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8. I will keep thy ceremonies : 0 forsake me not utterly.
97. Lord, what love have I unto thy law: all the day long is my study in it.
98. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me.
99. I have more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies are my study.
100. I am wiser than the aged: because I keep thy commandments. 101. I have refrained
feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy word.
102. I have not shrunk from thy judgments: for thou teachest me.
103. O how sweet are thy words unto my throat : yea, sweeter than
honey unto my mouth.
104. Through thy commandments I get understanding: therefore I hate all evil ways.
169. Let my complaint come before thee, O Lord : give me understanding, according to thy word.
170. Let my supplication come before thee : deliver me, according to thy word.
171. My lips shall speak of thy praise : when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172. Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteous.
173. Let thine hand help me: for I have chosen thy commandments.
174. I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord : and in thy law is my delight.
175. O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee : and thy judgments shall help me.
176. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: 0 seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
Or, Psalm xix.
Epistle for the 5th Sunday after Easter.
St. James i. 22.
Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion, and undefiled before God and the Father, is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Or, Rom. xv. 4, Epis. 2nd Sunday in Advent.
2nd Sunday in Advent.
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning ; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
3rd Collect at the End of the Communion
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
THANKSGIVING AFTER CHILDBIRTH.
xviii. 1-6, 30-32, 47.
1. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my stony rock, and my defence: my Saviour, my God, and my might, in whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.
2. I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praised : 80 shall I be safe from mine enemies.
3. The sorrows of death compassed me: and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.
4. The pains of hell came about me: the snares of death overtook me.
5. In my trouble I will call upon the Lord : and complain unto my God.
6. So shall he hear my voice out of his holy