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Full text of "The book of common prayer of the Reformed Episcopal Church"

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PRINCETON • NEW JERSEY 



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PRESENTED BY 

Thomas Powers, Esq. 
6.19.78 

BX 6075 .Al 1874 
Reformed Episcopal Church. 
The book of common prayer of 
the Reformed Episcopal 






THE 



BOOK 



OF 



COMMON PRAYER 



/ 



Erformrti Episcopal (CljurcJj* 



ADOPTED, A>^D SET FORTH FOR USE, BY THE SECOND 

GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE SAID CHURCH, HELD 

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, IN THE 

MONTH OF MAY, 1874. 



PHILADELPHIA: 

James A. Moore, 1220 & 1222 Sansobi Street. 
1874. 



CERTIFICATE, 



rrniS Book of Common Prayer having been adopted 
i and set forth by the Second General Council ot 
the Reformed Episcopal Church, the undersigned were 
appointed a Committee to superintend the publication 
thereof, " with power to make corrections in grammar 
orthography, and punctuation." Agreeably to he orrler 
of the General Council, it is now published by the Com- 
mittee as The Book of Common Prayer of the 
Reformed Episcopal Church. 

B. B. Leacock, 



Marshall B. Smith, 

Thomas H. Powers, 

Herbert B. Turner. 



Philadelphia, July, 1874. 



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by 

Thomas H. Powers, 
in the Office of tl e Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 



CONTENTS. 



Certificate, . . . . . . li 

The Preface, . . . . . . \- 

Declaration of Principles of the Reformed Episco- 
pal Church, . , . . .X 
Table of Lessous of Holy Scripture, that may be read 
at Morning and Evening Prayer throughout the 

year, xi 

The Calendar, ...... xiv 

Canon on the Use of this Book of Common Prayer, xvi 
The Order for Morning Prayer, . . .1 
The Litany, or General Supplication, which may be 
used at Morning Service, and at other times, as 
the Minister shall think fit, . . . ig 
The Order for Evening Prayer, . . ,28 
An Alternate Order of Evening Prayer, . . 44 
Special Prayers and Thanksgivings, for use before the 
two final Prayers of Morning and Evening Ser- 
vice, 53 

Tiie Order for the Administration of the Lord's Sup- 
per, or the Holy Communion, . . . 76 

iii 



CONTENTS 



The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels lor use throu^li- 
out the year, ..... 

The Psalter: Selected from the Psalms of David, . 

Selections of Psalms, for use instead of the Psalms 
for the Day, at the Discretion of the Minister, . 

Special Portions of the Psalter, ibr use at Morning 
and Evening Prayer, on Christmas-Day, Easter- 
Day, etc., ...... 

Special Anthems, that may be used at Morning 
Prayer instead of the Venite Exultemus, 

The Order for the Administration of Baptism to In- 
fants, .... 

The Order for the Administration of Baptism to 
Adults, .... 

The Order of Confirmation, 

The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony, 

The Order for the Burial of the Dead, 

The Form of Ordaining Deacons, 

The Form of Ordaining Presbyters, . 

The Form of Consecrating a Bishop, 

The Form for the Public Reception of Presbyters, . 

The Form for the Installation of Pastors, 

The Form for the Consecration or Dedication of a 
Church, or Chapel, .... 



100 
296 



445 



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489 

496 

502 
512 
517 
522 
536 
544 
560 
572 
575 

581 



IV 




THE PREFACE. 



i^ TT is a most invaluable part of that 
•^ blessed ' liberty whereivith Christ hath 
made us free ' — ^that, in his worship, differ- 
ent /or??is and usages may -uithout olience 
be allowed, pro\ided the substance of the 
faith be kept entire ; and that, in every 
Church, what cannot be clearly deter- 
mined to belong to doctrine must be re- 
ferred to discipline; and, therefore, by com- 
mon consent and authority may be altered, 
abridged, enlarged, amended, or other- 
wise disposed of, as may seem most con- 
venient for the edification of the people, 
' according to the various exigencies of 
times and occasions.' "* 

The Church of Midland, and the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church in the United States 
of America, in the Prefaces to their re- 
spective Books of Common Prayer, have 

* The quotations in this Preface are from the Preface 
to the " Prayer Book of 1785." 
V 



VI THE PEEFACE. 

declared " the necessity and expediency of 
occasional alterations and amendments " 
in Forms of Public Worship; indeed, 
upon the principles they have laid down, 
" it cannot but be supposed that further 
alterations would in time be found expe- 
dient." By the Church of England., "the 
Liturgy, in sundr}' particulars, hath been 
re^dewed, altered and amended about 
eight different times, from its first publica- 
tion, according to act of parliament in 
1594 ; and its last re^aew was in 1661, as 
it now stands, according to the Act of 
Uniformity. ^^ By the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the United States of America, the 
Book of Common Prayer has been twice 
revised; in 1785, when the "Proposed 
Book " was adopted in Convention,* and 
sent to England as a basis for securing the 
Episcopate ;t and in 1789, when the pre- 
sent Book of that Church was adopted and 
set forth for use. 

On the 13th of September, 1689, "a 
commission for a further review of the 

* See Journal of Convention, 1785. 

t See Journal of Conventions, 1785 and 1786. 



THE PREFACE. VI 1 

Liturgy and Canons, etc., was issued out to 
a number of bishops and other divines ; 
' than whom (it hath been truly acknowl- 
edged) the Church of England was never, 
at any one time, blessed with either wiser 
or better, since it was a Church.' " 

The chief matters proposed for a review 
at that time, will be found in the Preface 
to the "Prayer Book of 1785." "Mat- 
ters were well considered, freely and 
calmly debated ; and all was digested into 
one entire correction of everything that 
seemed liable to any just objection. But 
this great and good work miscarried at 
that time ;" and the Protestant Episcopal 
Church having, in 1789, retreated from the 
position taken by the Convention of 1785, 
the Prayer Books of the two Churches 
remain substantially unrevised. 

When, however, in the course of Di- 
vine Providence, a way was opened for a 
revision of the Liturgy and Offices, that 
should more fully harmonize them "with 
the clear teachings of the Word of God, 
as enunciated by the Protestant Reform- 
ers, The Reformed Episcopal Church 



VUl THE PREFACE. 

" could not but, with gratitude to God, 
embrace tlie happy occasion which was 
offered to them, (uninfluenced and unre- 
strained by any worldly authority whatso- 
ever,)" to establish such alterations and 
amendments therein as they deemed ne- 
cessary and expedient. 

It seems unnecessary to enumerate all 
the different alterations and amendments, 
among which will be found most of those 
sanctioned by "the great divines of 1689." 
They will readily appear, and the reason 
of them also, upon a comparison of this 
Book ^vith that of the Church of England; 
Avith the " Prayer Book of 1785," upon 
which this revision is chiefly based ; and 
with the present Book of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the United States of 
America, ratified in 1789. 

The principles on which this revision 
has been conducted, are set forth in the 
" Declaration of Principles of the Be- 
formed Episcopal Church" adopted De- 
cember 2d, 1873. It is hoped that this 
Book, as now set forth for use, "will be 
received by every " member of our Church 



THE PREFACE. 

and ever}" sincere Christian, with a meek, 
candid, and charitable frame of mind, 
^^^thollt prejudice or prepossessions ; seri- 
ously considering what Christianity is, and 
what the truths of the Gospel are ; and 
earnestly beseeching Almighty God to ac- 
company with his blessing every endea- 
vor for promulgating them to mankind 
in the clearest, plainest, most affecting, 
and majestic manner, for the sake of Jesus 
Christ, our blessed Lord and Sa^dour." 




AJ. i. At U Ai X \jj^ 



x::i:oLOGiGiL 




DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES 

OF THE 

REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

Adopted December 2d, 1873. 



I. 
The Reformed Episcopal Church, hoklina: "the faith 
once delivered unto the saints," declares its belief in tiie 
Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testanieuts as the 
Word of God, and the sole Rule of Faith and Practice; 
in the Creed "commonly called the Ajjostles' Creed;" 
in the Divine institution of the SatTaments of Baptism 
and the Lord's Supper; and in tiie doctrines of grace 
substantially as they are set forth in the Thirty-nine 
Articles of Religion. 

II. 
This Church recognizes and adheres to Episcopacy, 
not as of divine right, but as a very ancient and desirable 
form of church violity. 

III. 
This Church, retaining a Liturgy which shall not be 
imi)erative or repressive of freedom in prayer, accepts 
the Book of Common Prayer, as it was revised, proposed, 
and ricommended for use by the General Convention of 
the Protestant Episcojtal Church, A. D. 1785, reserving 
full liberty to alter, abridge, enlarge, and amend the 
same, as may seem most conducive to the edification of 
the people, " provided that the substance of the faith be 
kept entire." 

IV. 
This Church condemns and rejects the following erro- 
neous and strange doctrines as contrary to God's Word; 
First, That the Church of Christ exists only in one 
order or form of ecclesiastical polity: 

Second, That Christian ministers are "priests" in 
another sense than that in which all believers are "a 
royal priesthood :" 

Third, That the Lord's Table is an altar on which the 
oblation of the Body and Blood of Christ is offered anew 
to the Father : 

Fourth, That the Presence of Christ in the Lord's Sup- 
per is a presence in the elements of Bread and Wine: 

Fifth, That Regeneration is inseparably connected 
with Baptism. 

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ARTICLES OF RELIGION, 

AS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF 
THE REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ON 
THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF MAY, IN THE 
YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT 
HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE. 



[Extract from the Minutes of the Third General Council 
of the Reformed Episcopal Church, held at Chicago, 
May 18th, 1875] :— 

Whereas, This Church has, in its Declaration of 
Principles, proclaimed its belief in the doctrines 
of grace substantially as they were set forth in the 
Thirty -nine Articles; therefore, 

Resolved, As the sense of this Council, that the 
Articles reported by the Committee on Doctrine 
and Worship, and accepted at this Council, be and 
are hereby adopted, as containing substantially the 
great truths known as the " Doctrines of Grace." 

Resolved, That the foregoing preamble and reso- 
lution be printed as a prefatory note to the Arti- 
cles of Religion. 

Article I. Of the Holy Tinnity. 

THERE is but one li\dng and true (j^od, 
who is a spirit, everlasting; of inli- 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

mxc power, wisdom and goodness; the 
maker and preserver of all tliinirs, both 
visible and invisible. And la i. i ty of 
this Godhead, there be three persons, of 
one substance, power and eternity; the 
Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. 

Art. II. Of the Word, or Son of God, 
which was made very man. 

THE Son, who is the Word of the 
Father, begotten from everlasting, of 
the Father, the very and eternal God, of 
one substance with the Father, took man's 
nature in the womb of the blessed vir- 
gin, of her substance: so that two whole 
and perfect natures, that is to say, the 
Godhead and manhood, were joined to- 
gether in one person, never to be divided, 
whereof is one Christ, very God and very 
man; who truly suft'ered, was crucified, 
dead and buried, to satisfy Di\^ne justice, 
and to reconcile us to his Father, and to 
be a sacrifice, not only for original sin, 
but also for actual sins of men. 

Art. hi. Of the Besurrection of Christ, 
and His Second Coining. 

riHRTST did truly rise from death, and 

\J took again his body, with flesh, bones, 

and all things appertaining to the perfec- 

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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

tion of man's nature, wherewith he 
ascended into heaven, and there sitteth, 
our High Priest and Advocate, at the 
right hand of the Father, whence he will 
return to judge the world in righteous- 
ness. This Second Coming is the hlessed 
hope of the Church. The heavens have 
received him, till the times of the restitu- 
tion of all things. To those who look 
for him he shall appear a second time with- 
out sin unto salvation. Then shall he 
change the hody of our humiliation that 
it may he fashioned like unto his glorious 
body. He will take to himself his great 
power, and shall reign till lie have put all 
enemies under his feet. 

Art. IV. Of the Holy Ghost. 

THE Holy Ghost, proceeding from the 
Father and the Son, is of one sub- 
stance, majcpty, and glory, with the 
Father and the Son, very and eternal God. 
It is the work of the Holy Ghost to re- 
prove and convince the world of sin, and 
of righteousness, and of judgment; to 
take of the things of Christ and shoAv 
them to men ; to regenerate — making 
men willing, leading them to faith in 
Christ, and forming Christ in them the 
hope of glory; to strengthen them with 
might in their inner man, that Christ may 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

dwell in their hearts hy faith; and to se- 
cure in theni that walking in the ways of 
God which is called the Fruit of the 
Spirit. The true Church is thus called 
out of the world, and is buihlcd together 
for an habitation of God, through the 
Spirit. 

Art. Y. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy 
Scriptures for Salvation. 

ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of 
God. Holy men of God spake as they 
were moved by the Holy Ghost: Holy Scrip- 
ture is therefore the Word of God; not 
only does it contain the Oracles of God, but 
it Is itself the very Oracles of God. And 
hence it containeth all things necessary to 
salvation : so that whatsoever is not read 
therein, nor may be proved thereby, is 
not to be required of any man, tlutt it 
should be believed as an article of faith, 
or be thought requisite or necessary to 
salvation. In the name of the Holy Scrip- 
ture we do understand the canonical books 
of the Old and New Testament, viz.: — 

Of the Old Testament: 



Genesis, 


Joshua, 


Utodiis, 


Judges, 


Leviticus 


Ruth, 


Numbers 


The First Book of Samuel, 


Deuteron "my, 


The Second Book of Samuel, 



IV 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 



Ezekiel, 

Daniel, 

Hosea, 

Joel, 

Amos, 

Obadiah, 

Jonah, 

3Iicah, 

Nah um, 

ITabakkuk, 

Zephaniah, 

Haggai, 

Zechariah, 

Malachi. 



The First Book of Kings, 

The Second Book of Kings, 

The 1st Book of Chronicles, 

The 2d hook of Chronicles, 

The Book of Ezra, 

The Book of Nehemiah, 

The Book of Esther, 

The Book of Job, 

The Psalms, 

The Proverbs, 

Ecclesiastes, 

Song of Solomon, 

Isaiah, 

Jeremiah, 

Lamentations of Jeremiah, 

Of the New Testament: 

Matthew, 1st Timothy, 

Mark, 2d Timothy^ 

Luke, Titus, 

John, Philemon 

Acts of the Apostles, Hebrews, 

Romans, James, 

\st Corinthians, 1st Peter, 

2d Corinthians, 2d Peter, 

Galatians, 1st John, 

Ephesians, 2d John, 

Philippians, id John, 

Colossians, Jude, 

1st Thessalonians, The Revelation. 
2d Thessalonians, 

The Book commonly called " The Apoc 
ryplaa" is not a portion of God's Word, 
and is not therefore to be read in churches, 
nor to be used in establishing any doc- 
trine. 

Art. VI. Of the Old Testament. 

THE Old Testament is not contrary to 
the New: for both in the Old and 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

f^ew Testament everlastin«; life is offered 
to Mankind by Christ, who is the only 
Mediator between God and Man, being 
both God and Man. AVherefore they are 
not to be heard, which feign that the old 
Fathers did look only for transitory 
promises; and although the Law given 
from God by Moses, as touching Cere- 
monies and Rites, does not bind Christian 
men, nor the Civil precepts thereof ought 
of necessity to be received in any com- 
monwealth; yet notwithstanding, as a rule 
of right living, no Christian man whatso- 
ever is free from the obedience of the 
Commandments which are called Moral. 

Art. YII. Of Original or Birth-sin. 

ORIGLN'AL sin standeth not in the 
following of Adam, as the Pelagians 
do vainly talk; but it is the fault and cor- 
ruption of the nature of every man, that 
naturally is engendered of the offspring 
of Adam, whereby man is wholly gone 
from original righteousness, and is of his 
own nature inclined to evil, so that the 
flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit; 
and therefore in every person born into 
this world, it deserveth God's condemna- 
tion. Men are, as the Apostle speaks, 
"by nature the children of wrath." And 
this infection of nature doth remain, yea, 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

in them that are regenerated. And al- 
though there is no condemnation for them 
that are in Christ Jesus, yet the Apostle 
doth confess, that concupiscence or lust 
in such hath of itself the nature of sin. 

Art. VIII. Of flail's Condition by Nature. 

THE condition of man after the fall of 
Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and 
prepare himself, by his own natural 
strength and good works, to faith, and 
calling upon God. Wherefore we have 
no power to do good works pleasant and 
acceptable to God, without the grace 
of God by Christ first inclining us, that we 
may have a good will, and working with 
us, when we have that good will. 

Art. IX. Of Works before Justification. 

WORKS commonly called good before 
the grace of Christ and the inspira- 
tion of his Spirit, have not the nature of 
obedience to God, forasmuch as they spring 
not of Faith in Jesus Christ, neither do 
they make men meet to deserve, or to re- 
ceive grace. 

Art. X. Of Begenerafion, or the New Birth. 

REGEXERATIOI^ is the creative act of 
the Holy Ghost, whereby he imparts to 
the soul a new spiritual life, 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

And wliosoever believetli in Christ is 
born again, for, saitli the Scripture, "ye 
are all the children of God by faith in 
Christ Jesus." 

Art. XI. Of Faith. 

THE faith which brings justification is 
simply the reliance or dependence on 
Christ which accepts him as the sacrifice 
for our sins, and as our righteousness. 

We may thus rely on Christ, either 
tremblingly or confidingl}'; but in either 
case it is sa\ing faith. If, though tremb- 
lingly, we rely on him in his obedience 
for us unto death, instantly we come into 
union with him, and are justified. If, 
liow^ever, we contidingly rely on him, then 
have we the comfort of our justification. 
Simply by faith in Christ are we justified 
and saved. 



Art. XII. Of the Justification of 31an. 

WE are pardoned and accounted right- 
eous before God, only for the Merit 
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by 
Faith ; and not for our own "Works or 
Deser\ings. He who knew no sin was 
made sin for us, that we might be made 
the righteousness of God in him. He 
viii 



ARTICLES OF KELIGIOF. 

bare our sins in his own body. It pleased 
our lieavenly Father, of his infinite mercy, 
without any our desert or deservino;, to 
provide for us the most precious sacrifice 
of Christ, whereby our ransom might be 
fully paid, the law fulfilled, and his justice 
fully satisfied. So that Christ is himself 
the righteousness of all them that truly 
do believe in him. He for them paid 
their ransom, by his death. He for them 
fulfilled the law, in his life. So that now 
in him, and by him, every true Christian 
man ma}^ be called a fultiller of the law. 
"Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith 
only, is a most wholesome doctrine, and 
very full of comfort. 

Art. XIII. Of Repentance. 

THE Repentance required by Scripture, 
is a change of mind toward God, and 
is the effect of the conviction of sin, 
wrought by the Holy Ghost. 

The unconverted man may have a sense 
of remorse, or of shame and self-reproach, 
and yet he may have neither a change of, 
mind toward God, nor any true sorrow; 
but when he accepts Christ as his Sa- 
viour, therein he manifests a change ol 
mind, and is in possession of repentance 
unto life. The sinner comes to Christ 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

through no labored process of repenting 
and sorrowing; but he comes to Christ 
and repentance both at once, by means of 
simply belie\'ing. And ever afterwards 
his repentance is deep and genuine in 
proportion as his faith is simple and 
childlike. 

Art. XIV. Of the Sonship of Believers. 

BELIEVERS in Christ are born of God, 
through the regenerating power of 
his Spirit, and are partakers of the Di- 
vine nature; for if "that which is born 
of the flesh is flesh," so "that which is 
born of the Spirit is spirit." 

And all who are thus born of God are 
sons of God, and joint heirs with Christ; 
and therefore, without distinction of name, 
brethren with Christ and with one another. 

Art. XV. Of Good WorLs. 

GOOD Works, which are the Fruits of 
Faith, and follow after Justification, 
are pleasing and acceptable to God in 
Christ, and do spring out, necessarily, of 
a true and lively Faith ; insomuch that 
by therd a lively faith may be as evidently 
known, as a tree discerned by the fruit. 
They who truly believe will seek to do 
the will of God, and they who do not 

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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

tlins seek are not to be accounted true 
believers. 

Art. XYI. Of Works of Supererogation. 

yOLUXT ARY Works, besides, over and 
V above God's Commandments, which 
they call "Works of Supererogation, can- 
not be taught \vithout arrogancy and 
impiety. For by them men do declare, 
that they do not only render unto God 
as much as they are bound to do, but 
that they do more for his sake than of 
bounden duty is required : Whereas 
Christ saitli plainly, A\nien ye have done 
all that are commanded to you, say, We 
are unprofitable servants. 

Art. XVn. Salvation only in Christ. 

HOLY Scripture doth set out unto us 
the name of Jesus Christ only, where- 
by men must be saved. His was a finished 
work and completely sufiicient. Without 
any merit or deserving on our part he has 
secured to believers in him pardon, accept- 
ance, sonship, sanctification, redemption 
and eternal glory. Those who believe in 
him are in him complete. They are even 
now justified and have a present salvation ; 
though they may not at all times have the 
sense of its possession, 
xi 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

Art. XVIII. Of Election^ Predestination 
and Free Wdl. 

WHILE the Scriptures distinctly set forth 
the election, predestination and call- 
ing of the people of God unto eternal 
life, as Christ saith : " All that the Father 
giveth me sliall come to me ; " they no less 
positively atHrm man's free agency and 
responsibility, and that salvation is freely 
offered to all through Christ. > 

This Church, accordingly, simply affirms 
these doctrines as the Word of God sets 
them forth, and sul^mits them to the indi- 
\ddual judgment of its members, as taught 
by the Holy Spirit; strictly charging them 
that God commandeth all men every- 
where to repent, and that we can be saved 
only by faith in Jesus Christ. 

Art. XIX. Of Sin after Conversion. 

THE grant of repentance is not to be de- 
nied to such as fall into sin after con- 
Iversion : that is to say, after, by the quick- 
ening into life by the Holy Ghost, they 
have turned to God by faith in Christ, 
and have been brought into that change 
of mind which is repentance unto life. 
For after we have received the Holy 
Ghost we may, through unl)elief, care- 
lessness, and worldliness, fall into sin, 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

and by the grace of God we may arise 
again, and amend our lives; but every 
such fall is a grievous dishonor to our 
Lord, and a sore injury to ourselves. 

Art. XX. Of Christ alone, without Sin. 

CHRIST, in the truth of our nature, was 
made like unto us in all things, sin only 
excepted, from which he was clearly void, 
both in his flesh, and in his spirit. He 
came to be the Lamb without spot, who, 
by sacriliee of himself, made once forever ^ 
should take away the sin of the world ; 
and sin (as St. John saith) was not in liim. 
But all we the rest, although born again 
in Christ, yet offend in many things ; and 
if we say we have no sin, we deceive our- 
selves, and the truth is not in us. 

Art. XXI. Of the Church. 

THE souls dispersed in all the world, 
who adhere to Christ by faith, who are 
partakers of the Holy Ghost, and worship 
the Father in spirit and in truth, are the 
body of Christ, the house of God, the 
flock of the Good Shepherd — the holy, 
universal Christian Church. 

A visible Church of Christ is a con- 
gregation of believers in which the pure 
Word of God is preached, and Baptism 
xiii 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

. and the Lord's Supper arc duly ministered 
according to Christ's ordinance, in all 
those things that of necessity are requisite 
to the same. And those things are to be 
considered requisite which the Lord him- 
self did, he himself commanded, and his 
apostles confirmed. 

As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexan- 
dria, Antioch and E,ome, have erred: so 
also others have erred and may err, not only 
in their living and manner of Ceremo- 
nies, but also in matters of Faith. 

Art. XXn. Of the Authority of a Church. 

A CHURCH hath power to decree Cere- 
monies, and to establish forms of wor- 
ship, and laws for the government and dis- 
cipline of its members, and to declare its 
own faith; yet it is not lawful for any 
Church to ordain or decide anything that 
is contrary to God's Word written, neither 
may it so expound one place of Scripture, 
that it be repugnant to another. And 
as the Church ought not to decree any- 
thing against the same, so besides the 
same ought it not to enforce anything to 
be believed for necessity of salvation. 
The Mcene Creed, as set forth in the 
Prayer-book of this Church, and that 
which is commonly called the Apostles' 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

Creed, ought to be received and believed; 
for they may be proved by Holy Scrip' 
ture. 

Art. XXTTT. Of the Authority of General 
Councils. 

GENERAL Councils (forasmuch as they 
be an assembly of men, whereof all 
be not governed with the Spirit and Word 
of God), may err, and sometimes have 
erred, not only in worldly matters, but 
also in things pertaining to God. Where- 
fore things ordained by them as neces- 
sary to salvation are not binding, as such, 
on a Christian man's conscience, unless it 
may be proved that they be taken out of 
holy Scripture. ITo law or authority can 
override individual responsibility, and 
therefore the right of private judgment: 
For the individual Christian, as Christ 
distinctly affirms, is to be judged by the 
Word. The only Rule of Faith is God's 
Word written. 

Art. XXIV". Of Ministering in the Con- 
gregation. 

THOSE who take upon themselves the 
office of public preaching, or minister- 
ing the ordinances in the congregation, 

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ARTICLES OP RELIGION. 

should be lawfully called thereUnto, and 
sent to execute tlic same. And those we 
ought to judge lawfully called and sent, 
which be moved to this work by the Holy 
Ghost, and are duly accredited by the 
Lord's People. 

That doctrine of "Apostolic Succes- 
sion," by which it is taught that the min- 
istry of the Christian Church must be 
derived through a series of uninterrupted 
ordinations, whether by tactual succes- 
sion or otherwise, and that without the 
same there can be no valid ministry, no 
Christian Church, and no due ministra- 
tion of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, 
is wholly rejected as unscriptural, and 
productive of great mischief 

This Church values its historic ministry, 
but recognizes and honors as equally valid 
the ministry of other Churches, even as 
God the Holy Ghost has accompanied 
their work with demonstration and power. 

Art. XXV. Of the Sacraments. 

BY the word Sacrament this Church is 
to be understood as meaning only a 
symbol or sign divinely appointed. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ hatli knit together 
his people in a visible company by sacra- 
ments, most few in number, most easy to 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

be kept,' most excellent in signification, 
\dz.: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 

Those five so-called Sacraments, that 
is to say, Confirmation, Penance, Or- 
ders, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction, 
are not to be counted for Sacraments of 
the Gospel, being such as have grown 
partly of the corrupt following of the 
apostles, partly are states of life allowed 
by the Scriptures; but yet have not like 
nature of sacraments with Baptism and 
the Lord's Supper, for that they have not 
any visible sign or ceremony ordained of 
God. 

And in such only as worthily receive 
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are they 
of spiritual benefit, and yet not that of the 
work wrought (ex opere operato), as some 
men speak. Which word, as it is strange 
and unknown to holy Scripture, so it gen- 
dereth no godly, but a very superstitious 
sense. In such as receive them rightly, 
faith is confirmed and grace increased by 
virtue of prayer to God. But they that 
receive them unworthily, purchase to 
themselves judgment, as St. Paul saith ; 
while it is equally true that none, how- 
ever conscious of unworthiness, are de- 
barred from receiving them, if they are 
trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ alone 
for salvation. 

xvii 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

Art. XXVI. Of Ba-ptlsm. 

BAPTISM represents the tleatli of be- 
lievers with Christ, and their rising 
with Ilini to newness of life. It is a sign 
of profession, whereby they publicly 
declare their faith in Ilim. It is intended 
as a sign of regeneration or new birth. 
They that are baptized are grafted into 
the visible Church: the promises of the 
forgiveness of sin and of acloption to be the 
sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visi- 
bly set forth. The baptism of young 
children is retained in this Church, as 
agreeable to ancient usage and not Con- 
trary to Holy Writ. 

Art. XXYII. Of the Lord's Supper. 

rpHE Supper of the Lord is a memorial 
J- of our Redemption by Christ's death, 
for thereby we do show forth the Lord's 
death till he come. It is also a s^-mbol 
of the soul's feeding upon Christ. And 
it is a sign of the communion that we 
should have \\\t\\ one another. 

Transubstantiation (or the change of 
the substance of bread and wine into the 
very body and blood of Christ)*in the Sup- 
per of tlie Lord, cannot be proved by 
Holy Writ, is repugnant to the plain words 
xviii 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

of Scripture, overtlirowetli the nature of 
a sacrament, and liath given occasion to 
many and idolatrous superstitions. 

Consubstantiation (or the doctrine that 
Christ is veiled under the unchanged 
bread and wine, and that his very body 
and blood are present therein and separate 
the one from the other) is utterly without 
warrant of Scripture, is contradictory of 
the fact that Christ, being raised, dieth 
no more, and is productive ecpially with 
transubstantiation, of idolatrous errors 
and practices. 

We feed on Christ only through his 
word, and only by faith and prayer; and 
WG feed on him, whether at our private 
devotions, or in our meditations, or on 
any occasion of public worship, or in the 
memorial symbolism of the Supper. 

The elements of the Lord's Supper 
were not by Christ's ordinance designed 
to be reserved, carried about, lifted up, or 
worshipped. 

A RT. XXYm. Of both 'Kinds. 

THE Cup of the Lord is not to be denied 
to any of his people, for both the 
bread and the wine, by Christ's ordinance 
and commandment, ought to be minis- 
tered to all Christian men alike. 
xix 



ARTICLES OF llELIGION. 

Art. XXIX. Of Unworthy Persons ^lin- 
istering in the Congregation. 

A LTIIOUGII in the visible Cliiircli the 
ii. evil be ever mingled with the good, 
and sometimes the evil have chief au- 
thority in the ministration of the word 
and ordinances: yet, forasmuch as they 
do not the same in their own name, but 
in Christ's, the believer is not deprived 
of the benefits of God's ordinances; 
because, though they be ministered by 
evil men, yet are they Christ's institution, 
and set forth his promise. 

Xevertheless, it appertaineth to the dis- 
cipline of the Church, that inquiry be 
made of evil ministers, and that they be 
accused by those that have knowledge of 
their offences : and finally, being found 
guilty, by just judgment, be deposed. 

Art. XXX. Of the one Oblation of 
Christ finished upon the Cross. 

rpHE Offering of Christ once made i? 
X that perfect redemption, propitiation 
and satisfaction, for all the sins of th(> 
whole world, both original and uctual ; 
and there is none other satisfaction for 
sin, but that alone. And as there is only 
this one sacrifice in the Christian Church, 
once made, never to be repeated, so there ia 

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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

but tlie one Priest, even Jesus Christ, the 
Apostle and High Priest of our profession. 
Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the 
which it is commonly said that the Priest 
offers Christ for the quick and the dead, 
for the remission of pain or guilt, or any 
representations of the Lord's Supper as a 
sacrifice, are blasphemous fables and dan- 
gerous deceits. 

Art. XXXL Of Certain Erroneous 
Doctrines and Practices. 

rPHE Romish doctrines concerning pur- 
J- gatory, penance, and satisfaction, have 
no support from the word of God, and 
are, besides, contradictory of the com- 
pleteness and sufliciency of the redemp- 
tion in Christ Jesus, of justification by 
faith, and of the sanctif^dng efiicacy of 
God the Holy Ghost. Praying for the 
dead is man's tradition, vainly invented, 
and is in violation of the express warn- 
ings of Almighty God to the careless and 
unconverted. The adoration of relics and 
images, and the invocation of saints, be- 
sides that they are grounded upon no 
warranty of Scripture, are idolatrous 
practices, dishonoring to God, and com- 
promising the mediatorship of Christ. 
It is also repugnant to the word of God, 
to have public prayer in the Church, or 
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ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

to minister the orflinances, in a tongue 
not understood by the people. 

Art. XXXn. Of Confession and Abso- 
lution. 
PRR^ATE confession of sins to a priest, 
commonly known as Auricular Con- 
fession, has no foundation in the word of 
God, and is a human invention. It 
makes the professed penitent a slave to 
mere human authority, entangles him in 
endless scruples and perplexities, and 
opens the way to many immoralities. 

If one sin against his fellow-man, the 
Scripture requires him to make confession 
to the oifended party ; and so, if one sin 
and bring scandal upon the Christian 
Society of which he is a member. And 
Christians may often, with manifest profit, 
confess to one another their sins against 
God, ^\^th a view solely to instruction, 
correction, guidance, and encouragement 
in righteousness. But in any and every 
case confession is still to be made to God ; 
for all sins are committed against him, as 
well such as oifend our fellow-man, as 
those that offend liim alone. 

Priestly absolution is a blasphemous 
usurpation of the sole prerogative of God. 
None can forgive sins as against God but 
God alone. 

xxii 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

The blood of Jesus Christ only can 
cleanse us from our sins, and always we 
obtain fori>;iveness directly from God, 
whenever by faith in that blood we ap- 
proach him with our confessions and 
prayers. 

Art. XXXIII. Of the 31arriage of Minis- 
ters. 

CIIRISTIA:^' Ministers are not com- 
manded by God's Law, either to vow 
the estate of single life, or to abstain 
from marriage ; therefore it is lawful for 
them, as for all other Christian men, to 
marry at their own discretion. 

Art. XXXW. Of the Power of the Oml 
Authority. 

THE power of the civil magistrate ex- 
tendeth to all men, as well Ministers as 
people, in all things temporal; but hath 
no authority in things purely spiritual. 
And we hold it to be the duty of all men 
who are professors of the Gospel, to pay 
respectful obedience to the civil authority, 
regularly and legitimately constituted. 

Art. XXXy. Of Christian Men's Goods. 

HE riches and goods of Christian men 
are not common, but their own. to be 
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T 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION. 

controlled and used according to their 
Christian judgment. Every man ought, 
of such things as he possesseth, liberally 
to give alms to the poor, according to 
his al)ility; and as a steward of God, he 
should use his means and influence in 
promoting the cause of truth and righte- 
ousness, to the glory of God. 

I hereby certify that the above is a true Copy 
of the Articles of Religion of the Reformed Epis- 
copal Church, adopted in General Council, at 
Chicago, Illinois, May, 1875. 

HERBERT B. TURNER, Secretary. 

xvxay 25th, 1875. 



XXIV 





TABLE OF LESSONS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE. 


THAT MAY BE READ AT MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER 


THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 




MORNING. 


EVENING. 


SUNDAYS 

AND 




1 


First 


Second 


P'IRST 1 SECOND 1 1 


Other Days. 


Lesson. 


Lesson. 


Lesson. 


Lesson. 


Advent 










Sunday. 


Isaiah 11 


Mitt. 21: 23 
etc. 


Isaiah 2: 10, 
etc. 


2 Peter 1 


28.inAdv. 


Jer. 23: 1-8 


Mark 13: 24 


Is. 65: 17, 


1 Thess.4:13 






etc. 


etc. 


etc. 


3 


32: 36-42 


Acts 3: 12 
etc. 


Jer. 33: 4-18 


Rom. 11: 11 
etc. 


4 


Dan. 2:36-45 


Matt. 25: 
1-13 


Mai. 4 


2 Thes, 1 


Christmas, lis. 9 : 1-8 


Luke 2: 1-14 


Is. 7:10-16 


Gal. 4: 1-7 


1 s. a/, ch. as 


2: 21-JO 


Micah 5: 2-8 


Heb. 1 


2 


40: 1-11 


Matt. 1: 18 
etc. 


Is. -12: 1-16 


Rom. 2 


Epvplvany. 


60 


Matt. 2: 1-11 


19: 5-12 


Acts 10: 21, 
etc. 


1 S. uf. E. 


51: 1-16 Matt. 2: 13 


40: 12, 


1 Cor. 3 




etc. 


etc. 




2 


Hag. 2: 1-19 Luke 2: 41, 
etc. 


Is. 52: 7-12 


13 


3 


Isaiah 59 John 1: 1-34 


43: 9-21 


2 Cor, 4 


4 


61 


Matt. 5: 1-20 


62 


5 


5 


63 


5: 21 
etc. 


Jer. 10: 1-24 


Gal, 5 


6 


65: 17 
etc. 


Matt. 6: 19 
etc. 


Isaiah 32 


6 


Spptuagesi- 










ma. 


Jer.5: 20,etc 


Matt, 7:1-14 


Ezekiel 2 


Eph. 1 


Sexagesi- 










ma. 


31: 1-20 


7: 15 
etc. 


Jer.31: 27-37 


2 


Quinqua- 










gesima. 


Genesis 3 


Mark 10: 
32-4.5 


Lam, 3: 1-33 


Rom, 5 


Ash Wed- 










nesday. 


Isaiah 58 


Luke 5: 27, 
etc. 


Is. 38: 10-19 


Mark 9 : 
14-29 


1 <& in Lent 


1: 1-20 


Matt.l0:l-31 


Jer. 9: 1-16 


Eph. 5: 1-21 


2 


2: 1-9 Lu.l 0:17, etc 


Is. 5: 1-25 


6: 10, etc 


3 


8: 5-18]MarklO:l-16 


S'J: 15, etc 


Phil. 2:1-18 


4 


41: 8-27 


John 10:1-21 


Hah. 3 


3: 1-14 


5 


Micah. 6:6, 


10: 22,Mic.7: 1-19, 


Col. 1 




etc. 


etc. 1 andl8,etc 




6 


Qen.22: 1-19 


John 11: 47 Isaiah 64 


Heb.5: 1-10 


1 i etc. 1 




[XoTE.— The figures 1-8, signify both verses inclusive.] 

1 1 



LESSONS— CONTINUED. 


MORNING. 1 EVENING. 


CTTMrjW^' 1 


AND FlKST SECOND 


Fiiwr 1 second 


Other Days. Lesson. Lesson. 


LES.SON. Lesson. 


Mon. bvf. 




i 


Easter. 


Nah, 1: 2-7 


Lu. 19: 29-44 


Hosea 4: 6, John 12: 
etc. 20-36 


Tues. b^. 








Jilaster. 


HoseaS: 1, 


Mark 11 : 


Hosea 14: 1, Luke 20: 




etc. 


12-19 


etc. li-26 


Wed. h^. 








Easter. 


Jer. 27 : 5-18 


Mark 11: 20, 


Jer.23: .6-32 Matt 24:1-22 


Thurs. bef. 




etc. 






Easter. 


14: 7, 
etc. 


Lu. 22: 1-13 


Ex.12: 1-17 


Mark 11: 
12-27 


Good Fri- 










day. 


Is. 52: 13,etc 
and Is. 53 


23: 1-46 


Is. 50: 1-9 


Luke 2!: 
50-56 


Sat. be/ore 










Easter. 


Hoseall:7|Johnl9:38. 


Jonah 2 : 


Mark 15: 42, 




etc. 


etc. 


1-9 


etc. 


Easter Day 


Isaiah 12 


Mark. 16: 


Is. 26: 1-13 


John 20: 19, 






1-14 


and 19 


etc. 


Easter 










Monday. 


Hosea 13: 
9-12, 14, 15 


Lu. 24: 13-35 


Dan. 7: 9-14 


Luke 21 : 

36-48 


Easter 










Tuesday. 


Zeeh. 9: 9, 


Matt. 28: 1-8 


Mai. 3: 16, 


Matt. 28: 9, 




etc. 




etc. 


etc. 


1 S. after 










Easter. 


Ex.15: 1-13 


John 11 : 


Is. 45: 5, etc. Rev. 1 : 4-lS 1 






21-44 






2 


Is. 44: 21,etc 


Lu. 20: 27-38 


55 


lCor.15: 1 31 


•6 


Gen.21: 1-14 


16: 19-;31 


Daniel 12 


15: 35 
etc. 


4 


1 Kings 17 : 
17, etc. 


Acts 2: 22-36 


Ezek. 18: 20, 
etc. 


Rev. 4 


5 


2 Kings 4: 

18-37 


John5: 17-29 


3 Sara. 12: 
15-23 


7: 9, etc. 


Ascensixm- 










day. 


2 Kings 2: 


Luke 24 : 


Deut. 10 : 


15: 1-4 




1-15 


44, etc. 


12-21 




Sunday of. 










Ascension. 


Joel 2: 21-29 


Johnl6:5-16 


Deut. 18: 
9-20 


19: 1-16 


Whit-Surir- 










day. 


Ezek. 37: 
1-14 


Acts 4: 5-32 


Ezek.S: 16, 
etc. 


Acts 19 : 1-7 


Trinity Sun- 










day. 


Gen. 1 : 1-28 Matt. 3 


Ex.3: 1-15, 


lJohn5:l-13 


1 .V. af. Trin 


6: 11, etc. John 2 


Gen.7: 6,etc Heb. 1 


2 


Gen. 8 3: 1-21 


11: 1-9 Acts 9: 1-22 


;) 


12: 1-8 3: 22, 


17:1-22 16: 9-34 


1 etf-. "' 1 



LESSONS-CONTI N UE D. 




MORNING. ! EVENING. 




SUNDAYS 










AND 


FlKST 


Second First 


Secon 


D 


O'/ur Days. 


Lesson. 


Lesson. ' Lesson. 


Lesson. | 


1 S. af. Trin 


Gen. 18: 


John 4: 1-26 Gen. 19: 1-20 


Acts 20: 


17, 




17-22 






etc. 




5 


Gen. 32 : 
24-30 


John 4: 27 
etc. 


43 


Acts 


26 


6 


Gen. 45: 1-15 


Luke 4: 
16-37 


49 


Rom.l: 1 


-:5 


7 


Ex.14: 1-14 


Matt. 12 : 


Ex. 14: 15, 


3: 


11), 






1-21 


etc. 


etc. 




8 


Num. 22 : 
1-17 


Matt, 12: 

22-37 


Num. 23 


Romans 


6 


9 


Num. 24 


Matt.8: 1-17 


Deut. 7 




8 


10 


Deut. 32 : 
1-29 


Luke 7 : 
11-35 


32: 29-47 




12 


11 


Josh. 1 : 1-9 


Luke 7 : 36, 
etc. 


Judg. 6 : 
11-24 


ICor. 


1 


12 


1 Sam. 1 : 


Luke 12 : 


1 Sam. 3 




2 




21-28;2:1-11 


1-31 1 






13 


ISam. 7: 
1-13 


Luke 12: 32, 8:4. 
etc. 1 etc. 




10 


14 


lSam.lO:17 
etc. 


Mntt. 13:1 Sam. 12 
1-32 




12 


15 


1 Sam. 17 : 
19-37 


Matt. 13 : 33 17 : 38, 
etc. etc. 


Gal. 


1 


16 


1 Sam. 28 : 
3-20 


John 7: 1-24 2 Sam. 5: 

1 1-12 




3 


17 


2 Sam. 7 : 
1-17 


7: 25, 2 Sam. 7: 18 
etc. etc. 


Col. 


2 


IS 


2 Sam. 24 : 
10, etc. 


Matt. 16: 13, 1 Kings 2: 
etc. ■ 1-12 




3 


19 


IKings 8:;Matt. 17 1 Kings 8: 
12-40 1 41, etc. 


1 Thess. 


1 


20 


1 Kings 11 : ' Luke 10: 25. 1 Kings 12 : 




5 




2«, etc. 


etc. 1-21 






21 


1 Kings 18 : 
1-20 


Luke 14: 15, 1 Kings 18 : 
etc. :^0, etc. 


ITim. 


1 


22 


IKings 19: 

1-18 
2 Kings 19: 


Luke 15 2 Kings 7 




4 


23 


16 : 1-17 Job 1 


2 Tim. 


1 




14-35 








24 


Job 2 


18: 1-30 


Proverbs 1 


1 Peter 


1 1 


2o 


Proverbs 2 


19: 1-27 


3 


2 Peter 


3 


26 


15 


Mark 12 : 


16 


1 John 


1: 






1-17 


'• 


and 2: 


1-7 


27 


Eccl. 12 


John 9 Dan. 3 


1 John 


3 


[Note.— T 


he foregoing Table of Lessons has been pre- 


pared forpr 


esent use, and will be subjected to amendment 


from lime t 


time by the General Council. Other Lessons, 


suitable to 


the time or place, may be used in conducting 


the Services 


i of this Church.] 








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[Extract from the Canons of the Reformed Epit!- 
copal Chitrrh.] 

TITLE I. 

Canox 12. — Of the Use uf the Pra>jtr-B>,ok. 

§ I. On occasions of public worship, invariably 
on the morning of the Lord's day, commonly called 
Sunday, and at other times at the discretion of the 
Minister, the Prayer-Book set forth at any time by 
the General Council is to be used in the congrega- 
tions of this Church ; rrovided, that notliing in this 
Canon is to be understood as precluding extempore 
prayer before or after sermons, or on emergent 
occasions. 

§ II. Congregations in the Dominion of Canada, 
and in other countries, shall have Uberty to insert 
such Prayers and Versicles in the Service as are 
most accordant with their respective forms of civil 
government ; and such prayers for those in autho- 
rity may take the place of those in use in the United 
States ; Provided, that no printed matter shall be 
inserted in the printed Morning/ Service, until it 
has been approved by the Standing Committee on 
Doctrine and Worship of the General Council. 



XVI 



THE ORDER FOR 

MORNING PRAYER. 



iy The Minister shall begin the Morning Prayer 
by reading one or more of the following Sen- 
tences. 

THE Lord is in his holy temple ; let all 
the earth keep silence before him. 
Hah. ii, 20. 

From the rising of the sun even unto 
the going down of the same, my name 
shall he great among the Gentiles; and in 
every place incense shall he offered unto 
my name, and a pure offering : for my 
name shall he great among the heathen, 
saith the Lord of hosts. Mai. i, 11. 

God is a Spirit : and they that worship 
him must worship him in spirit and in 
truth. St. John iv, 24. 

Let the words of my mouth, and the 
meditation of my heart, be acceptable 
in thy sight, Lord, my strength and 
my Redeemer. Psal. xix, 14. 

When the wicked man turneth away 
from his wickedness that he hath com- 
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MORXIX(; PRAYER. 

mittcd, and doeth that "which is ]a^^^ul 
and ris^ht, he shall save his soul alive 
Ezck. xviii, 27. 

I aekno\vk'di::o my trangressions; and 
my sin is ever Ijctbre me. Psal. li, 8. 

Hide thy face from my sins, and hlot 
out all mine iniquities. Psal. li, 9. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken 
spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O 
God, thou wilt not despise. P.-^aL li, 17. 

Tiend your heart and not your garments, 
and turn unto the Loed your God; for he 
is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, 
and of great kindness, and repenteth him 
of the e\nl. Joel ii, 18. 

To the Lord our God belong mercies 
and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled 
against him ; neither have we obeyed the 
voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his 
laws, which he set before us. Dan. ix, 9, 10. 

Lord, correct me, but with judgment; 
not in thine anger, lest thou l)ring me to 
nothing. Jer. x, 24; Psal. vi, 1. 

Kepent ye ; for the kingdom of heaven 
is at hand. St. 3Iaft. iii, 2. 

1 will arise, and go to my father, and 
will say unto him, Father, I have sinned 
against heaven, and before thee, and am 
no more worthy to be called thv son. St 
Luke XV, 18, 19. 

Enter not into judgment with thy ser- 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

vant; for in thy isiglit shall no m.an li\ ing 
be justified. JPsal. cxliii, 2. 

If we sav that we have no sin, wo 
deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in 
us; but if we confess our sins, God is 
faithful and just to for<i:ive us our sins, and 
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 
John i, 8, 9. 

FOR ADVENT. 

