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dient, and rebelled against thee, and Now Joshua was clothed with cast thy law behind their backs: filthy garments, and food before therefore thou deliveredit them into the angel : and he answered, and the hand of their enemies, who vex- spake unto those that stood before ed them.

him, saying, take away the filthy And in the time of their trouble, garments from him. when they cried unto thee, thou And unto him he said : behold, I heardest them from heaven: and have caused thine iniquity to pass according to thy manifold mercies, from thee, and I will clothe thee thou gavest them saviours, who with change of raiment. saved them out of the hand of their And said, let them set a fạir mitre enemies.

upon his head : so they set a fair But after they had reft, they did mitre upon his head, and clothed evil again before thee : therefore him with garments, and the angel leftest thou them in the hand of of the Lord stood by. their enemies, so that they had the And the angel of the Lord prodominion over them.

tested unto Joshua, saying, thus faith Yet they dealt proudly, and the Lord of hosts: if thou wilt walk hearkened not : but linned against in my ways, and if thou wilt keep thy judgments, which if a man do, my charge, then thou shalt also judge he hall live in them.

my house, and shalt keep my courts, Yet many years didst thou forbear and I will give thee places to walk them, and teitifiedít againit them by among thele that ftand by. thy Spirit ? and for thy great mercies Hear now, O Joshua the highfake, thou didît not utterly consume priest, thou, and thy fellows that them.

sit before thee, for they are men Now therefore our God, the great wondered at: for behold, I will the mighty and the terrible God, bring forth my servant Zemah, * who keepest covenant and mercy, * The branch, Ija. xi. 1. iv. 2. let pot all the trouble seem little be For behold, the stone that I have fore thee, that hath come upon us : laid before Joshua, upon one stone howbeit, thou art juft.

shall be seven eyes . behold, I will

engrave the graving thereof, faith 79.

the Lord of hoits, and I will re.

move the iniquity of that land in one Hymns of Zechariah.


In that day shall ye call every (3) E shewed me Ichhua the man his neighbour : under the vine,

high priest standing before and under the fig-tree. the angel of the Lord: and satan Itanding at his right hand to resist

80. him. And the Lord said unto fatan, the (4)

HIS is the word of the Lord rebuke thee, O Satan, even

Lord unto Zerubbabel: the Lord that hach chosen Jeru. not by army, nor by power, but by falem: is not this a brand pluckt my Spirit ! out of the fire ?

Who art thou, O great mountain?





before Zerubbabel thou shalt become hearkened and heard it, and a book a plain : and he shall bring forth the of remembrance was written before head-stone with foutings, crying, him for them that feared the Lord, grace, grace unto it.

and that thought upon his name. The hands of Zerubbabel have They shall be mine, faith the laid the foundation of this house: Lord of hosts, in that day when I his hands shall also finish it. make up my jewels : and I will spare

For who hath despised the day of them, as a man spareth his own son small things ? for they shall rejoice, that serveth him. and see the plummet in the hand of Then shall ye return and discera Zerubbabel with those seven ; they between the righteous and the wickare the eyes of the Lord, which run ed: between him that serveth God, to and fro thro' the whole earth. and him that serveth him not.

What are these two olive-trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the left side thereof? New Testament Anthems.

He answered me, knoweft thou not what these be ? and I said, no,

82. my Lord.

Osanna! blessed is he that Then said he, these are the two cometh in the name of the anointed ones : that stand by the Lord ! Lord of the whole earth:

Blessed be the kingdom of our

father David, that comcth in the 81.

name of the Lord! Holanna in the

highes! Mark xi. Malachi's Pfala.



B get an ane wie fond prepare

And the Lord whom ye feck, T

Ehold, he will send his messen.

The Angel's Salutation. way

HE angel Gabriel was sent

from God unto a city of Gashall suddenly come to his temple, lilee, named Nazareth : to a virgin even the messenger of the covenant espoused to a man whose name was whom ye delight in : behold, he Joseph, of the house of David, and hall come, faith the Lord of hofts. the virgin's name was Mary.

But who may abide the day of his And the angel came in unto her, coming, and who shall stand when and said : hail chou that art highly he appeareth? fo: he is like a refi. favoured! per's fire, and like fuller's soap. The Lord is with thee: blessed

And he shall fit as a refiner and art thou among women. purifier of silver, and he shall purify And when the saw him, the was the sons of Levi, and purge them as troubled at his saying: and cait in gold and silver : that they may offer her mind, what manner of falutation unto the Lord an offering in righ- this should be. teousness.

And the angel said unto her: fear They that feared the Lord, spake not, Mary, for thou hast found faa often one to another : and the Lord vour with God.





And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son : and shalt call his name JESUS.

Mary's Hymn. He mall be great, and Mall be called the Son of the highest: and Y soul doth magnify the the Lord God mall give unto him LORD: and my spirit hath the throne of his father David. rejoiced in God my Saviour.

