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See redemption, long expected,
Now in dreadful pomp appear,
All his saints, by men rejected,

Now shall meet him in the air.
Hallelujah! See the Son of God appear.

Yea, amen! let all adore thee,
High on thine eternal throne:
Saviour, take thy power and glory,
Take the kingdom for thine own.
come quickly, come Lord! come.


Attend at Vespers and all the public devotions of the Church as much as possible. It is your duty to do so, that your good example may lead to the edification of others; and that your aspirations for the glory of God may be aroused and united with the aspirations of all. The public offices of the Church are ever preferable to private devotions: Jesus Christ having promised peculiar favour to those who should be assembled in his name.




In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Grant us, O Lord, thy grace, that, in every pain and difficulty against which we may be inclined to murmur, we may think on the great agony which thou, our Creator and Redeemer, didst suffer on Mount Olivet before thy bitter passion; and, in meditating thereon, grant that we may receive such spiritual comfort as may teach us resignation to thy holy will.

Take from us all vain glorious thoughts; all desire for our own praise; all envy, covetousness, gluttony, sloth, and luxury; all froward affections; all wish for revenge; all desire of others' harm; all pleasure in provoking any person to anger; all delight in insulting or triumphing over any in-their affliction and calamity. Give us humble, peaceable, patient, and charitable minds; and, in all our thoughts, words, and deeds, to have the approbation of thy Holy Spirit.

Give us a lively faith, a firm hope, and a constant charity :-a love of thee incomparably above the love of ourselves, that we may love nothing to thy displeasure, but every thing in order to thy satisfaction.

Give us a longing to be with thee, not so much for avoiding the evils of this world, nor for attaining the joys of heaven with respect to our own good, as purely for the love of thee.

Continue to us, O Lord, thy love and favour which our love for thee, were it ever so great, could not deserve, without thy infinite goodness.

Pardon our boldness in making such high petitions; we admit that we are unworthy to obtain them. Yet, O Lord, they are the blessings we are bound to wish for, and which we might hope to receive if our manifold sins were not a hindrance: oh! wash us from them by the merits of that sacred blood that issued from thy body in the divers torments of thy bitter passion.

Take from us, also, O Lord, our lukewarm manner of meditation, our dullness in prayer; give us patience in sorrow, and grace in every thing to conform our wills to thine, and to labour truly to deserve those favours for which we have prayed. Amen.


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be

done on 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 from evil. Amen.


"Hail, Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus."

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


O God, the giver of pardon and the lover of human salvation, with thee live the spirits of the just, and in thy keeping are the souls of those who, by their imperfections, being still unworthy of thy presence, are detained in a state of suffering and delayed hope. While, therefore, we bless thee for thy saints who are already admitted to thy glory, so, also, we humbly offer up our prayers for these thy afflicted servants; and, in particular, for our departed friends, relations, and benefactors. Pardon them their past failings, supply for the unprepared state in which they were called before thy judgment seat; that they may see thee, and, in thy glorious light, rejoice eternally. Amen.


O Lord Jesus Christ, give us thy grace carefully to examine our conduct during this day. Make known to us if we have been guilty of offending thee during those hours which should have been given up entirely to innocent rest and spiritual rejoicing. Discover to us all our sinful thoughts, words, actions, and omissions; that we may implore thy pardon for neglecting the holy inspirations and the helps to devotion which this day has afforded to our weakness. ** (Pause for Self-examination.)


Almighty God, we fear that we have offended thee, and ill complied with all our duties. But do thou strengthen our weakness which so often leads us to do that of which we afterwards repent. Do thou, O Lord, whenever we are about to do wrong, remind us of all that we owe to thy goodness, and thus save us from the sin of ingratitude which necessarily encreases every offence against thee to whom we owe so much. Accept, merciful Saviour, our sorrow for the past, and let thy saving providence keep us in all future trials. Amen


O God, who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant

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