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schismatics with thy pow- God, whose judgments are erful grace,
righteous and counsels unThat it may please thee to searchable ; who visitest the
shew them the danger of iniquity of the fathers upon the their state, and the great children, unto the third and importance of eternal sal- fourth generation, and yet at vation,
length rememberest mercy; forThat it may please thee mer- give, we beseech ihee, the sins
cifully to look down from of our forefathers, and turn heaven on the tears of the away thy wrath from their posafflicted, and the blood of terity: deliver the ignorant so many martyrs, who have from being seduced by false spent their lives, and suf- teachers, and the learned from fered death, to convert us being abused by their passions, to thee,
and the whole nation from the Son of God,
spirit of contradiction, licenLamb of God, who takest away tiousness, and discord; that inthe sins of the world,
stead of so many divisions and Spare us, O Lord.
changes in religion, under Lamb of God, who takest away which they labour, they may the sins of the world,
be again restored to that unity Graciously hear us, o Lord. of mind, steadiness of faith, and Lamb of God, who takest away tranquillity of conscience, which the sins of the world,
is no where to be sought but in Have mercy on us.
the communion of thy Church, Christ hear us.
nor possible to be found but Christ graciously hear us. by the conduct of thy grace. Let us pray.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Almighty and everlasting Amen.
A HYMN TO OUR SAVIOUR JESUS.
(From St. Bernard.) Jesus, the only thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
And on thy beauty feast.
Can art or music frame;
The sweets of thy blest name.
Sweet source of all our grace,
0, what when face to face!
With springs of life and light;
And languish with delight.
Can tell the joys of love;
What they in Jesus prove.
From world and business free:
And keep it all for thee.
With Magdalene, to find,
And there refresh my mind.
My sighs the garden fill:
Then at his feet myself I'll throw,
And there I'll seek his will.
And walk in all thy ways;
Till I'm restor’d to grace.
Does such sweet flames excite,
Then fills it with delight.
Through every sense and way,
See all things else decay. Come, then, dear Lord, possess my heart,
Chase thence the shades of night; Come, pierce it with thy flaming dart,
And ever-shining light. Then I'll for ever Jesus sing,
And with the saints rejoice; And both my heart and tongue shall bring Their tribute to my dearest King
In never-ending joys.
HYMNS TO THE HOLY GHOST.
1. Veni Creator. COME, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,
From thy bright heavenly throne; Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all thy own.
Best gift of God above;
Sweet Unction and true love.
Thou who art sevenfold in thy grace,
Finger of God's right hand; His promise teaching little ones
To speak and understand,
With love our hearts inflame;
Confirm our mortal frame.
True peace unto us bring;
Beneath thy sacred wing.
Through thee th' eternal Son,
Thrice-blessed three in one.
With his co-equal Son,
While endless ages run.
2. Veni Sancie Spiritus.
From thy bright throne above.
Come, fill our hearts with love.
The pilgrim's sweet relief.
And solace in our grief,
Thrice-blessed light, shoot home thy darıs,
Whose faith aspires to thee;
Nothing can harmless be.
Our wounds and bruises heal.
Our wandering feet repel.
The seven gifts of thy Spirit;
And endless joy inherit.
HYMNS TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN.
Which shinest o'er the main;
And ever-virgin Queen.
Greeted by Gabriel's tongue ;
And cancel Eva's wrong.
All evils drive away ;
And for all gracés pray.