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got thy ordinance. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and I have performed all things as thou commandedst me. Look down therefore from thy fanctuary, and from the place of thy abode in the higheft heavens, and blefs thy people Ifrael, and the land thou haft given us, as thou didst fwear to our forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey. This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to obferve thefe precepts and ordinances, and to keep and fulfill them with all thy heart, and with all thy foul. Thou haft chofen this day the Lord to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and obferve his ceremonies and precepts, and ordinances, and obey his commands. And the Lord hath made choice of thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he promised thee, that thou may'ft keep all his precepts: and to raife, thee above all the nations which he hath created for his praise, for his name, and for his glory: that thou may'ft be the holy people of the Lord thy God, as he promised thee.

GRADUAL. P. 78. Forgive us, O Lord, our offences, left the Gentiles fay: Where is now their God? V. Help us, O God, our Saviour, and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.


II. COLLECT. Protector nofter. OOK on us, O God, our Protector, that we who labour under the weight of our own evils, may be refcued by thy mercy, and ferve thee with a free mind. Thro'.


II. LESSON. Deut. xi. 22, 25. N thofe days: Mofes faid to the children of Israel: If you will keep the commandments I give you, and perform them, viz. if you will love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, and cleave to him, then will the Lord deftroy from before your

face all these nations, and you fhall overcome them, that are greater and ftronger than you. Every place, where your foot fhall tread, fhall be yours. From the defert, and from Libanus, and from the great river Euphrates unto the Western Sea fhall be your bounds. None shall stand against you. The Lord your God fhall ftrike, with dread and terror of you, all the land you fhall tread on, as the Lord your God hath promifed you.

GRADUAL. P. 83. Caft an eye upon us, O God our protector, look down upon thy fervants. V. Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy fervants.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up




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IVE ear, O Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers; that, through the affiftance of thy grace, we may be humble in profperity, and without fear in adversity. Thro'.


III. LESSON. 2 Macch. i. 23, 27.

N thofe days: All the priests were in prayer, while the facrifice was offering, Jonathan beginning, and the reft anfwering. And the prayer of Nehemias was after this manner: O Lord God, creator of all things, dreadful and strong, just and merciful, who alone art the good king, alone art excellent, alone juft, and almighty, and eternal, who delivereft Ifrael from all evil, who didft make choice of our forefathers, and didft fanctify them: receive this facrifice in behalf of all thy people Ifrael, and preferve and fanctify thy inheritance: that the Gentiles may know, that thou art our God.

GRADUAL. P. 89. Turn to us, O Lord, a little, and be reconciled with thy fervants. V. Thou, O Lord, haft been our refuge from generation to generation.

a Expl, Confecrated them to thyself.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up


IV. COLLECT. Preces.

Mercifully hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the

prayers of thy people: that we, who are justly afflicted for our fins, may mercifully be delivered for the glory of thy name. Thro'.

IV. LESSON. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1, 10.

God, of all, have mercy on us, and look up

on us, and fhew us the light of thy mercies: and fend thy terror on the nations, who have not fought after thee, that they may know there is no God befides thee, and that they may publish thy wonders. Lift up thy hand over the foreign nations, that they may fee thy power. For as in their fight thou hast been fanctified in us; fo in our fight fhalt thou be magnified in them, that they may know thee, even as we have known, that there is no God, befides thee, O Lord. Renew thy prodigies, and change thy wonders; glorify thy hand, and thy right arm. Exert thy fury, and pour forth wrath. Deftroy the adverfary, and crufh the enemy. Haften the time, and remember the end, that they may publifh thy wonders, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. P. 140. Let my prayer afcend like incenfe in thy fight, O Lord. V. And let the lifting up my hands be to thee like the evening facrifice.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

V. COLLECT. Actiones noftras.

Revent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions

Pby thy holy infpirations, and carry them on by

thy gracious affiftance; that every prayer and work

b Expl. As thou haft let them fee that thou art our Holy One, our God: fo fhall we fee the effects of thy might in the punishment of


of ours may always begin from thee, and by thee be happily ended.


V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49.

N thofe days: The Angel of the Lord went down with Azarias and his companions into the furnace, and he drove the flame of fire from out of the furnace, and he made the midft of the furnace, as a breeze of wind, with dew. But the flame fpread all above the furnace, nine and forty cubits: and it broke forth and burnt thofe of the Chaldees, the fervants of the king, whom it found near the furnace, who kindled it: and the fire touched not Azarias and his companions; it troubled them not, neither did it do them any harm. Then thofe three, as with one mouth, praifed, glorified, and bleffed God in the furnace, faying:


Leffed art thou, O Lord, the God of our forefathers and worthy of praise and glory for





And bleffed is the name of thy glory, which is holy and worthy of praise and glory for ever. Bleffed art thou in the holy temple of thy glory: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Bleffed art thou upon the facred throne of thy kingdom: and worthy of praife and glory for ever. Bleffed art thou leaning on the fcepter of thy di vinity and worthy of praise and glory for ever. Bleffed art thou, who fitteft on the Cherubim, beholding the deep: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Bleffed art thou, who walkeft on the wings of the winds, and on the waves of the fea: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

May all the angels and thy holy ones bless thee: may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

c Expl. The evening breeze, when the dew falls. d Or, Which is the Holy One.

May the heavens, earth, fea, and all therein blefs thee may they praife and glorify thee for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghoft: who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

As it was in the beginning, now is, and evermore fhall be, world without end. Amen. Who is worthy of praife and glory for ever.

Bleffed art thou, O Lord, the God of our forefathers and worthy of praife and glory for ever.

TRACT. Pf. 116. Praife the Lord all you Gentiles: praise him all nations. V. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord abideth for ever.

GOSPEL. Matt. 17. as Sunday next, p. 50. OFFERTORY. Pf. 87. O Lord God, my Saviour, to thee have I cried out by day and by night: let my prayer come to thee, O Lord.



Anctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, our faft by his holy facrifice, that what we outwardly profefs by the obfervance of this faft, may be inwardly effected in us. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 7. In thee, O Lord my God, have I put my truft, deliver me from all my perfecutors, and rescue me.



Sanctificationibus. AY this holy facrifice, O Lord, cure us of all our fins, and become an eternal reme

dy to us.


Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Fideles tuos.

AY thy much-defired bleffing, O God, give ftrength to thy people, and hinder them from ever fwerving from thy will, and make them always enjoy thy bleffings. Thro'.

COMMEMORATION at VESPERS, as in the VESPERS of to-morrow. PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.

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