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of thy judgments, shall have to fight against the angel of darkness, who will endeavour to conceal thy mercies from my eyes, and to plunge me into despair, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my poor heart, yielding to the pressure, and exhausted by its frequent struggles against the enemies of its salvation, shall feel the pangs of death, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.'
When the last tear, the fore-runner of my dissolution, shall drop from my eyes, receive it as a sacrifice of expiation for my sins; grant that I may expire the victim of penance, and in that creadful moment, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When my friends and relations, encircking my bed, shall shed the tear of piiy over me, and invoke thy clemency in my behalf, Niercijul Jesus, have mercy on me.
When I shall have lost the use of my senses, when the world shall have vanished from my sight, when my agonizing soul shall feel the sorrows of death, Merciful *Jesus, have
mercy on me. When my last sigh shall summon my soul to burst froni the embraces of the body, and to spring to thee on the wings of impatience and desire, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me. When
my soul, trembling on my lips, shall bid adieu to the world, and leave my body. lifeless, pale and cold, receive this separation as a homage, which I willingly pay to thy Divine Majesty, and in that last moment of my mortal life, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
When at length my soul, admitted to thy presence, shall first behold the splendor of thy Majesty, reject me not, but receive me into thy bosom, where I may for ever sing thy praises, and in that moment, when eternity shall begin to me, Merciful Jesus, have mercy on me.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast doomed all men to die, but hast concealed from all the hour of their death, grant that I may pass my days in the practice of holiness and justice, and that I may deserve to quit this world in the peace of a good conscience, and in the embraces of thy love, thro' Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE COMMON OF APOSTLES AND MARTYRS
IN THE PASCHAL TIME.
I. and II. VESPERS. In the First Vespers both of Apostles and Martyrs, the
Psalms, as on Sundays, p. 69, except the last, which
is Psalm cxii. Laudate Dominum, p.90. In the II. Vespers of Apostles, the Psalms as in the
Common of Apostles after the Paschal time, below p.
In the II. Vespers of Martyrs, the Psalms, as on Sun
days, p. 69. except the last, which is Psalm cxv.
Credidi, p. 90. Anth.
ANCTI tui, DoLord, shall flourish like the lily, Al- sicut lilium, Alleluia ; et leluia ; and they shall be sicut odor balsami erunt in thy sight like the sweet ante te, Alleluia. perfume of the balsam, Alleluia.
Anth. The abode of the Ant. In cælestibus regsaints is in the kingdom of nis sanctorum habitatio est, Heaven, Alleluia : and their Alleluia; et in æternum rest is for eternity, Alleluia. requies eorum, Alleluia.
Anth. Thy saints, O Ant. In velamento cla. Lord, cried out from be- mabant sancti tui, Domine, hind the veil, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Anth. Ye spirits and Ant. Spiritus et animæ souls of the righteous sing justorum hymnum dicite a hymn to our God, Alle- Deo nostro, Alleluia, Alluia, Alleluia.
leluia, Anth. The righteous Ant. Fulgebunt justi sishall shine like the sun in cut sol in conspectu Dei, the presence of God, Alle- Alleluia. luia.
LITTLE CHAPTER. Wisd. v. HE righteous shall stand up with great constancy
HYMN. HILE the disciples VRISTES erant Apos. weep the loss
toli VOL. II.
