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tions and generations on them that fear him.

SELECTION 36

Luke 2.

born son;

John 3.

CHRISTMAS

And she brought forth her firstJohn i. In the beginning was the Word,

And she wrapped him in swadand the Word was with God, and

dling clothes, and laid him in a the Word was God.

manger. The same was in the beginning

Because there was no room for with God.

them in the inn. And the Word was made flesh, and

And there were shepherds in dwelt among us, and we beheld his

the same country abiding in the glory.

field, The glory as of the only begot. And keeping watch by night over ten from the Father, full of

their flock. grace and truth.

And an angel of the Lord stood

by them, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

And the glory of the Lord shone

round about them: That whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have

And they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, everlasting life.

Fear not;
Matt. 1.
And thou shalt call his name Jesus;

For behold, I bring you good for it is he that shall save his peo tidings of great joy which shall ple from their sins.

be to all the people: Luke 1.

For unto you is born this day in My soul doth magnify the Lord,

the city of David a Saviour, who is and my spirit hath rejoiced in

Christ the Lord. God my Saviour.

And this is the sign unto you: For he hath looked upon the low Ye shall find a babe wrapped in estate of his handmaiden:

swaddling clothes, and lying in Forbehold, from henceforth

a manger. all generations shall call me

And suddenly there was with the blessed.

angel a multitude of the heavenly For he that is mighty hath done to host praising God, and saying, me great things; and holy is his Glory to God in the highest, and name.

on earth peace, good will toward And his mercy is unto genera men.

Zech. 9.

let them go.

Loose him, and bring him. And SELECTION 37

if any one say unto you, Why

do ye this? PALM SUNDAY

Say ye, the Lord hath need of Is. 62.

him; Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed

And straightway he will send unto the end of the world,

him back hither. Say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold thy salvation cometh. And they went away, and found

a colt tied at the door without in Behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

the open street; and they loose

him. And they shall call them the holy people, the redeemed of the And certain of them that stood Lord.

there said unto them, what do

ye, loosing the colt? Rejoice greatly, O daughter of

And they said unto them even as Zion; behold, thy King cometh

Jesus had commanded : and they unto thee: He is just and having salvation;

And they bring the colt unto lowly, and riding upon an ass.

Jesus, and cast on him their And he shall speak peace unto the garments; and he sat upon him. nations.

And many spread their garments And in that day thou shalt say,

upon the way; and others branches, I will give thanks unto thee, O

which they had cut from the fields. Lord.

And they that went before, and Behold, God is my salvation; I

they that followed, cried, Howill trust, and will not be afraid.

sanna; Blessed is he that com

eth in the name of the Lord: Mark II.

And when they came nigh to Blessed be the Kingdom of our
Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and father David,
Bethany, at the mount of Olives,

That cometh in the name of the He sendeth two of his disciples, Lord: Hosanna in the highest. and saith unto them,

And he entered into Jerusalem, Go your way into the village into the temple; that is over against you:

And when he had looked round And straightway as ye enter into about upon all things, it being it. ye

shall find a colt tied, whereon now eventide, he went out unto no man ever yet sat;

Bethany with the twelve.

Is. 12.

Is. 53

As a lamb that is led to the slaugh

ter, and as a sheep that before its SELECTION 38

shearers is dumb; so he opened not GOOD FRIDAY

his mouth.

He was taken from prison and Who hath believed our report? from judgment: and who shall and to whom hath the arm of the declare his generation? Lord been revealed ?

