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O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints : and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish : all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bring forth fruit in their old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
To show that the Lord is upright: he is our rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Then read a Lesson out of the Epistles of St. Paul, or any of the Canonical
Epistles; in order, or selected upon special occasions.
After the Lesson, say this Psalm. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer: and attend to the voice of my supplications.
Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger towards us to cease.
For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy to all them that call upon thee.
O remember not against us former iniquities : let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
Teach us thy way, O God, and we will walk in thy truth : unite our hearts to fear thy name.
O satisfy us early with thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
So we, thy people and sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever : we will show forth thy praise from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
Into thy hand I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
Make thy face to shine upon thy servants : save us for thy mercies' sake.
For great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee: which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Thou art my hiding place : thou shalt preserve me from trouble: thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliver
Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
He appointed the moon for certain seasons; and the sun knoweth his going down.
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise unto my God while I have my being: my meditation of him shall be sweet, I will rejoice in the Lord.
I will both lay me down in peace and sleep: for thou, Lord, makest me dwell in safety.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Or else say Psalm 103d, or the 91st, or the 121st.
Then shall follow the Apostles' Creed. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven nd earth :-And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: Which was conceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried : He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic church: The communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins : The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting. Amen.
Minister. The Lord be with you.
Let us pray:
Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name: Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done in carth as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread : And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that 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 follows the first Collect, as at Morning Prayer.
I. O great King of heaven and earth, the Lord and Patron of all ages, receive thy servants approaching to the throne of grace in the name of Jesus Christ. Give unto every one of us what is best for us, cast out all evil from within us, work in us a fulness of holiness, of wisdom and spiritual understanding, that we, increasing in the knowledge of God, may be fruitful in every good work; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Or this. Save us, defend and keep us in thy fear and love, O thou God of mercy and grace. Give unto us the light of thy countenance, pardon of our sins, health of body, sanctification of our spirits, peace from heaven, and salvation of our souls in the day of our Lord Jesus. Amen.
For Repentance and a Holy Life.
by thy word and thy Spirit dost conduct all thy servants in
of peace and sanctity, inviting them by promises, and winning them by love, endearing them by necessities, and obliging them by the perpetual testimonies of thy lovingkindness; grant unto us so truly to repent us of our sins, so carefully to reform our errors, so diligently to watch over all our actions, so industriously to do all our duty, that we may never transgress thy holy laws willingly; but that it may be the work of our lives to obey thee, the joy of our souls to please thee, the satisfaction of all our hopes, and the perfection of our desires, to live with thee in the holiness of thy kingdom of grace and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Peace. O Almighty and most gracious Father, who art the Fountain of peace, and the Father of unions, we pray unto thee for peace, for love, and for thy salvation. Let a holy peace for ever dwell in our consciences. Let peace and holiness, and God's blessing, for ever adorn, support, and enlarge this family: [or parish, or church, or commonwealth.] Let there be peace and union of minds in all Christian assemblies, one heart, and one voice, the same faith and an eternal charity. Make wars to cease in all the world, that the peace and the design of the Gospel may be advanced, the laws of the holy Jesus may be obeyed, and his name be magnified in all the world, for ever and ever. Amen.
For all Christian Princes, and the Ecclesiastical State.
Almighty God, who rulest in the kingdoms of men, and in all the events of the world, defend those with thy mercy whom thou hast adorned with thy power, lift up the horn, advance the just interests of all Christian kings, princes, and states, by the power of thy venerable and life-giving passion.
Give unto all them who serve thee in the ministries of religion, wisdom, and holiness, the blessings of peace, and great abilities to minister prosperously to the good of souls, by the power and aids of thy Holy Spirit of wisdom.
IV. Pardon all our sins; take away our iniquities from us all, and preserve us from all danger and trouble, from need and persecution, from the temptations of the devil, from the violence and fraud of all our enemies. Keep us, O God, from sinning against thee, and from suffering thy wrath; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect for the Evening. O Almighty Father, who givest the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, vouchsafe to receive us, this night and ever, into thy favour and protection, defending us from all sad casualties and evil accidents, ruling and governing us with thy Holy Spirit, that all darkness and hurtful ignorance, all infidelity and weakness of heart, all inordinate fear and carnal affections, may be removed far from us; that we, being justified by the mercies of God in our Lord Jesus, may be sanctified by thy Spirit, and glorified by thy infinite mercies in the day of the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
For a blessed Death. O most gracious and most holy Redeemer, who, by dying for us, becamest the Author of life unto us, and hast subdued all the powers of hell and the grave, taking away the sting of death, and breaking in pieces the powers of darkness; have mercy upon us now and at the hour of death: let thy Holy Spirit govern all our words and actions, our thoughts and designs, our civil intercourse and the duties of religion; and grant to us so perfectly to obey his commandments, and attend his motions all the days of our life, that we may, by holy habits, and a constant performance of our duty, wait for the coming of our Lord, and be ready to enter with him at whatsoever hour he shall come.