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OF DIVINE SERVICE
THE MORNING OF THE LORD'S DAY.
The congregation being assembled, let the Minister begin with one or more
of these sentences of
UR help is in the Name of the Lord, who made
heaven and earth. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.
O send out Thy light and Thy truth : let them lead me : let them bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy tabernacles: then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence
, cometh my help: my help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Then let him rehearse the Ten Commandments of
ND God spake all these words, saying, I am the
Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor
thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Honour thy father and thy mother : that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
EAR also the Summary of the Law by our Lord
Jesus Christ. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
To be said or sung by the congregation.
HE Lord our God be with us : let Him not leave
us nor forsake us: that He
incline our hearts unto Him, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments.
Then let the Minister say:
[F we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.
Let us therefore draw near with an humble and penitent heart, and acknowledge our sins before God.
CONFESSION OF SIN.
LMIGHTY and Everlasting God! we acknowledge
and confess, before Thy holy Majesty, that we are poor, miserable sinners, conceived and born in iniquity, prone to evil, unable of ourselves to do any good; and that by continual transgression of Thy holy
commandments, we have incurred Thy righteous sentence of condemnation and death. But, O Lord! we do repent, and are sorry for our offences; we condemn ourselves and our iniquities, with true penitence, beseeching Thee by Thy grace to help our infirmities. Ilave mercy upon us, O God! Father of mercies ! for the sake of Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Blot out our sins; pardon all our transgressions ; and increase daily within us the gifts of Thy Holy Spirit: to the end that we, acknowledging with all our hearts our own unrighteousness, may be touched with lively sorrow; and being dead unto sin, may bring forth those fruits of righteousness and holiness, which are well-pleasing unto Thee: Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Here, and at the end of all other prayers, let the congregation say, AMEN.
Then let the Minister add:
EAR now the gracious words of our Lord Jesus
Christ, unto all that truly repent and turn to Him:
God so loved the world, that He gave His OnlyBegotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.