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feared and worshipped, for Thou art the blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, whose is the Greatness, and the Power, and the Glory; and Thou art able to do according to thy Will, in the Armies of Heaven, and amongst the Inhabitants of the Earth, and there is None can stay thine Hand, or say unto thee, What doest Thou? P. Thou art the King eternal, immortal,

invisible, invisible, whom no Man hath feen, nor can fee; the only wise God, whore Greatness is unfearchable. M. Thou art perfect in Wisdom and Know

omniscient, ledge, wonderful in Counsel, and excellent in Working

P. Blessed be thy Name for ever and ever; for Wisdom ảnd Might are thine.

M. Thou searchest and trieft the Heart, and knoweft all qur Thoughts; yea, all Things are naked and open to thy Sight, O God, neither can any Thing be hid from Thee; for Thou art every where present, and in Thee we live and move and have our Being. · P. Whither can we go from thy Spirit, or

omnipresent, whither can we flee from thy Presence, O Lord? who fillest all Things. Thou compasseft our Path and our lying down, and art acquainted with all our


M. Every good and perfe& Gift proceed

of infinite eth from Thee the Father of Light, with

Goodness, whom is no Variableness nor Shadow of turning; the God of Peace, of Comfort and Consolation, who art good to All, and whose tender Mercies are over all his Works.

P. Yea, there is None good but One, that is God, who giveth to all Men liberally, and upbraideth not. M. According to thy Name, so is thy Praise;

Jastice, thy right Hand is full of Righteousness.

P. Just and true are thy Ways, Othou King of Saints.

Truth, M. Thou art a Being of unspotted Holiness, and of purer

Eyes than to behold Iniquity, neither shall the wicke ed dwell with thee: But Thou art merciful and gracious, Jong; suffering, and abundant in Goodness and Truth.

P. Thou

P. Thou art full of Compassion, O Lord, Mercy,

and hast not dealt with us according to our Sins, nor rewarded us after our Iniquities.

M. Who is like unto Thee, O God? who and Holiness.

art glorious in Holiness, fearful in Praises, doing Wonders.

P. We will extol Thee, O Lord our God, and worship at thy. Footstool; for Thou art holy.

M. We blefs thee, O Father, for rerealing And the Fa

to us these thy glorious Perfections: but above ther of our Lord Jesus

all, for thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who Chrift, came down from Heaven; and gave himself

for us, the Just for the Unjuft; He was wounded for our Tranfgreffions, he was bruised for our Iniquities, and by his Stripes we are healed; that He might purifie to himself a peculiar People, zealous of good Works; and that all those who believe in Him, and repent of their Sins, may obtain Forgiveness and Acceptance with Thee, and inherit eternal Life.

P. Therefore will we bless Thee at all Times, yea, thy Praise shall be continually in our Mouth: For Thou, O Lord, are good, thy Mercy is exceeding great, and thy Faithlulness enduieth for ever. · M. Glory be to God in the highest, on Earth Peace and Good-will towards Men; for of him, and through him, and to him are all Things.

P. As He ever was glorified from all Eternity, fo He is now and ever will be glorified eternally. Amen.

Upon the first Sonday of every Month at least, or oftener on

particular Occasions, at the Minister's Discretion, the followiny Hymn for celebrating the several Day's Works of CREATION shall be read, instead of the above, or in mediately after it, by Minister and People standing. M. Let us glorifie God for the several wonderfil Works of Creation, whose Number, Usefulness, and Order, do moít clearly and undeniably demonstrate his ciernal Power and Godhead.

P. The Works of the Lord are great, fought out of ali chem that have Pleasure therein.



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-M. HOU, O Lord, in the Beginning didft form

this World out of Nothing, and in the Space of Six Days, didst fit it up for the Habitati

First Day: on of innumerable living Creatures, with which thou hast replenished it. For when the Earth was without Form, and void, and Darkness was upon the Face of the Deep, Thou didst put the Abyss into Motion, and prepare it for Separation: Then thou faidit, Let there be Light, and there was Light; and Thou didst feparate the Light from the Darkness, and didit call the Light, Day, and the Darkness, Night, and didst appoint the one for Labor, and the other for Repole.

P. Glory be unto Thee, O Lord, who haft formed the Light, and created Darknels, who commandest the Morning, and causest the Day-spring to know it's Place.

M. The Day is thine, the Night also is Tbine; thou makest the Outgoings of the Morning and of the Evening to rejoice.

P. These thy first Day's Works fhall ever bless thee: Day unto Day shall record thy Name, Night unto Night fhall transmit thy Praise.

