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3 Holy Spirit, breath of balm,

Fall on us in evening's calm;
Yet awhile, before we sleep,
We with thee will vigils keep.
Lead us on our sins to muse,

Give us truest penitence;
Then the love of God infuse,

Breathing humble confidence;
Melt our spirits, mould our will,

Soften, strengthen, comfort still.
4 Blessèd Trinity, be near

Through the hours of darkness drear;
Then, when shrinks the lonely heart,
Thou, O God, most present art.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Watch o’er our defenceless head;
Let thy angels' guardian bost

Keep all evil from our bed ;
Till the flood of morning rays

Wake us to a song of praise." 32 Thou wilt keep him in perfect

peace, whose mind [10s. is stayed on thee.- Isa. xxvi. 3. 1 PEACE, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin ?

The blood of Jesus whispers peace within. 2 Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties press’d?

To do the will of Jesus, this is rest. 3 Peace, perfect peace,with sorrows surging round?

On Jesus' bosom nought but calm is found. 4 Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?

In Jesus' keeping we are safe and they. 5 Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?

Jesus we know, and he is on the throne. 6 Peace, perfect peace,death shadowing us and ours?

Jesus has vanquish'd death and all its powers. 7 It is enough: earth's struggles soon shall cease,

And Jesus call us to heaven's perfect peace.

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THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS THIS : THAT WE WORSHIP

ONE GOD IN TRINITY, AND TRINITY IN UNITY." 33 They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, [P.M.

holy.—Rev. iv. 8. 1 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,

Early in the morning our song shall rise to

thee;

Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and Mighty,

God in Three Persons, Blessèd Trinity. 2 Holy, holy, holy ! all the saints adore thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the

glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 3 Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,

Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may Only thou art holy: there is none beside thee Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

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, 4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth,

and sky, and sea : Holy, holy, holy ! Merciful and Mighty,

God in Three Persons, Blessèd Trinity.

not see,

34 One cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, [D. 8s. 7s.

holy.--Isa. vi, 3.
1 Bright the vision that delighted

Once the sight of Judah's seer;
Sweet the countless tongues united

To entrance the prophet's ear.
Round the Lord in glory seated,

Cherubim and seraphim
Fill'd his temple, and repeated

Each to each the alternate hymn :2 “Lord, thy glory fills the heaven,

Earth is with its fulness stored ;

Unto thee be glory given,

Holy, holy, holy Lord.”
Heaven is still with glory ringing,

Earth takes up the angels' cry-
“Holy, holy, holy," --singing,

“Lord of hosts, the Lord most high.” 3 With his seraph train before him,

With his boly Church below,
Thus conspire we to adore him,

Bid we thus our anthem flow :
Thus, thy glorious name confessing,

We adopt thy angels' cry,
"Holy, holy, holy,"_blessing

“ Thee, the Lord of hosts most high."

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The Litany. “LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US." 35 In that he himself hath suffered being tempted,

he is able to succour them that are tempted.

-Heb. ii. 18.
1 Saylour, when in dust to thee

Low we bow the adoring knee;
When, repentant, to the skies
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes;
O by all thy pains and woe
Suffer'd once for man below,
Bending from thy throne on high,

Hear our solemn litany.
2 By thy helpless infant years,

By thy life of want and tears,
By thy days of sore distress
In the savage wilderness;
By the dread mysterious hour
of the insulting tempter's power,
Turn, O turn a favouring eye,
Hear our solemn litany.

3 By the sacred griefs that wept

O’er the grave where Lazarus slept ;
By the boding tears that flow'd
Over Salem's loved abode;
By the anguisk'd sigh that told
Treachery lurk’d within thy fold :
From thy seat above the sky,

Hear our solemn litany.
4 By thine hour of dire despair ;

By thine agony of prayer;
By the cross, the nail, the thorn,
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn ;
By the gloom that veil'd the skies
O'er the dreadful Sacrifice;
Listen to our humble cry,

Hear our solemn litany.
5 By thy deep expiring groan;

By the sad sepulchral stone;
By the vault, whose dark abode
Held in vain the rising God :
O from earth to heaven restored,
Mighty re-ascended Lord,
Listen, listen to the cry
Of our solemn litany."

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Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Mark x. 47.

1 WHEN our heads are bow'd with woe,

When our bitter tears o'erflow,
When we mourn the lost, the dear,

Jesu, Son of David,” hear.
2 Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn ;

Thou our mortal griefs hast borne;
Thou hast shed the human tear r;

“Jesu, Son of David,” hear.
3 Thou hast bow'd the dying head;

Thou the blood of life hast shed;

Thou hast fill'd a mortal bier ;

Jesu, Son of David,” hear. 4 When the heart is sad within

With the thought of all its sin;
When the spirit shrinks with fear,

"Jesu, Son of David,” hear.
5 Thou the shame, the grief hast known;
Though the sins were not thine own;
Thou hast deign'd their load to bear :

“ Jesu, Son of David,” hear. 6 Thou hast pass'd through death's dark shade;

Thou hast full atonement made;
Thou to God's right hand art near :

“Jesu, Son of David,” hear. 37 Hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. [7s. 5.

Lam. iii. 56.
1 LORD of mercy and of might,

Of mankind the life and light,
Maker, Teacher infinite,

Jesu, hear and save.
2 Who, when sin's primeval doom

Gave creation to the tomb,
Didst not scorn a virgin's womb,

Jesu, hear and save.
3 Strong Creator, Saviour mild,

Humbled to a mortal child,
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled,

Jesu, hear and save.
4 Throned above celestial things,

Borne aloft on angels' wings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings,

Jesu, hear and save.
5 Soon to come to earth again,

Judge of angels and of men,
Hear us now, and hear us then,

Jesu, hear and save.'

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