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riot be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.

P. COMM. Deus, infirmitatis. O Lord, the singular aid of huma! weakness, show the power of thy help to thy sick servant: that being assisted by thy mercy, he may come in health again to thy holy church. Through.

If the Sick Person be near the point of Death. P. COMM. Quæsumus. We beseech thy mercy, 0 almighty God, that thou wouldst please to strengthen with thy grace thy servant by the efficacy of these mysteries, that the enemy may not prevail against him at the hour of his death, but that he may pass to eternal life with thy angels. Through.

Mass for the Dead.
On the day of Decease or Burial.

Introit. REQUIEM æternam GRANT them eternal 10 dona eis, Domine; U rest, O Lord; and et lux perpetua luceat let perpetual light shine eis. Ps. Te decet hym- on them. Ps. A hymn nus, Deus, in Sion: et becometh thee, O God, tibi reddetur votum in in Sion: and a vow shall Jerusalem. Exaudi ora- be paid to thee in Jerutionem meam: ad te salein. O hear my prayomnis caro veniet. Re- er: all flesh shall come quiem, &c. to Ps. to thee. Grant them,

&c. to Ps. .COLL. Deus, cui. O God, whose property it is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly present our prayers to thee in behalf of the soul of thy servant N. which thou hast this day called out of the world: beseeching thee not to deliver it into the hands of the enemy, nor to forget it for ever: but command it to be received by the holy angels, and to be carried into paradise: that as it believed and hoped in thee, it may be delivered from the pains of hell, and inherit everlasting life. Through.

EPISTLE. 1 Thess. iv. 12. 17. Brethren: We will not have you ignorant concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with him. For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept. For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment, and with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ, shall rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet. Christ, into the air, and so shall we be always with the Lord. Wherefore comfort ye one another with these words.

GRAD. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. V. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance: he shall not fear the evil hearing.

TRACT. Absolve. Release, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from the bonds of their sins. V. And by the assistance of thy grace may they escape the sentence of condemnation. V. And enjoy the bliss of eternal light.

The Sequence or Prose. DIES iræ, dies illa

THE day of wrath, that

dreadful day Solvet sæclum in favilla, Shall the whole world in

ashes lay, Teste David cum Sybilla. As David and Sybils say. Quantus tremor est futurus, What horror will invade the

mind, Quando Judex est venturus, Wien the strict Judge, who

would be kind,

Cuncta stricte discussurus. Shall have few venial faults

to find ? Tuba mirum spargens sonum The last loud trampet's

wond'rous sound Per sepulchra regionum, Must thro'the rending tombs

rebound, · Coget omnes ante thronum. And wake the nations under

ground. Mors stupevil, et natura,

Nature and death shall with

surprise Cum resurget creatura,

Behold the pale offender

rise, Judicanti responsura. And view the Judge with

conscious eyes. Liber scriptus proferetur Then sball with universal

dread, In quo totum continetur, The sacred mystic book be

read, Unde mundus judicetur. To try the living and the

dead. Judex ergo cum sedebit, The judge ascends his aw.

ful throne, Quidquid latet apparebit: He makes each secret sin be

knowil, Nilinultum remanebit. And all with shame confess

their own. Quid sum, miser, tunc dic. (then! what intrest shall turus,

I make, Quem patronum rogaturus, . To save my last important

stake, Cum vis justus sit securue? When the most just hare

cause to quake! Rex tremende majestatis! Thou miglity formidable Qui salvandos salvas gratis, Thou 'mercy's unexhausted

spring! Salva me fons pietatis. Some comfortable pity

bring. Recordare Jesu pie, Forget not what my ransom

cost, Quod cum causa tuæ via, Nor let my dear-bought soul

be lost, Ne me perdas illa die. In storms of guilty terror

tost. Quærens me, sedisti lassus: Thou, who for me didst feel

such pain,

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Redemisti, crucem passus: Whose precious blood the

cross did stain: Tantus labor non sit cassus. Let not those agonics be

vain. Jaste Judex ultionis, Thon, whom avenging pow'rs

obey, Donum fac remissionis, Cancel my debt (too great

to pay) Ante diem rationis. Before the said accounting

day. Ingemisco tanquam reus ; Surrounded with amazing

fears; Culpa rubet vultus meus; Whose load my soul with

anguish bears; Supplicanti parce, Deus. I sigb, 1 weep: accept my

tears. Qui Mariam absolvisti, Thou, who wast moy'd with

Mary's grief, Ét latronem exaudisti, And by absolving of the

thief, Mihi quoque spem dedisti. Hast given me hope, now

give relief. Preces mex non sunt dignæ: Reject not my unworthy

prayer, Sed tu bonus fac benigne, Preserve me from the dan.

gerous snare, Ne perenni cremer igne. which death and gaping

hell prepare. Inter oves locum præsta, Give my exalted soul a place Et ab hædis me sequestra, Among the chosen right

hand race, Statuens in parte dextra. The sons of God, and heirs

of grace. Confutatis maledictis,

From that insatiate abyss, Flammis acribus addictis, Where flames devour and

serpents hiss, Voca me cum benedictis. Promote me to thy seat of

bliss, Oro supplex et acclinis, Prostrate, my contrite heart

I rend, Cor contritum quasi cinis, My God, my father, and my

friend: Gere curam mei finis,

Do not forsake me in my end. Lacrymosa dies illa!

Well may they curse their

second birth, Qua resurget ex favilla. Who rise to a surviving Judicandus homo reus.


Huic ergo parce Deus: Thou great Creator of man

kind, Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis Let guilty man compassion requiem. Amen.

find. Amen. GOSPEL. John xi. 21. 28. At that time: Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith to her: Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live. And every one that liveth, and believeth in me, shall not die for ever.' Believest thou this? She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art come into this world.

OFFERT. Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the flames of hell, and from the deep pit. Deliver them from the lion's mouth, lest hell swal. low them, lest they fall into darkness: and let the standard-bearer, St. Michael, bring them into the holy light: * Which thou promisedst of old to Abraham and his posterity. V. We offer thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of praise and prayers: accept them in behalf of the souls we commemorate this day: and let them pass from death to life. * Which, &c. to V.

SECRET. Have mercy, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the soul of thy servant N. for which we offer this victim of praise, humbly beseeching thy majesty, that by this propitiatory sacrifice he (or she) may arrive at eternal rest. Through.

COMM. Let eternal light shine on them, o Lord, * with thy saints for ever: for thou art merciful. V. Grant them, O Lord, eternal rest:

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