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10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
11 But the LORD's delight is in them that fear him and put their trust in his mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.
13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates and hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word unto Jacob: his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE the LORD of heaven: praise him in the height.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of his praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens : and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the LORD: for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever: he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the LORD upon earth: ye dragons and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm, fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle: worms and feathered fowls;
11 Kings of the earth, and all people: princes, and all judges of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the LORD: for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise him even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.
PSALM 149. Cantate Domino.
SING unto the LORD a new song: let the congregation of saints praise him.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance : let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted.
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory: let them rejoice in their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To be avenged of the heathen: and to rebuke the people;
8 To bind their kings in chains: and their nobles with links of iron;
That they may be avenged of them, as it is written: Such honour have all his saints.
PSALM 150. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of power.
2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath; praise the LORD.
THE END OF THE PSALTER
THE FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS;
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LAITY OF SAID CHURCH, IN GENERAL CONVENTION. IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1792.
'is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church, -Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by public Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed in this Church, no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon, in this Church, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had Episcopal Conseeration or Ordination.
And none shall be admitted a Deacon, Priest, or Bishop, except he be of the age which the Canon in that case provided may require.
And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after examination and trial, finding him sufficiently instructed in the Holy Scripture, and otherwise learned as the Canons require, may, at the times appointed, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other day, in the face of the Church, admit him' a Deacon, in such manner and form as followeth,
THE FORM AND MANNER OF
When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended, there shall be a Sermon, or Exhortation, declar ing the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons; ch Christ, and also,
how the People ought to esteem them in their A Priest shall present unto the Bishop, sitting in his chair near to the Holy Table, such as desire to be ordained Deacons, each of them being decently habited, saying these words,
EVEREND Father in God, I present unto you these
MAKE heed that the persons, whom ye present unto us,
apt meet, learning
sation, to exercise their Ministry duly, to the honour of God, and the edifying of his Church.
The Priest shall answer,
I HAVE inquired concerning them, and also examined
them, think them so to be.
Then the Bishop shall say unto the People,
RETHREN, if there be any of you who knoweth any
sons presented to be ordered Deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that Office, let him come forth in the Name of God, and show what the Crime or Impediment is.
And if any great Crime or Impediment be objected, the Bishop shall cease from Ordering that person, until such time as the party accused shall be found clear of that Crime.
Then the Bishop (commending such as shall be found meet to be Ordered, to the Prayers of the congregation) shall, with the Clergy and People present, say the Litany.
Then shall be said the Service for the Communion, with the Col lect, Epistle, and Gospel, as followeth,
LMIGHTY God, who by thy divine providence hast
and didst inspire thine Apostles to choose into the Order of Deacons the first Martyr Saint Stephen, with others; Mercifully behold these thy servants now called to the