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thou wouldest be pleased to hope of glory. And, we bemake thy ways known unto seech thee, give us that due them, thy saving health unto all sense of all thy mercies, that nations. More especially we our hearts may be unfeignedly pray for thy holy Church uni. thankful, and that we may show versal; that it may be so guided forth thy praise, not only with and governed by thy good Spi- our lips, but in our lives; by rit, that all who profess and call giving up ourselves to thy serthemselves Christians, may be vice, and by walking before led into the way of truth, and thee in holiness and righteoushold the faith in unity of Spirit, ness all our days, through Jesus in the bond of peace, and in Christ our Lord; to whom, righteousness of life. Finally, with thee and the Holy Ghost, we commend to thy fatherly be all honour and glory, world goodness, all those who are any without end. Amen. ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it q A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. may please thee to comfort and LMIGHTY God, who hast relieve them, according to their
given us grace at this several necessities; giving them time, with one accord to make patience under their sufferings, our common supplications unto and a happy issue out of all their thee; and dost promise that afflictions: And this we beg for when two or three are gathered Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. together in thy name, thou wilt TA General Thanksgiving.
grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and peti.
of all mercies, we, thine be most expedient for them; unworthy servants, do give thee granting us in this world knowmost humble and hearty thanks ledge of thy truth, and in the for all thy goodness and loving wold to come life everlasting. kindness to us, and to all men. Amen. We bless thee for our creation,
2 Cor. xiii. 14. th, and all the bles
sus Christ, and the love of con of the world by God, and the fellowship of the -> Osiju sus Christ; for the Holy Ghost, be with us all ever.
race, and for the more. Amen.'
life; but, above
ere endeth the Order of Morning Prayer.
1 The Minister shall begin the EvenING PRAYER, by reading
one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture. THI 'HE Lord is in his holy tem- the voice of the Lord our God,
ple; let all the earth keep to walk in his laws which he set silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
From the rising of the sun O Lord, correct me, but with even unto the going down of the judgment; not in thine anger, same, my name shall be great lest thou bring me to nothing. among the Gentiles; and in eve- Jer. x. 24. Psal. vi. 1. ry place incense shall be offered Repent ye; for the kingdom of unto my name, and a pure offers heaven is at hand. St.Mat. iii. 2. ing; for my name shall be great I will arise and go to my father, among the heathen, saith the and will say unto him, Father, Í Lord of hosts. Mal. i. 11. have sinned against heaven, and
Let the words of my mouth, before thee, and am no more and the meditation of my heart, worthy to be called thy son. St. be alway acceptable in thy sight, Luke xv. 18, 19. O Lord, my strength and my Enter not into judgment with Redeemer. Psal. xix. 14. thy servant, O Lord; for in thy
When the wicked man turn- sight shall no man living be juseth away from his wickedness tified. Psal. cxliii. 2. that he hath committed, and If we say that we have no sin, doeth that which is lawful and we deceive ourselves, and the right, he shall save his soul alive. truth is not in us; but if we Ezek. xviii. 27.
confess our sins, God is faithI acknowledge my transgres- ful and just to forgive us our sions; and my sin is ever before sins, and to cleanse us from all me. Psal. li. 3.
unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. Hide thy face from my sins; 8, 9. and blot out all mine iniquities. q Then the Minister shall say, Psal. li. 9.
The sacrifices of God are a EARLY beloved brethren, broken spirit; a broken and a the scripture moveth us in contrite heart, O God, thou wilt sundry places, to acknowledge not despise. Psal. li. 17. and confess our manifold sins
Rend your heart and not your and wickedness, and that we garments, and turn unto the should not dissemble nor cloak Lord your God; for he is gra- them before the face of Almighcious and merciful, slow to an- ty God, our heavenly Father, ger, and of great kindness, and but confess them with an hur repenteth him of the evil. Joel ble, lowly, penitent, and coeii. 13.
dient heart; to the end that we To the Lord our God be- may obtain forgiveness of the long mercies and forgivenesses, same by his infinite goodness though we have rebelled against and mercy. And although we nim; neither have we obeyed ought, at all times, humbly to
our Lord Christ, do, when we assemble and meet who desireth not the death of a together, to render thanks for sinner, but rather that he may the great benefits that we have turn from his wickedness and received at his hands, to set forth live, hath given power and comhis most worthy praise, to hear mandment to his Ministers to his most holy word, and to ask declare and pronounce to his those things which are requisite people, being penitent, the Aband necessary, as well for the solution and Remission of their body as the soul. Wherefore, I sins. He pardoneth and abpray and beseech you, as many solveth all those who truly reas are here present, to accom- pent, and unfeignedly believe pany me, with a pure heart and his holy Gospel. Wherefore, humble voice, unto the throne of let us beseech him to grant us the heavenly grace, saying true repentance, and his Holy 14 general Confession, to be said Spirit; that those things may
by the whole Congregation af. please him which we do at this ter the Minister, all kneeling. present, and that the rest of our
life hereafter may be pure and ALMGather, We have er: LMIGHTY and most mer- holy; so that at the last we may
come to his eternal joy, through red and strayed from thy ways Jesus Christ our Lord. like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and q The People shall answer here, desires of our own hearts. We
and at the end of every Prayhave offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone
| Or this. we ought
have done venly Father, who, of his those things which we ought not great mercy, hath promised forto have done: And there is no giveness of sins to all those who, health in us. But thou, O Lord, with hearty repentance and true have mercy upon us, miserable faith, turn unto him; have offenders. Spare thou those, o mercy upon you, pardon and God, who confess their faults. deliver you from all your sins, Restore thou those who are pe- confirm and strengthen you in nitent; According to thy pro- all goodness, and bring you to mises declared unto mankind, everlasting life, through Jesus in Christ Jesus our Lord. And Christ our Lord. Amen. grant, О most merciful Father, 1 Then the Minister shall kneel, for his sake; That we may here and say the Lord's Prayer; after live a godly, righteous, and the People still kneeling, and sober life; To the glory of thy
repeating it with him, both holy name. Amen.
here, and wheresocver else it 1 The Declaration of Absolu is used in Divine Service.
