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MORNING PRAYER. Psal. i. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. BLESS 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 water-side : 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.

Psal. ii. Quare fremuerunt gentes? W Hosether then heathen so furiously rage

together do the gine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth stand


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, O 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.

Psal. iii. Domine, quid multiplicati? LO

ORD, how are they increased that trouble

me : many are they that rise against me. 2 Many one there be that say of my 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, O 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.

Psal. iv. Cum invocarem. HEAR me when I call, O God of my righ

teousness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble ; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer. 2 Oye 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,

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1 Here is to be noted, that the office ensuing is not to be used for any that die un.

bazitized, or excommunicate, or have lait violent hands upon themscles.
9 The Pricst and Cierks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-gard, and

going before it, cither into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing,
I AM the resurrection and the life, Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with

saith the Lord : he that believeth in thine ears consider my calling : bold
me, though he were dead, yet shall he not thy peace at my tears.
live: and whosoever liveth and believ. For I am a stranger with thee : and
eth in me shall never die. St. John xi. a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
25, 25.

O spare me a little, that I may re. I

KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, cover my strength : before I go hence,

and that he shall stand at the latter and be no more seen. day upon the earth. And though after Glory be to the Father, and to the my skin worms destroy this body, yet Son : and to the Holy Ghost; in my flesh shall I see God : whom I As it was in the beginning, is now shall see for myself, and mine eyes and ever shall be : world without end. shall behold, and not another. Job xix. Amen. 25, 26, 27.

Domine, refugium. Psal. xc. We brought nothing into this world, LO

ORI), thou hast been our refuge : and it is certain we can carry no. from one generation to another thing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord Before the mountains were brought hath taken away ; blessed be the Name forth, or ever the carth and the world of the Lord. I Tim. vi. 7. Jobi. 21. were made : thou art God from ever. 1 After they are come into the Church, lasting, and world without end. shall be read one or both of these Thou turnest man to destruction : Psalms following.

again thou sayest, Come again, ye chil. Dixi, Custutam. Psal. xxxix. dren of men. I : For a thousand years in thy sight are

that I oflend not in my tongue. but as yesterday : sering that is past as

I will keep my mouth as it were with a wat. h in the night. a bridle : while the ungodly is in my As soon as thou scatterest them, sight.

they are even as a sleep and fade # I held my tongue, and spake no way suddenly like the grass. thing : I kept silence, yea, even from In the meaning it is greall, and grow. good words; but it was pain and grist eth up : but in the evening it is cut to ne.

down, dried up, and withere, My heart was hot within me, and For we consume away in thy dis. while I was thus musing the fire kin. pleasure : and are arid at thy wrath. died : and at the last I spake with my iul initignation. tongue;

Thou hast sat our misteeds before Lord, let me know mine end, and th: and our se ret sins in the ligtit the number of my dass : that I may of thy (ountenance de certified how long I have to live. For when thou art angry all our

Behold, thou hast made my days as days are gone : we bring our years to it were a span long: and mine age is an ent, as it were a tale that is told. even as nothing in respect of thee; The days (f our we are threescore and very every man living is altoge years and ten; and though men beso ther vanity.

strong, that they conse to fours or For man walketh in a rain shadow, year : yrt is their stren, th thun truit and disquietcth himscir in vain : he labour and sorrow; so son passcth it Teapoth ip riches, and cannot tell who away, and we are one. shall gather them.

But who rexardrth the power of thy And now, Lord, what is my hope : Wrath : for event thereaflet As a man truly niy hope is even in the

franth, so is thy das trasire. Deliver me from all mine otlences: Otia husto nunier our days: that and make me not a rebuke unto the we may Tuy our hearts unto wisdoon. foolish.

Turn them, Lard, at the last: I by the dumb, and opened not my and I KTL bus uut thy mrvants. mouth : for it was thy doing

O satisfy us with the many, and that Take thy ptate away from me : 1 Mon : so shall we nu toe and be glad arn evra consumed by means of thy all the days of our life heavy hand,

Confurt us again nou afere the time When thout with rebukes dost chas. that thout planuel us! and for the ten man for sin, thou maket bukau. years when in we have suffered adver. ty en consume away, like as it were a sity. moth fretting a garment : every wag show thy serrant: thy work : and ther store is but vanity.

their children thy glory.

