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Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America.
Book of Common Prayer. Selections.
Prayer Book for the Camp:

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Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America.
Diocese of Virginia. Diocesan Missionary Society.


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(Title Page) Prayer Book for the Camp.
Diocesan Missonary Society Protestant Episcopal Church in VA.
64 p.
Richmond
MacFarlane & Ferguson
1863
Call number 4233 Conf. (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


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PRAYER BOOK
FOR THE
CAMP

DIOCESAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY PROTESTANT
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN VA.

RICHMOND:
MACFARLAND & FERGUSON,
1863.


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THE ORDER FOR
DAILY MORNING PRAYER.

    

        The Minister shall begin by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.

        THE LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20.

        From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my Name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my Name, and a pure offering: for my Name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of host. Mal. i. 11.

        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 xix. 14, 15.

        When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

        I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psalm li. 3.

        Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psalm li. 3.

        The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God. thou will not despise. Psalm li. 17.

        Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13.


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        To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of our LORD our God to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

        O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Ps. vi. 1.

        Repent ye: for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2.

        I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.

        Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O LORD; for in thy sight no man living be justified. Ps. xxiii. 2.

        If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1,8, 9.

    

        Then the Minister shall say,

        DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary as well for the body as soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present,


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to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying--

A General Confession.

    

        To be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.

        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 have 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; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Jesus Christ our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake: That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission of Sins.

    

        The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.

    

        Or this.

        ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    

        Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the People still kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.


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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 this 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.

    

        Then likewise he shall say,

        O Lord, open thou our lips.

        Answer. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

    

        Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,

        Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:

        Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

        Minister. Praise ye the Lord.

        Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.

    

        Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem.

Venite, exultemus Domino.

        O Come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

        Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

        For the LORD is a great God; and a great king above all gods.

        In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.

        The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.

        O come let us worship and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker.

        For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.


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        O Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

        For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

Selections.

No. 1.

    

        Then shall be read one of the following selections-- minister and people reading alternate verses.

From Psalm li. Miserere mei, Deus.

        HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness; according to the multitude of thy mercy do away mine offences.

        Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sins.

        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.

        But lo thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

        Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

        Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

        Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.

        Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

        Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.


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        O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

        Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

        Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

        Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall show thy praise.

        For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

        The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

From Psalm xlii Quemadmodum.

        LIKE as the hart desireth the water brooks, so longeth my soul after thee O God.

        My soul is athirst for God, yea even for the living God; when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

        My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?

        Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself; for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God;

        In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy-day.

        Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul, and why art thou so disquieted within me?

        Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

        The LORD has granted his loving kindness in the daytime; and in the night season did I sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.

        I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

        Namely while they say daily unto me, Where is now thy God?


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        Why art thou so vexed, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?

        O put thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance and my God.

No. 2

From Psalm xxxii. Beati, quorum.

        BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

        Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

        I will acknowledge my sin unto thee; and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.

        I said, I will confess my sins unto the LORD; and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

        For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found; but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.

        Thou art a place to hide me in; then shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

        I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go; and I will guide thee with mine eyes.

        Great plagues remain for the ungodly; but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth him on every side.

        Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD; and be joyful, and ye that are true of heart.

Psalm cxxx. De profundis.

        OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD; Lord, hear my voice.

        O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.

        If thou, LORD, will be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who may abide it?


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        For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared.

        I look for the LORD; my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust.

        My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch.

        O Israel, trust in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

        And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.

Psalm cxxi. Levavi oculos meos.

        I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

        My help cometh even from the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.

        He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

        Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

        The LORD himself is thy keeper; the LORD is thy defence upon thy right hand;

        So that the sun shall not burn thee by day; neither the moon by night.

        The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

        The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, from this time forth for evermore.

    

        Then shall be read a lesson from Holy Scripture.

    

        Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed by the Minister and the People standing. And any Churches may omit the words, He descended into hell, or may, instead of them, use the words, He went into the place of departed spirits, which are considered as words of the same meaning in the Creed.

        I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven. and earth:

        And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin


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Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into Hell, The third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

        I believe in the, Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church, The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

    

        Or this.

