unsearchable, glorious, won

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