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Shall have few venial faults
to find? The last loud trumpet's
wond'rous sound Must thro’the rending tombs
rebound, And wake the nations under
ground. Nature and death shall with
surprise Behold the pale offender
rise, And view the Judge with
conscious eyes. Then shall with universal
dread, The sacred mystic book be
read, To try the living and the
dead. The judge ascends his aw
ful throne, He makes each secret sin be
known, And all with shame confess
their own. ( then! what intrest shall
I make, To save my last important
stake, When the most just hare
cause to quake! Thou mighty formidable
King! Thou mercy's unexhausted
spring! Some comfortable pity
bring. Forget not what my ransom
cost, Nor let my dear-bought soul
be lost, In sorms of guilly terror
tost. Thon, who for me didst feel
Nil inultum remanebit.
Quid sum, miser, tunc dic
turus, Quein patronum rogaturus, Cum vis justus sit securus? Rex tremende majestatis!
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Salva me fons pietatis.
Redemisti, crucem passus : Whose precious blood the
cross did stain: Tantus labor non sit cassus. Let not those agonies be
vain. Jaste Judex ultionis,
Thou, whom avenging pow'rs
obey, Donum fac remissionis, Cancel my debt (too great
to pay) Ante diem rationis.
Before the said accounting
day. Ingemisco tanquam reus ; Surrounded with amazing
fears; -Culpa rubet vultus meus; Whose load my soul with
anguish bears; Supplicanti parce, Deus. I sigh, I weep: accept my
tears. Qui Mariam absolvisti, Thou, who wast mov'd with
Mary's grief, Et latronem exaudisti, And by absolving of the
thief, Mihi quoque spem dedisti. Hast given me hope, now
give relief. Preces meæ 'non sunt dignæ: Reject my unworthy
prayer, Sed tu bonus fac benigne, Preserve me from the dan
gerous snare, Ne perenni cremer igne. Which death and gaping
bell prepare. Inter oves locum præsta, Give my exalted soul a place Et ab hædis me sequestra, Among the chosen right
band race, Statuens in parte dextra. The sons of God, and heirs
of grace. Confutatis maledictis, From that insatiate abyss, Flammis acribus addictis, Where flames devour and
serpents biss, Voca me cum benedictis. Promote me to thy seat of
bliss, Oro supplex et acclinis, Prostrate, my contrite heart
I rend, Cor contritum quasi cinis, My God, my father, and my
friend: Gere curam mei finis,
Do not forsake me in my end. Lacrymosa dies illa!
Well may they curse their
second birth, Qua resurget ex favilla. Who rise to a surviving Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce Deus: Thou great Creator of man
kind, Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis Let guilty man compassion requiem. Amen.
find. Amen. GOSPEL. John xi. 21. 28. At that time : Mar. tha said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith to her: Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith to him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live. And every one that liveth, and believeth in me, shall not die for ever.' Believest thou this? She saith to him: Yea, Lord, I have believed that thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art come into this world.
OFFERT. Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithfúl departed from the flames of hell, and from the deep pit. Deliver them from the lion's mouth, lest hell swallow them, lest they fall into darkness: and let the standard-bearer, St. Michael, bring them into the holy light: * Which thou promisedst of old to Abraham and his posterity. V. We offer thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of praise and prayers: accept them in behalf of the souls we commemorate this day: and let them pass from death to life. * Which, &c. to V.
SECRET. Have mercy, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the soul of thy servant N. for which we offer this victim of praise, humbly beseeching thy majesty, that by this propitiatory sacrifice he (or she) may arrive at eternal rest. Through.
COMM. Let eternal light shine on them, o Lord, * with thy saints for ever: for thou art merciful. V. Grant them, O Lord, eternal resi:
and let perpetual light shine on them. to V.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that the soul of thy servant, which this day hath departed this life, being purified and freed from sin by this sacrifice, may obtain both forgiveness and eternal rest. Through. On the 3rd, 7th, or 30th Day after Decease, the whole of the foregoing
Mass is said, ercept COLL. Quæsumus. Admit, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant N. (the third, seventh, or thirtieth day) of whose decease wé commemorate, in the fellowship of thy saints, and refresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Through.
SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on the offerings we make for the soul of thy servant N., that being purified by these heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy. Through.
P. COMM. Suscipe. Receive, O Lord, our prayers in behalf of the soul of thy servant N., that if any stains of the corruption of this world still stick to it, they may be washed away by thy forgiving mercy. Through.
ANNIVERSARY MASS for the DEAD.
All as on the Day of Decease or Burial, page 658, except COLL. Deus indulgentiarium. () God, the Lord of mercy, give to the soul (souls) of thy servant ( servants) whose anniversary we commemorate, a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of glory. Through.
LESSON. 2 Mach. xii. 43. 46. In those days : Judas the valiant commander making a gathering, sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem, for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead; thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection. (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.) And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
GOSPEL. John vi. 37. 40. At that time: Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will not cast out. Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. Now this 'is the will of the Father who sent me: that of all that he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again in the last day. And this is the will of my Father who sent me: that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, and I will raise him up in the last day.
SECRET. Favourably hear, O Lord, our humble prayers in behalf of the soul ( souls) of thy servant ( servants), the anniversary of whose death is this day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of praise; that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it (them) to the fellowship of thy saints.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul ( souls) of thy servant (servants) the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both pardon and eternal resta Through.