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Grant unto us, O Lord,

the royalty of inward happiness

and the serenity which comes from living close to thee.

Daily renew in us the sense of joy,

and let thy eternal Spirit dwell in our souls and bodies,

filling every corner of our hearts with light and gladness.

So that, bearing about with us the infection of a good courage

we may be diffusers of life,

and meet all that comes of good or ill, even death itself,

with gallant and true-hearted happiness,

giving thee thanks always for all things,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Order of St Michael and St George

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