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we assemble and meet together, | sireth not the death of a sinner, to render thanks for the great but rather that he may turn from benefits that we have received at his wickedness and live; and hath his hands, to set forth his most given power and commandment worthy praise, to hear his most to his Ministers, to declare and holy Word, and to ask those pronounce to his people, being things which are requisite and penitent, the Absolution and Renecessary, as well for the body mission of their sins: He paras the soul. Wherefore I pray doneth and absolveth all them and beseech you, as many as are that truly repent, and unfeignedly here present, to accompany me believe his holy Gospel. Where. with a pure heart and humble fore let us beseech him to grant voice, unto the throne of the
us true repentance, and his holy heavenly grace, saying after me: Spirit ; that those things may
please him which we do at this 1 general Confession, to be said of the
present, and that the rest of our whole Congregation after the Minister,
life hereafter may be pure and all kneeling
holy; so that at the last we may ALMIGHTY and most merciful come to his eternal joy, through Father, We have erred and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. strayed from thy ways like lost sheep: We have followed too much the devices and desires of || Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the our own hearts : We have of.
Lord's Prayer with an audible voice ;
the People also kneeling, and repeating it fended against thy holy Laws : with him. We have left undone those things Our Father, which art in hea. which we ought to have done; And we have done those things
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; which we ought not to have done; Thy kingdom come; Thy will And there is no health in us.
be done in earth, as it is in heaBut thou, O Lord, have mercy
ven : Give us this day our daily upon us, miserable offenders: bread; And forgive us our tresSpare thou them, O God, which passes, as we forgive them that confess their faults: Restore thou trespass against us; And lead us them that are penitent; Accord
not into temptation, But deliver ing to thy promises declared unto
us from evil: For thine is the mankind' in Christ Jesu our Lord. kingdom, and the power, and the And grant, Omost merciful
O most merciful glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righte- Then likewise he shall say, ous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. O Lord, open thou our lips,
Answ. And our mouth shall The Absolution, or Remission of Sins, to be shew forth thy praise.
pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; Priest. O God, make speed to ihe People still kneeling.
save us. Almighty God, the Father of Answ. O Lord, make haste to our Lord Jesus Christ, who de- ll help us.
Here all standing up, the Priest shall say, 5 The sea is his, and he made
Glory be to the Father, and it : and his hand prepared the dry to the Son : and to the Holy land. Ghost;(6)
6 O come, let us worship, and Answ. As it was in the begin- fall down : and kneel before the ning, is now, and ever shall be : Lord our Maker. world without end. Amen.
7 For he is the Lord our Priest. Praise ye the Lord. God : and we are the people of
Answ. The Lord's Name be his pasture, and the sheep of his praised.
8 To-day (d) if ye will hear his Then shall be said or sung, voice, harden not your hearts : IN THE MORNING SERVICE,
as in the (e) provocation, and as This Psalm following, except on Easter-day, upon which another Anthem is appointed.
in the day of temptation in the
wilderness; Psalm xcv. (c)
9 When your fathers tempted O come, let us sing unto the me : proved me, and saw my Lord : let us heartily rejoice in
works. the strength of our salvation. 10 Forty years long
long was I 2 Let us come before his pre- || grieved with this generation, and sence with thanksgiving : and said : “ It is a people that do err shew ourselves glad in him with “ in their hearts, for they have Psalms.
C not known my ways."
11 Unto whom I sware in my and a great King above all gods. wrath : that they should not enter
4 In his hand are all the cor- into my (f) rest. ners of the earth : and the strength Glory be to the Father, &c. of the hills is his also.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
(/) i. e. “Spirit."
(c) A spirited invitation to the public Worship of God, noticing the dependence of all things upon Him, and referring to the punishment he inflicted on the Israelites for a particular instance of
their distrust. v.8.
