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He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the world.
He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise that he made to a thousand generations ;
Even the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac ;
And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament;
Saying, “ Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.”
When there were yet but a few of them, and they strangers in the land ;
What time as they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people ;
He suffered no man to do them wrong, but reproved even kings for their sakes.
“Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness;
And gave them the lands of the heathen ; and they took the labors of the people in possession ;
That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.
Now unto the King eternal, etc.
The Minister may use the common Service for Morn
ing or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalms for the Day of the Month; instead of which, the following Psalms are to be said.
CLAP your hands together all ye people; O
sing unto God with the voice of melody. For the Lord is high, and to be feared; he is the great King over all the earth.
He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
He shall choose out an heritage for us, even the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.
God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
For God is the King of all the earth ; sing ye praises with understanding.
God reigneth over the nations; God sitteth upon his holy throne.
The princes of the heathen are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham ; for God, who is high exalted, doth defend the earth as it were with a shield.
PSALM CXLVII. PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is a good thing to 1 sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
The Lord doth build up Jerusalem and gather together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth those who are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; and calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.
The Lord lifteth up the meek; and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains;
Who giveth to the beast his food, and feedeth the young ravens that cry.
He hath no pleasure in the strength of the horse; neither delighteth he in the force of man.
But the Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem ; praise thy God, O Sion.
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; and hath blessed thy children within thee.
He maketh peace in thy borders; and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth; and his word is instantly obeyed.
He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
He casteth forth his ice like morsels ; who can stand before his cold ?
He sendeth out his word and melteth them; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
He hath not dealt so with any other nation ; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws. Praise ye the Lord.
ary. Praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his noble acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet ; praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals; praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, 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; and then the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament: Deut. viii. or xxvi. or xxviii. to v. 15. Isaiah xii. or xxv. to v. 10. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung or said the following Anthem.
PSALM C. O BE joyful in the Lord all ye lands; serve the
Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise ; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the New Testament : St. Luke xii. 13 to 32. Philipp. iv. 4 to 14. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung or said the following Psalm.
Psalm CXXXVI. GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth forever.