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5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and kindness shall be showed ; and mea come down ; touch the mountains, shall sing of thy righteousness. and they shall smoke.

8 The Lord is gracious and merci. 6 Cast forth thy lightning, and rear ful; long-suffering, and of great goodthem; shoot out thine arrows, and ness. consume them.

9 The Lord is loving unto every 7 Send down thine hand from above; man, and his mercy is over all his deliver me, and take me out of the works. great waters, from the hand of strange 10 All thy works praise thee, O children;

Lord; and thy saints give thanks unto 8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity, thee. and their right hand is a right hand of 11 They show the glory of thy kingwickedness.

dom, and talk of thy power; 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, 12 That thy power, thy glory, and O God; and sing praises unto thee mightiness of thy kingdom, might be upon a ten-stringed lute.

known unto men. 10 Thou hast given victory unto 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kings, and hast delivered David, thy kingdom, and thy dominion endureth servant, from the peril of the sword." throughout all ages. 11 Save me, and deliver me from 14 The Lord upholdeth all such as the hand of strange children, whose fall, and lifteth up all those that are mouth talketh of vanity, and their down. right hand is a right hand of iniquity; 15 The eyes d. all wait upon thee

12 That our sons may grow up as the O Lord; and thou givest them their young plants, and that our daughters meat in due season. may be as the polished corners of the 16 Thou openest thine hand, and temple ;

fillest all things living with plenteous13 That our garners may be full and ness. plenteous with all manner of store; 17 The Lord is righteous in all his chat our sheep may bring forth thou-ways, and holy in all his works. sands, and ten thousands in our 13 The Lord is nigh unto all them streets;

that call upon him; yea, all such as 14 That our oxen may be strong to call upon him faithfully. labour ; that there be no decay, no 19 He will fulfil the desire of them leading into captivity, and no com- that fear him; he also will hear their plaining in our streets.

cry, and will help them. 15 Happy are the people that are in 20 The Lord preserveth all them such a case ; yea, blessed are the peo- that love him ; but scattereth abroad ple who have the Lord for their God. all the ungodly.

Psalm 145. Eraltabo te, Deus. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise I magnify give

King; and I will praise thy name thanks unto his holy name for even for ever and ever.

and ever. 2 Every day will I give thanks unto Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea thee, and praise thy name for ever PRAISE the Lord, O my soul:

while I live, will I praise the 3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous, Lord; yea, as long as I have any worthy to be praised; there is no end being, I will sing praises unto my of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise thy 2 0 put not your trust in princes, nor works unto another, and declare thy in any child of man; for there is no power.

help in them. 5 As for me, I will be talking of thy 3 For when the breath of man goeth worship, thy glory, thy praise, and forth, he shall turn again to his earth, xondrous works;

and then all his thoughts perish. 6 So that men shall speak of the 4 Blessed is he that hath the God of might of thy marvellous acts; and I Jacob for his help ; and whose hope is will also tell of thy greatness. in the Lord his God; 7 The memorial of thinc abundant! 5 Who made heaven and earth, the

God.

sea and all that thereu is ; who keep-thy gates, and hath blessed thy chil. eth his promise for ever ;

dren within thee. 6 Who helpeth them to right that 14 He maketh peace in thy borders suffer wrong; who feedeth the hun. and filleth thee with the flour of wheat gry.

15 He sendeth forth his command 7 The Lord looseth men out of pri- ment upon earth, and his word run son; the Lord giveth sight to the neth very swiftly. blind.

16 He giveth snow like wool, and 8 The Lord helpeth them that are scattereth the huar frost like ashes. fallen; the Lord careth for the righ- 17 He casteth forth his ice like mor teous.

sels; who is able to abide his frost? 9 The Lord careth for the stranger; 18 He sendeth out his word, and he defendeth the fatherless and wi- melteth then ; he bloweth with his dow: as for the way of the ungodly, wind, and the waters flow. he turneth it upside down.

19 He showeth his word unto Jacob 10 The Lord ihy God, o Sion, shall his statutes and ordinances unto ls he King for evermore, and throughou! rael. all generations.

