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For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Dorology. GLORY be to the Father of mercies, the Father of men and angels, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glory be to the most holy and eternal Son of God, the blessed Saviour and Redeemer of the world, the Advocate of sinners, the Prince of Peace, the Head of the church, and the mighty Deliverer of all that call upon him.

Glory he to the holy and eternal Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost the Comforter, the sanctifying and life-giving. Spirit.

All glory and thanks, all honour and power, all love and obedience, be to the blessed and undivided Trinity, one God eternal.

The heavens declare thy glory, the earth confesses thy providence, the sea manifests thy power; and every spirit, and every understanding creature, celebrates thy greatness, for ever and ever. All glory and majesty, all praises and dominion be unto thee, o God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then arising from their knees, let the Psalter be read in order, as shall

be judged convenient: that is to say, the ordinary portions for every day, Morning and Evening Prayer: and Psalms particularly chosen

for special Days of Festivity, or of Humiliation, respectively. After the Psalms ending with—“Glory be to the Father," &c. read a

chapter in the Old Testament. The chapter out of the Old Testament is to be read on Sundays and Festivals; and not omitted without great occasion : but, on ordinary days, it may suffice, after the Psalms,

immediately to read the Lesson out of the New Testament. After which recite this Hymn to the honour of God; saying the verses

interchangeably. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous : for praise is comely for the upright.

The word of the Lord is true; and all his works are faithful.

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth,

He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

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Let all the earth fear the Lord : let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him : upon them that hope in his mercy,

To deliver their souls from death : and to keep them alive in the time of famine.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous : but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

Evil shall slay the wicked : and they that hate the righteous, shall be desolate.

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning : for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the


wherein I should walk : for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God; thy spirit is good : lead me into the land of uprightness.

Gather not my soul with sinners : nor my life with bloody men.

The poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

O taste and see that the Lord is good : blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men.

Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion, from the strife of tongues.

O love the Lord, all ye his saints : for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.

Be of good courage, and ye shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Glory be to the Father, &c.

Or this, Sing praises unto God, sing praises : sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

He is our refuge and strength: a very present help in trouble.

Many, O Lord our God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are towards us : they cannot be reckoned in order.

For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood; thou driest up mighty rivers.

The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth, thou hast made summer and winter.

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth, the Lord is upon many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful: the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every man speak of his glory.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous : and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

For this God is our God for ever and ever, he will be our guide unto death.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
Then read a Lesson out of one of the four Gospels, or the Acts of the

holy Apostles : in order, or by choice, upon extraordinary occasions.

After which recite one of these following Psalms. The mighty God, even the Lord hath spoken, and called the earth, from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Out of Sion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is Judge himself.

His name shall endure for ever : his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doth wondrous things.

And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
Or this, to be said especially on Communion Days.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pasture, he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul : he leadeth me in the patlıs of righteousness, for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then say the Apostles' Creed, or the Nicene Creed, if it be a great

Festival of the Church.

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth :

Aud in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord : Which was conceived by the Holy Ghost : Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried : He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended 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 catholic church ; the communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins : The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed, to be said

upon the greut Solemnities of

the Year. I believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his father before all worlds, God of gods, Light of light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father ; by whom all things were made : who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate, by the Holy Ghost, of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered, and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead : whose kingdom shall have no end.And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is 'worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

After the Creed.
Minister. The Lord be with you.

People. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray

Our Father which art in heaven: Hallowed be thy name : Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread : And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us: And lead us not into temptation : But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

I. O great King of heaven and earth, the Lord and Patron of all ages, receive thy servants approaching to the throne of grace in the name of Jesus Christ; give unto every one of us what is best for us, cast out all evil from within us, work in

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