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false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

I should utterly have fainted: but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

O tarry thou the Lord's leisure: be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.



HOW amiable are Thy dwellings Thou Lord of hosts! My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: even Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house they will be alway praising Thee.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee in whose heart are Thy ways.


Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well and the pools are filled with water.

They will go from strength to strength and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer hearken, O God of Jacob. Behold, O God our defender : and look upon the face of Thine Anointed.

For one day in Thy courts better than a thousand.

the man that putteth his trust in Thee.


IT is a good thing to give thanks


to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most Highest.

To tell of Thy loving-kindness early in the morning and of Thy truth in the night-season;


Upon an instrument often strings, and upon the lute upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.


For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy works and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of Thy hands.

O Lord, how glorious are Thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep.

An unwise man doth not well consider this and a fool doth not understand it.

When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish : then shall they be destroyed for ever; but Thou, Lord, art the Most Highest for evermore.

For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, lo, Thine enemies shall perish : and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.

Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies: and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.


The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God: than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.


For the Lord God is a light and defence the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall He withhold from them that live a godly life.

They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age and shall be fat and well-liking.

That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is: and that there O Lord God of hosts: blessed is is no unrighteousness in Him.

Such as are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.



NTO Thee will I cry, O Lord my strength think no scorn of me; lest, if Thou make as though Thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when I cry unto Thee: when I hold up my hands towards the mercy-seat of Thy holy temple.

O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mischief in their hearts.

Reward them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.

Recompense them after the work of their hands: pay them that they have deserved.

For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of His hands: therefore shall He break them down, and not build them up.

Praised be the Lord for He hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.

The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart hath trusted in Him, and I am helped therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise Him.

The Lord is my strength: and He is the wholesome defence of His Anointed.

O save Thy people, and give Thy blessing unto Thine inheritance feed them, and set them up for ever.

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Then all say,


BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He

descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Then he says,


AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads one of the short chapters following.

First Week.

Special blessings promised to prayers rightly offered in the Sanctuary.

The Lesson is taken from the Book of Numbers, from the 2d Book of Chronicles, and from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

2 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer which is made in My sanctuary. For now have I chosen

and sanctified this house, that My name may be there for ever: and Mine eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually.

1 Numb. vi. 22.
4 Isai. lxv. 17; lxvi. 1.

3 Jesus saith to His disciples, Verily I say unto you, Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.


ND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, say

ing unto them, The Lord bless thee, and a new earth: and the former

EHOLD, I create new heavens

and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put My name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.

Second Week.

The glory of the Gentile Church. From the Book of the Prophet


shall not be remembered, nor come
into mind. But be ye glad and re-
joice for ever in that which I create :
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy....
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be
glad with her, all ye that love her :
rejoice for joy with her, all ye that
mourn for her. . . . For thus saith
the Lord, Behold, I will extend
peace to her like a river, and the
glory of the Gentiles like a flowing
For it shall come
that I will gather all nations and
tongues; and they shall come, and
see my glory and I will set a

3 St. Matt. xviii. 20.

2 2 Chron. vii. 14.


sign among them, and I will send I will make the place of My feet those that escape of them unto the glorious. . . . For brass I will bring nations that have not heard gold, and for iron I will bring silver, My fame, neither have seen My and for wood brass, and for stones glory and they shall declare My iron: I will also make thy officers glory among the Gentiles. And peace, and thine exactors righteousthey shall bring all your brethren ness. Violence shall no more be for an offering unto the Lord out heard in thy land, wasting nor deof all nations to My holy struction within thy borders; but mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, as the children of Israel bring an and thy gates Praise. offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name 2 remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith the Lord.


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Fourth Week.

The glory of the city and temple in heaven.

From the Revelations of St. John the Divine.

ND I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall

Third Week.


The glory of the visible temple on be His people. . . . And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that

From the Book of the Prophet


WILL glorify the house of My glory. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee for in My wrath I smote thee, but in My favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the

forces of the Gentiles, and that overcometh shall inherit all things; their kings may be brought. For and I will be his God, and he shall the nation and kingdom that will be My son. . . . . And there came not serve thee shall perish; yea, unto me one of the seven angels. those nations shall be utterly wasted. . . . And he carried me away in the The glory of Lebanon shall come spirit to a great and high mountain, unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine- and shewed me that great city, the tree, and the box together, to beau- holy Jerusalem, descending out of tify the place of My sanctuary; and heaven having the glory of

1 Isai, lx. 7.


2 Rev. xxi. 2.

God and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. . . . And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles. . . . . And the building of the wall of it was of jasper and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

... And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Fifth Week.

The preaching of the Gospel, through Christ's ordained ministers, predicted and commanded. From the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, and from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the priests of the Lord: men shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

2 And Jesus came and spake unto His eleven disciples, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore into all the world, and preach the Gospel. to every creature, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Sixth Week.

Same subject continued. From the Holy Gospels according to St. Matthew and St. John, and from the Revelations of St. John.


HE Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach the Gospel unto the meek; He hath sent me to 3 bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and kingdom shall be preached in all the opening of the prison to them the world for a witness unto all


Isai. lxi. 1.

2 St. Matt. xxviii. 18.

3 St. Matt. xxiv. 14.

T that time Jesus said to His

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