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the day, or a Selection from the Psalms, at the discretion of the JMinister; and at the close of the Psalms shall be repeated the following Dorology. Now unto the King eternal, 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, myking 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. P: food, 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
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.
•Ans. And with thy spirit.
JMin. Let us pray.
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
•Ans. 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 usin 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
thee, and be comforted with the assurance that thou wilt hereafter wipe away all tears from our eyes. And when we come to the dark valley of the shadow of death, be thou our guide and comforter, and bring us to the regions of endless day. O God, we commit ourselves entirely to thy disposal; and whether we enjoy, or suffer, or live, or die, may we be mercifully accepted as thy children, and disciples of thy Son Jesus Christ. Almen.
O THOU who art our Creator, Preserver, Governor and Judge, we beseech thee to regard with thy favour all thy creatures, and to show thy mercy on all orders and conditions of men. Bless, we pray thee, all our rulers; all those whose duty it is to administer justice; all who are in places of authority and trust. May our land be ever favoured of the Most High God; the abode of freedom, religion, virtue, truth, and peace. . Let thy mercy descend upon thy whole
all its ministers, and clothe them with righteousness. Bless the means of education, and the instructers ol youth. Enlighten the ignorant; convert the unbelieving; relieve and comfort all the persecuted and afflicted; speak peace to troubled consciences; strengthen the weak; confirm the strong; deliver the oppressed from him who spoileth him, and succourtheneedy who hath no helper. Redeem man, O God, from slavery, superstition, and crime; send light, liberty, and peace, over the whole earth; and let the sun of righteousness arise upon all nations, with healing in his beams. Hear our supplications, which we humbly address to thee in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who ever liveth to make intercession for us, and through whom we render unto thee
all honour and glory for ever. Amen.
If any desire the Prayers of the Congregation, the .Notes are to be read here by the Minister, followed by the appropriate Prayers or Thanksgivings; and then the JMinister is to continue the Service
O LORD, merciful and gracious, we, thy dependent offspring, would now humbly and sincerely thank thee, because thou hast given us life, and by thy bountiful providence hast always nourished, directed, and governed us. For our reason, education, and religion; for all the gifts of nature, and of grace; for our Saviour, Christ; for our redemption, and instruction in the truth; for thy repeated calls to us; for all the patience which has waited for us, and all the mercy which has spared us; for all the enjoyments of this present #. and for all thy promises, and all our hopes of a better life to come, we bless and magnify thy holy name. And
grant, O Lord, that thy mercies may be followed by our obedience; and that we may so walk in the light of thy favour, and in the paths of thy commandments, that living here to thy praise, we may at last be received to thyself, to rejoice for ever in thy presence; which we askin the name, and as disciples of him who died that we might live, through whom to thee be ascribed all thanksgiving and praise, both now and for ever. ./lmen.
ETERNAL and all seeing God, we thy creatures sink into nothing before thy supreme majesty; we feel our weakness; we acknowledge our folly; we repeatedly bewail our sins; thee only we adore with awful veneration; thee we thank with servent zeal; to thy power we humbly submit; of thy goodness we devoutly implore protection ; on thy wisdom we firmly and cheerfully rely. Whenever we address thee, O Father, if our prayers are unwise, wilt thou pity us; if they are presumptuous,