W weep the loss
Of Jesus murder'd on the De Christi acerbo funere,
cross, Whom, by this cruel, pain- Quem morte crudelissima,
ful death, His wicked servants robb'd Servi necarunt impii:
of breath : An Angel bright from Sermone verax Angelus
heav'n appears, Who, to the women, all Mulieribus prædixerat;
in tears, Foretels that Jesus, with Mox ore Christus gaudium
his sight, His faithful flock would Gregi feret fidelium.
soon delight. As they with joy made
Ad anxios Apostolos haste to tell Th' afflicted tribe, what Current statim dum nun
them befel; Christ, cloth'd in glorious Illæ micantis obvia
light, they meet, And worship, prostrate at
Christi tenent vestigia. his feet. Th' Apostles, cheer'd by Galilææ ad alta montium
this account, Go to the Galilean mount; Se conferunt Apostoli; Where, masters of their Jesuque, voti compotes,
wish, their sight Is bless'd with Christ's re- Almo beantur lumine.
splendent light. That we for ever may
Ut sis perenne mentibus possess This joyful paschal happi- Paschale, Jesu, gaudium,
ness; From death of sin, O Jesus, A morte dira criminum
free Those that are born again Vitæ renatos libera.
in thee. To God the Father, and Deo Patri sit gloria,
the Son, Who rose from deatli, be Et Filio, qui a mortuis
homage done; T! ;, praise for ever let's re- Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
peat Soose the holy Paraclete. In sempiterna sæcula. A. rimen.
The Hymn of a Martyr is : Deus tuorum, as below, p.
xiv. except the last stanza, which is the same as in the Hymn of Apostles.
In the I. VESPERS. V. Ye saints and righte- V. Sancti et justi in Do
ones rejoice in the mino gaudete, Alleluia. R. Lord, Alleluia. R. God Vos elegit Deus in hæredihath chosen you for his in- tatem sibi, Alleluia. heritance, Alleluia.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. A Perpetual light Ant. Lux perpetua luceshall shine upon thy saints, bit sanctis tuis, Domine, et O Lord, for an eternity of æternitas temporum, Al
In the II. VESPERS. V. Precious in the sight
V. Pretiosa in conspecof the Lord, Alleluia. R. tu Domini, Alleluia." R. Is the death of his saints, Mors sanctorum ejus, AlAlleluia.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Ye saints and Ant. Sancti et justi in righteous ones rejoice in the Domino gaudete, Alleluia ; Lord, Alleluia ; God hath Vos elegit Deus in hæredichosen
for his inheri. tatem sibi, Alleluia. tance, Alleluia. MASS of One MARTYR. INTROIT. Psalm lxiii. THOU hast protected ROTEXISTI me, De
me, O God, from the assembly of the wicked, lignantium, Alleluia; Alleluia ; from the multi- multitudine operantium initude of those who wrought quitatem, Alleluia, Alleluia. iniquity, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Exaudi, Deus, oratioPs. Hear, O God, my pe- nem meam, cun deprecor ; tition, when I
pray; deli- a timore inimici eripe aniver my soul from the fear
V. Gloria. of the enemy. V. Glory.
of a Bishop and Martyr. Infirmitatem. TAVE regard, O Almighty God, to our weakness,
and, as we sink under the weight of our doings, let the glorious intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, be a protection to us. Thro'
Another. Deus, qui nos beati.
thy Martyr and Bishop, rejoicest the hearts of thy faithful; mercifully grant that we, who celebrate his martyrdom, may enjoy his protection. Thro'.
of a Martyr not a Bishop. Præsta quæsumus,
we, who celebrate the festival of blessed N. thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be strengthened in the love of thy name.
we may be delivered from all temporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed from all evil thoughts. Thro.'
Wisd. v. "HE righteous shall stand up with great constancy
against those that afflicted them, and took away their labourst. The wicked seeing this shall be seized with dreadful fear, and shall be amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected salvation, saying within them. selves, repenting and groaning thro' anguish of spirit ; these are they whom we held for some time in derision, and for a by-word of reproach. Fools, as we were, we esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold, how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the Saints.
Or EPISTLE. Tim, ii. 8, 11; iii. 10, 12.
David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evil doer ; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.-(Chap. iii.) But thou hast fully made known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions ; such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra ; what persecutions, ļ endured, and out of them the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. 88. The heavens, O Lord, Ps. 88. Confitebuntur cæli
+ Or, hindered the fruit of their labours.