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General confession to be said by the whole con

gregation; after the minister. 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 bave 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.But, we entreat thee, O GOD! to have mercy upon us, thine offending creatures. Spare thou those who confess their faults ; restore thou those, who are truly penitent; accord. ing to thy promises declared unto mankind in the gospel of Jesus Christ our lord. Anů grant, О most merciful father ! that we may, in future, live a virtuous and religious life, agreeably to thy holy word. Amen.

Minister. ALMIGHTY GOD! unto whom all hearts are open, all desires are known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; purify the thoughts of our hearts, that we may truly love thee, and worthily praise thy holy name, now.and for ever. Amen.

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OUR FATHER! who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come ; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us, day by day, our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those, who 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.

Minister. Raise our hearts unto thec, O GOD!

Answer. And our tongues shall speak thy praise.

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I Then shall be read the xcvtb psalm, or the cth

psalm, except on EASTER-DAY, when a proper antbem is appointed.

Psalm xcv. o! come, let us sing unto JEHOVAI ! let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation :

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and show our joy before him in psalms of praise : 3

For JEHOVAH is the great GOD ; and the great king above all gods.

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4. In his power are the depths of the earth ; so likewise are the heights of the mountains,

5 The sea is bis, for he made it ; and his hands formed the dry land.

6 O! come, let us worship, and bow down, and kneel before JEHOVAH, our maker:

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the flock under

his care,

8 “ To-day,” saith Jehovah, “ if

ye would hear my voice, harden not your hearts; as when I was provoked, and when I was tried in the wilderness 9

“ When the children of Israel tried me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 “ I was grieved with that generation, and said ; They are a people who err in their hearts, and consider not my ways.

II “ Wherefore, I swore in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.'

Now unto JEHOVAH, immortal, invisible, the only GOD;

Be honour and glory, through the gospel of Jesus Christ, for ever. Amen.

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Or, Psalm c. ! SING unto JEHOVAH, all ye na. tions; serve JEHOVAH with joy, and come before his presence with a song.

2 Acknowledge that JEHOVAH IS GOD: - he made us, and to him we belong ; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture;

3 Enter bis gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and praise his name.

4 For JEHOVAH is gracious; his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Now unto JEHOVAH, immortal, invisible, the only GOD;

Be honour and glory, through the gospel of Jesus Christ, for ever. Amen. To be used on EASTER-DAY, instead of either

of the foregoing psalms. CHRIST is the passover, that was slain for us. Therefore let us keep a festival ; not with the former leaven, nor with a bitter leaven of iniquity ; but with those things which are without leaven-sincerity and truth. I Cor. 7. 7. B4

2 Christ,

2 Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more : death hath no longer dominion over him. For, when he died unto sin, he died once for all : but now he liveth, he liveth unto God. Thus let it be with you: consider yourselves to be dead indeed unta sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our lord. Rom. vi. 9.

3 Christ hath been raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them who sleep. For, since by a man came death, by a man will also come a resurrection of the dead. For, as by means of Adam all die ; even so by means of Christ shall all be made alive. i Cor. xv. 20.

Now unto JEHOVAH, immortal, invisible, the only GOD ;

Be honour and glory, through the gospel of Jesus Christ, for ever. Amien.

1. Then shall be read a psalm or psalms, at the

discretion and appointment of the minister, concluding the whole with one of the following doxologies ;

Now unto Jehovah, immortal, invisible, the only GOD;

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