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45 Arise, Oye servants of God, ye who watch in His courts, to serve our Goð and laud His Name, singing praise to Him night and day. O praise ye His Name evermore.

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46 O LORD God, to Thee be praise evermore. And Thy glory shall be told to the ends of all the earth, while we sing unceasingly the great deeds which Thou hast wrought.

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47 Psalm 1xxxvi. i. Bow Thine ear; O LORD, and hear : let Thine anger cease from us.

Isaiah lxiv. 10. Sion, Thy Sion, is wasted and brought low: Jerusalem is wasted quite : desolate and void.

Another Version. Psalm lxxxvi. 1. Bow Thine ear, O LORD, and hear me: for I am poor and in misery.

3, 6. O LORD, be merciful unto me: give ear unto my prayer, and ponder the voice of my humble desires,

8, 9. Among the Gods there is none like Thee. All nations shall come and worship Thee, O LORD, and glorify Thy Name.

io. For Thou art great, and dost wondrous things: Thou art God alone.

Another Version. Isaiah Ixiv. 9. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever : see, we beseech Thee, we are Thy people.

10. Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

II. Our holy and our beautiful house is burnt up with fire.

i2. Wilt Thou refrain Thyself, o Lord, for these things ? wilt Thou hold Thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

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ST. JOHN xiv. 18. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come again to you; (xvi. 32) and your heart shall rejoice. Hallelujah.

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O LORD, turn Thy wrath away from us, for Thy mercy's sake; call to mind no more, o our God, our former sins and wickedness; look down with Thy merciful eyes, and see we be Thy people and Thy pasture-sheep.

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PSALM lxxxi. 1. Sing joyfully unto God our strength; sing loud unto the God of Jacob.

2. Take the song, and bring forth the timbrel, the pleasant harp, and the viol.

3. Blow the trumpet in the new moon, even in the time appointed, and at our feast-day.

4. For this is a statute for Ísrael, and a law of the God of Jacob.

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51 Psalm 1xxxi. i. Şing wę inerrily unto God our strength: make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2. Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret : the merry harp with the lute.

3. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon : even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.

4. For this was made a statute for Israel : and a law of the God of Jacob. (Hallelujah.. Amen.]

BATTEN, BLOW, CHILD, KELWAY. 52 Crotch, TINNEY, Vv. 1-3. [Hallelujah. Amen.]

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COLLECT For the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities : and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth Thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

GIBBONS.

54 St. Luke ii. 10. Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11. That unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, a Saviour, Which is Christ the LORD.

14. Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

GIBBONS.

55 Psalm xxxix. 6. Behold, Thou hast made my days as it were a span long; and mine age is even as nothing in respect of Thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.

7. For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain : he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

8. And now, LORD, what is my hope ? truly my hope is even in Thee.

13. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and with Thine ears consider my calling; hold not Thy peace at my tears.

14. For I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

15. O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be no more seen.

GIBBONS.

56 Psalm cxxviii. 1. Blessed are all they that fear the LORD, and walk in His ways.

2. For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands; O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

3. Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house.

4. Thy children like the olive-branches, round about thy table.

5. Lo, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

6. The LORD thy GOD) from out of Sion shall so bless thee, that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long.

7. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace shall be upon Israel. . Glory be to the Father, &c.

GIBBONS. 57 CROFT, W. HAYES, vv. 1-7. (Amen.) 58 Elver, vv. 1 (Blessed are they), 2 (2nd part). 59 E. G. MONK, vv. 1-5. 60 Purcell, vv. 1-4, 6, 7, 2, 5. Hallelujah.

61 Glorious and Powerful GOD, we understand

Thy dwelling is on High

Above the starry sky.
Thou dwell'st not in stone temples made with hand;
But in the flesh hearts of the sons of men

To dwell is Thy delight,

Near hand, though out of sight.
We give of Thine own hand, Thy acceptation

Is very life and blood,

To all actions good. Whenever here or hence our supplication, From pure and with unfeigned hearts, to Thee ascends,

Be present with Thy grace,

Shew us Thy loving face.
Oh! down on us full show'rs of mercy send,

Let Thy love's burning beams

Dry up all our sin's streams.
Arise, O LORD, and come into Thy rest.
Both now and evermore Thy Name be blest,

Founder and Foundation
Of endless habitation. Amen.

GIBBONS.

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62 Great Lord of Lords, supreme immortal King, O give us grace to sing Thy praise, which makes earth, air, and heaven to ring. O Word of God, from ages unbegun, The Father's only Son, With Him in power, in substance, Thou art one. O Holy Ghost, Whose care doth all embrace, Thy watch is o'er our race, Thou Source of life, Thou Spring of peace and grace. One living Trinity, One unseen Light, All, all is Thine, Thy light Beholds alike the bounds of depth and height. Amen.

GIBBONS.

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St. MATTHEW xxi. 9. Hosanna to the Son of David : blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the LORD.

St. Mark xi. Io. Blessed be the King of Israel, blessed be the King that cometh in the Name of the LORD.

ST. LUKE xix. 38. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places; Hosanna in the highest heavens.

GIBBONS.

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PSALM xiii. 1. How long wilt Thou forget me, O LORD, for ever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me ?

2. How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? How long shall mine enemies triumph over me ?

3. Consider and hear me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.

4. Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.

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