Priest alone, Heaven, Hallowed be thy standing; the People still name; Thy Kingdom come; kneeling
Thy Will be done on Earth, as
it is in Heaven; Give us this day cy and truth toward the house our daily bread; And forgive us of Israel; and all the ends of the our trespasses, as we forgive world have seen the salvation of those who trespass against us; our God. And lead us not into temptation; Show yourselves joyful unto But deliver us from evil: For the Lord, all ye lands; sing, thine is the Kingdom, and the rejoice, and give thanks. Power, and the Glory, for ever Praise the Lord upon the and ever. Amen.
harp; sing to the harp with a 1 Then likewise he shall say,
psalm of thanksgiving.
With trumpets also and O Lord, open thou our lips; shawms, O show yourselvesjoy
Ans. And our mouth shall ful before the Lord the King. show forth thy praise.
Let the sea make a noise and 1 Here, all standing up, the Mi- all that therein is, the round nister shall say,
world and they that dwell there
in. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; and let the hills be joyful to
Let the floods clap their hands, Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, gether
before the Lord; for he world without end.
cometh to judge the earth.
With righteousness shall he Min. Praise ye the Lord. Ans. The Lord's name be judge the world, and the people
with equity. praised.
Or this. I Then shall follow a Portion of Bonum est confiteri. Psal. xcii.
the Psalms, as they are appointed, or one of the Selections,
as they IT is a good thing to give
thanks unto the Lord, and to are set forth by this Church, with sing praises unto thy name, O the Doxology, as in the Morning Most Highest; Service. Then shall be read the
To tell of thy loving kindness first Lesson, according to the Ta; early in the morning, and of thy ble or Calendar ; after which shall truth in the night season; be said or sung the following Upon an instrument of ten
Psalm, except when it is read in strings, and upon the lute; upon the ordinary course of the Psalms, a loud instrument, and upon the
on the nineteenth day of the month. harp. Cantate Domino. Psalm xcviii. For thou, Lord, hast made
me glad through thy works; and O a
song; for he hath done for the operations of thy hands. marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and 1 Then a Lesson of the New Teswith his hoły arm, hath he got
tament, as it is appointed: And ten himself the victory.
after that, shall be sung or said The Lord declared his salva
this Psalm, except on the twelfth tion; his righteousness hath he day of the month. openly sho is he sight of Deus misereatur. Psalm Ixvii the heathen.
OD be merciful unto us
GO He hath re ed his mer
and bless us, and show us
the light of his countenance, and Churches may omit the words, be merciful unto us.
He descended into Hell, or may, That thy way may be known instead of them, use the words, upon earth, thy saving health He went into the place of deamong all nations.
parted Spirits, which are consiLet the people praise thee, O dered as words of the same meanGod; yca, let all the people
ing in the Creed. praise thee.
Olet the nations rejoice and I Believe in God the Father be glad; for thou shalt judge the
Almighty, Maker of Heaven
and Earth: folk righteously, and govern the
And in Jesus Christ his only nations upon e::rth.
Son our Lord; Who was conLet the people praise thee, O ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born God; yea, let all the people of the Virgin Mary, Suffered praise thee
under Pontius Pilate, Was cruThen shall the earth bring cified, dead, and buried; He forth her increase; and God, descended into Hell; The third even our own God, shall give day he rose from the dead; He us his blessing. God shall bless us; and all teth on the right hand of God
ascended into Heaven, and sit. the ends of the world shall fear the Father Almighty; From him.
thence he shall come to judge Or this.
the quick and the dead. Benedic, Anima mea. Psal. cii. I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the Holy Catholic Church; The soul; and all that is within Communion of Saints; The mi, praise his holy name. forgiveness of sins; The resur
Praise the Lord, O my soul, rection of the body, And the and forget not all his benefits;
life everlasting. Amen. Who forgiveth all thy sin, and
Or this. healeth all thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from de. I believe in one God, the Fa
ther Almighty, Maker of stiuction, and crowneththee Heaven and Earth, and of all with mercy and loving kindness. things visible and invisible:
O praise the Lord, ye Angels And in one Lord Jesus Christ, of his, ye that excel in strength; the only begotten Son of God, ye
that fulfil his commandment, begotten of his Father before all and hearken unto the voice of worlds; God of God, Light of his word.
Light, very God of very God, O praise the Lord, all ye his begotten, not made, being of hosts; ye servants of his that one substance with the Father, do his pleasure.
by whom all things were made; O speak good of the Lord, all who for us men, and for our ve works of his, in all places of salvation, came down from Heahis dominion. Praise thou the ven, and was incarnate by the Lord, O my soul.
Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, Then shall be said the Apostles' and was made man, and was Creed, by the Minister and the crucified also for us under PonPeople, standing : And any tius Pilate. He suffered and was