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O Lord, hear my prayer. dred, and benefactors; grant, And let my cry come unto thee. we beseech thee, that, as they
were the instruments by which Let us pray.
thy providence bestowed on O God, the Creator and Re- us our birth, education, and deemer of all the faithful, grant innumerable other blessings, unto the souls of thy servants so our prayers may be the departed the remission of all means to obtain for them a their sins; that, by pious sup- speedy release from their ex. plications, they may obtain the cessive sufferings, and free adpardon which they have al- mittance to thine infinite joys. ways desired. Grant this, O Through Jesus, &c. God, who livest and reignest Y. Eternal rest give unto for ever and ever. Amen. them, O Lord.
0 eternal God, who, be- RY. And let perpetual light sides the general precept of shine upon them. charity, hast commanded a par- ř. May they rest in peace. ticular respect to parents, kin- R. Amen.
Another Litanp for the Faithful Departed.
Lord have mercy.
O sacred Trinity, Three PerLord have mercy.
sons and One God, Christ have mercy.
Give rest to the souls of the Christ have mercy.
faithful departed. Lord have mercy.
Blessed Virgin Mary, who, Lord have mercy.
by a special privilege of Jesus receive our prayers. grace, wast triumphantly Lord Jesus, grant our peti- assumed into the king tions.
dom of thy Son, O God the Father, Creator of Blessed Angels, who, or. the world,
dering aright the first Have mercy on the souls of the act of your will, were faithful departed.
immediately settled in an OʻGod the Son, Redeemer of unchangeable state of mankind,
felicity, Deliver the souls of the faith- Blessed Patriarchs, whose ful departed.
spirits were filled with s o God the Holy Ghost, Per joy, when the Desired : fecter of the elect,
of all nations brought plish the bliss of the redemption to your long souls of the faithful de captivity, parted.
Blessed Prophets, who,
Pray for the souls,
having patiently awaited adherence to any creathe coming of the Mes ture, were perfectly casias, were at length re pable of an immediate freshed with the happy union with your Creavisit of his divine Per tor, son,
Be merciful, O Lord, O all ye blessed Saints, And pardon their sins. who, after the glorious Be merciful, O Lord, Resurrection of your Sa And hear our prayers. viour, were by him trans From the shades of death, lated from the bosom of where they sit, deprived Abraham to the clear of the blissful light of thy vision of God,
countenance, Blessed Apostles, who, at From the evils to which the last and terrible day, their defective mortificashall sit on the twelve y tions in this world have thrones, judging the # exposed them in the tribes of Israel,
other, Blessed Disciples of our From thine anger, which
Lord, who, following his now too late they grieve sacred steps in the nar- to have provoked by their row path of perfection, og negligence and ingratiwent straight on to the z. tude,
heavenly Jerusalem, From the bonds of sin, Blessed Martyrs, who, pass wherein they remain enog through the red sea
tangled by the disorders of your own blood, with of their affections, out journeying through From the pains of Purgaa tedious wilderness, en tory, justly inflicted on tered immediately into them as the proper efthe Land of Promise,
fects of their sins, Blessed Confessors, who, From that dreadful prison,
despising the vanities whence there is no re-
the sharpest pains of this Blessed Virgins, who, life,
watching continually By thy never-failing mercy with your lamps pre and compassion towards pared, were ready, at the the frailties of human first voice of the chaste nature, Spouse of heaven, to By the infinite merits of enter with him into the thy death upon the Cross, marriage-chamber,
where thou reconciledst () all ye holy Saints, who, the world to thy Father,
not retaining at your By thy victorious Descent death the least irregular into hell, to break
Deliver them, O Lord.
