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deep ; in journeyings often ; and the thorns sprang up with in perils of waters; in perils it, and choaked it; and other of robbers ; in perils by mine fell on good ground and sprang own countrymen; in perils up and bare fruit an hundred by the heathen; in perils in fold. And when he had said the city; in perils in the wil- these things, he cried, He that derness ; in perils in the sea; hath ears to hear, let him hear. in perils among false brethren; And his disciples asked him, in weariness and painfulness ; saying, What might this pa: in watchings often; in hunger rable bę? And he said, Unto and thirft, in fastings often; you it is given to know the in cold and nakedness; besides mysteries of the kingdom of those things that are without, God: but to others in parathat which cometh upon me bles; that seeing they might daily, the care of all the not see, and hearing they Churches. Who is weak, and might not understand. Now I am not weak ; who is of the parable is this: the feed fended, and I burn not; If I is the word of God. Those must needs glory, I will glory by the way-side are they that of the things which concern hear; then cometh the devil, mine infirmities. The God and taketh away the word out and Father of our Lord Jesus of their hearts, left they should Christ, which is blessed for believe and be saved. They evermore, knoweth that I lie on the rock are they, which, not.

when they hear, receive the The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4. have no root, which for a

word with joy; and these HEN much people while believe, and in time of

were gathered toge- temptation fall away. ther, and were come to him that which fell among thorns out of every city, he spake by are they, which when they a parable : A lower went out have heard, go forth, and are to fow his feed; and as he choaked with cares, and richsowed, some fell by the way- es, and pleasures of this life, fide, and it was trodden down, and bring no fruit to perfec, and the fowls of the air de- tion. But that on the good voured it; and some fell upon ground are they, which, in a rock, and as soon as it was an honest and good heart, sprung up it withered away, having heard the word, keep because it lacked moisture; it, and bring forth fruit with and some fell among thorns, patience,

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The Sunday called Quinquagefi- 'not easily provoked; thinketh ma, or the next Sunday before no evil; rejoiceth not in iniLent.

quity, but rejoiceth in the The Colleet.

truth; beareth all things, be

lieveth all things, hopeth all Lord, who haft taught things, endureth all things,

us that all our doings Charity never faileth : but without charity are nothing whether there be prophecies, worth ; send thy Holy Ghost, they shall fail; whether there and pour into our hearts that be tongues, they shall cease ; most excellent gift of charity, whether there be knowledge, the very bond of peace, and it shall vanish away. For we of all virtues ; without which, know in part, and we prophefy whosoever liveth is counted in part. But when that which dead before thee: Grant this is perfe& is come, then that for thine only Son Jesus which is in part shall be done Christ's fake. Amen.

away. When I was a child, I The Epiffle. i Cor. xiii. 1.

spake as a child, I understood

as a child, I thought as a HOUGH I speak with child; but when I became a

the tongues of men and man, I put away childish of angels, and have not cha. things. For now we fee Tity, I am become as founding through a glass darkly; but : brass or a tinkling cymbal : then face to face : now I know And though I have the gift of in part; but then shall I know, prophecy, and understand all even as also I am known. And mysteries, and all knowledge; now abideth faith, hope, cháand though I have all faith, rity, these three; but the so that I could remove moun- greatest of these is charity. tains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 31. I bestow all my goods to feed 'HEN Jesus took unto the poor, and though I give him the twelve, and said my body to be burned, and unto thein, Behold, we go up have not charity, it profiteth to Jerusalem, and all things me nothing. Charity fuffer- that are written by the proeth long, and is kind; charity phets concerning the Son of envieth not; charity vaunteth man shall be accomplished. not itself; is not puffed up; For he shall be delivered unto doth not behave itfelf unseem- the Gentiles, and shall be ly; sceketh not her own; is mocked, and spitefully en

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treated, and spitted on: And The first Day of Lent, commonly they shall scourge him, and

called Ăp-Wednesday. put him to death; and the

The Colle&t. third day he shall rise again.

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God, was hid from them, neither thing that thou hast made, knew they the things which and doft forgive the sins of all were spoken. And it came those who are penitent; creto pass, that as he was come ate and make in us new and nigh unto Jericho, a certain contrite hearts, that we, worblind man sat by the way-side thily lamenting our fins and begging; and hearing the acknowledging our wretchedmultitude pass by, he asked ness, may obtain of thee, the what it meant. And they told God of all mercy,perfect remishim, that Jesus of Nazareth fion and forgiveness, through pafseth by. And he cried, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. saying, Jesus, thou Son of q This Colle&t is to be read every David, have mercy on me. day in Lent, after the Colleét And they which went before

appointed for the day. rebuked him, that he should hold his peace ; but he cried | At Morning Prayer, the Liso much the more, Thou Son

tany being ended, shall be said of David, have mercy on me.

