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God.” “Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished ; that her injury is pardoned : for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sin." voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” “ Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, aud the rough places plain.” “ And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”---Isaiah xi.
“ Jesus said, Ask, and it shall be given you ; seck, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” “For every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” “ If ye being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him."---Luke xi.
“ Not unto us, O Lord, not us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.” “ The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's : but the earth hath be given to the children of men.” “ The dead praise not the Lord, reither any that
go down into silence.” “ But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.”---Ps. cxy.
“ Thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine. When thou passest tbrough the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour. I even I am the Lord, and besides me there is no Saviour.” Yea, before the day was I am he, and there is none that can deliver out of my hand;
I will work, and who shall let it. the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King."---Isaiah xliii.
“ Jesus said, He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall bear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live."--John v.
Let us praise God.
(Te Deum LAUDAMUS.)
We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
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 holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father: of an infinite Majesty.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
When thon 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 Father.
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 everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people and bless thy heritage.
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
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.
Let us pray,
Our Father, which art in heaven; hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us froin evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever Amen.
(For the Day.)
(For Peace and Safety.) O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies, that we surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(For Protection and Grace.) O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the be