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mercy; by thee prepared for that banquet of the bread and wine of angels.
By thee the priesthood is conferred and perfected; by thy holy unction we are governed, sanctified, and renewed.
ir in the Church be any wisdom or knowledge; if any real sanctity or decent order;
If any faith in the mysteries of religion; if any hope of ererlasting salvation ;
If any love of God, as our sovereign bliss; if any charity one towards another;
All flows from thee and thy free grace ; 0 thou boundless source of eternal mercy!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
The LESSON.–From ACTS ii. 1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now, when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Thus were the words of the prophets fulfilled, and the promises of our Saviour performed, and the faith of the Church miraculously begun. Alleluja.
O may it still go on, and increase and multiply, till every nation speak in their own tongue, the wonderful works of God.
Govern, O blessed Spirit, the Church thou hast so wonderfully established; govern it with thy special grace; and always preserve it in obedience to thee, and us in obedience to it. Alleluja. 0 may
it still go on, and increase and multiply, till every nation speak in their own tongue, the wonderful works of God. Come, Holy Spirit, the free Dispenser of all graces, visit the hearts of thy faithful servants, and replenish them with thy sacred inspirations.
Illuminate our understandings, inflame our affections, and sanctify all the faculties of our souls.
That we may know, and love, and constantly do the things that belong to our everlasting peace.
Come, mild and holy Dove,
Descend into our breast;
For ever dwell and rest.
Come, and spread o'er our heads
Thy soft ail-cheering wing;
And to thee praises sing.
Our better life of grace;
To run and win our race.
We'll love thee, then, blest Guide;
But thou inust give that love:
But thou our prayers must move.
One, co-eternal three;
Co-equal glory be.
U GOD, who didst miraculously send down thy Holy Ghost; to supply the absence of thy Son, to comfort his desponding followers, and instruct them in all things necessary to their great work, the conversion of the world ; grant, we humbly beseech theé, that the same Holy Spirit which filled them with flaming and unconquerable zeal, may descend into our hearts, exciting our love, our joy, our zeal; and enabling us to bring forth those fruits of grace which are the only evidence of his blessed presence with us ; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who, with thee, in the unity of the same blessed Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen. Our Father, &c.
(Add the Collect for the Day.]
OFFICE. FOR THE EVENING.
THE PSALM. Come, O my soul, with all thy faculties and affections ; come, and prostrate, adore the eternal Spirit
He never will forsake us, if we chase him not away; but will guide and comfort us with his holy inspirations.
Come thou to us, blest Spirit of truth; and govern our lives with thy holy maxims.
Deliver us from the spirit of profaneness and infidelity; from the spirit of error, and heresy, and schism.
Deliver us from the spirit of pride and avarice; from the spirit of anger, and sloth, and envy.
Deliver us from the spirit of drunkenness and gluttony; from the spirit of lust, wantonness, and impurity.
Vouchsafe to us the spirit of fortitude; the spirit of temperance, and justice, and prudence;
The spirit of wisdom, and understanding, and counsel ; the spirit of knowledge, and piety, and fear of thee;
The spirit of peace, and patience, and benignity; the spirit of humility, sobriety, and chastity.
O thou, who never deniest thy favours, except we first deny our obedience,
Thou, who art often near us, when we are far from thee; often ready to grant when we are unmindful to ask;
Refuse not, O Lord, to hear us, now when we call upon thee; and make us still hear thee, when thou callest to us.
Fill our understandings with the knowledge of such truths as may fix them on thee, the eternal Verity.
Inure our wills to embrace such objects as may unite them unto thee, the sovereign Goodness.
Let not our faith grow wild with superfluous branches; nor be stripped into a naked and fruitless trunk.
Let not our hope swell up to rash presumption ; nor shrink away into doubt and despair.
Let not our charity be cooled into a careless indifference; nor heated into a furious zeal.
Suffer us not obstinately to persist in any known wickedness; nor maliciously to oppose any known truth.
But above all, suffer us not, O thou blessed and Holy Spint to resist and quench thy holy inspirations.
Have mercy upon us, and govern us in our life; have mercy upon us, and save us in our death.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The LESSON.-From GALATIANS V. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be de. sirous of vain-glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
We are not our own, but the temples of the Holy Ghost; let us dedicate ourselves entirely to his service.
Blessed be thy name, O holy Spirit of God, who dividest thy gifts to every one as thou pleasest, and workest all in all.
In thee our sorrows have a Comforter to allay them; and our sins an Advocate to plead for them.
In thee our ignorances have a Guide to direct them; and our frailties a Confirmer to strengthen them; and all our wants a God to relieve them.
Creator Spirit, by whose aid
Immortal honours, endless same,
O ALMIGHTY God, and Father of all mercies, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men, and who didst in the beginning, powerfully instruct, and graciously lead thy faithful servants, in a most eminent manner, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us, by the same Spirit, to have a right judgment in all things that are necessary to our salvation, and refusing, for the sake thereof, the comforts and pleasures of this world, continually to rejoice in his holy consolation. Give us, we beseech thee, the spirit of wisdom, and understanding, and counsel, that, by the inspiration thereof, we may think those things that are good and suitable for us ; the spirit of faith, fortitude, and power, that, by the guidance thereof, we may perform the same, in a manner most acceptable unto thee. Give us the spirit of prayer and supplication, that we may adore thee in spirit, with reverence, steadfastness and perseverance. O confirm us by this spirit, when we are weak; restore us by it when we go astray from thee ; let thy grace prevent our falling by its power, and let thy mercy lift us up when we are down. Govern our senses, inspire our thoughts, guard our words, direct all our actions to thy glory; let thy Holy Spirit be unto us a spirit of patience under all crosses, and in all provocations; a spirit of trust and steadfast repose in thy care and providence; a spirit of forgiveness to our enemies; a spirit of mildness, contentment, and humility. To thee, we offer our whole spirit, soul, and body, and all that we are, and all that we have, to be entirely devoted unto thee. Keep us always safe from both our visible and invisible enemies; for the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who, being ascended into the heavens, left us not comfortless, but, according to his word, sent us this holy Comforter to abide with us to the end: To whom, therefore, with thee, and this our blessed Lord and Saviour, be all honour and glory, power, might, and dominion, in all the Churches of the Saints, and by all the host of the blessed. from this time forth and for evermore. Amen.
Our Father, &c.