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1181 ECCLESIASTICUS 1. 6. He was as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full:
7. As the sun shining upon the temple of the Most High, and as the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds.
Wisdom iii. 6. As gold in the furnace hath He tried him, and received him as a burnt offering.
ECCLESIASTICUS 1. 22. Therefore bless ye the Lord of all, Which only doeth wondrous things, and dealeth with us according to His mercy. 29. Blessed be the Lord for ever. Amen.
1182 PSALM lxxvii. 1. I will cry unto God with my voice, even unto God will I cry with my voice, and He shall hearken unto me.
3. When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.
5. I have considered the days of old, and the years that are past.
6. I commune with my own heart; in the night I search out my spirit.
11, 12. I will remember the works of the LORD, and will call to mind Thy wonders of old time. I will think also of all Thy works. I will remember the works of the LORD, and my talking shall be of Thy doings.
1183 Psalm lxviii. 19. Praised be the LORD: even the God Who helpeth us, and poureth His benefits upon us.
9. Thou, O GOD, sentest a gracious rain upon Thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.
cxlv. 16. Thou openest Thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
Ixv. 12. Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness : Thy clouds drop fatness.
Ixviii. 19. Praised be the LORD: even the God Who helpeth us, and poureth His benefits upon us. Hallelujah.
For Ascension Day. Grant, we beseech 'Thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe Thy only begotten Son our LORD Jesus CHRIST to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with Him continually dwell, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
1185 ST. LUKE xxiv. 1. Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre.
2. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3. And they entered in, and found not the Body of the LORD JESUS.
20. But now is CHRIST risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22. For as in Adam all die, even so in CHRIST shall all be made alive. Amen.
1186 PSALM civ. 1. Praise the LORD, O my soul: O LORD my God, Thou art become exceeding glorious; Thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
13. He watereth the hills from above: the earth is filled with the fruit of Thy works.
14. He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men;
15. That He may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man's heart. 1. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
1187 PSALM xxiv. 1. The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD, or who shall stand in His holy place?
4. He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, (who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.]
5. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
[6. This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.
7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.
8. Who is the King of Glory? The LORD mighty in battle.
9. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; lift them up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.
10. Who is the King of Glory? The LORD of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.]
TRIMNELL. 1188 SPOHR, vv. I-10.
1189 PSALM xcvii. 1. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
2. Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His seat.
10. O ye that love the LORD, see that ye hate the thing which is evil. 12. Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous, and give thanks.
1190 *PSALM cxxxiv. 1. Behold now, praise ye the LORD, ye servants of the LORD ;
2. Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD, even in the house of the LORD our God.*
Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem.
3. Lift up your hands in His holy Temple and praise the LORD.
4. The LORD, that made heaven and earth, give thee blessing out of Sion.
1191 St. MATTHEW xxi. 9. Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the LORD. Hosanna in the highest ! O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Grant us Thy peace.
1192 PSALM xxxiv. 1. I will alway give thanks unto the LORD : His praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3. O praise the LORD with me, and let us magnify His Name together.
4. I sought the LORD, and He heard me : yea, He delivered me out of all my fear.
5. They had an eye unto Him, and were lightened, and their faces were not ashamed.
6. Lo, the poor crieth, and the LORD heareth him: yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles. Amen.
[7. The angel of the LORD tarrieth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.
8. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
9. O fear the LORD, ye that are His saints: for they that fear Him lack nothing.
10. The lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they who seek the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
II. Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach you
the fear of the LORD. 19. Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
22. The Lord delivereth the souls of His servants, and all they that put their trust in Him shall not be destitute.
xxxiii. 21. Let Thy merciful kindness, O LORD, be upon us; like as we do put our trust in Thee.]
CALKIN. 1193 J. C. Beckwith, King, Whitfeld, vv. 1-3. [Hallelujah.] 1194 Blow, HUMPHREYS, and TURNER (conjointly), vv. 1-4,6;
Psalm xxxiii. v. 21. 1195 Boyce, vv. 1-3, 6, 9. Hallelujah. 1196 CROFT, vv. 1-4, 7, 8, 1. Hallelujah. 1197 Goss, A. H. Mann, vv. 8–10. 1198 R. JACKSON, vv. 1-5, 1. Amen. 1199 KEETON, vv. 1, 3, 8-10, 1, 3. 1200 MACFARREN, T. ROGERS, v. 8. 1201 NAYLOR, vv. 3, 6, 7, 3. 1202 OUSELEY, vv. 3, *8, 9, 19, 22.
Amen. 1203 PATTISON, vv. 3, 4, 8. 1204 SULLIVAN, vv. 8–11.
• This verse is sometimes sung as a separate Anthem.
1205 Psalm li. (Paraphrase.) O God, have mercy upon me, according to Thy loving-kindness, and wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin. For I confess mine iniquity, my grievous sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I transgressed and done so evilly. Behold, in sin I was created, and in iniquity I was conceived. But Thou desirest truth in the inmost heart, and wisdom Thou wilt give to me. With hyssop purge me, I shall be clean; wash me, and then I shall be whiter than snow. And from Thy presence O cast me not away; Thy Holy Spirit take not from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and with Thy Spirit free, do Thou uphold me evermore. And then, transgressors shall learn of me Thy righteous ways, and sinners thus shall be converted, LORD, unto Thee. My lips, O LORD, do Thou open, and my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. Sacrifice Thou desirest not, else would I offer it. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken spirit and a contrite heart, O God, Thou will not despise. My lips, O LORD, do Thou open, and my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.