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more; and they likewise re- howbeit, whereinsoever any ceived every man a penny. is bold (I speak foolishly) I And when they had received am bold also. Are they Heit, they murmured against the brews ? so am I: are they Isgood man of the house, saying, raelites ? so am I: are they These last have wrought but the seed of Abraham ? so am one hour, and thou hast made I : are they ministers of Christ? them equal unto us, which (I speak as a fool) I am more: bave borne the burden and in labours more abundant ; in heat of the day. But he an- stripes above measure ; in priswered one of them, and said, sons more frequent ; in deaths Friend, I do thee no wrong ; oft. Of the Jews five times didst thou not agree with me received I forty stripes save for a penny? 'Take that thine one ; thrice was I beaten with is, and go thy way ; I will give rods; once was I stoned ; unto this last even as unto thrice I suffered shipwreck ; thee. Is it not lawful for me a night and a day I have been to do what I will with mine in the deep; in journeyings ofown? Is thine eye evil, be-ten; in perils of waters; in cause I am good ? So the last perils of robbers ; in perils by shall be first, and the first last; mine own countrymen; in pe. for many be called, but few rils by the heathen ; in perils chosen.
in the city ; in perils in the
wilderness; in perils in the The Sunday called Sexagesima, sea ; in perils among false bre
or the Second Sunday before thren; in weariness and pairLent.
fulness ; in watchings often ; The Collect.
in hunger and thirst; in fast
ings often; in cold and naked. LORD God, who seest O that we put not our trust
ness; besides those things that
are without, that which cometh in any thing that we do ; mercifully grant that by thy power
upon me daily, the care of all
the Churches. Who is weak, we may be defended against all
and I am not weak ? who is ofadversity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
fended, and I burn not? If I
must needs glory, I will glory The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. of the things which concern Y superfools gladly wise: mine informities.
The God ing ye yourselves are wise and Father of our Lord Jesus For ye suffer if a man bring Christ, which is blessed for you into bondage, if a man de-evermore, knoweth that I lie vour you, if a man take of you, not. if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 1 The Gospel. St. I uke viii. 4. speak as concerning reproach, WHEN much people were as though we had been weak
gathered together, and were come to bim out of every on the good ground are they, city, he spake by a parable : which, in an honest and good A sower went out to sow his heart, having heard the word, seed; and as he soweg, somit keep it, and bring forth fruit fell by the way side and it was with patience. trodden down, and the fowis of the air devoured it ; and some the Sur duy called Quinquagefell upon a rock, and as soon a- sima, or the next Sunday beit was sprung up it withered fore Lent. away, because it lacked mois.
The Collect. ture ; and some fell among thorns, and the thorns spran: O, LORD, who hast taught up with it, and choaked it; and
us that ali our doings withother fell on good ground, and out charity are nothing worth ; sprang up and bare fruit an send thy Holy Ghost, and pour hundred-fold. And when he into our hearts that most exhad said these things, he cried, cellent gift of charity, the very He that hath ears to hear, let bond of peace, and of all vira him hear. And his disciples tues ; without which, whoso. asked him, saying, Whatever liveth is counted dead be. might this parable be? And he fore thee : Grant this for thine said, Unto you it is given to only Son Jesus Christ's sake. know the mysteries of the king
Amen. dom of God: but to others in parables ; that seeing they
The Epistle. I Cor. xii. 1. might not see;and hearing they TH
CHOUGH I speak with the
tongues of men and of the parable is this : The seed angels, and have not charity, is the word of God. Those by I am become as sounding brass the way side are they that hear; or a tinkling cymbal : And then cometh the devil, and though I have the gift of protaketh away the word out of phecy, and understand all mystheir hearts, lest they should teries, and all knowledge ; and believe and be saved. They though I have all faith, so that on the rock are they, which, I could remove mountains, and when they hear, receive the have not charity, I am nothing. word with joy; and these have and though I bestow all my no root, which for a while be- goods to feed the poor, and lieve, and in time of temptation though I give my body to be fall away. And that which fell burned, and have not charity, among thorns are they, which, it profiteth me nothing. Chawhen they have heard, gority suffereth long, and is kind; forth, and are choaked with charity envieth not; charity cares, and riches, and plea- vaunteth not itself; is not pufsures of this life, and bring no fed up ; doth not behave itself fruit to perfection. But that unseemly; seeketh not
own; is not easily provoked ; knew they the things which thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not were spoken. And it came to in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the pass, that as he was come nigh truth ; beareth all things, be-unto Jericho, a certain blind lieveth all things, hopeth ali man sat by the way-side begthings, endureth all things.ging; and hearing the multiCharity never faileth : buttude pass by, he asked what it whether there be prophecies, meant. And they told him, that they shall fail; whether there Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. be tongues, they shall cease , And he cried, saying, Jesus, whether there be knowledge, thou Son of David, have mercy it shall vanish away. For wefon me. And they which went know in part, and we prophecy before rebuked him, that he in part. But when that which should hold his peace; but he is perfect is come, then that cried so much the more, Thou which is in part shall be done Son of David, have mercy on away. When I was a child, I me. And Jesus stood, and spake as a child, I understood commanded him to be brought as a child, I thought as a child ; unto him: and when he was but when I became a man, I come near, he asked him, sayput away childish things. Foring, What wilt thou that I now we see through a glass should do unto thee? And he darkly ; but then face to face : said, Lord, that I now I know in part ; but then my sight. And Jesus said unto shall I know even as also I am him, Receive thy sight; thy known. And now abideth faith, faith hath saved thee. And imhope, charity, these three; but mediately he received his sight, the greatest of these is charity. and followed him, glorifying
God : and all the people, when The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31.
