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118th.-Numbers, 21st chapter, from verse 6 to 10th.-Job, 13th chapter, from 15th verse, and 19th chapter, from 23rd verse.—Isaiah, 26th, 43rd, and 51st chapters.--St. Matthew, 8th chapter, to 18th verse.—St. John, 10th chapter to 19th verse, and 14th and 15th chapters. St. Luke, 7th chapter, from 37th verse, or the following texts : .
Isaiah, 53rd chapter, 4th, 5th, and 6th verses. Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Galatians, 3rd chapter, 13th verse. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, haptention
for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Colossians, 1st chapter, 14th verse. In whom have we redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Revelations, 5th chapter, 9th verse. And they sang a new song saying, thou art worthy to take the book and open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by his blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
Remark to the Sick Person.—That all men have sinned: but that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and that there is no other name under heaven given amongst men whereby we can be saved. No other way of being saved from the punishment of our sins, but by believing in his merits and mediation, and in the atonement which he has made for the sins of the world." It is he that “ brought thee up from the pit of hell, ,“ reyersed the sentence of thy damnation, " bore the curse which thou shouldest “ have borne, restored thee to the bles“sing thou hadst forfeited, and purchased “ the advancement which thou must inhe“rit for ever.”—(Baxter's Saint's Rest.) His death gives sinners life, his sufferings release them from suffering, and his going into the grave takes away the sting of death, and opens the gates of heaven to all believers. Every sinner ought to look up to the cross for salvation, as the children of Israel looked up to the brazen serpent. And no sinner. ought to despair, for Christ is able to save to the uttermost them that come to God by bim : that truly repent of their sins, and trust to the merits of their redeemer for salvation. “In true con. “ trition and humiliation, the hope of - pardon hath its birth; there the trou“bled conscience is set at rest, the grace 6 that was lost is found again. Man is “ delivered from the wrath to come, and “ God and the penitent soul meet toge
" ther with a holy kiss. The humble “ sorrow of a broken and contrite heart, " is thy chosen sacrifice; O Lord, inf" nitely more fragrant than clouds of “ burning insence. It is the precious “ ointment with which thou desirest to “ have thy holy feet anointed. A broken " and a contrite heart thou never didst, “nor ever will despise, that is the place “ of refuge from the wrath of the enemy, " and there all impunity both of the “flesh and of the spirit, is cleansed and “ washed away.”(Thomas a Kempis.)
For one that is in great bodily pain. Collect for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.
Read Psalms 38th, 77th, and 88th.Job, 10th and 14th chapters.-St. Matthew, 9th chapter, to 9th verse.—St. Mark, 5th chapter, from verse 25, and 9th chapter, from verse 17th to 28th.St. Luke, 16th chapter, from verse 19th, or the following texts :-55th Psalm, and
22nd verse. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. · 71st Psalm, and 20th verse. Thou which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Proverbs, 3rd chapter, 11th and 12th verses. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of his correction. For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth, even as a father the son, in whom he delighteth.-24th chapter, and 10th verse. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. · The 2nd Epistle of Timothy, and 3rd verse. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
1st Epistle of Peter, 2nd chapter, and 21st verse. For even hereunto were ye called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps. . .