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Book of common prayer

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Book of common prayer authorised for use in churches and chapels in the Diocese of Melanesia
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Church of England. Diocese of Melanesia ( Author, Primary )
Melanesian Mission press ( contributor )
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Summer Hill, N.S.W.
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English
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Seventh Edition, reprinted 1961

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Church of England
Church of England -- Melanesia -- Liturgy -- Texts
Liturgics ( LCSH )
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Liturgy
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Pacific Ocean -- Vanuatu -- Penama Province -- Pentecost Island
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Authorised for Use
in Churches and Chapels in the Diocese of Melanesia.
Printed at the Melanesian Mission Press,
Taroaniara, British Solomon Islands.
A Book of
COMMON PRAYER


Seventh Edition
First Edition, printed at Hautabu, British Solomon Islands, 1938 Reprinted—1944. 1947 and 1950, at Summer Hill, N.S.W. Revised Edition,
printed at Taroaniara, British Solomon Islands, 1953. Reprinted 1956.
Seventh Edition 1958.
Reprinted 1961.


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THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK.
1. Prime, an early morning Service
2. A Shortened Form of Morning Prayer
3. The Litany
4. A Preparation for Holy Communion
5. A Form of Preparation by the Priest and people
6. The Holy Communion
7. A Shortened Form of Evening Prayer
8. Evening Prayer
9. Compline, a late evening Service
10. Psalms
11. Prayers and Thanksgivings
12. The Chaplet
13. Litany of the Passion
14. Litany for Missions and the Heathen
15. Litany for Embertide
16. Rogationtide Procession
17. The Order of Confirmation.
PROPER PSALMS.
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CHRISTMAS Day---19, 85, 132
ash Wednesday---102, 130
Good Friday---22, 40
Easter Day----16, ill, 113, 114
ASCENSION Day---8, 24, 47
Whitsunday----48, 104, 145


PR8ME
An early morning Service
‘Reader—
O God, make speed to save us ;
0 Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord ;
The Lord's Name be praised.
Hymn.
Psalm 119.
T3LESSED are those that are undefiled in the way : and walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep His testimonies : and seek Him with their whole heart.
3 For they who do no wickedness : walk in His ways.
4 Thou hast charged : that we shall diligently keep commandments.
Thy
keep
5 0 that my ways were made so direct : that I might
Thy statutes !
6 So shall I not he confounded : while I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
7 1 will thank Thee with an unfeigned heart: when I shall have learned the judgements of Thy righteousness.


PRIME
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8 I will keep Thy ceremonies : 0 forsake me not utterly. Glory be to theFather, and to the Son : and to the Holy
Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Or,
AAfHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way: v v even by ruling himself after Thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee : O let me not go wrong out of Thy commandments.
11 Thy words have I hid within my heart : that I should not sin against Thee.
12 Blessed art Thou 0 Lord : O teach me Thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I been telling : of all the judgements of Thy mouth.
14 I have had as great delight in the way of Thy testi" monies : as in all manner of riches.
15 I will talk of Thy commandments : and have respect unto Thy ways.
16 My delight shall be in Thy statutes : and I will not forget Thy word.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Lesson :
KTOW unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
1 Timothy 1. 17.
Thanks be to God.
Reader—
Jesu Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy upon us.
Jesu Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy upon ns.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father :
Have mercy upon us.


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PRIME
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
Jetfu Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy upon us.
0 Lord, arise, help us ;
And deliver us for Thy Names sake.
(All kneel)
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
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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. Amen.
O let my mouth be filled with Thy praise ;
That I may sing of Thy glory and honour all the day long.
Turn Thy Face from my sins, O Lord ;
And put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, 0 God ;
And reneiv a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy Presence;
And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of Thy help again ;
And stablish me with Thy free spirit.
Reader and people—
AATE confess to God Almighty, the .Father, the Son, and th©
’ ’ Holy Ghost, that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, through our own grievous fault. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.
A LMIGHTY God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins and deliver us from all evil, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


PRIME
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If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the folloioing Absolution :
IV/TAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of
life, and the grace and comfort of’the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Reader—
Wilt Thou not turn again and quicken us ;
That Thy people may rejoice in Thee ?
O Lord, shew Thy mercy upon us ;
And grant us Thy salvation.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin ;
0 Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear our prayer ;
And.let our cry come unto Thee.
Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY Lord and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify and govern, both our hearts and bodies in the ways of Thy laws and in the works of Thy commandments : that through Thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and
soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Lord be with you ;
And ivith thy spirit.
Let us bless the Lord ;
Thanks be to God.
'T'HE Lord bless US’, and preserve us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life ; and may the souls of the faithful,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


A SHORTENED FORM OF
MORNING PRAYER
Hymn. Reader—
I LAID me down and slept, and rose up again: for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3. 5.
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
AU together-
GOD our Father, we have sinned against Thee in thought, word, and deed : we have not loved Thee with all our heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. Have mercy upon us, we beseech Thee ; cleanse us from our sins ; and help us to overcome our faults ; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
Reader—
GRANT, we beseech Thee, merciful Lord, to Thy faithful
people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from ail their sins, and serve Thee with a quiet mind ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, open Thou our lips ;
And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
(All stand)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.



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MORNING PRAYER
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Praise ye the Lord ;
The Lord's Name be praised.
The Venite. Psalm 95.
/"A 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 p3alms.
3 Eor the Lord is 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.
5 The sea is His, and He made it : and His hands prepared the dry land.
6 0 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 if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts : as in the 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 rest.
Glory be to th® Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
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The Lesson.
[Te Deum Laudamus.
WE praise Thee, 0 God : we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
2 All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.


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MORNING PRAYER
3 To Thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
4 To Thee Cherubin and Seraphin : continually do cry,
5 Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ;
6 Heaven and earth are full : of the Majesty of Thy glory.
'T'HE glorious company of the Apostles : praise Thee ; x 8 The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise Thee ;
9 The noble army of Martyrs : praise Thee ;
10 The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge Thee ;
11 The Father : of an infinite Majesty ;
12 Thine honourable, true: and only Son ;
13 Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter.
nPHOU art the King of Glory : O Christ.
A 15 Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.
16 When Thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man : Thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
17 When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death : Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
18 Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in the Glory of the Father.
19 We believe that Thou shalt come : to be our Judge.
20 We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants : whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious blood.
21 Make them to he numbered with Thy Saints : in glory everlasting.
fA LORD, save Thy people : and bless Thine heritage.
23 Govern them : and lift them up forever.
24 Day by day : we magnify Thee ;
25 And we worship Thy name : ever world without end.
26 Vouchsafe, 0 Lord : to keep us this day without sin.
27 O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.
28 O Lord, let Thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in Thee.
29 O Lord, in Thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.]


MORNING PRAYER
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The Jubilate. Psalm 100. .
f\ BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and come before His presence with a song.
2 B® ye sure that the Lord He is God : it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves ; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
3 O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise : be thankful unto Plim, and speak good of His name.
4 For the Lord is gracious, His mercy is everlasting : and His truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. 4
The Apostles’ Creed.
T BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried, He descended into hell: The third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence Pie shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost ; The holy Catholick Church ; The Communion of Saints ; The Forgiveness of sins ; The Resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Header—
The Lord be with you ;
And zvith thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Z^iUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name Thy kingdom come. Thy will be clone, 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


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MORNING PRAYER
us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
The Collect for the Day.
The Collect for Peace.
GOD, Who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of Whom standeth our eternal life, Whose service is perfect freedoip : Defend us Thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies : that we, surely trusting in Thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries ; through
the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect for Grace
O LORD our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day ; Defend us in the same with Thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger: but that all our doings may be ordered by
Thy governance, to do always that is righteous in Thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Further PRAYERS and THANKSGIVINGS may be said here.
A Prayer of S. Chrysostom.
A LMIGHTY God, Who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee ; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in Thy name Thou wilt grant their requests ; Fulfil now, 0 Lord, the desires’ and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and in the wrorld to come life ever-
lasting. Amen.
2 Cor. 13.14.
'T'HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all
evermore. Amen.


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THE LITANY
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mercy upon us
GOD the Father of" heaven : have . miserable sinners.
0 God ike Father of heaven : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
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O.God the son, Redeemer of the world : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the S m : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy ibpon us miserable sinners.
0 Holy, Blessed, and Glorious Trinity, Three Persons and One God : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 Holy, Blessed, and Glorious Trinity, Three Persons and One God : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
Remember not, Lord, our evil-doings, nor the evil-doings of our forefathers, and do not punish u® for our sins : spare us, good Lord, spare Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious Blood, and be not angry with us for ever,
Spare us, good Lord.fic C A u v
From all evil and accident ; from sin, from the power of the devil; from Thirie anger, and from everlasting death,
Good Lord, deliver Us. '' ‘ J ' .
From all blindness of heart, from pride and hypocrisy ; from envy, hatred and malice, and all that is not according to Thy law of love,
Good Lord, deliver us.



