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have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. TO yers, O LORD, we join our un
The Thanksgiving. feigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
Prayer for God's IN particular, we beseech thee to continue
thy gracious protection to us this night. protection through Defend us from all dangers and mischiefs,
the night following. and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: so that, living and dying, we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son CHRIST JEsus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect
prayers. Amen. THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of Gon:
of us ali Amen. 1 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a chapter, or part of a chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, TO BE USED INSTEAD OF THE PSALMS FOR THE DAY, AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE MINISTER.
SELECTION I. From Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant. THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sum; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra. (E earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall rise up in his holy place?
Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD; and right eousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory? It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory? Even the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me,
praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
He showed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the children of Israel.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.
He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him!
Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the LORD 'merciful unto them that fear him.
For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust.
The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him; and his righteousness upon children's children;
Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commanúments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his seat in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.
O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his, that do his pleasure.
O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: Praise thou the LORD, O my soul.
knowes' my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before.
Thou art about my path, and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways.
For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, o Lord, knowest it altogether.
Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither shall I go then from thy presence ?
If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; if I go down to hell, thou art there also.
If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.
Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day, the darkness and light to thee are both alike.
For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.
My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written.
Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How dear are thy counsels unto me, O GOD; O how great is the sum of them !
If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee.
Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart; prove me, and examine my thoughts.
Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 115. Exaltabo te, Deus. I WILL magnify thee, O God, my King, and I will praise
thy name for ever and ever.
Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and marvellous worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.
One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.
As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works ;
So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; and I will also tell of thy greatness.
The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful; long-suffering, and of great goodness.
The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.
All thy works praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
The LORD upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those who are down.
The eyes of all wait upon thee, O LORD, and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him; he also will hear their cry and will help them.
The LORD preserveth all those who love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh give thanks un his holy name for ever and ever.
SELECTION III. From Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus. HA AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness;
according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin :
For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.