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Preces Matutinæ.

Sunday Morning.

On awaking, say,

Hymn 3, Pt. 2, A. and M., "Glory to Thee."

On arising, say,

In the Name of the LORD, I arise. Thanks be to Thee for this new day. Grant me to spend it in Thee and for Thee.

While dressing, say humbly this Litany,

Glory be to GOD the FATHER, Who created us: Glory be to GOD the SON, Who redeemed us : Glory be to GOD the HOLY GHOST, Who sanctifieth us:

All love, all glory, all thanksgiving, be to the Holy and Undivided TRINITY, now and for ever

more.

Glory be to Thee, O GOD, Who givest me sleep to recruit my weakness, and to remit the toils of this fretful flesh. To this day, and all days, a perfect, holy, peaceful, healthy, sinless course,

Vouchsafe, O LORD.

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The Angel of peace, a faithful guide and guardian of souls and bodies, to encamp around me, and ever to prompt what is salutary,

Vouchsafe, O LORD. Pardon and remission of all sins, and of all offences,

Vouchsafe, O LORD. To our souls what is good and convenient, and peace to the world,

Vouchsafe, O Lord. Repentance and strictness for the residue of our lives, and health and peace to the end,

Vouchsafe, O LORD.

Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever just, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever of good report, if there be any virtue, if any praise; such thoughts, such deeds,

Vouchsafe, O Lord.

The Christian temper, with all its charities and courtesies, the temper of self-devotion to some worthy cause, of self-effacement for some high end, of fortitude and forgiveness, of purity and pitifulness, of generosity and gentleness,

Vouchsafe, O LORD.

The sympathy which can move and lift the hearers, the insight into spiritual facts which can present them as luminous realities, and the enthusiasm for a sacred cause which can fire the soul with a passionate devotion,

Vouchsafe, O Lord.

A Christian close, without sin, without shame, and, should it please Thee, without pain, and a good answer at the dreadful and fearful Judgment Seat of JESUS CHRIST, our LORD,

Vouchsafe, O LORD.

When dressed, stand at a prie-dieu, and say,

In the Name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY GHOST. Amen.

O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come. Alleluia.

THE HYMN.

AWAKED from sleep we fall
Before Thee, GOD of love,

And chant the praise the Angels raise,
O GOD of might, above;

Holy, Holy, Holy! Thou art GOD adored!
In Thy pitying mercy show us mercy, LORD.

Thou wakedst me from sleep;
Shine on this mind and heart,

And touch my tongue, that I among
Thy choir may take my part;
Holy, Holy, Holy! TRINITY adored!
In Thy pitying mercy show me mercy, LORD.

The Judge will come with speed, And each man's deeds be known; Our trembling cry shall rise on high At midnight to Thy Throne ; Holy, Holy, Holy! King of Saints adored! In the hour of judgment show us mercy, LORD.

Amen.

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The cry of the helpless.

I Save me, O GOD, by Thy name, and judge me in Thy might.

2 Hear my prayer, O GOD; give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers are risen up against me, and violent men have sought after my soul: they have not set GOD before them.

4 Behold, GOD is mine helper: the LORD is of them that uphold my soul.

5 He shall requite the evil unto mine enemies : destroy Thou them in Thy truth.

6 With a freewill offering will I sacrifice unto Thee I will give thanks unto Thy name, O Lord, for it is good.

7 For He hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.

PSALM CXVIII. Confitemini Domino.

Keynote, Hosanna. Processional, with dramatic divisions (see Bp. Barry).

I O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good for His mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let Israel now say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

5 Out of my distress I called upon the LORD: the LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

7 The LORD is on my side among them that help me therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

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