(d) “To-day, &c.” From reminding the Hebrews by this passage, how God had before punished their forefathers for their disbelief and distrust, after the signal instances he had given of his power, &c. the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews presses them to regard and attend to the proofs which had been given that Jesus was the Christ, lest they should also be punished for their disbelief and distrust. Heb. ii.7. to Heb. iv. 10. Should
not this be a lesson to us also ? 1.8 to (c) This refers to what passed in the time 11. of Moses, about 1450 years before Christ.
God had promised the Israelites the Land of Canaan, and twelve men were sent, one from each tribe, to view it: The re.
port of all but two, Caleb and Joshua,
old and upwards, doubtless
shall not come into the Land con.
were consumed.” Josh. v. 6. • See also
“ Řest.”' i.e. The promised Land v. II. the Land of Canaan,
Then shall be read the First Lesson taken We believe that thou shal
out of the Old Testament ; and after that shall be said or sung
come : to be our Judge. IN THE MORNING SERVICE
We therefore pray thee, hel The Te Deum.
thy servants : whom thou has WE praise thee, O God : we
redeemed with thy precious blood acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
Make them to be numbered All the earth doth worship
with thy saints : in glory ever thee : the Father everlasting.
lasting To thee all angels cry aloud :
O Lord, save thy people : and the heavens, and all the Powers
bless thine heritage. therein.
Govern thein : and lift them To thee Cherubin and Sera- up for ever. phin : continually do cry,
Day by day : we magnify thee; Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God And we worship thy Name: of Sabaoth :
ever, world without end. Heaven and earth are full of Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep the majesty : of thy glory.
us this day without sin. 'The glorious company of the
O Lord, have mercy upon us : Apostles : praise thee.
have mercy upon us. The goodly fellowship of the
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten Prophets : praise thee.
upon us : as our trust is in thee. The noble army of Martyrs :
O Lord, in thee have I praise thee.
trusted : let me never be conThe holy Church throughout founded. all the world : doth acknowledge
Or this Canticle : The Father : of an infinite all ye Works of the Lord, majesty;
bless ye the Lord : praise him, Thine honourable, true ; and and magnify him for ever. only Son;
O ye Angels of the Lord, Also the Holy (8) Ghost : the bless ye the Lord : praise him, Comforter. (b)
and magnify him for ever. Thou art the King of Glory : Oye Heavens, bless ye the O Christ;
Lord : praise him, and magnify Thou art the everlasting Son :
him for ever. of the Father.
O ye Waters, that be above When thou tookest upon thee the firmament, bless ye the Lord: to deliver man : thou didst not
praise him, and magnify him for abhor the Virgin's womb. When thou hadst overcome O all
Powers of the Lord, the sharpness of death : thou bless ye the Lord : praise him, didst open the kingdom of hea- and magnify him for ever. ven to all believers.
O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye Thou sittest at the right hand the Lord : praise him, and magof God : in the glory of the nify him for ever. Father.
ye Stars of Heaven, bless
(3) i.e. “ Spirit."
“ The Comforter." See post, note on John xvi. 7.
ye the Lord' : praise him, and O
ye Whales, and all that magnify him for ever.
move in the waters, bless ye the O ye Showers and Dew, bless Lord : praise him, and magnify ye the Lord : praise him, and
him for ever. magnify him for ever.
O all ye Fowls of the air, bless Ö ye Winds of God, bless ye ye the Lord : praise him, and the Lord : praise him, and mag- magnify him for ever. him for .
Ő all ye Beasts and Cattle, O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye bless ye the Lord : praise him, the Lord : praise him, and mag- and magnify him for ever. nify him for ever.
Children of Men, bless 0 ye Winter and Summer, ve the Lord : praise him, and bless ye the Lord : praise him, | magnify him for ever. and magnify him for ever.
0 let Israel bless the Lord : O ye Dews and Frosts, bless praise him, and magnify him for ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Oye Priests of the Lord : O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye bless ye the Lord :
the Lord : praise him, the Lord : praise him, and mag. and magnify him for ever. nify him for ever.
