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Here all standing up, the Priest fall say,
Answ.. The Lords Name be praised.
Day, upon which another Anthem is appointed: and on the Nineteenth Day of every Month it is not to be read here, but in the ordinary course of the Psalms.
Venite, exultemus Domino.
in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all Gods.
In his hands are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the
a O come, let us worship, and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Paraphrafe on VENITE, EXULTEMUS. O come let us fing joyful Hymns of Praise to the hearken to his voice in the Holy Scriptures, wherein Lord our Defender. Let us offer up to him the Sacrifice he exhorts us not to reject his instructions as the Ifraelites of Thanksgiving. For he is the God most worthy to be did in the Wilderness ; when they murmured and repraised, because he is superior to all that are called belled against him notwithstanding the Miracles which Gods. By him all Things confift, and are supported in he wrought in their favour. Forty years they provoked being. For by him they were all created. Come then him by their Iniquities, insomuch that he declared they let us alfo worship and pray to him as our Creator. For were lo obftinately hardened in Wickedness; that he he is particularly our God: and we are under the con- absolutely determined they should not enter into the tinual protection of his Providence. Let us diligently Land of Canaan. All Glory and Praise be ascribed, &c.
+ This ninety-fifth Psalm has been properly termed 0 come let us worship, &c. 3dly, hearing, to day if you the invitatory Pfalm, because it is calculated to all will bear his voice, &c. It is therefore fitly placed be. she Offices of divine Worship, ift to Thanksgiving, 'fore, the Psalms, which relate to all those. O come let us fing unto the Lord, &c. 2dly, to Prayer,
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;
When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and saw my works. 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:
* Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into
reft. Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c. Then fall follow the Psalms in order as they are appointed. And
at the end of every Psalm throughout the year, and likewise at the end of Benedicite, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, shall be repeated, Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &C.
Then follows the First | Lesson.
Te Deum laudamus.
Parapbrafe on the Te Deum. We praife, and confefs thee, O God, to be the — The highest Orders of celestial Beings continually only Lord of all Things—The whole Universe joins in celebrate thy infinite Purity, and proclaim thee Lord of acknowledging thee to be its eternal Creator-All Armies-Both Heaven and Earth are full of thy gloriAngels and heavenly Powers unite in loud Hallelujahs ous Majesty-The choir of the Apostles exalt thy
Unto whom I frvare, &c. This is a strong ex- it is the more awakened to pious Meditation opened to pression in the Eastern Language ; which, tho' it may us in the Scriptures: and when delighted with beGod fully determined that the Israelites, for their holding the wondrous Things of God's Law, it ea Wickedness, should not enter into Canaan. For as gerly returns to Thanksgiving. God is a Spirit, so neither parts nor passions can be Therefore after the first Lefon, is properly apascribed to him, any otherwise than metaphorically. pointed the Hymns Te Deum or the Benedicite. These
1 After the Psalms follow the Lessons. For having from their natural majesty and sublimity lift up the (according to the Exhortation) set forth God's most Mind, and fit it for attending to the higher Things reworthy Praise, we proceed to bear bis most holy Word. vealed in the Gospel, which now in the second Leffar And when the Soul has been exalted by acts of Praise, are read to the Congregation.
To thee all Angeis cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the Powets therein.
+ To thee. Cherubin, and Seraphin : continually do cry,
. Fellowship of the Prophets praise thee,
The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite Majefty:
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver Man: thou didît not abhor the Virgin's Womb.
When thou hast overcome the sharpness of Death: thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all Believers.
Thou fittest at the right Hand of God: in the Glory of the father. We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge.
