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The Minister shall begin the Evening Prayer, by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.
THE Lord is in his holy temple; thee, and am no more worthy to be let all the earth keep silence be- called thy sor. St. Luke xv. 18, 13. fore him. Hab. ii. 20. Enter not into judgment with thy From the rising of the sun even unto servant, O Lord; form thy sight shal! the going down of the same, my no man living be justified. Isal. name shall be great among the Gen-cxliii. 2. tiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal. i. 11.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.. Psal. xix. 14.
If we say that we have no sin. we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse un from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1.8,9.
Then the Minister shall say, DEARLY beloved brethren, the
scripture moveth us in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and inercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we broken chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth hist
The sacrifices of God are a spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal.
li. 17. Rend your heart and not your gar-most worthy praise, to hear his most ments, and turn unto the Lord your holy word, and to ask those things God; for he is gracious and merci- which are requisite and necessary, ful, slow to anger, and of great kind- as well for the body as the soul. ness, and repenteth him of the evil. Wherefore, I pray and beseech you, Joel . 13. as many as are here present, to acTo the Lord our God belong mer-company me, with a pure heart, and cies and forgivenesses, though we humble voice, unto the throne of the have rebelled against him; neither heavenly grace, sayinghave we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which be set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.
I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psal. li. 3.
Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Paal.
O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psal. vi. 1. Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Mat. iii. 2. I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him; Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before
A general Confession, to be said by 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 des vices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended 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 Jon Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give there is no health in us. But thou, us this day our daily bread; Ani O Lord, have mercy upon us, mise- forgive us our trespasses, as we fortable offenders. Spare thou those, O give those who trespass against us; God, who confess their faults. Re- And lead us not into temptation; But store thou those who are penitent; deliver us from ev: For thine is the According to thy promises declared Kingdom, and the Power, and the unto mankind, in Christ Jesus our Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Lord. And grant, O most merciful Then likewise he shall say, Father, for his sake; That we may O Lord, open thou our lips; hereafter live a godly, righteous, and Ans. And our mouth shall show sober life; To the glory of thy holy forth thy praise. name. Amen.
The Declaration of Absolution, or
The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.
Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world with
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty Repentance and trus Faith, turn unto him; have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Min. Praise ye the Lord.
Ans. The Lord's name be praised. Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, as they are appointed, or one of the Selections, as they are set forth by this Church, with the Doxology, as in the Morning Service. Then shall be read the first Lesson, according to the Table or Calendar; after which shall be said or sung the following Psalm, except when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalms, on the nine teenth day of the month. Cantate Domino. Psal. xcviii. unto the Lord a new for he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation; his righteousness hath he openl showed in the sight of the heathen. 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. Show yourselves Joyful to the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
a Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the People still kneeling, and repeating it with! him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service. OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done
Praise the Lord upon the harp; sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.
With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
Let the sea make a noise and all that therein is, the round world and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands, and, O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, let the hills be joyful together before ye ihat excel in strength; ye thai the Lord; for he cometh to judge the fulfil his commandment, and heark. earth.
en unto the voice of his word. With righteousness shall he judge O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; the world, and the people with ye servants of his that do his pleaequity.
sule. 1 Or this.
O speak good of the Lord, all ye Bonum est confieri. Psal. xcii. works of luis, in all places of his doIT is a good thing to give thanks minion. Praise thou the Lord, O my
unto the Lord, and to sing praises soul. unto thy name, O Most Highest ; II Then shall be said the Apostles'
To tell of thy loving-kindness early Creed by the Minister and the in the morning, and of thy truth in People, standing : And any Churches the night season;
may omi: the words, He descended Upon an instrument of ten strings, into Hell, or may, instead of them, and upon the late; upon a loud in- use the words, He went into the strument, and upon the harp. place of departed Spirils, which
For thou, Lord, hast made me glad are considered as words of the same through thy works; and I will re- meaning in the Creed. jo.ce in giving praise for the opera- I Believe in God the Father Altions of thy
mighty, Maker of Heaven and Then a Lesson of the New Testa- Earth: ment, as it is appointed : And after And in Jesus Christ his only Son that, shall be sung or said this Psalm, our Lord ; Who was conceived by except on the tueltih day of the the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin month.
Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pi. Deus misereatur. Psal. Ixvii. late, Wus crucified, lead, and buriGO OD be merciful unto us and blessed ; He descended into Hell ; The
us, and show is the light of his third day he rose from the dead; Ile countenance, and be merciful utous. ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on
That thy way may be known upon the right hand of God the Father Al earth, thy saving health among all mighty ; From thence he shall come nations.
to judge the quick and the dead. Let the people praise thee, O God; I believe in the Holy Ghost; The yen, Ici all the people praise thec. Holy Catholic Church; The ComO let the nations rejoice and be glad; munion of Saints ; The forgiveness of for thou shalt judge the folk rightesins; The resurrection of the body, ously, and govern the nations on And the lile everlasting. Amen. earth.
