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dillemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart, to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God, yer ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worth y praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as wel for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you as many as are here present to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me. 9 A gener al Confession
to be said of the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling. A
red and strayed from thy ways like loft sheep. W have followed too much the devices and desires of ou own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws We have left undone those things which we ought to have done ; And we have done thofe things which w ought not to have done ; And there is no health in us But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offer ders.Spare thou them, O God, which confess their fault: Restore thou then that are penitent ; According to th promifes declared unto mankind in Christ Jefu ou Lord. And grant, О most merciful Father, for his sake that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and so ber life, To the glory of thy holy name. Amen. & The Abfolution or Remission of fins, to be pronourced the Prieft alone standing; the people still kneeling.
Lmighty God the Father of our Lord Jesus Chris
who defreth not the death of a sinner, but rathe that he may turn from his wickedness and live ; an hath given power and commandment to his Ministers
declare and pronounce to his people being penitent, the absolution and remision of their fins : He pardon heth and abfolveth all them that truly repent, and unmifeignedly believe his holy gospel. Wherefore let us befeech him to grant us true repentance and his holy Spiprit,that those things may please him which we do at this apresent and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy, so that at the last we may come to his eternal njoy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ag Then the
Minister shall kneel and say the Lords Prayer w the people also kyeeling, and repeating it with him. &
Ur Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy W earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into tempta tion; But deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom, eAnd the power, And the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. fo
g Then likewise be shall say, lar
O Lord, open thou our lips. ht
Answ. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise. h
Priest. D God, make speed to save us.
say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the co20ly Ghost;
Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever hall be: world without end. Amen.
Priest. Praise ye the Lord.
Then mall be faid or fung the Psalms in order as they are appointed. ci" Then a Lesson of the old Testament, as is cappointed : And after that, Magnificat ( or the song of the blessed Virgin Mary) in English, as
Magnificat. S. Luke 1.46.
Che followeth. Care
Mhath rejoyced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his hand maiden.
For behold, from henceforth : all generations shal call me bleiled.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy i his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughou all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm: he hath scat tered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat; and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and th: rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his servan Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abrahan and his feed for ever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to th
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen. g. Or else this Psalme;except it be on the nineteenth day of the month,when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalm.
Cantate domino. Psal. 98. O
Sing unto the Lorda new song: for he hath don
marvellous things. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hat he gotten himself the vistory.
The Lord declared his falvation: his righteousnel hath he openly shewed in the light of the hcathen.
He hath remembred his 'mercy and truth toward th house of Israel: and all the ends of the world have fee the salvation of our God.
Shew your selves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands sing, rejoyce and give thanks. Praise the Lord upon the harp : sing to the harp.wit pfalm of thanksgiving.
L Ordonant detech how thy servant depart in peace:
With trumpets also and shawms; O fhew your felves joyful before the Lord the king.
Let the fea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein. of ? Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he cometh to judge hthe earth.
di for With rightec usness shall he judge the world : and the fipeople with equity. S.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
Then a Lesson of the New Testament, it is appointed: And after that, Nunc dimittis, (or the Song of Simeon) in English, as followeth. ah Nunc dimittis. S. Luke 2.29.
: according to word. For mine eyes have seen: thy falvation, All
Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the gentiles: and to be the zlory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the dholy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: : "Norld without end. Amen. Or else this Psalm ; Except it be on the twelfth day of the Month.
Deus mifereatur. Pfal.67.
the light of his countenance, and be merciful unThat thy way may be known upon carth: thy saving ani "health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the beople praise thee.
O let the nations rejoyce and be glad: for thou :
judge the folk righteoully,and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God: let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us: and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. There shall be said or sung the Apostles Creed by the Minister and the People standing.
Believe in God the Father Almighty,Maker of heaven and earth : And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was I conceived by the holy Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mary, fuffered under Pontius Pilate, VVas crucified,
16 buried, He descerded into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead, He afcended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints ; The forgiveness of fins ; The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.
Ith And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling, the
th Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice, The Lord be with you. Answer. And with thy Spirit.
g Minister, Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us. ord, have mercy upon us.