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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Antiphon. Save us, good Lord, waking, and keep us sleeping, that we may wake in Christ, and rest in peace.

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B. Thanks be to God.

HYMN. Te lucis ante terminum. Before the ending of the day, Creator of the world, we pray That thou with wonted love wouldst keep Thy watch around us while we sleep. O let no evil dreams be near, Nor phantoms of the night appear ; Our ghostly enemy restrain, Lest aught of sin our bodies stain. Almighty Father, hear our cry, Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High, Who with the Holy Ghost and thee, Doth live and reign eternally. Amen. W. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the most High,

B. Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Antiphon. Grant us, O Lord, thy light.

Nunc dimittis. St. Luke ü. 29. T ORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart 1 in peace : according to thy word.

For mine eyes have seen : thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people ;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Antiphon. Grant us, O Lord, thy light ; that we being delivered from the darkness of our hearts, may come to the very light which is Christ.

V. Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.

Let us pray. TIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, I O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Bless we the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Here may be said any of the Prayers of the Passion preceded by the Blessing and Response at their commencement, “ Blessed be the Father," 8c., p. 35.


Saviour Christ.


+ Blessed be the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Let us praise him and magnify him, world without end. ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly Father, A thy mercy and goodness is infinite and without measure. It was thy mercy, and no goodness that was in us, which moved thee to send into the world thine Only-begotten Eternal Son, to take our nature upon him, and therein to work the mystery of our redemption and salvation; according as thou hadst appointed, and badst spoken before by the mouths of all thy Prophets, which were from the beginning. Also it was by thy blessed will, thy mercy and goodness towards us, that thy Heavenly Son did suffer persecution, trouble, and adversity; was betrayed by his own friend and disciple Judas; was: traitorously taken and carried away to be falsely accused and unjustly condemned, to be beaten and to be scourged; and finally, with scornful rebukes, to be put to the most painful and shameful death that could have been devised. All this, 0 Heavenly Father, was done through thy mercy and blessed will for our sakes ; not only to answer and satisfy thy just wrath and anger, which we had deserved for the offences of our first parents, and yet daily do deserve by transgressing thy holy commandments; but also to restore us again unto thy grace and favour, and to endue us with thy Heavenly gifts, that we might serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; and finally, to make us by the free benefit of thy dearly beloved Son's Passion, and the price of his most Precious Blood, partners with him of his infinite and unspeakable glory and bliss in Heaven. Wherefore, O Heavenly Father, we beseech thee, pour upon us thine Holy Spirit, and make us in our hearts clearly to see and stedfastly to believe this thine infinite goodness, showed and given unto us by thine own Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and with this belief make us to put all our confidence and hope of salvation in him whom thou hast appointed to be our only Redeemer and Saviour. Make us always to render unto thee most humble and hearty thanks for thine incomprehensible goodness and mercy towards us. Finally make us to profess the death of thy dearly

beloved Son in renouncing and forsaking all sin; that we may plainly appear to rise with him in newness of life, in righteousness, innocency, and all true holiness; and after this life to reign with him in everlasting glory. Hear us, our Heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. ALMIGHTY GOD, our Heavenly Father, A we beseech thy gracious goodness, that as thine only-begotten and dearly beloved Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, according to his blessed will, suffered willingly Death and bitter Passion for our redemption and salvation, having thereof foresight and certain knowledge; So in like manner, whensoever it shall be thy pleasure to lay like cross and affliction on our backs, that we may also willingly and patiently bear it, to the true trial of our faith against the latter day, and to thy everlasting glory. Hear us, our Heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

SAVIOUR and Redeemer, Jesu Christ, U who in thy Last Supper with thine Apostles, didst deliver thy Blessed BODY and BLOOD, under the form of Bread and Wine : Grant us, we beseech thee, ever stedfastly to believe, and kindly to acknowledge thine infinite and almighty power, thine incomprehensible love towards us, and that we may always worthily receive the same Blessed Sacrament according to thy holy ordinance, that thereby we may obtain increase of all

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