The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.
The Hymne or praier to the sonne of God.
THe beamie sun large light doth giue, & chase away the night:
So blesse vs with thy benefits, endue vs with thy spirit.
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Swéet dews frō heuen to earth God grant, of peace & quiet mind,
That we may serue the liuing God, as his statutes doo bind.
O mightie Lord our helpe at néed, driue far awaie the féend:
That sinne nor hell doo vs molest, when as our life shall éend.
Thou art the euer lasting daie, which shinst in euerie place:
And féedest euerie liuing wight, with plentious gifts of grace.
Into thy heauenlie hands déere God, my spirit I doo commend:
This day from sin and Sathans power, thy seruant me defend.
We laud thée Father for thy grace,
We praise the Sonne which made vs frée:
We thanke the holie Spirit for our solace,
Which is one God and persons thrée.