        I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:

        And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, Begotten, not made. Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made; Who, for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

        And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; And look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the Life of the world to come. Amen.


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        And after that, these prayers following, all devoutly kneeling; the Minister first pronouncing,

        The Lord be with you.

        Answer. And with thy spirit.

        Minister. Let us pray.
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.

        Answer. And grant us thy salvation.

        Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.

        Answer. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us,

A Collect for Peace.

        O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Peace.

        O LORD, our heavenly Father Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the President of the Confederate States, and all in civil Authority.

        O LORD our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon the earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold and bless thy


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servant, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    

        The following Prayers are to be omitted here, when the Litany is read.

A Prayer for the Clergy and People.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and our other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for be honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.

        O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are in any way afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; that may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their


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afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving

        ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts my be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.

        ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

        The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

        Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer.


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SECOND SERVICE.

    

        To be said by Minister and People alternately--all kneeling.

        LET the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Ps. xix. 14, 15.

        When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

    

        Then the Minister shall say,

        DEARLY beloved brethren, I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice; unto the throne of the heavenly grace.

THE LITANY,

OR GENERAL SUPPLICATION.

        O God the Father of Heaven; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O God the Father of Heaven; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons and one God; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

        O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons and one God; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.


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        Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins; spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

        Spare us, good Lord.

        From all evil and mischief; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death.

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost,

        Good Lord, deliver us.

        In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgement,

        Good Lord, deliver us.


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        We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy Holy Church universal in the right way;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to bless and preserve all Christian Rulers and Magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice, and to maintain truth;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and show it accordingly;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace to hear meekly thy Word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the writs of the Spirit;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; and to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to succour, help, and comfort


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all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to preserve all who travel by land or by water, all women in the perils of childbirth, all sick persons, and young children; and to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to defend, and provide for, the fatherless children, and widows, and all who are desolate and oppressed;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so that in due time we may enjoy them;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy Holy Word;

        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

        Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.

        Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.

        O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world;

        Grant us thy peace.

        O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world;

        Have mercy upon us.

    

        The Minister may, at his discretion, omit all that follows, to the Prayer, "We humbly Beseech thee, O Father," &c.

        O Christ, hear us.

        O Christ, hear us.


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        Lord, have mercy upon us.

        Lord, have mercy upon us.

        Christ, have mercy upon us.

        Christ, have mercy upon us.

        Lord, have mercy upon us.

        Lord, have mercy upon us.

    

        Then shall the Minister, and the People with him, say the Lord's Prayer

        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 this 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. Amen.

        Minister. O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins.

        Answer. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

        Let us pray.

        O GOD, merciful Father, who despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as are sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers which we take before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, may, by thy good providence, be brought to nought; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

        O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

        O GOD, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.

        O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine honour.


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        Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

        Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

        From our enemies defend us, O Christ.

        Graciously look upon our afflictions.

        With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts.

        Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

        Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

        O Son of David, have mercy upon us.

        Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.

        Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.

        Minister. O Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us.

        Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

        Let us pray.

        We humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the glory of thy Name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving.

        ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and


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By walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.

        ALMIGHTY God who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common application unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

        THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

        Here endeth the Litany.

THIRD SERVICE.

        Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psalm li. 9.

        The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li. 17.

    

        Then the Minister shall say,

        DEARLY beloved brethren, I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace.


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A General Confession.

    

        To be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.

        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 have 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; and there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake: That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission of Sins.

    

        The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.

    

        Or this.

        ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        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 this 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


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thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    

        Then shall the Minister, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly the TEN COMMANDMENTS; and the People, still kneeling, shall, after every commandment, ask God's mercy for their transgressions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.

        Minister.

        GOD spake these words, and said; I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

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Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all than in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt do no murder.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon its, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not steal.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

        Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

        People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

    

        Then the Minister may say.

        Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith.

        THOU shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.


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This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

        Let us pray.

        O ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that, through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

        The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us us all evermore. Amen.

        Here endeth the Third Service.

OCCASIONAL PRAYERS.