2) He hath not dealt so with any na EVENING PRAYER.

tion; neither have the heathen know

ledge of his laws. Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum.

Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum. O Praise the Lord; for it is a good O Praise the Lord of heaven, praise

thing to sing praises unto our him in God ; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing 2 Praise him, all ye angels of his ; it is to be thankful.

praise him, all his host, 2 The Lord doth build up Jeru- 3 Praise him, sun and moon ; praise

; salem, and gather together ihe out-him, all ye stars and light. casts of Israel.

4 Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye 3 He healeth those that are broken waters that are above the heavens. in heart, and giveth medicine to heal 5 Let them praise the name of the their sickness.

Lord ; for he spake the word, and 4 He telleth the number of the stars, they were made; he commanded, and calleth them all by their names. and they were created.

5 Great is our Lord, and great is his 6 He hath made them fast for ever power; yea, and his wisdom is in- and ever; he hath given them a law, finite.

which shall not be broken. 6 The Lord setteth up the meek, 7 Praise the Lord upon earth, ye and bringeth the ungodly down to the dragons, and all deeps; ground.

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours, 7 O sing unto the Lord with thanks- wind and storm, fulfilling his word; giving; sing praises upon the harp 9 Mountains and all hills; fruitful

i muto our God;

trees and all cedars; 8 Who covereth the heaven with 10 Beasts and all cattle ; worms and couds, and prepareth rain for the feathered fowls; earth; and maketh the grass to grow 11 Kings of the earth and all peo upon the mountains, and herb for the ple ; princes and all judges of the use of men ;

world; 9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, 12 Young men and maidens, old men and feedeth the young ravens that call and children, praise the name of the

Lord; for his name only is excellent, lo He hath no pleasure in the and his praise above heaven and eartb. strength of an horse ; neither de- 13 He shall exalt the horn of his peolightech he in any man's legs. ple: all his saints shall praise him ;

11 But the Lord's delight is in them even the children of Israel, even the that fear him, and put their trust in people that serveth him.

Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; O Sing, unto the Lord a new song, praise thy God, O Sion;

let the congregation of saints 13 For he hath made fast the bars of praise him.

lepon him.

his mercy.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that as it is written, Such honour have all made him, and let the children of his saints. Sion de joyful in their King.

Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. 3 Let them praise his name in the O Praise God in his holiness ; praise dance; let them sing praises unto him in the firmament of his power. him with tabret and harp.

2 Praise him in his noble acts; 4 For the Lord hath pleasure in praise him according to his excellent his people, and helpeth the meek- greatness. hearted.

3 Praise him in the sound of the 5 Let the saints be joyful with glo- trumpet ; praise him upon the luto

and harp. ?

; let them rejoice in their beds. 6 Let the praises of God be in their 4 Praise him in the cymbals and mouth, and a two-edged sword in dances ; praise him upon the strings their hands.

and pipe. 7 To be avenged of the heathen, and 5 Praise him upon the well-tuned to rebuke the people ;

cymbals ; praise him upon the loud 8 To bind their kings in chains, and cymbals. their nobles with links of iron. 6 Let every thing that hath breath 9 That they may be avenged of them; Ipraise the Lord.

The end of the Psalter.

ARTICLES OF RELIGION,

As established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Epis

copal Church, in the United States of America, in Convention, on the

welfth day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1801. Art. 1. of Faith in the Holy Art. III. of the going down of Trinity.

Christ into Heli. THERE is but one living and true As Christ died for us, and was bu

God, everlasting, without body, ried ; so also is it to be believed, that parts, or passions ; of infinite power, he went down into bell. wisdom, and goodness; the Maker

Art. IV. Of the Resurrection of and Preserver of all things, both visi.