For he was cut off out of the land For he grew up before him as a of the living for the transgression tender plant, and as a root out of of my people was he stricken. a dry ground;

And they made his grave with He hath no form nor comeliness; the wicked, and with a rich man and when we see him, there is no

in his death; beauty that we should desire him. Although he had done no violence,

He was despised, and rejected neither was any deceit in his of men; a man of sorrows, and mouth. acquainted with grief:

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise And we hid as it were our faces him; he hath put him to grief: from him; he was despised and we

When thou shalt make his soul an esteemed him not.

offering for sin, he shall see his Surely he hath borne our griefs, seed, he shall prolong his days, and carried our sorrows:

And the pleasure of the Lord Yet we did esteem him stricken,

shall prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the travail of his smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our

soul, and shall be satisfied:

By the knowledge of himself transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:

shall my righteous servant jus

tify many: and he shall bear The chastisement of our peace was

their iniquities. upon him; and with his stripes we

Therefore will I divide him a porare healed.

tion with the great, All we like sheep have gone And he shall divide the spoil astray; we have turned every

with the strong; one to his own way;

Because he poured out his soul And the Lord hath laid on him the

unto death, and was numbered with iniquity of us all.

the transgressors: He was oppressed, yet when he Yet he bare the sin of many, was afflicted he opened not his and made intercession for the mouth;

transgressors.

I Cor. 15.

earthy: the second man is the SELECTION 39

Lord from heaven.
EASTER

As is the earthy, such are they also

that are earthy: Now is Christ risen from the dead, And as is the heavenly, such are and become the first fruits of them they also that are heavenly. that slept.

Now flesh and blood cannot inFor as in Adam all die, even so herit the kingdom of God;

in Christ shall all be made alive. Neither doth corruption inherit As we have borne the image of the

incorruption. earthy, we shall also bear the im- Behold, I shew you a mystery; we age of the heavenly.

shall not all sleep, but we shall all There are also celestial bodies be changed. and bodies terrestrial:

For this corruptible must put on But the glory of the celestial is incorruption, and this mortal one, and the glory of the terres- must put on immortality. trial is another.

But when this corruptible shall There is one glory of the sun, have put on incorruption, and this and another glory of the moon, mortal shall have put on immor

and another glory of the stars; tality, For one star differeth from an

Then shall be brought to pass other star in glory.

the saying that is written, death So also is the resurrection of the

is swallowed up in victory. dead.

O death, where is thy sting? It is sown in corruption; it is raised O grave, where is thy victory? in incorruption:

The sting of death is sin; and the It is sown in dishonor, it is strength of sin is the law: raised in glory:

But thanks be to God, which It is sown in weakness, it is raised giveth us the victory through

our Lord Jesus Christ. It is sown a natural body, it is Wherefore, my beloved brethren, raised a spiritual body.

be ye stedfast, unmoveable, alHowbeit that is not first which is ways abounding in the work of

the Lord. spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual. Forasmuch as ye know that our The first man is of the earth,

labor is not in vain in the Lord.

in power :

in me.

Even as the Father hath loved SELECTION 40

me, I also have loved you:

abide ye in my love. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

If ye keep my commandments, ye John 15.

shall abide in my love; I am the true vine, and my Father

Even as I have kept my Fathis the husbandman.

er's commandments, and abide Every branch in me that bear

in his love. eth not fruit, he taketh it away:

These things have I spoken unto And every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may

you, that my joy may be in you,

and that your joy may be fulfilled. bear more fruit.

This is my commandment, that Already ye are clean because of

love one another, even as I the word which I have spoken

ye

have loved you. unto you.

Greater love hath no man than this Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of it

that a man lay down his life for

his friends. self, except it abide in the vine;

Ye are my friends, if ye do the No more can ye, except ye abide

things which I command you.

Henceforth I call you not servI am the vine, ye are the branches :

ants; for the servant knoweth not He that abideth in me and I in

what his lord doeth: him, the same beareth much

But I have called you friends; fruit:

for all things that I heard from For without me ye can do noth

my Father I have made known ing.

unto you. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is

Ye have not chosen me, but I have withered;

chosen you, and ordained you, that And men gather them, and cast

ye should go and bear fruit, and them into the fire, and they are

that your fruit should remain: burned.

That whatsoever ye shall ask of If ye abide in me, and my words

the Father in my name, he may abide in you, ask whatsoever

give it you. ye will, and it shall be done unto And ye also bear witness, because you.

ye have been with me from the Herein is my Father glorified, that beginning. ye bear much fruit; and so shall These things I command you, ye be my disciples.

that ye may love one another.

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