The booke of common …

The booke of common prayer, and ad­minystracion of the Sacramentes, and other rytes, and Ceremonies in the Churche of Englande.

Londini, in officina Edo­Vardi Whitchurche.

Cum priuilegio ad impri­mendum solum.

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❧ ❧ The Contentes of thys boke.

  • i. A Preface.
  • ii. Of Ceremonyes, why some be abolisshed, and some retayned.
  • iii. The ordre how the Psalter is appointed to be read.
  • iiii. The table for thorder of the Psalmes to be sayd at Mor­ning and Euening prayer.
  • v. The order howe the rest of holy Scripture is appoyn­ted to be read.
  • vi. Proper Psalmes and Lessons at Morning and Eue­ning prayer, for certayne feastes and dayes.
  • vii. An Almanacke.
  • viii. The table and Kalender for Psalmes and Lessons, with necessarie Rules, apperteining to thesame.
  • ix. Thorder for Mornyng prayer and Euenyng prayer, throughout the yeare.
  • x. The Letany.
  • xi. The Collectes, Epistles and Gospelles, to bee vsed at the mynystracyon of the holy Communyon, throughoute the yeare.
  • xii. Thorder of the ministracion of the holy Communyon.
  • xiii. Baptisme both Publique and Priuate.
  • xiiii. Confyrmacyon, where also is a Cathechysme for chyl­dren.
  • xv. Matrimonie.
  • xvi. Visitacion of the sicke.
  • xvii. The Communion of the sicke.
  • xviii. Buriall.
  • xix. The thankes geuing of women after childe byrth.
  • xx. A Comminacion against sinners, with certayne prayers to be vsed dyuerse tymes in the yeare.

The Preface.

THere was neuer any thyng by the wyt of man so well deuysed, or so sure establysshed, (whyche in contynuaunce of tyme) hath not been corrupted: as (emong other thynges) it may plain­ly appeare by the cōmon prayers in the Churche, cōmonly called deuine seruice. The first originall and grounde whereof, if a man would searche oute by the auncyente fathers, he shall fynde that the­same was not ordained but of a good purpose, and for a greate aduauncement of godlynes. For they so ordred the matter, that all the whole Byble, (or the greatest part there­of) should be read ouer once in the yere: entēdyng therby, yt the Cleargie, and speciallye suche as were ministers of the congregacyon, shoulde (by often readyng and meditacyon of Goddes worde) be styrred vp to God­lynes themselues, and be more hable also to exhorte other by wholesome doctryne, and to confute them that wer aduersaries to the truth. And fur­ther, that the people (by dayly hearing of holy scrypture read in ye church) should contynually profyt more and more in the knowledge of God, and be the more enflamed with the loue of hys true religyon. But these many yeres passed, this godly and decente ordre of the auncyente fathers, hath been so altered, broken, and neglected, by plantyng in vncertayne Sto­ryes, Legendes, Respondes, Verses, vayne Repeticions, Commemora­cions, & Sinodalles, that commonly whē any boke of ye Bible was begon, before three or foure Chapters were read out, al ye rest were vnread. And in thys sorte the boke of Esai was begonne in Aduent, and the booke of Genesis in Septuagesima: but they were only begonne, and neuer read throughe. After a lyke sorte were other bokes of holy scripture vsed. And moreouer, wheras Sainct Paul would haue such language spoken to the people in the Churche, as they myghte vnderstande, and haue profyt by hearyng the same: The seruice in thys Churche of Englande (these many yeres) haue been read in Latine to the people, which they vnderstode not: so that they haue heard with their eares onely, and theyr heartes, spirite and mynde, haue not been edifyed thereby. And furthermore, notwyth­standyng that the auncyente fathers haue deuyded the Psalmes into se­uen porcyons, wherof euery one was called a Nocturne: now of late time a fewe of them haue been dayly sayd, and oft repeated, and the rest vtter­ly omytted. Moreouer, the noumbre and hardnes of the rules, called the Pye, and the manyfolde chaungeinges of the seruyce, was the cause, that to turne the booke onely, was so hard and intricate a matter, that manye tymes there was more busynes to fynde out what should be read, then to reade it when it was founde out.

These inconueniences therefore consydered, here is set furth suche an ordre, whereby the same shalbee redressed. And for a readinesse in thys matter, here is drawen out a Kalender for that purpose, whych is playne [Page] and easy to be vnderstanden, wherin (so muche as may be) the reading of holy scriptures is so set furth, that all thynges shalbe done in ordre, with­out breaking one piece therof from an other. For this cause be cut of, An­themes, Respondes, Inuitatories, and suche lyke thynges, as did breake the continuall course of the reading of the scripture. Yet because there is no remedie, but that of necessitie there must be some rules: therefore cer­tayne rules are here set furthe, whiche as they be few in numbre, so they be playne and easy to bee vnderstanden. So that here you haue an ordre for prayer (as touching the reading of holye scripture) muche agreable to the mynde and purpose of tholde fathers, and a greate deale more profi­table and commodious, then that which of late was vsed. It is more pro­fitable, because here are left out many thynges, whereof some be vntrue, some vncertayne, some vayne and supersticious, and is ordeined nothing to be read, but the very pure woorde of God, the holye scriptures, or that whiche is euidentlye grounded vpon the same: and that in suche a lan­guage and ordre, as is most easy and playne for the vnderstandyng, both of the readers and hearers. It is also more commodious, bothe for the shortnes thereof, and for the playnnes of the ordre, and for that the rules be few and easy. Furthermore, by this ordre, the Curates shall nede none other bookes for theyr publyque seruice, but thys booke and the Byble: By the meanes whereof, the people shall not bee at so greate charge for bookes, as in tymes past they haue been.

And where heretofore there hath been greate diuersitie in saying and synging in churches within this realme, some folowyng Salisbury vse, some Herforde vse, some the vse of Bangor, some of Yorke, and some of Lincolne: Now from hence foorthe, all the whole Realme shall haue but one vse. And yf any would iudge thys waye more paynfull, because that all thinges must be read vpon the booke, whereas before by the reason of so often repeticion, they could saye many thynges by hearte: If those men will weigh their labour, with the profite and knowledge whiche daylye they shall obteyne by readyng vpon the booke, they wyll not refuse the payne, in consideracion of the great profite that shall ensue thereof.

And forasmuche as nothyng can almost bee so playnely sette foorthe, but doubtes may ryse in the vse and practisyng of the same: To appease all suche diuersitie (if any aryse) and for the resolucion of al doubtes, con­cernyng the maner howe to vnderstande, dooe and execute the thynges conteyned in this booke: The parties that so doubte, or diuerslye take a­nye thyng, shall alwaye resorte to the Bysshoppe of the Dyocesse, who by hys dyscrecion shall take ordre for the quieting and appeasyng of the same, so that the same order bee not contrary to anye thyng conteyned in thys booke. And yf the Bysshoppe of the Dyocesse be in anye doubte, then may he sende for the resolucion thereof vnto the Archebishoppe.

Though it be appoynted in the aforewritten Preface, that all thynges shalbe read and song in the Churche, in the Englyshe tongue, to the ende that the congregacion may be thereby edy­fyed: yet it is not mente, but when men say Morning and Eue­ning prayer priuately, they may say the same in any language [Page] that they themselues doe vnderstande.

And all Priestes and Deacons, shalbe bounded to say dayly the morning and Euening prayer, either priuately or openly, except they be letted by preachyng, studying of diuinitie, or by some other vrgent cause.

And the Curate that ministreth in euery Parishe Churche, or Chapel, being at home, & not beeing otherwyse reasonablye letted, shall saye the same in the Parishe Churche or Chapell where he ministreth, and shall tolle a bell thereto, a conuenient tyme before he beginne, that suche as be disposed maye come to heare Gods worde, and to praye wyth hym.

¶ Of Ceremonies, why some be abolisshed, and some retayned.

OF such Ceremonies as be vsed in the Churche, and haue had their beginning by the institucy­on of mā: some at the first were of godly entent and purpose deuysed, and yet at length turned to vanitie and supersticiō: some entred into the churche by vndiscrete deuocion, and such a zele as was without knowledge: and forbecuse they were win­ked at in the beginning, they grewe dayly to more and more abuses: which not onely for theyr vnprofitablenes, but also because they haue much blynded the people, and obscured the glory of god, are worthy to be cut awaye & cleane reiected. Other there be, whyche although they haue been deuised by man, yet it is thought good to reserue them styll, aswel for a decent ordre in the Churhe (for the whiche they were fyrste deuised) as because they parteine to edificacion: whereunto all thynges done in the Churche (as the Apostle teacheth) ought to be referred. And although the kepyng or omittyng of a Ceremonie (in it selfe consydered) is but a small thyng: yet the wilful and contempteous transgression and breaking of a cōmon ordre & discipline, is no small offence before god.

Let all thynges bee done emong you (saieth S. Paul) in a semely and due ordre. The appointment of the whiche ordre parteineth not to priuate men: therfore no mā ought to take in hande, nor presume to appoynte or alter any publyke or common ordre in Christes churche, except he be lawfullye called and aucthorized thereunto.

And whereas in thys oure tyme, the myndes of men are so diuerse, that some thinke it a great matter of conscience to depart from a piece of the least of their Ceremonies (they be so addicted to their olde customes:) and agayne on the other syde, some bee so newe fangled, that they would innouate all thyng, and so doe despyse thold, that nothyng can lyke [Page] them, but that is newe: it was thoughte expediente, not so muche to haue respecte howe to please and satisfie eyther of these parties, as how to please god, and profite them both. And yet lest any man should be offended (whom good reasō might satisfie) here be certayne causes rendred, why some of the accustomed Ceremonies be put away, and some retained and kept styll.

Some are put away, because the great excesse & multitude of them hath so encreased in these latter dayes, that the bur­then of them was intollerable: wherof S. Augustyne in hys tyme complayned, that they were growen to suche a noum­bre, that the state of Christian people was in worse case (cō ­cerning that matter) then were the Iewes. And he coūsai­led that such yoke and burthen should be takē away, as time waould serue quietly to doe it.

But what would S. Augustyne haue said, yf he had seen the Ceremonies of late dayes vsed emong vs; whereunto the multitude vsed in his time, was not to be compared. This our excessiue multitude of Ceremonies was so great, and many of them so darke, that they did more cōfounde and darken, then declare & set forth Chiristes benefites vnto vs.

And besides this, Christes gospel is not a Ceremonial law (as much of Moses law was) but it is a religion to serue God, not in bondage of the figure or shadow, but in the fre­dom of spirite, being contente onely with those Ceremonies, which doe serue to a decent ordre and godly discipline, and such as be apte to stirre vp the dul mind of man to the remē ­braunce of his duetie to god, by some notable and special sig­nificacion, whereby he myght be edified.

Furthermore, the moste weyghtie cause of thabolishe­ment of certayn Ceremonies was, that they were so farre abused, partely by the supersticious blyndnesse of the rude and vnlearned, and partely by the vnsacyable auaryce of such as sought more theyr own lucre, then the glory of God: that the abuses coulde not well be taken away, the thyng remayning styll. But nowe as concerning those persons, whyche peraduenture wyll bee offended, for that some [Page] of thold Ceremonies are reteyned stil: if they considre that without some Ceremonies, it is not possible to kepe any or­dre, or quiet discipline in the church: they shall easely per­ceyue iust cause to reforme their iudgementes. And if they thinke much, that any of thold doe remain, & would rather haue all deuised a new: Thē such men graunting some Ce­remonies conuenient to be had, surely where the olde may be wel vsed, there they cannot reasonably reproue the olde, onely for their age, without bewraying of their owne foly. For in such a case, they ought rather to haue reuerence vn­to thē for their antiquitie, yf they wyll declare thē selues to be more studious of vnitie & concord, then of innouacions & new fanglenes: whiche (asmuche as may be with the true setting forth of Christes religion) is alwayes to be esche­wed. Furthermore, such shal haue no iust cause with ye Ce­remonies reserued, to be offended. For as those be taken a­way, which were most abused, & did burthen mens consci­ences without any cause: so the other that remayne, are re­tayned for a discipline and ordre, which (vpon iuste causes) may be altered & chaunged, & therefore are not to be estemed equal with gods law. And moreouer, they be nether darke nor dombe Ceremonies: but are so set forth, that euery man may vnderstād what they doe meane, and to what vse they doe serue. So that it is not like that they in tyme to come, should be abused as the other haue been. And in these oure doynges, we condemne no other nacions, nor prescribe any thing, but to our own people onely. For we thinke it conue­nient that euery countrey should vse suche Ceremonies, as they shall thynke best to the setting forth of Gods honoure or glory, and to the reducing of the people to a most perfecte and Godly liuing, without errour or supersticion. And that they should putte awaye other thynges whyche from tyme to tyme they perceiue to be most abused, as in mens ordinaunces it often chaunceth dyuerse­ly in dyuerse countreyes.

¶ An Acte for the vnifor­mitie of common prayer, and administra­cion of the Sacramentes

WHere there hath been a very Godly or­dre set furth by autoritie of Parlamēt, for common prayer and administraciō of the Sacramentes, to be vsed in the mother tongue within this Church of England, agreable to the word of God and the primatiue Church, very cōfor­table to al good people, desyring to liue in Christen conuersacion, & moste profitable to the state of this Realme: vpon the whiche, the mercy, fauour, and bles­syng of almighty god, is in no wise so readilye and plente­ously powred, as by commō prayers, due vsing of the Sa­cramentes, & often preaching of the gospel, with the deuo­cion of the hearers: And yet this notwithstanding, a great noumbre of people, in diuerse partes of thys realme, folo­wing their owne sensualitie, and liuing either withoute knowledge or due feare of God, doe wilfully and damna­blye before almightie God, absteyne and refuse to come to theyr Parishe Churches and other places, where commō prayer, adminystracion of the Sacramentes, & preachyng of the word of God is vsed, vpon the Sundayes and other dayes, ordeyned to be holy dayes.

For reformacion herof, be it enacted by the King our so­uereigne lord, with thassent of the Lordes and commons, in this present Parlament assembled, and by the autoritie of the same, that frō, and after the feast of al Sainctes next coming, al & euery person and persons, enhabiting within this Realme, or any other the kynges Maiesties domini­ons, shal diligently and faythfully, (hauing no lawefull or reasonable excuse to be absent) endeuour themselues to re­sorte to theyr Parishe Churche, or Chapell accustomed, or vpon reasonable let therof, to some vsual place, where cō ­mon prayer & such seruice of God shalbe vsed in such tyme [Page] of let, vpon euery Sunday, and other dayes, ordeyned and vsed to be kept as holy daies, & then, and there to abide, or­drely, & soberly, during the time of the cōmon prayer, prea­chinges, or other seruice of God, there to bee vsed & mini­stred, vpō payn of punishment by ye Censures of the church.

And for the due execucion herof, the Kynges most excel­lent maiestie, the Lordes temporal, and all the Commons in this presente Parlament assembled, dooeth in Goddes name, earnestlye require and charge all tharchbishoppes, Bishoppes, and other Ordenaries, that they shall ende­uour, themselues to the vttermoste of theyr knowledges, that the due and true execuciō herof, may be had through­oute theyr Dyocesses and charges, as they will aunswere before God, for such euils and plages, wherewith almygh­tie God may iustly punishe his people, for neglecting thys good and wholesome lawe.

And for theyr autoritie in this behalfe, be it further like­wise enacted by the autoritie aforesayde, that all and syn­guler the same Archbishops, Bishops, & al other theyr of­ficers, exercisyng ecclesiastical iurisdiccion, aswel in place exempt, as not exempt, within their Dyocesses, shall haue full power and autoritie by this Acte, to refourme, correct and punishe, by Censures of the churche, all and synguler persones whiche shall offende within anye theyr iurisdic­cions or Dyocesses, after the sayd feast of all sainctes next comming: against thys Acte and statute, anye other lawe, statute, priuiledge, libertie, or prouision heretofore made, had, or suffered, to the contrary notwithstanding.

And because there hath ariesen in the vse and exercise of the foresayde common seruice in the Churche heretofore sette foorth, diuerse doubtes for the fashion and maner of the ministracion of the same, rather by the curiositie of the minister and mistakers, then of any other woorthy cause: therfore, aswel for the more playne and manifest explana­cion hereof, as for the more perfeccion of the sayde ordre of cōmon seruice, in some places where it is necessari to make the same prayer and fashion of seruice more earneste and [Page] fitte to stire christian people to ye true honoring of almigh­ty God: The kinges most excellent maiestie, with thassent of the lordes and Commons in this presēt Parlament as­sembled, and by thauctoritie of the same, hath caused the foresayde ordre of common seruice, entituled, The booke of Common prayer, to be faythfully & godly perused, explaned, and made fully perfect: & by the foresaid autoritie, hath an­nexed and ioyned it, so explaned and perfected to thys pre­sent statute, adding also a fourme and maner of makyng & consecrating of Archebishops, Bishops, priestes and Dea­cons, to be of lyke force, autoritie & value, as the same like foresayde boke entituled, The boke of Common prayer, was before: and to be accepted, receued, vsed and estemed in like sort and maner, & with the same clauses of prousions and excepcions, to al ententes, construccions and purposes, as by the Acte of Parlamente made in the seconde yere of the kinges Maiesties reigne, was ordeined, limited, expressed, and appoynted for the vniformitie of seruice, and admini­stracion of the Sacramentes throughout the realme, vpō such seueral paynes, as in the said Act of Parlament is ex­pressed. And the sayd former Act to stande in full force and strength, to all ententes and construccions, & to be apply­ed, practised, and put in vre, to, and for the establishing of the boke of common praier, now explained, and herunto an­nexed: & also ye said fourme of making of Archbishops, Bi­shops, priestes and Deacons, hereunto annexed, as it was for ye former boke. And by thautoritie aforesayd it is nowe further enacted, that if any maner of persone, or persones, enhabiting, & being within this Realme, or any other the kinges Maiesties dominions, shall after the sayde feaste of all Sainctes, willinglye, and wittinglye, heare and bee present at anye other maner or fourme of common prayer of administracion of the Sacramentes, of makyng of mi­nisters in the churches, or of anye other rites conteyned in the booke annexed to this Acte, then is mencioned and set furth in the sayd boke, or that is contrary to the fourme of sondry prouisions & excepcions, conteined in the foresayde [Page] former statute, and shalbe thereof conuicted, accordyng to the lawes of this realme, before the Iustices of Assise, Iu­stices of Oyer, and Determiner, Iustices of peace in theyr Sessions, or any of them, by the verdict of twelue men, or by his, or theyr own confession, or otherwyse, shall for the fyrst offence suffre impriesonment for sixe monethes, with­out bayle or maynprice: and for the seconde offence, beeyng likewise conuicted, (as is aboue sayde,) empriesonment for one whole yere: and for the third offence, in like maner, em­priesonment duryng hys or theyr liues. And for the more knowledge to be geuen hereof, and better obseruacion of this lawe: Be it enacted by the auctoritie aforesaid, that al and singuler Curates, shal vpon one Sunday euery quar­ter of the yere, duryng one whole yere nexte folowyng the foresayd feast of al Sainctes next coming, reade thys pre­sent Acte in the Churche, at the time of the most assembly: and likewise once in euery yere folowing, at the same tyme declaring vnto the people by the autoritie of the scripture, home the mercye and goodnes of God hath in all ages been shewed to his people, in their necessities and ex­tremities, by meanes of hearty and faythful pray­ers made to almightie god, specially where peo­ple be gathered together with one fayth and mynd, to offre vp theyr heartes by pray­er, as the best Sacrifices that Chri­stian menne can yelde.

The Table and Kalen­der, expressing the ordre of the Psalmes and Lessons, to be sayed at the Morning and Euening prayer throughout the yere, excepte certayne proper feastes, as the rules folowyng, more playnely declare.

¶ The order howe the Psalter is appoynted to be readde.

THe Psalter shalbe read through, once euery Moneth. And because that some Monethes be longer then some other bee, it is thoughte good to make them euen, by thys meanes.

To euery Moneth, shall be appoynted (as concernyng thys purpose) iust .xxx. dayes.

And because Ianuary and Marche hath one day aboue the said num­bre, and February which is placed betwene them both, hath onely .xxviii. dayes: February shall borowe of eyther of the Monethes (of Ianuary & March) one day. And so the Psalter which shalbe read in February, must begin the last daye of Ianuary, and ende the first daye of Marche.

And wheras Maye, Iuly, August, Octobre, and Decembre, haue .xxxi. dayes a piece: it is ordered that the same Psalmes, shall be read the last daye of the sayd Monethes, which were read the day before. So that the Psalter may begin agayne the first day of the next Monethes ensuing.

Now to know what Psalmes shalbe read euery daye, loke in the Ka­lender, the numbre that is appoynted for the Psalmes, and then fynd the same numbre in this Table, and vpon that numbre shall you see what Psalmes shalbe sayd at Morning and Euening prayer.

And where the .Cxix. Psalme is deuided into .xxii. porcyons, & is ouer­long to bee read at one tyme: it is so ordred, that at one tyme shall not bee read aboue foure or fyue of the sayed porcyons, as you shall perceyue to be noted in this Table folowyng.

And here is also to be noted, that in this Table, and in all other partes of the seruice, where any Psalmes are appoynted, the numbre is expres­sed after the great Englishe Byble, which from the .ix. Psalme, vnto the Cxlviii. Psalme (folowyng the deuision of the Hebrues) doeth varye in numbres from the common Latine translacion.

❧ ❧ The Table for the ordre of the Psalmes to be sayd at Morning and Euening prayer.

 ¶ Morning prayer.¶ Euening prayer.
ii. ii. iii. iiii. vii. viii.
iiix. x. xi.xii. xiii. xiiii.
iiixv. xvi. xvii.xviii.
iiiixix. xx. xxi.xxii. xxiii.
vxxiiii. xxv. xxvi.xxvii. xxviii. xxix.
vixxx xxxi.xxxii. xxxiii. xxxiiii.
viixxxv. xxxvi.xxxvii.
viiixxxviii. xxxix. xl.xli. xlii. xliii.
ixxliiii. xlv. xlvi.xlvii. xlviii. xlix.
xl. li. lii.liii. liiii. lv.
xilvi. lvii. lviii.lix. lx. lxi.
xiilxii. lxiii. lxiiii.lxv. lxvi. lxvii.
xiiilxviii.lxix. lxx.
xiiiilxxi. lxxii.lxxiii. lxxiiii.
xvlxxv. lxxvi. lxxvii.lxxviii.
xvilxxix. lxxx. lxxxi.lxxxii. lxxxiii. lxxxiiii. lxxxv.
xviilxxxvi. lxxxvii. lxxxviii.lxxxix.
xviiixc. xci. xcii.xciii. xciiii.
xixxcvi. xcvii.xcviii. xcix. c. ci.
xxcii. ciii.ciiii.
xxiicvii.cviii. cix.
xxiiicx. cxi. cxii. cxiii.cxiiii. cxv.
xxiiiicxvi. cxvii. cxviii.cxix. Inde. iiii.
xxvInde. v.Inde. iiii.
xxviInde. v.Inde. iiii.
xxviicxx. cxxi. cxxii. cxxiii. cxxiiii. cxxv.cxxvi. cxxvii. cxxviii. cxxix. cxxx cxxxi.
xxviiicxxxii. cxxxiii. cxxxiiii. cxxxv.cxxxvi. cxxxvii. cxxxviii.
xxixcxxxix. cxl. cxli.cxlii. cxliii.
xxxcxliiii. cxlv. cxlvi.cxlvii cxlviii. cxlix cl

❧ ❧ The ordre how the rest of holy scripture (besyde the Psalter) is appoynted to be read.

I Hold Testament is appoynted for the fyrst Lessons, at Mornyng and Euenyng prayer, and shalbe read throughe, euery yere once, except certayne bookes and Chapyters, whych be least edyfying, and myght best be spared, and therfore be left vnreadde.

The newe testamente is appoynted for the seconde Lessons at Mor­ning and Euening praier, and shalbe read ouer orderly euery yere thrise, besyde the Epistles and gospels: except the Apocalyps, out of the whyche there be onely certayne Lessons appoynted, vpon dyuerse propre feastes.

And to knowe what lessons shalbe read euery daye: finde the day of the moneth in the Kalender folowyng, and there ye shall perceyue the bokes and Chapyters that shall bee read for the Lessons both at Morning and Euenyng prayer.

And here is to be noted, that whensoeuer there be any propre Psalmes or Lessons appoynted for any feast, moueable or vnmoueable: then the Psalmes and lessons, appoynted in ye kalender, shalbe omited for ye time.

Ye muste note also, that the Collect, Epistle and Gospel, appoynted for the Sundaye, shall serue all the wieke after, excepte there fall some feast that hath hys proper.

Thys is also to be noted, concernyng the Leape yeres, that the .xxv. day of February, whyche in Leape yere, is counted for two daies, shal in those two dayes, alter neyther Psalme nor lesson: but the same Psalmes and lessons, whyche bee sayed the fyrste daye, shall also serue for the seconde daye.

Also whersoeuer the beginning of any lesson, Epistle or Gospell is not expressed: there ye must beginne at the beinning of the Chapter.

And wheresoeuer is not expressed howe farre shall be read, there shall you reade to the ende of the Chapter.

¶ Proper Psalmes and Lessons for dyuerse feastes and daies, at Morning and Euening prayer.

On Christmas day at morning prayer.
  • Psalme. xix.
  • Psalme. xlv.
  • Psalm. lxxxv
The fyrst Lesson. Esaye .ix.The .ii. Lesson. Luke .ii. vnto And vnto men a good wyll
At Euening prayer.
  • Psalm. lxxxix
  • Psalme. Cx.
  • Psal. Cxxxii.
The first Lesson. Esaie .vii. God spake once agayne to Achas. &c. vnto the ende.The seconde Lesson. Tit .iii. The kyndnesse and loue. &c. vnto. Foolyshe questions.
On sainct Ste­phens daye, at morning praier  The second Lesson. Actes .vi. and .vii. Stephen full of fayth and power.vnto. And when fourtie yeres were. &c.
At Euening prayer.  The seconde Lesson. Actes .vii. And when fourtie yeares were expired, there appeared vnto Moyses. &c. vnto. Stephen full of the holy gost.
On sainct Iohn the euāgelistes day, at Mornīg prayer.  The second Lesson. Apocalip .i. The whole Chapiter.
At Euening prayer.  The second Lesson. Apocalips .xxii.
On the Inno­centes daye, at mornīng praier. The fyrst Lesson. Ierem .xxxi. vnto. Moreo­uer I heard Ephraim. 
On the Circū ­cision daye, at morning praier The fyrst Lesson. Genesis .xvii.The second Lesson. Roma .ii.
At Euening prayer. The .i. Lesson. Deu .x. And nowe Israel. &c.The second Lesson. Collossi .ii.
On ye Epipha­nie at Morning prayer. The fyrst Lesson. Esaye .lx.The second Lesson. Luke .iii. And it for­tuned. &c.
At Euening prayer. The fyrst Lesson. Esaye .xlix.The second Lesson. Iohn .ii. After this he went downe to Capernaum.
On Wednesday be­fore Easter, at Eue­nyng prayer. The fyrst Lesson. Ozee .xiii. xiiii. 
On thursday before Easter, at Morning prayer. The fyrste Lesson. Daniel .ix. 
At Euening prayer. The fyrst Lesson. Ieremie .xxxi. 
On Good Fridaye, at Morning prayer. The fyrst Lesson. Genesis .xxii. 
At Euening prayer. The fyrst lesson. Esay .liii. 
On Easter euen, at Mornyng prayer. The fyrst Lesson. zachary .ix. 
On Easter daye, at Mornyng prayer.
  • Psalme. ii.
  • Psalm. lvii.
  • Psalme. cxi
The fyrst lesson. Exo .xii.The second lesson. Ro .vi.
At Euening prayer.
  • Psalm. cxiii
  • Psal. cxiiii.
  • Psal. cxviii.
 The second lesson. Act .ii.
On Mondaye in Easter weke, at Morning prayer.  The second Lesson. Math .xxviii.
At Euening prayer.  The second Lesson. Actes .iii.
On tuesdaye in Ea­ster weke, at Mor­ning prayer.  The second Lesson. Luk .xxiiii. vnto. And behold two of them.
At Euening prayer.  The second Lesson. i. Corinth .xv.
On the ascency­on daye, at Mor­nyng prayer.
  • Psalme. viii.
  • Psalme. xv.
  • Psalme. xxi.
 The second lesson. Ioh .xiiii.
At Euening prayer.
  • Psalme. xxiiii.
  • Psalme. lxviii.
  • Psalme. Cviii.
 The second lesson. Ephe .iiii.
On Whitsun­day, at mornyng prayer.
  • Psalm. xlviii.
  • Psalm. lxvii.
 The second lesson. Actes .x. Then Peter opened his. &c.
At Euening prayer.
  • Psalm. Ciiii.
  • Psalm. Cxlv.
 The second Lesson. Act .xix It fortuned when Apollo went to Corinthum. &c. vnto After these thynges.
On Trinitie sunday, at Mor­ning prayer. The fyrst lesson. Genesis .xviii.The second Lesson. Math .iii.
Conuersion of S. Paul, at morning praier.  The second Lesson. Actes .xxii. vnto. They heard hym.
At Euening prayer.  The second lesson. Actes .xxvi.
Sainct Barna­bies daye, at morning prayer.  The seconde lesson. Actes .xiiii.
At Euening prayer.  The seconde lesson. Actes .xv. vnto. After cer­tayne dayes.
Sainct Iohn Baptistes daye, at Mornyng prayer. The fyrst lesson. Malachi .iii.The seconde lesson. Math .iii.
At Euening prayer. The fyrst lesson. Malachi .iiii.The seconde lesson. Math .xiiii. vnto. When Iesus heard.
Saint Peters day, at morning prayer.  The second Lesson. Actes .iii.
At Euening prayer.  The second Lesson. Actes .iiii.
All sainctes daye at Mornyng prayer. The first lesson. Sapien .iii. vnto. Blessed is rather the barrayne.The second lesson. Hebre .xi. xii. Sainctes by fayth subdued. vnto. Yf you endure chastising.
At Euening prayer. The first lesson. Sapien .v. vnto. Hys Ielosie also.The seconde lesson. Apocalips .xix. vnto. And I sawe an Aungell stande.

¶ A briefe declaracion when euery Terme begynneth, and endeth.

BE it knowen that Easter terme beginneth alwayes the .xviii. day after Easter, rekening Easter day for one, and endeth ye mondaye next after the Ascencyon daye.

Trinitie terme begynneth alway the Fryday next after Corpus Christi day, and endeth the wednesday fortnyght after.

Michelmas Terme begynneth the nynth or tenth daye of October, and endeth the .xxviii. or .xxix. day of Nouembre.

Hillarie terme begynneth the .xxiii. or .xxiiii. day of Ianuary, and endeth the .xii. or .xiii. day of Februarye.

In Easter terme on the Ascencion day. In Trinitie terme on the Nati­uitie of .S. Iohn Baptist. In Michelmas terme on alhallowes day and al soules day. In Hillarye terme, on Candlemas day: the kynges Iudges at Westminster doe not vse to syt in iudgemente, nor vpon any Sundayes.

¶ An Almanacke for .xix. yeares.

¶ The yere of our Lord.¶ The Gol­den numbre.¶ The epact¶ The cicle of the sunne.¶ Dominicall letter.Easter day.
M.D.lii [...]iiiixxiC [...]xvii. Aprill.
M.D.liii [...]xvxxiiAii. Aprill.
M.D.liiii [...]xxvixxiiiGxxv. Marche [...]viixxiiiiFxiiii. Aprill.
M.D.lvi [...]xviiixxvE [...]v. Aprill.
M.D.lvii [...]xxixxxviCxviii. Aprill.
M.D.lviii [...]xixxviiBx. Aprill.
M.D.lix [...]xxiixxviiiAxxvi. Marche
M.D.lx [...]iiiiG [...]xiiii. Aprill.
M.D.lxi [...]xiiiiiiEvi. Aprill.
M.D.lxii [...]xxviiiD 
M.D.lxiii [...]xxviiiiiC 
M.D.lxiiii [...]xviivB [...] 
M.D.lxv [...]xxviiiviG 
M.D.lxvi [...]ixviiF 
M.D.lxvii [...]xxviiiE 
M.D.lxviii [...]iixD [...] 
M.D.lxix [...]xiixB 
M.D.lxx [...]xxiiixiA 
¶ Ianuary hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lessonii. Lessō
[...]AKalend.CircumcisiiGe. xviiRom. ii.Deute. xCollos. ii
 biiii No. iiGenes. iMat. iGenes. iiRoma. i
[...]ciii No. iiiiiiiiiiiiii
 dPrid. No. iiiiviiiviiii
[...]eNonas. vviiiiiiviiiiiii
[...]fviii Id. EpiphanieviEsay. lx.Luke. iiiEsai. xlixIohn. ii
 gvii Id. viiGene. ixMath. vGenes. xiRoma. v
[...]Avi Id. viiixiivixiiivi
[...]bv Id. ixxiiiiviixvvii
 ciiii Id. xxviviiixviiviii
xiiidiii Id.Sol in aqua.xixviiiixxixix
iiePrid. Id. xiixxxxxix
[...]gxix kl.Februarii.xiiiixxiiiixiixxvxii
 Axviii kl. xvxxvixiiixxviixiii
[...]bxvii kl. xvixxviiixiiiixxixxiiii
[...]cxvi kl.Anthoni.xviixxxxvxxxixv
 dxv kl. xviiixxxiixvixxxiiixvi
[...]exiiii kl. xixxxxiiiixviixxxvi. Corin. i
[...]fxiii kl.Fab. & Bastxxxxxvixviiixxxviiii
 gxii kl.Agnes.xxixxxixxixxxxixiii
[...]Axi kl.Vincent.xxiixlxxxliiiii
[...]bx kl. xxiiixliixxixliiiv
 cix kl. xxiiiixliiiixxiixlvvi
[...]dviii kl.Cō Paule.xxvxlviActe. xxiixlviiAct. xxvi.
 evii kl. xxvixlviiima. xxiiixlixi. Cor. vii
[...]fvi kl. xxviilxxiiiiExodi. i.viii
[...]gv kl. xxviiiExodi. iixxviiiix
 Aiiii kl. xxixiiiixxvivx
[...]biii kl. xxxvixxviiviixi
[...]cPrid. kl. iviiixxviiiixxii
¶ February hath .xxviii. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lesson.ii. Lessō
 dKalend. iiExodi. x.Mark. i.Exodi. xii. cor. xiii
xieiiii No.Puri. maryiiixiiiixiiixiiii
xixfiii No.Blase.iiiixiiiiiiixvxv
[...]gPrid. No. vxviiiiixviixvi
 ANonas.Agathe.vixviiivxixii. Cori. i
[...]bviii Id.Doroth.viixxvixxiii
vcvii Id. viiixxiiviixxiiiiii
 dvi Id. ixxxiiiiviiixxxiiiiii
xiiiev Id. xxxxiiiixxxxiiiiv
iifiiii Id.Sol. in Pis.xixxxvxxlvi
 giii Id. xiiLe. xviiixiLeui. xix.vii
[...]APrid. Id. xiiixxxiiNume. x.viii
 bIdus.Valentine.xiiiiNum. xi.xiiixiiix
xviiicxvi kl.Marche.xvxiiixiiiixiiiix
[...]dxv kl. xvixvxvxvixi
 exiiii kl. xviixviixvixviiixii
[...]fxiii kl. xviiixixLuke. di. ixxxiii
[...]gxii kl. xixxxidi. ixxiiGalath. i
 Axi kl.Mildrede.xxxxiiiiixxiiiiii
[...]bx kl. xxixxviiixxviiii
icix kl. xxiixxviiiiiixxviiiiiii
 dviii kl.The place of the lepe yere.xxiiixxixvxxxv
[...]evii kl.xxiiiixxxivixxxiivi.
 fvi kl. [...]xxvxxxiiiviixxxiiiiEphesi i
[...]gv kl. xxvixxxvviiixxxviii
[...]Aiiii kl. xxviiDeute. iixDeute. iiiii
 biii kl. xxviiiiiixiiiiiiii
[...]c [...] Kl. xxixvxiviv
¶ Marche hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessō.ii. Lessō.i. Lessō.ii. Lesson
[...]dKalend.Dauid.xxxDeu. viiLuk. xii.deu. viiiEphe. vi
 evi No.Chadde.iixxiiixPhilip. i
[...]fv No. iixixiiiixiiii
 giiii No.Adrian.iiixiiixvxiiiiiii
[...]Aiii No. iiiixvxvixviiiii
[...]bPrid. No. vxviixviixviiiCollos. i
 cNonas. vixixxviiixxii
[...]dviii Id. viixxixixxxiiiii
[...]evii Id. viiixxiiixxxxiiiiiiii
 fvi Id. ixxxvxxixxvii. thessa. i.
[...]gv Id.Equinoctiū.xxxviixxiixxviiiii
[...]Aiiii Id.Sol in arie [...]xixxixxxiiixxxiii
 biii Id. xiixxxixxiiiixxxiiiiii
[...]cPrid. Id. xiiixxxiiiIohn. ixxxiiiiv
 dIdus. xiiiiIosu. iiiIosu. iiii. thes. i.
[...]exvii kl.Aprilis.xviiiiiiiiiii
[...]fxvi kl. xviiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
 gxv kl. xviivvvi. timo. i
[...]Axiiii kl.Edward.xviiiviviviii. iii
[...]bxiii kl. xixviiviiviiiiii
 cxii kl. xxviiiviiiviiiv
[...]dxi kl. xxiixixixvi
[...]ex kl. xxiixxxiii. timo. i
 fix kl.Fast.xxiiixiixixxii
[...]gviii kl.Annunci.xxiiiixxixiixxiiiii
 Avii kl. xxvxxiiixiiixxiiiiiiii
[...]bvi kl. xxviIudi. ixiiiiIudi. iiTitus. i
[...]cv kl. xxviiiiixviiiiii. iii
 diiii kl. xxviiivxviviPhile. i.
[...]eiii kl. xxixviixviiviiiHeb. i.
[...]f [...]. Kl. xxxixxviiixii
¶ Aprill hath .xxx. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessō.ii. Lessō.i. Lessō.ii. Lesson
 gKalend. iIudic. xiIoh. xix.Iudi. xiiHeb. iii
xiAiiii No. iixiiixxxiiiiiiii
 biii No. iiixvxxixviv
xixcPrid. No.AmbroseiiiixviiActes. ixviiivi
viiidNonas. vxixiixxvii
xvieviii Id. vixxiiiiRuth. iviii
vfvii Id. viiRut. iiiiiiiiiix
 gvi Id. viiiiiiivi. Reg. ix
xiiiAv Id. ixi. Re. iiviiiixi
iibiiii Id.Sol in tauxiiiiviivxii
 ciii Id. xiviviiiviixiii
xdPrid. Id. xiiviiiixixIacob. i
 eIdus. xiiixxxiii
xviiifxviii Kl.Maii.xiiiixiixixiiiiii
viigxvii kl. xvxiiiixiixviiii
 Axvi kl. xvixvixiiixviiv
xvbxv kl. xviixviiixiiiixixi. Pet. i
iiiicxiiii kl. xviiixxxvxxiii
 dxiii kl. xixxxiixvixxiiiiii
xiiexii kl. xxxxiiiixviixxviiii
ifxi kl. xxixxvixviiixxviiv
 gx kl. xxiixxviiixixxxixii. Pet. i
ixAix kl.S. Georgxxiiixxxxxxxxiii
 bviii kl. xxiiiiii. Re. ixxiii. Re. iiiii
xviicvii kl. [...]xxviiixxiiiiiii. Iohn. i
vidvi kl. xxvivxxiiiviii
 ev kl. xxviiviixxiiiiviiiiii
xiiiifiiii kl. xxviiiixxxvxiiii
iiigiii kl. xxixxixxvixiiv
 APrid. kl. xxxxiiixxviixiiiiii. iii. Ioh
¶ Maye hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessō.ii. Lessō.i. Lessō.ii. Lesson
[...]bKalendPhilip & Iaiii. Re. xvAct. viii.ii. re. xviIuoas. i
 cvi No. iixviixxviiixviiiRoma. i
[...]dv No.The crosse.iiixixMath. i.xxii
[...]eiiii No. iiiixxiiixxiiiii
 fiii No. vxxiiiiiixxiiiiiiii
[...]gPrid. No. viiii. Re. iiiiiiii. reg. iv
[...]ANonasIohn beuerviiiiviivi
 bviii Id. viiiiiiviiiiivii
[...]cvii Id. ixvviiixviii
[...]dvi Id. xixviiixix
 ev Id.Sol in Ge.xixiixxiix
[...]fiiii Id. xiixiiixxiiiixi
 giii Id. xiiixvxixvixii
[...]APrid. Id. xiiiixviixiixviiixiii
[...]bIdus. xvxixxiiixxxiiii
 cxvii kl.Iunii.xvixxixiiiixxiixv
[...]dxvi kl. xviiiiii. Re. ixviiii. re. iixvi
[...]exv kl. xviiiiiixviiiiii. Cor. i.
 fxiiii kl. xixvxviiviii
[...]gxiii kl. xxviixviiiviiiiii
[...]Axii kl.Heline.xxiixxixxiiii
 bxi kl. xxiixixxxiiv
[...]cx kl. xxiiixiiixxixiiiivi
 dix kl. xxiiiixvxxiixvivii
[...]eviii kl. xxvxviixxiiixviiiviii
[...]fvii kl. xxvixixxxiiiixxix
 gvi kl. xxviixxixxvxxiix
[...]Av kl. xxviiixxiiixxvixxiiiixi
[...]biiii kl. xxixxxvxxviixxvxii
 ciii kl. xxxi. Esdr. i.xxviiii. Esd. iiixiii
 d [...]. Kl. xxxiiiMark. iiiiixiiii
¶ Iune hath .xxx. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessoni. Lessonii. Lesson.
 eKalend. ii. esd. iiiiMar. ii.i. Esdr. vi. Cor. xv.
[...]fiiii. No. iiviiiivixvi
[...]giii. No. iiiviiiiiiviiii. Cor. i.
[...]APrid. No. iiiiviiivviiiii
[...]bNonas vixvixiii
 cviii. Id. viii. Esd. iviiii. esd. iiiiiii
[...]dvii. Id. viiiiiiviiivv
[...]evi. Id. viiiviixviiivi
 fv. Id.Edmond.ixixxxiiivii
[...]giiii. Id. xHester. ixiHeste. ii.viii
 Aiii. Id.Barnabe.xiiiiAct. xiiiiiiiiActes. xv.
[...]bPrid. Id. xiivMar. xiiviii. Cor. ix.
[...]c [...] [...] in Can.xiiiviixiiiviiix
 dxviii. kl.Iuly.xiiiiixxiiiiIob. ixi
[...]exvii. kl. xvIob. iixviiixii
[...]fxvi. kl. xviiiiixvivxiii
 gxv. kl. xviiviLuke. iviiGalath. i.
[...] [...]xiiii. kl. xviiiviiiiiixii
[...]bxiii. kl. xixxiiixiiii
 cxii. kl. xxxiiiiiixiiiiiii
[...]dxi. kl.Edward kīgxxixiiiivxvv
 ex. kl. xxiixvivixvii xviiivi
[...]fix. kl.Fast.xxiiixixviixxEphesi. i.
[...]gviii. kl. [...]xxiiiiMal. iii.Mat. iiiMal. iiiimat. xiiii.
 Avii. kl. xxvIob. xxi.Lu. viii.Iob. xxiiEphes. ii.
[...]bvi. kl. xxvixxiiiixxxiiii xxviii
[...]cv. kl. xxvii26.27xxxviiiiiii
 diiii. kl.Fast.xxviiixxixxixxxv
[...]eiii. kl. [...]xxixxxxiActe. iii.xxxiiActes. iiii
 f [...] kl. xxxxxxiiiLuk. xiixxxiiiiEphes. vi.
¶ Iuly hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessō.ii. Lessō.i. Lessō.ii. Lesson
[...]gKalend. iiob. xxxvLuk. xiiiiob. xxxviPhilip. i
[...]Avi No.Visitaciōiixxxviixiiiixxxviiiii
 bv No.of our ladyiiixxxixxvxiiii
[...]ciiii No. iiiixlixvixliiiiii
[...]diii No. vProu. ixviiProu. ii.Collos. i
 ePrid. No. viiiixviiiiiiiii
[...]fNonasDog dayes.viivxixviiii
[...]gviii Id. viiiviixxviiiiiii
 Avii Id. ixixxxixi. thessa. i.
[...]bvi Id. xxixxiixiiii
 cv Id. xixiiixxiiixiiiiiii
xviiidiiii Id. xiixvxxiiiixviiiii
[...]eiii Id. xiiixviiIohn. ixviiiv
 fPrid. Id.Sol in Leoxiiiixixiixxii. thess. i
[...]Axvii kl.August.xvixxiiiiiiixxiiiiiii
 bxvi kl. xviixxvvxxvii. timo. i
[...]cxv kl. xviiixxviivixxviiiii. iii
idxiiii kl. xixxxixviixxxiiii
 exiii kl. xxxxxiviiiEccles. iv
[...]fxii kl. xxiEccle. ii.ixiiivi
 gxi kl.Mari mag.xxiiiiiixvii. timo. i
[...]Ax kl. xxiiivixiviiii
[...]bix kl.Fast.xxiiiiviiixiiixiii
 cviii kl. [...]xxvxxiiixiiiii
[...]dvii kl. xxvixiixiiiiIerem. iTitus. i
[...]evi kl.vii. sleper.xxviiIere. ii.xviiiii. iii
 fv kl. xxviiiiiiixvivPhile. i
[...]giiii kl. xxixvixviiviiHeb. i
 Aiii kl. xxxviiixviiiixii
[...]bPrid. Kl. xxxxxixxiiii
¶ August hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessoni. Lessonii. Lesson.
[...]cKalend.Lammas.iIere. xiiIoh. xx.Ier. xiii.Hebr. iiii
[...]diiii. No. iixiiiixxixvv
[...]eiii. No. iiixviActes. i.xviivi
 fPrid. No. iiiixviiiiixixvii
[...]gNonas. vxxiiixxiviii
[...]Aviii. Id. vixxiiiiiixxiiiix
 bvii. Id. viixxiiiivxxvx
[...]cvi. Id. viiixxvivixxviixi
 dv. Id. ixxxviiiviixxixxii
[...]eiiii. Id.S. Laurencexxxxviiixxxixiii
[...]fiii. Id. xixxxiiixxxxiiiIacobi. i.
 gPrid. Id. xiixxxiiiixxxxvii
[...]AIdus xiiixxxvixixxxviiiii
[...]bxix kl.Septēbris.xiiiixxxviiixiixxxixiiii
 cxviii. kl.Assūp. maryxvxlxiiixliv
[...]dxvii. kl.Sol in Vir.xvixliixiiiixliiii. Petri. i.
[...]exvi. kl. xviixliiiixvxlv. xlvi.ii
 fxv. kl. xviiixlviixvixlviiiiii
[...]gxiiii. kl. xixxlixxviiliiii
 Axiii. kl. xxlixviiiliiv
[...]bxii. kl.Barnard.xxiLamē. i.xixLamē. iiii. Pete. i.
[...]cxi. kl. xxiiiiixxiiiiii
 dx. kl.FastxxiiivxxiEzech. iiiii
[...]eix. kl. [...]xxiiiiEzec. iii.xxiivii. Iohn. i.
[...]fviii. kl. xxvviixxiiixiiiii
 gvii. kl. xxvixiiiixxiiiixviiiiii
[...]Avi. kl. xxviixxxiiixxvxxxiiiiiiii
 bv. kl.Augustine.xxviiiDanie. ixxviDani. ii.v
[...]ciiii. kl. xxixiiixxviiiiiiii. iii. Ioh.
[...]diii kl. xxxvxxviiiviIude. i.
 ePrid. kl xxxviiMath. i.viiiRoma. i.
¶ September hath .xxx. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lesson.ii. Lessō
[...]fKalend. iDani. ix.Math. iiDanie. xRoma. ii
[...]giiii No. iixiiiixiiiii
 Aiii No. iiixiiiiiiixiiiiiiii
[...]bPrid. No. iiiiOzee. ivoze. ii. iii.v
[...]cNonas.Dog da. endviiiiviv. vivi
 dviii Id. viviiviiviiivii
[...]evii Id. viiixviiixviii
 fvi Id.Nati. mary.viiixiixxiiix
[...]gv Id. ixxiiixxiiiix
[...]Aiiii Id. xIoel. ixiIoel. ii.xi
 biii Id. xiiiixiiAmos. i.xii
[...]cPrid. Id. xiiAmos. iixiiiiiixiii
[...]dIdus. xiiiiiiixiiiivxiiii
 exviii kl.Octobre.xiiiivixvviixv
[...]fxvii kl.Sol. in Libra.xvviiixviixxvi
[...]gxvi kl. xviAbdias. ixviiIonas. i.i. Cor. i.
 Axv kl. xviiion. ii. iiixviiiiiiiii
[...]bxiiii kl. xviiiMiche. ixixMiche. iiiii
 cxiii kl. xixiiixxiiiiiiii
[...]dxii kl.Faste.xxvxxiviv
[...]exi kl.S. Math [...]xxiviixxiiNaum.
 fx kl. xxiinaum. iixxiiiiiivii
[...]gix kl. xxiiiAbacuc. ixxiiiiAbacu. iiviii
[...]Aviii kl. xxiiiiiiixxvSopho. iix
 bvii kl. xxvSoph. iixxviiiix
[...]cvi kl. xxviAgge. ixxviiAgge. iixi
 dv kl. xxviizacah. ixxviiizac. ii. iii.xii
[...]eiiii kl. xxviiiiii. v.Mark. i.vixiii
[...]fiii kl.S Michaelxxixviiiiviiixiiii
 gPrid Kl.Hieromexxxixiiixxv
¶ Octobre hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening praier.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lesson.ii. Lessō
[...]AKalend. izacha.xi.Mar. iiiizacha. xiii. cor. xvi
[...]bvi No. iixiiivxiiiiii. Cor. i
[...]cv No. iiiMalac. iviMalac. iiii.
[...]diiii No.Faythiiiiiiiviiiiiiiii
 eiii No. vTobi. iviiiTobi. ii.iiii
[...]fPrid. No. viiiiixiiiiv
 gNonas. viivxvivi
[...]Aviii Id. viiiviixiviiivii
[...]bvii Id. ixixxiixviii
 cvi Id. xxixiiixiiix
 dv Id. xixiiixiiiixiiiix
[...]eiiii Id. xiiIudith. ixvIudit. ii.xi
 fiii Id.Edward.xiiiiiixviiiiixii
[...]gPrid. Id.Sol in scorxiiiivLuk. di. ivixiii
[...]AIdus. xvviidi. iviiiGalath. i
 bxvii kl.Nouember.xviixiixii
[...]cxvi kl. xviixiiiixiiiii
 dxv kl.Luke euāgexviiixiiiiiiixiiiiiiii
xviiexiiii kl. xixxvvxviv
[...]fxiii kl. xxSapie. i.viSapie.
 gxii kl. xxiiiiviiiiiiEphesi i
[...]Axi kl. xxiivviiiviii
[...]bx kl. xxiiiviiixviiiiii
 cix kl. xxiiiiixxxiiii
[...]dviii kl.Chrispinexxvxixixiiv
 evii kl. xxvixiiixiixiiivi
[...]fvi kl.Fast.xxviixvxiiixviPhilip. i
[...]gv kl.Simō & [...]xxviiixviixiiiixviiiii
 Aiiii kl. xxixxixxvEccle. iiii
[...]biii kl. xxxEccle. iixviiiiiiii
[...]cPrid Kl. xxxiiiixviivColloss. i.
¶ Nouember hath .xxx. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening prayer.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lesson.ii. Lessō.
 dKalend.Al sainctesiSap. iiiheb. 11.12Sapie. vApoc. xix
[...]eiiii No. iiEccl. viLu. xviiiEccle. viiCollo. ii
[...]fiii No. iiiviiixixixiii
 gPrid. No. iiiixxxxiiiii
[...]ANonas. vxiixxixiiii. thessa. i
 bviii Id.Leonard.vixiiiixxiixvii
[...]cvii Id. viixvixxiiixviiiii
[...]dvi Id. viiixviiixxiiiixixiiii
 ev Id. ixxxIohn. ixxiv
[...]fiiii Id. xxxiiiixxiiiii. thess. i
[...]giii Id.Martin.xixxiiiiiiixxvii
 APrid. Id. xiixxviiiiixxviiiii
[...]bIdus.Sol in sagit.xiiixxviiivxxixi. Tim. i
[...]cxviii kl.Decembre.xiiiixxxvixxxiii. iii
 dxvii kl. xvxxxiiviixxxiiiiiii
[...]exvi kl. xvixxxiiiiviiixxxvv
 fxv kl. xviixxxviixxxxviivi
[...]gxiiii kl. xviiixxxviiixxxxixii. timo. i
[...]Axiii kl. xixxlxixliii
 bxii kl. xxxliixiixliii.iii
[...]cxi kl. xxixliiiixiiixlviiii
[...]dx kl. xxiixlvixiiiixlvii.Titus. i.
 eix kl.S. Clement.xxiiixlviiixvxlixii. iii
[...]fviii kl. xxiiiilxviliPhilem.
 gvii kl.Katherine.xxvBaru. ixviiBaru. iiHebre. i.
[...]Avi kl. xxviiiixviiiiiiiii
[...]bv kl. xxviivxixviiii
 ciiii kl. xxviiiEsaye. ixxEsay. ii.iiii
[...]diii kl.Faste.xxixiiixxiiiiiv
[...]ePrid Kl.AndrewxxxvActes. i.vivi
¶ December hath .xxxi. dayes.
    ¶ Psalmes.Morning praier.Euening prayer.
i. Lessonii. Lessō.i. Lesson.ii. Lessō.
 fKalend. iEsai. viiActes. ii.Esai. viiiHeb. vii.
[...]giiii No. iiixiiixviii
[...]Aiii No. iiixiiiixiiix
[...]bPrid. No. iiiixiiivxiiiix
[...]dviii Id. vixviidi. viixviiixii
[...]evii Id.Concep ma.viixixdi. viixx. xxixiii
 fvi Id. viiixxiiviiixxiiiIames. i
[...]gv Id. ixxxiiiiixxxvii
[...]Aiiii Id. xxxvixxxviiiii
[...]biii Id. xixxviiixixxixiiii
[...]cPrid. Id.Sol in capxiixxxxiixxxiv
[...]dIdus.Lucie.xiiixxxiixiiixxxiiii. Petr. i.
 exix kl.Ianuary.xiiiixxxiiiixiiiixxxvii.
[...]fxviii kl. xvxxxvixvxxxviiiii
 gxvii kl. xvixxxviiixvixxxixiiii
[...]Axvi kl. xviixlxviixliv
[...]bxv kl. xviiixliixviiixliiiii. Pet. i.
[...]cxiiii kl. xixxliiiixixxlvii
[...]dxiii kl.Faste.xxxlvixxxlviiiii
[...]exii kl.Thomas [...]xxixlviiixxixlixi. Iohn. i
 fxi kl. xxiilxxiiliii
[...]gx kl.S. Clement.xxiiiliixxiiiliiiiii
 Aix kl.Fast.xxiiiiliiixxiiiilviiii
[...]bviii kl.Christmas.xxvEsai. ix.Luke. ii.Esay. viiTitu. iii
[...]cvii kl.S. Stephen.xxvilviac. vi. viilviiActe. vii.
[...]dvi kl.S. Iohn euāxxviilviiiApoca. i.lixApoc. xxii
[...]ev kl.Innocentes.xxviiiIer. xxxiAct. xxv.Esa. lxi. Iohn. v
[...]fiiii kl. xxixEsay. lxixxvilxiiii. Iohn. i
 giii kl. xxxlxiiixxviilxiiiiiii. Iohn. i
[...]A [...] ka. xxxlxvxxviiilxviIude. i

¶ The ordre where Morning and Euening prayer. shalbe vsed and sayde.

The Morning and Euening prayer, shalbe vsed in suche place of the Church, Chapel, or Chaūcel, and the Minister shal so turne hun, as the people may best heare. And yf there be any controuersie ther­in, the matter shalbe referred to the ordenarye, and he or hys deputie shall appoynt the place, & the chauncels shall remayne, as they haue done in tymes past.

And here is to be noted, that the Minister at the tyme of the com­munion, and at all other tymes in hys ministracion, shall vse neyther Albe, Vestment, nor Cope: but beeyng Archebisshop, or Bisshop, he shall haue and weare a rochet: and being a Priest or Deacon, he shal haue and weare a surples onelye.

¶ An ordre for Morning prayer, daylye throughoute the yeare.

At the beginning both of Morning praier, & lykewise of Euening prayer, the Minister shal reade with a loude voyce, some one of these sentences of the scriptures that folowe. And then he shall saye that, whiche is wrytten after the sayde sentences.

Ezechiel xviii. AT what tyme soeuer a sinner dooeth repente hym of his synne frō the bottome of his heart: I wyll putte all hys wickednes out of my re­membraunce sayeth the Lorde.

Psal. li. I doe knowe myne owne wickednes, and my synne is alwaye agaynst me.

Psal. li. Turne thy face awaye from oure synnes (O Lorde) and blot out all oure offences.

Psalm. li A sorowfull spirite, is a sacrifice to God: despyse not (O Lorde) humble and contryte heartes.

Ioel. ii Rente youre heartes, and not your garmentes, and turne to the Lord youre God: because he is gentle and merciful, he is paciente and of muche mercy, and suche a one that is sory for youre affliccyons.

Dani. ix. To thee O Lorde God belongeth mercy and forgeuenes: for we haue gone awaye from thee, and haue not harkened [Page] to thy voyce, wherby we might walke in thy lawes, whyche thou hast appoynted for vs.

Ierem. ii Correct vs, O Lord and yet in thy iudgement, not in thy furye, leste we shoulde be consumed and brought to nothing.

Math. iii Amend your lyues, for the kyngdome of God is at hand.

Luke. xv. I wyll goe to my father and saye to him: father, I haue synned agaynste heauen, and agaynste thee, I am no more worthy to bee called thy sonne.

Psa. cxlii Entre not into iudgement with thy seruauntes, O lorde, for no fleshe is righteous in thy sighte.

i. Iohn. i. Yf we saye that we haue no synne, we deceyue our selues, and there is no trueth in vs.

DEarely beloued brethren, the scripture moueth vs in sondrye places, to acknowledge and confesse our manifold sinnes and wickednes, & that we should not dissemble, nor cloke them before the face of al­myghtie God oure heauenly father, but confesse them with an humble, lowely, penitent, and obedient heart: to thende that we may obtayne forgeuenes of the same by his infinite goodnes and mercy. And although we oughte at all times, humbly to knowledge our sinnes before God: yet ought we most chiefly so to do, whē we assemble and mete together, to rendre thankes for the greate benefites that we baue recey­ued at his handes, to set foorth his moste worthy prayse, to heare his most holy worde, and to aske those thinges whych be requisite and necessarie, aswell for the body as the soule. Wherfore I praye and beseche you, as many as be here pre­sent, to accompanie me with a pure heart and humble voyce, vnto the throne of the heauenly grace, saying after me.

¶ A generall confession, to bee sayde of the whole congrega­cion after the Minister, kneelyng.

ALmighty and most merciful father, we haue erred & straied from thy waies, lyke lost shepe. We haue folowed to much the deuises & desires of our own heartes. We haue offended against thy holy lawes. We haue lefte vndone those thynges whiche we oughte to haue done, and we haue done those thynges whyche we [Page] oughte not to haue done, and there is no healthe in vs: but thou, O Lorde, haue mercy vpon vs myserable offendours. Spare thou them O God, which confesse theyr faultes. Re­store thou them that be penitent, accordyng to thy promyses declared vnto mankynde, in Christe Iesu oure Lorde. And graunt, O most mercyfull father, for hys sake, that we may hereafter lyue a godly, ryghteous, and sobre lyfe, to the glo­ry of thy holy name. Amen.

¶ The absolucion to be pronounced by the Minister alone.

ALmightye God, the father of oure Lorde Iesus Christ, whiche desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turne from hys wycked­nes & liue: and hath geuen power and commaun­dement to hys ministers, to declare & pronounce to hys people being penitent, the absolucion and remission of theyr synnes: he pardoneth and absolueth all them whyche truely repent, & vnfaynedly beleue hys holy ghospell. Wher­fore we beseche him to graunte vs true repentaunce and hys holy spirite, that those thynges maye please hym whiche we doe at thys presente, and that the rest of our lyfe hereafter, may bee pure and holy: so that at the last we may come to his eternall ioye, through Iesus Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The people shall aunswere. ‘Amen.’

Then shall the Minister begyn the Lordes prayer. with a loude voyce.

OVre father which arte in heauen, halowed bee thy name. Thy kingdome come. Thy wyll bee done in earth as it is in heauen. Geue vs thys day our dayly bread. And forgeue vs oure tres­passes, as we forgeue them that trespasse a­gaynste vs. And leade vs not into temptacion. But delyuer vs from euell. Amen.

¶ Then lykewyse he shall saye.

O Lorde open thou oure lippes.

Aunswer. [Page] And our mouth shall shewe foorth thy prayse.

¶ Priest. O God make spede to saue vs.

¶ Aunswer. O Lorde make hast to helpe vs.

¶ Priest. Glory be to the father, and to the sonne, & to the holy ghoste.

As it was in the beginnyng, is nowe, and euer shall bee: worlde without ende. Amen.

Prayse ye the Lorde.

¶ Then shalbe sayd or song this Psalme folowyng.

O Come let vs syng vnto the Lord: let vs hartely re­ioyce in the strength of oure saluacyon.

Let vs come before hys presence with thankes­geuyng: and shewe oure selfe glad in hym with Psalmes.

For the Lorde is a great God: and a great kyng aboue al Goddes.

In hys hand are all the corners of the earthe: and the strength of the hylles is hys also.

The sea is hys, and he made it: and his handes prepared the drye lande.

O come, let vs worship and fall downe: and knele before the Lorde oure maker.

For he is the Lorde oure God: and wee are the people of his pasture, and the shepe of hys handes.

To daye yf ye wyll heare hys voyce, harden not youre heartes: as in the prouocacion, and as in the day of tempta­cyon in the wyldernes.

When your fathers tempted me, proued me, and sawe my workes.

Fortie yeares long was I grieued with this generacion, and sayde: it is a people that doe erre in theyr heartes, for they haue not knowen my wayes.

Vnto whom I sware in my wrathe: that they shoulde not entre into my reste.

Glory be to the father, and to the sōne: & to the holy ghost.


As it was in the beginning, is nowe, and euer shall be worlde wythout ende. Amen.

Then shall folowe certayne Psalmes in ordre, as they be appoyn­ted in a Table, made for that purpose: except there be proper psalmes appoynted for that daye. And at thend of euery Psalme throughoute the yeare, and likewise in thend of Benedictus, Benedicite, Magnifi­cat, and Nunc dimittis, shalbe repeated.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne. &c.

Then shalbe read two Lessons distinctly with a loude voyce, that the people may heare. The first of the olde Testamente, the second of the new. Lyke as they be appoynted by the Kalender, except there be proper Lessons assigned for that daye: the Minister that readeth the Lesson, standing and turning him so, as he may best be hard of al such as be present. And before euery Lesson, the Minister shall saye thus. The firste, seconde, thyrd, or fourth Chapiter of Genesis, or Exodus, Mathew, Marke, or other like, as is appointed in the Kalender. And in the ende of euery Chapiter, he shall saye.

¶ Here endeth suche a Chapiter, of suche a Booke.

And (to thend the people may the better heare) in such places where they doe syng, there shall the Lessons be song in a playne tune, after the maner of distinct reading: and lykewyse the Epistle and Gospel.

After the fyrst Lesson, shal folowe Te deum laudamus, in English, dayly through the whole yeare.

Te deū lauda­mus WE praise thee, O God: we knowledge thee to be the Lorde.

All the earth doeth worship thee: the father euerlasting.

To thee all Angels crye aloude: the heauens and al the powers therein.

To thee Cherubin and Seraphin, continually doe crye.

Holy, holy, holy, Lorde God of Sabaoth.

Heauen and earth are full of the Maiestie of thy glorye.

The glorious company of the Apostles prayse thee.

The goodly felowship of the Prophetes, prayse thee.

The noble army of Martyrs, prayse thee.

The holy Churche throughout al the word, doth know­ledge thee.

The father of an infinite Maiestie.

Thy honourable, true, and onely sonne.


Also the holy gost, the comforter.

Thou art the king of glory, O Christ.

Thou art the euerlastyng sonne of the father.

When thou tokest vpon thee to delyuer man, thou diddest not abhorre the vyrgins wombe.

When thou hadst ouercomed the sharpenes of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heauen to al beleuers.

Thou syttest on the ryghte hande of God, in the glory of the father.

We beleue that thou shalt come to be our iudge.

We therfore pray thee, helpe thy seruauntes, whom thou hast redemed with thy precious bloud.

Make them to be numbred with thy Sainctes in glorye euerlastyng.

O Lorde saue thy people: and blesse thine heritage.

Gouerne them and lift them vp for euer.

Daye by daye we magnifie thee.

And we worship thy name euer world withoute ende.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to kepe vs this daye without sinne.

O Lord haue mercy vpon vs: haue mercy vpon vs.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten vpon vs: as our trust is in thee.

O lord, in thee haue I trusted: let me neuer be confounded.

Or this canticle, Benedicite omnia opera domini domino.

Bene­dicite O All ye workes of the Lorde, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O ye Aungels of the Lord, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse ye hym and magnifie him for euer, O ye heauens, blesse ye the Lorde: praise him and magni­fie hym for euer.

O ye waters that bee aboue the fyrmament, blesse ye the Lord, prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O all ye powers of the Lorde, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O ye Sunne and moone, blesse ye the Lord: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O ye starres of heauen, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse hym [Page] and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye showres and dewe, blesse ye the Lord: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye wyndes of God, blesse ye the lorde: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye fyre and heate, blesse ye the lorde: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye wynter and summer, blesse ye the lorde: prayse him and magnifie him for euer.

O ye dewes and frostes, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye froste and colde, blesse ye the lord: prayse hym and magnifye hym for euer.

O ye Ise and snowe, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye nyghtes and dayes, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye lyght and darkenes, blesse ye the lorde: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye lightninges and cloudes, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O let the earth blesse the lorde: yea, let it prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye Mountaynes and hilles, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O all ye grene thynges vpon the earth, blesse ye the lord: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye welles, blesse ye the lord: praise him and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye Seas and floudes, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O ye whales and all that moue in the waters, blesse ye the lorde: prayse hym and magnifie him for euer.

O all ye foules of the ayre, blesse ye the lorde: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.

O all ye beastes and cattell, blesse ye the lord: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.


O ye children of men, blesse ye the Lord: prayse hym and magnify hym for euer.

O let Israel blesse the Lorde: prayse hym and magnifye hym for euer.

O ye Priestes of the Lorde, blesse ye the Lord: prayse him and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye seruauntes of the Lorde, blesse ye the Lord: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye spirites and soules of the righteous, blesse ye the Lord: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O ye holy and humble men of heart, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, blesse ye the Lorde: prayse hym and magnifie hym for euer.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne: and to the. &c. As it was in the beginning, is now, and euer. &c.

And after the second Lesson, shalbe vsed and sayd, Benedictus, in Englishe as foloweth.

Bene­dictus. BLessed bee the Lorde God of Israel: for he hath visited and redemed hys people.

And hath raysed vp a mightie saluacion for vs: in the house of hys seruaunt Dauid.

As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophetes: which haue been sence the worlde began.

That we should bee saued from oure enemies: and from the handes of all that hate vs.

To perfourme the mercy promised to oure forefathers. and to remember his holy couenaunt.

To perfourme the oth which he sware to oure forefather Abraham: that he would geue vs.

That we beyng deliuered oute of the handes of our ene­mies: myght serue hym without feare.

In holynes and righteousnes before him: al the dayes of our lyfe.

And thou childe shalte be called the Prophete of the high­est: for thou shalt goe before the face of the Lord, to prepare hys wayes.


To geue knowledge of saluacion vnto his people: for the remission of theyr synnes.

Through the tender mercy of our God: wherby the daye spryng, from an high hath visited vs.

To geue light to them that sit in darkenes, and in the sha­dowe of death: and to guide our fete into the way of peace.

Glorye bee to the father, and to the sonne: and to the holy gost.

As it was in the beginning, is nowe and euer. &c.

Or els thys Psalme.

Iubilate deo. psa. c O Be ioyfull in the lord (al ye landes:(serue the lord with gladnes, and come before his presence with a song

Be ye sure that the lord he is god: it is he that hath made vs, and not we our selues, we are his people, and the shepe of his pasture.

O goe youre waye into hys gates with thankesgeuing, and into his courtes with prayse: be thankefull vnto hym, and speake good of hys name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is euerlasting: and hys trueth endureth from generacion to generacion.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne: and to the. &c. As it was in the beginning, is now, and euer shalbe: world without ende. Amen.

Then shalbe sayd the Crede, by the Minister and the people, standing.

I Beleue in god the father almightie, maker of heauen and earth. And in Iesus Chryste hys onely sonne our Lorde. Which was conceiued by the holy goste, borne of the virgin Marye. Suffred vnder Ponce Pilate, was crucified, dead and buryed, he descended into hell. The thyrd daye he rose agayn from the dead. He ascended into heauen, and sit­teth on the right hande of God the father almightye. From thence shall he come to iudge the quicke and the dead. I be­leue in the holye goste. The holye Catholyke Churche. The communyon of Saynctes. The forgeuenesse of synnes. [Page] The resurreccyon of the body. And the lyfe euerlastyng. Amen.

¶ And after that, these prayers folowyng, aswel at Euenyng prayer, as at Morning prayer: all deuoutely knelyng. The Minister first pronouncyng with a loude voyce.

The Lorde be with you.

Aunswere. And with thy spirite.

The Minister. ¶ Let vs pray.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Then the Minister, Clerkes and people, shall saye the Lordes prayer in Englishe, with a loude voyce.

¶ Our father which art in heauen. &c.

Then the Minister standing vp, shal saye.

O lorde shewe thy mercy vpon vs.

Aunswere. And graunt vs thy saluacion.

¶ Priest. O Lorde saue the kyng.

Aunswere. And mercifully heare vs, when we call vpon thee.

¶ Priest. Indue thy ministers with righteousnes.

Aunswere. And make thy chosen people ioyfull.

Priest. O lord saue thy people.

Aunswere. And blesse thyne enheritaunce.

Priest. Geue peace in our tyme, O Lorde.

Aunswere. Because there is none other that fighteth for vs, but onely thou O God.

Priest. O God, make cleane our heartes within vs.


Aunswere. And take not thyne holy spirite from vs.

Then shall folowe three Collectes. The first of the day, which shalbe the same that is appointed at the Communion. The second for peace. The third for grace to liue wel. And the two last Collectes shal neuer alter, but dayly be said at Morning prayer, throughout all the yeare as foloweth.

The second Collecte for Peace.

O God, whiche arte aucthour of peace, and louer of concorde, in knowledge of whom standeth oure e­ternall lyfe, whose seruice is perfecte freedome: de­fende vs thy humble seruauntes, in al assaultes of our ene­mies, that we surely trustyng in thy defence, may not feare the power of any aduersaryes: through the might of of Ie­su Christ our lord. Amen.

The thyrd Collect for grace.

O Lord our heauenly father, almightie and euerla­sting god, which hast safely brought vs in the be­ginning of thys daye: defende vs the same with thy mightie power, and graunte that this day we fall into no synne, neither runne into any kinde of daun­ger: but that all our doynges maye be ordered by thy gouernaunce, to doe alwayes that is righteous in thy syghte: throughe Iesus Chryste oure Lorde. Amen.

¶ An ordre for Euening prayer throughout the yeare.

The Priest shall saye.

¶ Our father which art.&c.

Then lykewyse he shall saye.

O Lorde open thou our lyppes.

Aunswere. And our mouth shall shewe foorth thy prayse.

Priest. O God make spede to saue vs.

Aunswere. Lord make hast to helpe vs.

Priest. Glory bee to the father, & to the sonne: & to the holy goste.

As it was in the beginning, is nowe, and euer shall be: world without ende. Amen.

Prayse ye the Lorde.

Then Psalmes in ordre as they be appoynted in the Table for Psalmes, excepte there be proper Psalmes appoynted for that daye. Then a Lesson of the olde Testamente as is appoynted lykewyse in the Kalender, except there be proper Lessons appoynted for that day. After that, Magnificat, in Englishe as foloweth.

Magni­ficat MY soule doeth magnifie the Lorde: and my spirite hath reioysed in God my Sauioure.

For he hath regarded the lowelines of his hand­mayden:

For behold from henceforth, al generacions shal cal me blessed

For he that is mightie, hath magnified me: and holy is hys name.

And hys mercy is on them that feare hym: throughout al generacions.

He hath shewed strēgth with hys arme: he hath scattered the proude, in the ymaginacyon of theyr heartes.

He hath put down the mightie from their seate: and hath exalted the humble and meke.

He hath fylled the hungrye with good thynges: and the [Page] riche he hath sente emptye awaye.

He remembryng his mercy, hathe holpen hys seruaunte Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and hys seede for euer.

Glory bee to the father, and to the sonne: & to the holy ghost.

As it was in the beginnyng, is nowe, and euer shalbe: worlde without ende. Amen.

¶ Or els this Psalme.

Cantate domino. psa. xcviii O Syng vnto the Lorde a newe song: for he hathe done merueylous thynges.

With his owne ryght hand, and with hys holye arme: hath he gotten hymselfe the victory.

The Lorde declared hys saluacyon: hys ryghteouseness hath he openly shewed, in the sight of the heathen.

He hathe remembred hys mercye and trueth towarde the house of Israel: and all the endes of the world haue seen the saluacyon of oure God.

Shew youre selues ioyfull vnto the Lorde all ye landes: sing, reioyce, and geue thankes.

Prayse the Lorde vpon the harpe: syng to the harpe with a Psalme of thankesgeuyng.

With trompettes also & shawmes: O shewe youre selues ioyfull before the Lorde the kyng.

Let the sea make a noyse and all that therein is: the round worlde, and they that dwell therein.

Let the floudes clappe theyr handes, and let the hylles be ioyfull together before the Lorde: for he is come to iudge the earthe.

With righteousnes shall he iudge the world: and the peo­ple with equitie.

Glory be to the father. &c. As it was in the &c.

¶ Then a Lesson of the new Testament. And after that (Nunc dimittis) in Englishe, as foloweth.

LOrde nowe lettest thou thy seruaunte departe in peace: according to thy worde.

For myne eyes haue seene: thy saluacyon.

Whyche thou hast prepared: before the face of all people.


To be a light to lyghten the Gentyles: and to be the glo­ry of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne, & to the holy ghoste.

As it was in the beginnyng, is nowe. &c. Amen.

¶ Or els this Psalme.

Deus miserea­tur. psal lxvii. GOd be mercyfull vnto vs, and blesse vs: and shew vs the lyght of hys countenaunce, and bee mercy­full vnto vs.

That thy way may be knowen vpon earth: thy sauyng health among all nacions,

Let the people prayse thee O God: yea let all the people prayse thee.

O let the nacyons reioyce and bee gladde: for thou shalte iudge the folke righteously, and gouerne the nacyons vpon earth.

Lette the people prayse thee O God: lette all the people prayse thee.

Then shall the earth bryng foorth her increase: and God, euen our owne God shall geue vs hys blessyng.

God shall blesse vs: and all the endes of the worlde shall feare hym.

Glory bee to the father, & to the sonne: & to the holy ghost.

As it was in the beginnyng, is nowe.&c.

Then shall folowe the Crede, with other prayers as is before ap­pointed at Morning prayer after Benedictus. And with three Col­lectes: Fyrst of the daye: the second of peace: thyrde for ayde agaynste all perilles, as hereafter foloweth. Whiche two last Collectes shal be dayly sayde at Euenyng prayer withoute alteracion.

The seconde Collect at Euening prayer.

O God, from whom all holy desyres, all good coun­sayles and all iuste workes dooe procede: geue vnto thy seruauntes that peace, which the world cannot geue: that bothe our heartes may be sette to obeye thy commaundementes, and also that by thee, we beyng defended from the feare of oure enemyes, maye passe oure tyme in reste and quyetnes, through the merites of Ie­sus Christ our Sauiour. Amen.

The thyrd Collecte, for ayde agaynst all perilles.

LIghten our darkenes we beseche thee, O Lord, & by thy great mercy, defend vs from al perilles and daungers of this nighte, for the loue of thy onelye sonne our Sauiour Iesus Christ. Amen.

In the feastes of Christmas, the Epiphanie, saincte Mathie, Ea­ster, Thassencion, Pentecost, Sainct Iohn Baptist, Sainct Iames, Sainct Bartholomew: Sainct Mathew, Saincte Simon and Iude, Sainct Andrew, and Trinitie Sundaye: shalbe songe or sayde imme­diatly after Benedictus, this confession of oure Christen fayth.

Quicū ­que vult. WHosoeuer wil be saued: before al thinges it is ne­cessarye that he holde the catholyke fayth.

Which fayth except euery one do kepe holy and vndefyled: withoute doubte he shall perishe euer­lastinglye.

And the catholike fayth is this: that wee worshippe one God in Trinitie, and Trinitie in vnitie.

Neyther confoundinge the persons: nor deuydinge the substaunce.

For there is one person of the father, another of the sōne: and another of the holy ghoste.

But the Godhead of the father, of the sonne, and of the holy ghost is al one: the glori equal, the maiestie coeternal.

Suche as the father is, such is the sonne: and such is the holy ghoste.

The father vncreate, the sonne vncreate: and the holye ghost vncreate.

The father incomprehensible, the sonne incomprehensi­ble: and the holy ghost incomprehensible.

The father eternall, the sonne eternal: and the holy goste eternall.

And yet they are not three eternalles: but one eternall.

As also there be not three incomprehensibles, nor three vncreated: but one vncreated, and one incomprehensible.

So lykewise the father is almighty, the sonne almigh­tie: and the holy ghost almightie.

And yet they are not thre almighties: but one almightie.


So the father is God, the sonne is God: and the holye ghoste is God.

And yet are they not three Goddes: but one God.

So lykewyse the father is Lorde, the sonne Lorde: and the holy ghoste Lorde.

And yet not three Lordes: but one Lorde.

For lyke as we be compelled by the Christian veritie: to acknowledge euery person by himself, to be god and Lord.

So are we forbidden by the catholike religion; to saye thers. be three Goddes or three Lordes.

The father is made of none: neither created nor begottē.

The sonne is of the father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten.

The holy ghost is of the father and of the sonne: neyther made, nor created, nor begotten, but procedinge.

So there is one father, not three fathers, one sonne, not three sonnes: one holy ghost, not three holy ghostes.

And in this Trinitie, none is afore or after other: none is greater, nor lesse then another.

But the whole three persons: be coeternal together and coequall.

So that in all thynges, as is aforesayde: the vnitie in Trinitie, and the Trinitie in vnitie, is to be worshipped.

He therefore that wyll be saued: muste thus thinke of the Trinitie.

Furthermore, it is necessarye to euerlastinge saluacion: that he also beleue rightely in the incarnacion of our Lord Iesu Christe.

For the righte fayth is, that we beleue and confesse: that our Lord Iesus Christ, the sonne of God, is god and man.

God of the substaunce of the father, begotten before the worldes: and man of the substaunce of his mother, borne in the worlde.

Perfecte God, and perfecte man: of a reasonable soule: and humayne fleshe subsistinge.

Equall to the father as touching his Godhead: and inferioure to the father, touching his manhode.


Who although he be God and man: yet he is not two, but one christ.

One, not by conuersion of the godhead into flesshe: but by taking of the manhode into God.

One altogether, not by confusion of substaunce: but by vnitie of person.

For as the reasonable soule and flesshe is one man: so God and man is one christ.

Who suffered for oure saluacion: descended into hell, role a­gayn the thyrd daye from the dead.

He ascended into heauen, he sitteth on the ryght hande of the father, God almyghtie: from whence he shall come to iudge the quicke and the dead.

At whose comming all men shall ryse agayne with their bodyes: and shal geue accoumpt for theyr owne workes.

And they that haue done good, shall goe into life euerla­sting: and they that haue done euill, into euerlasting fyre.

This is the Catholike faith: which except a man beleue faythfully, he can not be saued.

Glory bee to the father, and to the sonne: and to the holy gost.

As it was in the beginning, is nowe, and euer shall bee: world without ende. Amen.

¶ Thus endeth the ordre of Morning and Euening prayer, through the whole yeare.

¶ Here foloweth the Le­tany to be vsed vpon Sundaies, Wednesdaies, and Frydayes, and at other tymes, when it shalbe commaunded by the Ordenarye.

O God the father of heauen: haue mercy vp­on vs miserable synners.

O God the father of heauen: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O God the sonne, redemer of the worlde: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O God the sonne, redemer of the worlde: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O God the holy gost, proceding from the father and the sonne: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O God the holy gost, proceding from the father and the sonne: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinitie, three persons, and one God: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinitie, three persons, and one God: haue mercy vpon vs miserable synners.

Remember not lord our offences, nor the offences of our forefather, neither take thou vengeaunce of our synnes: spare vs good Lorde, spare thy people whom thou hast re­demed with thy most precious bloud, and be not angry with vs for euer.

Spare vs good Lorde.

From al euil and mischiefe, from synne, from the craftes and assaultes of the deuill, from thy wrath, and from euer­lasting damnacion.

Good Lorde delyuer vs.

From all blindnes of heart, from pryde, vayne glory and hipocrisy, from enuy, hatered and malice, and al vncharita­blenes.

Good lorde delyuer vs.

From fornicacion and al other deadly synne, and from al the deceites of the worlde, the flesh and the deuil.

Good Lord delyuer vs.


From lightninges & tempestes, from plage, pestilence, & famine, from battayle & murther, and from sodayne death.

Good Lord deliuer vs.

From all sedicion and priuie conspiracie, from the tiran­ny of the Bishop of Rome, & all his detestable enormities, from all false doctrine and heresy, from hardnes of hearte, and contempt of thy woord and commaundement.

Good Lord deliuer vs.

By the mistery of thy holy incarnacion, by thy holy Na­tiuitie and Cyrcumcision, by thy Baptysme, fastyng, and temptacion.

Good Lord deliuer vs.

By thyne agony and bloudy sweat, by thy crosse & passi­on, by thy precious death & buriall, by thy glorious resur­reccion and ascencion, and by the coming of the holy ghost.

Good Lord deliuer vs.

In all time of our tribulacion, in al time of our wealth, in the houre of death, and in the day of iudgement.

Good lord deliuer vs.

We sinners doe beseche thee to heare vs (O Lord God) and that it way please thee to rule and gouerne thy holye churche vniuersally, in the right way.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to kepe Edwarde the sixth thy seruaunt, our kyng and gouernour.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule his hearte in thy fayth, feare and loue, that he maye always haue affyaunce in thee, and euer seke thy honour and glory.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to be hys defender and keper, geuing him the victory ouer all his enemies.

We beseche thee to heare vs good lord.

That it may please thee to illuminate all Bisshops, Pa­stours, & Ministers of the Church, with true knowledge & vnderstanding of thy word: & that both by theyr preachyng and liuing, they may set it furth and shewe it accordyngly.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.


That it may please thee to endue the Lordes of the coun­sayle and all the nobilitie, with grace, wysdome, and vn­derstanding.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to blesse and kepe the Magi­strates, geuing them grace to execute iustice, and to mayn­tayn trueth.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to blesse and kepe all thy people.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to geue to all nacions vnitie, peace and concord.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to geue vs an hearte to loue and dreade thee, and diligently to liue after thy commaun­dementes.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to geue all thy people encrease of grace, to heare mekely thy woord, and to receiue it with pure affeccion, and to bring furth the fruites of the spirite.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to bring in to the way of trueth, all such as haue erred and are deceiued.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to strengthē such as do stand, & to comfort and helpe the weake harted, & to rayse them vp that fall, & finally to beate down Satan vnder out fete.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to succour, helpe and comforte, all that be in daunger, necessitie and tribulacion.

We beseche thee to heare vs good lord.

That it may please thee to preserue all that trauayle by land or by water, all weomen labouryng of child, all sicke persons and yong children, and to shewe thy pietie vpon all priesoners and captiues.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to defende and prouyde for the fatherles children and widdowes, and all that be desolate and oppresed.


We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to haue mercy vpon all menne.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgeue our enemies, persecu­tours and slaunderers, and to turne their heartes.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to geue and preserue to our vse, the kindly fruites of the earth, so as in due tyme we maye enioye them.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

That it maye please thee to geue vs true repentaunce, to forgeue vs all our synnes negligences and ignorances, and to endue vs with the grace of thy holy spirite, to amend our lyues according to the holy worde.

We beseche thee to heare vs good Lord.

Sonne of God: we beseche thee to heare vs.

Sonne of God: we beseche thee to heare vs.

O lambe of God that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde:

Graunt vs thy peace.

O lambe of God that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde:

Haue mercy vpon vs.

O Christ heare vs.

O Christ heare vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father whiche art in heauen. &c.

And leade vs not into temptacion.

But delyuer vs from euill.

The versicle. O Lorde deale not with vs after our synnes.

The aunswere. Neyther rewarde vs after our iniquities.

¶ Let vs praye.


O God merciful father, that despysest not the sighing of a contrite hearte nor the desyre of such as be sorowful: mercifully assist oure prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and aduersyties whensoeuer they oppresse vs. And graci­ously heare vs, that those euils whiche the craft and subtiltie of the deuil or man worketh against vs, be brought to naught, and by the prouidence of thi good­nes, they may be dispersed, ye we thy seruauntes beyng hurt by no persecucions, may euermore geue thankes vnto thee in thy holy churche, through Iesu Christ our Lorde.

O Lord aryse, helpe vs and deliuer vs for thy names sake.

O God we haue heard with our eares, and oure fathers haue declared vnto vs, the noble woorkes that thou dydst in theyr dayes, and in the olde tyme before them.

O Lord aryse, helpe vs and delyuer vs for thyne honor.

Glory bee to the father, and to the sonne, and to the holye gost: as it was in the beginning, is nowe, and euer shall be, worlde without ende. Amen.

¶ From our enemyes defende vs, O Christ.

Graciously loke vpon our affliccions.

Pietifully beholde the sorowes of our heart.

Mercifully forgeue the sinnes of thy people.

Fauourably with mercy heare our prayers.

O sonne of Dauid, haue mercy vpon vs.

Both now and euer vouchsafe to heare vs, O Chryst.

Graciously heare vs, O Christ, graciously heare vs, O lord Christ.

¶ The versicle. O Lorde let thy mercy be shewed vpon vs.

¶ The aunswere. As we doe put our trust in thee.

Let vs pray.

WE humblye beseche thee, O father, mercifullye to looke vpon oure infirmities, and for the glorye of thy names sake, turne from vs al those euils that we moste righteously haue deserued: and graunte that in all our troubles we may put our whole truste and [Page] confidence in thy mercy, and euermore serue thee in holines and purenes of liuing, to thy honour and glory: Throughe oure onely mediatour and aduocate Iesus Christ our lord. Amen.

For rayne, if the tyme require.

O God heauenly father, which by thy sonne Ie­su Christ hast promised to all thē that seke thy kyngdome and the ryghteousnesse thereof, all thinges necessary to their bodyly suffenaunce: sende vs we beseche thee in this our necessitie, such moderate raine and showres, that we may receyue the fruytes of the earth to oure comfort, and to thy honour: through Iesus Christ our Lorde. Amen.

For fayre weather.

O Lorde god, whiche for the synne of man didst once drown all ye world, except eight persōs, and after­ward of thy great mercy didst promise neuer to de­stroye it so agayne: we humbly beseche thee, that although we for our iniquities haue wortheli deserued this plague of raine and waters, yet vpō our true repentaunce, thou wilt sende vs suche weather whereby we may receiue the fruites of the earth in due seasō, and learne both by thy punishment to amende our lyues, and for thy clemencye to geue thee praise and glory: through Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the tyme of dearth and famyne.

O God heauenly father, whose gift it is that the rain doeth fall, the earth is fruitefull, beastes increases and fishes doe multiply: beholde we beseche thee thaffticcions of thy people, and graunte that the scarcitie and dearthe (whiche we dooe nowe moste iustelye suffer for our iniquitie) may through thy goodnesse be mer­cifullye turned into cheapenes and plentie, for the loue of Iesu Christ our Lorde: to whome with thee and the holye ghoste. &c.

Or thus.

O God mercifull father, whiche in the time of He­liseus the Prophete, didst sodaynly turne in Sa­maria, great scarcitie and dearth into plentie and cheapenes and extreme famine into abundaunce of victuall: haue pitie vpon vs, that nowe bee punisshed for our synnes with lyke aduersitie, encrease the fruites of the earth by thy heauenly benediccion. And graunte, that we receyuing thy bountifull liberalitie, may vse thesame to thy glory, our comforte, and reliefe of oure nedye neyghbours: through Iesu Christ our Lorde. Amen.

In the tyme of Warre.

O Almightie god, king of al kinges, and gouernour of all thinges, whose power no creature is hable to resist to whom it belongeth iustely to punyshe synners, and to be mercyfull to them that truely repent: saue and delyuer vs (we humbly beseche thee) from the handes of our enemyes: abate their pride, asswage their malice, and confounde their deuises, that we beeyng armed with thy defence, may be preserued euermore from al perils to gloryfye thee, whiche art the onely geuer of all victorye: throughe the merites of thy onely sonne Iesu Chryste oure Lorde.