Christ. ble and invisible. And in unity of this Christ did truly rise again from Godhead, there be three persons, of death, and took again his body, with one substance, power, and eternity; flesh, bones, and all things appertainthe Father, the Son, and the Holy ing to the perfection of Man's nature, Ghost.

wherewith he ascended into Heaven, Art. II. Of the Word, or Son, of and there sitteth, until he return to God, which was made very man. judge all men at the last day. The Son, which is the Word of the

Art. V. Father, begotten from everlasting of

of the Holy Ghost. the Father, the very and eternal God,

The Holy Ghost, proceeding from of one substance with the Father, the Father and the Son, is of one took Man's nature in the womb of

Substance, Majesty, and Glory, with the blessed Virgin, of her substance :

the Father and the Son, very and so that two whole and perfect Na- eternal God. tures, that is to say, the Godhead and Art. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the Manhood, were joined together in one Holy Scriptures for Salvation. Person, never to be divided, whereof Holy Scripture containeth all things is one Chris!, very God, and very necessary to Salvation : so that whatMan ; who truly suffered, was cru- soever is not read therein, nor may be cified, dead, and buried, to reconcile proved thereby, is not to be required bie Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, of any man, that it should be believ not only for original guilt, but also ed as an article of the Faith, or be for actual sins of men.

thought requisite or pecessary to Sal

vation. In the name of the Holy the obedience of the Commandmente Scripture we do understand those Ca- which are called moral. napical Books of the Old and New Art. VIII. Of the Creeds. Testament, of whose Authority was The Nicene Creed, and that which never any doubt in the Church.' is commonly called the Apostles' 1 of the Names and Number of Creed, ought thoroughly to be receiv. the Canonical Books.

ed and believed: for they may be proGenesis, Exodus, Leri!icus, Nu-ved by most certain warrants of holy meri, Deuteronomium, Joshue, Scripture. Judges, Ruth, The First Book of Art. IX. of Original or Birth-Sin. Samuel, The Second Book of Samui. Original Sin standeth not in the fol. el, The First Book of Kings, The lowing of Adam (as the Pelagians do Second Book of Kings, The First vainly talk;) but it is the fault and Book of Chronicles, The Second corruption of the nature of every man, Book of Chronicles, The First that naturally is engendered of the Book of Esdras, the Second Book offspring of Adam whereby man is of Esdras, The Book of Hester, very far gone from original righteousThe Book of Job, The Psalms, The ness, and is of his own nature inclinProverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, ed to evil, so that the flesh lusteth Cantica or Songs of Solomon, Four always contrary to the Spirit; and Prophets the greater, Twelve Pro- therefore in every person born into phets the less.

this world, it deserveth God's wrath And the other Books (as Hierome and damnation. And this infection saith) the Church doth read for ex- of nature doth remain, yea, in them ample of life and instruction of man that are regenerated; whereby the ners; but yet doth it not apply them lust of the flesh, called in Greek, to establish any doctrine ; such are opóvnua capkòs,which some do ex. these following:

pound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, The Third Book of Esdras, The some the Affection, some the Desire Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of the Flesh, is not subject to the of Tobias, The Book of Judith, Law of God. And although there is The rest of he Book of Hester, The no condemnation for them that beBook of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of lieve and are haptized; yet the AposSirach, Baruch the Prophet, Thetle doth confess that concupiscence Song of the three Children, The Slo- and lust hath of itself the nature of sin. ry of Susanna, OS Bel and the Dra- Art. X. Of Free Will. gon, The Prayer of Manasses, The

The condition of mau after the fall First Book of Maccabees, The Se- of Adam, is such, that he cannot cond Book of Maccabees.

turn and prepare himself, by bis own All the Books of the New Testa- natural strength and good works, to meat, as they are commonly received, faith, and calling upon God: wherewe do receive and account them Ca-fore we have no power to do good nonical.

works pleasant and acceptable to Art. VU. Of the Old Testament. God, without the grace of God by

The Old Testament is not contrary Christ preventing us, that we may to cha New; for both in the Old and have a good will, and working with New Testament everlasting life is of us, when we have that good wil.. fered to mankind by Christ, who is Art. XI. of the Justification of the only Mediator between God and