Oye Servants of the Lord, O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye bless ye the Lord : praise him, the Lord : praise him, and mag- and magnify him for ever. nify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Oye Nights and Days, bless Righteous, bless ye the Lord : ye the Lord : praise him, and praise him, and magnify him for magnify him for ever.
ever. Oye Light and Darkness, O ye holy and humble Men bless ye the Lord : praise him, of heart, bless ye the Lord : and magnify him for ever. praise him, and magnify him for
O ye Lightning's and Clouds, bless ye the Lord : praise him, O Ananias, Azarias, and Mi. and magnify him for ever. sael, bless
ye the Lord : praise Olet the Earth bless the Lord : him, and magnify him for ever. yea, let it praise him, and mag- Glory be to the Father, &c. nify him for ever.
As it was in the beginning, &c. Oye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord : praise him,
IN THE EVENING SERVICE, and magnify him for ever.
either O all ye Green Things upon
The Song of the blessed Virgin Mary, after
being told by the Angel that she should be the Earth, bless ye the Lord : the Mother of the Messiah, and after the praise him, and magnify him for like assurance from the Mother of John ever.
- the Baptist ; Oye Wells, bless
Luke i. 46. praise him, and magnify him for My soul doth magnify the Lord:
and my spirit hath rejoiced in Oye Seas and Floods, bless God my Saviour. . ye the Lord : praise him, and 47 For he hath regarded : the magnify him for ever.
lowliness of his handmaiden.
48 For, behold, from hence- 3 The Lord declared (k) hi forth : all generations shall call salvation : his (l) righteousnes me blessed.
hath he openly showed in the 49. For he that is mighty hath sight of the heathen. magnified me : and holy is his 4. He hath remembered hi Name,
mercy and truth toward the 50 And his mercy is on them house of Israel : and all the end that fear him : throughout all
of the world have seen the salva generations.
tion of our God. 51 He hath shewed strength 5
Shew yourselves joyful unto with his arm : he hath scattered the Lord, all ye lands : sing, the proud in the imagination of rejoice, and give thanks. their hearts.
6 Praise the Lord upon the 52 He hath put down the harp :: sing to the harp with a mighty from their seat : and hath psalm of thanksgiving. exalted the humble and meek. 7 With trumpets also and
53 He hath filled the hungry shawms : O shew yourselves joywith good things : and the rich ful before the Lord the King. he hath sent empty away,
8 Let the sea ( m) make a noise, 54 He remembring his mercy, and all that therein is : the round hath holpen his servant Israel : world, and they that dwell as he promised to
therein. fathers, Abraham and his seed, 9 Let the floods clap their
hands, and let the hills be joyful Glory be to the Father, &c. together before the Lord : for he As it was in the beginning, &c. cometh to judge the earth.
10 With righteousness shall Or else this Psalm ; except it be on the he judge the world : and the
Nineteenth Day of the Month, when it is read in the ordinary course of the
people with equity Psalms.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Psalm xcviii. (i)
As it was in the beginning, &c. O SING unto the Lord a new
Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taken song : for he hath done marvel.
out of the New Testament. And after that,
IN THE MORNING SERVICE, 2 With his own right hand, The Hymn following ; except when that and with his holy arm : hath he
shall happen to be read in the Chapter
for the Day, or for the Gospel on Saint gotten himself the victory.
John Baptist's Day.
(i). A spirited triumphal Hymn, upon some signal instance of God's 'assistance. Dr. Hammond thinks it an abridgment of the Song of Moses, in Exod. xv. after the destruction of the Egyptians, about 1550 years before our Saviour's birth, which is much earlier than any heathen composition now in being.
(k) “ Declared his salvation,” i. e, de
monstrated the assistance he could give.
(1) “ His righteousness," i. e. in pro. < tecting those who trust in him.
(m) "“ Let the sea," &c. It is highly poetical to call upon the inanimate parts of the creation to join in praising God. Similar instances occur Ps. xcvi. 11. and Ps. cxlviii. 3, 4, &c. and see Ps. lxv. 14