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fears, in a moment shall see herself far otherwise; all her pain turned into glory, and her mourning into rejoicing; in the company of Angels, in a place of repose, and fulfilled for ever with the vision of her God. Each one of us shall be judged as we die, but further there will be the final judgment, when all men shall rise again and come from every quarter to stand before the Judge in their bodies, and all nations and all people shall be gathered together. In that day all shall fear, when they see so awful a sight; but the holy and good shall “ lift up their heads, because their redemption draweth near;" while the wicked, who were afraid even where no fear was, shall tremble and be very greatly terrified. Then a great and terrible fire shall burn up the earth; and therefore, O my soul, is there good reason why thou shouldest learn not to care for the fashion of this world which passeth away, and which at last shall be burned up even as chaff in the flames. Remember then, call frequently to mind, how thou shalt be summoned by that inevitable trumpet of the Archangel, and prepare thyself for it. Obey now the voice of Almighty GOD, Who saith to thee, “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and CARIST shall give thee light.” Consider that whereas now, CHRIST thy LORD
comes into thy heart in gentleness and meekness, then He will come terrible in judgment. O my SAVIOUR, very just is it that Thy Second Coming should discover that glory which at Thy First Coming Thou didst conceal. Grant me, O LORD, to imitate Thy humility in Thy First Coming, that I may be permitted to see Thy glory when Thou shalt come again to judge the world.
O most sweet JESUS, by all those Thy precious Wounds, which shall be seen of all men when Thou comest to judgment, I beseech Thee give me pardon and peace. Give me wings like a dove, to fly away from the dangers and temptations of the world, and hide me, ever mourning for my sins, in the shadow of that Cross, which Thou didst bear for me: and so grant me in the day of judgment, boldly to look upon Thy Cross and Thy Wounds, by which my salvation cometh, and through them admit me to Thy glory. Amen.
O my soul, choose ever in this life a low place among men, that at the Day of Judgment CHRIST may give thee a high place among the Angels. Make no account of the right hand or left hand that thou hast in this world, but of that which thou shalt have in the tribunal of CHRIST, and endeavour to live with such purity and holiness that
He may place thee for ever on His right Hand.
LORD, have mercy.
God of all goodness, Who willest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live;
Who pardonedst not the Angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell for all eternity;
Who, when Adam fell, didst call him to confession and repentance for his sin;
Who didst preserve Noah from the flood, and from the lot of the ungodly, by saving him in the ark;
Who didst come into the world to save sinners;
Who, when Thou wouldest redeem the world, didst send us Thy messenger, John Baptist, the preacher of repentance;
Who lovest all Thy creatures, and hatest nothing that thou hast made;
Who givest to sinners both time and place for repentance;
Who didst come to seek and to save that which was lost;
Have mercy on us.
That thou wouldest vouchsafe to lead us to a true repentance;
That we may judge ourselves, and 80 escape Thy judgment;
That we may bring forth in due time z worthy fruits of repentance;
That, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we may live soberly, ) justly, and godly;
That sin may not reign in our mortal body;
That we love not the world, neither the things of the world ;
That we may work out our salvation with fear and trembling ;
We beseech Thee, hear us.
LAMB of God, who takest away the sins of the world ;
Spare us, O LORD.
Spare us, O LORD.
Spare us, O LORD.
O most gracious and most merciful God, look with compassion on the frailty of our mortal nature, and sustain our endeavours by Thy grace, that through Thy boundless mercy we may obtain the pardon of all our sins, may persevere constantly in Thy service, and in the end attain unto everlasting
life; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.
Succour us, 0 Blessed JEsus, in that most fearful Day of Judgment, and give us in this transitory life all things necessary for the health of our souls and bodies ; and grant that this life ended, we may live and rejoice with Thee everlastingly. Amen.
Our FATHER, &c.
PSALM CXVIII. Confitemini Domino.
O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is gracious : because His mercy endureth for ever.
Let Israel now confess, that He is gracious : and that His mercy endureth for ever.
Let the house of Aaron now confess : that His mercy endureth for ever.
Yea, let them now that fear the LORD confess : that His mercy endureth for ever.
I called upon the LORD in trouble : and the LORD heard me at large.
The LORD is on my side : I will not fear what man doeth unto me.
The LORD taketh my part with them that help me : therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
It is better to trust in the LORD : than to put any confidence in man.