For a Sick Person.

        O FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; Look down from heaven, we humbly beseech Thee, behold, visit, and relieve Thy sick servant, for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of Thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of Thy goodness; preserve, him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and in Thy good time restore him to health and enable him to lead the residue of his life in Thy fear and to Thy glory. Or else give him grace so to take Thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, he may dwell with Thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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For Persons under Affliction.

        O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in Thy Holy Word that Thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech Thee, upon the sorrows of Thy servants, for whom our prayers are desired. In Thy wisdom, Thou hast seen fit to visit them with trouble, and to bring distress upon them. Remember them, O Lord, in Mercy; sanctify thy fatherly correction to them; endue their souls with patience under their affliction, and with resignation to thy blessed will, comfort them with a sense of Thy goodness; lift up Thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        O GOD, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered; Make us, we beseech Thee, deeply sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let Thy holy Spirit lead us through this vale of misery, in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our lives: That when we shall have served Thee in our generation, we may be gathered unto our fathers, having the testimony of a good conscience; in the communion of the catholic Church; in the confidence of a certain faith; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, and holy hope; in favor with Thee our God, and in perfect charity with the world. All which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy Apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; We humbly beseech Thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that, at the general


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Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in Thy sight; and receive that blessing, which Thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear Thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech Thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

        BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of Thy Holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

        O LORD, raise up, we pray Thee, Thy power, and come among us, anti with great might succor us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, Thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the satisfaction of Thy Son, our Lord, to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

        ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against Thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please Thee in newness of life, To the honor and


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glory of Thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        O GOD, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the Faithful, visit. we pray Thee, this Congregation with thy love and favor; enlighten their minds more and more with the light of the everlasting Gospel; graft in their hearts a love of the truth; increase in them true religion; nourish them with all goodness; and of Thy great mercy keep them the same, O blessed Spirit, whom, with the Father and the Son, together, we worship and glorify as one God, world without end. Amen.

        ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of Thy servants toward the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by Thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through Thy grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honor and praise of Thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin, And be saved; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore. Good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judgement with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults, and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in Thee; Mercifully accept our prayers: and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace, that in keeping Thy commandments we may please Thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A MORNING PRAYER.

        Our Father who art in heaven, &c.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom I live and move and have my being, I render thee my humble praises for thy preservation of me from the beginning of my life to the present day, and especially for having brought me in safety through the past night. And since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, that


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another day is added to my life, I here dedicate both my soul and body to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen me, that, as I grow in age, I may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

        But, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with: I humbly beseech thee to have compassion on my infirmities, and to give me the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that I may be effectually restrained from sin and excited to my duty. Imprint upon my heart such a dread of thy judgments and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to me, as may make me both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And above all, keep in my mind a lively remembrance of that great day, in which I must give a strict account of my thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

        In particular, I emplore thy grace and protection during the ensuing day. Cleanse the thoughts of my heart by thy Holy Spirit that I may perfectly love thee and direct me in all my doings with thy most gracious favor, and further me with thy continual help; that in all my works begun, continued and ended in thee, I may glorify thy holy name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

        Be pleased, O Lord, to take under thy fatherly care and protection my relations and friends. Make them all partakers of thy grace here, and of everlasting glory hereafter. Be favorable to our country. Let thy mercy embrace it on every side and let thy favor be its glory. Give wisdom from above to all in authority over us, and make us a people fearing thee and working righteousness. These things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and convenient for us, I humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour. Amen.


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EVENING PRAYER.

        Our Father who art in heaven, &c.

        MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgiveness to all those who confess and forsake their sins, I come before thee in an humble sense of my own unworthiness, acknowledging my manifold transgressions. Make me deeply sensible of the great evil of them and work in me an hearty contrition, that I may obtain forgiveness at thy hands for the sake of thy Son, Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer.

        And lest I be drawn again into sin, vouchsafe me, I beseech thee, the direction and assistance of the Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of my soul, that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there; that so I may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

        And accept, O Lord, my intercessions for all mankind. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all my relations, friends and neighbours. 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.

