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O good JESU, own what is Thine in me, and what is not Thine wipe away.

O JESU, solace of them that flee to Thee, make me one of the number of Thine elect.

O JESU, Son of the Virgin Mary, pour into me grace, wisdom, charity, chastity, and humility, that I may perfectly love Thee, praise Thee, enjoy Thee, serve Thee, and glory in Thee; and so may all who with me invoke Thy Name of JESUS. Amen.

Our FATHER, &c.

Psalm CVI. 3. Confitemini Domino. Remember me, O LORD, according to the favour that Thou bearest unto Thy people: O visit me with Thy salvation;

That I may see the felicity of Thy chosen : and rejoice in the gladness of Thy people, and give thanks with Thine inheritance.

We have sinned with our fathers : we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.

Nevertheless He helped them for His Name's sake : that He might make His power to be known.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c. '
As it was in the beginning, &c.


THURSDAYS IN EPIPHANY. " A new Name, which no man knoweth sav. ing he that receiveth it." - Rev. ii. 17.

The Name of Jesus was given to our Blessed LORD at His Circumcision, although it had been announced before His Birth to the Virgin Mary, and afterwards to Joseph.. It pleased GOD so to have it, first for the greater glory of His only Son, that in His lowly state He should be exalted, receiving that Name which is above every name, the SAVIOUR of sinners. Therefore will I give infinite thanks to the Eternal FATHER for thus honouring His Son when for love He humbles Himself; by which He gives me an assured pledge that, if I humble myself, He will also exalt me, and will give me grace to receive and hold fast that thrice blessed Name of JESUS.

Moreover, JESUS received that holy Name' at His Circumcision, to set forth that the Name and Office of SAVIOUR was to cost Him the shedding of His Blood : for “ without shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins." And therefore JESUS, taking now the office of a Redeemer, gives in earnest of the price that He is to pay for our ransom, some precious drops of

Blood, foreshowing how He would pay the whole price in His Passion, in which He would shed all His Blood for us.

O Blessed SAVIOUR, the fountain of Thy Blood is also a fountain of living water of grace to us, whereat all who thirst may drink and be refreshed. Let my soul praise Thee for the love which furnished forth this precious fountain at so great a cost of agony, yea, even death itself. O my soul, wilt thou not labour for thine own salvation, seeing what thy SAVIOUR has done for it Himself? If it cost Him His Blood, is it much that it should cost thee labour and toil, suffering and tears ? Behold me, O LORD: I would be ready to hear whatsoever Thou wilt, only let the healing of that Thy outpoured Blood be mine. Amen.

O Eternal FATHER, we pray Thee, be mindful of Thy congregation; behold, O LORD, and visit this Thy vine, and perfect that which Thy Right Hand hath planted. Have mercy upon Thy Church, the Bride for whom Thine only-begotten Son did vouchsafe to shed His most precious Blood. So fill her, we beseech Thee, with the beauty of holiness, the riches of grace, and the fulness of Thine inheritance, that she may shine forth worthy of her Divine Master and Spouse, and of the great price of her redemption. Look mercifully upon all her children, and gather all nations into their number, that all mankind may acknowledge with living faith Thee, the FATHER, and JESUS CHRIST Whom Thou hast sent, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God: that all may call upon Thee with steadfast hope, and embrace Thee with perfect charity. Amen.

Jesus, grant me grace to call for help to Thee.

JESUS, grant me grace in every hour of all need to call fervently upon Thy holy Name.

Whom have I to call upon save Thee, O my JESUS, Thou Who hast Thyself said, Call upon Me in the day of trouble, and I will hear thee?

Thou art my sure Rock of defence against every enemy; Thou art my ever-present Grace, able to give me all strength to fight and conquer.

In all sufferings, therefore, in all weakness and temptations, I will confidently call upon Thee. 'Hear me, 0 Blessed Jesus, and when Thou hearest, have mercy.

Have mercy upon me, and upon all sinners.

Jesus, grant me grace to call for help to Thee.

Our FATHER, &c.

Psalm CXIII. Laudate, pueri. Praise the LORD, ye servants : 0 praise 'the Name of the LORD.

Blessed be 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. · Glory be to the FATHER, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.


“ No man can say that Jesus is the LORD, but by the Holy Ghost.”—1 Cor. xii. 3.

None can rightly meditate on, or duly love the Holy Name of JESUS, unless he be guided and enlightened thereto by the HOLY SPIRIT; therefore must I continually ask of Him help to know the greatness of that Name, and ever to hold it in my heart of hearts.

By His guiding light I see that the Name

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