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Psalm xvii. 1. HEAR the right, O LORD, consider my complaint : and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence : and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
3. Thou hast proved and visited my heart in the night season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me : for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.
16. But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness : and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.
[Sir J. Rogers.
JOB xxxvii. 14. HEARKEN unto this, o man ! stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15. Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his clouds to shine ?
16. Dost thou know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Xxxviii. 4. Where wast thou when God laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5. Who hath laid the measures thereof, dost thou know? or who hath stretched out the line
it? 6. Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner-stone thereof?
7. When the morning stars sang together, all the sons of God shouted for joy. Hallelujah. Amen.
PSALM xxvii. 8. HEARKEN unto my voice, O LORD, when I cry unto thee : have mercy upon me, and hear me.
10. O hide not thou thy face from me : nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.
11. Thou hast been my succour : leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
xxxi. 16. My hope hath been in thee, O LORD I have said, Thou art my God.
xlviii. 13. For this God is our God for ever and ever : he shall be our guide unto death.
ISAIAH liii. 3. He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
4. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.
5. He was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. [HANDEL, GRAUN.
A PRAYER. Hide not thou thy face from us, 0 LORD, and cast not off thy servants in thy displeasure: for we confess our sins unto thee, and hide not our unrighteousness.
For thy mercy's sake, deliver us from all our sins.
LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life. Amen.
[FARRANT, ALDRICH, HENSTRIDGE, NARES.
Psalm lxxxiii. 1. Hold not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence : refrain not thyself, O God,
2. For, lo, thine enemies make a murmuring, and they that hate thee have lift up their heads.
3. They have imagined craftily against thy people : and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
13. O, my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.
18. And they shall know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah, art only the Most Highest over all the earth.
[J. C. Pring.
Holy is the LORD our God. Heaven and earth are full of his glory and majesty.
REVELATION iv. 8. Holy, holy LORD God Almighty, who was, and is to come.
xv. 4. Who shall not glorify thy Name? for thou only art holy, thou only art the LORD.
xix. 6. Hallelujah. For the LORD God omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our LORD, and of his CHRIST. And he shall reign for ever and ever, King of kings, and Lord of lords.
v. 12, 13. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by his blood : blessing and honour, glory and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.
155 FROM THE COMMUNION SERVICE.
Holy, holy, holy, LORD God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O LORD most high.
Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O LORD, the only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST; O LORD God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the LORD ; thou only, O CHRIST, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amén.
[CLARKE, Blow, CROFT, EBDON, DR. CAMIDGE,
CHARD, PRATT from HAYDN.
Wisdom iii. 19. HORRIBLE is the end of the unrighteous generation.
i. 15. But righteousness is immortal. ii. 1. The ungodly said,
6. Come on, let us enjoy the good things that are present.
7. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine: and let no flower of the spring pass by us:
9. Let none of us go without his part in our voluptuousness ; let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place : for this is our portion, and our lot is this.
Eccles. ii. 9. But remember that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
JOEL xl. 13. 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.
Ps. xxv. 6. Remember not the sins and offences of my youth: but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O LORD, for thy goodness.
LITANY, Spare us, good LORD.
Ps. lxxix. 14. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever.
2 CHRON. xxxiv. 27. Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before him,
28. He will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace.
Ps. lxxix. 14. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever: and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen.
[J. S. SMITH.
MATTHEW xxi. 9. HOSANNA to the Son of David : blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the LORD.
MARK xi. 10. Blessed be the King of Israel, blessed be the King that cometh in the Name of the LORD.
LUKE xix. 38. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places ; Hosanna in the highest heavens.
[GIBBONS, J. CORFE, WALMISLEY.
PSALM xiii. 1. How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2. How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3. Consider and hear me, O LORD my God : lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.
4. Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him : for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5. But my trust is in thy mercy : and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6. I will sing of the Lord because he hath dealt so lovingly with me : yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
(ROGERS, J. CLARKE, GATES, GREENE, BATTISHILL.
PSALM cxxxix. 17. How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God : O how great is the sum of them !