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1225 PSALM cxvii. 1. O praise the LORD, all ye nations, praise Him, all ye people.

2. For His merciful kindness is great towards us, and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. Amen.

OAKELEY.

1226 1 ST. JOHN v. 4. Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world : and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost : and these three are One.

8. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

REVELATION iv. 8. Holy, Holy, Holy, LORD God ALMIGHTY, Which was, and is, and is to come.

xi. 17. We give Thee thanks, O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Which art, and wast, and art to come: because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned.

OAKELEY.

1227 PSALM xiii. 1. LORD, how long wilt Thou forget me? how long wilt Thou hide Thy face in anger from me ?

2. How long within my soul shall I seek for counsel, having sorrow in my spirit daily ? how long must I see mine enemy over me triumph ?

3. Hear my cry, and consider me, LORD, my God: 0 let mine eyes be lightened, lest I sleep in death, lest I slumber in darkness; have mercy and let mine eyes be lightened, lest slumber of death should o'ertake me :

4. And lest my foe, triumphant, boast he hath prevailed, and they that trouble me rejoice with cruel joy that I am brought low.

5. But I will trust Thy mercy, which Thou hast shown toward me. My heart doth rejoice, for Thou all-gracious art.

6. My mouth shall sing Thy praises for all Thy goodness to me.

BRAHMS.

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A saving health to us is brought,

Of grace and love begotten;
No more do works avail us aught,

They pass away forgotten.
Our faith is set in Jesus CHRIST,
Whose death for us hath all sufficed ;
He is our loving Saviour.

BRAHMS.

1229 REQUIEM.

No. I St. MATTHEW v. 4. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall have comfort.

PSALM cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6. Who goeth forth and weepeth, and beareth precious seed, shall doubtless return with rejoicing, and bring his sheaves with him.

St. MATTHEW V. 4. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall have comfort.

No. 2 1 Peter i. 24. Behold, all flesh is as the grass, and all the goodliness of man is as the flower of grass. For lo, the grass withereth, and the flower thereof decayeth.

James v. 7. Now therefore be patient, O my brethren, unto the coming of Christ. See how the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early rain and the latter rain. So be ye patient.

1 Peter i. 24. Behold, all flesh is as the grass, and all the goodliness of man is as the flower of grass. For lo, the grass withereth, and the flower thereof decayeth.

25. But the LORD'S Word endureth for evermore. ISAIAH XXXV.

10. The redeemed of the LORD shall return again, and come rejoicing unto Zion. Gladness, joy everlasting upon their heads shall be; joy and gladness, these shall be their portion, and tears and sighing shall flee from them.

No. 3

PSALM xxxix. 4. LORD, make me to know the measure of my days on earth; to consider my frailty, that I must perish.

5. Surely all my days here are as an handbreadth to Thee, and my lifetime is nought to Thee.

6, 5. Verily, mankind walketh in a vain show, and his best state is altogether vanity. He passeth away like a shadow : he is disquieted in vain ; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

7. Now, LORD, O what do I wait for? my hope is in Thee.

WISDOM iii. 1. But the righteous souls are in the hand of GOD: nor pain nor grief shall nigh them come.

No.4

PSALM lxxxiv. 1. How lovely is Thy dwelling-place, O LORD of Hosts !

2. For my soul it longeth, yea, fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my soul and body crieth out, yea, for the living God.

4. Blest are they that dwell within Thy house, they praise Thy Name evermore.

1. How lovely is Thy dwelling-place.

No. 5

St. John xvi. 22. Ye now are sorrowful : howbeit, ye shall again behold Me, and your heart shall be joyful, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Isaiah lxvi. 13. Yea, I will comfort you, as one whom his own mother comforteth. Look upon Me: ye know that for a little time labour and sorrow were Mine, but at the last I have found comfort.

No. 6 Hebrews xiii. 14. Here on earth we have no continuing city, we seek one to come.

i CORINTHIANS xv. 51, 52. I unfold you a mystery ; we shall not all sleep when He cometh, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the trumpet : for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we all shall be changed.

54. Then what of old was written ? the same shall be brought to pass : for death is swallowed up in victory.

55. Grave, where is thy triumph ? Death, O where is thy sting ?

Revelation iv. 11. Worthy art Thou to be praised, LORD of honour and might: for Thou hast earth and heaven created, and for Thy good pleasure all things have their being, and were created. LORD, Thou art worthy to be praised.

No. 7

REVELATION xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD, from henceforth, saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labours, and that their works do follow after them.

BRAHMS.

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PSALM lx. 1. O God, Thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroad: Thou hast also been displeased, O turn Thee unto us again.

2. Thou hast moved the land, and divided it: heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.

4. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that they may triumph because of the truth.

5. Therefore were Thy beloved delivered.

xciv. 12, 13. Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him in Thy law: that Thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity.

Xc. 1. LORD, Thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another.

4. For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday, seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, Thou art God, from everlasting, and world without end.

17. Prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us: 0 prosper Thou our handy-work.

PRENDERGAST.

1231 Acts xiv. 23. And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the LORD on Whom they had believed.

ISAIAH lxi. 6. They shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call them the Ministers of our God.

8. The LORD will direct their work in truth, and He will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high,

And Thine ordained servants bless.
Graces and gifts to each supply,

And clothe Thy Priests with righteousness.
So when their work is finished here,

They may in hope their charge resign,
So when their Master shall appear,
They may with crowns of glory shine. Amen.

THORNE.

1232 Behold, the LORD the Ruler is come, and dominion, power, and empire are in His Hand.

PSALM lxxii. 1. Give the king Thy judgments, O God, and Thy righteousness unto the king's son.

THORNE.

1233

PSALM lvii. 1. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merci. ful unto me: for my soul trusteth in Thee : yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

2. I will cry unto God Most High, unto God that performeth all things for me.

3. He shall send from Heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

4. My soul is among lions, and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

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