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** And lead us not into temptation."-0 Almighty Lord God, unto whom all evil spirits, and all unruly passions are subject, suffer us not, we pray thee, to be tempted above that we are able, either by the crafts and assaults of the devil, or by qur own sinful hearts ; but in all our trials and temptations, let thy grace, O Lord, be sufficient for
“ But deliver us from evil.”-From all evil, whether temporal or spiritual, “ from the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,” from sin, and from danger," from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation.' .“ Good Lord, deliver us !"
" For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever."-Tbine, O Lord, are all things in heaven and in earth; In thee and for thee all things exist“ Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power.” Therefore to thee, ð blessed and adorable Trinity, be all honour, glory and praise, all might, majesty and dominion, - now, henceforth, and for ever! “ Amen."
So let it be, O Lord !
Particular Events in the Life of our Saviour, which had been
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The arrival of the wise men As soon as Jesus was born from the East to worship at Bethlehem, wise men from Christ at his birth, is pre- the East (who were Gentiles) dicted in the Old Testament.- came to Jerusalem, saying And the Gentiles shall come where is he that is born King to thy light, and kings to the of the Jews? for we have seen brightness of thy rising. All his star in the east and are they from Sheba shall come: come to worship him. And they shall bring gold and in- when Herod the king had en
cense, and they shall shew quired where Christ should forth the praises of the Lord. be born, be sent them to Isaiah lx, 3, and 6.
Bethlehem, and lo! the star which they saw in the east went before them till it came and stood over where the young child was: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures they presented unto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Matt. ii. 1-11. The jealousy. of Herod, and Herod had commanded the the massacre of infants, which wise men of tbe east to bring he made in Bethlehem, in the him word again when they had hope of destroying the Mes- found Christ; but they, being siah, are foretold by Jere- warned of God in a dream, remiah.--A voice was heard in turned into their own country Ramah, lamentation and bit- another way: Then Herod ter weeping, Rachel weeping was exceeding wroth, and for her children, refused to be sent forth, and slew all the comforted for her children, be- children that were in Bethlecause they were not. Jer. hem; and in all the coasts xxxi. 15. Ramah, a village thereof,from two years old and near Bethlehem.
under, according to the time which he had diligently en. quired of the wise men. Matt.
ii. 6, and 16. That the parents of Jesus St. Matthew relates that the should take refuge in Egypt angel of the Lord appeared to during the persecution of He- Joseph in a dream, saying, rod, was foreseen by Hosea, Arise, and take the young where, he said,-When Israel child and his mother, and fice was a child, then I loved bim, into Egypt, and be thou there and called my son out of until I bring thee word, for Egypt. Hosea xi. 1.
Herod will seek the young child to destroy bim.
And again the angel appeared to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother into the land of Israel, for they are dead which sought the young
child's life. And Joseph arose and took the young child and bis mother, and came into the land of Israel. Matt. ii. 13,
and 20. The Prophet Zechariah fore- In St. Luke's Gospel we tells the Saviour's triumphal read, that two disciples entry into Jerusalem, -Re- brought the colt to Jesus, and joice greatly, O daughter of they cast their garments upon Zion; shout, o daughter of the colt, and they set Jesus Jerusalem : Behold, thy King thereon. And as they went, cometh unto thee; he is just, they spread their clothes in and having salvation ; lowly, the way. And the whole muland riding upon an ass, and a titude of the disciples began colt, the foal of an ass. Zech. to rejoice and praise God with ix, 9.
a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Luke
xix. 35-38. The rejection of the Messiah St. John tells us, that by the Jews, is mentioned; though Christ had done so Who hath believed our report? many miracles before them, and to whom is the arm of the yet they believed not in him. Lord revealed ? Isaiah liii. 1. John xii. 37. When Pilate
was willing to release Jesus, the Jews cried out again and again, Crucify him, crucify
him. Mark xv. 14. David says,-the kings of the In the first Gospel we read, earth set themselves, and the When the morning was come, rulers take counsel together, all the chief priests and elders against the Lord, and against of the people took counsel his anointed. Psalm ii. 2. against Jesus to put bim to
death. Matt. xxvii. I. David foresaw also by whom And Judas Iscariot, one of the Messiah should be be- the twelve, went unto the trayed ; Yea, mine own fa- Chief Priests to betray him miliar friend, in whom I trust- unto them. And he that beed, which did eat of my bread, trayed him had given them bath lifted up his heel against a token, saying, Whomsoever me. Psalm xli. 9.
I shall kiss, that same is he.
Mark xiv. 10, 44. The exact sum given by the And Judas said unto the High Priest to Judas Iscariot Chief Priests, What will ye smiters, whole band of soldiers stripand my cheeks to them that ped him, and put on him a plucked off the hair; I hid not scarlet robe. And when they my face from shame and spite had platted a crown of thorns, ting, Isaial 1. 6.
is specified, and the use made give me, and I will deliver of the money when returned, him unto you? And they cois even mentioned: so they venanted with bim for thirty weighed, for my price, thirty pieces of silver. Matt. xxvi. pieces of silver. And I took 15. Then Judas when he saw the thirty pieces of silver, and that Jesus was condemned, cast them to the potter in the repented himself, and brought house of the Lord. Zech. xi. again the thirty pieces of sil12.
ver to the Chief Priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood, and he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple. And the Chief Priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field. Matt. xxvii. 3, 4. Many particulars of Christ's Now the Chief Priests, and trial are predicted. — False elders, and all the council, wituesses did rise up; they sought false witness against laid to my charge things that Jesus, to put him to death : I know not. Psalm xxxv. 11. But found none: yea, though
many false witnesses came, yet found they none. Matt.
xxvi. 59, 60. We read in Isaiah the sub- St. Matthew and St. Mark mission and patience of Christ both relate that the High before his judges.--He was Priest asked Jesus, saying, oppressed, and
he was afflict- Answerest thou nothing ? what ed, yet he opened not bis is it which these witness mouth : he is brought as a against thee? But Jesus held lamb to the slaughter, and as his peace, and answered noa sheep before her shearers is thing. Matt. xxvi. 62. Mark dumb, so he opened not his xiv. 61. mouth. Isaiah liji. 7:
The insults heaped upon And when Pilate bad our Saviour by the Jews is scourged Jesus, be delivered foretold by two prophets.--I him to be crucified. And the gave my back to
they put it upon bis head,and
They shall smite the judge a reed in his right hand : and of Israel with a rod upon the they bowed the knee before cheek. Micah v, 1.
him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. Matt. xxvii. 26 -30.
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JOHN BROWN THE WEAVER, AND RICHARD
GREY THE COMBER, “ John Brown the weaver is always cheerful and bappy, but his cousin Richard Grey the comber, is always sad, sulky, and uncomfortable. Why is it so, Thomas ? What makes so great a difference between these two men? They have each of them plenty of work and good wages, and the number in each family is the same. Pray, Thomas, as you know both better than I do, tell me the reason, if you please : I shall be greatly obliged to you.
"" The fruit indeed," answered Thomas, “ is very different in one tree from the other (for I speak by a comparison which the Cottager's Monthly Visitor taught me in an excellent Lecture on Psalm i.) but the fault must be in the root, I think, James. And I have a pretty shrewd guess what ails the root. Pray were you at Church last Sunday Morning and Afternoon ?".
“What, in the world, has this question to do with it ?" exclaimed James with surprise. "To be sure," said he, “I was at Church, both ends of the day."
“ Did you see Richard Grey there in the morning ?” replied Thomas, “ Your seat is close to his ; you are just behind him; he is just betwixt you and the reading desk ; so you cannot help seeing him;