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8 Whose inouth talketh of vanity, ciful ; long-suffering, and of great and their right hand is a right hand of goodness. wickedness.

9 The LORD is loving unto every 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, man, and his mercy is over all his O GOD; and sing praises unto thee works. upon a ten-stringed late.

10 All thy works praise thee, O 10 Thou hast given victory unto LORD; and thy saints give thanks kings, and hast delivered David, thy unto thee. servant, from the peril of the sword. 11 They show the glory of thy

11 Save me, and deliver me from kingdom, and talk of thy power ; the hand of strange children, whose 12 That thy power, thy glory, and mouth talketh of vanity, and their mightiness of thy kingdom, migbt right hand is a right hand of iniquity; be known unto men. 12 That our sons may grow up as

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting the young plants, and that our daugh- kingdom, and thy dominion endureth ters may be as the polished corners throughout all ages. of the temple ;

14 The LORD upholdeth all such 13 That our garnero may be full as fall

, and lifteth up, all those that and plenteous with all manner of are down. store; that our sheep, may bring forth 15 The eyes of all wait upon theo, thousands, and ten thousands in our O LORD; and thou givest them their streets,

meat in due season. 14 That our oxen may be strong 16 Thou openest thine hand, and to labor; that there be no decay, no fillest all things living with plenleading into captivity, and no com- teousness. plaining in our streeta.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his 15 Happy are the people that are ways, and holy in all his works in such a case; yea, blessed are the 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them people who have the LORD for their that call upon him; yea, all such as GOD.

call upon him faithfully

19 He will fulfil the desire of them PSALM 145. Esaltado te, Deus.

that fear him; he also will hear their I WILL magnify thee, O God, cry, and will help them. my King, and I will praise thy name 20 The LORD preserveth all them for ever and ever.

that love him ; but scattereth abroad 2 Every day will I give thanks all the ungodly. unto thee, and praise thy name for 21 My mouth shall speak the praise ever and ever.

of the LORD; and let all flesh give 3 Great is the LORD, and marvel. thanks unto his holy name for ever lous, worthy to be praised; there is and ever. no end of his greatness.

PSALM 146. Lauda, anima mea. 4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy PRAISE the LORD, O my soul: power.

while I live will I praise the LORD 5 As for me, I will be talking of thy yea, as long as I have any being, i worship, thy glory, thy praise, and will sing praises unto my God. wondrous works ;

2 O put not your trust in princes 6 So that men shall speak of the nor in any child of man; for there is might of thy marvellous acts; and I no help in them. will also tell of thy greatness.

3 For when the breath of man 7 The memorial of thine abundant goeth forth, he shall turn again to kindness shall be showed; and men his earth, and then all his thoughts shall sing of thy righteousness. perish.

8 The LORD is gracious and mer.l. 4 Blessed is he that hath the GOD

EVENING PRAYER.

of Jacob for his help; and whose 10 He hath no pleasure in the hope is in the LORD his God; strength of a horse : neither delight

Ś Who made heaven and earth, eth he in any man's legs. the sea and all that therein is ; who 11 But the LORD's delight is in keepeth his promise for ever; them that fear him, and put their

6 Who helpeth them to right that trust in his mercy, suffer wrong; who feedeth the hun- 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusagry.

lem; praise thy God, O Sion ; ☆ The Lord looseth men out of 13 For he hath made fast the bars prison; the LORD giveth sight to of thy gates, and hath blessed thy the blind.

children within thee. 8 The LORD helpeth them that 14 He maketh peace in thy bor. are fallen; the LORD careth for the ders, and filleth thee with the flour righteous.

of wheat. 9 The LORD careth for the stran. 15 He sendeth forth his command. ger; he defendeth the fatherless and ment upon earth, and his word runwidow: as for the way of the un. neth very swiftly. godly,

he turneth it upside down. 16 He giveth snow like wool, and 10 The LORD thy God, O Sion, scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. shall be King forevermore, and

17 He casteth forth his ice like throughout all generations. morsels; who is able to abide his

frost?