In the tyme of any common plague or sickenesse.

O Almightie God: whiche in thy wrath in the tyme of king Dauid, didst slea with the plague of pesti­lence .ix. and ten thousande, and yet remembryng thy mercy didst saue the reste: haue pitie vpon vs miserable sinners, that now are visited with great sickenes and mortalitie, that like as thou didst then commaunde thy Aungell to ceasse from punishing: So it maye nowe please thee to withdraw from vs this plague and greuouse sicke­nes: through Iesu Christ our Lorde.

¶ And the Letany shall euer ende with thys Collecte folowyng.

ALmightie God, whiche haste geuen vs grace at thys tyme with one accorde to make oure com­mon supplicacions vnto thee, and dooest promise that when two or three be gathered in thi name, thou wilt graunte their requestes: fulfyll nowe O Lorde, the desyres and petycyons of thy seruauntes, as maye be moste expedyente for them, grauntyng vs in thys worlde knowledge of thy trueth, and in the worlde to come, lyfe euerlastyng. Amen.

The Collectes Epistles and Gospelles to be vsed at the celebracyon of the Lordes supper and holy Communion, through the yeare.

The first Sundaye of Aduente.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie god, geue vs grace that we may cast away the workes of darkenes, and put vpon vs the armour of lyght, now in the tyme of thys mortall life (in the whiche thy sōne Iesus Christ came to visite vs in great humilitie:) that in the last day, when he shal come agayne in hys glo­rious maiestie to iudge bothe the quicke and the dead, we maye ryse to the lyfe immortall throughe hym: who lyueth and reygneth with thee and the holy gost, nowe and euer. Amen.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. xiii OWe nothyng to any man but this, that ye loue one another. For he that loueth another, fulfylleth the lawe. For these commaundementes: Tou shalte not commytte adulterye: Thou shalte not kyll: Thou shalte not steale: Thou shalt beare no false wit­nes: Thou shalte not luste: and so foorth (yf there be any o­ther commaundemente) it is all comprehended in thys say­ing: namely, loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Loue hurteth not his neighbour: therfore is loue the fulfilling of the law. Thys also, we knowe the season howe that it is tyme that we should nowe awake out of slepe, for nowe is our salua­cion nerer then when we beleued. The nyghte is passed, the daye is come nie: let vs therefore caste awaye the dedes of darkenesse; and let vs put on the armour of lyght. Let vs walke honestly, as it were in the daye lighte, not in eatyng and drinkyng, neyther in chaumbouring and wantonnes, neither in strife and enuying, but put ye on the Lord Iesus Christe, and make not prouision for the fleshe, to fulfyll the lustes of it.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xxi ANd when they drew nigh to Ierusalem, and were come to Bethphage vnto Mounte Oli­uete, then sente Iesus two of hys disciples, saying vnto them: goe into ye towne that lieth ouer agaynste you, and anone you shal fynde an Asse bound, and a colte with her: looce thē and bryng them vnto me. And if any man saye oughte vnto you, saye ye the Lorde hath nede of them, and strayght way he wyll let them goe. All thys was done that it myghte bee fulfylled whiche was spoken by the Prophete, saying: Tel ye the daughter of Syon: behold, thy king cometh vn­to thee meke, sitting vpō an Asse and a colte, the foale of the Asse vsed to the yoke. The disciples went and did as Ie­sus commaunded them, and brought the Asse and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and set him theron. And ma­ny of the people spred theyr garmentes in the way. Other cutte downe braunches from the trees, and strawed them in the waye. Moreouer, the people that went before, and they that came after cryed, saying: Hosanna to the sonne of Dauid: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lorde: Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come to Ierusa­lem, all the citie was moued, saying: who is thys? And the people sayed: this is Iesus the Prophete of Nazareth, a ci­tie of Galile. And Iesus went into the temple of god, and cast oute all them that solde and bought in the temple, and ouerthrewe the tables of the money chaungers, and the seates of them that solde doues, and sayd vnto them: It is written: My house shalbe called the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a denne of theues.

¶ The second Sunday in Aduent.

¶ The Collecte.

BLessed Lorde, whiche hast caused al holy scriptures, to bee wrytten for oure learning: graunte vs that we maye in suche wyse heare them, reade, marke, learne, and inwardlye dygeste them, that by pacyence and coum­forte of thy holy worde, we maye embrace and euer holde [Page] fast the blessed hope of euerlasting lyfe, which thou hast ge­uen vs in our Sauioure Iesus Christ.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. xv. WHatsoeuer thynges are written afore time, they are written for oure learning, that we throughe pacience and coumfort of the scriptures, mighte haue hope. The God of pacience and consolacy­on, graunt you to be like minded one towardes another, after the ensaumple of Christ Iesu: that ye al agre­ing together, may with one mouth prayse God the father of our lord Iesu Christ: wherfore receiue ye one another, as Christe receiued vs to the prayse of God. And this I saye: that Iesus Christe was a minister of the circumcision for the trueth of God, to confirme the promyses made vnto the fathers: and that the Gentiles might prayse God for hys mercy, as it is written: For this cause I wil prayse thee a­mong the Gentiles and syng vnto thy name. And again he sayeth: reioyce ye Gentiles with his people. And agayne: praise the lord al ye Gentiles, and laude him al ye nacions, together. And agayne, Esay sayth: there shalbe the roote of Iesse, and he that shall rise to reigne ouer the Gentyles, in him shall the Gentiles trust, The God of hope, fil you with all ioye and peace in beleuing, that ye maye be riche in hope, through the power of the holy gost.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xxi. THere shalbe signes in the sunne & in the Moone, and in the starres: & in the earth the people shalbe at their wittes ende, through despayre. The sea and ye water shall roare, & mens heartes shal faile them for feare, and for lokyng after those thinges whyche shall come on the earth. For the powers of heauen shall moue. And then shall they see the sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glory. Whē these thynges be­gyn to come to passe, then loke vp, and lift vp your heades, for youre redempcion draweth nye. And he shewed them a similitude: behold the figtree, and al other trees: when they shoote forth their buddes, ye see & know of your own selues [Page] that sommer is then nye at hand. So likewise ye also (whē ye see these thinges come to passe) be sure that the kingdom of God is nye. Verely I say vnto you: this generacion shal not passe, till all be fulfilled. Heauen and earth shall passe, but my woordes shal not passe.

¶ The third Sunday in Aduent.

¶ The Collect.

LOrd, we beseche thee geue eare to our prayers, and by thy gracious visitacion, lighten the darkenesse of our heart, by our Lord Iesus Christe.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cor. iiii LEt a man this wyse esteme vs, euen as the mini­sters of Christe, and stewardes of the secretes of god. Furthermore, it is required of ye stewardes, that a mā be foūd faithful: with me it is but a ve­ry small thing that I shoulde bee iudged of you, eyther of mans iudgemente: no, I iudge not myne owne selfe, for I know nought by my selfe, yet am I not therby iustified. It is the Lorde that iudgeth me. Therfore iudge nothing be­fore the time, vntil the lord come, which wil lightē thinges that are hidde in darkenes, and open the counsayles of the heartes: and then shal euery man haue prayse of God.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. xi. WHen Iohn being in prieson hearde the workes of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and sayd vnto him: Art thou he that shall come, or doe we looke for an other? Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto them. Goe & shew Iohn agayn what ye haue heard & seen. The blynde receyue theyr sighte, the lame walke, the Le­pers are cleansed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raysed vp, and the poore receiue the glad tydinges of the gospell: and happy is he that is not offended by me. And as they de­parted, Iesus began to saye vnto the people concernyng Iohn: What went ye out into the wildernes to see? A rede that is shaken with the wynde? or what wente ye oute for to see? A man clothed in softe raymente? beholde, they that weare soft clothing, are in kinges houses. But what went [Page] ye out for to see: a Prophete? verelye I saye vnto you, and more then a Prophete. For thys is he of whom it is writ­ten: Behold, I sende my messenger before thy face, whiche shall prepare thy way before thee.

¶ The fourth Sunday in Aduent.

¶ The Collect.

LOrd rayse vp (we pray thee) thy power, & come among vs, and with greate myght succoure vs: that whereas (through our sinnes & wickednes) we be sorelet & hindred, thy bountiful grace & mercy (thorow the satisfaccion of thy sonne our Lord) may spedely deliuer vs: to whō with thee and the holy gost, be honor and glory world without ende.

¶ The Epistle.

Phili. iiii REioyce in the Lord alway, and agayn I saye re­ioyce. Let pour softnes be knowen to all men: the lord is euen at hande. Be careful for nothyng, but in all prayer & supplicacion let your peticions be manifest vnto god, with geuing of thankes. And the peace of God (which passeth all vnderstāding) kepe your heartes and mindes: through Christ Iesu.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. i. THis is the record of Iohn, when the Iewes sent Priestes & Leuites from Ierusalem, to aske him: what art thou? And he confessed & denied not, and sayde playnely: I am not Christ. And they asked him: what then, art thou Helias? & he saieth: I am not. Art thou the Prophet? & he aunswered, no. Then sayd they vn­to him: what art thou that we may geue an aunswere vn­to thē that sent vs? what sayest thou of thy selfe? he saide: I am the voyce of a cryer in the wildernes: make straight the way of the lord, as said the prophet Esay. And they which were sente, were of the Phariseis: and they asked hym, and sayde vnto hym: Why baptisest thou then, if thou bee not Christ, nor Helias, nether that Prophet? Iohn aunswered them, saying: I baptise with water, but there stādeth one among you, whom ye know not: he it is, whiche though he [Page] came after me, was before me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to vnlooce. These thynges were done at Bethaba­ra beyond Iordan, where Iohn did Baptise.

¶ Christmas daye.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie God, which hast geuē vs thy onely begottē sonne to take our nature vpon him, and this day to bee borne of a pure virgin: Graunt that we being regene­rate and made thy childrē by adopcion and grace, may day­ly be renued by thy holy spirite, through thesame oure Lord Iesus Christ: who lyueth and reygneth with. &c. Amen.

¶ The Epistle.

Hebre. i. GOd in times past, diuersly and many wayes spake vnto the fathers by Prophetes: but in these laste daies he hath spoken to vs by his owne sōne, whō he hath made heyre of al thinges, by whom also he made the world. Whiche (sonne) beyng the bryghtnes of hys glory, and the veri ymage of his substaūce, ruling al thinges with the worde of his power, hath by his owne person pur­ged our sinnes, and sitteth on the right hand of the maiestye on high: being so much more excellent then ye Aungels, as he hathe by inheritaunce obteyned a more excellent name then they. For vnto whiche of the Aungels saide he at any tyme? Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begotten thee. And a­gayn. I wilbe his father, and he shalbe my sōne. And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten sonne into the worlde, he sayth: and let al the Aūgels of God worship him. And vn­to the Aungels he sayth: He maketh his Aungels spirites, & his ministers a flame of fire. But vnto the sonne he sayeth: thy seate (O god) shalbe for euer and euer. The scepter of thy kingdom is ryght scepter. Thou hast loued righteousnes and hated iniquitie: wherfore God, euen thy God, hath an­noynted thee with oyle of gladnes aboue thy felowes. And thou Lorde in the beginning hast layd the foundacyon of the earth: and the heauens are the workes of thy handes. They shall peryshe, but thou endurest: But they all shall waxe olde as dooeth a garmente, and as a vesture shalte thou [Page] chaunge them, and thei shalbe chaunged. But thou art euen thesame, and thy yeares shall not fayle.

The Gospell.

Iohn. i. IN the beginnyng was the word, and the word was with God, and God was the word. The same was in the beginnyng with God. All thynges were made by it, and without it was made nothyng that was made. In it was lyfe, and the life was the light of men, and the light shineth in the darkenes, and the darkenes cōprehended it not. There was sent frō God, a mā whose name was Iohn. Thesame came as a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the lyghte, that all men throughe him mighte belieue. He was not that lyghte, but was sent to beare witnesse of the lyghte. That lyghte was the true lyght whyche lyghteth euery man that cometh into the worlde. He was in the world, and the worlde was made by him, and the worlde knewe him not. He came among hys owne, and his owne receyued him not. But as many as re­ceyued him, to thē gaue he power to be made sōnes of God: euen them that beleued on hys name, whych were borne, not of bloude, nor of the wyll of the fleshe, nor yet of the wyll of man, but of God. And the same word became fleshe & dwelt among vs, and we saw the glory of it, as the glory of the on­ly begotten sonne of the father, full of grace and trueth.

¶ Sainct Stephens daye.

¶ The Collecte.

GRaunt vs O Lorde, to learne to loue oure enemies by the example of thy martyr Sainct Stephē who pray­ed for hys persecutours to thee: whiche lyuest. &c.

Then shall folow a Collecte of the Natiuitie, whiche shalbe sayde continually vnto Neweyeares daye.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. vii ANd Stephen being full of the holy ghost, loked vp stedfastly with his eyes into heauen, and saw the glory of God, & Iesus standyng on the ryght hand of God, & said: behold, I seethe heauens opē, & the sonne of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they [Page] gaue a shoute with a loude voyce, & stopped their eares, & ranne vpon him all at once, and cast him out of the citie, and stoned hym. And the witnesses layd downe theyr clothes at a yong mans feete, whose name was Saule. And they sto­ned Stephen, callyng on and saying: Lord Iesu, receyue my spirite. And he kneled downe and cryed with a loude voyce: Lord, laye not thys synne to theyr charge. And when he had thus spoken, he fell a slepe.

¶ The Gospell.

Mathew xxiii. BEholde, I sende vnto you Prophetes, and wyse menne, and Scribes, and some of them ye shall kil and crucifye, and some of them shall ye scourge in youre Sinagogues, and persecute them from citie to citie, that vpon you maye come all the ryghteous bloude whiche hathe been shed vpon the earthe, from the bloud of ryghteous Abel, vnto the bloud of Zacharias the sonne of Barachias, whom ye shew betwene the temple and the aul­tare. Verely I say vnto you, all these thynges shall come vp­on thys generacyon. O Ierusalem, thou that killest the Prophetes and stonest them whiche are sent vnto thee: howe often woulde I haue gathered thy children toge­ther, euen as the henne gathereth her chickens vnder her winges, & ye would not? Behold, your house is left vnto you desolate. For I say vnto you: ye shall not see me henceforth, til that ye say: Blessed is he ye cometh in the name of the lord.

Sainct Iohn Euangelistes day.

¶ The Collecte.

MErciful lord, we beseche thee to cast thy bright beames of lighte vpon thy Churche: that it beyng lightened by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Euangeliste Iohn, maye attayne to thy euerlastyng giftes. Throughe Iesus Christe our Lorde. Amen.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Iohn. i. THat whiche was from the begynnyng, whyche we haue hearde, whyche we haue seene with oure eyes, whiche we haue loked vpon, and our handes haue handled of the worde of life: And the life ap­peared, [Page] and we haue seen, and beare witnes, and shew vnto you that eternall lyfe whiche was with the father, and ap­peared vnto vs. That whiche we haue seene and hearde, de­clare we vnto you, that ye also maye haue felowship with vs, and that oure felowship may bee with the father and his sonne Iesus Chiste. And this we wryte vnto you, that ye may reioyce, and that your ioye may bee full. And this is the tidinges which we haue heard of him, and declare vnto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkenes at al. If we say we haue felowship with him, and walke in darkenes, we lie, and doe not the trueth. But and if we walke in lyght, euen as he is in lighte, then haue we felowship with him, and the bloud of Iesus Christ his sonne, clenseth vs from al synne. If we saye we haue no sinne, we deceiue our selues, and the truth is not in vs. If we knowledge oure sines, he is faith­full and iuste to forgeue vs our sinnes, and to clense vs fom al vnrighteousnes. If we say we haue not sinned, we make him a lyer, and hys worde is not in vs.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xxi IEsus sayd vnto Peter: folow thou me. Peter tur­ned about, and saw the disciple whom Iesus loued folowing (which also leaned on his breast at sup­per, & sayed: lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?) when Peter therfore saw him, he sayd to Iesus: Lord, what shall he here doe? Iesus sayd vnto hym: if I wil haue him to tary till I come, what is that to thee? Folowe thou me. Thē went this saying abroad among the brethrē, that that disci­ple should not die. Yet Iesus sayd not to him, he shall not die: but if I will that he tarye till I come, what is that to thee? The same disciple is he which testifieth of these thinges, and wrote these thinges: & we knowe that his testimony is true. There are also manye other thynges which Iesus did, the whiche if they shoulde bee written euery one, I suppose the world coulde not conteine the bokes that should be written.

¶ Thinnocentes day.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty God, whose praise this day the yong Inno­centes thy witnesses haue confessed and shewed forth, not in speakyng, but in dying: mortify and kil all vices in vs, that in our conuersacion, oure life maye expresse thy faythe, whyche with oure tonges we due confesse: throughe Iesus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Apo. xiiii. I Loked, and loe, a lambe stode on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred and .xliiii. thousand ha­uing his name & his fathers name written in their foreheades. And I heard a voyce from heauen, as the sounde of many waters, and as the voice of a great thū ­der. And I heard the voyce of harpers harpyng with theyr harpes. And they song as it were a new song before ye seate, and before the .iiii. beastes and the elders, and no man could learne the song, but the hundred fourtye and .iiii. thousande, whiche were redemed from the earth. These are they whiche were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These folow the lambe whersouer he goeth. These were redemed from menne, beyng the firste fruites vnto God, and to the lambe, and in their mouthes was founde no gyle: for they are without spot before the throne of God.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. ii. THe Angel of ye lord appeared to Ioseph in a slepe, saying: arise & take the child and his mother, & flee into Egipt, & be thou there til I bring thee worde. For it will come to passe, ye Herode shall seke the childe to destroye him. So when he awoke, he toke the childe and his mother by night, and departed into Egipt, and was there vnto ye death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lorde by the Prophet, saying: oute of E­gipt haue I called my sonne. Then Herod when he saw that he was mocked of the wise menne, he was exceading wroth, and sent forth menne of warre, and slewe al the children that were in Bethleem, and in all the coastes (as many as were two yeares olde or vnder) according to ye time which he had diligently knowen out of the wisemen. Then was fulylled ye which was spokē by ye Prophet Ieremy, wheras he sayd: [Page] In Rama was there a voyce heard, lamentacyon, weping, and great mourning. Rachel wepyng for her children, and woulde not bee comforted, because they were not.

The Sunday after Christmas daye.

¶ The Collecte.

Almightye God whiche hast geuen vs. &c.

As vpon Christmas daye.

¶ The Epistle.

Gala. iiii. ANd I say, that the heire (as long as he is a childe) differeth not from a seruaunt, though he bee Lord of all, but is vnder tutours and gouernours, vn­tyll the tyme that the father hath appointed. Euen so we also, when we were children, were in bondage vnder the ordeinaunces of the worlde: But when the time was full come, God sent his sonne made of a woman, and made bond vnto the lawe, to redeme them whyche were bonde vnto the lawe: that we throughe eleccion myghte receyue the inhery­taunce that belongeth vnto the naturall sonnes. Because ye are sonnes, God hath sente the spirite of hys sonne into oure heartes, whyche cryeth, Abba father. Wherefore nowe, thou art not a seruaunte, but a sonne: If thou be a sonne, thou art also an heyre of God through Christe.

The Gospell.

Math. i THis is the boke of the generacion of Iesus Christe the sonne of Dauid the sonne of Abraham: Abra­ham begat Isaac: Isaac begat Iacob: Iacob bee­gat Iudas and hys brethren: Iudas begat Pha­res and Zaram of Thamar: Phares begat Esrom: Esrom begat Aram: Aram begat Aminadab: Aminadab begat Naasson: Naasson begat Salmon: Salmon begat Boos of Rahab: Boos begat Obed of Ruth: Obed begat Ies­se: Iesse begat Dauid the kyng: Dauid the king begat Sa­lomon, of her that was the wife of Vrie: Salomon begat Roboam: Roboam begat Abia: Abia begat Asa: Asa begat Iosaphat: Iosaphat begat Ioram: Ioram begat Osias: Osais begat Ioatham: Ioatham begat Achas: Achas be­gat Ezechias: Ezechias begat Manasses: Manasses [Page] begat Amon: Amō begat Iosias: Iosias begat Iechoni­as and his brethren, about the tyme that they were caried away to Babilon. And after they were broughte to Babi­lon, Iechonias begat Salathiel: Salathiel begat zoroba­bel: zorobabel begat Abiud: Abiud begat Eliachim: Elia­chim begat Azor: Azor begat Sadoc: Sadoc begat Achin: Achin begat Eliud: Eliud begat Eleasar: Eleasar begat Matthan: Matthan begat Iacob: Iacob begat Ioseph the husband of Mary, of whom was borne Iesus, euen he that is called Christ. And so all the generacions frō Abra­ham to Dauid, are .xiiii. generaciōs. And from Dauid vn­to the captiuitie of Babilon, are .xiiii. generacions. And frō the captiuite of Babilō vnto Christ, are .xiiii. generaciōs.

The byrth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When hys mother Mary was maried to Ioseph (beefore they came to dwell together) she was founde with childe by the holye gost. Then Ioseph her husband (because he was a ryghte­ous man, and would not putte her to shame (was mynded priuely to departe from her. But whyle he thus thoughte: beholde, the Aungell of the Lorde appeared vnto hym in slepe, saying: Ioseph, thou sōne of Dauid, feare not to take vnto thee Marye thy wyfe: for that whiche is conceiued in her, cometh of the holy gost. She shal bring furth a sonne, and thou shalt call hys name Iesus: for he shall saue hys people from their sinnes.

Al this was done that it might be fulfilled whiche was spoken of the Lorde by the Prophete, saying: Beholde, a mayde shall be with childe, and shasll bryng foorth a sonne, and they shall call hys name Emanuell: whiche if a man interprete, is asmuche to saye, as God with vs. And Io­seph, assone as he a woke out of slepe, did as the Aungell of the Lord had bidden him: and he toke his wyfe vnto hym, and knew her not til she had brought forth her fyrst begot­ten sonne, and called his name Iesus.

¶ The Cyrcumcision of Christ.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie God, whiche madest thy blessed sonne to be circumcised and obedient to the law for man: graunte vs the circumcision of the spirite, that our heartes and all our membres being mortifyed from all worldlye and car­nal lustes, may in al thynges obey thy blessed wil: through thesame thy sonne Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. iiii BLessed is that man to whom the Lorde will not impute sinne. Came this blessednes then vpon the vncyrcumcision, or vpon the cyrcumcision also? for we say that fayth was rekoned to Abraham for righteousnes. How was it then rekoned? when he was in the cyrcumcision, or when he was in the vncircumcisiō? not in tyme of cyrcumcision, but when he was yet vncyr­cumcised. And he receiued the sygne of cyrcumcision, as a seale of the righteousnes of fayth, which he had yet beeyng vncyrcumcised, that he should be the father of al them that belieue, though they be not cyrcumcised, that righteousnes might bee imputed to them also, and that he might bee the father of cyrcumcision, not vnto them onely which came of the cyrcumcised, but vnto thē also that walke in the steppes of the faythe that was in oure father Abraham beefore the tyme of cyrcumcision. For the promyse (that he shoulde be heyre of the worlde) happened not to Abraham or to hys sede through the lawe, but through the ryghteousnesse of fayth. For if they whiche are of the lawe be heyres, then is fayth but vayn, and the promise of none effecte.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. ii. ANd it fortuned, assone as the Angels wer gone away from the shepeheardes into heauen, they saide one to another: let vs goe now euen vnto Bethleem, and see this thing that we heare saye is happened, whiche the Lorde hath shewed vnto vs. And they came with hast, and found Mary and Ioseph, and the babe, layde in a maunger. And when they had seene it, they published abroade the saying that was tolde them of that [Page] chylde. And all they that heard it, wondred at those thinges which were tolde them of the shepeheardes. But Mary kept all those sayinges, and pondred them in her hearte. And the shepeheardes returned, praysyng and laudyng God for all the thynges that they had hearde and seene, euen as it was tolde vnto them. And when the eyght daye was come that the chylde should bee circumcised, hys name was called Ie­sus, whyche was named of the Aungell before he was con­ceyued in the wombe.

Yf there bee a Sundaye betwene the Epiphanye and the Circumcisi­on, then shalbe vsed the same Collecte, Epistle & Gospell, at the commu­nion, whiche was vsed vpon the daye of Circumcision.

¶ The Epiphanie.

¶ The Collecte.

O God, whiche by the leadyng of a starre diddest many­feste thy onely begotten sonne to the Gentyles: Mer­cifullye graunte, that we whiche knowe thee nowe by fayth, maye after thys lyfe haue the fruicion of thy glorious God­head, throughe Chryste oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. iii. FOr thys cause I Paule am a prysoner of Iesus Chryst for you Heathen, yf ye haue heard of the mi­nistracion of the grace of God, whiche is geuen me to you warde. For by reuelacion shewed he the mis­terye vnto me, as I wrote afore in fewe wordes, whereby when ye reade, ye maye vnderstande my knowledge in the misterie of Christe: whiche mistery in tymes paste was not opened vnto the sonnes of men, as it is nowe declared vnto his holye Apostles and Prophetes by the spirite, that the Gentiles should be inheritours also, and of the same body, & partakers of hys promyse of Christe, by the meanes of the gospell, whereof I am made a minister, accordyng to the gyfte of the grace of God, whyche is geuen vnto me after the woorkyng of hys power. Vnto me the leaste of all saynctes is thys grace geuen, that I shoulde preache a­mong the Gentyles, the vnsearcheable ryches of Chryste, [Page] and to make all menne see what the felowship of the mistery is, whyche from the beginning of the worlde, hathe been hid in God, whiche made all thynges throughe Iesus Christe: to the entent, that nowe vnto the rulers and powers in hea­uenly thynges, myght be knowen by the congregacyon, the manifolde wysedome of God, according to the eternall pur­pose which he wroughte in Christe Iesu our Lorde: by whō we haue boldenes and entraunce, with the cōfidence whiche is by the fayth of hym.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. ii. WHen Iesus was borne in Bethleem a cytie of Iu­ry, in the tyme of Herod the kyng: Beholde, there came wise menne from the Easte to Ierusalem, saying: where is he yt is borne kyng of the Iewes? For we haue seen hys starre in the Easte, and are come to wurshippe hym. When Herod the kyng had hearde these thynges, he was troubled and all the citie of Ierusalē with hym. And when he had gathered all the chiefe priestes and Scribes of the people together, he demaunded of them where Chirste shoulde bee borne. And they sayde vnto him: at Bethleem in Iury. For thus it is wrytten by the Pro­phete. And thou Bethleem in the lande of Iury, arte not the leaste among the Princes of Iuda: for oute of thee there shal come vnto me, the capitayne that shall gouerne my people Israel. Then Herode (when he had priuely called the wyse menne) he enquired of them dylygently what tyme the starre appeared: and he bad them goe to Bethleem, and sayde: goe youre waye thether, and searche diligently for the chylde. And when ye haue founde hym, bryng me woorde agayne, that I maye come and wurshyp hym also. When they had hearde the kyng, they departed: and loe, the starre whyche they sawe in the Easte, wente before them tyll it came and stoode ouer the place wherein the childe was. When they sawe the starre, they were exceadyng glad, and wente into the house, and founde the chylde with Marye hys mother, and fell downe flat, and wurshipped him, and opened theyr treasures, and offered vnto hym gyftes: Golde, Frankyn­cense, [Page] and Mirre. And after they were warned of God in slepe (that they should not goe again to Herode) they retur­ned into their own countrey another way.

¶ The first Sunday after the Epiphanie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrde we beseche thee mercifully to receiue the praiers of thy people which cal vpon thee: and graunt that thei may both perceiue and know what thynges they oughte to doe, and also haue grace and power, faythfully to fulfyl the same, through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. xii. I Beseche you therfore brethren by the mercy­fulnesse of God, that ye make your bodyes a quicke sacrifice, holy and acceptable vnto god which is your reasonable seruing of god, and fashion not your selues like vnto this worlde: but bee ye chaunged in your shape by the re­nuing of your minde, ye ye may proue what thing that good & acceptable and perfect wil of God is. For I say (through the grace that vnto me geuen is) to euery man among you, that no man stande high in his own conceite, more then it becommeth hym to esteme of hymselfe: but so iudge of him­selfe, that he bee gentle and sobre, accordyng as God hath dealte to euery man the measure of fayth: for as we haue many membres in one body, and all membres haue not one office, s o we beyng many, are one body in Christ, and euery man among our selues one anothers membres.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. ii. THe father and mother of Iesus went to Ierusa­lem after the custome of the feast day. And when they had fulfylled the dayes, as they returned home, the chylde Iesus abode styl in Ierusalem, and hys father and mother knewe not of it: but they suppo­syng hym to haue been in the cumpanye, came a dayes iourneye and soughte hym amonges theyr kynsfolke and acquayntaunce. And when they founde hym not, they [Page] went backe agayne to Ierusalem, and sought him. And it fortuned, that after three dayes they found him in the tem­ple, sitting in the middest of the doctours, hearing thē, and posing them. And all that heard hym, were astonied at hys vnderstanding and aunsweres. And when they sawe hym, they meruayled, and hys mother said vnto hym: sonne, why hast thou thus dealt with vs? Behold, thy father & I haue sought thee sorowyng. And he said vnto them: how hapned that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must goe aboute my fathers busines? And they vnderstode not yt saying, whiche he spake vnto them. And he wente downe with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedyente vnto them: but hys mother kepte all these sayinges together in her heart. And Iesus prospered in wisedome and age, and in fauoure with God and men.

¶ The second Sunday after the Epiphanie.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie and euerlasting god, which doest gouerne al thynges in heauen and earth: mercifully heare the sup­plicacions of thy people, and graunte vs thy peace all the dayes of our lyfe.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. xii. SEeing that we haue diuerse giftes, accordyng to the grace yt is geuen vnto vs: if a man haue the gift of prophecie, let him haue it, that it be agreeing to the faith. Let him that hath an of­fice, waite on his office. Let him that teacheth, take hede to his doctrine. Let him that exhorteth, geue at­tendaunce to hys exhortacyon. If any man geue, let hym doe it with synglenesse. Lette hym that ruleth, dooe it with diligence. If any manne shewe mercye, let hym dooe it with cherefulnesse. Lette loue be withoute dissimulaci­on. Hate that whiche is euill, and cleaue to that whyche is good. Be kynd one to another with brotherly loue. In ge­uing honour, goe one before another. Be not slothfull in the [Page] busines which you haue in hand. Be feruent in spirite. Ap­plye your selues to the tyme. Reioyce in hope. Be paciente in tribulacion. Continue in prayer. Distribute vnto the ne­cessitie of the sainctes. Be ready to harboure. Blesse them which persecute you, blesse I say, and curse not. Be merye with them that are merye: wepe with them that wepe: be of like affecciō one towardes another. Be not hye minded, but make your selues equall to them of the lower sorte.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. ii. ANd the thyrde daye was there a mariage in Cana, a citie of Galile, and the mother of Ie­sus was there. And Iesus was called (and hys Disciples) vnto the mariage. and when the wyne fayled, the mother of Iesus sayde vnto him: they haue no wine. Iesus sayde vn­to her: woman, what haue I to do with thee? Myne houre is not yet come. His mother said vnto the ministers: what­soeuer he sayth vnto you, doe it. And there were standyng there .vi. waterpottes of stone, after the maner of purifying of the Iewes, conteynyng two or three fyrkyns a piece. Iesus sayde vnto them: fyll the waterpottes with water. And they fylled them vp to the brymme. And he sayde vn­to them: drawe out nowe, and beare vnto the gouernoure of the feaste: And they bare it. When the ruler of the feaste had tasted the water turned into wyne, and knewe not whence it was (but the ministers which drewe the water, knewe) he called the bridegrome, and saide vnto hym: eue­ry man at the beginning doeth sette furth good wyne, and when men be dronke, then that which is woorse: but thou hast kept the good wyne vntill nowe. This begynnyng of myracles dyd Iesus in Cana of Galile, and shewed his glorye, and his disciples belieued on hym.

¶ The third Sunday after thepiphanie.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie & euerlasting god, mercifully loke vpon our infirmities: and in all our daungers and necessities, [Page] stretche foorth thy ryghte hande to helpe and defende vs, through Christ our Lord.

¶ The Epistle.

Rom. xii. BE not wise in your owne opinions. Recōpence to no man euil for euil. Prouyde aforehand thinges honest, not onely before God, but also in the sight of all men. If it be possible (as much as is in you) liue peaceably with all men. Dearely beloued, auenge not your selues, but rather geue place vnto wrath. For it is written: vengeaunce is mine, I will reward, saith the lord. Therfore if thine enemy hunger, fede him: if he thyrst, geue him drinke. For in so doing, thou shalt heape coales of fyre on hys head. Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euyll with goodnes.

¶ The Gospell.

mat. viii. WHen he was come down frō the mountayn, much people folowed hym. And beholde, there came a Leper, & worshipped him, saying: Master, if thou wilt thou canst make me cleane. And Iesus put forth his hand & touched him, saying: I wil, be thou clene: & immediatly his leprosy was clensed. And Iesus said vn­to him: tell no man, but goe & shew thy self to the Priest, & offer the gift (yt Moses commaūded to be offred) for a wit­nes vnto thē. And when Iesus was entred into Caperna­um, there came vnto hym a Centurion, & besoughte hym, saying: Maister, my seruaunte lyeth at home, sycke of the paulsey, & is grieuously payned. And Iesus sayde: when I come vnto him, I will heale him. The Centurion aunswe­red, & sayde: Syr, I am not worthy yt thou shouldest come vnder my roofe: but speake the woord onely, & my seruaūt shalbe healed. For I also am a man subiect to the auctori­tie of an other, & haue souldiers vnder me: & I say to thys man, goe, & he goeth: & to another man, come, & he cometh: & to my seruaunt, doe thys, & he doth it. Whē Iesus hearde these woordes, he merueiled, & sayde to them that folowed him: verely I say vnto you, I haue not foūd so great fayth in Israel. I say vnto you, yt many shal come frō the East & [Page] Weste, and shall reste with Abraham, Isaac, and Iacob in the kyngdome of heauen: but the children of the Kingdome shabe caste oute into vtter darkenes, there shall bee wepyng and gnashyng of teeth. And Iesus said vnto the Centurion: Goe thy waye, and as thou beleuest, so bee it vnto thee: and hys seruaunte was healed in the selfe same houre.

The fourth Sunday after Christmas.

¶ The Collecte.

GOd whiche knowest vs to bee sette in the middest of so many and great daungers, that for mans fraylnesse we cannot always stande vprightly: Graunte to vs the health of body and soule, that all those thinges whiche we suffre for sinne, by thy helpe we may wel passe and ouercome: through Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ro. xiii. LEt euery soule submitte hymselfe vnto the auc­toritie of the higher powers: for there is no power but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God: whosoeuer therefore resisteth power, resis­teth the ordinaunce of god: But they that resiste, shal receiue to themselues damnacyon. For rulers are not fearefull to them that doe good, but to them that doe euill. Wilt thou be withoute feare of the power? doe well then, and so shalte thou bee praysed of the same: for he is the minister of God, for thy wealth. But and if thou doe that whiche is euil, then feare, for he beareth not the sweorde for nought: for he is the minister of God, to take vengeaunce on them that do e­uyll. Wherefore ye muste nedes obey, not onely for feare of vengeaunce, but also because of conscyence, and euen for this cause pay ye tribute: For they are Goddes ministers seruing for that purpose. Geue to euery man therefore hys duetye: tribute, to whom tribute belongeth: custome, to whom cus­tome is due: feare, to whom feare belongeth: honour, to whō honour pertayneth.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. viii ANd when he entered into a shippe, his disciples folowed hym. And behold, there arose a great tempeste in the sea, insomuche as the shyppe was couered with waues, but he was aslepe. And hys disciples came to hym, and awoke hym, saying: Master saue vs, we peryshe. And he sayde vnto them: why are ye fearefull, O ye of lytle faythe? Then he arose, and rebuked the wyndes and the sea, and there folowed a greate calme. But the men meruayled, saying: what maner of man is thys, that bothe wyndes and sea obeye hym? And when he was come to the other syde, in­to the countrey of the Gergesites, there met with hym two possessed of deuils, which came oute of the graues, and were oute of measure fierce, so that no manne myghte goe by that waye. And behold, they cried out, saying: O Iesu thou sonne of God, what haue we to doe with thee: Arte thou come hi­ther to tormente vs beefore the tyme? And there was a good waye of from them, a heerde of Swyne fedyng. So the de­uils besought him, saying: If thou cast vs oute, suffre vs to goe into the heerd of Swyne. And he sayde vnto them: goe youre wayes. Then wente they oute, and departed into the heerd of Swyne. And beholde, the whole heerd of Swyne was caryed headlong into the sea, and peryshed in the wa­ters. Then they that kepte them fled, and went theyr wayes into the cytie, and tolde euery thyng, and what had happened vnto the possessed of the deuils. And beholde, the whole citye came oute to mete Iesus: and when they sawe hym, they be­sought hym that he woulde departe out of theyr coastes.

¶ The fifth Sundaye after the Epiphanie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrde, we beseche thee to kepe thy Churche and house­holde continually in thy true relygion: that they whyche doe leane onely vpon hope of thy heauenly grace, maye euer­more bee defended by thy myghtye power. Through Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Collo. iii. PVt vpon you as the electe of God, tendre mercy, kindnes, humblenes of mynde, mekenesse, long suffryng, forbearyng one another, and forgeuing one another, yf any man haue a quarell agaynste another: as Christe forgaue you, euen so doe ye. Aboue all these thinges, put on loue, which is the bonde of perfectnes. And the peace of God rule your heartes, to the which peace yeare called in one bodye: And see that ye be thankefull. Let the word of Christe dwell in you plenteously with all wise­dome: Teache and exhort your owne selues in Psalmes and Hymnes, and spirituall songes, singing with grace in youre heartes to the Lorde. And whatsoeuer ye doe in woorde or dede, doe all in the name of the Lord Iesu, geuyng thankes to God the father by hym.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xiii. THe kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a manne whiche sowed good seede in his fielde: but while men slepte, his enemie came, and sowed tares among the wheate, and wente his waye. But when the blade was sprong vp, & had brought furth fruite, then appeared the tares also. So the seruaūtes of the housholder came, and sayde vnto hym: Sir, didst not thou sowe good seede in thy fielde? from whence then hathe it tares? He sayde vnto them: the enuyous man hathe doone this. The seruauntes sayde vnto him: wilte thou then that we goe and wede them vp? But he sayd: naye, leaste while ye gather vp the tares, ye plucke vp also ye wheate with them: let bothe growe together vntill the haruest, and in the tyme of haruest, I wyll saye to the reapers: gather ye fyrste the tares, and bynde them together in sheaues to bee brente, but gather the wheate into my barne.

The sixth Sunday (if there be so many) shal haue thesame Collect, Episstle and Gospell, that was vpon the fifth Sundaye.

¶ The Sunday called Septuagesima.

¶ The Collecte.

O Lord, we beseche thee fauourably to heare the praiers of thy people, that we which are iustli punished for our offences, maie be mercifullye delyuered by thy goodnesse, for the glori of thy name, through Iesu Christ our sauiour: who liueth and reygneth worlde withoute ende.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cor. ix. PErceiue ye not, howe that they whiche runne in a course, runne all, but one receiueth the rewarde? So runne that ye maye obtayne: Euery man that proueth masteries abstaineth from all thynges. And they doe it to obtayne a crowne that shall peryshe, but we to obteine an euerlastyng crowne. I therfore so runne, not as at an vncertayne thyng. So fight I, not as one that beateth the ayre: but I tame my bodye, and bryng it into subieccion, lest by any meanes it come to passe, that when I haue preached to other, I my selfe shoulde be a castawaye.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xx. THe kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a manne that is an housholder, whiche wente oute early in the morning to hire labourers into his vine­yarde. And when the agremente was made with the labourers for a peny a daye, he sente them into his vineyarde. And he wente oute aboute the third houre, and sawe other standyng idle in the market place, and sayde vnto them: goe ye also into the vineyarde, and whatsoeuer is ryghte, I wyll geue you. And they wente theyr waye. Agayne he went oute about the sixth and ninth houre, and did lykewyse. And about the .xi. houre he went oute, and founde other standing idle, and sayde vnto them: Why stande ye here all the daye idle? They sayde vnto hym: because no man hathe hired vs. He sayeth vnto them: goe ye also into the vineyarde, and whatsoeuer is ryghte, that shall ye receyue. So when euen was come, the Lorde of the vineyarde sayde vnto hys stewarde: call the labourers and geue them theyr hyre, begynnyng at the laste vntyll the fyrste. And when they did come that came aboute the eleuenth houre, they receyued euerye manne a penye: But when the fyrste came also, they supposed that they shoulde [Page] haue receyued more, and they lykewyse receyued euery man a peny. And when they had receyued it, they murmured a­gaynste the good manne of the house, saying: these last haue wroughte but one houre, and thou haste made them equall with vs, which haue borne the burthen and heate of the day. But he aunswered vnto one of them, and sayed: Frende, I doe thee no wrong: diddest thou not agree with me for a pe­ny? Take that thyne is, and goe thy waye: I will geue vnto this last, euen as vnto thee. Is it not lawfull for me to doe as me lusteth with myne owne goodes. Is thine eie euill be­cause I am good? So the last shalbe first, and the first shal­be laste. For many be called but fewe bee chosen.

¶ The Sunday called Sexagesima.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrde God, whiche seest that we put not our truste in a­ny thyng that we doe: mercyfullye graunte, that by thy power we maye be defended against all aduersitie, through Iesus Chryste oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

ii. Cor. xi. YE suffre fooles gladly, seyng youre selues are wyse. For ye suffre, yf a man bryng you into bō ­dage: yf a man deuoure: yf a man take: yf a man exalt him selfe: yf a man smyte you on the face. I speake as concerning rebuke, as though we had been weake in this behalfe. Howbeit, wherinsoeuer ani man dare bee bolde (I speake foolyshlye) I dare bee bolde also. They are Hebrues, euen so am I. They are Israelites, euen so am I. They are the seede of Abraham, euen so am I. They are the ministers of Chryste (I speake lyke a foole) I am more. In labours more aboundaunte: In stripes aboue measure: In pryeson more plenteouslye: In deathe oft: Of the Iewes fiue times receyued I .xl. stripes saue one: Thrise was I beaten with roddes: I was once stoned: I suffred thrise shipwrake: Nyght and daye haue I been in the depe sea. In iorneying often: in parels of wa­ters: in parels of robbers: in ieopardies of mine owne na­cyon: in ieoparadies among the Heathen: in parels in the ci­tie: [Page] in parels in wildernesse: in parels in the sea: in parels a­mong false brethren: in labour and trauayle: in watchynges often: in hungre and thirst: in fastinges often: in colde & na­kednes: beside the thynges whiche outwardly happen vnto me, I am combred dayly, and do care for all congregacions. Who is weake, and I am not weake: who is offended, and I burne not: Yf I must nedes boaste, I wyll boaste of the thynges that concerne myne infirmities. The God and fa­ther of our Lorde Iesus Christe, whiche is blessed for euer­more, knoweth that I lye not.

¶ The Gospell.

Luk. viii WHen muche people were gathered together, and were come to him out of all cityes, he spake by a similitude. The sower wente oute to sowe hys seede: and as he sowed, some fel by the way side, and it was trodē downe, & the foules of the ayre deuoured it vp. And some fell on stones, & assoone as it was sprong vp, it withered awaye, because it lacked moistenes. And some fel amōg thornes, and the thornes sprang vp with it and choked it. And some fell on good groūd, and sprang vp & bare fruite an hundreth fold. And as he said these thinges, he cried: he that hath eares to heare, let him heare. And hys disciples asked him, sayīg: what maner of similitude is this? And he sayde: vnto you it is geuen to knowe the secretes of the kyngdome of God, but to other by parables: that when they see, they should not see, and whē they heare, they should not vnberstande. The parable is thys. The sede is the word of God: those that are besyde the waye, are they that heare: then cometh the deuil and taketh away the word out of their heartes, leste they shoulde beleue and bee saued. They on the stones are they, whiche when they heare, receiue the woorde with ioye, & these haue no rootes, which for a while beleue, and in tyme of temptacyon goe awaye. And that which fel a­mōg thornes are they, which whē they haue heard, go forth & are choked with cares & riches, and voluptuous liuyng, & bryng forth no fruite. That which fell in the good grounde are they, which with a pure and good heart, heare the worde [Page] and kepe it, and bryng forth fruite through patience.

¶ The Sunday called Quinqua­gesima.

¶ The Collecte.

O Lord, which doest teache vs that al our doinges with­out charitie are nothyng worthe: sende thy holy ghost, & powre in our heartes that most excellent gyft of charitie, the very bond of peace and al vertues, without the which who­soeuer liueth, is counted dead before thee: Graunte this for thy only sonne Iesus Christes sake.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cor. xiii THoughe I speake with tongues of menne and of Aungels, & haue no loue, I am euen as foundyng brasse, or as a tinkling Cimball. And thoughe I coulde prophecye, and vnderstande al secretes, and all knowledge: yea, yf I haue all faythe, so that I coulde moue mountaines out of theyr places, and yet haue no loue, I am nothyng. And thoughe I bestowe all my goodes to feede the poore, and thoughe I gaue my bodye euen that I burned, and yet haue no loue, it profiteth we nothyng. Loue suffereth long, and is courteous, loue enuieth not, loue doth not frowardly, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestly, seketh not her owne, is not prouoked to angre, thinketh none euyll, reioyseth not in iniquitie. But reioyseth in the trueth, suf­freth all thynges, beleueth all thynges, hopeth all thynges, hopeth all thynges endureth all thynges. Thoughe that prophecying fayle, ey­ther tonges cease, or knowledge vanyshe awaye, yet loue falleth neuer awaye. For oure knowledge is vnperfect, and our prophecying is vnperfect: But when that whiche is per­fecte is come, then that whiche is vnperfecte shalbe doone a­waye. When I was a childe, I spake as a childe, I vnder­stode as a childe, I ymagined as a childe. But assoone as I was a manne, I put awaye a childishnesse. Nowe we see in a glasse, euen in a darke speakyng: but then shall we see face to face. Nowe I knowe vnperfectly: but then shall I know euen as I am knowen. Now abideth faith, hope, and loue, euen these three: but the chiefe of these is loue.

¶ The Gospell.

Luk. xviii IEsus toke vnto hym the .xii. and sayde vnto them: beholde, we goe vp to Ierusalem, and all shall bee fulfylled that are wrytten by the Prophetes of the sonne of manne. For he shall bee delyuered vnto the Gentiles, and shalbee mocked, and despitefully intreated, and spitted on. And whē they haue scourged hym, they wyll putte hym to deathe, and the third day he shal ryse agayne. And they vnderstode none of these thynges. And thys saying was hyd from them, so that they perceyued not the thynges whiche were spoken. And it came to passe, that as he was come nyghe to Hieri­tho, a certayne blynd manne satte by the hye waye syde, beg­gyng. And when he heard the people passe by, he asked what it mente. And they sayde vnto hym, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by. And be cryed, saying: Iesu thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on me. And they whyche wente before, rebuked hym, that he shoulde bolde hys peace. But he cryed so muche the more: thou sonne of Dauid haue mercye on me. And Ie­sus stode styll, and commaunded hym to bee broughte vnto hym. And when he was come nere, he asked hym, saying: what wylte thou that I doe vnto thee? and he sayde: Lorde, that I myghte receyue my syghte. And Iesus sayde vnto hym: receyue thy syghte, thy faythe hathe saued thee. And immediately he receyued hys syght, and folowed hym pray­syng God. And all the people when then saw it gaue prayse vnto God.

¶ The firste daye of Lent.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty and euerlastyng God, whiche hatest nothing that thou hast made, and doest forgeue the synnes of al them that bee penitente: Create and make in vs newe and contrite heartes, that we worthelye lamentyng oure sinnes, and knowledging oure wretchednes, may obtayne of thee, the God of all mercye, perfecte remission and forgeuenesse, throughe Iesus Christe.

¶ The Epistle.

Ioel. ii. TVrne you vnto me with al your heartes, with fa­styng, weping and mourning: rente your heartes and not your clothes. Turne you vnto the Lorde youre God, for he is gracious and merciful, long suffering and of great compasson, and ready to pardō wic­kednes. Then (no doubt) he also shal turne and forgeue: and after his chastening, he shall let youre encrease remayne for meate and drinke offeringes vnto the lord your god. Blow out with the trompet in Sion, proclaime a fastyng, call the congregacion, and gather the people together: warne the congregacyon, gather the elders, bryng the chyldren and suckelynges together. Let the bridegrome goe forth of hys chambre, and the bride oute of her closet. Let Priestes serue the Lorde betwene the Porche and the alter, weping and saying: bee fauourable, O Lorde, bee fauourable vnto thy people: let not thyne heritage be brought to such confu­sion, lest the Heathen be Lordes thereof. Wherefore shoulde they say among the Heathen: where is nowe theyr God.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. vi. WHen ye faste, bee not sad as the Hipocrites are: for they diffigure their faces that it maye ap­peare vnto men how that they fast. Verely I saye vnto you, they haue their rewarde. But thou, when thou fastest, annoynt thyne head, & washe thy face, that it appeare not vnto men howe thou fastest, but vnto thy father which is in secret: & thy father which seeth in secret, shal reward thee openly. Lay not vp for your selues treasure vpon earth, where the rust and moth both corrutp, and where theues breake through and steale. But lay vp for you treasures in heauen, where nei­ther ruste nor moth doeth corrupt, and where theues doe not breake throughe nor steale. For where youre treasure is, there wyll your heartes be also.

¶ The first Sunday in Lent.

¶ The Collect.

O Lord, which for our sake didst fast fortye dayes and fortie nightes: Geue vs grace to vse such abstinence, [Page] that our fleshe being subdued to the spirite, we maye euer obey thy Godly mocions, in righteousnes and true holines, to thy honour and glory: which liuest and reygnest. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

ii Cor. vi. WE as helpers exhorte you, that ye receyue not the grace of God in vayne. For he saith: I haue heard thee in a time accepted. and in the dai of saluacion haue I succoured thee. Beholde, nowe is that ac­cepted tyme: beholde, now is that day of saluacion. Let vs geue none occasion of euill, that in our office be founde no faulte, but in all thynges let vs behaue our selues as ye mi­nisters of God: In muche pacience, in affliccions, in necessi­ties, in anguishes, in stripes, in prisonmentes, in stryfes, in labours, in watchinges, in fastinges, in purenes, in know­ledge, in long sufferyng, in kyndnes, in the holy gost, in loue vnfayned, in the worde of trueth, in the power of God: by the armoure of ryghteousnes of the righte hande and of the left: by honour and dishonour: by euill report and good re­porte: as deceyuers, and yet true: as vnknowen, and yet knowen: as dying, and beholde we lyue: as chastened, and not kylled: as sorowing, and yet alway mery: as poore, and yet make mani riche: as hauing nothing, and yet possessing all thynges.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. iiii THen was Iesus led away of the spirite vnto wil­dernesse, to be tempted of the deuill. And when he had fasted fortie dayes and forty nightes, he was at the last an hungred. And when the tempter came to hym, he sayed: yf thou bee the sonne of God, com­maunde that these stones bee made bread. But he aunswe­red & sayed: it is written, man shall not liue by bread onely, but by euery woorde that procedeth oute of the mouth of god. Then the deuil taketh hym vp into the holy citie, and setteth hym on a pinacle of the temple, and saith vnto hym: yf thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe down headlong. For it is written: he shall geue hys Aungelles charge ouer thee, and with their handes they shal holde thee by, leste at [Page] any tyme thou dashe thy foote against a stone. And Iesus sayd vnto hym: it is written agayne: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Agayne the deuil taketh him vp into an exceading highe mountayne, and shewed hym all the king­domes of the world, and the glory of them, and sayeth vnto him: all these will I geue thee, yf thou wilt fal downe and worship me. Then sayeth Iesus vnto him: Auoyde Sathā, for it is written: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy god, and him only shalt thou serue. Then the deuil leaueth hym: and beholde, the Angels came and ministred vnto hym.

The second Sunday in Lent

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie god, which doest see that we haue no power of oure selues to helpe oure selues: kepe thou vs both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our soules, that we maye be defended from al aduersities which may hap­pen to the body, and from al euil thoughtes, whiche maye assaulte and hurte the soule: hrough Iesus Chryste. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

i. thes. iii WE beeseche you brethren, and exhorte you by the lord Iesus, that ye encrease more & more, euē as ye haue receyued of vs, how ye ought to walke, and to please God. For ye know what cōmaundementes we gaue you by our Lorde Iesus Chryste. For thys is the wyl of God, euen your holynes: that ye should absteyne from for­nicacion, and that euery one of you should knowe howe to kepe his vessel in holynes and honour, and not in the lust of concupisence, as doe the Heathen whiche knowe not God: that no man oppresse and defraude hys brother in bargay­ninq, beecause that the Lorde is the auenger of all suche thinges, as we tolde you before, and testified. For god hath not called vs vnto vnclennes, but vnto holynesse. He ther­fore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God whiche hath sent hys holy spirite among you.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. xv. IEsus went thence, and departed into the coastes of Tyre & Sidō: and behold, a woman of Canaā (whiche came oute of thesame coastes) cryed vnto hym, saying: haue mercye on me, O Lorde, thou sonne of Dauid. My doughter is piteously vexed with a deuyll. But he aunswered her nothyng at all. And his dis­ciples came and besougt hym, saying: send her awaye, for she cryeth after vs. But he aunswered, and sayd: I am not sent but to the lost shepe of the house of Israel. Then came the and worshipped him, saying: Lorde, helpe me. He aun­swered & said: it is not mete to take the childrens bread, and cast it to dogges. She aunswered, and said: trueth lord, for the dogges eate of the crummes which fal from their may­sters table. Then Iesus aunswered, and said vnto her: O Womā great is thy fayth, be it vnto thee, euē as thou wilte. And her doughter was made whole, euen thesame tyme.

¶ The thyrd Sunday in Lent.

¶ The Collect.

We beseche thee almightie god, loke vpon the heartye desyres of thy humble seruauntes: and stretche forth the right hande of thy maiestie, to be our defence agaynst al our enemies: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephesi. v BE you the folowers of God as dere children, and walke in loue euen as Christ loued vs, and gaue hymself for vs an offering & a sacrifice of a swete sauour to God. As for fornicacion, and al vnclennesse, or couetousnes let it not be once named among you, as it becommeth Sainctes: or filthinesse, or foolyshe talking, or iesting, whiche are not comely, but rather geuing of thankes. For thys ye knowe, that no whoremonger, ey­ther vncleane person, or couetous person (whiche is a wor­shypper of ymages) hath any inheritaunce in the kyng­dome of Christe and of God. Lette no man deceyue you with vayne wordes. For because of suche thynges, cometh the wrath of God vpon the children of disobedience. Be not [Page] ye therfore companions of them. Ye mere sumtimes darke­nes, but now are ye light in the Lord: walke as children of lighte, for the fruite of the spirite consisteth in all goodnes, & righteousnes, & trueth. Accept that which is pleasing vnto the Lord, & haue no felowship with the vufruitful workes of darkenes, but rather rebuke them. For it is a shame euen to name those thynges, which are done of them in secrete: but all thinges when they are brought forth by the lyghte, are manifest. For whatsoeuer is manifest, thesame is light, wherfore he sayeth: a wake thou that slepest, and stande vp from death, and Christ geue thee lyght.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xi. IEsus was casting of a Deuill, that was dumme. And when he had cast oute the deuill, the dumme spake, and the people wondered. But some of them sayed: he casteth out deuils throughe Beelzebub the chiefe of the deuils. And other tempted hym, and required of him signe from heauen. But he knowing their thoughtes, sasyd vnto them: Euery kingdome deuyded agaynst it selfe, is desolate, and one house doeth fall vpon another. If Sathan also be de­uided agaynst hymselfe, howe shal hys kyngdome endure? Because ye say I cast out deuils through Beelzebub: If I by the helpe of Beelzebub cast out deuils, by whose helpe do your children cast them out? Therefore shall they bee youre iudges. But if I with the finger of God cast out deuils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come vpon you. Whē a strong man armed watcheth hys house, the thinges yt he possesseth are in peace. But when a stronger then he cometh vpō hym, and ouercometh hym, he taketh from hym al his harnesse (wherin he trusted) & deuideth his goodes. He that is not with me is agaynste me. And he that gathereth not with me, scatereth abroade. When the vncleane spirite is gone out of a man, he walketh through drye places, seking reste. And when he findeth none, he sayeth: I wil returne agayn into my house whence I came oute. And when he cometh, [Page] he findeth it swepte & garnished. Then goeth he and taketh to hym seuen other spirites worse then himself, and they en­tre in and dwel there. And the ende of that mā is worse thē the beginning. And it fortuned ye as he spake these thinges, a certayne woman of the companye lyfte vp her voyce, and sayed vnto hym: happy is the wombe that bare thee, and the pappes whiche gaue thee sucke. But he sayd: yea, hap­py are they that heare the worde of God and kepe it.

The fourth Sunday in Lent.

¶ The Collecte.

GRaunte we beseche thee almightie god, that we which for our euil dedes are worthely punisshed, by the com­fort of thy grace may mercifully be relieued: throughe oure Lorde Iesus Chryst.

¶ The Epistle.

Gala. iiii TEll me (ye that desyre to bee vnder the lawe) doe ye not heare of the lawe? for it is wrytten that Abraham had two sonnes: the one by a bondmayde, the other by a free woman. Yea, and he whiche was borne of the bondwoman, was borne after the fleshe: but he whiche was borne of the freewoman, was borne by promes: which thinges are spo­ken by an allegory. For these are two Testamentes, ye one from the mounte Sina whiche gendreth vnto bondage, whiche is Agar: For mount Sina is Agar in Arabia, and bordreth vpō the citie, which is now called Ierusalem, and is in bondage with her children. But Ierusalem, whyche is aboue, is fre, which is the mother of vs al. For it is writ­ten: Reioyce thou barren that bearest no children: breake foorth and crye, thou that trauaylest not. For the desolate hath many moe chyldren then she whiche hath an husband. Brethren, we are after Isaac the chyldren of promesse. But as then he that was borne after the flesshe, persecuted hym that was borne after the spirite: Euen so is it nowe. Neuerthelesse, what sayeth the scrypture? putte awaye the bondwoman and her sonne. For the sonne of the bondwo­man shall not bee heyre with the sonne of the free woman. [Page] So then brethren, we are not children of the bond womā but of the free woman.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. vi IEsus departed ouer the sea of Galile, whiche is the sea of Ciberias, and a greate multitude folo­wed hym, because they sawe his miracles which he dyd on them that were diseased. And Iesus went vp into a mountayne, and there he sate with his disci­ples. And Easter, a feast of the Iewes, was nie. Whē Iesus then lift vp hys eyes, and sawe a greate company come vnto him, he saied vnto Philip: whence shall we bye bread that these may eate? This he said to proue him, for he hym­selfe knew what he would doe. Philip aunswered him: two hundreth peniworth of bread, are not sufficient for thē that euery mā may take a litle. One of his disciples (Andrewe, Simon Peters brother) sayth vnto hym. There is a ladde which hath fiue barley loaues, & two fisshes: but what are they among so many? And Iesus sayd: make the people sit down. There was much grasse in the place: so the men sate downe, in numbre aboute fyue thousande. And Iesus toke the bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he gaue to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were sette down, and likewise of the fisshes as muche as they woulde. When they had eaten ynough, he sayed vnto his disciples: gather vp the broken meate whiche remayneth, that nothyng bee lost. And they gathered it together and filled .xii. baskets with the broken meate of the fiue barley loaues: which bro­ken meate remayned vnto them that had eaten. Then those men (when they had seen the miracle that Iesus dyd) sayd: this is of a trueth thesame Prophete that should come in­to the worlde.

The fifth Sunday in Lent.

¶ The Collecte.

WE beseche thee almightie God, mercifully to looke vpon thy people, that by thy great goodnes they may bee gouerned and preserued euermore both in boby & soule: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Hebre. ix. CHriste beeyng an hye Priest of good thynges to come, came by a greater & a more perfecte taber­nacle, not made with handes, that is to saye, not of this building, neither by the bloud of Goates and Calues, but by his owne bloud he entred in once into the holy place, and founde eternall redempcion. For yf the bloud of Oxen & of Goates, and the asshes of a yong kowe, when it was sprinkled, purifieth the vncleane as touchyng the purifying of the fleshe: howe muche more shall the bloud of Christ (which through the eternal spirite, offred him selfe withoute spotte to God) purge youre conscyence from dead workes, for to serue the liuing god: And for this cause he is the mediatoure of the new Testament, that through death, which chaunsed for the redempcyon of those transgressions that were vnder the fyrste Testamente, they whych are called, myghte receyue the promesse of eternall inheritaunce.

¶ The Gospell.

Iob. viii. WHich of you can rebuke me of sinne? Yf I saye the trueth, why doe ye not beleue me? He that is of God, heareth goddes wordes: Ye therfore heare thē not, because ye are not of god. Then aunswered the Iewes, and sayd vnto hym: say we not wel that thou art a Samaritane, and hast the deuill? Iesus aunswered. I haue not the deuil: but I honor my father, and ye haue dishonoured me. I seeke not myne owne prayse: there is one that seketh & iudgeth. Verely, verely, I say vnto you, if a man kepe my saying, he shal neuer see death. Then sayd the Iewes vnto him, nowe know we that thou hast the deuil. Abrahā is dead, and the Prophetes, & thou sayest: if a man kepe my saying he shall neuer tast of death. Art thou greater then our father Abra­ham whiche is dead? And the Prophetes are dead: whom makest thou thy selfe? Iesus aunswered. Yf I honoure my selfe, mine honor is nothing: it is my father that honoureth me, whiche you saye is youre God, and yet ye haue not [Page] knowen hym, but I know hym: & if I say I know him not, I shalbe a lier like vnto you. But I know him and kepe his saying. Your father Abraham was glad to see my daye: & he saw it and reioysed. Then sayd the Iewes vnto him. Thou art not yet fifty yeare olde, & haste thou seene Abraham? Ie­sus sayd vnto them: Verely verely I say vnto you: ere Abra­ham was borne, I am. Then toke they vp stones to cast at hym: but Iesus hidde himselfe, and went out of the temple.

¶ The Sunday next before Easter.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty and euerlastyng God, whiche of thy tender loue towardes man, hast sēt our sauiour Iesus Christ to take vpon hym oure fleshe, and to suffre deathe vpon the crosse, that all mankynde shoulde folow the example of hys greate humilitie: mercifully graunte, that we both folowe the example of his pacience, and be made partakers of hys resurreccion: thorow thesame Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Philip. ii LEt thesame mynde bee in you, that was also in Christ Iesu: whiche when he was in the shape of God thought it no robbery to be equal with God: neuerthelesse, he made him selfe of no reputacion, taking on him the shape of a seruaunt, and became lyke vnto man, and was found in his apparel, as a man. He humbled himselfe, and became obedient to the death, euen the death of the crosse. Wherfore God hathe also exalted him on highe, & geuen hym a name whiche is aboue all names: that in the name of Iesus, euery knee shoulde bowe, bothe of thynges in heauen, and thinges in earth, and thynges vnder ye earth: and that all tongues shoulde confesse, that Iesus Christe is Lord, vnto the prayse of God the father.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xxvi ANd it came to passe, when Iesus had finished all these sayinges, he sayde vnto hys disciples, ye know that after two dayes shalbe Easter, and the sonne of manne shalbe delyuered ouer to bee [Page] crucifyed. Then assembled together the chiefe Priestes, and the Scribes, and the elders of the people, vnto the palace of he hygh Priest (which was called Caiphas) and held a coū ­sel that they might take Iesus by subteltie, and kil him. But they sayde: not on the holy daye, leste there bee an vproare a­mong the people. Whē Iesus was in Bethanie in the house of Simon the Leper, there came vnto him a woman hauing an Alabaster boxe of precious ointmēt, and powred it on his head, as he satte at the boarde. But when his disciples sawe it, they had indignacion, saying: wherto serueth this waste? This oyntment migtht haue been well solde, and geuen to the poore. When Iesus vnderstode that, he sayd vnto them: why trouble ye the woman; for she hath wrought a good worke vpon me. For ye haue the poore alwayes with you, but me ye shall not haue alwayes. And in that she hathe caste thys oyntmente on my body, she did it to bury me. Verely I saye vnto you: wheresoeuer thys Gospell shalbe preached in all the worlde, there shall also this be tolde that she hathe done for a memoriall of her. Then one of the twelue (which was called Iudas Iscarioth) went vnto the chiefe Priestes, and sayd vnto them: what will ye geue me, and I wyll delyuer hym vnto you? And they appointed vnto him .xxx. pieces of syluer. And from that tyme forth, he soughte oportunitye to betraye hym. The firste daye of swete bread, the disciples came to Iesus, saying to hym: where wylte thou that we prepare for thee, to eate the Passeouer? And he sayde: Goe into the citie to suche a man, and saye vnto him: the Master sayeth, my tyme is at hand, I wyll kepe my Easter by thee with my disciples. And the disciples did as Iesus had ap­poynted them, and they made readye the Passeouer. When the euen was come, he satte downe with the .xii. And as they dyd eate, he sayde: Verely I say vnto you, that one of you shall betraye me. And they were excedyng sorowful, and began euery one of them to saye vnto hym: Lorde is it I? He aunswered and sayde: he that dippeth hys hand with me in the disshe, thesame shall betraye me. The sonne of manne truly goeth, as it is wrytten of hym: but woe vnto [Page] that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed. It had been good for that man, yf he had not been borne. Then Iu­das, which betrayed him, aunswered, and sayd: Maister, is it I? He sayd vnto him: thou hast said. And when they were eatyng, Iesus toke bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake it and gaue it to the disciples, and sayd: Take, eate, this is my body. And he toke the cup, and thanked, and gaue it them, saying: Drynke ye all of this: For this is my bloud (whiche is of the newe Testameant) that is shed for many, for the remissiō of sinnes. But I say vnto you, I wil not drinke hencefurth of this fruite of the vine tree, vntil the day when I shal drinke it new with you in my fathers kingdom. And when they had sayd grace, they went out vnto mount Oli­uete. Then sayd Iesus vnto them: all ye shalbe offended be­cause of me thys nighte. For it is wrytten: I wyll smyte the shepehearde, and the shepe of the flocke shalbe scatterd a­broade: but after I am riesen agayn, I wyll goe before you into Galile. Peter aunswered, and sayd vnto him: thoughe al men be offended because of thee, yet will I not be offēded. Iesus sayd vnto him: verely I saye vnto thee, that in thys same nyghte, before the Cocke krowe, thou shalte denye me thryse. Peter sayd vnto him: yea, though I should dye with thee, yet will I not denye thee: likewyse also sayd all the dis­ciples. Then came Iesus with them vnto a farme place, (which is called Gethsemane) and sayd vnto the disciples. Sytte ye here, while I goe and praye yonder. And he tooke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of zebede, and began to waxe sorowful and heauy. Then sayde Iesus vnto them. My soule is heauy euen vnto the death. Tarye ye here and watche with me. And he wente a litle farther, and fell flat on his face, and prayed, saying: O my father, if it bee possy­ble, let this cup passe from me: neuerthlesse, not as I wyll, but as thou wilt. And he came vnto the disciples, and founde them aslepe, and sayd vnto Peter: what, could ye not watch with me one houre? watche and praye that ye enter not into temptacyon: the spirite is wyllyng, but the fleshe is weake. He wente awaye once agayne and prayed, say­ing: [Page] O my father, yf this cuppe may not passe awaye from me except I drinke of it, thy wyll be fulfilled: and he came & founde them aslepe agayne, for theyr eyes were heauy. And he left them, and went agayne and praied the third time, say­ing thesame woordes. Then cometh he to his disciples, and sayde vnto them: slepe on now and take your rest. Beholde, the houre is at hand, and the sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners. Ryse, let vs bee goyng: beholde, he is at hand that dooeth betraye me. Whyle he yet spake: loe, Iudas one of the noumbre of the .xii. came, and with hym a greate multitude with sweordes and staues, sente from the chyefe Priestes and Elders of the people. But he that bee­trayed hym, gaue them a token, saying: whomesocuer I kysse, the same is he, holde hym faste. And forthwith he came to Iesus, and sayd: Hayle Master, and kyssed hym. And Ie­sus sayde vnto hym: frende, wherfore art thou come? Then came they and layde handes on Iesus, and toke hym. And beholde, one of them that were with Iesus, stretched out his hand and drewe his sweorde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye Priestes and smote of his eare. Then said Iesus vnto him: put vp thy sweord into the sheath, for all they that take the sweord shall perish with the sweord. Thinkest thou that I cannot now praye to my father, and he shall geue me euen nowe, more then .xii. legions of Aungels? But howe then shall the scriptures bee fulfilled? For thus must it bee. In thatsame houre sayde Iesus to the multitude: ye bee come out as it were to a thefe with sweordes and staues, for to take me. I sate daylye with you teaching in the temple, and ye toke me not. But all thys is done that the scriptures of the Prophetes myghte bee fulfylled. Then all the disciples forsoke hym and fled. And they tooke Iesus and led hym to Cayphas the hye Prieste, where the Scribes and the El­ders were assembled. But Peter folowed hym afarre of vnto the hye Priestes palace, and wente in, and satte with the seruauntes to see the ende. The chiefe Priestes and El­ders, and all the counsell, sought false witnes agaynst Ie­sus (for to put hym to death) but founde none: yea, when ma­ny [Page] false witnesses came, yet founde they none. At the laste came .ii. false wytnesses, and said: This felow sayed, I am hable to destroye the temple of God, and to builde it agayne in three dayes. And the chiefe Priest; arose, and sayd vnto hym: aunswerest thou nothing: Why doe these beare wyt­nes agaynst thee? but Iesus helde his peace. And the chief Priest aunswered, and sayd vnto him. I charge thee by the liuing God, that thou tell vs, whether thou be Chryste the sonne of God. Iesus sayd vnto hym: thou hast said. Neuer­theles I saye vnto you, hereafter shall ye see the sonne of man sytting on the ryghte hande of power, and commyng in the cloudes of the skye. Then the hie Prieste rente hys clothes, saying: he hath spoken blasphemye, what nede we of any more witnesses? Beholde, nowe ye haue hearde hys blasphemy, what thynke ye? They aunswered, and sayd: he is worthy to dye. Then did they spit in his face, and buffe­ted him with fistes. And other smote hym on the face with the palme of theyr handes, saying: tell vs thou Christ, who is he that smote thee? Peter sate without in the courte, and a damosell came to hym, saying: thou also waste with Ie­sus of Galile: but he denied before them all, saying: I wote not what thou saist. When he was gone out into the porche, another wenche sawe hym, and sayed vnto them that were there: This felow was also with Iesus of Nazareth. And againe he denyed with an othe, saying: I dooe not knowe the man. After a whyle came vnto him they that stode by, & sayed vnto Peter: surely thou art euen one of them, for thy speache bewraieth the. Then began he to curse & to sweare, that he knew not the mā. And immediatly ye Cocke krew. And Peter remembred the worde of Iesu, which sayd vn­to hym: before the cocke krowe, thou shalt denye me thrise: and he wente oute and wepte bitterly. When the mornyng was come, all the chiefe Priestes and Elders of the people helde a counsell agaynste Iesus, to put hym to death, and broughte hym bounde, and delyuered hym vnto Poncyus Pilate the deputie. Thē Iudas (which had betrayed hym) seeyng that he was condemned, repented hymselfe, and [Page] brought agayne the .xxx. plates of siluer to the chief priestes and Elders, sayng: I haue sinned betraying the innocente bloud. And they sayd: what is that to vs? Se thou to that. And he caste downe the siluer plates in the temple, and de­parted, and went and hanged himself. And ye chief Priestes toke the siluer plates, and sayd: It is not lawful for to put them into the treasure, because it is the price of bloud. And they toke counsayle, and bought with them a potters fielde to bury straungers in. Wherefore the fielde is called Hacel­dema, that is, the field of bloud, vntyll thys day. Then was fulfylled that whiche was spoken by Ieremie the prophete, saying: and they tooke .xxx. syluer plates, the pryce of hym that was valued, whom they boughte of the chyldren of Israel, and gaue them for the potters fielde, as the Lorde appointed me. Iesus stode before the deputie, and the depu­tie asked hym, saying: Art thou the king of the Iewes? Ie­sus sayed vnto hym: thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priestes and elders, he aunswered nothing. Thē said pilate vnto him: hearest thou not how many witnesses they lai against thee? & he aunswered him to neuer a word: insomuch that the deputie merueiled greatly. At that feast, the deputie was wont to deliuer vnto the people a prisoner whom they woulde desyre. He had then a notable prysoner called Barrabas. Therfore whē they were gathered toge­ther, Pilate sayed: whether will ye that I geue looce vnto you, Barrabas, or Iesus whiche is called Christe & For he knew that for enuy they had deliuered him. Whē he was set down to geue iudgement, his wyfe sente vnto hym, saying: haue thou nothyng to doe with that iuste man. For I haue suffred thys day many thynges in my slepe, because of hym. But the chief priestes and elders perswaded the people that they should aske Barrabas, and destroy Iesus. The depu­tie aunswered, and sayd vnto them: whether of the twayne wil ye that I let looce vnto you? They said, Barrabas. Pi­late said vnto thē: what shal I doe thē with Iesus, whiche is called Christ? They al sayd vnto hym: let him be crucifi­ed. The deputie sayd: what euil hath he done? but they cried [Page] more saying, let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could preuayle nothing, but ye more busines was made: he toke water, & washed his handes before the people, saying: I am innocent of the bloud of this iust person, see ye. Then aunswered al the people, and sayd: hys bloud be on vs & on our childrē. Thē let he Barrabas loce vnto them & scour­ged Iesus, & deliuered him to be crucified. Then the soul­diers of the deputie toke Iesus into the common hall, and gathered vnto him al the company, and thei stripped him, & put on him a purple robe, & platted a crowne of thornes, & put it vpon his head, & a rede in his right hand, and vowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying: hayle king of the Iewes: and when they had spit vpon him, they toke the rede & smote him on the head. And after that they had moc­ked him, thei toke the robe of him again, & put his own rai­ment on him, & led hym a way to crucifye hym. And as they came out, they found a man of Cirene (named Simō) hym they compelled to beare his crosse. And they came vnto the place which is called Golgotha, ye is to say (a place of dead mens sculles) and gaue him vinegre myngled with gall to drinke: & when he had tasted thereof, he woulde not drinke. Whē they had crucified him, they parted his garmentes & did cast lottes, that it myght be fulfilled which was spokē by the Prophete. They parted my garmentes among thē, and vpon my besture did they cast lottes. And they sate and watched him there, & set vp ouer hys head the cause of hys death written. This is Iesus the king of the Iewes. Then were there two theues crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. They that passed by, reuyled him, wagging their heades, & saying: thou that destroyedst ye temple of god, & didst build it in three daies, saue thy self. If thou be the sonne of god come down frō the crosse. Like­wise also the hye Priestes mocking him with the Scribes and Elders, sayd: he saued other, himself he cannot saue. If he bee the Kyng of Israell, lette hym nowe come downe from the crosse, and we will belieue hym. He trusted in GOD, lette hym delyuer hym nowe, yf he wyll haue [Page] him: for he sayd, I am the sonne of God. The theues also whiche were crucifyed with him, cast thesame in his teeth. From the sixth houre was there darkenes ouer al the land vntyll the ninth houre. And aboute the ninth houre, Iesus cryed with a loud voyce, saying: Ely, Ely, lamasabathany: that is to say, my god my god, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stode there, when they heard ye, sayde: This man calleth for Helyas. And streyghte waye one of them ranne and toke a sponge, and whē he had filled it full of vineger, he put it on a rede, and gaue him to drynke. O­ther sayde: let be, let vs see whether Helyas will come and deliuer him. Iesus when he had cryed agayn with a loude voyce, yelded vp the gost. And behold, the vayle of the tem­ple dyd rent in .ii. partes, from the top to the bottome, and the earth did quake, and the stones rent, and graues did o­pen, and many bodies of Sainctes whiche slept, arose and wente out of the graues after hys resurrection, and came into the holy citie, and appeared vnto many. When the Cēturion, and they that were with him watching Iesus, saw the earthquake, and those thinges whiche happened, they feared greatly, saying: Truely this was the sonne of god. And many weomen were there (beholdyng hym afarre of) which folowed Iesus from Galile, ministring vnto hym: Emong which was Mary Magdalene, & Mary the mo­ther of Iames & Ioses, and the mother of zebedes childrē.

¶ Monday before Easter.

¶ The Epistle.

Isa. lxiii WHat is he thys that cummeth from Edom, with red coloured clothes of Bosra (whiche is so costly cloth) and cummeth in so mygh­tely with all his strength? I am he that tea­cheth ryghteousenesse, and am of power to helpe. Wherfore then is thy clothyng redde, and thy rayment like his that treadeth in the wyne presse? I haue troden the presse my selfe alone, and of all people there is not one with me. Thus will I treade down myne enemies in my wrath, and set my feete vpon them in myne [Page] indignacion: And theyr bloud shall bespryng my clothes, and so will I stayne all my rayment. For the day of vengeaunce is assigned in my heart, and the yeare whē my people shalbe delyuered is come. I loked aboute me, and there was no man to shewe me any helpe. I merueiled that no man helde me vp. Then I helde me by myne owne arme, and my feruentnes sustayned me. And thus will I treade downe the people in my wrathe, and bathe them in my displeasure, and vpon the earth will I lay theyr strength, I will declare the goodnes of the Lord, yea and the prayse of the Lorde for all that he hath geuen vs, for the greate good that he hath done for Israel, whyche he hathe geuen them of hys owne fauor, and accordyng to the multitude of hys louing kindnes. For he sayd: these no doubt are my people, and no shrinking chil­dren, and so he was theyr sauiour. In their troubles he was also troubled with them, & the Aungel that went furth from his presence, deliuered them. Of very loue and kindnes that he had vnto them, he redemed them. He hath borne them and caryed them vp, euer sence the worlde began. But after they prouoked him to wrath, and vexed hys holy mynde, he was theyr enemy, and fought agaynst them himselfe. Yet remem­berd Israel the olde time of Moyses and his people, saying: where is he that broughte them from the water of the sea, with them that fede hys shepe? where is he that hath geuen hys holye spiryte among them? he ledde them by the ryghte hād of Moses with his glorious arme, deuiding the water before them (wherby he gat himselfe an euerlastyng name:) he led them in the depe, as an horse is led in the playne, that they should not stumble as a tame beaste goeth in the fielde, & the breath geuen of God, geueth hym reste. Thus (O god) haste thou led thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious name withall. Loke downe then from heauen, & behold the dwel­lyng place of thy sāctuary, and thy glory. How is it that thy gelousy, thy strength, the multitude of thy mercyes, and thy louyng kindnes, will not be entreated of vs? yet art thou our father. For Abrahā knoweth vs not, neither is Israel ac­quaynted with vs. But thou lord art our father & redemer, [Page] and thy name is euerlastyng, O lord, wherfore hast thou led vs out of thy way? wherfore hast thou hardned our heartes that we feare thee not? Be at one with vs agayne for thy ser­uauntes sake, and for the generacion of thyne heritage. Thy people haue had but a lytle of thy Sanctuary in possessiō: for our enemies haue trodē downe the holy place. And we were thyne from the beginning, when thou wast not theyr Lorde, for they haue not called vpon thy name.

¶ The Gospell.

mar. xiiii AFter two dayes was Easter, and the dayes of swete bread. And the hie priestes & the Scribes sought how they might take hym by craft, and put hym to death. But they said: not in the feast day lest any busines aryse among the people. And when he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, euen as he sat at meate, there came a wo­man hauing an Albaster boxe of oyntment, called Narde, that was pure and costly, & she brake the boxe and powred it vpon his head. And ther were some that were not contente within themselues, and said: what neded this waste of oynt­mente? for it might haue been solde for more then three hun­dreth pence, and haue been geuen vnto the poore. And they grudged agaynst her. And Iesus sayde: lette her alone, why trouble ye her. She hath done a good woorke on me: for ye haue poore with you alwayes, and whensoeuer ye wyll ye may doe them good: but me haue ye not alwayes. She hath done that she coulde, she came aforehande to annoynte my body to the burying. Verely I saye vnto you, wheresoeuer thys Gospell shal be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done, shalbe rehearsed in remēbraūce of her. And Iudas Iscarioth one of the twelue, went a way vnto the hie Priestes to betraye hym vnto them. When they hearde that, they were glad, and promised that they woulde geue hym money. And he sought how he might conueniently betray hym. And the fyrst day of swete bread (when they of­fered [Page] the Passeouer) his disciples said vnto hym: where with thou that we goe and prepare that thou mayst eate ye Passe­ouer? And he sente furth two of his disciples, and sayde vnto them: goe ye vnto the citie, and there shall mete you a manne bearyng a pitcher of water, folow hym. And whithersoeuer he goeth in, say ye vnto the good mā of the house, the master saith, where is ye geast chaūber, where I shall eate ye Passe­ouer with my disciples? And he will shewe you a great par­lor paued and prepared, there make ready for vs. And hys disciples went furth, and came into the citie, and found as he had sayd vnto thē: and they made ready the Passeouer. And when it was now euentide, he came with the twelue. And as they sate at borde and did eate, Iesus sayd: vereley I saye vnto you, one of you (that eateth with me) shall betraye me. And they beganne to be sory, and to saye to hym one by one: is it I? and an other sayd: is it I? he aunswered and sayd vnto them: it is one of the .xii. euen he that dippeth with me in the platter. The sonne of man truly goeth as it is writtē of him, but woe to that man by whom the sonne of man is betray­ed: good were it for that manne, yf he had neuer been borne. And as they did eate, Iesus tooke bread, and when he had geuē thankes, he brake it, and gaue to them, and said: Take, eate, this is my body. And he toke the cup, and when he had geuen thankes, he toke it to them, & they al dranke of it. And he sayd vnto them: This is my bloud of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verely I say vnto you, I wil drink no more of the fruite of the vine, vntil that day that I drinke it newe in the kyngdome of God. And when they had sayde grace, they went out to the mount Oliuete. And Iesus saith vnto them: all ye shalbe offended becausse of me this nyghte, For it is wrytten: I wyll smyte the shepeheard, & the shepe shalbe scattered: but after that I am rysen agayne, I wyll goe into Galile before you. Peter said vnto hym: and though all men bee offended, yet wyll not I. And Iesus sayeth vnto hym: verely I say vnto thee, that this day, euē in this night, before ye Cocke krow twise thou shalte denye me thre times, But he spake more vehementelye: no, yf I shoulde dye with [Page] thee, I wyll not denye thee: Lykewise also sayde they all. And thei came into a place which was named Gethsemane, and he sayd to hys disciples: sytte ye here whyle I goe asyde & pray. And he taketh with him, Peter and Iames, & Iohn, And beganne to waxe abashed and to be in an agony, & sayd vnto them: My soule is heauy euen vnto the death: tary ye here and watche. And he went furth a little, and fell downe flat on the ground and praied, that if it wer possible, the houre might passe from hym. And he sayd: Abba father, all thinges are possible vnto thee, take away thys cup frō me: neuerthe­les, not as I wil, but that thou wylt be done. And he came and founde them slepyng, and sayeth to Peter: Symon, slepest thou? Couldest not thou watche one houre? watche ye & pray lest ye entre into temptacyon: the spirite truly is ready, but the fleshe is weake. And agayne he wente asyde & pray­ed, and spake the same wordes. And he returned & found thē a slepe agayne, for theyr & eyes were heauy, neyther wyst they what to aunswere hym. And he came the thyrde tyme and sayde vnto them: slepe hencefurth and take youre ease, it is inough. The houre is come: beholde, the sonne of man is be­trayed into the handes of sinners: Ryse vp, let vs goe. Loe, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immedyathly whyle he yet spake, cometh Iudas (whyche was one of the twelue) & with hym a greate noumber of people with sweordes and staues, from the hie priestes, and Scribes, and Elders. And he that betrayed him, had geuen them a generall token, say­ing: whosoeuer I doe kisse, the same is he: take and leade him away warely. And assone as he was come, he goeth straight waye to him, and sayeth vnto hym: Master, Master, and kyssed hym: and they layed theyr handes on hym, and tooke hym. And one of them that stoode by, drewe oute a sweorde, and smote a seruaunte of the hye Priestes, and cutte of hys eare. And Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto them: ye be come oute as vnto a thefe with sweordes and staues, for to take me. I was dayly with you in the temple teachyng, and ye took me not: but these thynges come to passe that the Scripture shoulde bee fulfylled. And they all forsoke [Page] him, and ran away. And there folowed him a certayn yong man clothed in linnen vpon the bare: and the yong menne caught hym, and he left hys linnen garment, and fled from them naked. And they led Iesus awaye to the high priest of all, and with him came all the hye priestes, and the Elders, & the Scribes. And Peter folowed hym a great way of (e­uen till he was come into the palace of the hie Priest) and he sate with the seruauntes, and warmed himselfe at the fyre. And the hye priestes and al the counsell sought for witnes a­gainste Iesu to put him to death, and found none: for many bare false witnes agaynste hym, but theyr witnesses agreed not together. And there arose certayne and broughte false witnes agaynste hym, saying: we hearde hym saye, I wyll destroye this temple that is made with handes, and with­in three dayes, I will build another made without handes. But yet theyr witnesses agreed not together. And the hye Prieste stoode vp among them, and asked Iesus, saying: aunswerest thou nothyng? Howe is it that these beare wyt­nes agaynste thee? But he helde hys peace, and aunswered nothyng. Agayne the hye Priest asked hym, and sayde vnto hym: Arte thou Christe the sonne of the blessed? And Iesus sayd: I am. And ye shall see the sonne of man sittyng on the ryght hand of power, and comyng in the cloudes of heauen. Then the hye Priest rent hys clothes, and sayde: what nede we any further of witnesses? ye haue heard blasphemy, what thynke ye? And they all condemned hym to bee woorthye of deathe. And some beganne to spyt at hym, and to couer hys face, and to beate hym with fistes, and to saye vnto hym: A­reade. And the seruauntes buffeted hym on the face. And as Peter was beneathe in the Palace, there came one of the wenches of the hiest prieste: and when she sawe Peter war­myng himself, she loked on hym, and sayd: wast not thou al­so with Iesus of Nazareth? And he denied, saying: I know him not, nether wote I what thou sayest. And he went oute into the porche, and the Cocke krewe. And a damosel (when she sawe him) began agayne to say to thē that stode by: this is one of thē. And he denyed it agayn. And anone after, they [Page] that stode by, sayd agayn vnto Peter: surely thou art one of thē, for thou arte of Galile, & thy speche agreeth therto. But he began to curse and to sweare, saying: I knowe not thys man of whom ye speake. And again the cocke krewe, and Peter remembred the woorde that Iesus had sayde vnto him: before the cocke krow twise, thou shalte denye me three times. And he began to wepe.

¶ Tuesday before Easter.

¶ The Epistle.

