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bowels of compassion, and thy mercies, that are from the beginning of the world, lest at any time our enemies should prevail over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our perplexities. Ps. ib. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul : in thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui conteris bella. O God of battles, who grantest the victory to those that put their trust in thee: mercifully hear the prayers of us thy servants, that the evil designs of our enemies being defeated, we may praise thee with unceasing gratitude. Thro.'

LESSON. Jer. xlij. In those days: All the captains of the warriors came, and said to Jeremiah the prophet : pray thou for us to the Lord thy God. And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, and he called all the captains of the warriors, and all the people, from the least to the greatest. And be said to them: Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, to whom you sent me, to present your supplications before him: If you will be quiet, and remain in this land, I will build you up, and not pull you down: I will plant, and not pluck you up; for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you. Fear not because of the King of Babylon, of whom you are greatly afraid : fear him not, saith the Lord: for I am with you, to save you, and to deliver you from his hand. And I will shew mercies to you, and will take pity on you, and will cause you to dwell in your own land, saith the Lord, the Almighty,

GRAD. Ps. lxxvi. Thou art the God, that alone dost wonders: Thou hast made thy power known among the nations. V. Thou hast by thy power delivered thy people, the children of Israel and Joseph. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. lviii. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleivini. Ifter Septuagesima (but not in Paschal time) instead of the foregoing Alleluias and V, is said the

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GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 3, 8. At that time: The disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and wbat shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you : for many will come in my name, saying: I am Christ : and they will seduce many.

And you shall hear of wars, and rulmours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not

For nation shall rise against nation, and king. dom against kingdom: and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Dow all these are the beginnings of sorrows.

OFFERT. Ps. xvii. Thou wilt save the hum. ble people, Lord: but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud : for who is God, but thee, O Lord?"

SECRET. Graciously receive, O Lord, the sacrifice we offer unto thee; that being delivered from the scourges of war, we may be placed under the wings of thy protection. Thro'. COMM. Ps. XXX

Bow down thy ear to me, O Lord; make haste to deliver me.

P. COMM. Deus regnorum. O God, the supreme ruler of kings and kingdoms, who, by chastising, dost heal us, and by pardoning, dost preserve us : pour down upon us thy mercy, that resting in perfect security, under thy powerful protection, we may apply the blessings of peace as remedies towards the amendment of our lives. Thro'.

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COLLECT. Deus, cui. O God, whose property it is always to have mercy and to sparc, we huinbly 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.

EPISTLE. 1 Thes. 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 the V. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance : he shall not fear the evil hearing.

TRACT. 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.

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THE day of wrath, that dreadful day
Shall the whole world in ashes lay,
As David and the Sibils say.
What horror will invade the mind,
When the strict Judge, who would be kind,
Shall have few venial faults to find !
The last loud trumpet's wond'rous sound
Must thro' the rending tombs rebound,
And wake the nations under ground.
Nature and death sbal! with surprise
Behold the pale offender rise !
And view thr judge with conscious eyes.
Then shall with universal dread
The sacred mystic book be read,
To try the living and the dead.
The Judge ascends bis awsul throne,
He makes each secret sin be known,
Apd all with shame confess their own.
O then! what int'rest shall I make,
To save my last important stake,
When the most just have cause to quake?
Thou mighty formirlable King!
Thou mercy's unexhausted spring!
Some comfortahle pity bring.
Forget not what my ransomn cost,
Nor let my dear-bought soul be lost,
In storms of guilty terror tost.
Thou, why for me didst fcel such pain,
Whose precious blood the cross did stain: .
Let not those agonies be vain.
Thou, whom avenging pow's obey,
Cancel my debt (too great to say)
Before the sad accounting day.
Surrounded with amazing fears;
Whose load my soul with anguish bears ;
I sigh, Jineep: accept my tears.
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And by absolving of the thief,
Hast given me hope, now give relief.
Reject not my unworthy prayer,
Preserve me froin the dangerous snare,
Which death and gaping hell prepare.
Give my exalted soul a place
Among the chosen right band race,
The sons of God, and heirs of grace,
From that insatiate abyss,
Where flames devour and serpents hiss
Promote me to thy seat of bliss.
Prostrate, my contrite heart I rend,
My God, my Father, and my friend!
Do not forsake me in my end.
Well may they curse their second birth,
Who rise to a surviving death.
Thou great Creator of mankind,
Let guilty man compassion find.

Amen. GOSPEL. John xi. 21, 23. 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.

OFFERTORY. 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 swallow then, I st they fall into darkness : and let the standard bearer, St. Michael,


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