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XX.

REMEMBER now thy Creator, in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened : Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern:

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God, who gave it.

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Teacher. In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust :
Pupils. Let me never be put to confusion.
T. Deliver me in thy righteousness :
P. Incline thine ear unto me and save me.
T. For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
P. Thou art my trust from my youth.
T. Cast me not off in the time of old age :
P. Forsake me not when my strength faileth.

T. My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness, mund thy salvation all the day:

P. For I know not the numbers thereof.
T. I will go in the strength of the Lord God:

P. I will make mention of thy righteousness, -ven of thine only.

T. My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I sing unto thee :

P. And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

T. My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long :

P. For they are confounded and brought to shame, that seek my hurt.

T. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:
P. For his mercy endureth for ever.

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In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say to his disciples, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy: For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light, and that, which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed on the house-tops.

And I say unto you, My friends, be not afraid of them, that kill the body, and, after that, have no more, that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear : Fear him, which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell : Yea, I say unto you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Also, I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he, that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God.

And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divider, over you?

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things, which he possesseth.

And he spake a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods : And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ?

So is he, that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.

OUR FATHER, which art in heaven, &c.

REMEMBER thy Creator,

While Youth's fair spring is bright, Before thy cares are greater,

Before comes Age's night;
While yet the sun shines o'er thee,

While stars the darkness cheer,
While life is all before thee,

Thy great Creator fear.

Remember thy Creator,

Ere life resigns its trust, Ere sinks dissolving nature,

And dust returns to dust;
Before with God, who gave it,

The spirit shall appear:
He cries, who died to save it,

“ The great Creator fear.”

My Savior, my almighty Friend,

When I begin thy praise, Where will the growing numbers end,

The numbers of thy grace ?

Thou art my everlasting trust;

Thy goodness I adore :
And since I knew thy graces first,

I speak thy glories more.

Awake, awake, my tuneful powers !

With this delightful song,
I'll entertain the darkest hours,

Nor think the season long.

XXI.

Rejoice lips talk" sheir heart men, neith

• Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them; for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Rejoice not, when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad, when he stumbleth ; lest the Lord see it, and it displease him.

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and, if he be thirsty, give him water to drink ; for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.

1 Teacher. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me :

Pupils. Preserve my soul; 0 thou my God, save thy servant, that trusteth in thee.

T. Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily:

P. Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

T. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive:

P. And plenteous in mercy to all them, that call upon thee.

T. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer :
P. And attend to the voice of my supplications.
T. Teach me thy way, O Lord :

P. I will walk in thy truth : unite my heart to fear thy name.

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