asunder the chains of
tion from the grave, o when thou openedst the kingdom of heaven to believers, By thy triumphant Ascen
sion into heaven, when thou ledst captivity cap- o tive, and promisedst to prepare a place for thy s
judge the world, when
shall be tried by fire,
to hasten the day of visit-
to shorten the time of
thing can enter,
through the prayers and alms of thy Church, and especially through the 8 adorable Sacrifice of thy Altar, to receive them into the tabernacles of rest, and crown their longing hopes with ever
Jesus may comfort them,
bring them into the land of the living, and the glorious Queen of Saints present them before thy throne, That the venerable Patriarchs may meet them, and all the ancient Prophets rejoice to see them, That the sacred college of Apostles may open to them the gates of bliss, and the victorious army of Martyrs conduct them to thy palace, That the blessed company
of Confessors may place them in seats of eternal glory, and the chaste train of Virgins, with heavenly anthems, congratulate their recep
tion, That the whole triumphant
Church may celebrate the jubilee of their deliverance, and all the choirs of Angels sing hymns of joy for their new and never-ending
happiness, That, in the midst of all these triumphs, the souls that are delivered may themselves adore the glorious Author of their happiness, and in their white robes eternally sing: Alleluia! salvation to our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb that redeemed us by his blood, and made us kings to reign with
him for ever, Son of God, Lamb of God, who wilt comme
his cross shine upon them, That thy holy Angels may
with gloryto judge the living and the dead,
We beseech thee, hear m*.
Give rest to the souls of the tremendous day, when the faithful departed.
heavens shall be moved and Lamb of God, at whose pre- the earth : when thou shalt
sence the earth shall be come to judge the world by moved, and the heavens fire. melt away,
Ý. Deliver us, O Lord, in Give rest to the souls of the that tremendous day. faithful departed.
Ry. And place us with the Lamb of God, in whose blessed Blessed at thy right hand
book of life all their names for ever. are written,
Ť. O Lord, hear my prayer. Give eternal rest to the souls Ry. And let my cry come
of the faithful departed to thee.
Ant. Deliver us, o Lord, Prayers as above, p. 684. from death eternal in that
Litany of Penance.
Lord have mercy.
willest not the death of
and live, Who pardonedst not the è
Angels that sinned, but : cast them down to hell
for all eternity, Who, when Adam fell, didst
call him to confession and repentance for his
sin, Who didst preserve Noah
from the flood, and from the lot of the ungodly, by
saving him in the ark, Who didst draw Loth from
the midst of sinners, Who, softened by the
prayers of Moses, didst
of David, after his confes
sion and repentance, Who didst spare Achab
when he humbled himself
in penance, Who didst graciously hear :
the penitent Manasses, and establish him on his of throne, Who didát grant pardon to
the Ninevites, when they did penance for their sins in fasting, and in sack
cloth and ashes,
chabees, when they fasted
Who didst command thy didst bring him to com
priests to weep, and pray, punction and to tears, and offer sacrifice for the Who didst promise Parapeople,
dise to the penitent thief, Who didst come into the Who lovest all thy creaworld to save sinners,
tures, and hatest nothing Who, when thou wouldst that thou hast made,
redeem the world, didst Who givest to sinners both send as thy messenger place and time for repentJohn Baptist, the preacher ance, of penance.
Who didst come to seek Who didst fast forty days and to save that which and forty nights,
was lost, Who didst prevent, with thy Who hast pity on all men, o
grace, Matthew, sitting and hidest the sins of
at the receipt of custom, those who truly repent, Who didst bear witness Who wouldst have mercy,
that the Publican, humbly and not sacrifice, striking his breast, was Who, when we repent, rejustified,
memberest our sins no Who didst deliver the para more,
lytic from his infirmity, God, most merciful and pawhen thou hadst forgiven tient, tender and lovinghim his sins,
kind, notwithstanding all Who, by the example of the our sins,
Prodigal son, didst offer We sinners,
That thou wouldst vouchWho didst make known to safe to lead us to a true
the woman of Samaria repentance, the fountain of living That we may judge our water,
selves, and so escape thy Who didst bring salvation judgment,
to the house of Zacheus, That we may bring forth in repenting of his sins, and due time worthy fruits of making restitution four. penance, fold,
That, denying ungodliness Who didst exercise thy
and worldly desires, we mercy in behalf of the may live soberly, justly, woman taken in adul and godly, tery,
That sin may not reign in Who didst receive publicans our mortal body,
and sinners, and didst eat That we may not love the with them,
world, nor the things of Who didst forgive Magda the world,
len her many sins, because That we may work out our she loved much,
salvation with fear and Who, looking tenderly on trembling,
Peter, who denied thee, Son of God,
The spent lead
We beseech thee, hear we.