        To my prayers, O Lord, I join my unfeigned thanks for all thy mercies. Above all, I adore thee, for sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem me from sin and eternal death, and for giving me the knowledge and sense of my duty towards thee. I bless thee for thy patience with me, notwithstanding my many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; and for thy continual care and watchful providence over me through the whole course of my life. I beseech thee to continue thy gracious protection to me this night. Defend me from all dangers and mischiefs, and fit me for the duties of the following day. Make me ever mindful of


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the time when I shall lie down in the dust, and grant me grace always to live in such a state that I may never be afraid to die, so that living and dying, I may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name I offer up these my imperfect prayers. Amen.

A Prayer for a sick person.

        O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need, I flee to thee for succour. Look down in pity and compassion on thy afflicted and unworthy servant. May thy fatherly correction have its due influence upon me, by leading me to consider how frail and uncertain my life is, that I may apply my heart unto that heavenly wisdom which will bring me to everlasting life. Give me unfeigned repentance for all my sins. Make me know and feel that there is none other name given to man, in whom, and through whom, I may receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that through steadfast faith in him my sins may be done away by thy mercy, and my pardon sealed in heaven. Comfort me with a sense of thy goodness; preserve me from the temptations of the enemy; give me patience under my affliction; and in thy good time restore me to health, and enable me to lead the residue of my life in thy fear and glory. Or else give me grace so to take thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, I may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a recovery from sickness.

        O GOD, who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety, who bringest down to the grave and bringest up again, I bless thy wonderful goodness that thou hast been pleased to send me seasonable relief, and deliver me from my bodily affliction. Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children


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of men. May my heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful goodness, and may I devote the residue of my days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

COLLECTS.

1. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

2. The Collect.

        BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

3. The Collect.

        O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.


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4. The Collect.

        O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the satisfaction of thy Son, our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

5. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made by thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

6. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for man; Grant us the true Circumcision of the Spirit, that, our hearts, and all our members, being mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

7. The Collect.

        O GOD, who, by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

8. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and


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power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

9. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

10. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

11. The Collect.

        O GOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

12. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

13. The Collect.

        O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.


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14. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

15. The Collect.

        O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

16. The Collect.

        O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

17. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

18. The Collect.

        O MOST mighty God and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldst not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin, and be saved; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied


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with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judgement with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults, and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

19. The Collect.

        O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

20. The Collect.

        ALIMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly, in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

21. The Collect.

        GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

22. The Collect.

        WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both of body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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23. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

24. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

25. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

26. The Collect.

        GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him; and that through the grave, and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful resurrection; for his merits, who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

27. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened


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unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

28. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

29. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

30. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

31. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of


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the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

32. The Collect.

        O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

33. The Collect.

        GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

34. The Collect.

        O God the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph into thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

35. The Collect.

        O GOD who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.


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36. The Collect.

        O GOD, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee; Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

37. The Collect.

        O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

38. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

39. The Collect.

        O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.

40. The Collect.

        GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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41. The Collect.

        O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

42. The Collect.

        LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Grant in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

43. The Collect.

        O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

44. The Collect.

        GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

45. The Collect.

        LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

46. The Collect.

        O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us


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such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

47. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we art not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

        48. The Collect. ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

49. The Collect.

        ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

50. The Collect.

        KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church, with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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51. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continued pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

52. The Collect.

        LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

53. The Collect.

        LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

54. The Collect.

        O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

55. The Collect.

        O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

56. The Collect.

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cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

57. The Collect.

        LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

58. The Collect.

        O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

59. The Collect.

        O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the hands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

60. The Collect.

        STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ of Lord. Amen.


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THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

    

        Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon themselves.

    

        The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Churchyard, and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing,

        I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. St. John, xi. 25, 26.

        I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.

        WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21.

    

        After they are come into the Church, shall be said or sung the following Anthem, taken from the 39th and 90th Psalms.

        LORD, let me know my end, and the number of my days; that I may be certified how long I have to live.


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        Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.