the following Prayers, immeAnd Jesus stood, and com

diately before the general manded him to be brought

Thanksgiving. unto him : and when he was Lord, we befeech thee, come near, he asked him, say

mercifully hearour praying, What wilt thou that I ers, and spare all those who should do unto thee ? And he confess their fins unto thee; said, Lord, that I may re- that they, whose consciences ceive my fight. And Jesus by sin are accused, by thy mersaid unto him, Receive thy ciful pardon may be absolved, sight; thy faith hath faved through Christ our Lord. thee, And immediately he Amen. received his fight, and follow

merciful Father, who all the people, when they saw hast compassion upon all men, it, gave praise unto God.

and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but ra

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ad him, glorifying God : and O Meft mighty God, and

ther that he should turn froin Hear us, O Lord, for thy merhis sin, and be saved ; merci- cy is great; and after the mulfully forgive us our trespasses; titude of thy mercies look upreceive and comfort us, who on us, through the merits and are grieved and wearied with mediation of thy bleiled Son, the burden of our sins. Thy Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. property is always to have For the Epifle. Joel ii. 12. faincart to forgive fins : Tipare T faithehe Lord, with asi us therefore, good Lord, spare your heart, and with fasting, thy people, whom thou hast and with weeping, and with redeemed enter not into mourning. And rend your judgment with thy servants, heart, and not your garments, who are vile earth, and mise- and turn unto the Lord your rable finners; but so turn God: for he is gracious and thine anger from us, who merciful, flow to anger, and of meekly acknowledge our vile- great kindness

, and repenteth ness, and truly repent us of him of the evil. Who knowour faults; and so make hafte eth if he will return, and reto help us in this world, that pent, and leave a blessing bewe may ever live with thee in hind him, even a meat-offerthe world to come, through ing and a drink-offering unto Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. the Lord your God? Blow the

Tben fhall the People say this trumpet in Zion, fanctify a that followeth, after ibe Mi- fast, call a solemn assembly, nister :

gather the people, fanctify the URN thou us, 'O good congregation, assemble the

Lord, and so shall we be elders, gather the children and turned. Be favourable, O thote that suck the breasts Lord, be favourable to thy let the bridegroom go forth of people, who turn to thee in his chamber, and the bride out weeping, fasting, and praying. of her closet; let the priests, For thou arta merciful God, the minifters of the Lord, full of compassion, long-suffer- weep between the porch and ing, and of great pity. Thou the altar, and let them say, {parest when we deserve pu- Spare thy people, O Lord, and nishment, and in thy wrath give not thine heritage to thinkeft upon mercy. Spare reproach, that the heathen thy people, good Lord, spare should rule over them: wherethem; and let 'not thine heri- fore should they say among the tage be brought to confusion. people, Where is their God?

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HEN ye fast, he not world without end. Amen.

as the hypocrites, of a fad countenance : for they

The Epiftle. 2 Cor. vi. 1. disfigure their faces, that they E then, as workers tomay appear unto men to fast. gether with him, beVerily I say unto you, they seech you also, that ye receive have their reward. But thou not the grace of God in vain : when thou fastest, anoint thine (For he faith, I have heard head, and walh thy face, that thee in a time accepted, and thou appear not unto men to in the day of salvation have I fast, but unto thy Father succoured thee : behold, now which is in secret ; and thy is the accepted time; behold, Father which feeth in secret, now is the day of salvation) shall reward thee openly. Lay giving no offence in any thing, not up for yourselves treasures that the ministry be not upon earth, where moth and blamed; but in all things apTuft doth corrupt, and where proving ourselves as the mithieves break through and nisters of God, in much pasteal : But lay up for your tience, in afflictions, in necesselves treasures in heaven, fities, in diftreffes, in ftripes, where neither moth nor ruft in imprisonments, in tumults, doth corrupt, and where in labours, in watchings, in thieves do not break through fastings; by pureness, by nor steal: For where your knowledge, by long-suffering, treasure is, there will your by kindness, by the Holy heart be also.

Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the

power of God, by the armour The First Sunday in Lent. of righteousness on the right The Colle Et.

hand and on the left, by hoLord, who for our sake nour and dishonour, by evil

didft fast forty days and report and good report; as forty nights ; give us grace to deceivers, and yet true; as use such abstinence, that our unknown, and yet well known; flesh being subdued to the Spi- as dying, and behold we live; sit, we may ever obey thy god- as chaftened, and not killed; ly motions in righteousnefs as sorrowful, yet alway rejoiand true holiness, to thy ho- cing; as poor, yet making nour and glory, who livest and many rich; as having nothing, reignest with the Father and and yet poffeffing all things,

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