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was set before him, endured the Cross, dea spising the Shame, and is set down at the Right-Hand of the Throne of God.
For, consider him that endured such Contradiction of Sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your Minds.
Ye have not yet relisted unto Blood, ftriving against Sin.
And you have forgot the Exhortation, which speaketh unto you, as unto Children, My Son, despise not thou the Chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
For whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth, and scourgeth every Son whom he receiveth.
Now no chastning for the Time seemeth to be joyous, but grievous ; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable Fruit of Righteousness unto them who are exercised thereby.
Follow Peace with all Men, and Holiness, without which no Man shall see the Lord :
Looking diligently, lest any Man fail of the Grace of God; lest any Root of Bitterness springing up, trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
Be not forgetful to entertain Strangers, for thereby some have entertained Angels unawares.
Remember them that are in Bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer Adversity, as being your selves also in the Body
Let your Conversation be without CoVetousness, and be contented with such Things as you have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forfake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear what Man can do unto me.
Now the God of Peace, who brought again from the Dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the Sheep, through the Blood of the everlasting Covenant,
Make you perfect in every good Work, to do his Will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his Sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be Glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Respons.] Thither, O my Soul, let us still be going, where once to arrive, is always to be happy: * Since whate're we desire we are sure to have, and whate're we have can never be taken from us. Let us believe, and obey, and suffer ; let us read, media tate and pray: Heaven is a Reward worth all our Pains : * Since whate're we defire
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Te Deum Laudamus,
knowledge Thee to be the Lord, All the Earth doth worship Thee, the Father everlasting.
To Thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
To Thee Cherubin, and Seraphin continually do cry,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory.
The glorious Company of the Apostles praise Thee.
The goodly Fellowship of the Prophets praise Thee.
The noble Army of Martyrs-praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the
The Father of an infinite Majesty;
Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.
When thou tookest upon Thee to deliver Man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin's Womb.
When thou hadst overcome the Sharpness of Death, thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all Believers.
Thou sittest at the Right-Hand of God, in the Glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge.
We therefore pry Thee help thy Servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious Blood.
Make them to be numbred with thy Saints in Glory Everlasting.
O Lord, save thy People, and bless thine Heritage.
Govern them, and lift them up for ever.
And we worship thy Name ever World without End.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this Day without Sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us, as our Trust is in Thee.
O Lord, in Thee have I trusted, let me never be confounded.
Pause a while ; to refle&t on what you have Said, and to renew your Attention : Then ben
V. Glory be to the Father, &c.
Ant. O how adorable are thy Councels, O Lord ! How strangely endearing the Ways of thy Love!
PSALM V. WIng unto our Lord a Psalm of Joy; sing
Praises to the God of our Salvation. Sing with a loud and chearful Voice; fing with a glad and thankful Heart.
Say to the Weak of Spirit, be strong; and unto the Sorrowful, be of good Comfort.
· Tell all the World this Soul-reviving Truth; and may their Hearts within them leap to hear it.
Tell them, the Lord of Life is risen again, and has cloathed Himself with immortal Glory.
He made the Angels Messengers of his Victory; and vouchsafed even Himself to bring us the joyful News.
How many Ways did thy Mercy invent Othou wise Contriver of all our Happiness!
To convince thy Followers into this blest Belief; and settle in their Hearts a firm Ground of Hope.
Thou appeared'st to the holy Women in their Return from tne Sepulchre; and openedst their Eyes to know and adore Thee.
Thou overtookedft in the way the Two that discoursed of Thee, and made their Hearts burn within them to hear Thee. Thou thewedst thy Self on the stedfast