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3. To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

4. To chee Cherubin and Seraphin : continually do cry. 5. Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth. 6. Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory. 7. The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee. 8. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee. 9. The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 10. The Holy Church throughout all the world doch acknowledge thee,

11. The Father : of an infinite Majesty ;
12. Thine honourable, trụe: and only Son ;

PA RA PHRASE. 3. Nor is this tribute of praise paid thee by the fons of men alone, but all the angelic orders likewise adore thee, and extol thy name with fongs of adoration and thanksgiving.

4. 5. As it is recorded in that prophetical hymn, (Ifa. vi. 3.) and one Scraphin cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hofs.

6. The whole earth is full of his glory,

7. The souls of the blessed Apostles likewise contribute to thy praise atongft the angelic choir; the most glorious association of human beings, and next in dignity to the angels themselves; blessed spirits, who,, after having laboured with success in preaching the gospel here on earth, are now translated to the mansions of everlaiting bliss to extol the goodness. of God with unceasing praises.

8. Next in order come the holy prophets, who hold a distinguished. place among the ranks of glorified beings; they, after having been the heralds who proclaimed the coming of Christ and prepared his way, have now attained to a share in his glory, and partake of a very honourable place in his kingdom; praifing thee for ever in the celeftial regions.

9. Befides these, there is the illuftrious band of martyrs who having by thedding their blood, subdued the world and the devil, are now admitted to a place amidst the choir of heaven, there to fing hallelujahs, to the honour of God to all eternity.

10. Nor is thy praise bounded by the celestial regions, but even thy darch on earth however widely spread over the various different countries of the globe, do, with an uniform faith, acquiesce in those mylterious truths which thou hast revealed to us concerning thy nature.

!!. Making every day the confesiion of our faith ; that the first person of thy divine nature is God the Father of an infinite majesty, power and fecondity, by being the source of the divine essence.

12. Moreover, acknowledging that the second person in this ever blelfcrinity is God the Son ; i.ot only thy Son by adoption (as thoa hait

13. Also the Holy Ghoft; the Comforter.
14. Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ.
15. Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father.

16. When thou tookeft upon thee to deliver man : thou didit not abhor the Virgin's womb.

17. When thou had it overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.

18. Thou fitteft at the right hand of God : in the Glory of the Father. 19.

We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.

PA RA PHRASE. vouchlafed to make us) but they tree Son, who was produced by thee from all eternity.

13. Lastly, thy church professes her belief in the ever blessed Spirit, who is the third person in the trinity, the paraclete, or comforrer, to whose kind aid and falutary influence, we are indebted for all the christian graces we can hope for.

14. But we are obliged to acknowledge concerning thee, O Chrift, the fecond person of the blessed trinity, whom fome persons affect to treat with contempt, on account of thy abasement of thyself for our fakes that thou art notwithstanding God himself, the heavenly king, and of cqual glory with the Father.

15. Thou art the Son of God the Father, begotten of him from ali etonity.

16. When thou, at the time of thy agreement with man, in prosecution of thy mediatorship, didst take upon theu to deliver man from the wrath of God, to which he was become obnoxious, thou did it not disdain to veil thy omnipotence with our frail felh, and to be born after the manner of us mortals.

17. When thou, hy fuffering for our fins, hadît overcome the sting of death and triumphed over the grave ( 1 Cor. xv. 15.) thou didit open the gates of heaven to all who believe in thee, as well patriarchs and prophets who lived in expectation of thy coming, as those who converfed with thee upon earth, and those who believed on thee afterwards upon their testimony. Jobn XX. 29:

18. After having thus subdued death, thou hast entered triumphantly into the kingdom of heaven; and, after having suffered such humiliation upon earth, thou art advanced to fit for ever at the right hand of God, being raised to the highest and most glorious dignity that can be possessed by any being, there conftantly interceding with God, and intreating him to thew mercy co weak and sinful men. Heb. vii. 25.

19. And we believe that at the last day thou Malt come, attended with multitude of angels, (Mark viii. 38. 2 Thef. i. 7.) to judge the quick and the dead. 1 Tim. iv, 1.

20. We therefore pray thee help thy servants : Whom chou haft redeemed with thy precious blood.

21. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in Glory everlasting

22. O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage. 23. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. 24. Day by day: we magnify thee; 25. And we worship thy name : ever world without end. 26. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin. 27. O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.

28. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee.

29. O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded. Or this Canticle, Benedicite, omnia opera Domini.

All ye Works of the Lord, bless ye che Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

PA RA P H R AS E. 20. We therefore beseech thee to bestow upon us, thy fervants, the gift of thy grace, pleading thy merits for us ; which, upon our earnest prayers, we trust thou wilt not fail to do, since thou didnt spill thy precions blood, in order to procure our redemption.

