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Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight.
My sin is ever before me; I acknowledge my transgression.
Thou shalt purge me, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
ST. JOHN xix. 26, 27. “ WOMAN, BEHOLD THY SON. SON,
BEHOLD THY MOTHER." ST. LUKE xxiii. 27. There followed Him a great company of people, and of women which also bewailed and lamented Him. 28. But Jesus said : “
US said: “Weep not, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, weep for yourselves and for your children.”
JOEL ii. 12. Turn ye unto Me, saith the LORD, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.
13. Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God; for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of the evil. The LORD your God is merciful.
St. MATTHEW xxvii. 46. “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACTHANI ?"
O My God, look upon Me, Why hast Thou forsaken Me? Why art Thou so far from My health, and from the words of My complaint ? Go not from Me.
All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn.
Thou hast been My succour, leave Me not: forsake Me not, O GOD.
Turn Thee unto Me; for I am desolate and in misery.
My hope hath been in Thee, O LORD. LORD, in Thee have I trusted; I have said, Thou art My God.
ST. JOHN xix. 28. THAT THE SCRIPTURE MIGHT BE
FULFILLED, JESUS SAITH, “I THIRST." REVELATION xix. 15. He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Psalm lxix. 21. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart : He is full of heaviness.
He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man: Neither found He any to comfort Him.
22. They gave Him gall to eat; and when He was thirsty they gave Him vinegar to drink.
No. 6 ST. JOHN xix. 30. “It is FINISHED. vi. 38. He came down from Heaven, not to do His own will, but the will of Him that sent Him.
HEBREWS X. 5. "Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me; in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O GOD.
PSALM XI. 10. In the volume of the book it is written of Me that I should fulfil Thy will, O GOD: I am content to do it; yea, Thy law is within My heart.
ST. JOHN xvii. 4, 3. Holy Father, righteous Father, I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do; and now I come to Thee."
ST. LUKE xxiii. 46. “FATHER, INTO THY HANDS I
COMMEND MY SPIRIT."
Hereby perceive we the love of God, that He laid down His life for us.
He tasted death for every man: He poured out His soul unto death; He made intercession for the transgressors.
He died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Thou hast redeemed us, O LORD, Thou God of Truth.
THE EARTHQUAKE. The veil of the temple was rent in twain: the sun was darkened; the earth did quake; the rocks were rent; the graves opened ; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, for truly This was the Son of GOD, Whose voice then shook the earth.
And yet once more He will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.
F. J. HAYDN.
680 The arm of the LORD is upon them, by the edge of the sword they fell, and the rolling thunder He cast on all; man against man He set them, none can escape
His fury, the sword of the LORD devoureth them all. The LORD, He will have mercy; in peace He keepeth Zion.
F. J. HAYDN.
681 Psalm cii. 1, 2. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and turn not away Thy face from Thy servant.
lxxix. 5. How long wilt Thou be angry ? shall Thine indignation burn for ever ?
lxix. 17, 21. Hear me, O LORD! Thy rebuke hath broken I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man to comfort me.
lxxi. 1. In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: Father, have mercy on me, according to Thy holy Word.
682 JOB. X. 1. My soul is weary of life: I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. I will say unto God, O do not condemn me; shew me why Thou contendest with me.
xiv. 1. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
2. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and continueth not in one stay.
vii. 21. Why pardonest Thou not my transgression ? Why take not mine iniquity from me?
xiv. 13. O that Thou wouldest hide me in the grave till Thy wrath be passed !
iii. 17. There the wicked cease from troubling, there the weary are at rest.
V. 17. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth;
18. For He maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and maketh whole.
ISAIAH xii. 2. Therefore I will trust, and not be afraid : for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song, and He will also become my salvation.
J. C. BECKWITH.
683 ECCLESIASTICUS xliii. 29. The Lord is very great and terrible; marvellous in His power.
28. He is great above all His works.
11. Look upon the rainbow, and praise Him that made it: beautiful it is in the brightness thereof.
12. It compasseth the heaven with a glorious circle, and the hand of the Most High hath bended it.
13. He maketh the snow to fall apace, and sendeth swiftly the lightnings of His judgment.
19, 18. The hoar-frost also He poureth on the ground, and the eye marvelleth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof.
20. When the cold north-wind bloweth, and the water is congealed into ice, it is clothed as with a breast-plate.
Romans xi. 33. O how unsearchable are all His works, and His ways are past finding out!
Ecclesiasticus xliii. 16. At His sight the mountains are shaken, and at His will the south wind bloweth.
17. The noise of the thunder, the northern storm, and the whirlwind, make the earth tremble.
Psalm 1xviii. 4. Sing unto God, and sing praises unto His Name: sing unto God, and magnify Him that rideth upon the heavens: praise Him in His Name JEHOVAH, yea, and rejoice before Him. Amen.
J. C. BECKWITH.
684 PSALM cxlv. 3. Great is the LORD and marvellous, worthy to be praised; and all generations shall praise His holy Name. Heaven and earth shall praise His Name for ever and ever, and declare His power and majesty. Amen.
685 PSALM xxxi. 2. Incline Thine ear to me, O LORD, make haste to deliver me. vi. 4. O save me for Thy mercies' sake.
686 PSALM xcv. 6,7. O come, let us worship and kneel before the LORD our Maker, for He is the LORD our God.
687 PSALM cxlvii. 12. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem : praise thy God, O Sion.
cxlviii. 2. Praise Him, all ye angels : praise Him, all His host.
3. Praise Him, sun and moon : praise Him, stars and light.
cvii. 15. O that men would therefore praise the LORD for His goodness, and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men! Hallelujah. Amen.
Scott. 688 Psalm cxxi. 1. Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up mine eyes, from whence cometh my help.
cxxiv. 2. Our help is in the Name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
xliii. 3. O send out Thy light and Thy truth, that they may lead me, and bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy dwelling.
There to the pleasant harp my voice I'll raise