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THE LITANY
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From impurity, and all other deadly sin ; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
Good Lord, deliver us.
' From lightning and storm, from earthquake, from sickness * apd famine, from battle and murder, and from unprepared death,
Good Lord, deliver us.
From all false teaching wrong, belief, and division ; from hardness of heart, and from thinking lightly of Thy Word and Commandments,
Good Lord, deliver us.
By the mystery of Thy Holy Incarnation ; by Thy Holy Nativity and Circumcision ; by Thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,
Good Lord, deliver us.
By Thine Agony and Sweat of’ Blood ; by Thy Cross and Passion ; by Thy Precious Death and Burial; by Thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost,
Good Lord, deliver us.
II
In all times of sadness; in all times of gladness ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgement,
Good Lord, deliver us.
Let us pray for the Church.
We sinfiers do beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord God ; and that it may please Thee to rule and govern Thy Holy Catholic
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That it may please Thee to enlighten all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of Thy Word ; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to bless the work of Thy Church


THE LITANY
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That it may pleas© Thee to bless and keep all Thy people ; We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to help us to love and and to follow Thy Commandments ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to give to all Thy people grace to hear meekly Thy Word, and to receive it with pure love, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to bring back into the way of truth all whom Satan has led away ;
We beseech Thee to hear ibs, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to strengthen those who are strong, to comfort and help the weak-hearted ; to lift up them that fall, and in the end to beat down Satan under our feet;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
Let us pray for the Queen and all in authority.
That it may please Thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of Thee, in righteousness and holiness of life, Thy servant ELIZABETH, our Queen and ruler ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to rule her heart in Thy faith, fear, and love, that she may always trust in Thee, and ever seek Thy honour and glory ;
We beseech Thee to,hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to give to all officers of the Government and the Council grace, wisdom, and understanding ;
We beseech Thee to hear us\ good Lord.
That it may please Thee to bless and keep all chiefs and headmen that they may always lead their people rightly;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to bless and keep the judges, giving them grace to judge rightly and uphold truth;
We beseech Thee to hear tbs, good Lord.


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LITANY
[Let us pray for Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen.
That it may please Thee to bless and prosper all the soldiers, jailors, and airmen of the Queen, and to guard them in all n^ngers ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord}
Let us pray for Peace.
That it may please Thee to give to all nations unity, peace, and good will ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
Let us pray for all who need special help.
That it may please Thee to comfort and help all who are in danger, need and trouble ;
We beseech Thee to hear its, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to watch over all who travel by land, or air, or water, all women in childbirth, all sick people, and young children, and to have pity on all prisoners ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to guard and care for all fatherless children, and widows, and all who are lonely or unhappy;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please Thee to have mercy upon all men ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
Let us pray for those who may hurt us.
That it may please Thee to forgive our enemies, and those who may hurt us by word and deed, and to turn their hearts ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
Let us pray for our food.
That it may please Thee to give for our use the fruits of the earth of every kind, so that in proper time we may enjoy them ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it rosy p!ease Thee to give Thy blessing upon the harvest of the sea ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.


THE LITANY
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Let us pray for ourselves.
That it may please Thee to give us true repentance ; to forgive us all our sins, all that we forget to do, and all that we do wrong because we do not know better ; to fill us with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit that we may live according to Thy Holy Word ;
We beseech Thee Jo hear us, good Lord. < n ‘ tA'v-v
Son of God : we besoeeft Theb to hear us.
Son of God : zve beseech Thee to hear us.
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0 Lamb^f God j^that takest away the sins of the world ; Grant us Tny peace.
O Lamb of God : that takest away the sins of the world ; Have mercy upon us.
0 Christ, hear us.
0 Christ, hear us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
V The Litany may end here if the Holy Communion follows.
/^UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will he 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.
Amen.
T 1 hen may follow other prayers, the Prayer of S. Chrysostom, and the Grace.
Or,
The Following Suplication (which may at other times be used as a separate service) may be added.


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THE LITANY
Reader—
O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins ;
Neither reward us according to our iniquities.
Let us pray.
GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not a repentant and sorrowful heart. Mercifully help our prayers that we make before Thee in all our troubles, and graciously hear us that the evil which devil or man may work against us, be brought to nothing ; and that we Thy servants, living in peace,
may evermore give thanks to Thee in Thy Holy Church ; 4
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Reader and people—
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for Thy Name’s sake.
Reader—
GOD, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that Thou didst in their
days, and in the old time before them.
Reader and people—
0 Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for Thine honour.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Reader and people— *
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for Thy Name’s sake.
Reader—
From our enemies defend us, O Christ;
Grraciously look upon our afflictions.
Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts ;
Mercifully forgive the sins of Thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers ;
0 Son of David, have mercy upon us. j


THE LITANY
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Both now and evermore vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ ; Graciously hear us, 0 Christ; graciously hear us, 0 Lord
Christ.
O Lord, let Thy mercy be shewed upon us ;
As we do put our trust in Thee.
Let us pray.
YV’E humbly beseech Thee, O Father, mercifully to look ’ * upon our weaknesses ; and for the glory of Thy Name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved : and grant that in all our troubles we'may put our whole trust in Thy mercy, and evermore serve Thee in holiness of living, to Thy honour and glory ; through our only Mediator
and Advocate, Jesu3 Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer of S. Chrysostom.
A LMIGHTY God, Who hast given us grace at this time
1 with one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee ; and. dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in Thy name Thou wilt grant their requests ; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14.
'T'HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all
evermore. Amen.


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A PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
O God, because without Thee we are not able to please Thee, grant that Thy Holy Spirit may guide and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who art about to come to us in Thy Holy Sacrament, prepare our hearts for Thyself.
(Hymn—Meditation—Address—Silence.)
O God, help me to see my sins as Thou seest them, that’ I may truly repent and be forgiven.
We confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and before all the Company of Heaven, that we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, especially
......:....; therefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.
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ALMIGHTY God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. d
Priest only—
The merciful Lord grant you pardon for all your sins, time for true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of His Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let us ask for grace to make good Communions.
O God, grant that we may make good Communions and be strengthened in our fight against the world, the flesh and the devil. . â– 


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A PREPARATION

Let us ask for spiritual Hunger and Thirst.
O LORD Jesus Christ, grant that we may come hungering
and thirsting to the Sacrament of Thy love, that so we may be filled with Thy fulness.
Let us ask for faith in Christ coming to us in the Blessed Sacrament.
O God, give us faith as we come to our Communions, that we may feel Thy Presence.
Let us pray for unity in the Holy Sacrament.
0 God, Who hast made us one family in Christ, grant that through Communion with Thee in the Holy Sacrament we may be united among ourselves more and more, and with all the Company of Heaven.
Let us pray for reverence in coming to the Holy Communion.
O God, grant that we who come to the Holy Communion may approach with reverence and devotion, that we may be accepted at Thy Holy Table.
Let us pray for boldness in coming.
O LORD .Jesus Christ, Who hast commanded us to come boldly to the throne of Grace, grant that we may have courage humbly to obey so gracious a call.
O SAVIOUR of the world, Who by Thy Cross and Precious B.lood hast redeemed us ;
Save us and help zis, we himbly beseech Thee, 0 Lord.
SOUL of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Cffrist, save me.
Blood of Christ, refresh me.
Water from the Side of Christ, wash me, Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesu, hear me.


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A PREPARATION
Within Thy Wounds hide me,
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me,
And bid me come to Thee,
That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee For ever and ever. Amen.
As men look for the morning, so do we look for Thee, O Christ : Come with the dawning day and make Thyself known to us in the Breaking of the Bread, for Thou art our God for ever.
OUR Father...........
As men look for the morning..........
The Lord be with you ;
And with Thy spirit.
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A FORM OF PREPARATION
which may be said by the Priest and people immediately before the celebration of the Holy Communion.
Priest—
TN the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 1 Holy Ghost.
Amen.
I will go unto the Altar God :
Even unto the God of my joy and gladness.
Give sentence with me, 0 God, and defend my cause
against the ungodly people : O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.
For Thou art the God of my strength, why hast Thou put me from Thee ? and ivhy go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me ?
0 send out Thy light and Thy truth, that they may lead me and bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy dwelling.
And that I may go unto the Altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness, and upon the harp ivill I give thanks unto Thee, 0 God, my God.
Why art thou so heavy, O my soul ? and why art thou so disquieted within me ?
0 put thy trust in God, for I will yet give Him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
I will go unto the Altar of God :
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Our help is in the Name of the Lord ;
Who hath made heaven and earth.
I confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, before the whole Company of Heaven, and before you, that I have sinned exceedingly, in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my own fault, through my own most grievous fault ; wherefore I pray God to have mercy upon me and forgive me my sins, and you, brethren, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
. May Almighty God have mercy upon thee, forgive thee thy sins, and bring thee to everlasting life.
Amen.
I confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, before the whole Company of Heaven, and you, father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my own fault, through my own most grievous fault; wherefore I pray God to have mercy upon me and forgive me my sins, and you, father, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
May Almighty God have mercy upon you, forgive you your sins, and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.
The Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Wilt Thou not turn again and quicken us, O Lord ?
That Thy people may rejoice in Thee.
0 Lord, shew Thy mercy upon us ;
And grant us Thy salvation.
0 Lord, hear our prayer ;
And let our cry come zcnto Thee.
The Lord be with you ;
And with thy spirit.
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[Sometimes called The Lord’s Supper, The Holy Eucharist, or The Mass.]
THE INTRODUCTION.
The Lord’s Prayer.
Z"AUR 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. Amen.
The Collect for Purity.
A LMIGHTY God, unto Whom all hearts be open, all desires
2 r known, and from Whom no secrets are hid : Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name ; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE COMMANDMENTS.
Priest—
G
OD spake these words, and said ; I am the Lord thy God : Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
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down to them, nor worship them : for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain.
Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do ; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
11 After each of these Commandments, the people shall reply.
Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.
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Or,
Priest—
r^UR Lord Jesus Christ said : Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord : and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and w’ith all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first Commandment. And the second is like, namely this : Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang, all
the law and the Prophets.
Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
H Either of the former shall be used on Sundays. At other times there may be sung or said,
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. or, Christe, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie, eleison.
The Lord be with you ;
And ivith thy spirit.
Let us pray.
The Collect.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD.
The Epistle.
Qllje (BosprL
Versicle before the Gospel—
Glory be to Thee, 0 Lord.
Versicle after the Gospel—
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The Nicene Creed
(which way be omitted on any day not being a Sunday or Holy Day).
T BELIEVE m one God tthe Father Almighty, Maker of zheaven and earth, And ©fall things visible and invisible :
^And in one. Lord Jesus ^Christ, the only begotten; Son of God, Begotten of His Father beformall worlds^/God of God, Light of Light, Very God of. very' God, Begotten, not made, Being of one/substance with the Father, By Whom all things were madd’Hf Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven'/And was incarnate by the Holy/Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was, made rnary And wa^ crucified^also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and wTas buried, And the third day He r^se again' according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth ’on the right hand of the Father. /And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead \ Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord. The giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father agd the S6n,* Who^with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spa\e by the Prophet^/
And I believe One Holy Catholick and Apostolick Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sinsy And
I look for the Resurrection of the dead, z nd the "life of the
world to come\ Amen.
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The Sermon.
THE OFFERTORY.
]\ET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in
heaven. 5. Mat. 5. 16.
Lay not up for yourselves treasure upon the earth ; where the rust and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven ; where neither rust nor moth doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. 5. Mat. 6. 19.