        For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

        And now, Lord, what is my hope? Truly my hope is even in thee.

        Deliver me from all mine offences; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

        When thou with rebukes doth chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment; every man therefore is but vanity.

        Hear my prayer, O LORD, and with thine ears consider my calling; hold not thy peace at my tears:

        For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

        O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be no more seen.

        LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.

        Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.

        Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come, again, ye children of men.

        For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

        As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.

        In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

        For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

        Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

        For when thou art angry, all our days are gone; we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.


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        The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

        So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

        Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

        As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

    

        Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

        1 Cor. xv. 20.

        NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterwards they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto Him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? and why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have


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fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool! that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the son, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption; it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all


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sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the Law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    

        When they shall come to the Grave, while the Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,

        MAN that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

        In the midst of life we are in death, of whom may we seek for succour but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?

        Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord, most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.

        Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.


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        Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Minister shall say,

        FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise providence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; looking for the general Resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the earth and the sea shall give up their dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.

    

        Then shall be said or sung,

        I HEARD a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.

    

        Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer.

        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 this 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.

    

        Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.

        ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart hence in the Lord, and with


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whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labours. And we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are departed in the true faith of thy Holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

        O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also has taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; We humbly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

        THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


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HYMNS.

C.M.


                         How blest is he, who ne'er consents,
                         By ill advice to walk,
                         Nor stands in sinners' way, nor sites
                         Where men profanely talk;


                         2 Ungodly men, and their attempts,
                         No lasting root shall find;
                         Untimely blasted, and dispersed
                         Like chaff before the wind.


                         3 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb
                         Before their Judge's face:
                         No formal hypocrite shall then
                         Among the saints have place.


                         4 For God approves the just man's ways;
                         To happiness they tend:
                         But sinners, and the paths they tread,
                         Shall both in ruin end.

C. M.


                         THUS God declares his sovereign will:
                         "The king that I ordain,
                         Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill,
                         Shall there securely reign."


                         2 Learn then, ye princes; and give ear,
                         Ye judges of the earth;
                         Worship the Lord with holy fear;
                         Rejoice with awful mirth.


                         3 Appease the Son with due respect,
                         Your timely homage pay:
                         Lest he revenge the bold neglect,
                         Incensed by your delay.


                         4 If but in part his anger rise,
                         Who can indure the flame?
                         Then blest are they, whose hope relies
                         On his most holy Name.


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C. M.


                         MY grateful soul shall bless the Lord
                         Whose precepts give me light;
                         And private counsel still afford
                         In sorrow's dismal night.


                         2 I strive each action to approve
                         To his all seeing eye;
                         No danger shall my hopes remove,
                         Because he still is nigh.


                         3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
                         My glory does rejoice,
                         My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise,
                         Waked by his powerful voice.


                         4 Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,
                         My soul from hell shalt free;
                         Nor let thy Holy One in death
                         The least corruption see.


                         5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,
                         Which to thy presence lead;
                         Where pleasures dwell without allay,
                         And joys that never fade.

C. M.


                         THE Lord himself, the mighty Lord,
                         Vouchsafes to be my guide;
                         The shepherd, by whose constant care,
                         My wants are all supplied.


                         2 In tender grass he makes me feed,
                         And gently there repose;
                         Then leads me to cool shades, and where
                         Refreshing water flows.


                         3 He does my wandering soul reclaim,
                         And, to his endless praise,
                         Instruct with humble zeal to walk
                         In his most righteous ways.


                         4 I pass the gloomy vale of death,
                         From fear and danger free;
                         For there his aiding rod and staff
                         Defend and comfort me.


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                         5 Since God doth thus his wondrous love
                         Through all my life extend,
                         That life to him I will devote,
                         And in his temple spend.

C. M.


                         THY chast'ning wrath, O Lord, restrain,
                         Though I deserve it all;
                         Nor let on me the heavy storm
                         Of thy displeasure fall.


                         2 My sins, which to a deluge swell,
                         My sinking head o'erflow,
                         And, for my feeble strength to bear,
                         Too vast a burden grow.


