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

POSTCOMMUNION. San&tificati B В Eing fanctified by these holy mysteries, we hum

bly beseech and entreat thy majesty, O Lord, that by the wood of the cross thou wouldft withdraw from all fin, and mercifully deliver from all dangers, those for whom thou permitteft us to celebrate these heavenly mysteries. Thro'.

For the Living,

COLLECT. Prætende. Protect thy servants, O Lord, by the power of thy

right hand : and grant they may seek thee with all their heart, and obtain oí thee what they ask as they ought. Thro'.

SECRET. BE appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers ;

and mercifully receive these offerings of thy faithful, which we offer thee for their fafety : and grant that the

prayers and vows of none may be in vair; but that what we ask with faith, we may effectually obtain. Thro'.

POSTCOMMUNION. Da fidelibus. GRant, O Lord, thy faithful a constancy in their

faith and hope in thee; that, being groundedi in thy love, they may, by no temptation, ever be drawn from their integrity. Thro'.

MASSES for the D E A D.

On the Day of the Death or Burial.

MASS. INTROIT. PA. Ixiv, GRant them, O Lord, R Equiem æternam do

eternal rest; and let na eis, Domine; & a perpetual light shine on lux perpetua luceat eis. them. Pf. A hymn be- Pf. Te decet hymnus, cometh thee, O Lord, in Deus, in Sion; & tibi Sion; and a vow shall be reddetur votum in Jerupaid to thee in Jerusa- salem: exaudi orationem lem: hear my prayer: all meam: ad te omnis caro flesh thall come to thee. veniet. Requiem &c. Grant them &c. to PS. to Pf.

COLLECT. Deus, cui.
God, whose property it is always to have mercy

and to spare, we humbly prefent our prayers to thee in behalf of the soul of thy servant N. which thou hast this day called out of this world; beseeching 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 paradise ; that, as it believed and hoped in thee, it may be delivered from the pains of hell, and inherit life everlasting. Thro'.

EPISTLE. I Thel. iv. 12. BRethren: We would not have you ignorant con

cerning those that sleep, that you be not forrowful like others, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again; even so them, who have slept in fefus, 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, shall not prevent them who have slept. For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven at the signal and voice of an archangel, and at the found of the trumpet of God: and the dead, who are in Christ, thall rise first. Then we, who are alive and remain, thall be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet Christ in the air; and so fhall we for ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

GRADUAL. Eternal rest give to Requiem æternam dothem, O Lord, and may na eis, Domine, & lux a perpetual light shine perpetua luceat eis. v. on them. V. The me. Pf. 111. In memoriâ mory of the righteous eternå erit juftus; ab man shall be for ever; auditione malâ non tihe shall not fear an evil mebit. report.

TRACT. Release, O Lord, the Absolve, Domine, anisouls of all the faithful mas omnium fidelium departed from the bonds defunctorum ab omni of their sins. V. And by vinculo delictorum. V. the aslistance of thy grace Et gratiâ tuâ illis fucmay they escape the sen- curente, mereantur eva. tence of condemnation. dere judicium ultionis. V. And enjoy the bliss V. Et lucis æternæ beaof eternal light.

titudine perfrui. The SEQUENCE. THE day of wrath, DIES iræ, dies illa

that dreadful day, Shall the whole world in Solvet fæclum in favilla:

afhes lay, As David and the Sibyls Teste Davidcum Sybillå.

fay. What horror will in- Quantus tremor eft vade the mind,

futurus, When the strict Judge, Quando Judex est venwho would be kind,

turus, Shall have few venial Cuneta stricte difcuffufaults to find !

rus! The last loud trum- Tuba mirum fpargens pet's wondrous found

fonuin Muft thro' the rending Per fepulchra regionum,

tombs rebound; And wake the nations Coget omnes ante thro

under ground Nature and death shall Mors ftupebit, & nawith surprize,

tura, Behold the pale ofiender Cum resurget creatura,



And view the Judge with Judicanti responsura.

conscious eyes.


Then shall, with uni- Liber fcriptus profeverfal dread,

retur, The sacred mystick book In quo totum continetur,

be read, To try the living and the Unde mundus judicetur.

dead. The Judge ascends his Judex ergo cum fedeawful throne,

bit, He makes each secret sin Quidquid latet, apparebe known,

bit: And all with shame con- Nil inultum remanebit.

fefs their own. O then! what int'rest Quid fum, miser, tum Thall I make,

dicturus, To save my last impor- Quem patronum rogatant state,

turus? When the most just have Cum vix juftus fit fecu

caufe to quake? Thou mighty, formi- Rex tremendæ majedable King!

ftatis, Thou mercy's unex- Qui falvandos falvas gra

hausted spring! Some comfortable pity Salva me fons pietatis.

bring. Forget not what my Recordare Jesu piè,

ransom cost, Nor let my dear-bought Quod sum causa tuæ viæ,

foul be lost, In storms of guilty terror Ne me perdas illâ die.

toft. Thou, who for me Quærens me, fedisti didft feel such pain,

laflus : Whose precious blood Redemisti, crucem pal

the cross did stain; Let not those agonies be Tantus labor non fit vain.

caflus, Thou, whom aven- Juste Judex ultionis,

ging powers obey,


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great to pay Before the sad account- Ante diem rationis.

ing; day. Surrounded with ama- Ingemisco tanquam zing fears;

reus : Whose load my soul with Culpâ rubet vultus meus:

anguish bears; I figh, I weep, accept Supplicanti parce, Deus.

my tears. Thou, who wast mov'd Qui Mariam absolwith Mary's grief,

visti, And by absolving of the Et latronem exaudisti,

thief, Haft given me hope, Mihi quoque fpem denow give relief.

difti. Reject not my un- Preces meæ non funt worthy prayer,

dignæ : Preserve me from the Sed tu bonus fac benig. dangerous snare,

nè, Which death and gaping Ne perenni cremer igne.

hell prepare:

hand race,

heirs of grace.

Give my exalted soul Inter oves locum præa place

sta, Among thy chosen right- Et ab hædis me feque

stra, The fons of God, and Statuens in parte dextrâ. From that insatiate Confutatis maledictis,

abyss, Where flames devour, Flammis acribus addicand serpents hiss,

tis, Promote me to thy seat Voca me cum benedicof bliss.

tis. Proftrate, my contrite Oro supplex & acheart I rend,

clinis, My God, my Father, Cor contritum quafi ciand my Friend,

nis, Do not forsake me in Gere curam mei finis.

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