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their several necessities; thy praise, not only with giving them patience under our lips, but in our lives, by their sufferings, and a hap giving up ourselves to thy py issue out of all their af service, and by walking beflictions; and this we hum fore thee in holiness and bly ask as disciples of Jesus righteousness all our days,
, Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our
Lord; in whose name we If any desire the Prayers ascribe unto thee all hon
of the Congregation, the our and glory, world withNotes are to be read here out end. Amen. by the Minister, followed by the appropriate A ConcludiNG PRAYER. . Prayers or Thanksgivings.
ALMIGHTY God, who
hast given us grace at this A GENERAL THANKSGIVING.
time with one accord to ALMIGHTY God, Fa make our common supplither of all mercies, we thine cations unto thee, and hast unworthy servants do give promised by thy beloved thee most humble and hear Son, that where two or ty thanks for all thy good three are gathered together ness and loving kindness to in his name, thou wilt grant us and to all men. We their requests ; fulfil now, bless thee for our creation, O Lord, the desires and preservation, and all the petitions of thy servants, blessings of this life; but as may be most expedient above all, for thine inesti for them, granting us in mable love in the redemp
this world knowledge of tion of the world by our thy truth, and in the world Lord Jesus Christ ; for the to come life everlasting. means of grace, and for the Amen. hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that The grace of our Lord due sense of all thy mer Jesus Christ, and the love cies, that our hearts may
of God, and the fellowship be unseignedly thankful, of the Holy Ghost, be with and that we may show forth us all evermore. Amen.
END OF THE FIRST FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
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 listing 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 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. by_thy Son
Jesus And forgive us our trespasChrist, 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 besetus; 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,
mercy be shown upon us ; That they may be thy tem Answ. As we do
put 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.
Show yourselves joyful Now unto the King eter unto the Lord, all ye lands; nal, immortal, invisible, the sing, rejoice, and give only wise God;
thanks. Be honour and glory, Praise the Lord upon the through Jesus Christ, for harp ; sing to the harp with ever and ever. Amen.
a psalm of thanksgiving;
With trumpets also and Then may follow an An- shawms, O show yourselves
them, or a Voluntary on joyful before the Lord the the organ. After which, king. the minister shall read the Let the sea make 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
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 judge the earth. Psalm, as followeth. 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
to us ;
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 a 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 unways. 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 Olet 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 tions upon 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.