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Then shall the instituted Minister kneel at the CHRIST himself being the chief corAltar to present his supplication for himselfner-stone; grant that, by the operation of the HOLY GHOST, ail ChrisO LORD my GOD! I am not tians may be so joined together in worthy that thou shouldest come unity of spirit, and in the bond of under my roof; yet thou hast honor- peace, that they may be a holy ed thy servant with appointing him temple acceptable unto thee. And to stand in thy house, and to serve at especially, to this congregation prethy holy altar. To thee and to thy sent, give the abundance of thy service I devote myself, soul, body, grace; that with one heart, they may and spirit-with all their powers and desire the prosperity of thy holy faculties. Fill my memory with the apostolic Church, and with words of thy law; enlighten my un-mouth, may profess the faith once derstanding with the illumination of delivered to the saints. Defend the HOLY GHOST; and may all the them from the sins of heresy and wishes and desires of my will centre schism; let not the foot of pride in what thou hast commanded. And, come nigh to hurt them, nor the hand to make me instrumental in promot- of the ungodly to cast them down. ing the salvation of the people now And grant that the course of this committed to my charge, grant that I world may be so peaceably ordered may faithfully administer thy holy by thy governance, that thy Church sacraments, and by my life and doc- may joyfully serve thee in all godly trine set forth thy true and lively quietness; that so they may walk in word. Be ever with me in the per- the ways of truth and peace, and at formance of all the duties of my last be numbered with thy saints in ministry; in prayer, to quicken my glory everlasting, through thy mer. devotion; in praises, to heighten my its, Ŏ blessed JESUS, thou gracious love and gratitude; and in preaching, Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, to give a readiness of thought and who art, with the FATHER and the expression suitable to the clearness HOLY GHOST, one GOD, world and excellency of thy holy word. Grant this for the sake of JESUS CHRIST thy Son our Saviour.

without end. Amen.

The instituted Minister, standing up, shall say,
The LORD be with
Ans. And with thy spirit.

1 Then shall follow the Sermon: and after that the instituted Minister shall proceed to the Communion Service, and to administer the holy Eucharist to his congregation; and after the Benediction, (which he shall always pronounce,) the Wardens Vestry, and others shall salute and welcome him, bidding him God speed.

Let us pray.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, JESUS as he may choose.

When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at the institution of a Minister, he shall make to him the address prescribed in this Office in the form of a letter; and may perform such ther duties herein assigned the Instituting Minister

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IN pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopa Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection of Psalms.

Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832.



New-York, April 6, 1833.

I hereby certify, that this edition of " Psalms in Metre" has been compared with, and corrected by, the edition set forth by the Committee of the General Convention.


Bishop of the Diocese of New-York


"BY the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twerty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister

"And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either y standing directions, o from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung."

“And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in musie, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all Indecency/and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the sanctuary,”


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