they saw it, gave praise unto "HEN Jesus took unto him God.
the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Je-The first Day of Lent, comrusalem, and all things that are
monly called Ash-Wedneswritten by the prophets con
day. cerning the Son of man shall
The Collect. be accomplished. For he shall
LMIGHTY and everlast
ing God, who hatest nofully entreated, and spitted on : thing that thou hast made, and And they shall scourge bim, dost forgive the sins of all those and put him to death; and the who are penitent; create and third day he shall rise again. make in us new and contrite And they understood none of hearts, that we, worthily lathese things : and this saying menting our sins and acknowwas hid from them, neither ledging our wretchedness, may
and sisali be mocked, and spite: A MIGHTY and everlast
obtain of thee, the God of all our faults; and so make haste mercy perfect remission and to help us in this world, that forgiveness, through Jesus we may ever live with thee in Christ our Lord. Amen. the world to come, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Litany being ended, shall be
Be favourable, O Lord, be faimmediately before the ge- turn to thee in wecping, fasting neral Thanksgiving.
and praying. For thou art a O LORD, we beseech thee, merciful God, full of compas.
mercisully hearour prayers, sion, long-suffering, and of and spare all those who confess great pity. Thou sparest when their sins unto thee; that they, we deserve punishment, and in whose consciences by sin are thy wrath thinkest upon meraccused, by thy mercisul par-cy. Spare thy people, good don may be absolved through Lord, spare them ; and let not Christ our Lord. Amen. thine heritage be brought to O
confusion. Hear us, O Lord, MOST mighty God, and for thy mercy is great; and al
merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and cies look upon us, through the
ter the multitude of thy merhatest nothing that thou hast
merits and mediation of thy inade; who wouldest not the
blessed son, Jesus Christ our death of a sinner, but rather
Lord. Amen. that he should turn from his sin, and be saved ; mercifully For the Efistle. Joel ii. 12. forgive us our trespasses ; re- TURN
TURA ye even to me, saith ceive and comfort us, who are the Lord, with all your grieved and wearied with the heart, and with fasting, and burden of our sins. Thy pro with weeping, and with mournperty is always to have mercy: ing. And rend your heart, and to thee only it appertaineth to not your garments, and turn forgive sins: spare us there- unto the Lord your God : for fore, good Lord, spare thy peo- he is gracious and merciful, ple, whom thou hast redeemed: slow to anger, and of great enter not into judgment with kindness, ard repenteth him of thy servants, who are vile the evil. Who knoweth if he earth, and miserable sinners; will return, and repent, and but so turn thine anger from us, leave a blessing behind him, who meekly acknowledge our even a meat-offering and a vileness, and truly repent us of drink-offering unto the Lord
your God? Blow the trumpet The First Sunday in Leni. in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a
The Collect. solemn assembly, gather the tion, assemble the elders, gan forty nights ; give us grace to
didst fast ther the children and those that suck the breasts ; let the bride
use such abstinence, that our
Aesh being subdued to the Spigroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet: rit, we may ever obey thy let the priests, the ministers of godly motions in righteousness the Lord, weep between the
and true holiness, to thy honporch and the altar, and let
our and glory, who livest and them say, Spare thy people, O
reignest with the Father and Lord, and give not thine herit
the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end. Amen. age to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them :
The Epistle, 2 Cor, vi. 1. wherefore should they say
'E then as workers togeamong the people, Where is ther with him, beseech their God.
you also, that ye receive not the The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. grace of God in vain : (For he
saith I have heard thee in a W
HEN ye fast, be not as time accepted, and in the day
the hypocrites, of a sad of salvation have I succoured countenance: for they disfigure thee: behold, now is the accept their faces, that they may ap-led time: behold, now is the day pear unto men to fast. Verily of salvation) giving no offence I say unto you, they have their in any thing, that the ministry reward. But thou, when thou be not blamed; but in all things fastest, anoint thine head, and approving ourselves as the miwash thy face, that thou appear nisters of God, in much patinot unto men to fast, but unto ence, in afflictions, in necessithy Father which is in secret ; ties, in distresses, in stripes, in and thy Father which seeth in imprisonments, in tumults, in secret, shall reward thee open- latoars, in watchings, in fastly. Lay not up for yourselves ings ; by pureness, by knowtreasures upon earth, where ledge, by long-suffering, by moth and rust doth corrupt, and kindness, by the Holy Ghost, where thieves break through by love unfeigned, by the word and steal : But lay up for your-lof truth, by the power of God, selves treasures in heaven, by the armour of righteousness where neither moth nor rust on the right hand and on the doth corrupt, and where thieves left; by honour and dishonour, do not break through nor by evil report and good report ; steal : For where your treasure as deceivers, and yet true ; as is, there will your heart be unknown, and yet well known ; Also,
las dying, and behold we live ;