M. On the Second Day, Thou didst separate the Air, and appoint it to be a Firmament, in the Midit of the Waters, to divide the Waters which are

Second Day. above, from the Waters which are beneath; and it was fo; and Thou didst name the vast Expanse, HEAVEN.

P. The Heavens declare thy Glory, O God, and the Firmament sheweth thy handy Work.

M. Let the Heavens praise thee, and the Waters which are above the Heavens; for Thou commanded it, and they were created: The Meteors of the Air, and the Balancings of the Clouds are thy wondrous Works, O Thou, who art perfect in Knowledge.

P. Thou makes the Clouds thy Chariots, and walkeft upon the Wings of the Wind.

M. On the Third Day, Thou didit lay the Foundations of the Earth, and set up the Corner-Stone thereof, E 3


whilft the Morning Stars sang together, and Third Day. the Sons of God shouted for Joy; for Thou saidít, Let the Waters be gathered together into one Place, and let the dry Land appear; and it was fo: And thou didft call the dry Land, EARTH, and the gathering together of the Waters, Sea. And when thou hadit prepared the Earth and the dry Land, thou didst eloath it with Grass, and beautifie it with Flowers and Plants, and Trees, enriching them with Seeds for the propagating of their feveral kinds unto all succeeding times.

P. The Earth, O Lord, is thine, and the Fulness thereof; Thou hast founded it upon the Seas, and establish'd it upon the Floods.

M. Thou gathered the Waters of the Sea together as an Heap, and layeft up the Depth as in Storehouses.

P. Thou watereft the Hills from thy Chambers; the Earth is satisfied with the Fruit of thy Works.

M. On the Fourth Day, Thou saidft, Let there be Lights in the Firmament of Fleaven, to give Light upon the

Earth ; and it was fo: and Thou didft make Fourth Day.

two great Lights, the greater Light to rule the Day, and the lesser Light to rule the Night. Thou madest the Stars also, and didst appoint the various Revolutions of the heavenly Bodies, for the measuring of Days and Months and Years, and for producing the grateful returns of Day and Night, Summer and Winter, Seed-time and Harvest throughout all Generations.

P. Great and marvellous are thy Works, O Lord God Almighty ; Thou hast made Heaven, and the Heaven of Heavens, with all their Hosts, and Thou preservest them all,

M. Praise ye the Lord from the Heavens, praise him in the Heights, praise him Sun and Moon, praise him all ye Stars of Light.

P. For by the Word of the Lord were the Heavens made, and all the Holts of them by the Breath of his Mouth.

M. On the Fifth Day, Thou saidft, Let the Waters bring forth abundantly the moving Creature that hath


MORNING SERVICE. Lifey and Fowl that may fly in the open

Fifth Day Firmament of Heaven; and Thou didit create which the Waters brought forth abundantly, after theit kind, and every winged Fowl after it's kind and Thou didft bless them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the Waters in the Seas, and let Fowl multiply in the Earth ; and it was so.

P. The Earth, O Lord, is full of thy Riches, so is the great and wide Sea, wherein are creeping Things in numerable, both small and great.

M. There go the Ships, and there is that Leviathan, which Thou hast made to play therein.

P. They that go down to the Sea in Ships, and do business in the great Waters, These fee thy Works, O Lord, and thy Wonders in the Deep.

M. On the Sixth Day, Thou faidít, Let the Earth bring forth the living Creature after his kind; and it was so : and Thou didst make the Beasts of

Sixth Day. the Earth, and Cattle and every creeping thing after it's kind: and when thou hadft finished them, behold every thing was good. But there were yet want: ing on the Earth, Creatures capable of contemplating thy glorious Works, and of offering up unto Thee suitable Adorations and Praises ; and therefore Thou didît create Man, after thine own Image, and didst endue him with Reason and Understanding. And because Solitude was not agreeable to the Nature Thou hadít given him, Thou didit form a WOMAN, with the like Faculties, of his Bone and of his Flesh, to be a fit Companion for him: and Thou didft bless them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the Fish of the Sea, and over the Fowl of the Air, and over every living Thing that moveth upon the Face of the Earth.

P. O Lord, how manifold are thy Works, in Wisdom haft Thou made them all!

M. Thou art worthy, O God, to receive Glory, and Honor, and Power ; for Thou haft created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

P. Bless the Lord all his Works, in all Places of his Dominions ; bless the Lord, O my Soul. E 4

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