                         3 But, Lord, before thy searching eyes
                         All my desires appear;
                         The groanings of my burdened soul
                         Have reach'd thine open ear.


                         4 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God,
                         Nor far from me depart;
                         Make haste to my relief, O thou,
                         Who my salvation art.

L. M.


                         THY presence, Lord, hath me supplied,
                         Thou my right hand support dost give;
                         Thou first shalt with thy counsel guide,
                         And then to glory me receive.


                         2 Whom then in heaven, but thee alone,
                         Have I, whose favour I require?
                         Thro'out the spacious earth there's none,
                         Compared with thee, that I desire.


                         3 My trembling flesh and aching heart
                         May often fail to succour me;
                         But God shall inward strength impart,
                         And my eternal portion be.


                         4 For they that far from thee remove
                         Shall into sudden ruin fall;
                         If after other gods they rove,
                         Thy vengeance shall destroy them all.


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                         5 But as for me, 'tis good. And just
                         That I should still to God repair;
                         In him I always put my trust,
                         And will his wondrous works declare.

C. M.


                         JESUS, I love thy charming name,
                         'Tis music to my ear;
                         Fain would I sound it out so loud,
                         That earth and heaven should hear.


                         2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul,
                         My transport and my trust;
                         Jewels, to thee, are gaudy toys,
                         And gold is sordid dust.


                         3 All my capacious powers can wish,
                         In thee doth richly meet;
                         Not to mine eyes is light so dear,
                         Nor friendship half so sweet.


                         4 Thy grace still dwells upon my heart
                         And sheds its fragrance there;
                         The noblest balm of all its wounds,
                         The cordial of its care.


                         5 I'll speak the honor of thy name
                         With my last, lab'ring breath;
                         Then speechless clasp thee in my arms,
                         The antidote of death.

C. M.


                         THERE is a fountain fill'd with blood,
                         Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
                         And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
                         Lose all their guilty stains.


                         2 The dying thief rejoiced to see
                         That fountain in his day;
                         And there may I, though vile as he,
                         Wash all my sins away.


                         3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
                         Shall never loose its power,
                         Till all the ransom'd church of God
                         Be saved to sin no more.


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                         4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream
                         Thy flowing wounds supply,
                         Redeeming love has been my theme,
                         And shall be till I die.

C. M.


                         GREAT God, with wonder and with praise
                         On all thy works I look;
                         But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,
                         Shine brightest in thy book.


                         2 Here are my choicest treasures hid,
                         Here my best comfort lies;
                         Here my desires are satisfied,
                         And here my hopes arise.


                         3 Lord, make me understand thy law,
                         Show what my faults have been;
                         And from thy Gospel let me draw
                         Pardon for all my sin.


                         4 Here would I learn how Christ has died
                         To save my soul from hell;
                         Not all the books on earth beside,
                         Such heavenly wonders tell.


                         5 Then let me love my Bible more,
                         And take a fresh delight,
                         By day to read these wonders o'er,
                         And meditate by night.

C. M.


                         FATHER of mercies! in thy word
                         What endless glory shines!
                         For ever be thy name adored
                         For these celestial lines.


                         2 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
                         Spreads heavenly peace around;
                         And life and everlasting joys
                         Attend the blissful sound.


                         3 O may these heavenly pages be
                         My ever dear delight;
                         And still new beauties may I see,
                         And still increasing light.


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                         4 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
                         Be thou for ever near;
                         Teach me to love thy sacred word,
                         And view my Saviour there.

S. M.


                         AH, how shall fallen man
                         Be just before his God!
                         If he contend in righteousness,
                         We sink beneath his rod.


                         2 If our ways should mark,
                         With strict inquiring eyes,
                         Could we for one of thousand faults
                         A just excuse devise?


                         3 All-seeing Powerful God!
                         Who can with thee contend?
                         Or who that tries th' unequal strife,
                         Shall prosper in the end?


                         4 The mountains, in thy wrath,
                         Their ancient seats forsake:
                         The trembling earth deserts her place,
                         Her rooted pillars shake:


                         5 Ah, how shall guilty man
                         Contend with such a God?
                         None, none can meet him, and escape,
                         But through the Saviour's blood.