Behold he cometh ^^^th clouds; and 
every eye shall see him, and they also 
which pierced him : and all kindreds of the 
earth sliall wail because of him. Rev. i, 7. 

He which tcstifieth these things saith, 
Surely I come quickl3^ Amen. Even so, 
come, Lord Jesus. Rev. xxii, 20. 

Repent ye : for the kingdom of heaven 
is at hand. aS'^;. Matt, iii, 2. 

FOR CHRISTMAS. 

"Wlien the fulness of time was come, 
God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, 
made under the law, to redeem them 
that were under the law, that we might 
receive the adoption of sons. Galatiam 
iv, 4, 5. 

FOR EPIPHANY. 

The Word was made flesh, and dwelt 
among us, (and we beheld his glory, the 
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MORNING PRATER. 

glory as of tlie only ])efj:otten of tlie Father,) 
full of grace and truth. Jolai i, 14. 

FOR GOOD FRIDAY. 

All we like sheep have gone astray ; we 
have turned every man to his own way ; 
and the Lord hath laid on him the 
iniquity of us all. Isaiah liii, 6. 

Who his own self bare our sins in his 
own hody on the tree. 1 Peter ii, 2-1. 

FOR EASTER. 

I am the resurrection and the life, saith 
the Lord : he that beliovcth in me, though 
he were dead, yet shall he live. John xi, 
25. 

FOR ASCENSION DAY. 

Thou hast ascended on high, thou 
hast led captivity captive ; thou hast 
received gifts for men ; yea, for the rebel- 
lious also, that the Lord God might dwell 
among them. Psalm Ixviii, 18. 

FOR WHITSUNDAY. 

"Wlien the Comforter is come, whom I 
will send unto you from the Father : even 
the Spirit of truth which proceedeth from 
the Father, he shall testify of me. John 
XV, 2G. 

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MORNING PRAYER. 
FOR TRINITY SUNDAY. 

Through him we have access by one 
Spirit unto the Father. JEphesians ii, 18. 



Tf Then the Minister shall eay, 

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scrip- 
ture movetli us, in sundry places, to 
acknowledge and confess our manifold 
sins and wickedness, and that we should 
not dissemble nor cloak 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 ; yet ought we 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 worthy praise, to hear his 
most holy word, and to ask those things 
which are requisite and necessary, as well 
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 : — 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

^ A General Confession, to be said by the whole 
Congregation, with the Minister, all kneeling. 

ALMRIIITY and most merciful Father; 
\\\' have erred and strayed from thy 
ways, like lost sheep. AVe have followed 
too much the devices and desires of our 
own hearts. AVe have offended against 
thy holy laws. "\Ve have left undone 
those things wliich we ought to have done; 
An<l we have done those things wliich we 
ought not to have done : And there is no 
health in us. But thou, Lord, have 
mercy upon us, miserable offenders. 
Spare thou those, God, who confess 
their faults. Restore thou those who are 
penitent; According to thy promises 
declared unto mankind, in Christ Jesus 
our Lord. And grant, O most merciful 
Father, for his sake ; That we may here- 
after live a godly, righteous, and sober 
life ; To the glory of thy holy Name. 
Amen. 

^ Tlie Minister, still knc(>ling, shall say the follow- 
ing Prayer. 

A LMIGIITY God, our heavenly Father, 
i\. who, of thy great mercy, hast ])ro- 
mised forgiveness of sins to all those who, 
with hearty repentance and true faith, 
turn unto thee ; have mercy upon us ; 
pardon and deliver us from all our sins ; 
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MOKNING PRAYER. 

confirm and streno;thon us in all goodness; 
and hv'incr u^ to everlasting life; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 

H The people shall answer here, and at the end of 
every prayer, Amen. 

^ Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer; 
the people repeating it with him, both here and 
■wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service. 

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hal- 
lowed he thy Xame. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy wall he done on earth. As it 
is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. ^ And forgive us our trespasses, As 
we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil; For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

1[ Then likewise he shall say, 

Lord, open thou our lips. 
Ansiver. And our mouth shall show 
forth thy praise. 

If Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say, 

Glory he to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost ; 

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is 
now, and ever shall be, world wi'thout end. 
Amen. 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

Minister. 1 'raise ye the Lord. 
Answer. The Lord's Xanie be praised. 

^ Then shall l)e said or sung the following 
Antheui, except on those days for Avhiih other 
Anthems are appointed. 

Venite^ JExultemus Domino. 

OCOME, let US sing niito the Lord, let 
n.^ heartily rejoice in the strenu-th ot 
our salvation. 

Let ns come before his presence with 
thanksg-iving, and show ourselves glad in 
him with psalms. 

For the Lord is a great God ; and a 
great King above all gods. 

Li his hand are all the corners of the 
earth ; and the strength of the hills is his 
also. 

The sea is his, and he made it ; and his 
hands prepared the dry land. 

come, let ns worship, and fall down ; 
and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

For he is the Lord our God; and we are 
the people of his pasture, and the sheep of 
his hand. 

O worehip the Lord in the beauty of 
holiness ; let the whole earth stand in awe 
of him. 

For he cometh, for he cometh to j iidge 
the earth ; and with righteousness to 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

indole the world, and the people with liis 
truth. 

^ Then shall follow a portion of the Psalter. After 
which may be said or sung, the Gloria Patri, or 
else the Gloria in Excelsis. 

Gloria Patri. 

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. 

1[ Or this. 

Gloria in Excelsis. 

GLORY be to God on high, and on 
earth peace, good will towards men. 
We praise tliee, we bless thee, we worship 
thee, we glorif)' thee, we give thanks to 
thee, for thy great glory, Lord God, 
heavenly King, God the Father Alniight3\ 

Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus 
Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son 
of the Father, that takest away the sins 
of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou 
that takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest 
away the sins of the world, receive our 
prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy 
upon us. 

For thou only art holy ; thou only art 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

the Lord ; thou only, O Clii-ist, witli the 
Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of 
God the Father. Amen. 

^ Then shall Ik; roinl the first Lesson, from the Old 
Testament. After which shall be said or sung 
the following Anthem. 

T[ Note, that before every Lesson, the Minister 
shall say, Here heginneth such a Chapier, or 
Verse of such a Chapter, cf such a Book: And 
after every Lesson, Here eiideth the first or the 
second Lesson. 

Te Deum Laiidamus. 

"We praise thee, God; we acknowl- 
edge thee to he the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship thee, the 
Father everlasting. 

To thee all Angela cry aloud ; the 
Heavens, and all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim con- 
tinually do cry, 

IToly, Holy, Holy, Lord God of 
Sahaoth. 

Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty 
of thy Glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles 
praise thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the l^rophets 
praise thee , 

The noble army of Martyrs praise thee. 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

Tlio holy Church throughout all the 
world (loth acknowledge thee ; 

The Father, of an infinite Majesty; 

Thine adorahle, true, and only Son ; 

Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. 

Thou art the everlasting Son of the 
Father. 

"SVlien thou tookest upon thee to deliver 
man, tliou didst humble thyself to be born 
of a Virgin. 

AVhen thou hadst overcome the sharp- 
ness of death, thou didst open the King- 
dom of Heaven to all believers. 

Thou sittest at the right hand of God, 
in the Glory of the Father. 

We believe that thou shalt come to be 
our Judge. 

AVe therefore pray thee, heljD thy ser- 
vants, whom thou hast redeemed Avith thy 
precious blood. 

ISIake them to be numbered with thy 
Saints, in glory everlasting. 

Lord, save thy people, and bless thine 
heritage. 

Govern them, and lift them up forever. 

Day by day "we magnify thee ; 

And we worship thy Xame ever, world 
without end. 

Vouchsafe, Lord, to keep us this day 
without sin. 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

Lord, have mercy upon us, liave 
mercy upon us. 

Lord, let thy mercy be upon us, as 
our trust is in thee. 

Lord, in thee have I trusted; let me 
never be confounded. 

iy Then shall be read the second Lesson, taken out 
of the New Testament. And after that the follow- 
ing Anthem. 

Jubilate Deo. Psalm c. 

OBE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; 
serve the Lord with gladness and come 
before his presence with a song. 

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God, it 
is he tiiat hath made us, and not we our- 
selves ; we are his people and the sheep of 
his pasture. 

O go your way into his gates with 
thanksgiving, and into his courts with 
praise ; he thankful unto him, and speak 
good of his Name. 

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is 
everlasting; and his truth endureth from 
generation to generation. 

T[ Or this. 

Benedictus. St. Luke i, 68. 

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel ; 
for he hath visited and redeemed his 
people ; 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

And hath raised up a mighty salvation 
for us in the house of his servant David ; 

As he spake by the mouth of his holy 
Prophets, which have been since the world 
began ; 

That we should be saved from our 
enemies, and from the hand of all that 
hate us. 

1[ Tlien shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by the 
Minister and the people, standing : And any 
churches may insert after the words, Was cm- 
djied, dead, and buried, the words, He descended 
into Hell, or the words, He went into the place 
of departed sjn'rits. 

T BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, 
1 Maker of Heaven and Earth ; 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our 
Lord ; Who was conceived by the Holy 
Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suiiered 
under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, 
and buried ; The third day he rose fi'om 
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. 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

1[ Or this. 

T BELIEVE in one (iod, tlie Father 
L Alinightv, Maker of Heaven and Earth, 
and of all thin_<:;s visil)le and invisible : 

And in one J^ord Jesus Christ, the only 
begotten iSon of God, begotten of his 
Father before all worlds; God of God, 
Light of Light, very God of very God, 
begotten, not made, being of one substance 
with tlie Father; by whom all things were 
made; who for us men, and for our salva^ 
tion, came down from Heaven, and was 
incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin 
Mary, and was made man, and was cruci- 
fied also for us under I'ontius 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 
tlie quick and the dead; "VVliose 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 worshi[)ed 
and glorified, "Who spake by the l*rophet3. 
And I believe one C'atholic and Apostolic 
Church ; I acknowledge one Baptism for 
the remission of sins ; And I look lor the 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

"Resurrection of tlie dead, And the Life of 
tlie Avorld to come. Amen. 

[Note. By " One Catholicand Apostolic Church " 
is signified " The blessed company of all faithful 
people;" and by "One Baptism for the remission 
of sins" the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.] 

If Then the Minister shall say, 

The Lord he with you. 
Answer. And with thy spirit. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

Lord show thy mercy upon us. 

Answer. And grant us thy sah'ation. 

3Ii)i/sfer. O God, make clean our hearts 
within us. 

Ansiver. And take not thy Holy Spirit 
from us. 

^ Then may follow the Collect for the day, except 
when the Communion Service is read ; and then 
the Collect for the day shall be omitted here. 

A Collect for Peace. 

OGOD, who art the author of peace and 
lover of concord, in knowledge of 
whom standeth our eternal life, whose 
ser\ace is perfect freedom ; Defend us thy 
humble servants in all assaults of our 
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MdUNI.Vi; I'RAVER. 

enemies ; that we, surely trustini:; in tin- 
defence, may not fear the power of any 
adversaries, through the might of Jesus 
Christ our Lord. A7ncn. 

A Collect for Grace. 

OLORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty 
and everlasting God, who hast safely 
brouglit us to the beginning of this day; 
Defend us in the same with thy mighty 
power; and grant that this day we fall 
into no sin, neither run into any kind of 
danger; but that all our doings, l>cing 
ordered by thy governance, may he right- 
eous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ 
our LoKD. Amen. 

A Prmjer for all in Civil Authority, which 

may be omitted when the Ldtany is 

used at Morning Service. 

0LOE.T), our heavenly Father, the high 
and niiglity Ruler of the universe, wlio 
dost from thy throne behold all the dwell- 
ers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech 
thee with thy favor to behold and bless 
thy servant the President of these United 
States, and all in authority, legislative, 
judicial, and executive: and so replenish 
them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, 
that they may always incline to thv will, 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

and walk in thy way: Endue them plente- 
onsly with heavenly gifts ; grant them in 
health and prosperity long to live ; and 
finally, after tins life, to attain everlasting 
joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

\_A Prrnjcr for Congress. To be used dur- 
ing the Session. 

MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech 
thee, as for the people of these United 
States in general, so especially for their 
Senate and Representatives in Congress 
assembled : that thou wouldest be pleased 
to direct and prosper all their consultations 
to the advancement of thy Glory, the good 
of thy Church, the safety, honor, and 
welfare of thy people; that all things may 
be so ordered and settled by their en- 
deavors, upon the best and surest founda- 
tions, that peace and happiness, truth and 
justice, religion and piety may be estab- 
lished among us for all generations. These 
and all other necessaries for them, for us, 
and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in 
the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ 
our most blessed Lord and Saviour. 
Ameji.'] 



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MOKMNG P1'.:VYEK. 



f ThoLITAXY, or Gr.xERAL Supplication, which 
may be used at Morning Service, and at other 
times, as the Minister shall think fit. 

OGOD tlie Fatlicr, of heaven ; have 
mercy upon us miserable sinners. 

God the Father, of hcavm ; JiCive mercy 
upon ns mifierahle sinners. 

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; 
have mercy upon us miserable sinners. 

God the Son, Redeemer of the world; 
have mercy iqxm vs iiiiserable sinners. 

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from 
the Father and the k>on; have mercy upon 
us miserable sinners. 

God the Holy Ghost, j)'>^oceeding from, 
the Father and the Son ; have mercy vpon us 
miserahle sinners. 

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, 
three Persons and one God ; have mercy 
upon us miserable sinners. 

holy, blessed, and glorious TVinity, three 
Persons and one God; have mercy upon us 
miserable sinners. 

Remember not. Lord, our offences, nor 

the offences of our forefathers ; neither 

take thou vengeance of our sins : spare 

us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

thou hast redeemed with thy most pre- 
cious blood, aud he not angry with us 
forever. 
Spare us good Lord. 

From all evil and mischief; fi-om sin ; 
from the crafts and assaults of the devil ; 
from thy wrath, and from everlasting dam- 
nation, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From all blindness of heart; from 
pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from 
envy, hatred, and maUce, and all iincharit- 
ableness, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From all inordinate and sinful affections ; 
and from all the deceits of the world, the 
flesh, and the devil, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
From lightning and tempest; from 
plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle 
and murder, and from sudden death, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and 
rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, 
and schism ; from hardness of heart, and 
contempt of thy word and commandment, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
^ By the mystery of thy holy Incarna- 
tion ; by thy holy i^ativity and Circumci- 
sion; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temp- 
tation, 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

Good Lord, ddirer us. 

By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; 
b}' thy Cross and Passion; Ijy thy pre- 
cious Death and Burial ; hy tliy glorious 
Resurrection and Ascension; and by the 
coming of the Holy Ghost, 

Good Lord, deliver vs. 

In all time of our tribulation; in all time 
of our prosperity ; in the hour of death, 
and in the day of judgment, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, 
Lord God; and that it may please thee 
to rule and govern thy holy Clmrch uni- 
versal in the right way ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to bless and 
preserve all Christian Rulers and Magis- 
trates ; gi^nng them grace to execute jus- 
tice, and to maintain truth ; 

ire beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to illuminate 
all Ministers of the Gospel with true knowl- 
edge and understanding of thy AVord ; and 
that both by their preaching and living 
they may set it forth, and show it accord- 
ingly ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to send forth 
laborers into thy liarvest; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

That it may please thee to bless and 
keep all thy people ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give to all 
nations unity, peace, and concord; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lor-d. 

That it may please thee to give us a 
heart to love and fear thee, and diligently 
to live after thy commandments ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give to all 
thy people increase of grace, to bear 
meekly thy word, and to receive it vnih 
pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits 
of the Spirit; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to bring into 
the way of truth all such as have erred, 
and are deceived ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to strengthen 
such as do stand, and to comfort and help 
the weak-hearted, and to raise up those 
who fall, and finally to beat do^^Ti Satan 
under our feet ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to succor, help, 
and comfort all who are in danger, neces- 
sity, and tribulation ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to preserve all 
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MORNING PRAYER, 

who travel hy land or l)y water, all wo- 
men in the perils of eliild-birtli, all siek 
persons, and yonnii: eluldren,and to show 
tliy pity upon all j>risoners and captives; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to defend, and 
provide for, the fatherless children, and 
widows, and all who are desolate and op- 
pressed; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to have mercy 
upon all men ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to forgive our 
enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and 
to turn their hearts ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give and pre- 
serve to our use the kindly fruits of the 
earth, so that in due time we may enjoy 
them ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give us true 
repentance, to forgive us all our sins, 
negligences, and ignorances, and to endue 
us with the grace of thy Iloly Spirit, to 
amend our lives according to thy holy 
word ; 
. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. 

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear u£. 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

O Lamb of God, who takest away the 
sins ot" the world ; 

Grant us thj peace. 

O Lamb of God, who takest away the 
sins of the world ; 

Have mercy upon us. 

If The Minister may, at his discretion, begin the 
Litany here, or omit all that follows, to the 
Prayer, " We humbly beseech thee, Father," 
etc. 

[0 Christ, hear us. 
Christ, hear us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, hare mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy iqx>n us. 

f Then shall the Minister, and the people with him, 
say the Lord's Prayer, if it has not previously been 
said. 

OLTH Father, who arc in Heaven, Hal- 
lowed be thy Kame ; Thy kingdom 
come; Thy will be done on earth, as it 
is in heaven ; Give us this day our daily 
bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we 
forgive those who trespass against u^^ : 
And lead us not into temptation ; but de- 
liver us from Q\\\. Amen. 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

Minister. Lord, deal not with 113 ac- 
cording to our sins. 

Answer. Neither reward us according 
to our iniquities. 

GOD, merciful Father, who dcspisest 
not the sighing of a contrite heart, 
nor the desire of such as are sorrowful ; 
mercifully assist our prayers which we 
make before thee in all our troubles and 
adversities, whensoever they o[»prcss us ; 
and graciously hear us, that those e\'ils 
which the craft and subtilty of the devil 
or man worketh against us may, by thy 
good providence, be brought to nought; 
that we, thy servants, being hurt by no 
persecutions, may evermore give thanks 
unto thee in thy holy Church, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Lord, arise, help as, and deliver us, for 
tlvj name's sake. 

OGOD, we have heard with our ears, 
and our fathers have declared unto us, 
the noble works that thou didst in their 
days, and in the old time before them. 

Lord, arise, help us, and deliver as, for 
thine honor. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost; 

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is 
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MORNING PRAYER. 

now, and ever shall be, world without end. 
Amen. 

From our enemies defend us, Christ. 

GraciousJ)/ look upon our afflictmis. 

"With pity behold the sorrows of our 
hearts. 

Mercifully forgive the sins of thj people. 

Favorably with mercy hear our prayers. 

Son of David, have mercy upon us. 

Both now and ever, vouchsafe to hear 
us, O Christ. 

Grraciously hear us, Christ; graciously 
hear us, Lord Omst. 

3Iinister. O Lord, let thy mercy be 
showed upon us : 

Answer. As we do put our trust in 
thee. 



WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, 
mercifully to look upon our infirmi- 
ties ; and, for the glory of thy name, turn 
from us all those evils that we most justly 
have deserved ; and grant that, in all our 
troubles, we may put our whole trust and 
confidence in thy mercy ; and evermore 
serve thee in holiness and pureness of 
living, to thy honor and glory, through 
our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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MURXIXG PRAYER. 

A General Tluuiksf/ivhu/, to he said by the 
People, with the Minister. 

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, 
we, tliiiie unwortliy servants, do give 
thee iiio.st humble and hearty thankt^ for 
all thy goodness and loving kindness to 
us, and to all men. We bless thee for our 
creation, ])reservation, and all the bless- 
ings of this life; but above all, for thine 
inestimable love in the rodem})tion of the 
world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the 
means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 
And, we beseech thee, give us that due 
sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts 
may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we 
may show forth thy jiraise, not only with 
our lips, but in our lives ; by giving u}) 
ourselves to thy service, and by walking 
before thee in holiness and righteousness 
all our days; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, to whoin, with thee and the iroly 
Ghost, be all honor and glory, world with- 
out end. Amen. 

Tf Here may be used any of the occasional prayers, 
or extemporaneous prayer. 

A General Supplication. 

A LMIGHTY God, who hast given us 

xX grace at this time with one accord to 

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MORNING PRAYER. 

make our common supplications unto thee ; 
and dost promise that when two or three 
are gathered together in thy Name thou 
wilt grant their requests ; Fulfill now, O 
LoRD^ the desires and petitions of thy sei-- 
vants, as may he most expedient for them : 
granting us in this world knowledge of 
thy truth, and in the world to come life 
everlasting. Amen. 

2 Cor. xiii, 14. 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and 
the love of God, and the fellowship of 
the Holy Ghost, be ^^ath us all evermore. 
Amen. 

Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer. 



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THE ORDER FOE, 

EVENING PRAYER 



T[ The Minister shall begin the Evening Prayer 
by reading one or more of the foUuAving Sen- 
tences. 

THE Lord is in his holy temple ; let all 
the earth keep silence before him. 
Hah. ii, 20. 

From the rising of the sun even nnto 
the going clown of the same, my Name 
shall be great among the Gentiles; and 
in every place incense shall be offered 
unto my Name, and a pure offering: for 
my Name shall be great among the 
heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mai. i, 
IL 

God is a Spirit : and they that worship 
him must worship him in spirit and in 
truth. St. John iv, 24. 

Let the Avords of my mouth, and tlie 
meditation of my heart, be acceptable in 
thy sight, Lord, my strength and my 
Redeemer. Psalm xix, 14. 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

AYlion the wicked man tnrnetli away 
from his wickedness that he hath com- 
mitted, and doeth that which is laAvful 
and right, he shall save his soul alive. 
Ezck. xviii, 27. 

I acknowled2:e my transgressions; and 
ni}' sin is ever before me. Psalm li, 3. 

Hide thy face from my sins; and blot 
out all mine iniquities. Psalm li, 9. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken 
spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O 
God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li, 17. 

Rend your heart, and not your gar- 
ments, and turn unto the Lord your God; 
for he is gracious and merciful, slow to 
anger, and of great kindness, and repent- 
eth him of the evil. Joel ii, 13. 

To the Lord our God belong mercies 
and forgivenesses, though we have 
rebelled against him; neither have we 
obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, 
to walk in his laws which he set before 
us. Dan. ix, 9, 10. 

Lord, correct me, but with judgment; 
not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to 
nothing. Jer. x, 24; Psalm vi, 1. 

Repent ye ; for the kingdom of heaven 
is at hand. St. Matt, iii, 2. 

1 will arise, and go to my father, and 
will say unto him. Father, I have sinned 
against heaven, and before thee, and am 

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EVENING PRAYER. 

no more worthy to be called tliv son. 
St Luke XV, 18, 19. 

Enter not into judgment with thy ser- 
vant; for in thy siii^ht shall no man livini; 
be justified. Psulni exliii, 2. 

If we say tliat we have no sin, we 
deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in 
us; but if we confess our sins, God is 
faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 
and to cleanse us from all unrighteous- 
ness. 1 John i, 8, 9. 

T[ Then the Minister shall say, 

DEARLY beloved brethren, the scrip- 
ture moveth us in sundry places, to 
acknowledge and confess our manifold 
sins and wickedness, and that we should 
not dissemble nor cloak 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; yet ought we chiefly so to 
do, when we asseml)le and meet together, 
to render thanks for the great benefits 
that we have received at his hands, to set 
forth his most worthy praise, to hear his 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

most holy word, and to ask thofio. tilings 
which are requisite and necessary, as well 
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: — 

^ A General Confession, to be said by the whole 
Congregation, with the Minister, all kneeling. 

A LMIGIITY and most merciful Father; 
ijL We have erred and strayed from thy 
ways, like lost sheep. We have followed 
too much the devices and desires of our 
own hearts. We have ofiended against 
thy holy laws. We have left undone 
those things which we ought to have 
done; And we have done those things 
which we ought not to have done : And 
there is no health in us. But thou, 
Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable 
offenders. Spare thou those, God, who 
confess their faults. Restore thou those 
who are penitent; According to thy pro- 
mises declared unto mankind, in Christ 
Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most 
merciful Father, for his sake; That we 
may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and 
sober life ; To the glory of thy holy Xame. 
Amen. 

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EVENING PRAYER. 

f The Minister, still kneeling, shall say the follow- 
ing prayer for forgiveness. 

A ALMTOTTTY God, tlie Father of onr 
\J Lord Jesus C'lirist, who (U'sirost not 
the death of a sinner, but rather tliat he 
may turn from his wickedness and live, 
pardon and accept, we beseecli thee, all 
those wlio truly repent and unfei^niedly 
believe thy holy Gospel. Grant us true 
repentance and tliy Iloly Spirit, that those 
things may please thee which we do at 
this present ; and that the rest of our life 
hereafter may be pure and holy; so that 
at the last we may come to thy eternal 
joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

1[ The people shall answer here, and at the end of 
every Prayer, Amen. 

^ Then the Minister sliall say the Lord's Prayer, 
the People repeating it with him, both here, and 
wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service. 

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal- 
lowed be tliy Name; Thy kingdom 
come; Thy will be done on earth, as it 
is in heaven; Give us this day our daily 
bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive those who trespass against us; 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil: For thine is the 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

kingdom, and the power, and tlie glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

% Then likewise he shall say, 

O Lord, open thou our lips; 
Ansirer. And our mouth sliall show 
forth thy praise. 

^ Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say, 

Glory he to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost; 

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is 
now, and ever shall be, world without end. 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 

Answer. The Lord's name be praised. 

^ Then shall follow a portion of the Psalter. After 
which may be said or sung the Gloria Pairi, or 
else the Gloria in Excelsis. 

Gloria Patri. 

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, 

H Or this. 

Gloria in Excelsis. 

GLORY be to God on high, and on 
earth peace, good will towards men. 
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship 
thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

thee, for tliy fjreat 2:lf>rv, Lord CTod, 
lietivonly Kin<r, God the Father Ahnii^^hty. 

O Lord, the only bejo^ottcn Son, Jesus 
Christ; O Lord God, Lanil) of God, Son 
of the Father, that takest away the sins 
of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou 
that takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest 
away the sins of the world, receive our 
prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy 
upon us. 

For thou only art holy; thou only art 
the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the 
Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory 
of God the Father. Amen. 

^ Then shall be roud tlie first Lesson from the Old 
Testament. After which shall bo said or sung 
the following Anthem. 

^ Note, That before every Lesson, the Minister 
shall say, Here heginneth such a Chapter^ or 
Verse of such a Chapter, of such a Book : And 
after every Lesson, Here endcth the frst or 
the second Lesson. 

Cantate Domino. Psalm xcviii. 

OSIXG unto the Lord a new song; for 
he liath done marvelous things. 
With his own right hand, and with his 
holy arm, liath he gotten himself the 
\'ictory. 

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EVENING PRAYER. 

Tlie Lord declared his salvation ; his 
righteousness hath he openly showed in 
the sight of the heathen. 

He hath rememhered his mercy and 
truth toward the house of Israel; and all 
the ends of the world have seen the sal- 
vation of our God. 

Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, 
all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give 
thanks. 

Praise the Lord upon the harp; sing 
to the harp -with a psalm of thanksgiv- 
ing. 

With trumpets also and shawms, O 
show yourselves joyful before the Lord, 
the King. 

Let the sea make a noise, and all that 
therein is; the round world, and they 
that dwell therein. 

Let the floods clap their hands, and let 
the hills he joyful together before the 
Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth. 

"With righteousness shall he judge the 
world, and the people with equity. 

f Or this. 
Bonum est conjiteri. Psalm xcii. 
T is a good thing to give thanks unto 



I 



the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy 
Name, Most Highest; 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

To tell of tliy loviiig-kiiulness early in 
the morning, and of thy trutli in tlie 
night season ; 

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and 
upon the lute; u])on a loud instrument, 
and upon the harp. 

For thou, LoBD, hast made me glad 
through thy works; and I will rejoice in 
giving praise for the operations of thy 
hands. 

f Then shall be read the second Lesson, taken out 
of the New Tcstamont. 

T[ And after that, shall he sung or said this 
Anthem. 

Deus misereatur. Psalm Ixvii. 

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us, 
and show us the light of his counte- 
nance, and be merciful unto us; 

That thy way may be known upon 
earth, thy saving health among all 
nations. 

Let the people praise thee, God; yea, 
let all the people praise thee. 

O let the nations rejoice and be glad ; 
for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, 
and govern the nations upon earth. 

Let the people praise thee, God ; yea, 
let all the people praise thee. 

Then shall the earth bring forth her 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

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. 

U Or this. 

£enedic, anima mea. Psalm ciii. 

PRAISE the Lord, O my soul, and all 
that is within me, praise his holy 
Name. 

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget 
not all his benefits : 

Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth 
all thine infirmities; 

Who saveth thy life from destruction, 
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving- 
kindness. 

praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, 
ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfill 
his commandment, and hearken unto the 
voice of his word. 

praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye 
servants of his that do his pleasure. 

speak good of the Lord, all ye works 
of his, in all places of his dominion: praise 
thou the Lord, my soul. 



^ Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by the 
Minister and the People, standing : And any 
churches may insert after the words, Was cru- 

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EVENING PRAYER. 

cified, dead, and hurled, the words, lie descended 
into IMl, or the words, He went into the place of 
departed spirits. 

T BELIEVE in God the Father Al- 
1 inightj, Maker of heaven and earth : 

And in Jesus Christ liis only Son, our 
Lord ; Wlio was conceived by the Holy 
Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered 
under Pontius Pilate, was cruciticd, dead, 
and buried; The third day he rose 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 fiuick 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. 

^f Or this, 

T BELTFAT: in one God, the Father 
1 Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, 
and of all things visible and invisible : 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only 
l)egotten Son of God, begotten of his 
Father before all worlds; God of God, 
Liglit 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 salvar 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

tion, eame down from Heaven, and Avap 
inearnate hy the IIolv Ghost of the Vi ruin 
Mary, and was made man, and was eruci- 
fied also for us under Pontius Pilate. He 
sufi'ered and was buried, and the third day 
he rose again, accordijiij 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; AVliose kingdom 
shall have no end. 

And I believe in the Holv Ghost, the 
Lord and Giver of Life, ^Y]lo pnx-eedeth 
from the Father and the Son, Who with 
the Father and the Son together is wor- 
shiped and glorified, W]\o spake bv 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. 

[Note. By "One Catholic and Apostolic Church'" 
is signified " The blessed company of all faithful 
people;" and by ''One Baptism for the remission 
of sins"' the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.] 
U Then the Minister shall say, 

The Lord be with you. 
Answer. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 
Lord, show thv mercv upon us. 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

Answer. And grant us thy salvation. 

Minister. God, make clean our hearts 
within us; 

Answer. And take not thy Holy Spirit 
from us. 

A Collect for Peace. 

OGOD, from whom all holy desires, all 
good counsels, and all just works do 
proceed; give unto thy servants that 
peace which the world cannot give: that 
our hearts may be set to ol>oy thy com- 
mandments, and also that by thee, we, 
being defended from the fear of our 
enemies, may pass our time in rest and 
quietness; through the merits of Jesus 
Christ our Saviour. Amen. 

A Collect for Aid against Perils. 

OLORD, our heavenly Father, by whose 
Almiglity power we have been pre- 
served this day; by thy great mercy 
defend us from all perils and dangers of 
this night, for the love of thy only Son, 
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

A Prayer for all in Civil A nthorify. 

OLORD, our heavenly Father, the 
high and mighty Ruler of the uni- 
verse, who dost from thy throne behold 
all the dwellers upon earth : most heartily 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

we beseech thee, with thy favor to hehokl 
and bless tliy servant the President of these 
United States, and all in authority, legisla- 
tive, judicial, and executive ; and so replen- 
ish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, 
that they may always incline to thy will, 
and walk in thy way: Endue them plen- 
teously with heavenly gifts ; grant them 
in health and prosperity long to live ; and 
finally, after this life, to attain everlasting 
joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our 
LoED. Amen. 

A Prrnjer for Ministers and People. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, fi'om 
whom Cometh every good and perfect 
gift, send down upon all Bishops and other 
Ministers, and upon the Congregations 
committed to their charge, the healthful 
spirit of thy grace; and, that they may 
truly please thee, pour upon them the con- 
tinual dew of thy blessing : Grant this, O 
Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and 
Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

A Prayer for all Conditions of 3Ien. 

OGOD, the Creator and Preserver of 
all mankind, we humbly beseech thee 
for all sorts and conditions of men, that 
thou wouldest be pleased to make thy 
ways known unto them, thy saving health 
unto all nations. More especially we 
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EVENINU PRAYKR. 

prnv for tliy holy Clmreli universal; that 
it may be 80 guided and governed by thy 
good Spirit, tliat all who ]>rofess and call 
themselves Christians may be led into 
tlie way of truth, and hold the faith in 
unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and 
in righteousness of life. Finally, we 
commend to thy Fatherly goodness all 
those who are any ways afflicted or dis- 
tressed, in mind, body, or estate; that it 
may please thee to comfort and relieve 
them, aeeording to their several necessi- 
ties; giving them patience under their 
sufferings, and a happy issue out of all 
their afflictions : And this we beg for 
Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. 

A Gnierol Thanksqiving, to he said hif the 
Pill pic, ir>th the Minister. 

K LMIGIITY God, Father of all mercies, 
xx we, thine unworthy servants, do give 
thee most humble and hearty thanks for 
all thy goodness and loving kindness to 
us, and to all men. We bless thee for 
our creation, preservation, and all the 
blessings of this life; l)ut, above all, for 
thine inestimable love in the redemption 
of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 
for the means of grace, and for the hope 
of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us 
that due sense of all thv mercies, that our 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

heart;? may be mifeignedly thankful, and 
that we may show forth thy praise, not 
only with our lips, but in our lives; by 
giving up ourselves to thy service, and by 
walking before thee in holiness and right- 
eousness all our days; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, 
world without end. Amen. 
^ Here may be used any of the occasional prayers, 
or extemporaneous prayer. 

A General Supplication. 

AL^IIGHTY God, who hast given us 
grace at this time with one accord to 
make our common supplications unto 
thee; and dost promise that when two or 
three are gatherud together in thy Xame, 
thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfill 
now, Lord, the desires and petitions of 
thy servants, as may be most expedient 
for them; granting us in this world 
knowledge of thy truth, and in the world 
to come life everlasting. Amen. 

2 Cor. xiii, 14. 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the love of God, and the fellow- 
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all 
evermore. Amen. 

Here endeth the order of Evening Prayer. 

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AN ORDER OF 

EVENING PRAYER, 

WHICH MAY BE USED INSTEAD OF THE 
PRECEDING. 

^ The Evening Prayer shall be opened by the sing- 
ing of a Hymn or Anthem. 
^ The Minister shall then say, 

Let us pray : 

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Answer. Christ, have mercy upon us. 

f A General Confession, to be made by the whole 
congregation, with the minister, all kneeling. 

MOST merciful God, who art of purer 
eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast 
promised forsj;iveness to all those wlio con- 
fess and forsake their sins, we come before 
thee in an humble sense of our own un- 
worthiness, acknowledging our manifold 
transgressions of thy righteous laws. But, 
O gracious Father, who desirest not the 
death of a sinner, look upon us, we be- 
seech thee, in mercy, and forgive us all 
our transgressions. Make us deeply sensi- 
ble of the great evil of them, and work in 
us an hearty contrition, that we may 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

ohtain forgiveness at thy liaiuls, who art 
ever ready to receive liuinble and penitent 
sinners, for the sake of thy Son Jesus 
Christ, our only Saviour and Kedeemer. 
Amen. 

iy Then shall follow the Lord's Prayer. 

OUR Father, who art in heaven. Hal- 
lowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth as it is 
in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation ; but de- 
liver us from evil : for thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

^ Then shall the Minister say, 

O Lord open thou our lips. 
Ansiver. And our mouth shall show 
forth thy praise. 

f Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say, 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost. 

Ansiver. As it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, world without 
end. Amen. 

Minister. Praise ye the Loed. 

Answer. The Lord's Name be praised. 
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EVEXINd PRAYER. 

*1 Then shall follow a portion of the Psalter, after 
which shall be said or sung the Gloria Patri, or 
else the Gloria in Excelsis. 

Gloria Patri. 

Glorjbe to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost; 

As it was in the beo^inninij:;, is now, and 
ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

H Or this, 
Gloria in Excelsis. 

GLORY be to God on hi.<?h, and on earth 
peace, good will towards men. AVe 
praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, 
we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee, 
for thy great glory, Lord God, heavenly 
King, God the Father Almighty. 

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus 
Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son 
of the Father, that takest away the sins 
of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou 
that takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest 
away the sins of the world, receive our 
prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy upon 

U8. 

For thou only art holy ; thou only art 
the Lord; thou only, Christ, with the 
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EVENINa PRAYER. 

Holy Ghost, art most liigh in tlio glory of 
Goft the Father. Amen. 

f Then shall be read the first Lesson, from the Old 
Testament. After which shall be said or sunji 
an Anthem or Hymn. 

f Then shall be read the second Lesson, taken out 
of the New Testament. After which shall be 
said or sung an Anthem or Hymn. 

1[ Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by the 
Minister and the people, standing: And any 
churches may insert after the words. Was cru- 
cified, dead, and buried, tlie words, He descended 
into Hell J or the words, Ha icent info the2}^neeof 
departed spirits. 

T BELTE^T: in God the Father Almighty, 
1 Maker of heaven and earth : 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our 
Lord ; Who was conceived hy the Holy 
Ghost, horn of the Virgin Mary, Suffered 
under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, 
and buried ; The third day he rose 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 rjuick 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. 
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EVENIXC. PRAYER. 
1[ And lifter that, the Minister sliall say, 

The Lord be with you ; 

Anfinrr. And AAnth tliy Sjiirit. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; 

Ansv:er. And grant us thy salvation. 

3Iiiiister. O God, make clean our hearts 
within US. 

Ansircr. And take not thy Holy Spirit 
from us. 

^ Then shall the Minister say the Collects and 
Prayers following, in whole or in part, or others, 
at his discretion. 

A Collect for Peace. 

OGOD, from whom all holy desires, all 
good counsels, and all just works do 
proceed ; give unto thy servants that 
peace which the world cannot give ; that 
our hearts may be set to obey thy com- 
mandments, and also that by thee, we, 
being defended fi'om the fear of our 
enemies, may pass our time in rest and 
quietness; through the merits of Jesus 
Christ our Saviour. Amen. 

A Collect for Divine Light and Protection. 

LIGHTEN" our darkness, we beseech 
thee, heavenly Father, and by thy 

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EVENING PRAYER. 

great mercy defend us from all perils and 
dangers, for the love of thy only Son, our 
Saviour, Jesus Christ. Ame7i. 

A Prayer for Future Proteetion . 

A LMIGIITY God, by whose will we 
xJL were created, by whose providence we 
have been sustained, and by whose mercy 
we have been called to the knowledge of 
eternal life, vouchsafe unto us evermore 
thy preserving and protecting grace. Unto 
thee, the support of our infancy, the help 
of our youth, and the guide of our advanc- 
ing years, do we commit our lives for the 
time to come. In all our ways we ac- 
knowledge thee; and wilt thou direct our 
paths. In our prosperity give us grace to 
use with moderation our several enjoy- 
ments, and a compassionate spirit for the 
wants of others. Save us from those 
temptations which might occasion our fall, 
and in our adversity impart unto us 
patience and strengtli. These l)lessings 
we ask in the name of our only Saviour, 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 

A Prayer for the Impenitent. 

A :SIERCIFUL God, who wouldest not 
^J the death of a sinner, but rather that 
he should be converted and live, and hast 
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EVENING PRAYER. 

revealed Tliy^;elf as itardonins; ini([nity 
tlirougli Thine only iSon : AVe beseech 
Tliee to have mercy upon the impenitent 
and unbelieving, especially upon such as 
may be here present. Awaken in them 
by Thy Holy S[»irit, a deep sense of their 
sintulness and peril. Take from them all 
ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt 
of Thy word. Make them to know and 
feel that there is none other name under 
heaven given among men whereby they 
must be saved, but only the name of the 
XiORD Jesus Christ. And so fetch them 
home and number them among Thy chil- 
dren, that they may be Thine forever; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who 
liveth and reigneth with Thee and the 
Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. 
Amen. 



A Prayer for 3Imisters and People. 
™ OST Gracious God, the Giver of all 



good and perfect gifts, give thy grace, 
we beseech thee, to all the >[inisters of 
thy word, and so replenish them with the 
truth of thy doctrine, and endue them 
with innocency of life, that they may 
faithfully serve before thee, to the glory 
of thy great name and to the benefit of thy 
holy Cliurch. And to all thy people give 
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EVENING I'KAYER. 

thy heavenly grace, that witli meek heart 
and due reverence they may hear and re- 
ceive thy holy word, truly serving thee in 
lioliness and righteousness all the days of 
their life ; through Jesus Christ, our only 
Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. 

A Prayer for Christian Faith. 

k LMIGIITY God and heavenly Father, 
l\. Open thou our eyes that we may see 
ourselves to be sinners in thy sight, par- 
takers of a fallen nature, and actual 
transgressors against thee. Enable us to 
realize our continual need, both of thy par- 
doning merc}^ and of thy quickening 
grace, and to receive Jesus Christ as 
the only Saviour of our souls. May we 
trust in his - atonement, and rely on his 
intercession, as our only hope. Rejoicing 
in thy free salvation, and renouncing our 
own righteousness, may we walk in the 
way of thy commandments, serving thee 
faithfully, and striving against every sin ; 
through the grace that is in Christ Jesus 
our Lord. Amen. 

Prayer for the Holy Spirit. 

OGOD, Holy Ghost, sanctifier of the 
faithful, visit, we pray thee, this con- 
gregation with thy love and favor ; 
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EVENIN(; PRAYER. 

oiiliijhton their minds more and more witli 
tlir li<j;lit ot" the evcrlastiiiij (lospel ; G:i'aft 
ill their licarts a love t>t" tlie truth ; increase 
ill tlieni ti'ue reHgioii; nourisli them with 
all goodness; and of thy great mercy keep 
tliem in the same, O blessed Spirit, whom 
with the Father and the Son together we 
worship and glorify as one God, world 
without end. Amen. 

A Gcneird Supplication. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised 
to hear the petition of those who ask 
in thy Son's Name: We beseech thee mer- 
cifully to incline thine ears unto us, who 
have now made our praj'ers and supplica- 
tions unto thee; and grant, that those 
things wliicli we have faithfully asked 
according to thy will, may effectually be 
obtained, to the relief of our necessity, 
and to the setting forth of thy glory; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ainen. 

2 Cor. xiii, 14. 

ri'^TTE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
J and the love of God, and the fellowship 
of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.* 
Amen. 

Hero oiidoth the Alternate Order of Evening Prayer. 
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PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS 

UPOX SEVERAL OCCASIONS. 

FOR USE BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF 
MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE. 



FHA FEItS. 

For Rain. 

OGOD, heavenly Father, who by thy 
Son Jesus Christ, hast promised to all 
those who seek thy kingdom and the 
rio-hteousness thereof, all thino;s necessarv 
to their bodily sustenance; Send us, we 
beseech thee, in this our necessity, such 
moderate rain and showers, that we may 
receive the fruits of the earth to our com- 
fort, and to thy honor; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Fair Weather. 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, 
we humbly beseech thee, of thy great 
goodness, to restrain those immoderate 
rains, wherewith, for our sius, thou hast 
afflicted us ; And we pray thee to send us 
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PRAYERS. 

such soasonal)le weatlior, that the earth 
iiiuy, ill <hie time, yiehl her increase, for 
our use and henetit; and <i;ive us o-race, 
that we may learn, by thy punislmients, 
to amend our lives, and for tliy clemency 
t o gi ve thee th an k s a n d prai s e ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lorl». Amen. 

In Time of Dearth and Famine. 

OGOD, heavenly Father, whose gift it 
is that the rain doth fall, and the earth 
bring forth her increase ; Behold, we be- 
seech thee, the afflictions of thy people ; 
increase the fruits of the earth by thy 
heavenly benediction ; and grant that the 
scarcity and dearth, which we now most 
justly suiier for our sins, may, through 
thy goodness, be mercifully turned into 
})lenty; for the love of Jesus Christ our 
Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, be all honor and glory, now and 
forever. Amen. 

For a Sick Person. 

FATHER of mercies, and God of all 
comfort, our only help in time ol" need; 
look down from heaven, we humbly be- 
seech thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy 
sick servant^ for whom our prayers are 
desired. Look upon him with the eyes of 
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PRAYERS. 

thy mercy ; comfort him \\\\h. a sense of 
thy goodness; preserve him from the 
temptations of the enemy ; give him 
patience under his affliction ; and, in thy 
good time, restore him to health, and en- 
able him to lead the residue of ^/5 life in 
thy fear, and to thy glory. Or else give 
him grace so to take thy \^sitation, that, 
after this painful life is ended, he may dwell 
with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For a Sick Child. 

4 LMIGIITY God, and merciful Father, 
i\. to whom alone belong the issues of 
life and death ; look down from heaven, 
we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of 
mercy, upon the sick child for whom our 
pnwers are desired. Deliver him, 
Lord, in thy good appointed time, from 
his bodily pain, and visit him with thy 
salvation ; that if it should be thy good 
pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, 
he may live to thee, and be an instrument 
of thy glory, by serving thee faitlifully, 
and doing good in his generation. Or else 
receive hiin into those heavenly habita- 
tions, where the souls of those who sleep 
in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest 
and felicity. Grant this, Lord, for the 
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PRAYERS. 

love of thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, 
AmeJi. 

In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality. 

ALMIGHTY God, tlic Lord of life 
and death, of sicloiess and health; re- 
gard oursu})plications, we hunihly beseech 
thee, and as thou hast thought tit to visit 
us for our sins with great sickness and 
mortality, in the midst of thy judgment, O 
Lord, remember mercy. Have pity u}>on 
us miserable sinners, and withdraw from 
us the grievous sickness with which we are 
afflicted. May this thy fatherly correction 
have its due influence upon us, by lead- 
ing us to consider how frail and uncertain 
our life is; that we may apply our hearts 
unto that heavenly wisdom, which in the 
end w^ill bring us to everlasting life; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For a Person under Affliction. 

MERCIFUL God, and heavenly 
Father, who hast taught us, in thy 
holy Word, that thou dost not willingly 
afflict or grieve the children of men ; Look 
with pity, we beseech thee, upon the 
sorrows of thy servant, for whom our 
prayers are desired. In thy wisdom thou 
hast seen fit to visit him with trouble, and 
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PRAYERS. 

to bring distress upon him. Remember 
him., Lord, in mercy; sanctity thy 
tiitlierly correction to him; endue A /s soul 
with patience under his atiliction, and 
with resignation to thy blessed will ; com- 
fort him. with a sense of thy goodness; lift 
up thy countenance upon him, and give 
him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

For a Person, or Persons, Going to Sea. 

ETERNAL God, who alone spreadest 
out the heavens, and rulest the raging 
of the sea ; we commend to thy Almighty 
protection, thy servant, for whose preser- 
vation on the great deep our prayers are 
desired. Guard hi77i, we beseech thee, 
from the dangers of the sea, from sick- 
ness, from the violence of enemies, and 
from every evil to which he may be ex- 
posed. Conduct hi?n in safety to the haven 
where he would be, with a grateful sense 
of thy mercies; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. A7ncn. 

