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SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following
Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the as children, though we sun, unto the going down have rebelled against him. of the same, the Lord's Let us then go unto our name is to be praised. Father, and say unto him,
O magnify the Lord with Father, we have sinned me, and let us exalt his against heaven and in thy name together; for with sight, and are him is the fountain of life, worthy to be called thy and in his light shall we children. see light. Let our prayers be set Then shall
follow the Conforth in his sight as in fession and Prayer, to be cense; and the lifting up said by the Minister and of our hands be as an eve People. ning sacrifice.
We will go into his tab O ALMIGHTY God, ernacle ; we will worship and most merciful Faat his footstool; we will ther, Unto whom all hearts worship, and fall down, are open, and from whom and kneel before the Lord no secrets are hid; With our Maker.
simplicity and godly sinFor he is kind to all, cerity would we
seek even unto the evil and un thee, Confessing our unthankful. He has nour thankfulness, and our manished and brought us up
ifold offences. We de
plore the sins which we THE LORD'S PRAYER. have at any time committed, In thought, or af OUR Father, who art in fection, in word, or deed, heaven, Hallowed be thy Against each other and name. Thy kingdom come; against thee. And we hum- Thy will be done on earth, bly beseech thee, Through as it is in heaven. thy mercy declared unto this day our daily bread. us by thy Son Jesus And forgive us our trespagChrist, To look graciously ses, As we forgive those upon us, and forgive us, who trespass against us. And assist us to lay aside And lead us not into tempevery weight, And the sins tation, But deliver us from which so easily beset us;
evil. For thine is the To mortify our evil and kingdom, and the power, corrupt affections, And to and the glory, for ever and subdue every thought and
Amen. desire to the obedience of the gospel. May we be
Then shall the Minister say, convinced, O God, That
know thee, we O LORD, open thou know nothing aright; That our lips; without thee, we have noth Answ. And our mouths ing of any worth ; And in
shall show forth thy praise. wandering from thee, we Min. O God make speed leave all that is truly good. to save us. Let us cast ourselves into
Answ. O Lord make the arms of thy mercy, And haste to help us. offer thee our whole being, Min. O Lord let thy our bodies and our souls,
be shown upon us ; That they may be thy tem Answ. As we do ple for ever. And wilt thou
trust in thee. take us, O Lord, entirely Min. Praise ye the Lord. into thy hands, with all that Answ. The Lord's name we have, And let nothing be praised. henceforward, either in life or death, ever sepa Then shall be said, by the rate
us from thee any Minister and People almore. Amen.
ternately, the Psalms for
the day, or a Selection hath he openly shown in from the Psalms, at the the sight of the heathen. discretion of the Minis He hath remembered his ter; and at the close of mercy and truth toward the the Psalms shall be re house of Israel ; and all the peated the following ends of the world have seen Doxology.
the salvation of our God. Now unto the King eter Show yourselves joyful nal, immortal, invisible, the unto the Lord, all ye lands; only wise God;
sing, rejoice, and give Be honour and glory, thanks. through Jesus Christ, for Praise the Lord upon the ever and ever. Amen. harp ; sing to the harp with
a psalm of thanksgiving;
With trumpets also and Then may follow an An them, or a Voluntary on
shawms, O show yourselves
joyful before the Lord the the organ. After which, the minister shall read the
Let the sea make a First Lesson from the noise, and all that therein Old Testament; and at
is; the round world and the end of it he shall say, they that dwell therein. Here endeth the First
Let the floods clap their Lesson. Then shall be
hands; and let the hills be sung, or else repeated by joyful together before the the Minister and People Lord; for he cometh to alternately, the 98th Psalm, as followeth.
judge the earth.
With righteousness shall
he judge the world, and the PSALM 98.
people with equity.
O SING unto the Lord
Or this. a new song ; for he hath done marvellous things.
Psalm 84. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath O HOW amiable are thy he gotten himself the vic- dwellings, thou Lord of tory.
hosts! The Lord declared his My soul longeth, yea, salvation ; his righteousness even fainteth for the courts
of the Lord; my heart and from the Epistles, and at my flesh cry out for the
the end of it he shall say, living God.
Here endeth the Second As the sparrow
findeth Lesson. Then shall be house, and the swallow a sung, or else repeated by nest where she may lay her the Minister and People young, so let me dwell at alternately, the 67th thine altars, O Lord of Psalm, as followeth. hosts, my king and my God.
Blessed are they who dwell in thy house; they
PSALM 67. will be always praising thee.
GOD be merciful unto Blessed are the men us, and bless us; and show whose strength is in thee;
us the light of his countein whose heart are thy nance, and be merciful uriways. They will go
from That thy way may be strength to strength, till known upon earth, thy saevery one of them appear- ving health among all naeth before God in Sion.
tions. For a day in thy courts Let the people praise is better than a thousand thee, O God; yea, let all elsewhere. I had rather
the people praise thee. be a doorkeeper in the O let the nations rejoice house of my God, than to and be glad; for thou dwell in the tents of ungod- shalt judge the folk rightliness.
eously, and govern the naFor the Lord God is a
earth. sun and shield ; the Lord
Let the people praise will give grace and glory; thee, O God; yea, let all no good thing will he with
the people praise thee. hold from those who walk Then shall the earth uprightly.
bring forth her increase; O Lord, God of hosts, and God, even our own blessed is the man who God, shall give us his blesstrusteth in thee.
God shall bless us, and Then shall the Minister all the ends of the world
read the SECOND LESSON shall fear him.
Min. O God make clean our hearts within us;
Ans. And take not thy PSALM 121.
holy Spirit from us. I WILL lift up mine eyes
Then shall the Minister unto the hills, from whence
offer cometh my help.
Prayers. My help cometh from the Lord, who hath made
A PRAYER FOR AID heaven and earth.
AGAINST PERILS. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he who keepeth thee will not sleep.
O THOU great Author Behold, he who keepeth all our wants, and who
of our being, who knowest his people shall neither slumber nor sleep.
alone art able to supply The Lord himself is thy them; who perceivest all
The Lord himself is thy the dangers and evils to keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand which we are exposed, and
who alone canst defend us; The sun shall not smite
whither shall we go but unto thee by day, neither the moon by night.
thee! We pray thee to The Lord shall preserve compassionate our weakthee from all evil; it is
ness, to guard us in peril, to even he who shall keep thy
directus in doubt, and to save
us from falling into sin. In soul. The Lord shall preserve
every exposure may thy
shield be over us. From thy going out and thy com
the evil that is around and ing in, from this time forth for evermore.
within us, graciously deliver us. Make the path of
duty plain before us, and Min. The Lord be with keep us in it even unto the you.
end. Ans. And with thy spirit. Heavenly Father, we beMin. Let us pray.
seech thee to watch over O Lord, show thy mercy us this night, and preserve upon us;
us from all harm. In the Ans. And grant us thy night of affliction and trousalvation.
ble may we look