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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for the Epiphany Season.

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.


Missal Propers


The Collect.

O GOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Romans xiii. 1.

LET every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves condemnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

The Gospel. St. Matthew viii. 1.

WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Hymn Suggestions

Songs of thankfulness and praise - Salzburg 53
O food to pilgrims given - O esca viatorum 192
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord - Garden 202
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord - Lammas 202
This is the hour of banquet and of song - Canticum Refectionis 206
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed - Bread of heaven 212
There's a wideness in God's mercy - Beecher 304
Let us with a gladsome mind - Monkland 308
The spacious firmament on high - Creation 309
O for a thousand tongues - Stracathro 325
O for a thousand tongues - Arlington 325
O love, how deep, how broad, how high - Deus Tuorum Militum 344
From thee all skill and science flow - Albano 515
Father, whose will is life and good - Stoerl 516
Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old - St. Matthew 517
O God of love, 0 King of peace - Hesperus 528
Father eternal - Langham 532
Hail to the Lord's Anointed - Woodbird 545
Hail to the Lord's Anointed - Zoan 545

ALLELUIA SUNDAY ADDITIONS
Alleluia, song of gladness - Dulce carmen 54
Alleluia, sing to Jesus - Hyfrydol 347
Alleluia, sing to Jesus - Alleluia 347
Ye watchers and ye holy ones - Vigiles et sancti 599