For a Person, or Persons, Travelling by 
Land. 

OGOD, the Protector of all who trust 
in thee, we commend to thy Fatherly 
care, thy servant for whose protection 
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PRAYERS. 

from tlio dangers of travel our prayers are 
desired. Wherever Jie may go, let thy 
])resen('e be with him. Keep hhn from 
sickness, from accident, and from violence. 
Let his conversation be always as be- 
cometh the Gospel of Christ, and bring 
him in safety to the place where Jlc would 
be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies; 
through Jesus CUirist our Lord. Amen. 

For Prisoners. 

OGOD, who sparest when we deserve 
punishment, and in thy wrath remem- 
berest mercy-; we humbly beseech thee, 
of thy goodness to comfort and succor all 
those who are under reproach and misery 
in the house of bondage; correct them 
not in thine anger, neither chasten them 
in thy sore displeasure. Give them a 
right understanding of themselves, and of 
thy threats and promises; that they may 
neither cast away their confidence in thee, 
nor place it anywhere but in thee. Re- 
lieve the distressed, ]>rotect the innocent, 
and awaken the guilty: and forasmuch 
as thou alone bringest light out of dark- 
ness, and good out of evil, grant that the 
pains and punishments which these thy 
servants endure, through their bodily 
confinement, may tend to setting free 
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PRAYERS. 

their souls from tlic chains of sin; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

After Condemnation. 

OMOST gracious and merciful God, we 
earnestly beseech thee- to have pit}^ 
and compassion upon those j^ersons recom- 
mended to our prayers, who now lie under 
the sentence of the law, and are a[»i)()intod 
to die. Visit them, O Lord, with thy 
mercy and salvation ; convince them of 
the miserable condition they are in, by 
their sins and wickedness; and let thy 
powerful grace produce in them such a 
godly sorrow, and sincere repentance, as 
thou wilt be pleased to accept. Give them 
a strong and lively faith in thy Son, our 
lilessed Saviour, and make it effectual to 
the salvation of their souls. O Lord, in 
judgment remember mercy; and what- 
ever suiferings they are to endure in this 
world, yet deliver them, O God, from the 
bitter pains of eternal death. Pardon 
their sins, and save their souls, for the sake 
and^ merits of thy dear Son, our blessed 
Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. 

In Time of War and Tumults. 

A AL:\riGHTY God, the supreme 

Vy Governor of all things, whose power 

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PRAYERS. 

no creature is able to resist, to wlu^in it 
belongeth justly to [>unisli sinners, and t 
be merciful to those who truly repent ; 
Save and deUver us, we humbly beseech 
thee, from the hands of our enemies ; that 
we, being armed N\'ith thy defence, may 
be preserved evermore from all perils, to 
glorify thee, who art the only giver of all 
victory; through the merits of thy Son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

H Or this. 

ALMIGHTY Lord, who art a most 
strong tower to all those who ]iut their 
trust in thee, to whom all things in heaven, 
in earth, and under the earth, do bow and 
obey, be now and evermore our defence; 
and make us to know and feel, that there 
is none other Name under heaven given 
to man, in whom, and through whom 
we may receive health and salvation, 
but only the Name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

For those who arc to he Orilaiiud. 

A LMIGIIT Y God, our heavenly Father, 
iJL who has purcliased to thyself an uni- 
versal Church by the precious blood of thy 
dear Son ; Mercifullv look upon the same, 
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PRAYERS, 

iind at tins time so guide and govern tlie 
minds of thy servants the Bishops and 
Pastors of thy flock, that they may Lay 
liands suddenly on no man, but faithfully 
and wisely make choice of fit persons, to 
serve in the Ministry of thy Church. And, 
to those who shall he ordained to any 
holy function, give thy grace and heavenly 
benediction ; that both by their life and 
doctrine they may show forth thy glory, 
and set forward the salvation of all men; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Ministers. 

OST gracious God, the giver of all 
good and perfect gifts; give thy grace, 
we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom 
the charge of this congregation is com- 
mitted ; and so replenish him with the 
truth of thy doctrine, and endue him 
with innocency of life, that he may faith- 
fully serve before thee, to the glory of thy 
great name, and the benefit of thy holy 
Church, through Jesus Christ our only 
Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. 

OriOLY Jesus, who hast purchased to 
thyself an universal Church, and hast 
promised to be with thy Ministers to the 
end of the world; be graciously pleased 
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PRAYERS. 

to bless the ministry and service of him, 
who is appointed to offer the sacrifices of 
prayer and praise to thee in this honse, 
whicli is called by thy name. May the 
words of his mouth, and the meditation 
of his heart, be always acceptable in thy 
sight, Lord, our strength and our Re- 
deemer. Amen. 

OLORD, our God, we are not worthy 
that thou shouldest come under our 
roof; yet thou hast honored thy servants 
with appointing them to stand in thy 
House, and to serve in thy name. To thee 
and to thy service we devote ourselves, soul, 
body, and spirit, mth all their powers and 
faculties. Fill our memory with the W( >rds 
of thy Law; enlighten our understanding 
with the illumination of the Holy Ghost; 
and may all the wishes and desires of our 
will centre in what thou hast commanded. 
And, to make us instrumental in })romot- 
ing the salvation of the people committed 
to our charge, grant that we may faith- 
fully administer thy holy Sacraments, 
and by our life and doctrine set forth thy 
true and lively \yord. Be ever with us 
in the performance of all the duties of 
our ministry; in prayer, to quicken our 
devotion; in praises, to heighten our love 
and gratitude; and in preaching, to ijive 
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PRAYERS. 

a readiness of tliouglit and expression 
suitable to the clearness and excellency 
of thy Holy Word. Grant this, for the 
sake of Jesus Christ thy Son, our Saviour. 
A7)ien. 

OST merciful Father, we beseech thee 
to send down upon us thy servants, 
thy heavenly blessing; and endue us with 
thy holy Spirit, that in preaching thy word, 
we may not only be earnest to reprove, 
beseech, and rebuke with all patience and 
doctrine; but also may be to such as 
believe, wholesome examples in word, in 
conversation, in love, in faith, in chastity, 
and in purity ; that faithfully fulfilling our 
course, at the latter day we may receive 
the crown of righteousness laid up l)y the 
Lord, the righteous Judge, who liveth 
and reigneth one God, with the Father and 
the Holy Ghost, world without end. 
Amen. 

For Congregations. 

OGOD, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the 
Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this Con- 
gregation with thy love and favor; en- 
lighten their minds more and more vnth. 
the light of the everlasting Gospel : graft 
in their hearts a love of the truth ; in- 
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PRAYERS. 

crease in them true religion; nourish 
them with all goodness ; and of thy great 
mercy keep them in the same, O blessed 
Spirit, whom, with the Father and the 
Son together, we worship and glorify as 
one God, world without end. Avien. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast built 
thy Church upon the foundation of 
the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ 
himself being the chief Corner-Stone; 
Grant that, by the operation of the Holy 
Ghost, all Christians may be so joined 
together in unity of spirit, and in the 
bond of peace, that they may be an holy 
temple acceptable unto thee. And espe- 
cially to this Congregation present, give 
the abundance of tliy grace ; that \\'ith 
one heart they may desire the prosperity 
of thy holy Church, and with one mouth 
may profess the faith once delivered to 
the Saints. Defend them from the sins 
of heresy and schism; let not the foot of 
pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the 
hand of the ungodly to cast them down. 
And grant that "the course of this world 
may be so peaceably ordered by thy 
governance, that thy Church may joyfully 
serve thee in all godly quietness; that so 
they may walk in the ways of truth and 
peace, and at last be numbered with thy 
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PRAYERS. 

Saints in glory everlasting; through thy 
merits, O blessed Jesus, thou gracious 
Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, who 
art, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, 
one God, world ^vithout end. Amen. 

For 3fissionaries. 

OLORD Jesus Christ, the desire of all 
nations, watch over thy messengers both 
by sea and land; prosper their endeavors 
to spread thy Gospel among the heathen ; 
accompany the word of their testimony con- 
cerning the atonement with demonstra- 
tion of thy Spirit and of power. May 
they see thy work prospering in their 
hands ; and hasten the time, O gracious 
Saviour, when the multitude of the hea- 
then shall be gathered into thy fold, and 
when all in every land who neglect thy 
salvation, shall be converted unto thee. 
Grant this, O Saviour, for the glory of 
thy name. Amen. 

For Youth and Institutions of Learning.. 

A LMIGHTY God, the author of all be- 
XA. ing, our only true guide and protector, 
visit with thy blessing, we pray thee, our 
Sunday-schools and seminaries of learn- 
ing. Inspire the teachers with a proper 
sense of their solemn duties, and with 
grace and strength to fulHU them. May 
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PRAYERS. 

(Kir yoiitli he trained up in thv nurture 
and admonition. Ini[)lant in their hearts 
that fear of the Lord which is the begin- 
ning of knowledge, and that faitli which 
worketli by love and overconieth the 
Avorld. Fill their memories with the 
words of thy law. Open their under- 
standings to the truth, as in Jesus; so that, 
made wise unto salvation, they may escape 
the pollutions of error and sin, and be- 
come strong in thy hands for the main- 
tenance of pure and undeiiled religion 
among men. Grant this, for the sake of 
Jesus Christ, thy son, our Saviour. Amen. 

To be used at the Meetings of Ecclesiastical 
Bodies. 

4 LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, 
ix by thy Holy Spirit, didst preside in 
the councils of the l)lessed Apostles, and 
hast promised, through thy Son Jesus 
Christ, to be with thy Church to the end 
of the world; we beseech thee to be pres- 
ent ^^^th the council of this portion of thy 
Church here assembled in thy name and 
presence. Save them from all error, igno- 
rance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy 
great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so 
to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our 
jiresent work, by the mighty power of the 
Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel 

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PRAYERS. 

of Christ may be truly preached, truly re- 
ceived, and truly followed, in all places, 
to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, 
Satan, and death; till at length the wliole 
of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered 
into thy fold, shall become partakers of 
everlasting life; through the merits and 
death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. 

After the Sermon. 

ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these 
our supplications and prayers ; and 
dispose the way of thy servants towards 
the attainment of everlasting salvation; 
that among all the changes and chances 
of this mortal life, they may ever be de- 
fended by thy most gracious and ready 
help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
ATYien. 

GRAInTT, we beseech thee, Almighty 
God, that the words which we have 
heard this day, with our outward ears, 
may, through thy grace, be so grafted in- 
wardly in our hearts, that they maj^ bring 
forth in us the fruit of good living; to 
the honor and praise of thy N^ame ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

DIRECT us, Lord, in all our doings, 
with thy most gracious favor, and fur- 
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PRAYERS. 

ther us with thy contiiuial liclp; that in 
all our works begun, continued, and ended 
in thee, we may glorifv thy holy Name; 
and iinally, l)y thy mercy, obtain everlast- 
ing lite; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

{ LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all 
11- wisdom, who knowest our necessities 
before we ask, and our ignorance in ask- 
ing; we beseech thee to have compassion 
upon our infirmities; and those things 
which for our unworthiness w^e dare not, 
and for our blindness we cannot ask, 
vouchsafe to give us, for the w^orthiness 
of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised 
to hear the petitions of those who ask 
in thy Son's name; We beseech thee merci- 
fully to incline thine ears to us who have 
now made our prayers and supplications 
unto thee; and grant, that those things 
which we liave faithfully asked according 
to thy will, may eifectually be obtained, 
to the relief of our necessity, and to the 
setting forth of thy glory ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



B 



LESSEl) be thy name, Lord God, 
for that it hath pleased thee to have 
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PRAYERS. 

thy habitation amoiio; the sons of men. 
and to dwell in the midst of the assembly 
of the saints upon the earth; bless, we 
beseech thee, the religions services of this 
day, and grant that in tliis place wliich is 
dedicated to thee thy holy name may 
be worshiped, and thy Gospel preached 
in truth and purity throughout all gene- 
rations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

Benediction. 

THE God of peace, who brought again 
from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, 
the great Shepherd of the sheep, through 
the blood of the everlasting covenant; 
Make you perfect in every good work to 
do his will, working in you that which is 
well pleasing in his sight; through Jesus 
Christ, to whom be glory for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

Or this. 

TELE peace of God, which passeth all un- 
derstanding, keep your hearts and 
minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
And of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : 
and the blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the IToly Ghost, be 
amongst you, and remain with you always. 
Amen. 

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TUA^■KSGIV1NGS. 

THANKSGIVINGS. 

For Rain. 

OGOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy 
gracious providence dost cause the for- 
mer and the hitter rain to descend upon 
the eartli, that it may bring forth fruit for 
the use of man ; We give thee liumble 
thanks that if hath pleased thee, in our great 
necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain 
upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it 
when it was dry, to the great comfort of us 
thy unworthy servants, and to the glory 
of thy holy Xame ; through thy mercies 
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Fair Weather. 

OLORB God, who hast justly humbled 
us by tliy late visitation of us with 
immoderate rain and waters, and in thy 
mercy hast relieved and comforted our 
souls by this seasonable and blessed change 
of weather; We ]>raise and glorify thy 
holy Xame, for this thy mercy, and will 
always declare thy lo^nng kindness from 
generation to generation; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 
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THANKSGIVINGS. 

For Plenty. 

A MOST merciful Father, who of thy 
y gracious goodness liast heard the 
devout pravers of thy Church, and turned 
our dearth and scarcity into plenty We 
give thee humble thanks for this thy 
special bounty; beseeching ihee to con- 
tinue thy loving kindness unto us, that 
our land may yield us her fruits of in- 
crease to thy glory and our comfort; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Peace and Deliverance from our 
Enemies. 

A ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong 
w tower ot defence unto thy servants 
against the face of their enemies"; We yield 
thee praise and thanksgi^^ng, for our de- 
liverance from those g'reat and apparent 
dangers wherewith we were compassed. 
We acknowledge it is of thy mercy that 
we are not consumed, because thy compas- 
sions fail not. It is of thy goodness that we 
were not delivered over as a prey unto 
them ; and we beseech thee still to continue 
thy goodness toward us, that all the world 
may know that thou art our Saviour and 
mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

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THANKSGIVINGS. 

Thanksgiving for Peace. 

0KTER:N'AL God, our heavenly Father, 
who alone makest men to be of one 
mind in a house, and stillest the outrage 
of a violent and unruly people; We bless 
thy holy ^N'arae, that it hatli pleased thee 
to appease the seditious tumults which 
have been lately raised up amongst us ; 
most liumbly beseeching thee to grant to 
all of us grace, that we may henceforth 
obediently walk in thy holy command- 
ments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable 
life in all godliness and honesty, may con- 
tinually offer unto thee our sacrifice of 
praise and thanksgiving for these thy 
mercies toward us; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

For Deliverance from great Sickness and 
Mortality. 

0LO"RD God, who hast wounded us for 
our sins, and consumed us for our 
transgressions, by thy late heavy and 
dreadful visitation ; and now, in the midst 
of judgment remembering mercy, hast 
redeemed our souls from the jaws of 
death ; We otfer unto thy fatherly good- 
ness ourselves, our souls and bodies which 
thou hast delivered-, to be a living sacrifice 
unto tlice, always praising and magnifying 
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THANKSGIVINGS. 



thy mercies in the midst of thy Cliiirch ; 
throLiii'h Jesus Christ our Lord. Ainen. 



For a Recovery from Sickness. 

OGOD who art the giver of hfe, of 
heahh, and of safety, We bless thy 
Name, that thou hast been pleased to 
deliver from his bodily sickness this thy 
servant, who now desires to return thanks 
unto thee, in the presence of all thy 
people. Gracious art thou, O Lord, and 
full of compassion to the children of men. 
May his heart be duly impressed with a 
sense of thy merciful goodness, and may 
he devote the residue of his days to an 
humble, holy, and obedient w^alking be- 
fore thee ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

For a Safe Return from. Sea. 

MOST gracious Lord, whose mercy is 
over all thy works; We praise thy 
holy Xame that thou hast been pleased to 
conduct in safety, through the perils of 
the great deep, this thy servant, who now 
desires to return his thanks unto thee, in 
thy holy Church. May he be duly sensi- 
ble of thy merciful providence towards 
him, and ever express his thanicfulness by 
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a holy trust in thee, and ohedicnce to thy 
laws ; tlirouiili Jesus Christ our Loud. 
Amen. 

For a safe Return from a Journey. 

AL^^T(^HTY God, whose mercies are 
over all thy works, we adore thee for 
thy goodness to the children of men. But 
especially do we render thee liearty thanks 
for the safe conduct, throui;'li manifold 
dangers, of thy servant, who, in the ])res- 
ence of thy peo})le, desires to acknowledge 
thy benefits, and to offer unto thee the 
sacrifice of praise and tlianksgiving. Ac- 
cept his offering, we ])eseech thee, O 
Lord; and give him grace to manifest 
his sense of thy goodness, by a continued 
reliance upon thy care, and by devoting 
himself to thy service in righteousness of 
living; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

For Deliverance from Peril. 

GOOD, merciful Father, we praise thee 
ill that thou hast heard us in the hour 
of distress, and art become our salvation. 
Thou art a God full of comjiassion, and 
plenteous in mercy. We are alive to 
praise thee this day, not for our worthi- 
ness, but because of thy great mercies. 
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THANKSGIVINGS. 

"Wlien we were in distress, tlion didst 
help lis ; wiien trouble was Lard upon us, 
and our strength failed, thine almighty 
arm was our defence. Accept our thanks, 
and keep us ever mindful of thy mercies; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child- 
birth. 

^ To be said when any Woman, being present in 
Church, shall desire to return Thanks to Almighty 
God for her safe deliverance. 

ALMIGHTY God, we give thee 
humble thanks, for that thou hast been 
graciously pleased to preserve, through 
the great pain and peril of childbirth, 
this woman, thy servant, who dcsireth now 
to otter her praises and thanksgivings unto 
thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most 
merciful Father, that she, through thy 
help, may both faithfully live and walk 
according to thy will in this life present, 
and also may be partaker of everlasting 
glory in the life to come ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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THE ORDER FOR THE 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S 
SUPPER, 

OR THE 

HOLY COMMUNION. 

Note. This Communion Service may be used in 
connection with, or in place of the Order of Morn- 
in<i Prayer. 

[*y The Minister shall give notice for the Adminis- 
tration of the Holy Communion, by reading this 
Exhortation. 



D 



EARLY bolovcd bretliren, on 



day next I purpose, tliroiigh God's 
as.sistance, to administer the Lord's 
Supper, in remenil)rance of his meritori- 
ous Cross and Passion, by which ah^ne we 
o])tain remission of our sins, and are made 
partakers of tlie kinii:dom of heaven. To 
this Sacred Feast I invite all who are reli- 
sjiously and devoutly disposed, and may 
the Blessed Spirit incline your hearts that 
ye refiise not to come thereto, being so 
lovingly bidden bv Christ Himself] 
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THE COMMUNION. 

T[ The Table, at the Communion time, shall have a 
fair white linen cloth upon it, and so much bread 
and wine as the Minister shall think sufficient. 
And the Minister, after a hymn ha.-, been sung, 
shall say : — 

The Lord be mth you. 

Answer. And with thy spirit. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

O Lord show thy mercy upon us, 

Ansiver. And grant us thy salvation. 

Minister. O God, make clean our hearts 
within us. 

Ansiver. And strengthen us with thy 
Holy Spirit. 

^ Then shall the Minister and people say the 
Lord's Prayer. 

OFR Father, who art in heaven, Hal- 
lowed be thy JSTame. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth. As it is 
in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread: And forgive us our trespasses, As 
we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil: For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. Amen. 

The Collect. 

A LMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts 
iiL are open, all desires known, and from 

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THE COM M UN ION. 

whom no secrets are hid : cleanse the 
thou^'hts of our liearts by the ins]»iration 
of thy Holy Sjiirit, that we may jierfectly 
love tliee, and worthily magnity tliy holy 
Xame; throu2i:h Christ our Lord. Amen. 

II Thon .sliiill the Minister rchearso the Ten Ccn. - 
mandments. 

3Iinist&. God spake these words, and 
said; I am the Lord thy God; Thou shalt 
have none other gods before me, 

People. Lord, have mercy.upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

3L'nisfer. 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. Tlioii shalt not 
bow down thyself to tln-ni, nor serve 
them: for I, the LoRi> tliy (lod, am a 
jealous God, \nsiting the iniquity of the 
fathers upon the children, unto the third 
and fourth generation of them that hate 
me ; and showing meny unto thousands 
of them that love me and keep my com- 
mandments. 

Pcojile. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep tliis law. 

31mister. Thou shalt not take the Xame 
of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord 
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will not hold liim guiltless that taketh his 
Xame in vain. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Remember the Sahbath-day 
to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 
and do all thy work; l)ut the seventh day 
is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Li 
it thou shalt not do any work ; thou, nor 
thy son, nor thy daughter, nor 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. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

3Iimster. Honour thy father and thy 
mother: that thy days may be long upon 
the land which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Thou shalt not kill. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Thou shalt not commit adul- 
tery. 

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THE COMMUNION. 

People. Lord, liave iiicrcy upon ns, and 
incline our hearts to keep this hiw. 

3L')ustcr. Thou slialt not steal. 

People. Lord, have nierey upon us, and 
ineline our hearts to keep tliis law. 

Minister. Thou shalt not bear false Avit- 
ness against thy neighbor. 

People. Lord, luive niercv upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

Mi /lister. Thou shalt not covet thy 
neighbor's house, thou slialt not covet thy 
neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor 
his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, 
nor any thing that is thy neighbor's. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
incline our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Hear also what our Lord 
Jesus Christ saith : Thou shalt love the 
Lord thy God with all tliy heart, and Avith 
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 neighbor as thyself. On these two 
commandments hang all the law and the 
prophets. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and 
write all these thy laws in our hearts, we 
beseech thee. 

Minister. O Almighiy Lord, and ever- 
lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, 
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to direct, sanctity, and govern, both onr 
hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy h\ws, 
and in the works of thy commandments; 
that, tlu'ongh thy most mighty protection, 
both here and ever, we may be preserved 
in body and soul; through our Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

^ Thon 8hall be said the Collect of the day. And 
immediately after the Collect, the Minister shall 
read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle (or the 
portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle) 
is written in the Chapter of , be- 
ginning at the Verse. And the Epistle 

ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. 
The Holy Gospel is written in the Chap- 
ter of , beginning at the Verse. 

1[ Here the people shall rise and say or sing : 

Glory be to Thee, Lord. 

^ Then shall be read the Gospel, and after it, either 
the Apostles', or the Nicene Creed. 

^ Then, after a Hymn, shall follow the Sermon. 
After which the Minister shall return to the 
Lord's Table, and shall give the following, or 
a similar invitation ; 

OUR fellow Christians of other branches 
of Christ's Church, and all who love 
our Di^-ine Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 
in sincerity, are affectionately invited to 
the Lord's Table. 

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TUE COMMUNION. 

^ If there should be a collection, one or more of 
the following; sentences shall bo read. 

LET your light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father which is in 
heaven. St. Matt, v, 16. 

Give, and it shall be given unto you ; 
good measure, pressed down, and shaken 
together, and running over, shall men 
give into your bosom. For with the 
same measure that ye mete withal it shall 
be measured to vou again. .S'^ Luke 
vi, 38. 

Lay not up for yourselves treasures 
upon earth, where moth and rust doth 
corrupt, and where thieves break through 
and steal: But lay up for yourselves 
treasures in heaven, where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrujit, and where thieves 
do not break through nor steal. *SV. Matt. 
vi, 19, 20. 

Not every one that saith unto me. 
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom 
of Heaven ; but he that doeth the will of • 
my Father which is in Heaven. St. Matt. 
vii, 21. 

Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the 

Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my 

goods I give to the poor; and if I have 

taken anything from any man, by false 

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accusation, I restore him fourfold. St. 
Luke xix, 8. 

Wlio goeth a warfare an}" time at his 
own charges? Wlio pLanteth a vineyard, 
and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or 
who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the 
milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix, 7. 

If we have 80\vn unto you spiritual 
things, is it a great thing if we shall reap 
your carnal tilings? 1 Cor. ix, 11. 

Do ye not know that they which minis- 
ter about holy things live of the things 
of the temple? and they which wait at the 
altar are partakers ^vith the altar? Even 
so hath tlie Lord ordained that they which 
preach the Gospel shall live of the Gospel. 
1 Cor. ix, 13, 14. 

He which soweth sparingly shall reap 
also sparingly; and he which soweth 
bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 
Every man according as he purposeth in 
his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, 
or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful 
giver. 2 Cor. ix, 6, 7. 

Let him that is taught in the Word 
communicate unto him that teacheth in 
all good things. Be not deceived; God 
is not mocked: for whatsoever a man 
soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal. vi, 
6,7. 

As we have, therefore, opportnnitv, lei 
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THE roMMrxiON. 

us do good unto all men, cs])ecially unto 
tlieni who are of the liouschold of faith. 
Gal. \n, 10. 

Godliness with contentment is great 
gain. For we brought nothing into this 
world, and it is certain we can carry 
nothing out. 1 Tim. \\, 6, 7. 

Charge them that are rich in this world, 
that they do good, that they be rich in 
good works, ready to distribute, willing 
to communicate; laying up in store for 
themselves a good foundation against the 
time to come, that they may lav hold on 
eternal life. 1 Tim. \n, 17,' 18,^19. 

To do good, and to communicate, for- 
get not: for with such sacrifices God is 
well pleased. TIeb. xiii, 16. 

Whoso hath this world's good, and 
seeth his brother have need, and shutteth 
up his bowels of compassion from him, 
how dwelleth the love of God in Ilim? 
1 St. John iii, 17. 

He that hath pity upon the poor Icndeth 
unto the Lord ; and that which he hath 
given will he pav him again. Prov. xix, 

i7. 

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: 
the Lord will deliver him in time of 
trouble. Psalm xli, 1. 

God is not unrighteous to forget your 
work and labor of love, which ye have 
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showed toward his name, in that ye have 
ministered to the saints, and do minister. 
Heb. y\, 10. 

Minister. Let us pray for the whole 
state of Clirist's Church militant. 

4 LMIGHTY and ever-living God, who 
ii- hy thy holy Apostle has taught us to 
make prayers and supplications, and to 
give thanks for all men ; We humhly be- 
seech thee most mercifully [to accejyt our 
abas, andli* to receive these *jf ^^^^^ ^^ 
our pravers, which we offer np ai^is. thea 
mito th}' Divme Majesty; be- closed words 
seeching thee to inspire con- ^®°°^*"^''- 
tinually the Universal Church with the 
spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And 
grant that all those who do confess thy 
holy Xame may agree in the truth of thy 
holy Word, and live in unity and godly 
love. We beseech thee also, so to direct 
and dispose the hearts of all who are in 
authority, that they may truly and impar- 
tially administer justice, to the punish- 
ment of wickedness and vice, and to the 
maintenance of thy true religion and vir- 
tue. Give grace, heavenly Father, t(» 
all Ministers of thy Gospel, that they may, 
both by their life and doctrine, set forth 
thy true and lively Word, and rightly and 
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THE COMMUNION. 

(Inly administer tliv Holy Sacraments. 
And to all thy people give thy heavenly 
grace; and especially to this congregation 
here present; that, with meek heart and 
due reverence, they may hear and receive 
thy holy AVord ; truly serving thee in 
holiness and righteousness all the days of 
their life. And we most humhly heseech 
thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort 
and succor all those who, in this transitory 
life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, 
or any other adversity. And we also bless 
thy holy Name for all thy servants de- 
parted this life in thy faith and fear; 
beseeching thee to give ns grace so to 
follow their good examples, that with 
them we may be partakers of thy heavenly 
kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus 
Christ's sake, our only Mediator and 
Advocate. Amen. 

^ After this prayer, the Minister shall say, 

TvEARLY beloved in the Loud, ye who 
\y mind to come to this holy Table of 
the Lord must consider how St. Paul ex- 
horteth all persons to examine them- 
selves, before they eat of that Bread, and 
drink of that Cup. For, the benefit is 
great, if with a true penitent heart and 

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THE COMMUNION. 

lively faith we receive this Holy Supper. 
Jiidg-e, therefore, yourselves, brethren, 
that ye be not judged of the Loed; repent 
ye truly for your sijis past; have a lively 
and steadtast faith in Christ our Saviour; 
amend your lives, and be in perfect char- 
ity ^Aith all men ; and so shall ye be meet 
partakers of this Holy Feast. And above 
all things, ye must give most humble and 
hearty thanks to God, the Father, the 
Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemp- 
tion of the world by the death and passion 
of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; 
who did humble himself, even to the 
death upon the Cross, for us, miserable 
sinners, who lay in darkness and the 
shadow of death; that he might make us 
the children of God, and exaft us to ever- 
lasting life. And to the end that we 
should always remember the exceeding 
great love of our Master, and only Saviour, 
Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the 
innumerable benefits which l)y his pre- 
cious blood-shedding he hath obtained for 
us; he hath instituted and ordained this 
Holy Supper, as a pledge of his love, and 
for a continual remembrance of his death, 
to our great and endless comfort. To liim' 
therefore, with the Father and H0I3' 
Ghost, let us give (as we are nu)st 
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THE COMMUNION. 

ourselves wholly to his holy ^x\\\ and 
})leasure, and stndyiuiji: to serve him in 
true holiness and rii^hteousness all the 
days of our life. Amen. 

Minister. Ye who do truly and earnestly 
repent you of your sins, and are in love 
and charity with your neighbors, and 
intend to lead a new life, following: the 
commandments of God, and walking from 
henceforth in his holy ways; draw near 
with faith, and take this holy Sacrament 
to your comfort; and make your humble 
confession to Almighty God, devoutly 
kneeling. 

1[ Confession to be made by the Minister and people. 

A LMIGIITY God, Father of our Lord 
J\- Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, 
Judge of all men: We acknowledge and 
bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, 
AYhich we, from time to time, most griev- 
ously have committed, By thought, word, 
and deed. Against thy Divine Majesty, 
Provoking most justly thy wrath and in- 
dignation against us. We do earnestly 
repent, And are heartily sorry for these 
our misdoings. The remembrance of 
them is grievous unto us. Have mercy 
upon us. Have mercy upon us, most mer- 
ciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus 
Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; 
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THE COMMUNION. 

And grant that wo may ever hereafter 
Serve and please thee in newness of life, 
To the honor and glory of thy Name; 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

^ Then shall the Minister say, 

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, 
who of thy great mercy hast promised 
forgiveness of sins to all those who, with 
hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto 
thee; Have mercy upon us; pardon and 
deliver us from all our sins; confirm and 
strengthen us in all goodness; and bring 
us to everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ 
om' Lord. Amoi. 

^ Then the Minister, standing, shall say, 

Hear what comfortable words our 
Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly 
turn to him : 

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden, and I will give you rest. St. 
Matt, xi, 28. 

God so loved the world, that he gave 
his only begotten Son, that whosoever 
believeth in him should not perish, but 
have everlasting life. St. John iii, 16. 

Hear also what St. Paul saith : 

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of 
all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came 
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into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i, 
15. 

Hear also what St. John saitli : 

If any man sin, we have an advocate 
with the Father, Jesus Christ the right- 
eous : and he is the Propitiation for our 
eins. 1 *S'^ John ii, 1, 2. 

Minister. Lift up your hearts. 

Answer, "We lift them up unto the 
Lord. 

Minister. Let us give thanks unto our 
Lord God. 

Ansioer. It is meet and right so to do. 

Minister. It is very meet, right, and 
our bounden duty, that we should at all 
times, and in all places, give thanks unto 
thee, Lord, [Holy Father,]* Almighty 
Everlasting God. 

^ Here shall follow the proper Preface, according 
to the time, if there be any specially ajtpointed ; 
or else immediately shall be said or sung, by the 
Minister and People, 

TITEREFOKE with Angels and Arch- 
angels, and with all the com])any of 
heaven, we laud and magnifv thy glorious 
name ; evermore praising thee, and say- 

* These words [Holy Fdther] must be omitted ou 
Trinity Sunday. 

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THE COMMUNION. 



ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, 
heaven and earth arc full of thy glory ; 
Glory be to thee, Lord Most "High. 
Amen. 



B 



PROPER PREFACES. 

Upon Christmas Day. 

E CAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, 
thine only Son, to he born as at this 
time for us ; who, by the operation of the 
Holy Ghost, was made very man, being 
born of the Virgin Mary, without sin, to 
make us clean from all sin. Therefore 
with Angels, etc. 

Upon Easter Day. 

BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee 
for the glorious resurrection of thy 
Son Jesus Christ our Lord : For he is the 
very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for 
us, and hath taken away the sin of the 
world ; who by his death hath destroyed 
death, and, by his rising to life again, hath 
restored to us everlasting life. Therefore 
with Angels, etc. 

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TUE COMMUNION. 

Upon Ascension Day. 

rpimOUGII thy most dearly beloved Son, 
-L Jesus Christ our Lord; who, after liis 
most glorious Kesurreetion, manifestly 
appeared to all his Apostles, and in their 
sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare 
a place for us ; that where he is, thither 
we might also ascend, and reign with 
him in glory. Therefore with Angels, 
etc. 

Upon Whitsunday. 

THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord, ac- 
cording to whose promise the Holy 
Ghost has been given to convince the 
world of sin, of righteousness, and of 
judgment ; and to teach thy people, lead- 
ing them into all truth. Therefore with 
Angels, etc. 

Upon Trinity Sunday. 

BECAUSE that in the Unity of thy 
Divine Essence thou hast manifested 
thyself in a Threefold Personality : God 
the Father lo\nng us, God the Son redeem- 
ing us, and God the Holy Ghost re- 
generating and sanctifying us. Therefore 
with Ang(3ls, etc. 

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THE COMMUNION. 

^ Or else this may be said, the words [//o?y Father] 
being retained in the introductory Address, 

FOR tlie precious death and merits of 
thy ISon Jesus Christ our Lokl>, and 
for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost 
the Comforter ; who are one with thee in 
thy eternal Godhead. Therefore with 
Angels, etc. 

^ Then shall the Minister kneel at the Lord's 
Table and say, 

WE do not presume to come to this thy 
table. O merciful Lord, trusting in 
our own righteousness, but in thy mani- 
fold and great mercies. We are not 
worthy so much as to gather up the 
crumbs under thy table. But thou art 
the same Lord, whose property is always 
to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gra- 
cious Lord, so to commemorate in this 
breaking of bread the death of thy dear 
Son Jesus Christ, that we may feed on 
him in our hearts by faith, and that we 
may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. 
Arnen. 



A 



LL glory be to thee. Almighty God, 
our heavenly Father, for that thou, of 
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thy tender more}', didst pve thine only 
Son Jesus Christ to sutlor death ujion the 
cross for our redemption; avIio made there 
(by his one oblation of himself onee of- 
fered") a full, perfect, and sufReient saeritice, 
oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of 
the whole world; and did institute, and in 
his holy Gospel command us to continue, 
a perpetual memory of that his precious 
death and sacrifice, until his comina' again; 
for in the night in which he was betrayed 
he took Bread ; and, when he had given 
thanks, he brake it, and gave to his dis- 
ciples, saying. Take, eat, this is my body, 
which is given for you ; do this in remem- 
brance of me. Likewise, after supper, he 
took the Cup; and, when he had given 
thanks, he gave it to them, saying, l)rink 
ye all of this ; for this is my Blood of the 
iN'ew Testament, which is shed for you, and 
for many, for the remission of sins; do this, 
as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance 
of me. 



^ Here shall be sung a Hymn. 

^ Then shall the Minister first receive the Com- 
munion himself, and proceed to deliver the same 
to the Ministers assisting, and, after that, to the 
people. And before delivering the Bread, he 

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shall say, to all the Communicants then around 
the Table, 

THE Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
wliich was given for you, preserve 
your bodies and souls unto everlasting life. 

*[ And when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say, 

TAKE and eat this bread in remembrance 
that Christ died for thee, and feed on 
him in thy heart, by faith, with thanksgiv- 
ing. 

T[ And before delivering the Cup, he shall say, to 
all the Communicants then around the Table, 

THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
which was shed for you, preserve your 
bodies and souls unto everlasting life. 

IT And when he delivereth the Cup, he shall say, 

DTvIXK this wine in remembrance that 
Christ's blood was shed for thee, and 
be thankful. 

^ After all have communed, then shall be said or 
sung the following hymn : 

GLORY be to God on high, and on 
earth peace, good mil towards men. 
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship 
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THE COMMUNION. 

thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to 
thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, 
heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. 

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus 
Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son 
of the Father, that takest away the sins 
of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou 
that takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. Thou that takest 
away the sins of the world, receive our 
prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy 
upon us. 

For thou only art holy; thou only art 
the Lord ; thou only, Christ, with the 
Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory 
of God the Father. Amen. 

T[ After this shall be said by the Minister, all 
kneeling, one or both of the following prayers. 

OLOUD and heavenly Father, we thy 
humble servants earnestly desire thy 
fatherly goodness mercifully to accept 
this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiv- 
ing; most humbly beseeching thee to 
grant that, by the merits and death of thy 
Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his 
blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may 
obtain remission of our sins, and all other 
benefits of his passion. And here we 
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THE COMMUNION. 

offer and present unto tliee, Lord, our- 
selves, our souls and bodies, to be a rea- 
sonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto 
thee; humbly beseeching thee that we 
and all partakers of the Holy Communion 
may be filled with thy grace and heaveidy 
benediction. And although we are un- 
worthy, through our manifold sins, to 
offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we 
beseech thee to accept this our bounden 
duty and service ; not weighing our merits, 
but pardoning our offences, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord; by whom, and witli 
whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
all honor and glory be unto thee, 
Father Almighty, world without end. 
Amen. 

ALMIGHTY and ever living God, we 
most heartily thank thee for that 
thou hast vouchsafed to call us to the 
knowledge of the truth, and faith in thy 
Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ; and dost 
assure us thereby of thy favor and good- 
ness towards us; and that we are very 
members incorporate in the mystical body 
of thy Son, which is the blessed company 
of all faithful people; and are also heirs 
through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, 
by the merits of the most precious death 
and passion of thy dear Son. And we 
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THE COMMUNION. 

most liiimbly beseech thee, heavenly 
Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that 
we may continue in that holy fellowship, 
and do all such good works as thou hast 
prepared for us to walk in; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with 
thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor 
and glory, world without end. Ame7i. 

^ Then shall the Minister dismiss them with these 
words : 

THE peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and 
minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : and 
the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, 
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst 
you, and remain with you always. Amen. 

If Or these : 

THE God of peace, who brought again 
from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, 
the great Shepherd of the sheep, through 
the blood of the everlasting covenant, 
make you perfect in every good work to 
do his will; working in you that which is 
well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus 
Christ, to whom be glory for ever and 
ever. Amm, 

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THE COMMUNION. 

^ If among those who come to be partakers of the 
Holy Communion the Minister shall know any 
to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have 
done any wronsj; to his neighbors by word or 
deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offend- 
ed ; he shall advise him, that he come not to the 
Lord's Table until he have openly declared 
himself to have truly repented and amended his 
former evil life, that the Congregation may 
thereby be satisfied ; and that he hath recom- 
pensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong ; 
or at least declare himself to be in full purpose 
to do so, as soon as he conveniently may. 

1[ The same order shall the Minister use with those 
betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred 
to reign. 

^ In conducting this Service, except when kneel- 
ing, the Minister shall face the people. 

Note. The act and prayer of consecration do 
not change the nature of the elements, but 
merely set them apart for a holy use : and the 
reception of them in a kneeling posture is not an 
act of adoration of the elements. 



99 



THE 

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS, 

FOR USE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 



^\)t jTirst Suu^a2 in ^bi^ent 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that 
we may cast away the works of dark- 
ness, and put upon us the armor of light, 
now in the time of this mortal life, in 
which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit 
us in great humility ; that in the last day, 
when he shall come again in his glorious 
Majesty, to judge both the quick and dead, 
we may rise to the life immortal, through 
him who liveth and reigneth with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. 

^ This Collect may be repeated with the other 
Collects in Advent, until Christmas-day. 







THE EPISTLE. BoM. xiii, 8. 

WE no man anything, but to love one 
another: for he that loveth another 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

hath fullilled the Law. For this, Thou 
shah not commit adultery, Thou shah not 
kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not 
bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet ; 
and if there be any other commandment, 
it is brietly com^jrehended in this saying, 
namely, Thou slialt love thy neighbor as 
thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neigli- 
bor; therefore love is the fuliilling of the 
Law. And that, knowing the time, that 
now it is high time to awake out of 
sleep ; for now is our salvation nearer 
than when we believed. The night is far 
spent, the day is at hand : let us therefore 
cast off the works of darkness, and let us 
put on the armor of light. Let us walk 
honestly, as in the day ; not in rioting 
and drunkenness, not in chambering and 
wantonness, not in strife and envying. 
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and 
make not provision for the flesh to fulfil 
the lusts thereof. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt xxi, 1. 

WHEX they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, 
and were come to Bethphage, unto 
the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two 
disciples, sa^nng unto them, Go into the 
\'illage over against you, and straightway 
ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

her : loose them, and bring them unto me. 
And if any man say aught unto you, ye 
shall say, The Lord hath need of them ; 
and straightway he will send them. All 
this was done, that it might he fulfilled 
which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy 
King Cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting 
upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 
And the disciples went, and did as eTesus 
commanded them ; and brought the ass 
and the colt, and put on them their 
clothes, and they set him thereon. And 
a very great multitude spread their gar- 
ments in the way: others cut down 
branches from the trees, and strewed 
them in the way. And the multitudes 
that went before, and that followed, cried, 
saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! 
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of 
the Lord ! Hosanna in the highest ! 
And when he was come into Jerusalem, 
all the city was moved, saying. Who is 
this? And the multitude said. This is 
Jesus, the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 
And Jesus went into the temple of God, 
and cast out. all them that sold and bought 
in the temple, and overthrew the tables of 
the money-changers, and the seats of them 
that sold doves, and said unto them, It is 
'v\T:-itten, My house shall be called the 
102 



THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

house of prayer; but ye liave made it a 
den of tliieves. 



Qllje Saoiib 6un^ar) in "Mmwt 

THE COLLECT. 

DLE8SED Lord, who hast caused all 
y holy yeriptures to he written for our 
learning; Grant that we may in such 
\vi8e hear them, read, mark, learn, and 
mwardly digest them, that l>v patience 
and comfort of thy holy Word, avc may 
embrace, and ever hold fast the blesse'd 
hope of everlasting life, which thou hast 
given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ 
Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Hom. XV, 4. 

WHATSOEVER things were written 
_ T T aforetime, were written for our learn- 
ing ; that we, through patience, and com- 
fort of the Scriptures, might liave hope 
^ow the God of patience and consolation 
grant you to be like-minded one towards 
another, according to Christ Jesus : that 
ye may with one mind and one moutli 
glorify God, even the Father of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. AAHierefore receive ye one 
another, as Christ also received us," to the 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

glory of God. N'ow I say, that Jesus 
Christ was a minister of the Circumcision 
for the truth of God, to confirm the 
promises made unto the fathers : and that 
the Gentiles might glorify God for his 
mercy; as it is written. For this cause I 
will confess to thee among the Gentiles, 
and sing unto thy Name. And again he 
saith. Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his peo- 
ple. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye 
Gentiles ; and laud him, all ye people. 
And again Esaias saith, There shall be a 
Root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to 
reign over the Gentiles, in Him shall the 
Gentiles trust. I^ow the God of hope fill 
you with all joy and peace in believing, 
that ye may abound in hope, through the 
power of the Holy Ghost. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Liikc xxi, 25. 

AISTD there shall be signs in the sun, and 
in the moon, and in the stars ; and 
upon the earth distress of nations, with 
perplexity ; the sea and waves roaring ; 
men's hearts failing them for fear, and 
for looking after those things which are 
coming on the earth : for the powers of 
heaven shall be shaken. And then shall 
they see the Son of Man coming in a 
cloud with power and great glory. And 
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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

when these tliini>:s ])egiii to come to pass, 
then look up, and lift up your heads ; for 
your redemption draweth nig-li. And he 
spake to them a parahle. Behold the fig- 
tree, and all tlie trees ; wlien they now 
shoot forth, ye see and know of your own 
selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 
So likewise ye, when ye see these things 
come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom 
of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto 
you, This generation shall not j)ass away, 
till all he fultilled. Heaven and earth shall 
[)ass away; but my words shall not pass 
away. 



(ill)£ ulljirb Suitbat) in ^i)c£ut. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first 
coming didst send thy messenger to 
prepare thy way before thee; Grant that 
the ministers and stewards of thy myste- 
ries may likewise so prepare aiid n'lake 
ready thy way, by turning the hearts of 
the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, 
that at thy second coming to judge the 
world we may be found an accei»table 
people in thy sight, who livest and reign- 
est with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
ever one God, world without end. Amen. 
105 



THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 
THE EPISTLE. 1 CoT. iv, 1. 

LET a man so account of us, as of the 
ministers of Christ, and stewards of 
the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is re- 
quired in stewards, that a man he found 
tViithfuL But with me it is a very small 
thing that I should he judged of you, or 
of man's judgment : yea, I judge not 
mine own self. For I know nothing Ijv 
myself, yet am I not herehy justilied: 
hut He that judgeth me is the Lord. 
Therefore judge nothing before the time, 
until the Lord come, who hoth will bring 
to light the hidden things of darkness, 
and mil make manifest the counsels of 
the hearts ; and then shall every man have 
praise of God. 

THE GOSPEL. St. 3Iatt. xi, 2. 

NOW when John had heard in the 
prison the works of Christ, he sent 
two of his disciples, and said unto him, 
Art thou He that should come, or do we 
look for another? Jesiis answered and 
said unto them. Go and show^ John again 
those things which ye do hear and see : 
The blind receive their sight, and the 
lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and 
the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, 
and the poor have the Gospel preached 
106 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 

to them: and l)k's.sed is he whosoever shall 
not be ofteiulcd in me. And as they de- 
parted, Jesus began to say unto the multi- 
tudes concerning John, A\niat went ye 
out into the wilderness to see? a reed 
shaken A^th the wind? But wliat went 
ye out for to see? a man clothed in soft 
raiment? Behold, they that wear soft 
clothing are in kings' houses. But what 
went ye out for to see? a prophet? j^ea, I 
say unto you, and more than a [irophet. 
For this is he of whom it is written, 
Behold, I send my messenger before thy 
foce, which shall prepare thy way before 
thee. 



^t iburti) Suubag in Qi'tivmt 

THE COLLECT. 

A LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy 
V^ power, and come among us, and ^ith 
great might succor us; that whereas, 
through our sins and wickedness, we are 
sore let and hindered in runnino; the race 
that is set before us, thy bountTful o-race 
and mercy may speedily help and deliver 
us; tlirough the satisfaction of thy Son 
our Lord, to whom, with thee and the 
Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world 
without end. Amen. 
107 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 
THE EPISTLE. PMl. IV, 4. 

REJOICE in the Lord alway; and 
again I say, Rej oice. Let your modera- 
tion be known unto all men. The Lord 
is at hand. Be careful for nothing; hut 
in everything, by prayer and supplication, 
with thanksgiving, let your requests be 
made known unto God. And the peace 
of God, which passeth all understanding, 
shall keep your hearts and minds through 
Christ Jesus. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johl i, 19. 

