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O ye fountains, bless the Lord; O ye seas and rivers, bless the Lord.
O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord; O all ye fowls of the air, bless
O all ye
beasts and cattle, bless the Lord; O ye sons of men, bless the Lord.
O let Israel bless the Lord; let them praise and exalt him above all for ever.
O ye priests of the Lord, bless the Lord; O ye servants of the Lord, bless the Lord.
O ye spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord; O ye holy and humble of heart, bless the Lord.
O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord, praise and exalt him above all for ever.
Let us bless the Father and the Son, with the Holy Ghost; let us praise him and magnify him for ever.
Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven, and worthy of praise, and glorious, and magnified for ever.
Laudate Dominum de cœlis. Psal. cxlviii. PRAISE ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the high places.
Praise ye him all his angels: praise ye him,
all his hosts.
Praise ye him, O sun and moon; praise him all ye stars and light.
Praise him, ye heaven of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens, praise the name of the Lord.
For he spoke, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages: he hath made a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps.
Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfil his word.
Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all
Beasts and all cattle: serpents and feathered fowls.
Kings of the earth, and all people; princes and all judges of the earth.
Young men and maidens; let the old with the younger praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is exalted.
The praise of him is above heaven and earth; and he hath exalted the horn of his people.
A hymn to all his saints: to the children of Israel, a people approaching to him. Alleluia.
Cantate Domino. Psal. cxlix.
SING Ye to the Lord a new canticle: let his praise be in the church of the saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their king. Let them praise his name in quire; let them sing to him with the timbrel and the psaltery.
For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.
The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds.
The high praises of God shall be in their mouth and two edged swords in their hands: To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people:"
To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.
To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is to all his saints. Alleluia.
Laudate Dominum. Psal. cl.
PRAISE ye the Lord in his holy places. Praise ye him in the firmament of his power.
Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness.. Praise him with sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp.
Praise him with timbrel and quire: praise him with strings and organs.
Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: Let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Benedictus. S. Luke i. 68.
BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel, because he hath visited, and wrought the redemption of his people.
And hath raised up a horn of salvation to us. in the house of David his servant.
As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning.
Salvation from our enemies; and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform mercy to our fathers; and to remember his holy testament.
The oath which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us;
That being delivered from the hand of our: enemies, we may serve him without fear:
In holiness and justice before him all our days.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins;
Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us.. To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death; to direct our feet in, the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Then may be said the proper Prayer or Collect of the day, which is the same as is read in the Liturgy of the mass, and may be found among the Collects for the Sundays and Festivals of the Year.
V. Our Lord be with you.
V. And may the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
¶Other Collects and Prayers, which may be added to the Collect of the Day.
Let us pray.
O GOD, from whom are all holy desires, righteous counsels, and just works, give to thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts being disposed to keep thy commandments, and the fear of enemies taken away, the times, through thy protection, may be peaceable. Amen.
For the Grace and Assistance of God.
O LORD, our heavenly, 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 that we fall into no sin, but that all our thoughts, words, and actions, be directed to the observance of thy commands. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ A Prayer for the King's Majesty.
WE beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy servant George our King, who by thy mercy has undertaken the government of these realms, may also receive the increase of all virtues, with which being adorned, he may both avoid the monsters of sin, vanquish his enemies, and being pleasing in thy sight, come at length to thee, who art the way, the truth, and the life, with Charlotteour Queen, and all the Royal Family. Through. our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
OMNIPOTENT and everlasting God, who alone. workest every great effect, send down upon thy servants, and all congregations committed to their charge, the strengthening spirit of thy grace ;. and that they may truly please thee, shower upon them the continual dews of thy benediction.. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ A Prayer of St. John Chrysostom.
WE return thee thanks, dear Lord and Bene factor of our souls, because this day thou hast made us worthy to participate of celestial and eternal mysteries; direct our conduct, and teach us to fear thee; defend our lives, and protect us in all our steps by the prayers and intercession of the ever glorious Virgin Mary, mother of God, and all the Saints. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 13.
THE Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the charity of God, and the communication of the Holy Ghost, be with us all. Amen.