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their sins; we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws. But, gracious Father, who desirest not the * Here, let him who death of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, reads make a short pause, in mercy, and forgive us all our transgressions. that every one may se Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; cretly confess the sins and work in us an hearty contrition ; that we may and failings of that day, obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. ANDO dest, through our own frailty, or the Prayer for grace to re
temptations which encompass us, we be form and grow better. drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls ; that.no unclean thoughts,
; uplawful designs, or inordinate desires, may there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice ; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath ; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and goodwill, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men : That 80, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. AN ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all
The Intercession. mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and mayas many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church ; and grant that every member of the same, in luis vocation and ministry, may serve 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, adninister to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. To our prayers,
O Lord, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgiving. 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 conveniencies 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 palience 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 : Boseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. In particular, we beseech thee to continue thy Prayer for God's pro
gracious protection to us this night. Defend tection through the night us from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the following. fear of them; that we may enjoy euch 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 Jetus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers.
THE grace cf our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
On Sundays and on other days, when it may be couvenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testa
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the Minister.
jsumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me.
Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.
THE heavens declare the glory of Let the words of my mouth, and the God; and the of my alway acceptable in thy sight,
eth his handy work.
One day telleth another; and one O Lord, my strength, and my Renight certifieth another.
Psalm 21. Domini est terra.
There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.
THE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of
Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends (the world, and they that dwell therein. of the world. For he hath founded it upon the In them hath he set a tabernacle for seas, and prepared it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the of the the sun; which cometh forth as a' bridegroom out of his chamber, and Lord? or who shall rise up in his rejoiceth as a giant to run his course. holy place?
It goeth forth from the uttermost Even he that hath clean hands and part of the heaven, and runneth a pure heart; and that hath not lift about unto the end of it again; and up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to there is nothing hid from the heat deceive his neighbour.
He shall receive the blessing from the thereof. The law of the Lord is an undefiled Lord; and righteousness from the law, converting the soul; the testi. God of his salvation.
mony of the Lord is sure, and giveth: This is the generation of those who wisdora unto the simple. "seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob.
The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart; the command. inent of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, and, Who is the King of glory? it is the endureth for ever; the Judgments of Lord strong and mighty, even the the Lord are true, and righteous alto-Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and gether. More to be desired are they than be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and gold, yea, than much fine gold; the King of glory shall come in. Aweeter also than honey, and the Who is the King of glory? even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy servant glory.
taught; and in keeping of them theres Psalm 103. Benedic. anima mea. is great reward, PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, praise his
Who can tell how oft he offendeth
O cleanse thou me from my secret holy name.
ments to do them.
The Lord hath prepared his sent in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.
O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his, that do his plea
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust. The days of inan are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field. For as soon as the wind goeth over t, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works, and that my
But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon hose who fear him; and his righte-soul knoweth right well. ousness upon children's children; My bones are not hid from thee, Even upon such as keep his cove- though I be made secretly, and fa nant, and think upon his command-shioned beneath in the earth.
Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. IfI say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.
Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written. Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God; O how great is the sum of them!
If I tell them, they are more in num. ber than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee.
O speak good of the Lord, all ye Try me, O God, and seek the ground works of his, in all places of his domi-of my heart; prove me, and examine nion Praise thou the Lord, O my soul.
Look well if there be any way f
wickedness in me; and lead me in
SELECTION III. the way everlasting.
From Psalm 51. Miserere met Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
Deus. I Will magnify
thee, O God, my HAVE mercy upon me, o God, King, and I will praise thy name after thy great goodness; ac. for ever and ever.
cording to the multitude of thy merEvery day will I give thanks unto cies, do away mine offences. thee, and praise thy name for ever Wash me thoroughly from my wick. and ever.
edness, and cleanse me from my sin : Great is the Lord, and marvellous, For I acknowledge my faults, and worthy to be praised; there is no end my sin is ever before me. of his greatness.
Against thee only have I sinned, and One generation shall praise thy works done this evil in thy sight, that thou unto another, and declare thy power. mightest be justified in thy saying, As for me, I will be talking of thy and clear when thou art judged. worship, thy glory, thy praise, and Behold, I was shapen in wickedwondrous works ;
ness, and in sin hath my mother cosSo that men shall speak of the might ceived me. of thy marvellous acts; and I will. But lo, tbou requirest truth in the also tell of thy greatness.
inward parts, and shalt make me to 'The memorial of thine abundant understand wisdom secretly. kindness shall be showed, and men Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, chall sing of thy righteousness. and I shall be clean ; thou shalt wash
The Lord is gracious and merciful; me, and I shall be whiter than snow. long-suffering, and of great goodness. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and
The Lord is loving unto every man, gladness, that the bones which thou and his mercy is over all his works. hast broken may rejoice.
