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thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble ; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Şon our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
TO our prayers, O LORD, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgiving
nksgiving. thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations ; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy holy Spirit ; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day : beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankful. ness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour. JESUS CHRIST. Amen,
Prayer for God's IN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy protection through gracious protection to us this night. Defend us
ng from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear
of them; that we inay enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: so that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
1 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin
with a chapter, or part of a chapter, from the New Testament.
TO BE USED INSTEAD OF THE PSALMS FOR THE DAY, AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE MINISTER.
SELECTION I. | gold; sweeter also than honey, Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.
and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy THE heavens declare the
le servant taught; and in keeping glory of God; and the firma- |
arma of them there is great reward. ment showeth his handy work.
Who can tell how oft he One day telleth another; and
offendeth ? O cleanse thou me one night certifieth another.
from my secret faults. There is neither speech nor
Keep thy servant also from language; but their voices are
I presumptuous sins, lest they heard among them.
get the dominion over me. Their sound is gone out into
Let the words of my mouth, all lands; and their words into and the meditation of my heart. the ends of the world.
be alway acceptable in thy In them hath he set a taberna
sight, cle for the sun; which cometh | O LORD. my strength, and forth as a bridegroom out of
my Redeemer, his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra. It goeth forth from the utter- THE earth is the LORD's, most part of the heaven, and and all that therein is; the runneth about unto the end of compass of the world, and they it again ; and there is nothing that dwell therein. hid from the heat thereof. For he hath founded it upon
The law of the Lord is an the seas, and prepared it upon undefiled law, converting the the floods, soul; the testimony of the LORD Who shall ascend into the is sure, and giveth wisdom unto hill of the LORD? or who shall the simple.
rise up in his holy place ? The statutes of the LORD are Even he that hath clean right, and rejoice the heart ; hands and a pure heart; and the commandment of the LORD that hath not lift up his mind is pure, and giveth light unto unto vanity, nor sworn to dethe eyes.
ceive his neighbour. The fear of the Lord is clean, He shall receive the blessing and endureth for ever ; the from the Lord; and righteous judgments of the LORD are ness from the God of his salvatrue, and righteous altogether. tion.
More to be desired are they This is the generation of than gold, yea, than much fine I those who seek him ; even of those who seek thy face, 01 He hath not dealt with us Jacob.
after our sins ; nor rewarded List up your heads, Oye us according to our wicked. gates, and be ye lift up ye nesses. everlasting doors, and the King For look how high the heaven of glory shall come in.
is in comparison of the earth; Who is the King of glory? so great is his mercy also toIt is the LORD strong and ward those who fear him! mighty, even the LORD mighty Look how wide also the east in battle.
is from the west ; so far hath Lift up your heads, 0 ye he set our sins from us ! gates, and be ye lift up ye Yea, like as a father pitieth everlasting doors, and the King his own children ; even so is of glory shall come in.
the LORD merciful unto them Who is the King of glory ? that fear him, Even the LORD of hosts, he is For he knoweth whereof we the King of glory,
are made; he remembereth that
we are but dust. Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea.
| The days of man are but as PRAISE the LORD, O my grass ; for he flourisheth as a soul; and all that is within me, flower of the field. praise his holy name.
For as soon as the wind Praise the LORD, O my goeth over it, it is gone; and soul; and forget not all his the place thereof shall know it benefits ;
no more. Who forgiveth all thy sin, But the merciful goodness of and healeth all thine infirmi- the Lord endureth for ever and ties;
ever upon those who fear him; Who saveth thy life from and his righteousness upon destruction, and crowneth thee children's children; with mercy and loving kind- Even upon such as keep his ness ;
covenant, and think upon his Who satisfieth thy mouth commandments to do them. with good things, making thee The Lord hath prepared his young and lusty as an eagle. seat in heaven, and his kingdom
The Lord executeth right-ruleth over all. eousness and judgment, for all O praise the LORD, ye Angels them that are oppressed with of his, ye that excel in strength; wrong.
ye that fulfil his commandment, He showed his ways unto and hearken unto the voice of Moses, his works unto the his words. children of Israel.
| O praise the LORD, all ye his The Lord is full of compas- hosts ; ye servants of his, that sion and mercy, long-suffering, do his pleasure. and of great goodness.
O speak good of the LORD, He will not alway be chiding; all ye works of his, in all places neither keepeth he his anger of his dominion: Praise thou for ever.
| the LORD, O my soul.
