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Do you, the Members of this Church, acknowledge and receive these Brethren as Ruling Elders and Deacons; and do you promise to yield them all that honor, encouragement, and obedience, in the Lord, to which their Office, according to the Word of God and the Constitution of this Church, entitles them?


Then follows the proper Prayer; the People rising, and continuing to stand through the remainder of this service.


The Candidates to be ordained then draw near and devoutly kneel; and the Minister, laying his Right Hand upon the Head of each, solemnly pronounces his Ordination.


The Persons ordained now rising, the Minister, addressing all the elect Officers together, solemnly declares their Instalment.

After which he pronounces upon the newly installed Persons the proper Benediction.

Then, the newly installed Officers withdrawing, and the People sitting down, the service proceeds according to the regular Order.

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The lines which are set inward from the margin, and printed chiefly in Italics, are read by the People.

The words which have been supplied by the Translators, are here, in the Roman lines, printed as usual in Italics; and in the Italic lines they are printed in Roman. It therefore sometimes happens that the line read by the People begins with words in the Roman character; but it is still readily distinguished by its position.

The Superscriptions of the Psalms, and the Subscription of the LXXIInd Psalm, which are in small type, as also the technical terms Selah, &c., which are in parentheses, are not used in the reading.

The devout reading of the Book of Psalms as here arranged, is an excellent part of Family Worship, in addition to the reading of the other Scriptures for instruction; the head of the family and the members of it reading the alternate portions. Thus, in the Psalter and the Hymns, this book furnishes a convenient and profitable manual for Family and Private Derotion.




LESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,


| Nor standeth in the way of sinners, 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord;

And in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

That bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; His leaf also shall not wither;

And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so:

But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,

Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous:

But the way of the ungodly shall perish,

HY do the heathen rage,

And the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,

| And the rulers take counsel together,

{ anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder,

And cast away their cords from us,

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