C. M.


                         SALVATION! O the joyful sound,
                         Glad tidings to our ears;
                         A sovereign balm for every wound,
                         A cordial for our fears.


                         2 Salvation! buried once in sin,
                         At hell's dark door we lay;
                         But now we rise by grace divine,
                         And see a heavenly day.


                         3 Salvation! let the echo fly
                         The spacious earth around;
                         While all the armies of the sky
                         Conspire to raise the sound.


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                         4 Salvation! O thou bleeding Lamb,
                         To thee the praise belongs;
                         Our hearts shall kindle at thy Name,
                         Thy Name inspire our songs.


                         Chorus for the end of each verse.


                         Glory, honour, praise, and power
                         Be unto the Lamb for ever!
                         Jesus Christ is our Redeemer!
                         Hallelujah, praise the Lord!

C. M.


                         To our Redeemer's glorious Name
                         Awake the sacred song;
                         O may his love (immortal flame!)
                         Tune every heart and tongue.


                         2 His love what mortal thought can reach;
                         What mortal tongue display?
                         Imagination's utmost stretch
                         In wonder dies away.


                         3 He left his radiant throne on high,
                         Left the bright realms of bliss,
                         And came to earth to bleed and die!
                         Was ever love like this?


                         4 Dear Lord, while we adoring pay
                         Our humble thanks to thee,
                         May every heart with rapture say,
                         "The Saviour died for me."


                         5 O may the sweet, the blissful theme,
                         Fill every heart and tongue;
                         Till strangers love thy charming Name,
                         And join the sacred song.

III. 3.


                         SAVIOUR, source of every blessing,
                         Tune my heart to grateful lays,
                         Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
                         Calls for ceaseless songs of praise.


                         2 Teach me some melodious measure,
                         Sung by raptured saints above;
                         Fill my soul with sacred pleasure,
                         While I sing redeeming love.


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                         3 Thou didst seek me when a stranger,
                         Wandering from the fold of God;
                         Thou, to save my soul from danger,
                         Didst redeem me with thy blood.


                         4 By thy hand restored, defended,
                         Safe through life thus far I've come;
                         Safe, O Lord, when life is ended,
                         Bring me to my heavenly home.

S. M.


                         WELCOME, sweet day of rest,
                         That saw the Lord arise;
                         Welcome to this reviving breast,
                         And these rejoicing eyes!


                         2 The King himself comes near,
                         To feasts his saints to-day;
                         Here we may sit, and see him here,
                         And love, and praise, and pray.


                         3 One day amidst the place
                         Where Jesus is within,
                         In sweeter than ten thousand days
                         Of Pleasure and of sin.


                         My willing soul would stay
                         In such a frame as this,
                         Till it is call'd to soar away
                         To everlasting bliss.

III. 5.


                         LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
                         Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
                         Let us each, Thy love possessing,
                         Triumph in redeeming grace,
                         O refresh us,
                         Travelling through this wilderness.


                         2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
                         For the Gospel's joyful sound;
                         May the fruits of thy salvation
                         In our hearts and lives abound;
                         May thy presence
                         With us evermore be found.


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C. M.


                         AS o'er the past my memory strays,
                         Why heaves the secret sigh?
                         'Tis that I mourn departed days,
                         Still unprepared to die.


                         2 The world and worldly things beloved,
                         My anxious thought employ'd;
                         And time, unhallow'd, unimproved,
                         Presents a fearful void.


                         3 Yet, holy Father, wild despair
                         Chase from my labouring breast;
                         Thy grace it is which prompts the prayer,
                         That grace can do the rest.


                         4 My life's brief remnant all be thine;
                         And when thy sure decree
                         Bids me this fleeting breath resign,
                         O speed my soul to thee.

L. M.


                         MY God permit me not to be
                         A stranger to myself and thee;
                         Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove,
                         Forgetful of my highest love.


