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The Lord gave,
We brought nothing into this world, and it is
sung these two Psalms following.
not in my tongue. I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle: while the ungodly is in my sight.
I held my tongue and spake nothing: I kept filence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing, the fire kindled: and at the last I spake with my tongue.
Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days: that I may be certified how long I have to live.
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long: and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee, and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himfelf in vain : he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thee.
Deliver me from all mine offences: and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing
Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by means of thy heavy hand.
When thou with rebukes doft chasten man for fin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling : hold not thy peace at my
For I am a stranger with thee: and a sojourner as all my
fathers were. O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Domine, refugium. Psal. 90.
; thou haft been our refuge: from one geneBefore the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made : thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy fight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scattereft them, they are even as a sleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
Thou hast fet our misdeeds before thee: and our secret fins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to fourscore years: yet
is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
So teach us to number our days : that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto thy servants.
O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Comfort us again, now after the time that thou hast plagued us: and for the years, wherein we have suffered adversity
Shew thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory.
And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, o prosper thou our handy-work.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c. Then Mall the Deacon read the Lesson, taken out of
the fifteenth chapter of the first epistle of Saint Paul
to the Corinthians. NOW is Chrift risen from the dead, and become
the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even fo ini Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order : Christ the first-fruits ; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered
the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The laft enemy that shall be destroyed, is death : For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him; it is manifest that he is excepted, who did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Elfe what shall they do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantagech it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we die. Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of fome other grain. But God giveth it a body, as it hath plealed him, and to every feed his own body. All felh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind
of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead: It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is fpiritual, but that which is natural, and afterwards that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have born the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the laying that is written, Death is swallowed