Man. Man, being both God and Man. We are accounted righteous before Wherefore they are not to be heard, God, only for the Merit of our Lord which feign, that the Old Fathers did and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith; iook only for transitory Promises. Al- and not for our own Works or Deserv. though the Law given from God by ings. Wherefore, that we are justi Moses, as touching Ceremonies and fied by Faith only, is a most wholeRites, do not bind Christian men, nor some doctrine, and very full of comthe Civil Precepts thereof ought of |fort, as more largely is expressed in necessity to be received in any Com- the Homily of Justification. monwealth; yet notwithsanding, no Art. XII. of good Works. Christian man whatsoever is free from! Albeit that good Works, which are

the Fruits of Faith, and follow after not to be denied to such as fall into Justification, cannot put away our sin after Baptism. After we have resins, and endure the severity of God's ceived the Holy Ghost, we may de. Judgment; yet are they pleasing and part from grace given, and fall into acceptable to God in Christ, air do sin, and by the grace of God (we spring out necessarily of a true and may arise again, and amend our lively Faith ; insomuch that by them lives. And therefore they are to be a lively Faith may be as evidently condemned, which say, they can no known, as a tree discerned by the more sin as long as they live here, or fruit.

deny the place of forgiveness to such Art. XIII. Of Works before Jus- as truly repent. lification.

Art. XVII. Of Predestination and Works done before the grace of

Election. Christ, and the inspiration of his Predestination to life is the everSpirit, are not pleasant to God, foras-lasting purpose of God, whereby (be. much as they spring not of faith in fore the foundations of the world were Jesus Christ, neither do they makelaid) he hath constantly decreed, by men meet to receive grece, or (as the his counsel, secret to us, to deliver School Authors say) deserve grace of from curse and damnation, those congruity : yea rather, for at they whom he hath chosen in Christ out of are not done as God hath willed and mankind, and to bring them by Christ commanded them to be done, we to everlasting salvation, as vessels doubt not but they have the nature made to honour. Wherefore they, of sin.

which he endued with so excellent a Art. XIV. of Works of Super- benefit of God, he called according to erogation.

God's purpose by his Spirit working Voluntary Works, besides over and in due season : they thrc agh grace above God's Commandments, which obey the calling: they be justified they call Works of Supererogation, freely : they be made Sons of God by cannot be taught without arrogancy adoption: they be made like the and impiety. For by them men do image of his only begotten Son Jesus declare, That they do not only render Christ : they walk religiously in good unto God as much as they are bound works; and at length by God's mercy 10 do, but that they do more for his they attain to everlasting felicity. sake than of bounden duty is requir- As the godly consideration of Preed: Whereas Christ saith plainly, destination, and our Election in When ye have done all that are com- Christ, is full of sweet, pleasant, and manded to you, say, We are unprofit- unspeakable comfort to godly per. able servants.

sons, and such as feel in themselves Art. XV. of Christ alone without the working of the Spirit of Cirist, sin.

mortifying the works of the flesh ani Christ in the truth of our nature, their earthly members, and drawing was made like unto us in all things, up their mind to high and heavenly sin only except, from which he was things, as well because it doth great. clearly void, both in his flesh, and in ly establish and confirm their faith his spirit. He came to be a Lamb of eternal salvation, to be enjoyed without spot, who by sacrifice of through Christ, as because it doth himself once made, should take away fervently kindle their love towards the sins of the world; and sin (as St. God: so, for curious and carna) John saith) was not in him. But all persons, lacking the Spirit of Christ, we the rest (although baptized and to have continually before their eyes born again in Christ) yet offend in the Sentence of God's Predestina. many things; and if we say we have tion, is a most dangerous downfall, no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the whereby the Devil doth thrust theni truth is not in us.

either into desperation, or into wretch. Art. XVI. Of Sin after Baptism. lessness of most unclean living, no

Not every deadly sin willingly com- less perilous than desperation. mitted after Baptism, is sin against Furthermore, we must receive the Holy Ghost, and mpardonable. God's Promises in such wise as they Wherefore the grant of repentance is be generally set forth to us in huly

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