SÉLECTION II. thy works, and that my soul
knoweth right well. FROM PSALM 139. Domine, probasti. My bones are not hid from
O LORD, thou hast searched thee, though I be made secretly, me out, and known me; thou and fashioned beneath in the knowest my down-sitting, and earth. mine up-rising ; thou under- Thine eyes did see my substandest my thoughts long be- stance, yet being imperfect; fore.
and in thy book were all my Thou art about my path, and members written. about my bed, and spiest out all Which day by day were my ways.
fashioned, when as yet there For lo, there is not a word in wàs none of them. my tongue, but thou, O LORD, How dear are thy counsels knowest it altogether.
| unto me, O GOD; O how great Thou hast fashioned me be- is the sum of them! hind and before, and laid thine If I tell them, they are more hand upon me.
in number than the sand; when Such knowledge is too won- I wake up, I am present with derful and excellent for me; I thee. cannot attain unto it.
Try me, O God, and seek the Whither shall I go then from ground of my heart; prove me, thy Spirit? or whither shall I and examine my thoughts. go then from thy presence? Look well if there be any
If I climb up into heaven, way of wickedness in me; and thou art there; if I go down to lead me in the way everlasting. hell, thou art there also. If I take the wings of the
Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Dous. morning, and remain in the I WILL magnify thee, O uttermost parts of the sea ; God, my King, and I will praise
Even there also shall thy thy name for ever and ever. hand lead me, and thy right Every day will I give thanks hand shall hold me.
unto thee, and praise thy name If I say, Peradventure the for ever and ever. darkness shall cover me; then . Great is the LORD, and marshall my night be turned to vellous, worthy to be praised; day.
I there is no end of his greatYea, the darkness is no ness. darkness with thee, but the One generation shall praise night is as clear as the day; thy works unto another, and the darkness and light to thee declare thy power. are both alike.
As for me, I will be talking For my reins are thine, thod of thy worship, thy glory, thy hast covered me in my mother's praise, and wondrous works; womb.
So that men shall speak of I will give thanks unto thee, the might of thy marvellous for I am fearfully and wonder- acts; and I will also tell of thy fully made : marvellous are greatness.
The memorial of thine| SELECTION III. abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of FROM PS
sing of FROM Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Dcus. thy righteousness.
HAVE mercy upon me, o The LORD is gracious and God, after thy great goodness ; merciful; long-suffering, and according to the multitude of of great goodness.
thy mercies, do away mine The LORD is loving unto offences. every man, and his mercy is Wash me thoroughly from over all his works.
my wickedness, and cleanse me All thy works praise thee, O from my sin : LORD ; and thy saints give For I acknowledge my faults, thanks unto thee.
and my sin is ever before me. They show the glory of thy Against thee only have I kingdom, and talk of thy power; sinned, and done this evil in
That thy power, thy glory, thy sight, that thou mightest be and mightiness of thy kingdom, justified in thy saying, and clear might be known unto men. when thou art judged.
Thy kingdom is an everlast- Behold, I was shapen in ing kingdom, and thy dominion wickedness, and in sin hath my endureth throughout all ages. mother conceived me.
The LORD upholdeth all such! But lo, thou requirest truth as fall, and lifteth up all those in the inward parts, and shalt who are down.
make me to understand wisdom The eyes of all wait upon secretly. thee, O LORD, and thou givest Thou shalt purge me with them their meat in due season. hyssop, and I shall be clean ;
Thou openest thine hand, and thou shalt wash me, and I shall fillest all things living with be whiter than snow. plenteousness.
Thou shalt make me hear of The Lord is righteous in all joy and gladness, that the bones his ways, and holy in all his which thou hast broken may works.
rejoice. The Lord is nigh unto all Turn thy face from my sins, them that call upon him ; yea, and put out all my misdeeds. all such as call upon him faith- Make me a clean heart, O fully.
God, and renew a right spirit He will fulfil the desire of within me. those who fear him; he also Cast me not away from thy will hear their cry, and will help presence, and take not thy them.
holy Spirit from me. The LORD preserveth all ó give me the comfort of thy those who love him ; but scat- help again, and stablish me tereth abroad all the ungodly. with thy free Spirit.
My mouth shall speak the Then shall I teach thy ways praise of the LORD: and let all unto the wicked, and sinners flesh give thanks unto his holy shall be converted unto thee. name for ever and ever.
Deliver me from blood