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Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great king above all gods.
For in his hands are all the ends of the earth; and the heights of the mountains are his.
For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us adore and fall down, and weep before the Lord that made us.
For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
To-day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness; where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.
Forty years long was I offended with that generation; and I said: These always err in their hearts.
And these men have not known my ways; so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
¶ Then may be read the Lessons taken out of the Old and New Testament, as marked in the Table.
¶If the Lessons be publicly read, the person reading them should say before each Lesson, Here beginneth such a chapter, or verse of such a chapter, of such a book.
Te Deum laudamus,
WE praise thee, O God; we confess thee our Lord.
Thee, the father everlasting, all the earth doth worship.
To thee the angels, to thee the heavens, and all the powers,
To thee the cherubim and seraphim cry out without ceasing:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Full are the heavens and the earth of the majesty of thy glory.
Thee the glorious choir of the apostles,
Thee the laudable number of the prophets, Thee the white-robed army of martyrs, doth praise.
Thee the holy church throughout the world doth confess,
The Father of incomprehensible majesty, Thy venerable, true, and only Son, And the Holy Ghost the Paraclete. Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. Thou being to take upon thee to deliver man, didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
Thou having overcome the sting of death, hast opened to believers the kingdom of heaven. Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
Thee we believe to be the Judge to come.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints in eternal glory.
O Lord save thy people, and bless thine inheritance.
And govern them; and exalt them for ever.
And we praise thy name for ever and ever. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy
Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; as we have put our trust in thee.
In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me not be confounded for ever.
V. Incline unto mine aid, O God.
Dominus regnavit. Psal. xcii.
THE Lord hath reigned, he is clothed with beauty: the Lord is clothed with strength, and hath girded himself.
For he hath established the world, which shall not be moved.
Thy throne is prepared from of old: thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord: the floods have lifted up their voice.
The floods have lifted up their waves, with the noise of many waters.
Wonderful are the surges of the sea: wonderful is the Lord on high.
Thy testimonies are become exceedingly credible: holiness becometh thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Jubilate Deo. Psal. xcix.
SING joyfully to God, all the earth; serve ye the Lord with gladness.
Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: he made us, and not we ourselves.
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns; and give glory to him.
Praise ye his name; for the Lord is sweet; his mercy endureth for ever; and his truth to generation and generation.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Deus, Deus meus. Psal. lxii.
O GOD, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day.
For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water; so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips shall praise.
Thus will I bless thee all my life long and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning: Because thou hast been my helper.
And I will rejoice under the covert of thy wings: my soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.
But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth: They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portion of foxes.
But the king shall rejoice in God; all they shall be praised that swear by him because the mouth is stopped of them that speak wicked things.
Deus misereatur nostri. Psal. lxvi.
MAY God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.
That we may know thy way upon earth, thy salvation in all nations.
Let people confess to thee, O God: let all people give praise to thee.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.
Let the people, O God, confess to thee, let all the people give praise to thee. The earth hath yielded her fruit.
May God, our own God bless us: May God bless us and all the ends of the earth fear him. Glory be to the Father, &c.
Benedicite opera omnia. Dan. iii.
ALL ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless the Lord; O ye heavens, bless the Lord.
O all ye waters that are above the heavens, bless the Lord; all ye powers of the Lord, bless the Lord.
O ye sun and moon, bless the Lord; O ye stars of heaven, bless the Lord.
O every shower and dew, bless ye the Lord; O all ye spirits of God, bless the Lord,
0 ye fire and heat, bless the Lord; 0 ye cold and heat, bless the Lord.
O yé dews and hoary frost, bless the Lord; frost and cold, bless the Lord.
O ye ice and snow, bless the Lord; O ye -nights and days, bless the Lord.
O ye light and darkness, bless the Lord; O ye lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord.
O let the earth bless the Lord; let it praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye mountains and hills, bless the Lord; O all ye things that spring up in the earth, bless the Lord.