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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Eastertide

The Fourth Sunday after Easter.


The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. St. James i. 17.

EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5.

JESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Missal Propers

Hymn Suggestions

Jesus lives - St. Albinus 88
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord - Garden 202
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord- Lammas 202
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness - Schmuecke Dich 210
Praise my soul the King of heaven - Lauda anima 282
For the Beauty of the Earth - England's Lane - 296
For the beauty of the earth(Dix #140) - England's lane 296
Thou art the Way, to thee alone - St. James 361
Breathe on me breath of God - Swabia 375
Breathe on me breath of God - Nova vita 375
Come down, O love divine - Down ampney 376
O day of rest and gladness - Woodbird 474
Love divine, all loves excelling - Hyfrydol 479
O holy city, seen of John - Morning Song 494
Before thy throne, O God, we kneel - St. Petersburg 499