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Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them ; for this is the law and Prophets.
S. Mat. 7. 12.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. S. Mat. 7. 21.
Lift up your eyes and look upon the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4. 35.
[During the Sentences the alms shall be collected, and the Bread and Wine placed upon the Altar.]
THE INTERCESSION. , .
11 Here the Priest may bid special prayers and thanksgivings. Then he shall say—
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church.
A LMIGHTY and overliving Cod, Who by Thy Holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men : We humbly beseech Thee most mercifully to accept our [alms and] oblations, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto Thy Divine Majesty ; beseeching Thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the Spirit of truth, unity and concord : And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth
of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love.
We beseech Thee also to lead all nations in the way of righteousness and peace ; and so to direct all kings and rulers, that under them Thy people may be godly and quietly governed. And grant unto Thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen, and to ail that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and impartially minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of Thy true religion, and virtue.
Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops, Priests and
Deacons, especially to Thy servant..........our bishop, that
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Guide and prosper, we pray Thee, those who are labouring for the spread of Thy Gospel among the nations, and enlighten with Thy Spirit all places of education and learning ; that the whole world may be filled with the knowledge of Thy truth.
And to all Thy people give Thy heavenly grace; and specially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word ; truly serving Thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.
And we most humbly beseech Thee of Thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.
And we commend to Thy gracious keeping, O Lord, all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear, beseeching Thee to grant them everlasting light and peace.
And here we give Thee most high praise and hearty thanks for all Thy Saints, who have been the chosen vessels of Thy grace, and lights of the world in their several generations ; and we pray, that rejoicing in their fellowship, and following their good examples, we may be partakers with them of Thy heavenly kingdom.
Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
THE PREPARATION.
The Invitation.
E that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and
are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in His holy ways ; Draw near with faith, and cake this Holy Sacrament to your comfort ; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees. ,


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The Confession.
: All together—
A LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men ; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against Thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most . justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings ; The remembrance of- them is grievous unto us ; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father ; For Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please Thee In newness of life, to the honour and glory of Thy Name ; Through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
The Absolution.
Priest—
A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who of His great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true 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. Amen.
The Comfortable Words.
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to Him.
f^OME unto me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. S. Mat. 11. 28.
So God loved the world, that He gave His only-hegotten
Son, to the end that all that believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3. 16.
Hear also what Saint Paul saith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received,
That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners
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Hear also what Saint John saith.
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins.
1 S. John 2. 1.
THE CONSECRATION.
The Sursum Corda.
Priest—
Th© Lord be with you ;
And with thy spirit,
Lift up your hearts ;
We lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks unto our Lord God ; It is meet and right so to do.
TT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should A at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.
11 Here shall follow the Proper Prefaces.
(pages 38-41).
'T'HEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the
A company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious
Name; evermore praising Thee, and saying,
The Sanctus.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory: Glory be to Thee, O Lord most High. Amen.
Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. j The Prayer of Humble Access.
Let us pray.
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manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table. But Thou art the same Lord,' Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the Flesh of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by His Body, and our souls washed through His most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in Him, and'He in us. Amen.
The Prayer of Consecration.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who of Thy tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption ; Who made there (by His one oblation of Himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for th© sins of the whole world ; and did institute, and in His Holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His precious death, until His coming again : Hear us, 0 merciful Father, we most humbly beseech Thee ; and grant that we receiving these Thy creatures of Bread and Wine, according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of His death and passion, may be partakers of His
most blessed Body and Blood :
Who, in the same night that He was betrayed, took 1 Bread
and when He had given thanks, He i Here the Priest is to take break it, and gave it to His disciples, the Paten.into his hands:
m i , o ,, . • -o n 2 And here to break the
saying, Take, eat, d this is My Body Bread: which is given for you; Do this in 3 And here to lay his hand remembrance of Me. Likewise after upon al1 the bread: supper He 4 took the Cup ; and when into hift hand:
He had given thanks, He gave it to 5 And here to lay his hand them, saying, Drink ye allot this; for 5? 'in “whiZh
this 5 is My Blood of the New Covenant there is any Wine to be con-.which is shed for you and for many for secrated" the remission of sins : Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of Me.
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ascension, according to His holy institution, do celebrate, and set forth before Thy Divine Majesty with these Thy Holy gifts, *
th® memorial which He hath willed us to make, rendering unto Thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits which He hath procured unto us.
And we entirely desire Thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifiice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in His Blood, we and all Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His passion.
And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto Thee : humbly beseeching Thee, that all we, who are partakers of this Holy Communion, may be fulfilled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction.
And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service ; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences:
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, by Whom, and with Whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee. O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
Priest—
As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say,
rAUR 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, The power, and the glory.
For ever and ever. Amen.
Priest—
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[The following order may be tised : AMEN after “ . .in remembrance of Me. ” : the Lord’s Prayer after the Communion, followed by the remainder of the Prayer of Consecration, beginning il 0 Lord and heavenly Father . . ” as the Prayer of Oblation. ]
The Agnus Dei
(which may be sung or said immediately after the Consecration,
or during the Communion of the Priest:) ,

,y the sins of the wor
O Lamb of ‘God, that takest a? have mercy upon us.
0 Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world^t)
have mercy upon us.
0 Lamb of God7 that takest away the sins of the world£?A grant us Thy peace
THE COMMUNION.
In administering the Sacred Elements the Priest says,
'T'HE BODY of our Lord Jesu3 Christ, which was given for x thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on Him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
rfHE BLOOD of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.
Drink this in remembrance that Christ’s Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.


THE THANKSGIVING. Priest—
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ALMIGHTY and overliving God, we most heartily thank Thee for that Thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of Thy favour and goodness towards us ; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical Body of Thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people ; and are also heirs through hope of Thy everlasting kingdom, by, the merits of the most precious death and passion of Thy dear Son. And we most


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humbly beseech Thee, 0 heavenly Father, so to assist us with Thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as Thou hast prepared for us to walk in ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
The Gloria in Excelsis
(which may be omitted on any day not being a Szunday or Holy Day).
LORY he to God on high, and in earth peace, good will
towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ : O Lord God, Lamb God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. , Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord; Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the
glory of God the Father. >Ameh. I
The Blessing.
HE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keepr*
x your hearts and mind3 in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord : and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
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PROPER PREFACES.
Upon Christmas Day and until the Epiphany.
1DECAUSE Thou didst give Jesus Christ Thine only Son to be born as at this time for us : Who, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the
Virgin Mary His mother : and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels............
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Upon the Epiphany and seven days after.
^PHROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; Who x our mortal flesh manifested forth His might bring all men out of darkness into His light. Therefore with Angels.........
in substance of glory; that He own marvellous
Upon the Thursday before Easter.
'PHROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord ; Who having loved His own that were in the world loved them unto the end ;
And on the night before He suffered, sitting ab meat with His disciples, did institute these holy mysteries : that we, redeemed by His death and quickened by His resurrection, might be partakers of His divine nature. Therefore with Angels.......
Upon Easter Day and until Ascension Day.
T3UT chiefly are we bound to praise Thee for the glorious U Resurrection of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord : For He is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken a^way the sin of the world ; Who by His death hath destroyed death, and by His rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels............
Upon Ascension Day and until Whitsunday.
'PHROUGH Thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord ; Who after His most glorious Resurrection manifestly appeared to all His Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us ; that where He is, thither, we might also ascend, and reign with Him in glory.
Therefore with Angels.........
Upon Whitsunday and six days after
'PHROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; Who after that He had
A ascended up far beyond all the heavens, and was set down at the right hand of Thy Majesty: Did as at this time pour forth upon the Universal Church Thy Holy and Life-giving Spirit : That through His glorious power the joy of the everlasting gospel might go forth into all the world ; Whereby we


