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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.
INDIFFERENCE OR IMPENITENCE.
1, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever.
2. Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed : and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
3. And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west: from the north, and from the south.
4. They went astray in the wilderness out of the way: and found no city to dwell in;
5. Hungry and thirsty : their soul fainted in them.
6. So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: and he delivered them from their distress.
7. He led them forth by the right way: that they might go to the city where they dwelt.
8. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
9. For he satisfieth the empty soul : and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
10. Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : being fast bound in misery and iron ;
11. Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord : and lightly regarded the counsels of the Most Highest;
12. He also brought down their heart through heaviness: they fell down, and there was none to help them.
13. So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.
14. For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death : and brake their bonds in sunder.
15. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men.
Or, Psalm lxix. 1-12, 17-20.
Epistle, St. John the Evangelist.
1 St. John i. 1.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard, declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, That God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Or, St. Matt. viii. 1, Gos. 3rd Sun. after Epiph. St. Matt. viii. 23, Gos. 4th Sunday after Epiph. St. Luke viii. 4, Gos. Sexagesima. St. Luke xi. 14, Gos. 3rd Sunday in Lent. 1 St. John v. 4, Epis. 1st Sunday after Easter. St. John ii. 16, Gos. Monday in Whitsun Week. St. Luke xvi. 19, Gos. 1st Sunday after Trinity. St. Luke xiv. 16, Gos. 2nd Sunday after Trinity. St. Matt. xxii. 1, Gos. 20th Sunday after Trinity. Malachi iii. 1, Epis. Purification. 2 Cor. iv. 1, Epis. St. Matthew's Day. St. John xv.
17—25, Gos. St. Simon and St. Jude.
Confession from the Commination Service. Turn thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, o Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Ash Wednesday. Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
3rd Collect for Good Friday. O Merciful God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that Thou hast made, nor wouldest