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and defend those from all dangers, for whom we celebrate these thy facred myfteries. Thro'.



BEing fanctified by these holy mysteries, we humbly befeech and entreat thy majefty, O Lord, that by the wood of the cross thou wouldst withdraw from all fin, and mercifully deliver from all dangers, thofe for whom thou permitteft us to celebrate these heavenly myfteries. Thro'.

For the Living,

COLLECT. Prætende.

Protect thy fervants, O Lord, by the power of thy right hand and grant they may feek thee with all their heart, and obtain of thee what they ask as they ought. Thro'.



E appeafed, O Lord, by our humble prayers; and mercifully receive thefe offerings of thy faithful, which we offer thee for their fafety: and grant that the prayers and vows of none may be in vain; but that what we afk with faith, we may effectually obtain. Thro'.

POSTCOMMUNION. Da fidelibus.

Rant, O Lord, thy faithful a conftancy in their. faith and hope in thee; that, being grounded in thy love, they may, by no temptation, ever be drawn from their integrity. Thro'.


MASSES for the DE A D.

On the Day of the Death or Burial.
MASS. INTROIT. Pf. lxiv.

Rant them, O Lord,

eternal reft; and let a perpetual light fhine on them. P. A hymn be

REquiem æternam do

na eis, Domine; & lux perpetua luceat eis. Pf. Te decet hymnus,

cometh thee, O Lord, in Sion; and a vow fhall be paid to thee in Jerufalem: hear my prayer: all flefh fhall come to thee. Grant them &c. to Pf.

Deus, in Sion; & tibi reddetur votum in Jerufalem: exaudi orationem meam: ad te omnis caro


to Pf.

Requiem &c.

COLLECT. Deus, cui.

God, whofe property it is always to have mercy and to fpare, we humbly prefent our prayers to thee in behalf of the foul of thy fervant N. which thou haft this day called out of this world; befeeching thee not to deliver it into the hands of the enemy, nor forget it for ever; but command it to be received by the holy angels, and to be carried into paradife; that, as it believed and hoped in thee, it may be delivered from the pains of hell, and inherit life everlafting. Thro'.

EPISTLE. I Theff. iv. 12. Brethren: We would not have you ignorant concerning those that fleep, that you be not forrowful like others, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jefus died, and rofe again; even fo them, who have flept in Jefus, will God bring with him. For this we declare unto you in the word of the the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, fhall not prevent them who have flept. For the Lord himself fhall come down from heaven at the fignal and voice of an archangel, and at the found of the trumpet of God: and the dead, who are in Chrift, fhall rife firft. Then we, who are alive and remain, fhall be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet Chrift in the air; and fo fhall we for ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Eternal reft give to Requiem æternam dothem, O Lord, and may na eis, Domine, & lux

a perpetual light fhine on them. V. The memory of the righteous man fhall be for ever; he fhall not fear an evil report.

perpetua luceat eis. V. Pf. 111. In memoriâ eternâ erit juftus; ab auditione malâ non timebit.


Releafe, O Lord, the fouls of all the faithful departed from the bonds of their fins. V. And by the affiftance of thy grace may they escape the fentence of condemnation. V. And enjoy the blifs of eternal light.

Abfolve, Domine, animas omnium fidelium defunctorum ab omni vinculo delictorum. V. Et gratiâ tuâ illis fuccurente, mereantur eva.

dere judicium ultionis. V. Et lucis æternæ beatitudine perfrui.

The SEQUENCE. HE day of wrath, DIES ira, dies illa that dreadful day,


Shall the whole world in Solvet fæclum in favilla: afhes lay,

As David and the Sibyls Tefte David cum Sybillâ.


What horror will in

vade the mind,

When the ftrict Judge, who would be kind, Shall have few venial

faults to find! The laft loud trumpet's wond'rous found Muft thro' the rending

tombs rebound; And wake the nations

under ground. Nature and death fhall

with surprize,

Behold the pale offender rile!

Quantus tremor eft futurus,

Quando Judex eft ven


Cuncta ftricte difcuffu-
Tuba mirum fpargens

Per fepulchra regionum,

Coget omnes ante thro


Mors ftupebit, & na


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O then! what int'reft fhall, I make,

To fave my laft important ftate,

When the moft juft have cause to quake? Thou mighty, formidable King!

Thou mercy's unexhaufted fpring!

Some comfortable pity bring. Forget not what my ranfom coft, Nor let my dear-bought foul be loft,

In ftorms of guilty terror

toft. Thou, who for me didft feel such pain, Whofe precious blood the cross did ftain; Let not thofe agonies be


Thou, whom avenging powers obey,

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Quod fum caufa tuæ viæ,

Ne me perdas illâ die.

Quærens me, fedifti laffus : Redemifti, crucem paffus:

Tantus labor non fit caffus. Jufte Judex ultionis,

Cancel my debt (too,

great to pay)

Before the fad accounting day.

Surrounded with amazing fears;

Whofe load my foul with

anguifh bears;

I figh, I weep, accept

my tears. Thou, who waft mov'd with Mary's grief, And by abfolving of the

thief, Haft given me hope,

now give relief. Reject not my unworthy prayer, Preferve me from the dangerous fnare, Which death and gaping

hell prepare. Give my exalted foul a place

Among thy chofen right

hand race, The fons of God, and

heirs of grace. From that infatiate


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Flammis acribus addictis,

Voca me cum benedictis.

Oro fupplex & acclinis,

Cor contritum quafi ci


Do not forfake me in Gere curam mei finis.

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