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have been brougth out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of Thee, and of Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels......
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
with Thine v ’ one God, one
only-begotten Son and the Holy Ghost art Lord ; in Trinity of Persons and in Unity
of Substance. For that which we believe of Thy glory O Father, the same we believe of Thy Son and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels............
Upon the Feasts of the Purification and the Annunciation.
T2ECAUSE Thou didst give Jesus Christ Thine only Son to be born for our salvation ; Who, by the operation of the
Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the Virgin Mary His mother; and that without spot of sin to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels............
Upon the Feast of the Transfiguration.
T2ECAUSE the divine glory of the Incarnate Word shone
forth upon the Holy Mount before the chosen witnesses of His Majesty : and Thine own voice from heaven proclaimed Thy beloved Son. Therefore with Angels...............
Upon AU Saints' Day and the Feasts of Apostles, Evangelists, and S. John Baptist's Nativity, except when the Proper Preface of any Principal Feast is appointed.
AATHO in the righteouseness of Thy Saints hast given us
* v an ensample of godly living, and in their blessedness a
glorious pledge of the hope of our calling : That, being compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, we may run with patience the race that is set before us : And with them receive the crown of glory that fadet-h not away. Therefore with Angels...........
A Preface which may be used upon the Consecration of a Church, or upon the Feast of its Dedication.
AATHO, though the heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee
* and Thy glory is in all the world : Dost deign to
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A Preface which may be used upon any Sunday in the year for which no other Proper Preface is appointed.
'T'HROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord : for He is the true High Priest, Who hath washed us from our sins, and hath made us to be a kingdom and priests unto Thee our God
and Father. Therefore with Angels..
Post Communion Prayer for Bishop Patteson's Day September 20
A LMIGHTY God, Who hast given to Thy chosen servants, grace to glorify Thee until their deaths, by their good lives and strong faith ; we give Thee high praise for the life of Thy servant, John Coleridge Patteson our first Bishop, and for his death : and for the great example set to us by those who died with him, Joseph Atkin, Priest, and Stephen Taroaniara, Teacher. We bless Thee too, for Edwin Nobbs and Fisher Young, killed at Santa Cruz, who did not falter, but laid down their lives while doing the work Thou hadst given them to do. We also glorify Thy Holy Name for George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, who began the ministry of the Gospel among us, and for his son, John Richardson Selwyn, our
second bishop : for.......
and for all those who have served Thee in this Mission and have left this world in Thy faith and fear, and for all those who have been brought out of darkness and made Thy children by Holy Baptism and have joyfully passed through the gate and power of death ; for all these, O Lord, we thank, and praise, and glorify Thee, and we humbly beseech Thee to grant us'grace to follow their good examples, that Thou rnayest receive us, with them, at the last, into Thy eternal and glorious kingdom ; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, Who livest and reignest with Thee and the Holy Spirit for ever. Amen.


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EVENING PRAYER
Hymn. Header—
[ WILL lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is A Thou, Lord, only that-makest me dwell in safety. Ps. 4. 9.
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
AU together—
GOD, our Father, we have sinned against Thee in thought, word, and deed : we have not loved Thee with all our heart'; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. Have mercy upon us, we beseectrThee ; cleanse us from our sins ; and help us to overcome our faults ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Header—
fT'RANT, we beseech Thee, merciful Lord, to Thy faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve Thee with a quiet mind ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, open Thou our lips ;
And our mouth shall shew forth
O God, make speed to save us ;
0 Lord, make haste to help us.
(AU stand)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.



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Praise ye the Lord
The Lord's Name be praised.
Magnificat. S. Luke 1. 46.
and u my spirit hath
TVTY soul doth magnify the Lord:
* rejoiced in Godjny Saviour.
2 For He hath regarded: the lowliness ©f His handmaiden.
3 For behold,' from henceforth: all generations shall call
me blessed. ..
4 For’ He that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is
His Name. s
5 And His mercy is on them that fear Him : throughout all
generations. z
6 He hath shewed strength with His arm : He hath scattered^ the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
7 He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
8 He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich
He hath sent empty away. . +
9 Jde remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel: as. He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ; z
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
The Lesson.
Nunc Dimittis. S. Luke 2. 29. >
T ORD, now lettest Thou Thry servant depart in peace : according to Thy word.
2 For mine.eyes have seen: Thy salvation.
3 Which Thou hast prepared : before the face of all people ;
4 To be a light to lighten the Gentiles ; and to be the glory of Thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.


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The Apostle’s Creed.
T BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven A and earth.
And in Jesus Chrisb His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, horn of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontiu3 Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried, He descended into hell: The third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost ; The Holy Catholick Church ; The Communion of Saints ; The Forgiveness of sins ; The Resu rection of the body ; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Reader—
The Lord be with you ; And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
R Father whieh-art in heaven, Hallowed be T&y Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our dgJly 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, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
The Collect for the Day.
The Second Collect, for Peace.
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 both our hearts may be set to obey Thy commandments, and also that by Thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our " time in rest and quietness ; through the merits of Jesus Christ ’ our Saviour. Amen.


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The Third Collect, for Aid against all Perils.
I IGHTEN our darkness, we beseech Thee, 0 Lord, and.
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.
Further PRAYERS and THANKSGIVINGS may be said here.
A Prayer of S. Chrysostom.
A LMIGHTY God, Who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee ; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in Thy name Thou wilt grant their requests ; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and in the world to come life ever-
lasting. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14.
'T'HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with
evermore. Amen.
God, us all
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(for use on Sundays and Holy Days, and at other times when desired).
The Sentences.
Of Penitence.
T Will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, A Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to called thy son. S. Luke 15. 18, 19.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us : but if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 S.Johnl. 8, 9.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him ; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws which He set before us. Daniel 9. 9, 10.
Enter not into judgement with Thy servant, O Lord : for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm 143. 2.
Of Worship.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. S. John 4. 24.
0 worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : let the whole earth stand in awe of Him. Psalm 96. 9.
Advent.
Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
S. Matthew 3. 2.
The night is far spent, and the day is at hand : let us therefor cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Romans 13. 12.


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Christmastide.
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people : for unto you is born in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. S. Luke 2. 10. 11.
Epiphany.
From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My Name is great among the nations ; and in every place incense is offered unto My Name, and a pure offering : for My Name is great among the nations, saith the Lord. Mat. 1.11.
* Lent.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a broken and a contrite heart, 0 God Thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51. 17.
Passiontide and Oood Friday
Is' it nothing to you all ye that pass by ? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow. Lam. 1. 12.
Eastertide.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His great mercy hath begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 S. Peter 1. 3.
Ascensiontide.
Seeing that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4. 14-16.
Whitsunday.
The love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us. Rom. 5. 5.
Trinity.
God is love ; and he that abideth in love abideth in God and I God in him. 1 S. John 4. 16.


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Saints' Days.
Seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12. 1, 2.
The Exhortation.
TYEABLY 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 cloke 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 mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God ; yet ought we most chiefly so t@ do, when 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 hear present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me :
Or,
T2E LOVED, we are come together in the presence of Almighty God and of the whole company of heaven to offer unto Him through our Lord Jesus Christ our worship and praise and thanksgiving ; to make confession of our sins ; to pray, as well for others as for ourselves, that we may know more truly the greatness of God’s love and shew forth in our lives the fruits of His grace : and to ask on behalf of all men
such things as their well-being doth require.
Wherefore let us kneel in silence, and remember God’s presence with us now.
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The General Confession.
All together—
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 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 there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare Thou them, 0 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, 0 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.
Or
C\ GOD, our Father, we have sinned against Thee in thought, word, and deed : we have not loved Thee with all our heart ; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. Have mercy upon us, we beseech Thee ; cleanse us from our sins ; and help us to overcome our faults ; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.
The Absolution.
Priest—
A LMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who desireth 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 ; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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Or,
A/FAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon x and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
* • [Or, if a Priest is not present, the Reader shall say,
A/FAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of
life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.]
The Lord’s Prayer.
YAUR 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, The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen.
Reader—
O Lord, open Thou our lips ; iknd our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
0 Lord, make haste to help us.
(All stand)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord ;
The Lord's Name be praised.
A Psalm (or Psalms).
The Lesson from the Old Testament.


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Magnificat. S. Luke 1. 46.
TV/TY soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
2 For He hath regarded : the lowliness of His handmaiden.
3 For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me biessed..
4 For He that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is His Name.
5 And His mercy is on them that fear Him : throughout all generations.
6 He hath shewed strength with His arm : He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
7 He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
8 He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich He hath sent empty away.
9 He remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel : as He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :^vorld without end. Amen.
Or PSALM 98 may be vised here.
The Lesson from the New Testament.
Nunc Dimittis. S. Luke 2. 29.
T ORD, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace: according to Thy word.
2 Fo^mine eyes have seen : Thy salvation.
3 Which Thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;
4 To be a light to lighten the Gentiles ; and to be the glory of Thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the . Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning; is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.


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Or Psalm 67 may be used:
The Apostles’ Creed.
T BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin M&ry, Suffered under Pontius Pilate. Was crucified, dead and buried, He descended into hell: The third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost ; The Holy Catholick Church ; The Communion of Saints ; The forgiveness of sins ; The Resurrection of the body ; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Header—
The Lord be with you;
And with Thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
^\UR 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. Amen.
Header— .
O Lord, shew Thy mercy upon us ;
And grant us Thy salvation.
0 Lord, save the Queen ;
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Endue Thy Ministers with righteousness ;
And make Thy chosen people joyful.
0 Lord, save Thy people ;
And bless Thine inheritance.
Give peace in our time, 0 Lord ;
Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only
Thou, 0 G-od.
O God', make clean our hearts within us ;
And take not Thy Holy Spirit from us*
The Collect for the Day.
The Second Collect, for Peace.
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 both our hearts may be set to obey Thy commandments, and also that by Thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness ; through the merits of Jesus Christ
our Saviour. Amen.
The Third Collect, for Aid against all Perils.
IGHTEN our darkness, we beseech Thee, 0 Lord, and
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.
V The Service may then close with further Prayers and Thanksgivings, provided that after them shall be said the “Prayer of S. Chrysostom" and "The Or ace."


