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for me.

5 I had no place to flee unto, 10 Teach me to do the thing thai and no man cared for my soul. pleaseth thee; for thou art my God

6 I cried unto thee, O Lord, let thy loving Spirit lead me forth and said, Thou art my hope, and into the land of righteousness. my portion in the land of the liv 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy ing. be

name's sake; and for thy righteous7 Consider my complaint; for I ness' sake bring my soul out of am brought very low.

trouble. 8 o deliver me from my per 12 And of thy goodness slay secutors, for they are too strong mine enemies, and destroy all them

that vex my soul; for I am thy 9 Bring my soul out of prison, servant. that I may give thanks unto thy name; which thing if thou wilt The thirtieth Day. grant me, then shall the righteous MORNING PRAYER. resort unto my company.

Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus. Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi. LESSED HEAR my prayer, O Lord, strength, who teacheth my

and consider my desire; hands to war, and my fingers to hearken unto me for thy truth and fight. righteousness’ sake.

2 My hope and my fortress, my 2 And enter not into judgment castle and deliverer, my defender, with thy servant; for in thy sight in whom I trust; who subdueth shall no man living be justified. my people that is under me.

3 For the enemy hath perse 3 Lord, what is man, that thou cuted my soul; he hath smitten my hast such respect unto him? or the life down to the ground; he hath son of man, that thou so regardest laid me in the darkness, as the men him? that have been long dead.

4 Man is like a thing of naught; 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed his time passeth away like a shawithin me, and my heart within dow. me is desolate.

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and 5 Yet do I remember the time come down; touch the mountains, past: I muse upon all thy works; and they shall smoke. yea, I exercise myself in the works 6 Cast forth thy lightning, and of thy hands.

tear them; shoot out thine arrows, 6. I stretch forth my hands unto and consume them. thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee 7 Send down thine hand from as a thirsty land.

above; deliver me, and take me 7 Hear me, O Lord, and that out of the great waters, from the soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hand of strange children; hide not thy face from me, lest 1 8 Whose mouth talketh of vanibe like unto them that go down{ty, and their right hand is a right into the pit.

hand of wickedness. 8 O let me hear thy loving kind 9 I will sing a new song unto ness betimes in the morning; for thee, O God; and sing praisesunto in thee is my trust: show thou me thee upon a ten-stringed lute. the way that I should walk in; for 10 Thou hast given victory unto I lift my soul unto thee. kings, and hast delivered David,

9 Deliver me, O Lord, from thy servant, from the peril of the mine enemies; for I flee unto thee sword. to hide me.

11 Save me, and deliver me from

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and their right hand is a right 11 They show the glory of thy
hand of iniquity;

kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 That our sons may grow up 12 That thy power, thy glory, as the young plants, and that our and mightiness of thy kingdom, daughters may be as the polished might be known unto men. corners of the temple ;

13 Thy kingdom is an everlast· 13 That our garners may be ing kingdom, and thy dominion full and plenteous with all man- endureth throughout all ages. ner of store ; that our sheep may 14 The Lord upholdeth all bring forth thousands, and ten such as fall, and lifteth up all thousands in our streets;

those that are down. 14 That our oxen may be strong 15 The eyes of all wait upon to labour; that there be no decay, thee, O Lord; and thou givest no leading into captivity, and no them their meat in due season. complaining in our streets.

16 Thou openest thine hand, 1 15 Happy are the people that and fillest all things living with are in such a case ; yea, blessed plenteousness. are the people who have the Lord 17 The Lord is righteous in all for their God.

his ways, and holy in all his works. Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. 18 The Lord is nigh unto all I lo hi

my King; and I will praise such as call upon him faithfully. thy name for ever and ever. 19 He will fulfil the desire of

2 Every day will I give thanks them that fear him; he also will unto thee, and praise thy name hear their cry, and will help theni. for ever and ever.

