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thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee." "For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous: with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield."---Ps. v.
"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise." "Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early." "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.”-Ps. lvii.
"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases." "Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies." "Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength; that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word." "Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure." "Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.”---Ps. ciii.
"Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord, my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.” "Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: " "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 looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke." "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 be glad in the Lord." "Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord."---Ps. civ.
"I will extol thee, my God, O king, and I will bless thy name for ever and ever." "Every day will I bless thee, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever." "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable." "The Lord preserveth all them that love him; but all the wicked will he destroy." "My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless his glorious name for ever and ever."---Ps. cxlv.
FORM OF SOCIAL WORSHIP FOR THE
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High! To show forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night."-Ps. xcii.
WHEN you are all assembled in the school-room, my dear children, as soon as you have made your respectful obeisances to your elders, and teachers, and your affectionate salutations to each other, take your places silently, and stand listening with reverence, whilst the Principal shall repeat such of the following introductory sentences from the Scriptures as may appear fitted for the occasion; and then saying,
Let us praise God,
shall proceed to deliver the Te Deum Laudamus, the young people responding the alternate verses. The Principal shall then say,
Let us pray,
And, all devoutly kneeling, shall repeat aloud the Lord's Prayer, in which all present shall join; after which shall be read the Collect for the day, which being got by heart on the Sabbath to which it
may belong, can be silently joined in by the young people the remainder of the week; then the second Collect for peace and safety, and the third for protection and grace; after which shall follow the Prayer for all Conditions of Men, the General Thanksgiving, and the Prayer of St. Chrysostom, concluding with the accustomed benediction. Then shall be read the Psalms in the order selected, and at the end of the portion appointed for the day, the service shall be concluded with a doxology and blessing, in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
"Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel, our father, for ever and ever." 66 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens, and in the earth, is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all." "Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all. And in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all;" Now, therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name." -1 Chron. xx.
"Thus saith the Lord, keep ye judgement, and do justice, for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil." "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable, and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words; then shall thou delight thyself in the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it."---Isaiah lvi. Iviii.
"Jesus said, Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." "And behold there was a man which had his hand withered, and they asked him, saying, is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. And he said unto them what man shall there be among you that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? much then is a man better than a sheep! wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days- Then saith he to the man stretch forth thine hand; and