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A Prayer of S. Chrysostom.
A LMIGHTY God, Who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto.Thee ; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in Thy name Thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, 0 Lord, the desires and petitions of Thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and in the world to come life ever-
lasting. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14.
\
'T'HE grace of our Cord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
-*• and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


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A late evening Service.
I

Header—
'T'HE Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a peifect A end. Amen. e
T3RETHREN, be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom
he may devour : whom resist, steadfast in the faith.
1 S. Peter 5. 8, 9.
But Thou, 0 Lord, have mercy upon us ;
Thanks he to God.
O God, make speed to save us ;
0 Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is nozv, and ever shall he : zvorld without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord;
The Lord's Name be praised.
Then shall be sung or said one or more of the following Psalms : Psalm 4, Psalm 31. 1-6, Psalm 91, Psalm 134. The Short Lesson.
'T'HOU O Lord art in the midst of us, and we are called by X Thy Name. Leave us not, 0 Lord our God. Jer. 2^. 9.


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or,
POME unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me : for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and My burden
is light. £. Matthew 11. 28-30.
or,
MOW the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight ; through Jesus Christ, to Whom he
glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13. 20, 21.
Thanks be to God.
Reader—
Into Thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend my spirit ;
Into Thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend my spirit:
For Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, Thou God of truth ;
I commend my spirit.
Glory he to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
Into Thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend my spirit.
Hymn.
T3EF0RE the ending of the day,
U Creator of the world we pray,
That with Thy wonted favour Thou Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.
From all ill dreams defend our eyes,
From nightly fears and fantasies;
Tread under foot our ghostly foe,
That no pollution we may know.
O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son ;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee Doth live and reign eternally.


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Keep me as the apple of an eye ;
Hide me under the shadozv of Thy wing.
Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
The Nunc Dimittis.
Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ and asleep we may rest in peace.
The Apostles’ Creed. (All kneel.)
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
lUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, fn 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. Amen.
Reader—
Blessed art Thou, Lord God of our fathers ;
To be praised and glorified above all for ever.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ;
Let us praise Him and magnify Him for ever.
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord, in the firmament of heaven ;
To praised and glorified above all for ever.
The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us His blessing
Amen.


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AU together—
AXTE confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the
’ ’ Holy Ghost, that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, through our own grievous fault. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.
A LMIGHTY God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our
1 sins and deliver us from all evil, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the following Absolution:
jV/TAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of
life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Reader—
Wilt Thou not turn again and quicken us; That Thy people may rejoice in Thee ?
O Lord, shew Thy mercy upon us ;
And grant us Thy salvation.
0 Lord, hear our prayer;
And let our cry coins unto Thee.
Let us pray.
Then shall be said one or more of the following Collects.
VISIT, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this place, and drive from v it all the snares of the enemy; let Thy holy Angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace ; and may Thy blessing be upon us evermore ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
T IGHTEN our darkness we beseech Thee, 0 Lord, and by Thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of Thy only Son, our Saviour, JeSus
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LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to Thy people : Make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of Thy passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with Thee ; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without
end. Amen.
OOK down, 0 Lord, from Thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with Thy celestial brightness, and from the sons of light banish th^ deeds of darkness ;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
J3E present, 0 merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon Thy eternal changelessness ; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
We will lay us down in peace and take our rest ;
For it is Thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
The Lord be with you ;
And with thy spirit.
Let us bless the Lord ; Thanks be to God.
T
HE Almignty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us. Amen.


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PSALM 1.
"DLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners : and
hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side : that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither : and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
PSALM 4.
TJEAB me when I call, O God of my righteousness : Thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble ; have mercy
upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing ?
3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon the Lord, He will hear me.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.


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5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness-: and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There be many that say : Who will shew us any good ?
7 Lord, lift Thou up : the light of Thy countenance upon us.
8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart: since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil, increased.
9 I will lay me down in peace, and rake my rest : for it is Thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
PSALM 8.
LORD our Governor, how excellent is Thy Name in all the world : Thou that hast set Thy glory above the
heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength, because of Thine enemies : that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 For I will consider Thy heavens, even the works of Thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.
4 What is man, that Thou art mindful of him : and the son ef man that Thou visitest him ?
5 Thou madest him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion of the works of Thy hands : and Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet ;
7 All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas,
9 0 Lord our Governor : how excellent is Thy Name in all the world !
PSALM 9.
T WILL give thanks unto Thee, 0 Lord, with my whole A heart: I will speak of all Thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in The© : yea, my songs will I make of Thy Name, O Thou most highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back : they shall fall and perish at Thy presence.


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4 For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause : Thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly : Thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6 O Thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end : even as the cities which thou hast destroyed ; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the Lord shall endure for ever : He hath also prepared his seat for judgement.
8 For He shall judge the wTorld in righteousness : and minister true judgement unto the people.
9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed : even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know Thy Name will put their trust in Thee : for Thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek Thee.
110 praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion : shew the people of his doings.
12 For, when He maketh inquisition for blood, He remem-bereth them : and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, 0 Lord ; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me : Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
14 That I may shew all Thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion : I will rejoice in Thy salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made : in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.
16 The Lord is known to execute judgement: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people that forget God.
18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten: the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand : let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.


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PSALM 15.
F ORD, who shall dwell in Thy tabernacle: or who shall rest upon Thy holy hill?
2 Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life : and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
3 Pie that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour : and hath not slandered his neighbour.
4 He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes : and maketh much of them that fear the Lord.
5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not: though ib were to his own hindrance.
6 He that hath not given his money rypon usury : nor taken reward against the innocent.
7 Whoso doeth these things : shall never fall.
PSALM 16.
TDRESERVE me, 0 God : for in Thee have I put my trust.
A 2 0 my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord : Thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto Thee.
3 All my delight is upon the Saints that are in the earth : and upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after another god : shall have great trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer : neither make mention of their names within my lips.
6 The Lord himself is the portion of my inheritance, and of my cup : Thou shalt maintain my lot.
7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground : yea, I have a goodly heritage.
8 I will thank the Lord for giving me warning : my reins also chasten me in the night-season.
9 I hav® set God always before me : for He is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.
10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
11 For why ? Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell : neither shalt Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.


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12 Thou shall shew rae the path of life ; in Thy presence is the fulness of joy : and at Thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.
PSALM 19.
'T'HE heavens declare the glory of God : and the firmament A sheweth his handy-work.
2 One day telleth another : and one night certifieth another.
3 There is neither speech nor language : but their voices are heard among them.
4 Their sound is gone out into all lands : and their words into the ends of the Ivorld.
5 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the eud of it again : and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
IL Moreover, by them is Thy servant taught : and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth : O cleanse Thou me from my secred faults.
13 Keep Thy servant also from presumtuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me : so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart : be alway acceptable in Thy sight,
15 0 Lord : my strength and ray redeemer.


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PSALM 22.
TV/TY^od, my God, look upon me ; why hast Thou forsaken me: and art so far from my health, and from the words
of my complaint ?
2 0 ray God, I cry in the day-time, but Thou hearest not : and in the night-season also I take no rest.
3 And Thou continuest holy : O Thou worship of Israel.
4 Our fathers hoped in Thee : they trusted in Thee, and Thou didst deliver them.
5 They called upon Thee and were holpen : they put their trust in Thee, and were not confounded.
6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no5nan : a very acorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
7 All they that se® me laugh me to scorn : they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
8 He trusted in God, that He would deliver him : let Him deliver him, if He would have him.
9 But Thou art He that took me out of my mother’s womb : Thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother’s breasts.
10 I have been left unto Thee ever since I was born : Thou art my God even from my mother’s womb.
11 O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand : and there is none to help me.
12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.
13 They gape upon me with their mouths : as it were a
> ramping and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint : my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums : and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.
16 For many dogs are come about me : and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.
17 They pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones : they stand staring and looking upon me.


