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2. O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: pra is him, and magnify him for ever.

3. Oye Heavens, bless ye the Lord': praise him, an magnify him for ever.

4. Oye Waters, that be above the Firmament, bless y the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praira him, and magnify him for ever.

6. Oye Sun, and Moon, blefs ye the Lord: praise him and magnify him for ever.

7. Oye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord : praise him and magnify him for ever.

8. Oye Showers, and Dew, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

9. O ye winds of Goul, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

10. O ye Fire, and Heat, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever. 11. O ye Winter, and Summer, bless

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the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

PA RA PHRA S E. 1. O all things, animate and inanimate, join to bless the Lord : praise him, and exalt his name for ever.

2. O ye beings of an higher order, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and extol his name for ever.

3. O ye heavens, bless the name of the Almighty : bestow your praises upon his name, and magnify him to all eternity.

4. O ye waters that occupy the spaces above the firmament, bless ye che mott High: praise him and magnify him for ever. 5: O all ye powers subordinate to the Almighty, bless ye

the Lord ; praise him and magnify him for ever.

6. O ye sun and moon, glorious luminaries that rule the day and the night, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

7: Oye stars of heaven, whose rays dispel che darkness of the night, Bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

8. O ye fhowers and dew, to which the earth owes its fertility, bless she all-bounteous Author of nature, praise him and excol his name for ever.

9. O ye winds of heaven that purify the air, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

jo. O ye fire and heat, which are productive of so many blessings to mankind, bless ye our benevolent Creator, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

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12. O ye Dews, and Frosts, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Frost, and Cold, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Oye Ice, and Snow, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever,

13. O ye Nights, and Days, bless ye the Lord: praile him, and magnify him for ever.

14. Oye Light, and Darkness, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

15. O ye Lightnings, and Clouds, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

16. O let the Earth bless the Lord : yea, let it praise him, and magnity him for ever.

17. O ye Mountains, and Hills, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever. 18. O all ye green Things upon the Earth, bless ye

the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

19. Oye Wells, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

PA RA P H R A SE. 11. Oye winter and summer, who, by alternate heat and cold do good to the earth, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

12. ye dews and frosts só beneficial to the earth, praise the Lord ani magnify his name for ever.

13. Oye nights and days, who, by alternately facceeding each other, afford to men a proper season both for labour and repose, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

14. O light who doft constitute the day, and darkness who doit constitute the night, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever,

15. O ye lightnings and clouds, whereby both the omnipotence and goodness of God are equally displayed, bless ye his name, praise him and magnify him for ever.

16. O let the earth, made for the use of man, blefs the Lord, nay more, let it raise the glory of God, let it extol and magnify his name for ever.

17. O ye mountains and hills, by which the surface of the globe is direrfified, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

18. O all ye various herbs which are of such high utility to srankind, bless the Lord, 'praise him and magnify his name for ever.

19. Oye wells, which supply mankind with salubrious draughts, praise the all-bountcous Being, unto wiom we owe you, extol and magnify his name for ever.

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20. Oye Seas, and Floods, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

21. O ye Whales, and all that move in the Waters, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. .: 22. O all ye Fowls of the Air, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

23. O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

24. Oye children of Men, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

25. o let Israel bless the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

26. Oye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praife him, and magnify him for ever.

27. Oye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. 28. O ye Spirits and Souls of the righteous, bless ye

the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

PA RA PHRASE. 20. O ye seas, whom his Almighty Power heaves at pleasure ; Oye floods, bless the Lord, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

21. Oye whales, who in ntagnitude surpass all creatures that swim in the ocean, join with all that move therein; to bless the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

22. O all ye birds, that wing your way thro' the air, bless ye the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever.

23. O all ye beafts of the earth, to whom the Lord affords food fit for you, jointly bless the bounteous Creator, praise him and magnify his name for ever.

24. O human beings, whom the Almighty has endowed with the gift of reason, and on whom he has poured his choicest blessings, praise your Benefactor and magnify his name for ever.

25. Let Israel, the peculiar people of the Lord, bless his name, praise and extol him for ever.

26. O ye ministers of God, chosen to serve at his altar, as you are in dury bound, zealously bless the name of the Lord, praise him and magnify him for ever

27. O all you, who owe allegiance to the Lord, bless his name, praise him and magnify him for ever.

28. O ye spirits and souls of just men made perfect, bless ye the Lord, praise him and glorify his name for ever.

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29. O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

30. O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghoft;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Then fall be read in like manner the Second Lefon, taken out of the New

Tefamont : And after that, the Hymn following ; except when that foal! bappen to be read in the Chapter for the Day; or for the Gospel of St. John Baptit's Day.

Benedi&tus. St. Luke 1. 68.

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visited, and redeemed his people ; 2. And hath raised up a mighty falvation for us : in the house of his servant David;

3. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets : which have been since the world began;

4. That we should be saved from our enemies : and from the hands of all that hate us;

PAR AP H R AS E. 29. O you, who are endued with true virtue and humility, bless the Lord, praise and extol him for aver.

30. 0 Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord, exert yourfelves to the utmost to praise him and glorify his name.

1. Blessed and praised be the Almighty Sovereign of the world, who is in a more peculiar manner the God of the people of Israel, the rest of pankind remaining in ignorance and idolatry, (Pfal. Ixxii. 18. and cvi. 13.) who has visited, (this expression, according to the Hebrew idiom implies, kindly come to the alliance of his people. Exod. iii. 16.) and tedected them from che lavery.of fin.

2. And has raised up such a salutiferous horn, i.e. a royal power, ?Dan, vii. 24. Zach. i. 18 ) as will not fail to procure us falvation, andi It is out of the family of holy David, from who fe race the Melliah is to come.

3. Which coming of the Mefiah's was foretold by a chain of prophe. cies from the beginning of the world ; when it was declared by the Almighty, that the woman's feed should bruise the serpent's head. Gen. iii. 15.

4. The end of whose coming is to rescue us from our most inveterale Feries, the world, the fesh, and the devil.

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· 5. To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers : and to remember his holy covenant ;

6. To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham: that he would give us ;

7. That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies : might serve him without fear ;

8. In holiness and righteousness before him; all the days of our life.

9. And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

10. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins,

11. Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the Day-spring from on high hath visited us ;

12. To give light to them that fit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

PA RA PHRASE. 5. That the merciful promises made by God to our forefathers the patriarchs, to whom he declared what favours he would confer

upon their pofterity, might be accomplished. Gen. xii. 3. and xxxv, 2. Exod. xx. 6.

6. And that he might fulfil the oath, (Gen. xii. 16.) by which he ra. tified the covenant that he had made with Abraham, that he would confer upon us the following blestings.

7. That being freed by the Messiah from our grand enemy, the devil, we might worship God with greater confidence and satisfaction, and be less afraid of his wrath, than under the Mofaical ordinances.

8. Not so much by adhering to legal institutions, as by piety and jusrice, and whatever else belongs to a spiritual worship.

9. And thou, O my little child here present, thall be the prophet spoken of by Isaiah, and the forerunner of the Messiah, who is to prepare the way of the Lord,

1o. And to declare to the world, particularly to the Jewish nation, that salvation was now coming to them, and that they mighr fhortly expee the remiffion.

11. Which pardon of sins, and other favours of the Mefliah, were the effects of the tender mercy of the divine Nature, which would not suffer che human race to perish without a Redeemer; and therefore sent that day-spring, the Mesliah, to shine upon us.

12: And as the sun dispels the darkness, after a long winter's night, to give a comfortablc light to those who have palled so many hours in the

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