THIS is the record of John, when the 
Jews sent Priests and Levites from 
Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 
And he confessed, and denied not; but 
confessed, I am not the Christ. And 
they asked him, "What then ? Art thou 
Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art 
thou that Prophet? And he answered, 
ISTo. Then said they unto him, Who art 
thou? that we may give an answer to 
them that sent us. Wliat saycst thou of 
thyself? He said, I am the voice of one 
crying in the wilderness, Make straight 
the way of the Lord, as said the prophet 
Esaias. And they which were sent 
were of the Pharisees. And they asked 
him, and said unto him, Why baptizest 
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CHRISTMAS-DAY. 

thou then, if thou be not tliat Christ, nor 
Elias, neither that Prophet':' Jolni an- 
swered them, saying, I baptize with ^vater : 
but there standetli One among jou, whom 
ye know not ; lie it is, wlio, coming after 
me, is preferred before me, wliose shoe's 
hiteliet I am not wortliy to unloose. These 
things were done in Bethabara beyond 
Jordan, where John was baptizing. 



Qi\)t ^'atinitn of our £orit, or tl)c BirtI)- 

'i)iW of Cljrist, rominonlH mllcLT 

^!II)l•istlnas-^ar). 



THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy 
only-])egotten Son to take our nature 
upon him, and as at this time to be born 
of a pure virgin; Grant that we being 
regenerate, and made thy children by 
adoption and grace, may daily be renewed 
Ijy thy Holy Spirit; thi-ough the same our 
Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reign- 
eth with thee and the same Spirit, ever 
one God, world without end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. ITeb. i, 1. 

GOD, who at sundry times and in divers 
manners spake in time past unto the 
10 109 



CHRISTMAS-DAY. 

fathers by the prophets, hath in these last 
days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he 
hath appointed heir of all things, hy A\diom 
also he made the worlds; who (being the 
brightness of his glory, and the express 
image of his person, and upholding all 
things by the word of his power), when 
he had by himself purged our sins, sat 
down on the right hand of the Majesty 
on high; being made so much better than 
the angels, as he hath by inheritance 
obtained a more excellent name than they. 
For unto which of the angels said he at 
any time. Thou art my Son, this day have 
I begotten thee? And again, I will be to 
him a Father, and he shall be to me a 
Son? And again, when he bringeth in 
the First-begotten into the world, he 
saith, And let all the angels of God wor- 
ship him. And of the angels he saith, 
"Who maketh his angels spirits, and his 
ministers a flame of fire. But unto the 
Son he saith. Thy throne, God, is for 
ever and ever ; a sceptre of righteousness 
is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou 
hast loved righteousness, and hated ini- 
quity; therefore God, even thy God, hath 
anointed thee with the oil of gladness 
above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in 
the beginning hast laid the foundation of 
the earth ; and the heavens are the works 
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CHRISTMAS-DAY. 

of thine hands: they shall perish, but 
tliou rcniainest; and they all shall wax 
old as doth a garment; and as a vesture 
shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be 
changed; but thou art the same, and thy 
years shall not fail. 

THE GOSPEL. St. John i, 1. 

IN" the beginning was the Word, and the 
Word was with God, and the Word 
was God. The same was in the begin- 
ning with God. All things were m'ade 
by him; and without him "was not any- 
thing made that was made. In him was 
life, and the life was the light of men. 
And the light shineth in darkness, and 
the darkness comprehended it not. There 
was a man sent from God, whose name 
was John. The same came for a witness, 
to bear witness of the Light, that all men 
through him might believe. He was not 
that Light, Init was sent to bear witness 
of tliat Light. That was the true Light, 
which lighteth every man that conieth 
into the world. He was in the world, and 
the world was made by him, and the 
world knew him not. He came unto his 
own, and his own received him not. But 
as many as received him, to them gave he 
power to become the sons of God, even 
111 



THE SUNDAY AFTEK CHRISTMAS-DAY. 

to tliem tliat believe on his ISTame : which 
were born, not of blood, nor of the will 
of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but 
of Grod. And the Word was made flesh, 
and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his 
glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of 
the Father,) full of grace and truth. 



(ill)e Sunliag after (Hljristinas-ttaD. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us 
thy only-begotten Son to take our 
nature upon him, and as at this time to 
be born of a pure virgin ; Grant that we 
being regenerate, and made thy children 
by adoption and grace, may daily be re- 
newed by thy Holy Spirit ; through the 
same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth 
and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, 
eyer one God, world -without end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Gal. iv, 1. 

NOW I say, that the heir, as long as he 
is a child, diflereth nothing from a 
servant, though he be lord of all ; but is 
under tutors and governors, until the 
time appointed of the father. Even so 
we, when we were children, were in bon- 
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THE SUNDAY AFTER CIIRISTMAS-DAY. 

dage under the elements of tlie world ; 
but when the fullness of the time was 
come, God sent forth his Son, made of a 
woman, made under the Law, to redeem 
them that were under the Law, that we 
might receive the ado])tion of sons. And 
because ye are sons, God hath sent forth 
the Spirit of his Son into your liearts, 
crnng, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou 
art no more a servant, but a son ; and if 
a son, then an heir of God, through Christ. 

THE GOSPEL. *S'^ 3Iatt. i, 18. 

THE birth of Jesus Christ was on this 
wise. When as his mother Mary was 
espoused to Joseph, before they came 
together, she was found vni\\ child of the 
Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, 
being a just man, and not mlling to make 
her a public example, was minded to |>ut 
her away privily. But while he thought 
on these things, behold, the angel of tlie 
Lord appeared unto him in a dream, 
sanng, Joseph, thou son of Da\nd, fear 
not to take unto thee Mary thy ^^^fe ; for 
that which is conceived in her is of the 
Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a 
son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS ; 
for he shall save his people from their 
sins. (Xow all this was done, that it 
10* 113 



THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST. 

miglit "be fulfilled which was spoken of 
the Lord hj the prophet, sa_\4ng, Behold, 
a virgin shall he with child, and shall 
hring forth a son, and they shall call his 
name Emmanuel , which, heing interpreted, 
is, Grod with us.) Then Joseph heing 
raised from sleep did as the angel of the 
Lord had hidden him, and took unto him 
his wife ; and knew her not till she had 
hrought forth her first-born son : and he 
called his name JESUS. 



(S;i)£ (Utrmmcisiou of €l)rtst. 

THE COLLECT. 

^LMIGHTY God, who madest thy 
J\- blessed Son to be circumcised, and 
obedient to the Law for man ; Grant us 
the true Circumcision of the Spirit; that, 
(^ur hearts, and all our members, being 
mortified from all worldly and carnal 
lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed 
will ; through the same thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Bom. iv, 8. 

BLESSED is the man to whom the Lord 
will not impute sin. Cometh this 
blessedness then upon the Circumcision 
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THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST. 

only, or upon the Uiicircumcision also ? 
For we say, that faith was reckonetl to 
Abraham for righteousness. IIow was it 
then reckoned ? when he was in eireuni- 
cision, or in unoircunicision ? Xot in 
circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And 
he received the sign of circumcision, a seal 
of the righteousness of the faith which he 
had, yet being uncircumcised; that he 
might be the father of all them that be- 
lieve, though they be not circumcised; that 
righteousness might be imputed unto them 
also: and the father of circumcision to 
them who are not of the Circumcision only, 
but also walk in the steps of that faith of 
our father Abraham, which he had being 
yet uncircumcised. For the promise, 
that he should be the heir of the Avorld, 
was not to Abraham, or to his seed, 
through the Law, but through the right- 
eousness of faith. For if they which are 
of the Law be heirs, faith is made void, 
and the promise made of none effect. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Lukc, ii, 15. 

A WD it came to pass, as the angels were 
gone away from them into heaven, 
the shepherds said one to another, Let us 
now go even unto Bethlehem, and see 
this thing which is come to pass, which 
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THE EPIPHANY. 

the Lord hath made known unto ns. 
And they came with haste, and found 
Mary and Joseph, and the habe lying in 
a manger. And when they had seen it, 
they made known abroad the saying 
which was told them concerning this 
child. And all they that heard it won- 
dered at those things which were told 
them by the shepherds. But Mary 
kept all these things, and pondered them 
in her heart. And the shepherds returned, 
glorifying and praising God for all the 
things that they had heard and seen, as it 
was told unto them. And when eight 
days were accomplished for the circum- 
cising of the child, his name was called 
JESIJS, which was so named of the angel 
before he was conceived in the womb. 

f This Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may be used 
until the Epiphany. 



(5:l)£ (Jpipljaini, or tl]£ fllanifestation of 
€l)iist to tl)£ (!3mtUes. 



THE COLLECT. 



OGOD, who by the leading of a star 
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son 
to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, 
who know thee now by faith, may after 
116 



THE EPIPHANY. 

this life have the fruition of thy orh^rious 
Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Loku. 
Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Eph. ili, 1. 

FOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of 
Jesus Christ for you Gentiles ; if ye 
have heard of the dis[)ensation of the 
grace of God, which is given me to you- 
ward : How that by revelation he made 
known unto me the mystery (as I wrote 
afore in few words, whereby, when yc 
read, ye may understand my knowledge 
in the mystery of Clirist) which in other 
ages was not made known unto the sons 
of men, as it is now revealed unto his 
holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit ; 
that the Gentiles should lie fellow heirs, 
and of the same body, and partakers of 
his promise in Christ, l\v the Gospel : 
whereof I was made a minister, accord- 
ing to the gift of the grace of God given 
unto me by the effectual working of his 
power. Unto me, who am less than the 
least of all saints, is this grace given, that 
I should preach among the Gentiles tlie 
unsearchable riches of Christ; and to 
make all men see what is the fellowshi}) 
of the mystery, which from the begin- 
ning of the world hath been hid in God, 
who created all things by Jesus Christ : 
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THE EPIPHANY. 

to tlie intent tliat now unto the principali- 
ties and powers in lieavenly places miglit 
be known by the Church the manifold 
wisdom of God, according to tlie eternal 
purpose which he purposed in Christ 
Jesus our Lord : in whom we have bold- 
ness and access with confidence by the 
faith of him. 

THE GOSPEL. *S^^. Matt, ii, 1. 

WIIE]Sr Jesus was born in Bethlehem 
of Judea, in the days of Herod the 
king, behold, there came wise men from 
the East to Jerusalem, saying. Where is 
he that is born King of the Jews? for 
we have seen liis star in the East, and 
are come to worship him. "When Herod 
the king had heard these things, he was 
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 
And when he had gathered all the chief 
priests and scribes of the people together, 
he demanded of them where Christ should 
be born. And they said unto him, In 
Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is writ- 
ten by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, 
in the land of Juda, art not the least 
among the princes of Juda ; for out of 
thee shall come a Grovernor, that shall 
rule my people Israel. Then Herod, 
when he had privily called the wise men, 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TUE EPIPHANY. 

enquired of them dilio-eiitly what time 
the star appeared. And lie sent tliem to 
Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search 
(hligently for the young child ; and when 
ye have found him, bring me word again, 
that I may come and worship him also. 
AViien they had heard the king, they de- 
l)arted; and, lo, the star which tliey saw in 
the East went before them, till it came and 
stood over where the young child was. 
When they saw the star, they rejoiced 
with exceeding great joy. And when 
they were come into the house, they saw 
the young child with ]Mary his mother, 
and fell down and worshipped him : and 
when they had opened their treasures, 
they presented unto him gifts ; gold, and 
frankincense, and myrrh. And being- 
warned of God in a dream that they 
should not return to Herod, they departed 
into their own country another way. 



(iL\]t Jirst Simbap after tl)e (!:pipl)anp. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee mercifully to 
receive the prayers of thy people who 
call upon thee ; and grant that they may 
both perceive and know what things they 
119 



THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

ought to do, and also may have grace and 
power faithfully to fulfill the same ; through 
J esus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Boni. xii, 1. 

I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, 
by the mercies of God, that ye present 
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, ac- 
ceptable unto God, which is your reason- 
able service. And be not conformed to 
this world; but be ye transformed by 
the renewing of your mind, that ye may 
prove what is that good, and acceptable, 
and perfect will of God. For I say, 
through the grace given unto me, to every 
man that is among you, not to think of 
himself more highly than he ought to 
think; but to think soberly, according as 
God hath dealt to every man the measure 
of faith. For as we have many members 
in one body, and all members have not 
the same office ; so we, being many, are 
one body in Christ, and every one mem- 
bers one of another. 

THE GOSPEL. ^S'^'. Luke ii, 41, 

NOW his parents went to Jerusalem 
every year at the feast of the Passover. 
And when he was twelve years old, they 
went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

tlie feast. And when they had fulfilled 
the days, as they returned, the child 
Jesiis tarried hehind in Jerusalem ; and 
Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 
But they, supposing him to have been in 
the company, went a day's journey, and 
they sought him among their kinsfolk 
and acquaintance. And when they found 
him not, they turned back again to Jeru- 
salem, seeking him. And it came to pass, 
that after three days they found him in 
the temple, sitting in the midst of the 
doctors, both hearing them, and asking 
them questions. And all that heard him 
were astonished at his understanding and 
answers. And when they saw him, they 
were amazed ; and his mother said unto 
him. Son, why hast thou thus dealt 
with us? behold, thy father and I have 
sought thee sorrowing. And he said 
unto them, How is it that ye sought me? 
wist ye not that I must be about my 
Father's business? And they understood 
not the saying which he spake unto them. 
And he went down with them, and came 
to ISazareth, and was subject unto them; 
but his mother kept all these sayings 
in her heart. And Jesus increased in 
wisdom and stature, and in favor with 
God and man. 

11 121 



THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

Qi\]z 0£fonb jSunbap after tl)£ Qrpifiljaug. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting: God, who 
dost govern all things in heaven and 
earth; Mercifully hear the supplications 
of thy people, and grant us thy peace all 
the days of our life ; through Jesus Christ 
our LoED. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. i?07?l. xii, 6. 

HAVT^nTG then gifts differing according 
to the grace that is given to us, whether 
prophecy, let us prophesy according to the 
proportion of faith; or ministry, let us 
wait on our ministering; or he that 
teach eth, on teaching; or he that exhort- 
eth, on exhortation; he that giveth, let 
him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, 
with diligence; he that showeth mercy, 
with cheerfulness. Let love be without 
dissimulation. Abhor that which is e^^l ; 
cleave to that which is good. Be kindly 
affectioned one to another "unth brotherly 
love; in honor preferring one another; 
not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; 
serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; 
patient in tribulation; continuing instant 
in prayer; distributing to the necessity of 
saints; given to hospitality. Bless them 
122 



THE t^ECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

M'hic'h persecute you ; bless, and curse not. 
Rejoice with tlieni that do rejoice, and 
weep with them that weep. Be of the 
same mind one towards another. ^lind 
not high things, but condescend to men 
of low estate. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johu ii, 1. 

A WD the third day there was a marriage 
in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of 
Jesus was there. And both Jesus was 
called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 
And when they wanted wine, tlie mother 
of Jesus saith unto him, They have no 
wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, 
what have I to do yv\i\\ thee? mine hour 
is not yet come. His mother saith unto 
the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto 
you, do it. And there were set there six 
water-pots of stone, after the manner of 
the puritying of the Jews, containing two 
or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto 
them, Fill tlie water-pots with water. And 
they filled them uji to the brim. And he 
saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear 
unto the governor of the feast. And they 
bare it. Wlien the ruler of the feast had 
tasted the water that was made wine, and 
knew not whence it was (but the servants 
which drew the water knew), the governor 
123 



THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

of the feast called the bridegroom, and 
saith unto him, Every man at the begin- 
ning doth set forth good wine, and when 
men have well drunk, then that which is 
worse; but thou hast kept the good wine 
until now. This beginning of miracles 
did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and mani- 
fested forth his glory, and his disciples 
believed on him. 



^\]t oTljlri) Stmtra^ after tl)£ (f pipliang. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mer- 
cifully look upon our iniirmities, and 
in all our dangers and necessities stretch 
forth thy right hand to help and defend 
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen, 

THE EPISTLE. Hom. xii, 16. 

E not wise in your own conceits. 
Recompense to no man evil for evil. 
Provide things honest in the sight of all 
men. If it be possible, as mucli as lieth 
in you, live peaceably with all men. 
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, 
but rather give place unto ^^nrath; for it 
is written. Vengeance is mine; I will 
124 



B 



THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

repay, saitli the Lord. Therefore, if thine 
eneniv hunger, feed him; if he tliirst, 
give him drink: for in so doing tliou shalt 
heap coals of fire on his head. Be not 
overcome of evil, but overcome evil with 
good. 

THE GOSPEL. St 3Iatt. viii, 1. 

W HEIST he was come down from the 
mountain, great multitudes followed 
him. And behold, there came a leper and 
worshipped him, saying. Lord, if thou wilt, 
thou^ canst make me "clean. And Jesus 
put forth his hand, and touched him, say- 
ing, I will; be thou clean. And imme- 
diately his leprosy was cleansed. And 
Jesus saith unto 'him, See thou tell no 
man; but go thy way, show thyself to the 
priest, and offer the gift that Moses com- 
manded, for a testimony unto them. And 
when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, 
there came unto him a centurion, beseech- 
ing him, and saying, Lord, my servant 
lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously 
tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I 
will come and heal him. The centurion 
answered and said. Lord, I am not worthy 
that thou shouldest come under my roof; 
but speak the word only, and my servant 
shall be healed. For t am a man under 
11* 125 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

authority, lia\'ing soldiers under me : and 
I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; 
and to another, Come, and he cometh; 
and to my servant. Do this, and he doeth 
it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, 
and said to them that followed, Verily I 
say unto you, I have not found so great 
faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto 
you, that many shall come from the east 
and west, and shall sit down with Abra- 
ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the king- 
dom of heaven. But the children of the 
kingdom shall be cast out into utter dark- 
ness : there shall be weeping and gnashing 
of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centu- 
rion, Go thy way, and as thou hast be- 
lieved, so be it done unto thee. And his 
servant was healed in the self-same hour. 



(ill)e Jourtl) Sun^aw after tl)e ^pipljauw. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, who knowest us to be set in the 
midst of so many and great dangers, 
that by reason of the frailty of our nature 
we cannot always stand upright ; Grant to 
us such strength and protection as may 
support us in all dangers, and carry us 
through all temptations; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 
126 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

THE EPISTLE. Rom. xiii, 1, 

LET every soul be even subject unto the 
higher i)Ower8; for there is no power 
but of God : the powers that be are or- 
dained of God. Whosoever therefore re- 
sistcth the power, resisteth the ordinance 
of God ; and they that resist shall receive 
to themselves damnation. For rulers are 
not a terror to good works, but to the 
evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the 
power? do that which is good, and thou 
shalt have praise of the same; for he is 
the minister of God to thee for good. 
But if thou do that which is evil, be 
afraid; for he beareth not the sword in 
vain : for he is the minister of God, a re- 
venger to execute wrath upon him that 
doeth e\nl. Wherefore ye must needs be 
subject, not only for wrath, but also for 
conscience sake. For this cause pay ye 
tribute also ; for they are God's ministers, 
attending continually upon this very 
thing. Render therefore to all their dues; 
tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to 
whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor 
to whom honor. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt. \A\\, 23. 

AISTD when he was entered into a ship, 
his disciples followed him. And 
127 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

beliold, there arose a great tempest in 
the sea, insomuch that the ship was 
covered with the waves ; but he was asleep. 
And his disciples came to him, and awoke 
him, saying, Lord, save us, we perish. 
And he saith unto them, Why are ye 
fearful, ye of little faith? Then he 
arose, and rebuked the winds and the 
sea, and there was a great calm. But 
the men marvelled, saying. What manner 
of man is this, that even the winds and 
the sea obey him! And when he was 
come to the other side, into the country 
of the Gergesenes, there met him two 
possessed with devils, coming out of the 
tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man 
might pass by that way. And behold, 
they cried out, saying, What have we to 
do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? 
art thou come hither to torment us before 
the time? And there was a good way 
off from them an herd of many swine, 
feeding. So the devils besought him, 
saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to 
go away into the herd of swine. And 
he said unto them. Go. And when they 
were come out, they went into the herd 
of swine: and behold, the whole herd of 
swine ran violently down a steep place 
into the sea, and perished in the waters. 
And they that kept them fled, and went 
128 



THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

their ways into the city, and tohl every 
thinu', and what was befallen to the }ios- 
scssod of the devils. And behold, the 
whole city came out to meet Jesus : and 
when they saw him, they besought him 
that he would depart out of their coasts. 



^{)c 5iftl) Suuliaii after \\]t (frpipljanji. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLOED, we beseech thee to keep thy 
Church and household continually in 
thy true religion; that they who do lean 
only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace 
may evermore be defended by thy mighty 
power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Ainen. 

THE EPISTLE. CoL iii, 12. 

PUT on, tlierefore, as the elect of God, 
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, 
kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, 
long-sutfering, forbearing one another, 
and forgi^^ng one another, if any man 
have a Cjiiarrel against any; even as Christ 
forgave you, so also do ye. And above 
all these things put on charity, which is 
the bond of perfeetness. And let the 
peace of God rule in your hearts, to the 
129 



THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

which also ye are called in one body; and 
be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ 
dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teach- 
ing and admonishing one another in 
psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs; 
singing with grace in your hearts to the 
Lord. And whatsoever ye do, in word 
or deed, do all in the ITame of the Lord 
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the 
Father, by him. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt xiii, 24. 

THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto 
a man which sowed good seed in his 
field. But while men slept, his enemy 
came and sowed tares among the wheat, 
and went his way. But when the blade 
was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, 
then appeared the tares also. So the 
servants of the householder came and 
said unto him. Sir, didst not thou sow 
good seed in thy field ? from whence then 
hath it tares? He said unto them, An 
enemy hath done this. The servants 
said unto him. Wilt thou then that we go 
and gather them up? But he said, IS^ay; 
lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root 
up also the wheat with them. Let both 
grow together until the harvest ; and in 
the time of harvest I will say to the reap- 
ers, Gather ye together first the tares, 
130 



THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

and bind them in bundles to burn tbeni : 
but gather the wheat into my barn. 



Ql.\)t 0u1l) 0un^an after tl)e (!:f)if)l)ainj. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose blessed Son was mani- 
fested that he might destroy the works 
of the devil, and make us the sons of God, 
and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we 
beseecli thee, that, having this hope, we 
may purify ourselves, even as he is pure ; 
that, when he shall appear again with 
power and great glory, we may be made 
like unto him in Ids eternal and glorious 
kingdom; where, with thee, O Father, 
and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and 
reigneth, ever one God, world without 
end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 *S'^. Johl iii, 1. 

BEHOLD, what manner of love the 
Father hath bestowed upon us, that 
we should be called the sons of God: 
therefore the world knoweth us not, be- 
cause it knew him not. Beloved, now are 
we the sons of God, and it doth not yet 
appear what we shall be : but we knoAv 
that, when He shall appear, we shall be 
131 



THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY. 

like Mm; for we shall see him as he is. 
And every man that hath this hope in him 
purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth 
also the Law; for sin is the transgression 
of the Law. And ye know that He was 
manifested to take away our sins ; and in 
him is no sin. Wliosoever abideth in him 
sinnethnot: whosoever sinneth hath not 
seen him, neither kno^vn him. Little 
children, let no man deceive you: he that 
doeth righteousness is righteous, even as 
he is righteous. He that committeth sin 
is of the devil ; for the dcAul sinneth from 
the beginning. For this purpose the Son 
of God was manifested, that he might 
destroy the works of the devil. 

THE (iosPEL. St 3Iatt. xxiv, 23. 

THEl!^ if any man shall say unto you, 
Lo, here is Christ, or there ; believe it 
not. For there shall arise false Christs, 
and false prophets, and shall show great 
signs and wonders; insomuch that (if it 
were possible) they shall deceive the very 
elect. Behold, I have told you before. 
Wherefore, if they shall say unto you. 
Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: 
Behold, he is in the secret chambers; 
believe it not. For as the lightning cometh 
132 



SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

out of tlie east, and shineth even nnto the 
west; so shall also the eoniing ol'the fSon 
of Man be. For wheresoever the carcase 
is, there will the eagles be gathered to- 
gether. Immediately after the tribulation 
of those days shall the sun be darkeneil, 
and the moon shall not give her light, and 
the stars shall fall from heaven, and the 
powers of the heavens shall be sliaken. 
And then shall appear the sign of the Son 
of Man in heaven; and then shall all the 
tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall 
see the Son of Man coming in the clouds 
of heaven, with power and great glory. 
And he shall send his angels with a great 
sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather 
together his elect from the four winds, 
from one end of heaven to the other. 



<ill)e SuiiLiari fallc^ Scptuagcsima, or i\)t tljirb 
SuuLian before £ent. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee favorably to 
hear the prayers of thy people ; that 
we, who are justly punished for our 
oifences, may be mercifully delivered by 
thy goodness, for the glory of thy Xame; 
through Jesus Christ our Savioui", who 
liveth and reigneth with tliee and the 
12 133 



SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

Holy Gliost, ever one God, world without 
end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 CoV. ix, 24. 

K!N^OW je not, that they which run in a 
race run all, but one receiveth the 
}>rize? So run, that ye may obtain. And 
every man that striveth for the mastery, 
is temperate in all things. Now they do 
it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we 
an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not 
as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that 
beateth the air: but I keep under my 
body, and bring it into subjection; lest 
that l^y any means, when I have preached 
to others, I myself should be a cast-away. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt. XX, 1. 

THE kingdom of heaven is like unto a 
man that is an householder, which 
went out early in the morning to hire 
laborers into his vineyard. And when he 
had agreed with the laborers for a penny 
a da}^ he sent them into his vineyard. 
And he went out about the third hour, 
and saw others standing idle in the mar- 
ket-place, and said unto them. Go ye also 
into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right 
I will give you. And they went their way. 
Again he went out about the sixth and 
ninth hour, and did likewise. And about 
134 



SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

the ok'veiitli lioiir he went out, and found 
others standing idle, and saith unto tlieni, 
WliY stand ye here all the day idle'r They 
say unto him, Because no man hath hired 
us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into 
the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that 
shall ye receive. So when even was come, 
the kn'd of the vineyard saith unto his 
steward. Call the laborers, and give them 
their hire, beginning from the last unto 
the iirst. And when they came that were 
hired about the eleventh hour, they re- 
ceived every man a penny. But when the 
first came, they supposed that they should 
have received more; and they likewise 
received every man a penny. And when 
they had received it, they murmured 
against the goodman of the house, saying, 
These last have wrought but one hour, 
and thou hast made them equal unto us, 
which have borne the burden and heat of 
the day. But he answered one of them, 
and said, Friend, I do thee no MTong : 
didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 
Take tliat thinels, and go thy way; I will 
give unto this last even as unto thee. Is 
it not lawful for me to do what I will with 
mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I 
am good? So the last shall be first, and 
the first last; for many be called, but lew 
chosen. 

135 



SEXAaESIMA SUNDAY. 

(ii\)t Sunbap called Sei-ageatina, or tl)£ 
stcoxib SuntJap before Cent. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD God, who seest that we put not 
our trust in any thing that we do; 
Mercifully grant that by thy power we 
may be defended against all adversity; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 2 CoT. xi, 19. 

YE suffer fools gladly, seeing ye your- 
selves are wise. For ye suffer, if a 
man bring you into bondage, if a man 
devour you, if a man take of you, if a 
man exalt himself, if a man smite you on 
the face. I speak as concerning reproach, 
as though we had been weak. Howbeit, 
whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak fool- 
ishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews ? 
so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. 
Are they the seed of Abraham ? so am I. 
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as 
a fool) I am more ; in labors more abund- 
ant, in stripes above measure, in prisons 
more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the 
Jews five times received I forty stripes 
save one; thrice was I beaten with rods, 
once was I stoned, thrice I suffered ship- 
wreck, a night and a day I have been 
136 



SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY. 



in the deep; in journeyino:s often, in 
perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in 
perils by mine own countrymen, in perils 
by the heathen, in perils in the city, in 
perils in the Avilderness, in perils in the 
sea, in perils amono: false brethren; in 
weariness and painfnlness, in watchings 
often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings 
often, in cold and nakedness. Besides 
those things that are without, that which 
coraeth upon me daily, the care of all the 
churches. ^Vlio is weak, and I am not 
weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the 
things which concern mine infirmities. 
Tlie God and Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, which is blessed for evermore, 
knoweth that I lie not. 

THE GOSPEL, Sf. Luhc viii, 4. 

WHE^ much people were gathered 
together, and were come to him out 
of every city, he spake by a parable. A 
sower went out to sow his seed ; and as he 
sowed, some fell by the way-side ; and it 
was trodden down, and the fowls of the 
air devoured it. And some fell upon a 
rock ; and as soon as it was sprung up, 
it \vithered away, because it lacked mois- 
ture. And some fell among thorns; and 
12* 1.S7 



SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

the tlioriis sprang np vnth. it, and choked 
it. And other fell on good ground, and 
sprang up, and hare fruit an hundred- 
fold. And when he had said these things, 
he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let 
him hear. And his disciples asked him, 
saying, What might this parable he? 
And he said, Unto you it is given to 
know the mysteries of the kingdom of 
God: hut to others in parables; that see- 
ing they might not see, and hearing they 
might not understand, JS'ow the parable 
is this: The seed is the Word of God. 
Those by the way-side are they that bear; 
then cometh the devil, and taketh away 
the word out of their hearts, lest they 
should believe and be saved. They on 
the rock are they, which, when they hear, 
receive the word with jo}^; and these 
have no root, which for a while believe, 
and in time of temptation fall away. 
And that which fell among thorns are 
they, which, when they have heard, go 
forth, and are choked with cares and riches 
and pleasures of this life, and bring no 
fruit to perfection. But that on the good 
ground are they, which in an honest and 
good heart, ha\'ing heard the word, keep 
it, and bring forth fruit with patience. 



138 



QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

(l\)t Sunto taiitb (Duinquagc^inia, or tl)£ 
ntxi Suubaw before Cent. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, who hast taught us that all 
our doings without charitv are noth- 
ing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and 
pour into our hearts that most excellent 
gift of charity, the very bond of peace 
and of all virtues, without which whoso- 
ever liveth is counted dead before thee. 
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus 
Christ's sake. Amen. 



THE EPISTLE. 1 Co7\ xiii, 1. 



T 



HOUGH I speak with the tongues of 
JL men and of angels, and have not 
charity, I am become as sounding brass, 
or a tinkling cymbal. And though I 
have the gift of prophecy, and understand 
all mysteries, and all knowledge; and 
though I have all faith, so that I could 
remove mountains, and have not charity, 
I am nothing. And though I bestow all 
my goods to feed the poor, and though I 
give my body to be burned, and have not 
charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity 
suti'ereth long, and is kind; charity envi- 
eth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is 
not puffed up, doth not behave itself un- 
139 



QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

seemly; seeketh not her own, is not 
easily provoked, tliinketli no evil ; re- 
joiceth not in iniquity, but rejoicetli in 
the truth; beareth all things, believeth 
all things, hopeth all things, endureth all 
things. Charity never faileth : but whether 
there be prophecies, they shall fail; 
whether there be tongues, they shall cease; 
whether there be knowledge, it shall van- 
ish away. For we know in part, and we 
prophesy in part; but when that which is 
perfect is come, then that which is in 
part shall be done away. When I was a 
child, I spake as a child, I understood as 
a child, I thought as a child; but when I 
became a man, I put away childish things. 
For now we see through a glass, darkly; 
but then face to face: now I know in 
part ; but then shall I know even as also 
I am known. And now abideth faith, 
hope, charity, these three; but the great- 
est of these is charity. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Ltike xviii, 31. 

TITEE Jesus took unto him the tw^elve, 
and said unto them. Behold, we go up 
to Jerusalem, and all things that are wTit- 
ten l3y the prophets concerning the Son of 
Man shall be accomplished. For he shall 
be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall 
140 



QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and 
spitted on : and they shall scourge him, 
and put him to death; and the third day 
he shall rise again. And tliey understood 
none of these things; and this saying was 
hid from them, neither knew they the 
things which were spoken. And it came 
to pass, that as he was come nigh unto 
Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the 
way-side begging; and hearing the mul- 
titude pass by, he asked what it meant. 
And they told him, that Jesus of Xazareth 
passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, 
thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 
And they whicli went bef^-e rebuked him, 
that he should hold his peace; but he 
cried so much the more, Thou Son of 
David, have mercy on me. And Jesus 
stood, and commanded him to be brought 
unto him; and when he was come near, 
he asked him, sajT^ng, What wilt thou that 
I should do unto thee? And he said. 
Lord, that I may receive my sight. And 
Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight : 
thy faith hath saved thee. And immedi- 
ately he received his sight, and followed 
him, glorifydng God; and all the people, 
when they saw it, gave praise unto God. 



141 



ASH-WEDNESDAY. 

(S:i]£ first ^att of Cent, commonlj) cailtii 
^sl)-^Di:^neslIap. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who 
liatest nothing that thou hast made, 
and dost forgive the sins of all those who 
are penitent; Create and make in us new 
and contrite hearts, that we worthily 
lamenting our sins, and acknowledging 
our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the 
God of all mercy, j)erfect remission and 
forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, Amen. 

^ This Collect may be read during Lent, after the 

Collect appointed for the day. 
1[ At Morning Prayer, the Litany being ended, 

shall be said the following Prayers, immediately 

before the General Thanksgiving. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, mercifully 
hear our prayers, and spare all those 
who confess their sins unto thee ; that they, 
whose consciences by sin are accused, by 
thy merciful pardon may be absolved; 
through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OMOST mighty God, and merciful Fa- 
ther, who hast compassion upon all 
men, and hatest nothing that thou hast 
142 



ASH-WEDNESDAY. 

made; who wouldest not the death of a 
sinner, but rather that he should turn 
from his sin, and he saved; Mercifully 
forgive us our trespasses; receive and 
conifort us, who are grieved and wearied 
with the burden of our sins. Thy pro- 
perty is always to have mercy; to thee 
only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare 
us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, 
whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into 
judgment with thy servants, who are vile 
earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn 
thine anger from us, who meekly acknowl- 
edge our vileness, and truly repent us of 
our fiiults, and so make haste to help us 
in this world, that we may ever live Avith 
thee in the world to come ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

1[ Then shall the people say this that followeth, 
with the Ministei'. 

TURy thou US, good Lord, and so 
shall we be turned. Be favorable, 
Lord, Be favorable to thy people, Who 
turn to thee in weeping, tasting, and pray- 
ing. For thou art a merciful God, Full 
of compassion, Long-suiFering, and of 
great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve 
punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest 
upon mercy. Spare thy people, good 
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ASH-WEDNESDAY.. 

Lord, spare them, And let not thine 
heritage be brought to confusion. Hear 
us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And 
after the multitude of thy mercies look 
upon us ; Through the merits and media- 
tion of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. Jocl ii, 12. 

TURN ye even to me, saith the Lord, 
with all your heart, and with fasting, 
and with weeping, and with mourning. 
And rend your heart, and not your gar- 
ments, and turn unto the Lord your God ; 
for he is gracious and merciful, slow to 
anger, and of great kindness, and repent- 
eth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he 
will return and repent, and leave a bless- 
ing behind him; even a meat-offering and 
a drink-offering unto the Lord ^^our God ? 
Blow the trumpet in Sion, sanctify a fast, 
call a solemn assembly; gather the people, 
sanctify the congregation, assemble the 
elders, gather the children, and those that 
suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go 
forth of his chamber, and the bride out 
of her closet. Let the priests, the minis- 
ters of the Lord, weep between the porch 
and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy 
people, Lord, and give not thine heri- 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. 

tago to reproach, tliat the heatlicn slionld 
rule over them: wherefore should they 
say amoiiff the people, Where is their 
God? 

THE GOSPEL. St Mott. vi, 16. 

VyHEi!^ ye fast, he not as the hy]iocrites, 
TT of a sad couuteiianee; for they dis- 
figure their faces, that they may appear 
unto men to fast. Verily I'say unto you, 
they have their reward. But thou, when 
thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash 
thy face ; that thou appear not unto men 
to fast, hut unto thy Father which is in 
secret: and thy Father, which seeth in 
secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay 
not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, 
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and 
where thieves break through and steal; 
hut lay up for yourselves" treasures in 
heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth 
corrupt, and where thieves do not break 
through nor steal; for where your treasure 
is, there vdW your heart be also. 







®l)e iTirst SuiibaT) in Cent. 

THE COLLECT. 

LOKD, who for our sake didst fast 
forty days and forty nights; Give us 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. 

grace to use such abstinence, tliat, our 
flesh being sul)clued to tlie Spirit, we may 
ever obey thy godly motions in righteous- 
ness, and true holiness, to thy honor and 
glory, who livest and reignest with the 
Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end. Ame7i. 

THE EPISTLE. 2 CoV. vi, 1. 

WE then, as workers together with him, 
beseech you also that ye receive not 
the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, 
I have heard thee in a time accepted, and 
in the day of salvation have I succoured 
thee: behold, now is the accepted time; 
behold, now is the day of salvation.) 
Giving no offence in any thing, that the 
ministry be not blamed ; but in all thii;gs 
approving ourselves as the ministers of 
God, in much patience, in afilictions, in 
necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in im- 
prisonments, in tumults, in labors, in 
watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by 
knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, 
by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 
by the word of truth, by the power of 
God, by the armor of righteousness on 
the right hand and on the left, by honor 
and dishonor, by evil report and good re- 
port; as deceivers, and yet true; as un- 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. 

known, and yet well known: as dying, 
and l)eliold, Ave live; as chastened, and 
not killed; as sorrowfii], yet always re- 
joieing; as poor, yet making many ricli: 
as having nothing, and yet possessing all 
things. 

THE GOSPEL. *S7. Matt, iv, 1. 

TIIEN^ was Jesns led up of the Spirit 
into the wilderness, to be tempted of 
the devil. And when he had fasted forty 
days and forty nights, he was afterward 
an hungered. And when the tempter 
came to him, he said, If thou be the Son 
of God, command that these stones be 
made bread. But he answered and said, 
It is written, Man shall not live by bread 
alone, but by every word that proceedeth 
out of the mouth of God. Then the 
devil taketh him up into the holy city, 
and setteth him on a pinnacle of the 
temple, and saith unto him. If thou be 
the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it 
is written. He shall give his angels charge" 
concerning thee, and in their hands they 
shall bear thee u|), lest at any time thou 
dasli thy foot against a stone. Jesus saith 
unto him. It is written again. Thou shalt 
not tempt the Lori> thy God. Again, 
the devil taketh him up into an exceed- 
ing high mountain, and showeth him all 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT. 

the kingdoms of the world, and the glory 
of them ; and saith unto him, All these 
things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall 
down and worship me. Then saith Jesus 
unto him, Get thee hence, Satan ! for it 
is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord 
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 
Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, 
angels came and ministered unto him. 



^\}t Seconlr Sun^ag in £mt. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we 
have no power of ourselves to help 
ourselves ; Keep us both outwardly in our 
bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that 
we may be defended from all adversities 
which may happen to the body, and from 
all evil thoughts which may assault and 
hurt the soul ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 ThcSS. iv, 1. 

WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort 
you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye 
have received of us how ye ought to walk 
and to please God, so ye would abound 
more and more. For ye know what com- 
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maudments we gave you bv tlie Lord 
Jesus. For this is the will of God, evi'ii 
j'our sanctitieation, that ye slionld abstain 
from fornication; that every one of you 
should know how to possess his vessel in 
sanctification and honor ; not in the lu.'^t 
of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles 
which know not God: that no man go 
beyond and defraud his brotlier in any 
matter; because that ihe Lord is tlie 
avenger of all such, as we also have fore- 
warned you and testified. For God hath 
not called us unto uncleanness, but unto 
holiness. He therefore that despiseth, 
despiseth not man, but God, who \mth 
also given unto us his Holy Spirit. 

THE GOSPEL. St Ma^ix^. 21. 

JESUS went thence, and ^leV^fjptfed mto 
the coasts of Tyre an ^ >Sa'&«.' And" 
behold, a woman of Canaan- cfimc -^Tit '-v*^^ 
the same coasts, and cried unto '/him; 
saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, thou 
Son of David; my daughter is grievously 
vexed vnih a devil. But he ansNvered 
her not a word. And his disciples came 
and besought him, saving, Send lier 
away; for she crieth after us. But he 
answered and said, I am not sent but 
unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 
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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT. 

Then came she and worshipped him, say- 
ing, Lord, help me! But he answered 
and said. It is not meet to take the chil- 
dren's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And 
she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat 
of the crumbs which fall from their 
masters' table. Then Jesus answered 
and said unto her, woman, great is thy 
faith : be it unto thee even as thou wilt. 
And her daughter was made whole from 
that very hour. 



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(5:i)£ Qll)u-b Suultap in £mt. 

THE COLLECT. 

E beseech thee, Almighty God, look 
upon the hearty desires of thy humble 
servants, and stretch forth the right hand 
of thy Majesty, to be our defence against 
.all our r:ier:les ; tbrougli Jesus Christ our 
Loiti^. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. JE^j/l. V, 1. 

BE ye therefore followers of God, as 
dear children; and walk in love, as 
Christ also hath loved us, and hath given 
himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice 
to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But 
fornication, and all uncleanness, or eovet- 
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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT. 

OTisness, let it not be once named amongst 
you, as becometh saints; neither lilthiness, 
nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are 
not convenient; but rather giving of 
thanks. For this ye know, that no whore- 
monger, nor unclean person, nor covetous 
man, Avho is an idolater, hath any inherit- 
ance in the kingdom of Christ and of 
God. Let no man deceive you with vain 
words ; for because of these things cometh 
the wrath of God upon the children of 
disobedience. Be not ye therefore par- 
takers with them. For ye were sometimes 
darkness, but now are ye light in the 
Lord : walk as children of light; (for the 
fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and 
righteousness, and truth;) proving what is 
acceptable unto the Lord. And have no 
fellowship with the unfruitful works of 
darkness, but rather reprove them. For 
it is a shame even to speak of those things 
which are done of them in secret. But 
all things that are reproved are made 
manifest by the light ; for whatsoever 
doth make manifest is light. TMierefore 
he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and 
arise from the dead, and Christ shall give 
thee light. 



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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT. 
THE GOSPEL. St Lukc Xl, 14. 

JESUS was casting out a de\dl, and it 
was dumb. And it came to pass, when 
the devil was gone out, the dumb spake ; 
and the people wondered. But some of 
them said, He casteth out devils through 
Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And 
others, tempting him, sought of him a 
sign from heaven. But he, knowing their 
thoughts, said unto them. Every kingdom 
divided against itself is brought to deso- 
lation; and a house dixdded against a 
house falleth. If Satan also be divided 
against himself, how shall his kingdom 
stand ? because ye say that I cast out 
devils through Beelzebub. And if I by 
Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do 
your sons cast them out ? therefore shall 
they be your judges. But if I with the 
finger of God cast out devils, no doubt 
the kingdom of God is come upon you. 
When a strong man armed keepeth his 
palace, his goods are in peace ; but when 
a stronger than he shall come upon him, 
and overcome him, he taketh from him all 
his armor wherein he trusted, and divid- 
eth his spoils. He that is not with me is 
against me ; and he that gathereth not 
with me scattereth. "When the unclean 
spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh 
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THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

throuo-li cliy places, socking rest ; and 
finding none, he saith, I will return nnto 
my house whence I came out. And when 
he cometh, he findeth it swept and gar- 
nished. Then goeth he, and taketh to 
him seven other spirits more wicked than 
himself; and they enter in, and dwL'll 
there : and the last state of that man is 
worse than the first. And it came to pass, 
as he spake these things, a certain woman 
of the company lifted up her voice, and 
said unto him. Blessed is the womb that 
bare thee, and the paps which thou hast 
sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed 
are they that hear the Word of God, and 
keep it. 



®l)c jTourtl) Suubaw in £mt. 

THE COLLECT. 

GRAKT, we beseech thee, Almighty 
God, that we, w^ho for our evil deeds 
do w^orthily deserve to be punished, by 
the comfort of thy grace may mercifully 
be relieved; through ourLoRD and Saviour 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 



153 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

THE EPISTLE. Gal. iv, 21. 

TELL me, ye that desire to be under the 
Law, do ye not hear the Law? For it 
is written, that Abraham had two sons, 
the one by a bond-maid, the other by a 
free-woman. But he who was of the 
bond-woman was born after the flesh ; 
but he of the free-woman was by promise. 
Which things are an allegory: for these 
are the two covenants ; the one from the 
Mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, 
which is Agar. For this Agar is Mount 
Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusa- 
lem wliich now is, and is in bondage with 
her children. But Jerusalem which is 
above is free, which is the mother of us 
all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou bar- 
ren thatbearest not; break forth and cry, 
thou that travailest not: for the desolate 
hath many more children than she which 
hath an husband. ISTow we, brethren, as 
Isaac was, are the children of promise. 
But as then he that was born after the 
flesh persecuted him that was born after 
the Spirit, even so it is now. Neverthe- 
less, what saith the Scripture ? Cast out 
the bond- woman and her son ; for the son 
of the bond-woman shall not be heir with 
the son of the free-woman. So then, 

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THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

bretliren, we are not children of tlie bond- 
woman, but of tlie free. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johtl vi, 1. 

JESUS went over the Sea of Galilee, 
which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a 
great multitude followed him, because 
they saw his miracles which he did on 
them that were diseased. And Jesus went 
up into a mountain, and there he sat with 
his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of 
tlie Jews, was nigh. "When Jesus then 
lifted up his eyes, and saw a great com- 
pany come unto him, he saith unto Philip, 
"Wlience shall we buy bread, that these 
may eat ? (And this he said to prove him ; 
for he himself knew what he Avould do.) 
Philip answered him, Two hundred pen- 
nyworth of bread is not sufficient for 
them,, that every one of them may take a 
little. One of his disciples, Andrew, 
Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, 
There is a lad here, which hath five bar- 
ley loaves, and two small fishes : but 
what are they among so many? And 
Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now 
there was much grass in the place. So 
the men sat down, in number about five 
thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; 
and when he had given thanks, he distri- 
buted to the disciples, and the disciples to 
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

them that were set down; and likewise 
of the fishes as much as they would. 
When they were filled, he said unto his 
disciples, Gather up the fragments that 
remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore 
they gathered them together, and filled 
twelve baskets with the fragments of the 
five barley loaves, wdiich remained over 
and above unto them that had eaten. 
Then those men, when they had seen the 
miracle that Jesus did, said. This is of a 
truth that Prophet that should come into 
the world. 



(il\)Z S'liW) Sunbaji in Cent. 

THE COLLECT. 

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mer- 
cifully to look upon thy people ; that 
by thy great goodness they may be gov- 
erned and preserved evermore, both in 
body and soul; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Ame7i. 

THE EPISTLE. Heb. ix, 11. 