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18 They part my garments among them : and cast lots Upon my vesture.
19 But be not Thou far from me, O Lord : Thou art my succour, haste Thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword : my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth : Thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare Thy name unto my brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.
23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear Him : magnify Him, all ye seed of Jacob, and fear Him, all ye seed of Israel;
24 For He hath not despised, nor abhored, the low estate of the poor : He hath not hid His face from him, but when he called unto Him He heard him.
25 My praise is of Thee in the great congregation : my vows will I perform in the sight of them that fear him.
26 The poor shall eat, and be satisfied : they that seek after the Lord shall praise Him ; your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord : and all the kindreds of th© nations shall worship before Him.
•28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s : and He is the Governor among the people.
29 All such as be fat upon earth : have eaten, and worshipped.
30 All they that go down into the dust shall kneel before Him : and no man hath quickened his own soul.
31 My seed shall serve Him : they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare His righteousness : unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.
PSALM 23.
?IE Lord is my shepherd : therefore can I lack nothing.
2 He shall feed me in a green pasture : and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
3 He shall convert my soul : and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.
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4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me ; Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me.
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me : Thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
6 But Thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
PSALM 24.
'T'HE earth is the Lord’s and all that therein is : the com-x pass of the world, and they that dv^ell therein.
2 For He hath founded it upon the seas : and prepared it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord: or who shall rise up in his holy place ?
4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord : and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek Him : even of them that seek thy face, 0 Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is the King of glory : it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is the King of glory : even the Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
PSALM 27.
'T'HE Lord is my light, and my salvation ; whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the strength of my life ; of whom
then shall I be afraid ?
2 When the wicked, even my enemies, and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh : they stumbled and fell.
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not my heart be afraid : and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in Him.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require : even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of His dwelling shall He hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.
6 And now shall he lift up mine head : above mine enemies round about me.
7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness : I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.
8 Hearken unto my voice, 0 Lord, when I cry unto Thee : have mercy upon me, and hear me.
9 My heart hath talked of Thee, Seek ye my face : Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
10 O hide not Thou Thy face from me : nor cast Thy servant away in displeasure.
11 Thou hast been my succour : leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
12 When my father and my mother forsake me : the Lord taketh me up.
13 Teach me Thy way, O Lord : and lead me in the right way, because of mine enemies.
14 Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.
15 I should utterly have fainted : but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
16 O tarry thou the Lord’s leisure : be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
PSALM 31.
TN Thee, 0 Lord, have I put my trust : let me never be put to confusion, deliver me in Thy righteousness.
2 Bow down Thine ear to me : make hast to deliver me.
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4 For Thou art my strong rock, and my castle : be Thou also my guide, and lead me for Thy Name’s sake.
5 Draw me out of the net, that they have laid privily for me : for Thou art my strength.
6 Into Thy hands I commend my spirit: for Thou hast redeemed me, 0 Lord, Thou God of truth.
PSALM 33;
T^EJOIOE in the Lord, 0 ye righteous : for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
2 Praise the Lord with harp : sing praises unto Him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings. *
3 Sing unto the Lord a new song : sing praises lustily unto Him with a good courage.
4 For the word of the Lord is true and all his works are faithful.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgement: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made : and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap : and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : stand in awe of Him, all ye that dwell in the world.
9 For He spake, and it was done : He commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.
11 The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever : and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord Jehovah : and blessed are the folk, that He hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.
13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men : from the habitation of his dwelling He con-sidereth all them that dwell on the earth.
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15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host: neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.
16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man : neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.
17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him : and upon them that put their trust in his mercy ;
18 To deliver their soul from death: and to feed them in the time of dearth.
19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord : for He is our help, and our shield.
20 For our heart shall rejoice in Him : because we have hoped in his holy Name.
21 Let Thy merciful kindness, 0 Lord, be upon us : like as we do put our trust m Thee.
PSALM 34.
T WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord : his praise shall A ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.
3 0 praise the Lord with me : and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me : yea, He delivered me out of all my fear.
5 They had an eye rnito him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him : yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him : and delivereth them.
8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is : blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
9 O fear the Lord ye that are his saints : for they that fear Him lack nothing.
10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me : I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
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13 Keep thy tongue from evil: and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
14 Eschew evil, and do good : seek peace and ensue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous : and his ears are open unto their prayers.
16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil: to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them : and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous : but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
20 He keepeth all his bones : so th^t not one of them is broken.
21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants : and all they that put their trust in Him shall not be destitute.
. • PSALM 40
T WAITED patiently for the Lord : and He inclined unto
me, and heard my calling.
2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay : and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.
3 And He hath put a new song in my mouth: even a thanksgiving unto our God.
4 Many shall see it, and fear : and shall put their trust in
p the Lord.
5 Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the Lord : and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which Thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts which are to us-ward: and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.
7 If I should declare them, and speak of them : they should be more than I am able to express.
8 Sacrifice, and meat-offering, Thou wouldest not : but mine
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9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice for sin, hast Thou not
required : then said I, Lo, I come, *
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil Thy will, O my God : I am content to do it; yea,
Thy law is within my heart.
11 I have declared Thy righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that Thou knowest.
12 I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart : my talk hath been of Thy truth and of Thy salvation.
13 1 have not kept back Thy loving mercy and truth : from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not Thou Thy mercy from me, O Lord : let Thy loving kindness^and Thy truth alway preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles are come about me ; my sins have taken such hold upon me that I am not able to look up : yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16 0 Lord, let it be Thy pleasure to deliver me : make haste,
O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it : let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame: that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee.
19 Let all those that seek Thee be joyful and glad in Thee : and let such as love Thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.
20 As for me, I am poor and needy : but the Lord careth
for me. . •"
21 Thou art my helper and redeemer : make no long tarrying, O my God.
PSALM 46.
f^OD is our hope and strength : a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved : and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.
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4 The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God : the holy place of the tabernacle of the most highest.
5 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed : God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved : but God hath shewed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us : the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 0 come hither, and behold the works of the Lord : what destruction He hath brought upon the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world : He breakcth
the bow and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire. *
10 Be still then, and know that I am God : I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us : the God of Jacob is our refuge.
PSALM 47.
CLAP your hands together, all ye people : O sing unto God with the voice of melody.
2 Eor the Lord is high and to be feared : He is the great King upon all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose out an heritage for us : even the worship of Jacob, whom He loved.
5 God is gone'up with a merry noise : and the Lord with the sound of the trump.
6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God : O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
7 Eor God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen : God sitteth upon his holy seat.
9 The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham : for God, which is very high exalted, doth defend the earth, as it were with a shield.



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PSALM 48.
/^REAT is the Lord, and highly to be praised : in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth : upon the north-side lieth the city of the great King ; God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
3 Eor lo, the kings of the earth : are gathered, and gone by together.
4 They marvelled to see such things : they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.
5 Eear came there upon them and sorrow : as upon a woman in her travail.
6 Thou shalt bre^.k the ships of the sea : through the east-wind.
7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God : God upholdeth the same for ever.
8 We wait for Thy loving-kindness, O God : in the midst of Thy temple.
9 0 God, according to Thy Name, so is Thy praise unto the world’s end : Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter of Judah be glad : because of Thy judgements.
11 Walk about Sion, and go round about her: and tell the towers thereof.
12 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses : that ye may tell them that come after.
13 For this God is our God for ever and ever : He shall be our guide unto death.
PSALM 51.
UTAVE mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness : according to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine
offences.
2 Wash me throughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin.
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4 Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight : that Thou mightest be justified in the saying, and clear when Thou art judged.
5 Behold, I was shapen in wickedness : and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
6 But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts : and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
7 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness . that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Turn Thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.
10 Make me a clean heart, O God : ar^cl renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Thy presence : and take not Thy holy Spirit from me.
12 O give me the comfort of Thy help again : and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.
13 Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked : and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou that art the God of my health : and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness.
15 Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew Thy praise.
16 For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it Thee : but Thou delightest not in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit : a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt Thou not despise.
18 O be favourable and gracious unto Sion : build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
PSALM 57.
BE merciful unto me, 0 God, be merciful unto me, for my t soul trusteth in Thee : and under the shadow of thy wings
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2 I will call unto the most high God : even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
3 He shall send from heaven : and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
4 God shall send forth his mercy and truth : my soul is among lions.
5 And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire : whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Set up Thyself, 0 God, above the heavens : and Thy glory above all the earth.
7 They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul : they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed : I will sing, and give praise.
9 Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp : I myself will awake right early.
10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the people : and I will sing unto Thee among the nations.
11 For the greatness of Thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens : and Thy truth unto the clouds.
12 Set up Thyself, O God, abcve the heavens : and Thy glory above alkthe earth.
PSALM 65.
'T'HOU, O God, art praised in Sion : and unto Thee shall x the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer: unto Thee shall all flesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against me: O be Thou merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man, whom Thou choosest, and receivest unto Thee : he shall dwell in Thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of Thy house, even of Thy holy temple.
5 Thou shalt shew us wonderful things in Thy righteousness, O God of our salvation : Thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
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7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea : and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth shall be afraid at Thy tokens : Thou that makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to praise Thee.
9 Thou visitest the earth and blessest it: Thou makest it very plenteous.
10 The river of God is full of water : Thou preparest their corn, for so Thou providest for the earth.
11 -Thou watere3t her furrows, Thou sendest rain into the little valleys thereof : Thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, nnd blessest the increase of it.
12 Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness : and Thy
clouds drop fatness. •
13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness : and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.
14 The folds shall he full of sheep : the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.
PSALM 67.
f"lOD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the light of His countenace, and be merciful unto us.
2 That Thy way may be known upon earth : Thy saving health among all nations.
3 Let the people praise Thee, O God : yea, let all the people praise Thee.
4 O lot the nations rejoice and be glad : for Thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
5 Let the people praise Thee, O God : yea, let ail the people praise Thee.
6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase : and God, even our own God, shall give us His blessing.
7 God shall bless us : and all the ends of the world shall fear Him.
PSALM 84.
fA HOW amiable are Thy dwellings: Thou Lord of Hosts !
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh rejoice in the
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3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young : even Thy altars, 0 Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house : they will be alway praising Thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee : in whose heart are Thy ways.
6 Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well : and the pools are filled with water.
7 They will go from strength to strength : and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: hearken, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold, O God our defender : and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
10 For one day in Thy courts : is better than a thousand.
11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
12 For the Lord God is a light and defence : the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall He withhold from them that live a godly life.
13 0 Lord God of hosts: blessed is the man that putteth his trust in Thee.
PSALM 85.
1" ORD, Thou art become gracious unto Thy land : Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the offence of Thy people: and covered all their sins.
3 Thou hast taken away all Thy displeasure: and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour : and let thine anger cease from us.
5 Wilt Thou be displeased at us for ever : and wilt Thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another ?
6 Wilt Thou not turn again and quicken us : that thy people may rejoice in Thee ?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord : and grant us thy salvation.
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me : for He shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
9 For his salvation is nigh them that fear him : that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall flourish out of the earth : and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord shall shew loving-kindness : and our land shall give her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him : and he shall direct his going in the way.
PSALM 90. *
T ORD, Thou hast been our refuge : from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made ; Thou art God from everlasting, and world without end. •
3 Thou turnest man to destruction : again Thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday : seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5 As soon as Thou scatt-erest them they are even as a sleep : and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green and groweth up : but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in Thy displeasure : and are afraid at Thy wrathful indignation.
8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before Thee : and our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
9 For when Thou art angry all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten ; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
11 But who regardeth the power of Thy wrath : for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is Thy displeasure.


