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gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

doors : and the King of Glory shall

come in. That shall reign over Thy Inv. The King, the LORD that is to people Israel. y. Glory be to the come, as p. 4.

FATHER, and to the Son, and to the Hymn. Verbum supernum, as p. 4. Holy Ghost. Then repeat, I beheld, IN THE FIRST NOCTURN.

down to the y. All ye people. Ant. Behold, a King. Ps. i. and

This Ry. is not said through the the rest as in the Psalter, p. 5.

week, but in its place is said the first Absolutions and Benedictions as at Ry. for the ensuing Monday. the beginning, before the Psalter.

Lesson II. Here beginneth the Book of Isaiah AH sinful nation, a people laden the Prophet.

with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, Lesson I. Chap. i.

children that are corrupters : they

have forsaken the LORD, they have THE vision of Isaiah the son of

Amoz, which he saw concerning provoked the Holy One of Israel unto Judah and Jerusalem in the days of anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, whole head is sick, and the whole

ye will revolt more and more : the and give ear, 0 earth : for the LORD heart faint. From the sole of the foot hath spoken, I have nourished and

even unto the head there is no soundbrought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

ness in it; but wounds, and bruises,

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's

and putrifying sores : they have not crib : but Israel dotl not know, my mollified with ointment.

been closed, neither bound up, neither people doth not considor. But Thou, O LORD, have mercy and behold in the clouds of Heaven

Ry. I beheld in the night visions, upon us. Ry. Thanks be to GOD.

One like unto the Son of Man : and And thus ends every Lesson unless it there was given to Him a kingdom

be otherwise signified. and glory, * and every people, nation, Ry. I beheld from afar, and saw the and tongue shall serve Him. Y: His Glory of God, and a cloud covering dominion is an everlasting dominion, the whole earth. * Go forth to meet which shall not be taken away, and Him, and say, * Tell us if Thou art His kingdom that which shall not be He * That shall reign over Thy people destroyed. And. Israel. y. All ye people, and all that dwell in the world, rich and poor,

Lesson III. one with another. Go

forth to meet YOUR country is desolate, your cities Him, and say. V. 0

are burned with fire : your land, Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest strangers devour it in your presence, Joseph like a sheep. Tell us if Thou and it is desolate, as overthrown by art Ke.. y. Lift up your heads, O ye strangers. And the daughter of Zion

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is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a be called the Son of God. y. How lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a shall this be, seeing I know not besieged city. Except the LORD of a man? And the Angel answered hosts had left unto us a very small and said unto her. The Holy remnant, we should have been as GHOST. Sodom, and we should have been like

Lesson V. unto Gomorrah.

FOR whose Advent it is the duty Ry. The Angel Gabriel was sent to of every man to be prepared : Mary, a Virgin espoused to Joseph : lest it should come upon him unannouncing to her the Word; and the awares, while he is given up to the Virgin was affrighted at the light. Fear lusts of the flesh or to the cares of the not, Mary, thou hast found favour world. For it is proved by every-day with God. * Behold, thou shalt con- experience, that the vigour of the ceive and bear a Son, and He shall be mind is impaired by satiety of drink. called the Son of the Highest. y. ing, and by abundance of food the The LORD God shall give unto Him strength of the heart is stupified; so the throne of His father David, and that delights of this kind, hurtful He shall reign over the house of Jacob both to the body and to the soul, for ever. Ry. Behold. y. Glory be detract from those true delights which to the FATHER, and to the Son, and to are at God's right hand for everthe Holy Ghost. Behold.

Glory &c. is thus said at the end of Ry. We look for the Saviour, the the last Response in each Nocturn, LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who shall unless it be otherwise ordered.

change our vile body, that it may be

fashioned like unto His glorious Body, SECOND NOCTURN.

y. Let us live soberly, righteously, Ant. Rejoice and be glad. Ps. xvi. and godly in this present world, lookand the rest as p. 10.

ing for that blessed hope, and the

glorious appearing of the great God. Lesson IV.

Ry. Who. A Sermon of S. Leo the Pope.

Lesson VI. (S. 8 on the December Fast.)

FOR although the body could know WHEN the Saviour was instruct- no sin without the soul, and re

ing His disciples concerning the ceives the power of sinning thence, coming of the kingdom of God, and whence also it receives its power of the end of the world and of time, and motion, it is the part of the soul to in the person of His Apostles was determine what is convenient and teaching His whole Church : Beware, what is inconvenient in worldly ensaith He, lest at any time your hearts joyments, so that by keeping aloof be overcharged with surfeiting and re- from them for a season, it may have velling, and with the cares of this the more leisure for Divine wisdom; world. Which precept, beloved, more and being at rest from all noise of especially pertains to ourselves, to earthly care, may give itself up to whom the day is announced, which, holy meditation, and to those dethough the time of its coming be un- lights which are to endure for ever. known, is certainly near at hand. Ry. I beseech Thee, O LORD, send

Ry. Hail, full of grace, the LORD Him Whom Thou wilt send, behold is with thee, the Holy Ghost as Thou hast promised, come, SOO shall come upon thee, and the power the affliction of Thy people, * and set of the Highest shall overshadow us free. y. Hear, o Thou Shepthee; therefore, also, that Holy Thing herd of Israel, Thou that leadest Jowhich shall be born of thee, shall (seph like & sheep, Thou that sittest

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