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I Then shall be sung, or else said by the Minister and
People, alternately, the following Anthem; except on the days for which other Anthems are appointed; which are Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter, and Whitsunday.
Venite, exultemus Domino. O COME, let us sing unto the Lord ; let us
U heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God; and a great king above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth ; and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.
O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
1 Then shall be said, by the Minister and People, alternately, the Psalms for the Day. And at the close of
the Psalms shall be repeated the following Doxology. N 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, taken out of 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 following Hymn.
Te Deum laudamus. W E praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee
V to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein.
To thee cherubim and seraphim continually do cry,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles, praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets, praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs, praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all the world, doth acknowledge thee,
The Father of an infinite majesty ;
And Jesus Christ is thy well beloved Son.
When thou gavest him to deliver man, it pleased thee that he should be born of a virgin.
When he had overcome the sharpness of death, he did open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
He sitteth at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe, that he shall come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed through his most precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints, in glory everlasting
O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage. Govern them, and lift them up for ever. Day by day we magnify thee; And we worship thy name, ever, world without
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us; have mercy upon
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have we trusted ; let us never be confounded
1 Or this Psalm. Exaltabo te, Deus. Psalm CXLV. I WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; and I I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and marvellous, worthy to be praised ; there is no end of his greatness.
One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.
The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shown; and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, long suffering, and of great goodness.
The Lord is' loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.
All thy works praise thee, O Lord, and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom might be known unto men.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those who are down.
The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The Lord is nigh unto all those who call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him ; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.
The Lord preserveth all those who love him ; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever. Amen.
I Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON,
taken out of the New Testament: 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 following Hymn.
Benedictus. ST. LUKE I. 68. PLESSED be the Lord God of Israel ; for he D hath visited and redeemed his people ;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us, in the house of his servant David ;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began ;
That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us.
Or this Psalm.
Jubilate Deo. Psalm C.
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.