21. Cause us to be reckoned among the number of the elect faints, who are to inherit eternal glory in the blessful regions of heaven. Rev. vii. 4.

22. O Lord preserve thy servants of the laity here present, and bless the clergy who are in a more peculiar manner thy inheritance.

23. Like a careful shepherd govern us all, both clergy and laity, and deliver us from the power of Satan, that wolf who seeks to devour us, It Per. v. 8.) and be pleased to draw us up after thee (xii. 32.) to that tate of immortality of which thou art poffeffed. 24, 25. Therefore let us all say, in the words of

Pralsnill, "every day do we bless thee and praise thy name for ever and ever. Pfalm alv. 2.

26. Vouchsafe therefore to answer the petitions of this day's devotion, and to keep us free from fin till the course of our public exercise returns again to-morrow,

27. We cry out, Jesu have mercy upon as, in the words of the blind men and lepers. Matt. xv, 22. Luke xvii. 13.

28. We, laft, conclude our hymn with the words of the Psalmist, "let thy merciful kindness, O Lord: be upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee." . Pfal. xxxiii. 21.

29. In thee have. I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion, Pfal. xxxi. 1.

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2. O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

3. Oye Heavens, bless ye the Lord': praise him, and magnify him for ever.

4. Oye Waters, that be above the Firmament, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

5. O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

6. Oye Sun, and Moon, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever,

7. Oye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

8. O ye Showers, and Dew, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

9. O ye winds of Go:l, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

10. O ye Fire, and Heat, blets ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

11. O ye Winter, and Summer, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

PA RA PHRASE. 1. O all things, animate and inanimate, join to bless the Lord : praise him, and exalt his name for ever.

2. O ye beings of an higher order, bless ye the Lord : praise him, wid extol his name for ever.

3. O ye heavens, bless the name of the Almighty : bestow your praises upon his name, and magnify him to all eternity.

4. O ye waters that occupy the spaces above the firmament, bless ye the most High: praise him and magnify him for ever.

5. O all ye powers subordinate to the Almighty, bless ye the Lord ; praise him and magnify him for ever.

6. O ye fun and moon, glorious luminaries that rule' the day and the vight, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

7: Oye stars of heaven, whose řays dispel the darkness of the night, Bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

8. O ye showers and dew, to which the earth owes its fertility, bless she all-bounteous Author of nature, praise him and excol his name for ever.

9. O ye winds of heaven that purify the air, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

10. Oye fire and heat, which are productive of so many blessings to mankind, bless ye our benevolent Creator, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

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20. We therefore pray thee help thy fervants : Whom thuo haft redeemed with thy precious blood.

21. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in Glory everlasting

22. O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage. 23. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. 24 Day by day: we magnify thee; 25. And we worship thy name : ever world without end. 26. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without fin. 27. O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.

28. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee.

29. O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be contounded.

Or this Canticle, Benedicite, omnia opera Domini.

All ye Works of the Lord, bless ye che Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

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PA RA P H R A SE. 20. We therefore beseech thee to bestow upon us, thy fervants, the gift of thy grace, pleading thy merits for us ; which, upon our earnest prayers, we truft thou wile not fail to do, fince thou didit spill thy preciGos blood, in order to procure our redemption.

21. Cause us to be reckoned among the number of the elect saints, who are to inherit eternal glory in the blessful regions of heaven. Rev. vii. 4.

22. O Lord preserve thy servants of the laity here present, and bless the clergy who are in a more peculiar manner thy inheritance.

2;. Like a careful shepherd govern us all, both clergy and laity, and deliver us from the power of Satan, thet wolf who seeks to devour us. (1 Pet. v. 8.) and be pleased to draw us up after thee (xii. 32.d to that tate of immortality of which thou art poffeffed.

24, 25. Therefore let us all say, in the words of the Pfaliniit, "every day do we bless thee and praise thy name for ever and ever." Psalm ols, 2.

26. Vouchsafe therefore to answer the petitions of this day's devotion, and to keep us free from fin till the course of our public exercise returns pain to-morrow.

27. We cry out, Jesu have mercy upon us, in the words of the blind Fes and lepers. Matr. xv. 22. , Luke xvii. 13.

23. We, laft, conclude our hymn with the words of the Psalmist, " let thy merciful kindness, O Lord: be upon us, like as we do put our trut in thee." . Pfal. xxxiii. 21.

29. In thee have. I put my trul, let me never be put to confusion. Pid. xxxi. s.

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