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Be ours to inark His portrait fair

Whom thy recording pencil drew;
Be ours to mark thy faithful care,

To his divine commandments true;

To note thy life; to see thee fling

The beams of sacred truth abroad;
And soar with thee on eagle wing,

And view unblamed the throne of God.

And

may our faith, blest Saint, like thine
By love to God and man be proved ;
That we in some degree may shine,
Disciples by our Master loved.”

BP. MANT,

ANOTHER.

“Peter, seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me." John xxi. 21, 22.

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Or armed in his station wait
Till his Lord be at the gate;

Whether in his lonely course,

(Lonely, not forlorn) he stay, Or with love's supporting force

Cheat the toil and cheer the way; Leave it all in his high hand, Who doth hearts as streams command.

Gales from heaven, if so he will,

Sweeter melodies can wake, On the lonely mountain rill,

Than the meeting waters make. Who hath the Father and the Son May be left, — but not alone.

Sick or healthful, slave or free,

Wealthy, or despised and poor, What is that to him or thee,

So his love to Christ endure ? When the shore is won at last, Who will count the billows past ?

Only, since our souls will shrink

At the touch of natural grief, When our earthly loved ones sink,

Lend us, Lord, thy sure relief;
Patient hearts their pain to see,
And thy grace to follow thee.

KEBLE.

*“The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord as the rivers of water; he turneth it whithersoever he will.” Prod.

SAINT MATTHIAS'S DAY.

FEBRUARY 24.

COLLECT. O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve apostles; grant that thy Church, being always preserved from false apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN.

Who is God's chosen priest ?
He who on Christ stands waiting day and night,
Who traced his holy steps, nor ever ceased,

From Jordan banks to Bethphage height;

Who hath learned lowliness
From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross ;
Whom
poor men's

eyes

and hearts consent to bless; To whom, for Christ, the world is loss ;

Who both in agony
Hath seen him, and in glory; and in both
Owned him divine, and yielded, nothing loath,

Body and soul to live and die,

In witness of his Lord,
In humble following of his Saviour dear.
This is the man to wield the unearthly sword,

Warring unharmed with sin and fear.

But who can e'er suffice
What mortal — for this more than angel's task,
Winning or losing souls, thy life-blood's price?

The gift were too divine to ask,

But thou hast made it sure
By thy dear promise to thy Church and Bride,
That thou, on earth, wouldst aye with her endure,
Till earth to heaven be purified.

KEBLE.

A GOOD PRIEST.

Give me the priest these graces

shall

possess ;
Of an ambassador the just address ;
A father's tenderness; a shepherd's care;
A leader's courage, which the cross can bear;
A ruler's awe; a watchman's wakeful eye;
A pilot's skill, the helm in storms to ply;
A fisher's patience; and a laborer's toil;
A guide's dexterity to disembroil;
A prophet's inspiration from above;
A teacher's knowledge, - and a Saviour's love.

Bp. KENN. * James the Less.

SAINT PHILIP AND SAINT JAMES'S DAY.

MAY 1.

COLLECT. O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life; grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that following the steps of thy holy Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James, we may steadfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life, through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN.

HOLY Jesus, Saviour blest
As, by passion strong possest,
Through this world of sin we stray,
Thou to guide us art the WAY.

Holy Jesus, when the night
Of error blinds our clouded sight,
Round the cheering day to throw,
Saviour, then the TRUTH art thou.

Holy Jesus, when our power
Fails us in temptation's hour,

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