Paraphraje on Te Deum. praise, who shine as the Stars for ever and ever–The thon hadít with the Father before the World was-We graceful assembly of the Prophets hymn forth thy Glo- believe that thou shalt appear at the last Day to be the ry-The illustrious body of Martyrs magnify thée, who Judge of quick and dead. --For the sake of that in witnessing thy Truth have been faithful unto Death cious Blood, therefore, which thou haft flied for our ... Christ's universal Church professeth her Faith in thee Redemption, help us to serve thee acceptably-Grant -- the Father, whose greatness is unbounded ; in thy only us an inheritance among the Saints in Light-Lord,
begotten Son who is true, and highly to be reverenced'; fave thy People from their Enemies, and bleis their-la** and in the Holy Spirit, whom tlu sendest to be the - bours in thy Service.-Rule over them by thy, Provi
Comforter of thy, People.--Thou art , our glorious dence, and exalt them to thy Mansions of Glory.si King, O Chrift-Thou art the Son of God the We praise thee daily ; and glorify thee for ever-Lord, Father, whose Throne is for ever and ever.-Thou didt preserve us this Day from Sin-We most carnestly incondescend to be born of a poor Virgin, in order to treat thee to pardon our Ofences.Shew thy merciful our Redemption. -- By thy Resurrection from Death · kindness towards us, for in thee. alone is our confidence. thou hast given the affurance of eternal Lise to all that -Suffer me not to be disappointed of my Hope in truly believe in thee. - Thou art exalted to the right thec, O God. Hand of the Majesty on high, in the Glory which
+ To thee Cherubin, and Seraphin, &c. These are Name of the frå fignifics Bullneys of Knopoledge : the supposed to be the highest Orders of Angels. The second, Burning, or Fervency of Affection.
We therefore pray thee help thy Servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious Blood.
Make them to be numbred with thySaints: in Glory everlasting.
O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us : as our Trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded. Then fall be read in like Manner the Second * Lesson, taken out of the New Testament : And after that the Hymn following, &c.
Beneditus. S. Luke 1. 68. Lessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited, and
redeemed his people ; And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the house of his Servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets : which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies; and from the hands of all that hate us;.
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers :: and to remember his holy covenant;
Paraphrase on the BeNeDICTUS. Praised be God, for he hath redeemed his people performance of that folemn promise which he made by a mighty Saviour of the Lineage of David, which to Abraham and his descendents that we being thus . he foretold by his Prophets, even from the beginning saved from our Foes, might chearfully? dedicate our of the World - declaring by them that we fhould be Lives to his service in all Holiness and Godliness. delivered from the Dominion of all our Enemies, in And thou, John, shall be an extraordinary Prophet, for
The Second Lesson is chosen from the New Testa- velation, and because in it the Law and Prophets are ment, because it was the second-ja the course of Reá fulflled ar brought to perfection.,
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham: that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies: might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him: all the days of our life.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their fins,
Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the g Dayspring from on high hath visited us ;
To give light to them that fit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way
peace. Glory be to the Father, &c.
Or this Psalm : Jubilate Deo. Psalm 100.
gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
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 hispasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth from generation to generation. Paraphrase on the BENEDICTUS.
Paraphrafe on the rooth Psalm.
O all Nations fing joyful Hymns to Jehovah. For thou shalt go forth before the Saviour of the World, he most alluredly is our God: since he alone hath to prepare the People for his Do&trine, by exciting them created us, and continually supports us by his Provito Repentance; which is a proof of God's great Love dence-Go therefore and publickly praise him, and to Mankind, who is thus pleased to recall them from acknowledge his goodness towards you in his holy the Darkness of Sin into the marvellous Light of his Temple. For his kindness towards you never ceaseth: Gospel, the way that leads to everlasting Peace.
and his promises never fail to the moft diftant GeneraAll Glory and Praise, &c.
tions. All Glory and Praise, &c. Ebe Day-spring from or high. Juftly doth this Traveller is thereby enabled to pursue his journey Title as well as that of the Sun of Righteoufness be- with safety and certainty: So the World when buried long to our Saviour. For as the whole Creation after in the Egyptian darkness of Sin and Corruption was being hid in Darkness, is refreshed, and enlivened by revived and enlightened by Jesus Chrift; and guided the cheering Rays of the Morning Light ; and as the in the Path that leads to eternal Life.