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Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me..
Sing we the song of those who stand
Around th' eternal throne,
A multitude unknown.
Life's poor distinctions vanish here;
To-day, the young, the old,
One Shepherd and one fold.
Toil, trial, suffering still await
On earth the pilgrim's throng;
The church triumphant's song.
Then hallelujah! power and praise
To God in Christ be given ;
Renew the song in heaven.
'Tis God the Spirit leads
In paths before unknown:
The strength is all his own.
Assisted by his grace,
We still pursue our way,
Secure in endless day.
'Tis he that works to will ;
'Tis he that works to do:
His be the glory too.
Then shall be read a portion of the sacred Scrip
tures, from the New Testament ; at the close of which the Minister may say,
Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be all honor and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Then may follow extemporaneous Prayer; and the remaining Exercises will be as in the Morning Service. See page 18.
ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION
LORD'S SUPPER. OR HOLY COMMUNION.
ISTER MAY COMMENCE BY READING THESE
SENTENCES OF SCRIPTURE.
[It is recommended that the administration of this
Ordinance shall be either in the morning or afternoon of the first Sunday of each month, and that it take the place of the usual religious exercises.]
BLESSED are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peace-makers; for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.
Let your light so shine before men, that they, seeing your good works, may glorify your Father who is in heaven.
The following, or some other suitable Exhortation,
may then be used :
My brethren, in obedience to the commands of our dying Lord, we have met once more around his table. While the memorials of his love are before us, we ought most deeply to feel, and most heartily to acknowledge, the debt of gratitude which we owe to him. We should most humbly confess our manifold transgressions, from the power of which he died to save us. We should with most earnest prayer renew our resolutions to obey his commands and follow his example, that we may obtain the benefit of his sufferings and death. Let us, therefore, as with one heart and one mind, lift up our souls to our heavenly Father..
Let us Pray.
O God, our heavenly Father, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who didst send him into the world that the world through him might be saved, we thank thee that we are permitted here to call upon his name, and testify our obedience to his words. We thank thee for the inestimable blessings which he suffered and died to give to us; for his manifestations of thy love and paternal care ; for his holy example; for his revelations of thy will, and for his promise of eternal life. Assist us by thy Holy Spirit, O God, so to repent of our sins, that we may depart from every evil way, in thought, word, and in deed. Assist us worthily to partake in this holy ordinance, with humble and contrite hearts. And enable us, in all that we do, to glorify thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of thy great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto thee, have mercy upon us; pardon and deliver us from all our sins; confirm and strengthen us in all goodness; and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our 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