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12 So teach us to number our days : that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Turn Thee again, 0 Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto Thy servants.
14 O satisfy us with Thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15 Comfort us again now after the time that Thou hast plagued us : and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
16 Shew Thy servants Thy work: and their children Thy glory.
17 And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us, 0 prosper Thou our handy-work.
PSALM 91.
AXTHOSO dwolleth under the defence of the most High : shall v V abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold: my God, in Him will I trust.
3 For He shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalfe be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night : nor for the arrow that flieth by day ;
6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness : nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand : but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold : and see the reward of the ungodly.
9 For Thou, Lord, art my hope : Thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
10 There shall no evil happen unto thee : neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
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12 They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear him : yea, I am with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
16 With long life will I satisfy him : and shew him my salvation.
PSALM 98.
SING unto the Lord a new song : for He hath done marvellous things.
2 With his own right hand and with his holy arm : hath He gotten Himself the victory.
3 The Lord declared his salvation : His righteousness hath He openly shewed 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 : sing, 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: 0 shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
8 Let the sea 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 is come to judge the earth.
10 With righteousness shall He judge the world : and the people with equity.
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PSALM 102.
EAR my prayer, 0 Lord : and let my crying come unto Thee.


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2 Hide not Thy face from me in the time of my trouble : incline Thine ear unto me when I call ; 0 hear me, and that right soon.
3 Tor my days are consumed away like smoke : and my bones are burnt up as it were a fire-brand.
4 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass : so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 For the voice of my groaning : my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.
6 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness : and like an owl that is in the desert.
7 I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow: that sitteth alone upon tfip house-top.
8 Mine enemies revile me all the day long : and they that are mad upon me are sworn against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread : and mingled my drink with weeping.
10 And that because of Thine indignation and wrath : for Thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.
11 My days are gone like a shadow : for I am withered like grass.
12 But, Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever : and Thy remembrance throughout all generations.
13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion : for it is time that Thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
14 And why? Thy servants think upon her stones : and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
15 The heathen shall fear Thy name, 0 Lord : and all the king3 of the earth Thy Majesty;
16 When the Lord shall build up Sion : and when his glory shall appear ;
17 When He turneth Him unto the prayer of the poor destitute : and despiseth not their desire.
18 This shall be written for those that come after : and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.
19 For He hath looked down from his saactuary : out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth ;
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21 That they may declare the Name of the Lord in Sion : and his worship at Jerusalem ;
22 When the people are gathered together : and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
23 He brought down my strength in my journey: and shortened my days.
24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age : as for Thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
25 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure : they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
27 And as a vesture shalt Thou cftange them, and they shall be changed : but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.
28 The children of Thy servants shall continue : and their seed shall stand fast in Thy sight.
PSALM 103.
pRAISE the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me A praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, 0 my soul : and forget not all his benefits ;
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin : and healeth all thine infirmities ;
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness ;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement: for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7 He shewed his ways unto Moses : his works unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy : long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 He will not alway be chiding: neither keepefeh He his anger for ever.
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11 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy also toward them that fear Him.
12 Look how wide also the east is from the west : so far hath He set our sins from us.
13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear Him.
14 For He knoweth whereof we are made : He remembereth that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone : and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them 'Lhat fear Him : and his righteousness upon children’s children ;
18 Even upon such as keep his covenant: and think upon his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven : and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 0 praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil his commandments, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
21 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts : ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion : praise thou the Lord, 0 my soul.
PSALM 104.
pRAISE the Lord, O my soul : O Lord my God, Thou art A become exceeding glorious ; Thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
2 Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment : and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters : and maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.
4 He maketh his angels spirits : and his ministers a flaming fire.
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6 Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment : the waters stand in the hills.
7 At Thy rebuke they flee: at the voice of Thy thunder they are afraid.
8 The yare go up as high as the hills, and down to the valleys beneath: even unto the place which Thou hast appointed for them.
9 Thou hast set them their bounds which they shall not pass: neither turn again to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth the springs into the rivers : which run among the hills.
11 All beasts of the field drink thereof: and the wild asses
quench their thirst. *
12 Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their habitation : and sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from above : the earth is filled with the fruit of thy works.
14 He hringeth forth grass for the cattle : and green herb for the service of men ;
15 That he may bring food out the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man : and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man’s heart
16 The trees of the Lord also are full of sap : even the cedars of Libanus which he hath planted ;
17 Wherein the birds make their nests : and the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats : and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons : and the sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makest darkness that it may be night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
21 The lions roaring after their prey: do seek their meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, and they get them away together: and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour : until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are Thy works : in wisdom hast Thou made them all; the earth is full of Thy riches.


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25 So is the great and wide sea also : wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan : whom Thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
27 These wait all upon Thee : that Thou mayest give them meat in due season.
28 When Thou givest it them they gather it: and when Thou openest Thy hand they are filled with good.
29 When Thou hidest Thy face they are troubled : when Thou takest away their breath they die, and are turned again to their dust.
30 When Thou lettest Thy breath go forth they shall be made : and Thou sh^alt renew the face of the earth.
31 The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
32 The earth shall tremble at the look of Him : if He do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will praise ray God while I have my being
34 And so shall my words please Him : my joy shall bo in the Lord.
35 As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end : praise thou the Lord, 0 my soul, praise the Lord.
PSALM 108.
(Ct GOD, my heart is ready, ray heart is ready : I will sing and give praise with the best member that I have.
2 Awake, thou lute and harp : I myself will awake right early.
3 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the people : I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
4 For Thy mercy is greater than the heavens : and Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Set up thyself, 0 God, above the heavens : and Thy glory above all the earth.
6 That Thy beloved may be delivered : let Thy right hand save them, and hear Thou me.
7 God hath spoken in his holiness : I will rejoice therefore, and divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.


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8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine : Ephraim also is the strength of my head.
9 Judah is my law-giver, Moab is my wash-pot : over Edom will I cast out my shoe ; upon Philistia will I triumph.
10 Who will lead me into the strong city : and who will bring me into Edom ?
11 Hast not Thou forsaken us, 0 God : and wilt not Thou, 0 God, go forth with our hosts ?
12 0 help us against the enemy : for vain is the help of men.
13 Through God we shall do great acts : and it is He that shall tread down our enemies.
PSALM 111.
T WILL give thanks unto the Lord $uth my whole heart: x secretly among the faithful and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great : sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be praised, and had in honour : and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear Him : He shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works : that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgement : all his commandments are true.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever: and are dona in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption unto his people : He hath commended his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do thereafter ; the praise of it endureth for ever.
PSALM 112.
T3LESSED is the man that fear the Lord : he hath great delight in his commandments.
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3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house : and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness : he is merciful, loving and righteous.
5 A good man is merciful and lendeth: and will guide his words with direction.
6 For he shall never be moved : and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings : for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, and will not shrink : until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor: and his righteousness r^naineth for ever ; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him : he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away : the desire of the ungodly shall perish.
PSALM 113.
PRAISE the Lord, ye servants : O praise the Name of the A Lord.
2 Blessed be the Name of the Lord : from this time forth for evermore.
3 The Lord’s Name is praised : from the rising up of th© sun unto the going down of the same.
4 The Lord is high above all heathen : and his glory above the heavens.
6 Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling so high : and yet humbleth Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth ?
6 He takefeh up the simple out of the dust : and lifteth the poor out of the mire ;
7 That He may set him with the princes : even with the princes of his people.
8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house : and to be a joyful mother of children.


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PSALM 114.
TVHEN Israel came out of Egypt : and the house of Jacob v v from among the strange people.
2 Judah was his sanctuary : and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw that and fled : Jordan was driven hack.
4 The mountains skipped like rams : and the little hills like young sheep.
5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest: and thou Jordan that thou wast driven back ?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams : and ye little hills like young sheep ?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord : at the
presence of the God of Jacob ; *
8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water : and the flint-stone into a springing well.
PSALM 117.
Q PRAISE na’tions.
the Lord, all ye heathen : praise Him, all ye
2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us : and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord.
PSALM 121.
I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills : from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh even from the Lord : who hath made heaven and earth.
3 tie will not suffer thy foot to be moved.: and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel: shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord Himself is thy keeper : the Lord is thy dofgnce upon thy right hand.
6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by day : neither the moon bj night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : yea, it is even He that shall keep thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in : from this time forth for evermore.