Esai. 1. THe Lord god hath opened myne eare, therfore can I not say nay, neyther withdraw my selfe: but I offer my backe vnto the smiters, and my chekes vnto the nippers. I turne not my face from shame and spittyng, and the lord God shall helpe me: Therfore shal I not be confounded. I haue hardened my face lyke a flyute stone, for I am sure that I shall not come to confusion. He is at hand that iustifieth me, who will then goe to lawe with me? Let vs stande one against another: yf there be any that wil reason with me, let him come here furth to me. Beholde, the lorde God standeth by me, what is he then that can con­demne me? loe, they shalbe lyke as an old cloth, the moth shal eate them vp. Therfore, whoso feareth the lord among you, let hym heare the voyce of his seruaunt. Whoso walketh in darknes, and no light shineth vpon him, let him put his trust in the name of the lord, and hold him vp by his God: but take hede, ye all kyendle a fyre of the wrath of God, & stiere vp the coales: walke on in the glisteryng of your owne fyre, and in the coales that ye haue kyendled. Thys cometh vnto you from my hand, namely that ye shall slepe in sorowe.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xv. ANd anone in the dawnyng, the hye Priestes held a counsell with the Elders and the Scribes, and the whole congregacyon, and bound Iesus, & led hym awaye, and deliuered hym to Pylate. And Pilate asked hym: arte thou the Kyng of the Iewes? and he aunswered, and sayde to hym: thou sayest it. And the hye priestes accused hym of manye thynges. So pilate asked [Page] hym agayne, saying: aunswerest thou nothyng? Beholde howe manye thynges they laye to thy charge. Iesus aun­swered yet nothyng, so that Pilate merueyled. At that feast Pylate dyd delyuer vnto them a pryesoner, whomsoeuer they woulde desyre. And there was one that was named Barrabas, whyche laye bounde with them that made in­surreccyon: he had commytted murther. And the people called vnto hym, and beganne to desyre hym that he woulde doe accordyng as he had euer done vnto them. Pilate aun­swered them, saying: wyl ye that I lette looce vnto you the Kyng of the Iewes? for he knewe that the hye Priestes had delyuered hym of enuy. But the hye priestes moued the peo­ple that he shoulde rather delyuer Barrabas vnto them. Pilate aunswered agayne, and sayd vnto them: what wil ye ye I then doe vnto him, whō ye call the kyng of the Iewes? And they cryed againe, crucify him. Pilate sayd vnto them: what euill hath he done? And they cryed the more feruently, crucifie him. And so Pilate willyng to content the people, let looce Barrabas vnto them, and deliuered vp Iesus (when he had scourged hym) for to bee crucyfyed. And the souldy­ours ledde hym awaye into the common halle, and called together the whole multytude, and they clothed hym with purple, and they platted a crowne of thornes, and crow­ned hym withall, and began to salute hym: Hayle kyng of the Iewes. And they smote hym on the head with a reede, and dyd spytte vpon hym, and bowed their knees and wor­shypped him. And when they had mocked him, they toke the purple of him, and put his owne clothes on him, and led him out to crucyfye hym. And they compelled one that passed by, called Simon of Syrene (the father of Alexander and Ru­fus) which came out of ye field, to beare his crosse. And they brought hym to a place named Golgotha (whiche yf a man interprete) is the place of dead mens sculles: and they gaue hym to drynke, wyne mingled with mirrhe, but he receyued it not. And whē they had crucified him, they parted his gar­mentes, casting lottes vpon thē what euery mā should take. And it was about the thyrd houre, and they crucifyed him. [Page] And the tytle of hys cause was wrytten. The Kyng of the Iewes. And they crucifyed with hym two theues, the one on his ryght hand, & the other on his lefte. And the scripture was fulfilled, whiche saith: he was counted among the wic­ked. And they that wente by, rayled on hym, wagging theyr heades, and saying: A wretche, thou that destroyest the tem­ple, and buldest it againe in three dayes, saue thy selfe and come downe from the crosse. Likewise also mocked him the hye Priestes among themselues with the Scribes, and sayd: he saued other men, himselfe he cannot saue. Let Chryst the Kyng of Israell descende nowe from the crosse, that we may see and beleue. And they that were crucyfyed with him, checked him also. And whē the sixth houre was come, dark­nes arose ouer all the earthe, vntyll the ninth houre. And at the ninthe houre, Iesus cryed with a loude voyce, saying: Eloy, Eloy, lamazabathany? whiche is (if one interprete it) my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stode by, when they hearde that, sayd: beholde, he calleth for Helyas. And one ranne and fylled a sponge full of vinegre, and putte it on a reede, and gaue hym to drynke, saying: let hym alone, let vs see whether Helias wyll come and take hym downe. But Iesus cried with a loude voyce, and gaue vp the goste. And vayle of the temple rente in two pieces from the top to the bottome. And when the Cen­turion (whiche stode before him) sawe that he so cryed, and gaue vp the gost, he sayd: truely this man was the sonne of God. There were also weomen a good waye of, beholdyng him: among whom was Mari Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Iames the litle, and of Ioses, and Mary Sa­lome (which also when he was in Galile, had folowed hym and ministred vnto him) and many other weomen, whyche came vp with hym to Ierusalem. And nowe when the euen was come (because it was the daye of preparyng that go­eth before the Sabboth) Ioseph of the citye of Aramathya a noble counsayloure, whyche also loked for the kyngdome of God, came and went in boldelye vnto Pylate, and beg­ged of hym the bodye of Iesu. And Pilate meruayled that [Page] he was already dead, and called vnto him the Centurion, & asked of him whether he had been anye whyle dead. And when he knew the trueth of the Centurion, he gaue the bo­dye to Ioseph, & he bought a lynnen cloth, and tooke hym down, & wrapped him in the linnen cloth, and layed him in a sepulchre that was hewen oute of a rocke, and rolled a stone before the dore of the sepulchre. And Mary Magda­lene, and Mary Ioses beheld where he was layd.

¶ Wednesday before Easter.

¶ The Epistle.

Hebre. ix. WHereas is a testament, there must also (of neces­sitie) be the deathe of hym that maketh the testa­ment. For the testament taketh autoritie when men are dead: for it is yet of no value, as long as he that maketh the testament is alyue: for whiche cause also, neither the fyrst testament was ordeyned withoute bloud. For when Moses had declared all the commaunde­ment to all the people, accordying to the lawe, he tooke the bloude of calues and of Goates, with water and purple wolle, and ysope, and sprinkled both the booke and all the people, saying: this is the bloude of the testament, whiche God hath appoynted vnto you. Moreouer, he sprinkled the tabernacle with bloud also, and all the ministryng vessels. And almost al thinges are by the law purged with bloud, and without shedding of bloude is no remission. It is nede then, that the similitudes of heauenlye thinges be purifyed with suche thynges: but that the heauenlye thinges them­selues, be purifyed with better sacrifices thē are those. For Christe is not entred into the holye places that are made with handes (whiche are similitudes of true thynges) but is entred into very heauen, for to appeare now in the sight of God for vs: not to offer himselfe often, as the hye Priest entreth into the holy place euery yere with strange bloud: for then must he haue often suffred sence the worlde began. But now in ye ende of the world hath he appeared once, to put synne to flyght by the offeryng vp of hymselfe. And as [Page] it is appointed vnto al mē ye thei shal once die, & thē cometh the iudgement: Euen so Christ was once offered to take a­way the sinnes of many, & vnto them that loke for him, shal he appeare agayn without sinne, vnto saluacion.

¶ The Gospell.

Luk. xxii THe feast of swete bread drew nye, which is called Easter, and the hie Priestes and Scribes sought how they might kill him, for they feared the peo­ple. Then entred Satan into Iudas, whose syr­name was Iscarioth (which was of the nūber of the .xii.) & he went his way and commoned with the hie Priestes and officers, how he might betray him vnto thē. And they wer glad, and promised to geue hym money. And he consented, and sought oportunitie to betray him vnto them when the people wer away. Then came the day of swete bread whē of necessitie the passeouer must be offred. And he sent Peter and Iohn, saying: Goe & prepare vs the passeouer, that we may eate. They sayde vnto hym: where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said vnto them: behold, when ye enter into the citie, there shal a mā mete you bearing a pitcher of wa­ter: him folow into thesame house that he entreth in, and ye shal say vnto the good man of the house: the maister sayeth vnto thee, where is the geaft chaumber where I shall eate the Passeouer with my disciples? And he shal shewe you a great parlour paued, there make ready. And they went and found as he had sayd vnto them, and they made readye the passeouer. And when the houre was come, he sate down, & the .xii. Apostles with him. And he sayd vnto them: I haue inwardly desyred to eate this passeouer with youu, before ye I suffer. For I say vnto you: hēcefurth wil I not eate of it any more, vntil it be fulfilled in the kingdome of god. And he toke the cup, and gaue thankes, and sayd: Take thys, & deuide it among you. For I say vnto you: I will not drinke of the fruite of this vine, vntil the kyngdome of God come. And he toke bread, & when he had geuē thankes, he brake it, and gaue vnto them, saying: This is my body whiche is [Page] geuen for you: This doe in the remembraunce of me. Lyke­wyse also when he hadde supped, he tooke the cuppe, saying: Thys cuppe is the newe testamente in my bloude, whych is shedde for you. Yet beholde, the hande of hym that betrayeth me, is with me on the table. And truely the sonne of manne goeth as it is appoynted, but woe vnto that manne, by whom he is betrayed. And they beganne to enquyre among themselues, whyche of them it was that shoulde doe it. And there was a stryfe among them, whych of them should seme to be the greatest. And he sayd vnto them: the kynges of na­cions reygne ouer them, and they that haue auctorytie vpon them, are called gracyous: but ye shall not so bee. But he that is greatest among you, shall bee as the yonger, and he that is chyefe shall bee as he that dooeth minyster. For whether is greater he yt sitteth at meate, or he that serueth? Is it not he that sitteth at meate? But I am among you, as he that ministreth. Ye are they whyche haue bydden with me in my temptacyons. And I appoynte vnto you a kyng­dome, as my father hath appoynted to me, that ye may eate and drynke at my table in my kyngdome, and sitte on seates iudgyng the twelue trybes of Israel. And the Lorde sayde: Simon, Simon, beholde, Sathan hathe desyred to syfte you, as it were wheate: But I haue prayed for thee, that thy fayth fayle not. And when thou arte conuerted, strength thy brethren. And he sayde vnto hym: LORDE, I am ready to goe with thee into priesō, and to death. And he said: I tell thee Peter, the cocke shall not crowe thys daye, tyll thou haue denied me thryse that thou knowest me. And he sayde vnto them: when I sente you withoute wallet, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thyng? And they said, no. Thē said he vnto thē: but now he that hath a wallet, let him take it vp, and lykewise his scrip. And he that hathe no sweorde, let hym sel hys coate and bye one. For I saye vnto you, that yet thesame whiche is written, muste be perfourmed in me: euen among the wycked was he reputed: For those thinges whyche are written of me haue an ende. And they sayde: Lorde, beholde, here are two sweordes: and he sayde vnto [Page] them: it is enoughe. And he came out, and went (as he was wonte) to mounte Oliuete. And the disciples folowed hym. And when he came to the place, he sayd vnto them: pray, lest ye fall into temptacion. And he gat himselfe from thē about a stones cast, and kneled downe and prayed, saying: Father, yf thou wilte, remoue this cup from me: Neuerthelesse, not my wyl, but thyne be fulfilled. And there appeared an Aūgel vnto him from heauen, comfortyng hym. And he was in an agonye, and prayed the longer, and hys sweate was lyke droppes of bloud, trickling downe to the ground. And when be arose from praier, and was come to his disciples, he foūd them sleping for heauines, and he sayd vnto them: why slepe ye? Ryse and pray, leste ye fall into temptacyon. While he yet spake, behold, there came a cōpanye, and he that was called Iudas, one of the twelue, went before them, and preaced nye to Iesus, to kysse hym. But Iesus sayde vnto him: Iu­das, betrayest thou the sonne of manne with a kysse? When they whiche were about him sawe what would folow, they sayde vnto hym: Lord, shal we smyte with the sweord? And one of them smote a seruaunte of the hie priestes, and stroke of his ryght eare? Iesus answered and sayd: suffre ye thus farre foorthe. And when he touched his eare, he healed hym. Then Iesus sayde vnto the hye pryestes, and rulers of the temple, and the elders, whyche were come to hym: Ye bee come out as vnto a thefe, with sweordes and staues. When I was dayly with in the Temple, ye stretched foorthe no handes againste me: but this is euen your verye houre, & the power of darkenes. Then toke they hym and ledde him, and brought him to the hie priestes house. But Peter folow­ed afarre of. And when they had kindled a fyre in the middes of the palace, and were sette downe together, Peter also satte downe among them. But when one of the wenches be­held him, as he sat by fyre (and loked vpon him) she said: this same felow was also with him. And he denied him, say­ing: woman, I know hym not. And after a litle whyle, a­nother sawe hym, and sayd: thou art also of them. And Pe­ter sayde: man I am not. And aboute the space of an houre [Page] after, another affyrmed, saying: verely thys felowe was with him also, for he is of Galile. And Peter sayed: man, I wote not what thou sayest. And immediately while he yet spake, the Cocke krewe. And the lord turned backe and lo­ked vpon Peter. And Peter remembred the woorde of the Lord, how he had sayd vnto hym: before the Cocke krowe, thou shalt denie me thrise: and Peter went out & wept bit­terly. And the men that tooke Iesus, mocked him, & smote him: and when they had blindfolded him, thei stroke him on the face, and asked him, saying: Areade, who is he ye smote thee? And many other thinges despitefully said they against hym. And as soone as it was day, the Elders of the people, and the hie Priestes and Scribes, came together, and led hym, into theyr counsel, saying: Art thou very Christ? tel vs. And he said vnto them: If I tell you, ye wil not beleue me: & if I aske you, you will not aunswere, nor let me goe: here­after shall the sonne of man sit on the right hand of the po­wer of God. Then sayed they all: Art thou then the sonne of God? he sayd: Ye saye that I am. And they sayd: what nede we of any further witnesse? For we oure selues haue heard of his own mouth.

¶ Thursday before Easter.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cor. xl. THis I warne you of, & commend not, ye ye come not together after a better maner, but after a worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the congregacion, I heare that there is dis­cencyon among you, and I partlye beeleue it. For there muste bee sectes among you, that thei which are perfecte among you, may be knowen. When ye come toge­ther therefore into one place, the Lordes supper cannot bee eaten, for euerye manne beginneth afore to eate his owne supper. And one is hungrye, and another is dronken. Haue ye not houses to eate and drinke in? despise ye the con­gregacyon of God, and shame them that haue not? what shall I say vnto you? shall I prayse you? In thys I prayse [Page] you not. That whyche I deliuered vnto you, I receiued of the lord. For the lord Iesus, thesame night in which he was betrayed, tooke bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake it, and said. Take ye and eate, this is my body which is broken for you. This doe ye in the remembraunce of me. After thesame maner also, he tooke the cuppe when supper was done, saying: this cuppe is the new Testament in my bloud. This doe, as oft as ye drinke it in remembraunce of me. For as often as ye shall eate this bread, & drinke of this cup, ye shal shewe the Lordes death til he come. Wherefore, whosoeuer shal eate of this bread, and drinke of this cup of the lorde vnworthely, shalbe giltie of the body and bloud of the lord. But let a man examine himselfe, & so let hym eate of the bread and drinke of the cuppe. For he that eateth and drinketh vnworthely, eateth and drinketh his own damna­cion, because he maketh no difference of the Lordes bodye. For this cause many are weake and sicke among you, and many slepe. For if we had iudged our selues, we shoulde not haue been iudged. But when we are iudged of the Lorde, we are chastened, that we should not bee damned with the worlde. Wherefore my brethren, when ye come together to eate, tary one for another. If any man hungre, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condemnacyon. O­ther thynges wyl I set ordre when I come.

¶ The Gospell.

Luk. xxiii THe whole multitude of them arose, and lead hym vnto Pilate. And they began to accuse hym, say­ing: we founde this felowe peruerting the people, and forbidding to pay tribute to Cesar, saying yt he is Christ a kyng. And Pylate apposed hym, saying: arte thou the king of the Iewes? he aunswered hym, and sayed: thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the hie priestes & to the people: I find no fault in thys man. And they were ye more fierce, saying: he moueth the people, teaching throughoute al Iury, & began at Galile euen to this place. Whē Pilate heard mencion of Galile, he asked whether the man were of Galile. And assone as he knewe yt he belonged vnto He­rodes [Page] iurisdiccion, he sent him to Herode, whiche was also at Ierusalem at that tyme. And when Herode saw Iesus, he was excedyng glad, for he was desyrous to see hym of a long season, because he had heard many thinges of him, and he trusted to haue seen some miracles done by him. Then he questioned with hym many woordes. But he aunswered hym nothyng. The hie Priestes and Scribes stoode furth and accused him strayghtly. And Herode with the men of warre, despised hym. And when he had mocked hym, he a­rayed him in white clothing, and sent him again to Pilate. And thesame daye Pilate and Herode were made frendes together. For before they were at variaunce. And Pilate called together the hie priestes, & the rulers & the people, and said vnto thē: ye haue brought this mā vnto me, as one that peruerteth ye people: and behold, I examine him before you, and find no fault in this man of those thynges whereof ye accuse him, no nor yet Herode. For I sent you vnto him, and loe, nothyng worthy of death is doone vnto him: I wyl therfore chasten him, & let him loce. For of necessitie he must haue let one loce to them at ye feaste. And al the people cry­ed at once, saying: away with him, & deliuer vs Barrabas, whiche for a certaine insurrecion made in the citie, and for a murther, was cast into prieson. Pilate spake agayne vnto them, willing to lette Iesus looce. But they cryed, saying: Crucifie hym, Crucifie hym. He sayed vnto them the third tyme: what euill hath he done? I fynde no cause of death in hym: I wyll therefore chasten hym and lette hym goe. And they cryed with loude voyces, requiring that he myghte be Crucified. And the voyces of them, and of the hye prye­stes preuayled. And Pilate gaue sentence that it shoulde be as they required, & he let looce vnto them, him that (for in­surreccion and murther) was cast into prieson, whom they had desired: & he deliuered to them Iesus, to doe with him what they would. And as they led hym awaye, they caught one Simon of Cyrene coming out of the field: and on hym layed they the crosse, yt he mighte beare it after Iesus. And there folowed him a great company of people, & of women, [Page] whiche bewayled and lamented hym. But Iesus turned backe vnto thē, and said: ye daughters of Ierusalem, wepe not for me, but wepe for your selues and for youre children. For behold, the daies wil come, in the whiche they shal say: Happy are the baren, and the wombes that neuer bare, and the pappes which neuer gaue sucke. Then shall they begyn to say to the mountaines, fal on vs: & to the hilles, couer vs. For if they doe this in a greene tree, what shall be doone in the drye? And there were two euil doers led with him to be slayn. And after that they were come to the place (which is called Caluarie) there they crucified him & the euil dooers: one on the ryght hand, and the other on the left. Then sayd Iesus: father forgeue thē, for they wote not what they doe. And they parted hys rayment, and cast lottes. And the peo­ple stode and beheld. And the rulers mocked hym with thē, saying: he saued other men, let him saue hymselfe if he bee very Chryst the chosen of God. The souldiers also mocked hym, and came and offred him vineger, and said: if thou be the king of Iewes, saue thy selfe. And a superscripcion was written ouer him, with letters of Greke, and Latin, & He­brue: This is the king of the Iewes. And one of the euill doers, which were hanged, rayled on him, saying: If thou be Christ, saue thy selfe & vs. But the other aunswered and rebuked hym, saying: fearest thou not god, seing thou art in thesame damnacyon? we are righteously punyshed, for we receue according to our dedes: but this man hath done no­thing amisse. And he said vnto Iesus: Lord, remembre me when thou comest into thy kingdome. And Iesus sayd vn­to hym: verely I say vnto the, to day shalt thou be with me in paradyse. And it was aboute the sixth houre: and there was a darkenesse ouer all the earth, vntill the ninth houre, and the Sunne was darkened, and the vayle of the Tem­ple did rente, euen throughe the middes. And when Iesus had cryed with a loude voyce, he sayd: Father, into thy handes I commend my spirite. And when he thus had said, he gaue vp the goste. When the Centurion sawe what had hapned, he glorified God, saying: verely this was a righ­teous [Page] man. And al the people that came together to se that sight, and saw the thynges which had hapned, smote theyr brestes & returned. And al his acquaintaunce, & the women that folowed hym from Galile, stoode afarre of beholdyng these thinges. And behold, there was a mā named Ioseph, a counsaylor, and he was a good man & a iust: thesame had not consented to the counsail and dede of thē, which was of Aramathia, a citie of the Iewes, which same also wayteth for the kingdom of God: he went vnto Pilate & begged the body of Iesus, and toke it down, and wrapped it in a linnē cloth, and layed it in a sepulchre that was hewen in stone, wherein neuer man beefore had been layd. And that daye was the preparing of the Sabboth, and ye Sabboth drewe on. The women that folowed after, which had come wyth him from Galile, beheld the sepulchre, and howe hys bodye was layd. And they returned, and prepared swete Odours and ointmentes, but rested on the Sabboth day, according to the commmaundement.

¶ On good Fridaye.

¶ The Collectes.

ALmightie god, we beseche thee graciously to beholde thys thy famely, for the which our Lord Iesus Christ was contented to bee betrayed, and geuen vp into the handes of wicked men, and to suffre death vpon the crosse: who lyueth and reygneth. &c.

ALmightie and euerlasting god, by whose spirite the whole body of the Church is gouerned and sanctified: receiue our supplicaciōs & praiers, which we offre be­fore thee for al estates of men in thy holy congregaciō, that euery membre of thesame in his vocaciō & ministerie, maye truely & godly serue thee: through our Lord Iesus Christ.

MErcifull God, who haste made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldst the death of a synner, but rather that he shoulde be conuerted and lyue: haue mercy vpon all Iewes, Turkes, Infidels, and Heretykes, and take from them all ignoraunce, hard­nesse of hearte, and contempte of thy woorde. And so fetche [Page] them home blessed Lord, to thy flocke, that they may be sa­ued among the remnaunte of the true Israelites, and bee made one folde, vnder one shepehearde Iesus Christe oure Lord: who lyueth and reygneth. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Hebre. x. THe law (which hath but a shadow of good thīges to come, and not the very fashion of thinges them selues) can neuer with those sacrifices which thei offre yeare by yeare continuallye, make the com­mers thereunto perfit. For would not then those sacrifices haue ceased to haue been offred, because that the offerers once purged should haue had no more conscience of synnes? Neuerthelesse, in those sacrifices is there mencion made of synnes euery yeare. For the bloud of Oxen & Goates can not take away synnes. Wherfore, when he cometh into the world, he sayth: Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not haue, but a body hast thou ordeyned me. Burnt offeringes also for synne hast thou not allowed. Then sayed I: loe, I am here. In the beginning of the boke it is written of me, that I should doe thy wil, O God. Aboue, when he saieth: Sacrifice and offeryng, and burnt sacrifices, and synne of­feringes thou wouldeste not haue, neyther haste thou allo­wed them (which yet are offered by the lawe) then said he: loe, I am here to doe thy wyll, O God: he taketh away the fyrste to establishe the latter: by the whiche wyll, we are made holy, euen by the offeryng of the body of Iesu Christ once for al. And euery Priest is ready daily, ministring and offeryng often tymes one maner of oblacyon, whiche can neuer take awaye synnes. But thys man, after he hath of­fered one sacrifice for synnes, is sette downe for euer on the ryghte hande of God, and from henceforth tarieth tyl his foes be made his footestole. For with one offeryng hath he made perfecte for euer, them that are sanctified. The holye goste hymselfe also beareth vs recorde, euen when he tolde before: This is the Testament that I wyl make vnto thē. After those dayes (sayeth the Lorde) I wyll put my lawes [Page] in their heartes, and in their myndes will I wryte them, and their sinnes and iniquities will I remember no more. And where remission of these thynges is, there is no more offering for sinnes. Seeing therefore brethren, that by the meanes of the bloud of Iesu, we haue libertie to entre into the holy place, by the newe and liuing way, whiche he hath prepared for vs through the vayle (that is to saye, by hys fleshe.) And seing also that we haue an hye prieste which is ruler ouer the house of God, let vs drawe nye with a true heart in a sure fayth, sprynkled in our heartes from an euil conscience, & wasshed in our bodies with pure water: lette vs kepe the profession of our hope, withoute wauering (for he is faythfull that promised) and let vs considre one ano­ther, to the intent that we maye prouoke vnto loue and to good workes, not forsaking the felowshyp that we haue a­mong our selues, as the maner of some is: but let vs exhort one another, and that so much the more, because ye see that the day draweth nye.

¶ The Gospell.

Ioh. xviii WHen Iesus had spoken these woordes, he went forth with his disciples ouer the broke Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he thē en­tred with hys disciples. Iudas which also bee­trayed him, knewe the place: for Iesus oftimes resorted thither with hys Disciples. Iudas then after he had receiued a bond of men (& ministers of the hye Priestes and Phariseis) came thither with lanternes, & firebrandes and weapons. And Iesus knowing al thinges that should come on him, went furth & sayd vnto them: whom seke ye? They aunswered him: Iesus of Nazareth. Iesus sayd vn­to them: I am he. Iudas also whiche betrayed him, stoode with thē. Assone then as he had sayde vnto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the grounde. Then asked he them agayne: whō seke ye? They sayde, Iesus of Naza­reth. Iesus aunswered: I haue tolde you that I am he. If ye seke me, therfore let these goe their way, that the saying myght be fulfylled whiche he spake. Of them whiche thou [Page] gauest me, haue I not lost one. Thē Simon Peter hauing a sweord, drew it, and smote the hye Priestes seruaunte, & cut of his right eare. The seruaūtes name was Malchus. Therfore sayth Iesus vnto Peter, put vp thy sweord into the sheath: shal I not drinke of the cuppe which my father hath geuen me? Then the companye and the captayne, and the ministers of the Iewes, toke Iesus, and bounde hym, and ledde him awaye to Annas fyrst, for he was father in lawe to Cayphas, which was the hye Priest the same yere. Cayphas was he that gaue counsell to the Iewes, that it was expedient that one man should dye for the people. And Symon Peter folowed Iesus, and so dyd another Dysci­ple: that Disciple was known to the hye Priest, and went in with Iesus vnto the palace of the hye Prieste. But Peter stoode at the doore withoute. Then wente out that other Disciple (whiche was knowen to the hye Prieste) and spake to the Damosell that kept the dore, and brought in Peter. Then sayd the Damosel that kept the doore vnto Peter. Art not thou also one of this mās disciples? he said: I am not. The seruaūtes and ministers stode there, which had made a fyre of coales: for it was colde, and they war­med themselues. Peter also stoode among them and war­med himselfe. The hye Priest then asked Iesus of his Dis­ciples, and of his doctrine. Iesus aunswered him: I spake openlye in the worlde: I euer taughte in the Sinagogue, and in the Temple whither all the Iewes haue resoted, and in secrete haue I sayd nothyng. Why askest thou me? Aske them which heard me, what I said vnto thē. Behold they can tell what I sayde. When he had thus spoken, one of them ministers which stoode by, smote Iesus on the face, saying: Aunswerest thou the hye Priest so? Iesus aunswe­red him: If I haue euill spoken, beare witnes of the euill: But if I haue wel spoken, why smytest thou me? And An­nas sente hym bounde vnto Cayphas the hye Priest. Sy­mon Peter stode and warmed himself. Then said they vn­to him. Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denyed it, & sayd: I am not. One of the seruaūtes of the hie Priestes, [Page] (his cosin, whose eare Peter smote of) sayde vnto hym: dyd not I see thee in the garden with him? Peter therefore de­nyed agayn, and immediatly the Cocke krewe. Then ledde they Iesus from Cayphas, into the hall of iudgement. It was in the morning, and they thēselues went not into the iudgement hall, lest they should be defyled, but that they might eate the Passeouer. Pilate then went out to them, and sayde: what accusacion bryng you agaynst thys man? They aunswered, and sayde vnto hym. Yf he were not an euyll doer, we woulde not haue delyuered hym vnto thee. Then sayde Pilate vnto them: take ye him and iudge hym after your owne lawe. The Iewes therefore sayde vnto hym: It is not lawefull for vs to putte anye man to death, that the woordes of Iesus myghte bee fulfylled, whiche he spake, signifying what death he shoulde dye. Then Pi­late entred into the iudgemente hall agayn, and called Ie­sus, and sayde vnto hym. Art thou the kyng of the Iewes? Iesus aunswered: sayest thou that of thy selfe, or dyd other tell it thee of me? Pilate aunswered: Am I a Iewe? Thine own nacion and hye priestes haue deliuered thee vnto me: what hast thou doone? Iesus aunswered: my kyngdome is not of thys worlde: if my kyngdome were of thys worlde, then woulde my ministers surelye fyghte, that I shoulde not bee deliuered to the Iewes: but nowe is my kingdome not from hence. Pilate therfore sayde vnto hym: Arte thou a Kyng then? Iesus aunswered: thou sayest that I am a kyng. For this cause was I borne, & for this cause came I into the world, that I should beare witnes vnto the truth. And all that are of the trueth, heare my voyce. Pilate sayd vnto him: what thing is truth? And when he had sayd this, he went out agayn vnto the Iewes, and sayeth vnto them: I fynde in hym no cause at all. Ye haue a custome that I should deliuer you one looce at Easter: will ye that I looce vnto you the king of the Iewes? Then cried they al again, saying: Not him, but Barrabas, thesame Barrabas was a murtherer. Then Pilate toke Iesus therefore, & scourged him. And the soudiours wounde a crowne of thornes, [Page] and putte it on his head. And they did on him a purple gar­ment, and came vnto him, & said: Hayl king of the Iewes, and they smote him on the face. Pilate went furth agayn, and sayde vnto them: beholde, I bryng him foorth to you, that ye maye know that I find no faulte in him. Thē came Iesus foorthe wearyng a crowne of thorne, and a robe of purple. And he saith vnto them: behold the man. When the Priestes therfore and the ministers sawe hym, they cryed, Crucifye him, Crucifye him. Pylate saieth vnto them: take ye hym and Crucifye hym, for I fynde no cause in hym. The Iewes aunswered him: we haue a lawe, and by oure lawe he oughte to dye, because he made hymselfe the sonne of GOD. When Pylate hearde that saying, he was the more afraid, and went againe into the iudgement hall, and sayde vnto Iesus: whence art thou? But Iesus gaue hym none aunswere. Then sayde Pylate vnto hym. Speakest thou not vnto me? knowest thou not that I haue power to crucifye thee, & haue power to looce thee? Iesus aūswered: Thou couldest haue no power at all agaynst me, excepte it wer geuen thee from aboue: Therfore he that deliuered me vnto thee, hath the more sinne. And frō thenceforth sought Pilate meanes to looce hym: but the Iewes cryed, saying: if thou let him goe, thou art not Ceasars frend: for whoso­euer maketh himselfe a kyng, is agaynst Ceasar. Whē Pi­late heard that saying, he brought Iesus furth, & sat down to geue sentence in a place yt is called the pauement, but in the Hebrue tongue, Gabbatha. It was the preparyng day of Easter, aboute the sixth houre. And he sayeth vnto the Iewes: behold your kyng. They cryed, saying: away with him, away with him, crucifye him. Pylate sayth vnto them: shal I crucifye your king? The hye Priestes aunswered: we haue no king but Ceasar. Then deliuered he him to them to be crucifyed. And they toke Iesus and led hym awaye, and he bare his crosse, and wente foorth into a place whiche is called the place of dead mens sculles: but in Hebrue Gol­gotha: where they crucifyed him, and two other with him, on eyther syde one, and Iesus in the myddest. And Pylate [Page] wrote a tytle and put it vpon the crosse. The writyng was, Iesus of Nazareth kyng of the Iewes. Thys tytle readde many of the Iewes: for the place where Iesus was crucy­fyed, was here to the citie. And it was written in Hebrue, Greke, and Latin. Then sayd the hye priestes of the Iewes to Pilate: write not kyng of the Iewes, but that he sayde: I am kyng of the Iewes. Pilate aunswered: what I haue written that I haue written. Then the souldiers, when they had crucifyed Iesus, took hys garmentes, and made foure partes, to euery soudier a parte, and also hys coate. The coate was withoute seame, wroughte vpon throughoute. They sayde therfore among themselues: lte vs not deuide it, but cast lottes for it who shall haue it, that ye scripture might be fulfylled, saying: They haue parted my raymente among them, and for my coate did they cast lottes. And the souldiers dyd suche thynges in dede. There stode by the crosse of Ie­sus, hys mother, and hys mothers sister, Mary the wyfe of Cleophas, and Marye Magdalene. When Iesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple, whom he loued, stāding, he sayth vnto his mother: woman, behold thy sonne. Then said he to the disciple: beholde thy mother. And from that houre the disciple toke her for hys owne.

After these thynges, Iesus knowyng that all thynges were nowe performed, that the scripture might bee fulfyl­led, he sayeth: I thyrste. So there stoode a vessell by full of vynegre: therefore they fylled a sponge with vinegre, and wounde it aboute with Isope, and put it to his mouthe. As­soone as Iesus then receyued of the vynegre, he sayd: It is fynished, and bowed his head, and gaue vp the ghoste. The Iewes therefore, because it was the preparyng of the Sab­bothe, that the bodies should not remayne vpon the Crosse on the Sabboth daye (for that Sabboth daye, was an hye daye) besoughte Pilate that theyr legges myghte bee bro­ken, and that they mighte bee taken downe. Then came the souldiers and brake the legges of the fyrst, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Ie­sus, and sawe that he was dead already, they brake not hys [Page] legges: but one of the souldiours with a speare thruste hym into the syde, and forthwith there came out bloud & water. And he that sawe it bare record, and his record is true. And he knoweth that he sayeth true, that ye myght beleue also. For these thynges were done that the scripture shoulde bee fulfylled: ye shall not breake a bone of hym.

And agayne another scripture sayeth: they shal loke vpon him whom they haue pearsed. After this, Ioseph of Arama­thia (whych was a disciple of Iesus, but secretely for feare of the Iewes) besought Pilate that he might take downe the body of Iesus. And Pilate gaue him licence. He came therfore & toke the body of Iesus. And there came also Ni­chodemus (which at the beginning came to Iesus by night) and brought of Myrre and Aloes mingled together, aboute an hundreth pounde weight. Then toke they the body of Ie­sus, and wounde it in linnen clothes with the Odours, as the maner of the Iewes is to burye. And in the place where he was crucifyed, there was a garden, and in the garden a newe Sepulchre wherein was neuer man layde: There layde they Iesus therefore because of the preparing of the Sabbothe of the Iewes, for the Sepulchre was nye at hande.

¶ Easter Euen.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Pete. iii IT is better (yf the wyll of God be so) that ye suffre for well doyng then for euyll doyng. Forasmuche as Christ hath once suffred for synnes, the iuste for the vniuste, to bryng vs to God: and was kylled as perteyning to the fleshe, but was quickened in the spi­rites. In whiche spirite he also wente and preached to the spi­rites that were in prieson, whyche sometyme had been dis­obediente, when the long sufferyng of God was once loked for, in the dayes of Noe, whyle the Arke was a preparyng: wherein a fewe, that is to saye, eyghte soules were saued by the water, lyke as Baptisme also nowe saueth vs: not the puttyng a waye of the fylthe of the fleshe, but in that a good conscyence consenteth to GOD by the resurreccyon [Page] of Iesus Christ, which is on the right hand of God, and is gone into heauen: Aungels, powers, and mighte, subdued vnto hym.

¶ The Gospell.

Mathew xxvii. WHen the euen was come, there came a riche mā of Aramathia, named Ioseph, which also was Iesus disciple. He went vnto Pilate and beg­ged the body of Iesus. Then Pilate cōmaun­ded the body to be delyuered. And whē Ioseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a cleane linnen cloth, & laid it in his new toumbe, which he had hew­en out, euen in the rocke, & rolled a great stone to ye dore of the Sepulchre, & departed. And there was mary Mag­dalene and the other Mary, sitting ouer agaynst the Se­pulchre. The next daye that foloweth the day of preparing, the high Priestes and Phariseis came togather vnto Py­late, saying: Sir, we remembre yt this deceiuer saied while he was yet alyue: After three dayes I wil rise again. Com­maunde therefore that the Sepulchre bee made sure vntyll the thyrd day, lest his disciples come and steale him away, and say vnto the people, he is risē from the dead: and the last errour shalbe worse then the fyrst. Pilate said vnto them: ye haue a watche, goe youre waye, make it as sure as ye can. So they went and made the Sepulchre sure with the watchemen and sealed the stone.

¶ Easter daye.

At morning prayer, in stede of the Psalme. O come let vs. &c. These Anthemes shalbe song or sayd.

CHryste rysing agayne from the dead, nowe dyeth not. Death from henceforth hath no power vpon hym. For in that he dyed, he dyed but once to put a way synne: but in that he liueth, he liueth vnto god. And so likewise, counte your selues dead vnto sinne, but liuing vnto God, in Christ Iesus our Lord.

CHrist is rysen agayne the first fruites of thē that slepe: for seeing that by man came death, by man also cometh the resurreccion of the dead. For as by Adam all men [Page] doe dye, so by Christ, al men shalbe restored to lyfe.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie god, which through thy only begottē sonne Iesus Christ, haste ouercome death, and opened vnto vs the gate of euerlasting life: we humbly beseche thee, that as by thy special grace preuenting vs, thou doest put in our mindes good desires: so by thi cōtinual helpe, we may bring thesame to good effect, through Iesus Christ our lord: who liueth and reigneth. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Collo. iii. IF ye be risen again with Christ, seke those thīges which are aboue, where Christ sitteth on ye right hande of God. Sette youre affeccion on heauenly thinges, and not on earthly thynges. For ye are dead, and your lyfe is hid with Christ in god. Whensoeuer Christ (which is our lyfe) shal shew him selfe, then shall ye also appeare with him in glory. Mortifie therfore your ear­thy membres, fornicacion, vnclennesse, vnnatural luste, euil concupiscence, and couetousnes, whiche is worshippyng of Idols: for whiche thynges sake, the wrath of god vseth to come on the children of vnbeliefe, among whom ye walked sometyme when ye lyued in them.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xx. THe first day of ye Sabbothes came Mary Mag­dalen early (whē it was yet darke) vnto the Se­pulchre, and sawe the stone taken awaye from the graue. Then she ranne and came to Simon Pe­ter, and to the other disciple whom Iesus loued, and sayth vnto thē: they haue taken away the Lord out of the graue, and we cannot tell where they haue layd hym. Peter ther­fore wente forth, and that other disciple, and came vnto the Sepulchre. Thei ranne both together, & that other disciple dyd outrunne Peter, and came first to the Sepulchre. And whē he had stouped down, he saw the linnen clothes lying, yet wente he not in. Then came Simon Peter folowing him, & wente into the Sepulchre, & sawe the linnen clothes lye, & the napkin that was about his head, not lying wyth [Page] the linnē clothes, but wrapped together in a place by it self. Then went in also that other disciple whiche came firste to the Sepulchre, & he saw & beleued. For as yet they knewe not the Scripture that he should rise agayne from death. Then the disciples went away agayne to their own home.

¶ Monday in Easter weke.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie god, which through thy only begotten sōne Iesus Christ, hast ouercome death, & opened vnto vs the gate of euerlasting life: we humbly beseche thee, that as by thy speciall grace preuenting vs, thou doest put in oure mindes good desires: so by thy cōtinual helpe, we may bring thesame to good effect, through Iesus Christ our lord: who liueth and reigneth. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. x. PEter opened his mouth,and sayd: of a truth I perceyue that there is no respecte of persons with God: but in all people, he yt feareth him & worketh righteousnes, is accepted with hym. Ye know the preaching that god sent vnto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Iesus Christ which is Lord ouer all thynges: which preaching was publyshed throughout al Iewry (& began in Galile, after the Bap­tisme which Iohn preached) howe God annointed Iesus of Nazareth with the holy gost, and with power. Whiche Iesus went about dooing good, and healing al that were oppressed of the deuil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all thynges which he did in the lande of the Iewes, and at Ierusalem, whom they slewe and hanged on tree. Him God raysed vp the thyrde daye and shewed hym openly, not to al the people, but to vs witnesses (cho­sen before of god for the same intente) whiche dyd eate and drinke with him after he arose frō death. And he cōmaūded vs to preache vnto the people, and to testifie that it is he whiche was ordeyned of god to be the iudge of the quicke and the dead. To him geue al the prophetes witnesse, that [Page] through his name, whosoeuer beleueth in him, shal receiue remission of synnes.

¶ The Gospell.

Lu. xxiiii. BEholde, two of the disciples wente that same daye to a towne called Emaus, which was frō Ieru­salem about .lx. furlonges: and they talked toge­ther of all the thynges that had happened. And it chaunced while they commoned together and reasoned, Ie­sus himselfe drewe nere, and went with thē. But their eies were holden that they should not knowe him. And he sayd vnto them: what maner of communicacions are these that ye haue one to another as ye walke, and are sad? And the one of them (whose name was Cleophas) aunswered and sayd vnto him: art thou only a straunger in Ierusalē, and haste not knowen the thinges whiche haue chaunced there in these dayes? he sayd vnto them: what thinges? And they sayd vnto hym: of Iesus of Nazareth, whiche was a Pro­phete, mightie in dede & worde before God and al the peo­ple: and how the hie Priestes and our rulers deliuered him to be condemned to death, and haue crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he, which should haue redemed Is­rael. And as touching al these thynges, to daye is euen the thyrd daye that they were done. Yea and certayne weomen also of our company made vs astonied, whiche came earlye vnto the Sepulchre, and founde not his body: & came, say­ing that they had seen a vision of Aungeles, which sayd that he was alyue. And certayne of them whiche were with vs, wente to the Sepulchre, and founde it euen to as the weo­men had sayed, but hym they sawe not. And he sayed vnto them: O fooles and slowe of hearte, to beleue all that the Prophetes haue spoken. Ought not Christ to haue suffered these thinges, and to entre into his glory? And he began at Moyses and al the Prophetes, and enterpreted vnto them in al scriptures whiche were written of him. And they drew nye vnto the towne whiche they wente vnto. And he made as though he would haue gone further. And they constrai­ned hym, saying: Abide with vs, for it draweth towardes [Page] night, & the day is farre passed: And he went in to tary with them. And it came to passe as he sate at meate with them, he toke bread & blessed it, and brake, and gaue to thē. And theyr iyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished oute of their sight. And they sayd betwene thēselues: did not oure heartes burne within vs while he talked with vs by ye way, and opened to vs the scriptures? And they rose vp ye same houre and returned to Ierusalem, and founde the eleuen gathered together, and them that were with them, saying: the Lord is risen in dede, and hath appeared to Simon. And they tolde what thinges were done in the waye, & how they knew hym in breakyng of bread.

Tuesday in Easter weke.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty father, which hast geuē thy only sonne to die for oure synnes, and to ryse agayn for our iustificacion: Graunt vs so to put away the leauen of malice and wycked­nes, that we may alway serue thee in purenes of lyuing and trueth: through I­esus Christ our Lord.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. xiii YE men and brethren, Children of the generacion of Abraham, and whosoeuer amōg you feareth god: to you is this woord of saluaciō sent. For the inha­biters of Ierusalem and theyr rulers, because they knew hym not, nor yet the voyces of the Prophetes, whiche are read euerye Sabboth daye, they haue fulfylled them in condemning hym. And when they founde no cause of deathe in hym, yet desyred they Pilate to kyll hym. And when they had fulfilled al that wer written of him, they toke him down from the tree, and put him in a Sepulchre. But God raysed hym agayne from deathe the thyrde daye, and he was seene many dayes of them whiche went with hym from Galile to Ierusalem, whyche are witnesses vnto the people. And we declare vnto you, howe that the promise) whiche was made vnto the fathers) god hath fulfilled vnto their children, (euē vnto vs) in that he raised vp Iesus agayne. Euen as it is wrytten in the second Psalme: thou arte my sonne, thys day [Page] haue I begotten thee. As concerning that he raysed hym vp from death, now nomore to returne to corruption, he sayde on this wyse. The holy promises made to Dauid, wyll I geue faithfully vnto you. Wherfore he sayeth also in an other place: Thou shalt not suffre thine holy to see corrupcion. For Dauid (after that he had in his time fulfilled the wil of god) fel on slepe, and was layd vnto his fathers, and saw corrup­cion. But he whom God raysed agayne, saw no corrupcion. Be it knowen vnto you therfore (ye men and brethren) that through thys mā is preached vnto you forgeuenes of sinnes, and that by hym al that beleue are iustifyed from al thinges, from whiche ye coulde not be iustifyed by the law Moses, Beware therfore, lest that fall on you whiche is spoken of in the prophetes: beholde ye despisers, and wonder, and perishe ye: for I doe a worke in youre dayes, whiche ye shall not be­leue though a man declare it vnto you.

¶ The Gospell.

Lu. xxiiii IEsus stode in the middes of his disciples, and sayde vnto them: peace bee vnto you: It is I, feare not. But they were abashed and afraide, and supposed that they had seene a spirite. And he sayd vnto them: why are ye troubled, & why doe thoughtes arise in youre heartes? Beholde my handes and my feete, that it is euen I my selfe. Handle me and see, for a spirite hath no fleshe and bones, as ye see me haue. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them hys handes and hys feete. And while they yet beleued not for ioye, and won­dred, he sayde vnto them: Haue ye here any meate? And they offered him a piece of a broiled fishe, and of an Honey combe. And he tooke it, and did eate before them. And he sayd vnto them: these are the wordes which I spake vnto you, while I was yet with you: That all muste nedes be fulfilled, whiche were written of me in the law of Moses, & in the prophetes, and in the Psalmes. Then opened he their wittes, that they myght vnderstande the Scriptures, and sayde vnto them. Thus it is written, and thus it behoued Christ to suffre, and to ryse again from death the third day, and that repentaunce and remission of sinnes, shoulde bee preached in hys name a­mong [Page] al nacions, and must begin at Ierusalem. And ye are wytnesses of these thynges.

¶ The first Sundaye after Easter.

¶ The Collecte.

Almightie God. &c.

As at the Communion on Easter daye.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Iohn. v. AL that is borne of god ouercometh the world. And thys is the victorye that ouercometh the world, euē our faith. Who is he that ouercom­eth the world, but he that beleueth that Iesus is the sonne of God? This Iesus Christ is he that came by water and bloude, not by water onely, but by water and bloud. And it is the spirite that bea­reth witnes, because the spirite is trueth. For there are three which beare recorde in heauen: the father, the word, and the holy gost: and these three are one. And there are three which beare recorde in earth: the spirite, and water, and bloud: and these three are one. If we receyue the witnesse of menne, the witnesse of God is greater. For this is the witnes of god that is greater, which he testified of hys sonne. He that bele­ueth on the sonne of god, hath the witnesse in hymselfe. He that beleueth not god, hath made hym a lyer, because he bele­ueth not the recorde that God gaue of his sonne. And this is the record, how that God hath geuen vnto vs eternall lyfe, and thys lyfe is in hys sonne. He that hathe the sonne, hathe lyfe: and he that hath not the sonne of God, hath not lyfe.

¶ The Gospell.

Ion. xx. THesame daye at nyght, whiche was the fyrst daye of the Sabbothes, when the dores were shut (where the disciples were assembled toge­ther for feare of ye Iewes) came Iesus & stode in the middes, and sayde vnto them: Peace bee vnto you. And when he had so sayd, he shewed vnto thē hys [Page] handes and hys syde. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then sayd Iesus to them agayne. Peace be vnto you. As my father sent me, euen so sende I you also. And when he had sayde these wordes, he breathed on them, and sayde vnto them: receyue ye the holy goste. Whosoeuers sinnes ye remitte, they are remitted vnto them. And whoso­euers synnes ye retayne, they are retayned.

¶ The second Sunday after Easter.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie God, which hast geuen thy holy sonne to be vnto vs, both a sacrifice for synne, and also an example of godly life: Geue vs the grace that we maye alwayes most thankfully receyue that hys inestimable benefyte, and also dayly indeuoure oure selues to folowe the blessed steppes of hys most holy lyfe.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Pete. ii THis is thanke worthy, yf a man for conscience toward God, endure griefe, and suffre wrong vndeserued. For what praise is it, if when ye be buffeted for youre faultes, ye take it paciently? But and if when ye doe well, ye suffre wrong & take it paciently, thē is there thanke with God. For hereun­to verely were ye called. For Christ also suffered for vs, lea­uing vs an ensaūple that ye should folow his steppes, which did no sinne, neither was there guyle founde in his mouthe: which when he was reuiled, reuiled not agayne: whē he suf­fered, he threatned not: but committed the vengeaunce to him that iudgeth rightously, which his owne self bare our sinnes in hys body on the tree, that we beyng deliuered from synne, shoulde lyue vnto ryghteousnesse. By whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as shepe going astray, but are now tur­ned vnto the shepeheard, and bysshop of youre soules.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. x. CHrist said vnto his disciples: I am the good shepe­heard: a good shepeheard geueth hys life for the shepe. An hyred seruaunt, and he which is not the shepeheard (nether the shepe are his own) seeth ye wolfe coming, and leaueth the shepe and fleeth, and ye wolfe catcheth and skattereth the shepe. The hired seruaunt fleeth because he is an hired seruaunt, and careth not for ye shepe. I am the good shepeheard, & know my shepe, & am knowen of mine. As my father knoweth me, euē so know I also my father. And I geue my lyfe for the shepe: and other shepe I haue which are not of this folde: Them also must I bryng, and they shal heare my voice, and there shalbe ohe folde and one shepeheard.

The third Sunday after Easter.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie god, which shewest to al men that be in er­rour the lyght of thy trueth, to ye entent that they may returne into the way of righteousnesse. Graunt vnto all thē that be admitted into the felowship of Christes religiō, that they may exchew those thinges ye be contrary to their pro­fession, and folowe all suche thynges as be agreable to the same: through our Lorde Iesus Christ.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Pete. ii DErely beloued, I beseche you as straungers and pilgremes, abstain frō fleshly lustes which fighte against the soule: and see that ye haue honest con­uersacion among the gentiles, that wheras they backbite you as euil doers, thei may see your good workes, and prayse god in the daye of visitacion. Submytte youre selues therfore to euery man for the lordes sake, whether it be vnto the kyng as vnto the chief head: eyther vnto rulers as vnto them ye are sent of hym for the punishment of euyll doers, but for the laude of thē that doe wel. For so is ye will of god, that with well doing, ye maye stop the mouthes of foolishe and ignoraunt men: as free, and not as hauing the libertie for a cloke of maliciousnes, but euen as ye seruaūtes of God. Honoure all men, loue brotherly felowshippe, feare [Page] God, honour the kyng.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xvi IEsus sayed to hys disciples: After a while ye shal not see me, & againe after a while ye shall see me: for I goe to ye father. Thē said some of his disciples betwene thēselues: what is thys that he sayeth vnto vs? after a while ye shall not see me, and agayn after a whyle ye shal see me, and that I goe to the father? They sayd therefore: what is this that he sayth, after a whyle? We cannot tel what he saith. Iesus perceiued that they would aske hym, and saied vnto them: ye enquire of this betwene your selues, because I sayd: af­ter a while ye shal not see me, and agayne after a whyle ye shal see me. Verely, verely, I say vnto you: ye shall wepe & lament, but contrary wyse, the world shall reioyce. Ye shall sorowe, but youre sorowe shalbe turned to ioye. A woman when she trauaileth hath sorow, because her houre is come. But assone as she is deliuered of the childe, she remembreth no more the anguishe, for ioye that a man is borne into the world. And ye now therfore haue sorow: but I wil see you agayne, and your heartes shal reioice, and your ioye shal no man take from you.

The fourth Sundaye after Easter.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie god, which doest make ye mindes of al faith­ful men to be of one wil: Graunt vnto thy people, that they may loue the thyng which thou commaundest, and de­syre that which thou doest promyse: that emong the sondry and manifolde chaunges of the worlde, oure heartes maye surely there be fixed, wheras true ioyes are to be founde: Through Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Iames. i EVery good gift & euery perfect gift, is frō aboue, and cometh down frō the father of lightes, with whō is no variablenes, nether shadow of chaūge. Of hys own wil begate he vs with the worde of [Page] trueth, that we shoulde be the first fruite of his creatures. Wherfore (dere brethren) let euery man be swifte to heare, slowe to speake, slowe to wrath. For the wrath of mā wor­keth not that which is righteous before God. Wherfore lay aparte all filthinesse, and superfluitie of maliciousnes, and receiue with mekenes ye word that is graffed in you, which is hable to saue your soules.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xvi. IEsus sayed vnto his disciples: now I goe my waye to hym that sent me, and none of you as­keth me whither I goe. But because I haue sayd such thynges vnto you, your heartes are full of sorowe. Neuerthlesse, I tell you the trueth: it is expedient for you ye I goe awaye. For if I goe not awaye, that comforter will not come vnto you. But if I depart, I will sende him vnto you. And whē he is come, he wyll rebuke the world of synne, and of righteousnesse, and of iudgemente. Of synne, because they beleue not on me. Of rightousnes, because I goe to my father, and ye shal se me no more. Of iudgemente, because the prince of this world is iudged already. I haue yet many thynges to say vnto you, but ye cannot beare them awaie nowe: howbeit when he is come (which is the spirite of trueth) he wil leade you into al trueth. He shall not speake of hymselfe, but whatsoeuer he shal heare, that shal he speake: and he wil shew you thinges to come. He shal gloryfy me, for he shall receiue of mine, and shall shewe vnto you. All thynges that the father hath, are mine: therfore said I vnto you, that he shal take of mine, and shewe vnto you.

¶ The fifth Sunday after Easter.

¶ The Collect.

LOrd, from whom al good thinges doe come: graunt vs thy humble seruauntes, that by thi holy inspiracion we may thynke those thynges that be good, and by thy mercy­ful guiding may perfourme thesame, through out lord Ie­sus Christ.

¶ The Epistle.

Iames. i. SE that ye be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiuing your own selues. For if any mā heare the worde, and declareth not thesame by his workes, he is lyke vnto a man beholdyng hys bodely face in a glasse. For assone as he hath loked on hymselfe, he goeth his way, and forgeatteth immediately what his fashion was. But whoso loketh in ye perfect law of libertie, and continueth therein (if he be not a forgeatful hearer, but a doer of the worke) thesame shal be happi in his dede. If any mā emong you seme to be deuout, and refrayneth not hys tong, but deceiueth his own heart, this mans deuocyon is in vayne. Pure deuocion, & vndefi­led before God the father is this: to visit the fatherles and wiedowes in their aduersitie, and to kepe himself vnspotted of the world.

¶ The Gospell

Iohn. xvi. VErely, verely, I saye vnto you: whatsoeuer ye aske the father in my name, he wil geue it you. Hitherto haue ye asked nothyng in my name. Aske and ye shall receiue, that your ioy may be ful. These thynges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes. The time wil come, when I shall no more speake vnto you by prouerbes: but I shall shewe you plainly from my father. At that day shall ye aske in my name: And I say not vnto you yt I wil speake vnto my fa­ther for you: For the father himselfe loueth you, beecause ye haue loued me, and haue beleued that I came out frō god. I wente out from the father, and came into the worlde. A­gayne, I leaue the world, and goe to the father. His disci­ples sayed vnto hym: Loe, nowe thou talkest playnlye, and speakest no prouerbe. Nowe are we sure that thou knowest all thynges, and nedest not that any man shoulde aske thee any questiō: therfore beleue we, yt thou camest frō god. Ie­sus aūswered thē: now ye doe beleue. Behold, ye houre dra­weth nie, & is already come, yt ye shalbe scatered euery mā to hys owne, and shall leaue me alone. And yet am I not [Page] alone, for the father is with me. These wordes haue I spo­ken vnto you, that in me ye myghte haue peace, for in the world shal ye haue tribulacion: but be of good chere, I haue ouercome the world.

The Ascencion daye.

¶ The Collect.

GRaunt we beseche thee almightie God, that lyke as we doe beleue thy onely begotten sonne oure Lorde to haue ascended into the heauens: so we may also in hert and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. i. IN the former treatise (deare Theophilus) we haue spoken of all that Iesus began to doe and teache, vntil the day in which he was ta­ken vp, after that he throughe the holy goste, had geuen commaundementes vnto the A­postles, whom he had chosen, to whom also he shewed him­selfe aliue, after his passyon (and that by many tokens) ap­pearing vnto them fortye dayes, and speaking of the kyng­dome of God, and gathered them together, and commaun­ded them that they should not depart from, Ierusalem, but to wayte for the to promysse of the father, whereof (sayeth he) ye haue heard of me. For Iohn truely baptised with wa­ter, but ye shall be baptysed with the holye goste, after these fewe dayes. When they therefore were come together, they asked of hym, saying: Lorde, wilt thou at this time restore agayne the kyngdome of Israel? And he sayd vnto them: it is not for you to knowe the tymes or the seasons which the father hath put in his owne power. But ye shall receiue power, after the holy gost is come vpon you. And ye shalbe witnesses vnto me, not onely in Ierusalem, but also in all Iewrye, and in all Samaria, and euen vnto the worldes ende. And when he had spoken these thynges, whyle they behelde, he was taken vp on hye, and a cloude receyued hym vp oute of their sighte. And while they loked stedfastly vp toward heauen as he went: beholde, two men stoode by them in white apparell, whiche also sayed: ye menne of [Page] Galile, why stande ye gasyng vp into heauen? This same Iesus which is taken vp from you into heauē, shal so come, euen as ye haue seen hym goe into heauen.

¶ The Gospell.

Mar. xvi. IEsus appeared vnto the eleuen as they sate at meate, and caste in theyr, teeth their vnbeliefe and hardens of heart, because they belieued not them which had seen that he was risen again from the dead: and he sayd vnto them. Goe ye into all the world, and preache the gospell to al creatures: he that belieueth and is baptised shall bee saued. But he that beleueth not shall bee damned: And these tokens shall folowe them that beleue. In my name they shal cast out deuils, thei shal speake with newe tongues, they shal driue awaye serpentes. And if they drinke any deadly thyng it shall not hurte them. They shall lay their hande on the sicke, and shal recouer. So then when the Lord had spoken vnto them, he was receiued in­to heauen, and is on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached euery where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the worde with miracles folowing.

¶ The Sunday after the Ascencion daye.

¶ The Collect.

O God the king of glory, which hast exalted thyne only sonne Iesus Christe, with great triumphe vnto thy kingdom in heauen: we beseche thee leaue vs not coumfort­les, but send to vs thine holy gost to comfort vs and exalte vs vnto the same place whither our sauiour Christ is gone before: who liueth and reigneth. &c

¶ The Epistle.

i. Pe. iiii. THe ende of all thinges is at hande: be ye therfore sobre, and watche vnto prayer. But aboue all thynges, haue feruente loue among youre selues: for loue shall couer the multitude of linnes. Be ye herberous one to another without grudging. As euery mā hath receyued the gifte, euen so minister thesame one to [Page] another, as good ministers of the manifold graces of god. If any man speake, let him talke as the wordes of God. If any man ministre, let hym doe it as of the habilitie whiche God ministreth to hym, that God in all thynges maye bee glorifyed, through Iesus Christ: to whome bee prayse and dominion for euer and euer. Amen.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xv. WHen the comforter is come whom I wil send vnto you from the father (euen the spirite of trueth, which procedeth of the father) he shal testifie of me. And ye shal be are witnes also, beecause ye haue been with me from the bee­ginning. These thynges haue I sayed vnto you, becaus ye should not be offended. They shal excommu­nicate you: yea the tyme shall come, that whosoeuer killeth you, wil thinke that he doeth god seruice. And such thinges wyl they doe vnto you, because they haue not knowen the father, neyther yet me. But these thynges I haue told you, that whan the time is come, ye may remembre then that I tolde you.

¶ Whitsunday

¶ The Collect.

GOd, which as vpon this day hast taught the heartes of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of holy spirite: Graunt vs by ye same spirite to haue a right iudgement in al thynges, and euermore to reioice in his ho­ly comfort, through the merites of Christ Iesu our sauy­our who liueth and reigneth with thee in the vnitie of the­same spirite, one God world withoute ende.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. ii. WHen the fiftie dayes were come to an ende, they were all with one accorde together in one place. And sodeynly there came a sound from heauen, as it had been the cummyng of a mightye wynde, and it fylled all the house where they sate. And there ap­peared vnto them, clouen tongues, lyke as they had been offyre, and it fate vpon eche one of them: and they were all fylled [Page] filled with the holy ghoste, and began to speake with other tonges, euen as the same spirite gaue them vtterance. Thē were dwelling at Ierusalem, Iewes, deuout men, out of euery nacyon of them that are vnder heauen. When thys was noysed about, the multitude came together and were astonied, because that euery man heard them speake wyth hys own language. They wondred all and meruailed, saying among themselues: beholde, are not all these whiche speake of Galile? And how heare we euery man hys owne tong, wherin we were borne: Partians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia, & of Iew­ry, and of Capadocia, of Pontus and Asia, Phrigia, and Pamphilia, of Egipt, and of the parties of Libia, whiche is besyde Syrene, and straungers of Rome, Iewes and Proselites, Grekes and Arrabians, we haue heard them speake in our own tongues the great workes of god.

¶ The Gospell.

Ioh. xiiii. IEsus sayd vnto hys disciplines: Yf ye loue me, kepe my commaundmentes, and I wil praie thee fa­ther, and he shall geue you another coumforter, that he may abide with you for euer: euen the spirite of trueth, whom the world cannot receiue, because the world seeth him not, neyther knoweth hym. But ye knowe him: for he dwelleth with you, and shall bee in you. I wyll not leaue you coumfortles, but wil come to you. Yet a litle whyle, and the world seeth me no more: but ye see me. For I lyue, and ye shall lyue. That daye shall ye knowe that I am in my father, and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commaundementes, and kepeth them, the same is he that loueth me. And he that loueth me, shall beeloued of my fa­ther, and I wyll loue hym, and wyl shewe myne own selfe vnto hym. Iudas sayeth vnto hym, (not Iudas Iscarioth) Lorde, what is done that thou wylte shewe thy selfe vnto vs, and not vnto the world: Iesus aunswered, and sayed vnto them: if a man loue me, he wil kepe my sayinges, and my father will loue hym, and we will come vnto hym, and dwell with him. He that loueth me not, kepeth not my [Page] sayinges. And the worde which ye heare, is not myne, but the fathers which sente me. These thynges haue I spoken vnto you, beeyng yet presente with you. But the comforter whyche is the holy goste, whom my father will sende in my name, he shall teache you all thinges, and bryng all thynges to your remembraunce whatsoeuer I haue sayde vnto you. Peace I leaue with you: my peace I geue vnto you. Not as the world geueth, geue I vnto you. Let not your heartes be greued, neyther feare. Ye haue heard how I sayd vnto you: I goe, and come agayne vnto you. Yf ye loued me, ye would verely reioyce, because I said, I goe vnto the father, for the father is greater then I. And now haue I shewed you bee­fore it come, that when it is come to passe, ye myght beleue. Hereafter will I not talke many wordes vnto you. For the Prince of this worlde cometh, and hathe naughte in me. But that the worlde may know that I loue the father. And as the father gaue me commundement, euen so doe I.

¶ Mondaye in whitson weke.

¶ The Collecte.

God which. &c.

(As vpon Whitsundaye.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. x. THen Peter opened his mouth, and sayd: of a trueth I perceiue that there is no respect of persons with god: but in al people, he that fearth him, and wor­keth righteousnes, is accepted with him. Ye know the preachyng that GOD sente vnto the children of Is­raell, preachyng peace by Iesus Chryste whyche is Lorde ouer al thynges: whiche preaching was publisshed through­out all Iewry (and begā in Galile after the baptisme which Iohn preached) howe God annoynted Iesus of Nazareth with the holy gost and with power. Whiche Iesus wente a­boute, dooyng good, and healyng all that were oppressed of the deuill, For God was with him. And we are witnesses of all thynges whiche he did in the lande of the Iewes, and at Ierusalem whom they stewe and hanged on a tree: Hym God raysed by the thyrde daye, and shewed hym openly, not [Page] to al the people, but vnto vs witnesses (chosen before of god for the same intent) which did eate and drinke with him after he arose from death. And he cōmaunded vs to preache vnto the people, & to testifie ye it is he, which was ordained of God to be ye iudge of quicke & dead. To him geue al the prophetes witnes, that throughe his name whosoeuer beleueth in him, shal receyue remission of sinnes. While Peter yet spake these wordes, the holy gost fel on al thē which heard ye preaching. And they of the circumcision whiche beleued, were astonied, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was shed out the gift of the holy gost. For they heard th̄e speake with tongues, and magnifie God. Then aunswered Peter: canne any man forbid water that these shoulde not be baptised whiche haue receyued the holy goste as well as we? And he commaunded them to bee baptised in the name of the Lorde. Then prayed they hym to tary a fewe dayes.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. iii. SO god loued the world, that he gaue his only be gotten sonne, that whosoeuer belieueth in hym, should not perishe, but haue euerlasting lyfe. For God sente not hys sonne into the worlde to con­demne the world, but that ye world through him myght be saued. But he that beleueth on hym, is not condē ­ned. But he that beleueth not, is cōdemned already, because he hath not beleued in the name of the onli begotten sonne of God. And this is the condemnacion, that lyght is come into the world, and men loued darkenes more then lyght, because theyr dedes were euill. For euery one that euell doeth, hateth the lyght, neyther cometh to the lyght, lest his dedes shoulde be reproued. But he that doth the truth, cometh to the light, that his dedes may be knowen, how that they are wrought in God.

The tuesday after whitsondaye.

¶ The Collecte.

¶ God which. &c.

(As vpon Whitsondaye.

¶ The Epistle.

Acte. viii WHen ye Apostles which were at Ierusalē, heard saye that Samaria had receyued the worde of god, they sente vnto them Peter & Iohn. Whiche when they were come downe, prayed for them that they might receyue the holy gost. For as yet he was come on none of them, but they were baptised onely in the name of Christ Iesu. Then layed they their handes on them, and they receyued the holy gost.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. x. VErely, verely I say vnto you, he that entreth not in by the dore into the shepe folde, but clymeth vp some other way, the same is a these and a murthe­rer. But he that entereth in by ye dore, is the shepe­heard of the shepe. To hym the porter openeth, and the shepe hear hys voyce, and he calleth his owne shepe by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hathe sente forthe hys owne shepe, he goeth before thē, and the shepe folow him: for they knowe hys voyce. A straunger wyll they not folow, but wil flee from hym, for they knowe not the voyce of straungers. This Prouerbe spake Iesus vnto thē but they vnderstoode not what thynges they were whiche he spake vnto them.

Then sayd Iesus vnto them agayne: Verely, verely, I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. All (euen as many as came before me) are theues and murtherers, but the shepe did not heare them. I am the dore, by me if any entre in, he shalbe safe, and shall goe in and oute, and fynde pasture. A these cometh not but for to steale, kyll, and destroye. I am come that they maye haue lyfe, and that they mighte haue it more aboundauntlye.

Trinitie Sundaye.

¶ The Collecte.

Almightie and euerlastyng God, whyche haste geuen vnto vs thy seruauntes, grace by the confession of a true faythe to acknowledge the glorye of the eternall [Page] Trinitie, and in the power of ye deuine Maiestie to worship the vnitie: we beseche thee, that throughe the stedfastnesse of this faith we may euermore be defended from al aduersitie, which liuest & reignest one god, worlde without end. Amen.

¶ The Epistle.

Apoc. iiii AFter thys I loked, and beholde, a dore was open in heauen, and the fyrste voyce whyche I hearde, was as it were of a trompet talkyng with me, which sayd: come vp higher, and I wyll shew thee thynges whiche must be fulfilled hereafter. And immediat­ly I was in the spirite. And behold, a seat was set in heaūe, and one sat on the seate. And he that sat was to loke vpon, lyke vnto a Iasper stone, and a Sardine stone. And there was a rainebow about the seate, in sight like vnto an Eme­rauld. And about the seate were .xxiiii. seates. And vpon the seates .xxiiii. elders sitting, clothed in whyte raymente, and had on theyr heades crownes of golde. And oute of the seate proceded lightninges, and thunderynges, and voyces: and there were seuen lampes of fyre burnyng beefore the seate, which are the seuē spirites of god. And before the seate, there was a sea of glasse lyke vnto Christall: and in the myddes of the seate and rounde aboute the seate, were foure beastes full of eyes before and behynde. And the firste beaste was lyke a Lion: and the second beaste like a Calfe: and the third beast had a face as a man: and the fourth beaste was lyke a flying Egle. And the foure beastes had eche of them syxe wynges about hym, and they were full of eyes within. And they did not rest day neyther night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lorde God almightye, whiche was and is, and is to come. And when those beastes gaue glori and honor, and thankes to hym that sat on the seate (whiche liueth for euer and euer) the .xxiiii. elders fell down before him that sat on the throne, and worshypped hym that lyueth for euer, and caste theyr crownes before the throne, saying: thou art worthy, O lorde (our god) to receyue glory and honoure, and power: for thou hast created al thinges, and for thy willes sake they are, and were created.

¶ The Gospell

Iohn. iii. THere was a mā of the Phariseis named Ni­chodemus, a ruler of the Iewes. The same came to Iesus by nighte, and sayd vnto him: Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from god: for no man coulde doe suche mira­cles as thou doest, excepte God were wyth hym. Iesus aunswered, and sayed vnto him: Verelye, ve­rely, I saye vnto thee: excepte a man be borne from aboue, he cannot see the kyngdome of God. Nichodemus sayd vn­to hym: howe can a man bee borne when he is older can he entre into hys mothers wombe and bee borne agayne; Ie­sus aunswered: verely, verely, I saye vnto thee, excepte a mā be borne of water, and of the spirite, he cannot entre in­to the kyngdome to God. That whiche is borne of the flesh, is fleshe: And that whiche is borne of the spirite, is spirite. Meruaile not thou that I sayed to thee, ye muste bee borne from aboue. The wynd bloweth where it lusteth, and thou hearest the sounde thereof, but thou canst not tell whence it cometh nor whether he goeth: So is euery one ye is borne of the spirite. Nichodemus aunswered, and said vnto him: how can these thynges be? Iesus aunswered, and said vnto hym: arte thou a maister in Israel, and knowest not these thynges: Verely, verely, I say vnto thee: we speake that we knowe, and testifye that we haue seene, and ye receyue not our witnesse. Yf I haue tolde you earthly thynges, and ye beleue not: howe shall ye beleue if I tell you of heauenlye thynges? And no man ascendeth vp to heauen, but he that came downe from heauen, euen the sonne of man whiche is in heauen. And as Moyses lyfte vp the serpent in the wyl­dernesse, euen so muste the sonne of man bee lyfte vp: that whosoeuer beleueth in hym, peryshe not, but haue euerla­styng lyfe.

¶ The first Sunday after Trinitie Sundaye.

¶ The Collecte.

GOd the strength of al thē, that trust in thee, mercyfully accept our prayers: And because the weakenes of our mortall nature can doe no good thing without thee: graunt vs the helpe of thy grace, that in keping of thy commaun­dementes, we may please the both in wil and dede: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Ioh. iiii. DEarely beloued, let vs loue one another: for loue cometh of god. And eueri one that loueth, is borne of god, and knoweth god. He that loueth not, kno­weth not God: for god is loue. In this appeareth loue of God to vs warde, because that God sent his on­ly begotten sonne into the worlde, that we myghte lyue through hym. Herein is loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sente hys sonne to be the agremente for oure synnes. Dearely beloued, if God so loued vs, we ought also one to loue another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we loue one another, God dwelleth in vs, and his loue is perfect in vs. Nereby know we that we dwel in him and he in vs, because he hath geuen vs of hys spirite. And we haue seen, and doe testifie that the father sente the sonne to be the Sauiour of the world: whosoeuer cōfesseth that Iesus is the sonne of God, in him dwelleth God and he in God. And we haue knowen and beleued the loue that God hath to vs. God is loue, and he that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, and God in hym. Herein is the loue per­fect in vs, that we should trust in the day of Iudgement. For as he is, euē so are we in thys worlde. There is no feare in loue, but perfecte loue casteth out feare, for feare hath pain­fulnes. He that feareth, is not perfect in loue. We loue him, for he loued vs first. If a man say, I loue god, and yet hate his brother, he is a lyer. For how can he that loueth not hys brother whom he hath seen, loue God whom he hath not seen. And thys commaundemente haue we of hym: that be which loueth God, should loue hys brother also.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xv. THere was a certayne riche manne, whiche was clothed in purple and fyne whyte, and fared deli­ciouslye euerye daye. And there was a certayne begger, named Lazarus, which laye at hys gate full of sores, desyryng to bee refresshed with the crumines which fell from the ryche mans boarde, and no man gaue vnto hym. The dogges came also and lycked hys sores. And it fortuned that the begger dyed, and was caried by the Aungels into Abrahams bosome. The ryche man also dyed, and was buried: And beeing in hell in tormentes, he lyfte vp his eyes, and sawe Abraham afarre of and Laza­rus in hys bosome, and he cryed and sayde: Father Abra­ham haue mercye on me, and sende Lazarus, that he maye dyppe the typpe of hys fynger in water and cole my tong, for I am tormented in thys flame. But Abraham sayde: Sonne, remembre that thou in thy life tyme receiuedst thy pleasure, and contrariwyse Lazarus receyued payne. But nowe he is coumforted and thou art punyshed. Beyonde all thys, betwene vs and you there is a greate space sette, so that they whyche woulde goe from hence to you can­not, neither maye come from thence to vs. Then he sayed: I praye thee therefore father, sende hym to my fathers house, (for I haue fiue brethrē) for to warne them, left they come also into this place of tormente. Abraham sayde vnto hym: they haue Moyses and the Prophetes, let them heare thē. And he sayde: naye father Abraham: but if one come vnto them from the dead, they will repent. He sayde vnto hym: Yf they heare not Moyses and the Prophetes, neither wil they belieue, though one rose from death agayne.

The second Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

LOrde make vs to haue a perpetuall feare and loue of thy holye name: for thou neuer faylest to helpe and gouerne them, whome thou dooest bryng vp in thy stedfast loue. Graunt this. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Ioh. iii. MErueyle not my brethren, though the world hate you. We know that we are translated from death vnto lyfe, because we loue the brethren. He that loueth not his brother, abideth in death. Whosoe­uer hateth his brother, is a manslear. And ye know that no manslear hath eternall life abiding in him. Herby perceiue we loue, because he gaue hys lyfe for vs, and we oughte to geue our liues for ye brethrē. But whoso hath this worldes good, and seeth his brother haue nede, and shutteth vp his compassion from hym, howe dwelleth the loue of God in him? My babes, let vs not loue in word neither in tongue: but in dede and in veritie. Herby we knowe that we are of the veritie, and can quiete our heartes beefore hym. For yf our hearte condemne vs, God is greater then our hearte, & knoweth all thinges. Dearelye beloued, if our hearte con­demne vs not, then haue we trust to Godward, & whatso­euer we aske, we receiue of him, because we kepe his com­maundementes, and doe those thinges which are pleasant in his sight. And this is his commaundement, that we be­lieue on the name of his sonne Iesus Christe, and loue one another as he gaue commaundement. And he that kepeth his commaundementes, dwelleth in hym, and he in hym: & herby we knowe that he abideth in vs, euen by the spirite whiche he hath geuen vs.

¶ The Gospell

Luk. xiiii A Certayne man ordeined a greate supper, and bade many, and sēt his seruaūt at supper time, to saye to them that were bydden: come, for all thinges are nowe readye. And they all at once beganne to make excuse. The fyrst sayde vnto him. I haue bought a farme, and I must nedes goe and see it, I pray thee haue me excused. And another sayd: I haue bought fiue yoke of Oxen, and I goe to proue thē, I pray thee haue me excused. And another sayde: I haue maryed a wife, and therfore I cannot come. And the seruaunt re­turned and brought his master word agayn therof. Then [Page] was the good man of the house displeased, and sayed to his seruaunt: goe out quickely into the stretes and quarters of the citie, and bryng in hither the poore and feble, and the halte, and blind. And the seruaunt sayd: Lord, it is done as thou haste commaunded, and yet there is roume. And the Lord sayd vnto the seruaunt: goe oute vnto the hie wayes and hedges, and compell thē to come in, that my house may be fylled. For I say vnto you, that none of these men which were bidden shall tast of my supper.

The third Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

LOrde, we beseche thee mercifully to heare vs, and vnto whom thou haste geuen an heartye desyre to praye: graunt ye by thy mightie ayde we may be defended: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle

i. Petr. v. SVbmitte your selues euery man one to another: knit your selues together in lowelynes of minde. For god resisteth the proude, and geueth grace to the humble. Submit your selues therefore vnder the mightie hande of god, that he maye exalt you when the tyme is come. Cast al your care vpon him, for he careth for you. Be sobre, &, watche, for youre aduersarye the deuyll, as a roaryng Lion, walketh about, sekyng whom he may de­uoure, whom resist stedfast in the fayth: knowing that the same affliccions are appointed vnto your brethrē, that are in the world. But the god of all grace, which hath called vs vnto hys eternal glory by Christ, Iesu, shall his owne selfe (after that ye haue suffred a little afflyccion) make you per­fecte, settle, strength, and stablishe you. To him be glory and dominion for euer and euer. Amen.

¶ The Gospell

Luke. xv. THen resorted vnto him, al the Publicans and sin­ners for to heare him. And the Phariseis and Scribes murmured, saying: He receyueth syn­ners and eateth wyth them. But he putte foorth [Page] this parable vnto them, laying: What man among you ha­uing an hundreth shepe (yf he lose one of them) dooeth not of leaue ninetie and nine in the wildernes, & goeth after that which is lost, vntil he find it? And when he hath founde it, he layeth it on his shoulders with ioye. And assoone as he cometh home, he calleth together hys louers & neyghbors, saying vnto them: Reioyce with me, for I haue founde my shepe whiche was lost. I saye vnto you, that lykewise ioye shalbe in heauen ouer one synner that repenteth, more then ouer nintie & nine iust persons which nede no repentaunce. Eyther what woman hauing ten grotes (if she loose one) doth not light a candle & swepe the house, & seke diligentlye tyl she find it? And when she hath founde it, she calleth her louers and her neighbours together, saying: Reioyce with me, for I haue founde the grote which I lost. Likewise, I saye vnto you shal there be ioye in the presence of the Aun­gels of god, ouer one synner that repenteth.

The fourth Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

GOd, the protector of al that trust in thee, without whō nothing is strong, nothing is holye: encrease and mul­tiplie vpon vs thy mercye, that thou beeing oure ruler and gyde, we may so passe through thinges temporall, that we fynally lose not the thynges eternall: graunt this heauenly father, for Iesu Christes sake our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle

Ro. viii. I Suppose that the afflictions of this life, are not worthy of the glory whiche shall bee shewed vpon vs. For the feruente desyre of the creature aby­deth, lookyng when the sonnes of God shall ap­peare, beecause the creature is subdued to vanitie agaynste the wyll therof, but for hys wyll whyche hath subdued the same in hope. For the same creature shalbe delyuered from the bondage of corrupcion, into the glorious libertie of the sonnes of God. For we knowe that euery creature groneth with vs also, and trauayleth in payne, euē vnto thys tyme: [Page] not onely it, but we also which haue the fyrst fruites of the spirite, mourne in our selues also, & waite for the adopcion (of the children of God) euē the deliueraunce of our bodies.

¶ The Gospell

Luke. vi. BE ye merciful as your father also is merciful. Iudge not, & ye shal not be iudged: condemne not, and ye shall not bee condemned. For geue, and ye shalbe forgeuē. Geue, and it shalbe ge­uen vnto you, good measure, & pressed down, and shaken together, and runnyng ouer, shall men geue into youre bosomes. For with thesame measure that ye mete withall, shall other men mete to you agayne. And he putte forth a similitude vnto them. Can the blynde leade the blynde? doe they not both fall into the ditche? The disciple is not aboue his maister: Euery mā shalbe perfecte euen as his maister is. Why seest thou a mote in thy bro­thers eye, but consydereste not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? Eyther how canst thou saye to thy brother? Bro­ther, lette me pull oute the mote that is in thyne eye, when thou seeste not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? fyrste thou ypocrite, cast out the beame out of thine owne eye, thē shalt thou see perfectely to pull oute the mote that is in thy brothers eye.

¶ The fifth Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

GRaunt Lorde, we beseche thee, that the course of thys world may be so peaceably ordred by the gouernaūce, that thy congregacion may ioyfully serue thee in all godly quietenes: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle

i. Pet. iii BE you all of one mynde, and of one hearte, loue as brethren, be pietifull, be curteous, (meke) not renderyng euyll for euyll, or rebuke for rebuke: but contrarywyse blesse, knowyng that ye are thereunto called, euen that ye should bee heyres of the blessyng. For he that dooeth long after lyfe, and lo­ueth to see good dayes: lette hym refrayne his tongue from [Page] euil, & his lippes that they speake no gyle. Let him eschew euil and doe good: let him seke peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are ouer the righteous, & his eares are o­pen vnto their prayers. Again, the face of the Lord is ouer thē that do euil. Moreouer, who is he that wil harme you, if ye folowe that which is good yea, happye are ye if anye trouble happen vnto you for righteousnes sake. Be not ye afrayd for any terrour of them, neither be ye troubled, but sanctifye the Lord God in your heartes.

¶ The Gospell

Luke. v. YE came to passe, that (when the people preaced v­pon hym to heare the woord of God) he stoode by the lake of Genazareth, & saw two shippes stand by the lakes side, but the fishermen were gone out of them, & were washyng their nettes. And he entered into one of the shippes (which pertained to Simon) and prayed him that he woulde thrust out a little from the lande. And he sate down, & taught the people out of the shyp. When he had left speakyng, he sayde vnto Simon: launche out into the depe, & let slip your nettes to make a draught. And Si­mon aunswered, and sayd vnto him: Maister, we haue la­boured al nighte, and haue taken nothyng. Neuerthelesse, at thy commaundemente I will looce furth the nerre. And when they had so done, they inclosed a greate multitude of fysshes. But theyr nette brake, and they beckened to theyr felowes (which were in the other shyppe) that they shoulde come and helpe them. And they came and fylled bothe shippes, that they souke agayn. When Simon Peter sawe this, he fell down at Iesus knees, saying: Lorde goe from me, for I am a sinnefull man. For he was astonied and all that were with him, at the draughte of fishes whiche they had taken: and so was also Iames and Iohn the sonnes of zebede, whiche were parteners with Simon. And Iesus sayde vnto Simon: feare not, from hencefurth thou shalte catche men. And they brought the shippes to lande, and for­soke all and folowed him.

The sixth Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

GOd Which hast prepared to them that loue thee, suche good thinges as passe al mās vnderstanding: Powre into our heartes suche loue towarde thee, that we louing thee in all thynges, may obteyne thy promises, whiche ex­cede all that we can desyre: through Iesus Christ our lord.

¶ The Epistle

Rom. vi. KNowe ye not, that all we whiche are baptised in Iesus Christ, are baptised to dye with him? We are buried then with hym by baptisme for to dye: that likewise as Christ was raysed frō death by the glory of the father, euen so we al­so shoulde walke in a newe lyfe. For if we bee graft in death like vnto him, euen so shall we be partakers of the holy resurrecciō. Knowing thys, that your olde man is crucifyed with him also, that the body of sinne myght vt­terly be destroyed, that hencefoorth we shoulde not bee ser­uautes vnto sinne. For he that is dead, is iustified frō sinne. Wherefore, if we be dead with Christe, we beleue that we shal also liue with him, knowing that Christ beeing raysed from death, dyeth no more. Death hath no more power o­uer him. For as touching that he dyed, he dyed concernyng sinne once. And as touchyng that he liueth, he liueth vnto God. Lykewyse considre ye also, that ye are dead as tou­ching sinne, but are aliue vnto God: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Gospell

Math. v. IEsus sayd vnto his disciples: except your righte­ousnes exceade the ryghteousnes of the Scribes and Phariseis, ye cannot entre into the kingdom of heauen. Ye haue heard that it was sayde vnto them of olde time. Thou shalte not kyll, whosoeuer kyl­leth, shalbe in daunger of iudgement. But I saye vnto you: that whosoeuer is angry with hys brother (vnaduisedlye) shalbe in daunger of iudgement. And whosoeuer saye vnto [Page] his brother, Racha: shalbe in daūger of a coūsel. But who­soeuer, faith, thou foole: shalbe in daūger of hel fyer. There­fore, if thou offrest thy gifte at the altare, and there remem­brest that thy brother hath ought agaynst thee, leaue there thyne offering before the altare, and goe thy way first and be reconciled to thy brother, & then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine aduersarye quickelye, whyles thou arte in the waye with him, lest at any tyme the aduersary deli­uer thee to the iudge, & the iudge delyuer thee to the mini­ster, and then thou be cast into prieson. Verely I saye vnto thee: thou shalte not come out thence, tyll thou haue payde the vttermost farthing.

The seuenth Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrd of al power and might, whiche art the auctour & geuer of al good thinges: graffe in our hartes the loue of thy name, increase in vs true religion, nouryshe vs with all goodnes, and of thy greate mercye kepe vs in the same: through Iesus Christ our Lord.

¶ The Epistle

Rom. vi. I Speake groslye, because of the infirmitie of your fleshe. As ye haue geuē your membres seruaūtes to vnclennes, and to iniquitie (from one iniquitie to an other:) euen so now geue ouer your mēbres seruauntes vnto righteousnes, ye ye may be sanctifyed. For when ye wer seruauntes of sinne, ye were voyde of righte­ousnes. What fruite had you then in those thinges, whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those thinges are death. But now are ye deliuered frō synne, & made the seruaūtes of God, & haue your fruite to be sanctified, & the ende euer­lasting life. For the rewarde of sinne is deathe: but eternall life is the gift of God, through Iesus Christ our Lord.

¶ The Gospell

mar. viii. IN those dayes, when there was a very great cō ­panye, and had nothyng to eate: Iesus called his disciples vnto him, & said vnto them: I haue com­passion on the people, because thei haue been now [Page] with me three dayes, and haue nothyng to eate: And yf I sende them awaye fastyng to theyr owne houses, they shall faynt by the waye: for diuers of them came from farre. And his Disciples aunswered hym: where shoulde a man haue bread here in the wildernesse, to satisfye these? And he asked them: howe many loaues haue ye: They sayd, seuen. And he commaunded the people to sitte downe on the grounde. And he toke the seauen loaues: And when he had geuen thankes, he brake, and gaue to hys disciples to sette before them. And they did set them beefore the people. And they hadde a fewe finall fishes. And when he had blessed, he commaunded them also to bee set before them. And they did eate, and were suffi­sed. And they toke vp of the broken meate that was lefte, se­uen baskets full. And they that did eate, were about foure thousande. And he sente them awaye.

¶ The eyght Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

GOd, whose prouidēce is neuer deceyued: we humblye beseche thee, that thou wilt put away frō vs al hurt­full thynges, and geue those thynges, whiche bee profitable for vs: Through Iesus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle

Ro. viii. BRethren,we are debters, not to the flesshe, to lyue after the flesshe. For yf ye lyue after the flesshe, ye shall dye. But yf ye through the spirite doe morty­fye the dedes of the body, ye shal lyue. For as ma­ny as are lead by the spirite of God, they are the sonnes of God. For ye haue not receyued the spirit of bondage to feare any more, but ye haue receiued the spirit of adopcyon, wher­by ye crye: Abba father. The same spirite certifyeth our spi­rite, that we are the sonnes of God. Yf we bee sonnes, then are we also heyres: the, heyres I meane of God, and heires annexed with Christe, yf so be that we suffre with him, that we may be also glorifyed together with hym.

¶ The Gospell.

Mar. vii. BEware of false prophetes, whiche come to you in shepes clothing, but inwardly they are rauenyng wolues. Ye shall know them by their fruites. Doe men gather grapes of thornes? Or figges of this­tles? Euen so euery good tree, bringeth foorth good fruites. But a corrupt tree bringeth foorth euell fruites. A good tree cannot bring forth had fruites, nether can a bad tree bryng forth good fruites. Euery tree that bringeth not forth good fruite, is bewen downe, and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by theyr fruites ye shall know them. Not euery one that faythe vnto me, Lord, Lord, shal entre into the kingdom of heauen: but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heauen, he shall entre into the kyngdome of heauen.

¶ The ninth Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

GRaunt to vs Lord we beseche thee, the spirite to thynke and doe alwayes such thinges as be rightfull: that we which cannot be without thee, may by thee bee hable to lyue according to thy will. Through Iesu Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle

i. Corin. x BRethrē, I would not that ye should beignoraunt, how that our fathers were al vnder the cloud, and al passed throughe the sea, & were all baptised vn­der Moses in ye cloud, and in the sea, & did all eate of one spirituall meate, and dyd all drinke of one spirituall drinke. And they dranke of the spiritual rocke that folowed them, whiche rocke was Christe. But in many of them had God no delight. For they were ouerthrowen in the wilder­nes. These are ensamples to vs, that we shoulde not lust af­ter euill thinges, as they lusted. And that ye shoulde not bee worshippers of ymages, as were some of them, accordyng as it is written. The people satte downe to eate and drinke, & rose vp to playe. Nether let vs be defiled with fornicacion, as some of them were defiled with fornicacyon, & fell in one day three & twentie thousand. Nether let vs tempt Christe, as some of them tempted, and were destroyed of serpentes. Nether murmure ye, as some of them murmured, & were [Page] destroyed of the destroyer. All these thinges happened vnto them for ensamples: But are written to put vs in remem­braunce, whō the endes of the world are come vpon. Wher­fore, let him that thinketh he standeth, take hede lest he fal. There hath none other temptacion taken you, but suche as folowed the nature of man. But God is faythfull, whiche shall not suffer you to be tempted aboue your strength: but shal in the middes of temptacion, make a way that ye may be hable to beare it.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xvi IEsus sayd to hys disciples. There was a certain riche man, which had a Stewarde, and the same was accused vnto hym, that he had wasted hys goodes. And he called him, & said vnto him: howe is it that I heare this of thee? Geue accoūptes of thy Ste­wardship, for thou maist be no lōger Steward. The Ste­ward said within himselfe: What shall I doe? for my may­ster taketh away from me the Stewardshyppe. I cannot digge, & to begge I am ashamed. I wote what to doe, that when I am put out of the Stewardship, they may receiue me into their houses. So whē he had called al his masters debters together, he said vnto ye first: how much owest thou vnto my maister? And he sayde: an hundred tunnes of oyle. And he said vnto him: take thy bill & sit down quickely, and write fiftie. Thē said he to another: how much owest thou? And he said: an hundred quarters of wheate. He sayd vnto him: take thy bill & write foure score. And the Lorde com­mended the vniust Steward, because he had done wiselye. For the childrē of this world are in their nacion wiser then the childrē of light. And I say vnto you. Make you frēdes of the vnryghteous Mammon, that when ye shall haue nede, they may receue you into euerlasting habitacions.