CHRIST being come an High Priest of 
good things to come, by a greater and 
156 



THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

more perfect tabernacle, not made with 
hands; that is to say, not of this buihhng; 
neither by the blood of goats and calves, 
but by his own blood, he entered in once 
into the Holy Place, having obtained 
eternal redeni}»tion for us. For if the 
blood of bulls and of goats, and tlie ashes 
of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanc- 
tilieth to the purifying of the flesh; how 
much more shall the blood of Christ, who, 
through the eternal Spirit, ofi^ered himself 
without spot to God, purge your conscience 
from dead works to serve the living God? 
And for this cause he is the ]Mediator of 
the new testament, that by means of death, 
for the redemption of the transgressions 
that were under the first testament, they 
which are called might receive the promise 
of eternal inheritance. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johii viii, 46. 

JESUS said, AYliich of you convinceth 
me of sin? And if I say the truth, why 
do ye not believe me ? He that is of God 
heareth God's words: ye therefore hear 
them not, because ye are not of God. 
Then answered the Jews, and said unto 
him. Say we not well that thou art a 
Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus 
answered, I have not a devil ; but I honor 
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 

my Father, and ye do dishonor me. And 
I seek not mine own glory: there is One 
that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I 
say unto you, If a man keep my saying, 
he shall never see death. Then said the 
Jews unto him, Now we know that thou 
hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the 
prophets ; and thou sayest, If a man keep 
my saying, he shall never taste of death. 
Art thou greater than our father Al )raham, 
which is dead ? and the prophets are dead : 
whom makest thou thyself? Jesus an- 
swered, If I honor myself, my honor is 
nothing: it is my Father that lionoreth 
me; of whom ye say, that he is your God. 
Yet ye have not known him ; but I know 
him: and if I should say, I know him not, 
I shall be a liar like unto you ; but I know 
him, and keep his saying. Your father 
Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he 
saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews 
unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, 
and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said 
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 
before Abraham was, I AM. Then took 
they up stones to cast at him; but Jesus 
hid himself, and went out of the temple. 



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THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. 

(tl)£ Sunbai) iifit before (!:asta'. 

TUE COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY and everlastins: God, who, 
iA- of thy tender love towards mankind, 
hast sent thy Son, our Sa\noiir Jesus 
Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to 
suft'er death upon the cross, that all man- 
kind should follow the example of his 
great humility ; ]SIercifully grant, that we 
may both follow the example of hia 
patience, and also be made partakers of 
his resurrection; through the same Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Phil ii, 5. 

LET this mind be in you, which was also 
in Christ Jesus: who, being in the 
form of God, tliought it not robbery to be 
equal with God ; but made himself of no 
reputation, and took upon him the form 
of a servant, and was made in the likeness 
of men: and being found in fashion as a 
man, he humbled himself, and became 
obedient unto death, even the death of 
the cross. Wherefore God also hath 
highly exalted him, and given him a Name 
which is above every name; that at the 
Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of 
things in heaven, and things in eartli, and 
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things under tlie earth; and that every 
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is 
Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt, xxvii, 1. 

WHE]^ the morning was come, all the 
chief priests and elders of the peo- 
ple took counsel against Jesus to put him 
to death. And when they had hound 
him, they led him away, and delivered 
him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then 
Judas, who had betrayed him, when he 
saw that he was condemned, repented 
himself, and brought again the thirty 
pieces of silver to the chief priests and 
elders, saying, I have sinned, in that I 
have betrayed the innocent blood. And 
they said, Wliat is that to us? see thou to 
that. And he cast down the pieces of 
silver in the temple, and departed, and 
went and hanged himself. And the chief 
priests took the silver pieces, and said. It 
is not lawful for to put them into the 
treasury, because it is the price of blood. 
And they took counsel, and bought with 
them the potter's field, to bury strangers 
in. Wherefore that field was called. The 
field of blood, unto this day. Then was 
fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy 
the prophet, saying. And they took the 
thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him 
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THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. 

that was valued, whom they of the chil- 
dren of Israel did value; and gave them 
for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed 
me. And Jesus stood before the governor ; 
and the governor asked him, saying. Art 
thou the king of the Jews ? And Jesus said 
unto him. Thou sayest. And when he 
was accused of the chief priests and 
elders, he answered nothing. Then saith 
Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how 
many things they witness against thee: 
And he answered him to never a word ; 
insomuch that the governor marvelled 
greatly. Xow at that feast the governor 
was wont to release unto the people a 
prisoner, whom they would. And they 
had tlu'u a notable prisoner, called Barab- 
bas. Therefore when they were gathered 
together, Pilate said unto them, AVliom 
will ye that I release unto you? Barab- 
bas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For 
he knew that for envy they had delivered 
him. When he was set down on the 
judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, 
saying, Have thou nothing to do with 
that just man; for I have suffered many 
things this day in a dream because of him. 
But the chief priests and elders yiersua- 
ded the multitude that they should ask 
Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The gov- 
ernor answered and said unto them, 
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THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. 

Whether of the twain will ye that 1 
release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 
Pilate saith unto them, Wliat shall I do 
then with Jesus, which is called Christ? 
They all say unto him, Let him be cruci- 
fied ! And the governor said, Why, what 
evil hath he done? But they cried out 
"the more, saying, Let him be crucified! 
When Pilate saw that he could prevail 
nothing, but that rather a tumult was 
made, he took water, and washed his 
hands before the multitude, saying, I am 
innocent of the blood of this just person: 
see ye to it. Then answered all the peo- 
ple, and said. His blood be on us, and on 
our children ! Then released he Barab- 
bas unto them ; and when he had scourged 
Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. 
Then the soldiers of the governor took 
Jesus into the common hall, and gathered 
unto him the whole band of soldiers. 
And they stripped him, and put on him a 
scarlet robe. And when they had platted 
a crown of thorns, they put it upon his 
head, and a reed in his right hand; and 
they bowed the knee before him, and 
mocked him, saying. Hail, King of the 
Jews ! And they spit upon him, and took 
the reed, and smote him on the head. 
And after that they had mocked him, 
they took the robe off from him, and put 
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his own raiment on liim, and led liim 
aAvay to crucify liim. And as they came 
out, tliey found a man of Cyrene, Simon 
by name : him they compelled to bear his 
cross. And when they were come unto 
a place called Golficotha, that is to say, a 
phice of a skull, they gave him vinegar 
to drink mingled with gall : and wlien'he 
had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 
And they cruciHed him, and parted his 
garinents, casting lots: that it might be 
fulfilled which was spoken by the ]irophet. 
They parted my garments among them 
and upon my vesfure did they cjist lots. 
And sitting down they watched' him there; 
and set u)) over his head his accusation 
written, THIS IS JESUS THE laNG 
OF THE JEWS. Then were there two 
thieves crucified with him, one on the 
right hand, and another on the left. And 
they that passed by re\aled him, wagging 
their heads, and saying. Thou that de- 
stroyest the temple, and buildest it in 
three days, save thyself. If thou be the 
Son of Q-od, come do^\Ti from the cross. 
Likewise also the chief priests mocking 
him, with the scribes and elders, said, He 
saved others ; himself he cannot save. If 
he be the King of Israel, let him now 
come down from the cross, and wo will 
believe him. He trusted in God; let 
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him dc4iver liim now, if lie will have him: 
for he said, I am the Son of God. The 
thieves also, which were crucified Mnth 
him, cast the same in his teeth. Now 
from the sixth hour there was darkness 
over all the land unto the ninth hour. 
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried 
with a loud voice, saying Eli! Eli ! lama 
sabachthani ? that is to say, My God ! my 
God! why hast thou forsaken me? Some 
of them that stood there, when they heard 
that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 
And straightway one of them ran, and 
took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, 
and put it on a reed, and gave him to 
drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see 
whether Elias will come to save him. 
Jesus, when he had cried again mth a 
loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And 
behold, the vail of the temple was rent 
in twain from the top to the bottom ; and 
the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 
and the graves were opened; and many 
bodies of saints which slept arose, and 
came out of the graves after his resurrec- 
tion, and went into the holy city, and ap- 
peared unto many. N^ow when the centu- 
rion^ and they that were with him, watch- 
ing Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those 
things that were done, they feared greatly, 
saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 
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MONDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

illouLtaij before (faster. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. IsCl. Ixili, 1. 

\VII0 is this that cometh from Edom, 
IT with dyed garments from Bozrali? 
this that is glorious in his apparel, travel- 
ling in the greatness of his strength? I 
that speak in righteousness, miglity to 
save. Wlierefore art thou red in thine 
apparel, and thy garments like him that 
treadeth in the wine-fat? I have trodden 
the wine-press alone; and of the people 
there was none with me: for I will tread 
them in mine anger, and trample them in 
my fury ; and their blood shall be sprinkled 
upon my garments, and I will stain all my 
raiment. For the day of vengeance is in 
mine heart, and the year of my redeemed 
is come. And I looked, and there was 
none to help ; and I wondered that there 
was none to uphold : therefore mine own 
arm brought salvation unto me; and my 
fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down 
the people in mine anger, and make them 
drunk in my fury, and I will bring down 
their strength to the earth. I will mention 
the lo\dng-kindnesses of the Lord, and tlie 
|)raises of the Lord, according to all that 
the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the 
great goodness towards the house of Israel, 
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whicli he hatli bestowed on them accord- 
ing to his mercies, and according to the 
muhitude of his loving-kindnesses. For 
he said, Surely they are my people, children 
that will not lie : so he was their Saviour. 
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and 
the Angel of his presence saved them : in 
his love and in his pity he redeemed them ; 
and he bare them, and carried them all 
the days of old. But they rebelled, and 
vexed his Holy Spirit; therefore he was 
turned to be their enemy, and he fought 
against them. Then he remembered the 
days of old, Moses, and his people, sa^nng, 
Where is he that brought them up out of 
the sea with the shepherd of his flock? 
Where is he that put his Holy Spirit 
within him? that led them by the right 
hand of Moses with his glorious arm, 
dividing the water before them, to make 
himself an everlasting l!^ame? that led 
them through the deep, as an horse in the 
wilderness, that they should not stumble? 
As a beast goeth down into the valley, the 
Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest; so 
didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself 
a glorious ISTame. Look down from heaven, 
and behold from the habitation of thy 
holiness and of thy glory: where is thy 
zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy 
bowels and of thv mercies towards me? 
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MONDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

are tlioy restrained? Doubtless thou art 
(Mir Father, tliough Abraham be ignorant 
of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: 
thou, Lord, art our Father, our Re- 
deemer; thy Name is from everlasting. 
Lord, why hast thou made us to err 
from thy ways, and hardened our heart 
from thy fear? Return for thy servants' 
sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. The 
people of thy holiness have possessed it 
but a little while: our adversaries have 
trodden down thy sanctuary. We are 
thine : thou never barest rule over them ; 
they were not called by thy ISTame. 

THE GOSPEL. Sf. Mark xiv, 1. 

AFTER two days was the feast of the 
Passover, and of unleavened bread : 
and the chief priests and the scribes sought 
how they might take him by craft, and 
put him to death. But they said, Not on 
the feast-day, lest there be an uproar of 
the people. And being in Bethany, in 
the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at 
meat, there came a woman having an ala- 
baster box of ointment of spikenard, very 
precious ; and she brake the box, and 
poured it on his head. And there were 
some that had indignation Avithin them- 
selves, and said, Whv was this waste of 
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the ointment made ? for it might have 
been sold for more than three hundred 
pence, and have been given to tlie poor. 
And they murmured against her. And 
Jesus said, Let her alone ; wh}- trouble yc 
her ? She hath wrought a good work on 
me. For ye have the poor with you 
always, and whensoever ye will ye may 
do them good ; but me ye have not always. 
She hath done what she could ; she is 
come aforehand to anoint my bodv to the 
burying. Verily I say unto you, Where- 
soever this Gospel shall be preached 
throughout the whole world, this also that 
she hath done shall be spoken of, for a 
memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, 
one of the twelve, went unto the chief 
priests, to betray him unto them. And 
when they heard it, they were glad, and 
promised to give him money. And he 
sought how he might conveniently betray 
him. And the first day of unleavened 
bread, when they killed the passover, his 
disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou 
that we go and prepare, that thou mayest 
eat the passover ? And he sendeth forth 
two of his disciples, and saith unto them. 
Go ye into the city, and there shall meet 
you a man bearing a pitcher of water : 
follow him. And wheresoever he shall 
go in, say ye to the good man of the 
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house, The Master saith, AVhere is the 
guest-chamber, where I shall eat the pass- 
over with my disciples? And he will 
show you a large upper room furnished 
and pre|)ared : there make ready for us. 
And his disciples went forth, and came 
into the city, and found as he had said 
unto them ; and they made ready the 
passover. And in the evening he cometh 
wnth the twelve. And as they sat, and 
did eat, Jesus said. Verily I say unto you, 
one of you which eateth with me shall 
betray me. And they began to be sor- 
ro^^'ful, and to say unto him, one by one, 
Is it I? And another said, Is it I? 
And he answered and said unto them. 
It is one of the twelve that dippeth 
with me in the dish. The Son of Man 
indeed goeth, as it is written of him: 
but wo to that man by whom the Son 
of Man is betrayed ! good were it for that 
man if he had never been born. And as 
they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, 
and brake it, and gave to them, and said. 
Take, eat: this is my body. And he took 
the cup, and when he had given thanks, 
he gave it to them : and they all drank of 
it. And he said unto them, This is my 
blood of the new testament, which is shed 
for many. Yerily I say unto you, I will 
drink no more of the fruit of the vine, 
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MONDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

until that clay that I drink it new in the 
Kingdom of God. And when they had 
sung an hymn, they went out into the 
Mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto 
them, All ye shall he oifended hecause of 
me this night: for it is written, I will 
smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall 
he scattered. But after that I am risen, I 
will go hefore you into Galilee. But 
Peter said unto him, Although all shall be 
offended, yet will not I. And Jesus saith 
unto him. Verily I say unto thee, that this 
day, even in this night, hefore the cock 
crow tmce, thou shalt deny me thrice. 
But he spake the more vehemently, If I 
should die with thee, I will not deny thee 
in any wise. Likewise also said they all. 
And they came to a place which was named 
Gethsemane : and he saith to his disciples, 
Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he 
taketh with him Peter and James and 
John, and began to be sore amazed, and 
to be very heavy ; and saith unto them, 
My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto 
death : tarry ye here, and watch. And 
he went forward a little, and fell on the 
ground, and prayed that, if it were pos- 
sible, the hour might pass from him. 
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are 
possible unto thee ; take away this cup 
from me : nevertheless, not what I will. 
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but wliat thou wilt. And ho cometh, arid 
findoth tliem sleeping, and saith unto 
Peter, Simon, sleepest tliou ? couldest not 
thou watch one hour? Watch ye and 
pray, lest ye enter into temptation. Tlie 
spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 
And again he went away, and prayed, find 
spake the same words. And when he re- 
turned, he found them asleep again, (for 
their eyes were heavy ;) neither wist they 
what to answer him. And he cometh the 
third time, and saith unto them. Sleep on 
now, and take your rest : it is enougli, the 
hour is come ; behold, the Son of Man is 
betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise 
up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is 
at hand. And immediately, while he yet 
spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, 
and with him a great multitude with 
swords and staves, from the chief priests 
and the scribes and the elders. And he 
that betrayed him had given them a token, 
saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that 
same is he ; take him, and lead him away 
safely. And as soon as he was come, he 
goeth straightway to him, and saith. Mas- 
ter, Master ; and Idssed him. And they 
laid their hands on him, and took him. 
And one of them that stood l)y drew a 
sword, and smote a servant of the high 
priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus 
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MONDAY BEFORE EASTEE. 

answered and said unto tliem, Are ye 
come out as against a thief, mth swords 
and with staves, to take me ? I was daily 
with you in the temple, teaching, and ye 
took me not : but the Scriptures nmst be 
fulfilled. And they all forsook him, and 
fled. And there followed him a certain 
young man, having a linen cloth cast 
about his naked body; and the young 
men laid hold on him. And he left the 
linen cloth, and fled from them naked. 
And they led Jesus away to the high 
priest : and with him were assembled all 
the chief priests and the elders and the 
scribes. And Peter followed him afar ofl:', 
even into the palace of the high priest ; 
and he sat with the servants, and warmed 
himself at the fire. And the chief priests, 
and all the council, sought for witness 
against Jesus to put him to death ; and 
found none. For many bare false witness 
against him, but their witness agreed not 
together. And there arose certain, and 
bare false witness against him, saying, 
We heard him say, I will destroy this 
temple that is made with hands, and 
within three days I will build another 
made without hands. But neither so did 
their witness agree together. And the 
high priest stood up in the midst, and 
asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou 
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notliinp;? what is it which these witness 
against thee ? But he hehl his peace, and 
answered nothing. Again the high priest 
asked liini, and said unto him, Art thou 
tlie Christ, the Son of tlie Blessed? And 
Jesus said, I am : and ye sliall see the 
Son of Man sitting on the right hand of 
power, and coming in the cknids of heaven. 
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and 
saith. What need we any further wit- 
ness ? ye have heard the blasphemy : 
what think ye ? And they all condemned 
him to be guilty of death. And some 
began to spit on him, and to cover his 
face, and to buffet him, and to say unto 
him, Prophesy. And the servants did 
strike him with the palms of their 
hands. And as Peter was beneath in the 
palace, there cometh one of the maids of 
the high priest ; and when she saw Peter 
warming himself, she looked upon him, 
and said, And thou also wast with Jesus 
of I^azareth. But he denied, saying, I 
know not, neither understand I what thou 
sayest. And he went out into the porch : 
and the cock crew. And a maid saw him 
again, and began to say to them that stood 
by. This is one of them. And he denied 
it again. And a little after, they that 
stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou 
art one of them ; for thou art a Galilean, 
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and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he 
began to curse and to swear, saying, I 
know not this man of whom ye speak. 
And the second time the cock crew. And 
Peter called to mind the word that Jesus 
said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, 
thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he 
thought thereon, he wept. 



(!lu£5i)aij before (Jraster. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. Isa. 1, 5. 

THE Lord God hath opened mine ear, 
and I was not rebellious, neither 
turned away back. I gave my back to 
the smiters, and my cheeks to them that 
plucked off the hair: I hid not my face 
from shame and spitting. For the Lord 
God will help me; therefore shall I not 
be confounded : therefore have I set ni}^ 
face like a flint, and I know that I shall 
not be ashamed. He is near that justi- 
fieth me ; who will contend with me ? let 
us stand together: who is mine adver- 
sary? let him come near to me. Behold, 
the Lord God will help me; who is he 
that shall condemn me? Lo, they all 
shall wax old as a garment; the moth 
shall eat them up. "Wlio is among you 
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that feareth the Lord, tliat ohovcth the 
voice of liis servunt, that walketh in dark- 
ness, and hath no Hght? let him trust in 
the Name of the Lord, and stay upon liis 
God. Behold, all ye that kindle a lire, 
that compass yourselves al)Outwith sparks: 
walk in the light of your fire, and in the 
sparks that ye have kindled. This shall 
ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down 
in sorrow. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Mark XV, 1. 

A WD straightway in the morning the 
chief priests held a consultation with 
the elders and scrihes, and the whole 
council, and bound Jesus, and carried him 
away, and delivered him to Pilate. And 
Pilate asked him. Art thou the King of 
the Jews? And he answering said unto 
him. Thou sayest it. And the chief 
priests accused him of many things : but 
he answered nothing. And Pilate asked 
him again, saying, Answerest thou noth- 
ing ? behold how many things they wit- 
ness against thee. But Jesus yet answered 
nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. Xow 
at that feast he released unto them one 
prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And 
there was one named Barabbas, which 
lay bound with them that had made in- 
surrection with him, who had committed 
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murder in the insurrection. And the 
multitude crying aloud began to desire 
him to do so as he had ever done unto them. 
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will 
ye that I release unto you the King of the 
Jews? (For he knew that the chief 
priests had delivered him for envy.) But 
the chief priests moved the people, that 
he should rather release Barabhas unto 
them. And Pilate answered and said 
again unto them, What will ye then that I 
shall do unto him whom ye call the King 
of the Jews ? And they cried out again, 
Crucify him ! Then Pilate said unto them, 
Why, what evil hath he done ? And they 
cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify 
him ! And so Pilate, \^dlling to content 
the people, released Barabhas unto them, 
and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged 
him, to be crucified. And the soldiers 
led him away into the hall, called Praeto- 
rium; and they called together the whole 
band. And they clothed him with purple, 
and platted a crown of thorns, and put it 
about his head, and began to salute him, 
Hail, King of the Jews ! And they smote 
him on the head with a reed, and did spit 
upon him, and bowing their knees wor- 
shipped him. And when they had mocked 
him, they took oft' the purple from him, 
and put his own clothes on him, and led 
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him out to cnicify him. And they com- 
pel one Simon a Cyrenian, who ])assc(l 
by, coming out of the country, the father 
of Alexandei- and Rufus, to bear his croh^s. 
And they bring him unto the place Gol- 
gotha, which is, being interpreted, The 
place of a skull. And they gave him to 
drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he 
received it not. And when they had cruci- 
fied him, they parted his garments, casting 
lots upon tliem, what every man should 
take. And it was the third hour, and they 
crucified him. And the superscription of 
his accusation was written over, THE 
KIKG OF THE JEWS. And with him 
they crucify two thieves; the one on his 
right hand,*^ and the other on his left. And 
the Scripture was fulfilled, which saith,. 
And he was numbered with the transgres- 
sors. And they that passed by railed on 
him, wagging their heads, and saying. Ah, 
thou tha't destroy est the temple, and 
buildest it in three days, save thyself, and 
come down from the cross. Likewise 
also the chief priests mocking said among 
themselves with the scribes, He saved 
others; himself he cannot save. Let 
Christ the King of Israel descend now 
from tlie cross, that we may see and be- 
lieve. And they that were crucified with 
him re\nled him. And when the sixth 
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WEDNESDAY BEFOKE EASTER. 

hour was come, there was darkness over 
the whole land until the ninth hour. 
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a 
loud voice, sa3ung, Elol! Moi! lama 
sabachfhani? which is, being interpreted. 
My God ! my God ! why hast thou forsa- 
ken me ? And some of them that stood 
by, when they heard it, said. Behold, he 
calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a 
•sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a 
reed," and gave him to drink, saying. Let 
•alone ; let us see whether Elias will come 
to take him down. And Jesus cried with 
a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And 
the vail of the temple was rent in twain, 
from the top to the bottom. And when 
the centurion, which stood over against 
him, saw that he so cried out, and gave 
up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was 
the Son of God. 



tDeltncsLiai] before (gaeter. 
THE EPISTLE. Heb. ix, 16. 
TITHEEE a testament is, there must also 
Vt of necessity be the death of the tes- 
tator. For a testament is of force after 
men are dead; otherwise it is of no 
strength at all whilst the testator liveth. 
Whereupon neither the first testament 
was dedicated without blood. For when 
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Moses liad spoken every precept to all 
the people according to the Law, lie took 
the blood of calves and of goats, with 
water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and 
sprinkled both the book and all the people, 
saying. This is the blood of the testament 
which God hath enjoined unto vou. 
Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with 
blood both the tabernacle, and all the 
vessels of the ministry. And almost all 
things are by the Law purged with blood; 
and ^^^thout shedding of blood is no re- 
mission. It was therefore necessarv that 
the patterns of things in the heavens 
should be purified with these; but the 
heavenly things themselves with better 
sacrifices than these. For Christ is not 
entered into the holy places made with 
handf?, which are the 'figures of the true; 
but into heaven itself,' now to appear in 
the presence of God for us. I^or yet that 
he should oiler himself often, as the high 
priest entereth into the Holy Place every 
year with blood of others; ('for then must 
he often have suffered since the foundation 
of the world ;) but now once in the end 
of the world hath he appeared to put 
away sin by the sacrifice of himself And 
as it is appointed unto men once to die, 
but after this the judgment: so Christ 
was once offered to bear the sins of manv • 
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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

and unto them that look for him shall he 
appear the second time without sin unto 
salvation. 

THE GOSPEL. *S^^. Lukc^ xxii, 1. 

NOW the feast of unleavened bread 
drew nigh, which is called the Pass- 
over. And the chief priests and scribes 
sought how they might kill him ; for they 
feared the people. Then entered Satan 
into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the 
number of the tM^elve. And he went his 
way, and communed wdth the chief priests 
and captains, how he might betray him 
unto them. And they were glad, and 
covenanted to give him money. And he 
promised, and sought opportunity to be- 
tray him unto them in the absence of the 
multitude. Then came the day of un- 
leavened bread, when the passover must 
be killed. And he sent Peter and John, 
saying, Go and prepare us the passover, 
that we may eat. And they said unto 
him, "Where wilt thou that we prepare ? 
And he said unto them. Behold, when ye 
are entered into the city, there shall a man 
meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; fol- 
low him into the house where he entereth 
in. And ye shall say unto the good man 
of the house, The Master saith unto thee, 
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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

Wliere is the guest-chamber, where I shall 
eat the passover with my disciples? And 
he shall show you a large upper room fur- 
nished: there make read}-. And they 
went, and found as he had said unto them ; 
and thev made ready the passover. And 
when the hour was come, he sat down, 
and the twelve apostles with him. And 
he said unto them, With desire I have 
desired to eat this passover -with you be- 
fore I sutfer. For I say unto you, I will 
not any more eat thereof, until it be ful- 
filled in the Kingdom of God. And he 
took the cup, and gave thanks, and said. 
Take this, and di^^de it among yourselves. 
For I say unto you, I will not drink of the 
fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of 
God shall come. And he took bread, and 
gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto 
them, saying. This is my body which is 
given for you : this do in remembrance of 
me. Likewise also the cup after supper, 
saying, Tliis cup is the new testament in 
my blood, which is shed for you. But 
behold, the hand of him that betrayeth 
me is with me on the table. And truly 
the Son of Man goeth as it was deter- 
mined ; but wo unto that man by whom 
he is betrayed! And they began to in- 
quire among themselves, which of them it 
was that should do this thing. And there 
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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

was also a strife among tliem, which of 
them should be accounted the greatest. 
And he said unto them, The kings of the 
Gentiles exercise lordship over them ; and 
they that exercise authority upon them 
are called benefactors. But ye shall not 
be so: but he that is greatest among you, 
let him be as the younger; and he that is 
chief, as he that doth serve. For whether 
is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he 
that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at 
meat? But I am among you as he that 
serveth. Ye are they which have continued 
with me in my tem^ttations. And I ap- 
point unto you a kingdom, as my Father 
hath appointed unto me ; that ye may eat 
and drink at my table in my kingdom, 
and sit on thrones, judging the twelve 
tribes of Israel. And the Lord said, 
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired 
to have you that he may sift you as wheat : 
but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith 
fail not; and when thou art converted, 
strengthen thy brethren. And he said 
unto him. Lord, I am ready to go with 
thee, both into prison, and to death. And 
he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall 
not crow this day, before that thou shalt 
thrice deny that thou knowest me. And 
he said unto them, When I sent you with- 
out purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye 



WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

anything? And tliey said, IS'othing. Then 
said he unto thcni,i3ut now, lie tliat hath 
a purse, let him take it, and likewise his 
scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him 
sell his garment, and buv one. For I say 
unto you, that this that is written must 
yet be accomplished in me. And he was 
reckoned among the transgressors: for 
the things concerning me have an end. 
And they said. Lord, heliold, here are two 
swords. And he said unto them. It is 
enough. And he came out, and went, as 
he was wont, to the Mount of Olives; and 
his disciples also followed him. And 
when he was at the place, he said unto 
them. Pray that ye enter not into tempta- 
tion. And he was \\athdrawn from them 
about a stone's cast, and kneeled down 
and_ prayed, saying. Father, if thou be 
willing, remove this cup from me: never- 
theless, not my will, but thine, be done. 
And there appeared an angel unto him 
from heaven, strengthening him. And 
being in an agony, hc^prayed^more earnest- 
ly, and his sweat was as it were great 
drops of blood flilling down to the ground. 
And when he rose up from prayer, and 
was come to his disciples, he found tliem 
sleeping for sorrow, and said unto them, 
W hy sleep ye ? rise and prav, lest ye 
enter into temptation. And while he yet 
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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

Bpake, behold a multitude, and he that 
was called Judas, one of the twelve, went 
before them, and drew near unto Jesus to 
kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, 
betray est thou the Son of Man with a 
Idss ? Wlien they which were about him 
saw what would follow, they said unto 
him, Lord, shall we smite mth the sword? 
and one of them smote the servant of the 
high priest, and cut off his right ear. 
And Jesus answered and said, Suifer ye 
thus far. And he touched his ear, and 
healed him. Then Jesus said unto the 
chief priests, and captains of the temple, 
and the elders which were come to him, 
Be ye come out as against a thief, with 
swords and staves ? When I was daily 
with you in the temple, ye stretched forth 
no hands against me: but this is your 
hour, and the power of darkness. Then 
took they him, and led him, and brought 
him into the high priest's house. And 
Peter followed afar oif. And when they 
had kindled a fire in the midst of the 
hall, and were set down together, Peter 
sat down among them. But a certain 
maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and 
earnestly looked upon him, and said, 
This man was also with him. And he 
denied him, saying. Woman, I know him 
not. And after a little while another saw 
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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

him, and said, Thou art also of them. 
And Peter said, Man, I am not. And 
about the space of one hour after, another 
eonlidently affirmed, sayins;, Of a truth, 
this fellow also was with him ; for he is a 
Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know 
not what thou sayest. And immediately, 
while he yet spake, the cock crew. And 
the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. 
And Peter remembered the word of the 
Lord, how he had said unto him, Before 
the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 
And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 
And the men that held Jesus mocked 
him, and smote him. And when they 
had blindfolded him, they struck him on 
the face, and asked him, saying, Pro- 
phesy, who is it that smote thee ? And 
many other things blasphemously spake 
they against him. And as soon as it was 
day, the elders of the people, and the 
chief priests, and the scribes came to- 
gether, and led him into their council, 
sapng. Art thou the Christ ? tell us. 
And he said unto them. If I tell you, ye 
will not believe : and if I also ask you, 
ye will not answer me, nor let me go. 
Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the 
right hand of the power of God. Then 
said they all, Art thou then the Son of God ? 
And he said unto them, Ye say, that I 
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THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

am. And tliey said, Wliat need we any 
further witness? for we ourselves have 
heard of his own mouth. 



(Jl)urs^at) before faster. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 CoV. xi, 17. 

IK this that I declare unto you, I praise 
you not, that ye come together not for 
the better, hut for the worse. For first 
of all, when ye come together in the 
church, I hear that there be divisions 
among you ; and I partly believe it. For 
there must be also heresies among you, 
that they which are approved may bo 
made manifest among you. When ye 
come together therefore into one place, 
this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For 
in eating every one taketh before other 
his own supper; and one is hungry, and 
another is drunken. What ! have ye not 
houses to eat and to drink in? or despise 
ye the church of God, and shame them 
that have not ? What shall I say to you ? 
shall I praise you in this ? I praise you 
not. For I have received of the Lord 
that which also I delivered unto yon, 
That the Lord Jesus, the same night in 
which he was betraved, took bread : and 
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when he had given thanks, lie hrake it, 
and said. Take, eat; this is my body, 
which is broken for you: this do in re- 
membrance of me. After the same man- 
ner also he took the cup, when he had 
supped, saying, This cup is the new testa- 
ment in my blood : tbis do ye, as oft as 
ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For 
as often as ye eat this bread, and drink 
this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till 
he come. Wherefore, whosoever shall 
eat this bread, and drink this cu}i of the 
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the 
body and blood of the Lord. But let a 
man examine himself, and so let him eat 
of that bread, and drink of that cup. For 
he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, 
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, 
not discerning the Lord's body. For this 
cause many are weak and sickly among 
you, and many sleep. For if we would 
judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 
But when we are judged, we are chastened 
of the Lord, that we should not be con- 
demned with the world. A^Hierefore, my 
brethren, when ye come together to eat, 
tarry one for another. And if any man 
hunger, let him eat at home ; that ye come 
not together unto condemnation. And 
the rest will I set in order when I come. 

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THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Luke xxiii, 1. 

THE whole multitude of them arose, 
and led him unto Pilate. And they 
began to accuse him, saying, We found 
this fellow perverting the nation, and for- 
bidding to give tribute to CEesar, saying 
that he himself is Christ a king. And Pilate 
asked him, saying. Art thou the King of 
the Jews ? And he answered him, and 
said. Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate 
to the chief priests and to the people, I 
find no fault in this man. And they were 
the more fierce, saying. He stirreth up 
the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, 
beginning from Galilee to this place. 
Wlien Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked 
whether the man were a Galilean. And 
as soon as he knew that he belonged 
unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to 
Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem 
at that time. And when Herod saw 
Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was 
desirous to see him of a long season, 
because he had heard many things of 
him; and he hoped to have seen some 
miracle done by him. Then he questioned 
with him in many M^ords ; but he answered 
him nothing. And the chief priests and 
scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 
And Herod with his men of war set him 
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THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

at nonsjl^t, and mocked liini, and arrayed 
him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him 
again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate 
and Ilerod were made friends, together; 
for before they were at enmity between 
themselves. And Pilate, when lie liad 
called together the chief priests, and the 
rulers, and the people, said unto them, 
Ye have brought this man unto me, as 
one that perverteth the people: and be- 
hold, I, having examined him before you, 
have found no fault in this num, touching 
those things whereof ye accuse him. Xo, 
nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; 
and lo, nothing worthy of death is done 
unto him. I will therefore chastise him, 
and release him. (For of necessity he 
must release one unto them at the feast.) 
And the}^ cried out all at once, saying. 
Away -vA-ith this man, and release unto us 
Barabbas: (who for a certain sedition 
made in the city, and for murder, was 
cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, will- 
ing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 
But they cried, saying. Crucify him ! 
cruelty him! And "^ he" said unto them 
the third time. Why, what evil hath he 
done ? I have found no cause of death 
in him: I will therefore chastise him, 
and let him go. And they were inst;int 
with loud voices, requiring that he might 
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THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

be crucified: and the voices of them, and 
of the chief priests prevailed. And 
Pilate gave sentence that it should be as 
thej required. And he released unto 
them him that for sedition and murder 
was cast into prison, whom they had de- 
sired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. 
And as they led liim away, they laid hold 
upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out 
of the country, and on him they laid the 
cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 
And there followed him a great company 
of people, and of women, which also 
bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus 
turning unto them, said, Daughters of 
Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep 
for yourselves, and for your children. 
For behold, the days are coming, in the 
which they shall say, Blessed are the 
barren, and the wombs that never bare, 
and the paps which never gave suck. 
Then shall they begin to say to the moun- 
tains. Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover 
us ! For if they do these things in a 
green tree, what shall be done in the dry? 
And there were also two others, male- 
factors, led with him to be put to death. 
And when they were come to the place 
which is called Calvary, there they cruci- 
fied him, and the malefactors ; one on 
the right hand, and the other on the left, 
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THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER. 

T]icn said Josus, Father, for2;ive them; 
tor the}^ know not what they do. And 
they parted his raiment, and cast lots. 
And tlie people stood beholding. And 
the rulers also with them derided him, 
sayino;. Tie saved others; let him save 
himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of 
God. And the soldiers also mocked him, 
coming to him, and ottering him vinegar, 
and saying, If thou be the King of the 
Jews, save thyself. And a superscription 
also was written over him, in letters of 
Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS 
THE KIXG OF THE JEWS. And one 
of the malefactors which were hanged 
railed on him, saying. If thou be Christ, 
save thyself and us. But the other an- 
swering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not 
thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same 
condemnation? And we indeed justlj^; 
for we receive the due reward of our 
deeds : but this man hath done nothing 
amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, 
remember me when thou comest into thy 
kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, 
Verily I say unto thee. To-day shalt thou 
be with me in Paradise. And it was 
about the sixth hour, and there was a 
darkness over all the earth until the 
ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, 
and the vail of the temple was rent in 
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GOOD FRIDAY. 

the midst. And when Jesus had cried 
with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy 
hands I commend my spirit : and having 
said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now 
when the centurion saw what was done, 
he glorified God, saying. Certainly this 
was a righteous man. And all the people 
that came together to that sight, behold- 
ing the things which were done, smote 
their breasts and returned. And all his 
acquaintance, and the women that followed 
him from Galilee, stood afar off, behold- 
ing these things. 



(Boots Jrittap. 

THE COLLECTS. 



ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee gra- 
ciously to behold this thy family, for 
which our Lord Jesus Christ was con- 
tented to be betrayed, and given up into 
the hands of wicked men, and to suffer 
death upon the cross, who now liveth 
and reigneth with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. 
Amen. 

4 LMIGHTY and everlasting God, by 

ii- whose Spirit the whole body of the 

Church is governed and sanctified; Re- 

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GOOD FRIDAY. 

ceive our supplications and prayers, which 
we oftor hefore thee f<M' all estates of men 
in thy holy Church, that every member 
of the same, in his vocation and ministry, 
may truly and godly serve thee; through 
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Ameru 

MERCIFUL God, who hast made all 
men, and hatest nothing that thou 
hast made, nor desirest the death of a 
sinner, but rather that he should be con- 
verted and live; Have mercy upon all 
who neglect thy gospel; and especially 
upon the children of thine ancient peo- 
ple Israel ; and take from them all igno- 
rance, hardness of heart, and contempt 
of thy Word; and so fetch them home, 
blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may 
be saved among the remnant of the true 
Israelites, and be made one fold under 
one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who 
liveth and reigneth with thee and the 
Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. 
Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Ucb. X, 1. 

THE Law having a shadow of good 
things to come, and not the very image 
of the things, can never, with those sacri- 
fices whichthey oftered year by year con- 
tinually, make the comers thereunto per- 
17 193 



GOOD FRIDAY. 

feet. For then would they not have 
ceased to be oft'ered? because that the 
worshippers once purged should have had 
no more conscience of sins. But in those 
sacrifices there is a remembrance again 
made of sins every year. For it is not 
possible that the blood of bulls and of 
goats should take away sins. Wherefore, 
when He cometh into the world, he saith, 
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, 
but a body hast thou prepared me: in 
burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou 
hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I 
come (in the volume of the book it is 
written of me) to do thy will, O God. 
Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offer- 
ing and burnt offerings and offering for 
sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst plea- 
sure therein; which are offered by the 
Law; then said he, Lo, I come to do thy 
will, O God. He taketh away the first, 
that he may establish the second. By the 
which will we are sanctified, through the 
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once 
for all. And every priest standeth daily 
ministering and offering oftentimes the 
same sacrifices, which can never take 
away sins: but this Man, after he had 
offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat 
down on the right hand of God; from 
henceforth expecting till his enemies be 
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GOOD FRIDAY. 

made his footstool. For by one offering 
he hatli perfected for ever tbeni tliat are 
sanctiiied. "Wliereof the Holy Ghost also 
is a witness to us : for after that he had 
said before, This is the covenant that I 
^^^ll make with them after those da^-s, 
saitli the Lord, I will put my laws into 
their hearts, and in their minds will I 
write them; and their sins and iniquities 
wall I remember no more. Now where 
remission of these is, there is no more 
offerino; for sin. HaA-ing therefore, breth- 
ren, boldness to enter into the holiest by 
the blood of Jesus, by a new and living 
wa}', which he liatli consecrated for us, 
through the vail, that is to say, his flesh; 
and liaving an High Priest over the house 
of God; let us draw near with a true 
heart, in full assurance of faith, having 
our hearts sprinkled from an evil con- 
science, and our bodies washed with pure 
water. Let us hold fast the profession of 
our faith without wavering; (for He is 
faithful that promised;) and let us con- 
sider one another to provoke unto love 
and to good works: not forsaking the 
assembling of ourselves together, as the 
manner of some is; but exhorting one 
another : and so much the more, as ye see 
the day approaching. 

195 



GOOD FKIDAY. 
THE GOSPEL. *S'^. Johl xix, 1. 

PILATE therefore took Jesus, and 
scourged him. And the sokliers plat- 
ted a crown of thorns, and put it on his 
head, and they put on him a purple robe, 
and said. Hail, King of the Jews! and 
they smote him with their hands. Pilate 
therefore went forth again, and saith unto 
them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, 
that ye may know that I find no fault in 
him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing 
the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. 
And Pilate saith unto them. Behold the 
man! When the chief priests therefore 
and officers saw him, they cried out, say- 
ing. Crucify him ! crucify him ! Pilate 
saith unto them. Take ye him, and crucify 
him ; for I find no fault in him. The Jews 
answered him. We have a law, and by our 
law he ought to die, because he made 
himself the Son of God. Wlien Pilate 
therefore heard that saying, he was the 
more afraid; and went again into the 
judgment-hall, and saith unto Jesus, 
Wlience art thou? But Jesus gave him 
no answer. Then saith Pilate unto him, 
Speakest thou not unto me ? knowest thou 
not that I have power to crucify thee, and 
have power to release thee? Jesus an- 
swered, Thou couldest have no power at 
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GOOD FRIDAY. 

all a2:ain3t me, except it were given thee 
from above: therefore he that delivered 
me unto thee hath the greater sin. And 
from thenceforth Pilate sought to release 
him : but the Jews cried out, 8a3nng, If 
thou let this man go, thou art not Cnesar's 
friend: whosoever maketh himself a king, 
speaketh against Caesar. WTien Pilate 
therefore heard that saying, he brought 
Jesus forth, and sat down in the judg- 
ment-seat, in a place that is called the 
Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 
And it was the preparation of the Pass- 
over, and about the sixth hour: and he 
saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 
But they cried out. Away mth him ! away 
with him ! crucify him ! Pilate saith unto 
them. Shall I crucify your King? The 
chief priests answered, We have no king 
but Caesar. Then delivered he him there- 
fore unto them to be crucified. And they 
took Jesus, and led him away. And he 
bearing his cross went forth into a place 
called the place of a skull, which is called 
in the Hebrew, Golgotha; where they 
crucified him, and two others ^vith him, 
on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. 
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the 
cross. And the writins; was, JESUS OF 
XAZARETH, THE KIXG OF THE 
JEWS. This title then read many of the 
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GOOD FRIDAY. 

Jews: for the place where Jesus was cru- 
cified was nigh to the city; and it was 
written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. 
Tlien said the chief priests of the Jews to 
Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews ; 
but that he said, I am King of the Jews. 
Pilate answered, What I have written, I 
have written. Then the soldiers, when 
they had crucified Jesus, took his gar- 
ments, and made four parts, to every sol- 
dier a part; and also his coat: now the 
coat was without seam, woven from the 
top throughout. They said therefore 
among themselves, Let us not rend it, but 
cast lots for it whose it siiall be : that the 
Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith. 
They parted my raiment among them, and 
for my vesture they did cast lots. These 
things therefore the soldiers did. l^ow 
there stood by the cross of Jesus, his 
mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the 
wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, 
and the disciple standing by, whom he 
loved, he saith unto his mother. Woman, 
behold thy son ! Then saith he to the 
disciple. Behold thy mother! And from 
that hour that disciple took her unto his 
owri home. After this, Jesus knowing 
that all things were now accomplished, 
that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, 
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GOOD FRIDAY. 

I thirst. Xow there was set a vessel full 

of vinegar: and they filled a sponge witli 

vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put 

it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore 

had received the vinegar, he said, It is 

finished: and he bowed his head, and 

gave up the ghost. The Jews tlierefore, 

because it was the preparation, that the 

bodies should not remain upon the cross 

on the sabbath-day, (for that sabbath-day 

was an high day,) besought Pilate that 

their legs might be broken, and that they 

might be taken away. Then came the 

soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, 

and of the other which was crucified with 

him. But when they came to Jesus, and 

saw that he was dead already, they brake 

not his legs : but one of the soldiers with 

a spear pierced his side, and forthwith 

came thereout blood and water. And he 

that saw it bare record, and his record is 

true; and he knoweth that he saith true, 

that ye might believe. For these things 

were done, that the Scripture should be 

fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be 

broken. And again another Scripture 

saith. They shall look on him whom they 

pierced. 



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EASTER-EVEN. 
THE COLLECT. 

GRANT, O Lord, that as we are bap- 
tized into the death of thy blessed 
Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, so by con- 
tinual mortifying our corrupt aiiections 
we may be buried with him ; and that 
through the grave, and gate of death, we 
may pass to our joyful resurrection ; for 
his merits, who ched, and was buried, and 
rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 *S^^. Pet. iii, 17. 

IT is better, if the will of God be so, 
that ye suffer for well-doing, than for 
evil-doing. For Christ also hath once suf- 
fered for sins, the just for the unjust, that 
he might bring us to God, being put to 
death in the flesh, but quickened by the 
Spirit : by which also he went and 
preached unto the spirits in prison ; 
which sometime were disobedient, when 
once the long-suffering of God waited in 
the days of j^oah, while the ark was a 
preparing; wherein few, that is, eight 
souls were saved by water. The like fig- 
ure whereunto, even baptism, doth also 
200 



EASTER-EVEN. 

now pave iis, (not the putting away of the 
filtli of the flesh, but the answer of a good 
conscience towards God,) by the resurrec- 
tion of Jesus Christ: who is gone into 
heaven, and is on the right hand of God; 
angels, and autliorities, and powers being 
made subject unto him. 

THE GOSPEL. St. 3Iatt. xxvii, 57. 

WHEN the even was come, there came 
a rich man of Arimathea, named Jo- 
seph, who also himself was Jesus' dis- 
ciple : he went to Pilate, and begged ^he 
body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded 
the body to be delivered. And when Jo- 
seph had taken the body, he wrapped it 
in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his 
own new tomb, which he had hewn out in 
the rock; and he rolled a great stone to 
the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 
And there was Mary Magdalene, and the 
other Mary, sitting over against the sepul- 
chre. Now the next day, that followed 
the day of the preparation, the chief 
priests and Pharisees came together unto 
Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that 
that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, 
After three days I will rise again. Com- 
niand therefore that the sepulchre be 
made sure until the third day, lest his dis- 
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EASTER-DAY. 

ciples come by night, and steal him away, 
and say unto the people, He is risen from 
the dead: so the last error shall he worse 
than the first. Pilate said unto them. Ye 
have a watch : go your way, make it as 
sure as ye can. So they went and made 
the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and 
setting a watch. 



€aster-?Da2. 

11 At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, 
come, let us sing, &c., these Anthems shall be 
sung or said. 

CHRIST our Passover, is sacrificed for 
us: therefore let us keep the feast; 
]^ot with the old leaven, neither with 
the leaven of malice and wickedness ; but 
with the unleavened bread of sincerity 
and truth. 1 Cor. v, 7. 

CHRIST being raised from the dead, 
dieth no more; death hath no more 
dominion over him. 

For in that he died, he died unto sin 
once ; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto 
God. 

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to 
be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto 
202 



EASTER-DAY. 

God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Rom. vi, 9. 

CHRIST is risen from the dead, and 
hecome the first-fruits of them that 
slept. 

For since by man came death, by man 
came also the resurrection of the dead. 

For as in Adam all die, even so in 
Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. 
XV, 20. 

THE COLLECT. 

A LMIGHTY God, who through thine 
ix only begotten Son Jesus Christ hast 
overcome death, and opened unto us the 
gate of everlasting life; "VVe humbly 
beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace 
preventing us thou dost put into our 
minds good desires, so by thy continual 
help we may bring the same to good 
effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who livetli and reigneth with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world 
without end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Col. lii, 1. 

