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Praise be to FATHER, praise to Son,

Blest SPIRIT, praise to Thee;
Glory to God--the Three in One,

To God-the One in Three.

“And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterwards an hungered.” 53. Now with the slow revolving year,

Again the Fast we greet,
Which in its mystic circle moves,

Of forty days complete.
That Fast, by Law and Prophets taught,

By JESUS CHRIST restor'd,
JESUS, of seasons and of times,

The Maker and the LORD.
Henceforth more sparing let us be

Of food, of words, of sleep;
Henceforth beneath a stricter guard

The roving senses keep.
And let us shun whatever things

Distract the careless heart;
And let us shut the soul against

The tyrant Tempter's art;
And weep before the Judge, and strive

His vengeance to appease ;
Saying to Him with contrite voice,

Upon our bended knees :
“ Much have we sinn'd, O LORD! and still

We sin each day we live ;
Yet pour Thy pity from on high,

And of Thy grace forgive.
“Remember that we still are Thine,

Though of a fallen frame,
And take not from us in Thy wrath

The glory of Thy Name.

“ Undo past evil ; grant us, LORD,

More grace to do aright
So may we now and ever find

Acceptance in Thy sight.”
Blest Trinity in Unity!

Vouchsafe us, in Thy love,
To gather from these fasts below

Immortal fruit above.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins." 54. THE solemn season calls us now

A holy fast to keep;
And see within the temple how

Both priest and people weep.
But come not there with tears alone,

Or outward form of prayer,
But let it in thy heart be known

That penitence is there.
We smite the breast, we weep in vain,

In vain in ashes mourn,
Unless with penitential pain,

The smitten soul be torn.
0, let us, then, with heartfelt grief,

Draw near unto our God,
And pray to Him to'grant relief,

And stay the uplifted rod.
O Righteous Judge, if Thou wilt deign

To grant us all we need,
We pray for time to turn again,

For grace to turn indeed.
Blest Trinity in Unity!

Vouchsafe us, in Thy love,
To gather from these fasts below,

Immortal fruit above.

“Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” 55. The darkness fleets, and joyful earth

Welcomes the new-born day;
JESU, true Sun of human souls,

Shed in our souls Thy ray.
Thou Who dost give the accepted time,

Give tears to purify,
Give flames of love to burn our hearts

As victims unto Thee.
That fountain, whence our sins have flowed,

Shall soon in tears distil,
If but Thy penitential grace

Subdue the stubborn will.
Eternal Trinity, to Thee

Let earth's vast fabric bend;
While evermore from souls renewed,

New hymns of praise ascend.

I am the light of the world.”
56. O CHRIST! that art the Light and Day,

Who shed'st through night Thy searching ray,
Who Very Light of light art known,
And Heaven's own Light to earth hast shown;
All-holy LORD, to Thee we bend,
Thy servants through this night defend,
O grant us, LORD, in Thee to rest,
Our night with quiet slumbers blest.
Let not the sleep of death oppress,
Nor deadly foe our souls possess,
Nor yielding flesh consent within,
To make us in Thy presence sin.
Let but the eyes light slumber take,
The heart to Thee be aye awake,
Be Thy Right Hand upheld above,
Tby servants resting in Thy love.

Our Sun and Shield, behold from high,
Bid all the powers of darkness fly,
Thy servants guard and guide for good,
The purchase of Thy precious Blood.
Remember us, dear LORD, we pray,
In this frail body's laggard clay,
Who dost the immortal soul defend,
Be with us, SAVIOUR, to the end.
To God, the Eternal Three in One,
To FATHER, and Co-equal Son,
And Holy Ghost, all glory be,
Now and through all eternity.

“Obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.' 57. In the LORD's atoning grief

Be our rest and sweet relief;
Store we deep in heart's recess
All the shame and bitterness.
Thorns, and cross, and nails, and lance,
Wounds, our treasure that enhance,
Vinegar, and gall, and reed,
And the pang His soul that freed :
May these all our spirits sate,
And with love inebriate;
In our souls plant virtue's root,
And mature its glorious fruit.
Crucified ! we Thee adore,
Thee with all our hearts implore,
Us with saintly bands unite
In the realms of heavenly light.
CHRIST! by coward hands betrayed,
Christ! for us a captive made,
CHRIST! upon the bitter tree
Slain for man, be praise to Thee.

“Have mercy upon me, O LORD, Thou Son of David." 58. SAVIOUR, when in dust to Thee

Low we bend the adoring, knee;
When, repentant, to the skies
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes,
O by all Thy Pains and Woe,
Suffered once for man below:
Bending from Thy Throne on high,
Hear our solemn litany!
By Thy Birth and early Years,
By Thy Life of want and tears,
By Thy Fasting and distress
In the lonely wilderness,
By Thy Victory in the hour
of the subtle Tempter's power :-
Jesus, look with pitying eye,
Hear our solemn litany!
By the sacred griefs that wept
O'er the grave where Lazarus slept;
By Thy bitter Tears that flowed
Over Salem's loved abode;
By the anguished sigh that told
Treason lurked within Thy fold :-
JESUS, look with nitving eye,
Hear our solemn litany!
By Thine agony of grief,
By Thy pleading for relief,
By the purple robe of scorn,
By Thy Wounds, Thy Crown of Thorn,
Cross and Passion, Pangs and Cries,
By Thy perfect Sacrifice;
JESUS, look with pitying eye,
Hear our solemn litany!
By Thy deep expiring Groan,
By the seald sepulchral stone,
By Thy Triumph o'er the grave,
By Thy Power from death to save ;-

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