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Who is the way, the Truth, and the Life, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Memorial of St. Luke.

Psalms xc-xciv.

St. Luke, a Slave, being Because he hath set his

foreknown of God, is love upon Me, therefore will manumitted ;

I deliver him: I will set him As free, and not using your up, because he hath known liberty for a cloak of mali- My Name. ciousness, but as the ser

He shall call upon Me, vants of God.- 1 St. Peter and I will hear him : yea, ii. 16.

I am with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and bring

him to honour. and afterwards converted

I will say unto the Lord, to Christianity :- Thou art my hope, and my Let every one that nameth strong hold : my God, in the Name of Christ depart Him will I trust.from iniquity.—2 Timothy ii. Wilt thou have any thing 19. .

to do with the stool of wickedness : which imagin

eth mischief as a law ?as a Physician he learns

As soon as Thou scatwisdom ;

terest them they are Who knoweth not in all as a sleep : and fade away these that the hand of the suddenly like the grass. Lord hath wrought this ? In the morning it is green,

In Whose hand is the soul and groweth up : but in the

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of every living thing, and evening it is cut down, dried the breath of all mankind.-up, and withered. Job xii. 9, 10.

For we consume away in Thy displeasure : and are afraid at Thy wrathful indignation.

For when Thou art angry all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night : nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

For the pestilence that walketh in darkness : nor for the sickness that de

stroyeth in the noon-dayas a Painter he exercises O Lord, how glorious are self-restraint.

Thy works : Thy thoughts I made a

covenant with are very deep. mine eyes.- Job xxxi. I.

An unwise man doth not well consider this : and a

fool doth not understand it.He shares St. Paul's

There shall no evil hapjourneys,

pen unto thee : neither shall Whither thou goest, I will any plague come nigh thy

dwelling go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.-Ruth i. 16.

For He shall give His angels charge over thee : to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

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and perils :

Whoso dwelleth under He shall deliver thee in six the defence of the most troubles : yea, in seven there High : shall abide under the shall no evil touch thee. - shadow of the Almighty.

For He shall deliver thee Job v. 19.

from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall defend thee under His wings, and thou shalt be safe under His feathers : His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand : but it shall not come nigh thee.

Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold : and see the reward of the ungodly.

For Thou, Lord, art my hope : Thou hast set Thine house of defence very high.

They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood.

But the Lord is my refuge : and my God is the strength of my confidence.

He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice : yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.

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with him he endures the Thou turnest man to denight of storm,

struction : again Thou sayTruly the light is sweet, and est, Come again, ye children a pleasant thing it is for the of men. eyes to behold the sun.

For a thousand years in Ecclesiastes xi. 7.

Thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as

a watch in the night.and is wrecked on the Lord, Thou hast been our

Island of Melita ;- refuge: from one generation It came to pass, that they to another. escaped all safe to land.

Before the mountains Acts xxvii. 44

were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made : Thou art God from everlasting, and world

without end. the impotent viper.- Thou shalt go upon the He shook off the beast into lion and adder : the young the fire, and felt no harm.— lion and the dragon shalt Acts xxviii. 5.

thou tread under thy feet.— The folly of Demas: But who regardeth the What is a man advantaged, power of Thy wrath : for if he gain the whole world, even thereafter as and lose himself, or be cast feareth, so is Thy displeaaway?-St. Luke ix. 25.

So teach us to number our days : that we may apply

our hearts unto wisdom.meanwhile in St. Paul's Blessed is the man whom bonds,

Thou chastenest, O Lord : Remember them that are in and teachest him in Thy bonds, as bound with them. law; -Hebrews xiii. 3.

That Thou mayest give him patience in time of ad

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versity : until the pit be
digged up for the ungodly.

For the Lord will not fail
His people : neither will He
forsake His inheritance;

Until righteousness turn again unto judgment : all such as are true in heart

shall follow it.
in his loneliness,-

Who will rise up with me
Two are better than one ; against the wicked : or who
because they have a good will take my part against
reward for their labour. the evil-doers ?
For if they fall, the one

If the Lord had not helped
will lift up his fellow.me : it had not failed but
Ecclesiastes iv. 9, 10. my soul had been put to

silence.

But when I said, My foot hath slipt : Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

In the multitude of the
sorrows that I had in my
heart : Thy comforts have

refreshed my soul.-
St. Luke abides constant; When the ungodly are

foreseeing the end of green as the grass, and when
the wicked,

all the workers of wicked-
Wickedness shall be broken ness do flourish : then shall
as a tree.- Job xxiv. 20. they be destroyed for ever;

but Thou, Lord, art the
most Highest for evermore.

For lo, Thine enemies, O
Lord, lo, Thine enemies
shall perish : and all the
workers of wickedness shall
be destroyed.

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