The tenth Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

Let thy merciful eares, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble seruauntes: & that they may obtein their peticions, make them to aske suche thynges as shall please [Page] thee: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cori. xii COncerning spiritual thinges (brethren) I would not haue you ignoraunte. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, and wente your wayes vnto dumme ymages, euen as ye wer led. Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakyng by the spirite of God, de­fyeth Iesus. Also no mā can say that Iesus is the lord, but by the holi gost. There are diuersities of giftes, yet but one spirite. And there are differences of administracions, & yet but one Lord. And there are diuerse maners of operaciōs, and yet but one God, which worketh all in all. The gifte of the spirite is geuen to euery man, to edifye withall. For to one is geuen through the spirite, the vtterance of wisdom: To another is geuen the vtteraunce of knowledge by the­same spirite. To another is geuen fayth by thesame spirite. To another the gift of healing by thesame spirite. To ano­ther power to doe miracles. To another to prophecie. To another judgemēt to discerne spirite. To another diuerse tongues. To another the interpretacion of tongues. But these all worketh the selfe same spirite, deuyding to euerye man a sauerall gyft, euen as he will.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xix ANd when he was come nere to Hierusalem, he beheld the citie, and wept on it, saying: If thou hadst knowen those thinges whiche belong vn­to thy peace, euen in this thy day thou wouldest take hede. But now are they hydde from thyne eyes: For the dayes shall come vnto thee, that thy enemies shal cast a banke about thee, and compasse thee rounde, and kepe thee in on euery side, & make thee euē with the groūd, and thy children which are in thee. And they shal not leaue in thee one stone vpon an other, because thou knowest not the time of thy visitacion. And he went into the Temple, & beganne to cast out them that solde therein, and them that boughte, saying vnto them. It is written, my house is the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a denne of theues. And [Page] be taught dayly in the Temple.

¶ The eleuenth Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

GOd whiche declarest thy almightie power, most chiefly in shewing mercy and pitie: Geue vnto vs abundaūtly thy grace, ye we rūning to thy promises, may be made parta­kers of thy beauēly treasure: through Iesus Christ our lord.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Cor. xv. BRethren, as perteynyng to the gospell whyche I Preached vnto you, whiche ye haue also accepted, & in the whiche ye continue, by the whiche ye are also saued: I do you to wete after what maner I prea­ched vnto you, yf ye kepe it, excepte ye haue beleued in vayne. For first of all I delyuered vnto you that whiche I recey­ued, howe that Christe dyed for oure sinnes, agreyng to the scriptures: and that he was buried, and that he arose agayn the third daye accordyng to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelue. After that he was seene of moe then fyue hundreth brethren at once, of which manye remayne vnto this day, & many are fallen aslepe. After that appeared he to Iames, then to all the Apostles. And last of all he was seen of me, as of one that was borne oute of due time. For I am the least of the Apostles, which am not wor­thy to bee called an Apostle, because I haue persecuted the congregacion of God. But by the grace of God, I am that I am. And his grace which is in me, was not in vayn. But I laboured more aboundantly then they all: yet not I, but the grace of God whiche is with me. Therefore, whether it were I or they, so we preached, and so ye haue beleued.

¶ The Gospell.

Lu. xviii CHriste told this parable vnto certayn which trus­ted in themselues, that they were perfect, and des­pised other. Two men went vp into the Temple to pray, the one a pharisei, & the other a publicane. The Pharisei stode and prayed thus with himselfe. God, I thanke thee ye I am not as other men are, extorcioners, vn­iust adulterers, or as this publicā. I fast twyse in ye weke. [Page] I geue tithe of all that I possesse. And the publicane stan­dyng afarre of, woulde not lyfte vp his eyes to heauen, but smote his brest, saying: God be mercifull to me a synner. I tel you, this man departed home to his house iustifyed more then the other. For euery man that exalteth himselfe, shalbe brought lowe. And he that humbleth himself shalbe exalted.

The twelfth Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightie and euerlastyng God, whiche arte alwayes more ready to heare then we to pray: And arte wont to geue more then eyther we desyre or deserue: Powre downe vpon vs the aboundaunce of the mercy, forgeuyng vs those thinges wherof our conscience is afrayed, and geuyng vnto vs, that, that oure prayer dare not presume to aske: through Iesus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

ii. Cor. iii SVche truste haue through Christ to Godward, not that we are sufficient of oure selues to thynke any thyng as of our selues, but yf we be hable vn­to any thyng, thesame cometh of God, which hathe made vs hable to minister the nawe Testamente, not of the letter, but of the spirite. For the letter killeth, but the spirite geueth lyfe: Yf the ministracion of death through the letters figured in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Is­rael could not behold the face of Moses, for the glory of hys countenaunce (which glory is done away:) why shall not the ministracion of the spirite bee much more glorious? for yf the ministracion of condemnacyon bee gloryous, muche more doeth the ministracion of righteousnes excede in glory.

¶ The Gospell.

Mar. vii IEsus departed from the coastes of Tyre and Sy­don, and came vnto the sea of Galile throughe the myddes of the Coastes of the.x. cityes. And they brought vnto him one that was deaffe, and had an impediment in his speache, and they prayed hym to putte his hand vpon him. And when he had taken him asyde from the people, he put hys fyngers into his eares, and did spyt, and [Page] touched his tong, and loked vp to heauen, & sighed, and said vnto hym: Ephata, that is to saye: be opened. And strayght waye his eares were opened, and the stryng of hys tongue was losed, and he spake playne. And he commaunded them that they should tell no man. But the more he forbad them, so muche the more great deale they published, saying: He hath done all thynges well, he hath made both the deaffe to heare, and the dumme to speake.

¶ The .xiii. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

Almightie and merciful god, of whose only gift it cum­meth, that thy faythfull people doe vnto thee true and laudable seruice: graunte we beseche thee, that we maye so tunne to thy heauenly promyses, that we faile not finallye to attayne the same: Through Iesus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Gala. iii. TO Abraham and his sede were the promyses made. He faith, not in his seedes, many: but in thy sede, as of one, which is Christ. Thys I say, that the law which began afterwarde, be­yonde .iiii. C. and xxx. yeres, doth not disanull the Testament that was cōfirmed afore of god vnto Christ­warde, to make the promyse of none effecte. For it ye inheri­taunce come of the lawe, it cometh not now of promyse. But God gaue it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore thē serueth the law? The law was added because of transgression (tyll the sede came, to whom the promise was made:) and it was ordained by Aungels in ye hande of a mediator. A mediator is not a mediator of one: But god is one. Is the law thē a­gainst the promise of god? God forbid. For if there had been a lawe geuen whiche could haue geuen lyfe, then no doubte righteousnes should haue come by the law. But ye scripture concludeth all thynges vnder synne, that the promise by the fayth of Iesus Christ, shoulde be geuen to thē that beleue.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. x. HAppy are the eies which see ye thinges that ye see. For I tel you that many Prophetes and kinges haue desired to se those thinges which ye see, and haue not seen thē: and to heare those thinges whiche ye heare, and haue not heard them. And beholde, a certayne lawyer stode vp and tempted hym, saying: Maister, what shal I doe to enherite eternall life? he said vnto him: what is writtē in the law? how readest thou? and he aunswered, & sayd: Loue the lord thy god with al thy heart, and with al thy soule, & with all thy strength and with al thi mind, and thy neighboure as thy selfe. And he said vnto him: Thou hast aūswered right. This doe, and thou shall liue. But he willing to iustitie himself, said vnto Ielus. And who is my neyghbour? Iesus aunswered, and sayd: A certayn man descended frō Ierusalem to Hiericho, and fell among theues, which robbed hym of his raiment, & wounded hym, and departed, leauing him halfe dead. And it chaunced ye there came down a certayne Priest thatsame way, & when he sam him, he passed by. And likewyse a Le­uite, when he went nie to the place, came and loked on hym, and passed by. But a certain Samaritaine as he iourneied came vnto him: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to, and bound vp his woundes, and powred in oile and wine, and set him on his own beast, & broughte hym to a common Inne, and made prouision for him. And on the morow whē he departed, he toke out two pence, and gaue thē to the host, and said vnto hym: Take cure of hym, and whatsoeuer thou spendest more, when I come againe, I wil recompence thee. Which now of these three thynkeste thou was neighboure vnto him that fel among the theues? And he said vnto hym: he that shewed mercy on hym. Then sayd Iesus to him: goe, and doe thou lykewyse.

The .xiiii. Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie & euerlasting god, geue vnto vs ye increase of faith, hope and charitie, and that we may obtayne [Page] that whiche thou dooeste promyse: make vs to loue that which thou doest commaunde, through Iesus Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Gala. v. I Saye, walke in the spirite, and fulfill not the lust of the fleshe. For the fleshe lusteth cōtrary to the spirite, and ye spirite contrary to ye flesh, these are contrary one to the other, so ye ye can not doe whatsoeuer ye would. But and yf ye be ledde of the spirite, then are ye not vnder the lawe. The dedes of the flesh are manifest, whiche are these: adulterye, fornicaciō, vnclennes, wantonnes, worshipping of ymages witchecraft, hatred, variaunce, zele, wrath, stryfe, sediciōs, sectes, enuying, murder, dronkennes, gluttonye, and suche lyke. Of the which I tel you before, as I haue tolde you in tymes past, that they whiche committe suche thynges, shall not be inheritours of the kyngdom of God. Contrarily, the fruite of the spirite is loue, ioie, peace, long suffering, gentil­nes, goodnes, faithfullnes, mekenes, temperaunce. Against suche there is no lawe. They truely that are Christes, haue crucified the fleshe with the affeccions and lustes.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xvii ANd it chaunced as Iesus went to Ierusalē, that he passed throughe Samaria & Galile. And as he entred into a certaine towne, there met him ten mē that wer lepers, whiche stode afarre of and put forth theyr voyces, and said: Iesus Maister haue mercy vpō vs. When he saw them, he said vnto them: goe shew your selues vnto the Priestes. And it came to passe, that as they went they were clensed. And one of them, when he saw that he was clensed, turned backe agayne, and with a loude voice praised God, and fel down on his face at his fete, and gaue him thankes. And thesame was a Samaritain. And Iesus aunswered, & sayd: Are there not ten clensed? but where are those nine? There are not founde that returned agayne to geue God prayse, saue onely thys straunger. And be sayed vnto hym: Aryse, goe thy waye, thy fayth hath made thee whole.

The .xv. Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

KEpe we beseche thee, O Lorde, thy Churche wyth thy perpetual mercy: and because the frailtie of man, with­out thee, cannot but fal: kepe vs euer by thy helpe, & leade vs to al thinges profitable to our saluaciō, through Iesus Christ out Lorde, Amen.

¶ The Epistle.

Gala. vi. YE see howe large a letter I haue written to you with myne own hande. As many as desyre with outwarde apperaunce to please carnally, thesame constrayne you to be circumcysed, onely lest they should suffre persecucion for the crosse of Christe. For they themselues whiche are circumcised, kepe not the lawe, but desyre to haue you circumcised, ye they might reioice in your fleshe. God forbid that I should reioyce, but in the crosse of our Lord Iesu Christ, whereby the worlde is crucifyed vn­to me, and I vnto ye world. For in Christ Iesu, neither cir­cumcision auaileth any thyng at al, nor vncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walke accordīg vnto this rule, peace be on thē, and mercy, and vpon Israel that per­taineth to God. From henceforth, let no man put me to bu­sines: for I beare in my body the markes of the lord Iesu. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Iesu Christ be with youre spirite. Amen.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. vi. NO man can serue two Maisters: for either he shall hate the one, and loue the other, or elles leane to the one, and despise ye other: ye cannot serue god and Mammō. Therefore I say vnto you: be not careful for your lyfe, what ye shall eate or drinke, nor yet for youre body, what raymente you shall putte on. Is not the lyfe more worth them meate? and the body more of value then raymente? Beholde the foules of ye ayre, for they sowe not, neither doe thei reape, nor cary into the barnes: and your heauenly father fedeth them. Are ye not much better then they? Which of you (by takyng care­full thoughte) can adde one cubyte vnto hys stature. And [Page] why care ye for raymente? Considre the lilies of the fielde, how they growe: They laboure not, neither doe they spinne. And yet I saye vnto you, that euen Salomon in al his roy­altie, was not clothed lyke one of these. Wherefore yf God so clothe the grasse of the field (which though it stande to daye, is to morowe cast into the fornace:) shall he not muche more doe the same for you, O ye of litle faythe? Therefore take no thought, saying: what shal we eate, or what shal we drinke, or wherwith shall we be clothed? after all these thynges doe the Gentiles seke. For your heauēly father knoweth that ye haue nede of all these thynges. But rather seeke ye fyrste the kingdom of God, and the ryghteousnesse therof, and al these thynges shall bee ministred vnto you. Care not then for the morowe, for to morow day shall care for it selfe: sufficyente vnto the daye, is the trauaile therof.

The .xvi. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrd we beseche thee, lette thy continuall pitie clense and defende thy congregacion: and because it cannot conty­nue in safetie withoute thy succoure, preserue it euermore by thy helpe and goodnes: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. iii. I Desire that you faint not because of my tribu­lacions that I suffre for your sakes, which is your praise. For this cause I bowe my knees vnto the father of oure Lorde Iesus Christe, whiche is father of all that called father in heauen and in earth, that he woulde graunte you, accordyng to the riches of hys glory, that ye maye bee strengthed with myghte by hys spirite in the inner man, that Chryste may dwell in your heartes by faythe, that ye being rooted and grounded in loue, might be hable to comprehend with all Sainctes, what is the bredthe, lengthe, depthe, and height, and to know the excellent loue of the knowledge of Christe, that ye might be fulfilled with all fulnesse, whyche cometh of God. Vnto hym that is hable to doe excedyng a­boundauntly aboue all that wee aske or thinke, according to the power that worketh in vs, be prayse in the congregacion [Page] by Chryst Iesus, throughout all generacyons from time to tyme. Amen.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. vii ANd it fortuned, that Iesus wente into a cytie cal­led Naim, and many of hys disciples wente with hym and muche people. When he came nye to the gate of the citye: beholde, there was a dead man caryed oute, whyche was the onely sonne of his mother, and she was widowe, and muche people of the cytye was with her. And when the Lord saw her, had compassion on her, and sayde vnto her: wepe not. And he came nye and touched the coffen, and they that bare hym stode styll. And he sayde: yong man, I saye vnto thee, aryse. And he that was dead sat vp, and beegan to speake. And he delyuered hym to hys mo­ther. And there came a feare on them all. And they gaue the glory vnto God, saying: A great Prophet is risen vp among vs, and God, hathe visited hys people. And thys rumoure of hym went forthe throughout all Iewry, and throughout all the regions whyche lye rounde aboute.

¶ The .xvii. sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrd, we pray thee that thy grace may alwayes preuent and folow vs, and make vs continually to be geuē to all good workes: throughe Iesu Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. iiii I (Whiche am a priesoner of the Lordes) exhort you, that ye walke worthy of the vocacyon wherwith ye are called, with all lowlines & mekenes, with humblenes of mynde, forbea­ryng one another through loue, and be diligēt to kepe the vnitie of the spirite, throughe the bonde of peace, beeyng one body and one spirite, euen as ye are called in one hope of youre callyng. Let there be but one Lorde, one faythe, one baptisme, one God and father of all, whiche is aboue all, and througbe all, and in you all.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xiii IT chaunced that Iesus wente into the house of one of the chiefe Phariseis, to eate bread on the Sabboth day, and they watched him. And beholde, there was a certayne man before him which had the dropsye. And Iesus answered, and spake vnto the Lawiers and Phariseis, saying: Is it lawfull to heale on the Sabboth daye? And they helde their peace. And he toke hym and healed hym, and let hym goe, and aunswered them, saying: which of you shal haue an Asse or an Oxe fallen into a pitte, and wil not strayght way pull hym out on the Sabboth day? And they coulde not aunswer hym agayn to these thynges. He put foorth also a similitude to the geastes, whē he marked how they preaced to be in the highest roumes, and sayd vnto them: when thou art bidden to a wedding of any man, syt not downe in the hiest roume, lest a more honorable man then thou be biddē of hym, and he (that bad him and thee) come and say to thee: geue this man roume, and thou begin with shame to take ye lowest roume. But rather when thou arte bidden, goe and sit in the lowest roume, that when he that bad thee cometh, he may saye vnto thee: frend, sit vp hyer. Then shalt thou haue worship in the presence of them that sit at meate with thee. For whosoeuer exalteth himselfe, shall bee broughte lowe, and he that hum­bleth himselfe, shalbe exalted.

¶ The .xviii. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

LOrd, we beseche thee graunte thy people grace to auoid the infeccions of the deuil, and with pure hearte & mind, to folow thee, the onely god: through Iesus Christ our lord.

¶ The Epistle.

i. Corin. i I Thanke my god alwayes on your behalfe, for the grace of god which is geuē you by Iesus. Christ, that in all thynges yeare made ryche by him, in al vtteraunce, and in all knowledge: by the whyche thynges the testimonye of Iesus Christe was confyrmed in you, so that ye are behynde in no gyfte, waytyng for the ap­pearyng of oure Lorde Iesus Chryste, whyche shall also [Page] strength you, to the ende that you maye bee blameies in the day of the comyng of our Lorde Iesus Christe.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xxii WHen the Phariseis had heard that Iesus dyd put the Saduceis to silence, they came toge­ther: and one of them (whiche was a doctor of law) asked him a question, tempting him, and saying: Maister, whiche is the greatest com­maundemente in the lawe? Iesus sayde vnto him: Thou shalt loue the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy mynde. This is the first and greatest commaundemente. And the second is lyke vnto it: Thou shalt loue thy neyghbour as thy self. In these two commaundementes hang all the lawe and the Pro­phetes. Whyle the Phariseis were gathered together, Iesus asked them, saying: what thinke ye of Christ? whose sonne is he? They sayde vnto him: the sonne of Dauid. He sayde vnto them: how then doeth Dauid in spirite cal him Lord, saying: The Lorde sayd vnto my Lorde, sit thou on my righte hand tyll I make thine enemies thy fotestole. If Dauid then call hym Lord, how is he then his sonne? And no man was hable to aunswer him any thing, neither durst any man (from that daye foorth) aske hym any moe questions.

¶ The .xix. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

O God, forasmuch as withoute thee, we are not hable to please thee: Graūt that the working of thy mercy, may in all thynges direct and rule out heartes: Throughe Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Eph. iiii. THis I saye and testifie throughe the Lord, that ye hencefoorthe walke not as other Gentyles walke, in vanitye of theyr mynde, whyle they are blynded in theyr vnderstanding, beeyng farre from a Godly lyfe, by the meanes of the ignoraunce that is in them, and because of the blyndnesse of theyr heartes, whiche beeyng past repentaunce, haue geuen [Page] themselues ouer vnto wantonnes, to woorke all maner of vnclennes, euen with gredines. But ye haue not so learned Christe. If so bee that ye haue hearde of hym, and haue been taught in him, as the trueth is in Iesu (as concerning ye con­uersacion in times past) to lay from you the olde man, whiche is corrupt, according to the deceiuable lustes. To be renued also in the spirite of your mind, and to put on that new man whiche after God is shapen in righteousnes and true holy­nes. Wherfore put a way lying, and speake euery man truth vnto hys neighbour, forasmuche as we are membres one of another. Be angry & sinne not: Let not the sunne go downe vpon youre wrathe, neither geue place to the backbyter. Let hym that stole, steale nomore: but let hym rather laboure with his handes the thing which is good, that he may geue vnto him that nedeth. Let no filthy communicacion procede out of your mouth, but that which is good to edifye withal, as ofte as nede is, that it may minster grace vnto the hea­ters. And grieue not the holye spirite of God, by whom ye are sealed vnto the day of redempcion. Let all bitternes, and fiercenes, and wrath, and roaryng, and cursed speakyng, be put awaye from you, with al maliciousnes. Be ye curteous one to another, mercyfull, forgeuyng one another, euen as God for Christes sake hath forgeuen you.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. ix. IEsus entred into a shyp, & passed ouer, and came into hys owne citie: And beholde, they brought to hym a man sicke of the paulsey, lying in a bedde. And when Iesus sawe the fayth of them, he sayde to the sycke of the Paulsey: Sonne, bee of good there, thy sinnes bee forgeuen thee. And behold, certayn of the Scribes sayde within themselues this man blasphmeth. And when Iesus sawe theyr thoughtes, he sayd: wherefore thinke ye e­uill in youre heartes? Whether is it easier to say, thy sinnes bee forgeuen thee, or to saye, aryse and walke? But that ye maye knowe that the sonne of man hathe power to forgeue sinnes in earth. Then sayeth he to the sicke of the Paulsey: Aryse, take vp thy bed and goe vnto thyne house. And he [Page] arose and departed to his house: But the people that saw it, meruayled, and glorified God, which hath geuen such pow­er vnto menne.

¶ The .xx. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty and merciful God, of thy bountifull goodnes Kepe vs from all thinges that may hurt vs: that we be­ing ready both in body and soule, maye with fre heartes ac­complishe those thinges that thou wouldest haue done: tho­row Iesus Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. v TAke hede therfore, howe ye walke, circumspectly, not as vnwyse, but as wise menne, redemyng the time, because the dayes are euill. Wherefore bee ye not vnwise, but vnderstande what the will of the Lorde is, and bee not dronken with wine, wherin is excesse. But be fylled with the spirite, speakyng vnto your selues in Psalmes and Nimnes, and spirituall songes, syngyng and makyng melody to the lord in your heartes, geuing thankes alwayes for all thynges vnto God the father, in the name of our Lorde Iesus Chryste: submitting your selues one to a­nother in the feare of God.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xxii IEsus saide to hys disciples: The kingdome of hea­uen is like vnto a man that was a Kyng, whyche made a mariage for his sonne, and sent furthe hys seruauntes to call them that were bydden to the wedding, and they would not come. Agayne he sent furth o­ther seruauntes, saying: Tell them whiche are bidden: bee­holde, I haue prepared my diner, myne Oxen and my fat­lynges are kylled, and all thynges are ready, come vnto the manage. But they made lyght of it, and went theyr wayes: One to hys farme place, another to his marchaundise, and the remnaunt toke his seruauntes, & intreated them shame­fully, and flewe them. But when the kyng heard thereof, he was wroth, and sente furth his men of warre, and destroied those murtherers, and brēt vp theyr city. Then said he to his [Page] seruauntes: the mariage in dede is prepared, but they whiche were bidden, were not worthy: Goe ye therfore oute into the hye wayes, and as many as ye fynd, byd them to the mari­age. And the seruauntes went furth into the hye wayes, and gathered together all, as many as they coulde fynde, bothe good and bad, and ye wedding was furnished with geastes. Then the kyng came in to see the geastes: and when he spy­ed there a man, whiche had not on a wedding garmente, he said vnto hym: frend, how camest thou in hither, not hauing a wedding garment? And he was euen specheles. Then said the king to the ministers: take and bind him hand and foote, and cast hym into vtter darkenes, there shalbe wepyng and gnashyng of teeth. For many bee called, but few are chosen.

The .xxi. Sundaye aftter Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

GRaunte we beseche thee, mercifull Lorde, to thy fayth­full people, pardon and peace, that they maye be clen­sed from all theyr sinnes, and serue thee with a quiet mynde: through Iesus Christe oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. vi. MY brethren, bee strong throughe the Lorde, and through the power of hys myghte: Put on all the armour of God, that ye may stand against all the assaultes of the deuill: for we wrestle not agaynste bloud and fleshe, but against rule, againste power, agaynste worldlye rulers, euen gouernours of the darkenes of thys worlde, againste spirituall craftines in heauenlye thynges. Therefore, take vnto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be hable to resiste in the euyll day, and stande perfect in all thynges. Stande therfore, and your loynes gyrd with the trueth, hauyng on the brestplate of ryghteousnesse and hauyng shooes on youre feete, that ye maye bee prepared for the gospell of peace. Aboue all, take to you the shyelde of faythe, wherewith ye maye quenche all the fyery dartes of the wicked. And take the helmet of saluacyon, and the sweord of the spirite, which is the worde of God. And pray alwaies with all maner of prayer and supplycacion in the spirite, and [Page] watche therunto with all instaunce and supplicacion, for all sainctes and for me, that vtteraunce may be geuen vnto me, that I may open my mouthe freely, to vtter the secretes of my gospell (wherof I am a messenger in bondes) that there­in I may speake freely, as I ought to speake.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. iiii THere was a certayn ruler, whose sōne was sycke at Capernaū. A ssone as thesame hearde, that Ie­sus was come out of Iewry into Galile, he went vnto him, and besought him that he woulde come downe and heale his sonne. For he was euen at the poynte of death. Then said Iesus vnto him: except ye see signes and wonders, ye will not beleue. The ruler sayd vnto hym: Sir, come downe or euer that my sonne dye. Iesus sayeth vnto him: Goe thy waye, thy sonne liueth. The man beeleued the word that Iesus had spoken vnto him: & he went his way. And as he was going downe, the seruauntes met hym, and tolde hym saying: thy sonne liueth. Then enquired be of thē the houre when he began to amende. And they sayde vnto him: yesterday at the seuenth houre the feuer lefte him. So ye father knewe that it was the same houre in the whych Ie­sus sayde vnto him, thy sonne liueth: and he beleued, and all his housholde. This is agayn the second miracle that Iesus did, when he was come out of Iewry into Galile.

¶ The .xxii. Sundaye after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrde, we beseche thee to kepe thy houshold the churche, in continuall godlines, that through thy proteccyon, it maye bee free from all aduersities, and deuoutlye geuen to serue thee in good workes, to the glory of thy name: Tho­row Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Philip. i. I Thanke my God with all remēbraunce of you al­wayes in al my prayers for you, & pray with glad­nes, because ye are come into the felowship of the gospell, frō the firsteday vntil now. And am surely certified of thys, that he which hath begon a good worke in [Page] you, shall perfourme it vntil the day of Iesus Christe as it becometh me, that I shoulde so iudge of you all, because I haue you in my heart: forasmuch as ye are al companions of grace with me, euē in my bondes, and in the defending and establishing of the gospel: for god is my recorde how great­ly I long after you all, from the very heart roote in Iesus Christe. And thys I praye, that your loue may encrease yet more and more in knowledge, and in al vnderstanding, that ye may accept the thynges that are most excellent, yt ye may be pure and such as offende no man, vntil the day of Christ, beeing filled with the fruite of righteousnes, which cometh by Iesus Christ, vnto the glory and prayse of God.

¶ The Gospell.

Mathew. xviii. PEter said vnto Iesus: Lord, how oft shal I for­geue my brother if he sinne against me, till seuen times? Iesus saith vnto him: I say not vnto the, vntil seuen times, but seuenty times seuē times. Therefore is the kyngdome of heauen lykened vnto a certayne man: that was a kyng, whiche would take accoumptes of his seruaūtes. And whē he had begon to rec­kon, one was brought vnto him, which ought him ten thou­sand talētes: but forasmuch as he was not hable to pay, his lord commaunded him to be solde, and his wife and childrē, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The seruaunt fel down, & besought him, saying: Syr, haue pacience wyth me, and I wil pay thee al. Then had the lord pietie on that seruaunt, and losed him, and forgaue him the debte. So the same seruaunt went out, & found one of his felowes which ought him an hundred pence, and he laid handes on hym, & toke him by the throte, saying: pay that thou owest. And his felow fel down & besought hym, saying: haue pacience with me, and I wil pay thee all. And he would not, but went & cast him into priesō, til he should pay the debte. So whē his felowes saw what was done they wer very sory, and came and tolde vnto their Lord all that had happened. Then his Lord called him, and sayd vnto hym. O thou vngracious seruaunt, I forgaue thee al that debte when thou desiredst [Page] me: shouldest not thou also haue had cōpassion on thy felow; euen as I had pietie on thee? And his lord was wroth, and deliuered him to the Tailers, til he should pay all that was due vnto him. So likewise shal my heauēly father doe also vnto you, if ye from your heartes forgeue not (euery one his brother) their trespasses.

The .xxiii. Sunday after Trinitie

¶ The Collecte.

GOd our refuge and strength, whiche art the author of al godlynes, be ready to heare the deuoute prayers of the Churche: and graunt that those thinges which we aske faythfully, we maye obtayne effectually: Through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Phil. iii. BRethren, be folowers together of me, & looke on them whiche walke euen so as ye haue vs for an ensample. For many walke (of whō I haue told you often, and now tel you weping) that they are the enemies of ye crosse of Christ whose ende is damnaciō whose bely is their God, and glo­ry to their shame, which are worldly minded. But our con­uersacion is in heauē, from whence we loke for the sauiour, euen the Lorde Iesus Christ, which shal chaunge our vile body, ye he may make it lyke vnto his glorious bodye: accor­dyng to the working, wherby he is hable also to subdue all thynges vnto hymselfe.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xxii THen the phariseis weut out, & toke counsaill how they might tāgle him in his wordes. And they sent out vnto him their disciples with He­rodes seruauntes, saying: Master, we knowe that thou art true, & teachest the way of god truely, nether carest thou for any mā: for thou regardest not the outward apearaūnce of men. Tei vs therefore, how thin­kest thou? Is it lawful that tribute be geuē vnto Cesar, or not? But Iesus perceiuing their wickendnes said: why tēpt ye me ye ypocrites? Shew me the tribute moneye. And they [Page] toke hym a peny. And he said vnto thē: whose is this image and superscripcion? they sayd vnto him: Ceasars. Then said he vnto them geue therefore vnto Ceasar, the thinges which are Ceasars: and vnto god, those thinges whiche are gods. When they heard these wordes, thei merueiled, and left him, and went theyr waye.

¶ The .xxiiii. Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collecte.

LOrd, we beseche thee assoile thy people frō their offen­ces: that through thy bountifull goodnes, we maye be deliuered from the bandes of all those synnes, which by our frailtie we haue committed: Graunt this. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Colossi. i. WE geue thankes to God, the father of our Lorde Iesus Christ, alwaies for you in our prayers: for we haue heard of your fayth in Christ Iesu, and of the loue which ye beare to all sainctes, for the hopes sake whiche is layed vp in store for you in heauen: of which hope ye heard before by the true worde of the gospel, which is come vnto you euen as it as, fruitfull, and grow­eth as it is also among you, from the daye in the whiche ye heard of it, and had experience in the grace of god thoughe ye truth, as ye learned of Epaphra our deare felow seruaūt, which is for you a faithfull minister of Christe, whiche also declared vnto vs your loue which ye haue in ye spirite. For thys cause we also, euer sence the daye we hearde of it, haue not ceased to praye for you, & to desire that ye might be ful­filled with the knowledge of hys wyl, in all wysedome and spiritual vnderstanding, that ye might walke worthi of the Lord, that in all thynges ye may please, being fruitful in all good woorkes, and increasyng in the knowledge of God, strengthéd with al might, through his glorious power, vn­to all pacience and long suffering, with joyefulnes, geuing thankes vnto the father, whiche hath made vs mete to bee partakers of the inheritaunce of sainctes in lyght.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. ix. WHyle Iesus spake vnto ye people: behold, there came a certain ruler and worshipped him, say­ing: my daughter is euen nowe deceased, but come & lay thy hand vpō her, and she shal liue. And Iesus arose and folowed him, and so did his disciples. And beholde, a woman whiche was diseased with an issue of bloud twelue yeres, came behind him and touched the hemme of his vesture. For she sayed within her selfe: If I maye touche but euen his vesture onelye, I shal be safe. But Iesus turned him about, and whē he saw her, he sayed: daughter, be of good comfort, thy fayth hath made thee safe. And the woman was made whole euen the same time. And whē Iesus came into the rulers house, and saw the mynstrelles and people makyng a noyse, he sayed vnto them: geat you hence, for the mayde is not dead, but slepeth. And they laughed him to scorne. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and toke her by the hande, and sayed: damosell arise. And the damosel arose. And this noyse was abrode in all that lande.

¶ The .xxv. Sunday after Trinitie.

¶ The Collect.

STiere vp we beseche thee, O lord, the willes of thy faith­full people: that thei plenteously bringing forth the fruite of good woorkes, maye of thee bee plenteouslye rewarded: through Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ier. xxiii. BEholde, the tyme commeth, sayeth the Lord, that I wil rayse vp the righteous braunche of Dauid, whiche king shall beare rule, and he shall prosper with wisedome, and shall sette vp equitie and ryghteousnesse agayne in earth. In his tune shall Iuda be saued, and Israell shall dwell withoute feare. And thys is the name that they shall call hym, euen the LORDE oure ryghteousnesse: and therefore behold, the time commeth sayeth the Lorde, that it shall bee no more sayede, the Lorde lyueth whiche broughte the children of Israel oute of the lande of Egipte: But the Lorde lyueth whiche broughte [Page] forth and lead the seede of the house of Israel oute of the North land, and from al contreyes where I haue scattered them, and thye shall dwell in theyr owne lande agayne.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. vi. WHen Iesus lift vp his eyes, and saw a great com­pany come vnto him, he saith vnto Philip: whēce shall we bye bread that these maye eate? This he sayd to proue him, for he himselfe knewe what he woulde dooe. Philip aunswered hym: two hundreth peny­worth of bread are not sufficient for them, that euerye man may take a little. One of his disciples (Andrew, Sunō Pe­ters brother) sayed vnto hym. There is a lad here, whiche hath fiue barley loaues and two fishes: but what are they among so many? And Iesus said: make ye people sit downe: There was much grasse in ye place. So the men sate down, in numbre about fiue thousand. And Iesus toke the bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he gaue to the disciples, & the disciples to them that were set downe. And likewyse of the fisshes as much as they would. When they had eaten y­noughe, he sayeth vnto hys disciples: Gather vp the broken meate which remayneth, that nothing be lost. And they ga­thered it together, and filled twelue baskets with the bro­ken meate of the fiue barley loaued, whiche broken meate remayned vnto them that had eaten. Then those men (when they had seen the miracle that Iesus did) sayd: this is of a trueth thesame prophete that should come into the worlde.

Yf there be any moe Sundaies beefore Aduente Sunday, to supply thesame, shalbe taken the seruice of some of those Sundaies that were omitted betwene the Epiphanie and Septuagesima.

¶ Sainct Andrewes daye.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie god, which didst geue suche grace vnto thy holy Apostle Sainct Andrewe, that he redely obeyed the calling of thy sonne Iesus Christe, & folowed him with­out delaye: Graunte vnto vs al, that we being called by thy holy word, may furth with geue ouer our selues, obedyently to folowe thy holy commaundementes: throughe the same [Page] Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Roma. x. IF thou knowledge with thy mouth that Iesus is the lord, and belieue in thy heart that god rai­sed him vp from death: thou shalte be safe. For to belieue with the hearte iustifieth, and to knowe­ledge with the mouth, maketh a man safe. For the scripture faieth: whosoeuer belieueth on him, shal not be confounded. There is no difference betwene the Iewe and the Gentile. For one is Lord of all, which is riche vnto al that cal vpon hym. For whosoeuer doeth call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe safe. How then shall they call on him, on whom they haue not beleued? How shal they belieue on him, on whom they haue not heard? How shall they heare without a prea­cher? And howe sall they preache, without they be sent? As it is written: howe beautifull are the fete of them whiche bring tidinges of peace, and bryng tydinges of good thyn­ges? But the haue not all obeyed to the gospell. For Esay sayth: Lord, who hath belieued our sayinges? so then fayth cometh by hearyng, and hearyng commeth by the worde of God. But I aske: haue they not heard? no doubt their sound went out into all landes, and their wordes into the endes of worlde. But I demaund whether Israel did knowe or not? Fyrst Moses saieth: I will prouoke you to enuy, by them that are no people, by a foolishe nacion I wyll anger you. Esay after that is bolde, and sayeth: I am founde of them that soughte me not: I am many feste vnto them that asked not after me. But agaynste Israel he sayeth: All day long haue I stretched forth my handes vnto a people that belieueth not, but speaketh agaynste me.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. iiii. AS Iesus walked by the Sea of Galile, he sawe two brethren: Simon whiche was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, castyng a nette into the Sea, (for they were fisshers) and he sayeth vnto them: folowe me, and I wil make you to become fisshers of men. And they streight waye left their nettes and folowed [Page] him. And when he was gone furth from thence, he sawe o­ther two brethen, Iames the sonne of zebede, and Iohn hys brother, in the ship with zebede their father mendyng their nettes, and he called them. And they immediatly lefte the ship and their father, and folowed him.

Sainct Thomas the Apostle.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty euerliuing god, which for the more confirma­cion of the faith, didst suffre thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy sonnes resurreccion: graunt vs so per­fectly, and without all doubt to beleue in thy sonne Iesus Christ, that our fayth in thy syght neuer be reproued: heare vs, O lord through the same Iesus Christ: to whom wyth thee and the holy gost be all honour. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. ii. NOwe are ye not straungers, nor foreyners, but ci­tezens with the sainctes, and of the housholde of God: and are built vpon the foundacion of the A­postles and Prophetes, Iesus Chrst himself be­ing the head corner stone: in whom what building soeuer is coupled together, it groweth vnto an holy temple of the Lord: in whom also ye are built together, to be an habitaci­on of God through the holy gost.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xx. THomas one of the twelue, which is called Didi­mus, was not with them when Iesus came. The other disciples therefore sayd vnto him: we haue seen the Lord. But he sayd vnto them: except I see in hys handes the prynte of the nayles, and put my fynger into the printe of the nayles and thruste my hande into hys syde, I will not beleue. And after eight dayes, agayne hys disciples were within, and Thomas with thē. Then came Iesus when the doores were shut, and stode in the middes and sayed: Peace bee vnto you. And after that, he sayed to Thomas: bryng the fynger hyther, and see my handes, and reache hyther thy hande, and thrust it into my syde, and bee not faythlesse but beleuyng. Thomas aunswered, and [Page] sayd vnto him: my lord and my god. Iesus said vnto hym: Thomas, because thou hast seē me, thou hast beleued: bles­sed are they that haue not seen, and yet haue beeleued. And many other signes truly did Iesus in the presence of his dis­ciples, which are not written in this boke. These are writ­ten that ye might beleue that Iesus Chryste is the sonne of God, and that (in beleuing) ye might haue lyfe through his name.

The conuersion of Sainct Paule.

¶ The Collect.

GOd whiche hast taught al the world, throughe yt prea­ching of thy blessed Apostle Saincte Paul: Graūt we beseche thee, that we which haue his wonderful conuertion in remembraunce, may folowe and fulfyll thy holy doctryne that he taught: through Iesu Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. ix. ANd Saule yet breathyng oute threatninges and slaughter against the disciples of the lorde: wente vnto ye hie priest, & desired of him letters to carye to Damasco to the Sinagoges, yt yf he founde a­ny of this way (were they men or women) he myght bring them bound to Ierusalem. And when he iourneyed, it for­tuned yt as he was come nigh to Damasco, sodeynly there shined round aboute him a light from heauē, & he fel to the earth, and heard a voyce saying to hym: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he sayed: what art thou lord? And the Lorde sayd: I am Iesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kicke against the pricke. And he both trem­bling and astonied, sayd: Lord, what wilt thou haue me to doe? And the Lorde sayed vnto him: aryse, and goe into the citie, and it shalbe tolde thee what thou must doe. The men which iourneyed with him, stode amased, hearing a voyce but seeying no man. And Saule arose from the earth, and when he opened his eyes, he sawe no manne: But they lead hym by the hande, and broughte him into Damasco. And he was three dayes wythoute syghte, and neyther dyd eate nor drynke. And there was a certayne Disciple [Page] at Damasco, named Ananias: and to him said the Lord in a vision: Ananias? and he sayd: beholde, I am here Lord. And the lord said vnto him: arise and goe into the strete (which is called streight) and seke in the house of Iudas, after one cal­led Saule of Tharsus. For behold, he praieth, and hath seen in a vision, a man named Ananias, comming in to him and puttyng his handes on him, that he might receiue his sight. Then Ananias aunswered: Lord, I haue heard by many of this man, how much euil he hath done to thy sainctes at Ie­rusalem: & here he hathe auctority of the hie priestes, to binde all that call on thy name. The Lorde saide vnto him: go thy way, for he is a chosen vessell vnto me, to beare my name be­fore the Gentiles, and kinges, and the childrē of Israel. For I will shew him how great thynges he muste suffre for my names sake. And Ananias went his way, & entred into the house, and put his handes on him, and sayd: brother Saule, the lord that appeared vnto thee in the waie as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receiue thy sight, and be fil­led with the holy goste. And immediatly there fell from hys eyes as it had been scales, and he receyued sight, and arose, & was baptised, and receyued meate, and was comforted. Thē was Saule a certayne dayes with the Disciples whyche were at Damasco. And streight way he preached Chrste in the Sinagogues, how that he was the sonne of God. But al that heard him were amased, and sayd: is not this he that spoyled them whiche called on this name in Ierusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound vnto thehye Priestes? But Saule encreased the more in strengthe and confounded the Iewes which dwelt at Da­masco, affirming that this was very Christ.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xix. PEter aunswered, and said vnto Iesus: behold, we haue forsaken all and folowed thee: what shall we haue therfore? Iesus sayd vnto them: Verely I say vnto you, that when the sonne of man shal sit in the seat of his Maiestie, ye that haue folowed me in the regeneracion, shall syt also vpon .xii [Page] seates, & iudge the twelue tribes of Israel. And euerye one that forsaketh house, or brethrē, or sisters, or father, or mo­ther, or wyfe, or children, or landes, for my names sake, shall receyue an hundreth folde, & shall inherite euerlastyng lyfe. But many that are fyrste shalbe last, & the last shalbe fyrste.

¶ The purificacion of Sainct Mary the virgin.

¶ The Colleste.

ALmightie and euerlastyng God, we humblye beeseche thy Maiestie, that as thy onelye begotten sonne was this day presented in the Temple, in substaunce of our flesh: so graunt that we may be presented vnto thee with pure and cleare mindes: By Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

¶ The same that is appoynted for the Sundaye.

¶ The Gospel.

Luke. ii. WHen the tyme of theyr Purificacion (after the law of Moses) was come, they brought him to Ieru­salem, to present him to the Lorde (as it is written in the lawe of the Lord: euery man child that firste openeth the matrix, shalbe called holy to the Lorde:) and to offre (as it is sayde in the law of the Lorde) a payre of turtle Dooues, or two yong Pigeons. And behold, there was a man in Hierusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was iust and godly, and loked for the consolacy­on of Israel, and the holi gost was in him. And an aunswer had he receiued of the holy gost, that he should not see death, except he fyrst saw the Lorde Christ. And he came by inspi­racyon into the temple.

¶ Sainct Mathies daye.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmightye God, whiche in the place of the traitor Iu­das dydst chose thy faythfull seruaunte Mathie to be of the numbre of thy twelue Apostles: Graunt that thy church beyng alway preserued from false Apostles, maye bee orde­red and guyded by faythful and true pastors: throughe Ie­sus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. i. IN those dayes Peter stode vp in the middes of the disciples, and said: the numbre of names that were together, were about an hundred and .xx. Ye men & brethren, this scripture must nedes haue been ful­filled, whiche the holy ghost, throughe the mouth of Dauid, spake before of Iudas, whiche was guide to them that toke Iesus. For he was noumbred with vs, and had obteined fe­lowship in this ministracion. And the same hath now posses­sed a plat of ground, with the reward of iniquitie: and whē he was hāged, burst a sunder in the middes, & al his bowels gushed out. And it was knowen vnto all the inhabiters of Hierusalem: insomuche that the same fielde is called in theyr mother tongue, Acheldama, that is to say: the bloudy fielde. For it is written in the boke of Psalmes: his habitacyon bee voyde, and no man be dwelling therin, & his bisshoprike let another take. Wherfore, of these men whyche haue compa­nied with vs (all the tyme that the Lorde Iesus had al hys conuersaciō among vs, beginning at the Baptisme of Iohn vnto that same day, that he was takē vp from vs) must one be ordeined, to be a witnes with vs of his resurreccion. And they appoynted two, Ioseph whyche is called Barsabas (whose sirname was Iustus) and Mathias. And whē they praied, they said: Thou Lord whiche knowest the heartes of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take the roume of this ministraciō and Apostleship, frō whiche Iudas by transgression fell, that he might go to hys owne place. And they gaue forth their lottes, & the lot fel on Mathias, and he was coumpted with the eleuen Apostles.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. xi. IN that tyme Iesus aunswered, and sayde: I thanke thee (O father) Lorde of heauen & earth, beecause thou haste hyd these thynges from the wise and prudente, and hast shewed them vnto babes: verely father, euen so was it thy good pleasure. All thynges are geuen vnto me of my father, And no man knoweth the sonne, but the father: neyther knoweth [Page] any man the father, saue the sonne, and he to whōsoeuer the sonne wil open him. Come vnto me al ye that labour and are laden, and I wil ease you. Take my yoke vpon you & learne of me, for I am meke & lowly in hearte, and ye shal fynd rest vnto your soules: for my yoke is easy, and my burdē is light.

¶ The annunciacion of the virgin Mary.

¶ The Collecte.

WE beseche thee lord, powre thy grace into our heartes, that as we haue knowen Christ thy sones incarnacy­on, by the message of an Angle, so by his crosse and passion, we maye bee broughte vnto the glorye of hys resurreccyon: Through the same Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Esay. vii GOd spake once agayne vnto Ahaz, saying: requyre a token of the Lord thy god, whether it be toward the depthe beneathe, or towarde the heyght aboue. Then sayde Ahaz: I wil require none, nether wyll I tempt the Lorde. And he sayde: hearken to, ye of the house of Dauid: is it not inough for you, that ye bee greuous vnto men, but ye muste greue my GOD also? And therefore the Lord shall geue you a token: Behold, a virgin shal conceiue and beare a sonne, & thou his mother shall call his name E­manuel. Butter and hony shall he eate, that he may knowe to refuse the euyll, and choose the good.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. i. ANd in the sixth moneth, the Aungel Gabriel was sent from God vnto a citie of Galili, named Na­zareth, to a virgin spoused to a man whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, & the virgins name was Mary. And the Aungel went in vnto her, & said: Haile ful of grace ye lord is with thee: blessed art thou amog women. When she saw him, she was abashed at his saying, and cast in her minde what maner of salutacion that should bee. And the Aungle said vnto her: feare not Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold, thou shalte conceyue in thy wōbe, & beare a sonne, & shalt call his name Iesus: He [Page] shalbe great, and shalbe called the sonne of the highest. And the Lord God shal geue vnto him, the seat of his father Da­uid, and he shal reygne ouer the house of Iacob for euer, and of his kyngdom there shalbe none end. Then sayd Mary to the Aungel: How shall this be, seeing I knowe not a man? And the Aungle aūswered, and sayd vnto her: the holy ghost shal come vpon thee, and the power of the hiest shal ouersha­dow thee. Therefore also that holy thing which shalbe borne, shalbe called the sonne of God. And beholde thy Cosyn Eli­zabeth, she hath also conceiued a sonne in her age. And thys is the sixthe moneth, which was called baren, for with God nothyng shall bee vnpossible. And Mary sayde: beholde the handmayde of the Lorde, bee it vnto me accordyng to thy worde. And the Aungel departed from her.

¶ Sainct Markes daye.

¶ The Collecte.

ALmighty god, which hast instructed thy holy churche, with the heauenly doctryne of thy Euangeliste Sainct Marke; geue vs grace so to bee established by thy holy gos­pell, that we be not lyke children, caried a waye with euerye blast of vayne doctrine: Through Iesus Christe our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Ephe. iiii VNto euery one of vs is geuen grace, accordyng to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he sayeth: when he wente vpon hie, heled catiuitie captiue, and gaue giftes vnto men. That he ascē ­ded, whatmeaneth it, but that he also descended fyrste into the lowest partes of the earth? he that descended, is euen the same also that ascended vp aboue all heauens, to fulfyll all thynges. And the very same made some Apostles, some pro­phetes, some Euangelystes, some shepeheardes and tea­chers, to the edifying of the sainctes, to the worke and admi­nistracion, euen to the edifying of the body of Christe, till we al come to the vnitie of the fayth, and knowledge of the sone of God, vnto a perfect man, vnto the measure of the ful per­fect age of Christ. That we henceforth shoulde be no more children, waueryng and caryed about wich euery winde of [Page] doctrine, by the wylines of men, through craftines wherby they lay awayt for vs to deceyue vs. But let vs folowe the trueth in loue, and in al thinges growe in him which is the head, euen Christe: in whom yf all the body bee coupled and knytte together, throughout euery ioynte, where with one ministreth to another (accordyng to the operacion, as euery part hath his measure) he encreaseth the bodi, vnto the edifi­ing of it selfe throughe loue.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xv I Am the true vyne, and my father is a husbande­man. Euerye braunche that beareth not fruite in me, he wyll take awaye. And euery braunche that beareth fruite, will he pourge, that it maye bring foorth more fruite. Nowe are ye cleane through the wordes whiche I haue spoken vnto you. Byde in me, and I in you. As the braunche cannot beare fruite of it selfe, except it bide in the vyne: no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vyne, ye are the braunches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forthe much fruite. For withoute me, can ye doe nothyng. Yf a man byde not in me, he is caste forth as a braunche, and is withered: And mē gather them, and cast them into the fyre, & they burne. Yf ye abide in me, and my wordes abyde in you, aske what ye wil, and it shalbe done for you. Herein is my father glory fyed, that ye beare much fruit, and become my disciples. As the father hathe lo­ued me, euen so also haue I loued you. Continue you in my loue. Yf ye kepe my cōmaundemētes, ye shal bide in my loue, euen as I haue kept my fathers cōmaundementes, & abyde in his loue. These thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioye might remayne in you, and that your ioye might be ful.

¶ Sainct Philip and Iames.

¶ The Collecte.

Almightie God, whom truely to knowe is euerlastyng lyfe: graunt vs perfectly to knowe thy Sonne Iesus Christe, to be the waye, the trueth and the lyfe, as thou haste taught Sainct Philip, and other the apostles: through Ie­sus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Iames. i. IAmes the seruaunt of God, and of the lord Iesus Christe, sendeth greetyng to the twelue Tribes which are scattered abroade. My brethren, counte it for an excedyng ioye, when ye fall into dyuerse temptacyons. Knowing this, that the trying of your faythe gendreth pacience, and let pacience haue her perfect worke, that ye may bee perfect and sounde, lackyng nothing. Yf a­ny of you lacke wisedome, let him aske of him that geueth it: euen God, which geueth to all men indifferenly, and casteth no man in the teeth, and it shalbe geuē him. But let him aske in faithe, and wauer not: for he that doubteth, is like a waue of the Sea, whiche is tost of ye windes, and caried with vio­lence. Nether let that man thinke that he shall receyue any thing of the Lord. A wauering minded man, is vnstable in all his wayes. Let the brother which is of lowe degree, re­ioyce when he is exalted. Agayne, let him that is riche, re­ioyce when he is made lowe. For euen as the floure of the grasse, shall he passe awaye. For as the sunne ryseth with heat, and the grasse withereth, and his floure falleth away, and the beautie of the fasshion of it perissheth: euen so shall the ryche man perishe in his wayes. Happy is the man that endureth temptacion: for when he is tried, he shall receyue the croune of lyfe, whiche the Lorde hath promysed to them that loue hym.

¶ The Gospell.

Ioh. xiiii. ANd Iesus sayde vnto hys disciples: let not youre heartes be troubled. Ye beleue in God, beleue also in me. In my fathers house are many mansions. Yf it were not so, I would haue tolde you. I goe to prepare a place for you. And yf I goe to prepare a place for you, I wyll come agayne and receyue you, euen vnto my selfe: that where I am, there maye ye be also. And why­ther I goe, you knowe, and the waye ye knowe. Thomas sayeth vnto hym: Lorde, we know not whither thou goest. And howe is it possible for vs to knowe the waye? Iesus sayeth vnto him: I am the way, and the trueth, and the life: [Page] No man cometh to the father but by me: yf ye had knowen me, ye had knowen my father also. And now ye knowe him, and haue seen hym. Philip sayeth vnto hym: Lord, shewe vs the father, and it suffiseth vs. Iesus sayeth vnto him: haue I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not knowē me? Philip, he that hath seen me, hath seen my father: and howe sayest thou then, shew vs the father? Beleuest not thou that I am in the father, and the father in me? The wordes that I speake vnto you, I speake not of my self: But the father that dweelleth in me, is he that dooeth the woorkes. Beeleue me that I am in the father, and the father in me? Or els beeleue me for the wor;kes sake. Verely, verely, I say vnto you: he that beleueth on me, the workes that I do, the same shall he doe also: and greater workes then these shall he doe, because I goe vnto my father. And whatsoeuer ye aske in my name, that will I do, that the father may be glorifyed by the sōne. Yf ye shall aske any thyng in my name, I will doe it.

¶ Sainct Barnabe Apostle.

¶ The Collect.

LOrde almightie, whyche haste indued thy holy Apostle Barnabas, with singuler giftes of thy holy gost: let vs not bee destytute of thy manyfolde giftes, nor yet of grace, to vse them alway to thy honour and glory: Throughe Iesus Chryste oure Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. xi. TYdinges of these thynges came vnto the eares of the congregacion, whiche was in Ierusalem. And they sent foorth Barnabas that he should goe vn­to Antioche. Whyche when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was gladde: and exhorted them all, that with purpose of hearte they woulde contynually cleaue vn­to the Lorde. For he was a good man, and full of the holy ghost and of faythe, and muche people was added vnto the Lorde. Then departed Barnabas to Tharsus, to seeke Saule. And when he had found hym, he broughte hym vnto Antioche. And it chaunced that a whole yeare they had their conuersacyon with the congregacyon there, and taughte [Page] muche people: in somuch that the disciples of Antioche were the first that were called christē. In those daies came Pro­phetes frō the citie of Ierusalem vnto Antioche. And there stode vp one of them, named Agabus, and signified by the spirite, that there should be great dearth throughout all the worlde, whyche came to passe in the Emperoure Claudius daies. Then the disciples, euery man according to his habi­litie, purposed to sende succoure vnto the brethren whyche dwelt in Iewry: which thing they also did, and sente it to the elders by the handes of Barnabas and Saul.

¶ The Gospell.

Iohn. xv. THis is my cōmaundement, that ye loue together as I haue loued you. Greater loue hath no man then this: ye a man bestow his life for his frendes. Ye are my frendes, yf ye doe whatsoeuer I com­maunde you. Hencesforth call I not you seruauntes, for the seruaunt knoweth not what his Lord doeth. But you haue I called frendes, for al thinges that I haue heard of my fa­ther, haue I opened to you: ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeyned you to goe and bring foorth fruite, and that your fruite should remayn: that what soeuer ye aske of the father in my name, he maye geue it you.

¶ Sainct Iohn Baptiste.

¶ The Collect.

ALmyghtie God, by whose prouydence thy seruaunte Iohn Baptist was wonderfulli borue, and sent to pre­pare the waye of thy sonne out sauioure by preaching of pe­naunce: make vs so to felow his doctrine and holy lyfe, that we may truely repent, accordyng to hys preachyng, and af­ter his example constantly speake the trueth, boldly rebuke vice, and paciently suffre for the truthes sake: through Ie­sus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Esaye. xi. BE of good there my people, Dye prophetes cōfort my people, saith your God, cōfort Ierusalē at the heart, & tel her that her trauaile is at an end, that her offence is pardoned, ye she hath receiued of the [Page] Lordes hand, sufficient correccion for al her sinnes. A voice cried in wildernesse, prepare the way of the lord in the wyl­dernes, make streight the path of oure God in the deserte. Let al valleyes be exalted, & euery moūtaine & hil be layed low: whatso is croked let it be made strayght, & let ye rough be made playne fieldes. For the glory of the Lorde shal ap­peare, and al flesh shal at once see it: for why the mouth of the Lorde hath spoken it. Thesame voice spake. Now crye. And the Prophet aūswered: what shal I cry? that al fleshe is grasse, & that al the goodlines therof is as the floure of the field. The grasse is withered, the floure falleth awaye. Euen so is the people as grasse, whē the breath of the lorde bloweth vpō thē. Neuertheles, whether the grasse wither, or ye the floure fade away, yet the word of our god endureth for euer. Go vp vnto the hie hil (O siō) thou that bringest good tidinges lifte vp thy voyce with power. O thou prea­cher Ierusalem, lifte it vp without feare, and say vnto ye ci­ties of Iuda: Beholde your god, beholde, the lord god shall come with power, & beare rule with his arme. Beholde, he bryngeth hys treasure with hym, & his workes goe before him. He shal fede his flocke like an heardmā. He shal gather the lambes together with hys arme, and cary them in hys bosome, and shal kindly intreate those that beare yong.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. i. ELizabethes time came ye she suould bee deliuered, and she broughte foorth a sonne. And her neygh­bours and her cosins heard how the lord had she­wed great mercy vpon her, and reioised with her. And it fortuned, that in the eight day thei came to circum­cise the childe, and called his name zachary, after the name of his father. And his mother aunswered and sayd: not so, but his name shalbe called Iohn. And they sayed vnto her: There is none in thy kynred ye is named with thys name. And they made signes to his father, howe he woulde haue him called. And he asked for writing tables, and wrote, say­ing: hys name is Iohn. And they meruayled all. And hys mouth was opened immediatlye, and his tong also, and he [Page] spake & praised god. And feare came on all them that dwelt nye vnto hym. And all these sayinges was noised abroade throughout al the hie countrey of Iewry, and they ye heard them layd them vp in their heartes, saying: what maner of child shal this be? And the hand of the lord was with hym. And his father zacharias was filled with ye holy gost, and prophecied, saying: Praised be the lord God of Israell, for he hath visited & redemed his people. And hath raised vp an horne of saluaciō vnto vs, in the house of his seruāt Dauid. Euen as he promised by the mouth of his holy Prophetes, which were sence the world began. That we should be sa­ued frō our enemies, and frō the hand of al ye hate vs. That he would deale mercifully with our fathers, and remembre his holy couenaūt. And he would perfourme ye othe whiche he sware to our father Abrahā for to forgeue vs. That we beyng delyuered out of the handes of our enemies, myghte serue hym without feare al the dayes of our life, in such ho­linesse & righteousnes, as are acceptable for him. And thou child shalt be called the Prophete of the hiest: for thou shalt goe before ye face of the lord to prepare his wayes. To geue knowledge of saluacyon vnto his people, for ye remissiōn of synnes. Through the tender mercy of our god, whereby the day spring frō an high hath visited vs. To geue light to thē that sate in darkenes, and in the shadow of death, to guide our fete into the way of peace. And the child grew & waxed strong in spirite, and was in wyldernes til the daye came, when he should shewe hymselfe vnto the Israelites.

Sainct Peters daye.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie god, whiche by the sonne Iesus Christ hast geuen to thy Apostle Saincte Peter many excellente giftes, and commaundest hym earnestly to fede thy stocke: make we beseche thee, al Bisshops and Pastours diligent­ly to preache thy holy worde, and the people obedientlye to folowe the same, that they may receyue the crown of euer­lastyng glory: though Iesus Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. xii. AT the same time Herode the king stretched forth hys handes to vexe certaine of the congregaciō. And he kylled Iames the brother of Iohn with the sweord. And beecause he sawe it pleased the Iewes, he proceded farther and tooke Peter al­so. Then were the dayes of swete bread. And when he had caught him, he put him in prieson also, & delyuered hym to foure quaternions of souldiers to be kepte: entending after Easter to bring him forth to ye people. And Peter was kept in prieson, but prayer was made without ceasing of ye con­gregacyon vnto god for hym. And whē Herode would haue broughte hym out vnto the people, thesame nyghte slepte Peter betwene two souldiers, boūd with two chaines: and the kepers before the dore, kept the prieson. And behold, the Aungel of the lorde was there present, and a light shined in the habitacion. And he smote Peter on the side, and styrred hym vp, saying: arise vp quickely. And his chaines fel from his handes. And the Aungel s;ayd vnto hym: gyrd thy selfe, and binde on thy sandales. And he so did. And he sayth vnto him: cast thy garment about thee, & folow me. And he came out & folowed him, and wist not that it was trueth whiche was done by the Aungel, but thought he had seen a vision. When they were past the first & second watche, they came vnto the yron gate, that leadeth vnto the citie, whiche ope­ned to them by the own accord. And they went out & passed thorow one strete, and forth with the Angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himselfe, he sayd: nowe I know of a suretie that the lord hath sent his Aungell, and hath deliuered me out of the hande of Herode, and from all the wayting of the people of the Iewes.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xvi. WHen Iesus came into the coastes of the Citie which is called Cesarea Philippi, he asked hys disciples, saying: whom doe men say that I the sonne of man am? They sayed: Some saye that thou art Iohn Baptist, some Helias, some Ie­remias, or one of the prophetes. He saith vnto thē: but whō [Page] say ye that I am? Simō Peter aunswered, and said: Thou art Christ the sōne of the liuing god. And Iesus aūswered, and sayd vnto hym. Happy art thou Simō the sonne of Io­nas: for fleshe and bloud hath not opened that vnto thee, but my father whiche is in heauen. And I say vnto thee, ye thou art Peter: and vpon this rocke I wil build my cōgregaciō. And the gates of hell shall not preuaile against it. And I wil geue vnto thee the keies of the kyngdome of heauen. And whatsoeuer thou bindest in earth, shall be bounde in heauen: & whatsoeuer thou loocest in earth, shalbe looced in heauen.

¶ Sainct Iames the Apostle.

¶ The Collect.

Graunt, O merciful god, that as thy holy Apostle sainct Iames, leauing his father and al that he had without delaye, was obedyente vnto the callyng of thy sonne Iesus Christ, and folowed him: So we, forsaking al worldly and carnall affeccyons, maye bee euermore ready to folowe thy commaundementes: through Iesu Christe our Lord.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. xi. IN those dayes came Prophetes frō the citie of Ierusalem vnto Antioche: And there stode vp one of them named Agabus, and signified by ye spirite, that there should be great dearth throughout al the world, which came to passe in the Emperour Claudiug dayes. Then the disciples, euery man according to his habilitie, purposed to send succour vnto ye brethren which dwelt in Iewry: which thing they also did, and sent it to the elders, by the handes of Barnabas and Saule. At thesame tyme Herode the kyng stretched forth his handes to vexe certayne of the congrega­cion. And he kylled Iames the brother of Iohn wyth the sweord. And because he saw it pleased the Iewes, he proce­ded farther, and toke Peter also.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. xx. THen came to him the mother of zebedes chyldren, with her sonnes, worshipping him, and desiryng a certayne thyng of hym. And he sayed vnto her: what wylte thou? She sayed vnto hym: Graunte [Page] that these my two sōnes may sit, the one on thy right hand, and ye other on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Iesus answe­red & saied: ye wote not what ye aske. Are ye hable to drinke of the cup that I shall drinke of, and to be baptysed with the baptisme that I am baptised with? They said vnto him: we are. He said vnto them: ye shal drinke in dede of my cup, and be baptised with the baptisme that I am baptised with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to geue, but it shall chaunce vnto them that it is prepared for of my father. And when the ten heard thys, they disdained at the two brethren. But Iesus called them vnto him, and said: ye know that the princes of the nacions haue dominiō ouer thē, and they that are great mē, exercise auctoritie vpon thē. It shal not be so among you. But whosoeuer will be greate a­mong you, let him be your minister: and whosoeuer wyll be chiefe among you, lette him be your seruaunt. Euen as the sonne of mā came not to be ministred vnto, but to minister, and to geue hys lyfe a redempcion for many.

¶ Sainct Bartholomewe.

¶ The Collect.

O Almightie and euerlasting god, which hast geuē grace to thy Apostle Bartholomewe truly to beleue, and to preache thy word: graunt we beseche thee vnto thy churche, both to loue that he beleued, and to preache that he taughte: through Christ our Lord.

¶ The Epistle.

Actes. v. BY the handes of the Apostles, were many signes And wonders shewed among the people. And they were al together with one accorde in Salomons porche. And of other durst no mā ioyne hymself to them: neuertheles the people magnified thē. The number of them ye beleued in the lorde, both of men and women, grewe more and more: insomuch that they brought the sicke into ye stretes, and laid them on beddes & couches, that at the least­way the shadowe of Peter, when he came by, might shadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities rounde aboute, vnto Ierusalem, bringing sicke folkes, and [Page] them whiche were vexed with vncleane spirites: And they were healed euery one.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. xxii. ANd there was a strife among them, whiche of thē should seme to be the greatest. And he said vnto them: the kinges of nacions reygne ouer them, and they that haue autoritie vpon thē, are called gracious lordes: But ye shall not so be. But he that is greatest amōg you, shalbe as the yonger, and he that is chiefe, shalbe as he that doeth minister. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meate, or he that ser­ueth? Is not he that sitteh at meate? But I am amōg you, as he that ministreth. Ye are they which haue bidden with me in my tēptacions. And I appoynt vnto you a kingdom, as my father hath appoynted vnto me, that ye maye eate & drynke at my table in my kyngdome, and sytte on seates iudgeing the twelue tribes of Israel.

Sainct Mathewe.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie God, which by thy blessed sonne diddest call Mathew from the receipt of custome to be an Apostle and Euangelist: Graunt vs grace to forsake all couetous desyres, and inordinate loue of riches, and to folowe thy sayd sonne Iesus Christ: who liueth and reigneth. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

ii. cor. iiii SEeing that we haue such an office, euē as god hath had mercy on vs, we goe not out of kind, but haue cast frō vs the clokes of vnhonestie, and walke not in craftines, neither handle we the woorde of God deceiptfullye, but open the trueth, and report our selues to euerye mans conscience in the sight of God. If our gospel bee yet hydde, it is hydde a­mong them that are lost, in whom the God of thys worlde hath blinded the mindes of them which belieue not, lest the light of the gospel of ye glory of Christ (which is the ymage of God) shoulde shyne vnto them. For we preache not our selues, but Christe Iesus to bee the Lorde, and our selues [Page] your seruantes, for Iesus sake. For it is god that cōmaū ­deth the light to shine out of darkenes, which hath shined in our heartes, for to geue the lyght of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Iesus Christ.

¶ The Gospell.

Math. ix. ANd as Iesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man (named Mathew) sitting at the receipt of custome, and he sayde vnto hym: folowe me. And he arose and folowed him. And it came to passe as Iesus sate at meate in his house: beeholde, manye publicanes also and sinners that came, sate down with Iesus & his disciples. And when the Phariseis saw it, they said vnto his disciples: why eateth your master with Publicanes & sinners? But when Iesus heard that, he said vnto them: They ye be strong nede not the Phisiciō, but they that are sicke. Go ye rather, and learne what that meaneth: I wil haue mercy and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentaunce.

¶ Sainct Michael and all Aungels.

¶ The Collect.

Euerlasting God, which hast ordeyned and constituted the seruices of al Aungles and men in a wonderful or­dre: mercifully graunt that they which alway doe thee ser­uice in heauen, may by thy appoyntmēt succour and defend vs in earth: through Iesus Christ our Lorde. &c.

¶ The Epistle.

Apoca. xii THere was a great battail in heauē: Michael and hys Angles fought with the dragon, & the dragon fought with his Angels, and pre­uayled not, neither was their place foūd any more in heauen. And the great dragon, ye old Serpent, called the deuil & Sathanas, was cast out, which deceueth all ye world. And he was cast into the earth, and his Angels wer cast out also with him. And I heard a loud voyce, saying: heauē is now made salua­cion and strength, and the kyngdome of our God, and the [Page] power of his Christ. For the accuser of our brethren is caste down, which accused them before god day and night. And they ouercame him by the bloud of the lambe, & by the word of their testimony, and they loued not theyr liues vnto the death. Therfore reioyce heauens, and ye that dwel in them. Woe vnto the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the deuil is come down vnto you, which hath great wrath, be­cause he knoweth that he hath but a shorte tyme.

¶ The Gospell.

Mat. xviii AT the same time came the disciples vnto Iesus, saying: who is the greatest in ye kingdom of hea­uen. Iesus called a child vnto hym, and set him in the middest of thē, and said: Verely I say vn­to you, excepte ye turne and become as children, ye shall not entre into the kingdome of heauen, Whosoeuer therfore humbleth himselfe as thys chyld, thatsame is the greatest in ye kingdom of heauen. And whosoeuer receiueth suche a chylde in my name, receyueth me. But whoso doeth offende one of these litle ones whiche beeleue in me, it were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his necke and that he were drowned in ye depth of the sea. Woe vnto ye world, because of offences: necessary it is ye offences come: But woe vnto ye man by whō the offence cometh. Wherfore yf thy hande or thy fote hinder thee, cut hym of, and caste it from the. It is better for thee to entre into life halt or maimed, rather then thou shoudest (hauing two handes or two feete) be caste into euerlasting fyre. And if thine eie offende thee, plucke it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for the to entre into life with one eie, rather then (hauing two eies) to be caft into hel fyre. Take hede that ye despise not one of these litle ones. For I say vnto you: that in heauē theyr An­gels doe alwayes beholde the face of my father whyche is in heauen.

¶ Sainct Luke the Euangelist.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie god which calledst Luke the phisiciō, whose prayse is in the gospel, to be a phisiciō of ye soule: it may [Page] please thee by the holsome medicines of his holy doctrine, to heale al the diseases of our soules: throughe thy sonne Iesu Chryst our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

i. tim. iiii. WAtche thou in al thinges, suffre afflicciōs, doe the worke throughly of an Euangelist, fulfil thyne office vnto the vttermost: be sobre. For I am now ready to be offered, and ye tyme of my departyng is at hande, I haue foughte a good fyghte, I haue fulfylled my course, I haue kept the faith. From henceforth there is layd vp for me a crown of righteousnes, which ye lorde (that is a righteous iudge (shal geue me at that daye: not to me onely, but to all them ye loue his cōming. Doe thy diligence, that thou maiest come shortly vnto me. For Demas hath forsakē me, and lo­ueth this present world, and is departed vnto The ssaloni­ca. Crescens is gone to Galacia, Titus vnto Dalmacia, on­ly Lukas is with me. Take Marke and bryng hym with thee, for he is profitable vnto me for the ministracion. And Tichicus haue I sent to Ephesus. The cloke that I lefte at Croada with Carpus, when thou comest bryng with thee, and the bokes, but specially the parchement. Alexander the copersmith dyd me much euil: the Lord rewarde hym accor­dyng to hys dedes, of whom be thou ware also: for he hath greatly withstande our wordes.

¶ The Gospell.

Luke. x. THe Lorde appoynted other seuentie (and two) also, and sente them two and two before hym into euery citie and plate, whether he himselfe would come. Therfore he sayd vnto thē: ye har­uest is great, but ye labourers are fewe. Praye ye therfore the Lord of the haruest, to sende forth labourers into the haruest. Goe your waies: beholde, I send you forth as lambes among wolues. Beare no wallet, neither scrip, nor shoes, & salute no man by ye way: into whatsoeuer house ye entre, fyrst say: peace be to this house. And if the sonne of peace be there, your peace shal rest vpon him: if not, it shal returne [Page] to you again. And in the same house tary styll, eating and drinking such as they geue. For the labourer is worthy of hys rewarde.

¶ Simon and Iude Apostles.

¶ The Collect.

Almightie God, which hast builded thy congregacyon vpon the foundacion of the Apostles and Prophetes, Iesu Christ himselfe beeing the head corner stone: graunte vs so to be ioyned together in vnitie of spirite by their doc­tryne, that we maye be made an holy temple acceptable to thee: through Iesu Christ our Lorde.

¶ The Epistle.

Iudi. i. IVdas ye seruaunt of Iesu Christ, the brother of Iames: to them which are called and sanc­tified in god the father, and preserued in Iesu Christ: Mercye vnto you, and peace and loue be multiplited. Beloued, when I gaue all dili­gence to write vnto you of the cōmon saluaciō, it was nede­ful for me to write vnto you, to exhorte you ye ye should con­tinually laboure in the fayth, which was once geuen vnto ye sainctes. For there are certayne vngodly men craftely crept in, of which it was written afore time vnto such iudgement. They turne the grace of our god vnto wantonnes, and de­ny God (which is the onely lord) and our lord Iesu Christ. My mynde is therefore to put you in remembraunce, foras­muche as ye once knowe thys, how that the lord (after that he had deliuered ye people out of Egipt) destroyed thē which after beleued not. The Aungels also whiche kepte not their first state, but left their owne habitacion, he hath reserued in euerlastyng chaynes vnder darkenesse, vnto the iudgement of the great day: euen as Sodom and Gomor, and ye cities about them, which in lyke maner defyled themselues with fornicacion and folowed straunge flesh, are set forth for an example, and suffre the payne of eternall fyre: like wife these beeing deceiued by dreames, defile the fleshe, despise rulers, and speake euill of them that are in auctoritie.

¶ The Gospell

Iohn. xv. THis cōmaunde I you, that ye loue together. Yf the world hate you, ye know it hated me before it hated you: Yf ye were of the worlde, the world would loue his owne: howbeit, be­cause ye are not of the world, but I haue cho­sen you out of the world, therfore the worlde hateth you. Remembre the worde that I saye vnto you: the seruaunt is not greater then the Lord. Yf thei haue persecu­ted me, they wil also persecute you. Yf thei haue kept my say­ing, they wil kepe yours also. But al these thinges wil they doe vnto you for my names sake, beecause they haue not knowen hym that sente me. Yf I had not come and spoken vnto them, they should haue had no sinne: but now haue they nothing to cloke their synne withall. He that hateth me, hat­eth my father also. Yf I had not done amōg thē the workes whiche none other man did, they should haue had no synne. But now haue they both seen and hated, not onely me, but also my father. But this happeneth, that the saying myghte be fulfilled ye is written in their law: They hated me with­out a cause. But when the comforter is come, whom I wyll send vnto you frō the father, euen ye spirite of trueth (which procedeth of ye father) he shal testify of me. And ye shal beare witnes also, because ye haue been with me frō ye beginning.

¶ All Sainetes.

¶ The Collect.

ALmightie God, whiche hast knit together thy elect in one Communion & felowship, in ye mistical body of thy sonne Christ our Lord: graunt vs grace so to folow thy ho­ly Sainctes in al vertues, and godly liuing, that we maye come to those inspeakeable ioyes, which thou hast prepared for them that vnfainedly loue thee: Through Iesus Christe our Lord.

The Epistle

Apoc. vii BEholde, I Iohn sawe another Aungell ascende from the rising of the Sunne, which had ye seale of the liuing God, and he cryed with a loude voyce to the foure Aungels (to whō power was geuen to hurt the earth and the sea) saying: Hurt not the earth, nether the sea, nether the trees, tyll we haue sealed the seruauntes of our God in their foreheades. And I heard the numbre of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an .C. and .xliiii. thousande, of all the trybes of the children of Israel.

  • Of the tribe of Iuda were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Ruben were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Gad were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the trybe of Aser were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the trybe of Neptalim were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the trybe of Manasses were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the trybe of Simeon were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the trybe of Leui were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Isachar were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Ioseph were sealed .xii.M.
  • Of the tribe of Beniamin were sealed .xii.M.

After this I beheld: and loe, a great multitude (whiche no man can numbre) of all nacions and people, and tonges, stode before the seate, & before ye lambe, clothed with long white garmentes, and Palmes in their handes, and cryed with a loude voyce, saying: saluacion be ascribed to him that sitteth vpon the seate of our God, and vnto the lambe. And all the Aungels stode in the compasse of the seate, and of the Elders, and the foure beastes, and fell before the seate on theyr faces, and worshipped God, saying: Amen. Blessyng. and glory? and wisdome, and thanke, and honor, and pow­er, and might, be vnto our god for euermore. Amen.

¶ The Gospell

Math. v. IEsus seing the people, went vp into ye moun­tayn: and when he was set, his disciples came to him: & after that he had opened his mouth, he taught them, saying: Blessed are the poore in spirite, for theirs is the kingdom of heauen. Blessed are they that mourne, they shall receiue coum­forte. Blessed are the meke, for they shall receiue the enheri­taunce of the earth. Blessed are they which hunger & thyrste after righteousnes, for they shalbe satisfied. Blessed are the mercifull, for they shall obtayn mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shal see god. Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they whiche suffre persecucion for ryghteousnesse sake, for theirs is the kyngdome of heauen. Blessed are ye when menne reuile you and persecute you, and shall falsely saye al maner of euill sayinges against you for my sake: reioyce and be gladde, for greate is youre rewarde in heauen. For so persecuted they the Prophetes which mere before you.

¶ The ordre for the administracion of the Lordes Supper or holy Com­munion.

SO many as entend to be partakers of the holy Com­munion, shall signifie their names to the Curate o­uernight, or els in the morning afore the beginning of morning prayer, or immediatly after.

And if any of those be an open and notorious euyll liuer, so that the congregacion by him is offended, or haue done any wrong to his neighbours by worde or dede: The Curate hauing knowledge therof, shal ral him and aduertise him, in any wise not to presume to the Lordes Table, vntil he haue openly declared himself to haue truly repented & amended his former naughty lyfe, that the congregacion may therby be satisfied, whiche afore were offended: and that he haue recompensed the partyes, whom he hath done wrong vnto, or at the least declare himselfe to bee in full purpose so to doe, as sone as he conueniently maye.

Thesame ordre shall the Curate vse, with those betwixt whom he per­ceiueth malice and hatred to raygne, not suffering them to be partakers of the Lordes Table, vntill he knowe them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties so at variaunce, be content to forgeue from the bottome of his heart, al that ye other hath trespassed against hym, and to make amendes for that he himself hath offended, and the other partie wil not be perswa­ded to a godly vnitie, but remayne styll in hys frowardnes and malyce: The minister in that ease, ought to admytte the penitente person to the holy Communion, and not hym that is obstinate.

¶ The Table hauing at the Communion tyme a fayre whyte lynnen cloth vpon it, shall stande in the body of the Churche, or in the chaunsell, where Morning prayer, and Euening prayer be appointed to be sayed. And the Pryest standyng at the Northsyde of the Table, shall saye the Lordes prayer with this Collect folowyng.

ALmightie god, vnto whom al heartes be open, all desyres knowen, and from whom no secretes are hid: clense the thoughtes of oure heartes by the inspiraciō of thy holy spirite, that we may perfect­ly loue thee, and worthely magnifie thi holi name: through Christ our Lorde. Amen.

Then shall the Priest rehearse distinctly all the .x. com­maundementes: and people kneling, shal after euery Commaundement asake Gods mercy for their transgres­sion of the same after thys sorte.

Minister. God spake these wordes, and sayd: I am the lord thy god. Thou shalt haue none other Goddes but me.

People. Lord haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our heartes to kepe thys lawe.

Minister. Thou shalte not make to thy selfe any grauen ymage, nor the likenes of any thyng that is in heauen aboue, or in the earth beneath, nor in the water vnder the earth. Thou shalte not bowe downe to them, nor worshippe them: for I the Lorde thy God am a gelous God, and vistte the synne of the fathers vpon the children, vnto the thyrd and fourth generacyon of them that hate me, and shewe mercye vnto thousandes in them that loue me and kepe my commaun­dementes.

People. Lord haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our heartes to kepe thys lawe.

Minister. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy god in vayne: for the lord wil not hold him giltlesse that taketh his name in vayne.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Remembre that thou kepe holy the Sabboth daye. Syre dayes shalt thou laboure and doe all that thou haste to doe, but the seuenth daye is the Sabboth of the LORDE thy [Page] God. In it thou shalt doe no maner of worke, thou and thy sonne and thy doughter, thy manseruaunt, and thy mayde seruaunte, thy Catell, and the straunger that is within thy gates: for daies the lorde made heauen and earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth daye. Wherfore the Lord blessed the seuenth day and halowed it.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Honoure thy father and thy mother, that thy dayes may be long in the lande whiche the Lorde thy god geueth thee.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Thou shalt doe no murther.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Thou shalt not steale.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our. &c.

Minister. Thou shalt not beare false witnes against thy neyghbour.

People. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs, and encline our heartes to kepe this lawe.

Minister. Thou shalte not couete thy neighbours house. Thou shalte not couet thy neighbours wyfe, nor his seruaunte, nor hys mayde, nor his oxe, nor his asse, nor any thyng that is hys.

People. Lorde haue mercye vpon vs, and write all these thy lawes in our heartes we beseche thee.

¶ Then shall folowe the Collect of the day, with one of these two Collectes folowing for the Kyng: the Prieste standing vp, and saying.

Priest. ¶ Let vs praye.

ALmightie God, whose kyngdome is euerla­sting, (& power infinite: haue mercye vpon the whole congregacion, and so rule the heart of thy chosen seruaunte Edwarde the sixth, our king & gouernour, that he (knowyng whose minister he is) may aboue all things seke thy honour and glory:& that we his subiectes (duly considering whose au­toritie he hath) may faythfully serue, honor, & humbly obey him, in thee, and for thee, according to thy blessed woord & ordinaunce: Through Iesus Christe our Lorde: who with thee, and the holy gost, liueth and reygneth euer one God, world without end. Amen.

ALmightie and euerlasting god, we be taughte by thy holy woord, that the heartes of kinges are in thy rule and gouernaunce, & that thou doest dis­pose and turne them, as it semeth best to thy god­ly wisdom: we humbly beseche thee, so to dispose & gouerne the hearte of Edward the sixth, thy seruaunt, our king and gouernour, that in al his thoughtes, wordes and workes, he may euer seke thy honor and glory, and study to preserue thy people committed to hys charge, in wealth, peace and godlines. Graunte thys O mercyfull father, for thy deare sonnes sake Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Immediately after the Collectes the Priest shall reade the Epistle beginning thus.

¶ The Epistle written in the. [...] Chapter of. [...]

¶ And the Epistle ended, he shall saye the Ghospell, begynnyng thus.

¶ The Ghospell written in the. [...] Chapter of [...]

¶ And the Epistle and Ghospel beeing ended, shalbe sayde the Crede.

I Beleue in one god, the father almightie maker of heauē and earth, and of al thinges visible and in­uisible: And in one lord Iesu Christ, the onely be­gotten sonne of god, begotten of his father before [Page] al worldes: God of God, light of light, very god of very god, begotten, not made, being of one substaunce with the father, by whom all thinges were made: who for vs men and for our saluacion, came down from heauen, and was incarnate by the holy gost, of the virgin Mary and was made man: & was crucified also for vs, vnder Pōcius Pilate. He suffred and was buried, and the third day he arose again according to the scripture: and ascended into heauen, and sitteth at the right hand of the father. And he shall come againe with glo­ry, to iudge both the quicke and the dead: Whose kyngdome shall haue none ende. And I beleue in the holy gost, the lord and geuer of life, who procedeth from the father & the sonne, who with the father and the sōne together, is worshipped & glorified, who spake by ye Prophetes. And I beleue one Ca­tholyke and Apostolike churche. I acknowledge one Bap­tisme for the remissiō of synnes. And I loke for the resurrec­cion of the dead, and the lyfe of the worlde to come. Amen.

After the Crede, yf there bee no sermon, shall folowe one of the homelies already set forth, or hereafter to be sette forth by com­mon auctortie.

After such sermon, homely, or exhortaciō, the Curate shal de­clare vnto the people whether there bee any holy dayes or fas­ting daies the weke folowing: and earnestlye exhorte them to remember the poore, saying one or moe of these sentēces folow­ing, as he thinketh most conuenient by his discrerion.

Math. v. Lette youre lighte so shine beefore menne, that they maye see youre good workes, and glorifie youre father whyche is in heauen.

Math. vi. Lay not vp for your selues treasure vpō the earth, where the rust and moth doeth corrupte, and where theues breake through and steale. But lay vp for your selues treasures in heauen, where neither ruste nor mothe doeth corrupte, and where theues doe not breake throughe and steale.

Mat. vii. Whatsoeuer you woulde that men shoulde doe vnto you, euen so doe vnto them: for thys is the law & the Prophetes.

Mat. vii. Not euerye one that sayeth vnto me, Lorde Lorde, shall [Page] enter into the kingdome of heauen: but he that doeth the wil of my father which is in heauen.

Luke. xix Zache stode forth, and said vnto the Lord: behold lord, the halfe of my goodes I geue to the poore, and if I haue done any wrong to any man, I restore foure folde.

i. Cor. ix. Who goeth a warfare at any tyme of his owne cost? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruite thereof? Or who fedeth a flocke, and eateth not of the milke of ye flocke?

i. Cor. ix. If we haue sowē vnto you spirituall thinges, is it a great matter, yf we shall reape your worldly thynges?

i. Cor. ix. Doe ye not knowe, that they which minister aboute holy thynges, lyue of the sacrifice? They whiche waite of the al­tare, are partakers with the altare. Euen so hath the lorde also ordayned, that they whyche preache the gospell, should lyue of the gospell.

ii. Cor. ix. He whiche soweth litle, shall reape little: and he that so­weth plenteouslye shall reape plenteouslye. Let euery man doe according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgeing, or of necessitie: for God loueth a cherefull geuer.

Gala. vi. Let hym that is taughte in the worde, ministre vnto hym that teacheth, in all good thynges. Be not deceiued, God is not mocked: for whatsoeuer a manne soweth, that shall he reape.

Gala. vi. Whyle we haue tyme, lette vs doe good vnto all menne, and specyallye vnto them, whyche are of the householde of faythe.

i. Tim. vi Godlines is great riches, if a man be contented with that he hath: for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we cary any thyng oute.

i. Tim. vi Charge them which are riche in this worlde, that they be ready to geue, and glad to distribute: laying vp in store for themselues a good foundacyon agaynste the tyme to come, that they may attayne eternall lyfe.

Heb. vi. God is not vnrighteous, that he wil forgeat your workes & labour that procedeth of loue: whiche loue ye haue shewed for his names sake, whiche haue ministred vnto sainctes, & yet doe ministre.


Heb. xiii. To doe good and to distribute, forgeat not: for with suche sacrfices God is pleased.

i Ioh. iii. Whoso hathe this worldes good, and seeth hys brother haue nede, and shutteth vp his compassion from hym, howe dwelleth the loue of God in him?

Tob. iiii. Geue almose of thy goodes, and turne neuer thy face from any poore man, and then the face of the Lord shal not be tur­ned awaye from thee.

Tob. iiii. Be mercifull after thy power. If thou haste muche, geue plenteouslye: If thou haste litle, doe thy diligence gladlye to geue of that little: for so gatherest thou thy selfe a good re­warde in the day of necessitie.

Prou. xix. He that hath pitie vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lorde, and loke what he layeth out, it shal be payed hym agayne.

Psal. lxi. Blessed be the man that prouideth for the sycke and nedy, the Lord shall deliuer hym in the tyme of trouble.

Then shall the church wardens, or some other by them appoynted, gather the deuocion of the people, and put the same into the poore mens bore: and vpō the offring daies appoynted, euery man and woman shall pay to the curate the due and accustomed offringes: after whiche done, the priest shall saye,

Let vs praye for the whole state of Christes Churche mili­tante here in earth.

ALmightie and euerliuing God, whiche by thy holy Apostle, haste taught vs to make pray­ers and supplicacyons, and to geue thankes for all menne: we humbly beseche thee moste mercifullye to accepte our almose, If there bee none almose geuē vn­to ye pore then shal ye wordes of accep­tyng our almes be lefte oute vnsayde. and to re­ceyue these oure prayers which we offer vnto wordes thy deuine maiestye: besechyng thee to inspire contynually, the vniuersall churche with the spirite of trueth, vnitie and our concorde: and graunte that all they that doe confesse thy ho­lye name, maye agree in the trueth of thy holy woord, and lyue in vnitye and godlye loue. We beeseche thee also to saue and defende all chrystian Kynges, Prynces and go­uernours, and specially thy seruaunt Edward oure Kyng, that vnder hym we maye bee godly and quietly gouerned: [Page] and graunte vnto hys whole counsayle, and to all that bee put in auctoritie vnder hym, that they may truelye and in­differentlye minister iustice, to the punyshmente of wycked­nes and vice, and to the maintenaunce of Goddes true reli­gion and vertue. Geue grace (O heauenlye father) to all Bisshoppes, Pastours and Curates, that they may bothe by theyr lyfe and doctryne sette foorthe thy true and lyuelye woord, and rightly and duely administer thy holy Sacra­mentes: and to all thy people geue thy heauenly grace, and especiallye to thys congregacion here presente, that with meke heart and due reuerence, they maye heare and receyue thy holy woorde, truely seruing thee in holynes and ryghte­ousnes all the dayes of theyr lyfe. And we moste humbly be­seche thee of thy goodnes (O Lorde) to comfort and succour all them whiche in this transitory life be in trouble, sorowe, nede, syckenes, or anye other aduersitie: Graunte this O fa­ther for Iesus Christes sake oure only mcdiatour and ad­uocate. Amen.

Then shall folow this exhortacion, at certayne tymes when the Curate shall see the people negligent to come to the holy Communion.