And he shall reign over the house For he hath regarded the low of Jacob for ever : and of his king. estate of his hand maiden : behold, dom there shall be no end.

from henceforth all generations shall Then said Mary unto the angel: call me blessed. how shall this be, seeing I know For he that is mighty hath done not a man ?

to me great things : and holy is his . And the angel answered and said unto her, the holy Ghost shall come And his mercy is on them that upon thee, and the power of the fear him: froin generation to genehighest Mall overshadow thee: there- ration. fore also that holy thing which Mall He hath Mewed strength with his be born of thee, shall be called the arm: he hath scattered the proud in Son of God.

the imagination of their hearts. And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, He hath put down the mighty The hath also conceived a 'on in her from their seats : and hath exalted old age, she who was called barren: the humble and meek. for with God nothing shall be im He hath filled the hungry with possible.

good things : and the rich he hath And Mary said, behold the hand. sent empo away. maid of the Lord ! be it unto me He hath holpen his servant Israel: according to thy word. And the in remembrance of his mercy ; angel departed from her. Luke i. As he spake to our fathers : to

Abraham, and to his feed for ever. 84.

86. Elizabeth's Salutation.

The Song of Zacharias.

and blessed is the fruit of her Lessed be the Lord God of womb!

Israelfor And whence is this to me : that redeemed his people. the mother of my Lord should come And hath raised up a horn of fal. to me?

vation for us in the house of his For lo, as soon as the voice of thy servant David : As he spake by the salutation founded in my ears : the mouth of his holy prophets, which babe leaped in my womb for joy. have been fince the world began.

And blessed is the that believed : That we should be saved from for there shall be a performance of our enemies, and from the hand of those things which were told her all that hate us : to perform the from the LORD.

mercy promised to our fathers;


way of peace.

To remember his holy covenant: them gave he power to become the the oath which he lware to our fa- sons of God, even to them that bether Abraham, that he would grant lieve on his name : which were born, unto us,

not of bloods, nor of the will of the That we being delivered out of fleih, nor of the will of man, but of the hands of our enemies, might God. serve him without fear : in holiness And the Word was made flesh : and righteousness before him all the and dwelt among us ; days of our life.

And we beheld his glory, the And thou child shalt be called the glory as of the only begotten of the prophet of the highest : for thou Father : full of grace and truth. thalt go before the face of the Lord, For the law was given by Moses : to prepare his ways;

but grace and truth came by Jesus To give knowledge of salvation Chrilt. unto his people: by the remission of No man hath seen God at any their fins,

time: the only begotten Son, which Thro' the tender mercy of our is in the bosom of the Father, he hath God: whereby the day-spring from declared him. on high hath visited us,

Behold the Lamb of God: which To give light to them that fit in taketh away the fins of the world! darkness, and in the shadow of John i. death : : to guide our eet into the

88. OD so loved the world, that he

gave his only begotten Son:

that whosoever believeth in him, John's Hymns.

should not perish, but have everlastN the beginning was the Word, ing life.

and the Word was with God: and For God sent not his Son into the the Word was God.

world, to condemn the world : but The same was in the beginning that the world through him might be with God : all things were made by saved. him, and without him was not any He that believeth on him, is not thing made that was made. condemned : but he that believeth

In him was life : and the life was not, is condemned already, because the light of men.

he hath not believed in the name of And the light shineth in darkness: the only begotten Son of God. and the darkness comprehended it And this is the condemnation, not.

that light is come into the world, That was the true light, (which and men loved darkness rather than lighteth every man :) that cometh light : because their deeds were evil. into the world.

Forevery one that doth evil, hateth He was in the world, and the the light, neither cometh to the light, world was made by him: and the left his deeds should be reproved : world knew him not.

but he that doth truth, cometh to the He came unto his own : and his light, that his deeds may be made own received him not.

manifest, that they are wrought in But as many as received him, to God. john iii,


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And becometh a tree, so that the 89.

birds of the air come: and lodge in The Lamb's song. Mat. xi.

the branches thereof. Thank thee, O Father, Lord of

Again, the kingdom of heaven is heaven and earth : because thou like unto a treasure hid în a field : hait hid these things from the wife the which when a man hath found, and prudent, and hast revealed them

he hideth, unto babes.

And for joy thereof goeth and selEven so, Father, for so it seemed leth all that he hath : and buyeth good in thy sight. All things are

that field. delivered unto me of my Father.

And no man knoweth the son, but Again, the kingdom of heaven is the father: neither knoweth any man

like unto a merchant-man : seeking the Father, save the Son, and he to goodly pearls ; whomsoever the son will reveal him.

Who when he had found one pearl Come unto me, all ye that labour of great price, he went and sold all and are heavy laden': and will that he had : and bought it. Mat. xiii. give you reft. Take my yoke upon you, and learn

91. of me : for I am meek and lowly in heart ;

The Lord's Prayer. And shall find rest unto your

UR Father : which art in

, burden is light.

heaven! Hallowed be thy name; thy king

dom come. 90.

Thy will be done in earth as it is A Hymn concerning the Church in heaven : give us this day our daily periods.


And forgive us our trespasses : as Xcept a corn of wheat fall into we forgive them that trespass against

the ground, and die, it abideth . alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth And lead us not into temptation : much fruit. John xii.

but deliver ws from evil.

Chor. The kingdom of heaven is like For thine is the kingdom, and the unto leaven : which a woman took power, and the glory: for ever and and hid in three measures of meal, ever, Amen! till the whole was leavened.

fouls: for my yoke is cafy, and my O heaven!


PEDILA V IU M. John xiii.

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard-seed : which a man took, and lowed in his field.

Which indeed is the least of all

fieds : but when it is grown, it is W HON Jelus knew that his

the greatest among herbs,

hour was come, that he hould depart out of this world unto

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