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 of the daie of iudgement.
SWéet Iesus of thy mercie, our pitifull praiers heare:
That we may be on thy right hand, when thou shalt appeare.
For thou shalt come with heauenlie power, and sit on the throne:
None shall iudge the quicke and dead, but thou Christ alone.
O Christ cast vs not awaie, in that daie of ire:
When thou shalt send before thée, a hot consuming fire.
To purge all creatures, defild with Adams sinne:
Then a new heauen and earth, O Lord thou wilt beginne.
Then the elect shall be blessed, vpon thy holie hill:
But the wicked shall be damned, that haue withstood thy will.
Thy shéepe shall be safe, and defended in the fold:
The goats shall wander, in hunger, storme and cold.
Thy Saints shall behold thée, in thy throne of light:
The reprobates shall euer, haue fearefull things in sight.
Wailing in wretchednesse, with euerlasting paine:
Yet Lord be mercifull, our liues are but vaine.
Our flesh shall fade, death hath digd our graue:
Yet of thy mercie Lord, thy sinfull creature saue.
And blesse vs in the time of grace, before the daie of ire:
When the corrupt elements, shall be purgd with fire.
We laud thee Father, &c.