WE be come together at this time dereli beloued brethren, to fede at the Lordes supper, vnto the whiche in Gods behalfe I did you all that bee here present, and beseche you for the Lorde Ie­sus Christes sake, ye ye wyll not refuse to come therto, being so louinglye called and bidden of God himself. Ye knowe howe grieuouse and vnkynde a thyng it is, when a man hathe prepared a ryche feaste, decked his table with all kynde of prouisyon, so that there lacketh nothyng but the geastes to sitte downe, and yet they whyche bee called, withoute any cause moste vnthankefullye refuse to come. Whyche of you in suche a case woulde not bee moued? Who moulde not thynke a greate iniurye and wrong doone vn­to hym? Wherfore moste dearelye beloued in Chryste, take ye good hede, leste ye with drawing youre selues from thys holye supper, prouoke Goddes indygnacyon agaynste you. It is an easye matter for a man to saye, I wyll not com­municate, [Page] because I am otherwyse letted with worldlye busines: but suche excuses bee not so easelye accepted and allowed before God. If anye man saye, I am a grieuouse sinner, and therefore am afrayde to come: wherefore then doe you not repent and amend? When God calleth you, bee you not ashamed to saye you wyll not come? when you should returne to God wyll you excuse youreselfe, and saye that you bee not readye? Consydre earnestlye with youre selues howe lyttle suche fayned excuse shall auayle bee­fore God. They that refused the feaste in the Gospell, bee­cause they hadde boughte a farme, or woulde trye theyr yokes of oxen, or beecause they were maryed, were not so excused, but counted vnwoorthy of the heauenlye feaste: I for my parte am here presente, and accordyng vnto myne offyce, I bydde you in the name of GOD, I call you in Chrystes behalfe, I exhorte you, as you loue youre owne saluacyon, that ye wyll bee partakers of thys holye Com­munyon. And as the sonne of God dyd vouchesafe to yelde vp hys soule by deathe vpon the Crosse for youre healthe: euen so it is youre duetye to receyue the Communyon to­gether in the remembraunce of hys deathe, as he hymselfe commaunded. Nowe yf you wyll in nowyse thus dooe, considre with youre selues howe greate iniurye you dooe vnto GOD, and howe sore punyshemente hangeth ouer youre heades for the same. And whereas you offend GOD so fore in refusyng thys holye Banquete, I admonyshe, exhorte, and beeseche you, that vnto thys vnkyndenesse ye wyll not adde any more. Whyche thyng ye shall dooe, yf ye stande by as gasers and lookers on them that dooe commu­nycate, and bee no partakers of the same youre selues. For what thyng can this bee accoumpted els, then a further con­tempt and vnkindenes vnto God? Truely it is a great vn­thankefulnes to say nay when ye bee called: but the faulte is muche greater when menne stande by, and yet wyll ney­ther eate nor drynke thys holye Communyon with other. I praye you what can thys bee elles, but euen to haue the mis­teryes of Chryste in derysyon? It is sayde vnto all: Take ye [Page] and eate. Take and drinke ye all of this: do this in remem­braunce of me. With what face then, or with what counte­naunce shall ye heare thes;e woordes? What wyll thys bee elles, but a neglecting, a des;pys;ing and mockyng of the Tes;­tament of Chris;te? Wherfore, rather then you should s;o doe, departe you hence, and geue place to them that bee Godlye dys;pos;ed. But when you departe, I bees;eche you pondre with youre selues from whom you departe: ye departe from the Lordes table, ye departe from youre brethren, and from the banquete of most heauenlye foode. These thynges yf ye earnestlye considre, ye shall by Gods grace returne a bet­ter mind: for the obteining wherof we shall make our hum­ble peticions, whyle me shall receyue the holy communion.

¶ And some tyme shalbe sayd thys also at the discrecyon of the Curate.

DEarely beloued, forasmuche as our duetie is to render to almyghtye God oure heauenlye father moste hearty thankes, for that he hath geuen hys sonne our sauiour Iesus Christe, not onelye to dye for vs, but also to bee oure spirituall foode and sustenaunce, as it is de­clared vnto vs, aswell by Gods woorde, as by the holy sa­cramentes of his blessed body and bloud, the whyche beyng so coumfortable a thyng to them whiche receue it worthelye, and so daungerous to them that wyll presume to receyue it vnwoorthelye: My duetye is to exhort you to consydre the bignitie of the holye misterye, and the greate peryll of the vnmorthye receiuyng therof, and so to searche and examyne youre owne consciences, as you should come holy and cleane to a moste godly and heauenlye feaste: so that in no wyse you come, but in the maryage garmente, required of God in holy scripture: and so come and bee receiued, as woorthye partakers of suche a heauenly table. The way and meanes therto is: Fyrste to examine your lyues and conuersacion by the rule of Goddes commaundementes, and wherin soeuer ye shall perceyue youre selues to haue offended, eyther by wyll, woorde, or dede, there bewayle your owne sinfullines, [Page] confesse your selues to almightie god with ful purpose of a­mendement of lyfe. And if ye shall perceiue youre offences to be such, as be not onely againste God, but also agaynste youre neighbours: then ye shall reconcile your selues vnto them, ready to make restitucion and satisfaccion according to the vttermost of your powers, for al iniuries & wronges done by you to any other: and like wise being ready to for­geue other that haue offended you, as you would haue for­geuenes of your offences at gods hande: for otherwyse the receiuing of the holy Cōmunion, doeth noting els but en­crease your damnacion. And because it is requisite that no man should come to the holy Communion, but with a full trust in Gods mercy, & with a quiet conscience: therefore yf there be any of you whiche by the meanes aforesaid, cannot quiet his own conscyence, but requireth further comfort or counsel: then let him come to me, or some other discrete and learned minister of gods word, and open his griefe, that he maye receiue suche gostly counsayl, aduise, and comfort, as his conscience may be relieued: and that by the ministery of Gods word he may receiue comfort and the benefite of ab­solucion to the quieting of his conscience, and auoiding of al Scruple and doubtfulnes.

Then shal the priest say thys exhortacion.

DErely beloued in the Lorde: ye that minde to come to the holy Communiō of the body and bloud of our sauiour Christe, must consyder what S. Paul wryteth to the Corinthians: how he exhorteth al persons diligently to try and examyne thēselues, before they presume to eate of that bread, and drynke of that cuppe, for as the benefite is great if with a truly penitente hearte and lyuely fayth, we receiue that holy Sacramente (for then we spirituallye eate the fleshe of Chryste, and drynke hys bloude, then we dwell in Chryste, and Chryste, in vs, [...]e bee one with Chryste, and Chryste, wyth vs:) so is the daunger greate, if we receyue the same vnworthely. For then we be giltie of the bodye and bloud of Christ our Sauiour. We eate and drynke our [Page] own damnacion, not considering the lordes body. We kyn­dle Gods wrath agaynst vs, we prouoke hym to plage vs with diuerse diseases and sondrye kindes of death. There­fore, if anye of you be a blasphemer of God, an hinderer or slaunderer of his to word, an adulterer, or be in malice or en­uie, or in any other grieuous cryme, bewayle your sinnes, and come not to this holye Table, lest after the takyng of that holy Sacrament, the Deuill entre into you, as he en­tred into Iudas, and fill you ful of al iniquities, and bring you to destruccion both of body and soule: Iudge therefore your selues (brethren) that ye bee not iudged of the Lorde. Repent you truely for your sinnes past, haue a liuelye and stedfast fayth in Christ our Sauiour. Amende your lyues, and be in perfect charitie with all men, so shall ye bee mete partakers of those holy misteries. And aboue all thinges, ye must geue most humble and heartie thankes to God the father, the sonne, and the holy ghost, for the redempcion of the world, by the death and passion of our Sauiour Christ bothe God and man: who did humble himselfe, euen to the death vpon the Crosse for vs miserable sinners, which lay in darkenes and shadowe of death, that he myght make vs the children of God, and exalte vs to euerlastyng lyfe. And to thende that we shoulde alwaye remembre the exceding great loue of our Master and onely Sauiour Iesu Christ, thus dying for vs, and the innumerable benefites (whiche by his precious bloudshedding) he hath obtayned to vs, he hath instituted and ordeyned holy misteries as pledges of his loue, and continual remembraunce of his death, so our great and endlesse comfort. To hym therefore with the fa­ther and the holy ghost, let vs geue (as we are most boun­den) continuall thankes: submittyng our slues wholye to his holye will and pleasure, and studying to setue hym in true holinesse and ryghteousnes all the dayes of our lyfe. Amen.

¶ Then shall the priest saye to them that come to receiue the ho­ly Communion.

YOu that doe truely & earnestly repente you of your sinnes, & be in loue & charitie with your neighbours, & entend to leade a newe lyfe, fo­lowyng the commaundementes of God, and walking from hencefurh in hys holy mayes: Draw nere, & take this holy Sacramente to your comfort, make your hūble coufession to almighty God beefore thys congregacion here gathered together in hys holy name, mekely kneling vpon your knees.

Then shall this generall confession be made, in the name of all those that are minded to receiue the holye Communion, eyther by one of them, or els by one of the Minissters, or by the Prieste hym selfe, all kneling humbly vpon their knees.

ALmightie god, father of our lord Iesus Christ, maker of al thinges, iudge of al men, we know­ledge & bewayle our manifold sinnes and wic­kednesse, whiche we from tyme to tyme moste greuously haue committed, by thought, worde, and dede, agaynste thy deuyne Maiestie: prouokyng moste iustly thy wrath and indignacion agaynst vs: we doe ear­nestly repent, & be heartelry sory for these our misdoynges: the remembraunce of them is grieuous vnto vs the burthe of them is intollerable: haue mercye vpon vs, haue mercye vpon vs moste mercifull father, for thy sonne oure Lorde Iesus Chriestes sake: forgeue vs all that is past, & graunt that we may euer hereafter, serue and please thee, in new­nesse of lyfe, to the honor and glorye of thy name: Through Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Then shal the Priest or the Bishop being present, stand vp, and turning himselfe to the people, says thus.

ALmightie God our heauenly father, who of hys great mercy, hath promised forgeuenes of sinnes to al them, whiche with hartie repentaunce and true fayth turne vnto him: haue mercye vpon you, pardon & deliuer you frō all your sinnnes, confirme and strength you in all goodnes, and bryng you to euerlastyng lyfe: through Iesus Christe our Lorde. Amen.

¶ Then shall the priest also saye.

Heare what comfortable wordes our sauiour Christ saith, to all that truely turne to hym.

Come vnto me all that trauayle and be heauy laden, and I shal refreshe you. So God loued the world, that he gaue his onely begotten sonne, to thend that al that beleue in him, should not peryshe, but haue lyfe euerlastyng.

¶ Heare also what Sainct Paul sayeth.

This is a true saying, a worthy of al men to be receyued, that Iesus Christ came into the world to saue synners.

¶ Heare also what Sainct Iohn sayeth.

Yf anye man synne, we haue an aduocate with the father, Iesus Christ righteous, and he the propiciacyon for our synnes.

After the which, the priest shall procede, saying.

Lyft vp your heartes.

Aunswere. We lyfte them vp vnto the Lorde.

Prieste. Let vs geue thankes vnto our Lorde God.

Aunswere. It is mete and right so to doe.

Prieste. It is very mete, righte, and oure bounden duetie, that we should at al times, and in al places, geue thankes vnto thee, O Lorde holy father, almightie euerlasting god.

¶ Here shall folowe the proper Preface accordyng to the tyme, if there be any specially appointed: or els immediatly shall folowe. Therefore with Aungels &c.

¶ Propre Prefaces.

Vpon Christmas daye, and seuen dayes after.

BEcause thou diddest geue Iesus Christe, thine onely sonne, to bee borne, as thys daye for vs, who by the operacion of the holy ghoste, was made very man, of the substaunce of the, Vyr­gyn Marye his mother, and that without spot [Page] of sinne, to make vs cleane from all sinne. Therfore. &c.

¶ Vpon Easter day, and seuen dayes after.

BVt chieflye are we bounde to prayse thee, for the glorious resurreccion of thy sonne Iesus Christe our Lord: for he is the very Paschal lābe, which was offered for vs, & hath taken awaye the sinne of the worlde, who by hys death hath destroyed death, and by hys risyng to lyfe agayne, hathe restored to vs euerla­styng lyfe. Therfore. &c.

¶ Vpon the Ascencion daye, and seuen dayes after.

THroughe thy moste deare beloued sonne, Iesus Christ our Lord: who after his most glorious re­surrecciō, manifestly appeared to al his apostles, and in their sight ascended vp into heauen, to pre­pare a place for vs, that where he is, thether might we al­so ascend, and reigne with him in glory. Therfore with. &c.

¶ Vpon whitsonday and sixe dayes after.

THrough Iesus Christe our Lorde, accordyng to whose most true promise, the holye ghoste came downe this daye frō heauen, with a sodain great sound, as it had been a mightie wind, in the like­nes of fiery tonges, lightyng vpon the Apostles, to teache them, and to leade them to all trueth, geuyng them bothe the gyft of diuerse languages, and also boldenes with fer­uent zeale, constantly to preache the Gospell vnto all naci­ons, whereby we are brought out of darkenes and errour, into the cleare light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy sonne Iesus Christ. Therfore with. &c.

¶ Vpon the feast of Trinitie onely.

IT is verye mete, righte, and our bounden duetie, that me should at all tunes, and in all places geue thankes to thee, O Lorde, almightie and euerla­sting God, which art one God, one lord, not one onely person, but three persones in one substaunce: for that which we beleue of the glory of the father, the same we be­leue of the sonne, and of the holy ghost, without anye diffe­rence or inequalitie. Therfore with. &c.

¶ After which Preface shall folowe immediately.

¶ Therfore with Angelles and Archangelles, and with all the company of heauen, we laude and magnifie thy glo­rious name, euermore praysing thee, and saying: Holy, ho­ly, holy, Lorde God of hostes: heauen and earth are full of thy glory, glory be to thee, O Lord most high.

Then shall the Priest kneeling downe at Gods borde, saye in the name of all them that shall receiue the Communion, thys prayer folowing.

WE doe not presume to come to this thy Table (O mercifull Lord) trusting in our owne righteous­nes, but in thy manifolde & great mercies: we be not worthy so much as to gather vp the crūmes vnder thy table, but thou arte the same Lorde, whose pro­pertie is alwayes to haue mercy: graunt vs therfore (gra­cious Lorde) so to eate the fleshe of thy dere sonne Iesus Christ, and to drinke his bloud, that our sinfull bodies may be made cleane by his body, & our soules wasshed through his most precious bloud: and that we may euermore dwel in him and he in vs. Amen.

¶ Then the Priest standing vp, shal say as foloweth.

ALmightie God our heauenly father, which of thy tender mercy diddest geue thyne onely sonne Ie­sus Christ, to suffre death vpon the crosse for our redempcion, who made there by his one oblacion of himselfe once offered, a full, perfecte, and sufficient sacri­fice, oblacion, and satisfaccyon for the synnes of the whole world: and did institute, and in his holy Gospel commaund vs, to continue a perpetuall memorye of that hys precious death, vntyll hys comyng agayne. Heare vs O mercifull father we beseche thee: & graunte that we receiuing these thy creatures of bread & wine, according to thy sonne our Sauiour Iesu Christes holy institucion, in remembraūce of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most bles­sed body and bloud: who in the same nyght that he was be­trayed, tooke bread, and when he hadde geuen thankes, he brake it, and gaue it to hys Disciples, saying: Take, eate, [Page] this is my body which is geuen for you. Doe this in remē ­braunce of me. Lykewyse after supper he tooke the cup, and when he had geuen thankes, he gaue it to thē, saying: Drink ye all of thys, for this is my bloud of the newe Testamente, which is shed for you and for many, for remissyon of sinnes: doe thys as oft as ye shall drinke it in remembraunce of me.

Then shall the Minister first receyue the Communion in bothe kyndes himselfe, and nexte delyuer it to other Ministers, yf anye be there presēt (that they may helpe the chiefe Minister, and after to the people in theyr handes kneelyng. And when he delyuereth the bread, he shall saye.

Take and eate thys in remembraunce that Christe dyed for thee, and fede on him in thy heart by fayth, with thankes geuyng.

And the minister that deliuereth the cup, shall saye.

Drinke this in remembraunce that Christes bloud was shed for thee, and be thankefull.

Then shal the Priest saye the Lordes prayer, the people repea­ting after hym euery peticyon.

After shalbe sayde as foloweth.

O Lorde and heauenlye father, we thy humble ser­uauntes, entierly desyre thy fatherly goodnesse, mercyfullye to accepte thys oure Sacrifyce of prayse and thankes geuyng: moste be­sechyng thee to graunte that by the merites and death of thy sonne Iesus Christe, and throughe faith in hys bloud, we and all thy whole churche, may obtayne remissiō of our sinnes, and al other benefites of his Passiō. And here we offer and prsēt vnto thee, O lord, our selues, our soules and bodies, to bee a reasonable, holye, and lyuely Sacrifice vnto thee, humblye besechyng thee, that all we whyche bee partakers of thys holye Communion, maye bee fulfylled with thy grace and heauenlye benediccion. And althoughe we bee vnworthy, throughe oure manyfolde synnes, to offre vnto thee any sacrifyce: yet we beseche thee to accepte thys [Page] our bounden duetie and seruice, not weyghing our merites, but pardonyng oure offences, throughe Iesus Christe oure Lord: by whom and with whom, in the vnitie of the holye ghost, all honour and glory bee vnto thee O father almygh­tie, worlde without ende. Amen.

Or this.

ALmightie and euerliuing god, we most hartely thanke thee, for that thou doest vouchesafe to fede vs, whyche haue duely receyued these holy misteries, with the spirituall foode of the moste precyous body and bloud of thy sonne our Sauyour Iesus Christe, and doest assure vs thereby of thy fauoure and goodnesse towarde vs, and that we bee verye membres incorporate in thy mistycall bodye, whyche is the blessed companye of all faythfull people, and bee also heyres through hope, of thy euerlastyng kyngdome, by the merites of the most precyous deathe and Passyon of thy deare sonne: we nowe moste humblye beseche thee, heauenlye father, so to assiste vs with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy felowship, and doe all suche good workes as thou hast prepared for vs to walke in, throughe Iesus Christe oure Lorde: to whom with thee and the holy ghost, be all honour and glory, worlde without ende. Amen.

Then shalbe sayd or song.

GLorye bee to GOD on hyghe. And in earthe peace, good wyll towardes menne. We prayse thee, we blesse thee, we woorshyp thee, we glo­ryfy thee, we geue thankes to thee, for thy great glorye. O Lorde GOD heauenly kyng, God the father almyghtye. O Lorde, the only begotten sonne Iusu Chrysse: O Lorde God, Lame of God, sonne of the father, that takeste awaye the synnes of the worlde, haue mercye vpon vs: Thou that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde, haue mercye vpon vs. Thou that takeste awaye [Page] the sinnes of the worlde: receyue our prayer. Thou that fit­test at the righte hand of God the father, haue mercye vpon vs: For thou onely arte holy: Thou onely are the Lorde: Thou onely (O Christe) with the holy ghost, art most highe, in the glory of God the father Amen.

Then the Priest or the Bishop, yf he be present, shal let them de­parte with this blessing.

THe peace of God whiche passeth all vnderstānding, kepe your heartes and myndes in the knowledge and loue of God, and of his sonne Iesu Christ our Lorde: and the blessing of God almightie, the fa­ther, the sonne, and the holy ghost, bee amongest you, and re­mayne with you alwayes. Amen.

Collectes to be sayd after the Offertorie, when there is no Cō ­munion, euery such daye one. And the same maye be sayde also, as often as occasion shall serue, after the Collectes, eyther of Mor­ning and Euening prayer, Communion, or Letany, by the dis­crecion of the Minister.

ASsist vs mercifully, O Lorde, in these our suppli­cacions and prayers, and dispose the waye of thy seruauntes, towarde the attaynemente of euerlas­tyng saluacyon: that among all the chaunges and chaunces of this mortall lyfe, they maye euer be defended by thy moste gracyous and ready helpe: throughe Christe oure Lorde. Amen.

O Almightie Lorde and euerliuyng God, vouchsafe we beeseche thee, to directe, sanctifye and gouerne bothe oure heartes and bodies, in the wayes of thy lawes, and in the workes of thy commaundemētes: that through thy most mightie proteccyon, both here and euer, we maye be preser­ued in body and soule: through our Lorde and Sauiour Ie­sus Christe. Amen.

GRaunt we beseche thee almightie god, that the wordes whiche we haue hearde this daye with oure outwarde eares, may throughe thy grace bee so grafted inwardlye in oure heartes, that they may bryng for the in vs, the fruite of good lyuing, to the honour and prayse of thy name: throughe Iesus Christe oure Lorde. Amen.

PReuent vs O Lorde in all our doinges, with thy moste gracyous fauoure, and further vs with thy contynuall helpe, that in all oure workes begon, continued, and ended in thee: we maye glorifye thy holy name, and fynally by thy mercye obtayne euerlastyng lyfe: throughe Iesus Chryste oure Lorde, Amen.

ALmightye God, the fountayne of all wysdome, whyche knowest our necessities before we aske, and oure igno­raunce in asking: we beseche thee to haue compassyon vpon our infirmities, and those thinges whiche for our vnworthi­nesse we dare not, and for oure blindnes we cannot aske, vouchesafe to geue vs for the worthynesse of thy sonne Ie­sus Christe oure Lourde. Amen.

ALmightie God, whiche haste promised to heare the pe­ticyons of them that aske in thy sonnes name: we bee­seche thee mercifully to enclyne thyne eares to vs that haue made nowe oure prayers and supplycacyons vnto thee: and graunte that those thynges whiche we faithfully asked ac­cordyng to the wyll, may effectually bee obteyned, to the re­liefe of oure necessitie, and to the settyng foorth of thy glorye: through Iesus Christe our Lorde. Amen.

Vpon the holy dayes, yf there be no Communion, shalbe sayde al that is appoynted at the Communiō, vntill the ende of the Homelye, concludyng with the generall prayer, for the whole state of Christes church militant here in earth, & one or moe of these Collectes beefore rehearsed, as occasion shall serue.

And there shalbe no celebracion of the Lordes supper, except there bee a good noumbre to commnunicate with the priest, according to his discrecyon.

And yf there bee not aboue twentye persons in the Parishe of dis­crecion to receiue Communion: yet there shalbe no Communiō, except foure, or three at the least, communicate with the priest. And in Cathedrall and Collegiate churches, where bee many priestes and Deacons, they shall all receyue the Communion with the Minister euery Sundaie at the least, except they haue a reasonable cause to the contrary.

And to take away the supersticiō, which any person hath, or might haue in the bread and wyne, it shall suffyse that the bread be suche, as is vsual to be eaten at the Table with other meates, but the best and purest wheate bread, that conuenienly may be gotten. And yf anye of [Page] the bread or wine remayne, the Curate shall haue it to his owne vse.

Although no ordre can be so perfectly deuised, but it may be of sonne, either for theyr ignoraunce and infirmitie, or els of malice and obsti­nacie, misconcostrued, depraued, and interpreted in a wrong part: And yet because brotherly charitie willeth, that somuche as conuenientlie maye be, offences should be taken awaye: therefore we willyng to doe the same. Wheras it is ordeined in the boke of common prayer, in the administracion of the lordes Supper, that the communicantes kne­lyng should receyue the holy Communion: which thyng beeing well mente, for a significacion of the humble & gratefull acknowledgeing of the benefices of Christ geuen vnto the worthye receyuer, and to a­uoyde the prophanacion and disordre which about the holy Commu­nion might els ensue. Leste yet the same kneling might be thought or taken otherwise, we doe declare that it is not meant therby, that any adoracion is done, or ought to be done, eyther vnto the Sacramentall bread or wyne there bodely receyued, or vnto any reall and essenciall presence there beeyng of Christes naturall fleshe and bloud. For as concerning the Sacramentall bread and wyne, they remayne still in theyr very natural substaunces, and therfore may not bee adored, for that were Idolatrie to be abhorred of all faithful Christians. And as concerning the naturall body and bloud of oure fauiour Christ, they are in heauen and not here: for it is agaynste the trueth of Chryestes true naturall body, to be moe in places then in one at one tyme.

The bread and wyne for the Communion, shall be prouyded by the Curate and the church wardens, at the charges of the Parishe, & the Parishe shalbe discharged of suche summes of moneye, or other dueties, which hetherto they haue payd for the same, by ordre of their houses euery Sundaye.

And note, that euery Parishioner shall communicate, at the leaste three tymes in the yeare: of which, Easter to bee one: and shal also re­ceyue the Sacramētes, and other rites, according to the order in this Boke appoynted. And yerely at Easter, euery Parishioner shal rekē with his Person, Vicar, or Curate, or hys, or theyr deputie, or depu­ties, and pay to them or him, all Ecclesiasticall dueties, accustomably due, then and at that tyme to bee payde.

¶ The Ministracion of Baptisine to be vsed in the Churche.

IT appeareth by auncyente wryters, that the Sacrament of Baptisme in the olde time, was not commonlye ministed, but at two tymes in the yeare: at Easter, and Whitsontide. At whych times it was openlye ministred, in the presence of all the congregacion: which custome (now beyng growen oute of vse) although it cannot for many considera­cyons bee well restored agayne, yet it is thoughte good to folowe the same as nere as conuenientlye may bee: wherfore the people are to bee admanisshed, that it is moste conuenient that baptisme shoulde not bee ministred but vpon Sundayes, and other holye dayes, when the most noumbre of people may come together, aswel for that the congregacion there presente maye testifie the receiuing of them that be newely Baptised into the noumbre of Christes Churche, as also because in the Baptisme of infantes, euery man presente maye be put in re­membraunce of his owne profession made to God in his Bap­tisme. For whiche cause; also, it is expediente that Baptisme bee ministred in the Englishe tongue. Neuerthelesse, (yf necessitie so require) children maye at all tymes be Baptised at home.

¶ Publique Baptisme.

When there are children to be Baptised vpon the Sundaye, or holy daye, the Parentes shal geue knowledge ouernight, or in the Morning, afore the beginning of Mornyng prayer, to the Curate. And then the godfathers, godmothers, & people with the childrē, must be ready at ye Fonie, either immediate­ly after the last Lesson at Morning praier, or els immediate­ly after the last Lesson at Euening prayer, as the Curate by his discrecion shal appoint. And the standing there, the Priest shall aske whether the children be Baptised or no. If they an­swere, no: Then shall the Priest saye thus.

DEarely beloued, forasmuch as al mē be conceiued and borne in synne, and that our Sauiour Christ sayeth, none can entre into the kyngdome of God (except he be regenerate, and borne a new of wa­ter and the holy goste:) I beseche you to call vpon God the father, through our lord Iesus Christe, ye of his bounteous mercy, he wil graunte to these children, that thing which by nature they cannot haue, that they maye be Baptised with water and the holy goste, and receiued into Christes holye churche, and be made liuely membres of the same.

¶ Then the Priest shall saye.

¶ Let vs praye.

ALmightie and euerlasting god, which of thy great mercy didst saue Noe and his familie in ye Arke, from perishing by water: and also diddest; safelye leade the children Israel thy people through ye redde Sea, figuring therby thy holy Baptisme, and by the Baptisme of thy welbeloued sonne Iesus Chryste, diddest sanctifie the floud Iordā and al other waters, to ye misticall wasshyng awaye of synne: We beseche thee for thy infinite mercyes, that thou myit mercifully loke vpon these childrē, sanctifie them and washe them with thy holy gost, that they being deliuered from thy wrath, maye be receiued into the Arke of Christes churche: and beeing stedfast in faith, ioye­full through hope, and rooted in charitie, maye so passe the [Page] waues of this troublesome worlde, that finally they maye come to the lande of euerlastyng lyfe, there to reigne with thee, world without ende, through Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALmightie and immortall god, the ayde of al that nede, the helper of all that flee to thee for succoure, the lyfe of them that beleue, and the resurreccion of the dead: We call vpon thee for these infantes, that they comming to thy holy Baptisme, may receiue remisstō of their sines by spirituall regeneracion. Receiue them (O Lord) as thou hast promised by thy welbeloued sonne, saying: Aske & you shall haue, seke and you shall finde, knocke and it shalbe o­pened vnto you. So geue now vnto vs ye aske. Let vs that seke find. Open ye gate vnto vs that knocke, ye these infantes may enioye the euerlasting benedicciō of thy heauenly was­shing, and maye come to the eternall kingdom, which thou hast promysed by Christ our Lorde. Amen.

Then shal the Priest say: heare the wordes of the Gospel written by Sainct Marke in the tenth Chapter.

Mark. x. AT a certayne tyme they broughte children vnto Christ that he shoulde touche them, and his disci­ples rebuked those that brought them. But whē Iesus sawe it, he was displeased, and sayde vnto them: suffre litle children to come vnto me, and forbid them not, for to suche belongeth the kingdome of god. Verelye I saye vnto you, whosoeuer doeth not receyue the kingdome of God as a litle childe, he shall not entre therein. And when he had taken them vp in his armes, he putte hys handes vpon them and blessed them.

After the Gospell is readde, the Minister shall make thys briefe exhortacion vpon the wordes of the Gospell.

FRendes, you heare in this Gospel the wordes of oure Sauioure Christe, that he commaun­ded the children to bee brought vnto him: Now he blamed those that woulde haue kepte them from hym: Nowe he exhorted all men to folowe theyr innocencie. You perceiue how by his out­warde [Page] gesture and dede, he declared hys good wyll toward them. For he embraced thē in his armes, he layd his handes vpon them, and blessed them: doubt not ye therfore, but ear­nestlye belieue, that he wyll likewyse fauourablye receyue these presente infantes, that he wyll embrace them with the armes of hys mercye, that he wyll geue vnto them the bles­syng of eternal lyfe, and make thē partakers of his euerlas­tyng kyngdome. Wherefore we being thus perswaded of the good wil of our heauenly father towarde these infantes de­clared by his sonne Iesus Christe, & nothing doubting but that he fauourably alloweth this charitable worke of ours in bringing these childrē to his holy Baptisme: let vs faith­fully and deuoutlye geue thankes vnto him, and say.

ALmightie & euerlasting god, heauenly father, we geue thee humble thankes, that thou haste vouchsafed to call vs to the knowledge of thy grace and fayth in thee: encrease thys know­ledge, and confirme this fayth in vs euermore: Geue thy holy spirite to thse infantes, that they may be borne again, and be made heyres of euerlasting saluacion, through our Lord Iesus Christ: who liueth and reigneth with thee and ye holy spirite, now & for euer. Amen.

¶ Then the Priest shall speake vnto the Godfathers and Godmo­thers, on thys wyse.

WElbeloued frendes, ye haue brought these chil­drē here to be Baptised: ye haue praied that our Lord Iesus Christ would vouchsafe to receiue them, to laye his handes vpon thē, to blesse thē, to release them of their sinnes, to geue them the kyngdome of heauen, and euerlastyng lyfe. Ye haue heard also that our lord Iesus Christ hath promised in his gospel to graūt al these thinges that ye haue praied for: which pro­myse he for his parte wyl moste surely kepe and perfourme: Wherefore after thys promyse made by Chryste, these [Page] infantes must also faythfully for their part promyse by you that be their suerties, that they wil forsake the deuil and al his workes, and constantly beleue gods holy word, and o­bediently kepe his commaundementes.

Then shall the Priest demaunde of the Godfathers and God­mothers these questions folowyng.

Doest thou forsake the deuil and al his workes, the vaine pompe, and glory of the world, with al couetouse desyres of the same, the carnall desyres of the fleshe, so that thou wylte not folowe, nor be led by them?

Aunswere. I forsake them all.

Minister. Doest thou beleue in god the father almightie, maker of heauen and earth? And in Iesus Christ his onely begotten sonne our lord, and that he was conceiued by the holy gost, borne of the virgin Mary: that he suffered vnder Poncyus Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried: that he went down into hell, and also did rise agayne the thyrd daye: that he as­cended into heauen, and litteth at the right hande of god the father almightie, and from thence shal come again at ye end of the world, to iudge the quicke and the dead?

And doest thou beleue in ye holy gost, the holy Catholique Churche, the cōmunion of sainctes, the remiss;ion of synnes, the resurrecciō of the fleshe, and euerlasting life after death?

Aunswere. All this I stedfastly beleue.

Minister. Wylt thou be Baptysed in thys fayth?

Aunswere. That is my desyre.

Then shall the Priest saye.

O Merciful god, graunt that the olde Adam in these children may be so buried, that the new man may be raysed vp in them. Amen.

Graunte that all carnall affecions may dye in them, and that all thynges belongyng to the spyryte, [Page] maye lyue and growe in them. Amen.

Graunt that they may haue power and strength to haue victory, and to triumphe against the deuill, the world and the fleshe. Amen.

Graunt that whosoeuer is here dedicated to thee by oure office and ministery, may also be endued with heauenly ver­tues, & euerlastynglye rewarded through thy mercy, O bles­sed lord God, who doest liue and gouerne all thinges world without ende. Amen.

ALmightie euerliuing God, whose moste dearelye belo­ued sōne Iesus Christ, for the forgeuenes of our sinnes, did shead out of his most precious side bothe water & bloud, and gaue commaundement to hys disciples that they should goe teache all nacyons, and baptise them in the name of the father, the sonne, and of the holy ghost: Regarde we beseche thee, the supplicacions of thy congregacion, and graunt that all thy seruauntes whyche shall bee baptised in thys water, may receyue the fulnes of thy grace, and euer remaine in the noumbre of thy faithfull and elect children, throughe Iesus Chryst our Lorde.

Then the Priest shal take the childe in his handes, and aske the name: and naming the childe, shall dippe it in the water, so it be discretely and warely done, saying.

N I Baptise thee in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holy goste. Amen.

And yf the child bee weake, it shall suffise to powre water vpon it, saying the foresayd wordes.

N I Baptise thee in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holy gost. Amen.

Then the Priest shall make a crosse vpon the childes forehead, saying.

WE receyue thys childe into the congregacion of Christes stocke, and doe sygne hym with the sygne of ye crosse, in tokē that hereafter he shall not bee ashamed to confesse the fayth of Chryste crucified, and manfully to fight vnder his ban­ner agaynst sinne, the worlde, and the deuill: and to continue [Page] Christes faythfull souldioure and seruaunt, vnto hys lyues ende. Amen.

Then shall the Priest saye.

SEyng now derely beloued brethren, that these children be regenerate and grafted into the body of Christes congre­gacyon: let vs geue thankes vnto God for these benefites, & with one accorde make oure prayers vnto almyghtye God, that they maye leade the rest of theyr lyfe, accordyng to this begynnyng.

Then shalbe sayde.

Our father whiche arte in heauen. &c.

Then shall the Priest saye.

WE yelde thee hearty thankes most merciful father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate thys infant with thy holy sprite, to receyue hym for thy owne child by adopcion, and to incorporate hym into thy holy congregacion. And humblye we beseche thee to graunte that he being dead vnto sinne, and liuing vnto rightousnes, and beyng buried with Christ in hys death, may crucifie the olde man, and vtterly abolishe the whole body of synne: that as he is made partaker of the death of thy sonne, so he maie be partaker of his resurreccion. So that finally with the re­sidue of thy holy congregacion he may be inheritour of thine euerlastyng kyngdome: throughe Christe our Lord. Amen.

At the laste ende, the Priest callyng the Godfathers and Godmo­thers together, shall saye thys shorte exhortacyon folowyng.

FOrasmuche as these chyldren haue promysed by you to forsake the Deuil and all his workes, to beleue in God, and to serue him: you must remembre that it is youre partes and duetyes to see that these infantes bee taughte so soone as they shalbe hable to learne what a solemne vow, promise and profession they haue made by you. And that they maye knowe these thynges the better, ye shall call vpon them to heare sermons. And chyeftye ye shall prouyde that they may learne the Crede, the Lordes prayer, and the ten Com­maundementes [Page] in the English tongue, and al other thinges whiche a Christian man oughte to knowe and beleue, to his soules health: and that these children, may bee vertuoustlye brought vp, to leade a godly and Christen lyfe, remembring alwaie that Baptisme doeth represente vnto vs oure profes­syon, whiche is to folow the example of our sauiour Christ, and to bee made lyke vnto hym: that as he dyed and rose a­gayne for vs, so shoulde we whyche are Baptised, dye from synne, and ryse agayne vnto ryghteousnesse, contynuallye mortifying all oure euyll and corrupte affeccions, and daily procedyng in all vertue, and godlynes of lyuyng.

The Minister shall commaunde that the children be broughte to the Bishop to be confirmed of hym, so sone as they can saye in their vulgare tong, the articles of ye faith, the lordes prayer, and the .x. commaundementes: and be further instructed in the Cathechisme sette forthe for that purpose, accordingly as it is there expressed.

¶ Of them that be Baptised in priuate houses, in tyme of necessitie.

The Pastours and Curates shall ofte admonyshe the people, that they deferre not the Baptisme of infantes any longer thē the Sundaye, or other holy daye nexte after the child be borne, vnlesse vpon a great and reasonable cause declared to the Cu­rate, and by hym approued.

And also they shal warne them, that without great cause and necessitie, they Baptise not children at home in theyr houses.

And when greate nede shall compell them so to doe, that then they minister it on this fashyon.

Firste let them that be present call vpon God for hys grace, and say the Lordes prayer, if the tyme will suffre, And then one of them shall name the childe, and dippe hym in the water, or powre water vpon hym, saying these wordes.

N I Baptise thee in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holy gost. Amen.

And lette them not doubt, but that the childe so Baptised, is lawfully and sufficiently Baptised, & ought not to be Baptised agayne in the Churche. But yet neuerthelesse, yf the chylde whyche is after thys sorte Baptised, doe afterwarde lyue: it is expedyente that he bee broughte into the Churche, to [Page] the entente the Priest may examine and trie, whether the child be lawfully baptised or no. And yf those that bryng any chylde to the churche doe aunswere that he is already Baptised, then shall the Priest examine them further.

By whom the childe was Baptysed.

Who was present when the childe was Baptysed?

Whether they called vpon God for grace and succoure in that necessitie?

With what thyng, or what matter they did Baptyse the chylde?

With what wordes the childe was Baptised.

Whether they thinke the child to be lawefully and perfect­ly Baptysed?

And if the minister shall proue by the aunsweres of suche as brought the childe, that all thynges were done as they oughte to bee: Then shall not be Christen the childe agayne, but shall receyue hym as one of the flocke of the true Christian people, saying thus.

I Certifye you, that in thys case ye haue done wel, & according vnto due order concerning the baptising of this childe, which being borne in original sinne, and in the wrath of god, is now by the lauer of re­generacion in Baptisme, receyued into the noumber of the children of God, and heyres of euerlastyng life: for our Lord Iesus Christ doeth not deny hys grace and mercy vnto such infantes, but most louingly doeth call them vnto him, as the holy Gospel doeth witnesse to our comfort, on thys wyse.

Mark. x. AT a certayne tyme they broughte children vnto Christ that he shoulde touche them, and his disci­ples rebuked those that brought them. But whē Iesus sawe it, he was displeased, and sayde vnto them: suffre litle children to come vnto me, and forbid them not, for to suche belongeth the kingdome of god. Verelye I saye vnto you, whosoeuer doeth not receyue the kingdome of God as a litle childe, he shall not entre therein. And when he had taken them vp in his armes, he putte hys handes vpon them and blessed them.

After the Gospell is readde, the Minister shall make thys exhortacion vpon the wordes of the Gospell.

FRendes, you heare in this Gospel the wordes of oure Sauioure Christe, that he commaun­ded the children to bee brought vnto him: Now he blamed those that woulde haue kepte them from hym: Nowe he exhorted all men to folowe theyr innocencye. Ye perceiue howe by hys out­warde gesture and dede, he declared hys good wyll toward them. For he embraced thē in his armes, he layd his handes vpon them, and blessed them: doubt ye not therfore, but ear­nestlye belieue, that he hath likewyse fauourablye receyued thys presente infante, that he hathe embraced him with the armes of hys mercye, that he hath geuen vnto hym the bles­syng of eternall lyfe, and made hym partaker of his euerlas­tyng kyngdome. Wherefore we being thus perswaded of the good will of our heauenlye father declared by his sonne Ie­sus Chryste towardes this infant: Let vs faithfully and de­uoutly geue thankes vnto him, and say the prayer whyche the Lord himselfe taughte, and in declaracion of our faith, lette vs recyte the articles contayned in our Crede.

Here the Minister with the Godfathers and Godmothers shall saye.

Our father whiche arte in heauen. &c.

Then shall the priest demaunde the name of the chyld, whiche beeyng by the Godfathers and Godmothers pro­nounced, the Minister shall saye.

Dooest thou in the name of thys chylde forsake the De­uill and all hys woorkes, the vayne pompe and glory of the worlde, with all the couetous desires of the same, the carnall desyres of the fleshe, and not to folow and be lead by them?

¶ Aunswere. I forsake them all.

¶ Minister. Doest thou in the name of thys childe professe thys fayth, to beleue in God the father almightye, maker of heauen and earth. And in Iesus Chryste hys onelye beegotten sonne [Page] our Lorde: and that he was conceyued by the holye ghoste, borne of the vyrgyn Marye: that he suffered vnder: Poncy­us Pylate, was crucifyed, dead and buryed: that he wente downe into hell, and also did ryse agayn the thyrd daye: that he ascended into heauen, and sitteth at the right hand of god the father almightie: and from thence he shall come agayne at the ende of the worlde, to iudge the quicke and the dead?

And doe you in hys name belieue in the holy ghost. The holy Catholyque Church. The Communion of Sainctes. The remyssyon of synnes. Resurreccyon, and euerlastyng lyfe after deathe?

¶ Aunswere. All thys I stedfastly belieue.

¶ Let vs praye.

ALmightie and euerlastyng God heauenly father, we geue thee humble thankes, for that thou haste vouchsaued to cal vs to ye knowledge of thy grace and faith in thee: encrease this knowledge, and cō ­fyrme thys faythe in vs euermore: Geue thy holye spyrite to thys infante, that he beyng borne agayne, and beeyng made heyre of euerlastyng saluacyon, throughe oure Lorde Iesus Christ, may continue thy seruaunt, and attaine thy promise, throughe thesame oure Lorde Iesus Christ thy sonne: who liueth and reigneth with thee, in the vnytie of the same holye spirite euerlastyngly. Amen.

Then shall the Minister make this exhortacion to the Godfathers and Godmothers.

FOrasmuche as thys chylde hathe promised by you to forsake the deuyll and all hys workes, to belieue in God, and to serue hym: you muste remembre that it is youre parte and duetye to see that thys infant bee taughte so soone as he shalbe hable to learne what a solemne vowe, promyse, and profession he hathe made by you: and that he maye knowe these thinges the better, ye shall call vpon him to heare sermons: And chiefly ye shall prouide that he maye learne the Crede, the Lordes prayer, and the ten Com­maundementes in the englyshe tong, and all other thynges [Page] whiche a christian man ought to knowe and belieue, to his soules health: and that this child may be vertuously brought vp to leade a godly and a christen lyfe: Remembring alwaye that Baptisme doth represent vnto vs our profession, whiche is to folowe the exaumple of oure sauioure Christe, and bee made lyke vnto hym: that as he died and rose agayn for vs: so should we whyche are baptised, dye from synne, and rise agayne vnto righteousnes, continually mortifying all oure euill and corrupte affeccyons, and daylye procedyng in all vertue and Godlynes of liuyng.

And so furth as in Publyque Baptisme.

But yf they which bryng the infantes to the Church, doe make an vncertayn aunswere to the priestes questions, and saye that they cānot tell what they thought, did or sayd in that great feare and trouble of mynde, (as oftentimes it chaunceth) then let the priest baptise hym in fourme aboue written, concernyng Pub­lique baptisme, sauyng that at the dyppyng of the childe in the Fonte, he shall vse thys fourme of woordes.

If thou be not Baptised already .N. I Baptise thee in the name of the father, and of the Sonne, and of the holy Goste. Amen.

¶ Confirmacion, wherin is conteyned a Cathechisme. for children.

TO the end that Confirmacion may be ministred to the more edifying of such as shall receiue it (ac­cordyng vnto .S. Paules doctrine, who teacheth that all thynges shoulde bee done in the Churche to the edificacyon of the same) it is thought good, that none herafter shalbe confirmed, but suche as can saye in theyr mother tong, the Articles of the faythe, the Lordes prayer, and the .x. Commaun­dementes: And can also aunswere to such questy­ons of thys shorte Cathechisme, as the Bisshoppe (or such as he shall appoynt) shall by hys discreti­on appose them in. And thys ordre is most conuenient to bee obserued for diuerse consideracions.

Fyrst, because that when children come to the yeres of discretion, and haue learned what theyr Godfathers and Godmothers promised for thē in Baptysme, they may then themselues with theyr owne mouth, & with theyr owne consent, openly before the Churche ratifye and confirme the­same: and also promise, that by the grace of God, they wyll euermore en­deuoure themselues faythfully to obserue and kepe such thynges, as they by theyr owne mouthe and confession haue assented vnto.

Secondly forasmuch as Confirmacion is ministred to them that bee Baptised, that by imposicion of handes and prayer, they maye receyue strength and defence against all temptacyons to sinne, and the assaultes of the world and the Deuil: it is most mete to be minystred when childrē come to that age, that partly by the fraylty of theyr owne fleshe partly by the assaultes of the world and the Deuill, they begyn to be in daunger to fall into sondrye kyndes of synne.

Thirdly, for that it is agreable with the vsage of the Church in times past, wherby it was ordeyned that Confirmacion shoulde be ministred to them that were of perfect age, that they being instructed in Chrystes re­ligion, shoulde openlye professe theyr owne fayth and promise, to be obe­dient vnto the will of God.

And that no man shall thynke that anye detriment shall come to chyl­dren by deferryng of theyr Confyrmacion, he shal knowe for trueth, that it is certayne by Goddes woorde, that chyldren beeyng baptised, haue all thynges necessarie for theyr saluacyon, and be vndoubtedly saued.

A Cathechisme, that is to say, an instruccion to be learned of euery childe before he be brought to be Confirmed of the Bysshop.

Question. What is your name?

Aunswere. N. or .M.

Question. Who gaue you thys name?

Aunswere. My godfathers and godmothers in my Baptisme, wher­in I was made a member of Chryst, the childe of God, and an inheritour of the kingdome of heauen.

Question. What did your godfathers and godmothers then for you?

Aunswere. They dyd promyse and vowe three thynges in my name. First, that I shoulde forsake the deuill and all hys workes and pompes; the vanities of the wicked worlde, and all the synful lustes of the flesshe. Secondly, that I shoulde beleue al the articles of the christen faith. And thirdly, yt I should kepe Goddes holy wil and commaundementes, and walke in thesame all the dayes of my lyfe.

Question. Doest thou not thinke that thou art bounde to beleue and to doe as they haue promised for thee?

Aunswere. Yes verely. And by Gods helpe so I wil. And I hertelye thanke oure heauenly father, that he hath called me to thys state of saluaciō, through Iesus Christ our sauiour. And I pray god to geue me his grace, that I maye continue in the same vnto my lyues ende.

Question. Rehearse the articles of thy beliefe.

Aunswere. I Beleue in god the father almightie, maker of heauen & of earth. And in Iesus Christ his only sonne our lorde. Whiche was conceyued of the holye ghoste, borne of the of [Page] virgin Mary. Suffred vnder Pōce Pilate, was crucified; dead and buried, he descended into hell. The thyrde daye he rose agayne from the dead. He ascended into heauen, and sitteth at the right hande of god the father almightie. From thence he shall come to iudge the quicke and the dead. I be­leue in the holy gost. The holy Catholyke Churche. The cō ­munion of Sainctes. The forgeuenes of sinnes. The resur­reccion of the body. And the lyfe euerlastyng. Amen.

Question. What doest yu chiefllye learne in these articles of thy beliefe?

Aunswere. Fyrst, I learne to beleue in god the father, who hath made me and al the worlde.

Secondly, in God the sonne, who hath redemed me and al mankynde.

Thirdly, in god the holy gost, who sanctifieth me and al the elect people of god.

Question. You sayd that your godfathers and godmothers dyd pro­mise for you that you should kepe gods commaundementes. Tell me howe many there be.

Aunswere. Tenne.

Question. Which be they?

Aunswere. THesame which God spake in the .xx. Chapiter of Exodus, saying: I am the Lorde thy god whyche haue broughte thee out of the lande of Egipte, out of the house of bondage.

  • i. Thou shalt haue none other Goddes but me.
  • ii. Thou shalte not make to thy selfe any grauen ymage, nor the likenes of any thyng that is in heauen aboue, or in the earth beneath, nor in the water vnder the earth. Thou shalte not bowe downe to them, nor worshippe them: for I the Lord thy god am a gelous god, and visite the synnes of the fathers vpon the childrē, vnto the thyrd and fourth ge­neracion [Page] of them that hate me, and shew mercy vnto thou­sandes in thē that loue me & kepe my commaundementes.
  • iii. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy god in vayne: for the lord wil not hold him giltlesse that taketh his name in vayne.
  • iiii. Remember thou kepe holy the Sabboth day. Sixe dayes shalt thou laboure & doe al that thou hast to doe: but the seuenth daye is the Sabboth of the Lorde thy God. In it thou shalte doe no maner of woorke, thou, and thy sonne and thy daughter, thy man seruaunte, and thy mayde ser­uaunte, thy Cattell, and the straunger that is wythin thy gates: for in sixe dayes the Lorde made heauen and earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth day. Wherefore the Lorde blessed the seuenth daye, and hallo­wed it.
  • v. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy daies may be long in the lande whiche the Lorde thy god geueth thee.
  • vi. Thou shalt doe no murther.
  • vii. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  • viii. Thou shalt not steale.
  • ix. Thou shalt not beare false witnes agaist thi neighbour.
  • x. Thou shalte not coueite thy neyghbours house, thou shalte not coueite thy neighbours wyfe, nor hys seruaunte, nor his maid, nor his oxe, nor his asse, nor any thing yt is his.

Question. What dooeste thou chieflye learne by these commaun­dementes?

Aunswere. I learne two thinges. My duetie towardes god, and my duetye towardes my neighboure.

Question. What is thy duetie towardes God?

Aunswere. My duetie towardes God is to beleue in hym, to feare hym, and to loue hym with all my hearte, wyth all my mynde, with all my soule, and with all my strength. To worshyppe hym. To geue him thankes. To put my whole [Page] trust in hym. To call vpon hym. To honoure his holy name and his word, and to serue hym truly al the dayes of my life.

Question. What is thy duetie towardes thy neighbour?

Aunswere. My duetie towardes my neighbour is, to loue him as my selfe. And to doe to al men as I would they should doe vnto me. To loue, honoure and succoure my father and mother. To honoure and obey the kyng and hys ministers. To sub­mitte my selfe to al my gouernours, teachers, spiritual Pa­stours and Maisters. To ordre my self lowly and reuerēt­ly to all my betters. To hurte no body by worde nor dede. To be true and iust in al my dealyng. To beare no malyce nor hatred in my heart. To kepe my handes from picking and stealing, and my tongue from euill speaking, lying and slaundering. To kepe my body in temperaunce, sobernesse, and chastitie. Not to couet nor desyre other mennes goodes. But learne and labour truly to geat mine own liuing, and to do my duetie in that state of life, vnto which it shal please God to call me.

Question. My good childe knowe thys, that thou art not hable to doe these thynges of thy self, nor to walke in ye cōmaundemētes of God, and to serue him, without hys special grace, whiche thou muste learne at al tymes to call for by diligent prayer. Let me heare therfore if thou canst sate the Lordes prayer.

Aunswere. OVr father whiche art in heauen, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdome come. Thy wyll be done wyll be done in earth as it is in heauē. Geue vs this day our day­ly bread. And forgeue vs oure trespasses, as we forgeue them that trespasse against vs. And leade vs not in to temptacion. But deliuer vs from euil. Amen.

Question. What desirest thou of God in thys prayer.

Aunswere. I desyre my Lorde God our heauenly father, who is the geuer of all goodnes, to sende his grace vnto me and to all [Page] people, that we maye worship him, serue hym, and obey him as we oughte to doe. And I pray vnto God, that he wyll sende vs all thynges that be nedeful both for our soules and bodyes. And that he will be mercifull vnto vs, and forgeue vs oure synnes: and that it will please hym to saue and de­fende vs in al daungers gostly and bodely. And that he wil kepe vs from all synne and wickednes, and from our gostly enemy, and from euerlastyng death. And this I trust he wil doe of his mercye and goodnesse, throughe our Lorde Iesu Christ. And therfore I saye. Amen. So be it.

So sone as the children can saye in their mother tong, the Ar­ticles of the faith, the Lordes praier, the .x. commaundementes: and also can aunswere to suche questions of this shorte Cathe­chisme, as the Bishop (or suche as he shall appoynte) shal by his discrecion appose them in: then shal they be brought to the Bis­shoppe by one that shalbe his Godfather, or Godmother, that euery chylde maye haue a witnesse of his confirmacion. And the Bisshoppe shall confyrme them on thys wyse.

¶ Confirmacion.

Our helpe is in the name of the Lorde.

Aunswere. Which hath made both heauen and earth.

Minister. Blessed is the name of the Lorde.

Aunswere. Hencefurth world without ende.

Minister. Lorde heare our prayer.

Aunswere. And let our crye come to thee.

¶ Let vs praye.

ALmightie & euerliuyng God, who hast vouch­safed to regenerate these thy seruaūtes by wa­ter and the holy gost, and hast geuen vnto them forgeuenes of al their synnes: strengthen them we beseche thee (O lord) with the holy gost the comforter, and dayly encrease in them thy manifolde giftes of grace, the spirite of wysedome and vnderstanding, the spirite of counsel and gostely strength, the spirite of know­ledge [Page] and true godlynesse: and fulfyll them (O Lorde) with the spirite of thy holy feare. Amen.

Then the Bisshop shal lay hys hande vpon euery child seuerally, saying.

Defende, O Lorde this childe with thy heauenlye grace, that he may continue thyne for euer, and dayly encrease in thy holy spirite more and more, vntil he come vnto thy euer­lastyng kyngdome. Amen.

Then shall the Bisshoppe saye.

ALmighti euerliuing god, which makest vs both to wyl and to doe those thinges that be good and acceptable vnto thy Maiestie: we make our hū ­ble supplicacions vnto thee for these children, v­pon whome (after the exaumple of thy holy A­postles) we haue layd our handes, to certifie them (by thys sygne) of thy fauour and gracious goodnes toward them: let thy fatherly hande we beseche thee, euer be ouer them: let thy holy spirite euer be with them, and so leade them in the knowledge and obedience of thy word, that in the ende they maye obteyne the euerlasting lyfe through out Lord Iesus Christ: who with thee and the holy gost liueth and reigneth one God, world without ende. Amen.

Then the Bisshoppe shall blesse the children, thus saying.

The blessing of god almightie, the father, the sonne, and the holy goste, be vpon you and remaine with you for euer. Amen.

¶ The Curate of euery Paryshe, or some other at hys appoynt­ment, shal diligently vpon Sundayes and holy daies, halfe an houre before Euensong, openly in the churche instruct and examine so ma­ny chyldren of his paryshe sent vnto hym, as the tyme wyll serue, and as he shall thynke conuenient in some parte of thys Cathechisme.

And al fathers, mothers, Maisters and Dames, shall cause their chyldren, seruauntes, and prentises (whiche haue not learned theyr Cathechisme) to come to the Churche at the tyme appointed, and o­bediently to heare, & be ordered by the Curate, vntil such time as they haue learned al that is here appointed for them to learne. And when­soeuer the Bisshoppe shal geue knowledge for children to be brought afore hym to any conuenient place, for theyr confirmacion: Thē shall the Curate of euery paryshe either bring or send in writting, ye names of al those children of hys paryshe, which can say the Articles of their fayth, the Lordes prayer, and the .x. commaundementes: and also [Page] how many of them can aunswere to thother questions conteyned in this Cathechisme.

And there shall none be admitted to the holy Communion, vntil such time as he can say the Cathechisme, and be confirmed.

¶ The fourme of Solemnizacion of Matrimonie.

¶ Fyrst the bannes must be asked three seuerall Sundayes or holy dayes in the tyme of seruice, the people being present after the accus­tomed maner.

And if the persones that woulde bee maried dwell in dyuerse Pa­rishes, the bannes must be asked in both parishes: and the Curate of thone Parishe shall not solemnize Matrimonie betwixt them, with­out a certificate of the bannes beyng thryse asked from the Curate of the other Parishe. At the daye appoynted for Solemnizacion of Ma­trimonie, the persones to bee maried shall come into the bodye of the Churche with their frendes and neighbours. And there the Prieste shall thus saye.

DEarely beloued frendes, we are gathered together here in the syghte of God, and in the face of his congregaciō, to ioyne toge­ther thys man and thys woman in holye matrimonie, which is an honorable estate instituted of God in paradise, in the tyme of mans innocencie: signifying vnto vs ye misticall vnion, ye is betwixt Christ and his churche: which holy estate Christ adourned & beautified with his presence and first miracle that he wroughte in Cana of Galile, and is commended of Sainct Paule to be honorable among al men, & therfore is not to be enterprised, not taken in hande vnaduisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfye mens carnall lustes and appetites, lyke bruite beastes that haue no vn­derstanding: but reuerently, discretely, aduisedly, sobrely, & in the feare of god: Duely considering the causes for which Matrimonie was ordeyned. One was the procreacion of children, to be broughte vp in the feare and nurtour of the Lord, and prayse of God. Secondlye, it was ordeyned for a remedy agaynst sinne, & to auoyde fornicacion, that such persons as haue not the gyft of continencie, might marrye, & kepe themselues vndefyled membres of Christes bodye. Thirdly, for ye mutuall societie, helpe & comfort, that ye one [Page] ought to haue of the other, both in prosperitie and aduersi­tie: into the which holye estate these two persones present come to be ioyned. Therfore, if any man can shewe any iust cause, why they may not lawfully be ioyned together: lette him nowe speake, or els hereafter for euer holde his peace.

¶ And also speaking to the persones that shalbe maried, he shall saye.

I require and charge you (as you will aunswere at the dreadful day of iudgement, when the secretes of al heartes shalbe disclosed) that if eyther of you doe knowe any impe­dimente why ye maye not bee lawfullye ioyned together in Matrimonie, that ye confesse it. For bee ye well assured, that so many as be coupled together otherwise then Gods woord doeth allowe, are not ioyned together by God, ney­ther is theyr Matrimonie lawfull.

At whiche daye of mariage, if any man doe allege and declare a­nye impediment why they maye not be coupled together in ma­trimonie, by Goddes law, or the lawes of this Realme: and will be bounde and sufficient sureties with hym, to the parties, or ells put in a caucion to the full value of suche charges as the persons to be maried doth sustayne to proue his allegacion: then the So­lemnizacion must be deferred vnto suche tyme as the trueth bee tryed. If no impediment bee alleged, then shall the Curate saye vnto the man.

N, Wilt thou haue this woman to thy wedded wyfe, to liue together after Gods ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimonie? Wilte thou loue her, coumforte her, honour and kepe her, in sickenes and in healthe? And forsa­kyng al other, kepe thee onelye to her, so long as you bothe shalt liue?

¶ The man shall aunswere.

I will.

¶ Then shall the priest saye to the woman.

N, Wilt thou haue this man to thy wedded housbande, to liue together after Goddes ordinaunce in the holy estate of Matrimonie? Wilt thou obey hym and serue him, loue, honour and kepe him, in sickenes and in healthe, and forsaking all other, kepe thee onelye vnto hym, so long as you both shall liue?

The woman shall aunswere.

I wyll.

¶ Then shall the Minister saye.

Who geueth thys woman to be maried vnto this man?

And the Minister receiuing ye womā at her father or frendes handes, shal cause the man to take the woman by the right hand, and so either to geue their trouth to other. The man fyrst saying.

I N. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to haue and to holde from this day forewarde, for better, for worse, for ri­cher, for poorer, in sickenes, and in health, to loue and to che­rish, til death vs depart, according to gods holi ordinaunce: And thereto I plight thee my trouth.

Then shal they loose their handes, & the woman taking agayne the man by the right hande, shall saye.

I N. take thee N. to my wedded husband, to haue and to holde from thys day foreward, for better, for worse, for ry­cher, for poorer, in sickenes, and in health, to loue, cherishe, & to obeye, tyll death vs depart, according to goddes holy or­dinaunce: And thereto I geue thee my trouth.

Then shal they agayne loose their handes, and the man shal geue vn­to the woman a ring, laying thesame vpon the boke with the accusto­med duety to the Priest & Clerke. And the Priest taking the ring, shal delyuer it vnto the man, to putte it vpon the fourth fynger of the wo­mans left hand. And the man taught by the Priest, shall saye.

With this ring I thee wed: wyth my body I thee worshyp: & with al my worldly goodes I thee endow. In the name of the father, & of the sonne, and of the holy gost. Amen.

Then the man leauing the ryng vpon the fourth fynger of the womans left hande, the Minister shall saye.

¶ Let vs praye.

O Eternall god, creatour and preseruer of al mankynde, geuer of all spirituall grace, the auctour of euerlasting lyfe: Sende thy blessing vpon these thy seruauntes, this mā and this woman, whō we blesse in thy name, that as Isaac and Rebecca liued faithfully together, so these persons may surely perfourme and kepe the vow and couenaunt betwixt them made: whereof this ring geuen and receiued, is a tokē and pledge, and may euer remaine in perfect loue and peace together, and lyue accordyng vnto thy lawes: through Ie­sus Christe our Lorde. Amen.

Then shall the Priest ioyne their right handes together and say.

Those whom God hath ioined together, lette no man put a­sunder.

Then shall the Minister speake vnto the people.

FOrasmuche as N. and N. haue consented together in holy wedlocke, and haue witnessed thesame be­fore god and this company, and therto haue geuen and pledged their trouth eyther to other, and haue declared thesame by geuing and receiuing of a ring, and by ioyning of handes: I pronounce that they be man and wife together. In the name of the father, of the sonne, and of the holy gost. Amen.

And the Minister shal adde thys blessing.

God the father, god the sonne, god the holy gost, blesse, pre­serue, and kepe you: the Lord mercifully with his fauoure loke vpon you, and so fil you with al spiritual benediccyon and grace, that you maye so liue together in thys life, that in the world to come, you may haue life euerlasting. Amen.

Then the Minister or Clerkes, going to the Lordes table, shall saye or syng thys psalme folowyng.

Beati omnes. ps. cxxviii. BLessed are al they that feare the lorde: and walke in thys wayes.

For thou shalt eate the labour of thy handes: O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shalbe as the fruitefull vine: vpon the walles of thy house.

Thy children like the Oliue braunches: rounde aboute thy table.

Loe, thus shal the man be blessed: that feareth the Lord.

The Lorde from oute of Sion, shall blesse thee: that thou shalt see Hierusalem in prosperitie, all thy lyfe long.

Yea, that thou shalt see thy childrens children: and peace vpon Israel.

Glory be to the father. &c. As it was in the. &c.

Or els thys psalme folowyng.

Deus miserea­tur. psal lxvii. GOd be merciful vnto vs and blesse vs: and shewe vs the light of his countenaunce, and be merciful vnto vs.


That thy way may be knowen vpon the earth: thy sauyng health among all nacions.

Let the people prayse thee (O God:) yea let all the people prayse thee.

O let the nacions reioyce and be glad: for thou shalt iudge the stocke righteouslye, and gouerne the nacions vpon the earth.

Let the people praise thee (O god:) let all the people prayse thee.

Then shal the earth bryng forth her encrease: and god, euē ­our God, shall geue vs hys blessyng.

God shall blesse vs, and all the endes of the worlde shall feare hym.

Glory be to the father. &c. As it was in the. &c.

The Psalme ended, and the man and the woman knelyng afore the Lordes table: the Priest standing at the table, and turning his face towarde them, shall saye.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Aunswere. Christe haue merry vpon vs.

Minister. Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father which art in heauen.&c.

And leade vs not into temptacion.

Aunswere. But deliuer vs from euill. Amen.

Minister. O Lorde saue thy seruaunt, and thy handmayde.

Aunswere. Which put their trust in thee.

Minister. O Lorde sende them helpe from thy holy place.

Aunswere. And euermore defende them.

Minister. Be vnto them a towre of strength.

Aunswere. From the face of theyr enemye.

Minister. O Lorde heare our prayer.


Aunswere. And let our crye come vnto thee.

The Minister.

O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Iacob, blesse these thy seruauntes, and so we the sede of e­ternall lyfe in their mindes, that whatsoeuer in thy holy worde they shall profitably learne, they maye in dede fulfil thesame. Loke O Lord mercifully vpon thē from hea­uen, and blesse them. And as thou diddest sende thy blessing vpon Abraham and Sara to their great comfort: so vouch­safe to sende thy blessing vpō these thy seruauntes, that they obeying thy wil, and alway beeing in safetie vnder thy pro­teccion, may abide thy loue vnto their liues ende: through Iesu Christ our Lorde. Amen.

Thys prayer next folowyng shalbe omitted, where the women is paste chylde byrth.

O Merciful lord & heauenly father, by whose gra­cious gift mankind is encreased: we beseche thee assyste with thy blessyng these two persons, that they may both be fruiteful in procreacion of chil­drē, and also liue together so long in godly loue and honestie that they may see their childrens children, vnto the thyrde & fourth generacyon, vnto thy prayse and honoure: throughe Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, whiche by thy mightie power hast made all thinges of naughte, which also after other thinges set in ordre, didst appointe that out of mā (created after thyne owne ymage and similitude) woman should take her beginning: and knitting thē together, dydst teache that it should neuer be lawful to put a sunder those, whom thou by matrimonie hadst made one: O God whych hast consecrated the state of matrimonie to such an excellent misterie, that in it is signified and represented the spiritual mariage & vnitie betwixt Christ & his church: Loke mercy­fully vpon these thy seruauntes, that both this mā may loue his wyfe, accordyng to thy worde (as Chryste did loue hys spouse the church, who gaue him selfe for it, louing & cherys­shyng [Page] it euen as his own flesh.) And also ye this womā may be louing & amiable to her husband as Rachel, wife as Re­becca, faithfull & obedient as Sara, and in all quietnes, so­brietie & peace, be a folower of holy and godly matrones: O Lord blesse them both, & graunt them to inherite thy euer­lasting kingdom: through Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest saye.

ALmightie God, which at the beginning did create our first parentes Adam and Eue, and did sanctifie & ioine them together in mariage: powre vpō you the riches of hys grace, sanctifie and blesse you, that ye may please hym both in body and soule, and lyue together in holy loue, vnto your lyues ende. Amen.

Then shal begin the Communion, and after the Gospel shalbe said a sermon, wherein ordinarely (so oft as there is any mariage) thoffice of a man & wyfe shalbe declared, according to holy scripture: or yf there be no sermon, the Minister shall reade thys that foloweth.

Al ye which be maryed, or which entende to take the holy estate of matrimonie vpon you: heare what holy scripture doeth say, as touching the duetie of husbandes toward their wiues, and wiues toward their husbandes. Saincte Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians ye fifth Chapiter) doeth geue thys commaundemente to all maryed men.

Ye husbandes loue your wiues, euen as Christe loued the church, & hath geuen himselfe for it, to sanctifie it, pourging it in the fountayne of water, throughe thy worde, that he might make it vnto himselfe, a glorious congregacion, not hauing spotte or wrinkel, or any suche thyng, but that it should be holy & blameles. So men are bound to loue their owne wyues as theyr own bodyes. He that loueth his own wyfe, loueth himfelse. For neuer dyd any man hate his own fleshe, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the lord doth the congregacion: for we are membres of his bodye, of hys fleshe, and of hys bones.

For thys cause shal a man leaue father and mother, and shall bee ioyned vnto hys wife, and they two shall bee one fleshe. This misterie is great, but I speake of Chryste and [Page] of ye congregaciō. Neuertheles, let euery one of you so loue hys own wyfe, euen as hymselfe.

Lykewyse thesame sainct Paul (writing to the Colos­sians) speaketh thus to al men that be maried. Colo. iiii Ye men loue your wyues, and be not bitter vnto them.

Heare also what Sainct Peter the Apostle of Chryste, which was himselfe a maried man (sayeth vnto al mē that are maryed.) i. pete. iii Ye husbandes, dwel with your wyues accor­ding to knowledge: Geuing honoure vnto the wife as vnto the weaker vessell, and as heyres together of the grace of lyfe, so that your prayers be not hyndered.

Hertherto ye haue heard the duetie of the husband toward the wife.

Now lykewyse ye wiues, heare & learne your duetie towardes your husbandes, euen as it is playnely set forth in holy scripture.

SAincte Paule (in the forenamed Epistle to the Ephesians) teacheth you thus. Ephesi. v Ye women, sub­mit youre selues vnto your owne husbandes as vnto the lord: for ye husbande is the wyues head euē as Christ is the head of the Church. And he is also the sauioure of the whole bodye. Therefore as the church or congregacion is subiect vnto Christe: so likewise let the wiues also be in subiecciō vnto their own husbandes in all thinges. And agayne he saieth: Let the wife reuerence her husband. And (in his Epistle to ye Collossians) Sayncte Paul geueth you this short Lesson. Colos. iii Ye wiues submit youre selues vnto your own husbandes, as it is conuenient in the Lorde.

SAinct Peter also doeth instructe you very godly, thus saying: i. pete. iii. Let wiues bee subiecte to their owne husbandes, so that yf any obey not the worde, they may be wonne without the worde, by the conuer­sacion of the wiues, while they behold your chast conuersa­cion coupled with feare, wbose apparell lette it not bee out­ward, with broided heere and trimming about with golde, either in putting on of gorgeous apparel: but let the hid mā whiche is in the heart, be without al corrupcyon, so that the spirite be milde and quiet which is a precious thing in the [Page] sight of god. For after this maner (in the olde time) dyd the holy womē which trusted in god apparel themselues, being subiect to their own husbandes: as Sara obeyed Ibraham calling hym Lorde, whose daughters ye are made, doyng well, and being not dismaide with any feare.

¶ The new maried persons (thesame day of their mariage) must receiue the holy Communion.

¶ The ordre for the visitacion of the sicke.

The Priest entering into the sicke persons house, shall saye.

Peace be in this house, and to all that dwell in it.

When he commeth into the sicke mans presence, he shall saye knelyng downe.

REmembre not lord our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers. Spare vs good Lorde, spare thy people, whom thou hast redemed with thy moste precious bloud, and be not angry with vs for euer.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Christe haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father which art in heauen.&c.

And leade vs not into temptacion.

Aunswere. But deliuer vs from euill. Amen.

Minister. O Lorde saue thy seruaunte.

Aunswere. Whiche putteth his trust in thee.

Minister. Sende hym helpe from thy holy place.

Aunswere. And euermore mightely defende hym.

Minister. Let the enemy haue none aduauntage of hym.

Aunswere. Nor the wicked approche to hurt hym.

Minister. Be vnto hym O Lorde, a strong towre.


Aunswere. From the face of his enemie.

Minister. Lorde heare our prayers.

Aunswere. And let our crye come vnto thee.

The Minister.

O Lord loke downe from heauen, behold, visite and releue this thy seruaunt: Loke vpon him with the eyes of thy mercy, geue him comfort and sure con­fydence in thee: Defende him from the daunger of the enemy, and kepe hym in perpetuall peace and safetye: through Iesus Christ our Lorde. Amen.

HEare vs almightie and most merciful god and sa­uioure. Extende thy accustomed goodnes to thys thy seruaunt which is grieued with sickenes: Vi­site hym, O Lorde, as thou diddest visite Peters wiues mother, and the Captaines seruaunt. So visite and restore vnto this sicke person his former health (yf it be thy wyl) or els geue him grace so to take thy visitacion, that af­ter this painful life ended, he may dwel with thee in lyfe e­uerlasting. Amen.

Then shall the Minister exhorte the sicke person after thys fourme or other lyke.

DErely beloued, know thys: that almightie God is the Lord of life and death, and ouer all thinges to them perteining, as youth, strength, health, age, weakenes, and sickenesse. Wherefore, whatsoeuer your sickenes is, know you certainly, that it is gods visita­cyon. And for what cause soeuer thys syckenes is sente vnto you, whether it bee to trie youre pacience for the example of other, and that your fayth maye be founde in the daye of the Lorde laudable, glorious, & honourable, to the encrease of glorye, & endles felicitie: Or els it be sente vnto you to cor­recte and amend in you, whatsoeuer doeth offend the eies of our heauenly father: know you certaynly, that yf you true­ly repente you of your sinnes, and beare your sickenesse pa­ciently, trustyng in Goddes mercy for his dere sonne Iesus [Page] Christes sake, and rendre vnto him humble thākes for his fatherly visitaciō, submitting your selfe wholy to his will: it shall turne to your profite, and helpe you foreward in the right way that leadeth vnto euerlasting life.

¶ If the person visited be very sicke, then the Curate may ende his exhortacion in this place.

¶ Take therefore in good woorth the chastement of the Lorde: For whom the Lorde loueth, be chastiseth. Yea (as Sainct Paul sayth) he scourgeth euery sōne whiche he re­ceiueth: if you indure chastisement, he offereth hymself vn­to you, as vnto his own children. What sonne is he that the father chastiseth not? Yf ye be not vnder correccion (wherof al true children are partakers) then are ye bastardes & not childrē. Therfore, seing that when our carnall fathers doe correct vs, we reuerently obey thē: shal we not nowe muche rather be obedient to our spirituall father, and so lyue? And they for a fewe dayes doe chastice vs after their own plea­sure, but he dooeth chastice vs for our profite, to the intent he may make vs partakers of his holines. These wordes, good brother, are Gods wordes, & writtē in holy scripture for our comfort & instruccion that we should paciently and with thankesgeuing, beare our heauēly fathers correcciō, whansoeuer by anye maner of aduersitie it shall please hys gracious goodnesse to visite vs. And there shoulde bee no greater comfort to Christian persons, then to be made like vnto Christ by suffering paciently aduersities, troubles, & sickenesses. For he himselfe went not vp to ioye, but first he suffered payne: he entred not into his glory, beefore he was crucified. So truelye our waye to eternall ioye, is to suffre here with Christe, & our doore to entre into eternall life, is gladly to dye with Christe, that we maye rise agayne from death, & dwell with him in euerlasting lyfe. Now therfore taking your sickenes which is thus profitable for you, pa­ciently: I exhort you in the name of God, to remembre the profession which you made vnto God in youre Baptisme. And forasmuche as after this life, there is accoumpt to be geuen vnto the righteous iudge, of whō all must be iudged [Page] withoute respecte of persones: I require you to examine your self, & your state, both towarde God and man: so that accusing and condemning your self for your owne faultes, you may find mercy at our heauēly fathers hand for Chri­stes sake, and not be accused and condemned in that feare­full iudgement. Therfore I shall shortly rehearse the arti­cles of our fayth, that ye may knowe whether you doe be­lieue as a christian man should or no.

¶ Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the fayth, saying thus.

¶ Doest thou belieue in God the father almightie?

And so furth as it is in Baptisme.

¶ Then shal the Minister examine whether he be in charitie with al the worlde: Exhorting him to forgeue from the bottome of his heart, all persones that haue offended him: and if he haue offended other, to aske them forgeuenesse: And where he hath doone iniurie or wrong to any man, that he make amēdes to the vttermost of his power. And if he haue not afore disposed his goodes, let hym than make his will. But men must be oft admonyshed, that they set an ordre for their tē ­poral goodes and landes whā they be in health. And also declare his debtes what he oweth, and what is owyng vnto hym, for discharge­ing of his conscience, and quietnes of his executours.

These woordes before rehearsed, may be sayde before the Mini­ster beginne his prayer, as he shall see cause.

The Minister may not forgeat, nor omitte to moue the sicke per­son, (and that most earnestly) to liberalitie toward the poore.

Here shal the sicke person make a speciall confession, if he fele his conscience troubled with any weighty matter. After whiche confessi­on, the Priest shall absolue him after this sort.

OVr Lord Iesus Christe, who hath left power to his churche to absolue all sinners, which truelye repent and beleue in him, of his great mercye for­geue thee thyne offences: and by hys auctoritie committed to me, I absolue thee from all thy sinnes, in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holy ghost. Amen.

¶ And then the Priest shall saye the Collect folowing.

¶ Let vs pray.


O Moste mercyfull God, whyche accordyng to the multitude of thy mercies, doest so putte awaye the sinnes of those whiche truely repente, that thou re­membrest them nomore: open thy eye of mercy vp­on this thy seruaunt, who most earnestly desireth pardon & forgeuenes. Renue in him most louyng father, whatsoeuer hath been decayed by the fraude and malyce of the deuyll, or by his owne carnall wyll and frailnes: preserue and conty­nue thys sicke membre in the vnitie of thy churche: considre his cōtrycion, accept his teares, asswage his payne, as shal­be seen to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuche as he putteth hys full truste onelye in thy mercye, Impute not vn­to hym hys former synnes, but take hym vnto thy fauoure: through the merites of thy moste dearely beloued sonne Ie­sus Christe. Amen.

¶ Then the Minister shall saye thys Psalme.

In te do­mine spe­raui. psal lxxi. IN thee O Lorde haue I put my truste, let me ne­uer be put to confusion: but rydde me, and delyuer me into thy ryghteousnes, inclyne thyne eare vnto me, and saue me.

Be thou my strong holde (whereunto I maye alwaye re­sort:) thou hast promised to helpe me, for thou arte my house of defence and my castell.

Delyuer me (O my God) out of the hand of the vngodly: out of the hand of the vnrighteous and cruell man.

For thou (O Lorde God) arte the thyng that I long for: thou art my hope euen from my youth.

Throughe thee haue I been holden vp euer sence I was borne: thou art he that toke me oute of my mothers wombe, my prayse shall alwaye bee of thee.

I am become as it were a monstre vnto manye: but my sure trust is in thee.

Oh let my mouth bee fylled with thy prayse: (that I may syng of thy glorye) and honour all the daye long.

Caste me not awaye in the tyme of age: forsake me not when my strength fayleth me.

For myne enemies speake against me, and they that laye [Page] wayte for my soule, take theyr counsayll together, saying: GOD hathe forsaken hym, persecute him, and take him, for there is none to delyuer hym.

Goe not farre frome, O God: my GOD, haste thee to helpe me.

Let them be confounded and perishe, that are agaynste my soule: let them bee couered with shame and dishonoure, that seeke to doe me euyll.

As for me, I will pacienly abyde alway: and will praise thee more and more.

My mouthe shall daylye speake of thy righteousnes and saluacyon: for I know no ende thereof.

I wyl goe forth in the strength of the Lorde god: and wil make mencyon of thy righteousnesse onely.

Thou (O God) hast taught me from my youth vp vntill nowe: therfore I wyll tell of thy wonderous workes.

Forsake me not (O God in myne olde age, when I am graye headed: vntill I haue shewed thy strength vnto thys generacyon, & thy power to al them that are yet for to come.

Thy ryghteousnes (O god) is very high, & great thinges are they that thou hast done: O god who is lyke vnto thee?

O what great troubles and aduersities hast thou shew­ed me? and yet diddest thou turne and refreshe me, yea and broughtest me from the depe of the earth agayne.

Thou haste broughte me to great honoure: and comfor­ted me on euery syed.

Therefore wyll I prayse thee and thy faythfulnesse (O God) playing vpon an instrument of musike: vnto thee wyll I syng vpon the harpe, O thou holy one of Israel.

My lippes will bee fayne, when I sing vnto thee: and so wyll my soule whom thou hast delyuered.

My tong also shall talke of thy righteousnes all the daye longe: for they are confounded and broughte vnto shame, that seke to doe me euyll.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne: and to the. &c.

As it was in the beginning, is nowe, and euer shall bee: world without ende. Amen.

¶ Adding this.

O Sauiour of the world, saue vs, which by thy crosse and precyous bloud hast redemed vs, helpe vs we beseche thee O God.

Then shall the Minister saye.

THe almightie Lord, which is a most strong tower to all them that put theyr truste in hym, to whom all thynges in heauen, in earth, and vnder earthe, doe bowe and obeye: be now and euermore thy de­fence, and make thee know and fele, that there is no other name vnder heauen geuen to man, in whom, and throughe whom, thou mayst receyue health and saluacyon, but onely the name of our Lorde Iesus Christe. Amen.

¶ The Communion of the Sicke.

FOrasmuche as all mortall men be subiect to many sodayne perilles, diseases, and sickenesses, & euer vncertayne what time they shall depart out of this lyfe: Therfore, to thintent they may bee al­wayes in a redinesse to dye whēsoeuer it shal please almightye God to call them, the Curates shall diligenly from time to time, but specially in the plague time, exhorte their pa­rishioners, to the ofte receyuyng in the Church of the holy Cō ­munion of the body and bloud of our sauioure Christ. Whiche (yf they doe) they shall haue no cause in theyr sodayne visitaciō to be vnquieted for lacke of thesame: but yf the sicke person bee not hable to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receiue the Communion in his house, then he muste geue knowlegde ouernight, or els early in the mornyng to the Curate, signify­ing also how many be appoynted to Communicate with him. And hauing a conuenient place in the sicke mans house, where the Curate maye reuerently minister, & a good numbre to re­ceyue the Communion with the sicke person, with all thynges necessary for ye same, he shal there minister the holy Cōmuniō.

The Collect.

ALmightie euerliuing God, maker of mankynde, which doest correct those whom thou doest loue, and chastisest euery one whom thou doest rcceyue: we beseche to haue [Page] mercy vpon thys thy seruaunt visited with thy hand, and to graunt that he may take his sickenes paciently, and recouer his bodely health (yf it be thy gracious wil) and whensoeuer his soule shall departe from the bodye, it maye bee withoute spot presēted vnto thee: through Iesus Christ our lord Amē.

The Epistle.

Hebr. xii. MI sonne despise not the correccion of the Lord, nei­ther faint whē thou art rebuked of him: For whō the Lord loueth, hym he correcteth, yea & he scour­geth euery sonne, whom be receyueth.

The Gospell.

Iohn. v. VErely verely I saie vnto you, he that heareth my worde, and beleueth on hym that sent me, hath e­uerlastyng life, and shal not come vnto damnaci­on, but he passeth from death vnto lyfe.

At the tyme of the distribucion of the holy Sacramente, the Priest shall first receyue the Communion hymselfe, and after minister vnto them that be appoynted to Communicate with the sicke.

But yf any man, ether by reason of extremitie of syckenes, or for lacke of warnyng in due tyme to the Curate, or for lacke of companye to receyue with hym, or by any other iuste impedi­mente, doe not receyue the Sacramente of Christes body and bloud: then the Curate shall instructe him, that yf he doe truly repente hym of hys synnes, and stedfastlye beeleue that Iesus Christ hath suffered death vpon the crosse for him, and shed his bloud for hys redempcion, earnestlye remembryng the bene­fytes he hath therby, and geuyng hym harty thankes therfore, he doth eate and drynke the bodye and bloud of oure Sauioure Christe, profitablye to hys soules health, although he doe not receyue the Sacramente with his mouth.

When the sicke person is visited, and receyueth the holye Communion all at one tyme, then the Priest for more expedy­cion shall cut of the fourme of the visitacion at the Psalme. In thee O Lorde haue I put my truste, and goe streyghte to the Communion.

In the tyme of plague, Swette, or such other lyke contagyous tymes of sickenesses or diseases, when none of the paryshe or neyghbours can be gotten to Communnicate with the sycke in theyr houses, for feare of the infeccion: vpon specyall request of the diseased, the minister may alonly Communicate with him.

¶ The order for the Buriall of the dead.

The Priest metyng the corps at the Churche stile, shall saye: Or els the Priestes and clerkes shall syng, and so go eyther vnto the Churche, or towardes the graue.

Iohn. xi. I Am the resurreccyon and the life (sayth the Lord) he ye beleueth in me, yea though he were dead, yet shall lyue. And whosoeuer lyueth and beleueth in me: shall not dye for euer.

Iob. xix. I Knowe that my redemer lyueth, and that I shall rise oute of the earth in the last daie, and shalbe co­uered agayne with my skinne, and shall see god in my flesh: yea, and I my selfe shall beholde him, not with other, but with the same eyes.

i. Tim. vi WE brought nothing into this worlde, neither maye we cary any thyng out of thys world. The Lorde geueth, and the lord taketh away. Iob. i. Euen as it hath pleased the lord, so commeth thinges to passe: bles­sed be the name of the Lorde.

When they come at the graue, whiles the corps is made ready to be laid into the earth, the Priest shal say, or the Priest and clerkes shall syng.

Iob. ix. MAn that is borne of a woman hathe but a shorte time to liue, and is ful of misery: he cometh vp and is cutte downe lyke a floure, he flieth as it were a shadow, and neuer continueth in one staye. In the middes of lyfe we be in death: of whom may we seke for suc­cour but of thee, O Lorde, which for our synnes iustly arte displeased: yet O lord god moste holy, O lord most mightye, O holy and most mercyfull sauiour, delyuer vs not into the bytter paynes of eternall death. Thou knowest Lord the se­cretes of our heartes, shutte not vp thy mercifull eyes to our prayers: But spare vs lorde most holy, O god most mightie, O holy and mercifull sauiour, thou most worthy iudge eter­nall, suffre vs not at our laste houre for any paines of death, to fall from thee.

Then while the earth shalbe cast vpon the body by some standing by, the Priest shall saye.

FOrasmuch as it hath pleased almighty god of his great mercy to take vnto himselfe the soule of our dere brother here departed: we therefore commit hys body to the ground, earth to earth, asshes to asshes, dust to dust, in sure & certaine hope of resurreccion to eternal lyfe, through our Lord Iesus Christ: who shal chaunge our vile bodi, that it may be like to his glorious body, according to the mightie working wher­by he is hable to subdue all thynges to hymselfe.

Then shalbe sayde or song.

I Heard a voyce from heauen, saying vnto me: write from hence for the, blessed are the dead whiche dye in the Lorde. Euen so sayeth the spiryte, that they rest from theyr laboures.

Then shall folow this lesson, taken out the .xv. Chapter, to the Corinthians, the firste Epistle.

CHrist is rysen from the dead, and become the fyrste fruites of thē that slepe. For by a man came death, and by a man came the resurrecciō of the dead. For as by Adam all dye: euen so by Christe shal all bee made alyue, but euery man in his owne ordre. The firste is Christe, then they that are Christes at hys comyng. Then cometh the end, when he hath deliuered vp the kyngdom to god the father, when he hath put down al rule and al aucto­ritie and power. For he muste reigne tyll he hath put all hys enemies vnder his fete. The last enemie that shalbe destroied is death. For he hath put al thinges vnder his fete. But whē he sayeth, all thynges are put vnder hym, it is manifest that he is excepted, whyche did putte all thynges vnder hym. When all thynges are subdued vnto him, then shal the sonne also himselfe bee subiecte vnto hym that putte all thynges vnder him, that god may be al in al: els what doe thei which are Baptised ouer the dead, yf the dead ryse not at al? Why are they then Baptised ouer them? yea, and why stande we alwaye then in ieopardye? by oure reioysyng whiche I haue in Christ Iesu our Lord, I die dayly. That I haue foughte [Page] with beastes at Ephesus after ye maner of mē, what auan­tageth it me, if ye dead rise not again? Let vs eate & drinke, for to morowe we shal dye. Be not ye deceyued, euil wordes corrupt good maners. Awake truely out of slepe, & sinne not. For some haue not the knowledge of god. I speake this to your shame. But some man wyl saye: how arise the dead? With what bodi shal they come? thou foole, that which thou sowest, is not quickened except it die. And what sowest thou? thou sowest not ye body ye shalbe, but bare corne, as of wheate or some other: but god geueth it a body at his pleasure, to e­uery sede his own body. Al fleshe is not one maner of fleshe: but there is one maner of flesh of mē, & other maner of flesh of beastes, & other of fishes, another of birdes. There are also celestial bodyes, & there are bodyes terrestrial. But the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of ye terrestrial is another. There is one maner glory of ye sunne, and another glory of the moone, & another glory of the starres. For one starre differeth from another in glory: so is the resurreccion of the dead. It is sowen in corrupcion, it riseth again in in­corrupcion. It is sowen in dishonoure, it riseth agayn in ho­nour. It is sowen in weakenes, it riseth again in power. It is sowen a naturall body, it riseth agayne a spirituall body. There is a natural body, & there is a spiritual body, as it is also written: the first man Adam was made a liuing soule, and ye last Adam was made a quickening spirte. How be­it, that is not first which is spiritual, but ye which is natu­ral, & then that which is spiritual. The firste man is of the earth, earthy: The second mā is ye lord from heauen, heaue­ly. As is the earthy, such are they that be earthy. And as is the heauenly, such are they ye are heauenly. And as we haue borne the image of the earthy, so shall we beare the Image of the heauenly. Thys say I brethren, that fleshe and bloud cannot inherite the kingdome of god, neyther doeth corrup­cion inherite vncorrupcion. Behold, I shewe you a mistery. We shall not all slepe: but we shall al be chaunged, and that in a momente, in the twinkeling of an eie by the last trumpe. For ye trumpe shal blow, & the dead shal rise incorruptible, [Page] and we shalbe chaunged. For this corruptible must put on incorrupcion, & this mortal must put on immortalitie. When this corruptible hath put on incorrupciō, & this mortal hath put on immortalitie: thē shalbe brought to passe the saying that is written. Death is swalowed vp in victorie: Death, where is thy sting? Hell where is thy victorye. The sting of Death is synne: and the strength of synne is the lawe. But thankes be vnto god, which hath geuen vs victory, through our Lorde Iesus Christ. Therfore my deare brethren, be ye stedfast and vnmoueable, alwayes riche in the worke of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know, now that your labour is not in vayne in the Lorde.

The Lesson ended, the Priest shall saye.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father which art in heauen. &c.

And leade vs not into temptacion.

Aunswere. But delyuer vs from euill. Amen.

The Priest.

ALmightie god, with whom doe liue the spirites of them that depart hence in the Lord, and in whom the soules of them that be elected, after they be de­liuered from the burthen of the fleshe, be in ioye & felicitie: We geue thee harty thākes, for that it hath pleased thee to deliuer this N. our brother out of ye miseries of thys synneful world: beseching thee, that it may please thee of thy gracious goodnes, shortely to accōplishe ye numbre of thine elect, and to hast thy kyngdome, that we with thys our bro­ther, & al other departed in the true faith of thy holy name, may haue our perfect consummacion & blisse, both in body & soule, in thy eternall and euerlastyng glory. Amen.

¶ The Collecte.

O Merciful god, ye father of our lord Iesus Christ, who is the resurreccion and the lyfe, in whom whosoeuer beleueth, shal liue though he die. And whosoeuer lyueth and [Page] beleueth in him, shal not die eternally: who also taught vs (by his holy Apostle Paul) not to be sorye as men without hope, for them that slepe in him: We mekely beseche thee (O father) to rayse vs from the death of synne, vnto the lyfe of righteousnes: that when we shall depart this lyfe, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doeth: and that at the general resurreccion in the last day, we may be foūd acceptable in thy sight, and receiue that blessing which thy welbeloued sonne shall then pronounce to all that loue and feare thee, saying. Come ye blessed chyldren of my father, receiue the kingdome prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Graunte this we beseche thee O merciful fa­ther, through Iesus Christe our mediatour and redemer. Amen.

