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make me not the reproach of the foolish.
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; because thou didst it. Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth : surely every man is vanity.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry ; hold not thy peace at my tears : for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
(9) Ps. lxix.
Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing : I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying : my throat is dried : mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake : let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time : 0 God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink : let me be delivered out of the deep vaters.
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord ; for thy loving kindness is good : turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide not thy face from thy servant ; for I am in trouble : hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; I am poor and sorrowful : let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad : and your heart shall live that seek God.
For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
VII. THE SERVICE OF THE PROTES
TANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
The Minister, meeting the Corpse and going before
it, shall say, I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. (St. John xi. 25, 26.)
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God : whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. (Job xix. 25, 26, 27.)
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the Name of the Lord. (1 Tim. vi. 7 ; Job i. 21.)
Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem,
taken from the 39th and goth Psalms. Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days; that I may be certified how long I have to live.
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee ; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain ; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope? Truly my hope is even in thee.
Deliver me from all mine offences ; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou inakest his beauty to consume away,
like as it were a moth fretting a garment : every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling ; hold not thy peace at my teais ;
For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction ; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of nien.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday ; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep ; and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure ; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee ; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone :
we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
The days of our age are three-score years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to four-score years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may. apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Then shall follow the Lesson taken from the 15th
chapter of Ist Corinthians.
Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. man in his own order : Christ the first-fruits ; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father ; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last