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thou still upon God : for my hope is in him.

He truly is my strength and my salvation : he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.

In God is my health and my glory : the rock of my might, and in God is my trust.

( put your trust in him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.

As for the children of men, they are but vain : the children of men are deceitful upon the weights, they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.

O trust not in wrong and robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity : if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same : that power belongeth unto God;

And that thou, Lord, art merciful : for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.

As it was in the beginning, is now, &c.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, which through thy only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put in our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth, &c.

The Epistle. Acts x. PETER opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that there is no respect of persons with God; but in all people he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Ye know the preaching that God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesu Christ, which is Lord over all things; which preaching was published throughout all Jewry, (and began in Galilee, after the baptism which John preached ;) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power; t which went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil : for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did in the land of the Jews, and at Jerusalem ; whom they slew, and hanged on tree: him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly ; not to all the people, but uunto us witnesses, (chosen before of God for the same intent,) which did eat and drink with him after he arose from death. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the judge of the quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

The Gospel. Luke xxiv. BEHold, two of the disciples went that same day to a town called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about sixty furlongs. And they talked together of all the things that had happened. And it chanced, that while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden, that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them (whose name was Cleophas) answered, and said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which have chanced there in these days? He said unto them, What things ? And they said unto him, Of Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: and how the high priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel :


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and as touching all these things, to-day is even the third day that they were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonied, which came early unto the sepulchre, and found not his body, and came, saying, that they had seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said ; but him they saw not. And he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken : ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And he began at Moses and all the prophets, and interpreted unto them in all scriptures which were written of him. And they drew nigh unto the town which they went unto; and he made as though he would have gone further: and they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it draweth towards night, and the day is far passed. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and agave unto them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their sight. And they said between themselves, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and opened to us the scriptures ? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how they knew him in bbreaking of the bread.

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Blessed is the name of the Lord : from this time forth for evermore.

The Lord's name is praised : from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.

The Lord is high above all heathen : and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling so high : and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth?

He taketh up the simple out of the dust : and lifteth the poor out of the mire ;

That he may set him with the princes : even with the princes of his people.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house : and to be a joyful mother of children.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever &c.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY Father, which hast given thy only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification ; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Epistle. Acts xiii. Ye men and brethren, children of the generation of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is this word of salvation sent. For the inhabiters of Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And when they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate to kill him. And when they had fulfilled all that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and put him in a sepulchre. But God raised him again from death the third day: and he was seen many days of them which went with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, which bare his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you, how that the promise, (which was made unto the fathers,) God hath fulfilled unto their children, (even unto us,) in that he raised up Jesus again; even as it is written in the second Psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. As concerning that he raised him

up from death, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, The holy promises made to David will I give faithfully to you. Wherefore he saith also in another place, Thou shalt not suffer thine holy to see corruption. For David (after that he had in his time fulfilled the will of God) fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption : but he whom God raised again saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, (ye men and brethren,) that through this man is preached dunto you the forgiveness of sins: and that by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that fall on you which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder and perish ye: for I do a work in your days, which ye shall not believe, though a man declare it you.

The Gospel. Luke xxiv.

Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples, and said unto them, Peace be unto you. It is I; fear not. But they were abashed and afraid, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is even I myself : handle me, and see; for a spirit 'hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an

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