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liver us not up wholly, for thy name's sake, neither disannul thou thy covenant: and cause not thy mercy to depart from us, for thy beloved Abraham's sake, for thy servant Isaac's sake, and for thy holy Israel's sake; to whom thou hast spoken and promised, that thou wouldest multiply their seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that lieth upon the sea-shore. For we, O Lord, are become less than any nation, and are kept under this day in all the world because of our sins. Neither is there at this time prince, or prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before thee, and to find mercy. Nevertheless in a contrite heart and a humble spirit let us be accepted. Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs so let our sacrifice be in thy sight this day, and grant that they may wholly go after thee: for they shall not be confounded that put their trust in thee. And now we follow thee with all our heart, we fear thee, and seek thy face. Put us not to shame: but deal with us after thy loving kindness, and according to the multitude of thy mercies. Deliver us also according to thy marvellous works, and give glory to thy name, O Lord and let all them that do thy servants hurt be ashamed; and let them be confounded

in all their power and might, and let their strength be broken; and let them know that thou art Lord, the only God, and glorious over the whole world.

The Song of the Three Holy Children, Apocrypha.

Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever. And blessed is thy glorious and holy name and to be praised and exalted above all for ever. Blessed art thou in the temple of thine holy glory and to be praised and glorified above all for ever. Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the cherubims: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

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ed art thou on the glorious throne of thy kingdom and to be praised and glorified above all for ever. Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven and above all to be praised and glori fied for ever. O all ye works of the Lord bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; praise and

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exalt him above all for ever. O all ye waters that be above the heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever. O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O every shower and dew, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O all ye winds, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye dews and storms of snow, bless ye the Lord praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye ice and cold, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. Oye frost and snow, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lard; praise and exalt him above all for ever. O let the earth bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye mountains and

little hills, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O all ye things that grow on the earth, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye fountains, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye seas and rivers, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him O all ye fowls of the air, praise and exalt him above beasts and cattle, bless ye

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O Israel, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever: for he hath delivered us from hell, and saved us from the hand of death, and

delivered us out of the midst of the furnace and burning flame: even out of the midst of the fire hath he delivered us. O give thanks unto the Lord, because he is gracious: for his mercy endureth for ever. O all ye that worship the Lord, bless the God of gods, praise him, and give him thanks for his mercy endureth for ever.

Selected from Habbakkuk, ch. I. 2.

O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me ini. quity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgement doth never go forth for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgement proceedeth. Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgement; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: * 6

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