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The Thanksgiving. To our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other com’ forts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the dio rections, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whose course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincete obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amezz. ,....",...; IN particular, we beseech thee, to continue thy grathe night following. cious protection to us this night. Defendus from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. TH: grace of our Lord Jesus, Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evo. more. Amen.
TI On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the .New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the Day, at the Discretion of the Minister. SELECTION I. In them hath he set a taber.
Psalm xix. Caeli enarrant. nacle for the sun; which cometh
THE heavens declare the glo-
forth as a bridegroom out of his
HE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall rise up in his holy place? Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord; and righteousness from the God of his salva. tion.
This is the generation of those who seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle. Liftup your heads, Oyegates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? even the Lord of Hosts, he is the King of glory.
Psalm ciii. Benedic, anima mea.
RAISE the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits; Who forgiveth all thy'sin, and healeth all thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and lovingkindness; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong. He showed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the children of Israel. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. He will not always be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for eVer. He hath not dealt with us af. ter our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the carth; so great is his mercy also toward those who fear him! Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us! Yea, like as a Father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust. The days of man are but as ass; for he flourisheth as a ă. of the field. For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon those who fear him; and his righteousness upon children’s children; Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commandments to do them. The Lord hath . his seat in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all. O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words. O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his, that do his pleasure. O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: Praise thou the Lord, O my soul.
From Psalm coxxix. Domine, probasti. Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou un
derstandest my thoughts long before. Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out all my ways. For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether. Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither shall I go then from thy presence? If I climb up intoheaven, thou art there; if }. down to hell, thou art there also. If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike. For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well. My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written,
They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages. The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those who are down. The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, floch as call upon him faithully. He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them. The Lord preserveth all those who love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever.
From Psalm li. Miserere mei, Deus. AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness; according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences. Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin: For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee only have Isin
ned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged. Behold, I was shapenin wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me. But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make meto 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 o 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 resence, and take not thy Holy pirit from me. O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit. hen 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 righteOuSIICSS. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall show to: or thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burntofferings. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and
From Psalm xlii. 6luemadino
14/72. IKE 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. o Wi. 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 hath 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? 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, who is the help of my countenance and my
contrite heart, O God, shalt God
thou not despise.