20 The Lord preserveth all 3 Great is the Lord, and mar-them that love him, but scattervellous, worthy to be praised ; eth abroad all the ungodly. there is no end of his greatness. 21 My mouth shall speak the

4 One generation shall praise praise of the Lord ; and let all thy works unto another, and de- flesh give thanks unto his holy clare thy power.

name for ever and ever. 5 As for me, I will be talking Psalm 146. Landa, anima mea. of thy worship, thy glory, thy P Rabile i tice, will I praise the praise, and wondrous works ;

6 So that men shall speak of Lord; yea, as long as I have any the might of thy marvellous acts; being, I will sing praises unto my and I will also tell of thy great-God. ness.

2 0 put not your trust in 7 The memorial of thine abun- princes, nor in any child of man; dant kindness shall be showed ; for there is no help in them. and men shall sing of thy righ 3 For when the breath of man teousness.

goeth forth, he shall turn again to • 8 The Lord is gracious and his earth, and then all his thoughts merciful ; long-suffering, and of perish. great goodness.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God 9 The Lord is loving unto eve- of Jacob for his help; and whose ry man, and his mercy is over all hope is in the Lord his God; his works.

5 Who made heaven and earth, 10 All thy works praise thee, the sea and all that therein is;

who keepeth his promise for ever; strength of an horse; neither de

6 Who helpeth them to right lighteth he in any man's legs. that suffer wrong; who feedeth the 11 But the Lord's delight is in hungry.

them that fear him, and put their 7 The Lord looseth men out of trust in his mercy, prison; the Lord giveth sight to 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusathe blind.

lem; praise thy God, O Sion; 8 The Lord helpeth them that 13 For he hath made fast the are fallen; the Lord careth for the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed righteous.

thy children within thee. 9 The Lord careth for the stran 14 He maketh peace in thy borger; he defendeth the fatherless ders, and filleth thee with flour of and widow: as for the way of wheat. the ungodly, he turneth it upside 15 He sendeth forth his comdown.

mandment upon earth, and his 10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, word runneth very swiftly. shall be King for evermore, and 16 He giveth snow like wool, throughout all generations. and scattereth the hoar frost like

EVENING PRAYER. lashes. Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. 17 He casteth forth his ice like

O PRAISE dhe honordio fos niet morsels

; who is able to abide his

praises unto our God; yea, a joy 18 He sendeth out his word, and ful and pleasant thing it is to be melteth them ; he bloweth with thankful.

his wind, and the waters flow. • 2 The Lord doth build up Je 19 He showeth his word unto rusalem, and gather together the Jacob, his statutes and ordinances outcasts of Israel. I

unto Israel. 3. He healeth those that are 20 He hath not dealt so with broken in heart, and giveth medi- any nation; neither have the heacine to heal their sickness. then knowledge of his laws.

4 He telleth the number of the Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.


stars, and calleth them all by their O PRAISE the Lord of hea


in the height. 5 Great is our Lord, and great 2 Praise him, all ye angels of is his power; yea, and his wisdom his; praise him, all his hosts. is infinite.

3 Praise him, sun and moon; 6 The Lord setteth up the meek, praise him, all ye stars and light. and bringeth the ungodly down to 4 Praise him, all ye heavens, the ground.

and ye waters that are above the 70 sing unto the Lord with heavens. thanksgiving; sing praises upon 5 Let them praise the name of the harp unto our God;

the Lord; for he spake the word, 8 Who covereth the heaven with and they were made; he comclouds, and prepareth rain for the manded, and they were created. earth ; and maketh the grass to 6 He hath made them fast for grow upon the mountains, and ever and ever; he hath given herb for the use of men.

them a law, which shall not be 9 Who giveth fodder unto the broken. cattle, and feedeth the young ra 7 Praise the Lord upon earth, vens that call upon him. ye dragons, and all deeps;

10 He hath no pleasure in the 8 Fire and hail, snow and va

pours, wind and storm, fulfilling). 5 Let the saints be joyful with his word;

glory; let them rejoice in their 9 Mountains and all hills ; beds. fruitful trees and all cedars; 6 Let the praises of God be

10 Beasts and all cattle; worms in their mouth, and a two-edged and feathered fowls ;

sword in their hands. 11 Kings of the earth and all 7 To be avenged of the heathen, people ; princes and all judges of and to rebuke the people; the world ;

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

honour have all his saints. 13 He shall exalt the horn of Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. bis people : all hise saints shall O PRAISE God in his holi

in firIsrael, even the people that serv-mament of his power. eth him.

