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then shall sudden destruction come upon sinners ; assuring oarselves that he is them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman ready to receive us, and most willing to travailing with child, and they shall not pardon us, if we come unto him with escape. Then shall appear the wrath faithful repentance; if we submit our. of God in the day of vengeance, which selves unto him, and from henceforth obstinate sinners, through the stub- walk in his ways; if we will take his bornness of their heart, have heaped easy yoke, and light burden upon us, unto themselves; which despised the to follow him in lowliness, patience, goodness, patience, and long-sufferance and charity, and he ordered by the of God, when he calleth them conti- governance of his Holy Spirit ; seeking nually to repentance. Then shall they always his glory, and serving him duly call upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I in our vocation with thanksgiving: This will not hear; they shall seek me early, if we do, Christ will deliver us from the but they shall not find me; and that, curse of the law, and from the extreme because they hated knowledge, and re- malediction which shall light them ceived not the fear of the Lord, but that shall be set on the left hand; and abhorred my counsel, and despised my he will set us on his right hand, and correction. Then shall it be too late to give us the gracious benediction of his knock when the door shall be shut; and Father, commanding us to take postoo late to cry for mercy when it is the session of his glorious kingdom : Unto time of justice. O terrible voice of most which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for just judgement, which shall be pro- his infinite mercy. Amen. nounced upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the 1 Then shall they all kneel upon their knees,
and the Priest and Clerks kneeling in the fire everlasting, which is prepared for
place where they are accustomed to say the the devil and his angels. Therefore,
Litany) shall say this Psalm. brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the Miserere mei, Deus. Psalm li. night cometh, when none can work.
11 thy great goodness : according to lieve in the light, and walk as children the multitude of thy mercies do away of the light; that we be not cast into mine offences. utter darkness, where is weeping and Wash me throughly from my wicked. gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse ness : and cleanse me from my sin. the goodness of God, who calleth us For I acknowledge my faults : and my mercifully to amendment, and of his sin is ever before me. endless pity promiseth us forgiveness Against thee only have I sinned, and of that which is past, if with a perfect done this evil in thy sight : that thou and true heart we return unto him. For mightest be justified in thy saying, and though our sins be as red as scarlet, olear when thou art judged. they shall be made white as snow; and Behold, I was shapen in wickedness : though they be like purple, yet they and in sin hath my mother conceived shall be made white as wool. Turn ye me. (saith the Lord) from all your wicked- But lo, thou requirest truth in the ness, and your sin shall not be your inward parts : and shalt make me to destruction : Cast away from you all understand wisdom secretly. your ungodliness that ye have done : Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, Make you new hearts, and a new spirit: and I shall be clean: thou shalt Wherefore will ye die, 0 ye house of wash me, and I shall be whiter than Israel, seeing that I have no pleasure snow. in the death of him that dieth, saith Thou shalt make me hear of joy and the Lord God ? Turn ye then, and ye gladness : that the bones which thou shall live. Although we have sinned, hast broken may rejoice. yet have we an Advocate with the Fa. Turn thy face away from my sins : ther, Jesus Christ the righteous; and and put out all my misdeeds. he is the propitiation for our sins. For Make me a clean heart, O God : and he was wounded for our offences, and renew a right spirit within me. smitten for our wickedness. Let us Cast me not away from thy presence : therefore return unto him, who is the and take not thy holy Spirit from me. merciful receiver of all true penitent O give me the comfort of thy help HE Lord bless us, and keep us; the Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer.
But let us, while we have the light, he: HAVE mercy upon me, o God, after
again : and stablish me with thy free
Minister. Let us pray. Spirit. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully
: unto thee.
who confess their sins unto thee; that Delivero me from blood-guiltiness, O they, whose consciences by sin are acGod, thou that art the God of my health : cused, by thy merciful pardon may be and my tongue shall sing of thy right- absolved; through Christ our Lord. eousness.
Amen. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord : and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
MOST mighty God, and merciful 0
Father, who hast compassion upon For thou desirest no sacrifice, else all men, and hatest nothing that thou would I give it thee : but thou delight-hast made; who wouldest not the death est not in burnt-offerings.
of a sinner, but that he should rather The sacrifice of God is a troubled spi-turn from his sin, and be saved; Merci. rit : a broken and contrite heart, O God, fully forgive us our trespasses ; receive shalt thou not despise.
and comfort us, who are grieved and o be favourable and gracious unto wearied with the burden of our sins. Sion : build thou the walls of Jeru. Thy property is always to have mercy ; salem,
to thee only it appertaineth to forgive Then shalt thou be pleased with the sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt- spare thy people, whom thou hast reofferings and oblations : then shall they deemed; enter not into judgement with offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
thy servants, who are vile earth, and Glory be to the Father, and to the miserable sinners; but so turn thine anSon : and to the Holy Ghost;
ger from us, who meekly acknowledge Answer. As it was in the beginning, our vileness, and truly repent us of our is now, and ever shall be : world without faults, and so make haste to help us in end. Amen.
this world, that we may ever live with Lord, have mercy upon us.
thee in the world to come; through Je Christ, have mercy upon us. sus Christ our Lord, Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Then shall the people say this that followeth, 09 UR Father, which art in heaven,
after the Minister. Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king. dom come. Thy will be done
in earth, TURN thou us, o good Lord, and so
shall we be turned. Be favourable, As it is in heaven. Give us this day o Lord, Be favourable to thy people, our daily bread. And forgive us our Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, trespasses, As we forgive them that tres and praying. For thou art a merciful pass against us. And lead us not into God, Full of compassion, Long-suffertemptation ; But deliver us from evil.
ing, and of great pity. Thou sparest Amen. Minister. O Lord, save thy servants ; thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare
when we deserve punishment, And in Answer. That put their trust in thee. thy people good Lord, spare them, And
Minister. Send unto them help from let not thine heritage be brought to con. above. Answer. And evermore mightily de- fusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy
is great, And after the multitude of fend them. Minister. Help us, o God our Sathy mercies look upon us ; Through
the merits and mediation of thy blessed viour.
Answer. And for the glory of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Name deliver us; be merciful to us
Then the Minister alone shall say, sinners, for thy Name's sake.
Lord lift up the light of his counteAnswer. And let our cry come unto nance upon us, and give us peace, now thee.
and for evermore. Amen.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
PSALM I. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. B! LESSED is the man that hath not walked in
the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners : and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside : that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff
, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes ?
do the heathen so furiously rage together : and why do the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
3 Let us break their bonds asunder : and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath : and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, 0 ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati ? LORD, how are they increased that trouble me :
many are they that rise against me. 2 Many one there be that
say soul : There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice : and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again : for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people : that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Up, Lord, and help me, my God : for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : and thy blessing is upon thy people.
PSALM IV. Cum invocarem. HE
EAR me when I call, O God of my righteous
ness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
2 0 ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing?
3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good?
7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us.
8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, increased.
9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
PSALM V. Verba mea auribus. PONDER my words, O Lord : consider my me
. 20 hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I make my prayer.
3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord : early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight : for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the