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EASTER-DA Y.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says: Ý. O Lord, open Thou our lips. Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. Ť. O God, make speed to save us. Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us. V. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

Then he says the following hymn of praise : . Christ, the Lord, is risen indeed, Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon. Alleluia. ř. This is the day which the Lord hath made; Ry. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.

. The Lord is risen from the tomb, Ry. Who for our sakes hung upon the cross. Alleluia.

. O come, let us rejoice in God our Saviour,

Rz. Because He hath redeemed His people, and is risen triumphant over the powers of hell. Alleluia.

. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

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Then he says the following Psalm:

The merciful and gracious Lord PSALM 11l.

hath so done His marvellous works : WILL give thanks unto the that they ought to be had in re

Lord with my whole heart : membrance. secretly among the faithful, and in He hath given meat unto them the congregation.

that fear Him : He shall ever be The works of the Lord are great: mindful of His covenant. sought out of all them that have He hath shewed His people the pleasure therein.

power of His works : that He may His work is worthy to be praised, give them the heritage of the and had in honour : and His right- heathen. eousness endureth for ever.

The works of His hands are ve

rity and judgment : all His com- covenant for ever ; holy and revermandments are true.

end is His name. They stand fast for ever and The fear of the Lord is the be. ever : and are done in truth and ginning of wisdom : a good underequity.

standing have all they that do thereHe sent redemption unto His after; the praise of it endureth for people : He hath commanded His lever.

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Then he says,

MAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following: From the Holy Gospel according to understanding, that they might unSt. Luke.

derstand the scriptures, and said 'AN

ND Jesus said unto His disci- unto them, Thus it is written, and

ples, These are the words thus it behoved Christ to suffer, which I spake unto you, while I and to rise from the dead the third was yet with you, that all things day : and that repentance and remust be fulfilled, which were writ- mission of sins should be preached ten in the law of Moses, and in the in His name among all nations, beprophets, and in the psalms, con- ginning at Jerusalem. And ye are cerning Me. Then opened He their witnesses of these things.

Then he says: ¥. Let us bless and praise the Lord.

Ry. Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ñ. O Lord, keep us this day without sin; Ry. And evermore mightily defend us. Then all kneeling, say the Confession and Litany following:

hear the prayers of Thy servants, who confess and bewail the innumerable offences which we have most grievously committed against Thee, by thought, word, and deed; and as by Thy only Son Thou hast opened unto us the gate of eternal life, through His victory over sin and death, we beseech Thee to forgive us our sins, and so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may walk like those who have been redeemed from sin

1 St. Luke xxiv. 44.

; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
Have mercy on us.

From all evil, from all sin, from the spirit of unbelief, from all abuse of this glorious day, and of those places which are sacred to Thee, from whatever is an offence to Thee or a scandal to the weak,

O Lord, deliver us.

From contempt of Thy worship, and all kinds of irreverence in Thy holy presence, from sloth, coldness, and levity in time of prayer, from the neglect of prayer and of Thy sacred word,

O Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, and grant that we may celebrate this joyful day, which brought us salvation, with thankful, fearing, and rejoicing hearts;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

Grant that we may this day rise to a new life; that we may deny our wills, rule our tongues, soften our tempers, mortify our lusts, and learn patience, meekness, purity, forgiveness of injuries, and continuance in well-doing;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

Grant that we may this day join with the blessed above, in praising, adoring, and praying to Thee ; and prepare our souls to celebrate with Thee an eternal Easter;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And grant that as Thou hast knit together the differing Gentile nations by the confession of Christ's name, so all they who are born again in the baptismal font may be one, both in the belief of their minds and in the piety of their actions ; through Christ our Lord;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Conqueror of sin and death, hear the prayers of Thy servants, and have mercy upon us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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may be said the Prayer which is to be used when there is Holy Communion (see Sunday Morning Prayers, page 11). And if Easter-Day should happen to fall on the Feast of the Annunciation of the B. V. M., or of St. Mark the Evangelist, he here says the particular Collects for either of those festivals (see Saints' Day Morning Prayers). Then he says the usual Sunday Morning Thanksgiving Prayer,

as follows: O

of the world didst bless and sanctify the Sabbath-day, in memory of Thy finishing the glorious work of the creation, and who in the new law didst teach the apostles to transfer the duty of it to the Lord's day, in honour of Thy finishing the more glorious work of the redemption and sanctification thereon, by the resurrection of Thy divine Son, and the descent of the Holy Ghost — behold, we Thy servants are here on this day assembled to bless and praise Thee for these incomprehensible blessings, and for every other favour Thou hast bestowed upon us, especially for the protection Thou hast afforded us during the week past. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may sanctify this day, by devoting it entirely to Thy love and service ; and that whatever portion of time Thou hast decreed for each of us to live may be dedicated to the glory of Thy name, and employed in faithfully serving Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Then he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in

Sunday or Week-Day Morning Prayers (see pages 12, 50, 90).

EASTER - D A Y.

EVENING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if

present) says: Ť. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour. Ry. And let Thine anger cease from us. V. O God, make speed to save us. Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us. ỹ. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

Then he says the following hymn of praise :
V. Christ the Lord is risen indeed,
Ry. And hath appeared unto Simon. Alleluia.

. This is the day which the Lord hath made ;
Ry. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.
Ñ. The Lord is risen from the tomb,
RY. Who for our sakes hung upon the cross. Alleluia.
Ť. O come, let us rejoice in God our Saviour.

Ry. Because He hath redeemed His people, and is risen triumphant over the powers of hell. Alleluia. Ť. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

Then he says the following Psalm :
PSALM 3.

I laid me down and slept, and
LO
ORD, how are they increased rose up again : for the Lord sus-

that trouble me : many are tained me. they that rise against me.

I will not be afraid for ten thouMany one there be that say of sands of the people : that have set my soul : There is no help for him themselves against me round about. in his God.

Up, Lord, and help me, O my But Thou, O Lord, art my de- God : for Thou smitest all mine fender : Thou art my worship and enemies upon the cheek-bone ; Thou the lifter up of my head.

hast broken the teeth of theungodly. I did call upon the Lord with Salvation belongeth unto the my voice : and He heard me out of Lord : and Thy blessing is upon His holy hill.

Thy people.

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