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PSALM 122.
T WAS glad when they said unto me : We will go into the A house of the Lord.
2 Our feet shall stand in thy gates : O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city : that i3 at unity in itself.
4 For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord : to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
5 For there is the seat of judgement : even the seat of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be withiA thy walls : and plenteousness within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes : I will wish thee prosperity.
9 Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God : I will seek to do thee good.
PSALM 127.
TJ'XCEPT the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it.
2 Except the Lord keep the city : the watchman waketh but in vain.
3 It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
4 Lo, children and the fruit of the womb : are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.
5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant: even so are the young children.
6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
PSALM 128.
"DLESSED are all they that fear the Lord his ways.
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2 For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands : 0 well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
3 Thy wife shall be as. the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.
4 Thy children like the olive-branches : round about Thy table.
5 Lo, thus shall the man blessed : that feareth the Lord.
6 The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee : that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long.
7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children’s children : and peace upon Israel.
PSALM 130.
(^)UT of the deep have I called unto "Ihee, 0 Lord : Lord, hear my voice.
2 O let thine oars consider well: the voice of my complaint.
3 If Thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, who may abide it ?
4 For there is mercy with Thee : therefore shalt Thou be feared.
5 I look for the Lord ; my soul doth wait for him : in his words is my trust.
6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord: before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch.
7 0 Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy : and with Plim is plenteous redemption.
8 And He shall redeem Israel: from all his sins.
PSALM 132.
T ORD, remember David : and all his trouble ;
2 How he sware unto the Lord : and vowed a vow
unto the Almighty God of Jacob ;
3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house : nor climb up into my bed;
4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber : neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord : an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata : and found it in the wood.


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7 We will go into his tabernacle : and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, into Thy resting-place : Thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests he clothed with righteousness : and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David’s sake : turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.
11 The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David : and He shall not shrink from it;
12 Of the fruit of thy body : shall I set upon thy seat.
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them : their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.
14 For the Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself : he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
16 1 will bless her victuals with increase : and will satisfy her poor with bread.
17 I will deck her priests with health : and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish : I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame : but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
PSALM 133.
y^EHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is : brethren, to dwell together in unity !
2 It is like tho precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard : even unto Aaron’s beard and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon: which fell upon the hills of Sion.
4 For there the Lord promised his blessing : and life for evermore.


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PSALM 134.
T5BH0LD now, praise the Lord : all ye servants of th© Lord;
2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord : even in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.
4 The Lord that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.
PSALM 138.
F WILL give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart : even before the gods will I sing praise unto Thee.
2 I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy Nam®, because of Thy loving-kindness and truth : for Thou hast magnified Thy Name, and Thy Word, above all things.
3 When I called upon Thee, Thou heardest me: and en-duedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise Thee, 0 Lord : for they have heard the words of Thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly : as for the proud, He beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt Thou refresh me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me : yea, Thy mercy, 0 Lord, endureth for ever ; despise not then the works of thine own hands.
PSALM 145.
T WILL magnify Thee, 0 God, my King : and I will praise A Thy Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks unto Thee : and praise Thy Name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous worthy to be praised : there is no end of his greatness.
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5 As for me, I will be talking of Thy worship : Thy glory, Thy praise, and wondrous works ;
6 So that men shall speak of the might of Thy marvellous acts : and I will also tell of Thy greatness.
7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall he shewed : and men shall sing of Thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and merciful: long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving unto every man : and his mercy is over all his works.
10 All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord : and Thy saints give thanks unto Thee.
11 They shew the glory of Thy kingdom: and talk of Thy power ;
12 That Thy power, Thy glory, and mightiness of Thy kingdom : might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom : and Thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
14 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall: and lifteth up all those that are down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord: and Thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest Thy hand : and fillest all things living writh plenteousness.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways: and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him: yea, all such as call upon Him faithfully.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him : He also will hear their cry and will help them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love Him : but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.
PSALM 146.
pRAISB the Lord, 0 my soul; while I live I will praise the x Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.


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2 0 put not your trust in princ93, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.
3 For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth : and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help : and whose hope is in the Lord his God ;
5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : who keepeth his promise for ever ;
6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong : who feed-eth the hungry.
7 The Lord looseth men out of prison : the Lord giveth sight to the blind.
8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen : the Lord careth
for the righteous. *
9 The Lord careth for the strangers ; He defendeth the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, He turneth it upside down.
10 The Lord thy Ged, 0 Sion, shall be king for evermore : and throughout all generations.
PSALM 148.
PRAISE the Lord of heaven : praise Him in the height. 2 Praise Him, all ye angels of his : praise Him, all
his hosts.
3 Praise Him, sun and moon : praise Him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise Him, all ye heavens : and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them Praise the Name of the Lord : for He spake the word, and they were made ; He commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast forever and ever : He hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth : ye dragons, and all deeps ;
8 Fire and'hail, snow and vapours : wind and storm, fulfilling his word ;
9 Mountains and all hills : fruitful trees and all cedars ;
10 Beasts and all cattle : worms and feathered fowls ;
11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world ;


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12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise Him : even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth Him.
PSALM 150.
PRAISE God in his holiness : praise Him in the firma-
ment of his power.
2 Praise Him in his noble acts : praise Plim according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise Him in the sound of the trumpet : praise Him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise Him in the cymbals and dances : praise Him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise Him upon the well-tuned cymbals : praise Him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let everything that hath breath: praise the Lord.


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For the Queen and all in authority under her.
Let us pray for the Queen and all who are set in authority under her.
*
The King shall rejoice in Thy strength, 0 Lord ; Exceeding glad shall he be of Thy salvation.
A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech T> ee to bless our sovereign Lady, Queen
ELIZABETH, the Parliaments in all her dominions, and all who are set in authority under her; that they may order all things in wisdom, righteousness, and peace, to the honour of Thy holy Name, and the good of Thy Church and people ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the British Commonwealth.
Let us pray for the British Commonwealth.
This God is our God for ever and ever; He shall be our guide unto death.
A LMIGHTY God, Who rulest in the kingdom of men, and hast given to our Sovereign Lady, Queen ELIZABETH, a great dominion in all parts of the earth : Draw together, we pray Thee, in true fellowship the men of divers races, languages, and costoms, and working together in brotherly concord, they may fulfil the purpose of Thy providence, and set forward Thy everlasting kingdom. Pardon, we beseech Thee, our sins and shortcomings : keep far from us all selfishness and pride ; and


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give us grace to employ Thy good gifts of order and freedom to Thy glory and the welfare of mankind ; through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost be all glory and dominion, world without end. Amen.
For the Clergy and People.
Let us pray for the Clergy and People.
Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness ;
And let Thy saints sing with joyfulness.
and everlasting God, Who alone workest
x x great marvels : Send down upon our Bishops, and Clergy, and all congregationr 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.
For this place.
Let us pray for this place.
Commit thy way unto the Lord ;
And put thy trust in Him.
A LMIGHTY God, look down with Thy favour upon all who are gathered here. Do Thou protect our homes from all sickness and famine, from fire and storm, earthquake and accident. Help us, that we may all live uprightly ; that we may paise Thee for giving us the knowledge of Thy love, and may pray for those in our islands who are still heathen. Grant this, 0 Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our Lord. Amen.
Embertide.
Let us pray for those who are to be admitted into Holy
Orders.
Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness ; And let Thy saints sing with joyfulness ;


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A LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, Who of Thy 2 divine providence hast appointed divers Orders in Thy Church : Give Thy grace, we humbly beseech Thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and administration in the same; and so replenish them with the truth of Thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before Thee, to the glory of Thy great Name, and the benefit of Thy holy Church ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Church's work among the Heathen.
Let us pray for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom throughout the world. *
Declare His Name unto the heathen ;
And His wonders unto all people.
fY GOD of all the nations of the earth, remember the multitudes of the heathen, who, though, created in thine image, are ignorant of Thy love : and according to the propitiation of Thy Son Jesus Christ, grant that the prayers and labours of Thy Holy Church they may be delivered from all superstition and unbelief and brought to worship Thee ; through Him Whom Thou hast sent to be our salvation, the
Resurrection and the Life of all the faithful, the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
or,
Desire of Me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance ;
And the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
GOD Who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dyvell on the face of the earth, and didst send Thy blessed Son Jesus Christ to preach peace to them that are afar off, and to them that are nigh ; Grant that all the peoples of the world may feel after Thee and find Thee : and hasten, O Lord, the fulfilment of Thy promise, to pour out Thy Spirit
upon all flesh; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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For Peace and Unity.
Let us pray for peace and unity among all Christian peoples.
Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren ;
To dwell together in unity.
LORD Jesus Christ, Who didst say to Thine Apostles, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you;
Regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant it that peace and unity which is agreeable to Thy will; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one
God, world without end. Amen.
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For those preparing for Baptism.
Let us pray for those who are preparing for Baptism.
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit;
He cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
A LMIGHTY and merciful God, we pray Thee to look with mercy upon all those who seek Thy Holy Baptism.
Give them true repentance and help them to see their sins. Make their belief strong in Thy Son Jesus Christ. Help them to learn Thy will that they may be born again in the waters of Baptism and numbered among Thy true children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those preparing for confirmation.
Let us pray for those who are preparing for Confirmation.
Let Thy loving Spirit lead them forth ;
Into the land of righteousness.
C\ GOD, Who through the teaching of Thy Son Jesus Christ didst prepare the disciples for the coming of the
Comforter : Make ready, we beseech Thee, the hearts and minds of Thy servants who at this time are seeking the gift of