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Or, Lord, Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that wilt by no means clear the guilty; (Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7.) Incline thine ear and hear: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. (Dan. ix. 18.)
Or, I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (Luke xv. 18, 19.) Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. (Ps. cxliii. 2.) I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. (Ps. li. 3, 9.)
THE CHURCH LITANY.
LoRD, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Our Father n:hich art in heaven, halloned be thy name; thy kingdom come ; thy mill be done in earth, as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as ne forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, the SoN, the Saviour of the world,
T. 22. Most holy, blessed TRINITY, We praise thee to etermity. :::: T. 132. p. 2. Thou LAMB once slain, our God and Lord, To needy prayers thine ear afford, And on us all have mercy. From coldness to thy merits and death, From error and misunderstanding, From the loss of our glory in thee, From the unhappy desire of becoming great, From self-complacency, From untimely projects, From needless perplexity, From the murdering spirit and devices of Satan, From the influence of the spirit of this world, From hypocrisy and famaticism, From the deceitfulness of sin, From all sin, Preserve us, gracious Lord and God.
By all the merits of thy life,
By thine agony and bloody sweat,
oy thy atoning death,
By thy rest in the grave,
By thy glorious resurrection and ascension,
By thy sitting at the right hand of God,
By thy sending the Holy Ghost,
By thy prevailing intercession,
By the holy sacraments,
By thy divine presence, (Matt. xxviii. 20.)
By thy coming again to thy church on earth, or our being called home to thee,
Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God.
T. 96. We humbly pray with one accord,
We poor sinners pray;
Grant us to bless them that curse us, and to do good to them
that hate us; (Matt. v. 44.) Have mercy upon our slanderers and persecutors, and lay not this sin to their charge; (Acts vii. 60.)
Hinder all schisms and offences; Put far from thy people all deceivers and seducers; Bring back those who have erred, or have been seduced; Grant love and unity to all our congregations: Hear us, gracious Lord and God. Thou Light and Desire of all nations, (Matt. iv. 16; Hag. ii. 7.) Watch over thy messengers both by land and sea; Prosper the endeavours of all thy servants, to spread thy gospel among heathen nations; Accompany the word of their testimony concerning thy atonement, with demonstration of the Spirit and of power; (1 Cor. ii. 4.) Bless our congregations gathered from among the heathen; Keep them as the apple of thine eye; (Deut. xxxii. 10.) Have mercy on thy ancient covenant-people, the Jews; deliver them from their blindness; (Rom. xi. 25, 26.) And bring all nations to the saving knowledge of thee: Hear us, gracious Lord and God. O praise the Lord, all ye heathen : Praise him, all ye nations. Give to thy people open doors to preach the gospel, and set them to thy praise on earth; (Rev. iii. 8.) Grant to all bishops and ministers of the church soundness of doctrine and holiness of life, and preserve them therein; (Tit. i. 7, ii. 1.) Help all elders to rule well, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine; that they may feed thy church, which thou hast purchased with thine own blood: (1 Tim. v. 17; Acts xx. 28.) IIear us, gracious Lord and God. Watch graciously over all kings, princes, and governments, and hear our intercessions for them; (1 Tim. ii. 1, 2.)
Grant and preserve unto them thoughts of peace and concord; We beseech thee especially, to pour down thy blessings in a plentiful manner upon our gracious Sovereign, Queen VICTORIA, the Prince Consort, the Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family; Grant that our Queen may enjoy a long and happy reign over us; stablish her in thy faith, fear, and love, that she may walk before thee as thy servant, and protect thy true religion in these mations; [Bless both Houses of Parliament, and direct their counsels;] Guide and protect the magistrates of the land wherein we dwell, and all that are put in authority; and grant us to lead under them a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty: (1 Tim. ii. 2.) Hear us, gracious Lord and God. Teach us to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for thy sake; and to seek the peace of the places where we dwell; (1 Pet. ii. 13; Jer. xxix. 7.) Grant them blessing and prosperity; Prevent war, and the effusion of human blood; Preserve the land from distress by fire and water, hail and tempest, plague, pestilence, and famine; Let the earth be like a field which the Lord blesseth; Give peace and salvation, O God, to this land, and to all orders of men therein: IIear us, gracious Lord and God. (To be prapet in time of Gołar. [Grant, O Lord, unto our Queen, in these times of danger, thy gracious counsel, that in all things she may approve herself the mother of her people; Be thou the gracious Protector of these nations, and of our fellow-subjects in all parts of the world; Turn the hearts of our enemies; defeat every evil design against us; and continue to show thy tender mercy unto this United Kingdom, as thou hast done in the days past; Cause us to bow down before thee, to confess our sins, and to b