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School.-Let all the earth keep silence before Him.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

III. Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, the source of all life and joy, who, by the glad sound of the Gospel, hast called us to have part in Thy kingdom and glory : shine powerfully into our hearts, we beseech Thee, by Thy word and Spirit, and draw us with the cords of Thy constraining grace; that we may heartily choose that good part which shall not be taken away from us, and give all diligence to make our calling and election sure through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IV. Hymn.

(Use the Commandments, p. 9, or the following :)

V. Leader.-Bless the Lord, O my soul;

School.-And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

L.-Bless the Lord, O my soul, S.-And forget not all His benefits : L.-Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; S.-Who healeth all Thy diseases: L.-Who redeemeth Thy life, from destruction;

S.-Who crowneth Thee with loving kindness and tender mercies:

L.-The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him.

S.-And His righteousness unto children's children.

L.-To such as keep His covenant, S.-And to those that remember His precepts to do them.


We praise | Thee, O | God; || We acknowledge | Thee to | be the | Lord.

All the earth doth | worship | Thee, || The Father ever-lasting.

To Thee all angels | cry a- | loud: || the heavens and | all the | powers there| in.

To Thee Cherubim and | Seraph- | im || con- | tinual- | ly do | cry.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord | God of | Sabaoth. || Heaven and earth are full of the | majesty | of Thy | glory.

The glorious company of the apostles praise | Thee: The goodly fellowship of the prophets | praise = | Thee:

The noble army of martyrs | praise = Thee: || the Holy Church throughout all the world | doth ac- | knowledge | Thee:


The FaI = |ther, || of an | infinite | Majes-❘ ty;

Thine adorable, true, and only | Son || Also the | Holy | Ghost, the | Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory, | 0= 1 Christ: Thou art the everlasting | Son of the | Father.


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Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath,

And vex them in His sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king

Upon My holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree:

The Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.

Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance.

And the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings,
Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear

And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

3. PSALM 8.

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies; that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider the heavens, the 'work of Thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;

What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels; and hast crowned him with glory and honor.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet.

O Lord, our Lord: how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!


Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions : and my sin is ever before me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation: and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:

A broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.


5. PSALM 16.

Preserve me, O God:

For in Thee do I put my trust.

O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord:

I have no good beyond Thee;

As for the saints that are in the earth, they are the excellent,

In whom is all my delight.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied
That hasten after another God.

Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,

Nor take up their names into my lips. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:

Thou maintainest my lot.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;

Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel:


My reins also instruct me in the night


I have set the Lord always before me: Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:

My flesh also shall rest in hope.



hou wilt not leave my soul in

Neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life. In Thy presence is fullness of joy ; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for ever


6. PSALM 24.

The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.

For He hath founded it upon the seas: and established it upon the floods.

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place?

He that bath clean hands, and a pure heart: who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

He shall receive the blessing from the Lord: and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

This is the generation of them that seek Him: that seek Thy face, O Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of Glory shall come in.

Who is this King of Glory? the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in.

Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.


7. PSALM 145.

I will extol Thee, My God, O King: and I will bless Thy name for ever and


Every day will I bless Thee: and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise Thy works to another and shall declare Thy mighty acts.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness: and sing of Thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion: slow to anger and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.

All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord, and Thy saints shall bless Thee.

They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power:

To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts; and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

The Lord upholdeth all that fall; and raiseth up all those that are bowed down.

The eyes of all wait upon Thee, and Thou givest them their meat in due sea


Thou openest Thine hand: and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

8. PSALM 67.

God be merciful unto us and bless us; And cause His face to shine upon us. That Thy way may be known upon earth,

Thy saving health among all nations.



Let the people praise Thee, O God.
Let all the people praise Thee.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

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Their line is gone out through all the earth; and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun;

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong

man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.


I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me: and let us exalt His name together.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him: and delivereth them.

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