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T The Minister shall begin the Service with the fol
lowing Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the
People. FROM ROM the rising of the sun, unto the going
down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; for with him is the fountain of life, and in his light shall we see light.
"Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands be an evening sacrifice.
We will go into his tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool ; we will worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is kind to all, even unto the evil and unthankful. He has nourished and brought us up as children, though we have rebelled against him.
Let us then go unto our Father, and say unto him, Father, we have sinned against heaven and
in thy sight, and are no more worthy to be called thy children.
1 Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be
said by the Minister and People,
O ALMIGHTY God and most merciful Fa
ther, Unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid ; With simplicity and godly sincerity would we seek thee, Confessing our unthankfulness, and our manifold offences. We deplore the sins which we have at any time committed, In thought or affection, in word or deed, Against each other and against thee. And we humbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us ; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue our thoughts and desires to the obedience of the Gospel. May we be convinced, O God, That till we know thee, we know nothing aright; That without thee, we have nothing of any worth ; And in wandering from thee, we leave all that is truly good. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thy temple for ever. And wilt thou take us, O Lord, entirely into thy hands, with all that we have, And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, ever separate us from thee any more. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be
thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against
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.
| Then shall the Minister say, O LORD, open thou our lips ;
Answ. And our mouths will show forth thy praise.
Min. O God, make speed to save us.
Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be shown upon us;
Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
1 Then shall be said, by the Minister and People, alter
nately, the Psalms for the Day, or a Selection from the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister; and at the close of the Psalms shall be repeated the follow
ing Doxology. NO OW unto the King eternal, immortal, invis
ible, the only wise God; Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
| Then may follow an Anthem, or a Voluntary on the
Organ. After which the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, from the Old Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else said by the Minister and People alternately, the 98th Psalm as followeth.
Cantate Domino. PSALM XCVIII.
SING unto the Lord a new song; for he
hath done marvellous things. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation ; his righteousness hath he openly shown in the sight of the heathen.
He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel ; and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp; sing to the harp with a Psalm of thanksgiving ;
With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the king.
Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is ; the round world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands; and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth.
With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Quam dilecta ! Psalm LXXXIV. O
HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord
of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
As the sparrow findeth a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young, so let me dwell at thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
Blessed are they who dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee.
Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are thy ways.
They will go from strength to strength, till every one of them appeareth before God in Sion.
For a day in thy courts is better than a thou: sand elsewhere. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield ; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord, God of hosts, blessed is the man who trusteth in thee.
| Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON
from the Epistles; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 67th Psalm, as followeth.