TF ye then be risen with Christ, seek 
those things which are above, where 
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 
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EASTER-DAY. 

Set your affection on things above, not 
on tilings on the earth. For ye are dead, 
and your life is hid with Christ in God. 
When Christ, who is our life, shall ap- 
pear, then shall ye also appear with him 
in glory. Mortify therefore your mem- 
l)ers which are upon the earth ; fornica- 
tion, uncleanness, inordinate aft'ection, 
evil concupiscence, and covetousness, 
which is idolatry; for which things' sake 
the wrath of God cometh on the children 
of disobedience: in the which ye also 
walked sometime, when ye lived in them. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johu XX, 1. 

THE first day of the week cometh 
Mary Magdalene early, when it was 
yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth 
the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 
Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon 
Peter, and to the other disciple whom 
Jesus loved, and saith unto them. They 
have taken away the Lord out of the sep- 
ulchre, and we know not where they have 
laid him. Peter therefore went forth, 
and that other disciple, and came to the 
sepulchre. So they ran both together; 
and the other disciple did outrun Peter, 
and came first to the sepulchre. And he 
stooping down, and looking in, saw the 
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MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, 
and went into the sepulchre, and seeth 
the linen clothes lie; and the napkin that 
was about his head, not lying witli the 
linen clothes, but wrapped together in a 
place by itself. Then went in also that 
other disciple which came first to the 
sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For 
as yet they knew not the Scripture, that 
he must rise again from the dead. Then 
the disciples went away again unto their 
own home. 



iHontiaii hi (!:astcr-u)££k. 

THE COLLECT. 

A LMIGIITY God, who through thine 
i\. onlj'-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast 
overcome death, and opened unto us the 
gate of everlasting life; We humbly 
beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace 
preventing us thou dost put into our 
minds good desires, so by thy continual 
help we may bring the same to good 
effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who liveth and reigneth with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world 
without end. Amen. 
18 205 



MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 
FOR THE EPISTLE. AcfS X, 34. 

PETER opened his month, and said, 
Of a truth I perceive that God is no 
respecter of persons ; but in every nation 
he that feareth him, and worketh riglit- 
eousness, is accepted with him. The 
Word winch God sent unto the children 
of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ, 
(he is Lord of all,) that Word, I say, ye 
know, which was published throughout 
all Judea, and began from Galilee, after 
the baptism which John preached; how 
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth ^^^th the 
Holy Ghost and with power : who went 
about doing good, and healing all that 
were oppressed of the devil; for God 
was -wdtli him. And we are mtnesses of 
all things which he did both in the land 
of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom 
they slew and hanged on a tree. Him 
God raised up the third day, and showed 
him openly; not to all the people, but 
unto witnesses chosen before of God, 
even to us, who did eat and drink with 
him after he rose from the dead. And 
he commanded us to preach unto the 
people, and to testify that it is he which 
was ordained of God to be the Judge of 
quick and dead. To him give all the 
Prophets witness, that through his Name 
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MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

whosoever believetli in him shall receive 
remission of sins. 

THE GOSPEL. St Luke xxiv, 13. 

BEHOLD, two of his disciples went 
that same day to a \allage called 
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem 
ahout threescore furlongs. And they 
talked together of all these things which 
had happened. And it came to pass, that, 
while they communed together and rea- 
soned, Jesus himself drew near, and 
went with them. But their eyes were 
holden that they should not know him. 
And he said unto them, What manner of 
communications are these that ye have 
one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 
And the one of them, whose name was 
Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art 
thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast 
not known the things which are come to 
pass there in these days? And he said 
unto them, Wliat things? And they said 
unto him. Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, 
Avliich was a prophet mighty in deed and 
word before God, and all the people; and 
how the chief priests and our rulers 
delivered him to be condemned to death, 
and have crucified him. But we trusted 
that it had been he which should have 
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MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

redeemed Israel : and besides all this, to- 
day is the third day since these things 
were done. Yea, and certain women also 
of our company made us astonished, which 
were early at the sepulchre ; and when they 
found not his body, they came, saying, 
that they had also seen a vision of angels, 
which said that he was alive. And cer- 
tain of them which were with us went to 
the sepulchre, and found it even so as the 
women had said ; but him they saw not. 
Then he said unto them, O fools, and 
slow of heart to believe all that the Pro- 
phets have spoken ! Ought not Christ to 
have suffered these things, and to enter 
into his glory ? And beginning at Moses, 
and all the Prophets, he expounded unto 
them in all the Scriptures the things con- 
cerning himself And they drew nigh 
unto the village whither they went ; and 
he made as though he would have gone 
further. But they constrained him, say- 
ing, Abide with us ; for it is toward even- 
ing, and the day is far spent. And he 
went in to tarry with them. And it came 
to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he 
took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and 
gave to them. And their eyes were opened, 
and they knew him ; and he vanished out 
of their sight. And they said one to 
another, Did not our heart burn within 
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TUESDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

u^, wliile he talked vnth us by tlic way, 
and wliile he opened to us the Scriptures? 
And they rose up the same hour, and re- 
turned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven 
gathered together, and them that were 
■with them, saying, The Lord is risen 
indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 
And they told what things were done in 
the way, and how he was known of them 
in breaking of brea(L 



(iluEsbap tn (gastcr-tDcck. 

THE COLLECT. 

\ LMIGHTY God, who through thine 
1^ only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast 
overcome death, and opened unto us the 
gate of everlasting life ; We humbly be- 
seech thee, that, as by thy special grace 
preventing us thou dost put into our 
minds good desires, so by thy continual 
help we may bring the same to good 
effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who liveth and reigneth with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world 
without end. Amen. 



M 



FOR THE EPISTLE. AcfS xiii, 26. 

EX and lirethren, children of the stock 
of Abraham, and whosoever among 

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TUESDAY IN EASTER-AVEEK. 

you feareth God, to you is tlie word of 
this salvation sent. For they that dwell at 
Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they 
knew him not, nor yet the voices of the 
Prophets which are read every sahbath- 
day, they have fulfilled them in condemn- 
ing him. And though they found no 
cause of death in him, yet desired they 
Pilate that he should be slain. And 
when they had fulfilled all that was writ- 
ten of him, they took him doAvn from 
the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 
But God raised him from the dead : and 
he was seen many days of them which 
came up with him from Galilee to Jeru- 
salem, who are his witnesses unto the 
people. And we declare unto you. glad 
tidings, how that the promise which was 
made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled 
the same unto us their children, in that 
he hath raised up Jesus again ; as it is 
also written in the second Psalm, Thou 
art my Son, this day have I begotten 
thee. And as concerning that he raised 
him up from the dead, now no more to re- 
turn to corruption, he said on this wise, I 
will give you the sure mercies of David. 
Wherefore he saith also in another Psalm, 
Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to 
see corruption. For David, after he had 
.served his own generation by the will of 
210 



TUESDAY IX EASTER WEEK. 

God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his 
fathers, and saw corruption : but he, 
whom God raised again, saw no corrup- 
tion. Be it known" unto you therefore 
nien and brethren, that through this maii 
is preached unto you the forgiveness of 
sins : and by him all that believe are ius- 
tiiiedfrom all things, from which ye could 
not be justified by the Law of Moses. 
Bew^are, therefore, lest that come upon 
you, which is spoken of in the Prophets ; 
Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and 
perish : for I work a w^ork in your days, 
a work which ye shall in no ^^ise believe' 
though a man declare it unto you. 

THE GOSPEL. ,S'^. Lii.kc xxiv, 36. 

JESUS himself stood in the midst of 
them, and saith unto them. Peace be 
unto you ! But they were terrified and 
affrighted, and supposed that they had 
seen a spirit. And he said unto "them 
Wliy are ye troubled? and why do 
thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold 
my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: 
handle me, and see ; for a spirit hath not 
flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And 
when he had thus spoken, he showed 
them his hands and his feet. And while 
they yet believed not for joy, and won- 
211 



THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

dered, he said unto them, Have ye here 
any meat? And they gave him a piece 
of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomli. 
And he took it, and did eat before them. 
And he said unto them. These are the 
words which I spake unto you, while I 
was yet with you, that all things must be 
fulfilled, which were written in the Law 
of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the 
Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he 
their understanding, that they might un- 
derstand the Scriptures, and said unto 
them. Thus it is written, and thus it be- 
hooved Christ to sufl:er, and to rise from 
the dead the third day; and that repent- 
ance and remission of sins should l^e 
preached in his ISTame among all nations, 
beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are wit- 
nesses of these things. 



(^I)£ Jirst 0iin^ap after (lEastcr. 

THE COLLECT. 

4 LMIGHTY Father, who hast given 
IX thine only Son to die for our sins, and 
to rise again for our justification ; Grant 
us so to put away the leaven of malice 
and wickedness, that we may always 
serve thee in pureness of living and 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

truth ; through the merits of the same 
thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Ameyi. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St. John V, 4. 

WHATSOEA^R is born of God over- 
cometh the world; and this is the 
victory that overcometh the world, even 
our faith. Wlio is he that overcometh 
the world, hut he that believeth that Jesus 
is the Son of God? This is he that came 
by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; 
not by water only, but by water and blood. 
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, 
because the Spirit is truth. For there are 
three that bear record in heaven, the 
Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost : 
and these three are one. And there are 
three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, 
and the water, and the blood : and these 
three agree in one. If we receive the 
witness of men, the witness of God is 
greater: for this is the witness of God 
which he hath testified of his Son. He 
that believeth on the Son of God hath the 
witness in himself: he that believeth not 
God hath made him a liar, l)ecause he 
believeth not the record that God gave of 
his Son. And this is the record, that God 
hath given to us eternal life; and this life 
is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

life ; and lie that liath not the Son of God 
hath not life. 

THE GOSPEL. St. JollTi XX, 19. 

THE same day at evening, being the 
first day of the week, when the doors 
were shut where the disciples were assem- 
bled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and 
stood in the midst, and saith unto them, 
Peace be unto you ! And when he had 
so said, he showed unto them his hands 
and his side. Then were the disciples 
glad when they saw the Lord. Then said 
Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you ! 
as my Father hath sent me, even so send I 
you.' And when he had said this, he 
breathed on them, and saith unto them, 
Eeceive ye the Holy Ghost. Whosesoever 
sins ye remit, they are remitted unto 
them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, 
they are retained. 



^\\t Second Sunlraii after (faster. 

THE COLLECT. 

4 LMIGHTY God, who hast given thine 

XA- only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice 

for sin, and also an ensample of godly 

life; Give us grace that we may always 

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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, 

most thankfully receive that his inestima- 
ble benefit, and also daily endeavor our- 
selves to follow the blessed steps of his 
most holy life; through the same Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



THE EPISTLE. 1 ;S'^. Peter ii, 19. 

THIS is thank-worthy, if a man for con- 
science toward God endure orief, suf- 
fering wrongfully. For what glory is it, 
if, when ye be buifeted for your faults, ye 
shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do 
well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, 
this is acceptable "wdth God. For even 
hereunto were ye called; because Christ 
also suffered for us, lea\dng us an exam- 
ple, that ye should follow his steps: Wlio 
did no sin, neither was guile found in his 
mouth: who, when he was reviled, re- 
viled not again; when he suffered, he 
threatened not : but committed himself to 
Him that judgeth righteously : who his 
own self bare our sins in his own body on 
the tree, that we, being dead to sins, 
should live unto righteousness : by whose 
stripes ye were healed. For ye were as 
sheep going astray ; but are now returned 
unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your 
souls. 

215 



THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 
THE GOSPEL. St. JoJui X, 11. 

JESUS said, I am the good shepherd : 
the good shepherd giveth his life for 
the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and 
not the shepherd, whose own the sheep 
are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leav- 
eth the sheep and fleeth; and the wolf 
catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hire- 
ling, and careth not for the sheep. I am 
the good shepherd, and know my sheep, 
and am known of mine. As the Father 
knoweth me, even so know I tJie Father : 
and I lay down my life for the sheep. 
And other sheep I have, which are not of 
this fold : them also I must bring, and 
they shall hear my voice ; and there shall 
be one fold, and one shepherd. 



(^Ijc (illju-it SuuLtan afkr (faster. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them 
that are in error the light of thy truth, 
to the intent that they may return into 
the way of righteousness ; Grant unto all 
those who are admitted into the fellowship 
of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid 
those things that are contrary to their 
216 



THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

profession, and follow all such things as 
are agreeable to the same; through our 
Lord J'esus Christ. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St. Peter ii, 11. 

DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as 
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from 
fleshly lusts, which war against the soul ; 
having your conversation honest among 
the Gentiles : that, whereas they speak 
against you as evil-doers, they may by 
your good works, which they shall behold, 
glorify God in the day of visitation. Sub- 
mit yourselves to every ordinance of man 
for the Lord's sake : whether it be to the 
king, as supreme ; or unto governors, as 
unto them that are sent by him for the 
punishment of evil-doers, and for the 
praise of them that do well. For so is 
the will of God, that with well-doing ye 
may put to silence the ignorance of foolish 
men : as free, and not using your liberty 
for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the 
servants of God. Honor all men. Love 
the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the 
king. 

THE GOSPEL. St. John, xvi, 16. 

JESUS said to his disciples, A little 
while, and ye shall not see me; and 
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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

again, a little while, and ye shall see me, 
because I go to the Father. Then said 
some of his disciples among themselves, 
"Wliat is this that he saith unto us, A 
little while, and ye shall not see me; and 
again, a little while, and ye shall see me; 
and. Because I go to the Father? They 
said therefore. What is this that he saith, 
A little while ? we cannot tell what he 
saith. Now Jesus knew that they were 
desirous to ask him, and said unto them, 
Do ye inquire among yourselves of that 
I said, A little while, and ye shall not see 
me; and again, a little while, and ye 
shall see me ? Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that ye shall weep and lament, hut 
the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be 
sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned 
into joy. A woman when she is in tra- 
vail hath sorrow, because her hour is 
come: but as soon as she is delivered of 
the child, she remembereth no more the 
anguish, for joy that a man is born into 
the world. And ye now therefore have 
sorrow: but I will see you again, and 
your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no 
man taketh from you. 



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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

ull)e i^ourtl) Suu^a^l nftcr (!:ast£r. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst 
order the unruly wills and afiections 
of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, 
that they may love the things which thou 
coniniandest, and desire that which thou 
dost promise; that so, among tlie sundry 
and manifold changes of the world, our 
hearts may surely there be fixed, where 
true joys are to be found; through Jesus 
Christ our Loed. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. St. Javus i, 17. 

EATERY good gift and every perfect gift 
is from above, and cometh down from 
the Father of Lights, witii whom is no 
variableness, neither shadow of turnins:. 
Of his own will begat he us with the 
"Word of truth, that we should be a kind 
of first-fruits of his creatures. Where- 
fore, my beloved brethren, let every man 
be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to 
wrath; for the wrath of man worketh 
not the righteousness of God. Where- 
fore lay apart all filthiness and superfluit}' 
of naughtiness, and receive with meek- 
ness the ingrafted Word, which is able to 
save your souls. 

219 



THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, 

THE GOSPEL. St. John xvi, 5. 

JESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go 
my way to Him that sent me; and 
none of you asketh me, Whither goest 
thou? But because I 'have said these 
things unto you, sorrow hath filled your 
heart. ^Nevertheless I tell you the truth, 
it is expedient for you that I go away : 
for if I go not away, the Comforter will 
not come unto you ; but if I depart, I will 
send him unto you. And when he is 
come, he will reprove the world of sin, 
and of righteousness, and of judgment : 
of sin, because they believe not on me; 
of righteousness, because I go to my 
Father, and ye see me no more; of judg- 
ment, because the prince of this world is 
judged. I have yet many things to say 
unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 
Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of Truth is 
come, he will guide you into all truth: 
for he shall not speak of himself; but 
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he 
speak: and he will show you things to 
come. He shall glorify me: for he shall 
receive of mine, and shall show it unto 
you. All things that the Father hath are 
mine : therefore said I, that he shall take 
of mine, and shall show it unto you. 

220 



THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

ull)c iTiftl) 5un^an after (Sastcr. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, from whom all o^ood thinsf.s do 
come; Grant to us thy humljle ser- 
vants, that by thy holy ins])iration we 
may think those thin2:s that are good, and 
by thy merciful guiding may perform the 
same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Ameyi. 

THE EPISTLE. St. James i, 22. 

BE ye doers of the "Word, and not hear- 
ers only, deceiving your own selves. 
For if any be a hearer of the Word, and 
not a doer, he is like unto a man behold- 
ing his natural face in a glass; for he 
beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, 
and straightway forgetteth what manner 
of man he was. But whoso looketh into 
the perfect law of liberty, and continueth 
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, 
but a doer of the work, this man shall be 
blessed in his deed. If any man among 
you seem to be religious, and bridleth not 
his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, 
this man's religion is vain. Pure religion 
and undefiled before God and the Father 
is this, To \\%\i the fatherless and widows 
in their affliction, and to keep himself 
unspotted from the world. 
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 
THE GOSPEL. St. Johu XVl, 23. 

VERILY, verily, I say unto you, "What- 
soever ye shall ask the Father in my 
Name, he will give it you. Hitherto 
have ye asked nothing in my j^ame : ask, 
and ye shall receive, that your joy may 
be full. These things have I spoken unto 
you in proverbs : the time cometh when I 
shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, 
but I shall show you plainly of the 
Father. At that day ye shall ask in my 
Name : and I say not unto you, that I will 
pray the Father for you; for the Father 
himself loveth you, because je have loved 
me, and have believed that I came out 
from God. I came forth from the Father, 
and am come into the world: again, I 
leave the world, and go to the Father. 
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now 
speakest thou plainly, and speakest no 
proverb. Now are we sure that thou 
knowest all things, and needest not that 
any man should ask thee : by this we be- 
lieve that thou camest forth from God. 
Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now 
come, that ye shall be scattered, every 
man to his own, and shall leave me alone : 
and yet I am not alone, because the 
Father is with me. These things I have 
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THE ASCENSION-DAY. 



spoken unto you, that in me ye might 
have peace. In the world ye shall have 
tribulation ; but be of good cheer, I have 
overcome the world. 



THE COLLECT. 



GRAJ^T, we beseech thee, Almighty 
God, that like as we do believe thy 
only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ 
to have ascended into the heavens ; so we 
may also in heart and mind thither as- 
cend, and with him continually dwell, 
who liveth and reigneth with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, one God, world ^vithout 
end. Amen. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. Acts i, 1. 

THE former treatise have I made, O 
Theophilus, of all that Jesus began 
both to do and teach, until the day in 
which he was taken up, after that he 
through the Holy Ghost had given com- 
mandments unto the Apostles whom he 
had chosen : to whom also he showed 
himself alive after his passion by many 
infallible proofs, being seen of them 
forty days, and speaking of the things 
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THE ASCENSION-DAY. 

pertaining to tlie Kingdom of God : and, 
being assembled together with them, 
commanded them that they should not 
depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the 
promise of the Father, which, saith he, 
ye have heard of me. For John truly 
baptized with water; but ye shall be bap- 
tized with the Holy Ghost not many 
days hence. When they therefore were 
come together, they asked of him, saying, 
LoED, wilt thou at this time restore again 
the kingdom to Israel ? And he said unto 
them. It is not for you to know the times 
or the seasons, which the Father hath put 
in his own power. But ye shall receive 
power, after that the Holy Ghost is come 
upon you ; and ye shall be witnesses unto 
me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, 
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost 
part of the earth. And when he had 
spoken these things, while they beheld, 
he was taken up ; and a cloud received 
him out of their sight. And while they 
looked steadfastly toward heaven as he 
went up, behold, two men stood by them 
in white apparel ; which also said. Ye 
men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up 
into heaven? this same Jesus, which is 
taken up from you into heaven, shall so 
come in like manner as ye have seen him 
go into heaven. 

224 



SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Mark xvi, 14, 

JES^US appeared unto the eleven as they 
.sat at meat, and upl>raided them with 
their unbelief and hardness of heart, be- 
cause they believed not them which had 
seen him after he was risen. And he said 
unto them. Go ye into all the world, and 
preach the Gospel to every creature. He 
that believeth and is baptized shall be 
saved ; but he that believeth not shall be 
damned. And these signs shall follow 
them that believe; In my Name shall 
they cast out devils; they shall speak with 
new tongues ; they shall take up serpents; 
and if they drink any deadly thing, it 
shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands 
on the sick, and they shall recover. So 
then after the Lord had spoken unto 
them, he was received up into heaven, 
and sat on the right hand of God. And 
they went forth, and preached every 
where, the Lord working with them, and 
confirming the Word with sims followins:. 







Sunbari after !2lsccnsion-bau. 

THE COLLECT. 

GOD the King of glory, who hast ex- 
alted thine only Son Jesus Christ with 
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SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY. 

great triumph unto thy kingdom in 
heaven ; We beseech thee leave us not 
comfortless ; but send to us thine Holy 
Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto 
the same place whither our Saviour Christ 
is gone before, who liveth and reigneth 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 8t. Pet. iv, 7. 

THE end of all things is at hand ; be ye 
therefore sober, and watch unto 
prayer. And above all things have fer- 
vent charity among yourselves ; for char 
rity shall cover the multitude of sins. 
Use hospitality one to another without 
grudging. As every man hath received 
the gift, even so minister the same one to 
another, as good stewards of the manifold 
grace of God. If any man speak, let 
him speak as the oracles of God; if any 
man minister, let him do it as of the 
ability which God giveth ; that God in 
all things may be glorified through Jesus 
Christ, to whom be praise and dominion 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

THE GOSPEL. St. John XV, 26, and part of 
chap. xvi. 

WHEN the Comforter is come, whom 
I will send unto you fi-om the Father, 
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WHIT-SUNDAY. 

even the Spirit of Truth, which proceed- 
etli from the Father, he shall testify of 
me. And ye also shall bear witness, be- 
cause ye have been with me from tlie 
beginning. These things have I spoken 
unto you, that ye should not be oftendcd. 
They shall put you out of the syna- 
gogues: yea, the time cometh, that who- 
soever killeth you will think that he 
doeth God service. And these things 
mil they do unto you, because they have 
not known the Father, nor me. But 
these things have I told you, that when 
the time shall come, ye may remember 
that I told you of them. 



tDl)it-6unbau. 

THE COLLECT. 



OGOD, who as at this time didst teach 
the hearts of thy faithful people, by 
sending to them the light of thy Holy 
Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to 
have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; 
through the merits of Christ Jesus our 
Sa^dour, who liveth and reigneth with 
thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one 
God, world without end. Anwi. 
227 



WHIT-SUNDAY. 
FOR THE EPISTLE. AcfS. U, 1. 

WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully 
come, tliey were all with one accord 
in one place. And suddenly there came a 
sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty 
wind, and it filled all the house where 
they were sitting. And there appeared 
unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, 
and it sat upon each of them. And they 
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and 
began to speak with other tongues, as 
the Spirit gave them utterance. And 
there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, 
devout men, out of every nation under 
heaven. Now when this was noised 
abroad, the multitude came together, 
and were confounded, because that every 
man heard them speak in his own lan- 
guage. And they were all amazed, and 
marvelled, saying one to another. Be- 
hold, are not all these which speak, Gali- 
leans ? And how hear we every man in 
our own tongue, wherein we were born ? 
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and 
the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in 
Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and 
Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, 
and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, 
and strangers of Home, Jews and Prose- 
lytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear 
228 



WIIIT-SUXDAY. 



them speak in our tongues the wonderful 
works of God. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johu xiv, 15. 

JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love 
me, keep my commandments. And 
I vdW pray the Father, and he shall give 
you another Comforter, that he may aJbide 
with you for ever; even the Spirit of 
Truth, whom the world cannot receive, 
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth 
him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth 
Avith you, and shall be in you. I will not 
leave you comfortless; I \\\\\ come to you. 
Yet a little while, and the world seeth 
me no more; but ye see me: because 
I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye 
shall know that I am in my Father, and 
ye in me, and I in you. He that hath 
my commandments, and keepeth them, 
he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth 
me shall be loved of my Father, and I 
will love liim, and will manifest myself 
to him. Juclas saith unto him, "(not 
Iscariot) Lord, how is it that thou wilt 
manifest thyself unto us, and not unto 
the world? Jesus answered and said 
unto him. If a man love me, he will keep 
my Avords; and my Father will love him, 
and we will come unto him, and make 
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WHIT-SUNDAY. 

onr abode witli him. He that loveth me 
not, keepeth not my sayings; and the 
word which ye hear is not mine, hut the 
Father's which sent me. These things 
have I spoken unto you, being yet present 
with you. But the Comforter, whicli is 
the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will 
send in my ISTame, he shall teach you all 
things, and bring all things to your re- 
membrance, whatsoever I have said unto 
you. Peace I leave with you, my peace 
I give unto you : not as the world giveth, 
give I unto you. Let not your heart be 
troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye 
have heard how I said unto you, I go 
away, and come again unto you. If ye 
loved me, ye would rejoice, because I 
sziid, I go unto the Father : for my Father 
is greater than I. And now I have told 
you before it come to pass, that, when 
it is come to pass, ye might believe. Here- 
after I will not talk much Avith you: for 
the prince of this world cometh, and hath 
nothing in me. But that the world may 
know that I love the Father; and as the 
Father gave me commandment, even so 
I do. 



230 



MONDAY IX WniTSUN-AVEEK. 

fllo^^an in lHljitsun-uia'If. 

THE COLLECT. 

A GOD, who as at this time didst teach 
yj the hearts of thy faithful i)eo])]e, by 
sending to them the light of thy Holy 
Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to 
have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort- 
through the merits of Christ Jesus our 
Saviour, Avho liveth and reigneth with 
tliee, in the unity of the same\Spirit, one 
Crod, world without end. Aynen. 

FOR THE EPLSTLE. AcfS. X, 34. 

rriim Peter opened his mouth, and 
J- said, Of a truth I perceive that God is 
no respecter of persons; but in every 
nation he that feareth him, and worketh 
righteousness, is accepted with him. The 
Word which God sent unto the clpldren 
of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ, 
(he IS Lord of all,) that Word, I say, ye 
know, which was published throughout 
all Judea, and began from Galilee,^after 
the baptism which John preached; how 
God anointed Jesus of Kazareth with the 
Holy Ghost and with power: Avho went 
about doing good, and healing all that 
were oppressed of the devil ;'^ for God 
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MONDAY IN WHITSUN-WEEK. 

was witli him. And we are witnesses of 
all things which he did both in the land 
of the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom they 
slew and hanged on a tree. Him God 
raised up the third day, and showed him 
openly; not to all the people, but unto 
witnesses chosen before of God, even to 
us, who did eat and drink with him after 
he arose from the dead. And he com- 
manded us to preach unto the people, 
and to testify that it is he which was 
ordained of God to be the Judge of quick 
and dead. To him give all the Prophets 
M^tness, that through his JSTame whoso- 
ever believeth in him shall receive remis- 
sion of sins. While Peter yet spake 
these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all 
them which heard the word. And they 
of the circumcision which believed were 
astonished, as many as came with Peter, 
because that on the Gentiles also was 
poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 
For they heard them speak with tongues, 
and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 
Can any man forbid water, that these 
should not be baptized, which have re- 
ceived the Holy Ghost as well as we? 
And he commanded them to be baptized 
in the name of the Lord. Then prayed 
they him to tarry certain days. 

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THE GOSPEL. *S'^. John ill, 16. 

GOD SO loved the world, that he gave 
his only-begotten Son, that whosoever 
believeth in him should not perish, but 
liave everlasting life. For God sent not 
his Son into the world to condemn the 
world ; but that tlie world thrc^ngh him 
might be saved. He that believeth on 
him is not condemned; but he that believ- 
eth not is condemned already, because he 
hath not believed in the I^ame of the 
only-begotten Son of God. And this is 
the condemnation, that light is come into 
the world, and men loved darkness rather 
than light, because their deeds were e\dl. 
For every one that doeth evil hateth the 
light, neither cometh to the light, lest his 
deeds should be reproved. But he that 
doeth truth cometh to the light, that his 
deeds may be made manifest, that they 
are wrought in God. 



iilues^ag in tDI)itsim-u)£€k. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, Avho as at this time didst teach 
the hearts of thy faitliful people, by 
sending to them the light of thy Holy 
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TUESDAY IN WHITSUN-WEEK. 

Spirit; Grant us by tlie same Spirit to 
have a right judgment in all things, and 
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; 
through the merits of Christ Jesus our 
Sa^^iour, who liveth and reigneth with 
thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one 
God, world without end. Amen. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. ActS viii, 14. 

WHEN the Apostles which were at Je- 
rusalem heard that Samaria had re- 
ceived the word of God, they sent unto 
them Peter and John : Who, when they 
were come down, prayed for them, that 
they might receive the Holy Ghost. (For 
as yet he was fallen upon none of them ; 
only they were baptized in the IS'ame of 
the" Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their 
hands on them, and they received the 
Holy Ghost. 

THE GOSPEL. St. JoJui X, 1. 

VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He 
that entereth not by the door into the 
sheepfold, l;)ut climbeth up some other 
way, the same is a thief and a robber. 
But he that entereth in by the door is the 
shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter 
openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice ; 
and he calleth his own sheep by name, 
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TRINITY-SUNDAY. 

and leadeth them out. Aiul when lie 
puttotli forth his own sheep, he goetli 
before them, and the sheep foHow "liini : 
for thej know his voice. And a stranuvr 
will they not follow, but will flee from 
him; for they know not the voice of 
strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto 
them; but they understood not what 
things they were which he spake unto 
them. Then said Jesus unto them again, 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the 
door of the sheep. All that ever came 
before me are thieves and robbers ; but 
the sheep did not hear them. I am the 
door ; by me if any man enter in, he shall 
be saved, and shall go in and out, and 
find pasture. The thief cometh not, but 
for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy : I 
am come that they might have life, and 
that they might have it more abundantly. 



®ruutn-5un^a2. 

THE COLLECT. 



\ L:\riGHTY and everlasting God, who 
^ hast given unto us thy servants grace, 
by the confession of a true faith, to ac- 
knowledge the glory of the eternal Ti-in- 
ity, and in the power of the Divine Ma- 
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TRINITY-SUNDAY. 

jesty to worship the Unity ; We beseech 
thee that thou Avouldest keep us steadfast 
in this faith, and evermore defend us 
from all adversities, who livest and reign- 
est, one God, world without end. Amen. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. BcV. iv, 1. 

AFTER this I looked, and behold, a 
door was opened in heaven : and the 
first voice which I heard was as it were 
of a trumpet talking with me ; which 
said. Come up hither, and I will show 
thee things which must be hereafter. 
And immediately I was in the Spirit ; 
and behold, a throne was set in heaven, 
and One sat on the throne. And He that 
sat was to look upon like a jasjier and a 
sardine stone: and there was a rainbow 
round about the throne, in sight like unto 
an emerald. And round about the throne 
were four and twenty seats : and upon the 
seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, 
clothed in white raiment ; and they had 
on their heads crowns of gold. And out 
of the throne proceeded lightnings, and 
thunderings, and voices. And there were 
seven lamps of fire burning before the 
throne, which are the seven Spirits of 
God. And before the throne there was a 
sea of glass like unto crystal; and in the 
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TRINITY-SUNDAY. 

midst of the throne, and round about the 
throne, were four heasts full of eyes 
before and behind. And the first beast 
was like a lion, and the second beast like 
a calf, and the third beast had a face as a 
man, and the fourth beast was like a 
iiying eagle. And the four beasts had 
each of them six wings about him ; and 
they were full of eyes ^^•ithin ; and they 
rest not day and night, saying. Holy, holy, 
holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and 
is, and is to come. And when those beasts 
give glory, and honor, and thanks to Him 
that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever 
and ever, the four and twenty elders fall 
down before Him that sat on the throne, 
and worship Him that liveth for ever and 
ever, and cast their crowns before the 
throne, saying. Thou art worthy, Lord, 
to receive glory, and honor, and power ; 
for thou hast created all things, and for 
thy pleasure they are, and were created. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Johii iii, 1. 

THERE was a man of the Pharisees, 
named Nicodemus, a ruler of the 
Jews : the same came to Jesus by night, 
and said unto him. Rabbi, we know that 
thou art a teacher come from GTod : for no 
man can do these miracles that thou 
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TRINITY-SUNDAY. 

doest, except God be with liiin. Jesus 
answered and said unto him, Verily, 
verily I say unto thee. Except a man be 
born again, he cannot see the Kingdom 
of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How 
can a man be born when he is old? can 
he enter the second time into his mother's 
womb, and be born? Jesus answered, 
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a 
man be born of w^ater and of the Spirit, 
he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 
and that which is born of the Spirit is 
spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, 
Ye must be born again. The wind blow- 
eth where it listeth, and thou hearest the 
sound thereof, but canst not tell whence 
it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is 
every one that is born of the Spirit. 
Kicodemus answered and said unto him, 
How can these things be ? Jesus answer- 
ed and said unto him. Art thou a master 
of Israel, and knowest not these things? 
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, "We speak 
that we do know, and testify that we have 
seen ; and ye receive not our witness. If 
I have told you earthly things, and ye 
])elieve not, how shall ye believe, if I tell 
you of heavenly things? And no man 
hath ascended up to heaven, but he that 
came down from heaven, even the Son of 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

Man which is in lieaven. And as Moses 
lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, 
even so must the Son of Man be lifted 
up; that whosoever believeth in him 
should not perish, but have eternal life. 



Ql\)z 5irst Gun^a)l after uTruiity. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, the strength of all those who 
put their trust "in thee; Mercifully 
accept our prayers: and because, through 
the weakness of our mortal nature, we can 
do no good thing ^^-ithout thee, grant us 
the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy 
commandments we may please thee,"both 
in will and deed; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amai. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St. Johu iv, 7. 

BELO^rED, let us love one another; for 
love is of God, and every one that 
loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for 
God is love. In this was manifested the 
love of God toward us, because that God 
sent his only-begotten Son into the world, 
that we might live through him. Herein 
is love, not that we loved "God, but tliat he 
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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

loved US, and sent liis Son to be tlie pro- 
pitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so 
loved us, we ought also to love one 
another. No man hath seen God at any 
time. If we love one another, God dwell- 
eth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, 
and he in us; because he hath given us 
of his Spirit. And we have seen and do 
testify that the Father sent the Son to be 
the Saviour of the world. "Wliosoever 
shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, 
God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 
And we have known and believed the 
love that God hath to us. God is love; 
and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in 
God, and God in him. Herein is our 
love made perfect, that we may have bold- 
ness in the day of judgment; because as 
he is, so are we in this world. There is 
no fear in love; but perfect love casteth 
out fear: because fear hath torment. He 
that feareth is not made perfect in love. 
We love him, because he first loved us. 
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his 
brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth 
not his brother whom he hath seen, how 
can he love God whom he hath not seen ? 
And this commandment have we from 
him, That he who loveth God love his 
brother also. 

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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Lukc xvi, 19. 

THERE was a certain rieli man, which 
was clothed in purple and fine linen, 
and fared sumptuousl}^ every day. And 
there was a certain beg'gar named Laza- 
rus, which was laid at his gate, full of 
sores, and desiring to be fed with the 
crumbs which fell from the rich man's 
table : moreover the dogs came and licked 
his sores. And it came to pass, that the 
beggar died, and was carried by the angels 
into" Abraham's bosom. The rich man 
also died, and was buried; and in hell he 
lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and 
seeth Abraham afar oif, and Lazarus in 
his bosom. And he cried and said, Father 
Abraham, have mercy on me, and send 
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his 
finger in water, and cool my tongue ; for 
I am tormented in this flame. But Abra- 
ham said. Son, remember that thou in thy 
lifetime receivedst thy good things, and 
likeA\"ise Lazarus evil things; but now he 
is comforted, and thou art tormented. 
And beside all this, between us and you 
there is a great gulf fixed : so that they 
which would pass from hence to you can- 
not : neither can they pass to us, that 
would come from tlience. Then he said, 
I pray thee therefore, father, that thou 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

wouldest send him to my father's house : 
for I have five brethren ; that he may tes- 
tify unto them, lest they also come into 
this place of torment. Abraham saith 
unto him, They have Moses and the Pro- 
phets; let them hear them. And he said, 
Nay, father Abraham; but if one went 
unto them from the dead, they will repent. 
And he said unto him. If they hear not 
Moses and the Prophets, neither will they 
be persuaded though one rose from the 
dead. 



Ql\)t Second Suitlia^ after (S^rinttg. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, who never failest to help and 
govern those whom thou dost bring 
up in thy steadfast fear and love ; Keep us, 
we beseech thee, under the protection of 
thy good providence, and make us to have 
a perpetual fear and love of thy holy 
ISTame; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St. John iii, 13. 

MARVEL not, my brethren, if the 
world hate you. We know that we 
have passed from death unto life, because 
we love the brethren. He that loveth 
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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

not liis brother abideth in death. AVho- 
soevor hateth liis brother is a murderer: 
and ye know tliat no murderer liath 
eternal life abidine; in liim. Hereby i)er- 
ceive we the love of God, because he laid 
down his life for us: and we ought to 
la}- down our lives for the brethren. But 
whoso hath this world's good, and seeth 
his brother have need, and shutteth up 
his bowels of compassion from him, how 
dwelleth the love of God in him? My 
little children, let us not love in word, 
neither in tongue; but in deed and in 
truth. And hereby we know that we are 
of the truth, and shall assure our hearts 
before him. For if our heart condemn 
us, God is greater than our heart, and 
knoweth all things. Beloved, if our 
heart condemn us not, then have we con- 
fidence toward God. And whatsoever 
we ask, we receive of him, l)ecause we 
keep his commandments, and do those 
things that are pleasing in his sight. And 
this is his commandment, That "we should 
believe on the Name of his Son Jesus 
Christ, and love one another, as he gave 
us commandment. And he that keepeth 
his commandments dwelleth in him, and 
he in him. And hereby we know that he 
abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath 
given us. 

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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE GOSPEL. >S^^. Luke xiv, 16. 

ACERT AIN man made a great supper, 
and bade many; and sent his servant 
at supper time to say to them that were 
bidden, Come, for all things are now 
ready. And they all with one consent 
began to make excuse. The first said 
unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, 
and I must needs go and see it ; I pray 
thee have me excused. And another said, I 
have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go 
to prove them; I pray thee have me 
excused. And another said, I have mar- 
ried a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 
So that servant came, and showed his 
lord these things. Then the master of the 
house being angry said to his servant, 
Go out quickly into the streets and lanes 
of the city, and bring in thither the poor, 
and the maimed, and the halt, and the 
blind. And the servant said. Lord, it is 
done as thou hast commanded, and yet 
there is room. And the lord said unto 
the servant. Go out into the highways 
and hedges, and compel them to come in, 
that my house may be filled. For I say 
unto you, that none of those men which 
were bidden shall taste of my supper. 



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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

^\)c (iIl)tl•^ SuuiJan after (ilrinitt). 

TUB COLLECT. 

OLORD, Ave beseech thee mercifully to 
hear us; and grant that we, to whom 
thou hast given an hearty desire to prav, 
may, by thy mighty aid,' be defended and 
comforted in all dangers and adversities; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St Pet V, 5. 

A LL of you be subject one to another 
^ and be clothed AAdth humility: for 
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace 
to the humble. Humble yourselves there- 
fore under the mighty hand of God, that 
he may exalt you in due time : casting all 
your care upon him, for he careth for 
you. Be sober, be vigilant; because 
your adversary the devil, as a roaring 
lion, walketh about, seeking Avhom he 
may devour: whom resist steadfast in the 
faith, knowing that the same afflictions 
are accomplished in your brethren that 
are in the world. But the God of all 
grace, who hath called us unto his eternal 
glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have 
suffered a while, make you perfect, stab- 
lish, strengthen, settle you. To him be 
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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

glory and dominion for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Luke XV, 1. 

THEN" drew near unto him all the publi- 
cans and sinners for to hear him. And 
the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, 
sapng, This man receiveth sinners, and 
eateth with them. And he spake this 
parable unto them, saying, "What man of 
you having an hundred sheep, if he lose 
one of them, doth not leave the ninety 
and nine in the wilderness, and go after 
that which is lost, until he find it? And 
when he hath found it, he layeth it on his 
shoulders, rejoicing. And when he com- 
eth home, he calleth together his friends 
and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice 
with me; for I have found my sheep 
which was lost. I say unto you, that 
like"\\"ise joy shall be in heaven over one 
sinner that repenteth, more than over 
ninety and nine just persons, which need 
no repentance. Either what woman 
ha^nng ten pieces of silver, if she lose 
one piece, doth not light a candle, and 
sweep the house, and seek diligently till 
she find it? And when she hath found it, 
she calleth her friends and her neighbors 
together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I 
have found the piece which I had lost. 
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TUE FOURTU SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

Likewise, I say unto you, There is joy in 
the presence of the Ancrels of God over 
one sinner that repenteth. 



^^ iburti) 0un^an aftfr Qlriuiti). 

THE COLLECT. 

A GOD, the protector of all that trust in 
v^ thee, without Avhom nothiui^is stronir 
nothing IS holy; Increase and multipfy 
upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our 
ruler and guide, we may so pass through 
things temporal, that we finally lose not 
tlie things eternal. Grant this, 6 heavenly 
J^ atlier, tor Jesus Christ's sake our Lord 
Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. BoM. viii, 18. 

T RECKON that the sufferings of this 
J- present time are not worthy to be com- 
pared ^^^th the glory which shall be re- 
vealed in us. For the earnest expectation 
Qt the creature waiteth for the manifesta- 
tion of the sons of God. For the creature 
was made subject to vanity, not willing y 
but by reason of Him who hath subjected 
the same, in hope, because the creature 
itselt also shall be delivered from the 
bondage of corruption into the glorious 
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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

liberty of the children of God. For we 
know that the whole creation groaneth 
and travaileth in pain together nntil now. 
And not only they, hut onrselves also, 
which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, 
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, 
waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re- 
demption of our body. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Luke vi, 36. 

BE ye therefore merciful, as your Father 
also is merciful. Judge not, and ye 
shall not be judged: condemn not, and 
ye shall not be condemned : forgive, and 
ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall be 
given unto you; good measure, pressed 
down, and shaken together, and running 
over, shall men give into your bosom. 
For with the same measure that ye mete 
withal it shall be measured to you again. 
And he spake a parable unto them, Can 
the blind lead the blind? shall they not 
both fall into the ditch ? The disciple is 
not above his master ; but every one that 
is perfect shall be as his master. And why 
beholdest thou the mote that is in thy 
brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam 
that is in thine own eye ? Either how canst 
thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me 
pull out the mote that is in thine eye, 
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THE FIFTn SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

wlicn thou thyself bcholdest not the beam 
tliat is in thine own eye ? Thou hypo- 
crite, cast out first the beam out of thine 
OAvn eye, and then shalt thou see clearly 
to pull out the mote that is in thy broth- 
er's eye. 



Ql\)C iTiftl) Sunbatt after (j:riiutti. 

THE COLLECT. 

GRAJ^T, Lord, we beseech thee, that 
the course of this world may be so 
peaceably ordered by thy governance, 
that thy Church may joyfully serve thee 
in all godly quietness; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Ajnen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 St. Pet. iii, 8. 

BE ye all of one mind, having compas- 
sion one of another; love as breth- 
ren, be pitiful, be courteous ; not render- 
ing e^dl for evil, or railing for railing; 
but contrariwise, blessing, knowing that 
te are thereunto called, that ye should in- 
herit a blessing. For he that will love 
life, and see good days, let him refrain his 
tongue from e^^l, and his lips that they 
?peak no guile : let him eschew evil, and 
do good ; let him seek peace, and ensue 
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THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

it. For the eyes of the Lord are over 
the righteous, and his ears are open unto 
their prayers : but the face of the Lord is 
against them that do evil. And who is he 
that will harm you, if ye be followers of 
that which is good ? But and if ye suffer 
for righteousness' sake, happy are ye : and 
be not afraid of their terror, neither be 
troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in 
your hearts. 

THE GOSPEL. *S'^. Luke V, 1. 

IT came to pass, that, as the people 
pressed upon him to hear the word of 
God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 
and saw two ships standing by the lake; 
but the fishermen were gone out of them, 
and were washing their nets. And he en- 
tered into one of the ships, which was 
Simon's, and prayed him that he would 
thrust out a little from the land. And he 
sat down, and taught the people out of the 
ship. Now, when he had left speaking, he 
said unto Simon, Launch out into the 
deep, and let down your nets for a 
draught. And Simon answering said unto 
him. Master, we have toiled all the night, 
and have taken nothing ; nevertheless at 
thy word I \^^ll let down the net. And 
when they had this done, they enclosed a 
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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

great multitude of fishes ; and their net 
brake. And thej beckoned unto their 
partners, which were in the other ship, 
that tliey should come and lielp them. 
And thej came, and filled both the ships, 
so that they began to sink. When Simon 
Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, 
saying, Depart from me ; for I am a sin- 
ful man, Lord. For he was astonished, 
and all that were with him, at the draught 
of the fishes which they had taken ; and 
so was also James, and John, the sons of 
Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. 
And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not ; 
from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 
And when they had brought their ships 
to land, they forsook all^ and followed 
him. 







uTljc Sii-tl) Sunbar) after dlriuitr). 

THE COLLECT. 

GOD, who hast prepared for those 
who love thee such good things as 
pass man's understanding; Pour into our 
hearts such love toward thee, that we, 
lo\nng thee above all things, may obtain 
thy promises, which excee'd all "that we 
can desire; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TEINITY 
THE EPISTLE. Ro7n. vi, 3. 

KNOW ye not, that so many of us as 
were baptized into Jesus Christ were 
baptized into his death? Therefore we 
are buried with him by baptism into 
death : that Hke as Christ was raised up 
from the dead by the glory of the Father, 
even so we also should walk in newness 
of life. For if we have been planted 
together in the likeness of his death, we 
shall be also in the likeness of his resur- 
rection ; knowing this, that our old man is 
crucified with him, that the body of sin 
might be destroyed, that hencelbrth we 
should not serve sin. For he that is dead 
is freed from sin. Now if we be dead 
with Christ, we believe that we shall also 
live with him : knowing that Christ being 
raised from the dead dieth no more; 
death hath no more dominion over him. 
For in that he died, he died unto sin 
once; but in that he liveth, he liveth 
unto God. Likewise reckon ye also your- 
selves to be dead indeed unto sin, but 
alive unto God through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. 

THE GOSPEL. St. 31att. V, 20. 

JESUS said unto his disciples. Except 
your righteousness shall exceed the 
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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

righteousness of tlie Scribes and Pliari- 
sees, ye shall in no case enter into the 
Kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard 
that it was said by them of old time, 
Thou shalt not kill ; and -vvhosoever shall 
kill shall be in danger of the judgment. 
But I say unto you, That whosoever is 
angry with his brother without a cause 
shall be in danger of the judgment: and 
whosoever sliall say to his brother, Raca, 
shall be in danger of the council : but 
whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be 
in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou 
bring thy gift to the altar, and there re- 
memberest that thy brother hath aught 
against thee, leave there thy gift before 
the altar, and go thy way; first be recon- 
ciled to thy brother, and then come and 
offer thy gift. Agree with thine adver- 
sary quickly, whiles thou art in the way 
with him; lest at any time the adversary 
deliver thee to the judge, and the judge 
deliver thee to the officer, and thou be 
cast into prison. Yerily I say unto thee. 
Thou shalt by no means come out thence, 
till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. 



