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SATURDAY IN 4th SUNDAY IN LENT
Station at St. Nicholas at the Prison.
INTROIT. Sitientes. Is. 55.
every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, saith the Lord:
and ye that have no money, come and drink with gladness. Ps.
78. Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words
of my mouth. V. Glory be.
O God, forasmuch as our fast is unprofitable unto thy loving-kindness:
grant, we beseech thee, that the devout affection of our hearts
may by thy grace be rendered abundant in the fruit of all good
Seasonal Prayers as on Ash Wednesday.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish
the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that
are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways,
and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them,
even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the
north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not
have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget,
yet will I not forget thee.
GRADUAL. Ps. 10. The poor committeth himself unto
thee, O Lord: for thou art the helper of the friendless. V. Why
standest thou so far off, O Lord, and hidest thy face in the
needful time of trouble: the ungodly for his own lust doth persecute
GOSPEL. St. John 8:12-20
AT that time: Jesus spake unto the multitudes of the Jews, saying:
I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record
of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of
myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and
whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone,
but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two
men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that
sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered,
Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should
have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the
temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet
OFFERTORY. Ps. 18. The Lord is my stony rock, and
my defence: my Saviour in whom I will trust.
Most merciful Lord, we beseech thee, to have respect unto these
our oblations: that whereas we have rebelled and done evil against
thee, we may by thy grace be conformed unto thy will. Through.
COMMUNION. Ps. 23. The Lord is my shepherd, therefore
can I lack nothing: he shall feed me in a green pasture: and
lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
Grant, O Lord, we pray thee; that these holy mysteries may by
their operation cleanse us from all our sins, and render us an
acceptable people in thy sight. Through.
Over the people. Let us pray. Bow down before the Lord.
O God, who wouldest not be wroth with them that put their trust
in thee, but rather shewest mercy unto them: grant unto us we
pray thee, so rightly to bewail the sins, which we have committed,
that we may be found worthy to obtain the comfort of thy grace.
(Before Evensong, Crosses and any other sacred images are
covered; and the Crosses r remain covered until after the Veneration
of the Cross by the Celebrant on Good Friday; but the other sacred
images remain covered until the intonation of the Angelic Hymn
on Holy Saturday..
(From this day until after Good Friday the Psalm, Give sentence
with me, it is not said before the Confiteor ; nor
yet Glory be to the Father at the Psalm I will wash
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