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ISAIAH Ixiii. 1. Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength ?

XXV. 9. Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation. Amen.

The day is past and over ;

All thanks, O LORD, to Thee;
pray Thee that offenceless

The hours of dark may be :
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight,
And save me through the coming night.
The toils of day are over;

I raise the hymn to Thee,
And ask that free from peril

The hours of fear may be:
O JESU, keep me in Thy sight,
And guard me through the coming night.
Be Thou my soul's preserver,

O GOD! for Thou dost know
How many are the perils

Through which I have to go:
Lover of men, O hear my call,
And guard and save me from them all.


1888 PSALM lxvii. 1. (Bible Version.) God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us;

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

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

4. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for Thou shalt judge the people 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 yield her increase; and GOD, even our own God, shall bless us.

7. GOD shall bless us ; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

(From " Seed-time and Harvest," No. 2.) West.

1889 DEUTERONOMY xxviii. 8. The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses; He shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

PSALM lxxxv. 12. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good ; and our land shall yield her increase. Joel ii.

21. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

22. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield her strength.

24, 26. The floors shall be full of wheat, and ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the Name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt so wondrously with you.

(From Seed-time and Harvest,” No. 5.) West.

1890 Psalm lxvi. 1. (Prayer Book Version.) O be joyful in GOD, all ye lands : sing praises unto the honour of His Name; make His praise to be glorious.

2. Say unto God, o how wonderful art Thou in Thy works.

3. For all the world shall worship Thee: sing of Thee and praise Thy Name.

4. O come hither, and behold the works of God: how wonderful He is in His doing toward the children of men.

Psalm civ. 24. O LORD, how manifold are Thy works : in wisdom hast Thou made them all ; the earth is full of Thy riches.

Ixvi. 1-3. O be joyful sing of Thee and praise Thy Name.

Praise God, from Whom all blessing flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
(From "Seed-time and Harvest," No. 13.) West.

1891 JEREMIAH v. 24. Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season : He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

PSALM xxxi. 21. O how plentiful is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee, and that Thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in Thee, even before the sons of men !

JEREMIAH v. 24. Let us now fear the LORD.

Psalm cxi. 5. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him : He shall ever be mindful of His covenant.

Therefore unto Him we raise
Hymns of glory, songs of praise;
To the FATHER, and the Son,
And the Spirit, Three in One,
Honour, might, and glory be
Now, and through eternity. Amen.


1892 Psalm cxlv. 21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh give thanks unto His Holy Name for ever and ever.

15. The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O LORD; and Thou givest them their meat in due season.

16. Thou openest Thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh give thanks unto His Holy Name for ever and ever. Hallelujah. Amen.


1893 PSALM cxv. 1. Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy Name give the praise : for Thy loving mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.

2. Wherefore shall the heathen say: Where is now their God?

3. As for our GOD, He is in heaven: He hath done whatsoever pleased Him.

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.

9. But thou house of Israel, trust thou in the LORD: He is their succour and defence.

10. Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD: He is their helper and defender.

II. Ye that fear the LORD, put your trust in the LORD: He is their helper and defender.

17. The dead praise not Thee, O LORD: neither all they that go down into silence.

18. But we will praise the Lord from this time forth for evermore. Praise the LORD.


1894 1 CORINTHIANS XV. 20. 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.

57. Thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ.

55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56. The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

57. But thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Amen.

West. 1895 T. ADAMS, vv. 20, 21.


O come, Redeemer of mankind, appear,

Thee with full hearts the Virgin-born we greet ;
Let every age with rapt amazement hear

That wondrous birth which for our God is meet.
How doth Thy lowly manger radiant shine!

On the sweet breath of night new splendour grows;
So may our spirits glow with faith Divine,

Where no dark cloud of sin shall interpose.
All praise and glory to the Father be,

All praise and glory to His only Son,
All praise and glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Both now, and while eternal ages run. Amen.



THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. We beseech Thee, O LORD, pour Thy grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of Thy Son JESUS CHRIST by the message of an angel, so by His cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.

With all Thy hosts, O LORD, we sing,
And thanks and praise to Thee we bring;
For Thou, O long-expected Guest,
Hast come at length to make us blest.

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