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ance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quictness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. St Peter. iii. 8.
love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto calleci, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and fee good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him eschew evil, and do good ; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his cars are open unto their prayers : but the face of the Lord is against them thap do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good ? But and if ye luffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled ; but fanctify the Lord God in
The Gospel. St Luke v. I. T came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to
hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of GenneSareth ; and saw two ships standing by the lake : but the filhermen were gone out of them, and were washing their
And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land : and he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto
PA RA PHRASE.
On the COLLECT for the fifth Sunday after Trinity. O God, who hait prepared for those who are devoted to thy fervice, things which neither eye hath seen, nor ear hath heard, nor have entered into the heart of man to conceive, (1 Cor. ii. 9.) we beseech thee to pour into our hearts fo fincere a love of thee, that we preferring thee before all things, may carefully acquit ourselves of all that thou halt commanded, that we may obtain the promised reward of eternal life, which is so great as to exceed all other wishes; this we beg for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Chrik. Amen,
Simon, Lanch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake. And they beckened unto their partners which were in the other thip, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a finful man, O Lord. For he was aftonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James and John the fons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
Tbe fixib Sunday after Trinity.
good things as pafs man's understanding ; Pour into our hearts fuch love toward thee, that we loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Rom. vi.
3. NOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into
we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of lin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve fin. For he that is dead, is freed from fin. Now if
we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; knowing, that Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto fin : but alive unto God, through Jesus Chriit our Lord.
The Gospel. S: Marth. v. 20. ESUS said unto his disciples, Except your righteousness
shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharifees, ye shall in no cale enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard, chat it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever Mall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. But I fay unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment : and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall fay, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought againit thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and-go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him ; left at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing
The Seventh Sunday after Trinity.
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PAR A P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, whose omnipotence enables thee, and whole goodness disposes thes, to supply thy creatures with all good things, we beseech thee that
of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same, through Jelus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. I y
of your felh : for as ye have yielded your members fervants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity ; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness, unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of fin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now alhained ? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become fervants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death : but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Gospel. St Mark viii. 1. 'N those days the multitude being very great, and having saich unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, becaule they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send them away fafting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground : and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them : and they did fet them before the people. And they had a few snall fishes, and he blessed, and commanded to
PA RA P H R AS E toou wouldīt implant in our hearts, by the influence of thy holy fpirit, a fincere love of thee, which may make those seeds of religion which thou mayst find in us, to spring up and to flourish and bring to perfection all that may tend to piety and goodness, and enable us to consinue all our lives in the contant practice of the duties of relgion ; and this we beg for Jesus Christ his fake. Amen.
set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled ? and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thoufand; and he sent them away.
The eight Sunday after Trinity.
things both in heaven and earth ; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Rom. viii. 12. B
Rethren we are debtors, not to the Aesh, to live after but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear : but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs : heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if fo be that we fuffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
The Gospel. St Matth. vii. 15.
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits ; Do men gather grapes of
PA RA PHRASE.
Or the COLLECT for the eight Sunday after. Triniry. O God, whose ever watchful providence does superintend and regulate all things in heaven and earth, we beseech thee to preserve us from all africtions and calamities, and to afford us whatever may be beneficial to our fpiritual or temporal affairs; and this we beg for the sake of our blesled Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.