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Praise for the mystic vision through him
to us revealed. May we, in patience waiting, with thine
elect be sealed.
THE HOLY INNOCENTS 6 Praise for thine infant martyrs, by thee
with tenderest love Called early from the warfare to share the
rest above. O Rachel! cease thy weeping: they rest
from pains and cares. Lord, grant us hearts as guileless and
crowns as bright as theirs.
THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL 7 Praise for the light from heaven, praise
for the voice of awe, Praise for the glorious vision the persecutor
Thee, Lord, for his conversion, we glorify
to-day; So lighten all our darkness with thy true
ST. MATTHIAS 8 Lord, thine abiding presence directs the
wondrous choice; For one in place of Judas the faithful now
rejoice. Thy Church from false apostles for ever
more defend, And by thy parting promise be with her
to the end.
ST. MARK 9 For him, O Lord, we praise thee, the
weak by grace made strong, Whose labours and whose Gospel enrich
our triumph song. May we in all our weakness find strength
from thee supplied, And all, as fruitful branches, in thee,
the Vine, abide.
St. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES 10 All praise for thine apostle, blest guide
to Greek and Jew, And him surnamed 'thy brother; keep us
thy brethren true,
Way, the Truth, the Life;
in the strife.
11 The son of Consolation, moved by thy
law of love, Forsaking earthly treasures, sought riches
from above. As earth now teems with increase, let
gifts of grace descend, That thy true consolations may through
the world extend.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST
12 We praise thee for the Baptist, fore
runner of the Word, Our true Elias, making a highway for the
Of prophets last and greatest, he saw thy
dawning ray: Make us the rather blessèd who love thy
ST. PETER 13 Praise for thy great apostle, the eager
and the bold; Thrice falling, yet repentant, thrice
charged to keep thy Fold. Lord, make thy pastors faithful to guard
their flocks from ill, And grant them dauntless courage, with
humble, earnest will.
ST. JAMES 14 For him, O Lord, we praise thee, who,
slain by Herod's sword, Drank of thy cup of suffering, fulfilling
thus thy word. Curb we all vain impatience to read thy
veiled decree, And count it joy to suffer, if so brought
St. BARTHOLOMEW 15 All praise for thine apostle, the faithful,
pure, and true, Whom underneath the fig tree thine eye
all-seeing knew. Like him may we be guileless, true Israel
ites indeed, That thy abiding presence our longing
souls may feed.
ST. MATTHEW 16 Praise, Lord, for him whose Gospel thy
human life declared, Who, worldly gains forsaking, thy path
of suffering shared. From all unrighteous mammon o give us
hearts set free, That we, whate'er our calling, may rise
and follow thee.
St. LUKE 17 For that "beloved physician," all praise,
whose Gospel shows The Healer of the nations, the Sharer of
Thy wine and oil, O Saviour, on bruised
hearts deign to pour, And with true balm of Gilead anoint us
ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE
18 Praise, Lord, for thine apostles, who
sealed their faith to-day: One love, one zeal impelled them to tread
the sacred way:
thy rest attain.
GENERAL ENDING 19 Apostles, prophets, martyrs, and all the
sacred throng, Who wear the spotless raiment, who raise
the ceaseless song;
For these, passed on before us, Saviour,
we thee adore, And, walking in their footsteps, would
serve thee more and more.
20 Then praise we God the Father, and
praise we God the Son, And God the Holy Spirit, eternal Three
in One; Till all the ransomed number fall down
before the throne, And honour, power, and glory ascribe to God alone.
Amen. Horatio Nelson, 1864
Of our life's wild, restless sea, Day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, "Christian, follow me":
2 As of old, Saint Andrew heard it
By the Galilean lake, Turned from home, and toil, and kindred,
Leaving all for his dear sake.
3 Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world's golden store; From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, "Christian, love me more."
4 In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease, Still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
“That we love him more than these."