1 Or this. Let the people praise thee, O God; I Believe in one God, the Father Al; yen, let all the people praise thee. mighty, Maker of Heaven and
Then shalt the earth bring forth her Earthi, and of all things visible and lucrease ; and God, even our own invisible : God, shall give us his blessing. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the
God shall bless us; and all the ends only begotten Son of God, begotten of the world shall fear him.
of his father before all worlds; God 1 Or this.
of God, Light of Lignt, very God of Benedic, Anima mea. Psal. ciii. very God, begotten, not made, being PRAISE the Lord, O my soul ; and of one substance with the Father, by
all that is within me, praise his whom all things were made ; «zo for holy name.
lis men, and for our salva:ion, one Praise the Lord, O my soul, and for-down from Heaven, and was mica.. get not all his benefits;
nate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Who forgiveth all thy sin, and heal. Mary, and was made man, and was eth all thine infirmities;
crucified also for us under Pontius Who saveth thy life from destruc- Pilate. He suffered and was buried, tion, and crowneth thee with mercy and the third day he rose again, ac and loving kindness.
cording to the Scriptura, und as
the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdon shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth hom the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped antl glorified, who spake by the prophets. And believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
cended into Heaven, and sitteth on hold all the dwellers upon earth, most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to hehold and bless thy servant, The President of the Uni ted States, and all others in authority; and so replemsh them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may al ways incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, send down upon our Bishops and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing: Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
And after that, these Prayers fol-
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
A Collect for Peace.
A Frayer for all conditions of Men. O God, the Creator and Preserver seech thee for all sorts and condition of all mankind, we humbly be of men, that thou wouldest be pleasc to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and calt
God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy servants that peace, which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and themselves Christians, may be led als: hat by thee, we, being defend-into the way of truth, and hold the ed from the fear of our enemies, may faith in unity of Spirit, in the bond of pess or time in rest and quietness, peace, and in righteousness of life. through the merits of Jesus Christ our Finally, we commend to thy Fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their af fictions: And this we beg for Jesua Christ's sake. Amen.
Then shall be said the Collect for the day, and after that, the Collects and Prayers following.
A Collect for Aid against Perils. 0 Lord, our heavenly Father, by whose Almighty power we have been preserved this day; by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for the President of the United States, and all in Civil Au
O Lord, our heavenly Father, the
A General Thanksgiving. ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and high and mighty Ruler of the uni-hearty thanks for all thy goodness and verse, win dost from thy throne be-loving kindness to us, and to all mea
We bless thee for our creation, pre- 11 A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ervation, and all the blessings of this A,
LMIGHTY God, who hast giveo life; but, above all, for thine inesti- us grace at this time, with one uable love in the redemption of the accord to make our common supplicaworld by our Lord Jesus Christ ; for Lions unto thee; and dost promise the means of grace, and for the hope that when two or three are gatiered of glory. And, we beseech thee, give together in thy name, thou will grant us that due sense of all thy mercies, their requests; fultil now, O Lord, that our hearts may be unteignedly the desires and petitions of thy ser shankful, and that we may show forth vants, as may be most expedient for thy praise, not only with our lips, but them; granting us in this world know in our lives; by giving up ourselves ledge of thy truth, and in the world to to thy service, and by walking before come life everlasting. Amen. thee in holiness and righteousness all
2 Cor. xiii. 14. Cour days, through Jesus Christ our THE grace of our Lord Jesus Lordto
Christ, and the love of God, and Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be world without end. Amen.
with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the order of Evening Prayer.
THE LITANY, Or General Supplication, to be used after Morning Service, on Sundays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays. God, the Father of Heaven; have From all evil and mischief; from
mercy upon us miserable sinpers. sin ; from the crafts and assaults of the O God, the Father of Heaven; devil; from thy wrath, and from everhave mercy upon us miserable sin lasting damnation; ners.
Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Son, Redeemer of the From all blinduess of heart ; froin world; have mercy upon us mise- pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy ; rable sinners.
from envy, hatred, and malice, and O God the Son, Redeemer of thel all uncharitableness; world ; have mercy upon us mise-, Good Lord, deliver us. rable sinners.
From all inordinate and sinful afO God the Holy Ghost, proceeding fections ; and from all the deceits vi from the Father and the Son; have the world, the flesh, and the devil; mercy upon us miserable sinners. Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding From lightning and tempest ; from from the Father and the Son; have plague, pestilence, and famine ; from mercy upon us miserable sinners.
batile and murder, and from sudden O holy, blessed, and glorious Tri- death; nity, three persons and one God; have Good Lord, deliver us. mercy upon us miserable sinners. From all sedition, prívy conspiracy,
O holy, blessed, and glorious Tri- and rebelliou ; from all tálse doctrine, nity, three persons and one God; heresy, and chism; from hardness of have mercy upon us miserable sin- heart, and contempt of thy Word and ne78.
Commandment; Remember not, Lord, our offences, Good Lord, deliver us nor the offences of our forefathers: By the mystery of thy holy Incarnatneither take thou vengeance of our tion; by thy holy Nativity and Cir. Bins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy cumcision ; by thy Baptism, Fasting, people, whom thou hast' redeemed and Temptation ; with thy most precious blood, and be Good Lord, deliver us. sot angry with us for ever;
By thine Agony and Bloody Swen! : Spare us, good Lord.
i by thy Cros and Passion; by tl'y