2 Praise him in his noble acts; Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. praise him according to his excelO

SING unto the Lord a new lent greatness.

song ; let the congregation 3 Praise him in the sound of of saints praise him.

the trumpet; praise him upon the 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that lute and harp. made him, and let the children of 4 Praise him in the cymbals Sion be joyful in their King. and dances; praise him upon the

3 Let them praise his name in strings and pipe. the dance ; let them sing praises 5 Praise him upon the wellunto him with tabret and harp. tuned cymbals; praise him upon

4 For the Lord hath pleasure the loud cymbals. in his people, and helpeth the 6 Let every thing that hath meek-hearted.

breath praise the Lord.



As established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United

States of America, in Convention, on the twelfth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1801.



Art. I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the THERE is but one living and true God, ever- of manners; but yet doth it not apply them tu es

Church doth read for example of life and instruction finite

power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker Lablish any doctrine ; such are these following: and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth Book of And in unity of this Godhead, there be three per- Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, sons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the The rest of the Book of Hester, The Book of WisFather, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

dom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet,

The Song of the three Children, The Story of SuART. II. Of the Word, or Son of God, which was sanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Ma. made very Man.

The First Book of Maccabees, The Second

Book of Maccabees. The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and

All the Books of the New Testament, as they are eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took commonly received, we do receive and account them Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of Canonical. her substance: so that two whole and perfect Natures,that is to say, ine Godhead and Manhood, were Art. VII. Of the Old Testament. joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man; for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting

The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, life is offered to mankind by Christ, who is the only to reconcile his father to us, and to be a sacrifice, Mediator between God and Man, being both God not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard,

which feign, that the Old Fathers did look only for Art. III. Of the going down of Christ into Hell. God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites,

transitory Promises. Although the Law given from As Christ died for us, and was buried; so also is do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil Precepis it to be believed, that he went down into hell. thereof ought of necessity to be received in any

Commonwealth ; yet notwithstanding, no Christian ART. IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ. man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Christ did truly rise again from death, and took Commandments which are called moral. again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature, where

Art. VIII. Of the Creeds. with he ascended into heaven, and there siteth, un The Nicene Creed, and that which is commonly til he return to judge all men at the last day. called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be

received and believed: for they may be proved by ART.V. Of the Holy Ghost.

most certain warrants of Holy Scripture. The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father

Art. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. and the Son, is of one substance, Majesty, and Glory, with the Father and the Son, vi y and eternal Original Sin standeih not in the following of Adam God.

(as the Pelagians do vainly talk ;) but it is the fault

and corruption of the nature of every man, that ART. VI. Of the Suficiency of the Holy Scriptures naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, for Salvation.

whereby man is very far gone from original righHoly Scripture containeth all things necessary to that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit;

teousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so Salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, and therefore in every person born into this world, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of it deserveth God's wrath and damnation. And this any man, that it should be believed as an article of infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to are regenerated; whereby the lust of the flesh, Salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we called in Greek, ozórnua cagnos, which some do ex: do understand those Canonical Books of the Old pound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, some the As. and New Testament, of whose Authority was never section, some the Desire of the Flesh, is not subject any doubt in the Church.

to the law of God. And although there is no eon[ Of the Names and Number of the Canonical Books. demnation for them that believe and are baptized;

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuterono- yet the Apostle doth confess, that concupiscence and nium, Joshue, Judges, Rudh, The First Book of Sa

lust hath of itself the nature of sin. muel, The Second Book of Samuel, The First Book

ART. X. Of Free-Will. of Kings, The Second Book of Kings, The First Book of Chronicles, The Second Book of Chronicles, The condition of man after the fall of Adam, is The First Book of Esdras, The Second Book of Es- such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his dras, The Book of Hester, The Book of Job, The own natural strength and good works, to faith, and Psalms, The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, calling upon God: wherefore we have no power to Cantica or Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets the do good works pleasant and acceptable io God, greater, Twelve Prophets the less.

without the grace of God by Christ preventing us,

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