• 18 He sendeth out his word, and PSALM 147. Laudate Dominum.

melteth them; he bloweth with his

wind, and the waters flow. O PRAISE the LORD, for it is a 19 He showeth his word unto good thing to sing praises unto our Jacob, his statutes and ordinances GOD;, yea, a joyful and pleasant unto Israel. thing it is to be thankful.

20 He bath not dealt so with any 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusa- nation; neither have the heathen lem, and gather together the outoasts knowledge of his laws. of Israel.

3 He healeth those that are broken Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum. in heart, and giveth medicine to heal O PRAISE the LORD of heaven their sickness.

praise him in the height. 4 He telleth the number of the stars, **2 Praise him, all ye angels of his : and calleth them all by their names. praise him, all his hosts.

5 Great is our LORD, and great 3 Praise him, sun and moon; is his power; yea, and his wisdom praise him, all ye stars and light. is infinite.

4 Praise him, all ye heavens, and, 6 The LORD setteth up the meek, ye waters that are above the heavens. and bringeth the ungodly down tó 5 Let them praise the name of the the ground.

LORD; for he spake the word, and 70 sing unto the LORD with they were made; he commanded, thanksgiving; sing praises upon the and they were created. harp unto our God;

6 He hath made them fast for ever 8 Who covereth the heaven with and ever ; he hath given them a law clouds, and prepareth rain for the which shall not be broken. earth; and maketh the grass to grow 7 Praise the LORD upon earth, ye apon the mountains, and herb for the dragons, and all deeps ; use of men;

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapors, 9 Who giveth fodder unto the cat- wind and storm, fulfilling his word; tle, and feedeth the young ravens

9 Mountains and all hills ; fruite that call upon him.

ful trees and all cedars;

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10 Beasts and all cattle; worms 6 Let the praises of God be in and feathered fowls;

their mouth, and a two-edged sword 11 Kings of the earth, and all peo- in their hands. ple; princes and all judges of the 7 To be avenged of the heathen, world;

and to rebuke the people ; 12 Young men and maidens, old 8 To bind their kings in chains, men and children, praise the name of and their nobles with links of iron. the LORD; for his name only is ex. 9 That they may be avenged of cellent, and his praise above heaven them; as it is written, Such honor and earth.

have all his saints. 13 He shall exalt the horn of his

Laudate Dominum. people: all his saints shall praise Psalm 150. him; even the children of Israel, O PRAISE GOD in his holiness; even the people that serveth him. praise him in the firmament of his

power. PSALM 149. Cantate Domino. , 2 Praise him in his noble acts;

O SING unto the LORD a new praise him according to his excellent song; let the congregation of saints greatness. praise him.

3 Praise him in the sound of the 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that trumpet ; praise him upon the lute made him, and let the children of and harp. Sion be joyful in their King.

4 Praise him in the cymbals and 3 Let them praise his name in the dances; praise him upon the strings dance; let them sing praises unto and pipe. him with tabret and harp.

5 Praise him upon the well-tuned 4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his cymbals ; praise him upon the loud people, and helpeth the meek-hearted. cymbals.

6 Let the saints be joyful with 6 Let every thing that hath breath glory; let them rejoice in their beds. praise the LORD.

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ARTICLES OF RELIGION,

AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LAITY OF THE PROTESTANT

EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN CONVENTION, ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1201.

Art. l. Of Faith in the Holy fing to the perfection of man's nature, Trinity.

wherewith he ascended into heaven, THERE is but one living and and these sitteth, until he return to true God, everlasting, without body, judge all men at the last day. parts, or passions ; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker

ART. V. of the Holy Ghost. and preserver of all things both visi.

The Holy Ghost, proceeding ble and invisible. And in unity of from the Father and the Son, is this GODHEAD, there be three per of one substance, majesty, and glory, sons, of one substance, power, and with the FATHER and the Son, very eternity; the FATHER, the Son, and. and eternal God. the HOLY GHOST.

