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Benedictus. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, &c.

With Thee, &c.

Antiphon. I am the Resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.

The Lord's Prayer (privately.) Our Father, &c.

Psalm 126. When the Lord turned again, &c.

The Service terminates with the Collects and Sentences used at Vespers, pp. 295, 296.

With Thee is the well, &c.

May their souls rest in peace. Amen.


[Sections 2 and 3 form the respective basis to this and the follow. ing section, the letters and numbers marking the substitutions: the Hymns at Matins, Lauds, and Vespers, are the only portion of the Services not given. Christmas Day is here supposed to fall on a Sunday. The Service for St. Thomas's necessarily affects the Lauds and dependent Hours on the 21st: with this exception no notice is taken of Festivals, which materially alter the Advent Services as actually performed in the Latin Church. It is instructive to compare the Sunday Services as they here stand, with ours, which are formed from them.]


O Lord, open, &c.

And our mouth, &c.

O God, make speed, &c.

O Lord, make haste, &c.

Glory be, &c. Amen. Hallelujah.

(a) Invitatory. Sundays 1 & 2.-O come, let us worship: the Lord our King is coming.

Sundays 3 & 4.-O come, let us worship: the Lord is now at hand.

(b) Hymn. Verbum supernum prodiens, &c.


(c) Antiphon. Behold, the mighty King: shall come with great power to save the nations. Hallelujah.

(d) Antiphon. Strengthen ye: the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees; say to them of fearful heart, Behold your God will come and save you. Hallelujah.

(e) Antiphon. Be strong: fear not, behold your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense: He will come and save you.

(f) Verse and Response. Out of Sion hath God appeared.

In perfect beauty.


Lesson 1. Isa. i. 1-3. The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spo ken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Response 1. I look afar off, and behold, I see the power of God coming, and a cloud covering the whole earth: Go ye forth to meet Him, and say: Tell us, whether Thou be He: who shall rule over the people Israel.

All ye children of the earth and sons of men, the rich and the poor together.

Go ye forth to meet Him, and say: Tell us, whether Thou be He: who shall rule over the people Israel.

Hear, O Thou Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.


Tell us, whether Thou be He who shall rule over the people Israel.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

Who shall rule over the people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

I look afar off, and behold, I see the power of God, &c.

Lesson 2. Isa. i. 4-6. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil doers, children that are corrupters: they have for. saken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they

have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

Response 2. I saw in the night visions, and behold, One like unto the Son of man come with the clouds of heaven, and there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom: that all people, nations, and languages should serve Him.

His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

That all people, nations, &c.

Lesson 3. Isa. i. 7—9. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Response 3. The angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a virgin espoused to Joseph, announcing to her the Word, and the virgin was troubled at the light: Fear not, Mary, thou hast found favour with the Lord, and behold, thou shalt conceive and bring forth a son, and He shall be called the Son of the Highest.

The Lord God shall give unto Him the Throne of His Father David, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever. Behold, thou shalt conceive, &c.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
Behold, thou shalt conceive, &c.


Lesson 1. Isa, xi, 1-4. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots;

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Response 1. O Jerusalem, thy salvation shall come quickly: wherefore art thou consumed with grief? is there any counsellor in thee? because sorrow hath changed thee:

I will save thee and deliver thee: fear not.

For I am the Lord, thy God; the Holy One of Israel, thy Redeemer.

I will save thee and deliver thee: fear not.

Lesson 2. Is. xi. 4-7. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Response 2. The Lord, my God, shall come, and all the saints with Thee, and in that day there shall be 'great light and it shall be in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem, and the Lord shall be king for ever: over all the earth.

Behold, the Lord shall come with power, and His kingdom shall be in His hand, and dominion and sovereignty,

Over all the earth.

Lesson 3. Is. xi. 8-10. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cocka

trice' den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Response 3. City of Jerusalem, weep thou not, for the Lord has sorrowed for thee: and He shall take from thee all tribulation.

Behold, the Lord shall come in strength, and His arm shall rule.
And He shall take, &c.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

And He shall take, &c.

Lesson 1. Is. xxvi. 1-6.


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In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bring. eth it even to the dust.

The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

Response 1. Behold, the Lord shall appear on a white cloud: and with

Him the thousands of His saints; and He shall have written on His garment and on His thigh, King of kings, and Lord of lords.

He shall appear in the end and shall not lie: if He tarry, wait for Him, for He shall surely come;

And with Him the thousands, &c.

Lesson 2. Is. xxvi. 7-10. The way of the just is uprightness; thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee: the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteous



Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn right. eousness in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Response 2. O Bethlehem, city of the Most High God, out of thee shall go forth the Ruler of Israel, whose goings forth have been from ever. lasting, and He shall be great in the midst of the whole earth: and there shall be peace in our land, when He shall come.

He shall speak peace to the Gentiles, and His dominion shall be from sea to sea.

And there shall be peace, &c.

Lesson 3. Is. xxvi. 11-14. LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased,-they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Response 3. He that shall come will come, and will not tarry; and fear shall no more be in our borders; for He is our Saviour.

He will subdue our inquiries; and Thou will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

For He is our Saviour.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

For He is our Saviour.

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Lesson 1. Isa. xxxv. 1-7. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the


It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and sing.

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