All thy works praise thee, O Lord; Turn thy face from my sins, and put and thy saints give thanks unto thee. out all my misdeeds.
They show the glory of thy kingdom, Make me a clean heart, O God, and and talk of thy power;
renew a right spirit within me. That thy power, thy glory, and Cast me not away from thy premightiness of thy kingdom, might be sence, and take not thy Holy Spirit known unto men.
from me. Thy kingdom is an everlasting king- o give me the comfort of thy help dom, and thy dominion endureth again, and stablish me with thy free throughout all ages.
Spirit. The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, Then shall I teach thy ways unto and lifteth up all those who are down the wicked, and sinners shall be con The eyes of all wait upon thee, Overted unto thee, Lord, and thou givest them their meat Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, in due season.
O God, thou that art the God of my Thou openest thine hand, and filles: health ; and my tongue shall sing of all things living with plenteousness. thy righteousness.
The Lord is righteous in all his Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, ways, and holy in all his works. and my mouth shall show thy praise.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that For thou desirest no sacrifice, else tall upon him; yea, all such as call would I give it thee; but thou de'spon him faithfully.
lightest not in burnt-offerings. He will fulfil the desire of those who The sacrifice of God is å troubled fear him; he also will hear their cry, spirit : a broken and contrite heart, and will help them.
O God, shalt thou not despise. The Lord preserveth all those who From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. love him; but scattereth abroad all LIKE as the hart desireth the water she ungodly.
brooks, so longeth my soul aller My mouth shall speak the praise of thee, O God. the Lord : and let all flesh give My soul is athirst for God, yea, even hanks unto his holy name for ever for the living God : When shall come tutt, VES.
Ito appear before the presence of God
My tears have been my meat day displeasure ; fret not thyself, cisc and night; while they daily say unto shalt thou be moved to do evil. me, Where is now thy God?
Wicked doers shall be rooted out; Now when I think thereupon, pour and they that patiently abide the out my heart by myself; for I went Lord, those shall inherit the land. with the multitude, and brought them Yet a little while, and the ungodly forth ir to the house of God,
shall be clean gone; thou shalt look In the voice of praise and thanks- after his place, and he shall be away. giving, among such as keep holy-day. But the meek-spirited shall possess
Why art thou so full of heaviness, the earth, and shall be refreshed in O my soul? and why art thou so the multitude of peace. disquieted within me?
The ungodly seeketh counsel against Put thy trust in God; for I will yet the just, and gnasheth upon him give hin thanks for the help of his with his teeth. coustenance.
The Lord shall laugh him to scorn ; The Lord hath granted his loving for he hath seen that his day is comkindness in the day-time; and in ing. the right-season did I sing of him, The ungodly have drawn out the and made my prayer unto the God of sword, and have bent their bow, to
cast down the poor and needy, and I will say unto the God of my to slay such as are of a right converstrength, Why hast thou forgotten sation. me? why go I thus heavily, while Their sword shall go through their the enemy oppresseth me?
own heart, and their bow shall be Namely, while they say daily unto broken. me, Where is now thy God?
A small thing that the righteous Why art thou so vexed, O my soul ? hath, is better than great riches of and why art thou so disquieted the ungodly; within me?
For the arms of the ungodly shall be O put thy trust in God; for I will broken, and the Lord upholdeth the yet thank him, who is the help of my righteous. countenance and my God.
'The Lord knoweth the days of the
godly; and their ivheritance shall SELECTION IV.
endure for ever. Psalm 37. Noli emulari,
They shall not be confounded in the
perilous time; and in the days of FRET not thyself because of the dearth they shall have enough,
ungodly ; neither be thou envi. As for the ungodly, they shall perish, ous against the evil-doers :
and the enemies of the Lord shali For they shall soon be cut down like consume as the fat of lambs ; yea, the grass, and be withered even as even as the smoke shall they consume the green herb.
a way. Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and The ungodly borroweth, and payeth De doing good ; dwell in the land, and not again ; but the righteous is mer verily thou shall be fed.
ciful and liberal. Delighit thou in the Lord, and he such as are blessed of God, shall shall give thee thy heart's desire. possess the land; and they that are
Commit thy way unto the Lord, cursed of him, shall be rooted out. and put thy' trust in him, and he The Lord ordereth a good man's shall bring it to pass.
going, and maketh his ways accepHe shall make thy righteousness as table to himself. clear as the light ; and thy just deal. Though he fall, he shall not be cast ing as the noon-day.
away; for the Lord upholdeth him Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide with his hand. patietrtly upon him; but grieve not I have been young, and now am old, ihyself at hiin whose way doth pros- and yet saw I never the righteous forper, against the man that doeth after saken, nor his seed begging thelr bread. eril counsels.
The righteous is ever merciful, and Leave of from wrath, and let go lensleth ; and his seed is blessed.