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of thy judgments, shall have to fight against the angel of darkness, who will endeavour to. conceal thy mercies from my eyes, and to plunge me into despair, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my poor heart, yielding to the pressure, and exhausted by its frequent struggles against the enemies of its salvation, shall feel the pangs of death, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.'
When the last tear, the fore-runner of my dissolution, shall drop from my eyes, receive it as a sacrifice of expiation for my sins; grant that I may expire the victim of penance, and in that dreadful moment, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my friends and relations, encircling my bed, shall shed the tear of pity over me, and invoke thy clemency in my behalf. Aiercijul Jesus, have mercy on me.
When I shall have lost the use of my senses, when the World shall have vanished from my sight, when my agonizing soul shall feel the sorrows of death, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my last sigh shall summon my soul to burst from the embraces of the body, and to spring to thee on the wings of impatience and desire, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my soul, trembling on my lips, shall bid adieu to the world, and leave my body, lifeless, pale and cold, receive this separation as a homage, which I willingly pay to thy Divine Majesty, and in that last moment of my mortal life, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When at length my soul, admitted to thy presence, shall first behold the splendor of thy Majesty, reject me not, but receive me into thy bosom, where I may for ever sing thy praises, and in that moment, when eternity shall begin to me, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast doomed all men to die, but hast concealed from all the hour of their death, grant that I may pass my days in the practice of holiness and justice, and that I may deserve to quit this world in the peace of A good conscience, and in the embraces of thy love, thro' Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE COMMON OF APOSTLES AND MARTYRS IN THE PASCHAL TIME.
I. and II. VESPERS.
In the First Vespers both of Apostles and Martyrs, the Psalms, as on Sundays, p. 6g, except the last, which is Psalm cxii. Laudate Dominum, p. go.
In the II. Vespers of Apostles, the Psalms as in the Common of Apostles after the Paschal time, below p. x.
In the II. Vespers of Martyrs, the Psalms, as on Sundays, p. 6g. except the last, which is Psalm cxv. Credidi, p. go. '
Ant. QANCTI tui, Do© mine, florebunt sicut lilium, Alleluia; et sicut odor balsafni erunt ante te, Alleluia.
Anth.npHY saints, O JL Lord, shall flourish like the lily, Alleluia; and they shall be in thy sight like the sweet perfume of the balsam, Alleluia.
Anth. The abode of the saints is in the kingdom of Heaven, Alleluia: and their rest is for eternity, Alleluia.
Anth. Thy saints, O Lord, cried . out from behind the veil, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Anth. Ye spirits and souls of the righteous sing a hymn to our God, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Anth. The righteous shall shine like the sun in the presence of God, Alleluia.
Little Chapter. Wisd. v.
THE righteous shall stand up with great constancy against those who afflicted them, and took away their labours.
Ant. In ccelestibus regnis sanctorum habitatio est, Alleluia; et in aeternum requies eorum, Alleluia.
Ant. In velamento clamabant sancti tui, Domine, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Ant. Spiritus et animse justorum hymnum dicite Deo nostro, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Ant. Fulgebunt justi sicut sol in conspectu Dei, Alleluia.
HILE the disciples nt
Of Jesus murder'd on the De Christi acerbo funere, cross,
Whom, by this cruel, pain- Quern morte crudelissima, ful death,
His wicked servants robb'd Servi necarunt impact of breath:
An Angel bright from Sermone verax Angelus heav'n appears, Who, to the women, all Mulieribus prsedLxerati in tears,
Foretels that Jesus, with Mox ore Christus gaudium his sight,
His faithful flock would Gregi feret fidelium.
Th' afflicted tribe, what Current statim dum nun
them befel; tiae;
Christ, eloth'd in glorious Illae micantis obvia
light, they meet, And worship, prostrate at Christi tenent vestigia.
Th' Apostles, cheer'd by Galilaeae ad alta montium this account, • Go to the Galilean mount; Se conferant Apostoli; Where, masters of their Jesuque, voti compotes,
wish, their sight Is bless'd with Christ's re- Almo beantur lumine.* splendent light. That we for ever may Ut sis perenne mentibus possess
This joyful paschal happi- Paschale, Jesu, gaudium, ness;
From death of sin, O Jesus, A morte dira criminum free
Those that are born again Vitae renatos libera. in thee.
To God the Father, and Deo Patri sit gloria, the Son,
Who rose from death, .be Et Filio, qui a mortuis
homage done; T' praise for ever let's re- Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
'- \ -<l the holy Paraclete, In sempiterna saecula. A-1 si men. men.
The Hymn of a Martyr is: Deus tuorum, as below, p. xiv. except the last stanza, which is the same as in the Hymn of Apostles.
In the I. VESPERS.
V. Ye saints and righte- V. Sancti et justi in Doous ones rejoice in the mino gaudete, Alleluia. R. Lord, Alleluia. R. God Vos elegit Deus in hoeredihath chosen you for his in- tatem sibi, Alleluia, herilance, Alleluia.
At the Magnificat.
Anth. A Perpetual light Ant. Lux perpetna luceshall shine upon thy saints, bit sanctis tuis, Domine, et O Lord, for an eternity of aeternitas tempoium, Alages, Alleluia. leluia.
In the II. VESPERS. V. Precious in the sight V. Pretiosa in conspecof the Lord, Alleluia. R. tu Domini, Alleluia. R. Is the death of his saints, Mors sanctorum ejus, AlAlleluia. leluia.
At the Magnificat.
Anth. Ye saints and Ant. Sancti et justi in
righteous ones rejoice in the Domino gaudete, Alleluia;
Lord, Alleluia; God hath Vos elegit Deus in haeredi
chosen you for his inheri- tatem sibi, Alleluia, tance, Alleluia.
MASS of One Martyr. Introit. Psalm Ixiii.
THOU hast protected me, O God, from the assembly of the wicked, Alleluia; from the multitude of those who wrought iniquity, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Hear, O God, my petition, when I pray; deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. V. Glory.
PROTEXISTI me, Deus, a conventu malignantium, Alleluia; a multitudiue operantium iniquitatem, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Exaudi, Deus, orationem meam, cum deprecor; a timore inimici eripe animam meam. V. Gloria.
Of a Bishop and Martyr. Infirmifatem.
HAVE regard, O Almighty God, to our weakness, and, as we sink under the weight of our doings, let the glorious intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, be a protection to us. Thro'
Another. Deus, qui nos beati.
OGod, who, by the yearly solemnity of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, rejoicest the hearts of thy faithful; mercifully grant that we, who celebrate his martyrdom, may enjoy his protection. Thro'.
Of a Martyr not a Bishop. Prcrsta quasumus,
GRANT, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we,t who celebrate the festival of blessed K. thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be strengthened in the love of thy name. Thro'.
Another. Praesta, quaesumus.
GRANT, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all temporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed from all evil thoughts. Thro.'
Lesson. IVisd. v. 'I WE righteous shall stand up with great constancy JL against those that afflicted them, and took away their laboursf. The wicked seeing this shall be seized with dreadful fear, and shall be amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected salvation, saying within themselves, repenting and groaning thro' anguish of spirit; these are they whom we held for some time in derision, and for a by-word of reproach. Fools, as we were, we esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold, how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the Saints. i
Or Epistle. Tim. ii. 8, 11; iii. 10, 12.
DEARLY beloved; Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evil doer; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.—(Chap, iii.) But thou hast fully made known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions; such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions, I endured, and out of them the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. 88. The heavens, O Lord, Ps. 88. Confltebuntur coeli
t Or, hindered the fruit of their labours.