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O King of Glory, lift up my heart to the highest, that I may glorify Thy Name on earth, as Thy angels glorify It in heaven. Whatever I shall say or do, let it be to Thy glory, without seeking mine own; and from my mouth may this word never depart; Glory be to God, Three and One; glory to the FATHER, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. Glory to the FATHER for having given me His Son; glory to the Son, for having become man for my re. demption; and glory to the Holy Ghost, from Whose love this work did proceed. Amen.

It is written, “Let all the Angels of God worship Him." O my God, I adore Thee with them, and with them I sing, Glory be to Thee in this poor manger of Thine; and I desire that all the world may sing it to Thee in Thy Church, that by all Thou mayest be glorified, world without end. Amen.

LORD, have mercy.
CHRIST, have mercy.
LORD, have mercy.

Infant JESUS, One with the FATHER and the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.

Infant Jesus, Power of God;
Infant JESUS, our Brother;

Infant JESUS, Giver of Life, yet nourished at a pure Virgin's breast;

Have mer. cy on us. Have mercy on us.

Infant JESUS, Eternal Word, yet, making Thyself dumb;

Infant JESUS, LORD of heaven and earth, yet weeping in the manger;

Infant JESUS, clothed with glory, yet wrapped in swaddling bands ;

Infant JESUS, King of kings, and LORD of Lords, yet housed in a stable ;

Infant JESUS, strong in weakness;

Infant JESUS, Author of the blessings of heaven;

Infant JESUS, Repairer of the evils, of earth;

From the bondage of sin,
From the wiles of the devil,
From the temptations of the world,
From the lust of the flesh,
From the pride of life,
From blindness of mind,
From perversity of will,
From hardness of heart,

Through Thy most humble Birth, Infant JESUS, deliver us.

We give Thee thanks, most Loving JESUS, because for our sake Thou didst choose to be born in a poor stable at midnight, and in the midst of winter to be wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a manger, and fed at Thy mother's breast. Grant, Blessed LORD, that we may become like little child

Infant JESUS, deliver us.

ren, humble and poor in spirit. Grant us, like the wise men from the East, to seek after Thee with diligence, and find Thee in the cradle of our hearts, and there adore Thee, offering up the gold of charity, the incense of devotion, and the myrrh of mortification. Amen.

Our FATHER, &c.

Jesu, Redeemer of the world!

Who, ere the earliest dawn of light, Wast from eternal ages born,

Immense in glory as in light! ' Immortal hope of all mankind !

In Whom the FATHER's Face we see ; Hear Thou the prayers Thy people pour

This day throughout the world to Thee.
Remember, O Creator LORD,

That in the Virgin's sacred womb
Thou wast conceived, and of her flesh .

Didst our mortality assume,
This ever-blest recurring Day

Its witness bears, that all alone
From Thy own Father's Bosom forth,

To save the world Thou camest down.

O Day! to which the seas and sky,

And earth and heaven, glad welcome sing ; O Day which healed our misery, · And brought on earth salvation's King !

• We too, O LORD, who have been cleansed

In Thine Own fount of Blood Divine,
Offer the tribute of sweet song,

On this blest natal Day of Thine.
O JESU! born of Virgin bright,

Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father Infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.



PSALM XXI. Domine, in virtute tua.

The king shall rejoice in Thy strength, O LORD : exceeding glad shall he be of Thy salvation.

Thou hast given him his heart's desire : and hast not denied him the request of his

*For Thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness : and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.

He asked life of Thee, and Thou gavest him a long life : even for ever and ever.

His honour is great in Thy salvation : glory and great worship shalt Thou lay upon him.

For Thou shalt give him everlasting felicity : and make him glad with the joy of Thy countenance.

And why? because the king putteth his trust in the LORD : and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry.

All Thine enemies shall feel Thy hand : Thy right hand shall find out them that hate Thee.

Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of Thy wrath : the LORD shall destroy them in His displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.

Their fruit shalt Thou root out of the earth : and their seed from among the children of men.

For they intend mischief against Thee : and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.

Therefore shalt Thou put them to flight: and the strings of Thy bow shalt Thou make ready against the face of them.

Be Thou exalted, LORD, in Thine own strength : so will we sing, and praise Thy power.

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

S. STEPHEN'S DAY. They stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and crying with a loud voice, Lay not this sin to their charge.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm

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