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SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the Sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; for with him is the fountain of life, and in his light shall we see light. Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the listing up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice. We will go into his tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool; we will worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is kind to all, even unto the evil and unthankful. He has nourished and brought us up
plore the sins which we have at any time committed, In thought, or affection, in word, or deed, Against each other and against thee. And wehumbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue every thought and desire to the obedience of the gospel. May we be convinced, O God, That till we know thee, we know nothing aright; That without thee, we have nothing of any worth; And in wandering from thee, we leave all that is truly good. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thy temple for ever. And wilt thou take us, O Lord, entirely into thy hands, with all that we have, And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, ever separate us from thee any more. Almen.
THE LORD's PRAYER.
OUR Father, who artin heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Almen.
Then shallthe...Ministersay, O LORD, open thou
our lips; Answ. And our mouths shall show forth thy praise. JMin. OGodmakespeed to Save us. ./lnsw. O Lord make haste to help us. JMin. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee. JMin. Praiseye the Lord. .Answ. The Lord's name be praised.
Then shall be said, by the JMinister and Peo % alternately, the Psalms for the day, or a Selection from the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister; and at the close of the Psalms shall be repeated the following Dorology. Now unto the King etermal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God ; Be honour and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then may follow an Anthem, or a Voluntary on the organ. After which, the minister shall read the FIRST LEsson from the Old Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated b the JMinister and #. alternately, the 98th Psalm, as followeth.
O SING unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation; his righteousness
harp; sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving; With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the king. Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is ; the round world and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands; and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; for he cometh to, judge the earth. With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Or this. PsALM 84.
OHOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts'
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts
of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. As the sparrow findeth a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young, so let me dwell at thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God. Blessed are they who dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee. Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways. They will go from strength to strength, till every one of them appeareth before God in Sion. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord, God of hosts, blessed is the man who trusteth in thee.
Then shall the JMinister read the SEconDLESSON
GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us; That thy way may be known upon earth, thy Saving health among all natlOnS. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his bless
ng. God shall bless us, and
all the ends of the world
shall fear him.
IWILL list up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he who keepeth thee will not sleep. Behold, he who keepeth his people shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord himself is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, neither the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; it is even he who shall keep thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth for evermore.
JMin. The Lord be with you.
•ons. And with thy spirit.
JMin. Let us pray.
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
Vlns. And grant us thy salvation.
JMin. O God make clean our hearts within us;
Ans. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.
Then shall the JMinister offer the following Prayers.
A PRAYER FoR AID AGAINST PERILs.
O THOU great Author of our being, who knowest all our wants, and who alone art able to supply them; who perceivest all the dangers and evils to which we are exposed, and who alone canst defend us; whither shallwe go but unto thee! We pray thee to compassionate our weakness, to guard us in peril, to directus in doubt, and to save us from falling into sin. In every exposure may thy shield be over us. From the evil that is around and within us, graciously deliver us. , Make the path of duty plain before us, and keep us in it even unto the end.
Heavenly Father, we beseech thee to watch over us this night, and preserve us from all harm. In the night of affliction and trouble may we look up unto