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THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

Qi\]t Stvmil) Suniiag after (B^rinitn. 

THE COLLECT. 

LORl) of all power and might, who art 
the author and giver of all good 
things; Graft in our hearts the love of 
thy Name, increase in us true religion, 
nourish us with all goodness, and of thy 
great mercy keep us in the same ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. .RoM. vi, 19. 

I SPEAK after the manner of men, 
because of the infirmity of your flesh : 
for as ye have yielded your members 
servants to uncleanness and to iniquity, 
unto iniquity; even so now yield your 
members servants to righteousness, unto 
holiness. For when ye were the servants 
of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 
"What fruit had ye then in those things 
whereof ye are now ashamed? for the 
end of those things is death. But now 
being made free from sin, and become 
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto 
holiness, and the end everlasting life. 
For the wages of sin is death; but the 
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 

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THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Mark viii, 1. 

IN those days the multitude being very 
great, and ha\ang nothing to eat, Jesns 
called his disciples unto him, and said 
unto them, I have compassion on the 
multitude, because they have now been 
with me three days, and have nothing to 
eat: and if I send them away fiisting to 
their own houses, they will faint by the 
way ; for divers of them came from far. 
And his disciples answered him, From 
whence can a man satisfy these men with 
bread here in the wilderness? And he 
asked them. How many loaves have ye? 
And they said, Seven. And he command- 
ed the people to sit down on the ground : 
and he took the seven loaves, and gave 
thanks, and brake, and gave to his disci- 
ples to set before them ; and they did set 
them before the people. And they had a 
few small tishes; and he blessed, and 
commanded to set them also before them. 
So they did eat, and were tilled : and they 
took up of the broken meat that was left 
seven baskets. And they that had eaten 
were about four thousand. And he sent 
them away. 



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THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

®1)£ €ic;l)tl) Sun^ag after ©rhtitg. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, whose never-failing providence 
ordereth all things both in heaven 
and earth; "We humbly beseech thee to 
put away from us all hurtful things, and 
to give us those things which are profit- 
able for us: through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Bom. viii, 12. 

BRETHREN", we are debtors, not to the 
flesh, to live after the flesh. For if 
ye live after the flesh, ye shall die ; but if 
ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds 
of the body, je shall live. For as many 
as are led by the Spirit of God, they are 
the sons of God. For ye have not re- 
ceived the spirit of bondage again to fear ; 
but ye have received the Spirit of adop- 
tion, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our 
spirit, that we are the children of God. 
And if children, then heirs ; heirs of God, 
and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that 
we suffer with him, that we may be also 
glorified together. 

256 



THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE GOSPEL. *S'^. Matt, vii, 15. 

BEA^'^AEE of false propliets, wliich come 
to you ill sheep's clothing, but in- 
wardly they are ravening wolves. Ye 
shall know them by their fruits. Do men 
gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 
Even so every good tree bringeth forth 
good fruit; but a corrupt tree" bringeth 
forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring 
forth e^■il fruit, neither can a corrupt tree 
bring forth good fruit. Every tree that 
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn 
down, and cast into tlie fire. Wlicrefore 
by their fruits ye shall know them. ISTot 
every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 
shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; 
but he that doeth the will of my Father 
which is in heaven. 



^\]t KmW) 0un^atl after (Trinitn. 

THE COLLECT. 

GRAXT to us. Lord, we beseech thee, 
the spirit to think and do always 
such things as are right; that we, Avho 
cannot do any thing that is good Avithout 
thee, may by thee be enabled to live ac- 
cording to thy will ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

■22* 257 



THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 
THE EPISTLE. 1 CoV. X, 1. 

BRETHREN, I would not that ye should 
be ignorant, how that all our fathers 
were under the cloud, and all passed 
through the sea; and were all baptized unto 
Moses in the cloud and in the sea ; and 
did all eat the same spiritual meat ; and 
did all drink the same spiritual drink : 
(for they drank of that spiritual Rock 
that followed them, and that Rock was 
Christ.) But with many of them God 
was not well pleased ; for they were over- 
thrown in the \^^lderness. !N^ow these 
things were our examples, to the intent 
that we should not lust after evil things, 
as they also lusted. ITeither be ye idola- 
ters, as were some of them ; as it is writ- 
■ten, The people sat doAvn to eat and drink, 
:and rose up to play. Neither let us com- 
mit fornication, as some of them com- 
mitted, and fell in one day three and 
twenty thousand, Neither let us tempt 
Christ, as some of them also tempted, and 
were destroyed of serpents. Neither mur- 
mur ye, as some of them also murmured, 
and were destroyed of the destroyer. 
Now all these things happened unto them 
for examples : and they are written for 
our admonition, upon whom the ends of 
the world are come. Wlierefore let him 
558 



THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

tliat thiiiketli lie staiidotli take lieed k^st 
he fall. There hath no temptation taken 
you but sueh as is common to man ; l)ut 
God is faithful, who will not suffer vou 
to be tempted above that ye are able; "but 
will with the temptation also make a way 
to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 

THE GOSPEL. *S'^. Liike x\i, 1. 

JESUS said unto his disciples, There was 
a certain rich man, which had a stew- 
ard; and tlie same was accused unto him 
that he had wasted his goods. And he 
called him, and said unto him, How is it 
that I hear this of thee ? give an account 
of thy stewardship ; for thou mayest be 
no longer steward. Then the steward said 
within himself, Wi\i\i shall I do ? for my 
lordtaketh away from me the stewardship: 
I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I 
am resolved what to do, that, when I am 
put out of the stewardship, they may re- 
ceive me into their liouses. So he called 
every one of his lord's debtors unto him, 
and said unto the iirst, How much owest 
thou unto my lord ? And he said, An 
hundred measures of oil. And he said 
unto him. Take thy bill, and sit down 
quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to 
another. And how much owest thou? 
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THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

And he said, An hundred measures of 
wheat. And he said unto him, take th}- 
bill, and write fourscore. And the lord 
commended the unjust steward, because 
he had done wisely : for the children ol 
this world are in their generation wiser 
than the children of light. And I say 
unto you, Make to yourselves friends of 
the mammon of unrighteousness ; that, 
when ye fail, they may receive you into 
everlasting habitations. 



5I1)£ ^futl) Sunlra^ afkr (iTrtnitg. 

THE COLLECT. 

LET thy merciful ears, Lord, be open 
to the prayers of thy humble servants ; 
and that they may obtain their petitions 
make them to ask such things as shall 
please thee ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 CoT. xii, 1. 

pONCERNES^G spiritual gifts, brethren, 
yj I would not have you ignorant. Ye 
know that ye were Gentiles, carried away 
unto these dumb idols, even as ye were 
led. Wlierefore I give you to understand, 
that no man speaking by the Spirit of 
260 



THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

God calleth Jesus accursed : and tliat no 
man can say that Jesus is the Lord, Imt 
by the Holy Ghost. 'Now there are di- 
versities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 
And there are differences of administra- 
tions, but the same Lord. And there are 
diversities of operations, but it is the 
same God which worketh all in all. But 
the manifestation of the Spirit is given to 
every man to profit withal. For to one is 
given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; 
to another, the word of knowledge, by the 
same Spirit; to another, faith", by the 
same Spirit; to another, the gifts of heal- 
ing, by the same Spirit ; to another, the 
working of miracles; to another, pro- 
phecy ; to another, discerning of spirits ; 
to another, divers kinds of tongues ; to 
another, the interpretation of tongues. 
But all these worketh that one and the 
self-same Spirit, di\iding to every man 
severally as he will. 

THE GOSPEL. St Luke xix, 41. 

AXD when he was come near, he beheld 
the city, and wept over it, saying, If 
thou hadst known, even thou, at least in 
this thy day, the things which belong un- 
to thy peace! but now they are hid "from 
thine eyes. For the days shall come upon 
thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench 
261 



THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

about thee, and compass thee round, and 
keep thee in on every side, and shall lay 
thee even with the ground, and thy chil- 
dren within thee ; and they shall not leave 
in thee one stone upon another; because 
thou knewest not the time of thy visita^ 
tion. And he went into the temple, and 
began to cast out them that sold therein, 
and them that bought; saying unto them. 
It is written. My house is the house of 
prayer; but ye have made it a den of 
thieves. And he taught daily in the tem- 
ple. 



(SL[}t ^leuentl) Suu^a2 after (S^rtnitg. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, who declarest thy almighty 
power chiefly in showing mercy and 
pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a 
measure of thy grace, that we, running 
the way of thy commandments, may ob- 
tain thy gracious promises, and be made 
partakers of thy heavenly treasure; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 CoV. XV, 1. 

BRETHRE^N", I declare unto you the 
Gospel which I preached unto you, 
which also ye have received, and wherein 
262 



THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if 
ye keep in memory what I preached unto 
you, unless ye have believed in vain. For 
I delivered unto you iirst of all, that 
wldeh I also received, how that (/hrist 
died for our sins according to the Scrip- 
tures ; and that he was buried, and that 
he rose again the third day according to 
the Scriptures. And that he was seen of 
Cephas, then of the twelve : after that, he 
was seen of above five hundred bretliren 
at once; of whom the greater part remain 
unto this present, but some are fallen 
asleep. After that, he was seen of James ; 
then of all the Apostles. And last of 
all he was seen of me also, as one 
born out of due time. For I am the 
least of the Apostles, that am not meet 
to be called an Apostle, because I perse- 
cuted the Church of God. But by the 
grace of God I am what I am : and his 
grace which was bestowed upon me was 
not in vain; but I labored more abund- 
antly than they all; yet not I, but the 
grace of God which was with me. There- 
fore whether it were I or they, so we 
preach, and so ye believed. 

THE GOSPEL. St Luke xviii, 9. 

JESUS spake this parable unto certain 
which trusted in themselves that they 
263 



THE TVvELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

w^ere righteous, and despised others : Two 
men went up into the temple to pray; 
the one a Pharisee, and the other a Puhli- 
can. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus 
with himself, God, I thank thee, that I 
am not as other men are, extortioners, 
unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publi- 
can. I fast twice in the week, I give 
tithes of all that I possess. And the 
Publican, standing afar oiF, would not 
lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, 
but smote upon his breast, saying, God be 
merciful to me a sinner ! I tell you, this 
man went down to his house justified 
rather than the other : for every one that 
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he 
that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 



iii\]t (^tuclftli Sunbag after iHrmitp. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who 
art always more ready to hear than 
we to pray, and art wont to give more 
than either we desire or deserve; Pour 
down upon us the abundance of thy 
mercy; forgiving us those things whereof 
our conscience is afraid, and giving us 
those good things which we are not wor- 
thy to ask, but tlwough the merits and 
264^ 



THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

mediation of Jesus Christ, tliy Son, our 
Lord. Aryien. 

THE EPISTLE. 2 0)7\ iii, 4. 

SUCH trust have we through Christ to 
Godward: not that we are sufficient of 
ourselves to think any thing as of our- 
selves; but our sufficiency is of God. 
Who also hath made us able ministers 
of the l^ew Testament; not of the letter, 
but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, 
but the spirit giveth life. But if the 
ministration of "death, written and en- 
graven in stones, was glorious, so that 
the children of Israel could not stead- 
fastly behold the face of Moses for the 
glory of his countenance, which glory 
was to be done away; how shall not the 
ministration of the spirit be rather glori- 
ous? For if the ministration of condem- 
nation be glory, much more doth the 
ministration of righteousness exceed in 
glory. 

THE GOSPEL. St Mark \ii, 31. 

JESUS, departing from the coasts of 
Tyre and Sidon, came unto the Sea of 
Galilee, through the midst of the coasts 
of Decapolis. " And they bring unto him 
one that was deaf, and had an impediment 
in his speech : and they beseech him to 
23 265 



THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

put his hand upon him. And he took 
him aside from the muhitude, and put his 
fingers into his ears, and he spit, and 
touched his tongue ; and looking up to 
heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, 
Ephphatha, that is. Be opened. And 
straightway his ears were opened, and the 
string of his tongue was loosed, and he 
spake plain. And he charged them that 
they should tell no man : but the more he 
charged them, so much the more a great 
deal they published it ; and were beyond 
measure astonished, saying. He hath done 
all things well ; he maketh both the deaf 
to hear, and the dumb to speak. 



^\)t (ii:i)lrtontl) Sun^ag after dTriuitn. 

THE COLLECT. 

4 LMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose 
ii only gift it cometh that thy faithful 
people do unto thee true and laudable 
service ; Grant, we beseech thee, that we 
may so faithfully serve thee in this "iife, 
that we fail not finally to attain thy heav- 
enl}^ promises ; through the merits of Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

266 



THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE EPISTLE. Gal. iii, IG. 

TO Abraham and his seed Avere the pro- 
mises made. He saith not, And to 
seeds, as of many ; but as of one, And to 
thy seed, which is Christ. And this I 
say, That the covenant, that was confirmed 
before of God in Christ, the Law, wliich 
was four hundred and thirty years after, 
cannot disannul, that it should make the 
promise of none effect. For if the in- 
heritance be of the Law, it is no more of 
promise ; but God gave it to Abraham by 
promise. AVlierefore then serveth the 
Law? It was added because of trans- 
gressions, till tlie seed should come to 
whom the promise was made ; and it was 
ordained by angels in the hand of a medi- 
ator. iS^'ow a mediator is not a mediator 
of one ; but God is one. Is the Law then 
against the promises of God ? God for- 
bid : for if there had been a law given 
which could have given life, verily right- 
eousness should have been by the Law. 
But the Scripture hath concluded all 
under sin, that the promise by faith of 
Jesiis Christ might be given to^hem that 
believe. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Luke X, 23. 

BLESSED are the eyes which see the 
things that ye. see. For I tell you, 
267 



THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

that many prophets and kings have de- 
sired to see those things which ye see, 
and have not seen them: and to hear 
those things which ye hear, and have not 
heard them. And behold, a certain Law- 
yer stood up, and tempted him, saying, 
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal 
life ? He said unto him. What is written 
in the Law ? how readest thou ? And he 
answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord 
thy God "vvith all thy heart, and with all 
thy soul, and with all thy strength, and 
with all thy mind ; and thy neighbor as 
thyself. And he said unto him. Thou hast 
answered right: this do, and thou shalt 
live. But he, willing to justify himself, 
said unto Jesus, And who is my neigh- 
bor ? And Jesus answering said, A cer- 
tain man went down from Jerusalem to 
Jericho, and fell among thieves, which 
stripped him of his raiment, and wounded 
him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 
And by chance there came down a certain 
Priest that way ; and when he saw him, 
he passed by on the other side. And like- 
wise a Levite, when he was at the place, 
came and looked on him, and passed by on 
the other side. But a certain Samaritan, 
as he journeyed, came where he was ; 
and when he saw him, he had compassion 
on him, and went to him, and bound up his 
268 



THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

wounds, pouring in oil iiiid wiiio, and set 
him on liis own beast, and Id'ouglit him to 
an inn, and took care ol' him. And on the 
morrow, when he departed, he took out 
two pence, and gave them to the host, 
and said unto him, Take care of him; and 
whatsoever thou spendest more, when I 
come again, I will repay thee. Which 
now of these three, thinkest thou, was 
neighbor unto him that fell among the 
thieves? And he said, He that showed 
mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto 
him, Go, and do thou likewise. 



(S:i)£ -fourtcmtl) Simian after iilrinitjj. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give 
unto us the increase of faith, hope, 
and charity; and, that we may obtain tliat 
which thou dost promise, make us to love 
that which thou dost command ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Ame7i. 



THE EPISTLE. Gcil. V, 16. 

I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye 
shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 
23* 269 



THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

and the Spirit against the flesh : and these 
are contrary the one to the other ; so that 
ye cannot do the things that ye would. 
But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not 
under the Law. Now the works of the 
flesh are manifest, which are these ; adul- 
tery, fornication, uncleanness, lascivious- 
ness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 
emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, here- 
sies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, 
revellings, and such like : of the which I 
tell you before, as I have also told you in 
time past, that they who do such things 
shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, 
peace, long-suftering, gentleness, good- 
ness, faith, meekness, temperance : against 
such there is no law. And they that are 
Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the 
affections and lusts. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Luke xvii, 11. 

A WD it came to pass, as Jesus went to 
Jerusalem, that he passed through 
the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And 
as he entered into a certain village, there 
met him ten men that were lepers, which 
stood afar off. And they lifted up their 
voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have 
mercy on us. And when he saw them, 
270 



THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

he said unto them, Go sliow yourselves 
unto the Priests. And it came to pass, 
that, as they went, they were cleansed. 
And ojie of them, when he saw that lie 
was healed, turned back, and with a loud 
voice glorified God, and fell down on his 
face at his feet, giving him thanks ; and 
he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answer- 
ing said, Were there not ten cleansed ? 
but where are the nine ? There are not 
found that returned to give glory to God, 
save this stranger. And he said unto him, 
Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made 
thee whole. 



Ql\)t JiftontI) Sunbat) afkr (ilrlmtg. 

THE COLLECT. 

KEEP, we beseech thee, Lord, thy 
Church witli thy perpetual mercy; 
and, because the frailty of man without 
thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy 
help from all things hurtful, and lead us 
to all things profital)le to our salvation ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Gal. vi, 11. 

YE see how large a letter I have written 
unto you witli mine own hand. As 
271 



THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

many as desire to make a fair show in the 
flesh, they constrain you to be circum- 
cised ; only lest they should suiier perse- 
cution for the cross of Christ. For neither 
they themselves who are circumcised keep 
the Law ; but desire to have you circum- 
cised, that they may glory in your flesh. 
But God forbid that I should glory, save 
in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by 
whom the world is crucified unto me, and 
I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus 
neither circumcision availeth any thing, 
nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 
And as many as walk according to this 
rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and 
upon the Israel of God. From henceforth 
let no man trouble me ; for I bear in my 
body the marks of the Lord Jesus. 
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus 
Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt vi, 24. 

NO man can serve two masters : for 
either he will hate the one, and love 
the other; or else he will hold to the one, 
and despise the other. Ye cannot serve 
God and mammon. Therefore I say unto 
you, Take no thought for your life, what 
ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; nor 
yet for your body, what ye shall put on. 
272 



THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

Is not the life more than meat, and tlie 
body than raiment? Behold the fowls 
of the air : for they sow not, neither do 
they reap, nor gather into barns; vet 
your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are 
ye not much better tlian they ? Which of 
you by taking thought can add one cubit 
unto his stature? And why take ye 
thought for raiment? Consider the lilies 
of tlie field, how they grow ; they toil not, 
neither do they spin: and yet I say unto 
you. That even Solomon in all his glory 
w^as not arrayed like one of these. Where- 
fore, if God so clothe the grass of the 
field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is 
cast into the oven, shall he not much 
more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 
Therefore take no thought, saying. What 
shall we eat ? or, AVliat shall we drink ? 
or, "WHierewithal shall we be clothed ? (for 
after all these things do the Gentiles 
seek;) for your heavenly Father knoweth 
that ye have need of all these things. 
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, 
and his righteousness; and all these 
things shall be added unto you. Take 
therefore no thought for the morrow ; for 
the morrow shall take thought for the 
things of itself Sufiicient unto the day 
is the evil thereof. 

273 



THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

ull)£ Siiitontl) 5uni)ap after (S;rinit2. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLOED, we beseech thee, let thy con- 
tinual pity cleanse and defend thy 
Church ; and, because it cannot continue 
in safety without thy succor, preserve it 
evermore by thy help and goodness; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Ui^k. iii, 13. 

I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribu- 
lations for you, which is your glory. 
•For this cause I bow my knees unto the 
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of 
whom the whole family in heaven and 
earth is named, that he would grant you, 
according to the riches of his glory, to be 
strengthened with might by his Spirit in 
the inner man ; that Christ may dwell in 
your hearts by faith ; that ye, being 
rooted and grounded in love, may be able 
to comprehend, with all saints, what is 
the breadth, and length, and depth, and 
height; and to know the love of Christ, 
which passeth knowledge, that ye might 
be filled with all the fulness of God, Now 
unto him that is able to do exceeding 
•abundantly above all that we ask or 
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THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

think, according to the power tliat work- 
eth in ns, unto ITim he glory in tlie 
Cliurch, hy Clirist Jesus, th'rongliout all 
ages, world -udthout end. Amen. 

THE GOSPEL. St Lukc vii, 11. 

AXD it came to pass the day after, that 
Jesus Avent into a city called Xain; 
and many of his disciples went with him, 
and much people, Noav when he came 
nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there 
was a dead man carried out, the only son 
of his mother, and she was a w^idow; and 
much people of the city was with her. 
And when the Lord saw her, he liad 
compassion on her, and said unto her, 
Weep not. And he came and touched 
the bier ; and they that bare him stood 
still. And he said. Young man, I say 
unto thee, Arise. And he "that was dead 
sat up, and began to speak ; and he de- 
livered him to his mother. And there 
came a fear on all, and they gloriiied God, 
saying, That a great Prophet is risen up 
among us ; and. That God hath visited 
his people. And this rumor of him w^ent 
forth throughout all Judea, and through- 
out all the region round about. 



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THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

^\)t Sramtfcnil) Simba^ after olrimtp. 

THE COLLECT. 

LORD, we pray tliee, that thy grace may 
always prevent and follow us, and 
make ns continually to be given to all 
good works ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. EpJieS. Iv, 1. 

T THEREFORE, the prisoner of the 
A Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy 
of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 
with all lowliness and meekness, with 
long-suifering, forbearing one another in 
love ; endeavoring to keep the unity of 
the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is 
one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are 
called in one hope of your calling ; one 
Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God 
and Father of all, who is above all, and 
through all, and in you all. 

THE GOSPEL. aS'^. Luhe xiv, 1. 

IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the 
house of one of the chief Pharisees to 
eat bread on the sabbath-day, that they 
watched him. And behold, there was a 
certain man before him which had the 
276 



THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

dropsy. And Jesus answering, spake 
unto the Lawyers and Pliarisees, sayini!::, 
Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? 
And they held their peace. And betook 
him, and healed him, and let him go ; 
and answered thera, saying, A\niieh of you 
shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, 
and will not straightway pull him out on 
the sabbath-day ? And they could not 
answer him again to these things. And 
he put forth a parable to those which 
were bidden, when he marked how they 
chose out the chief rooms ; saying unto 
them, Wlien thou art bidden of any man 
to a wedding, sit not down in the highest 
room ; lest a more honorable man than 
thou be bidden of him ; and he that bade 
thee and him come and say to thee. Give 
this man place; and thou begin -with 
shame to take the lowest room. But 
when thou art bidden, go and sit down in 
the lowest room ; that when he that bade 
thee Cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, 
go up higher : then shalt thou have wor- 
ship in the presence of them that sit at 
meat with thee. For whosoever exaltetli 
himself shall be abased ; and he that 
humbleth Mmself shall be exalted. 



24 277 



THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

^\)t (Bi%{}kmt\) Bun^ap after (^rinitg. 

THE COLLECT. 

LOUD, we beseech tliee, grant thy people 
grace to withstand the temptations of 
the world, the flesh, and the devil ; and 
with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, 
the only God ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. 1 CoV. i, 4. 

ITHAKK my God always on your be- 
half, for the grace of God which is 
given you by Jesus Christ ; that in every 
thing ye are enriched by him, in all utter- 
ance, and in all knowledge ; even as the 
testimony of Christ was confirmed in you ; 
so that ye come behind in no gift ; wait- 
ing for the coming of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, who shall also confirm you unto 
the end, that ye may be blameless in the 
day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

THE C40SPEL, St. 3fatt. xxii, 34. 

WILEN the Pharisees had heard that 
Jesus had put the Sadducees to 
silence, they were gathered together. 
Then one of them, which was a Lawyer, 
asked him a question, tempting him, and 
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THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

sayino:, faster, which is the ^reat com- 
JHandmentmtheLaw? Jesus said unto 
him, Thou Shalt love the Lord thv God 
with al tlw heart, and with all thf soul 
and with all thy mind. This is the first 
and great conminndment And the sec- 
ond is like unto it, Thou Shalt love thy 
neighbor as thyself. On these t^vo com- 
mandments hang all the Law and the 
Prophets. While the Pharisees were 
gathered together, Jesus asked them, say- 
Is t^TV'""^ ^" ^' ^1^^ 
18 he ? They say unto him. The son of 

I)a^;lcl He saith unto them, How then 
doth David in spirit call him Lord, saving, 
Ihe Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on 
my nght hand, till I make thine enemies 

fn^^n f ^""-^-i ^P^^^ then call him 
Lord, how is he his son ? And no man 
was able to answer him a word, neither 
durst any man, from that day forth, ask 
lum any more questions 



THE COLLECT. 

A GOB, forasmuch as without thee we 

^ are not able to please thee; Mercifully 

grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all 

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THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

tilings direct and rule our hearts; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. A7nen. 

THE EPISTLE. Ejihes. iv, 17. 

THIS I say therefore, and testify in the 
Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as 
other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their 
mind, having the understanding darkened, 
being alienated from the life of God 
through the ignorance that is in them, 
because of the blindness of their heart : 
who being past feeling have given them- 
Belves over unto lasciviousness, to work 
all uncleanness with greediness. But ye 
have not so learned Christ ; if so be that 
ye have heard him, and have been taught 
by him, as the truth is in Jesus : that ye 
put oif concerning the former conversation 
the old man, which is corrupt according 
to the deceitful lusts ; and be renewed in 
the spirit of your mind ; and that ye put 
on the new man, which after God is 
created in righteousness and true holiness. 
"Wlierefore putting away lying, speak 
every man truth with his neighbor : for 
we are members one of another. Be ye 
angry, and sin not : let not the sun go 
down upon your wrath; neither give 
place to the devil. Let him that stole 
steal no more ; but rather let him labor, 
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THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

working with his hands the thing which 
is good, that l^e may liave to give to him 
that needeth. Let no corrupt communi- 
cation proceed out of your moutli, but 
tliat which is good to the use of editying, 
tliat it may minister grace unto the hearers. 
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, 
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of re- 
demption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, 
and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, 
be put away from you, with all malice : 
and be ye kind one to another, tender- 
hearted, fbrgi\'ing one another, even as 
God for Chiist's sake hath forgiven you. 

THE GOSPEL. St Matt, ix, 1. 

TESUS entered into a ship, and passed 
^} over, and came into his own city. And 
behold, they brought to him a man sick 
of the palsy, lying on a bed : and Jesus, 
seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the 
palsy. Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be 
forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the 
Scribes said within themselves, This man 
blasphemeth. And Jesus, knowing their 
thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evdl in 
your hearts ? For whether is it easier to 
say, Thy sins be forgiven thee ; or to say. 
Arise, and walk ? But that ye may know 
that the Son of Man hath power on earth 
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THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick 
of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and 
go unto thine house. And he arose, and 
departed to his house. But when the 
muhitude saAv it, they marvelled, and 
glorified God, which had given such 
power unto men. 



5ll)c ulruaitUtlj 5uTit>aj) after (ilrmits. 

THE COLLECT. 

ALMIGHTY and most mercifal God, 
of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we 
beseech thee, from all things that may 
hurt us; that we, being ready both in 
body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish 
those things which thou commandest ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. UpheS. V, 15. 

SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, 
not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the 
time, because the days are evil. Where- 
fore be ye not unwise, but understanding 
what the will of the Lord is. And be 
not drunk with wine, wherein is excess ; 
but be filled with the Spirit ; speaking to 
yourselves in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing and making- 
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THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

melody in your heart to the Lord; givino- 
thanks always for all thinirs unto God and 
the J ather, in the Name of our Lord 
Jesus Christ; submittino: yourselves one 
to another in the fear of God. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt. XXU, 1. 

TESUS said, The Kingdom of Heaven is 
^ like unto a certain Idng, which made 
a marriage for his son, and sent forth his 
servant^ to call them that were bidden to 
the wedding; and they would not come. 
Again, he sent forth other servants say- 
ing, Tell them which are bidden, Beliold 
i have prepared my dinner; my oxen and 
my tatlmgs are killed, and all tilings are 
ready: come unto the marriage." But 
they made light of it, and went their 
ways one to his farm, another to his 
merchandise : and the remnant took his 
servants, and entreated them spitefullv 
and slew them. But when the kino- heard 
thereof, he was wroth ; and he sent forth 
Ins armies, and destroyed those murderers 
and burned up their city. Then saith he 
to his servants. The wedding is ready, but 
they which were bidden were not worthv 
Go ye therefore into the higliways, and 
as many as ye shall find, bid to the mar- 
riage. So those servants went out into 
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THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, 

the highways, and gathered together all 
as many as they found, both bud and 
good ; and the wedding was furnished 
with guests. And when the king came 
in to see the guests, he saw there a man 
which had not on a wedding-garment : 
and he saith unto him. Friend, how caniest 
thou in hither not having a wedding- 
garment ? And he was speechless. Then 
said the king to the servants, Bind him 
hand and foot, and take him away, and 
cast him into outer darkness ; there shall 
be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For 
many are called, but few are chosen. 



(ill)t (i[u)mti)-first Sunbaw dkv (S^rinitg. 

THE COLLECT. 

GRAITT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, 
to thy faithful people pardon and peace, 
that they may be cleansed from all their 
sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ame7i. 

THE EPISTLE, EphcS. vi, 10. 

MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and 
in the power of his might. Put on 
the whole armor of God, that ye may be 
able to stand against the wiles of the 

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THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

devil. For we wrestle not against flesh 
and blood, but against principalities, 
against powers, against the rulers of the 
darkness of this world, against spirit- 
ual wickedness in high places. Where- 
fore take unto you the whole armor of 
God, that ye may be able to withstand in 
the evil day, and having done all, to 
stand. Stand therefore, having your 
loins girt about with truth; and having 
on the breastplate of righteousness ; and 
your feet shod w4th the preparation of 
the Gospel of peace; above all, taking 
the shield of faith, wherewith ye sliall be 
able to quench all tlie fiery darts of the 
wicked. And take the helmet of salva- 
tion, and the sword of the Spirit, which 
is the Word of God ; prapng always with 
all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, 
and watching thereunto wath all perse- 
verance and supplication for all saints; 
and for me, that utterance may be given 
unto me, that I may open my mouth 
boldly, to make known the mystery of 
the Gospel, for w^hich I am an ambassa- 
dor in bonds ; that therein I may speak 
boldly, as I ought to speak. 

THE GOSPEL. St. John iv, 46. 

THERE was a certain nobleman, whose 
son was sick at Capernaum. When 
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THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea 
into GaHlee, he went unto him, and be- 
sought him that he M^ould come down 
and heal his son; for he was at the point 
of death. Then said Jesus unto him, 
Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will 
not believe. The nobleman saith unto 
him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy 
son liveth. And the man believed the 
word that Jesus had spoken unto him, 
and he went his way. And as he was 
now going down, his servants met him, and 
told him, saying. Thy son liveth. Then 
inquired he of them the hour when he 
began to amend. And they said unto 
him. Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the 
fever left him. So the father knew that 
it was at the same hour in the which 
Jesus said unto him. Thy son liveth ; and 
himself believed, and his whole house. 
This is again the second miracle that 
Jesus did, when he was come out of 
Judea into Galilee. 



iJlje (5;to£ntD-0£con^ 0un^ap after (UrinitD. 

THE COLLECT. 

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy 
household the Church in continual 

286 



THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

godliness; that throiio:h tliy protection it 
may bo free from all adversities, and de- 
voutly given to serve thee in good works, 
to the glory of thy Nam"o; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. Phil, i, 3. 

T THAXK my God upon evfery remem- 
J-^ brance of you, (always in every prayer 
of mine for you all making request with 
joy,) for your fellowship ni the Gospel 
from the first day until now; being confi- 
dent of this very thing, that he which 
hath begun a good work in you will per- 
form it until the day of Jesus Christ: 
even as it is meet for me to think this of 
you all, because I have you in mv heart: 
inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the 
defence and confirmation of the Gospel, 
ye all are partakers of my grace. For 
God is my record, how greatly I long 
after you all in the bowels of Jesus 
Christ. And this I pray, that your love 
may abound yet more and more 'in knowl- 
edge and in all judgment; that ye may 
approve things that are excellent ; that ye 
may be sincere and without oftence till 
the day of Christ; being filled with the 
fruits of righteousness, which are by 
Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of 
God. 

287 



THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt. x\dii, 21. 

PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, liow oft 
shall my brother sin against me, and I 
forgive him? till seven times? Jesus 
saith unto him, I say not unto thee. Until 
seven times; but, Until seventy times 
seven. Therefore is the Kingdom of 
Heaven likened unto a certain king which 
would take account of his servants. And 
when he had begun to reckon, one was 
brought unto him, which owed him ten 
thousand talents. But forasmuch as he 
had not to pay, his lord commanded him 
to be sold, and his wife and children, and 
all that he had, and payment to be made. 
The servant therefore fell down and wor- 
shipped him, saying. Lord, have patience 
with me, and I will pay thee all. Then 
the lord of that servant was moved with 
compassion, and loosed him, and forgave 
him the debt. But the same servant went 
out, and found one of his fellow-servants, 
which owed him an hundred pence : and 
he laid hands on him, and took him by 
the throat, saying, Pay me that thou 
owest. And his fellow-servant fell down 
at his feet, and besought him, sayings 
Have patience with me, and I will pay 
thee all. And he would not; but went 
and cast him into prison, till he should 
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THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

pay the debt. So when liis fellow-sorvanta 
saw wliat was done, they were very sorry, 
and came and told unto their lord all that 
was done. Then his lord, after that he 
had called him, said unto him, thou 
^vicked servant, I forgave thee all that 
debt, because thou desiredst me : shouldest 
not thou also have had compassion on thy 
fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? 
And his lord was wroth, and delivered 
him to the tormentors, till he should pay 
all that was due unto him. So likewise 
shall my heavenly Father do also unto 
you, if ye from your hearts forgive not 
every one his brother their trespasses. 



(ill)e (iltomtn-tl)trLr Sunban after (Jrinitn. 

THE COLLECT. 

OGOD, our refuge and strength, who 
art the author of all godliness; Be 
ready, we beseech thee, to hear the de- 
vout prayers of thy Church ; and grant 
that those things which we ask faithfully 
we may obtain effectually; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPISTLE. FkU. iii, 17. 

BRETHEEX, be followers together of 
me, and mark them which walk so as 
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THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

ye have ns for an ensample. (For many 
walk, of whom I have told you often, and 
now tell you even weeping, that they are 
the enemies of the cross of Christ ; whose 
end is destruction, whose God is their 
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, 
who mind earthly things.) For our con- 
versation is in heaven ; from whence also 
we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus 
Christ : who shall change our vile body, 
that it may be fashioned like unto his glo- 
rious body, according to the working 
whereby he is able even to subdue all 
things unto himself. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt, xxii, 15. 

THEN went the Pharisees, and took 
counsel how they might entangle him 
in his talk. And they sent out unto him 
their disciples, w^th the Herodians, say- 
ing, Master, we know that thou art true, 
and teachest the w^ay of God in truth, 
neither carest thou for any man : for thou 
regard est not the person of men. Tell us 
therefore, what thinkest thou ? Is it law- 
ful to give tribute to Csesar, or not ? But 
Jesus perceived their wickedness, and 
said, Why tempt ye me, ye h^-pocrites? 
Show me the tribute-money. And they 
'brought unto him a penny. And he saith 
290 



THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRFNITY. 

unto tlicm, 'VMiose is this image and su- 
perscription ? They say unto him Ca'- 
Bar's. Then saith he unto them, Render 
therefore unto Caesar the things ^v]lic•ll 
are Csesar's; and unto God the tliin<>s 
that are God's. ^Mien they had lieard 
these words, tliey marvelled, and left him, 
and went their way. 



Qll)£ (S:ni£ntti-fburtl) 6un^ap aft^r QTrhtittt. 

THE COLLECT. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy 
people from their offences; that 
through thy bountiful goodness we may 
all be delivered from the bands of those 
sins, which by our frailt}' we have com- 
mitted. Grant this, heavenly Father, 
for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord 
and Sa\dour. Ameii. 

THE EPISTLE. Col i, 3. 

TTTE give thanks to God and the Father 
T T of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying 
always for you, since we heard of your 
fiiith in Christ Jesus, and of the love 
which ye have to all the saints, for the 
hope which is laid up for vou in heaven, 
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THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

whereof ye heard before in the word of 
the truth of the Gospel : which is come 
unto you, as it is in all the world; and 
bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, 
since the day ye heard of it, and knew 
tlie grace of God in truth. As ye also 
learned of Epaphras, our dear -fellow- 
servant, who is for you a faithful minister 
of Christ ; who also declared unto us 
your love in the Spirit. For this cause 
we also, since the day we heard it, do not 
cease to pray for you, and to desire that 
ye might be filled with the knowledge of 
his will in all ^dsdom and spiritual under- 
standing ; that ye miglit walk worthy of 
the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful 
in every good work, and increasing in the 
knowledge of God ; strengthened \\'ith all 
might, according to his glorious power, 
unto all patience and long-suffering with 
joyfulness ; giving thanks unto the Father, 
which hath made us meet to be partakers 
of the inheritance of the saints in light. 

THE GOSPEL. St. Matt, ix, 18. 

WHILE Jesus spake these things unto 
John's disciples, behold, there came 
a certain ruler, and worshipped him, say- 
ing, My daughter is even now dead : but 
come and lay thy hand upon her, and she 
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THE TWEXTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

sliall live. And Jesus arose, and followed 
him, and so did his diseiples. (And he- 
hold, a woman which was diseased with 
an issue of hlood twelve years, came he- 
hind him, and touched the hem of his 
garment. For she said within herself, It 
I may but touch his garment, I shall he 
whole. But Jesus turned him about, and 
when he saw her, he said. Daughter, be 
of good comfort; thy faith hath made 
thee whole. And the w^oman was made 
whole from that hour.) And when Jesus 
came into the ruler's house, and saw the 
minstrels and the people making a noise, 
he said unto them, Give place ; for the 
maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they 
laughed him to scorn. But when the 
people Avere put forth, he went in, and 
took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 
And the fame hereof went abroad into all 
that land. 

Qi\)c ultucntp-fiftl] Sunitaii after dTrinitri. 

THE COLLECT. 

STIE up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the 
wills of thy faithful people ; that they, 
plenteously bringing forth the fruit of 
good works, may by thee be plenteously 
rewarded ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. A7nen. 

25* 293 



THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITIT. 

FOR THE EPISTLE. Jev. xxiii, 5. 

BEHOLD, the days come, saitli the 
Lord, that I will raise unto David a 
righteous Branch, and a King shall reign 
and prosper, and shall execute judgment 
and justice in the earth. In his days 
Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall 
dwell safely : and this is his !N"ame 
whereby he shall be called, THE LORD 
OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, 
behold, the days come, saith the Lord, 
that they shall no more say. The Lord 
liveth, which brought up the children of 
Israel out of the land of Egj^pt ; but. The 
Lord liveth, which brought up and which 
led the seed of the house of Israel out of 
the north-country, and from all countries 
whither I had driven them; and they 
shall dwell in their own land. 

THE GOSPEL. *S^^. John vi, 5. 

WHEN JESUS then lifted up his eyes, 
and saw a great company come unto 
him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall 
we buy bread, that these may eat ? (And 
this he said to prove him : for he himself 
knew what he would do.) Philip an- 
swered him. Two hundred pennyworth 
of bread is not sufficient for them, that 
every one of them may take a little. One 
of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's 
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THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 

brother, saith unto him, Tliere is a hid 
here, which hath five barley-k)avcs, and 
two small fislies ; but wliat are thev 
among so many ? And Jesus said, Make 
the men sit down. iSTow there was much 
grass in the phice. So the men sat down, 
in number about five thousand. And 
Jesus took the loaves ; and when he had 
given thanks, he distributed to the dis- 
ciples, and the disciples to them that were 
set down ; and likewise of the fislies, as 
much as they would. When they were 
filled, he said unto his disciples. Gather 
up the fragments that remain, that noth- 
ing be lost. Therefore they gathered 
them together, and filled twelve baskets 
with the fragments of the five barley- 
loaves, which remained over and above 
unto them that had eaten. Then those 
men, when they had seen the miracle 
that Jesus did, said. This is of a truth 
that Prophet that should come into the 
world. 



^ If there be any more Sundays before Advent 
Sunday, the service of some of those Sundays 
that were omitted after the Epiphany may be 
taken in to supply so many as are here wanting. 
And if there be fewer, the overplus maybe omit- 
ted : Provided that this last Cullect, Epistle, and 
Gospel shall be used upon the Sunday next 
before Advent. 

295 



Day 1. THE PSALTER. 



THE PSALTER:* 

SELECTED FROM THE 

PSALMS OF DAVID. 



THE FIRST DAY. 

ilTorniug Jprager. 
From Psalms 1, 4, 5. 

BLESSED is the man that hath not 
walked in the counsel of the ungodly, 
nor stood in the way of sinners, and hath 
not sat in the seat of the scornfiil. 

But his delight is in the law of the 
Lord ; and in his law will he exercise 
himself day and night. 

And he shall be like a tree planted by 
the water side, that will bring forth his 
fruit in due season. 

His leaf also shall not wither; and 
look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall pros- 
per. 

*From the " Prayer Book of 1785," repointed to cor- 
respond with the sources from which it was compiled. 

296 



THE PSALTER. Day 1. 

The ungodly are not so ; l)ut are like 
the chatty which the wind drivcth away. 

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand 
in the judgment, nor sinners in the con- 
gregation of the righteous. 

But the Lord knoweth the way of the 
righteous ; and the way of the ungodly 
shall perish. 

Stand in awe, and sin not; commune 
with your own heart, and in your chamber, 
and be still. 

Ofter the sacrifice of righteousness, and 
put your trust in the Lord. 

There be many that say, Wlio will shew 
us an}' good ? 

Lord, lift thou up the light of thy coun- 
tenance upon us. 

I will lay me down in peace, and take 
my rest ; for it is thou. Lord, only, that 
makest me dwell in safety. 

Give ear to my words, Lord : con- 
sider my meditation. 

hearken thou unto the voice of my 
calling, my King, and my God : for unto 
thee will I make my prayer. 

My voice shalt thou hear betimes, 
Lord ; early in the morning will I direct 
my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 

For thou art the God that hast no plear- 
sure in wickedness ; neither shall any 
evil dwell with thee. 
297 



Day 1. THE PSALTER. 

Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy 
sight ; for thou hatest all them that work 
vanity. 

Thou shalt destroy them that speak 
leasing: the Lord will abhor both the 
blood-thirsty and deceitful man. 

But as for me, I will come into thine 
house, even upon the multitude of thy 
mercy : and in thy fear will I worship 
toward thy holy temple. 

Lead me, Lord, in thy righteousness ; 
make thy way plain before my face. 

And let all them that put their trust in 
thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of 
thanks, because thou defendest them; 
they that love thy Name shall be joyful in 
thee; 

For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous ; 
with favor wilt thou compass him as with 
a shield. 



From Psalms 6, 7, 8, 9. 

OLORD, rebuke me not in thine indig- 
nation, neither chasten me in thy dis- 
pleasure. 

Turn thee, Lord, and deliver my 
soul ; O save me for thy mercies' sake. 
298 



THE PSALTER. Daj 1. 

Away from me, all ye that work vanity; 
for the Lord hath heard the voice of my 
weepiiio;. 

Tlie Lord hath heard my petition; the 
Lord will receive my prayer. 

I will give thanks unto the Lord, ac- 
cording to his righteousness; and I will 
praise the Name "of the- Lord most High. 

O Lord, our Governor, how excellent 
is thy Name in all the world; thou that 
hast set thy glory above the heavens! 

Out of the mouth of very babes and 
sucklings hast thou ordained strength, 
because of thine enemies; that thou 
mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 

For I \vi\\ consider thy heavens, even 
the works of thy fingers; the moon and 
the stars which thou hast ordained. 

_ \Vhiit is man that thou art nundful of 
him ? and the son of man that thou visit- 
est him? 

Thou madest him lower than the angels, 
to crown him A\dth glory and worship. 

Thou makest him to have dominion of 
the works of thy hands; and thou hast 
put all things in subjection under his feet; 

All sheep and oxen ; yea, and the beasts 
of the field; 

The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the 
sea; and whatsoever walketh through the 
paths of the seas. 

299 



Day 1. THE PSALTER. 

Lord, our Governor, how excellent 
is thy Name in all the world ! 

1 will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, 
with my whole heart; I will speak of all 
thy marvellous works. 

I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, 
my songs \^^ll I make of thy I^ame, O 
thou most High. 

For thou hast maintained my right, 
and my cause; thou art set in the throne 
that judgest right. 

The Lord shall endure for ever; he 
hath also prepared his seat for judg- 
ment. 

For he shall judge the world in right- 
eousness; and minister true judgment 
unto the people. 

The Lord also will be a defence for the 
oppressed, even a refuge in due time of 
trouble. 

And they that know thy Name will 
put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, 
hast never failed them that seek thee. 

O praise the Lord which dwelleth in 
Sion; shew the people of his doings. 

For when he maketh inquisition for 
blood, he remembereth them; and for- 
getteth not the complaint of the poor. 

Have mercy upon me, Lord; thou 
that liftest me up from the gates of death. 

That I may shew all thy praises within 
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THE PSALTER. Day 2. 

the ports of the daughter of Siou : I will 
rejoice in thy salvation. 

The Lord is known to execute judg- 
ment ; the ungodly is trapped in the work 
of his own hands. 

The wicked shall he turned into hell, 
and all the people that forget God. 

For the poor shall not always be forgot- 
ten; the patient abiding of the meek shall 
not perish for ever. 



THE SECOND DAY. 

ilia ruing T) rawer. 
From Psalms 10, 11. 
riIHE ungodly for his own lust doth per- 
-L secute the poor: let them be taken in 
the crafty wiliness that they have im- 
agined. 

For the ungodly hath made boast of 
his own heart's desire, and speaketh good 
of the covetous, whom God abhorreth. 

The ungodly is so proud, that he careth 
not for God, neither is God in all his 
thoughts. 

His ways are always grievous; thy 
judgments are far above out of his sight, 
and therefore defieth he all his enemies. 

He hath said in his heart, I shall not be 
moved, for I shall never be in adversity. 
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Day 2. the psalter. 

His mouth is full of cursing, deceit and 
fraud; under liis tongue is ungodliness 
and vanity. 

He hath said in his heart, God hath 
forgotten; he hideth his face, he will 
never see it. 

Arise, Lord, God lift up thine 
hand ; forget not the humble. 

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn 
God? he hath said in his heart, thou wilt 
not require it. 

Surely thou hast seen it; for thou 
beholdest ungodliness and wrong. 

That thou mayest take the matter into 
thy hand: the poor committeth himself 
unto thee; for thou art the helper of the 
friendless. 

Lord, thou hast heard the desire of 
the poor ; thou preparest their heart, and 
thine ear hearkeneth thereto; 

To help the fatherless and poor unto 
their right, that the man of the earth be 
no more exalted against them. 

