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Glory to Thee, O LORD!

Who from this world of sin,
By the fierce Herod's ruthless sword,

These precious ones didst win.
Glory to Thee, O LORD!

For now, all grief unknown,
They reap in gladness their reward,

The martyr's heavenly crown.
Baptised in their own blood,

Earth's untried perils o'er,
They passed unconsciously the flood,

And safely gained the shore.
Glory to Thee! for all

The ransomed infant band,
Who since that hour have heard Thy call,

And reached the heavenly land.
O that our hearts within,

Like theirs were pure and bright;
O that, as free from wilful sin,

We shrunk not from Thy sight.
LORD, help us every hour

Thy cleansing grace to claim ;
In life to glorify Thy power,
In death to praise Thy Name.

Amen.

PSALM VIII. Domine, Dominus noster.

O LORD our Governor, how excellent is Thy Name in all the world : Thou that hast set Thy glory above the heavens !

Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength, because of Thine enemies : that Thou mightest still the enemy, and the avenger.

For I will consider Thy heavens, even the works of Thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.

What is man, that Thou art mindful of him : and the son of man that Thou visitest him ?

Thou madest him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.

Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands : and Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;

All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the sea.

O LORD our Governor : how excellent is Thy Name in all the world!

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

THE CIRCUMCISION.

Hear us,
O LORD.

LITANY OF THE HOLY NAME.
To be said from the Circumcision to the Epi-

phang.
LORD, have mercy.
CHRIST, have mercy.
LORD, have mercy.
O God the FATHER, of Heaven;

O GOD the Son, Redeemer of the world;

O God the Holy GHOST;
HOLY TRINITY, One God.
JESUS, Son of the Living God;
JESUS, Splendour of the FATHER ;
JESUS, Brightness of Eternal Light;
JESUS, King of Glory;
JESUS, Sun of Righteousness;
JESUS, Son of the Virgin Mary;
JESUS, Most Wonderful ;
JESUS, Counsellor;
JESUS, The Mighty God;
JESUS, Everlasting Father ;
JESUS, Prince of

peace ;
JESUS, Most powerful;
JESUS, Most patient;
JESUS, Most obedient;

Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us.

JESUS, Meek and humble of heart;
JESUS, Lover of purity;
JESUS, our Beloved ;
JESUS, Author of life;
JESUS, Example of all virtues ;
JESUS, Zealous Lover of souls;
JESUS, our God;
JESUS, our Refuge;
JESUS, Father of the poor;
JESUS, Treasure of the faithful;
JESUS, Good Shepherd;
JESUS, True Light;
JESUS, Eternal Wisdom;
JESUS, Infinite Goodness;
JESUS, our Way and our Life;
JESUS, Joy of Angels;
JESUS, Master of the Apostles ;
JESUS, Teacher of the Evangelists;
JESUS, Strength of Martyrs;
JESUS, Light of Confessors ;
JESUS, Purity of Virgins;
JESUS, Crown of All Saints;
Be merciful, Spare us, O JESUS.
From all sin;
From Thy wrath ;
From the snares of the Devil ;
From the spirit of impurity;
From everlasting death ;
From neglect of Thy inspirations ;
By the mystery of Thy Holy In-
carnation;

Deliver us,
O JESUS.

Deliver us,
O JESUS.

By Thy Nativity;
By Thy Holy Childhood;
By Thy most Divine Life;
By Thy Labours;
By Thy Joys and Glory;

LAMB of God, who takest away the sin of the world ;

Have mercy on us, O JESUS.

O God, who hast made the most sweet Name of Jesus a source of joy to Thy faithful people, and a cause of terror to evil spirits ; grant that we who venerate this Holy Name, may in this life obtain comfort, and in the life to come everlasting happiness; through the Same Thy Son our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His Name was called Jesus."-S. Luke ii, 21.

The year begins with CHRIST, and CHRIST begins with suffering. Our new year is consecrated with the memory of His entrance upon His sufferings : as though to check the thoughtless exultation of earthly festivities, and to remind us of that Great Example which is set before each one of us.

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