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as Thou didst deliver Isaac from being sacrificed by the hand of his father. Amen.
Deliver, O LORD, the soul of Thy servant, as Thou didst deliver Lot from the flames of Sodom. Amen.
Deliver, O LORD, the soul of Thy servant, as Thou didst deliver Moses from the hand of the Egyptians. Amen.
Deliver, 0 LORD, the soul of Thy servant, as Thou didst deliver Daniel from the lions' den. Amen.
Deliver, O LORD, the soul of Thy servant, as Thou didst deliver the Three Children from the burning fiery furnace. Amen.
Deliver, O LORD, the soul of Thy servant, as Thou didst deliver Peter and Paul out of prison. Amen.
Vouchsafe, O LORD, to deliver the soul of Thy servant, and make it to rejoice with Thee in the delights of Heaven for ever. Amen.
O God, Who in condemning us to death hast concealed from us the moment of its occurrence; Grant, that spending all the days of my life in holiness and righteousness, I may have the happiness to breathe my last in Thy love ; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.
Our FATHER, &c.
Psalm LXXVII. Voce mea. I will cry unto God with my voice : even unto God will I cry with my voice, and He shall hearken unto me.
In the time of my trouble I sought the LORD : my sore ran, and ceased not in the night season; my soul refused comfort. . When I am in heaviness, I will think upon GOD : when my heart is vexed, I will complain.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking : I am so feeble, that I cannot speak.
I have considered the days of old : and the years that are past. · I call to remembrance my song : and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my spirit. · Will the LORD absent Himself for ever : and will He be no more intreated ?
Is His mercy clean gone for ever : and is His promise come utterly to an end for evermore?
Eath God forgotten to be gracious : and will He shut up His loving-kindness in displeasure ?
And I said, it is mine own infirmity : but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most Highest.
I will remember the works of the LORD : and call to mind Thy wonders of old time.
I will think also of all Thy works : and my talking shall be of Thy doings.
Thy way, O God, is holy : who is so great a God as our God?
Thou art the God that doest wonders : and hast declared Thy power among the people.
Thou hast mightily delivered Thy people : even the sons of Jacob and Joseph.
The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee and were afraid : the depths also were troubled.
The clouds poured out water, the air thundered : and Thine arrows went abroad.
The voice of Thy thunder was heard round about : the lightnings shone upon the ground; the earth was moved, and shook withal.
Thy way is in the sea, and Thy paths in the great waters : and Thy footsteps are not known.
Thou leddest Thy people like sheep : by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
“And after this the judgment.”—Heb. ix. 27.
Forasmuch as to every one living it is appointed once to die, so shall every one come to judgment,—to that inevitable hour when the secrets of all hearts shall be made bare, and our sentence passed for ever. The Prophet Daniel was permitted to see CHRIST on His seat of judgment, which appeared as a throne of fire, to set forth the terribleness of His wrath against the wicked : and S. John also saw Him on a most pure white throne, to represent His infinite · wisdom and purity, His clemency and mercy. Before this throne, and before that most Holy and Righteous Judge, must my soul appear,Satan at my side seeking to have me condemned, and my guardian angel on the other side contending against him, even as we read in the Prophet Zechariah. How will it be with me, then ?
O most just Judge and merciful FATHER, I confess that I am through my sins unworthy and altogether unclean; but o LORD, do Thou wash me and whiten me with the living water of Thy grace, and grant that when I come to stand before Thy
great white throne, the devil may have no power over me, but Thy Angel may protect me, Thy mercy receive me, and Thy justice crown me. Amen.
From that awful throne will come forth my sentence. If it be a sentence of condemnation—"Depart from Me”- then immediately will the miserable soul be forsaken of God; the good Angels can no longer watch over it, but sorrowfully leave it, saying, as of Babylon, “ We would have healed her, but she is not healed; forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country. ... Thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.”
O Judge most just and holy, yet most loving and pitiful, have mercy on me; and when Thou comest to judgment, cast me not forth into outer darkness ! Teach me 80 to judge myself now, that I be not condemned in that awful day.
But if the sentence be that blessed and joyful one, “Enter thou into the joy of thy LORD," then behold Satan fly away defeated, and the Angels making haste triumphantly to carry the happy soul into heaven, even as they bare Lazarus into Abraham's bosom. O what joy shall the soul have in that her perfect blessedness! That which was before full of sorrows, humbled with contempt, and troubled with