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$ I St. Luke i. 68. Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel, He hath visited and redeemed His people,

69. And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of His servant David. (From " The Woman of Samaria," No. 3.)

§ 2 St. John iv. 13. Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again ;

14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.

ISAIAH xii. 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

21. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, This is the way, walk ye in it.' (From "The Woman of Samaria," Nos. 6, 7.)

$3 PSALM cxxxix. 1. O LORD, Thou has searched me out, and known me; Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thoughts long before.

3. For, lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but Thou, O LORD, knowest it altogether. (From "The Woman of Samaria," No. 9.)

§ 4 JEREMIAH xxxi. 12. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall not sorrow any more at all. (From " The Woman of Samaria," No. 11.)

$ 5 St. John iv. 24. God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. 23. For the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

(From "The Woman of Samaria," No. 12.)

§ 6 ISAIAH ii. 5; St. John xii. 35. Come, O Israel, let us walk as sons of light, not as children of darkness. EPHESIANS V. 8. Let us walk in the light of God.

(From "The Woman of Samaria,” No. 15.)

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Abide with me, fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens ; LORD, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, then abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power ?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be ?
Through cloud and sunshine, LORD, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is Death's sting? Where, Grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

(From "The Woman of Samaria,” No. 17.)

$8 PSALM lxxxv. 9. His salvation is nigh them that fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.

12. Yea, the LORD shall shew loving-kindness, and our land shall give her increase.

(From "The Woman of Samaria," No. 20.)

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PSALM xviii. 2. I will call upon the LORD, Who is worthy to be praised.

lxxii. 18. And blessed be the LORD God of Israel. Amen, Amen. (From The Woman of Samaria,” Nos. 21, 22.)

W. S. BENNETT.

882 2 Chronicles vi. 40. Now my God, let, I beseech Thee, Thine eyes be open, and let Thine ears be attent to the prayer that is made in this place.

41. Arise, O LORD God, into Thy resting place, Thou and the ark of Thy strength. Let Thy priests be clothed with salvation, and let Thy saints rejoice in goodness.

Psalm lxxix. 13. So we Thy people, and sheep of Thy pasture, will give Thee thanks for ever. We will shew forth Thy praise to all generations.

REVELATION xxi. 3. And I heard a voice out of Heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

W. S. BENNETT.

883 PSALM xiv. 1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

X. 6. There shall no harm happen unto me.

PSALM Xxxvii. 37. I went by, and lo, he was gone; I sought him, but his place could no where be found.

18. The Lord knoweth the days of the godly, and their inheritance shall endure for ever.

W. S. BenneTT.

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PSALM xliii. 4. I will go unto the Altar of God, even the God of my joy and gladness.

3. O send out Thy light and Thy truth, that they may lead me: that they may bring me to Thy holy hill, and to Thy dwelling;

4. That I may go unto the Altar of God, even the GOD of my joy and gladness: and on the harp will I give thanks to Thee, O God, my God.

GAUNTLETT.

885 ECCLESIASTES iii. 20. All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

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

ECCLESIASTES xii. 7. The dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it.

2 CORINTHIANS i. 9. We have the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God Which raiseth the dead.

v. 1. For we know that if our earthly house were dissolved, we have a building of God; a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

1 THESSALONIANS iv. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

S. S. Wesley. 886

COLLECT For the First Sunday in Advent. Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through Him Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

S. S. Wesley. 887

COLLECT For the Second Sunday in Advent. Blessed LORD, Who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, by patience, and comfort of Thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast given us in our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

S. S. Wesley.

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PSALM xcvi. 7. Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, ascribe unto the LORD worship and power.

8. Ascribe unto the LORD the honour due unto His Name.

9. Let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.

10. Tell it out among the heathen that the LORD is King, and that He shall judge the people righteously.

9. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

2, 3. Sing to the LORD, and praise His Name; be telling of His salvation from day to day, His wonders unto all people. 5. As for the gods of the heathen, they are but idols.

4. Their idols are silver and gold, even the work of men's hands.

5. They have mouths and speak not; eyes have they, and see not.

6. They have ears, and hear not : noses have they, and smell not.

7. They have hands, and handle not: feet have they, and walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

8. They that make them are like unto them, and so are all such as put their trust in them.

3. As for our God, He is in Heaven; He hath done whatsoever pleased Him.

*12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and He shall bless us : He shall bless the house of Israel, He shall bless the house of Aaron.

13. He shall bless them that fear the LORD, both small

and great.

14. Ye are the blessed of the LORD, you and your children,

15. Ye are the blessed of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.*

S. S. Wesley.

Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem.

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