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got thy ordinance. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and I have performed all things as thou commandedst me. Look down therefore from thy sanctuary, and from the place of thy abode in the higheft heavens, and bless thy people lfrael, and the land thou hast given us, as thou didst swear to our forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey. This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to observe these precepts and ordinances, and to keep and fulfill them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. Thou hast chofen this day the Lord to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and observe his ceremonies and precepts, and ordinances, and obey his commands. And the Lord hath made choice of thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he promised thee, that thou may'st keep all his precepts: and to raise thee above all the nations which he hath created for his praise, for his name, and for his glory : that thou may'st be the holy people of the Lord thy God, as he promised thee.

GRADUAL. PS: 78. Forgive us, O Lord, our offences, left the Gentiles say: Where is now their God? V. Help us, O God, our Saviour, and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord,

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

II. COLLECT. Protetor nofter.
OOK on us, , we

who labour under the weight of our own evils, may be rescued by thy mercy, and serve thee with a free mind. Thro'.

II. LESSON. Deut. xi. 22, 25. 'N those days: Mofes faid to the children of Israel:

If you will keep the commandments I give you, and perform them, viz: if you will love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, and cleave to him, then will the Lord destroy from before your



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face all these nations, and you shall overcome them, that are greater and stronger than you. Every place, where your foot shall tread, shall be yours. From the desert, and from Libanus, and from the great river Euphrates unto the Western Sea shall be your bounds.' None shall stand against you. The Lord your God shall strike, with dread and terror of you, all the land you shall tread on, as the Lord your God hath promised you.

GRADUAL. PL. 83. Cast an eye upon us, O God our protector, look down upon thy servants. V. Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy servants.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

IVE ear, O Lord, we beseech thee, to our

prayers ; that, through the assistance of thy grace, we may be bumble in prosperity, and without fear in adversity. Thro'.

III. LESSON. 2 Macch. i. 23, 27.
IN those days : All the priests were in prayer,

while the sacrifice was offering, Jonathan beginning, and the rest answering. And the prayer of Nebemias was after this manner: 0 Lord God, creator of all things, dreadful and strong, just and merciful, who alone art the good king, alone art excellent, alone just, and almighty, and eternal, who delivereft Ifrael from all evil, who didft make choice of our forefathers, and didft fanctify them: receive this facrifice in behalf of all thy people Ifrael, and preserve and fanctify thy inheritance: that the Gentiles may know, that thou art our God.

GRADUAL. P/. 89. Turn to us, O Lord, a little, and be reconciled with thy servants. V. Thou, O Lord, haft been our refuge from generation to generation.

a Expl, Confecrated them to tbyself.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

IV. COLLECT. Preces. Ercifully hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the

prayers of thy people: that we, who are juftly afflicted for our fins, may mercifully be delivered for the glory of thy name.



IV. LESSON. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1, 10.

God, of all, have mercy on us, and look up

on us, and fhew us the light of thy mercies: and send thy cerror on the nations, who have not sought after thee, that they may know there is no God besides thee, and that they may publish thy wonders. Lift up thy hand over the foreign nations, that they may see thy power. For as in their fight thou hast been fanctified b in us; so in our fight falt thou be magnified in them, that they may know thee, even as we have known, that there is no God, besides thee, O Lord. Renew thy prodigies, and change thy wonders; glorify thy hand, and thy right arm. Exert thy fury, and pour forth wrath. Destroy the adversary, and crush the enemy. Haften the time, and remember the end, that they may publish thy wonders, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. Pf. 140. Let my prayer ascend like incenfe in thy fight, O Lord. V. And let the lifting up my hands be to thee like the evening facrifice.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

V. COLLECT. A&tiones noftras. Revent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions

by thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by thy gracious afliftance; that every prayer and work

b Expl. As thou baft let them see that thou art our Holy One, our God: jo Shall we see the effects of tby might in the punishment of them.

of ours may always begin from thee, and by thee be happily ended.

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49. IN those days: The Angel of the Lord went

down with Azarias and his companions into the furnace, and he drove the flame of fire from out of the furnace, and he made the midst of the furnace, as a breeze of wind, with dew. But the flame spread all above the furnace, nine and forty cubits : and it broke forth and burnt those of the Chaldees, the servants of the king, whom it found near the furnace, who kindled it : and the fire touched not Azarias and his companions; it troubled them not, neither did it do them any harm. Then those three, as with one mouth, praised, glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, saying:

CAN TICLE. Leffed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fore

fathers : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

And blessed is the name of thy glory, which is holyd: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou in the holy temple of thy glory : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou upon the sacred throne of thy kingdom: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blefled art thou leaning on the scepter of thy divinity : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, who fittest on the Cherubim, beholding the deep: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, who walkest on the wings of the winds, and on the waves of the sea : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

May all the angels and thy holy ones bless thee : may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

c Expl. The evening breeze, when the dew falls. d Or, Wbiche is the Holy One,

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May the heavens, earth, sea, and all therein blefs thee: may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: who is worthy of praise and glo

for ever.

As it was in the beginning, now is, and evermore shall be, world without end. Amen. Who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fore. fathers : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

TRACT. Pf. 116. Praise the Lord all you Gentiles : praise him all nations. V. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord abideth for ever.

Gospel. Matt. 17. as Sunday next, p. 50.

OFFERTORY. PS. 87: O Lord God, my Saviour, to thee have I cried out by day and by night: let my prayer come to thee, O Lord.

Anctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, our fast by

his holy sacrifice, that what we outwardly profess by the observance of this fast, may be inwardly effected in us. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 7. In thee, O Lord my God, have I put my trust, deliver me from all my persecutors, and rescue me. POSTCOMMUNION. Sanctificationibus. TAY this holy facrifice, O Lord, cure us of

all our sins, and become an eternal remedy to us. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Fideles tuos.
AY thy much-desired blessing, O God, give

strength to thy people, and hinder them from ever swerving from thy will, and make them always enjoy thy bleflings. Thro'.

COMMEMORATION at VESPERS, as in the VesPERS of to-morrow. PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.


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