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also will I break : and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever &c.
Almighty God, which shewest to all men that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness ; Grant unto all them that be admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may eschew those things that be contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as be agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Epistle. i Peter ii. DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which fight against the soul ; and see that ye have honest conversation among the Gentiles; that, whereas they backbite you as evildoers, they may see your good works, and praise God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves therefore m unto all manner ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be unto the king, as unto the chief head; either unto rulers, as unto them that are sent of him, for the punishment of evildoers, but for the laud of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may stop the mouths of foolish and ignorant men: as free, and not as having the liberty for a cloak of maliciousness; but even as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love brotherly fellowship. Fear God.
Fear God. Honour the king.
The Gospel. John xvi. Jesus said to his disciples, After a while ye shall not see me; and again, after a while
shall see me ; for I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples between themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, After a while ye shall not see me; and again, after a while ye shall see me; and that I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, After a while ? we cannot tell what he saith. Jesus perceived that they would ask him, and said unto them, Ye inquire of this between yourselves, because I said, After a while ye shall not see me;
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and again, after a while ye shall see me. Verily, verily I say unto you, Ye shall weep and lament, but contrariwise the world shall rejoice : ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy. A woman, when she travaileth, hath sorrow, because her hour is come : but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into -the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you.
The fourth Sunday.
Deus stetit in synagoga. Ps. Ixxxii.
God standeth in the congregation of princes : he is Judge among gods.
How long will ye give wrong judgment : and accept the persons of the ungodly?
Defend the poor and fatherless : see that such as be in need and necessity have right.
Deliver the outcast and poor: save them from the hand of the ungodly.
They will not be learned nor understand, but walk on still in darkness : all the foundations of the earth be out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods : and
all are children of the most Highest. But
shall die like men : and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth : for thou shalt take all the heathen to thine inheritance.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c. As it was in the beginning, is
Almighty God, which dost make the minds of all faithful men to be of one will ; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, whereas true joys are to be found ; through Christ our Lord.
The Epistle. James i. EVERY good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, " neither is he changed unto darkness. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore (dear brethren) let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not that which is righteous before God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of maliciousness, and receive with meekness the word that is graffed in you, which is able to save your souls.
The Gospel. John xvi. Jesus said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me whither I go. But, because I have said such things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow. Nevertheless I tell you the truth ; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will rebuke the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more ; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged already. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them away now. Howbeit, when he is come, (which is the Spirit of truth,) he will lead you into all truth. He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine : therefore said I unto you, that he shall take of mine, and shew unto you.
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The fifth Sunday.
Quam dilecta tabernacula !
O 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 that man whose strength is in thee : in whose heari are thy ways.
Which 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 is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
The Collect. LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant us, thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same ; through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Epistle. James i. See that ye be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any man hear the word, and declareth not the same by his works, he is like unto a man beholding his bodily face in a glass. For as soon as he hath looked on himself, he goeth his way, and forgetteth immediately what his fashion was. But whoso looketh in the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, (if he be not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work,) the same shall be happy in his deed. If any man among you seem to be devout, and refraineth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's devotion is in vain. Pure devotion, and undefiled before God the Father, is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their adversity, and to keep himself unspotted of the world.
The Gospel. John xvi. Verily, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever oye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name : ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you by proverbs : the time will come when I shall no more speak unto you by proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly from my Father. At that