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Great and Holy Wednesday

O Almighty Master, O Holy King, thou disciplinest yet dost not put to death, thou upholdest all who are falling, and raisest up all who are bowed down,30 thou relievest the physical suffering of mankind. We implore thee, O our God, to send thy mercy upon this Oil and upon all those anointed with it in thy name. Let it be effectual for the healing of their souls and bodies and for cleansing and for relieving from every suffering, disease, sickness, and defilement, of both body and spirit. Yea, Lord, send down from heaven thine healing power. Touch the bodies, alleviate the fever, relieve the suffering, and expel every hidden sickness. Be the physician of thy servants; raise them up from the bed of their sickness and cruel suffering; and restore them to thy Church in safety and health to please thee and to do thy will.

For it is thine to show mercy and save us, O our God, and unto thee we give glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

Sheet music for the Service of Holy Unction
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