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capiamus gaudia vitæ. Per gin Mary, we may obtain eumdem Christum, &c. the joys of everlasting life.

Through the same Christ, &c. Ry. Amen.

Ry. Amen. Ħ. Divinum auxilium ma- Ý. May the divine assistneat semper nobiscum.

ance remain always with us. R. Amen.

R. Amen.

IV.

From First Vespers of Trinity Sunday to Advent. Salve, Regina, mater miseri- Hail, holy Queen, Mother of cordiæ;

mercy; Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, Our life, our sweetness, and salve.

our hope, all hail. Ad te clamamus, exules filii To thee we cry, poor banished Hevæ;

sons of Eve; Ad te suspiramus, gementes To thee we sigh, weeping and et flentes in liac lacrymarum mourning in this vale of tears. valle.

Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, Therefore, o our Advocate,

Illos tuos misericordes oonlos Turn thou on us those merciad nos converte;

ful eyes of thine; Et Jesum, benedictum fruc- And after this our exile, shew tum ventris tui,

Nobis post hoc exilium 08- Jesus, the blessed fruit of thy tende,

womb, O clemens, O pia, o dulcis O merciful, o kind, O sweet Virgo Maria.

Virgin Mary. Ý. Ora pro nobis, sancta y. Fray for us, O holy MoDei Genitrix.

ther of God. 1. Ut digni efficiamur pro- Ry. That we may be made missionibus Christi.

worthy of the promises of Christ.

us

Let us pray

Oremus. Omnipotens, sempiterne Deus, Almighty, everlasting God, qui gloriosæ Virginis Matris who, by the co-operation of the Mariæ corpus et animam, ut Holy Ghost, didst prepare the dignum Filii tui habitaculum body and soul of Mary, glorious effici mercretur, Spiritu Sancto Virgin and Mother, to become co-operante, præparasti; da ut the worthy habitation of thy cujus commemoratione læta- Son; grant that we may be demur, ejus pia intercessione ab livered from instant evils, and instantibus malis et a morte from everlasting death by her perpetua liberemur. Per eum- gracious intercession, in whose dem Christum, &c.

commemoration

we rejoice.

Through the same Christ, &c. Py. Amen.

1. Amen. Y. Divinum auxilium ma y. May the divine assist Deat semper nobiscum.

ance remain always with us. 1. Amen.

RY. Amen.

*The Penitential Psalms.

Ant. Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents ; neither take thou vengeance of our sins.

1. Psalm vi. Domine, ne in furore. 1. David, in deep affliction, prays for a mitigation of the Divine anger; 4. in consideration of God's mercy; 5. his glory; 6. his own repentance. 8. By faith he triumphs over his enemies.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not I wash my bed : and water in thine indignation : nor my couch with my tears. chastise me in thy wrath. 7 Mine eye is troubled

2 Have mercy upon me, through indignation: I have O Lord, for I am weak; heal grown old among all mine me, O Lord, for my bones enemies. are troubled.

8 Depart from me,

all

ye 3 My soul also is troubled that work iniquity : for the exceedingly : but thou, O Lord hath heard the voice Lord, how long ?

of my weeping. 4 Turn thee, O Lord, and 9 The Lord hath heard deliver my soul : O save me my supplication : the Lord for thy mercy's sake.

hath received my prayer. 5 For in death there is 10 Let all mine enemies no one that remembereth be ashamed and sore vex. thee: and who will give thee ed : let them be turned thanks in hell ?

back, and be ashamed very 6 I have laboured in my speedily. groanings, every night will Glory, &c.

' It is a pious custom to recite the seven penitential Psalms, respectively, by way of prayer against the seven deadly sins.

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2. Psalm xxxi. Beati quorum. 1. The blessedness of those whose sins are forgiven. 3. The

misery of impenitence. 6. Confession of sin brings ease, 8. safety, 14. joy.

1 Blessed are they whose many waters: they shall not iniquities are forgiven : and come nigh unto him. whose sins are covered. 9 Thou art my refuge

2 Blessed is the man to from the trouble which hath whom the Lord hath not surrounded me : my joy, imputed sin: and in whose deliver me from them that spirit there is no guile. compass me about.

3 Because was silent, 10 I will give thee unmy bones grew old: while derstanding, and will inI cried aloud all the day struct thee in the way long.

wherein thou shalt go : I 4 For day and night thy will fix mine eyes upon hand was heavy upon me : thee. I turned in my anguish, 11 Be ye not like unto while the thorn was fastened horse and mule, which have in me.

no understanding. 5 I have acknowledge: 12 With bit and bridle my sin unto thee: and my bind fast the jaws of those injustice have I not con- who come not nigh unto cealed.

thee. 6 I said, I will confess 13 Many are the scourges against myself my injustice of the sinner : but mercy to the Lord : and thou for- shall compass him about gavest the wickedness of that hopeth in the Lord.

14 Be glad, O ye just, 7 For this shall every one and rejoice in the Lord : that is holy pray unto thee: and glory all ye that are in a seasonable time. right of heart. 8 But in the flood of Glory, &c.

3. Psalm xxxvii. Domine, ne in furore. 1. David's extreme anguish. 15. He liopes in God. 18. His

resignation and grief. 22. Prayer. 1 0 Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation:

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nor chastise me in thy 12 They that were once wrath.

nigh me stood afar oft: and 2 For thine arrows stick they that sought after my fast in me: and thou hast soul did violence against laid thy hand heavily upon me.

13 And they that sought 3 There is no health in to do me evil talked vani. my flesh because of thy ties : and iinagined deceits wrath : there is no rest to my all the

day long. bones because of my sins.

14 But I, as a deaf man, 4 For my iniquities are heard not: and as one that gone over my head : and, is dumb, who openeth not like a heavy burden, press his mouth. sorely upon me.

15 I became as a man 5 My wounds have putri- that heareth not: and that fied and are corrupt : be- hath no reproofs in his cause of my foolishness. mouth. 6 I am become miserable,

16 For in thee, O Lord, and am bowed down even to have I hoped : thou wilt the end : I go sorrowfully hear me, O Lord my God. all the day long.

17 For I said, Let not 7 For my loins are filled mine enemies at any time with illusions: and there is triumph over me: and when no soundness in my flesh. my feet slip, they have spo

8 I am afflicted and hum- ken great things against bled exceedingly : I have me. roared for the groaning of

18 For I am prepared for

scourges : and my sorrow is 9 Lord, all my desire is always before me. before thee: and my groan

19 For I will confess ing is not hidden from thee. mine iniquity : and will

10 My heart is troubled, think upon my sin. my strength hath failed me: 20 But mine enemies the very light of mine eyes live, and are strengthened is gone from me.

against me : and they that 11 My friends and my hate me wrongfully are neighbours drew near, and multiplied. stood up against me.

21 They that render evil

my heart.

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