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I The Instituted Minister, standing up, shall say,
Let us pray.
tion of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief Corner-Stone; Grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be so joined together in unity of spirit, und in the bond of peace, that they may be an holy temple acceptable unto thee. And especially to this Congregation present, give the abundance of thy grace; that with one heart they may desire the prosperity of thy holy Apostolic Church, and with one mouth may profess the faith once delivered to the Saints. Defend them from the sins of heresy and schism : let not the foot of pride come nigh to hurt them, no: the hand of the ungodly to cast them down. And grant that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; that so they may walk in the ways of truth and peace, and at last be numbered with thy Saints in glory everlasting; ihrough thy merits, o blessed Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, who art with the Father and the Holy Ghost one God, world without end. Amen.
T Then shall follow the Sermon : and after that the Instituted Min
ister shall proceed to the Communion Service, and to administer the holy Eucharist to his Congregation ; and after the Benediction, (which he shall always pronounce, the Wardens, Vestry, and others, shall salute and welcome him, bidding him God speed. When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at the Institution of a Minister, he shall make to him the address prescribed in this Office in the form of a letter; and may perform such other duties herein assigned the Instituting Minister as he may choose.
PSALMS OF DAVID
SUITED TO THE
FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,
OTHER OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIR.
“ RY the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protest
o ant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all con. gregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister.
" And it shall be the duty of every Minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung.”
“And further, it shall be the duty of every Minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."
FROM THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE
SELECTION 1. C. M.
From the i. Psalm of David.
Where men profanely talk;
His business and delight; Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit does bend, He still shall flourish, and success
All his designs attend. 4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,
No lasting root shall find; Untimely blasted and dispersed
Like chaff before the wind. 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb
Before their Judge's face: No formal hypocrite shall then
Among the saints have place.
To happiness they tend :
Shall both in ruin end.
SELECTION 2. C. M.
From the it. Psalm of David. MHUS God declares his sovereign will: 1 "The king that I ordain, Whose throne is fix'd on Zion's hill,
Shall there securely reign." 2 Attend, 0 earth, whilst I declare
God's uncontroll’d decree: “Thou art my son; this day, my heir
Have I begotten thee. 3 "Ask, and receive thy full demands;
Thine shall the heathen be;
Shall be possess’d by thee." 4 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear,
Ye judges of the earth;
Rejoice with awful mirth.
Your timely homage pay:
Incensed by your delay.
Who can endure the flame!
On his most holy Name.
SELECTION 3. C. M.
From the iii. Psalm of David. MHOU, gracious God, art my defence; 1 On thee my hopes rely: Thou art my glory, and shalt yet
Lift up my head on high. 2 Since whensoe'er, in my distress,
To God I made my prayer,