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PSALM CL.

PRAISE

ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: Praise him in the firmament of his

power. Praise him for his mighty acts:

Praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet;

Praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance;

Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals:

Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

Praise ye the Lord.

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AN THEMS.

FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.

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To be used at Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, O

come, let us sing, &c. LORY be to God in the highest, on earth peace,

good will toward men. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance;

Through the tender mercies of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet in the way

of

peace. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who bringeth good tidings; who publisheth peace; who bringeth good tidings of good; who publisheth salvation ; who saith unto Sion, Thy God reigneth.

There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true of heart.

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day.

Let all those who seek him be joyful and glad in him, and let all such as love his salvation say always,

The Lord be praised.

FOR GOOD FRIDAY.

THE people stood up, and the rulers took coun

sel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.

They cast their heads together with one consent, and were confederate against him.

They spake against him with false tongues, and encompassed him about with words of hatred, and fought against him without a cause.

False witnesses also did rise up against him; they laid to his charge things that he knew not.

For the sins of the people, and the iniquity of the priests, they shed the blood of the just in the midst of Jerusalem.

He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

But, thou, Lord, hast highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name;

That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Christ Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

FOR EASTER DAY.

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YHRIST our passover is sacrificed for

us;

therefore let us keep the feast; not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ is risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of those who slept.

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him, who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.

In the afternoon of Easter, the children and youth of the

Congregation may meet in Church with their Teachers and Parents, and hold a joyous anniversary. The Church should be pleasantly adorned, and as far as is convenient, with flowers ; and suitable tokens should be provided, especially for the scholars of the Sunday School. The Minister should conduct the service, which may be as follows :

EASTER FESTIVAL OF YOUTH.

I. SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE.

1.-CRANT BY THE CHOIR OF Boys. Venite or Anthem. 2.-LESSON FROM THE SCRIPTURES. Pastor and Scholars,

3.-PRAYER BY PASTOR AND SCHOLARS.

. 4.-AN EASTER CAROL.

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Let the merry church-bells ring,

Hence with tears and sighing;
Frost and cold have fled from Spring,

Life hath conquered dying:
Flowers are smiling, fields are gay,

Sunny is the weather:
With our rising Lord to-day

All things rise together.
Let the birds sing out again

From their leafy chapel,
Praising Him, with whom in vain

Sin hath sought to grapple:
Sounds of joy come loud and clear,

As the breezes flutter;
He arose, and is not here,

Is the strain they utter.

Let the past of grief be past;

This our comfort giveth,
He was slain on Friday last,

But to-day he liveth:

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