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The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.

FROM the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; for with him is the fountain of life, and in his light shall we see light.

Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice.

We will go into his tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool; we will worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is kind to all, even unto the evil and unthankful. He has nourished and brought us up

as children, though we have rebelled against him.

Let us then go unto our Father, and say unto him, Father, we have sinned against heaven and in thy sight, and are no more worthy to be called thy children.

Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be said by the Minister and People.

O ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, Unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid; With simplicity and godly sing cerity would we seek thee, Confessing our unthankfulness, and our manifold offences. We de

plore the sins which we have at any time committed, In thought, or af fection, in word, or deed, Against each other and against thee. And we humbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue every thought and desire to the obedience of the gospel. May we be convinced, O God, That till we know thee, we know nothing aright; That without thee, we have nothing of any worth; And in wandering from thee, we leave all that is truly good. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thy temple for ever. And wilt thou take us, O Lord, entirely into thy hands, with all that we have, And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, ever separate us from thee any 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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say,

O LORD, open thou our lips;

Answ. And our mouths shall show forth thy praise. Min. O God make speed

to save us.

Answ. O Lord make haste to help us.

Min. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.

Min. Praise ye the Lord. Answ. The Lord's name be praised.

Then shall be said, by the Minister and People alternately, the Psalms for

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from the Epistles, and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 67th Psalm, as followeth.


GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God shall bless us, and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

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Min. O God make clean our hearts within us; Ans. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.

Then shall the Minister offer the following Prayers.


of our being, who knowest O THOU great Author all our wants, and who alone art able to supply them; who perceivest all the dangers and evils to which we are exposed, and who alone canst defend us; whither shall we go but unto thee! We pray thee to compassionate our weakness, to guard us in peril, to direct us in doubt, and to save us from falling into sin. In every exposure may thy shield be over us. From the evil that is around and within us, graciously deliver us. Make the path of duty plain before us, and keep us in it even unto the


Heavenly Father, we beseech thee to watch over us this night, and preserve us from all harm. In the night of affliction and trouble may we look up unto

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