¶ The thankes geuing of weomen after childe birth, commonly called the Churching of women.

The woman shall come into the churche, and there shall knele down in some conuenient place, nigh vnto the place where the Table standeth: and the Priest standing by her, shall saye these wordes, or such like as the case shall require.

FOrasmuch as it hath pleased almighty god of his goodnes to geue you safe deliueraunce, and hath preserued you in the great daunger of childbirth, ye shall therfore geue hearty thankes vnto God and praye.

¶ Then shall the Priest say this Psalme.

I Haue lyfted vp myne eyes vnto the hylles: from whence cometh my helpe.

My helpe cometh euen from the Lord: whiche hath made heauen and earth.

He will not suffre thy foote to be moued: and he that ke­peth thee will not slepe.

Behold, he that kepeth Israel, shall neither flumber nor slepe.

The lord himself is thy keper: the lorde is thy defence v­pon thy right hande.


So that the Sunne shal not burne thee by daye: neither the Moone by night.

The Lord shall preserue thee from al euill: yea it is euen he that shal kepe thy soule.

The Lorde shall preserue thy going out and thy coming in: from this time furth for euermore.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne.&c.

As it was in the beginning, is nowe. &c.

Lord haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lord haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father which art in heauen. &c.

And leade vs not into temptacion.

Aunswere. But deliuer vs from euill. Amen.

Priest. O Lord, saue this woman thy seruaunt.

Aunswere. Which putteth her trust in thee.

Priest. Be thou to her a strong tower.

Aunswere. From the face of her enemy.

Priest. Lord heare our prayer.

Aunswere. And let our crye come vnto thee.


¶ Let vs pray.

O Almighty god, which hast deliuered this woman thy seruaunt from the great payn & peril of childe byrth: Graunt we beseche thee (most merciful fa­ther) that she through thy helpe, maye both faith­fully liue & walke in her vocacion, according to thy will in this life present: And also maye be partaker of euerlasting glori in ye life to come, through Iesus Christ our lord. Amē

¶ The woman that cometh to geue her thankes, must offre ac­customed offeringes: and if there be a Communion, it is conueni­ent that she receiue the holy Communion.

¶ A Comminacion against synners, with certayne prayers to be vsed dyuerse tymes in the yere.

¶ After Morning prayer, the people beyng called together by the rynging of a bell, and assembled in the Churche, the Englishe Le­tany shalbe sayde, after the accustomed maner: whiche ended, the Priest shall goe into the pulpitte, and saye thus.

BRethren, in the primatiue Churche there was a godly discipline, that at the begynning of Lent, suche persones as were notorious sinners, were put to open penaunce, & punished in thys world, that their soules myght bee saued in the daye of the Lord. And that others admonished by their exaumple, might be more afrayd to offēd. In the stede whereof, vntyll the sayd discipline may be restored agayn (whiche thyng is much to be wisshed:) it is thought good, that at thys tyme (in your presence) should be read the generall sentences of God cursyng against impenitent sinners: gathered out of the .xxvii. Chapter of Deuteronomie, and other places of scripture. And that ye shoulde aunswere to euery sentence. Amen. To thintēt that you, being admonished of the great indignacion of god against sinners, may the rather be cal­led to earnest and true repentaunce, and may walke more warely in these daungerous daies, fleing from such vices, for the which ye affirme with your own mouthes, the curse of God to be due.

Cursed is the man that maketh any carued or molten y­mage, an abhominacion to the Lorde, the woorke of the handes of the craftes man, and putteth it in a secrete place to worship it.

And the people shall aunswere and saye.


Ministre. Cursed is he that curseth his father and mother.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. [Page] Cursed is he that remoueth awaye the marke of hys neighbours land.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the blynde to goe out of hys waye.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that letteth in iudgement, the right of the straunger, of them that be fatherles, and of wiedowes.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that smiteth his neighbour secretely.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that lyeth with his neighbours wife.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that taketh reward to slay the soule of in­nocent bloud.

Aunswere. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, and taketh manne for hys defence: and in hys hearte goeth from the Lorde.

Aunswere. Amen.

Ministre. Cursed are the vnmercifull, the fornicatours and ad­ulterers, and the couetous persones, the woorshippers of ymages, slaunderers, drunkardes, and extorcioners.

Aunswere. Amen.

The Minister.


NOw, seeyng that all they be accursed (as the Pro­phete Dauid beareth witnes) psa. cxviii which doe erre & go a stray from the commaundementes of god: let vs remembryng the dreadfull iudgement hangyng o­uer oure heades, and beeyng alwayes at hande) returne vnto oure Lorde God, with all contricion and mekenesse of heart, bewayling and lamentyng our sinful lyfe, knowled­geing and confessing our offences, and seking to bryng furth worthy fruites of penaunce. Math. iii For nowe is the Axe put vnto the roote of the trees, so that euery tree which bryngeth not furth good fruite, is hewen downe and cast into the fyre. Hebre. x. It is a fearefull thyng to fal into the handes of the liuyng god: Psalm. x he shall powre downe rayn vpon the sinners, snares, fyre & brimstone, storme and tempest, thys shalbe theyr porcion to drynke. Esa. xxvi For loe, the lord is comen out of hys place to visyte the wickednes of suche as dwell vpon the earthe. Mala. iii But who may abide ye day of his comyng? who shalbe able to endure when he appeareth? Hys fanne is in his hand, and he wyll pourge hys floore, and gather hys wheate into the barne: Math. iii but he wyll burne the chaffe with vnquencheable fyre. The day of the lord cometh as a these vpon the night, and when men shall saye peace, and all thynges are safe: i. Tess. v. then shall so­deynlye destruccion come vpon them, as sorowe cometh v­pon a woman trauayling with childe, Roma. ii and they shall not e­scape: then shall appeare the wrath of God in the day of vē ­geaunce, whiche obstinate sinners, through the stubbernes of theyr heart, haue heaped vnto themselfe, whiche despysed the goodnesse, pacience, and long sufferaunce of God, Prouer. i when he called them continually to repentaunce. Then shall they call vpon me, sayth the lord, but I wyll not heare: they shall seke me early but they shal not fynde me, & that because they hated knowledge, and receyued not the feare of the Lord, but abhorred my counsayle, and despysed my correccyon: then shall it bee to late to knocke, when the dore shalbe shut, and to late to crye for mercye, when it is the tyme of iustice. O terrible voyce of moste iuste iudgemente, whyche shalbe pronounced vpon them, when it shalbe sayde vnto them: [Page] goe ye cursed into the fyre euerlastyng, whiche is prepared for the deuill and hys Aungels: Mat. xxv therefore brethren take we hede betime, while the day of saluacion lasteth: ii. Cor. vi. for the night cometh when none can woorke: Ioh. ix. but let vs whyle we haue the lyght, beleue in the lyghte, and walke as the chyldren of the lyght, that we bee not cast into the vtter darknes where is weping and gnashyng of teeth. Mat. xxv Let vs not abuse ye good­nes of God, whyche calleth vs mercyfully to amendmente, and of hys endlesse pietie promiseth vs forgeuenesse of that which is past, yf (with a whole minde and true heart) we re­turne vnto hym: for though our sinnes bee redde as scarlet, they shalbe as whyte as Snowe: Esai. i. Ezechiel. xxviii. and thoughe they be lyke purple, yet shall they be as whyte as wolle. Turne you clene (sayth the Lorde) from all your wickednesse, and your sinne shall not bee your destruccion. Cast awaye from you al your vngodlines that ye haue done, make you new heartes and a newe spirite: wherefore wyll ye dye, O ye house of Israel? Seeing that I haue no pleasure in the death of him that di­eth (saith the lord god.) i. Iohn. ii Turne you then & you shall liue. Al­thoughe we haue sinned, yet haue we an aduocate with the father, Iesus Christe the righteous: Esai. liii. and he it is that obtey­neth grace for oure sinnes, for he was wounded for oure of­fences, and smitten for oure wyckednes. Let vs therfore re­turne vnto hym, who is the mercifull receiuer of al true pe­nitent sinners, assuryng our selfe, that he is readye to receue vs, and moste willing to pardon vs, if we come to hym with faytfull repentaunce: If we wyll submyt oure selues vnto him, & from hencefurth walke in his waies. If we wil take his easy yoke & light burden vpon vs, to folow hym in low­lines, pacience, and charitie, Math. xi. & be ordred by the gouernaunce of his holy spirite, seking alwayes his glory, & scruyng him duelye in our vocacion, with thankes geuyng. This yf we doe, Christe will deliuer vs from the curse of the lawe, and from the extreme malediccion whiche shall light vpon them that shalbe sette on the left hand: Mat. xxv. and he wyll sette vs on his ryghte hand, and geue vs the blessed benediccyon of hys fa­ther, cōmaunding vs to take possession of his glorious king­dome, [Page] vnto the whiche he vouchsafe to bryng vs all, for hys infinite mercy. Amen.

Then shal they al knele vpon theyr knees: & the Priestes and Clerkes knelyng (where they are accustomed to saye the Letany,) shall saye thys Psalme.

Misere­re mei deus. Psalm. li HAue mercye vpon me (O God) after thy great goodnesse: according to the multitude of thy mercyes, doe away myne offences.

Washe me throughly fro my wickednes: and clense me from me synne.

For I knowledge my faultes: and my synne is euer bee­fore me.

Agaynst thee only haue I sinned, and done this euil in thy sight: that thou mightest be iustified in thy saying, and cleare when thou art iudged.

Beholde, I was shapen in wickednes: and in sinne hathe my mother conceyued me.

But loe, thou requirest trueth in inwarde parties: & shalt make me to vnderstande wisedome secretly.

Thou shalte purge me with Isope, and I shalbe cleane: thou shalt washe me, and I shalbe whyter then Snowe.

Thou shalte make me heare of ioye and gladnesse: that the bones whiche thou hast broken may reioyce.

Turne thy face from my sinnes: and putte oute al my mis­dedes.

Make me a cleane hearte (O God:) and renewe a righte spirite within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy ho­ly spirite from me.

O geue me the comforte of thy helpe agayne: and stablishe me with thy free spirite.

Then shall I teache thy wayes vnto the wicked: and sin­ners shalbe conuerted vnto thee.

Deliuer me from bloudguiltinesse (O God) thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall syng of thy righ­teousnesse.

Thou shalte open my lippes (O Lorde:) my mouthe shall [Page] shewe thy prayse.

For thou desirest no sacrifice, els woulde I geue it thee: but thou delitest not in burnt offerynges.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirite: a broken and a contrite hearte (O God) shalt thou nor despise.

O be fauourable and gracious vnto Sion: build thou the walles of Hierusalem.

Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of rightous­nes, with the burnt offerings and oblacions; then shal they offer yong bullockes vpon thyne altare.

Glory be to the father, and to the sonne, and. &c.

As it was in the beginnyng, and is now.&c. Amen.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lorde haue mercy vpon vs.

¶ Our father which art in heauen.&c.

And leade vs not into temptacyon.

Aunswere. But delyuer vs from euill. Amen.

Minister. O Lorde saue thy seruauntes.

Aunswere. Which put theyr truste in thee.

Minister. Sende vnto them helpe from aboue.

Aunswere. And euermore mightely defende them.

Minister. Helpe vs O God our sauiour.

Aunswere. And for the glory of thy names sake delyuer vs, be merciful vnto vs sinners, for thy names sake.

Minister. O Lorde heare our prayers.

Aunswere. And let our crye come vnto thee.

¶ Let vs praye.


O Lord, we beseche thee mercifully heare oure prai­ers, and spare all those which confesse theyr sinnes to thee: that they (whose consciences by sinne are accused) by thy mercifull pardon may be absolued: Throughe Chryste oure Lorde Amen.

O Most mightie god and merciful father, which hast compassiō of al men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made: whiche wouldest not the death of a sin­ner, but that he should rather turne from sinne, & be saued: mercyfully forgeue vs our trespasses, receyue and comfort vs, which bee greued and weryed which the burthen of our sinne. Thy propertie is to haue mercy, to thee onely it apperteineth to forgeue sinnes: spare vs therfore good lord, spare thy people whom thou haste redemed. Entre not into iudgement with thy seruauntes, whiche bee vyle earth, and miserable sinners: but so turne thy yre frō vs, which meke­ly knowledge our vilenes, & truly repent vs of our faultes: so make haste to helpe vs in this worlde, that we may euer lyue with thee, in the worlde to come: through Iesus Christ oure Lorde. Amen.

Then shall the people saye thys that foloweth, after the Minister.

TVrne thou vs, O good Lorde, and so shall we bee turned: be fauourable (O lorde) bee fauourable to thy people, which turne to thee in weping, fastyng and praying: for thou arte a mercifull God, full of compassion, long sufferyng, and of a great pietie. Thou spa­rest when we deserue punishment, and in thy wrath thin­kest vpon mercye. Spare thy people good Lorde, spare them, and lette not thy herytage bee brought to confusion: heare vs (O lord) for thy mercy is great, and after the multytude of thy mercyes loke v­pon vs.

Here endeth the boke of common praier.
The pſalter or Pſalm …

The psal­ter or Psalmes of Dauid, after the trā ­slacion of the greate Byble, poynted as it shalbe sayed or song in Chur­ches. ☞

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¶ The Psalmes of Dauid.

Beatus vir qui non abiit. psal. i.

Mornīg prayer. BLessed is that man that hath not walked in the coū ­sel of the vngodly: nor stande in the way of sinners, and hath not sit in the seate of the scornefull.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law wil he exercyse hymselfe daye and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the water side: that wil bryng furth hys fruite in due season.

Hys leafe also shall not wyther: and loke whatsoeuer he doeth, it shall prosper.

As for the vngodly, it is not so with them: but they are lyke the chaffe which the wind scattereth awaye (from the face of the earth.)

Therefore the vngodly shall not bee hable to stande in the iudgement: neither the sinners in the congregacyon of the ryghteous.

But the lord knoweth the way of the righteous: and the way of the vngodly shall peryshe.

Quare fremuerunt gentes. psal. ii.

WHy doe the Heathen so furiously rage together: and why doe the people ymagine a vayne thyng?

The kinges of the earth stande vp, and the rulers take counsayle together: agaynst the Lord, and against hys annoynted.

Let vs breake their bandes a sunder: and cast away their cordes from vs.

He that dwelleth in heauen shal laugh them to scorne: the lord shall haue them in derision.

Then shall he speake vnto them in his wrath: and vexe them in hys sore displeasure.

Yet haue I set my kyng: vpon my holy hyll of Syon.

I wil preache the lawe, wherof the lord hath sayed vnto me: thou art my sonne, this day haue I begotten thee.


Desyre of me, and I shall geue thee the heathen for thine enheritaunce: and the vttermost part of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt bruise them with a rodde of yron: and breake them in pieces lyke a potters bessell.

Be wyse now therefore, O ye kynges: be learned ye that are iudges of the earth.

Serue the Lorde in feare: and reioyce (vnto hym) wyth reuerence.

Kisse the sonne left he be angry, and so ye perishe from the (ryght) waye: if his wrath be kiendled (yea but a little) bles­sed are all they that put theyr trust in hym.

Domine quid multiplicati. psal. iii.

LOrd how are they encreased that trouble me? many are they that ryse aganst me.

Many one there be that say of my soule: there is no helpe for hym in (hys) God.

But thou O Lord art my defendour: thou art my wor­ship, and the lifter vp of my head.

I did call vpon the Lord with my voice: and he heard me out of hys holy hyll.

I layed me downe and slepte: and rose vp agayne, for the Lord sustayned me.

I wil not be afraid of ten thousandes of people: that haue set themselues against me round about.

Vp Lorde and helpe me, O my God: for thou smytest all myne enemyes vpon the cheke bone, thou haste broken the teeth of the vngodly.

Saluacion belongeth vnto the Lord: and thy blessing is vpon the people.

Cum inuocarem. psal. iiii.

HEare me when I call, O God of my ryghteousnesse: thou haste set me at libertie when I was in trouble, haue mercye vpon me, and hearken vnto my prayer.

O ye sonnes of men, how long wyll ye blaspheme myne honor: and haue suche pleasure in vanitie, and seeke after [Page] leasyng?

Knowe thys also, that the Lorde hath chosen to hymselfe the man that is godlye: when I call vpon the Lorde, he wil heare me.

Stande in awe, and synne not: comen with youre owne hearte, and in your chambre, and be styll.

Offre the sacrifice of righteousnesse: and put your truste in the Lorde.

There bee manye that wyll saye: who wyll shewe vs a­ny good.

LORD lyfte thou vp: the lyghte of thy countenaunce vpon vs.

Thou haste putte gladnes in my hearte: sence the tyme that theyr corne and wyne (and oyle) increased.

I wyll laye me downe in peace, and take my reste: for it is thou Lorde only, that makest me dwel in safetie.

Verba mea auribus. Psalm. v.

POnder my wordes, O LORDE: consyder my me­ditacyon.

O herken thou vnto the voyce of my callyng, my kyng and my God: for vnto thee wyl I make my prayer.

My voyce shalte thou heare betimes O Lorde: earlye in the mornyng wyll I directe my prayer vnto thee, and wyll loke vp.

For thou arte the God that hathe no pleasure in wicked­nesse: neyther shall any euyll dwell with thee.

Suche as bee foolyshe, shall not stande in thy syghte: for thou hatest all them that worke vanitie.

Thou shalte destroye them that speake leasyng: the Lorde wyll abhorre bothe the bloudthirstye and deceytfull man.

But as for me, I wyll come into thy house, euen vpon the multitude of thy mercye: and in thy feare wyl I worshyp to­warde thy holy temple.

Leade me, O lord, in thy righteousnes, because of myne enemies: make thy waye playne before my face.

For there is no faithfulnes in his mouth: theyr inwarde [Page] partes are very wickednes.

Theyr throte is an open sepulchre: they flatter with their tongue.

Destroye thou them, O God, let them peryshe throughe theyr owne ymaginacyons: cast them out in the multitude of theyr vngodlynes, for they haue rebelled agaynst thee.

And let all them that put theyr truste in thee reioyce: they shall euer be geuyng of thankes, because thou defendest thē: they that loue thy name shalbe ioyefull in thee.

For thou Lorde wylte geue thy blessyng vnto the rygh­teous: and with thy fauourable kyndnesse wilt thou defend him, as with a shielde.

Domine ne in furore. Psalm. vi.

Euening prayer O Lorde, rebuke me not in thyne indignacion: neyther chasten me in thy displeasure.

Haue mercy vpon me, O Lord: for I am weake, O Lorde heale me, for my bones are vexed.

My soule is also sore troubled: but Lorde howe long wilte thou punishe me?

Turne thee, O Lorde, and delyuer my soule: oh saue me for thy mercies sake.

For in death no man remembreth thee: and who wil geue thee thankes in the pitte?

I am wearye of my gronyng, euery night washe I my bedde: and water my couche with my teares.

My beautie is gone for verye trouble: and worne awaye because of all my enemies.

Awaye fro me all yet that worke vanitie: for the Lorde hath hearde the voyce of my wepyng.

The Lorde hath hearde my peticyon: the Lorde wyll re­ceyue my prayer.

All myne enemyes shall bee confounded and sore vexed: they shalbe turned backe, and put to shame sodeynly.

Domine deus meus. psalm. vii.

O Lorde my God, in thee haue I put my trust: saue me from all them that persecute me, and delyuer me.

Left he deuoure my soule lyke a Lion, and teare it in pieces: whyle there is none to helpe.

Oh Lorde my God, yf I haue done any suche thyng: or yf there be any wickednes in my handes.

Yf I haue rewarded euyll vnto hym that dealte frendlye with me: yea, I haue delyuered hym, that withoute anye cause, is myne enemye.

Then let myne enemie persecute my soule, and take me: yea, let hym treade my lyfe downe vpon the earthe, and laye myne honour in the duste.

Stande vp O Lorde in thy wrath, and lyfte vp thy selfe: because of the indignacions of myne enemies, aryse vp for me in the iudgement that thou hast commaunded.

And so shall the congregacion of the people come aboute thee: for theyr sakes therefore, lyft vp thy selfe agayne.

The Lord shall iudge the people, geue sentence with me, O Lord: accordyng to my righteousnesse, and accordyng to the innocencie that is in me.

Oh let the wickednesse of the vngodly come to an ende: but guyde thou the iuste.

For the righteous god: trieth the very heartes and reines.

My helpe cometh of God: which preserueth them that are true of heart.

God is a righteous iudge (strong and paciente:) and God is prouoked euery daye.

Yf a man will not turne, he will wheat his sweorde: he hath bent hys bowe, and made it ready.

He hath prepared for him the instrumentes of deathe: he ordeyneth his arrowes agaynst the persecutours.

Beholde, he trauayleth with mischiefe: he hathe concey­ued sorow, and brought foorth vngodlynes.

He hath grauen and digged vp a pytte: and is fallen hym selfe into the destruccion that he made for other.

For hys trauayle shall come vpon hys owne head: and hys wickednesse shall fall vpon his owne pate.


I wyll geue thankes vnto the Lorde accordyng to hys ryghteousnesse: and wyll prayse the name of the Lorde the moste hyghest.

Domine dominus noster. Psalm. viii.

O Lorde oure gouernour, how excellent is thy name in all the worlde? thou that haste sette thy glorye aboue the heauens.

Oute of the mouth of very babes and suckelynges haste thou ordeyned strength because of thyne enemyes: that thou mightest: styll the enemie and the auenger.

For I wyll consydre thy heauens, euen the worke of thy fyngers: the Moone and the sterres whyche thou hast or­deyned.

What is man that thou arte mindefull of hym? and the sonne of man, that thou vysitest hym?

Thou madest hym lower then the Aungels: to crowne hym with glory and worship.

Thou makest hym to haue dominion of the woorkes of thy handes: and thou hast put all thinges in subieccyon vn­der hys feete.

All shepe and oxen: yea, and the beastes of the fielde.

The foules of the ayre, and the fishe of the sea: and what­soeuer walketh thorow the pathes of the seas.

O Lorde oure gouernour: howe excellent is thy name in all the worlde.

Confitebor tibi. Psalm. ix.

Morning prayer I Wyll geue thankes vnto thee, O LORD, with my whole hearte: I wyll speake of all thy marueylous woorkes.

I wyll be gladde, and reioyce in thee: yea, my songes wil I make of thy name, O thou most hyest.

Whyle myne enemies are drieuen backe: they shall fall, and peryshe at thy presence.

For thou haste mainteyned my right and my cause: thou arte sette in the throne that iudgest ryghte.

Thou haste rebuked the Heathen, and destroyed the vn­godly: thou haste put out theyr name for euer and euer.


O thou enemye, destruccions are come to a perpetuall ende: euen as the cyties whiche thou haste destroyed, theyr memoriall is perished with them.

But the Lorde shall endure for euer: he hathe also prepa­red hys seate for iudgement.

For he shall iudge the worlde in righteousnesse: and mi­nister true iudgement vnto the people.

The Lorde also wyll bee a defence for the oppressed; euen a refuge in due tyme of trouble.

And they that knowe thy name, wyll putte theyr truste in thee: for thou Lorde haste neuer fayled them that seeke thee.

O prayse the Lorde, whyche dwelleth in Sion: shewe the people of his doynges.

For when he maketh inquisicion for bloud, he remem­breth them: and forgeatteth not the complaynt of the poore.

Haue mercye vpon me (O Lorde:) consydre the trouble whiche I suffre of them that hate me, thou that lyftest me vp from the gates of death.

That I maye shewe all thy prayses within the portes of the daughter of Syon: I wyll reioyce in thy saluacyon.

The Heathen are sunken downe in the pytte that they made: in the same nette whiche they hydde priuely, is theyr owne foote taken.

The Lorde is knowen to execute iudgement: the vngodly is trapped in the woorke of hys owne handes.

The wicked shalbe turned vnto hell: and all the people that forgeat God.

For the poore shall not bee alwaye forgotten: the pacyent abiding of the meke, shall not perishe for euer.

Vp Lorde and let not man haue the vpper hand: let the Heathen be iudged in thy syghte.

Putte them in feare (O Lorde:) that the Heathen maye knowe them selues to bee but men.

Vt quid domine. psalm. x.

WHy standest thou so farre of (O Lorde:) and hydest thy face in the nedefull tyme of trouble?

The vngodly for his owne luste doeth persecute the poore: let them be taken in the craftye wilines that they haue ymagined.

For the vngodly hathe made boaste of his owne heartes desyre: and speaketh good of the couetouse (whom God ab­horreth.)

The vngodlye is so proude, that he careth not for God: neyther is God in all hys thoughtes.

Hys wayes are alwaye greuouse, thy iudgementes are farre aboue oute of hys syghte: and therefore defyeth he all hys enemyes.

For he hath sayd in his heart: tushe, I shall neuer be cast downe, there shall no harme happen vnto me.

His mouthe is full of cursyng, and disceyte and fraude: vnder his tongue is vngodlines and vanitie.

He sitteth lurkyng in the theuishe corners of the stretes: and priuely in his lurkyng dennes dothe he murther the in­nocent, hys eyes are sette agaynst the poore.

For he lyeth wayting secretelye: euen as a Lion lurketh he in hys denne, that he maye rauishe the poore.

He doeth rauishe the poore: when he geatteth him into his nette.

He falleth downe and humbleth hym selfe: that the con­gregcyon of the poore maye fall into the hande of hys cap­taynes.

He hathe sayde in his hearte: tushe, God hathe forgotten, he hydeth awaye his face, and he wyll neuer see it.

Aryse (O Lord God) and lyft vp thyne hand: forgeat not the poore.

Wherefore shoulde the wicked blaspheme God? whyle he doeth say in hys hearte, tushe, thou God carest not for it.

Surely thou haste seen it: for thou beholdeste vngodly­nesse, and wrong.

That thou mayest take the matter into thy hande: the poore committeth himselfe vnto thee, for thou arte the hel­per [Page] of the frendlesse.

Breake thou the power of the vngodlye and malicyous: take awaye his vngodlynes, and thou shalt fynde none.

The Lorde is kyng for euer and euer: and the Heathen are perished out of the lande.

Lord, thou haste hearde the desyre of the poore: thou pre­parest theyr heart, and thyne eare harkened thereto.

To helpe the fatherlesse and poore vnto theyr ryghte: that the manne of the earthe bee no more exalted agaynste them.

In domino confido. psalm. xi.

IN the Lorde putte I my truste: howe saye ye then to my soule, that she shoulde flye as byrde vnto the hyll.

For loe, the vngodly bende theyr bowe: and make readye theyr arrowes within the quyuer, that they maye prieuelye shoote at them, whiche are true of heart.

For the foundacions wyll be caste downe: and what hath the righteous done?

The Lorde is in hys holy Temple: the Lordes seate is in heauen.

His eyes consydre the poore: and his eye liddes tryeth the children of men.

The LORDE aloweth the ryghteous: but the vngod­ly and hym that delighteth in wickednesse, dooeth hys soule abhorre.

Vpon the vngodlye he shall rayne snares, fyre and brim­stone, storme and tempeste: thys shalbee theyr porcyon to drynke.

For the righteous Lorde loueth righteousnes: hys coun­tenaunce wyll beholde the thyng that is iuste.

Saluum me fac domine. Psalm. xii.

Euening prayer. HElpe (me) Lorde, for there is not on godly manne lefte: for the faythfull are minished from among the [Page] chyldren of men.

They talke of vanitie, euerye one with hys neyghboure: they doe but flatter with theyr lippes, and dissemble in theyr double hearte.

The Lorde shall roote out all disceytfull lippes: and the tongue that speaketh proude thynges.

Whyche haue sayde: with oure tongue wyll we preuayle, we are they that ought to speake, who is Lord ouer vs?

Nowe for the coumforteles troubles sake of the nedye: & because of the depe sighing of the poore.

I wyll vp (sayeth the Lorde:) and will helpe euerye one from hym that swelleth agaynste hym, and wyll sette them at reste.

The wordes of the Lorde are pure woordes: euen as the siluer, whych from earth is tryed and purifyed seuen times in the fyre.

Thou shalte kepe them (O Lorde:) thou shalte preserue hym from thys generacyon for euer.

The vngodlye walke on euery syde, when they are exal­ted: the chyldren of men are put to rebuke.

Ʋsquequo domine. Psalm. xiii.

Howe long wylt thou forgeat me O Lorde, for euer: how long wilt thou hyde thy face from me?

Howe long shall I seeke counsayle in my soule, and bee so vexed in my hearte: howe long shall myne ene­myes triumphe ouer me?

Consydre and heare me, Lorde my God: lighten myne eyes, that I slepe not in death.

Leste myne enemie saye, I haue preuayled agaynste him: for yf I bee caste downe, they that trouble me wyll reioyce at it.

But my truste is in thy mercye: and my hearte is ioyeful in thy saluacion.

I wyll syng of the Lord, because he hath delte so louing­ly with me: (yea, I wyll prayse the name of the Lorde the moste hygheste.)

Dixit incipiens. psal. xiiii.

THe foole hath sayd in hys heart: there is no God.

They are corrupte, and become abhominable in their doinges: there is not one that doeth good (no not one.)

The Lord loked down from heauen vpon the children of men: to see if there were any that woulde vnderstande, and seke after God.

But they are al gone out of the way, they are altogether become abhominable: there is none that doeth good, no not one.

Theyr throte is an open sepulchre, with their tongues they haue deceiued: the person of aspes is vnder their lippes.

Their mouth is ful of cursyng and bitternesse: their feete are swyfte to shedde bloude.

Destruccion and vnhappinesse is in their wayes: and the way of peace haue they not knowen, there is no feare of god before theyr eyes.

Haue they no knowledge that they are all such workers of mischiefe? eating vp my people as it were bread.

And call not vpon the Lorde: there were they brought in great fear (euen where no feare was) for God is in the ge­neracion of the righteous.

As for you, ye haue made a mocke at the counsayle of the poore: because he putteth hys trust in the Lorde.

Who shall geue saluacion vnto Israel out of Sion? whē the Lord turneth the captiuitie of his people, then shal Ia­cob reioyce, and Israel shalbe glad.

Domine quis habitabit. psal. xv.

Morning prayer. Lorde who shall dwel in thy tabernacle: who shal rest vpon thy holy hyll?

Euen he that leadeth an vncorrupte life: and doeth the thing which is ryght, and speaketh the trueth from hys hearte.

He that hath vsed no deceste in hys tongue: nor done euill to hys neyghbours, and hath not slaundered hys neygh­bours.


He that setteth not by hymselfe, but is lowlye in hys own eyes: and maketh much of them that feare the Lorde.

He that sweareth vnto his neigbboure and dysapoynteth hym not: though it were to his own hinderaunce.

He that hath not geuen his money vpon vsury: nor takē rewarde against the innocent.

Whoso doth these thynges shall neuer fall.

Conserua me domine. psal. xvi.

PReserue me, O god: for in thee haue I put my trust. O my soule, thou hast said vnto the Lord: thou art my god, my goodes are nothing vnto thee.

At my delight are vpon the Saintes that are in the earth: and vpon suche as excell in vertue.

But they that runne after another God: shal haue great trouble.

Their drinke offeringes of bloud will not I offer: neyther make mencion of their names within my lyppes.

The lord himselfe is the porcion of mine enheritaunce and of my cup: thou shalt mayntayne my lot.

The lot is fallen vnto me in a fayre grounde: yea, I haue a goodly heritage.

I wil thanke the Lord for geuing me warning: my reines also chasten me in the night season.

I haue set god alwayes before me: for he is on my right hand, therfore I shall not fall.

Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory reioysed: my fleshe also shall rest in hope.

For why? thou shalte not leaue my soule in hell: neyther shalt thou suffre thy holy one to see corrupcion.

Thou shalt shewe me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulnes of ioye, and at thy right hande there is pleasure for, euermore.

Exaudi domine iusticiam. psal. xvii.

HEeare the right, O lord, consider my complaint: and hearken vnto my prayer that goeth not out of fained lyppes.


Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and let thyne eyes loke vpon the thyng that is equall.

Thou hast proued and visited myne hearte in the nyghte season, thou hast tried me, and shal finde no wickednes in me: for I am vtterlye purposed that my mouth shall not of­fende.

Because of mennes workes that are done agaynste the wordes of thy lyppes: I haue kepte me from the wayes of the destroyer.

O hold thou vp my goynges in thy pathes: that my fote­steppes slyp not.

I haue called vpon thee, O god, for thou shalte heare me: incline thine eare to me, and hearken vnto my wordes.

Shewe thy marueilous louing kindnes, thou that art the sauioure of them that trust in thee: from suche as resiste thy ryght hande.

kepe me as the apple of an eye: hide me vnder the shadow of thy wynges.

From the vngodly that trouble me: myne enemies com­passe me rounde aboute, to take awaye my soule.

They are inclosed in their owne fatte: and theyr mouth speaketh proude thynges.

They lye waiting in out may on euery side: turning their eyes down to the grounde.

Like as a lion that is gredy of his pray: and as it were a Lions whelpe lurkyng in secrete places.

Vp Lord, disapoint him and cast hym down: delyuer my soule from the vngodly, which is a sweorde of thyne.

From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men I saye, and from the euill worlde: whiche haue their porcion in this lyfe, whose bellyes thou fyllest with thy hydde treasure.

They haue children at their desyre: and leaue the reste of their substaunce for their babes.

But as for me, I wyll beholde thy presence in righteous­nes: and when I awake vp after thy lykenes, I shal be sa­tisfied with it.

Diligain te domine. psal. xviii.

Euening prayer. I Wil loue thee, O Lord, my strength, the Lord is my stony rocke and my defence, my sauioure, my God, and my might, in whom I wil trust: my buckeler, the horne also of my saluacion, and my refuge.

I wil call vpon the Lord which is worthy to be praysed: so shall I be safe fro myne enemyes.

The sorowes of death compassed me: and the ouerflow­inges of vngodlynes made me afrayde.

The paines of hell came about me: the snares of death o­uertoke me.

In my trouble wil I cal vpon the Lord: and complayne vnto my God.

So shall he heare my voyce out of hys (holy) temple: and my complaint shall come before hym, it shall entre euen into hys eares.

The earth trembled and quaked: the very foundacyons also of the hilles shoke and were remoued, because he was wroth.

There went a smoke oute of his presence: a consuming fyre out of hys mouth, so that coles were kindled at it.

He bowed the heauens also and came downe: and it was darke vnder hys feete.

He roade vpon the Cherubins and dyd flye: he came fly­ing vpon the winges of the wynde.

He made darkenes his secrete place: his pauilion rounde aboute hym; with darke water and thicke cloudes to couer hym.

At the brightnesse of hys presence, hys cloudes remoued: hayle stones, and coles of fyre.

The Lorde also thundred oute of heauen: and the highest gaue hys thunder, hayle stones and coles of fyre.

He sent out hys arowes and scattred them: he cast forth lygh: enynges, and destroyed them.

The springes of waters were seen: and the foundacyons of the rounde worlde were dyscouered at thy chydyng, O Lorde, at the blastyng of the breath of thy displeasure.


He shall sende down from the high to fetche me: and shall take me out of many waters.

He shall deliuer me from my strongest enemye, and from them which hate me: for they are to mightie for me.

They preuented me in the daye of my trouble: but the lord was my vpholder.

He broughte me foorth also into a place of libertye: he brought me forth, euen because he had a fauoure vnto me.

The Lord shal rewarde me after my righteous dealyng: according to ye clennes of my hādes, shal he recompence me.

Because I haue kepte the wayes of the Lorde: and haue not forsaken my god as the wycked doeth.

For I haue an eye vnto all hys lawes: and wil not caste out hys commaundementes from me.

I was also vncorrupte beefore hym: and eschewed myne owne wyckednesse.

Therfore shall the Lord rewarde me after my righteous dealyng: and according vnto the clennesse of my handes in hys eye syghte.

With the holy thou shalt be holy: and with a perfect man thou shalt be perfect.

With the cleane, thou shalt be cleane: and with ye froward thou shalt learne frowardnes.

For thou shalte saue the people that are in aduersitie, and shalt bryng down the high lokes of the proude.

Thou also shalt lyght my Candle: the lorde my god shall make my darkenes to be lyght.

For in thee I shall discomforte an hoste of men: and wyth the helpe of my god, I shall leape ouer the wall.

The way of god is an vnderfiled way, the word of the lord also is tried in the fier: he is the defender of al them that put their trust in hym.

For who is god but the Lord? or who hath any strength, except our God.

It is God that gyrdeth me wyth strength of warre: and maketh my waye perfect.

He maketh my fete like hartes fete: & setteth me vp on high


He teacheth my handes to fighte: and mine armes shall breake euen a bowe of stele.

Thou hast geuen me the defence of thy saluacion: thy right hande also shall holde me vp, thy louing correccion shal make me great.

Thou shalt make roume inough vnder me for to goe: that my fote steppes shall not slyde.

I will folowe vpon myne enemyes and ouertake them: neyther wyl I turne agayne, tyl I haue destroyed them.

I will smite them, that they shall not be hable to stande: but fall vnder my feete.

Thou hast girded me with strength vnto the battail: thou shalt throwe downe myne enemyes vnder me.

Thou hast made mine enemies also to turne their backes vpon me: and I shal destroye them that hate me.

They shall crye, but there shall be none to helpe them: yea, euen vnto the Lord shal they crye, but he shal not heare thē.

I will beate them as small as the dust before the wynde: I wyll cast them out, as the claye in the stretes.

Thou shalt deliuer me from the striuinges of the people: and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.

A people whom I haue not knowen: shall serue me.

Assone as they heare of me, they shall obeye me: but the straunge children shall dissemble with me.

The straunge children shal faile: and be afraid out of their prisons.

The Lorde lyueth: and blessed bee my strong helper, and praysed be the God of my saluacion.

Euen the god which seeth that I be auenged: & subdueth the people vnto me.

It is he that deliuereth me from my (cruell) enemyes, and setteth me vp aboue mine aduersaryes: thou shalt rydde me from the wycked man.

For this cause I wil geue thankes vnto thee O lorde, e­mong the Gentiles: and syng prayses vnto thy name.

Great prosperitie geueth he vnto his king: and sheweth lo­uing kindnes vnto Dauid his annointed, and vnto his sede [Page] for euermore.

Celi enarrant gloriam dei. psal. xix.

Mornīg prayer. THe heauens declare the glorye of God: and the fyr­mament sheweth his handy woorke.

One day telleth another: and one night certifyeth another.

There is neither speche nor language: but theyr voyces are heard among them.

Theyr sounde is gone oute into all landes: and theyr woordes into the endes of the worlde.

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sunne: which co­meth furth as a brydegrome out of hys chaumbre, and re­ioyseth as a Gyant to runne hys course.

It goeth furth from the vttermost part of the heauen, & runneth about vnto the ende of it agayne: and there is no­thing hid from the heate therof.

The lawe of the Lord is an vndefyled lawe, conuerting the soule: the testimonie of the lord is sure, and geueth wis­dome vnto the simple.

The statutes of the lord are right, and reioyce the heart: the commaundement of the lorde is pure, and geueth lyght vnto the eyes.

The feare of the Lord is cleane, and endureth for euer: the iudgemētes of the lord are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desyred are they then golde, yea then muche fyne golde: sweter also then hony and the hony combe.

Moreouer, by them is thy seruant taught: and in keping of them there is great reward.

Who can tell how oft he offendeth? O clense thou me from my secrete faultes.

Kepe the seruaunt also from presumpteous synnes, lest they geat the dominion ouer me: so shal I be vndefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

Let the woordes of my mouth, and the meditacion of my heart: be (alway) acceptable in thy sight.

O lord: my strength and my redemer.

Exaudiat te dominus. psal. xx.

THe Lord heare thee in the day of trouble: the name of the God of Iacob defend thee.

Send thee helpe from the sanctuary: and strength thee out of Syon.

Remembre all thy offerynges: and accepte thy brente sa­crifice.

Graunt thee thy heartes desyre: and fulfyll al thy mind.

We will reioyce in thy saluacion, & tryumphe in the name of the Lord our God: the Lord perfourme al thy peticions.

Now know I that the lord helpeth hys annoynted, and wil heare him from his holy heauē. Euen with the whole­some strength of his right hand.

Some put theyr trust in charets, and some in horses: but we wil remembre the name of the Lorde our God.

They are brought downe and fallen: but we are riesen, and stand vpright.

Saue Lorde, and heare vs, O kyng of heauen: when we call (vpon thee.)

Domine in virtute tua. psal. xxi.

THe King shal reioyce in thy strength O Lord: excea­ding glad shall he be of thy saluacion.

Thou hast geuen him his heartes desyre: and hast not denyed him the request of his lippes.

For thou shalt preuent him with the blessinges of good­nes: and shalt set a crowne of pure golde vpon his head.

He asked lyfe of the, and thou gauest him a long lyfe: euen for euer and euer.

His honour is great in thy saluaciō: glory & great wor­ship shalt thou lay vpon him.

For thou shalt geue him euerlastyng felicitie: and make hym glad with the ioye of thy countenaunce.

And why? because the king putteth his trust in the lord: and in the mercy of the most hyest, he shall not miscary.

All thine enemies shall feele thy hande: thy ryght hande shall fynd out them that hate thee.

Thou shalt make them like a fyerye ouen in tyme of thy wrath: the lord shal destroy them in his displeasure, and the [Page] fire shall consume them.

Their fruite shalt thou roote oute of the earth: and theyr sede from emong the children of men.

For they intended mischiefe agaynst thee: and imagyned such a deuise, as they are not hable to perfourme.

Therfore shalt thou put them to flight: and ye stringes of thy bowe shalte thou make ready agaynst the face of them.

Be thou exalted Lord, in thy own strength: so wyl we sing and prayse thy power.

Deus deus meus. psal. xxii.

Euenīg prayer. MY God, my god (loke vpō me:) why hast thou forsakē me, and arte so farre from my health, and from the wordes of my complaynt?

O my god, I crye in the daye tyme, but thou hearest not: and in the night season also I take no rest.

And thou continuest holy: O thou worshippe of Israel.

Our fathers hoped in thee, they trusted in thee: and thou diddest delyuer them.

They called vpon thee, and were holpen: they putte theyr trust in thee, and were not confounded.

But as for me, I am a worme and no man: a very scorne of men, and the outcast of the people.

All they that see me, laughe me to scorne: they shote oute their lyppes, and shake the head, saying.

He trusted in god that he would deliuer hym: let hym de­lyuer hym, if he wyl haue hym.

But thou art he that toke me out of my mothers wombe: thou waste my hope when I hanged yet vpon my mothers brestes.

I haue been left vnto thee euer sence I was borne: thou art my god euen from my mothers wombe.

O goe not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to helpe me.

Many oxen are come about me: fat bulles of Basan close me in on euery syde.

They gape vpon me with their mouthes: as it were a raumpyng and roaryng lyon.


I am powred out lyke water, and all my bones are oute of iointe: my heart also in the middes of my body, is euen lyke melting ware.

My strength is dryed vp like a potsherde and my tongue cleueth to my gummes: and thou shalte bryng me into the dust of death.

For (many) dogges are come about me: and the counsel of the wycked layeth siege agaynst me.

They pearced my handes and my fete: I may tell all my bones, they stande staryng and lokyng vpon me.

They part my garmentes emong them: and caste lottes vpon my vesture.

But be not thou farre from me O Lorde: thou art my suc­cour, hast thee to helpe me.

Delyuer my soule from thy swoeorde: my dearling from the power of the dogge.

Saue me from the Lions mouth: thou hast heard me al­so from emong the hornes of the Vnicornes.

I wil declare thy name vnto my brethren: in the middes of the congregacion wyll I prayse thee.

O prayse the lord ye that feare him: magnifye him al ye of the sede of Iacob, and feare hym all ye sede of Israel.

For he hath not despysed nor abhorred the lowe estate of the poore: he hath not hyd hys fare from him, but when he called vnto hym, he heard hym.

My praise is of thee in the great congregacion: my vowes wyll I performe in the syght of them that feare hym.

The poore shall eate and be satisfied: they that seke after the lord shall prayse hym, your heart shall lyue for euer.

Al the endes of the world shal remember themselues, and be turned vnto the lord: and al the kinredes of the nacyons shal worship before hym.

For the kingdome is the Lordes: and he is the gouernoure among the people.

All such as be fat vpon earth: haue eaten and worshipped.

Al they that goe down into the dust, shal knele before him: and no man hath quickened hys own soule.


My sede shal serue him: they shalbe counted vnto the lorde for a generacion.

They shal come, and the heauens shal declare hys righte­ousnes: vnto a people that shalbe borne whom the lord hath made.

Dominus regit me. psal. xxiii.

THe Lord is my shepehearde: therefore can I lacke no­thing.

He shall fede me in a grene pasture: and leade me furth beside the waters of comfort.

He shall conuert my soule: and bring me furth in ye pathes of righteousnes for his names sake.

Yea, though I walke through the valey of the shadow of death: I wil feare no euil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staffe comfort me.

Thou shalt prepare a table before me, against them that trouble me: thou hast annointed my head with Oile, and my cup shalbe full.

But (thy) louing kindnes and mercy shal folow me al the daies of my life: & I wil dwel in the house of ye lord for euer.

Domini est terra. psal. xxiiii.

Mornīg prayer. THe earth is the lordes, and al that therein is: the com­passe of the world, and they that dwel therein.

For he hath founded it vpon the Seas: and prepa­red it vpon the sloudes.

Who shall ascende into the hil of the lord? or who shall ryse vp in hys holy place?

Euen he that hath cleane handes, and a pure hearte: and that hath not lift vp his minde vnto vanitie, nor sworne to deceiue his neighboure.

He shal receiue the blessyng from the lord: and ryghteous­nes from the God of hys saluacion.

This is the generacion of thē that seke him: euen of them that seke thy face O Iacob.

Lift vp your heades, O ye gates: and be ye lift vp ye euer­lastyng doores, and the king of glory shall come in.

Who is the king of glory? it is the lord strong and mightie, [Page] euen the Lorde, mightie in battayl.

Lifte vp your heades (O ye gates:) and be ye lyfte vp ye euerlastyng dores, and the kyng of glory shall come in.

Who is the kyng of glory? euen the Lorde of hostes, he is the kyng of glory.

Ad te domine. psal. xxv.

INto thee (O Lord) wil I lift vp my soule, my God, I haue put my trust in thee: O let me not be cōfounded, neyther let myne enemyes triumphe ouer me.

For al they that hope in thee shal not be ashamed: but such as transgresse without a cause, shalbe put to confusyon.

Shewe me thy waies, O lord: and teache me thy pathes.

Leade me furth in thy trueth, and learne me, for thou art the god of my saluacion: in thee hath been my hope al the day long.

Cal to remembraunce (O Lord) thy tender mercyes: and thy louing kindnes, which hath been euer of olde.

Oh remember not the synnes and offences of my youth: but accordyng to thy mercy thinke thou vpon me (O Lorde) for thy goodnesse.

Gracious and righteous is the lord: therfore wil he teache synners in the waye.

Them that be meke shal he guide in iudgement: and such as be gentle, them shall he learne hys waye.

Al the pathes of the Lord are mercy and trueth: vnto such as kepe hys couenaunt and his testimonies.

For thy names sake, O Lord: be merciful vnto my sinne, for it is great.

What man is he that feareth the lord? him shal he teache in the way that he shall chose.

Hys soule shal dwel at ease: and hys seede shall enherite the lande.

The secretes of the Lord are among them that feare him: and he wyll shewe them hys couenaunt.

Mine iyes are euer lokyng vnto the lord: for he shal plucke my fete out of the nette.

Turne thee vnto me, and haue mercy vpon me: for I am [Page] desolate and in misery.

The sorowes of my hearte are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.

Loke vpon mine aduersitie and misery: and forgeue me all my synne.

Considre mine enemies how many they are: & they beare a tyrannous hate agaynst me.

O kepe my soule and delyuer me: let me not be confounded for I haue put my trust in thee.

Let perfectnes and righteous dealing waite vpon me: for my hope hath been in thee.

Deliuer Israel, O God: out of al hys troubles.

Iudica me domine. Psal. xxvi.

BE thou my iudge (O lord) for I haue walked innocēt­ly: my trust hath been also in the lord, therfore shall I not fall.

Examine me, O Lord: and proue me: trye out my reynes and my heart.

For thy louing kindnes is euer before mine eyes: and I wyll walke in thy trueth.

I haue not dwelt with vayne persones: neither wyll I haue felowship with the deceitfull.

I haue hated the congregacion of the wicked: and wyll not sit emong the vngodly.

I wil washe my handes in innocencie, O Lord: and so wil I goe to thyne altare.

That I may shewe the voyce of thankesgeuing: and tell of al thy wonderous workes.

Lorde, I haue loued the habitacion of thy house: and the place where thine honor dwelleth.

O shut not vp my soule with the sinners: nor my life with the bloud thyrstie.

In whose handes is wickednes: and their righte handes are full of giftes;

But as for me, I will walke innocentlye: O deliuer me, and be mercifull vnto me.

My foote standeth right: I wyll prayse the Lorde in the [Page] congregacions.

Dominus illuminacio. psal. xxvii.

Euening prayer. THe lord is my light and my saluaciō, whom then shal I feare? the lorde is the strength of my lyfe, of whom then shal I be afrayde.

When the wicked (euen mine enemies and my foes) came vpon me to eate vp my fleshe: they stombled and fell.

Thoughe an host of men were layed against me, yet shall not my heart be afrayd: and though there rose vp warre a­gaynst me, yet wil I put my trust in hym.

One thing haue I desyred of the Lord, whiche I wyll re­quire: euen that I may dwel in the house of the Lord al the dayes of my lyfe, to beholde the fayre bewty of the lord, and to visite his temple.

For in the tyme of trouble he shall hyde me in his Taber­nacle: yea in the secret place of his dwelling shal he hide me, and set me vp vpon a rocke of stone.

And nowe shall he lyft vp my head: aboue myne enemyes rounde about me.

Therfore will I offre in his dwelling an oblacyon with great gladnes: I wil sing and speake praises vnto the lord.

Hearken vnto my voyce, O lorde, when I crye vnto thee: haue mercy vpon me, and heare me.

My hearte hath talked of thee, seke ye my face: thy face lorde wyll I seke.

O hyde not thou thy face fro me: nor cast thy seruaunte a­way in dyspleasure.

Thou hast been my succour: leaue me not, neither forsake me, O God of my saluacion.

When my father and my mother forsake me: the lord ta­keth me vp.

Teache me thy way, O lord: and leade me the ryght way, because of mine enemyes.

Deliuer me not ouer into the wil of mine aduersaryes: for there are false witnesses risen vp againste me, and suche as speake wrong.

I should vtterly haue faynted: but that I beeleue verely [Page] to see the goodnes of the lord, in the lande of the liuing.

O tary thou the lordes laisure: be strong and he shal com­fort thine heart, and put thou thy trust in the Lorde.

Ad te domine clamabo. psal. xxviii.

VNto thee will I crye, O lord my strength: thinke no scorne of me, lest if thou make thee as thoughe thou hearest not, I become like them that goe downe into the pytte.

Heare the voyce of my humble peticions when I cyre vnto thee: when I hold vp my handes towarde the mercye seate of thy holy Temple.

O plucke me not awaye (neyther destroy me) with the vn­godly and wycked doers: whyche speake frendlye to theyr neighbours, but imagine mischiefe in their heartes.

Reward them accordyng to their dedes: and accordyng to the wickednes of their owne inuencions.

Recompence them after the worke of their handes: paye them that they haue deserued.

For they regarde not in their mind the workes of the lord, nor the operaciō of his handes: therfore shal he breake them downe, and not build them vp.

Praised be the lord: for he hath heard the voice of my hum­ble peticions.

The Lorde is my strength and my shield, my hearte hath trusted in hym: and I am holpē, therefore my heart daunceth for ioye, and in my song will I prayse hym.

The lord is their strength: and he is the wholesome defence of hys annoynted.

O saue thy people, and geue thy blessyng vnto thine enhe­ritaunce: fede them and set them vp for euer.

Afferte domino. psal. xxix.

BRing vnto the Lorde, O ye mightye (bring young Rammes vnto the Lorde:) ascribe vnto the Lorde worship and strength.

Geue the lord the honour due vnto hys name: worshyp the lord with holy worship.

It is the Lorde that commaundeth the waters: it is the [Page] glorious God that maketh the thunder.

It is the Lorde that ruleth the sea, the voyce of the lorde is mightye in operacion: the voyce of the Lorde is a glory­ous voyce.

The voice of the Lorde breaketh the Cedre trees: yea, the lord breaketh the Cedres of Libanus

He made them also to skip lyke a calfe: Libanus also and Syrion like a young vnicorne.

The voyce of the Lorde deuydeth the flames of fyre: the voice of the lorde shaketh the wyldernesse, yea the lorde sha­keth the wyldernes of Cades.

The voice of the lord maketh the Hindes to bryng furth young, and discouereth the thicke busshes: in hys Temple doeth euery man speake of his honour.

The lord sitteth aboue the water floud: and the lorde re­mayneth a kyng foreuer.

The lord shal geue strength vnto hys people: the lord shal geue his people the blessyng of peace.

Exaltabo te domine. psal. xxx.

Mornīg prayer. I Wil magnifie thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me vp: and not made my foes to triumphe ouer me.

O lord my god, I cryed vnto thee: and thou haste healed me.

Thou Lord hast brought my soule out of hell: thou hast kept my lyfe from them that goe down to the pyt.

Sing prayses vnto the lord (O ye Sainctes of hys:) and geue thankes vnto him, for a remēbraunce of his holynesse.

For his wrath endureth but ye twinkling of an eye, and in hys pleasure is lyfe: heauines may endure for a nighte, but ioy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperitie I sayd, I shal neuer be remoued: thou lorde of thy goodnes hadst made my hyll so strong.

Thou didst turne thy face (fro me:) and I was troubled. Then cryed I vnto thee O lorde: and gat me vnto my lorde ryght humbly.

What profite is there in my bloud: when I goe down to to the pyt?


Shall the dust geue thankes vnto thee: or shal it declare thy trueth?

Heare, O Lord, and haue mercy vpon me: Lorde be thou my helper.

Thou hast turned my heauines to ioye: thou hast putte of my sackecloth, and gyrded me with gladnes.

Therfore shal euery good man sing of thy praise without ceasing: O my God, I wil geue thankes vnto the for euer.

In te domine speraui. psal. xxxi.

IN thee O lord haue I put my trust: let me neuer be put to confusion, deliuer me in thy righteousnes.

Bowe down thine eare to me: make hast to deliuer me.

And be thou my strong rocke, and house of defence: that thou mayest saue me.

For thou art my strong rocke and my castel: be thou also my gyde, and leade me for thy names sake.

Drawe me out of the nette, that they haue layd prieuely for me: for thou art my strength.

Into thy handes I commende my spirite: for thou hast redemed me O Lord, thou God of trueth.

I haue hated them that holde of supersticious vanities: and my trust hath been in the Lorde.

I wil be glad and reioice in thy mercy: for thou hast con­sidered my trouble, and hast knowē my soule in aduersitie.

Thou hast not shutte me vp into the hand of the enemy: but hast set my fete in a large rowme.

Haue mercy vpon me, O lord, for I am in trouble: & mine iye is consumed for veri heauines, euē my soule & my body.

For my life is waxen olde with heauines: and my yeres with mourning.

My strength faileth me because of mine iniquitie: and my bones are corrupt.

I became a reprofe among al mine enemies, but special­ly emong my neighbours: and they of mine acquaintaunce were afrayde of me, and they that did see me without, con­ueyed themselues from me.


I am cleane forgotten, as a dead man out of mind: I am become like a broken vessell.

For I haue hearde the blasphemy of the multitude: and feare is on euery side, while they conspire together against me, and take theyr counsell to take away my life.

But my hope hath been in thee, O Lorde: I haue sayde thou art my God.

My tyme is in thy hande, deliuer me from the hande of myne enemies: and from them that persecute me.

Shew thy seruaunt the light of thy countenaunce: and saue me for thy mercies sake.

Let me not be confounded, O lorde, for I haue called v­pon thee: let the vngodly be put to confusion, and be put to sylence in the graue.

Let the lying lippes be putte to silence: whiche cruellye, disdaynfully, & dispitefully, speake agaynst the ryghteous.

O how plentifull is thy goodnes which thou hast layde vp for them that feare thee: and that thou hast prepared for thē that put their trust in thee, euen before ye sonnes of mē.

Thou shalt hide them prieuely by thyne owne presence, from the prouoking of al men: thou shalt kepe them secret­ly in thy tabernacle from the stryfe of tongues.

Thankes be to the lord: for he hath shewed me maruei­lous great kindnes in a strong citie.

And when I made hast, I said: I am cast out of the sight of thine iyes.

Neuerthelesse, thou hardest the voice of my prayer: when I cryed vnto thee.

O loue the lord, al ye his Sainctes: for the lorde preser­ueth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proude doer.

Be strong, and he shall stablishe your heart: all ye that put your trust in the Lord.

Beati quorum. Psalm. xxxii.

Euenīg prayer. Blessed is he, whose vnrighteousnes is forgeuen: and whose sinne is couered.

Blessed is the man, vnto whom the lorde imputeth [Page] no synne: and in whose spirite there is no gyle.

For whyle I helde my tong, my bones consumed awaie, through my dayly complayning.

For thy hand is heauy vpon me day and nighte: and my moisture is lyke the drouth in the Sommer.

I wil knowledge my sinne vnto thee: and myne vnrygh­teousnesse haue I not hyd.

I sayd, I wyll confesse my sinnes vnto the lorde: and so thou forgauest the wyckednes of my sinne.

For this shall euery one that is godlye, make hys prayer vnto thee: in a tyme when thou mayest be founde, but in the great water fluddes they shall not come nighe hym.

Thou arte a place to hyde me in, thou shalte preserue me from trouble: thou shalte compasse me rounde aboute with songes of delyueraunce.

I wyll enforme thee, and teache thee in the way wherein thou shalt goe: and I wyll guyde thee with myne eye.

Be ye not lyke horse and mule, whyche haue no vnder­staning: whose mouthes must be holden with bitte and bri­dle, lest they fall vpon thee.

Great plagues remaine for the vngodly: but whoso put­teth his trust in ye lord, mercy embraceth him on euery syde.

Be glad, O ye righteous and reioyce in the Lord: and bee ioyfull all ye that are true of hearte.

Exultate iusti in domino. Psalm. xxxiii.

REioice in the lord, O ye righteous: for it becommeth well the iust to be thankefull.

Prayse the lorde with harpe: syng Psalmes vnto hym with the lute and instrument of ten strynges.

Syng vnto the Lorde a newe song: syng prayses iustlye (vnto hym) with a good corage.

For the worde of the Lord is true: and al his workes are faithfull.

He loueth righteousnes and iudgemente: the earthe is full of the goodnes of the lorde.

By the worde of the Lord were the heauens made: and al the hostes of them by the breath of hys mouth.


He gathereth the waters of the sea together as it were vpō an heape: and layeth vp the depe as in a treasure house.

Let all the earth feare the lorde: stand in awe of him al ye that dwell in the worlde.

For he spake, and it was done: he commaunded, and it stode faste.

The lord bryngeth the counsell of the heathen to naught: and maketh the deuises of the people to be of none effect (and casteth out the counsailes of princes.)

The counsayll of the Lorde shall indure for euer: and the thoughtes of hys hearte from generacion to generacion.

Blessed are the people whose god is the Lord Iehouah: & blessed are the folke that haue chosen hym to bee theyr inhe­ritaunce.

The lorde loked downe from heauen, and behelde all the children of men: from the habitacion of his dwellyng, he cō ­sidereth all them that dwell in the earth.

He fashioned all the heartes of them: and vnderstandeth all theyr workes.

There is no king that can be saued by the multitude of an host: neither is any mightie man deliuered by much strēgth.

A horse is coumpted but a vayne thyng to saue a man: nei­ther shall he deliuer any man by hys great strength.

Beholde, the iye of the lorde is vpon them that feare him: and vpon them that put theyr trust in his mercy.

To delyuer theyr soules from death: and to feede them in tyme of dearth.

Our soule hath paciently taried for the lord: for he is oure helpe, and our shielde.

For our heart shall reioyce in him: because we haue hoped in hys holy name.

Let thy mercifull kyndnesse (O lorde) be vpon vs: like as we haue put our trust in thee.

Benedicam dominum. Psalm. xxxiiii.

I Wyll alwaye geue thankes vnto the Lord: his praise shall euer be in my mouth.

My soule shal make her bost in ye lord: ye humble shal [Page] heare therof and be glad.

O prayse the Lorde with me, and let vs magnifye hys name together.

I sought the Lorde, and he hearde me: yea, he deliuered me out of all my feare.

They had an eye vnto hym, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

Loe, the poore cryeth, and the Lord heareth hym: yea and saueth hym out of all his troubles.

The Aungel of the Lord tarieth round aboute them that feare hym: and deliuereth them.

O taste and see howe gracious the Lorde is: blessed is the man that trusteth in hym.

O feare the Lord, ye that be hys sainctes: for they that feare hym, lacke nothing.

The lyons doe lacke, and suffre hunger: but they whyche s;eke the Lorde, s;hall want no maner of thyng that is good.

Come ye children, and hearken vnto me: I wyll teache you the feare of the Lord.

What man is he that lusteth to lyue, and woulde fayne see good dayes? kepe thy tongue from euill, and thy lippes that they speake no guyle.

Eschewe euyll and doe good: seke peace and ensue it.

The eyes of the Lorde, are ouer the righteous: and hys eares are open vnto theyr prayers.

The countenaunce of the Lord is againste them that doe euil: to roote out the remēbraunce of them frō of the earthe.

The righteous crye, and the Lord heareth them: and de­liuereth them out of all theyr troubles.

The lorde is nygh vnto them that are of a contrite heart: and wyll saue suche as be of an humble spirite.

Great are the troubles of the righteous: but the Lord de­liuereth hym out of all.

He kepeth all hys bones: so that not one of them is broken.

But misfortune shal staye the vngodly: and they that hate the righteous, shalbe desolate.

The Lorde deliuereth the soules of hys seruauntes: and [Page] all they that put theyr truste in hym, shall not bee destitute.

Iudica domine nocentes. Psalm. xxxv.

Mornīg prayer. PLeade thou my cause O Lorde, with them that striue with me: and fight thou againste them that fighte a­gaynst me.

Lay hand vpon the shielde and buckeler: and stand vp to helpe me.

Bring furth the speare: and stoppe the way against them that persecute me: saye vnto my soule, I am thy saluacion.

Let them be confounded and put to shame that seke after my soule: let them be turned backe, and brought to confusiō, that ymagine mischiefe for me.

Let them be as the dust before the wynde: and the aungel of the Lorde scattering them.

Let their way be darke and slippery: and let the Aungell of the Lorde persecute them.

For they haue prieuely layde theyr nette to destroye me without a cause: yea, euen without a cause haue they made a pytte for my soule.

Let a sodaine destruccion come vpon him vnawares, and hys net that he hath layde priuely catch himself: that he may fall into hys owne mischiefe.

And my soule be ioyfull in the Lord: it shall reioyce in his saluacyon.

And my bones shall saye, Lorde, who is lyke vnto thee, whiche deliuerest the poore from hym ye is to strong for hym? yea, the pore & him ye is in misery, from him ye spoyleth hym.

False witnes did rise vp: they laid to my charge thynges that I knowe not.

They rewarded me euill for good: to the great discoum­forte of my soule.

Neuerthelesse, when they wer sicke I put on sackeclothe, and humbled my soule with fasting: & my prayer shall turne into myne owne bosome.

I behaued my self, as though it had been my frend, or my brother: I went heuely, as one ye mourneth for his mother.

But in myne aduersitie they reioysed & gathered them to­gether: [Page] yea, the verye abiectes came together agaynste me vnawares, makyng mowes at me and ceassed not.

With the flatterers were busy mockers: whyche gnashed vpon me with theyr teeth.

Lord, howe long, wilt thou loke vpon thys? O deliuer my soule from the calamities which they bryng on me, and my darlyng from the lyons.

So will I geue thee thankes in the great congregacion: I wyll prayse thee among much people.

O let not them that are myne enemies triumphe ouer me vngodly: neyther let them winke with theyr eyes that hate me without a cause.

And why? theyr commoning is not for peace: but they y­magine deceytfull wordes against thē ye are quiet in ye land.

They gaped on me with theyr mouthes and sayde; fye on thee, fye on thee, we saw it with oure eyes.

This thou haste seene, O lord: holde not thy tongue then, goe not farre fro me, O Lorde.

Awake and stand vp to iudge my quarell: Auenge thou my cause, my God and my lorde.

Iudge me, O lorde my God, accordyng to thy ryghteous­nes: and let them not triumphe ouer me.

Let them not saye in theyr heartes, there there, so would we haue it: neither let them say, we haue deuoured hym.

Let them be put to confusiō and shame together, that re­ioyce at my trouble: let them be clothed with rebuke and dis­honour that boast themselues agaynst me.

Let them bee glad and reioyce that fauour my ryghteous dealyng: yea let them say alway, blessed be the lorde whyche hath pleasure in the prosperitie of hys seruaunt.

And as for my tongue, it shalbe talkyng of thy ryghte­ousnes, and of thy prayse all the daye long.

Dixit iniustus Psal. xxxvi.

My hearte sheweth me the wickednes of the vngodlye: that there is no feare of God before hys eyes.

For he flatreth himselfe in his owne syght vntyll hys ab­hominable [Page] sinne be founde oute.

The wordes of his mouth are vnrighteous and ful of de­ceypt: he hath left of to behaue himselfe wisely, & to do good.

He ymagineth mischiefe vpon his bed, and hath set hym­selfe in no good waye: neyther doeth he abhorre anye thyng that is euill.

Thy mercy O Lorde, reacheth vnto the heauen: and thy faythfulnes vnto the cloudes.

Thy righteousnes standeth lyke the strong mountaines: thy iudgementes are like the great depe.

Thou lorde shalt saue bothe man and beast, how excellēt is thy mercy O God? and the children of men, shal put theyr truste vnder the shadowe of thy wynges.

They shalbe satisfyed with the plenteousnes of thy house: and thou shalt geue them drynke of thy pleasures, as oute of the riuer.

For with thee is the well of lyfe: and in thy light shal we see lyghte.

O continue furth thy louyng kyndnes vnto them ye know thee: and thy righteousnes vnto them that are true of heart.

O let not the foote of pride come agaynste me: and let not the hand of the vngodly cast me downe.

There are they fallen (all) that worke wickednesse: they are cast downe, and shall not be hable to stande.

Noli emulari. Psalm. xxxvii.

Euening prayer. FRet not the selfe because of the vngodlye neither bee thou enuyous agaynst the euyll doers.

For they shall sone be cutte downe lyke the grasse: and be withered euen as the grene hearbe.

Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doyng good: dwel in the land, and verely thou shalt be fed.

Delyghte thou in the Lorde, and he shall geue thee thy heartes desyre.

Committe thy waie vnto the Lorde, and put thy trust in him: and he shall bryng it to passe.

He shall make thy ryghteousnes as cleare as the lyghte: and thy iust dealyng as the noone daye.


Holde thee styl in the lord, and abide paciently vpon him: but greue not thy selfe at hym, whose way doeth prospere a­gaynst the man that doeth after euill counsayles.

Leaue of from wrath, and let goe displeasure: fret not thy selfe, els shalt thou be moued to doe euill.

Wicked doers shalbe roted out: and they that paciently a­bide the lorde, those shall inherite the lande.

Yet a little while, and the vngodly shalbe cleane gone: thou shalt loke after his place, and he shalbe awaye.

But the meke spirited shall possesse the earth: and shalbe refreshed in the multitude of peace.

The vugodly seketh counsayle agaynst the iust: and gnas­sheth vpon hym with his teeth.

The lorde shall laugh hym to scorne: for he hath seen, that hys daye is commyng.

The vngodly haue drawen out the sweord, and haue ben­ded their bowe: to cast down the poore and nedy, and to slay such as be of a right conuersacion.

Their sweorde shal goe thorow their own heart: and their bowe shalbe broken.

A smal thing that the righteous hath: is better then great ryches of the vngodly.

For the armes of the vngodly shalbe broken: and the lord vpholdeth the righteous.

The lord knoweth the dayes of the godly: and their enhe­ritaunce shal endure for euer.

They shal not be confounded in the perilous tyme: and in the dayes of dearth they shall haue inough.

As for the vngodly, they shal perishe, and the enemyes of the lord shal consume as the fat of lambes: yea, euen as the smoke shall they consume awaye.

The vngodly boroweth and payeth not agayne: but the righteous is merciful, and liberall.

Such as be blessed of god, shal possesse the land: and they that be cursed of hym shalbe rooted out.

The Lorde ordereth a good mans going: and maketh his waye acceptable to hymselfe.


Though he fal, he shal not be cast away: for the Lord vp­holdeth hym with his hande.

I haue been yong, and now am old: & yet saw I neuer the righteous forsaken, nor hys sede begging their bread.

The righteous is euer merciful, and lendeth: and his sede is blessed.

Flye from euill, and doe the thing that is good: and dwell for euermore.

For the lorde loueth the thyng that is right: he forsaketh not hys that be godly, but they are preserued for euer.

(The righteous shalbe punished:) as for the sede of ye vn­godly, it shalbe roted out.

The righteous shall enherite the lande: and dwell therin for euer.

The mouth of the ryghteous is excercysed in wysedome: and his tongue wylbe talkyng of iudgement.

The law of his god is in his heart: and his goinges shal not slyde.

The vngodly seeth the ryghteous, and seketh occasion to slaye hym.

The lorde wyll not leaue him in his hande: nor condemne hym when he is iudged.

Hope thou in the lord, and kepe his way, and he shal pro­mote thee: that thou shalt possesse the land, when the vngod­ly shall perishe, thou shalt see it.

I my selfe haue seen the vngodly in greate power: and florishing like a grene baye tree.

And I wente by, and loe, he was gone: I sought hym, but (his place) could no where be founde.

Kepe innocency, and take hede vnto the thing that is right for that shal bring a man peace at the last.

As for the transgressours, they shal peryshe together: and the ende of the vngodly is, they shal be roted out at the last.

But the saluaryon of the ryghteous cometh of the Lorde: which is also their strength in the tyme of trouble.

And the Lord shal stande by them, and saue them: he shall deliuer them from the vngodly, and shal saue them because [Page] they put theyr trust in him.

Domine ne in furore. psal. xxxviii

Mornīg prayer. But me not to rebuke (O Lord) in thyne anger: ney­ther chasten me in thy heauy displeasure.

For thine arowes sticke fast in me: and thy hande presseth me sore.

There is no health in any flesh, because of thy dispeasure: neither is there any rest in my bones, by reason of my sinne.

For my wickednesses are gone ouer my head: and are like a sore burthen, to heauy for me to beare.

My woūdes stinke & are corrupt: through my foolishnes.

I am brought into so great trouble and miserye: that I goe mourning all the day long.

For my loynes are filled with a fore disease: and there is no whole part in my body.

I am feble and sore smitten: I haue roared for the very disquietnes of my heart.

Lorde, thou knowest all my desyre: and my groning is not hydde from thee.

My heart panteth, my strength hath fayled me: and the light of mine eyes is gone from me.

My louers and my neighbours dyd stande loking vpon my trouble: and my kinsmen stode afarre of.

They also that sought after my life, layd snares for me: and they that went about to doe me euil, talked of wicked­nes, and ymagined deceit all the day long.

As for me, I was lyke a deafe man and hearde not: and as one that is domme, which doeth not open his mouth.

I became euen as a man that heareth not: and in whose mouth are no reprofes.

For in thee, O Lorde, haue I put my trust: thou shalte aunswere for me, O Lord my God.

I haue required, that they (euen myne enemies) shoulde not tryumphe ouer me: for when my foote slipt, they reioy­sed greatly agaynst me.

And I truely am set in the plage: & my heauines is euer [Page] in my sight.

For I will confesse my wickednesse: and be sorye for my synne.

But mine enemies liue, and are mightye: and they that hate me wrongfully, are many in number.

They also that rewarde euill for good, are agaynst me: because I folow the thing that good is.

Forsake me not (O Lord my God:) be not thou farre fro me.

Haste thee to helpe me: O Lord (God) my saluacion.

Dixi cuftodiam vias. psal. xxxix.

I Sayd, I wil take hede to my wayes: that I offende not in my tongue.

I wil kepe my mouth (as it were with a brydle:) whyle the vngodlye is in my sight.

I helde my tongue and spake nothyng: I kept sylence, yea euen frō good wordes, but it was payn & griefe to me.

My heart was hote within me, and while I was thus musyng: the fyre kiendled, and (at the laste) I spake with my tongue.

Lorde, let me knowe myne ende, and the number of my dayes: that I may be certifyed how long I haue to liue.

Beholde, thou hast made my dayes as it were a spanne long: and mine age is euen as nothyng in respecte of thee, and verely euery man liuing is altogether vanitie.

For man walketh in a vayne shadowe, and disquieteth himselfe in vayn: he heapeth vp riches, and cannot tel who shall gather them.

And now lord, what is my hope? truely my hope is euen in thee.

Deliuer me from all myne offences: and make me not a rebuke vnto the foolishe.

I became domme, and opened not my mouthe: for it was thy doing.

Take thy plague away from me: I am euen consumed by the meanes of thy heauy hande.

When thou with rebukes doest chasten man for sinne, [Page] thou makest his beauty to consume awaye, like as it were a mothe fretting a garmente: euerye man therefore is but vanitie.

Heare my prayer, O Lorde, and with thyne eares con­sidre my calling: hold not thy peace at my teares.

For I am a straunger with thee, and a soiourner: as all my fathers were.

Oh spare me a little, that I maye recouer my strengeth: before I goe hence and be no more seen.

Expectans expectaui. Psalm. xl.

I Wayted paciently for the lorde: and be enclined vn­to me, and heard my calling.

He brought me also out of the horrible pit, oute of the myre and claye: and set my fete vpon the rocke, and or­dered my goinges.

And he hath put a new song in my mouth: euē a thankes geuing vnto our God.

Many shall see it and feare: and shall putte their trust in the Lorde.

Blessed is the man that hath set hys hope in the Lorde: and turned not vnto the proude, and to suche as goe about with lyes.

O Lord my God, great are thy woonderous woorkes, which thou hast done: lyke as be also thy thoughtes which are to vsward, and yet there is no man that ordereth them vnto thee.

If I would declare them and speake of thē: they should be moe then I am hable to expresse.

Sacrifice and meateofferyng thou wouldest not haue: but mine eares hast thou opened.

Burnte offeringes, and sacrifice for sinne, hast thou not required: then sayd I, loe I come.

In the volume of the Booke it is written of me, that I should fulfill thy will, O my God: I am content to doe it, yea thy lawe is within my heart.

I haue declared the ryghteousnes in the great congre­gacion: loe, I will not refrayue my lippes, O Lorde, and [Page] that thou knowest.

I haue not hydde thy righteousnes within my heart: my talking hath been of thy trueth and of thy saluacion.

I haue not kepte backe thy louyng mercye and trueth: from the great congregacion.

Withdraw not thou thy mercy fro me O Lord: lette thy louing kindnes and thy trueth alway preserue me.

For innumerable troubles are come about me, my sinnes haue taken suche holde vpon me, that I am not hable to loke vp: yea, they are moe in number then the heeres of my head, and my heart hath fayled me.

O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliuer me: make hast (O Lorde) to helpe me.

Let them be ashamed and cōfounded together, that seke after my soule to destroy it: let them be drieuen backeward and put to rebuke that wishe me euill.

Let them be desolate and rewarded with shame that say vnto me: fye vpon thee, fye vpon thee.

Let all those that seke thee, be ioyful & glad in thee: & let such as loue thy saluacion say alway, the lorde be praysed.

As for me, I am poore and nedye: but the Lorde careth for me.

Thou art my helper and redemer: make no long tarying (O my God.)

Beatus qui intelligit. Psalm. xli.

Euening prayer. Blessed is he that considereth the poore (& nedye:) the Lord shall deliuer him in the tyme of trouble.

The Lorde preserue hym and kepe him aliue, that he may be blessed vpon earth: and deliuer not thou him in­to the will of his enemies.

The Lorde coumfort hym, when he lyeth sicke vpon hys bed: make thou all his bed in his sickenesse.

I sayd, Lord be merciful vnto me: heale my soule, for I haue sinned agaynst thee.

Mine enemies speake euil of me: when shall he dye, and his name perishe?

And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanitie: and hys [Page] hearte conceyueth falsehode within hym selfe, and when he cometh foorth, he telleth it.

All myne enemies whisper together againste me: euen agaynst me doe they imagine this euyll.

Let the sentence of giltynes procede againste hym: and nowe that he lyeth, let him ryse vp nomore.

Yea, euē myne owne familiar frēd whō I trusted: (which did also eate of my bread,) hath layde great wayte for me.

But bee thou mercyfull vnto me, O Lorde: rayse thou me vp agayne, and I shall rewarde them.

By this I know that thou fauourest me: that mine enemie doeth not triumphe agaynst me.

And when I am in health, thou vpholdest me: and shalt set me before thy face for euer.

Blessed bee the Lorde God of Israel: worlde withoute ende. Amen.

Quemadmodum. Psalm. xlii.

Lyke as the harte desireth the water brokes: so lōgeth my soule after thee, O God.

My soule is a thyrst for god, yea euē for the lyuing god: when shall I come to appeare before ye presence of god?

My teares haue been my meate daye and nyghte: whyle they dayly say vnto me, where is now thy God?

Nowe when I thinke thereupon, I powre out my hearte by my selfe: for I wente with the multitude, and broughte them forth into the house of God.

In the voyce of prayse and thankesgeuyng: among suche as kepe holy daye.

Why arte thou so full of heauines, O my soule: and why arte thou so vnquiet within me.

Put thy trust in God: for I wyll yet geue hym thankes, for the helpe of hys countenaunce.

My God, my soule is vexed within me: therfore wyll I remembre thee, concerning the land of Iordane, and the lit­tle hyll of Hermon.

One depe calleth another, beecause of the noyse of thy water pipes: all thy waues and stormes are gone ouer me.


The Lord hath graunted his louyng kyndnes: on the day tyme and in the night season did I syng of him, and made my prayer vnto the God of my lyfe.

I will saye vnto the God of my strength, why haste thou forgotten me? why goe I thus heauelye, whyle the enemye oppresseth me?

My bones are smitten a sunder as with a sweord: while myne enemies (that trouble me) cast me in the teeth.

Namely whyle they saye daylye vnto me: where is nowe thy God?

Why arte thou so vexed (O my soule:) and why arte thou so disquyeted within me?

O putte thy truste in God: for I wyll yet thanke hym, whiche is the helpe of my countenaunce, and my God.

Iudica me deus. Psalm. xliii

GEue sentence with me (O God) and defend my cause agaynst the vngodly people: O delyuer me from the deceytfull and wicked man.

For thou arte the God of my strength, why hast thou put me from thee? and why goe I so heauely, whyle the enemye oppresseth me?

Oh send out thy lyght and thy trueth that they may leade me: and bryng me vnto thy holy hyll, and to thy dwellyng.

And that I may goe vnto the alter of God, euen vnto the God of my ioye and gladnesse: and vpon the harpe wyll I geue thankes vnto thee (O God) my God.

Why art thou so heauy (O my soule?) and why arte thou so disquieted within me?

O put thy trust in God: for I wil yet geue hym thankes, whiche is the helpe of my countenaunce, and my God.

Deus auribus nostris. Psalm. xliiii.

Mornīg prayer. WE haue heard with oure eares (O god) our fathers haue told vs: what ye hast done in theyr tyme of old.

How thou hast driuen out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in: how thou hast destroyed the na­cions, and cast them out.

For they gat not the lande in possession throughe theyr [Page] owne sweorde: neyther was it theyr owne arme that helped them.

But thy ryght hand, and thyne arme, and the lighte of thy countenaunce: because thou haddest a fauour vnto them.

Thou art my kings (O God:) send helpe vnto Iacob.

Through thee will we ouerthrowe oure enemies: and in thy name wil we treade them vnder that rise vp against vs.

For I wyll not truste in my bowe: it is not my sweorde that helpe me.

But it is thou that sauest vs from oure enemie: and put­test them to confusyon that hate vs.

We make oure boaste of God all daye long: and will prayse thy name for euer.

But nowe thou arte farre of, and puttest vs to confusy­on: and goest not foorth with our armies.

Thou makest vs to tourne oure backes vpō our enemies: so that they whiche hate vs, spoyle our goodes.

Thou lettest vs bee eaten vp lyke shepe: and haste scatte­red vs among the Heathen.

Thou sellest thy people for naught: and takest no money for them.

Thou makest vs to be rebuked of our neyghbours: to bee laughed to scorne and had in derisiō, of them that are round about vs.

Thou makest vs to bee a by worde among the Heathen: and that the people shake theyr heades at vs.

By confusion is daylie beefore me: and the shame of my face hath couered me.

For the boyce of the slaunderer and blasphemer: for the enemye and auenger.

And though all this be come vpō vs, yet do we not forgeat thee: nor behaue our selues frowardly in thy couenaunt.

Our hearte is not turned backe: nether our steppes gone out of thy waye.

No not when thou hast smitten vs into the place of dra­gons: and couered vs with the shadowe of death.

Yf we haue forgotten the name of oure god, and holdē vp [Page] oure handes to any straunge God: shall not God searche it out? for he knoweth the very secretes of the hearte.

For thy sake also are we kylled all the day long: and are counted as shepe appoynted to be slayne.

Vp Lord, why slepest thou: awake, and be not absent from vs for euer.

Wherfore hydest thou thy face? and forgettest our myserie and trouble.

For oure soule is brought lowe vnto the duste: oure bel­lye cleueth vnto the grounde.

Aryse and helpe vs: and delyuer vs for thy mercye sake.

Eructauit cor meum. Psalm. xlv.

MY hearte is endytyng of a good matter: I speake of the thynges whyche I haue made vnto the kyng.

My tongue is the penne: of a readye wryter.

Thou arte fayrer then the chyldren of men: full of grace are thy lyppes, because God hath blessed thee for euer.

Gyrde thee with thy sweorde vpon thy thyghe (O thou moste mightie:) accordyng to thy worshyp and renowne.

Good lucke haue thou with thyne honoure: ryde on bee­cause of the worde of trueth, of mekenes & righteousnes, and thy ryght hand shall teache thee terrible thynges.

Thy arrowes are very sharpe, and the people shalbe sub­dued vnto thee: euen in the middest among the Kynges ene­mies.

Thy seate (O God) endureth for euer: the scepter of thy Kyngdom is a ryght scepter.

Thou hast loued righteousnes, and hated iniquitie: wher­fore God (euen thy God) hath annoynted thee with the oyle of gladnes aboue thy felowes.

All thy garmentes smell of Myrre, Aloes, and Cassia: oute of the yuerye palaces whereby they haue made thee gladde.

Kynges daughters were among thy honorable wemen: vpō thy right hand did stand the Quene in a vesture of golde (wrought about with dyuerse colors.)

Herken (O daughter) and consydre, enclyne thyne eare: [Page] forgeat also thyne owne people, and thy fathers house.

So shall the kyng haue pleasure in thy bewtie: for he is thy Lorde (God) and worshyp thou hym.

And the daughter of Tire shall be there with gyft: lyke as the ryche also among the people shall make theyr supply­cacion before thee.

The Kynges daughter is al glorious within: her clothing is of wrought golde.

She shalbe broughte vnto the kyng in rayment of nedle worke: the vyrgins that be her felowes, shal beare her com­pany, and shalbe brought vnto thee.

With ioye and gladnesse shall they be brought: and shall entre into the Kynges palace.

In steade of thy fathers thou shalt haue chyldren: whom thou mayst make Princes in all landes.

I wyll remembre thy name from one generacyon vnto a­nother: therefore shall the people geue thankes vnto thee, worlde without ende.

Deus noster refugium. Psalm. xlvi.

GOd is oure hope and strength: a very presente helpe in trouble.

Therfore wyl not we feare, though ye earth be mo­ued: & though the hilles be caried into the middest of the sea.

Though the waters therof rage and swell: and thoughe the mountaynes shake at the tempest of the same.

The riuers of the fludde therof shall make glad the cytye of God: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most hyest.

God is in the middest of her, therfore shall she not bee re­moued: God shall helpe her, and that righte early.

The Heathen make muche a doe, and the kingdomes are moued: but God hathe shewed hys voyce, and the earth shal melte awaye.

The Lorde of hostes is with vs: the god of Iacob is oure refuge.

O come hyther, and behold the workes of the Lord: what destruccion he hath brought vpon the earth.

He maketh warres to cease in all the world: he breaketh [Page] the bowe, and knappeth the speare in sunder, and burneth the chariotes in the fyre.

Be styll then and knowe that I am God: I wilbe exal­ted among the Heathen, and I wilbe exalted in the earthe.

The Lord of hostes is with vs: the God of Iacob is our defence.

Omnes gentes plaudite. Psalm. xlvii.

Euening prayer. Clap youre handes together (all ye people:) O syng vnto God with the voyce of melodye.

For the Lorde is hye and to bee feared: he is the great kyng vpon all the earth.

He shall subdue the people vnder vs: and the nacions vn­der oure feete.

He shall chose out an heritage for vs: euen the worshyp of Iacob whom he loued.

God is gone vp with a mery noyse: and the Lord with the sounde of the trompe.

O syng prayses, syng praises vnto our God: O sing pray­ses, syng prayses vnto our Kyng.

For God is the Kyng of al the earth: sing ye prayses with vnderstandyng.

God reygneth ouer the Heathen: God sytteth vpon hys holy seate.

The Princes of the people are ioyned vnto the people of the God of Abraham: for God (whiche is very hye exalted) doeth defend the earth as it were with a shielde.

Magnus dominus. Psalm. xlviii.

GReat is the Lorde, and highely to bee praysed: in the cytie of our God, euen vpon his holy hyll.

The hyll of Sion is a fayre place, and the ioye of the whole earth: vpon the Northsyde lyeth the cytie of the great Kyng, God is well knowen in her palaces, as a sure refuge.

For loe, the kynges of the earthe: are gathered and gone by together.

They marueyled to see suche thynges: they were astoni­ed, and sodeynly cast downe.


Feare came there vpon thē and sorow: as vpon a woman in her trauaile.

Thou shalt breake the shippes of the sea: through the East wynde.

Like as we haue heard, so haue we sene in the citie of the lord of hostes, in the citie of our god; god vpholdeth thesame for euer.

We waite for thy louing kindnes, O god: in the middes of thy temple.

O god, according vnto thy name, so is thy praise vnto the worldes ende: thy right hand is ful of righteousnes.

Let the mount Sion reioice, and the doughters of Iuda be glad: because of thy iudgementes.

Walke about Sion, and goe rounde about her: and tel the towers therof.

Marke wel her bulwarkes, set vp her houses: that ye may tel them that come after.

For this God is our God for euer and euer: he shalbe oure guide vnto death.

Audite hee gentes. psal. xlix.

O Heare ye this, al ye people: pōder it with your eares, all ye that dwell in the worlde.

High and lowe, riche and poore: one with another.

My mouth shall speake of wysdome: and my heart shall muse of vnderstanding.

I wil encline mine eare to the parable: and shew my darke speache vpon the harpe.

Wherfore should I feare in the dayes of wickednesse? and when the wyckednesse of my heles compasseth me rounde aboute.

There be some that putte their trust in their goodes: and boast themselues in the multitude of their richesse.

But no man may delyuer his brother: nor make agrement vnto god for hym.

For it cost more to redeme their soules: so that he must let that alone for euer.

Yea, though he lyue long: and see not the graue.


For he seeth that wisemen also die, and perishe together: as wel as the ignoraunt and foolishe, and leaue their riches for other.

And yet they thynke that their houses shall continue for euer: and that their dwelling places shal endure from one generacion to another, and call the landes after their owne names.

Neuertheles, man wil not abide in honor: seeyng he may be compared vnto the beastes that perishe, this is the way of them.

This is their foolishnes: and their posteritie prayse theyr saying.

They lye in the hell like shepe, death gnaweth vpon them, and the righteous shall haue dominaciō of them in the mor­ning: their beautie shal consume in the sepulchre out of their dwellyng.

But god shal delyuer my soule from the place of hel: for he shall receyue me.

Be not thou afraid though one be made riche: or if the glo­ry of hys house be encreased.

For he shal cary nothyng away with him when he dyeth: neyther shal hys pompe folowe hym.

For whyle he lyued, he counted hymselfe an happy man: and so long as thou doest wel vnto thy selfe, men wyl speake good of thee.

He shall folowe the generacions of his fathers: and shall neuer see lyght.

Man beyng in honor, hath no vnderstanding: but is com­pared vnto the beastes; that peryshe.

Deus deorum dominus. psal. l.

Mornīg prayer. THe lord, euen the most mightie god: hath spoken and called the world from the rising vp of the sunne vnto the goyng down therof.

Out of Sion hath god appeared: in perfecte beautie.

Oure god shall come, and shall not kepe silence: there shall goe before him a consuming fier, and a mightie tempest that be styred vp rounde about hym.


He shall call the heauen from aboue: and the earth, that he may iudge hys people.

Gather my sainctes together vnto me: those that haue made a couenaunt with me, with sacrifice.

