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889 1 PETER i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Which, according to His abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4, 5. To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

15. But as He Which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.

17. Pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.

22. See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently :

23. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God.

24. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25. But the word of the LORD endureth for evermore. Amen.

S, S, Wesley,

890 St. Luke i. 68. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, for He hath visited and redeemed His people.

69, 70. And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us, as He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began.

ISAIAH ix. 6. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7. Of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this.

St. Luke ii. 14. Glory to God on high, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. Glory to GOD in the highest.

S. S. Wesley.

891 PSALM li. 11. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

12. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy Spirit.

17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart Thou wilt not despise, O GOD.

8. Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

S. S. Wesley. 892 BLAIR, CALKIN, V. 17. 893 HORSLEY, vv. 17, 8.

894 Psalm lxxii. 1. Give the king Thy judgments, O GOD: and Thy righteousness unto the king's son.

2. Then shall he judge Thy people according unto right, and defend the poor, and break in pieces the oppressor.

7, 15. In his days shall the righteous flourish : prayer shall be made for him continually.

17. All nations shall call him blessed.

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

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

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.

2. O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be. 7. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace

upon Israel.

Ixxii. 18. Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things.

19. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever: let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

S. S. Wesley. 895 Ouseley, vv. 18, 19.

896 PSALM Ixvii. 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and shew us the light of His countenance, and be merciful unto us;

2. That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations.

3. Let the people praise Thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise Thee.

4. olet the nations rejoice and be glad; for Thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

5. Let the people praise Thee, O GOD; let all the people praise Thee.

6. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase, and God, even our own God, shall give us His blessing.

7. GOD shall bless us, and all the ends of the world shall fear Him.

Glory be to the Father, &c. C.F. LLOYD, A. H. MANN, R. Rogers, Tours, S. S. WESLEY.

897 Perez, v. I. Hallelujah. Amen.

898 PSALM cxix. 94. I am Thine, O save me, for I have sought Thy commandments.

92. If my delight had not been in Thy law, I should have perished in my trouble.

94. I am Thine, O save me, for I have sought Thy commandments.

S. S. Wesley.

899 LAMENTATIONS iii. 41. Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens.

40. Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

ISAIAH lxiii. 16. Thou, O LORD, art our Father, our Redeemer; Thy Name is from everlasting. Doubtless Thou art our Father; Thy Name is from everlasting.

Ixiv. 9. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever; behold, see, we beseech Thee, we are all Thy people.

1. O that Thou would'st rend the heavens, that the mountains might flow down at Thy presence.

9. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever.

6. But we are all as an unclean thing; we all do fade as a leaf.

9. See, we beseech Thee, we are all Thy people.

lxiii. 16, 19. Thou, O LORD, art our Father. We are Thine, O LORD. Thy Name is from everlasting.

Ixiv. 8. We are the clay, and Thou our potter. We are all the work of Thine hand.

lxiii. 19, 16. We are Thine, O LORD; Thy Name is from everlasting.

PSALM lxxi. 4. Thou, O LORD GOD, art the thing that I long for ; Thou art my hope, even from my youth.

5. Through Thee have I been holden up ever since I was born.

10. Go not far from me, O God; my God, haste Thee to help me.

1. In Thee, O LORD, have I put my trust.

*Thou Judge of quick and dead,

Before Whose bar severe,
With holy joy, or guilty dread,

We all shall soon appear.
Do Thou our souls prepare

For that tremendous day,
And fill us now with watchful care,

And teach our hearts to pray.

O may we thus insure

A lot among the blest,
And watch a moment to secure
An everlasting rest!*

Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem.

900 ECCLESIASTICUS xliv. 1. Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

2. The LORD hath wrought great glory through them by His great power from the beginning.

3. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies.

4. Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions.

7. All these were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times.

8. There be of them that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported.

9. And some there be, which have no memorial; who are perished, as though they had never been born,

10. But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten.

11. With their seed shall continually remain a good inheritance, and their children are with the covenant.

12. Their seed standeth fast, and their children for their sakes.

13. Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out.

14. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth evermore.

15. The people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will shew forth their praise.

S. S. WESLEY. 901 THORNE, vv. 1, 2, 8, 9, 13-15. Hallelujah.

902 O GOD, Whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of Thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of JESUS CHRIST, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

GRAY, S. S. Wesley.

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