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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

Spirit's ray.

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,
And grant us grace to know thee, the

Way, the Truth, the Life;
To wrestle with temptations till victors

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.


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

glorious day.

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

nearer thee.

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

our woes.

Thy wine and oil, O Saviour, on bruised

hearts deign to pour, And with true balm of Gilead anoint us



18 Praise, Lord, for thine apostles, who

sealed their faith to-day: One love, one zeal impelled them to tread

the sacred way:
May we with zeal as earnest the faith of

Christ maintain,
And, bound in love as brethren, at length

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."

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