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Malachi I, 11,
AS IT IS CHANTED BY THE CONGREGATION
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE.
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THE SALUTATION AND Doxology.
The Congregation standing, the Minister begins the service with a sentence of Salutation from the Scriptures. After which the People chant with the Choir the Doxology:
GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son,
THE LORD'S PRAYER,
The People then kneeling, or reverently bowing, say with the Minister the Lord's Prayer, as follows:
OUR Father which art in heaven; Hallowed he thy name Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
THE CONFESSION OF SIN.
The People still kneeling or bowing, the Minister then offers the Prayer of Confession and Absolution.
After the Confession, the Congregation, standing, sing with the Choir one of the Hymns appointed in this book for this First Part of the service.
THE READING OF THE SCRIPTURES.
Then follows the reading of a portion of the Word of God by the Minister, the People sitting down and devoutly attending.
The portion of Scripture for this reading is selected by the Minister according to his discretion; except that the Book of Psalms, being appointed for another part of the service, is not used here.
Then is sung by the Choir one of the Anthems appointed for this place on page 15 of this book; or some like selection under the direction of the Minister.
THE READING OF THE PSALTER.
Then is read, by the Minister and the People responsively, a lesson from the Psaťter, as given in this book.
The lesson is selected by the Minister at his discretion. But the lessons are 80 arranged that, if the Minister prefer, the whole Psalter may be read through in one year at the Morning and Evening Service of the Lord's Day.
After the reading of the Psalter, the Congregation, standing, sing with the Choir one of the Hymns appointed in this book for this Second Part of the service.
THE GENERAL PRAYER.
The People then kneeling, or devoutly bowing, the Minister offers the Prayers of general and special Supplication, Thanksgiving and Intercession.
Then is sung by the Choir one of the Anthems appointed for this place on page 17 of this book; or some like selection under the direction of the Minister.
The Minister here gives any public notices which may be required; and then preaches the Sermon.
THE CLOSING PRAYER AND DOXOLOGY. The Sermon being ended, the People kneeling, or devoutly bowing, the Minister offers the Closing Prayer.
After which the Congregation, standing, sing with the Choir the metrical Doxology:
To God the Father, God the Son,
THE BENEDICTION. The People still standing, but reverently bowing the head, the Minister then pronounces upon them the Apostolic Benediction.
THE END OF THE EVENING SERVICE.
THE ANTHEMS FOR THE EVENING SERVICE.
I. The Anthems for the First Part of the Evening Service, after the Reading of the Scriptures, as directed on page 14.
Gloria in excelsis.
GLORY be to God on high,
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, Receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, Have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy.; Thou only art the Lord. Thou only, 0 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, Art most high in the glory of God the Father.
Benedictus.-Luke I, 68–71.
De profundis.-Ps. Cxxx. OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice; Let thine ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. If thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand ? But there is forgiveness with thee, That thou mayest be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, And in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord