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Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
kind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully; Bless, all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our reļations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. The Thanksgiving. To our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned
thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other
endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Prayer for God's IN
N particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gra protection through cious protection to us this night. Defend us from the night following. all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them:
that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. HE
grace the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us allevermore. Amen. 1 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter,
or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of
Keep thy servant also from prePsalm 19. Cæli.enarrant. sumptuous sins, lest they get the THE heavens declare the glory dominion over me.
of God; and the firmament Let the words of my mouth, and showeth his handy work. the meditation of my heart, be al
One day telleth another; and way acceptable in thy sight, one night certifieth another.
O Lord, my strength, and my There is neither speech nor lan- Redeemer. guage; but their voices are heard Psalm 24. Domini est terra.
Their sound is gone out into a THE earth is the Lord's, and
all that therein is; the comlands; and their words into the pass of the world, and they that ends of the world.
dwell therein. In them hath he set a tabernacle For he hath founded it upon the for the sun; which cometh forth seas,andprepared it upon the floods. as a bridegroom out of his cham Who shall ascend into the hill ber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run of the Lord? or who shall rise up his course.
in his holy place? It goeth forth from the uttermost Even he that hath clean hands part of the heaven, and runneth and a pure heart; and that hath about unto the end of it again; and not lift up his mind unto vanity, there is nothing hid from the beat nor sworn todeceive his neighbour. thereof.
He shall receive the blessing The law of the Lord is an un- from the Lord; and righteousness defiled law, converting the soul; from the God of his salvation. the testimony of the Lord is sure, This is the generation of those and giveth wisdom unto the sim- who seek him; even of those who ple.
seek thy face, O Jacob. The statutes of the Lord are Lift up your heads, O ye gates, right, and rejoice the heart; the and be ye lift up ye everlasting commandment of the Lord is pure, doors, and the King of glory shall and giveth light unto the eyes.
come in. The fear of the Lord is clean, Who is the King of glory? it is and endureth for ever; the judg- the Lord strong and mighty, even ments of the Lord are true, and the Lord mighty in battle. righteous altogether.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, More to be desired are they than and be ye lift up ye everlasting gold, yea, than much fine gold; doors, and the King of glory shall sweeter also than honey, and the come in. honey-comb.
Who is the King of glory? even Moreover, by them is thy servant the Lord of hosts, he is the King taught; and in keeping of them of glory. there is great reward.
Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. Who can tell how oft he offend, PR
RAISE the Lord, O my soul; eth
and all that is within me, praise secret faults.
his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul; and O praise the Lord, ye Angels of forget not all his benefits; his, ye that excel in strength; ye
Who forgiveth all thy sin, and that fulfil his commandment, and healeth all thine infirmities; hearken unto the voice of hiswords.
Who saveth thy life from de O praise the Lord, all ye his struction, and crowneth thee with hosts; ye servants of his, that do mercy and loving kindness; his pleasure.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with O speak good of the Lord, all good things, making thee young ye works of his, in all places of his and lusty as an eagle.
dominion: Praise thou the Lord, The Lord executeth righteous- O my soul. ness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
SELECTION II. He showed his ways unto Moses, From Psalm 139.Domine,probasti. hisworks untothe children of Israel. The Lord is full of compassion
O LORD, thou hast searched and mercy, long-suffering, and of knowest my down-sitting, and great goodness.
mine up-rising; thou understandHe will not alway be chiding; nei- est my thoughts long before. ther keepeth he his anger for ever. Thou art about my path, and
He hath not dealt with us after about my bed, and spiest out all our sins; nor rewarded us accord- my ways. ing to our wickednesses.
For lo, there is not a word in my For look how high the heaven tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest is in comparison of the earth; soit altogether. great is his mercy also toward those Thou hast fashioned me behind who fear him!
and before, and laid thine hand Look how wide also the east is upon me. from the west; so far hath he set Such knowledge is too wonderour sins from us!
ful and excellent for me; I cannot Yea, like as a father pitieth his attain unto it. own children; even so is the Lord Whither shall I go then from merciful unto them that fear him. thy Spirit? or whither shall I go
For he knoweth whereof we then from thy presence? are made; he remembereth that If I climb up into heaven, tho we are but dust.
art there; if I go down to hell, The days of man are but as thou art there also. grass; for he flourisheth as a flow If I take the wings of the morner of the field.
ing, and remain in the uttermost For as soon as the wind goeth parts of the sea; over it, it is gone; and the place Even there also shall thy hand thereof shall know it no more. lead me, and thy right hand shall
But the merciful goodness of the hold me. Lord endureth forever and ever up If I say, Peradventure the darkon those who fear him; and his righ-ness shall cover me; then shall my teousness upon children's children; night be turned to day.
Even upon such as keep his Yea, the darkness is no darkcovenant, and think upon his com- ness with thee, but the night is as mandments to do them.
clear as the day, the darkness and The Lord hath prepared his seat light to thee are both alike. in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth For my reins are thine; thou hast
Icovered me in my mother's womb.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS.
173 I will give thanks unto thee, for I man, and his mercy is over all his am fearfully and wonderfully made: works. Marvellous are thy works, and All thy works praise thee, O that my soul knoweth right well. Lord; and thy saints give thanks
My bones are not hid from thee, unto thee. though I be made secretly, and They show the glory of thy fashioned beneath in the earth. kingdom, and talk of thy power;
Thine eyes did see my sub That thy power, thy glory, and stance, yet being imperfect; and in mightiness of thy kingdom, might thy book were all my members be known unto men. written.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting Which day by day were fashion- kingdom, and thy dominion ened, when as yet there was none of dureth throughout all ages. them. 531
The Lord upholdeth all such as How dear are thy counsels unto fall, and lifteth up all those who me, O God; O how great is the are down. sum of them!
The eyes of all wait upon thee, If I tell them, they are more in O Lord, and thou givest them number than the sand; when I their meat in due season. wake up, I am present with thee. Thou openest thine hand, and
Try me, O God, and seek the fillest all things living with plenteground of my heart; prove me, and ousness. examine my thoughts.
The Lord is righteous in all his Look well if there be any way ways, and holy in all his works. of wickedness in me; and lead me The Lord is nigh unto all them in the way everlasting.
that call upon him; yea, all such Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. as call upon him faithfully.
WILL magnify thee, God, He will fulfil the desire of those
my King, and I will praise thy who fear him; he also will hear name for ever and ever.
their cry, and will help them. Every day will I give thanks un The Lord preserveth all those to thee, and praise thy name for wholove him; but scattereth abroad ever and ever.
all the ungodly. Great is the Lord, and marvel- My mouth shall speak the praise lous, worthy to be praised; there of the Lord: and let all flesh give is no end of his greatness. thanks unto his holy name for ever
One generation shall praise thy and ever. works unto another, and declare thy power.
SELECTION III. As for me, I will be talking of From Psalm51. Miserere mei,Deus. ;
thy So that men shall speak of the cording to the multitude of thy might of thy marvellous acts; and mercies, do away mine offences. I will also tell of thy greatness. Wash me thoroughly from my
The memorial of thine abundant wickedness, and cleanse me from kindness shall be showed, and men my sin: shall sing of thy righteousness. For I acknowledge my faults,
The Lord is gracious and mer- and my sin is ever before me. ciful; long-suffering, and of great Against thee only have I sinned, goodness.
and done this evil in thy sight, that The Lord is loving unto every thou mightest be justified in thy say
thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, HAVE mercy upon me, O God,
ing,and clear when thou art judged. pour out my heart by myself; for I
Behold, I was shapen in wicked- went with the multitude, and ness, and in sin hath my mother brought them forth into the house conceived me.
of God, But lo, thou requirest truth in In the voice of praise and thanksthe inward parts, and shalt make giving, among such as keep holyme to understand wisdom secretly. day.
Thou shalt purge me with hys- Why art thou so full of heavisop, and I shall be clean; thou ness, ő my soul? and why art thou shalt wash me, and I shall be so disquieted within me? whiter than snow.
Put thy trust in God; for I will Thou shalt make me hear of joy yet give him thanks for the help of and gladness, that the bones which his countenance. thou hast broken may rejoice. The Lord hath granted his
Turn thy face from my sins, and loving-kinduess in the day-time; put out all my misdeeds. and in the night-season did I sing
Make me a clean heart, O God, of him, and made my prayer unto and renew a right spirit within me. the God of my life.
Cast me not away from thy I will say unto the God of my presence, and take not thy Holy strength, Why hast thou forgotten Spirit from me.
me? why go I thus heavily, while O give me the comfort of thy the enemy oppresseth me? help again, and stablish me with Namely, while they say daily thy free Spirit.
unto me, Where is now thy God? Then shall I teach thy ways un Why art thou so vexed, O my to the wicked, and sinners shall soul? and why art thou so disbe converted unto thee.
quieted within me? Deliver me from blood-guilti O put thy trust in God; for I will ness, O God, thou that art the yet thank him, who is the help of God of my health; and my tongue my countenance and my God. shall sing of thy righteousness.
Thou shalt open my lips, 0 SELECTION IV. Lord, and my mouth shall show Psalm 37. Noli æmulari. thy praise.
VRET not thyself because of For thou desirest no sacrifice, the ungodly; neither be thou else would I give it thee; but thou envious against the evil doers: delightest not in burnt-offerings. For they shall soon be cut down
The sacrifice of God is a troubled like the grass, and be withered spirit: a broken and contrite heart, even as the green herb. O God, shalt thou not despise. Put thou thy trust in the Lord, From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. and be doing good; dwell in the
IKE as the hart desireth the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. water-brooks, so longeth my
thou in the Lord, and soul after thee, O God.
he shall give thee thy heart's desire. My soul is athirst for God, yea, Commit thy way unto the Lord, even for the living God: When and put thy trust in him, and he shall I come to appear before the shall bring it to pass. presence of God?
He shall make thy righteousness My tears have been my meat as clear as the light; and thy just day and night; while they daily say dealing as the noon-day. unto me, Where is now thy God? Hold thee still in the Lord, and
Now when I think thereupon, Ilabide patiently upon him; but