Imatges de pÓgina

we assemble and meet together, || sireth not the death of a sinner,
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
here present, to accompany me
with a pure heart and humble
voice, unto the throne of the
heavenly grace, saying after me:

A general Confession, to be said of the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep: We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts: We have of fended 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, O 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, O 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.

The Absolution, or Remission of Sins, to be
pronounced by the Priest alone, standing;
the People still kneeling.
ALMIGHTY God, the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, who de-

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 Re-
mission of their sins: He par-
doneth and absolveth all them
that truly repent, and unfeignedly
believe his holy Gospel. Where-
fore 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, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the
Lord's Prayer with an audible voice;
the People also kneeling, and repeating it
with him.

OUR Father, which art in hea
ven, Hallowed be thy_Name;
Thy kingdom come; Thy will
be done in earth, as it is in hea-
ven: Give us this day our daily
bread; And forgive us our tres-
passes, as we forgive them that
trespass against us; And lead us
not into temptation, But deliver
us from evil: For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the
glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then likewise he shall say.

O Lord, open thou our lips Answ. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Priest. O God, make speed to

save us.

Answ. O Lord, make haste to help us.

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Here all standing up, the Priest shall say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; (b)

5 The sea is his, and he made it and his hand prepared the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship, and down and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Answ. As it was in the begin-fall ning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.



Priest. Praise ye the Lord. Ansiv. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall be said or sung,


This Psalm following, except on Easter-day, upon which another Anthem is appointed.

Psalm xcv. (c) O 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 Psalms.

3 For 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.

(b) i. e. "Spirit."

(c) A spirited invitation to the public Worship of God, noticing the dependence of all things upon Him, and referring to the punishment he inflicted on the Israelites for a particular instance of their distrust.

(d) "To-day, &c." From reminding the Hebrews by this passage, how God had before punished their forefathers for their disbelief and distrust, after the signal instances he had given of his power, &c. the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews presses them to regard and attend to the proofs which had been given that Jesus was the Christ, lest they should also be punished for their disbelief and distrust. Heb. iii. 7. to Heh. iv. 10. Should not this be a lesson to us also?

(e) This refers to what passed in the time of Moses, about 1450 years before Christ. God had promised the Israelites the Land of Canaan, and twelve men were sent, one from each tribe, to view it: The re


7 For he is the Lord our God and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his


8 To-day (d) if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the (e) 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."

II Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my (ƒ) rest.




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Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

port of all but two, Caleb and Joshua, was, that the inhabitants were Giants, stronger than the Israelites, upon which the people murmured against Moses and Aaron, and wanted to return to Egypt, and God said, "As I live, saith the Lord, all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from 66 20 years old and upwards, doubtless you shall not come into the Land concerning which I swear to make you "dwell therein, save Caleb, the son of "Jephunneh, and Joshua, the son of Nun, " and your children shall wander in the "Wilderness 40 years." Numb. xiv. 28 to 34. and see Deut. i. 22 to 38. And accordingly the children of Israel "walked 40 years in the Wilderness, "till all the people that were men "of war which came out of Egypt, were consumed." Josh. v. 6. See also Ps. cvi. 24.


(f) "Rest." i.e. The promised Land v.11. -the Land of Canaan.

Then shall be read the First Lesson taken out of the Old Testament; and after that shall be said or sung

The Te Deum.

WE praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.

To thee all angels cry aloud: the heavens, and all the Powers therein.

To thee Cherubin and Seraphin continually do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth:

Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee.

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee.

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.

The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge


of an infinite

The Father majesty ; Thine honourable, true and only Son;

Also the Holy (g) Ghost: the Comforter. (b)

Thou art the King of Glory : O Christ;

Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father.

When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.


When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.

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(4) "The Comforter." See post, note on John xvi. 7.

ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Ö ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Ö ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

0 Ŏ ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Oye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord praise him, and

magnify him for ever: Darkness,

Light and

bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Lightning's and Clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Olet the Earth bless the Lord : yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for

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48 For, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath magnified me and holy is his Name,

50 And his mercy is on them. that fear him throughout all generations.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm he hath scattered

the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

Or else this Psalm; except it be on the
Nineteenth Day of the Month, when
it is read in the ordinary course of the

Psalm xcviii. (i) OSING 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.

(i) A spirited triumphal Hymn, upon some signal instance of God's assistance. Dr. Hammond thinks it an abridgment of the Song of Moses, in Exod. xv. after the destruction of the Egyptians, about 1550 years before our Saviour's birth, which is much earlier than any heathen composition now in being.

(k) Declared his salvation," I. e, de

3 The Lord declared (k) his salvation his (1) righteousness hath he openly showed 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: O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

8 Let the sea (m) make a noise, and all that therein is the roundworld, and they and they that dwell


9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he cometh to judge the earth.

to With righteousness shall he judge the world and the people with equity.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament. And after that, IN THE MORNING SERVICE,

The Hymn following; except when that shall happen to be read in the Chapter for the Day, or for the Gospel on Saint John Baptist's Day.

monstrated the assistance he could give.

()" His righteousness," i. e. in pro- v. tecting those who trust in him.

(m)"Let the sea," &c. It is highly v. poetical to call upon the inanimate parts of the creation to join in praising God. Similar instances occur Ps. xcvi. II. and Ps. cxlviii. 3, 4, &c. and see Ps. lxv. 14.

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