                         2 Why should my passion mix with earth,
                         And thus debase my heavenly birth?
                         Why should I cleave to things below,
                         And my purest joy forego?


                         3 Call me away from flesh and sense;
                         Thy grace, O Lord, can draw me thence;
                         I would obey thy voice divine,
                         And all inferior joys resign.

III. 1.


                         SINNERS, turn, why will ye die?
                         God, your Maker, asks you why;
                         God, who did your being give,
                         Made you with himself to live;
                         He the fatal cause demands,
                         Asks the works of his own hands;
                         Why, ye thankless creatures, why
                         Will ye cross his love, and die?


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                         2 Sinners, turn, why will ye die?
                         God, your, Saviour, asks you why;
                         He, who did your souls retrieve,
                         Died himself that you might live,
                         Will you let him die in vain?
                         Crucify your Lord again?
                         Why, ye ransom'd sinners, why
                         Will ye slight his grace, and die?


                         3 Sinners, turn, why will ye die?
                         God, the Spirit, asks you why:
                         He who all your lives hath strove
                         Woo'd you to embrace his love.
                         Will ye not his grace receive?
                         Will ye still refuse to live?
                         O, ye dying sinners, why,
                         Why will ye for ever die?

S. M.


                         THE Spirit, in our hearts,
                         Is whispering, sinner, Come:
                         The Bride, the Church of Christ, proclaims
                         To all his children, Come.


                         2 Let him that heareth say
                         To all about him, Come:
                         Let him that thirsts for righteousness
                         To Christ, the fountain, come.


                         3 Yes, whosoever will,
                         O let him freely come,
                         And freely drink the stream of life
                         'Tis Jesus bids him come.


                         4 Lo, Jesus, who invites,
                         Declares, I quickly come,
                         Lord, even so, I wait thy hour:
                         Jesus, my Saviour, come.

C. M.


                         APPROACH my soul the mercy seat,
                         Where Jesus answers prayer;
                         There humbly fall before his feet,
                         For none can perish there.


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                         2 Thy promise is my only plea,
                         With this I venture nigh;
                         Thou callest burden'd souls to thee,
                         And such, O Lord, am I.


                         3 Bow'd down beneath a load of sin,
                         By Satan sorely press'd,
                         By war without, and fear within,
                         I come to thee for rest.


                         4 Be thou my shield and hiding place,
                         That, shelter'd near thy side,
                         I may my fierce accuser face.
                         And tell him, "Thou hast died."


                         5 Oh, wondrous love, to bleed and die,
                         To bear the cross and shame,
                         That guilty sinners, such as I,
                         Might plead thy gracious Name.

III. 2.


                         How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
                         Is laid for your faith in his excellent word;
                         What more can he say than to you he hath said,
                         You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled.


                         2 Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismay'd,
                         I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
                         I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
                         Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.


                         3 When thro' the deep waters I call thee to go,
                         The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
                         For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
                         And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.


                         4 When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
                         My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
                         The flame shall not hurt thee, I only design
                         Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.


                         5 The soul that to Jesus hath fled for repose,
                         I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
                         That soul, though all hell shall endeavour to shake,
                         I'll never--no, never--no, never forsake.


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C. M.


                         FATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss
                         That sovereign will denies,
                         Accepted at thy throne, let this,
                         My humble prayer, arise.


                         2 Give me a calm and thankful heart,
                         From every murmur free;
                         The blessings of thy grace impart,
                         Make me live to thee.


                         Sweet hope that thou art mine
                         And death attend;
                         Thy thro' my journey shine,
                         And crown my journey's end.

DOXOLOGIES

L. M.


                         PRAISE God, from whom all blessings flow,
                         Praise him, all creatures here below;
                         Praise him above, angelic host;
                         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

C. M.


                         TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
                         The God whom we adore,
                         Be glory, as it was of old,
                         And shall be evermore.

L. M.


                         TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
                         The God, whom earth and heaven adore,
                         Be glory, as it was of old,
                         Is now, and shall be evermore.

S. M.


                         TO God the Father, Son,
                         And Spirit, glory be,
                         As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
                         To all eternity.