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord other glory of the moon, and another our God be upon us : prosper thou the glory of the stars; for one star differeth work of our hands upon us, o prosper

from another star in glory. So also is thou our handy-work.

the resurrection of the dead : It is sown Glory be to the Father, and to the in corruption; it is raised in incorrupSon : and to the Holy Ghost;

tion : It is sown in dishonour; it is As it was in the beginning, is now, raised in glory : It is sown in weak. and ever shall be : world without end. ness; it is raised in power: It is sown Amen.

a natural body; it is raised a spiritual 1 Then shall follow the Lesson taken out body. There is a natural body, and

of the fifteenth Chapter of the former there is a spiritual body. And so it is Epistle of Saint Puul to the Corin. written, The first man Adam was made thians.

a living soul; the last Adam was made 1 Cor. xv. 20.

a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was Now is Christ risen from the dead, not first which is spiritual, but that

and become the first-fruits of them which is natural; and afterward that that slept. For since by man came which is spiritual. The first man is of death, bg man came also the resurrec. the earth, earthy : the second man is tion of the dead. For as in Adam all the Lord from heaven. As is the die, even so in Christ shall all be made earthy, such are they that are earthy : alive. But every man in his own or. and as is the heavenly, such are they der : Christ the first.fruits; afterward also that are heavenly. And as we they that are Christ's, at his coming. have borne the image of the earthy, Then cometh the end, when he shall we shall also bear the image of the heahave delivered up the kingdom to God, venly. Now this I say, brethren, that even the Father; when he shall have flesh and blood cannot inherit the put down all rule, and all authority, kingdom of God; neither doth cor. and power. For he must reign, till he ruption inherit incorruption. Behold, hath put all enemies under his feet. I shew you a mystery : We shall not The last enemy that shall be destroyed all sleep, but we shall all be changed, is death. For he hath put all things in a moment, in the twinkling of ani under his feet. But when he saith, eye, at the last trump, (for the trumall things are put under him, it is ma pet shall sound, and the dead shall be niiest that he is excepted, which did raised incorruptible, and we shall be put all things under him. And when changed. For this corruptible must all things shall be subdued unto him, put on incorruption, and this mortal then shall the Son also himself be suba must put on immortality. So when ject unto him that put all things under this corruptible shall have put on in. him, that God may be all in all. Else corruption, and this mortal shall have what shall they do which are baptized put on immortality; then shall be for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? brought to pass the saying that is writ. Why are they then baptized for the ten, Death is swallowed up in victory. dead ? and why stand we in jeopardy o death, where is thy sting? O grave, every hour ? I protest by your rejoicing, where is thy victory ? The sting of which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, death is sin, and the strength of sin is I die daily. If after the manner of the law. But thanks be to God, which men I have fought with beasts at Ephe giveth us the victory through our Lord sus, what advantageth it me, if the Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceiva always abounding in the work of the ed : evil communications corrupt good Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your manners. Awake to righteousness, and labour is not in vain in the Lord. sin not; for some have not the know. 4 When they come to the Grave, while lcdge of God. I speak this to your the Corpsc is made ready to be laid in. shame. But some man will say, How to the earth, the Priest shall say, or are the dead raised up? and with what the Priest and Clerks shall sing : body, do they come Thou fool, that MAN that is born of a woman hath which thou sowest is not quickened, but a short time to live, and is full except it die. And that which thou of misery. He cometh up, and is cut 80west, thou sowest not th body that down, like a flower; he fleeth as it shall bé, but bare grain, it may chance were a shadow, and never continueth of wheat, or of some other grain : But in one stay. God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased In the midst of life we are in death: him, and to every seed his own body. of whom may we seek for succour, All flesh is not the same flesh; but there but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins is one kind of flesh of men, another art justly displeased? flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord another of birds. There are also celes most mighty, O holy and most merci. tial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but ful Saviour, deliver us not into the bit. the glory of the celestial is one, and ter pains of eternal death. the glory of the terrestrial is another. Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of There is one glory of the sun, and an. our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears

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