And the heauens shall declare his righteousnes: for God is iudge hymselfe.

Heare, O my people, and I wil speake: I my selfe wyl te­stifie against thee, O Israel, for I am God, euen thy God.

I wil not reproue thee, because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt offeringes: because they were not alwaye before me.

I wil take no bullocke out of thy house: nor he goates out of thy foldes.

For all the beastes of the forest are myne: and so are the rattelles vpon a thousande hylles.

I knowe all the foules vpon the mountaynes: and the wylde beastes of the fielde are in my syght.

If I be hungry I will not tell thee; for the whole worlde is myne, and all that therein is.

Thinkest thou that I will eate bulles fleshe: and drinke the bloud of goates.

Offre vnto god thankes geuing: and pay thy vowes vnto the most hiest.

And call vpon me in the tyme of trouble: so wil I heare thee, and thou shalt prayse me.

But vnto the vngodly fayd God: why doest thou preache my lawes, and takest my couenaunt in thy mouth?

Whereas thou hatest to bee refourmed: and hast caste my wordes behynde thee.

When thou sawest a thefe, thou consentedst vnto him: and hast been partaker with the aduouterers.

Thou hast let thy mouth speake wickednes: and with thy tongue thou hast set furth disceite.

Thou sattest and spakest against thy brother: yea, and hast slaundered thyne owne mothers sonne.

These thinges haste thou done, and I helde my tongue: and thou thoughtest (wickedly) that I am euen suche a one as thy selfe: but I wyll reproue thee and sette beefore thee, [Page] the thynges that thou hast done.

O considre this, ye that forgeat god: lest I plucke you a­waye, and there be none to deliuer you.

Whoso offereth me thankes & praise, he honoreth me: and to hym that ordereth his conuersacion righte, will I shewe the saluacion of God.

Miserere mei deus. psal. li.

HAue mercy vpon me (O god) after thy great goodnes: accordyng vnto the multitude of thy mercyes, doe a­way myne offences.

Washe me througlye fro my wyckednesse: and clense me from my synne.

For I knowledge my faultes: & my sine is euer before me.

Against thee onely haue I synned, & done this euil in thy sight: that thou mightest be iustified in thy saying, and cleare when thou art iudged.

Beholde, I was shapen in wickednes: and in synne hath my mother conceyued me.

But loe, thou requirest trueth in the inward partes: and shalt make me to vnderstande wysedome secretly.

Thou shalt pourge me with I sope, and I shalbe cleane: thou shalt washe me, and I shalbe whiter then snowe.

Thou shalte make me heare ioye and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, maye reioyce.

Turne thy face frō my synnes:& put out all my misdedes.

Make me a cleane heart (O God:) and renewe a ryghte spirite within me.

Cast me not awaye from thy presence: and take not thy holy spirite from me.

O geue me the comfort of thy helpe agayne: and stablyshe me with thy free spirite.

Then shall I teache thy wayes vnto the wicked: & sinners shalbe conuerted vnto thee.

Delyuer me from bloud giltines, O god, thou that art the god of my health: & my tong shal syng of thy ryghteousnes.

Thou shalt open my lyppes, O lord: my mouth shall shewe thy prayse.


For thou desirest no sacrifice, els would I geue it thee: but thou delightest not in burnte offerynges.

The sacrfice of God is a troubled spirite: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

O be fauourable and gracious vnto Sion: builde thou the walles of Ierusalem.

Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of rightous­nes, with the burnte offerynges and oblacyons: then shal they offer yong bullockes vpon thyne alter.

Quid gloriaris in malicia. Psalm. lii.

WHy boastest thou thy selfe, thou tyrante: that thou canste doe mischiefe.

Whereas the goodnes of god: endureth yet daily.

Thy tongue ymagineth wickednesse: and with lyes thou cuttest lyke a shar;pe rasor.

Thou hast loued vngraciousnes more then goodnes: and to talke of lyes more then righteousnes.

Thou hast loued to speake all wordes that may doe hurt: O thou false tongue.

Therefore shall God destroye thee for euer: he shall take thee and plucke thee oute of thy dwelling, and roote thee out of the land of the lyuing.

The righteous also shall see this, and feare: and shall laugh hym to scorne.

Loe, thys is the man that toke not God for his strengthe: but trusted vnto the multitude of his riches, and strengthed himselfe in hys wickednes.

As for me, I am lyke a grene Olyue tree in the house of god: my trust is in the tender mercy of god, for euer and euer.

I will alwaye geue thankes vnto thee, for that thou hast done: and I wyll hope in thy name, for thy saynctes lyke it well.

Dixit insipiens. Psalm. liii.

Euening prayer. The foolyshe body hath sayd in hys hearte: there is no God.

Corrupt are they, and become abhominable in their wickednes: there is none that doth good.


God loked downe from heauen vpon the children of men: to see if there were any that would vnderstand seke af­ter God.

But they are all gone oute of the way, they are altogether become abhominable: there is also none that doeth good, no not one.

Are not they without vnderstandyng that worke wicked­nes: eatyng vp my people as if they would eate bread they haue not called vpon god.

They were afrayde, where no feare was: for God hathe broken the bones of him that besieged thee, thou hast put thē to confusion because God hath despysed them.

Oh that the saluacion wer geuen vnto Israel out of Si­on: Oh that the Lorde would delyuer hys people out of captiuitie.

Thē should Iacob reioyce, & Israel should be right glad.

Deus in nomine tuo. Psalm. liiii.

SAue me (O god) for thy names sake: and auēge me in thy strength.

Heare my prayer (O God:) and herken vnto the wordes of my mouth.

For straungers are riesen vp agaynste me: and tyrauntes (whiche haue not god before theyr eyes) seke after my soule.

Beholde, God is my helper: the Lorde is with them that vpholde my soule.

He shall rewarde euill vnto myne enemies: destroye thou them in thy trueth.

An offeryng of a free hearte will I geue thee, and prayse thy name (O Lorde:) because it is so comfortable.

For he hathe delyuered me out of al my trouble: and mine eie hath seen hys desire vpon mine enemies.

Exaudi deus. Psalm. lv.

HEare my prayer (O God:) and hyde not thy selfe frōmy peticion.

Take hede vnto me, and heare me: how I mourne in my prayer, and am vexed.

The enemy crieth so, and the vngodly cometh on so faste: [Page] for they are minded to doe me some mischief, so maliciouslye are they set agaynst me.

My hearte is disquieted within me: and the feare of death is fallen vpon me.

Fearefulnes and tremblyng are come vpon me: and hor­rible dreade hath ouerwhelmed me.

And I sayd, O that I had winges lyke a doue: for then would I slie a waye, and be at rest.

Lo, then would I geat me a waye farre of: and remayne in the wildernes.

I would make hast to escape: because of the stormy winde and tempest.

Destroie theyr tonges (O Lorde) and deuide them: for I haue spied vnrighteousnes and stryfe in the citie.

Day and night goe they aboute within the walles therof: mischiefe also and sorowe are in the middest of it.

Wickednes is therin: deceipt and guile goe not out of their stretes.

For it is not an open enemie that hath done me this disho­nor: for then I coulde haue borne it.

Neyther was it myne aduersarye, that did magnifie him­selfe agaynst me: for then (paraduenture) I would haue hid my selfe from hym.

But it was euen thou my companion: my guide, and my owne familier frende.

We toke swete counsaile together: and walked in the house of god as frendes.

Let death come hastely vpon thē and let them goe downe quicke into hel: for wickednes is in their dwellinges, and a­mong them.

As for me, I will call vpon god: and the Lorde shall saue me.

In the euenyng and morning, and at noone daye will I pray (and that instantlye:) and he shall heare my voyce.

It is he that hathe deliuered my soule in peace: from the battaile that was against me, for there were many with me.

Yea, euen God that endureth for euer shall heare me, [Page] and bryng thē downe: for they will not turne nor feare god.

He layed his handes vpon suche as be at peace with hym; and he brake his couenaunt.

The wordes of his mouth were softer thē butter, hauing warre in hys heart: hys wordes were smother thē oyle, and yet bee they very swordes.

O cast thy burthen vpon the lord, and he shall norish thee: and not suffer the righteous to fall for euer.

And as for them: thou (O God) shalt bring them into the pit of destruccion.

The bloudthyrstie & deceitefull men shal not liue out halfe theyr dayes: neuertheles, my trust shall be in thee (O lord.)

Miserere mei deus quoniam. Psalm. lvi.

Mornīg prayer. Be mercifull vnto me (O god) for man goeth about to deuoure me: he is dayly fightyng and troubling me.

Myne enemies are dayly in hand to swalowe me vp: for they be mani ye fight against me, O thou most highest.

Neuertheles, though I am somtyme afrayd: yet I putte my trust in thee.

I wil prayse god, because of his word: I haue put my trust in god, and will not feare what fleshe can doe vnto me.

They dayly mistake my wordes: all that they imagine is to doe me euill.

They holde all together, and kepe them selues close: and marke my steppes when they laye wayte for my soule.

Shal they escape for theyr wickednes? thou (O god) in thy displeasure shall call them downe.

Thou tellest my flittinges: put my teares into thy bottel, are not these thynges noted in thy boke?

Whensoeuer I call vpon thee, then shall mine enemyes be put to flyght: this I knowe, for God is on my syde.

In gods wordes wil I reioyce: in the lordes word wil I comfort me.

Yea, in God haue I put my truste: I will not bee afraide what man can doe vnto me.

Vnto thee (O God) wyll I paye my vowes: vnto thee wil I geue thankes.


For thou haste deliuered my soule from deathe, and my feete from fallyng: that I may walke before god in the light of the liuing.

Miserere mei deus. psalm. lvii.

BE mercifull vnto me (O god) be mercifull vnto me, for my soule trusteth in thee: and vnder the shadow of thy wynges shalbe my refuge, vntill this tirannye bee o­uerpast.

I will call vnto the most hygh God: euen to the God that shall perfourme the cause which I haue in hand.

He shall send from heauen: and saue me from the reprofe of him that would eate me vp.

God shall sende foorth his mercy and trueth: my soule is among Lyons.

And I lye euen among thee chyldren of men (that are set on fyer:) whose teeth are speares and arowes, and theyr tongue a sharpe sweorde.

Set vp thy self (O god) aboue the heauens: and thy glory aboue all the earth.

They haue layde a nette for my feete, and pressed downe my soule: they haue digged a pyt before me, and are fallen in­to the middes of it them selues.

My heart is fixed (O God) my heart is fixed: I wil sing and geue prayse.

Awake vp my glorye, awake lute and harpe: I my selfe will awake right early.

I will geue thankes vnto thee (O Lord) among the peo­ple: and I will sing vnto thee among the nacions.

For the greatnesse of thy mercye reacheth vnto the hea­uens: and thy trueth vnto the cloudes.

Set vp thy selfe (O God) aboue the heauens: and thy glory aboue all the earth.

Si vere vtique iusticiam. Psalm. lviii.

ARe youre myndes set vpon righteousnes, O ye congre­gacion: and doe ye iudge the thyng that is ryght, O ye sonnes of men?

Yea, ye imagine mischiefe in youre heart vpon the earthe: [Page] and your handes deale with wickednes.

The vngodly are froward, euē frō theyr mothers wōbe: as sone as they be borne, they goe astray and speake lyes.

They are as venemous as the poyson of a serpente: euen lyke the deafe Adder that stoppeth her eares.

Which refuseth to heare the voyce of the charmer: charme he neuer so wisely.

Breake their teethe (O God) in theyr mouthes, smite the chawe bones of the Lyons (O Lorde:) let them fall awaye like water that runneth a pace, and when they shote theyr arrowes, let them be rooted oute.

Let them consume awaye like a snayle, and bee lyke the vntimely fruite of a woman: and let them not see the sunne.

Or euer our pottes be made whote with thornes:so let in­dignacion vexe him, euen as a thyng that is rawe.

The righteous shal reioyce when he seeth ye vengeaunce: he shall washe his fotesteppes in the bloud of the vngodly.

So that a man shal say, verely there is a rewarde for the righteous: doutles; there is a God that iudgeth in the earth.

Eripe me de inimicis. Psalm. lix.

Euenīg prayer. DEliuer me from mine enemies (O God:) defende me from them that ryse vp agaynst me.

O deliuer me from the wicked doers: and saue me from the bloudthyrstie men.

For loe, they lye waytyng for my soule: the mightie men are gathered together agaynste me, without any offence or faulte of me (O Lorde.)

They runne and prepare themselues without my faulte: arise thou therfore to helpe me, and beholde.

Stand vp (O lorde God of hostes) thou God of Israel, to visite all the hethen: and be not merciful vnto them that offend of malicious wickednes.

They goe too and fro in the euenyng they grinne lyke a dogge: and runne about through the citie.

Behold, they speake with theyr mouthe: and sweordes are in their lippes:for who doth heare.

But thou (O Lord) shalt haue them in derision; and thou [Page] shalt laugh all Heathen to skorne.

My strength wil I ascribe vnto thee: for thou art the god of my refuge.

God sheweth me his goodnes plenteously: and God shall let me see my desyre vpon mine enemies.

Slay them not, lest my people forgeat it: but scatter them abroade among thy people, and put them downe (O Lorde) our defence.

For the sinne of theyr mouth, and for the wordes of theyr lippes they shalbe taken in their pride: and why?theyr prea­chyng is of cursyng and lyes.

Consume them in thy wrathe, consume them that they may perishe: and knowe that it is God which ruleth in Ia­cob, and vnto the endes of the worlde.

And in the euening they wil returne: grenne like a dogge, and will goe about the citie.

They wyll runne here and there for meate: and grudge if they be not satisfyed.

As for me, I will syng of thy power, and will prayse thy mercy betimes in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Vnto thee, O my strength, will I syng: for thou (O God) art my refuge and my mercifull God.

Deus repulistinos. psalm. lx.

O God, thou that haste cast vs out and scattered vs a­broade: thou haste also been displeased, O turne thee vnto vs agayne.

Thou hast moued the land and deuided it: heale the sores therof, for it shaketh.

Thou hast shewed thy people heauye thynges: thou haste geuen vs a drinke of deadly wyne.

Thou hast geuen a token for such as feare thee: that they may tryumphe because of the trueth.

Therfore were thy beloued deliuered: helpe me with thy right hand and heare me.

God hathe spoken in hys holinesse, I will reioyce and [Page] deuyde Sichem: and mete out the valley of Sucoth.

Gilead is mine, and Manasses is myne: Ephraim also is the strength of my head, Iuda is my law geuer.

Moab is my washe pot, ouer Edom will I cast oute my shooe: Philistia be thou glad of me.

Who will leade me into the strong citie: who wyll bryng me into Edom?

Hast thou not cast vs out (O god?) wilt not thou (O god) goe oure with our hostes.

O bee thou oure helpe in trouble: for vayne is the helpe of man.

Thorowe God me shall doe greate actes: for it is he that shall treade downe our enemies.

Exaudi deus depreca. psal. lxi.

HEare my crying (O god:) geue eare vnto my prayer.

From the endes of the earth will I call vnto thee: when my hearte is in heauines.

Oh set me vp vpon the rocke that is hyer then I: for thou haste been my hope, and a strong tower for me agaynste the enemye.

I will dwel in thy tabernacle for euer: and my trust shal­be vnder the coueryng of thy winges.

For thou, O Lorde, haste heard my desires: and hast ge­uen an heritage vnto those that feare thy name.

Thou shalte graunt the kyng a long lyfe: that his yeares may endure thorow out all generacions.

He shall dwell before God for euer: O prepare thy louing mercye and feythfulnes, that they may preserue hym.

So will I alwaye syng prayse vnto thy name: that I may dayly perfourme my vowes.

Nonne deo subiecta. psalm. lxii.

Mornīg prayer. MY soule truelye wayteth styll vpon God: for of hym cometh my saluacion.

He verely is my strength and my saluacyon: he is my defence so that I shall not greatly fall.

Howe long wyll ye ymagyne myschyefe agaynste e­uerye manne? ye shall bee slayne all the sorte of you, yea [Page] as a tottering wal shal ye be, and lyke a broken hedge.

Their deuise is onely how to put hym out whom god wyll exalte: their delight is in lyes, they geue good wordes wyth their mouth, but curse with their heart.

Neuertheles, my soule waite thou stil vpon God: for my hope is in hym.

He truely is my strength, and my saluacion: he is my de­fence so that I shal not fall.

In god is my health and my glory: the rocke of my might, and in god is my trust.

O put your trust in him alway (ye people:) powre out your heartes before hym, for god is our hope.

As for the children of men, they are but vaine: the children of men are disceitful vpon the waightes, thei are altogether lighter then vanitie it selfe.

O trust not in wrong and robery, geue not your selues vn­to vanitie: if riches encrease, set not your hearte vpon them.

God spake once and twise: I haue also heard the same, that power belongeth vnto god.

And that thou lord art merciful: for thou rewardest euery man accordyng to hys worke.

Deus deus meus. psal. lxiii.

O God thou art my god: early will I seke thee.

My soule thyrsteth for thee: my flashe also longeth after thee, in a barren & drye land where no water is.

Thus haue I loked for thee in holynes: that I might be­holde thy power and glory.

For thy louing kindnes is better then the lyfe it selfe: my lyppes shall prayse thee.

As long as I lyue, will I magnifie thee on thys maner: and lifte vp my handes in thy name.

My soule shalbe satisfied, euen as it were with mary and fatnesse: wen my mouth prayseth thee with ioyfull lyppes.

Haue I not remembred thee in my bed: and thought vp­on thee, when I was wakyng?

Because thou hast been my helper: therfore vnder the sha­dowe of thy wynges wyll I reioyce.


My soule hangeth vpon thee: thy right hande hath vphol­den me.

These also that seke the hurte of my soule: they shall goe vnder the earth.

Let them fall vpon the edge of the sweord: that they maye be a porcion for foxes.

But the kyng shall reioyce in god, al they also that sweare by him shall be cōmended; for the mouth of them that speake lyes, shalbe stopped.

Eaudi deus orationem meam. psal. lxiiii.

HEare my voyce, O God, in my praier;preserue my life from feare of the enemy.

Hide me from ye gathering together of the froward: and from the insurreccion of wycked doers.

Which haue whet their tongue like a sweord: & shote oute their arowes, euen bitter wordes.

That they may priuely shote at him which is perfecte: so­deinly doe they hym and feare not.

They courage themselues in mischiefe: and common a­mong themselues how they may lay snares, and say that no man shall see them.

They imagine wickednes, and practise it: that they keepe secret among themselues, euery mā in the depe of his heart.

But god shal sodeinly shote at them with swift arrow: that they shalbe wounded.

Yea their own tonges shal make them fal: insomuche that whoso seeth them, shall laugh them to scorne.

And all men that see it, shall saye, this hath God done: for they shall perceaue that it is hys worke.

The righteous shall reioyce in the lord, and put hys trust in hym: and all they that are true of heart shalbe glad.

Tedecet himnus. psal. lxv.

Evening prayer. THou, O god, art praysed in Sion: and vnto thee shal the vowe be perfourmed, in Ierusalem.

Thou that hearest the praier: vnto thee shal al fleshe come.

My misdedes preuaile against me: Oh he thou mercyfull [Page] vnto our synnes.

Blessed is the man whom thou chosest and receauest vn­to thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shalbe satisfyed with the pleasures of thy house, euen of thy holy temple.

Thou shalt shew vs wonderful thinges in thy righteous­nes (O god) of our saluacion: thou that art the hope of al the endes of the earth, and of them that remayne in the broade sea.

Which in his stength setteth fast the mountaynes: and is gyrded about with power.

Whiche stilleth the ragyng of the sea, and the noyse of hys waues: and the madnes of his people.

They also that dwel in the vttermost partes (of the earth) shalbe afraid at thy tokens: thou that makest ye outgoinges of the morning and euening to prayse thee.

Thou visitest the earth, and blessest it: thou makest it very plenteous.

The ryuer of God is full of water: thou preparest theyr corne, for so thou prouidest for the earth.

Thou watrest her forowes, thou sendest raine into the litle valleys therof: thou makest it softe with the droppes of rayne, and blessest the increase of it.

Thou crownest the yeare with thy goodnesse: and thy cloudes droppe fatnes.

They shal drop vpon the dwellinges of ye wildernes: and the litle hylles shall reioyce on euery syde.

The foldes shalbe ful of shepe: the valleys also shall stand so thicke with corne, that they shall laugh and syng.

Iubilate deo. psal. lxvi.

O Be ioyefull in god, all ye landes: syng prayses vnto ye honer of his name, make his praise to be glorious.

Say vnto god, O howe wonderfull art thou in thy workes: thorowe the greatnes of thy power shal thine ene­myes be founde lyers vnto thee.

For al the world shal Worship thee syng of thee, and praise thy name.

O come hither and beholde the woorkes of God: howe [Page] wonderfull he is in his doing, towarde the children of men.

He turned the sea into drye lande: so that they went tho­rowe the water on foote, there did we reioyce therof.

He ruleth with his power for euer: hys eyes beholde the people, and such as wil not beleue, shal not be able to exalte themselues.

O prayse oure God (ye people:) and make the voice of hys prayse to be heard.

Which holdeth our soule in lyfe: and suffereth not our fete to slyp.

For thou (O god) hast proued vs: thou also hast tryed vs, lyke as siluer is tryed.

Thou broughtest vs into the snare: and layd trouble vpon our loynes.

Thou sufferedst men to ryde ouer our heades: we wente thorow fyre and water, and thou broughtest vs oute into a welthy place.

I will goe into thy house with burnt offerynges: and wil pay thee my vowes which I promysed with my lippes, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

I will offre vnto thee, fat burnte sacrifices, with the in­sence of rammes: I wil offre bullockes and goates.

O come hither, and harken al ye that feare god: and I wil tell you what he hath done for my soule.

I called vnto him with my mouth: and gaue him praises with my tongue.

If I encline vnto wickednes with my heart: the lord will not heare me.

But god hath heard me: and consydered the voyce of my prayer.

Praised be god which hath not cast out my praier: nor tur­ned hys mercy fro me.

Deus miscreatur nostri. Psal. lxvii.

GOd be mercifull vnto vs, and blesse vs: and shewe vs the lyghte of hys countenaunce, and be mercifull vn­to vs.

That thy waye maye be knowen vpon earth: thy sauyng [Page] health among al nacions.

Let the people prayse thee O God: yea let all the people prayse thee.

O let the nacions reioice and be glad: for thou shalt iudge the folke righteously, and gouerne the nacions vpon earth.

Let the people prayse thee, O god: let al the people prayse thee.

Then shal the earth bryng furthher increase: and God, euen our own god shall geue vs hys blessing.

God shal blesse vs: and al the endes of the world shal feare hym.

Exurgat deus. Psalm. lxviii.

Mornīg prayer. LEt God aryse, and let hys enemyes be scatered: lette them also that hate hym flye before hym.

Lyke as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou dryue them awaye: and lyke as waxe melteth at the fier, so let the vngodly peryshe at the presence of god.

But let the righteous be glad, and reioice before God: let them also be mery and ioyfull.

O sing vnto god, and syng prayses vnto hys name: mag­nifie him that rideth vpon the heauens, as it were vpon an horse, prayse him in his name, yea and reioice before hym.

He is a father of the fatherles, and defendeth the cause of widowes: euen god in his holy habitacion.

He is the god that maketh men to be of one mynde in an house, & bringeth the priesoners out of captiuitie: but letteth the runneagates continue in scarcenes.

O god, when thou wentest furth before the people: when thou wentest through the wildernes.

The earth shoke, and the heauens dropped at the presence of Ood: euen as Sinay also was moued at the presence of god, which is the god of Israel.

Thou, O god, sendest a gracious rayne vpon thine enhe­ritaunce: and refreshedst it when it was wery.

Thy congregacions shall dwell therein: for thou (O God) hast of thy goodnes prepared for the poore.

The Lord gaue the worde: greate was the companye of [Page] the preachers.

Kinges with their armies did flie, and were discomfited: and they of the housholde deuyded the spoile.

Though ye haue lyen among the pottes: yet shall ye be as the winges of a doue, that is couered wyth syluer wynges, and her fethers lyke golde.

When the almightie scattered kynges for theyr sake: then were they as white as snowe in Salmon.

As the hill of Basan, so is gods hill: euen an highe hill as the hyll of Basan.

Why hop ye so, ye high hilles, this is gods hil, in the which it pleaseth hym to dwell? yea, the Lorde wyll abide in it for euer.

The charettes of god are .xx.M. euen thousandes of An­gels: and the Lorde is emong them, as in the holy place of Sinay.

Thou art gone vp on high, thou hast led captiuitie captiue, and receiued giftes for men: yea, euē for thine enemies, that the Lorde God might dwell among them.

Praised be the lord daily: euen the god which helpeth vs, and powred his benefites vpon vs.

He is our god, euen the god of whom commeth saluaciō: god is the lord by whom we escape death.

God shal wounde the head of hys enemyes: and the heary scalpe of such a one as goeth on styll in his wyckednes.

The Lord hath sayd, I wil bring my people again as I did from Basan: myne own wyll I bryng agayne, as I did some tyme from the depe of the sea.

That thy fote may be dipped in the bloud of thine enemies­and that the tongue of thy dogges maye be redde throughe thesame.

It is wel seen, O god, how thou goest: how thou, my god and kyng, goest in the sanctuary.

The fingers goe before, the minstrels folowe after: in the middest are the damosels playing with the timbrelles.

Geue thankes, O Israel, vnto god the lord in the congre­gacions: from the grounde of the heart.


There is little Beniamin their ruler: and the princes of Iuda theyr counsel, the princes of zabulon, and the princes of Nephtali.

Thy God hath sent furth strength for thee: stablishe the thing O God, that thou hast wrought in vs.

For thy temples sake at Ierusalem: so shal kinges bring presentes vnto thee.

When the companye of the speare men, and multitude of the mightie are scattered abrode emong the beastes of the people (so that they humbly bring pieces of siluer:) & when he hath scattered the people that delight in warre.

Then shal the Princes come out of Egipt: the Morians land shal sone stretche out her handes vnto God.

Sing vnto God, O ye kyngdomes of the earth: O syng prayses vnto the Lorde.

Which sitteth in the heauens ouer all frō the beginning: lo, he doth send out his voyce, yea and that a mighty voice.

Ascribe ye the power to God ouer Israel: hys worshyp and strength is in the cloudes.

O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: euen the God of Israel, he will geue strength and power vnto hys people, blessed be God.

Saluum me fac deus. Psal. lxix

Euening prayer. SAue me, O God: for the waters are come in, euen vnto my soule.

I sticke fast in the depe myre where no ground is: I am come into depe waters, so that the floudes runne o­uer me.

I am wery of crying, my throte is drye: my sight fayleth me, for wayting so long vpon my god.

They that hate me withoute a cause are moe then the heeres of my head: they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me gyltles are mighty.

I payed them the thinges that I neuer tooke: God thou knowest my simplenes, & my faultes are not hid from thee.

Let not them that trust in thee, O lord God of hostes, be ashamed for my cause: let not those that seeke thee be con­founded [Page] through me, O Lord God of Israel.

And why? for thy sake haue I suffred reprofe: shame hath couered my face.

I am become a straunger vnto my brethren: euen an a­leant vnto my mothers children.

For the zeale of thyne house hath euen. eaten me: and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen vpon me.

I wept and chastned my self with fasting: and that was turned to my reprofe.

I put on a sackecloth also: and they iested vpon me.

They that sytte in the gate speake agaynst me: and the drunkardes make songes vpon me.

But Lorde I make my prayer vnto thee: in an accepta­ble tyme.

Heare me O God, in the multitude of thy mercy: euen in the trueth of thy saluacion.

Take me out of the myre that I sinke not: Oh let me be deliuered from them that hate me, and out of the depe wa­ters.

Let not the water floud drowne me, neither let the depe swalow me vp: and let not the pit shut her mouth vpon me.

Heare me, O lord, for thy louing kindnes is cōfortable: turne the vnto me, according to ye multitude of thy mercies.

And hyde not thy face from thy seruaunte: for I am in trouble, Oh hast thee and heare me.

Draw nigh vnto my soule and saue it: Oh deliuer me be­cause of mine enemies.

Thou hast knowen my reprofe, my shame, and my disho­nour: mine aduersaries are all in thy sight.

Thy rebuke hath broken my hert, I am ful of heauines: I looked for some to haue pietie on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.

They gaue me gall to eate: and when I was thyrstie, they gaue me vinegre to drinke.

Let theyr table be made a snare to take thēselues with­all: and let the thynges (that shoulde haue been for theyr wealth) be vnto them an occasion of falling.


Let their eies be blinded that they see not: and euer bowe thou down their backes.

Powre oute thyne indignacyon vpon them: and lette thy wrathfull displeasure take holde of them.

Let their habitacion be voide: and no man to dwel in their tentes.

For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten: and they talke how they may vexe them whom thou hast wounded.

Let them fall from one wyckednesse to another: and not come into thy ryghteousnesse.

Let them be wiped out of the boke of the liuing: and not to be written among the righteous.

As for me, when I am poore and in heauinesse: thy helpe (O God) shal lyft me vp.

I wil prayse the name of god with a song: and magnifye it with thankes geuing.

This also shal please the Lord: better then a bullocke, that hath hornes and hoofes.

The humble shal considre this, and be glad: seeke ye after god, and your soule shall lyue.

For the lord heareth the poore: and despiseth not hys pry­soners.

Let heauen and earth praise him: the sea, and al that mo­ueth therin.

For god wil saue Siō, and builde the cities of Iuda: that men may dwel there, and haue it in possession.

The posteritie also of hys seruauntes shall enherite it: and they that loue hys name shall dwell therin.

Deus in adiutorium. psal. lxx.

HAst the, O god, to deliuer me: make hast to helpe me O Lorde.

Let them be ashamed and confounded that seke af­ter my soule: let them be turned backward, and put to con­fusyon that wyshe me euill:

Let them (for their rewarde) bee sone broughte to shame: that crye ouer me, there there.

But let al those that seke thee, be ioyful and glad in thee: [Page] and let all suche as dilighte in thy saluacion say alwaye, the lorde be praysed.

As for me, I am poore and in miserie: haste thee vnto me (O god.)

Thou art my helper and my redemer: O Lorde make no long tarying.

In te domine speraui. psal. lxxi.

Mornīg prayer. IN thee, O lord, haue I put my trust, let me neuer be put to confusyon: but ridde me and deliuer me in thy righteousnes enclyne thyne eare vnto me & saue me.

Be thou my strong holde (whereunto I may alwaye re­sort:) thou hast promysed to helpe me, for thou art my house of defence and my castell.

Deliuer me, O my god, out of the hande of the vngodly: out of the hande of the vnrighteous and cruel man.

For thou, O lorde god, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope euen from my youth.

Throughe thee haue I been holden vp euer sence I was borne: thou art he that toke me out of my mothers wombe, my prayse shalbe alwaye of thee.

I am become as it wer a monstre vnto many: but my sure trust is in thee.

Oh let my mouth be filled with thy prayse: (that I maye syng of thy glory) and honor al the day long.

Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength fayleth me.

For myne enemyes speake agaynst me, and they that laye wayte for my soule, take their counsayll together, saying: God hath forsaken hym, persecute hym and take hym, for there is none to deliuer hym.

Goe not farre fro me, O god: my god, haste thee to helpe me.

Let them be confounded and perishe, that are against my soule: let them be couered with shame and dishonoure, that seke to doe me euill.

As for me, I wil paciently abyde alwaye: and wil prayse thee more and more.


My mouth shal daily speake of thy righteousnes and sal­uacion: for I knowe no ende therof.

I wil goe furth in the strength of the Lord god: and will make mencion of thy ryghteousnes onely.

Thou (O god) haste taughte me from my youth vp vntyll now: therfore will I tell of thy wonderous workes.

Forsake me not (O God) in myne olde age, when I am graye headed: vntil I haue shewed thy strength vnto thys generacyō, and thy power to al thē that are yet for to come.

Thy righteousnes (O god) is very high, & greate thinges are they that thou haste done: O god who is like vnto thee?

O what great troubles and aduersities hast thou shewed me? and yet dyddeste thou turne and refreshe me, yea and broughtest me from the depe of the earth agayne.

Thou hast brought me to great honor: and comforted me on euery syde.

Therfore wyl I prayse thee and thy faythfulnes (O god) playing vpon an instrument of musike: vnto thee wil I sing vpon the harpe, O thou holy one of Israel.

My lyppes wyll be fayne, when I syng vnto thee: and so wyll my soule whom thou hast delyuered.

My tong also shall talke of thy righteousnes all the daye long: for they are confounded and brought vnto shame, that seke to doe me euill.

Deus iudicium. psal. lxxii.

GEue the king thy iudgementes (O god:) and thy righ­teousnes vnto the kinges sonne.

Then shal be iudge the people according vnto right: and defende the poore.

The mountaynes also shall bryng peace: and the little hilles, righteousnes vnto the people.

He shall kepe the simple folke by their right: defende the children of the poore, and punishe the wrong doer.

They shall feare thee as long as the Sunne and Mone endureth: from one generacion to another.

He shall come down like the rayne into a fleece of wolle: euen as the droppes that water the earth.


In hys tyme shall the righteous florishe: yea, and aboun­dance of peace, so long as the Mone endureth.

His dominiō shalbe also from the one sea to the other: and from the stoud vnto the worldes ende.

They that dwel in the wildernes shal knele beefore hym: hys enemyes shall licke the dust.

The kynges of Tharsis and of the Isles shall geue pre­sentes: the kinges of Araby and Saba shall bryng gyftes.

All kynges shal fal down before hym: al nacions shal doe hym seruice.

For he shall deliuer the poore when he cryeth: the nedy al­so, and hym that hath no helper.

He shalbe fauourable vnto the simple and nedy: and shal preserue the soules of the poore.

He shal deliuer their soules from falshed and wrong: and deare shal their bloud be in hys syghte.

He shal liue, and vnto hym shall be geuen of the golde of Arabia: prayer shalbe made euer vnto hym, and dayly shal he be praysed.

There shalbe an heape of corne in the earth, hye vpon the hylles: his fruit shall shake lyke Libanus, and shalbe grene in the citie, lyke grasse vpon the earth.

Hys name shal endure for euer, his name shall remayne vnder the sunne emong the posterities: which shalbe blessed thorowe hym, and all the heathen shall prayse hym.

Blessed be the lord god, euen the god of Israel: which only doth wonderous thynges.

And blessed be the name of his maiestie for euer: and al the earth shalbe filled with his maiestie. Amen. Amen.

Quam bonus Israel. psal. lxxiii.

Euening prayer. TRuly God is louing vnto Israel: euen vnto suche as are of a cleane heart.

Neuertheles, my feete were almoste gone: my trea­dynges bad welnigh slipt.

And why? I was greued at the wicked: I doe also see the vngodly in suche prosperitie.

For they are in no peril of death: but are lusty and strong.


They come in no misfortune like other folke: nether are they plaged lyke other men.

And this is the cause that they be so holden with pryde: and ouerwhelmed with crueltie.

Their eyes swel for fatnes: & they doe euen what they lust.

They corrupte other, and speake of wicked blasphemye: their talkyng is agaynst the most highest.

For they stretche furth their mouth vnto the heauen: and their tongue goeth through the world.

Therfore fall the people vnto them: and there oute sucke they no small aduauntage.

Tushe (saye they) howe shoulde God perceiue, [...]is there knowledge in the most highest?

Loe, these are the vngodly, these prospere in the worlde and these haue riches in possession: and I said, then haue I clensed my heart in vayne, and washed my handes in inno­cencye.

Al the day long haue I been punished: and chastened euery morning.

Yea, and I had almoste sayed euen as they: but loe, then should I haue condemned the generacion of thy children.

Then thought I to vnderstande this: but it was to hard for me.

Vntill I wente into the Sanctuary of God: then vnder­stode I the ende of these men.

Namely, howe thou doest set them in slippery places: and castest them down, and destroyest them.

O howe sodaynly doe they consume: perishe, and come to a fearefull ende.

Yea, euen lyke as a dreame when one awaketh: so shalte thou make their ymage to vanishe out of the citie.

Thus my hearte was grieued: and it went euen throughe my reynes.

So foolysh was I and ignoraunt: euē as it were a beast before thee.

Neuertheles, I am alwaye by thee: for thou hast holden me by my ryght hande.


Thou shalte gide me with thy counsell: and afterward re­ceiue me with glory.

Whom haue I in heauen but thee? and there is none vpon earth, that I desyre in comparyson of thee.

My fleshe and my hearte fayleth: but god is the strenthe of my hearte, and my porcyon for euer.

For loe, they that forsake thee shal peryshe: thou hast de­stroyed al them that committe fornycacyon agaynste thee.

But it is good for me to hold me fast by god, to put my trust in the lord god: and to speake of all thy workes, in the gates of the daughters of Syon.

Vt quid deus repulisti. psal. lxxiiii.

O God, wherfore art thou absent from vs so long? why in thy wrath so hoate agaynste the Shepe of thy pa­sture.

O Thinke vpon thy congregacion: whom thou hast purcha­sed and redemed of olde.

Thinke vpon the tribe of thine enheritaunce: and mounte Syon wherin thou hast dwelt.

Lifte vp thy [...] that thou mayest vtterly destroye euerye enemy: which hath done euil in thy Sanctuary.

Thine aduersaries roare in the middes of thy congrega­cions: and set vp their banners for tokens.

He that hewed timber afore oute of the thicke trees: was knowen to bryng it to an excellente worke.

But now the breake down al the carued worke therof: with axes and hammers.

They haue set fyre vpon thy holy places: and haue defiled the dwelling place of thy name, euen vnto the grounde.

Yea, they said in their heartes, let vs make hauocke of them altogether: thus haue they brent vp all the houses of god in the lande

We see not oure tokens, there is not one Prophete more: no not one is there among vs that vnderstandeth any more.

O god, how long shal the aduersary doe this dishonor? how long shal the enemy blaspheme thy name, for euer?

Why withdrawest thou thy hande? why pluckest thou not [Page] thy right hand out of thy bosome, to consume the enemy?

For God is my king of olde: the helpe that is done vpon earth, he doeth it hymselfe.

Thou dyddest deuyde the Sea, throughe thy power: thou brakest the heades of the dragons in the waters.

Thou smotest the heades of Leuiathan in pieces: and ga­uest hym to be meate for the people in the wildernesse.

Thou broughtest out fountaynes and waters out of the hard Rockes: thou driuedst vp mightie waters.

The day is thyne, and the nyght is thine: thou hast prepa­red the light and the sunne.

Thou hast set al the borders of the earth: thou hast made somer and wynter.

Remember this, O lord, how the enemy hath rebuked: and how the foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.

O deliuer not the soule of the Turtle Doue, vnto the mul­titude of the enemyes: and forgeat not the congregacyon of the poore for euer.

Loke vpon the couenaunt: for al the earth is ful of darke­nes, and cruel habitacions.

O let not the simple goe away ashamed: but let the poore and nedy geue prayse vnto thy name.

Arise O god, maintaine thine own cause: remembre howe the foolysh man blasphemeth thee dayly.

Forgeat not the voice of thyne enemies: the presumpcion of them that hate thee, encreaseth euer more and more.

Confirebimur tibi. psal. lxxv.

Mornīg prayer. INto thee (O god) doe we geue thankes: vnto thee doe we geue thankes.

Thy name also is nyghe: and that doe thy wonde­rous workes declare.

When I receiue the congregacion: I shal iudge according vnto ryghte.

The earth is weake, and all the inhabitours thereof: I beare vp the pillers of it.

I sayd vnto the fooles, deale not so madly: and to the vn­godly, set not vp your horne.


Set not vp your horne on high: and speake not with a stiffe necke.

For promocion cometh neither from the East, nor from the West, nor yet from the South.

And why? god is ye iudge: he putteth down one, and setteth vp another.

For in the hande of the lord there is a cup, and the wine is red: it is full mixte, and he powreth out of thesame.

As for the dregges therof: al the vngodly of the earth shall drinke them, and sucke them out.

But I wil talke of the god of Iacob: & praise him for euer.

All the hornes of the vngodly also wil I breake: and the hornes of the righteous shalbe exalted.

Notus in Iudea. Psal. lxxvi.

IN Iewry is god knowen: his name is greate in Is­rael.

At Salem is hys tabernacle: and hys dwellyng in Sion.

There brake he the arowes of the bowe: the shielde, the sweord, and the battayle.

Thou art of more honour and might: then the hilles of the robbers.

The proude are robbed, they haue slepte their stepe: and al the men (whose handes were mightie) haue found nothing.

At thy rebuke (O god of Iacob) both the charret and horse is fallen.

Thou, euen thou art to be feared: and who may stande in thy sight, when thou art angry?

Thou didst cause thy iudgement to be heard from heauē: the earth trembled and was styll.

When god arose to indgemente: and to helpe al the meke vpon earth.

The fearcenes of man shal turne to thy prayse: and the fearcenes of other shalt thou restrayne.

Promise vnto the lorde your god, and kepe it al ye that be rounde about hun: bring presentes vnto hun that ought to be feared.


He shal restrayne the spirite of Princes: and is wonder­full emong the kinges of the earth.

Voce mea ad dominum. Psal. lxxvii.

I Will crye vnto God with my voyce: euen vnto God wil I crye with my voice, & he shal hearkē vnto me.

In the time of my trouble I sought the lord: my sore ran and ceassed not, in the nyght season my soule refu­sed comfort.

When I am in heauines, I will thynke vpon god: when my heart is vexed and wil complayne.

Thou holdest mine eyes wakyng: I am so feble that I cannot speake.

I haue considered the dayes of olde: and the yeres that are past.

I cal to remembraunce my song, and in the night I com­mon with mine own heart, and searche out my spirites.

Will the Lorde absent himselfe for euer? and wil he be no more entreated?

Is his mercye cleane gone for euer? and is hys promise come vtterlye to an ende for euermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? and wil he shut vp his louing kindnes in displeasure?

And I said, it is mine own infirmitie: but I wil remem­ber the yeres of the right hand of the most hyghest.

I wil remember the workes of the Lord: and call to mind thy wonders of olde tyme.

I wil thinke also of al thy workes: and my talking shal­be of thy doinges.

Thy way, O God, is holy: who is so great a god as our God?

Thou art the God that doth woonders: and hast decla­red thy power emong people.

Thou hast myghtelye deliuered thy people: euen the sonnes of Iacob and Ioseph.

The waters saw thee, O God: the waters saw thee and were afrayd, the depthes also wer troubled.

The cloudes powred out water, ye ayre thundred: & thine [Page] arowes went abrode.

The voyce of the thunder was heard rounde about: the lightninges shone vpon the ground, the earth was moued and shoke withall.

Thy way is in the sea, and thy pathes in the great wa­ters: and thy foote steppes are not knowen.

Thou leddest thy people like shepe: by the hande of Mo­ses and Aaron.

Attendite popule. psal. lxxviii.

Euenīg prayer. HEare my law, O my people: encline your eares vn­to the woordes of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will de­clare hard sentences of olde.

Which we haue heard and knowen: and suche as our fa­thers tolde vs.

That we should not hide thē from the children of the ge­neracions to come: but to shewe the honor of the lorde, his mighty and wonderful workes that he hath done.

He made a couenant with Iacob, and gaue Israel a law: which he cōmaūded our forefathers to teache their childrē.

That theyr posteritie myght knowe it: and the children which were yet vnborne.

To the intent that when they came vp: they might shew theyr children thesame.

That they might put theyr trust in God: and not to for­geat the workers of god, but to kepe his commaundemētes.

And not to be as theyr forefathers, a faithles and stub­burne generacion: a generacion that set not their hearte a­right, and whose spirite cleaueth not stedfastly vnto God.

Like as the children of Ephraim: which being harnessed and carying bowes, turned themselues backe in the day of battayle.

They kepte not the couenante of God: and woulde not walke in his lawe.

But forgat what he had done: and the wonderful workes that he had shewed for them.

Marueilous thinges did he in the sight of our fathers in [Page] the lande of Egipt: euen in the fielde of zoan.

He deuided the sea, and let them goe through: he made the waters to stande on a heape.

In the daye tyme also he led them with a cloude: and all the nyght through with a light of fier.

He claue the hard rockes in the wildernes: and gaue them drynke therof, as it had been out of the great depth.

He brought waters out of the stony rocke: so that it gushed out lyke the ryuers.

Yet for all thys, they sinned more against him: and prouo­ked the most highest in the wildernes.

They tempted God in theyr heartes: and required meate for theyr lust.

They spake agaynst God also, saying: shall god prepare a table in the wildernes?

He smote the stony rocke in dede, that the water gushed out, and the streames flowed withall: but can he geue bread also, or prouide fleshe for hys people?

When the Lord hearde this, he was wroth: so the fier was kindled in Iacob, & there came vp heauy displeasure against Israel.

Because they beleued not in God: and put not theyr truste in hys helpe.

So he commaunded the cloudes aboue: and opened the dores of heauen.

He rayned down Manna also vpon them for to eate: and gaue them fode from heauen.

So man did eate Angels fode: for he sente them meate e­noughe.

He caused the East wind to blowe vnder the heauen: and through hys power he brought in the Southweste wynde.

He rayned flesh vpon them as thicke as dust: and fethered foules lyke as the sande of the sea.

He let it fall emong their tentes: euen rounde about their habitacion.

So they did eate, and were well filled: for he gaue them theyr owne desire, they were not disappoynted of theyr lust.


But while the meate was yet in their mouthes, the heauie wrath of god came vpon them: and slew the welthiest of thē, yea, and smote downe the chosen men that were in Israel.

But for al thys, they sinned yet more: and beleued not his wonderous workes.

Therfore their daies did he consume in vanitie: and their yeares in trouble.

When he slewe them, they sought hym: and turned them earely, and enquired after God.

And they remembred that God was theyr strength: and that the high god was theyr redemer.

Neuertheles, they did but flatter him with theyr mouthes: and dissembled with hym in theyr tongues.

For theyr heart was not whole with hym: neyther conty­nued they stedfast in his couenaunt.

But he was so mercifull: that he forgaue theyr misdedes, and destroyed them not.

Yea, many a tyme turned he his wrath away: and would not suffer his whole displeasure to aryse.

For he considered that they were but fleshe: and that they were euen a wynde that passeth awaye, and cometh not a­gayne.

Many a time did they prouoke hym in the wildernes: and greued hym in the desert.

They turned backe, and tempted god: and moued the holy one in Israel.

They thought not of hys hande: and of the daye when he delyuered them from the hand of the enemie.

Howe he had wrought his miracles in Egipte: and hys wonders in the field of Zoan.

He turned theyr waters into bloud: so that they mighte not drynke of the ryuers.

He sent lice emong them and deuoured them vp: & frogges to destroye them.

He gaue theyr fruites vnto the caterpiller: and their labor vnto the grashopper.

He destroied theyr vines with haile stones: and their mul­bery [Page] trees with the frost.

He smote theyr cattel also with haile stones: & their flockes with hote thunderboltes.

He cast vpon them the furiousnes of hys wrath: angre, dis­pleasure, and trouble, and sent euil Aungels among them.

He made a waye to his indignacion, and spared not theyr soule from death: but gaue theyr lyfe ouer to the Pestilence.

And smote all the first borne in Egipt: the most principal and mightiest in the dwellynges of Ham.

But as for his owne people, he led thē furth lyke shepe: & caryed them in the wildernes lyke a flocke.

He brought them out safely, that they should not feare: & ouerwhelmed theyr enemies with the sea.

And brought them in the borders of hys sanctuarye: euen in his mountayne, which he purchased with his right hand.

He cast out the heathen also before them: caused their land to bee deuided emong them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in theyr tentes.

So they tempted and displeased the most high god: & kept not his testimonies.

But turned theyr backes and fel awaye like their forefa­thers: startyng asyde like a broken bowe.

For they greued him with theyr hill altars: and prouoked hym to displeasure with theyr ymages.

When God heard this, he was wroth: and toke sore dys­pleasure at Israel.

So that he forsoke the tabernacle in Silo: euen the tente that he had pitched emong them.

He deliuered theyr power into captiuitie: and their beautie into the enemies hand.

He gaue his people ouer also into the sweord: and was wroth with his inheritaunce.

The fier confumed the yong men: and theyr maidens wer geuen to mariage.

Theyr Priestes were slayne with the sweord: and there were no widdowes to make lamentacion.

So the Lord awaked as one out of stepe: & like a Giaunt [Page] refreshed with wyne.

He smote his enemyes in the hindre partes: and put them to a perpetuall shame.

He refused the tabernacle of Ioseph: and chose not the tribe of Ephraim.

But chose the tribe of Iuda: euen the hyll of Sion, which he loued.

And there he builded his temple on hie: and laid the foun­dacion of it like the ground which he hath made continually.

He chose Dauid also his seruaunte: and toke hym awaye from the shepe foldes.

As he was folowing the ewes greate with yong ones, he toke him: that he might fede Iacob his people, & Israel hys enheritaunce.

So he fed them with a faithfull and true heart: and ruled them prudently with all hys power.

Deus venerunt. psalm. lxxix.

Mornīg prayer. O God, the Heathē are come into thy enheritaunce: thy holy temple haue they defyled, and made Ierusalem an heape of stones.

The dead bodies of thy seruauntes haue they geuen, to be meate vnto foules of the ayre: and the fleshe of thy sainctes, vnto the beastes of the lande.

Theyr bloud haue they shed like water on euery side of Ie­rusalem: and there was no man to bury them.

We are become an open shame to oure enemyes: a verye scorne and derision vnto them that are rounde about vs.

Lord how long wilt thou be angrie: shal thy gelousy burne like fier for euer?

Power out thyne indignacion vpon the Heathē that haue not knowen thee: and vpon the kyngdomes that haue not called vpon thy name.

For they haue deuoured Iacob: & laid wast his dwelling place.

O remember not oure olde synnes, but haue mercie vpon vs, and that soone: for we are come to great misery.

Helpe vs, O god of our saluaciō, for the glory of thy name: [Page] O deliuer vs, and be merciful vnto our sinnes for thy name sake.

Wherefore doe the Heaten say: where is now theyr God?

O let the vengeaunce of thy seruauntes bloud that is shed: be openly shewed vpon the heathen in our sight.

O let the sorowfull syghyng of the prisoners come before thee: according to the greatenes of thy power, preserue thou those that are appoynted to dye.

And as for ye blasphemy (wherwith our neighbours haue blasphemed thee:) rewarde thou them O Lorde, seuen folde into theyr bosome.

So we that be thy people, and shepe of of thy pasture, shal geue thee thankes for euer: & will alwaye be shewing forth thy prayse, from generacyon to generacyon.

Qui regis Israel. Psalm. lxxx.

HEare O thou shepeherd of Israel, thou that leadest Ioseph like a shepe: shewe thy selfe also, thou that sit­test vpon the, Cherubins.

Before Ephraim, Ben Iamin, and Manasses: stire vp thy strength, and come and helpe vs.

Turne vs agayne, O God: shewe the lyght of thy counte­naunce, and we shalbe whole.

O Lord god of hostes: how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?

Thou fedest them with the bread of teares: and geuest thē plenteousnes of teares to drynke.

Thou haste made vs a very strife vnto our neighbours: & our enemies laugh vs to scorne.

Turne vs agayne, thou God of hostes: shewe the lyght of thy countenaunce, and we shalbe whole.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egipt: thou hast cast out the Heathen, and planted it.

Thou madest rowme for it: and when it had takē roote, it fylled the lande.

The hilles were couered with the shadowe of it: and the boughes therof were lyke the goodly Cedre trees.

She stretched oute her braunches vnto the sea: and her [Page] boughes vnto the riuer.

Why hast thou then broken downe her hedge? that all they whyche goe by, plucke of her grapes.

The wilde bore out of the wood doeth roote it vp: and the wylde beastes of the fielde deuoure it.

Turne thee againe thou God of hostes, loke downe from heauen: beholde and viset this vine.

And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hathe planted: and the braunche that thou madest so strong for thy selfe.

It is brent with fier, and cut downe: and they shal perish at the rebuke of thy countenaunce.

Let thy hand be vpon the man of thy ryght hand: and v­pon the sonne of man whom thou madest so strong for thyne owne selfe.

And so wyll not we goe backe from thee: Oh let vs lyue, and we shall call vpon thy name.

Turne vs agayne, O Lord God of hostes: shew the light of thy countenaunce, and we shalbe whole.

Exultate deo. Psalm. lxxxi.

SYng we merely vnto god our strength: make a chere­full noyse vnto the god of Iacob.

Take the Psalme, bryng hether the tabret: the me­ry harpe with the lute.

Blow vp the trompet in the new moone: euen to the time appointed, and vpon our solemne feaste daye.

For this was made a statute for Israel: and a law of the God of Iacob.

This he ordeined in Ioseph for a testimonye: whē he came out of ye land of Egipt, and had heard a straunge language.

I eased his shoulder from the burthen: and hys handes were delyuered from (makyng) the pottes.

Thou calledst vpon me in troubles, and I deliuered thee: and heard thee, what tyme the storme fell vpon thee.

I proued thee also: at the waters of stryfe.

Heare, O my people: and I wyll assure thee O Israel, yf thou wilt hearken vnto me.


There shal no straunge god be in thee: neyther shalt thou worship any other god.

I am the lord thy god, which brought thee out of the land of Egipt: open thy mouth wyde and I shall fyll it.

But my people woulde not heare my boyce: and Israel would not obey me.

So I gaue them vp vnto their own heartes luste: and let them folowe their own imaginacions.

O that my people would haue herkened vnto me: for if Is­rael had walked in my wayes.

I should sone haue put down their enemies; and turned my hande against theyr aduersaryes.

The haters of the lord should haue been founde lyers: but theyr tyme shoulde haue endured for euer.

He shoulde haue fed them also wyth the fynest wheate floure: and with hony out of the stony rocke should I haue satisfied thee.

Deus stetit in Sinagoga. Psal. lxxxii.

Euenīg prayer. GOd standeth in the congregacyon of Prynces: he is iudge among gods.

How long wil ye geue wrong iudgemente: and ac­cepte the persons of the vngodly?

Defend the poore and fatherles: see that such as be in nede and necessitie haue ryght.

Delyuer the outcast and poore: saue them from the hande of the vngodly.

They wil not be learned, nor vnderstand, but walke on stil in darkenesse: all the foundacyons of the earth bee oute of course.

I haue sayed: ye are Goddes, and ye al are children of the most highest.

But ye shall dye like men: and fall like one of the prynces.

Arise, O god, and iudge thou the earth: for thou shalt take all heathen to thyne enheritaunce.

Deus quissimilis. psal. lxxxiii.

HOld not thy tong, O god: kepe not stil silence, refrain not thy selfe O god.

For loe, thyne enemyes make a murmuring: and they that hate thee haue lift vp theyr head.

They haue imagined craftely against thy people: and takē counsaile against thy secrete ones.

They haue sayd, come and let vs roote them out, that they be no more a people: and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembraunce.

For they haue cast their heades together with one consēt: and are confederate against thee.

The tabernacles of the Edomites and the Ismaelites: the Moabites, and Hagarenes.

Geball and Ammon, and Amelech; the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tire.

Assur also is ioyned vnto them: and hath holpen the chyl­dren of Loth.

But doe thou to them as vnto the Madianites: vnto Si­sera, and vnto Iabin at the broke of Kison.

Which perished at Endor: and became as the dong of the earth.

Make them and their Princes lyke Oreb and zeb: yea make al their Princes like as zeba and Salmana.

Which say: let vs take to our selues the houses of God in possession.

O my god, make them lyke vnto a whele: and as the stub­ble before the wynde.

Lyke as the fyer that burneth vp the wood: and as the flame that consumeth the mountaynes.

Persecute them euen so with thy tempest: and make them afraid wyth thy storme.

Make their faces ashamed, O Lorde: that they maye seke thy name.

Let them be confounded and vexed euer more and more: let them be put to shame and perishe.

And they shal know, that thou (whose name is Iehouah) art only the most highest ouer all the earth.

Quam dilecta tabernacula. Psal. lxxxiiii.

O Howe amiable are thy dwellynges: thou Lorde of hostes.

My soule hath a desyre and longing to entre into the courtes of the Lord: my heart and my fleshe reioyce in the liuing God.

Yea, the sparowe hath found her an house, and the swal­lowe a nest, where she may lay her yong: euen thy aulters O Lord of hostes, my king and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be al­way praysing thee.

Blessed is that man, whose strength is in thee: in whose heart are thy wayes.

Whiche goyng through the vayle of miserye, vse it for a well: and the pooles are filled with water.

They will goe from strength to strength: and vnto the God of Gods appeareth euery one of them in Syon.

O Lord God of hostes, heare my prayer: hearken O God of Iacob.

Behold, O God our defender: and loke vpon the face of thine annoynted.

For one daye in thy courtes: is better then a thousande.

I had rather be a dore keper in the house of my god: then to dwel in the tentes of vngodlines.

For the lorde god is a light and defence: the Lorde will geue grace and worship, and no good thyng shall he with­hold from them that liue a godly life.

O Lorde God of hostes: blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

Benedixisti domine. psal. lxxxv.

LOrd thou art become gracious vnto thy land: thou hast turned a way the captiuitie of Iacob.

Thou hast forgeuen the offence of thy people: and couered all theyr sinnes.

Thou hast taken a way all thy displeasure: and turned thy selfe from thy wrathful indignacion.

Turne vs then, O God our sauiour: and let thine angre [Page] ceasse from vs.

Wilt thou be displeased at vs for euer? & wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generacion to an other?

Wilt thou not turne again and quicken vs? that thy peo­ple may reioyce in thee.

Shewe vs thy mercy, O Lorde: and graunt vs thy sal­uacion.

I wil hearken what the lord god wil say concerning me: for he shal speake peace vnto his people and to his sainctes, that they turne not agayne.

For his saluacion is nye them that feare him: that glory may dwel in our lande.

Mercye and trueth are met together: righteousnes and peace haue kissed eche other.

Truth shal florish out of the earth: and righteousnes hath loked down from heauen.

Yea, the lord shal shew louing kindnes: and our land shal geue her encrease.

Righteousnes shal goe before him: and he shal direct his going in the waye.

Inclina domine aurem. psal. lxxxvi.

Mornīg prayer. BOw downe thine eare, O Lorde, and heare me: for I am poore and in misery.

Preserue thou my soule, for I am holy: my god saue thy seruaunt, that putteth his trust in thee.

Be mercifull vnto me, O lord: for I will call dayly vpon thee.

Comfort the soule of thy seruaunt: for vnto thee (O lord) doe I lift vp my soule.

For thou lord art good and gracious: and of great mercy vnto al them that call vpon thee.

Geue eare Lord vnto my prayer: and ponder the voyce of myne humble desyres.

In the time of my trouble I will call vpon thee: for thou hearest me.

Among the gods there is none like vnto thee (O Lord:) there is not one that can doe as thou doest.


All nacions whom thou hast made, shal come and wor­ship thee, O Lord: and shall glorifye thy name.

For thou art great, and doest wonderous thinges: thou art God alone.

Teache me thy waye (O Lorde) and I will walke in thy truth: O knit my heart vnto thee, yt it may feare thy name.

I wil thanke thee, O lorde my God, with all my heart: and will prayse thy name for euermore.

For great is thy mercy towarde me: and thou hast deli­uered my soule from the nethermost hell.

O God, the proud are riesen against me: and the congre­gacion of naughty menne haue sought after my soule, and haue not set thee before theyr eyes.

But thou (O Lord God) artful of compassion and mercy: long suffering, plenteous in goodnes and trueth.

O turne thee then vnto me, and haue mercy vpon me: geue thy strength vnto thy seruaunte, and helpe the sonne of thyne handmayd.

Shewe some good token vpon me for good, that they whiche hate me maye see it, and be ashamed: because thou Lord hast holpen me, and comforted me.

Fundamenta eius. Psal. lxxxvii.

HEr foundacions are vpon the holy hilles: the Lorde loued the gates of Syon, more then all the dwel­linges of Iacob.

Very excellent thinges are spoken of thee: thou citie of God.

I wil thinke vpon Rahab and Babilon: with them that knowe me.

Beholde ye the Philistines also: and they of Tyre with the Morians, loe there was he borne.

And of Syon it shalbe reported, that he was borne in her: and the most high shall stablishe her.

The Lord shal rehearse it when he wryteth vp the peo­ple: that he was borne there.

The syngers also and Trumpetters shal he rehearse: all my freshe springes shalbe in thee.

Domine deus salutis. psal. lxxxviii.

O Lorde God of my saluacion, I haue cryed day and night before thee: O lette my prayer enter into thy presence, encline thine eare vnto my calling.

For my soule is ful of trouble: and my life draweth nigh vnto hell.

I am counted as one of them that goe downe vnto the pyt: and I haue been euen as a man that hath no strength.

Free among the dead, like vnto them that be wounded and lye in the graue, whiche be out of remembraunce: and are cut away from thy hand.

Thou hast layd me in the lowest pit, in a place of darke­nes: and in the diepe.

Thine indignacion lyeth harde vpon me: and thou hast vexed me with all thy stormes.

Thou hast put a way myne acquayntaunce farre fro me: and made me to be abhorred of them.

I am so fast in prieson: that I can not geat furth.

My sight fayleth for very trouble: Lord I haue called daily vpon thee, I haue stretched out my handes vnto the.

Doest thou shewe wonders among the dead? or shall the dead rise vp agayn and prayse thee?

Shal thy louing kindnes be shewed in the graue? or thy faythfulnes in destruccion?

Shal thy wonderous workes be knowen in the darke? & thy rightousnes in the land, where al thinges are forgottē?

Vnto thee haue I cryed, O Lorde: and earely shall my prayer come before thee.

Lorde, why abhorrest thou my soule: and hydest thy face fro me?

I am in misery, and like vnto him that is at the poynt to dye: (euen from my youth vp) thy terrours haue I suffred, with a troubled mind.

Thy wrathful displeasure goeth ouer me: and the feare of thee hath vndone me.

They came round about me dayly lyke water: and com­passed me together on euery syde.


My louers and frendes hast thou put a way fro me: and hid myne acquaintaunce out of my sight.

Misericordias domini. psal. lxxxix.

Euening prayer. MY s;ong shalbe alwaye of the louyng kindnes of the Lorde: with my mouth will I euer be shewing thy trueth: from one generacion to another.

For I haue sayde, mercy shalbe set vp for euer: thy truth shalt thou stablishe in the heauens.

I haue made a couenant with my chosen: I haue sworne vnto Dauid my seruaunt.

Thy seede will I stablishe for euer: and set vp thy throne from one generacion to another.

O Lorde, the very heauens shall prayse thy wonderous workes: and thy trueth in the congregacion of the sainctes.

For who is he among the cloudes: that shalbe compared vnto the Lorde.

And what is he among the Goddes: that shalbe lyke vn­to the Lorde?

God is very greatly to bee feared in the counsayle of the Sainctes: and to bee had in reuerence of all them that are about hym.

O Lord God of hostes: who is lyke vnto thee? thy trueth (most mighty Lorde) is on euery side.

Thou rulest the rageing of the sea: thou stillest the waues therof, when they arise.

Thou haste subdued Egipte, and destroyed it: thou haste scatered thyne enemyes abroade with thy mighty arme.

The heauens are thyne, the earth also is thyne: thou hast layd the foundacion of the round world, & all that therin is.

Thou haste made the North and the South: Tabor and Hermon, shall reioyce in thy name.

Thou hast a mighty arme: strong is thy hand, and hygh is thy right hand.

Righteousnes and equitie is the habitacion of thy seate: mercy and trueth shall goe before thy face.

Blessed is the people (O Lorde) that can reioyce in thee: they shall walke in the light of thy countenaunce.


Theyr delite shalbe dayly in thy name: and in thy ryghte­ousnes shall they make theyr boaste.

For thou arte the glorye of theyr strength: and in thy lo­uyng kindnes thou shalt lift vp our hornes.

For the lorde is oure defence: the holy one of Israel is our Kyng.

Thou spakest sometyme in visions vnto thy Sainctes, and saydste: I haue layde helpe vpon one that is mightie, I haue exalted one chosen out of the people.

I haue founde Dauid my seruaunte: with my holye oyle haue I annoynted hym.

My hand shall hold him faste: and my arme shall streng­then him.

The enemie shall not bee hable to doe hym violence: the sonne of wickednes shall not hurt hym.

I shall smyte downe hys foes before hys face: and plage them that hate hym.

My trueth also and my mercy shall bee with hym: and in my name shall hys horne be exalted.

I wyll sette hys dominion also in the sea: and hys ryghte hand in the floudes.

He shall call me: thou arte my father, my God, and my strong saluacyon.

And I wyll make hym my firste borne: hygher then the Kynges of the earth.

My mercy will I kepe for hym for euermore: and my co­uenaunt shall stand fast with hym.

Hys seede also wyll I make to endure for euer: and hys throne as the dayes of heauen.

But yf his children forsake my law: and walke not in my iudgementes.

If they breake my statutes, and kepe not my commaun­dementes: I wyll visite theyr offences with the rodde, and theyr synne with scourges.

Neuerthelesse, my louing kindnesse wil I not vtterly take from hym: nor suffre my trueth to fayle.

My couenante wyll I not breake, nor alter the thyng [Page] that is gone oute of my lippes: I haue sworne once by my holynes, that I will not faile Dauid.

His sede shall endure for euer: and his seate is like as the sunne before me.

He shall stande fast for euermore as the mone: and as the faithfull witnes in heauen.

But thou hast abhorred and forsaken thine anoynted: and art displeased at hym.

Thou hast broken the couenaunt of thy seruaunt: and cast hys croune to the grounde.

Thou hast ouerthrowen al his hedges: and broken downe hys strong holdes.

Al they that goe by, spoyle hym: and he is become a rebuke to hys neyghbours.

Thou haste sette vp the ryght hand of hys enemyes: and made all hys aduersaries to reioyce.

Thou hast taken away the edge of hys sweord: and geuest hym not victory the battayle.

Thou hast put out his glory: and cast his throne downe to the grounde.

The dayes of hys youth hast thou shortened: and couered hym with dishonour.

Lorde, howe long wilt thou hide thy selfe, for euer? & shall thy wrath burne like fier?

O remember howe short my tyme is: wherfore hast thou made all men, for nought?

What man is he that lyueth, and shall not see death? and shall he delyuer his owne soule from the hand of hell?

Lorde, where are thy olde louyng kindnesse: whiche thou swarest vnto Dauid in thy trueth?

Remembre (Lorde) the rebuke that thy seruauntes haue: & how I doe beare in my bosome ye rebukes of many people.

Wherewith thyne enemies haue blasphemed thee: and slaundered the fotesteppes of thine anoynted, praysed be the Lorde for euermore. Amen.

Domine refugium. psalm. xc.

Mornīg prayer. LOrde thou hast been our refuge: from one generacy­on to another.

Before the mountaynes were broughte foorthe, or euer the earth and the worlde were made, thou arte god fro euerlastyng, and world without ende.

Thou turnest man to destruccion: agayne thou sayest, come agayne ye children of men.

For a thousand yeares in thy sight, are but as yesterday: seyng that is past as a watche in the night.

Assone as thou scaterest them, they are euen as a slepe: & fade away sodainly lyke the grasse.

In the morning it is grene and groweth vp: but in the euenyng it is cut downe (dried vp) and withered.

For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afrayd at thy wrathfull indignacyon.

Thou haste set our misdedes before thee: and oure secrete synnes in the light of thy countenaunce.

For whē thou arte angry, al our daies are gone: we bring our yeares to an ende, as it were a tale that is tolde.

The dayes of oure age are therescore yeares and ten, and though mē be so strong that they come to fourescore yeares: yet is theyr strength thē but labour and sorowe, so sone pas­seth it awaye, and we are gone.

But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for euē ther­after as man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

O teache vs to noumbre oure dayes: that we may applye our heartes vnto wisdome.

Turne thee agayne (O lorde) at the last: and be gracious vnto thy seruauntes.

O satisfye vs with thy mercy, and that sone: so shal we re­ioyce and be glad all the dayes of our lyfe.

Comforte vs agayne, now after the tyme that thou haste plagued vs: and for the yeares wherin we haue suffered ad­uersitie.

Shew thy seruauntes thy marke: and theyr chyldren thy glory.

And the glorious maiesty of the Lorde our God bee vpon [Page] vs: prosper thou the worke of our handes vpon vs, O pros­per thou our handy worke.

Qui habitat. Psalm. xci.

WHoso dwelleth vnder the defence of the most hygh: shall abide vnder the shadowe of the almightie.

I wyll say vnto the lorde: thou art my hope and my strong holde, my God, in him will I trust.

For he shall delyuer thee from the snare of thy hunter: and from the noysome pestilence.

He shall defende thee vnder hys wynges, and thou shalte be safe vnder his fethers: his faithfulnes and trueth shalbe thy shield and buckeler.

Thou shalt not be afrayde for any terrour by nighte: nor for the arrowe that flieth by daye.

For the pestilence that walketh in the darkenes: nor for the sickenes that destroyeth in the noone daye.

A thousande shall fall besyde thee: and ten thousande at thy ryght hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.

Yea, with thyne eies shalte thou beeholde: and see the re­warde of the vngodly.

For thou lorde arte my hope: thou hast set thyne house of defence very hye.

There shall no euyll happen vnto thee: neyther shall anye plague come nie thy dwellyng.

For he shall geue his Aungels charge ouer thee: to kepe thee in all thy wayes.

They shall beare thee in theyr handes: that thou hurt not thy fote agaynst the stone.

Thou shalte goe vpon the Lion and adder: the yong Lyon and the dragon shalt thou treade vnder thy feete.

Because he hath set his loue vpon me, therefore shall I de­lyuer hym: I shall set hym vp, because he hath knowen my name.

He shall call vpon me, and I wyll heare hym: yea, I am with hym in trouble, I will deliuer hym, and bryng hym to honour.

With long life wil I satisfye him: & shew him my saluaciō.

Bonum est confitere. Psalm. xcii.

IT is a good thyng to geue thankes vnto the lorde: & to syng prayses vnto thy name, O most high.

To tel of thy louyng kindnes early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night season.

Vpon an instrument of ten stringes, and vpō the lute: vp­on a loude instrument, and vpon the harpe.

For thou Lorde hast made me glad through thy workes: and I wil reioyce in geuing praise, for the operacions of thy handes.

O lord, how glorious are thy workes: and thy thoughtes are very depe.

An vnwise man dooeth not well consider this: and a foole doth not vnderstande it.

When the vngodlye are grene as the grasse, and when all the workes of wickednes doe storyshe: then shall they be de­stroyed for euer, but thou lord art ye most high for euermore.

For loe, thyne enemies, O Lord, lo thyne enemies shal pe­rishe: and all the workers of wickednes shalbe destroyed.

But my horne shal be exalted, like the horne of an vnicorne: for I am anoynted with freshe oyle.

Myne eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies: and mine eare shall heare his desire of the wicked yt rise vp against me.

The righteous shall florishe lyke a Palme tree: and shall spreade abrode lyke a Cedre in Libanus.

Suche as be planted in the house of the lorde: shall florish in the courtes (of the house of our God.)

They shall also bryng forth more fruite in theyr age: and shalbe fat and well lykyng.

That they may shewe how true the Lord my strength is: and that there is none vnrighteousnes in hym.

Dominus regnauit. Psalm. xciii.

Euening prayer. THe Lord is kyng, hath put on glorious apparell: the lorde hath put on his apparel, and girded him selfe with strength.

He hathe made the rounde worlde so sure: that it cannot be moued.


Euer sence the world began hath thy seate been prepared: thou art from euerlastyng.

The floudes are rysen (O Lorde) the floudes haue lift vp theyr noyce: the floudes lift vp their waues.

The waues of the sea are mightie, and rage horribly: but yet the Lorde that dwelleth on hie is mightier.

Thy testimonies O Lorde are very sure: holynes becom­meth thyne house for euer.

Deus vltionum. Psal. xciiii.

O Lord god to whom vengeaunce belongeth: thou god to whom vengeaunce belongeth, shewe thy selfe.

Arise thou iudge of the worlde: and rewarde the proude after their deseruing.

Lorde how long shall the vngodly: how long shall the vn­godly triumphe.

How long shall wycked doers speake so disdaynefully: and make suche proude boastyng.

They smite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.

They murther the widdowe, and the straunger: and put the fatherles to death.

And yet they say, tushe, the Lord shal not see: neyther shall the god of Iacob regarde it.

Take hede, ye vnwise among the people: O ye fooles, when wyll ye vnderstande?

He that planted the eare, shal he not heare? or he that made the eye, shall he not see?

Or he that nurtereth the Heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shal he not punishe?

The Lord knoweth the thoughtes of man: that they are but vayne.

Blessed is the man, whom thou chastenest (O lorde:) and teachest in thy lawe.

That thou mayest geue hym pacyence in tyme of aduer­sitie: vntil the pyt be digged vp for the vngodly.

For the Lord wyl not fayle his people: neyther wyl he for­sake his enheritaunce.


Vntil righteousnes turne agayn vnto iudgement: all such as be true of heart shall folowe it.

Who wyl ryse vp with me against the wicked? or who wyl take my parte against the euyll doers?

Yf the Lorde had not helped me: it had not failed, but my soule had been put to silence.

But when I saied, my foote hath slipped: thy mercye (O lord) helped me vp.

In the multitude of the sorowes that I had in my heart: thy comfortes haue refreshed my soule.

Wilt thou haue any thyng to doe with the stole of wicked­nes: which ymagineth mischiefe as a lawe?

They gather them together against the soule of the righte­ous: and condemne the innocent bloud.

But the lord is my refuge: and my god is ye strength of my confydence.

He shall recompence them their wickednes, and destroye them in their own malice: yea, Lorde oure God shal de­stroye them.

Venite exultemus. psal. xcv.

Mornīg Prayer. O Come, let vs sing vnto ye lorde: let vs hartely reioyce in the strength of our saluacion.

Let vs come before his presence with thankes ge­uing: and shewe our selues glad in hym with Psalmes.

For the Lord is a great God: and a great kyng aboue all Goddes.

In his hand are al the corners of the earth: and ye strength of the hilles is hys also.

The sea is hys and he made it: and hys handes prepared the drye lande.

O come, let vs worship and fall downe: and knele before the Lord our maker.

For he is (the Lord) our god: and we are the people of his pasture, and the shepe of hys handes.

To day if ye wil heare his voice, hardē not your heartes: as in the prouocacion, and as in the day of temptacion in the wyldernesse.


When your fathers tempted me: proued me and sawe my workes.

Fortye yeres lang was I greued with that generacion, and sayde: it is a people that door erre in their heartes, for they haue not knowen my wayes.

Vnto whom I sware in my wrath: that they shoulde not entre into my rest.

Cantate domino canticum. psal. xcvi.

O Sing vnto the lord a new song: syng vnto the lord, all the whole earth.

Sing vnto the Lord, and prayse hys name: be tel­ling of his saluacion from daye to daye.

Declare his honour vnto the Heathen: and hys wonders vnto all people.

For the lord is great, and cannot worthely be praised: he is more to be feared then all goddes.

As for all the gods of the Heathen, they be but Idols: but it is the Lord that made the heauens.

Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in hys Sanctuary.

Ascrybe vnto the Lorde (O ye kynredes of the people:) as­cribe vnto the Lorde worship and power.

Ascribe vnto the Lorde the honoure due vnto hys name: bring presentes, and come into hys courtes.

O worship the Lorde in the beautie of holynesse: lette the whole earth stande in awe of hym.

Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is kyng: and that it is he which hath made the rounde world so fast that it cannot be moued, and howe that he shall iudge the people righteously.

Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad; lette the sea make a noyse, and all that therein is.

Let the field be ioyful, and al that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood reioyce before the Lorde.

For he cometh, for he cometh to iudge the earth: and wyth righteousnes to iudge the worlde, and the people wyth hys trueth.

Domimus regnauit. Psal. xcvii.

THe Lord is king: the earth may be glad therof, yea the multitude of the Isles may be glad therof.

Cloudes and darkenes are roūd about him: righte­ousnes and iudgemente are the habitacion of his seate.

There shall goe a fyre before hym: and bunre vp his ene­mies on euery side.

Hys lyghtenynges gaue shyne vnto the worlde: the earth saw it and was afrayd.

The hilles melted lyke waxe at the presence of the lorde: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

The heauens haue declared his righteousnesse: and al the people haue seen hys glory.

Confounded be all they that worship carued ymages, and that delight in vaine goddes: worship hym al ye goddes.

Syon heard of it, and reioised: and the daughters of Iuda were glad, because of thy iudgement O Lord.

For thou lorde art hier then all that are in the earth: thou art exalted farre aboue all goddes.

O ye that loue the Lord, se that ye hate the thing whyche is euill: the Lorde preserueth the soules of hys saynctes, he shall deliuer them from the hande of the vngodly.

There is sprong vp a light for the righteous: and a ioye­full gladnes for such as be true hearted.

Reioyce in the Lord, ye righteous: and geue thankes for a remembraunce of hys holynes.

Cantate domino. Psal. xcviii.

Euening prayer. O Sing vnto the Lorde a newe song: for he hath done marueylous thynges.

With his own right hand, and with his holy arme: hath he gotten hymselfe the victory.

The Lorde declared hys saluacion: his righteousnes hath he openly shewed in the sight of the Heathen.

He hath remembred hys mercye and trueth towarde the house of Israel: and al the endes of the world haue seen the saluacyon of our god.

Shewe pour selues ioyefull vnto the Lorde al ye landes: [Page] syng, reioyce, and geue thankes.

Psrayse the Lorde vpon the harpe: syng to the harpe with a Psalme of thankesgeuing.

With trumpettes also and shawmes: O shew your selues ioyefull before the Lorde the Kyng.

Lette the Sea make a noyse, and all that therein is: the round worlde, and they that dwell therein.

Let the fluddes clappe theyr handes, and lette the hylles be ioyfull together before the Lorde: for he is come to iudge the earth.

With rightousnes shall he iudge the worlde: and the people with equitie.

Dominus regnauit. psalm. xcix.

THe Lorde is kyng, be the people neuer so vnpaciente: he sytteth betwene the Cherubins, be the earth neuer so vnquiet.

The Lorde is great in Sion: and hye aboue all people.

They shal geue thankes vnto thy name: whiche is great, wonderfull, and holy.

The Kynges power loueth iudgemente, thou haste pre­pared equitie: thou hast executed iudgemente and righteous­nesse in Iacob.

O magnifye the Lorde oure God: and fall downe before his footestole, for he is holy.

Moyses and Aaron among his Priestes, and Samuel among suche as call vpon hys name: these called vpon the Lorde, and he hearde them.

He spake vnto them oute of the cloudye pyller: for they kepte hys testimonies, and the law that he gaue them.

Thou heardest them (O Lorde our God:) thou forgauest them, O God, and punishedst theyr owne inuencions.

O magnifye the Lorde our God: and worshyp him vpon his holy hyll, for the Lorde our God is holy.

Iubilate deo. psalm. c.

O Bee ioyefull in the lorde (all ye landes:) serue the Lorde with gladnesse, and come before hys presence with a song.


Be ye sure that the Lorde he is God: it is he that hathe made vs, and not we our selues, we are hys people and the shepe of his pasture.

O goe your way into his gates with thankesgeuyng, and into hys courtes with prayse: bee thankefull vnto hym, and speake good of his name.

For the lorde is gracious, his mercye is euerlastyng: and his trueth endureth from generacion to generacion.

Misericordiam &. psalm. ci.

MY song shalbe of mercy and iudgemente: vnto thee (O lorde) will I syng.

O lette me haue vnderstandyng: in the waye of godlynes.

When wilt thou come vnto me: I will walke in my house with a perfect hearte.

I will take no wicked thyng in hand: I hate the synnes of vnfaythfulnes, there shal no such cleaue vnto me.

A froward hearte sall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

Whoso prieuely slaundreth his neighbour: hym will I de­stroye.

Whoso hathe also a proude loke and hye stomake: I will not suffer him.

Mine eyes looke vpon suche as bee faithful in the lande: that they may dwell with me.

Whoso leadeth a godly lyfe: he shalbe my seruaunte.

There shal no disceytful person dwell in my house: he that telleth lyes, shall not tary in my sight.

I shal soone destroye al the vngodly that are in the land: that I maye roote oute all wicked dooers from the cytie of the Lorde.

Domine exaudi oracionem meam. psalm. cii.

Mornīg prayer. HEare my prayer, O Lorde: and let my crying come in vnto thee.

Hyde not thy face fro me in the tyme of my trou­ble: enclyne thyne eares vnto me when I call, O heare me, and that ryght soone.


For my dayes are consumed awaye lyke smoke: and my bones are brent vp, as it were a fyrebrand.

My hearte is smitten downe, and withered lyke grase: so that I forgeat to eate my bread.

For the voyce of my groning; my bones will scante cleaue to my fleshe.

I am become like a Pellicane of the wildernes: and lyke an Owle that is in the deser te.

I haue watched, and am euen as it were a sparowe: that sitteth alone vpon the house toppe.

Mine enemies reuile me all the day long: and they that are mad vpon me, are sworne together agaynst me.

For I haue eaten asshes as it mere bread: and mingled my drynke with weping.

And that because of thyne indignacion and wrathe: for thou hast taken me vp, and cast me downe.

My dayes are gone like a shadowe: and I am withered lyke grasse.

But thou (O lorde) shalt endure for euer: and thy remem­braunce throughout all generacions.

Thou shalte aryse, and haue mercy vpon Syon: for it is tyme that thou haue mercy vpon her, yea the time is come.

And why? thy seruauntes thynke vpon her siones: and it pietieth them to see her in the dust.

The Heathen shall feare thy name, O Lorde: and all the Kynges of the earth thy Maiestie.

When the Lorde shall build vp Syon: and when his glo­ry shall appeare.

When he turneth hym vnto the prayer of the poore desty­tute: and despyseth not theyr desyre.

This shalbe written for those that come after: and the peo­ple whiche shalbe borne, shall prayse the Lorde.

For he hathe loked downe from his sanctuary: out of the heauen did the lord bebold the earth.

That he mighte heare the mourninges of suche as bee in captiuitie: and delyuer the children appoynted vnto deathe.

That they maye declare the name of the Lorde in Syon: [Page] and hys woorship at Ierusalem.

When the people are gathered together: and the kynge­domes also to serue the Lorde.

He brought downe my strength in my iourney: and short­ned my dayes.

But I sayd, O my God, take me not awaye in the mid­dest of mine age: as for thy yeares, they endure througeout all generacions.

Thou Lorde, in the beginning hast layd the foundacions of the earth: and the heauens are the worke of thy handes.

They shall perishe, but thou shalte endure: they all shall waxe olde as doeth a garment.

And as a vesture shalt thou chaunge them, and they shal bee chaunged: but thou art thesame, and thy yeres shall not fayle.

The children of the seruauntes shall continue: and theyr seede shall stand fast in thy sight.

Benedic anima mea. psalm. ciii.

PRayse the Lord, O my soule: and all that is within me, prayse his holy name.

Prayse the Lorde, O my soule: and forgeat not al his benefites.

Whiche forgeueth all thy synne: and healeth all thyne in­firmities.

Whyche saueth thy lyfe from destruccyon: and crouneth thee with mercy and louing kindnes.

Whiche satisfyed thy mouth with good thyges: makyng thee young and lusty as an Eagle.

The Lorde executeth rygteousnes and iudgemente: for all them that are oppressed with wrong.

He shewed his wayes vnto Moyses: his woorkes vnto the children of Israel.

The lorde is full of compassion and mercy: long suffryng, and of great goodnes.

He will not alway bee chyding: neither kepet he his an­gre for euer.

He hathe not dealt with vs after our sinnes: nor rewar­ded [Page] vs according to our wickednesses.

For loke how hie the heauen is in comparisō of the earth: so great is hys mercy also toward them that feare hym.

Loke howe wyde also the East is from the West: so farre hath he set our snnes from vs.

Yea lyke as a father pitieth his owne children: euen so is the Lord mercyfull vnto them that feare hym.

For he knoweth wherof we be made: he remembreth that we are but duste.

The dayes of man are but as grasse: for he florisheth as a floure of the fielde.

For as soone as the wynde goeth ouer it, it is gone: and the place therof shall know it nomore.

But the mercyfull goodnes of the Lorde endureth for e­uer, and euer, vpon them that feare him: and his righteous­nesse vpon chylders children.

Euen vpon suche as kepe his couenaunt: and thinke vpon his commaundementes to doe them.

The Lorde hathe prepared his seate in heauen: and hys kyngdom ruleth ouer all.

O prayse the Lorde ye Aungels of hys, ye that excell in strength: ye that fulfyll his commaundement, and hearken vnto the voyce of hys wordes.

O prayse the Lord all ye his hostes: ye seruauntes of his, that doe his pleasure.

O speake good of the Lord all ye workes of his, in al pla­ces of his dominion: prayse thou the Lord, O my soule.

Benedic anima mea. psalm. ciiii.

Euening prayer. PRaise the Lord, O my soule, O Lord my God: thou art become exceding glorious, thou art clothed with maiestie and honour.

Thou deckest thy selfe with lighte, as it were with a gar­ment: and spredest out the heauens lyke a curtaine.

Whych layeth the beames of his chambers in the waters: and maketh the cloudes his charet, and walketh vpon the wynges of the wynde.

He maketh hys Aungelles spirites: and his ministers a [Page] flamyng fyre.

He laied the foundacions of the earth: that it neuer should moue at any tyme.

Thou coueredst it with the depe lyke as with a garment: the waters stande in the hilles.

At thy rebuke they stye: at the voyce of thy thunder they are afrayde.

They goe vp as hye as the hylles, and downe in the val­leyes benethe: euen vnto the place whiche thou hast appoin­ted for them.

Thou hast sette them theyr bondes whiche they shall not passe: neyther turne agayne to couer the earth.

He sendeth the sprynges into the ryuers, whiche runne a­mong the hylles.

Al beastes of the fielde drinke thereof: and the wild Asses quenche theyr thirst.

Beside them shall the foules of the ayre haue theyr habi­tacyon: and syng among the braunches.

He watereth the hylles from aboue: the earthe is fylled with the fruite of thy workes.

He bringeth foorth grasse for the cattell: and greene herbe for the seruice of menne.

That he maye bring fode out of the earth, and wyne that maketh glad the hearte of man: & oyle to make him a chere­full countenaunce, and bread to strength mans hearte.

The trees of the Lord also are full of sappe: euen the Ce­ders of Libanus whiche he hath planted.

Wherin the birdes make theyr nestes: and the firre trees are a dwellyng for the Storke.

The hye hylles are a refuge for the wylde goates: and so are the stony rockes for the Conies.

He appoynted the Moone for certayne seasons: and the Sunne knoweth his goyng downe.

Thou makest darkenes that it may bee night: wherin all the beastes of the forest doe moue.

The Lyons roaryng after theyr praye: dooe seeke theyr meate at God.


The Sunne ariseth, and they geat them away together: and laye them downe in theyr dennes.

Man goeth forthe to his worke and to his labour: vntyll the euenyng.

O Lorde, how manifold are thy workes? in wysdom hast thou made them all, the earth is full of thy ryches.

So is the great and wide sea also: wherein are thynges crepyng innumerable, both small and great beastes.

There goe the shippes, and there is that Leuiathan: whō thou hast made to take his pastyme therein.

These wayte all vpon thee: that thou mayste geue them meate in due season.

When thou geuest it them, they gather it: and when thou openest thy hand, they are fylled with good.

When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: when thou takest awaye theyr breath they dye, and are turned agayne to theyr duste.

When thou lettest thy breath goe forth, they shalbe made: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

The glorious maiestie of the Lorde shall endure for euer: the Lord shall reioyce in his workes.

The earthe shall tremble at the loke of him: yf he doe but touche the hilles, they shall smoke.

I wyll syng vnto the Lorde as long as I lyue: I wyll prayse my God whyle I haue my beyng.

And so shall my woordes please hym: my ioye shalbe in the Lorde.

As for sinners, they shalbe consumed oute of the earthe, and the vngodly shall come to an ende: prayse thou the lord, O my soule prayse the Lorde.

Confitemini domino. psalm. cv.

Mornīg prayer. O Geue thankes vnto the Lord, and cal vpon his name: tell the people what thinges he hath done.

O let youre songes be of him, and prayse hym: and let youre talkyng be of all his wonderous workes.

Reioyce in his holy name: let the hearte of them reioyce that seeke the Lorde.


Seke the Lorde and his strength: seke his face euermore.

Remembre the meruaylous workes that he hathe doone: his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouth.

O ye seede of Abraham his seruaunt: ye children of Ia­cob his chosen.

He is the Lorde oure God: his iudgementes are in all the worlde.

He hathe been alway mindfull of his couenaunt and pro­myse: that he made to a thousand generacyons.

Euen the couenaunte that he made with Abraham: and the othe that he swore vnto Isaac.

And appoynted thesame vnto Iacob for a lawe: and to Israel for an euerlastyng Testament.

Saying, vnto thee wyll I geue the land of Canaan: the lot of your enheritaunce.

When there was yet but a few of them: and they straun­gers in the lande.

What tyme as they wente from one nacyon to another: from one kingdom to another people.

He suffred no man to doe them wrong: but reproued euen kinges for theyr sakes.

Touche not myne annoynted: and doe my Prophetes no harme.

Moreouer, he called for a dearth vpon the land: and de­stroyed all the prouision of bread.

But he had sent a man before them: euen Ioseph whyche was solde to be a bond seruaunt.

Whose feete they hurte in the stockes: the yron entred into his soule.