Art. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the ART. U. Of the WORD, or SON OF Holy Scriptures for salvation. God, which was made very man. Holy Scripture containeth all things

The Son, which is the WORD of necessary to salvation : so that what-. the Father, begotten from everlast- soever is not read therein, nor may ing of th

FATHER, the very and be proved thereby, is not to be re. eternal God, of one substance with quiced of any man, that it should be the Father, took man's nature in believed as an article of faith, or be the womb of the blessed virgin, of thought requisite or necessary to her substance: so that two whole and salvation. In the name of the Holy perfect natures, that is to say, the Scripture we do understand those GODHEAD and manhood, were joined canonical books of the Old and New together in one person, never to be Testament, of whose authority was divided, whereof is one. CHRIST, never any doubt in the Church. very God, and very, man; who truly of the names and number of the suffered, was crucified, dead; and

Canonical Books buried, to reconcile his FATHER to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for

Genesis, Exodus Leviticus, original guilt, but also for actual sins Numeri, Deuteronomium, Joskue, of men.

Judges, Ruth, The First Book of

Samuel, The Second Book of şam. ART. III. Of the going down of 'uel, The First Book of Kings, The CHRIST into Hell.

Second Book of Kings, The First As CHRIST died for us, and was

Book of Chronicles, The Second Book. buried ; so also is it to be believed, of Chronicles, The First Book of that he went down into hell.

Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras,

The Book of Hester, The Book of ART. IV. Of the Resurrection of Job, The Psalms, The Proverbs, CHRIST.

Ecclesiastes or Preacher, Cantica or CHRIST did truly rise again from Song8: of Solomon, Four Prophets death, and took again his body, with the greater, Twelve Prophets the flesh, bones, and all things appertain- less.

And the other books, (as Hierome do vainly talk ;) but it is the fault saith) the Church doth read for ex- and corruption of the nature of every ample of life and instruction of man- man, that naturally is engendered of ners; but yet doth it not apply them the offspring of Adarn, whiereby man to establish any doctrine; such are is very far gone from original right. these following:

eousness, and is of his own nature The Third Book of Esdras, The lusteth always contrary to the Spirit;

inclined to evil, so that the flesh Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book

and therefore in every person born of Tobius, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Hester, The Book into this world, it deserveth God's

wrath and damnation. And this in. of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, fection of nature doth remain, yea, in Baruch the Prophet, The Song of them that are regenerated; whereby the three Children, The Story of the lust of the flesh, called in Greek, Susanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasses, The First Spóvnua sapròs, which some do ex Book of Maccabees, The Second pound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, Book of Maccabees.

some the Affection, some the Desire

of the Flesh, is not subject to the All the books of the New Testa- law of God. And although there is ment, as they are commonly received, no condemnation for them that be. we do receive and account them ca. lieve and are baptized ; yet the Aposnonical.

tle doth confess, that concupiscence

and lust hath of itself the nature of ART. VII. Of the Old Testament.

sin. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New ; for both in the Old and

Art. X. Of Free-Will. New Testament everlasting life is

The condition of man after the fall offered to mankind by CHRIST, wlio of Adam is such, that he cannot turn is the only mediator between God and prepare himself, by his own and man, being both God and inan. natural strength and good works, to Wherefore they are not to be heard, faith, and calling upon God: wherewhich feign, that the old fathers fore we have no power to do good did look only for transitory pro

works pleasant and acceptable to God, mises. Although the law given without the grace of God by CHRIST from God by Moses, as touching preventing us, that we may lave a ceremonies and rites, do not bind good will, and working with us when Christian men, nor tlie civil precepts we have that good will. thereof ought of necessity to be re- Abt. XI. Of the Justification of ceived in any commonwealth; yet

Man. notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience God, only for the merit of our Lord

We are accounted righteous before of the commandments which are called moral.

and Saviour Jesus CHRIST by faith;

and not for our own works or de. Art. VIII. Of the Creeds. servings. Wherefore, that we are The Nicene Creed, and that which justified by faith only, is a most is commonly called the Apostles" wholesome doctrine, and very full Creed, ought thoroughly to be re. of comfort, as more largely is ex ceived and believed : for they may pressed in the Homily of Justification. be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture.

ART. XII. Of Good Works. Art. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. the fruits of faith, and follow after

Albeit that good works, which are Original sin standeth not in the justification, cannot put away our sins following of Adam (as the Pelagians land endure the severity of God'a

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