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we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me:

A general Confession, to be said of the •whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling.

Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep: We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts: We have of-, fended against thy holy Laws: We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders: Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults: Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Absolution, or Remission of Sins, to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.

Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who dc

sireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; and hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his holy Spirit; that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister shall kneel, and toy the Lord's Prayer with an audible voice; the People also kneeling, and reptatirsg it tvith him.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth, 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 likewise he shall sayt

O Lord, open thou our Kps;

Answ. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Priest. O God, make speed to save us.

Amw. O Lord, make haste to help vis.

Here all standing up, the Priest shall say,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; (b)

slnsw. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Priest. Praise ye the Lord.

Answ. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall he said or sung,

IN THE MORNING SERVICE,

This Psalm following, except on Easter-day,

upon which another Anthem is appointed.

Psalm xcv. (c)

O Come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with Psalms.

3 For the Lord 13 a great God: and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.

(*) i. e. " Spirit." (f) A spirited invitation to the public Worship of God, noticing the dependence of all things upon Him, and referring to the punishment he inflicted on the Israelites for a particular instance of their distrust. v.S. (d) "To-day, &c." From reminding the Hebrews by this passage, how God had before punished their forefathers for their disbelief and distrust, after the signal instances he had given of his power, fcc. the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews presses them to regard and attend to the proofs which had been given that Jesus was the Christ, lest they should also be punished for their disbelief and distrust. Heb. iii.7. to Heh. iv. 10. Should not this be a lesson to us also? ».o to [A This refersto what passed inthetime "• of Mosea, about 1450 years before Christ. God had promised the Israelites the Land of Canaan, and twelve men were sent, «ne from each tribe, to view it: The re

5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hand prepared the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship, and fall down :and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7 For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

8 To-day (d) if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts: as in the (tf) provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;

9 When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : "It is a people that do err "in their hearts, for they have "not known my ways."

11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my (f) rest.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

port of all but two, Caleb and Joshua, was, that the inhabitants were Giants, stronger than the Israelites, upon which the people murmured against Moses and Aaron, and wanted to return to Egypt, and God said, " As I live, saith the "Lord, all that were numbered of you, "according to your whole number, from "2o years old and upwards, doubtless "you shall not come into the Land coq"cerning which I swear to make you "dwell therein, save Caleb, the son of "Jephunneh, and Joshua, the son of Nun, "and your children shall wander in the "Wilderness 40 years." Numb. xiv. 28 to 34. and see Deut. i. 22 to 38. And accordingly " the children of Israel "walked 40 years in the Wilderness, "till all the people that were men "of war which came out of Egypt, "were consumed." Josh. v. 6. ■ See also Ps. cvi. 24.

(/) " Rest." i.e. The promised Land v. 11 —the Land of Canaan. Ba

The* ikaB he read the First La so* taken tmt tftbe Old Testament; and after that shall be laid or rung

Of THE MORS1KG SERVICE
TbeTe Detaa.

WE praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.

To thee all angels cry aloud: the heavens, and all the Powers therein.

To thee Cherubin and Seraphin : continually do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth:

Heaven and earth are full of the majesty : of thy glory.

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee.

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee.

The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee.

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee;

The Father : of an infinite majesty;

Thine honourable, true : and only Son;

Also the Holy (g) Ghost : the Comforter. (hi\

Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ;

Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father.

When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the glory of the Father.

We believe that thou shale come : to be our Judge.

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy saints : in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.

Govern them : and lift them up for ever.

Day by day : we magnify thee;

And we worship thy Name: ever, world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.

Or this Canticle:

O All ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Waters, that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Stars of Heaven, bless

(j) i.e. " Spirit." (i) "The Comforter." See pott, note on John xri. 7.

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ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord :praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ev,er.

O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Olet the Earth bless the Lord: yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.

0 ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

0 all ye Green Things upon the Farth, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

0 ye Wells, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

0 ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O let Israel bless the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Priests of the Lord: bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

IN THE EVENING SERVICE, either The Song of the llesied Virgin Mary, after being told by the Angel that she should be the Mother of the Messiah, and after the like assurance from the Mother of John the Baptist;

Luke i. 46. My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

47 For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden.

48 For, behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is his Name,

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him : throughout all generations.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.

5$ He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

Or else this Psalm; except it be on the Nineteenth Day of the Month, when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalms.

Psalm xcviii. (/) O Sing unto the Lord a new song : for he hath done marvellous things.

a With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.

(i) A spirited triumphal Hymn, upon tome signal instance of God's assistance. Dr. Hammond thinks it an abridgment of the Song of Moses, in Exod. xv. after the destruction of the Egyptians, about 1 tr,o years before our Saviour's birth, which is much earlier than any heathen ••omnosition now in being. *• 3' (.h " Declared his salvation," 1. e. de

3 The Lord declared (k) his salvation : his (/) righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.

4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands : 6ing, rejoice, and give thanks.

6 Praise the Lord upon the harp : sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.

7 With trumpets also and shawms : O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

8 Let the sea (m) make a noise, and all that therein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord : for he cometh to judge the earth.

to With righteousness shall he judge the world : and the people with equity.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taleu out of the New Testament. And after that, IN THE MORNING SERVICE, The Hymn following t except when that shall happen to be read in the Qhapter for the Day, or for the Go/pel on Saint John Baptist'/ Day.

monstratcd the assistance he could give.

(/) " His righteousness," L e. io pro- v. -. teciing those who trust in him.

(m) " Let the sea," kc. It is highly „. g. poetical to call upon the inanimate parts of the creation to join in praising God. Similar instances occur Ps. xcvi. 11. and Ps. cxlviii. 3,4, &c. and see Ps. lxv. 14.

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