Vntyll the tyme came that hys cause was knowen: the worde of the Lord tryed hym.

The king sent, and delyuered hym: the Prince of the peo­ple let him goe free.

He made him Lorde also of his house: and ruler of all hys substaunce.

That he myght enfourme his Princes after hys wyll: and teache his Senatours wysedome.


Israel also came into Egipt: and Iacob was a straunger in the lande of Ham.

And he encreased hys people excedyngly: and made them stronger then their enemyes.

Whose heart turned so that they hated his people: and dealt vntruely with hys seruauntes.

Then sent he Moses his seruaunt: and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

And these shewed his tokens among them: and wonders in the lande of Ham.

He sente darkenes, and it was darke: and they were not obedyent vnto hys worde.

He turned their waters into bloud: and slew their fishe.

Their land brought forth frogges: yea, euē in their kinges chambres.

He spake the word, and there came all maner of flies: and lyce in all theyr quarters.

He gaue them hayle stones for rayne: and slambes of fyre in theyr lande.

He smote their vines also, and fig trees: and destroied the trees, that were in their coastes.

He spake the woorde, and the greshoppers came, & Ca­terpillers innumerable: & did eate vp all the grasse in theyr lande, and deuoured the fruite of their grounde.

He smote al the fyrst borne in their lande: euen the chief of all their strength.

He broughte them forth also with siluer and golde: there was not one feble person among their tribes.

Egipt was glad at their departyng: for they were afrayd of them.

He spred oute a cloude to bee a coueryng: and fier to geue light in the night season.

At theyr desyre, he broughte quayles: and he fylled them with the bread of heauen.

He opened the rocke of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that ryuers ran in the drye places.

For why? he remembreth hys holy promyse: and Abra­ham [Page] his seruaunt.

And he brought forth his people with ioye: and hys chosen with gladnes.

And gaue them the landes of the Heathen: and they toke the labours of the people in possession.

That they might kepe hys statutes: & obserue hys lawes.

Confitemini domino. psal. cvi.

Euening prayer. O Geue thankes vnto the lord, for he is gracious: and hys mercy endureth for euer.

Who can expresse the noble actes of the lord: or shew forth all hys prayse?

B1essed are they that alwaye kepe iudgemente: and dooe righteousnes.

Remembre O lorde, accordyng to thy fauoure, that thou bearest vnto thy people: O visite me with thy saluacion.

That I may see the felicitie of thy chosen: and reioyce in the gladnes of thy people, and geue thankes with thine en­heritaunce.

We haue sinned with our fathers: we haue done amysse, and dealt wickedly.

Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egipt, neyther kepte they thy greate goodnes in remembraunce: but were disobedient at the sea, euen at the redde sea.

Neuertheles, he helped them for his names sake: that he might make his power to be knowen.

He rebuked the red sea, and it was dried vp: so he led them through the depe, as through a wildernes.

And he saued them from the aduersaries hand: and deliue­red them from the hande of the enemye.

As for those that troubled them, the waters ouerwhelmed them: there was not one of them lefte.

Then beleued they his wordes:and sang praise vnto him.

But within a whyle they forgatte his workes: and would not abyde hys counsayle.

But lust came vpon them in the wildernes: and they temp­ted god in the deserte.

And he gaue them their desire: and sent leanesse wythall [Page] into their soule.

They angred Moses also in the tentes: and Aaron the sainct of the Lorde.

So the earth opened and swalowed vp Dathan: and co­uered the congregacion of Abiram.

And the fier was kiendled in their companye: the flame brent vp the vngodly.

They made a calfe in Horeb: and worshipped the molten ymage.

Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a calf: that eateth haye.

And they forgat god their Sauioure: whiche had done so great thynges in Egipt.

Wonderous woorkes in the lande of Ham: and fearefull thynges by the red sea.

So he said, he would haue destroied them, had not Moy­ses his chosē stand before him in the gappe: to turne away hys wrathfull indignacion, leste he shoulde destroye them.

Yea, they thought scorne of that pleasaunt land: and gaue no credence vnto hys worde.

But murmured in their tentes: and harkened not vnto the voyce of the Lorde.

Then lift he vp his hand against them: to ouerthrow them in the wildernes.

To cast out their sede among the nacions: and to scatter: them in the landes.

They ioyned themselues vnto Baal Peor: and eate the offerynges of the dead.

Thus they prouoked hym vnto anger with their own in­uencions: and the plague was great among them.

Then stode vp Phinees, & prayed: & so the plague ceased.

And that was coumpted vnto him forrighteousnes: amōg all posterities for euermore.

They angred hym also at the waters of stryfe: so that he punished Moses for theyr sakes.

Because they prouoked hys spirite so: that he spake vnad­uisedly wyth hys lyppes.


Neyther destroyed they the Heathen: as the Lorde com­maunded them.

But were mingled among the Heathen: and learned their workes.

Insomuch that thei worshipped their ydols, which turned to their own decay: yea, thei offred their sonnes, and daugh­ters vnto deuilles.

And shed innocente bloud, euen the bloud of their sonnes and of their daughters: whom thei offered vnto the ydols of Canaan, and the lande was defiled with bloud.

Thus were they stayned with their owne woorkes: and went a whoring with their own inuencions.

Therfore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people: insomuch that he abhorred hys owne enheritaunce.

And he gaue them ouer into the hand of the Heathen: and they that hated them, were Lordes ouer them.

Their enemyes oppressed them: & had them in subieccyon.

Many a tyme did he deliuer thē: but they rebelled against him with their owne inuencions, and were brought downe in their wyckednesse.

Neuerthelesse, when he saw their aduerstie: he heard their complaynte.

He thoughte vpon his couenaunt, and pitied them, accor­ding vnto ye multitude of his mercies: yea, he made all those that had led them awaye captiue to pitie them.

Deliuer vs O lord oure god, and gather vs frō among the Heathen: that we may geue thankes to thy holy name, and make our boast of thy prayse.

Blessed be the Lord god of Israel, from euerlasting and worlde without ende: and let all people saye. Amen.

Confitemini domino. Psal. cvii.

Mornīg prayer. O Geue thankes vnto the lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for euer.

Let them geue thankes: whom the Lorde hath re­demed, and deliuered from the hande of the enemye.

And gathered them out of the landes: from the East, and from the west, from the North, and from the South.


They went astraye in the wildernes out of the way: and founde no citie to dwel in.

Hungry, and thirstie: their soule faynted in them.

So they cryed vnto the lord in their trouble: and he dely­uered them from their distresse.

He led them furth by the ryght way: that they might goe to the citie where they dwelt.

O that men would therfore praise the lorde, for his good­nes: and declare the wonders that he doth for the children of men.

For he satisfied the emptie soule: and filleth the hungrye soule with gladnes.

Such as sit in darkenes, and in the shadow of death: being fast bounde in miserye and yron.

Because they rebelled against the wordes of the lord: and lightly regarded the counsayle of the most high.

He also brought down their heart thorow heauines: they fell down, and there was none to helpe them vp.

So when they cryed vnto the lord in their trouble: he deli­uered them out of their distresse.

For he brought them out of darkenes: and out of the sha­dowe of death:and brake their bondes in sundre.

O that men would therfore prayse the lord for his good­nes: and declare the wonders that he doth for the childrē of men.

For he hath broken the gates of brasse: and smytten the barres of yron in sundre.

Foolysh men are plaged for their offence: and because of their wickednes.

Their soule abhorred al maner of meate: and they were euen hard at deathes dore.

So, when they cried vnto the lord in their trouble: he deli­uered them out of their distresse.

He sent hys worde and healed them: and they were saued from their destruccion.

O that mē would therfore praise the lord for his goodnes: and declare the wonders that he dooeth for the chyldren [Page] of men.

That they would offer vnto hym the sacrifice of thankes geuing: and tell out hys workes with gladnes.

They that goe down to the sea shippes: and occupy their busynes in great waters.

These men see the workes of the lord: and his wonders in the depe.

For at hys worde the stormy winde aryseth: which lifteth vp the waues therof.

They are caryed vp to heauen, and downe agayne to the depe: theyr soule melteth away because of the trouble.

They rele to and fro, and stacker like a dronken man: and are at their wyttes ende.

So when they crye vnto lord in their trouble: he deli­uereth them out of their distresse.

For he maketh the storme to ceasse: so that the waues ther­of are styll.

Then are they glad, because they be at rest: and so he brin­geth them vnto the hauen where they would be.

O that men would therefore prayse the lorde for his good­nes: and declare the wonders that he doth for the children of men.

They that would exalte hym also in the congregacyon of the people: and prayse hym in the seate of the elders.

Which turneth the fluddes into a wildernes: and drieth vp the water sprynges.

A fruitefull land maketh he barren: for the wickednes of them that dwell therein.

Againe, he maketh the wyldernes a standing water: and water sprynges of a drye grounde.

And there he setteth the hungry: that they may build them a citie to dwell in.

That they may sowe their lande: and plante vineyardes to yelde them fruites of encrease.

He blesseth them so that they multiply excedingly: and suf­fereth not their cattell to decrease.

And agayne, when they are minished and broughte lowe: [Page] through oppression, through plage or trouble.

Though he suffre them to be euil intreated through Ti­rantes: & let thē wander out of the waye in the wildernes.

Yet helpeth he the poore out of miserye: and maketh hym housholdes like a flocke of shepe.

The righteous will consider thys, and reioyce: and the mouth of al wickednes shalbe stopped.

Whoso is wise, will ponder these thynges: and they shall vnderstand the louing kindnes of the Lord.

Paratum cormeum. psal. cviii.

Euenīg prayer. O God, my heart is ready (my heart is ready:) I will syng and geue prayse, with the best member that I haue.

Awake thou lute and harpe: I my selfe wil awake right early.

I wil geue thankes vnto thee, O Lord, among the peo­ple: I wil sing prayses vnto thee, among the nacions.

For thy mercy is greater then the heauens: and thy truth reacheth vnto the cloudes.

Set vp thy self O god, aboue the heauens: and thy glo­ry aboue al the earth.

That thy beloued may be deliuered: let thy righte hand saue them, and heare thou me.

God hath spoken in his holines: I wil reioyce therfore, and denide Sichem, and mete out the valey of Sucoth.

Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine: Ephraim also is the strength of mine head.

Iuda is my lawe geuer, Mcab is my washepot: ouer E­dom will I cast out my shoe, vpon the Philistines will I tryumphe.

Who wyll leade me into the strong citie? and who wyll bring me into Edom?

Hast not thou forsakē vs O god? and wilt not thou god, goe furth with our hostes?

O helpe vs against the enemy: for vain is the helpe of mā.

Through god we shall doe great Actes: and it is he that [Page] shall treade down our enemies

Deus laudem. psal. cix.

HOld not thy tong (O god) of my prayse: for the mouth of the vngodlye, yea and the mouth of the deceitfull is opened vpon me.

And they haue spoken against me with false tonges: they compassed me about also with wordes of hatred, & fought against me without a cause.

For the loue that I had vnto them: lo they take now the contrary part, but I geue my selfe vnto prayer.

Thus haue they rewarded me euill for good: and hatred for my good will.

Set thou an vngodly man to be ruler ouer hym: and let Sathan stand at his right hand.

When sentence is geuen vpon him, let him be condemned: and let his prayer be turned into sinne.

Let his dayes be fewe: and let an other take hys office.

Let his children be fatherles: and his wife a wiedowe.

Let his children be vagabondes, and begge their bread: let them seke it also out of desolate places.

Let the extorcioner consume all that he hath: and let the straungers spoyle his labour.

Let there be no man to pietie hym: nor to haue compassi­on vpon his fatherless children.

Let his posteritie be destroyed: and in the next generaci­on, let his name be cleane put out.

Let the wickednes of hys fathers, be had in remēbrance in the sight of the Lord: and let not the sinne of his mother be done away.

Let them alwaye be before the lorde: that he may roote but the memoriall of them from of the earth.

And that because his mind was not to doe good: but per­secuted the poore helpeles man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.

His delight was in cursing, and it shal happen vnto him: he loued not blessyng, therefore shall it be farre from hym.


He clothed himselfe with curssing like as with a rayment: and it shall come into his bowelles like water, and like oile into hys bones.

Let it be vnto hym as a cloke that he hath vpon hym: and as the gyrdel that he is alwaye girded withall.

Let it thus happen from the Lord vnto myne enemies: and to those that speake euill agaynst my soule.

But deale thou with me (O lord god) accordyng vnto thy name: for swete is my mercy.

O deliuer me, for I am helples and poore: and my heart is wounded within me.

I goe hence lyke the shadow that departeth: and am dry­uen awaye as the Grashopper.

My knees are weake through fasting: my flesh is dried vp for want of fatnes.

I became also a rebuke vnto them: they that loked vpon me, shaked their heades.

Helpe me, (O Lorde my God:) Oh saue me accordyng to thy mercy.

And they shall know how that this is thy hande: and that thou Lorde hast done it.

Though they cursse, yet blesse thou: and let them be con­founded that rise vp agaynst me, but let thy seruaunt reioice.

Let mine aduersaries be clothed with shame: and let them couer themselues with theyr owne confusyon, as wyth a cloke.

As for me, I wyll geue great thankes vnto the lord with my mouth: and prayse hym emong the multitude.

For he shall stande at the right hande of the poore: to saue hys soule from vnryghteous iudges.

Dixit dominus domino meo. Psal. cx.

Mornīg prayer. THe lord sayd vnto my lord: syt thou on my right hand vntyll I make thyne enemyes thy fotestole.

The lord shal send the rod of thy power out of Si­on: be thou ruler euen in the middest emong thyne enemies.

In the day of thy power shal the people offer the free wyl [Page] offeringes with an holy worship: the dewe of thy birth is of the wombe of the morning.

The lord sware and wil not repent: thou art a Priest for euer, after the order of Melchisedech.

The lorde vpon the righte hande: shall wounde euen kinges, in the daye of hys wrath.

He shall bee iudge emong the heathen: be shall fyll the places with dead bodyes, and smite in sunder the heades o­uer dyuerse couutreies.

He shall drinke in the broke of the way: therfore shall he lyft vp hys head.

Confitebor tibi domine. psal. cxi.

I Wil geue thākes vnto ye lord, with my whole hearte: secretly emong the faithfull, and in the congregaciō.

The workes of the lord are great: sougt out of all them that haue pleasure therein.

His worke is worthy to be praysed and had in honoure: and his righteousnes, endureth for euer.

The merciful and gracious lord hath so done his meruey­lous workes: that they ought to be had in remembraunce.

He hath geuen meate vnto them that feare hym: he shall e­uer be myndfull of hys couenaunt.

He hath shewed his people the power of his workes: that he may geue them the heritage of the heathen.

The workes of his handes are veritie and iudgement: al hys commaundementes are true.

They stande fast for euer and euer: and are doen in trueth and equitie.

He sent redempcion vnto hys people: he hath commaunded hys couenaunt for euer, holy and reuerent is hys name.

The feare of the lord is the beginning of wisedome: a good vnderstanding haue al they that doe thereafter, the praise of it endureth for euer.

Beatus vir. psal. cxii.

BLessed is the man that feareth the lord: he hath great delight in hys commaundementes.

His sede shalbe mightie vpon earth: the generacion [Page] of the faythfull shalbe blessed.

Riches and plenteousnes shalbe in his house: and his right­teousnes endureth for euer.

Vnto the godly there aryseth vp light in the darknes: he is mercifull, louing and ryghteous.

A good man is mercyfull and lendeth: and wil guyde hys wordes with discrecion.

For he shal neuer be moued: and the righteous shalbe had in an euerlastyng remembraunce.

He wil not be afrayd for any euil tidinges: for his hearte standeth fast, and beleueth in the Lorde.

His heart is stablished and wil not shrinke: vntil he see his desyre vpon hys enemyes.

He hath dispersed abroade, and geuen to the poore: and his righteousnes remayneth for euer, hys horne shal be exalted with honoure.

The vngodly shall see it, and it shall greue hym: he shall gnashe with hys teeth, and consume awaye, the desire of the vngodly shall peryshe.

Laudate pueri. psal. cxiii.

PRaise the lord (ye seruauntes:) O praise the name of the lorde.

Blessed be the name of the Lord: from thys tyme furth for euermore.

The lordes name is praised: frō the rising vp of the Sunne, vnto the goyng downe of thesame.

The lord is high aboue al heathē: and his glory aboue the heauens.

Who is lyke vnto the lord our god, that hath his dwelling so high? and yet humbleth hymselfe, to beholde the thynges that are in heauen and earth.

He taketh vp the simple out of the dust: and lifteth the pore out of the myer.

That he may set him with the princes: euen with the prin­ces of hys people.

He maketh the barren woman to kepe house: and to bee a ioyfull mother of chyldren.

In exitu Israel. Psal. cxiiii.

Euenīg prayer. WHen Israel came oute of Egipte: and the house of Iacob from emong the straunge people.

Iuda was hys sanctuarye: and Israel hys do­mynyon.

the sea saw that, and fled: Iordan was driuen backe.

The mountaines skipped like Rammes: and ye litle hilles lyke yong shepe.

What ayleth thee, O thou sea, that thou steddest? and thou Iordan that thou wart dryuen backe?

Ye moūtaines, that ye skipped like Rammes? and ye little hilles lyke yong shepe?

Tremble thou earth at the presence of the lord: at the pre­sence of the god of Iacob.

which turned the harde rocke into a standing water: and the flinte stone into a springing well.

Non nobis domine. Psal. cxv.

NOt vnto vs (O Lorde) not vnto vs, but vnto thy name geue the prayse: for thy louing mercy, and for thy truethes sake.

Wherfore shal the heathen say: where is now their God?

as for our god he is in heauen: he hath done whatsoeuer pleased hym.

Their Idols are syluer and gold: euen the worke of mens handes.

They haue mouth and speake not: eyes haue they and see not.

They haue eares, and heare not: noses haue they and smel not.

They haue handes and handell not: fete haue they and walke not, neyther speake they through their throte.

They that make them are lyke vnto them: and so are all such as put their trust in them.

But thou house of Israel, truste thou in the Lorde: he is their succour and defence.

Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the lorde: he is theyr helper and defender.


Ye that feare the Lorde, trust ye in the Lorde: he is theyr helper and defender.

The Lorde hath been myndfull of vs, and he shall blesse vs: euen he shall blesse the house of Israel, he shal blesse the house of Aaron.

He shall blesse them that feare the Lorde: both small and greate.

The Lorde shall encrease you more and more: you and your chyldren.

Ye are the blessed of the Lorde: whiche made heauen and earth.

All the whole heauens are the Lordes: the earth hath he geuen to the chyldren of men.

The dead prayse not thee (O Lorde:) neither al they that goe down into the sylence.

But we wyll prayse the Lord: from thys tyme furth for euermore.

Dilexi quoniam. Psal. cxvi.

Mornīg prayer. I Am well pleased: that the Lord hath heard the voyce of my prayer.

That the hath enclyned hys care vnto me: therfore wyll I call vpon hym, as long as I lyue.

The snares of death compassed me rounde about: and the paynes of hell gate holde vpon me.

I shall fynde trouble and heauines, and I shall call vpon the name of the lorde: (O lorde) I beseche thee delyuer my soule.

Gracyous is the lord and righteous: yea out god is mer­cyfull.

The lord preserueth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

Turne agayne then vnto thy rest O my soule: for the lord hath rewarded thee.

And why? thou hast deliuered my soule from death: myne eyes from teares, and my fete from fallyng.

I wil walke before the lord: in the land of the lyuing.

I beleued, and therefore wyll I speake: but I was sore [Page] troubled, I sayd in my hast, all men are lyers.

What rewarde shall I geue vnto the Lord: for al the be­nefytes that he hath done vnto me?

I wil receiue the cup of saluacion: and cal vpon the name of the lorde.

I wyl paye my vowes now in the presence of all his peo­ple: right deare in the sight of the Lorde, is the death of hys saynctes.

Behold (O lord) how that I am thy seruaunte: I am thy seruaunt, and the sonne of thy handmayd, thou hast broken my bones in sunder.

I wil offer to thee the sacrifice of thankesgeuing: and wyl call vpon the name of the Lorde.

I will pay my vowes vnto the Lord, in the sight of al his people: in the courtes of the Lordes house, euen in the mid­dest of thee, O Ierusalem, Prayse the Lorde.

Laudate dominum. psal. cxvii.

O Prayse the Lorde all ye heathen: prayse hym all ye nacions.

For his mercifull kindnes is euer more and more towarde vs: and the trueth of the Lorde endureth for euer, Prayse the Lorde.

Consitemini domino. psal. cxviii.

O Geue thankes vnto the Lord, for he is gracious: be­cause hys mercy endurerth for euer.

Let Israel nowe confesse that he is gracyous: and that hys merry endureth for euer.

Let the house of Aaron now confesse: that his mercy endu­reth for euer.

Yea, let them nowe that feare the Lorde confesse: that his mercy endureth for euer.

I called vpon the Lord in trouble: and the lorde heard me at large.

The lord is on my syde:I wil not feare what man dooeth vnto me.

The lord taketh my part with them that helpe me: therfore shall I see my desyre vpon myne enemyes.


It is better to trust in the lord: then to put any confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the lord: then to put any confidence in Princes.

All nacions compassed me rounde about: but in the name of the lorde wyll I destroye them.

They kept me in on euery syde, they kept me in (I say) on euery syde: but in the name of the lord I wyll destroy them.

They came about me lyke Bees: and are extinct, euen as the fyre emong the thornes, for in the name of the lord I wil destroye them.

Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I myghte fall: but the lorde was my helpe.

The lord is my strength and my song: and is become my saluacion.

The voice of ioye and health is in the dwellynges of the ryghteous: the ryght hande of the lord bringeth myghty thynges to passe.

The right hand of the lord hath the preheminence: the right hand of the lord bringeth mightie thinges to passe.

I wil not die, but liue: and declare the workes of the lord.

The lorde hath chastned and corrected me: but he hath not geuen me ouer vnto death.

Open me the gates of righteousnes: that I may goe into them, and geue thankes vnto the lord.

Thys is the gate of the lord: the righteous shall enter into it.

I wil thanke thee, for thou hast heard me: and art become my saluacion.

Thesame stone which the builders refused: is become the head stone in the corner.

Thys is the lordes doing: & it is marueilous in our eyes.

This was the day which the lord hath made:we will re­ioyce and be glad in it.

Helpe (me) now O lord: O lord, sende vs now prosperitie.

B1essed be he that cometh in the name of the lord: we haue wisshed you good lucke, ye that be of the house of the lorde.


God is the lorde, which hath shewed vs light: binde the sacrifice with coardes, yea euen vnto the hornes of ye altare.

Thou art my god, and I wyll thanke thee: thou arte my God, and I wil prayse thee.

O geue thankes vnto the lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for euer.

Beati immaculati. psal. cxix.

Euenīg prayer. BLessed are those that bee vndefyied in the waye: and walke in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that kepe his testimonies:and seeke hym wih theyr whole heart.

for they which doe no wickednes: walke in hys wayes.

Thou hast charged: that we shal diligently kepe thy com­maundementes.

O that my waies were made so directe: that I might kepe thy statutes.

So shal I not be confounded:whyle I haue respecte vn­to all the commaundementes.

I wil thanke thee with an vnfained heart: when I shall haue learned the iudgementes of thy ryghteousnes.

I will kepe thy Ceremonies: O forsake me not vtterly.

In quo corrigit.

WHerwith shall a yong man clense hys waye? euen by ruling hymselfe after thy worde.

With my whole heart haue I soughte thee: O let me not goe wrong out of thy commaundementes.

Thy wordes haue I hyd within mine heart: that I should not synne agaynste thee.

Blessed art thou, O Lorde: O teache me thy statutes.

With my lippes haue I been telling: of al the iudgementes of thy mouth.

I haue had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies: as in all maner of riches.

I wil talke of thy commaundementes: and haue respecte vnto thy wayes.

My delight shalbe in thy statutes: and I wil not forgeat thy worde.

Retribue seruo.

I Do wel vnto thy seruant: that I may liue and kepe thy woord.

Open thou mine eyes: that I may see the wonde­rous thinges of thy lawe.

I am a straunger vpon earth: O hyde not thy commaun­dementes.

My soule breaketh out for the very seruent desyre: that he hath alway vnto thy iudgementes.

Thou hast rebuked the proude: and cursed are they that doe erre from thy commaundementes.

O turne fro me shame and rebuke: for I haue kept thy testimonies.

Princes also did sit and speake agaynst me: but thy ser­uaunt is occupyed in thy statutes.

For thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellers.

Adhesit pauimento.

MY soule cleaueth to the dust: O quicken thou me ac­cording to thy woord.

I haue knowledged my waies: and thou heardest me: O teache me thy statutes.

Make me to vnderstande the way of thy commaunde­mentes: and so shal I talke of thy wonderous workes.

My soule melteth away for very heauines: comfort thou me according to thy woord.

Take fro me the way of lying: and cause thou me to make much of thy lawe.

I haue chosen the waye of trueth: and thy iudgementes haue I layd before me.

I haue sticken vnto thy testimonies: O Lord confounde me not.

I will runne the waye of thy commaundementes: when thou hast set my heart at libertie.

Legem pone.

Mornīg prayer. TEache me O Lorde, the waye of thy statutes: and I shall kepe it vnto the ende.

Geue me vnderstanding, and I shal kepe thy law: [Page] yea, I shal kepe it with my whole heart.

Make me to goe in the path of thy commaundementes: for theirin is my desyre.

Encline my heart vnto thy testimonies: and not to coue­tousnes.

O turne awaye mine iyes, lest they beholde vanitie: and quicken thou me in thy way.

O stablish thy word in thy seruaunte: that I maye feare thee.

Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of: for thy iudge­mentes are good.

Beholde, my delyghte is in thy commaundementes: O quicken me in thy righteousnes.

Et veniat super me.

LEt thy louing mercy come also vnto me, O lord: euē thy saluacion according vnto thy woord.

So shal I make aunswere vnto my blasphemers: for my trust is in thy woord.

O take not the woorde of thy trueth vtterly out of my mouth: for my hope is in thy iudgementes.

So shall I alway kepe thy lawe: yea, for euer and euer.

And I will walke at libertie: for I seke thy commaun­dementes.

I will speake of thy testimonies also, euen before kinges: and wil not be ashamed.

And my delight shalbe in thy commaundementes: which I haue loued.

My handes also wil I lift vp vnto thy cōmaundementes which I haue loued: and my studye shalbe in thy statutes.

Memor esto verbi tui.

O Thinke vpon thy seruaūt, as concerning thy word: wherin thou hast caused me to put my trust.

Thesame is my coumforte in my trouble: for thy word hath quickened me.

The proude haue had me exceadynglye in derision: yet haue I not shrinked from thy lawe.

For I remēber thine euerlasting iudgementes, O lord: [Page] and rececyued comfort.

I am horriblye afraide: for the vngodly that forsake thy lawe.

Thy statutes haue been my songes: in the house of my pil­grimage.

I haue thoughte on thy name O Lord, in the night sea­son: and haue kept thy lawe.

This I had: because I kept thy commaundementes.

Portio mea domine.

THou art my porcion O lord: I haue promised to kepe thy lawe.

I made mine humble peticion in thy presence with my whole heart: O be merciful vnto me, according vnto thy worde.

I called mine owne waies to remembraunce: and turne my fete into thy testimonies.

I made hast: and prolonged not the time to kepe thy com­maundementes.

The congregacion of the vngodly haue robbed me: but I haue not forgotten thy lawe.

At midnight I will rise, to geue thankes vnto thee: bee­cause of thy righteous iudgementes.

I am a companion of all them that feare thee: and keepe thy commaundementes.

The earth, O Lorde is full of thy mercy: O teache me thy statutes.

Bonitatem fecisti.

O Lorde, thou hast dealt graciously with thy seruaunt: according vnto thy woorde.

O learne me true vnderstanding and knowledge: for I haue beleued thy commaundementes.

Before I was troubled I went wrong: but now haue I kept thy worde.

Thou arte good and gracious: O teache me thy statutes.

The proude haue imagined a lie againste me: but I wyll kepe thy commaundementes with my whole hearte.

Their hearte is fat as brawne: but my delyghte hathe [Page] been in thy lawe.

It is good for me that I haue ben in trouble: that I may learne thy statutes.

The law of thy mouth is dearer vnto me: then thousandes of golde and siluer.

Manus tue fecerunt me.

Euening prayer. THy handes haue made me and fashioned me: O geue me vnderstandyng, that I may learne thy commaū ­dementes.

They that feare thee will be glad when they see me: bee­cause I haue put my trust in thy worde.

I knowe, O Lorde, that thy iudgementes are right: and that thou of very faithfulnes hast caused me to be troubled.

O let thy mercifull kyndnes be my comforte: according to thy worde vnto thy seruaunt.

O let thy louyng mercies come vnto me that I may lyue: for thy law is my delight.

Let the proude bee confounded, for they goe wickedlye a­bout to destroy me: but I will be occupied in thy commaun­dementes.

Let such as feare thee, and haue knowen thy testimonies: be turned vnto me.

Oh let my heart be sounde in thy statutes: that I be not a­shamed.

Defecit anima mea.

MY soule hath longed for thy saluacion: and I haue a good hope, because of thy woorde.

Mine iyes long sore for thy woorde: saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?

For I am become like a bottel in the smoke: yet doe I not forgeat thy statutes.

How many are the daies of thy seruaunt: when wylt thou be auenged of them that persecute me?

The proude haue digged pittes for me: whiche are not af­ter thy lawe.

Al thy cōmaundementes are true: they persecute me fals­ly, O be thou my helpe.


They had almost made an ende of me vpon earthe: but I forsoke not thy commaundementes.

O quickē me after thy louing kindnes: and so shall I kepe the testimonies of thy mouth.

Ineternum domine.

O Lord, thy worde: endureth for euer in heauen.

Thy trueth also remayneth from one generacion to another: thou hast layde the foundacion of the earthe, and it abideth.

They continue this daye, according to thyne ordinaunce: for all thynges serue thee.

If my delight had not been in thy law: I should haue pe­rished in my trouble.

I will neuer forgeat thy commaundementes: for with thē thou hast quickened me.

I am thyne, Oh saue me: for I haue soughte thy commaun­dementes.

The vngodly laid waite for me to destroye me: but I wil considre thy testimonyes.

I see that all thynges come to an end: but thy commaun­demente is exceadyng broade.

Quomodo dilexi.

LOrd, what loue haue I vnto thy law? all the day long is my study in it.

Thou, through thy commaundementes hast made me wiser then mine enemies: for they are euer with me.

I haue more vnderstanding then my teachers: for thy tes­timonies are my study.

I am wiser then the aged, because I kepe thy commaun­dementes.

I haue refrayned my fete from euery euill waye: that I may kepe thy worde.

I haue not shronke from thy iudgementes: for thou tea­chest me.

O how swete are thy wordes vnto my throte? yea, sweter then hony vnto my mouth.

Through thy commaundementes I geat vnderstanding: [Page] therfore I hate all wicked wayes.

Lucerna pedibus meis.

Mornīg prayer. THy word is a lanterne vnto my feete: and a light vnto my pathes.

I haue sworne, and am stedfastly purposed: to kepe thy righteous iudgementes.

I am troubled aboue measure: quicken me, O Lorde, ac­cording vnto thy worde.

Let the frewil offeringes of my mouth please thee, O lord: and teache me thy iudgementes.

My soule is alway in my hand: yet doe not I forgeat thy lawe.

The vngodly haue laid a snare for me: but yet I swarued not from thy commaundementes.

Thy testimonies haue I claymed as mine heritage for e­uer: and why? they are the very ioye of my hearte.

I haue applyed my heart to fulfyll thy statutes alway: euē vnto the ende.

Iniquos odio habui.

I Hate them that imagine euill thinges: but thy law do I loue.

Thou arte my defence and shielde: and my trust is in thy woorde.

Awaie from me ye wicked: I will kepe the commaunde­mentes of my God.

O stablishe me according vnto thy word, that I may liue: and let me not be disappoynted of my hope.

Holde thou me vp, and I shalbe safe: yea, my delight shal­be euer in thy statutes.

Thou hast troden downe all them that departe from thy statutes: for they imagine but deceipt.

Thou puttest away al the vngodly of the earth like drosse: therfore I loue thy testimonies.

My fleshe trembleth for feare of thee: and I am afrayed of thy iudgementes.

Feci iudicium.

I Deale with the thyng that is lawfull and righte: O geue me not ouer vnto myne oppressours.

Make thou thy seruaunt to delyght in that which is good: that the proude doe me no wrong.

Mine iyes are wasted away with loking for thy health: & for the worde of thy righteousnes.

O deale with thy seruaūt accordyng vnto thy louing mer­cy: and teache me thy statutes.

I am thy seruaunte: O graunt me vnderstanding, that I maye know thy testimonies.

It is time for thee Lord to lay to thine hand: for they haue destroyed thy lawe.

For I loue thy commaundementes: aboue golde and pre­cious stone.

Therefore holde I straighte all thy commaundementes: and all false wayes I vtterly abhorre.


THy testimonies are wonderfull: therefore dooeth my soule kepe them.

When thy word goeth furth: it geueth light and vn­derstandyng, euen vnto the simple.

I opened my mouthe, and drew in my breath: for my de­lyght was in thy commaundementes.

O loke thou vpon me, and bee mercyfull vnto me: as thou vsest to doe vnto those that loue thy name.

Ordre my steppes in thy word: and so shal no wickednes haue dominion ouer me.

O deliuer me from the wrongful dealinges of men: and so shall I kepe thy commaundementes.

Shew the light of thy countenaunce vpon thy seruaunt: and teache me thy statutes.

Myne iyes gushe oute with water: because men keepe not thy lawe.

Iustus es domine.

RIghteous are thou, O Lord: and true is thy iudge­mente.

The testimonies that thou hast commaunded: are [Page] exceading righteous and true.

My zeale hath euen consumed me: because mine enemies haue forgotten thy wordes.

Thy worde is tried to the vttermost: and thy seruaunt lo­ueth it.

I am small, and of no reputacion: yet doe not I forgeat thy commaundementes.

Thy rightousnes is an euerlastyng rightousnes: and thy law is the trueth.

Trouble and heauines haue taken holde vpon me: yet is my delight in thy commaundementes.

The righteousnesse of thy testimonies is euerlastyng: O graunt me vnderstandyng, and I shall lyue.

Clamaui in toto corde meo.

Euening prayer. I Call with my whole heart: heare me O Lord, I wil kepe thy statutes.

Yea, euen vpō thee doe I cal: helpe me, and I shall kepe thy testimonies.

Earely in ye morning doe I crie vnto thee: for in thy word is my trust.

Mine iyes preuent the night watches: that I mighte bee occupied in thy wordes.

Heare my voice (O lord) according vnto thy louing kind­nes: quicken me accordyng as thou art wont.

They drawe nyghe that of malice persecute me: and are farre from thy lawe.

Be thou nigh at hand, O Lorde: for all thy commaunde­mentes are true.

As concerning thy testimonies, I haue knowen long sēce: that thou hast grounded them for euer.

Vide humilitatem.

O Consider mine aduersitie, and delyuer me: for I doe not forgeat thy law.

Auenge thou my cause, and deliuer me: quicken me, according vnto thy worde.

Health is farre from the vngodly: for they regarde not thy statutes.


Great is thy mercy, O lord: quicken me as thou art wont.

Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me: yet doe not I swarue from thy testimonies.

It greueth me whē I see the transgressours: because they kepe not thy lawe.

Considre O Lord, how I loue thy commaundementes: O quicken me accordyng to thy louing kindnes.

Thy worde is true from euerlasting: al the iudgementes of thy righteousnes endure for euermore.

Principes persecuti sunt.

PRynces haue persecuted me withoute a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy wordes.

I am as gladde of thy worde: as one that fyndeth great spoyles.

As for lies, I hate & abhorre thē: but thy law doe I loue.

Seuen times a day doe I praise thee: because of thy righ­teous iudgementes.

Great is the peace that they haue whiche loue thy lawe: and they are not offended at it.

Lorde, I haue loked for thy sauing health: and done after thy commaundementes.

My soule hath kept thy testimonies: and loued them ex­ceadingly.

I haue kept thy commaundementes and testimonies: for al my wayes are before thee.

Appropinquet deprecatio.

LEt my complaint come before thee, O Lord: geue me vnderstanding, according vnto thy worde.

O let my supplicacyon come before thee: deliuer me accordyng to thy worde.

My lyppes shall speake of thy prayse: when thou haste taught me thy statutes.

Yea, my tongue shall syng of thy woorde: for all thy com­maundementes are righteous.

Let thine hand helpe me: for I haue chosen thy commaun­dementes.

I haue longed for thy sauing health O Lord: and in thy [Page] lawe is my delyght.

O let my soule liue, and it shal praise thee: and thy iudge­mentes shall helpe me.

I haue gone astraye lyke a shepe that is lost: Oh seke thy seruaunt, for I doe not forgeat thy commaundementes.

Ad dominum cum tribularer. psal. cxx.

Mornīg prayer. WHen I was in trouble, I called vpon the lord: and he healed me.

Deliuer my soule (O lord) from lying lyppes: and from a deceiptfull tongue.

What rewarde shalbe geuen or doen vnto thee, thou false tongue? euen mightie and sharpe arrowes, with hote bur­nyng coles.

Woe is me, that I am constreined to dwel with Mesech: and to haue myne habytacyon emong the tentes of Cedar.

My soule hath long dwelt emong them: that be enemyes vnto peace.

I labor for peace, but when I speake vnto them thereof: they make them ready to battayle.

Leuaui oculos meos. psal. cxxi.

I Will lifte vp myne eyes vnto the hilles: from whence commeth my helpe.

My helpe commeth euen from the lord: which hath made heauen and earth.

He wil not suffre thy fote to be moued: and he that kepeth thee, will not slepe.

Beholde, he that kepeth Israel: shal neyther slomber nor slepe.

The lord himselfe is thy keper: the lord is thy defence vpon thy ryght hande.

So that the sunne shal not burne thee by day: neyther the Mone by nyght.

The Lord shal preserue thee from al euil: yea, it is euen he that shall kepe thy soule.

The Lorde shal preserue thy going out and thy comming in: from thys tyme furth for euermore.

Letatussum. psal. cxxii.

I Was glad when they sayd vnto me: we wil goe into the house of the Lorde.

Our fete shal stand in thy gates: O Ierusalem.

Ierusalem is builded as a citie: that is at vnitie in it self.

For thether the tribes goe vp, euē the tribes of the lord: to testifie vnto Israel, to geue thankes vnto ye name of ye lord.

For there is the seate of iudgement: euen the seate of the house of Dauid.

O pray for the peace of Ierusalem: they shal prosper that loue thee.

Peace be within thy walles: and plenteousnes within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions sakes: I will wishe thee prosperitie.

Yea, because of the house of the lord our God: I wil seke to doe thee good.

Ad te leuaui oculos meos. psal. cxxiii.

VNto thee lyft I vp myne iyes: O thou that dwellest in the heauens.

Behold, euen as the iyes of seruauntes loke vnto the handes of theyr maisters, and as the iyes of a mayden, vnto the hand of her maistres: euen so our iyes waite vpon the lord our God, vntil he haue mercy vpon vs.

Haue mercy vpon vs, O lord, haue mercy vpon vs: for we are vtterly despysed.

Our soule is filled with the scorneful reprofe of the wel­thy: and with the despitefulnes of the proude.

Nisi quia dominus. psal. cxxiiii.

IF the Lorde himself had not been on our syde (nowe may Israel say:) If the Lord himselfe had not been on our side, when men rose vp agaynst vs.

They had swallowed vs vp quicke: when they were so wrathfully displeased at vs.

Yea, the waters had drowned vs: and the streame had gone ouer our soule.

The diepe waters of the proude: had gone euen ouer our soule.


But praysed be the Lord, which hath not geuen vs ouer for a praye vnto theyr teeth.

Our soule is escaped, euen as a byrde out of the snare of the fouler: the snare is broken, and we are deliuered.

Our helpe standeth in the name of the Lord: which hath made heauen and earth.

Qui confidunt in domino. psal. cxxv.

THey that put theyr trust in the Lorde, shalbe euen as the Mount Syon: whiche may not be remoued, but standeth fast for euer.

The hilles stand about Hierusalem: euen so standeth the Lord rounde about hys people, from thys tyme furth for e­uermore.

For the rod of the vngodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous: lest ye righteous put their hand vnto wickednes.

Doe well, O Lorde: vnto those that be good and true of heart.

As for such as turne backe vnto theyr owne wickednes: the Lord shal leade thē furth with the euil doers, but peace shalbe vpon Israel.

In conuertendo. psal. cxxvi.

Euening prayer. WHen the lord turned again the captiuitie of Syon: then were we like vnto them that dreame.

Then was out mouth filled with laughter:and our tong with ioye.

Then sayd they emong the Heathen: the lord hath dooen great thinges for them.

Yea the lorde hath dooen great thinges for vs alreadye: whereof we reioyce.

Turne our captiuite, O lorde: as the riuers in the south.

They that sowe in teares: shall reape in ioye.

He that now goeth on his way weping, and beareth furth good sede: shal doubtles come agayn with ioye, and bryng his sheaues with him.

Nisi dominus edifica. psal. cxxvii.

EXcept the Lorde builde the house: their labour is but lost that build it.


Except the Lord kepe the citie: the watche man waketh but in vayne.

It is but lost labour that ye hast to ryse vp earely, and so late take rest: and eate the bread of carefulnes, for so he ge­ueth his beloued slepe.

Loe, children, and the fruite of thy woombe: are an heri­tage and gyft, that cometh of the Lord.

Like as the arrowes in the hande of the Gyant: euen so are the yong children.

Happye is the man that hath his quyuer full of them: they shall not be ashamed when they speake with theyr e­nemies in the gate.

Beati omnes. psal. cxxviii.

BLessed are al they that feare the Lorde: and walke in his wayes.

For thou shalt eate the laboures of thyne handes: O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wyfe shalbe as the fruitfull vyne: vpon the walles of thyne house.

Thy children like the Oliue braunches: rounde aboute thy table.

Loe, thus shal the man be blessed: that feareth the Lorde.

The Lorde from out of Syon, shall so blesse thee: that thou shalt see Ierusalem in prosperitie all thy life long.

Yea, that thou shalte see thy childres children: and peace vpon Israel.

Sepe expugnauerunt. psal. cxxix.

MAnye a tyme haue they foughte agaynst me, fro my youth vp: (may Israel now say.)

Yea, manye a tyme haue they vexed me fro my youth vp: but they haue not preuayled agaynst me.

The plowers plowed vpon my backe: and made long forowes.

But the ritghteous Lorde: hath hewen the snares of the vngodly in pieces.

Let them be confounded and turned backeward: as ma­ny as haue euill will at Syon.


Let them be euen as the grasse growyng vpon the house toppes: which withereth a fore it be plucked vp.

Wherof the mower filleth not his hande: neither he that bindeth vp the sheaues, his bosome.

So that they which goe by, say not so much as the lord prosper you: we wyshe you good lucke, in the name of the Lorde.

Deprofundis clamaui. psal. cxxx.

OVt of the depe haue I called vnto thee, O lord: lord heare my voyce.

Oh let thyne eares consider well: the voyce of my complaynt.

If thou lord will be extreme to marke what is done a­misse: O lord, who may abyde it?

For there is mercy with thee: therefore shalt thou be fea­red.

I loke for the lord, my soule doeth wayte for him: in his woord is my trust.

My soule flyeth vnto ye lord, before the morning watch: (I say before the morning watche.)

O Israel trust in the Lord, for with the Lorde there is mercy: and with hym is plenteous redempcion.

And he shal redeme Israel: from at his sinnes.

Domine non est exaltatum. psal. cxxxi.

LOrd, I am not hye minded: I haue no proude lokes.

I doe not exercise my self in great matters: which are to hye for me.

But I refrayn my soule, and kepe it lowe, like as a childe that is wayned from his mother: yea my soule is euen as a wayned childe.

O Israel trust in the lord: from thys time furth for euer­more.

Memento domine Dauid. psal. cxxxii.

Mornīg prayer. LOrde remember Dauid: and all his trouble.

Howe he sware vnto the lorde: and vowed a vowe vnto the almightie God of Iacob.

I will not come within the tabernacle of my house: nor [Page] climbe vp into my bed.

I will not suffre my eyes to slepe, nor my eye liddes to slumbre: neythter the temples of my head to take anye reste.

Vntill I fynde out a place for the temple of the Lord: an habitacion for the mighty God of Iacob.

Loe, we hearde of the same at Ephrata: and found it in the wood.

We will goe into hys Tabernacle: and fall lowe on oure knees before his fotestoole.

Aryse O lorde, into thy restyng place: thou, and the Arke of thy strength.

Let thy Priestes bee clothed with righteousnes: and let thy sainctes sing with ioyfulnes.

For the seruaunt Dauids sake: turne not awaye the pre­sence of thyne annoynted.

The Lord hath made a faithfull othe vnto Dauid: and he shall not shrinke from it.

Of the fruite of thy body: shall I set vpon thy seate.

If thy chyldren wyll kepe my couenaunte and my testy­monies, that I shall learne them: theyr chyldren also shall sitte vpon thy seate for euermore.

For the Lorde hath chosen Syon to be an habitacion for himselfe: he hath longed for her.

Thys shalbe my reste for euer: here wyll I dwell, for I haue a delight therein.

I will blesse her vitailes with encrease: and will satisfye her poore with bread.

I will decke her Priestes with health: and her saynctes shall reioyce, and syng.

There shall I make the horne of Dauid to florish: I haue ordeyned a lanterne for mine annoynted.

As for hys enemies, I shall clothe them with shame: but vpon himselfe shall his crowne florishe.

Ecce quam bonum. psal. cxxxiii.

BEholde, howe good and ioyfull a thyng it is: brethren to dwell together in vnitie.

It is like the precious oyntment vpon the head, that [Page] ranne downe vnto the hearde: euen vnto Aarons bearde, and went downe to the skyrtes of his clothyng.

Like as the dewe of Hermon: whiche fell vpon the hill of Syon.

For there the Lorde promised his blessyng: and lyfe for e­uermore.

Ecce nunc benedicite dominum. Psalm. cxxxiiii.

BEholde (now) praise the Lorde: all ye the seruauntes of the Lorde.

Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lorde: (euen in the courtes of the house of our God.)

Lift vp your handes in the sanctuary: and praise the lord.

The lord that made heauen and earth: geue thee blessyng out of Syon.

Laudate dominum. psalme. cxxxv.

O Prayse the Lorde, laud ye the name of the Lord: praise it, O ye seruauntes of the Lorde.

Ye that stand in the house of the lord: in the courtes of the house of our God.

O prayse the lord, for the lorde is gracious: O syng pray­ses vnto his name, for it is louely.

For why, the lorde hath chosen Iacob vnto hymselfe: and Israel for hys own possession.

For I know that the Lorde is great: and that our Lord is aboue all Goddes.

Whatsoeuer the Lorde pleased, that did he in heauen and in earth: and in the Sea, and to all depe places.

He bringeth foorth the cloudes from the endes of ye world: and sendeth foorthe lightninges with the rayne, bryngyng the wyndes out of his treasures.

He smote the first borne of Egipt: both of man & of beast.

He hath sent tokens and wonders into the middest of thee, O thou lande of Egipte: vpon Pharao, and all hys ser­uauntes.

He smote dyuerse nacions: and slewe myghty kynges.

Sehon, kyng of the Amorites, and Og the kyng of Basā: and all the kingdomes of Canaan.


And gaue theyr lande to be an heritage: euen an herytage vnto Israel hys people.

Thy name O lord, endureth for euer: so doeth thy memo­riall O Lorde, from one generacion to another.

For the Lord wil auenge his people: and be gracious vn­to his seruauntes.

As for the images of the heathen, they are but siluer and golde: the worke of mennes handes.

They haue mouthes and speake not: iyes haue they, but they see not.

They haue eares, and yet they heare not: neyther is there any breath in theyr mouthes.

They that make them, are lyke vnto them: and so are all they that put theyr trust in them.

Praise the lord ye house of Israel: praise the lord ye house of Aaron.

Praise the Lorde ye house of Leui: ye that feare the lord, praise the Lorde.

Praysed bee the Lorde oute of Sion: whiche dwelle that Ierusalem.

Confitemini domino. Psalm. cxxxvi.

Euening prayer. O Geue thankes vnto the Lorde, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth foreuer.

O geue thankes vnto the God of all gods: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

O thanke the Lord of all Lordes: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Whiche only doth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Whiche by his excellente wisedome made the heauens: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

Which laid out the earth aboue the waters: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

Whiche hath made greate lightes: for his mercy endureth for euer.

The Sunne to rule the daye: for his mercye endureth for euer.


The Mone and the starres to gouerne the night: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

Whyche smote Egipt with theyr first borne: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

And brought out Israel from among them: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

With a mighty hand and stretched out arme: for his mer­cy endureth for euer.

Whyche deuided the redde Sea in two partes: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

And made Israel to goe thorow the middes of it: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

But as for Pharao and his hoaste he ouerthrewe them in the redde sea: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Whiche led his people through the wildernes: for his mer­cy endureth for euer.

Which smote great kinges: for his merci endureth for euer.

Yea, and slew myghtie kynges: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Sehon kyng of the Ammorites: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

And Og the kyng of Basan: for hys mercye endureth for euer.

And gaue awaye theyr land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Euen for an heritage vnto Israell hys seruaunte: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

Whych remembred vs when we were in trouble: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

And hathe delyuered vs from our enemies: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

Whyche geueth foode to all fleshe: for hys mercy endureth for euer.

O geue thankes vnto the god of heauen: for hys mercy en­dureth for euer.

O geue thankes to the Lorde of Lordes: for hys mercye endureth for euer.

Super flumina. psalm. cxxxvii.

BY the waters of Babilon we satte downe and wept: when we remembred (thee O) Syon.

As for oure harpes, we hanged them vp: vpon the trees that are therein.

For they that ledde vs away captiue, required of vs then a long and melody in our heauines: syng vs one of the sōges of Syon.

How shall me syng the Lordes song: in a straunge lande?

If I forgeat thee, O Hierusalem: let my ryght hand for­geat her connyng.

If I doe not remembre thee, let me tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouthe: yea yf I preferre not Hierusalem in my mirth.

Remember the children of Edom O Lorde: in the daye of Hierusalem, how they said, downe with it, downe with it, e­uen to the grounde.

O daughter of Babilon, wasted with miserye: yea, happie shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou haft serued vs.

Blessed that he be, that taketh thy children: and throweth them agaynst the stones.

Confitebor tibi domine. psalm. cxxxviii.

I Wil geue thankes vnto thee, O lord, with my whole hearte: euen before the gods will I syng prayse vnto thee.

I wyll worship towarde thy holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy louing kindnes and truth: for thou hast magnified thy name, and thy worde aboue all thynges.

When I called vpon thee, thou heardest me: and enduedst my soule with muche strength.

All the kinges of the earth shall prayse thee, O Lorde: for they haue heard the wordes of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall syng in the wayes of the Lord: that greate is the glory of the Lorde.

For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect vnto the lowly: as for the proude, he beholdeth them afarre of.

Thoughe I walke in the middeste of trouble, yet shalte [Page] thou refreshe me: thou shalt stretche furth thyne hande vpon the furiousnes of mine enemies, and thy ryghte hand shall saue me.

The Lorde shall make good his louing kindenes towarde me: yea, thy mercy, O lord, endureth for euer, despise not thē the workes of thyne owne handes.

Domine probasti me. Psalm. cxxxix.

Mornīg prayer. O Lord, thou hast searched me oute and knowen me: thou knowest my downe sittyng, and myne vprysing, thou vnderstandest my thoughtes long before.

Thou arte about my path, and about my bedde: and spiest out all my wayes.

For loe, there is not a worde in my tong: but thou, O lord, knowest it altogether.

Thou hast fashioned me behind and before: and laid thine hand vpon me.

Suche knowledge is to wonderful and excellent for me: I cannot attayne vnto it.

Whether that I goe then frō thy spirite? Or whether shal I goe then from thy presence?

If I climbe vp into heauen, thou art there: if I goe downe to hell, thou arte there also.

If I take the winges of the morning: and remayne in the vttermost partes of the sea.

Even there also shall thy hand leade me: & thy right hand shall holde me.

If I saye peraduenture the darkenes shall couer me: thē shall my night be turned to day.

Yea, the darkenes is no darkenes with thee: but the night is as: cleare as the day, the darkenes and lighte (to thee) are both alike.

For my reines are thyne: thou hast couered me in my mo­thers wombe.

I will geue thankes vnto thee, for I am fearefullye and wonderouslye made: marueilous are thy workes, and that my soule knoweth ryght well.


My bones are not hid from thee: thoughe I bee made se­cretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

Thine eies did see my substaunce, yet being vnperfecte: and in thy boke were al my members wrytten.

Which day by day were fashioned: when as yet there was none of them.

How deare are thy counsailes vnto me, O gods? how great is the summe of them?

If I tell them, they are moe in number then the sande: whē I wake vp, I am present with thee.

Wilte thou not sley the wicked, O god? depart from me ye bloud thyrsty men.

For they speake vnrighteously against thee: and thine ene­myes take thy name in vayne.

Doe not I hate them, O lorde, that hate thee? and am not I grieued with those that ryse vp agaynst thee?

Yea, I hate them righte sore: euen as thoughe they were mine enemyes.

Trye me, O god, and seke the ground of mine heart: proue me, and examyne my thoughtes.

Loke well if there be any waye of wickednes in me: and leade me in the way euerlastyng.

Eripe me domine. psal. cxl.

DEliuer me O lord, from the euil men: and preserue me from the wicked men.

Whiche imagine mischiefe in their heartes: and stire vp strife al the day long.

They haue sharpened their tongues like a serpent: adders poyson is vnder theyr lyppes.

Kepe me O lord from the handes of the vngodly: preserue me from the wicked men, which are purposed to ouerthrow my goynges.

The proud haue laid a snare for me, and spred a net abrode with cordes: yea, and set trappes in my waye.

I said vnto the lorde, thou art my god: heare the voyce of my prayers, O Lorde.

O lord god, thou strength of my health: thou hast couered [Page] my head in the daye of battayle.

Let not the vngodly haue his desyre O Lorde: let not hys mischeuous imaginacion prospere, lest they be to proude.

Let the mischiefe of their own lippes fal vpon the head of them: that compasse me about.

Let hote burnyng coales fall vpon them: let them be caste into the fier, and into the pit, that they neuer rise vp agayne.

A man ful of wordes shal not prospere vpon the earth: euil shal hunt the wicked person to ouerthrow hym.

Sure I am that the lord wil auenge the poore: and main­tayn the cause of the helpeles.

The righteous also shal geue thankes vnto thy name: and the iust shall continue in thy syght.

Domine clamaui. psal. cxli.

LOrd, I cal vpon thee, hast thee vnto me: and consider my voyce, when I crye vnto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as ye incence: and let the lifting vp of my handes, be an euening sacrifice.

Set a watch O Lord, before my mouth: and kepe the dore of my lyppes.

O let not myne heart be enclined to any euil thyng: let me not be occupied in vngodly workes, with ye men that worke wyckednes, lest I eate of suche thynges as please them.

Let the righteous rather smite me frēdly: and reproue me.

But let not their precious balmes breake mine head:yea, I wyl pray yet agaynst their wickednes.

Let their iudges be ouerthrowen in stony places:that they may heare my wordes, for they are swete.

Oure bones lye scatered beefore the pit: like as when one breaketh and heweth wood vpon the earth.

But mine eies loke vnto thee, O Lorde God: in thee is my trust, O cast not out my soule.

Kepe me from the snare which they haue layd for me: and from the trappes of the wycked doers.

Let the vngodly fal into their own nettes together: and let me euer escape them.

Voce mea ad dominum. psal. cxlii.

Euenīg prayer. I Cried vnto the lord with my voice: yea, euen vnto the Lord did I make my supplycacion.

I powred out my complayntes before him: and she­wed hym of my trouble.

When my spirite was in heauines, thou knewest my path: in the way wherein I walke, haue they priuely laid a snare for me.

I loked also vpon my right hand: and see, there is no man that would know me.

I had no place to flie vnto: and no man cared for my soule.

I cried vnto thee, O lord, and saied: thou art my hope and my porcyon, in the lande of the liuing.

Consider my comylaynt: for I am brought very lowe.

O deliuer me from my persecutours: for they are to strong for me.

Bring my soule out of prison, that I maye geue thankes vnto thy name: which thing if thou wilt graunt me, thē shal the ryghteous resort vnto my company.

Domine exaudi. psal. cxliii.

HEare my prayer O Lord, and considre my desire: her­ken vnto me for thy trueth and righteousnes sake.

And enter not into iudgemente with thy seruaunt: for in thy syght shall no man liuing be iustified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soule, he hath smytten my lyfe down to the grounde: he hath layed me in the darke­nes, as the men that haue been long dead.

Therefore is my spirite vexed with­in me: and my hart with­in me is desolate.

Yet I doe remembre the tyme paste, I muse vpon all thy workes: yea, I exercise my self in the workes of thy hādes.

I stretch forth my handes vnto thee: my soule gaspeth vn­to thee, as a thyrsty lande.

Heare me, O lorde, and that soone, for my spirite waxeth faynte: hyde not thy face from me, leste I be lyke vnto them that goe down to the pit.

O let me heare thy louyng kyndnes betymes in the mor­ning, for in thee is my truste: shewe thou me the waye that [Page] I should walke in, for I lift vp my soule vnto thee.

Deliuer me, O lorde, from mine enemyes: for I flie vnto thee, to hyde me.

Teache me to doe the thyng that pleaseth thee: for thou art my god, let thy louing spirite leade me forth vnto the land of ryghteousnes.

Quickē me, O lord, for thy names sake: and for thy righte­ousnes sake, bryng my soule out of trouble.

And of thy goodnes slea mine enemies: and destroy all thē that vexe my soule, for I am thy seruaunt.

Benedictus dominus. psal. cxliiii.

Mornīg prayer. BLessed bee the Lorde my strength: whiche teacheth my handes to warre, and my fingers to fight.

My hope, and my fortres, my castell and delyuerer, my defender in whom I truste: whiche subdueth my people that is vnder me.

Lord what is man that thou hast such respect vnto hym? or the sonne of man, that thou so regardest hym?

Man is like a thing of nought: his time passeth away lyke a shadowe.

Bowe thy heauens, O lorde, and come down: touche the mountaynes, and they shall smoke.

Cast forth the lightning, and teare them: shote out thine arrowes, and consume them.

Send down thyne hand from aboue: deliuer me and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of straunge chil­dren.

Whose mouth talketh of vanitie: and their right hand is a ryght hand of wyckednes.

I will sing a new song vnto thee, O god: and syng praises vnto thee vpon a ten stringed lute.

Thou that geuest victory vnto kinges: and hast deliuered Dauid thy seruaunt, from the perill of the sweord.

Saue me and deliuer me from the hand of struange chil­dren: whose mouth talketh of vanitie, and their right hande is a ryght hande of iniquitie.

That oure sonnes maye growe vp as the yong plantes: [Page] and that our daughters may be as the pullished corners of the temple.

That our garners may be ful and plenteous with al maner of store: that our shepe may bryng forth thousandes, and ten thousandes in our stretes.

That our oxen may be strong to laboure, that there be no decay: no leading into captiuitie, and no complaining in our stretes.

Happy are the people that be in such a case: yea, blessed are the people which haue the lord for theyr God.

Exaltabo te deus. psal. cxlv.

I Wil magnifie thee, O god my king: and I wil prayse thy name for euer and euer.

Euery day wil I geue thankes vnto the: and praise thy name for euer and euer.

Great is the lord, and marueilous, worthy to bee praysed: there is no ende of hys greatnes.

One generacyon shal praise thy worke vnto another: and declare thy power.

As for me, I will be talking of thy worship: thy glory, thy prayse, and wonderous workes.

So that men shal speake of the mighte of thy marueilous actes: and I wyll also tell of thy greatnes.

The memoriall of thyne aboundaunt kindnes, shalbe she­wed: and men shal syng of thy ryghteousnes.

The lord is gracious and mercifull: long suffering, and of great goodnes.

The lord is louing vnto euery man: and his mercy is ouer all hys workes.

All thy workes prayse thee, O lord: and thy sainctes geue thankes vnto thee.

They shew the glory of thy kingdom:& talke of thy power.

That thy power, thy glory, and mightines of thy kingdom might be knowen vnto men.

Thy kingdom is an euerlasting kingdome: and thy domi­nion endureth thorowout all ages.

The Lorde vpholdeth all suche as fall: and lyfteth vp all [Page] those that be down.

The eies of al waite vpon thee, O Lorde: and thou geuest them theyr meate in due season.

Thou openest thyne hande: and fillest all thinges liuing with plenteousnes.

The lord is righteous in al his wayes: and holy in all hys workes.

The lord is nie vnto al them that cal vpon him: yea, al such as call vpon hym faythtfully.

He wil fulfyl the desyre of them that feare him: he also will heare theyr crye, and wyll helpe them.

The lord preserueth al them that loue him: but scatereth a­brode all the vngodly.

My mouth shall speake the prayse of the Lorde: and let all fleshe geue thankes vnto hys holy name, for euer and euer.

Lauda anima mea. psal. cxlvi.

PRaise ye lord, O my soule: while I liue wil I prayse the lord, yea as long as I haue any being, I wil sing prayses vnto my god.

O put not your trust in Princes: nor in any childe of man: for there is no helpe in them.

For when the breath of mā goeth furth: he shal turne again to hys earth, and then all hys thoughtes peryshe.

Blessed is he that hath the God of Iacob for hys helpe: and whole hope is in the Lord hys god.

Which made heauen and earth, the Sea, and al that therin is: which kepeth hys promyse for euer.

Which helpeth them to ryght that suffre wrong: whiche fe­deth the houngry.

The lord loseth men out of prieson: the lord geueth syght to the blynde.

The lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth for the ryghteous.

The lord careth for the straūgers, he defendeth the father­lesse and widdowe: as for the waye of the vngodly, he tur­neth it vpsyde downe.

The lorde thy god, O Sion, shall be kyng for euermore: [Page] and thorowout all generacions.

Laudate dominum. psal. cxlvii.

Euenīg prayer. O Prayse the lorde, for it is a good thyng to syng pray­ses vnto our God: yea a ioyfull and pleasaunt thyng is it to be thankefull.

The lord doth build vp Hierusalem: and gather together the outcastes of Israel.

He healeth those that are broken in heart: and geueth me­decine to heale their sickenes.

He telleth the number of the starres: and calleth them al by their names.

Great is our lord, and great is his power: yea, his wisdom is infinite.

The lorde setteth vp the meke: and bringeth the vngodly down to the grounde.

O sing vnto the lord with thankesgeuing: sing praise vpon the harpe vnto our god.

Whiche couereth the heauen with cloudes, and prepareth raine for the earth: and maketh the grasse to growe vpon the mountaynes, (and hearbe for the vse of men.)

Which geueth fodder vnto the cattell: and fedeth the young rauens that call vpon hym.

He hath not pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither de­lighteth he in any mans legges.

But the lordes delight is in them that feare hym: and put theyr trust in hys mercy.

Prayse the Lorde, O Ierusalem: prayse thy God, O Syon.

For he hath made faste the barres of thy gates: and hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth the with floure and wheate.

He sendeth furth his commaundement vpon earth: and his word runneth very swiftly.

He geueth snowe lyke wolle: and scattereth the hoare frost lyke asshes.

He casteth foorth hys yse lyke morselles: who is hable to [Page] abide his frost?

He sendeth out his worde, and melteth them: he bloweth with his winde, and the waters slowe.

He sheweth his woorde vnto Iacob: hys statutes and ordinaunces vnto Israel.

He hath not dealte so with any nacion: neyther haue the Heathen knowledge of hys lawes.

Laudate dominum de celis. psalm. cxlviii.

O Prayse the lorde of heauen: praise him in the heigth.

Praise him al ye Aungels of his: praise him al his host.

Prayse him sunne and Mone: praise him al ye starres and lyght.

Prayse him al ye heauens: and ye waters that be aboue the heauens.

Let them prayse the name of the Lorde, for (he spake the worde, and they were made) he cōmaunded, and they were created.

He hath made them fast for euer and euer: he hath geuen them a lawe, whiche shall not be broken.

Prayse the Lorde vpon earth: ye dragons, & all diepes.

Fier and haile, snow and vapors: winde and storme, ful­filling his worde.

Mountaynes and al hils: fruitefull trees and al Cedres.

Beastes and all cattel: wormes and fethered foules.

Kinges of the earth and all people: princes and al iudges of the worlde.

Young men and maidens, olde men and children, praise the name of the Lorde: for his name onely is excellent, and hys prayse aboue heauen and earth.

He shall exalte the horne of his people, al his saintes shal praise him: euen the children of Israel, euen the people that serueth hym.

Cantate domino. psalm. cxlix.

O Sing vnto the Lorde a newe song: let the congregaci­on of sainctes prayse him.

Let Israel reioyce in him that made him: and lette the children of Syon be ioyefull in theyr Kyng.

Let them prayse hys name in the daunce: let them syng prayses vnto him with tabret and harpe.

For the Lorde hathe pleasure in his people: and helpeth the meke hearted.

Let the sainctes be ioyefull with glory: let them reioyce in theyr beddes.

Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two ed­ged sweorde in theyr handes.

To bee auenged of the Heathen: and to rebuke the people.

To bynde theyr kinges in chaynes: and theyr nobles with linkes of yron.

That they may be auenged of them, as it is written: such honour haue all his sainctes.

Laudate dominum. psalm. cl.

O Prayse God in his holines: praise hym in the firma­ment of his power.

Prayse hym in hys noble actes: prayse hym accor­ding to his excellent greatnesse.

Prayse hym in the sound of the trumpet: prayse hym vp­on the lute and harpe.

Prayse him in the cimbals and daunces: prayse hym vp­on the stringes and pype.

Prayse hym vpon the well tuned cimbals: prayse hym vp­on the loud cimbals.

Let euery thyng that hath breath: prayse the Lorde.

¶ The ende of thys Booke.

¶ Certain godly pray­ers, to be vsed for sondrye purposes

¶ A generall confession of sinnes to be sayd euery mornyng.

O Almightye God oure heauenly father, I confesse and knowledge that I am a miserable & a wret­ched synner, and haue manyfolde wayes moste grieuously transgressed thy most godli commaun­dementes, thorowe wicked thoughtes, vngodly lustes, syn­full woordes and dedes, and in my whole lyfe. In synne am I borne and conceued, and there is no goodnes in me, inasmuch as if thou shouldest entre into thy narrow iudge­mente with me, iudgeyng me accordyng vnto thesame, I were neuer able to suffre or abide it, but must nedes perishe, and bee damned for euer. So little helpe, coumforte or suc­cour, is there eyther in me, or in anye other creature. Onely this is my coumfort (O heauenly father) that thou didst not spare thy onely deare beloued sonne, but diddest geue him vp vnto the most bitter, and moste vile and slaunderous death of the crosse for me, that he mighte so paye the raunsome for my sinnes, satisfie thy iudgement, stil and pacifie thy wrath, reconcile me againe vnto thee, and purchase me thy grace & fauour, and euerlastyng lyfe. Wherfore, thorow the merite of his most bitter death and passion, and thorow his innocēt bloudsheding, I beseche thee, O heauenly father, that thou wilt vouchsafe to be gracious and merciful vnto me, to for­geue, and to pardon me all my sinnes, to lighten my hearte with thy holye spirite, to renue, confirme and strengthen me with a ryght and a perfect fayth, and to enflame me in loue toward thee and my neighboure, that I maye hencefoorthe with a willyng and a gladde hearte, walke as it becometh me, in thy most godly commaundementes, and so gloryfye & prayse thee euerlastyngly. And also that I maye with a free concyence and quiete hearte in all maner of temptacy­ons, [Page] afflyccyons, or necessyties, & euen in the verye pangues of deathe, crye boldelye and merelye vnto thee, and saye: I beeleue in God the father almyghtye, maker of heauen and earthe. And in Iesus Christ. &c. But O lord God heauenly father, to comfort my self in affliccion and temptacyon with these articles of the christen faith, it is not in my power. For fayth is thy gyft, and forasmuche as thou wylte bee prayed vnto, and called vpon for it, I come vnto thee, to praye and beseche thee, bothe for that, and for all my other necessities, euen as thy deare beloued sonne oure Sauiour Chryst Ie­sus hathe hym selfe taught vs. And from the very botome of my hearte, I crye and saye: O oure father whyche arte in heauen. &c.

¶ Prayers to be sayde in the mornyng.

O Mercyfull Lord God heauenly father, I rendre most hygh laudes, prayse, and thankes vnto thee, that thou hast preserued me bothe thys nyghte, and all the tyme and dayes of my lyfe hytherto vnder thy proteccion, and hast suffred me to lyue vntill thys presente houre. And I beseche thee hartely, thou wylte vouchesafe to receyue me thys day, and the residue of my whole lyfe from hencefoorthe into thy tuicion, rulyng and gouernyng me with thy holye spiryte, that all maner of darkenes of misbeliefe, infidelitie, and of carnall lustes and affeccions, may be vtterly chased and dri­uen out of my heart, and that I may bee iustified and saued both body and soule thorow a right and a perfect fayth, and so walke in the lyght of thy most godly trueth to thy glorye and prayse, and to the profite and furtheraunce of my neigh­bour, thorow Iesus Christ our Lorde and sauiour. Amen.

ALl possible thankes that we are hable, we rendre vnto thee, O Lorde Iesus Christe: for that thou hast willed thys nyght past to bee prosperous vnto vs, and we be­seche thee lykewyse to prosper all thys same daye vnto vs, for thy glory, and for the health of oure soule: and that thou [Page] which art the true light, not knowing ani going down, and which art the sunne eternal, geuing life, foode and gladnes vnto all thynges: vouchsafe to shyne into oure myndes, that we maye not any where stumble to fall into any synne, but may through thy good guiding and conductyng, come to the lyfe euerlastyng. Amen.

O Lorde Iesus Christe, which art the true sunne of the world, euermore arysyng & neuer going down, which by thy moste holesome appearing & fight doest bring furth, preserue, nourish and refreshe all thinges, aswel that are in heauē, as also that are on earth: we beseche thee mercifully and fauourably to shine into oure heartes, that the nyghte and darkenes of sinnes, and the mistes of errours on euery side drieuē away, thou brightly shining within our hertes, we may al our lyfe space goe without any stumbling or of­fence, & may decently and semely walke (as in the day time) being pure and cleane from the woorkes of darkenesse, and abounding in al good workes which god bath prepared for vs to walke in: whyche wyth father and wyth the holy gost, lyuest and reygnest for euer and euer.Amen.

O God and lord Iesus Christ, thou knowest, yea & hast also taught vs how great the infirmitie & weakenesse of man is, and how certain a thyng it is, that it can nothing doe without thy godly helpe. If man trust to himself, it can­not be auoyded, but that he muste headlong runne and fall, into a thousande vndoynges and mischiefes: O oure father, haue thou pietie & compassion vpon the weakenes of vs thy children, bee thou prest & ready to helpe vs, alwayes shew­ing thy mercy vpon vs, & prospering whatsoeuer we godlye goe aboute: so that thou geuing vs light, we may see what thynges are truely good in dede, thou encouragyng vs, we may haue an earnest desire to thesame, and thou being oure gyde, we maye come where to obtayne them: for we hauing nothyng but mistrust in our selues, doe yelde and commytte oure selues full and whole vnto the alone, whiche workest all thynges in al creatures to thy honour & glory. So be it.

¶ A prayer agaynst temptacion

O Lorde Iesus Christe, the onely staye and fence of oure mortal state, our onely hope, our onely saluacyon, oure glory, & our triumphe, who in the fleshe (which thou haddest for oure onely cause taken vpon thee) didst suffre thy selfe to be tempted of Sathan, and who onely and alone of all men didst vtterly ouercome & vanquishe sinne, death, the worlde, the deuil, and al the kingdome of hell: and whatsoeuer thou hast to ouercomed, for our behofe it is that thou hast ouerco­med it: neyther hath it been thy wyll to haue any of thy ser­uauntes kepe battail or fight with any of the foresaid euis, but of purpose to rewarde vs with a crown of the more glo­ry for it: and to thintente that thou myghtest lykewyse ouer­throw Sathan in thy members, as thou hadst afore done in thyne owne person, geue thou (we beseche thee) vnto vs thy souldyers (O Lion moste victorious of the trybe of Iuda) strength against the roaring Lion, which continually wan­dreth to and fro, sekyng whom he may deuour. Thou being that same serpent, the true geuer of health and life that wer nayled on high vpon a tree, geue vnto vs thy litle sely ones, wilines agaynst the deceitfull a wayting of the most subtyle serpente. Thou beyng a lambe as white as snowe, the van­quisher of Satans tyranny, geue vnto vs thy litle shepe the strength and vertue of thy spirite, that beeyng in oure owne selues weake and feble, and in thee strong valeant, we may withstande and ouercome all assaultes of the deuyll, so that our gostly enemy may not glory on vs, but beeing con­querers through thee, we may geue thankes to thy mercye, which neuer leaueth them destitute that put their truste in thee: who lyuest and reygnest God for euer wythoute ende. Amen.

¶ A prayer for obteyning of wysedome Sapien. ix.

O God of our fathers, and Lord of mercy, thou that hast made all thynges with thy worde, and ordeyned man through thy wisedom that he should haue dominacion ouer the creature whiche thou haste made, that he shoulde order [Page] the worlde accordyng to equitie & righteousnes, & execute iudgement with a true heart: geue me wisdō which is euer about thy seat, & put me not out frō among thy children: for I thy seruaūt & sonne of thy handmayde, am a feble person, of a shorte tyme, and to yonge to the vnderstandyng of thy iudgement & lawes: yea though a man be neuer to perfecte among the children of men, yet if thy wisedome be not with him, he shal be nothing worthe. Oh sende thy wisedome out of thy holye heauens, and from the throne of thy maiestie, that she maie be with me, and labour with me, that I maie know what is acceptable in thy sight, for she knoweth and vnderstandeth all thinges, and she shall conducte me right soberlye in my woorkes, and preserue me in her power. So shall my workes be acceptable. Amen.

A Prayer against worldly carefulnes.

O Most deare & tender father, our defender & nourisher, endue vs with thy grace, that we may cast of the great blindnes of our mindes & carefulnes of worldly thinges, & may put our whole study & care in keping of thy holy lawe. And that we may laboure and trauaile for oure necessities in this lyfe, like the birdes of the ayre and the lilies of the fielde, without care. For thou hast promised to bee carefull for vs, and hast commaunded that vpō thee we should cast all our care, which liuest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

A prayer necessarye for all persones.

O Mercifull God, I a wretched bed sinner reknowledge my selfe bounde to kepe thy holy commaundementes, but yet vnable to perfourme them, and to bee accepted for iuste, without the righteousnes of Iesu Christe thy onely sonne, who hath perfectly fulfilled thy lawe, to iustify al men that beleue and trust in him. Therefore graunt me grace I be­seche thee, to bee occupyed in dooynge of good woorkes, whyche thou commaundeste in holye Scrypture, all the dayes of my lyfe to thy glorye, and yet to truste onelye [Page] in thy mercy, & in Christes merites to be pourged from my sinnes, and not in my good workes, be they neuer so many. Geue grace to loue thy holy word feruently, to searche the Scritptures diligentlye, to reade them humblye, to vn­derstand them truely, to liue after them effectually. Order my life to, O Lorde, that it be alway acceptable vnto thee. Geue me grace not to reioyce in any thing that displeaseth thee, but euermore to delyte in those thynges that please thee, be they neuer so contrarye to my desyres. Teache me so to praye, that my peticions may be graciously hearde of thee. Kepe me vpryghte among diuersitie of opinions and iudgementes in the worlde, that I neuer swarue from thy trueth, taught in holye scripture. In prosperitie, O Lorde saue me that I waxe not proude. In aduersitie, helpe me that I neither dispayre nor blaspheme thy holye name, but taking it pacientlye, to geue thee thankes, and trust to be deliuered after thy pleasure. When I happen to fall into synne thorowe frayltie, I beseche thee to woorke true re­pentaunce in my hearte, that I may be sorye withoute des­peracion, trust in thy mercye without pres;umpcion, that I maye amende my lyfe and become truely religious with­out hipocrisie, lowlye in hearte without faynyng, faythfull and trustie withoute deceitpte, merye withoute lightnesse, sad without mistrust, sober without slouthfulnes, content with mine owne, without couetousnes. To tell my neigh­bour his faultes charitably without dissimulacion. To in­structe my housholde in thy lawes truelye. To obeye oure Kyng and all gouernours vnder him vnfaynedlye. To re­ceiue all lawes and cōmon ordinaunces (which disagreeth not from thy holy woord) obediently. To paye euerye man that which I owe vnto him truely. To backebyte no man, nor slaunder my neyghboure secretlye, and to abhorre all vyce, louing all goodnes earnestlye. O Lorde graunte me thus to doe, for the glory of thy holy name. Amen.

¶ A prayer necessary to be sayd at all tymes.

O Bountiful Iesu, O swete sauiour, O Christ the sonne of God, haue pietie vpon me, mercifully heare me, and [Page] despyse not my prayers. Thou hast created me of nothing, thou hast redemed me frō the bondage of synne, death, and hell, neither with golde nor siluer, but with thy most preci­ous body once offered vpō the crosse, & thine own blud shed once for al for my raūsome: therfore cast me not away, whō thou by thy great wisdom hast made: despise me not whom thou hast redemed with such a precious treasure. Nor let my wickednes destroy that, which thy goodnes hath buil­ded. Now whiles I liue, O Iesu haue mercye on me, for if I dye out of thy fauour, it wilbe to late afterwarde to call for thy mercy: whiles I haue time to repent, loke vpon me with thy merciful eyes, as thou didst vouchsafe to loke v­pon Peter thyne Apostle, that I maye bewayle my sinfull life, and obtein thy fauour, and dye therin. I reknowoledge, that if thou shouldest deale with me according to verye ius­tice, I haue deserued euerlasting deathe. Therefore I ap­peale to thy high throne of mercy, trusting to obteyn Gods fauoure, not for my merites, but for thy merites, O Iesu, who hast geuen thy selfe an acceptable sacrifice to thy fa­ther to appease his wrath, and to bring all sinners, (truely repenting and amending theyr euil life) into hys fauour a­gayn. Accept me, O lorde, among the number of them that shalbe saued, forgeue me my sinnes, geue me grace to leade a godly & innocēt life, graūt me thy heauēly wisdō, inspire my heart with fayth, hope, & charitie: geue me grace to bee hūble in prosperitie, paciēt in aduersitie, obedient to my ru­lers, faithful vnto thē that trust me, dealing truely with al men, to liue chastly in wedlocke, abhorre adulterye, for­nicacion, & al vnclēnes, to do good after my power vnto al mē, to hurt no man, ye thy name may be glorified in me, dur­ing this presēt life, & that I afterward may obtein euer­lasting life thorow thi merci, & ye merites of thi passiō.amē.

¶ Certayne prayers, taken oute of the seruice dayly vsed in the Quenes house.

Mondai ALmighty god the father of mercy, & god of al comfort, the which onely forgeuest sinne, forgeue vnto vs our [Page] synnes good Lorde, forgeue vnto vs our sinnes, that by the multitude of thy mercies, they maye be couered & not impu­ted vnto vs, & by the operacion of the holy ghoste, we maye haue power and strength herafter to resist synne: by our sa­uiour and Lord Iesu Christ. Amen.

Tuesday O Lord God, which despysest not a contrite heart, & for­geattest ye sinnes and wickednes of a sinner, in what houre soeuer he doth mourne & lament his olde maner of liuing: Graunt vnto vs O lord, true contricion of heart, that we may vehemently despyse our synneful life past, and wholely be conuerted vnto thee, by our Sauiour and Lord Iesus Christ. Amen.

Wednes­daye. O Mercifull father, by whole power & strength we may ouercome our enemies both bodely & gostly: graunte vnto vs O Lorde, that accordyng to oure promyse made in baptisme, we may ouercome the chief enemies of our soule, that is, the desires of the world, the pleasures of the flesh, & the suggestions of ye wicked spirit, & so after leade our liues in holines & righteousnes, ye we may serue thee in spirit & in trueth, & that by our sauiour & lord Iesus Christ. Amen.

Thurs­daye. O Almightie & euerlasting god, which not onelye geuest euerye good and perfite gifte, but also encreasest those giftes ye thou hast geuē: we most humbly beseche thee merci­full God, to encreafse in vs the gifte of faith, that we maye truly beleue in thee, & in thy promises made vnto vs, & that neither by our negligence, nor infirmitie of the fleshe, nor by greuousnes of temptacion, nether by the subtil craftes & as­saultes of the deuil, we be drieuen from fayth in the bloud of our sauiour and Lord Iesu Christ. Amen.

Fryday. GRaunt vnto vs O mercifull God, we most hartely be­seche thee, knowledge and true vnderstandyng of thy word, that all ignoraūce expelled, we may knowe what thy wil & pleasure is in al thinges, & how to doe our dueties, & [Page] truely to walke in our vocacion, and that also we maye ex­presse in our liuing those thinges that we do know: that we be not only knowers of thy worde good Lorde, but also bee workers of the same: by our sauiour and Lord Iesu Christ Amen.

Sater­daye. O Alimightie god, which hast prepared euerlasting life to all those that be thy faythfull seruauntes: graunt vnto vs lord, sure hope of the life euerlasting, that we beeyng in thys miserable worlde, may haue some tast and felyng of it in our heartes: and that not by our deseruing, but by the me­rites & deseruing of our sauiour and lord Iesu Christ. Amē

O Mercifull god, our only aide, succour & strength at al tymes, graunt vnto vs, O lord, ye in the tyme of pros­peritie, we be not proude, and so forgeat thee, but that with our whole power and strength we waye cleane vnto thee: and in the time of aduersitie, that we fal not to infidelitie, and desperacion, but that alwaies with a constant faith we may cal for helpe vnto the: graunt this O lord for our aduo­cate sake, and sauioure Iesu Christ. Amen.

Sunday O Almightie and mercyful lorde, which geuest vnto thy elect people the holy gost, as a sure pledge of thy hea­uenly kingdom: Graunt vnto vs O Lord, this holy spirite, that he may beare witnes with our spirite that we bee thy children, and heyres of thy kyngdom, and that by the ope­racion of thys spirite we way kyl all carnall lustes, vnlaw­full pleasures, concupiscence, euill affeccions contrary vnto thy wil: by our Sauiour and Lord Iesu Christ. Amen.

¶ A prayer for trust in God.

THe beginning of the fal of man, was trust in himselfe. The beginning of the restoring of mā, was distruste in him selfe, & trust in god. O most gracious & most wise guide our sauiour Christ, which doest leade them the right way to immortal blessednes, which truely and vnfainedly trusting in thee, committe them selfe to thee: Graunt vs, that like as we bee blynde and feeble in deede, so we maye take and re­pute oure selues, that wee presume not of oure selues to see to oure selues, but so farre to see, that alwaye we [Page] maye haue thee before our eyes, to folowe thee beeyng our guide, to be ready at thy call most obediently, and to com­mit our selues wholy vnto thee: that thou which onely kno­west the way, mayest leade vs thesame waye vnto our hea­uenly desyres. To thee with the father and the holy goste be glory for euer. Amen.

¶ A prayer for the concorde of Christes Churche.

ARise lorde, let thyne enemyes be scattered, thy haters put to flight, the righteous and Christes disciples make pleasaunt and mery, let thē sing prayses & pleasaunte songes vnto thee, let them blowe abrode thy magnificence, let them most highly auaunce thy maiestie, let thi glory grow, let the kingdom of Christ from heauen among the chosen be enlar­ged: be thou the father of the fatherles, the iudge of the wid­dowes, and the protectour of thē, namely whom the world forsaketh, whose conscyences be troubled, whom the worlde pursueth for Christes sake, which be nedy and wrapped ful of mysery. In thy house O Lorde, let vs dwell in peace and concord, geue vs all one heart, one mynd, one true interpre­tacion vpō thy word. Plucke of the bandes aswel from the consciences as from the bodyes of ye miserable captiues, & of thē also which as yet be hedged in within ye listes of death, and vnaduisedly striue agaynst grace. How drye (Lorde) is the flocke of thine heritage: I pray thee powre down large­ly the showres of thi graces, let a more plenteous fruiteful­nes chaunce, let thy people be strengthened with thy spirite: Graunt vs lord thy worde aboundauntly, so that there may be many preachers of thy Gospell, which may within them selues holily conspire and agree. Let the Churche the spouse of Chryste, deale large spoyles of the conquered Sathan. All that beeleue in thee, by Chryste (O Lorde GOD of health) moughte lifte thee vp with prayses, myghte re­noume thee and extoll thee. We be entered into the voyage of saluacyon. Conducte vs luckelye vnto the porte, that beyng deliuered by thee from the very death, we may escape and come to the very lyfe. Fynyshe the thyng that thou hast begonne in vs, make vs to increase from fayth to fayth, [Page] leaue vs not to oure owne will and choise, for it is slippery & redy to fall. To the thunderboltes of thy word put violence, that we may geue the glory to thee alonely. Geue to thy peo­ple courage and power, to withstand sinne, and to obey thy woorde in all thinges, O Lorde God most glorious and ex­cellent ouer all.

¶ A Prayer against the enemies of Christes trueth.

DElyuer me O lorde, from the vngodly and stiffe nec­ked persons, for thou seest how in theyr heartes they ymagine mischiefe, and haue great pleasure to picke quarelles, theyr tongues bee more sharpe than any adders sting, and vnder theyr lyppes lurketh poison of adders. But O merciful Lord, let me not fal into theyr handes, that they handle not me after theyr owne lustes. Thou onely arte my God, thou muste heare my pieteous plaint: Lord that rulest all together, that art the strength and power of my defence, bee thou as a sallet on my head, whensoeuer the vngodlye shall assault me: neyter suffer thou not the wicked thus to prosper in their matters. Suffer not their croked and ma­licious stomackes to encrease, and spitefullye reuyle thee. Looke vpon thy poore wretches cause, and ridde me oute of these dayly greuaunces, then shall I with a ryght vp hearte and pleasaunt countenaunce, extoll and magnifie thy holye name. Amen.

¶ A Prayer for pacience in trouble.

NOwe haste thou O Lorde, humbled and plucked me downe? I dare now vnnethes make my prayers vn­to thee, for thou art angry with me, but not without my deseruing. Certaynly I haue sinned Lord, I confesse it, I will not denye it. But Oh my god, pardon my trespasses, release my dettes, render nowe thy grace agayne vnto me, stop my woundes, for I am al to plaged and beatē: yet lord, this notwithstanding, I abide paciently, and geue mine at­tēdaunce on thee, cōtinually wayting for reliefe at thy hand, [Page] and that not withoute skyll, for I haue receyued a token of thy fauoure and grace towardes me, I meane thy worde of promyse concernyng Christ, who for me was offered on the crosse for a raunsome, a sacrifice, and pryce for my synnes: wherfore accordyng to that thy promyse, defende me Lorde by thy right hād, and geue a gracious eare to my requestes, for all mans stayes are but vayne. Beate downe therefore myne enemyes thyne owne selfe with thy power, whyche arte myne onely ayder and protectour O Lord god almigh­tye. Amen.

¶ A Prayer to be sayde at nyghte goyng to bed.

O Mercifull Lorde God heauenly father, whether we slepe or wake, liue or die, we are alwaies thine. Wher­fore I beseche thee heartely, that thou wilt vouchsafe to take care and charge of me, and not to suffre me to perishe in the woorkes of darkenesse, but to kindle the lyghte of thy countenaunce in my hearte, that thy godly knowledge may dayly increase in me, thorow a ryght and pure faithe, & that I may alwayes be founde to walke and lyue after thy will and pleasure, thorowe Iesus Christ oure Lorde and Saui­oure. Amen.

¶ A Prayer to be sayde at the houre of death.

O Lorde Iesu, whiche arte the only health of all men li­uyng, and the euerlastyng lyfe of them whiche dye in faith: I wretched sinner geue & submitte my self who­ly vnto thy most blessed wil. And I being sure that the thing cannot perish which is committed vnto thy mercy, willing­ly now I leaue this frayle and wicked fleshe, in hope of the resurrection, whyche in better wise shall restore it to me a­gayne. I beseche thee most merciful lord Iesus Christ, that thou wilt by thy grace, make strong my soule against al tēp­tacions, and that thou wilt couer & defēd me with the buck­ler of thy mercye against all the assaultes of the deuil. I see and knowledge that there is in my selfe no helpe of saluacy­on, but all my confidence, hope & trust, is in thy most mercy­full [Page] goodnes. I haue no merites nor good workes which I may allege before thee: Of sinnes and euil workes (alas) I see a great heape, but through thy mercy I trust to be in the numbre of thē, to whom thou wilt not impute theyr synnes, but take and accept me for righteous and iust, & to be the in­heritour of euerlastyng lyfe. Thou mercifull Lorde werte borne for my sake, thou didst suffre both hunger & thirste for my sake, thou didst preache & teache, thou didst pray and fast for my sake, thou didst all good workes & dedes for my sake, thou sufferedst moste greuous paines and tormentes for my sake. And finally, thou gauest thy most precious body to die, and thy bloud to be shed on the crosse for my sake. Now most mercifull sauiour, lette all these thinges profite me, whyche thou freely haste geuen me, that hast geuen thy selfe for me. Let thy b