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Pleading the Oblation of Christ.

AND now, O Father, mindful of the love

That bought us, once for all, on Calvary's tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,

The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look. Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our LORD.
And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal:
Oh, fold them closer to Thy mercy's breast!

Oh, do Thine utmost for their souls' true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.
And so we come; oh, draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill;

In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us never more to part with Thee. Amen.

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TAKE my life, and let it be

Consecrated, LORD, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
Take my heart, it is Thine Own;
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my will, and make it Thine:
It shall be no longer mine.

Take my love; my LORD, I pour
At Thy Feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee. Amen.



A Hymn of Praise.

Who, in bitter pains,
Poured for me the Life-blood
From His sacred veins.
Grace and life eternal
In that Blood I find;
Blest be His compassion,
Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream,
Which from endless torments
Did the world redeem.

Abel's blood for vengeance

Pleaded to the skies;
But the Blood of JESUS
For our pardon cries.
Oft as it is sprinkled

On our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion

Terror-struck departs;
Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel-hosts rejoicing
Make their glad reply.

Lift ye then your voices:
Swell the mighty flood;

Louder still and louder

Praise the precious Blood. Amen.




For Healing Virtue. O LORD Jesu, Who didst heal the woman who touched the hem of Thy garment in the crowd, I would stretch out the hand of faith and touch Thee even now. Oh, let the healing virtue come forth and make me whole; for Thine own mercy's sake. Amen.

For the Sense of Christ's Presence. O LORD Jesu, Who wast known to the two disciples at Emmaus in the breaking of bread, have mercy upon me; open mine eyes that I may see; and make Thyself known to Thine unworthy servant in this breaking of bread. Hear me, O Jesu, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one GOD evermore. Amen.

Against the Besetting Sin.-O merciful Saviour, Who hast compassion on our weakness and didst pray for Thy disciple that his faith might not utterly fail; Have mercy upon me whom Thou knowest to be so often tempted to be , and give me Thy special grace


that this day I may be kept free from all. be very Help me, O LORD, that I fall not, or, if I fall, bring me back quickly to Thee and teach me to love Thee better for Thy tender mercies' sake. Amen.


LIGHT of Light and GoD of GOD, Who didst bow Thy

holy heavens, and descend to earth for the salvation of the world, out of Thy love of man; extend Thine Almighty right hand, and send out Thy blessings on us all. Hallow our bodies and souls by this Sacrifice which we have received, and guide our steps into the paths of righteousness, that we may behave ourselves according to Thy will, and observe Thy commandments and do them all the days of our life, and come to a blessed end, and sing a ceaseless hymn with Thy saints to Thee, and Thy Father, and Thy Holy Spirit.

VE thank Thee, Loving Master, Benefactor of our

heavenly and immortal mysteries. Guide our path aright; establish us in Thy fear; watch over our life; make safe our goings.

T is finished and done, so far as in our power, Christ our GOD, the mystery of Thy dispensation. For we have held remembrance of Thy death, we have seen the figure of Thy resurrection, we have been filled with Thy endless life, we have enjoyed Thy uncloying dainties; which graciously vouchsafe all of us, in the world to come.


EHOLD, LORD, I now have Thee, Who hast all things; I possess Thee, who possessest all things and canst do all things. Therefore, O my GOD and my All, do Thou wean my heart from all other things beside Thee, for in them there is nothing but vanity and vexation of spirit. May my heart be fixed in Thee alone, may my rest be in Thee alone, for in Thee is my treasure-in Thee is the sovereign Truth, true happiness, and everlasting Life.




LORD, I beseech Thee, let this most excellent Sacrifice which I have this day joined in pleading and presenting before Thee be accepted of Thee for the remission of my sins and those of the whole world. By It do Thou restore all the ruined places of my soul, and supply all my need. By It do Thou mortify in me whatever displeaseth Thee, and make me a man after Thine own heart. By It do Thou conform my whole spirit and soul and body unto the Spirit and Soul and Body of the holy manhood of Thy Son, and enlighten me wholly by the Light of His Perfect Godhead. By It vouchsafe that I may be established in Thee, may love Thee perfectly and perseveringly, and be closely united with Thee, being wholly transformed into His image to the glory of His Holy Name, which is called upon us. Through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.

OOK, gracious Father, on the Face of Thine Anointed,

and forasmuch as this is Thy Beloved Son, in Whom Thou art evermore well pleased, Who now is most closely united unto me, I humbly entreat that Thou wouldest look upon me also with the eyes of Thy mercy. Under His guardianship and protection, under the shadow of His merits I appear before Thee, that as Thou lookest chiefly upon Him, Thou mayest also favorably look on me who belong unto Him as His servant for ever. Grant this for His sake. Amen.

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