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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.
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
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.
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.
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
versity : until the pit be
For the Lord will not fail
Until righteousness turn again unto judgment : all such as are true in heart
shall follow it.
Who will rise up with me
If the Lord had not helped
But when I said, My foot hath slipt : Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
In the multitude of the
refreshed my soul.-
foreseeing the end of green as the grass, and when
all the workers of wicked-
but Thou, Lord, art the
For lo, Thine enemies, O