In the Lord put I my trust; how say 
ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your 
mountain ? 

For lo, the wicked bend their bow, they 
make ready their arrow upon the string, 
that they may privily shoot at the upright 
in heart. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 2. 

If the foundations be destroyed, wliat 
can the righteous do? 

The Lord is in his holy temple; the 
Lord's throne is in heaven. 

His eyes behold; his eyelids try the 
children of men. 

The Lord triotli the righteous: but the 
wicked, and him that loveth \'iolence, his 
soul hateth. 

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, 
fire and brimstone, and an horrible tem- 
pest: this shall be the portion of their 
cup. 

For the righteous Lord loveth right- 
eousness; his countenance doth behold 
the upright. 

€t)£ning pragcr 
From. Psalms 12, 13, 14. 

HELP, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth; 
for the faithful fail from among the 
children of men. 

They talk of vanity every one with his 
neighbor; they do but flatter with their 
lips, and dissemble in their double heart. 
The Lord shall root out all deceitful 
lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud 
things. 

Which have said, With our tongue will 
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Day 2. the psalter. 

we prevail ; we are tliey that ought to 
speak : who is Lord over us ? 

Now for the comfortless troubles sake 
of the needy, and because of the deep 
sighing of the poor ; 

I will up, saith the Lord ; and will help 
every one from him that swelleth against 
him, and will set him at rest. 

The words of the Lord are pure words, 
even as the silver, which from the earth 
is tried, and purified seven times in the 
fire. 

Thou shalt keep them, Lord; thou 
shalt preserve them from this generation 
for ever. 

The wicked walk on every side : when 
the vilest men are exalted. 

The fool hath said in his heart. There 
is no God. 

They are corrupt, and become abomi- 
nable in their doings ; there is none that 
doeth good, no not one. 

The Lord looked down from heaven 
upon the children of men, to see if there 
were any that would understand, and seek 
after God : 

But they are all gone out of the way, 
they are altogether become abominable; 
there is none that doeth good, no not 
one. 

Their throat is an open sepulchre ; with 
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THE PSALTER. Day 3. 

their tongues liave they deceived: the 
poifson of asps is under their lips. 

Their mouth is full of cursing and 
bitterness ; their feet are swift to shed 
blood. 

Destruction and unhappiness is in their 
ways, and the way of peace have they not 
known ; there is no fear of God before 
their eyes. 

Have they no knowledge, that they are 
all such workers of mischief, eating up 
my people as it were bread, and call not 
upon the Lord ? 

There were they brought in great fear, 
even where no fear was; for God is in the 
generation of the righteous. 

As for you, ye have made a mock at the 
counsel of the poor ; because he putteth 
his trust in the Lord. 

"Who shall give salvation unto Israel 
out of Sion? When the Lord turneth 
the captivity of his people, then shall 
Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. 



THE THIRD DAY. 

illomuig flrawcr. 
From Psalms 15, 16, 17. 

LORD, who shall dwell in th}' tabernacle? 
or who shall rest upon thv liolv hill? 
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Day 3. the psalter. 

Even he that leadeth an uncorriipt life, 
and doeth the thing which is right, and 
speaketh the truth from his heart. 

He that hath used no deceit in his 
tongue, nor done evil to his neighbor, and 
hath not slandered his neighbor. 

He that setteth not by himself, but is 
lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much 
of them that fear the Lord. 

He that sweareth unto his neighbor, 
and disappointeth him not, though it 
were to his own hindrance. 

He that hath not given his money 
upon usury, nor taken reward against 
the innocent. 

Whoso doeth these things shall never 
fall. 

Preserve me, God ; for in thee have 
I put my trust. 

'O m}^ soul, thou hast said unto the 
Lord, Thou art my Lord; my goodness 
extendeth not to thee ; 

But to the saints that are in the earth, 
and to the excellent, in whom is all my 
delight. 

But they that run after another god 
shall have great trouble. 

Their drink-offerings of blood will I 
not offer, neither make mention of their 
names within my lips. 

The Lord himself is the portion of 
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THE PSALTER. Day o. 

mine inheritance, and of my cup ; thou 
shalt maintain my lot. 

The lot is fallen unto me in a fair 
ground ; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 

I will bless the Lord who hath given 
me counsel ; my reins also instruct me 
in the night-season. 

I have set God alwa3's before me ; for 
he is on my right hand, therefore I shall 
not fall. 

Wherefore my heart was glad, and my 
glory rejoiced: my flesh also shall rest in 
hope. 

For why ? thou shalt not leave my soul 
in hell ; neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy 
One to see corruption. 

Thou shalt show me the path of life : 
in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and 
at thy right hand there is pleasure for 
evermore. 

Hear the right, Lord, consider my 
complaint, and hearken unto my prayer, 
that goeth not out of feigned lips. 

Let my sentence come forth from thy 
presence ; and let thine eyes look upon 
the thing that is equal. 

Thou hast proved, and visited mine 
heart in the night-season ; thou hast tried 
me, and shalt find no wickedness in me ; 
for I am utterly purposed that my mouth 
shall not offend. 

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Day 3. the psalter. 

Because of men's works that are done 
against the words of thy lips, I have kept 
me from the ways of the destroyer. 

hold thou up my goings in thy paths, 
that my footsteps slip not. 

1 have called upon thee, God, for thou 
shalt hear me : incline thine ear to me, 
and hearken unto my words. 

Show thy marvellous loving kindness, 
thou that art the Saviour of them which 
put their trust in thee, from such as resist 
thy right hand. 

Keep me as the apple of an eye; hide 
me under the shadow of thy wings. 

I will behold thy presence in righteous- 
ness; and when I awake up after thy 
likeness, I shall be satisfied with it. 

From Psalm 18. 

I WELL love thee, Lord, my strength; 
the Lord is my rock, and my fortress, 
and my deliverer; my God, my strength, 
in whom I will trust; my buckler, and 
the horn of my salvation, and my high 
tower. 

I will call upon the Lord, which is 
worthy to be praised ; so shall I be safe 
from mine enemies. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 3. 

The sorrows of death compassed me, 
and the floods of ungodly men made me 
afraid. 

The sorrows of hell compassed me 
about; the snares of death prevented me. 

In my trouble I will call upon the Lord, 
and complain unto my God: 

So shall he hear my voice out of his 
holy temple, and my complaint shall come 
before him; it shall enter even into his 
ears. 

The earth trembled and quaked, the 
very foundations also of the hills shook, 
and were removed, because he was wroth. 

There went a smoke out in his presence, 
and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so 
that coals were kindled at it. 

He bowed the heavens also, and came 
down, and it was dark under his feet. 

He rode upon the Cherubim, and did 
fly ; he came flying upon the wings of the 
wind. 

He made darkness his secret place, his 
pa^^lion round about him with dark 
water, and thick clouds to cover him. 

At the brightness of his presence his 
clouds removed; hailstones and coals of 
fire. 

The Lord also thundered out of heaven, 
and the Highest gave his thunder; hail- 
stones and coals of fire. 
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Day 3. the psalter. 

He sent out his arrows, and scattered 
them; he cast forth lightnings, and de- 
stroyed them. 

The springs of waters were seen, and 
the foundations of the round world were 
discovered at thy chiding, Lord, at the 
blasting of the breath of thy displeasure. 

He shall send down from on high to 
fetch me, and shall take me out of many 
waters. 

He shall deliver me from my strongest 
enemy, and from them which hate me; 
for they are too mighty for me. 

They prevented me in the day of my 
trouble ; but the Lord was my upholder. 

He brought me forth also into a place 
of liberty; he brought me forth, even be- 
cause he had a favor unto me. 

The Lord shall reward me after my 
righteous dealing, according to the clean- 
ness of my hands shall he recompense me. 

Because I have kept the ways of the 
Lord, and have not forsaken my God, as 
the wicked doeth. 

For I have an eye unto all his laws, and 
will not cast out his commandments from 
me. 

I was also uncorrupt before him, and 
eschewed mine own wickedness. 

Therefore shall the Lord reward me 
after my righteous dealing, and according 
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THE PSALTER. Day 4. 

unto the cleanness of my hands in his 
eye-8ii:;lit. 

"SVitli tlie merciful thou wilt show thy- 
self merciful, with an u[>right man thou 
shalt show thyself upright. 

With the pure thou wilt show thyself 
pure, and with the fi'oward thou "s^'ilt show 
thyself froward. 

For thou shalt save the people that are 
in adversity, and shalt bring down the 
high looks of the proud. 

Thou also shalt light my candle; the 
Lord my God shall make my darkness to 
be light. 

The way of God is an undefiled way ; 
the word of the Lord also is tried in the 
fire : he is the defender of all them that 
put their trust in him. 

For who is God, but the Lord? or who 
hath any strength, except our God? 



THE FOURTH DAY. 

iHorning pragcr. 
From Psalms 19, 20, 21. 

THE heavens declare the glory of God ; 
and the firmament showeth his handy 
work. 

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Day 4. the psalter. 

Day unto day nttereth speecli; and 
night unto niglit showeth knowledge. 

There is no speech nor language, where 
their voice is not heard. 

Their sound is gone out into all lands ; 
and their words into the ends of the world. 

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the 
sun ; which cometh forth as a bridegroom 
out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a 
giant to run his course. 

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 an undefiled law, 
converting the soul ; the testimony of the 
Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the 
simple. 

The statutes of the Lord are right, and 
rejoice the heart ; the commandment of 
the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto 
the eyes. 

The fear of the Lord is clean, and en- 
dureth forever; 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 honey-comb. 

Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; 
and in keeping of them there is great re- 
ward. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 4. 

WTio can tell how oft he oftendeth ? 
cleanse thou me from my secret faults. 

Keep thy servant also from presumptu- 
ous sins, lest they get the dominion over 
me ; so shall I be upright, and I shall be 
innocent from much transgression. 

Let the words of my mouth, and the 
meditation of my heart, be alway accept- 
able in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, 
and my redeemer. 

The Lord hear thee in the day of 
trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob 
defend thee : 

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and 
strengthen thee out of Sion : 

Remember all thy olierings, and accept 
thy burnt-sacrifice : 

Grant thee thy heart's desire, and fulfil 
all thy mind. 

We vnW rejoice in thy salvation, and 
triumph in the Xame of the Lord our 
God : the Lord perform all thy petitions. 

Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his 
Anointed, and ^vill hear him from his holy 
heaven, even ^\ath the wholesome strength 
of his right hand. 

Some put their trust in chariots, and 
some in horses ; but we will remember 
the Xame of the Lord our God. 

They are brought down, and fallen ; 
but we are risen and stand upright. 
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Day 4. the psalter. 

Save, Lord; and hear us, King of 
heaven, when we call upon thee. 

Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine o\vn 
strength ; so will we sing, and praise thy 
power. 

Aliening JJrager. 
From Psalms 22, 23, 24. 

I WILL declare thy Name unto my 
brethren, in the midst of the congrega- 
tion will I praise thee. 

O praise the Lord, ye that fear him : 
magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob ; 
and fear him, all ye seed of Israel. 

For he hath not despised nor abhorred 
the low estate of the poor ; he hath not 
hid his face from him ; but when he called 
unto him, he heard him. 

My praise is of thee in the great con- 
gregation ; my vows will I perform in the 
sight of them that fear him. 

The poor shall eat, and be satisfied; 
they that seek after the Lord, shall praise 
him ; your heart shall live for ever. 

All the ends of the world shall remem- 
ber themselves, and be turned unto the 
Lord ; and all the kindreds of the nations 
shall worship before him. 

For the kingdom is the Lord's, and he 
is the Governor among the people. 
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THE PSALTER. Day 4. 

All they that be fat upon earth shall 
eat, and worship. 

All they that go cIoaati to the dust shall 
bow before him ; and none can keep alive 
his own soul. 

A seed shall serve him : it shall be 
counted to the Lord for a generation. 

They shall come, and shall declare his 
righteousness unto a people that shall be 
bom, that he hath done this. 

The Lord is my shepherd ; therefore 
can I lack nothing. 

He shall feed me in a green pasture, 
and lead me forth beside the waters of 
comfort. 

He shall convert my soul, and bring me 
forth in the paths 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 A^^ith me ; thy rod and thy 
staff comfort me. 

Thou preparest a table before me in 
the presence of mine enemies : thou 
anointest my head with oil; my cup run- 
neth over. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall fol- 
low me all the days of my life ; and I 
will dwell in the house of the Lord for 
ever. 

The earth is the Lord's, and all that 
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Day 4. the psalter. 

therein is ; the compass of the world, and 
they that dwell therein. 

For he hath founded it upon the seas, 
and prepared it upon the floods. 

Wlio shall ascend into the hill of the 
Lord ? or who shall rise up in his holy 
place ? 

Even he that hath clean hands, and a 
pure heart ; and that hath not lift up his 
mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive 
his neighbor. 

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; even of them that seek thy 
face, Jacob. 

Lift up your heads, ye gates; and 
be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and 
the King of glory shall come in. 

Who is the King of glory? it is the 
Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord 
mighty in battle. 

Lift up your heads, ye gates; and be 
ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the 
King of glory shall come in. 

Who is the King of glory ? even the 
Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory. 



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THE PSALTER, Daj 5. 

THE FIFTH DAY. 

fllorning }3ramr. 
From Psalms 25, 26. 

UI^TO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my 
soul; my God, I have put my trust 
in thee: O let me not be confounded, 
neither let mine enemies triumph over me. 

For all they that hope in thee shall not 
be ashamed ; Init such as transgress -v^ith- 
out a cause shall be put to confusion. 

Show me thy ways, O Lord, and teach 
me thy paths. 

Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn 
me : for thou art the God of my salvation ; 
in thee hath been my hope all the day 
long. 

Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy ten- 
der mercies, and thy loving kindness, 
which have been ever of old. 

O remember not the sins and offences 
of my youth ; but according to thy mercy 
think thou upon me, Lord, for thy 
goodness. 

Gracious and righteous is the Lord; 
therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 

Them that are meek, shall he guide in 
judgment; and such as are gentle, them 
shall he learn his way. 

All the paths of the Lord are mercy 
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Day 5. the psalter. 

and truth, unto sucli as keep his cove- 
nant, and his testimonies. 

For thy l^ame's sake, O Lord, be merci- 
ful unto my sin ; for it is great. 

What man is he that feareth the Lord? 
him shall he teach in the way that he 
shall choose. 

His soul shall dwell at ease, and his 
seed shall inherit the land. 

The secret of the Lord is among them 
that fear him ; and he will show them his 
covenant. 

Mine eyes are ever looking unto the 
Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of 
the net. 

Turn thee unto me, and have mercy 
upon me ; for I am desolate and in misery. 

The sorrows of my heart are enlarged : 
O bring thou me out of my troubles. 

Look upon my adversity and misery, 
and forgive me all my sin. 

keep my soul, and deliver me : let 
me not be confounded, for I have put my 
trust in thee. 

Let integrity and uprightness preserve 
me; for my hope hath been in thee. 

Deliver Israel, God, out of all his 
troubles. 

Be thou my Judge, O Lord, for I have 
walked innocently : my trust hath been 
also in the Lord, therefore shall I not fall. 
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THE PSALTER. Day 5. 

Examine me, Lord, and prove me; 
try out my reins, and my heart. 

For thy loving kindness is ever befoiti 
mine eyes ; and I will walk in thy truth. 

I have not dwelt with vain persons; 
neither ^\ill I have fellowship with the 
deceitful. 

I have hated the congregation of the 
wicked; and will not sit among the un- 
godly. 

I will wash my hands in innocency, O 
Lord ; and so will I go to thine altar ; 

That I may show the voice of thanks- 
giving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 

Lord, I have loved the habitation of 
thy house, and the place where thine 
honor dwelleth. 

shut not up my soul with the sinners, 
nor my life with the blood-thirsty; 

In whose hands is mischief, and their 
right hand is full of bribes. 

But as for me I will walk innocently: 
deliver me, and be merciful unto me. 

My foot standeth right: I vnll praise 
the Lord in the congregations. 

(KDCuing praiier. 
From Psalms 27, 28, 29. 

THE Lord is my light and my salvation; 
whom then shall I fear? the Lord is 
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Day 5. the psalter. 

the strength of my life; of whom then 
shall I he afraid ? 

"When the wicked, even mine enemies 
and my foes, came upon me to eat up my 
flesh, they stumbled and fell. 

Though an host of men were laid 
against me, yet shall not my heart be 
afraid; and though there rose up war 
against me, yet will I put my trust in 
him. 

One thing have I desired of the Lord, 
which I will require, even that I may 
dwell in the house of the Lord all the 
days of my life, to behold the fair beauty 
of the Lord, and to visit his temple. 

For in the time of trouble he shall hide 
me in his pavihon : yea, in the secret of 
his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall 
set me up upon a rock. 

Therefore will I ofter in his dwelling an 
oblation ^\'ith great gladness : I will sing, 
and speak praises unto the Lord. 

Hearken unto my voice, Lord, when 
I cry unto thee ; have mercy upon me, and 
hear me. 

When thou saidst. Seek ye my face; 
my heart hath said unto thee. Thy face, 
Lord, will I seek. 

hide not thou thy face from me, nor 
cast thy servant away in displeasure. 

Thou hast been my succor; leave me 
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THE PSALTER. Day 5. 

not, neither forsake me, God of my sal- 
vation. 

AVhen my father and my mother forsake 
me, then the Lord will take mo up. 

I should utterly have fainted, hut that 
I believe verily to see the goodness of tlie 
Lord in the land of the living. 

O tarry thou the Lord's leisure; l)e 
strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; 
and put thou thy trust in the Lord. 

L^nto thee will I cry, Lord my Rock; 
be not silent to me : lest, if thou be silent 
to me, I become like them that go down 
into the pit. 

Hear the voice of my humble petitions, 
when I cry unto thee; when I hold up 
my hands towards the mercy-seat of thy 
holy temple. 

pluck me not away, neither destroy 
me with the ungodh' and wicked doers, 
which speak friendly to their neighbors, 
but imagine mischief in their hearts. 

Praised he the Lord; for he hath heard 
the voice of my humble petitions. 

The Lord is my strength, and my 
shield; my heart hath trusted in him, and 
I am helped ; therefore my heart danceth 
for joy, and in my song will I jtraise him. 

The Lord is my strength, and he is the 
wholesome defence of his Anointed. 

O save thy people, and give thy bless- 
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Day 5. the psalter. 

ing unto tliine inheritance : feed them, 
and set them up for ever. 

Give unto the Lord, ye mighty, give 
unto the Lord glory and strength. 

Give the Lord the glory due unto his 
iSTame; worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness. 

It is the Lord that commandeth the 
waters ; it is the glorious God that maketh 
the thunder. 

It is the Lord that ruleth the sea; the 
voice of the Lord is mighty in opera- 
tion ; the voice of the Lord is a glorious 
voice. 

The voice of the Lord breaketh the 
cedar-trees; yea, the Lord breaketh the 
cedars of Libanus. 

He maketh them also to skip like a calf; 
Libanus also, and Sirion like a young 
unicorn. 

The voice of the Lord divideth the 
flames of fire; the voice of the Lord 
shaketh the wilderness; yea, the Lord 
shaketh the wilderness of Cades. 

The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds 
to bring forth young, and discovereth the 
thick bushes: in his temple doth every 
man speak of his honor. 

The Lord sitteth above the water-flood, 
.and the Lord remaineth a King for ever. 

Tlie Lord shall give strength unto his 
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THE PSALTER. Day 6. 

people; the Lord shall give his people the 
blessing of peace. 



I 



THE SIXTH DAY. 

itTorning Prawcr. 
From Psalms 30, 31. 

WILL magnify thee, O Lord; for thou 

hast set me up, and not made my foes 
to triumph over me. 

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee; and 
thou hast healed me. 

Lord, thou hast brought up my 
soul from the grave: thou hast kept me 
alive, that I should not go down to the 
pit. 

Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints 
of his; and give thanks unto him, for a 
remembrance of his holiness. 

For his wrath endureth but the twink- 
ling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life ; 
heaviness may endure for a night, but joy 
cometh in the morning. 

And in my prosperity I said, I shall 
never be removed: thou, Lord, of thy 
goodness, hast made my hill so strong. 

Thou didst turn thy face from me, and 
I was troubled. 

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Day 6. the psalter. 

Then cried I unto tliee, O Lord; and 
gat me to my Lord right humbly. 

What profit is there in my blood, when 
I go down to the pit? 

Shall the dust give thanks unto thee 'i 
or shall it declare thy truth ? 

Hear, Lord, and have mercy upon 
me ; Lord, be thou my helper. 

Thou hast turned my hea\dness into 
joy; thou hast put ofli'my sackcloth, and 
girded me with gladness : 

Therefore shall every good man sing 
of thy praise without ceasing. O my 
God, I ^vill give thanks unto thee for ever. 

Li thee, O Lord, have I put my trust ; 
let me never be put to confusion ; deliver 
me in thy righteousness. 

Bow down thine ear to me ; make haste 
to deliver me. 

And be thou my strong rock, and house 
of defence, that thou mayest save me. 

For thou art my rock, and my fortress : 
therefore for thy N^ame's sake lead me, 
and guide me. 

Into thy hands I commend my spirit ; 
for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou 
God of truth. 

I will be glad, and rejoice in thy 
mercy; for thou hast considered my 
trouble, and hast known my soul in ad- 
versities. 

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THE PSALTEK. Day 6. 

Show thy servant the light of tliy coun- 
tenance, and save me for thy mercies' 
sake. 

O how plentiful is thy goodness, which 
thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, 
and that thou hast prepared for them that 
put their trust in thee, even before the 
sons of men ! 

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

Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath 
showed me marvellous great kindness in 
a strong city. 

And when I made haste, I said, I am 
cast out of the sight of thine eyes. 

Nevertheless, thou heardest* the voice 
of my prayei-, when I cried unto thee. 

love the Lord, all ye his saints ; for 
the Lord preserveth them that are faith- 
ful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud 
doer. 

Be strong, and he shall estalilish your 
heart, all ye that put your trust in the 
Lord. 

Queuing flraufr. 
From Psalms 32, 33. 

BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness 
is forgiven, and whose sin is covered 
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Day 6. the psalter. 

Blessed is the man unto whom the 
Lord impnteth no sin, and in whose spirit 
there is no guile. 

For while I held my tongue, my hones 
consumed away through my daily com- 
plaining. 

For thy hand is heavy upon me day 
and night, and my moisture is like the 
drought in summer. 

I acknowledged my sin unto thee ; and 
mine unrighteousness have I not hid. 

I said, I wdll confess my sins unto the 
Lord ; and so thou forgavest the wicked- 
ness of my sin. 

For this shall every one that is godly 
make his prayer unto thee, in a time 
when thou mayest be found : but in the 
great water-floods they shall not come 
nigh him. 

Thou art a place to hide me in ; thou 
jhalt preserve me from trouble; thou 
shalt compass me about with songs of 
deliverance. 

I will inform thee, and teach thee in 
the way wherein thou shalt go ; and ] 
will guide thee with mine eye. 

Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, 
which have no understanding : whose 
mouth must be held in with bit and 
bridle, lest they come near to thee. 

Great plagues remain for the ungodly ; 
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THE PSALTERo Daj 6. 

but wlioso putteth his trust in the Lord, 
mercy embraceth liini on every side. 

Be glad, ye righteous, and rejoice in 
the Lord; and be joyful, all ye that are 
true of heart. 

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous ; 
for it becometh well the just to be thank- 
ful. 

Praise the Lord with harp ; sing praises 
unto him with the lute, and instrument 
of ten strings. 

Sing unto the Lord a new song ; play 
skillfully ^^'ith a loud noise. 

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

He loveth righteousness and judg- 
ment ; the earth is full of the goodness 
of the Lord. 

By the word of the Lord were the 
lieavens made ; and all the hosts of them 
by the breath of his mouth. 

He gathereth the waters of the sea 
together, as it were upon an heap; and 
layeth up the deep, as in a treasure- 
house. 

Let all the earth fear the Lord : stand 
in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the 
world ; 

For he spake, and it was done; he 
commanded, and it stood fast. 

The Lord brino;eth the counsel of the 
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Day 6. the psaltek. 

heathen to nought, and maketli the de- 
vices of the people to be of none effect, 
and castetli out the counsels of princes. 

The counsel of the Lord shall endure 
for ever, and the thoughts of his heart 
from generation to generation. 

Blessed are the people whose God is 
the Lord Jehovah; and blessed are the 
folk that he hath chosen to him, to be his 
inheritance. 

The Lord looked down from heaven, 
and beheld all the children of men ; from 
the habitation of his dwelling, he con- 
sidereth all them that dwell on the earth. 

He fashioneth all the hearts of them, 
and understandeth all their works. 

There is no king that can be saved by 
the multitude of an host ; neither is any 
mighty man delivered by much strength. 

A horse is a vain thing for safety ; nei- 
ther shall he deliver any man by his great 
strength. 

Behold, the eye of tlie Lord is upon 
them that fear him ; and upon them that 
put their trust in his mercy ; 

To deliver their soul from death, and 
to feed them in the time of dearth. 

Our soul hath patiently tarried for the 
Lord ; for he is our help and our shield. 

For our heart shall rejoice in him; 
because we have hoped in his holy Name. 
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THE PSALTER. Day 7. 

Let thy merciful kindness, Lord, be 
upon us, like as we put our trust in thee. 



THE SEVENTH DAY. 

fllorning |3raii£r. 
From Psalms 34, 36. 

{WILL alway give thanks unto the 
Lord ; his praise shall ever be in my 
mouth. 

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

praise the Lord with me, and let us 
magnify his name together. 

1 sought the Lord, and he heard me ; 
yea, he delivered me out of all my fear. 

They had an eye unto him, and were 
lightened; and their faces were not 
ashamed. 

Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord 
heareth him ; yea, and saveth him out of 
all his troubles. 

The angel of the Lord encampeth round 
about them that fear him, and delivereth 
i;hem. 

O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord 
is: blessed is the man that trusteth in 
him. 

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Day 7. the psalter. 

fear the Lord, ye that are his saints ; 
for they that fear him lack nothing. 

The lions do lack, and suffer hunger ; 
but they who seek the Lord shall want no 
manner of thing that is good. 

Come, ye children, and hearken unto 
me; I will teach you the fear of the 
Lord. 

What man is he that desireth life, and 
Joveth many days, that he may see good ? 

Keep tljy tongue fi'om evil, and thy lips 
that they speak no guile. 

Depart from e\\\, and do good; seek 
peace, and pursue it. 

The eyes of the Lord are over the right- 
eous, and his ears are open anto their 
prayers. 

The countenance of the Lord is against 
them that do evil, to root out' the remem 
brance of them fi^om the earth. 

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth 
them, and delivereth them out of all their 
troubles. 

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of 
a contrite heart, and will save such as be 
of an humble spirit. 

Great are the troubles of the righteous ; 
but the Lord delivereth him out of all. 

He keepeth all his bones, so that not 
one of them is broken. 

But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; 
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THE PSALTER. Day 7. 

and they that hate the righteous sliall be 
desolate. 

The Lord delivereth the souls of his 
servants ; and all tliey that put their trust 
in him shall not be destitute. 

Thy mercy, Lord, reacheth unto the 
heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the 
clouds. 

Thy righteousness standeth like the 
strong mountains : th}^ judgments are like 
the great deep. 

Lord, thou preservest man and beast: 
how excellent is thy mere}', O God 1 
Therefore the children of men shall put 
their trust under the shadow of thy 
wings. 

They shall be satisfied with the plente- 
ousness of thy house; and thou shalt 
make them drink of the river of thy 
pleasures. 

For with thee is the fountain of life ; 
and in thy light shall we see light. 

continue forth thy loving kindness 
unto them that know thee, and thy right- 
eousness unto them that are true of heart. 

O let not the foot of pride come against 
me ; and let not the hand of the ungodly 
cast me down. 

There are they fallen, all that work 
^^'ickedness ; they are cast dov^ii, and shall 
not be able to stand. 
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Day 7. the psalter. 

From Psalm 37. 

PUT thoD. thy trust in the Lord, and be 
doing good; so shaltthou dwell in the 
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 

Delight thou in the Lord, and he will 
give thee thy heart's desire. 

Commit thy way unto the Lord, and 
put thy trust in him, and he shall bring it 
to pass. 

He shall make thy righteousness as 
clear as the light, and thy just dealing as 
the noon day. 

A small thing that the righteous hath, 
is better than great riches of the ungodly. 

The Lord knoweth the days of the 
godly ; and their inheritance shall endure 
for ever. 

They shall not be confounded in the 
perilous time ; and in the days of dearth 
they shall have enough. 

As for the ungodly, they shall perish, 
and the enemies of the Lord shall consume 
as the fat of lambs : yea, even as the 
smoke shall they consume away. 

The ungodly borroweth, and payeth 
not again ; but the righteous is merciful 
and liberal. 

Such as are blessed of God, shall possess 
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THE PSALTER. Day 7. 

the land ; and they that are cursed of him, 
shall be rooted out. 

The Lord ordereth a good man's going 
and makcth his way acceptable to himself. 

Thouiih he fall, he shall not be cast 
away ; for the Lord upholdeth him with 
his hand. 

I have been young, and now am old ; 
and yet saw I never tlie righteous for- 
saken, nor his seed begging their bread. 

The righteous is ever merciful, and 
lendeth ; and his seed is Ijlessed. 

Flee from evil, and do the thing that is 
good ; and dw^ell for evermore. 

For the Lord loveth the thing that is 
right ; he forsaketh not his that be godly, 
but they are preserved for ever. 

The unrighteous shall be punished ; as 
for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be 
rooted out. 

The righteous shall inherit the land, 
and dwell therein for ever. 

The mouth of the righteous is exercised 
in wisdom, and his tongue will be talking 
of judgment. 

The law of his God is in his heart, and 
his goings shall not slide. 

The ungodly seeth the righteous, and 
seeketh occasion to slay him. 

The Lord will not leave him in his 
hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 
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Day 8. the psalter. 

I mj^self have seen the ungodly in great 
power, and flourishing like a green bay- 
tree. 

I went by, and lo, he was gone: 1 
sought him, but his place could no where 
be found. 

Keep innocency, and take heed unto 
the thing that is right; for that shall 
bring a man peace at the last. 



THE EIGHTH DAY. 

illormng Jprager. 

From Psulms 38, 39. 

PUT me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine 
anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy 
displeasure : 

For my wickednesses are gone over my 
head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy 
for me to bear. 

I mil confess my wickedness, and be 
sorry for my sin. 

Forsake me not, Lord, my God; be 
not thou far from me. 

Haste thee to help me, Lord God of 
my salvation. 

I said, I will take heed to my ways, that 
I oifend not in my tongue. 

I will keep my mouth as it were with a 
bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight. 
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THE PSALTER. Pay 8. 

I held my tongue, and spake nothing, I 
kept silence, yea, even from good words; 
but it was pain and grief to me. 

My heart was hot within me : and while 
I was thus musing, the fire kindled, and 
at the last I spake with my tongue; 

Lord, make me to know my end, and 
the measure of my days; that I may 
know how frail I am. 

Behold, thou hast made my days as it 
were a span long, and mine age is as 
nothing before thee; and verily every 
man at his best estate is altogether vanity. 

Surely every man walketh in a vain 
show : surely they are disquieted in vain : 
he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not 
who shall gather them. 

And now. Lord, what is my hope? 
Truly my hope is even in thee. 

Deliver me from all mine offences; and 
make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. 

I became dumb, and opened not my 
mouth; for it was thy doing. 

Remove thy stroke away fi'om me: I 
am even consumed by the blows of thine 
hand. 

When thou ^^dth rebukes dost chasten 
man for sin, thou makest his beauty to 
consume away, like as it were a moth 
fretting a garment: every man therefore 
is but vanity. 

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Day 8. the psalter. 

Hear my prayer, Lord, and with thine 
ears consider my calling; hold not thy 
peace at my tears : 

For I am a stranger with thee, and a 
sojourner, as all my fathers were. 

spare me, that I may recover strength, 
before I go hence, and be no more seen. 

€yeutng JJraiicr. 

From, Psalm 40. 

I WAITED patiently for the Lord, and 
he inclined unto me, and heard my 
calling. 

He brought me also out of an horrible 
pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet 
upon a rock, and established my goings. 

And he hath put a new song in my 
mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God. 

Many shall see it, and fear, and shall 
put their trust in the Lord. 

Blessed is the man that maketh the 
Lord his trust, and respecteth not the 
proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 

Many, O Lord my God, ire thy wonder- 
ful works which thou hu^c done, and thy 
thoughts which are to us-ward: they can- 
not be reckoned up in order unto thee. 

If I should declare them, and speak of 
them, they should be more than I am able 
to express. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 8. 

Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wonki- 
est not, but mine ears liast thou opened. 

Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice for sin 
liast thou not required: then said I, Lo, 
I come; 

In tlie vokime of the book it is written 
of me, that I shouki fulfil thy will, my 
God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law 
is within my heart. 

I have declared thy righteousness in 
the great congregation : lo, I ^\all not re- 
frain my lips, Lord, and that thou 
knowest. 

I have not hid thy righteousness within 
my heart; my talk hath been of thy 
truth, and of thy salvation. 

I have not kept back thy loving mercy 
and truth from the great congregation. 

Withdraw not thou thy mercy from 
me, O Lord; let thy loving kindness and 
thy truth alway preserve me. 

For innumerable troubles are come 
about me ; my sins have taken such hold 
upon me, that I am not able to look up ; 
yea, they are more in number than the 
hairs of my head, and my heart hath 
failed me. 

Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver 
me ; make haste, O Lord, to help me. 

Let them be ashamed, and confounded 
together, that seek after my soul to 
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Day 9. the psalter. 

destroy it ; let tliem be driven backward, 
and put to rebuke, that wisli me evil. 

Let all those that seek thee, be joyful 
and glad in thee ; and let such as love thy 
salvation say alway, The Lord be praised ! 

As for me, I am poor and needy; but 
the Lord careth for me. 

Thou art my helper and redeemer; 
make no long tarrying, my God. 



THE NINTH DAY. 

iHarntng Ipragcr. 
From Psalms 41, 42. 

BLESSED is he that considereth the 
poor and needy ; the Lord shall deliver 
him in the time of trouble. 

The Lord ^vill preserve him, and keep 
him alive; and he shall be blessed upon 
the earth : and thou wilt not deliver him 
unto the will of his enemies. 

The Lord will strengthen him upon the 
bed of languishing : thou wilt make all his 
bed in his sickness. 

Blessed be the Lord G-od of Israel from 
everlasting, and to everlasting. 

Like as the hart desireth the water 
brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O 
God. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 9. 

My soul is atliirst for God, yea, even for 
the living God: When shall I come to 
appear before the presence of God ? 

My tears have been my meat day and 
niglit, while they daily say unto me, 
Where is now thy God ? 

Xow when I think thereupon, I pour 
out my heart by myself; for I went with 
the multitude, and brought them forth into 
the house of God ; 

In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, 
among such as keep holy-day. 

Wliy art thou so full of hea\dness, 
my soul ? and why art thou so disquieted 
within me ? 

Put thy trust in God; for I will yet 
give him thanks for the help of his coun- 
tenance. 

My God, my soul is vexed within me ; 
therefore will I remember thee concern- 
ing the land of Jordan, and the little hill 
of Hermon. 

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of 
thy water-spouts : all thy waves and tliy 
billows are gone over me. 

_ Yet the Lord wiW command his lo^■ing 
kindness in the day-time, and in the niglit 
his song shall be with me, and mv praver 
unto the God of my life. 

W]w art thou cast down, my soul ? 
and why art thou disquieted within me ? 
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Day 9. the psalter. 

Hope thou in God : for I shall yet 
praise him, who is the health of my coun- 
tenance and my God. 

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, un- 
to God my exceeding joy : yea, upon the 
harp mil I praise thee, O God my God. 

Why art thou cast down, my soul ? 
and why art thou disquieted within me ? 

Hope in God : for I shall yet praise 
him, who is the health of my countenance, 
and my God. 

Arming Jprager. 
From Psalms 45, 46. 

MY heart is inditing of a good matter ; 
I speak of the things which I have 
made unto the King. 

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 

Thou art fairer than the children of 
men : grace is poured into thy lips : there- 
fore God hath blessed thee for ever. 

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most 
mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty, 

And in thy majesty ride prosperously, 
because of truth, and meekness, and right- 
eousness ; and thy right hand shall teach 



thee terrible things. 



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THE PSALTER. DtlV '). 

Thy throne, God, is for ever and 
ever : the sceptre of thj' kingdom is a 
right sceptre. 

Thou hast loved rigliteousness, and 
hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy 
God, hath anointed thee with the oil of 
gladness ahove thy fellows. 

All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, 
and cassia; out of the ivory palaces, 
whereby they have made thee glad. 

Kings' daughters were among thy hon- 
orable women : upon thy right liand did 
stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 

Hearken, O daughter, and consider ; 
incline thine ear; forget also thine own 
people, and thy father's house. 

So shall the King have pleasure in thy 
beauty ; for he is thy Lord God, and wor- 
ship thou him. 

And the daughter of Tyre shall be there 
with a gift ; like as the rich also among 
the people shall make their supplications 
before thee. 

The king's daughter is all glorious 
^^^thin ; her clothing is of wrought gold. 

She shall be brought unto the King in 
raiment of needle-work : the \drgins her 
companions that follow her shall l)e 
brought unto thee. 

"With joy and gladness shall they be 

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Day 9. the psalter. 

brought, and shall enter into the King's 
palace. 

I will make thy name to be remem- 
bered in all generations : therefore shall 
the people praise thee for ever and ever. 

God is our refuge and strength, a very 
present help in trouble. 

Therefore will we not fear, though the 
earth be moved, and though the hills be 
carried into the midst of the sea. 

Though the waters thereof rage and 
swell, and though the mountains shake at 
the tempest of the same. 

There is a river, the streams whereof 
shall make glad the city of God, the holy 
place of the tabernacles of the most High. 

God is in the midst of her ; she shall 
not be moved : God shall help her, and 
that right early. 

Theheathen raged, the kingdoms were 
moved : he uttered his voice, the earth 
melted. 

The Lord of hosts is with us ; the God 
of Jacob is our refuge. 

come hither, and behold the works 
of the Lord, what destruction he hath 
brought upon the earth. 

He maketh wars to cease in all the 
world; he breaketh the bow, and knap- 
peth the spear in sunder, and burneth the 
chariots in the fire. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 10. 

Bo still then, and know that I am God: 
I will be exalted among the heathen, and 
I will 1)0 exalted in the earth. 

The Lord of hosts is with us ; the God 
of Jacob is our refuEre. 



THE TENTH DAY. 

illorning JDrancr. 
From Psalms 47, 48. 

OCLAP your hands, all ye people ; 
shout unto God with the voice of 
triumph. 

For the Lord most High is terrible ; he 
is a great King over all the earth. 

He shall choose our inheritance for us, 
the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. 

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord 
with the sound of a trumpet. 

Sing praises to 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 heathen : God 
sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. 

The princes of the people are gathered 
together, even the people of the God of 
Aljraham : for the shields of the earth 
belong unto God ; he is greatly exalted. 
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Day 10. THE PSALTER. 

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be 
praised in the city of our God, in the 
mountain of his holiness. 

Beautifal for situation, the joy of the 
whole earth, is mount Sion, on the sides 
of the north, the city of the great King. 
God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 

For lo, the kings of the earth are gath- 
ered, and gone by together. 

They marvelled to see such things ; 
they were astonished, and suddenly cast 
down. 

Fear came there upon them ; and sor- 
row, as upon a woman in her travail. 

Thou shalt break the ships of the sea 
through the east-wind. 

Like as we have heard, so have we 
seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in 
the city of our God ; God upholdeth the 
same for ever. 

"We wait for thy loving kindness, 
God, in the midst of thy temple. 

God, according to thy l^ame, so is 
thy praise unto the world's end; thy right 
hand is full of righteousness. 

Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the 
daughter of Judah be glad, because of thy 
judgments. 

Walk about Sion, and go round about 
her ; and tell the towers thereof. 

Mark well her bulwarks, set up her 
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THE PSALTER. Day 10. 

houses, that ye may tell them that come 
after. 

For this God is our God for ever and 
ever : he shall be our guide unto death. 

(frrcniug Ipraiier. 

Psahii 49. 

HEAR ye this, all ye people ; give ear, 
all ye inhabitants of the worfd : 

Both low and high, rich and poor, to- 
getlier. 

My mouth shall speak of wisdom ; and 
the meditation of my heart shall be of un- 
derstanding. 

I will incline mine ear to a parable : I 
will open my dark saying upon the harp. 

AYlierefore should I fear in the days of 
evil, when the wickedness of my heels 
shall compass me about ? 

They that put trust in their wealth, and 
boast themselves in the multitude of their 
riches ; 

Xone of them can by any means redeem 
his brother, nor give unto God a ransom 
for him : 

For the redemption of their soul is pre- 
cious, and it ceaseth for ever : 

That he should still live for ever, and 
not see corruption. 

For he seeth that wise men die, like- 
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Da}' 10. THE PSALTER. 

wise the fool and the brutish person perish, 
and leave their wealth to others. 

Their inward thought, is that their 
houses shall continue for ever, and their 
dwelling places to all generations ; they 
call their lands after their own names. 

Nevertheless, man being in honor abid- 
eth not: he is like the beasts that perish. 

This their way is their folly : yet their 
posterity approve their sayings. 

Like sheep they are laid in the grave ; 
death shall feed on them ; and the upright 
shall have dominion over them in the 
morning ; and their beauty shall consume 
in the grave, from their dwelling. 

But God will redeem my soul from the 
power of the grave : for he shall receive me. 

Be not thou afraid, though one be made 
rich, or if the glory of his house be in- 
creased ; 

For he shall carry nothing away with 
him when he dieth, neither shall his pomp 
follow him. 

Though while he lived he counted him- 
self an happy man ; and so long as thou 
doest well unto thyself, men will speak 
good of thee. 

He shall follow the generation of his 
fathers, and shall never see light. 

Man that is in honor, and understandeth 
not, is like the beasts that perish. 
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THE PSALTER. Day 11. 
THE ELEVENTH DAY. 

iHorning Jpramr. 
Psalm 50. 

THE Lord, even the most mighty God 
liath spoken, and called the world, 
from the rising up of the sun unto the 
going down thereof. 

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

Our God shall come, and shall not keep 
silence; there shall go before him a con- 
suming fire, and a mighty tempest shall 
be stirred up round about him. 

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

Gather my saints together unto me; 
those that have made a covenant with me 
with sacrifice. 

And the heavens shall declare his right- 
eousness; for God is Judge himself. 

Hear, O my people, and l^\\\\ speak; 
I myself will testifS^ against thee, O Israel; 
for I am God, even thy God. 

I will not reprove thee because of thy 
sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings; be- 
cause they were not alway before me. 

I will take no bullock out of thine 
house, nor he-goat out of thy folds. 
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Day 11. THE PSALTER. 

For all the beasts of tlie forest are mine, 
and so are the cattle upon a thousand 
hills. 

I know all the fowls upon the moun- 
tains, and the wild beasts of the field are 
mine. 

K I be hungry, I will not tell thee ; for 
the whole world is mine, and all that is 
therein. 

Thinkest thou that I will eat bulls 
flesh, and drink the blood of goats ? 

Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay 
thy vows unto the Most High. 

And call upon me in the time of trou- 
be; so will I hear thee, and thou shalt 
praise me. 

But unto the ungodly said God, "Wliy 
dost thou preach my laws, and takest my 
covenant in thy mouth ; 

Whereas thou hatest to be reformed, 
and hast cast my words behind thee ? 

When thou sawest a thief, thou eon- 
sentedst unto him ; and hast been partaker 
with the adulterers. 

Thou hast let thy mouth speak wicked- 
ness, and with thy tongue thou hast set 
forth deceit. 

Thou sattest, and spakest against thy 
brother; yea, and hast slandered thine 
own mother's son. 

These things hast thou done, and I held 
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THE PSALTER. Day 11. 

my tongue; and thou thouglitest wickedly 
tliat I am even sueh a one as thyself; but 
I will reprove thee, and set before thee 
the things that thou hast done. 

consider this, ye that forget God, lest 
I pluck you away, and there be none to 
deliver you. 

Whoso oiFereth me thanks and praise, 
he honoreth me ; and to him that ordereth 
his conversation right, will I show the 
salvation of God. 

(gBtning Pram. 
Psalm 51. 

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after 
thy great goodness ; according to the 
multitude of thy mercies do away mine 
oft'ences. 

Wash me thoroughly from my wicked- 
ness, and cleanse me from my sin. 

For I acknowledge my faults, and my 
sin is ever before me. 

Against thee only have I sinned and 
done this evil in thy sight; that thou 
mightest be justified in thy saying, and 
clear when thou art judged. 

Behold I was shapen in wickedness, 
and in sin hath my mother conceived 
me. 

But lo, thou requirest truth in the 
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Day 11. THE PSALTER. 

inward parts, and shalt make me to under- 
stand wisdom secretly. 

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be 
clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter 
than snow. 

Make me to hear of joy and gladness, 
that the bones which thou hast broken, 
may rejoice. 

Turn thy face from my sins, and put 
out all my misdeeds. 

Make me a clean heart, 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 salva- 
tion; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. 

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the 
wicked, and sinners shall be converted 
unto thee. 

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, 
God, thou God of my salvation : and my 
tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteous- 
ness. 

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my 
mouth shall show forth thy praise. 

For thou desirest no sacrifice, else w^ould 
I give it thee ; but thou delightest not in 
burnt-offerings. 

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit : 
a broken and contrite heart, God, shalt 
thou not despise. 

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THE PSALTER. Day 12. 

be favorable and gracious unto Sion ; 
build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 

Then shalt thou be pleased with the 
sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt- 
otierings and oblations; then shall they 
ofler young bullocks upon thine altar. 



THE TWELFTH DAY. 

morning llrager. 
From Psalms 52, 53, 54. 

WHY boastest thou thyself, thou t}Tant, 
that thou canst do mischief; 

"Whereas the goodness of God endureth 
yet daily? 

Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and 
with lies thou cuttest like a sharp razor. 

Thou hast loved unrighteousness more 
than goodness, and to talk of lies more 
than righteousness. 

Thou hast loved to speak all words that 
may do hurt, thou false tongue. 

Therefore shall God destroy thee for 
ever; he shall take thee, and pluck thee 
out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of 
the land of the living. 

The righteous also shall see this, and 
fear, and shall laugh him to scorn ; 

Lo, this is the man that took not God 
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Day 12. the psalter. 

for his strength; but trusted unto the 
multitude of his riches, and strengthened 
himself in his wickedness. 

As for me, I am like a green olive tree 
in the house of G-od; my trust is in the 
tender mercy of God for ever and ever. 

I will always give thanks unto thee for 
that thou hast done; and I will hope in 
thy I^ame, for thy saints like it well. 

The fool hath said in his heart, There 
is no God. 

Corrupt are they, and become abomina- 
ble in their wickedness; there is none 
that doeth good. 

God looked down from heaven upon 
the children of men, to see if there were 
any that would understand, and seek after 
God. 

But they are all gone out of the way, 
they are altogether become abominable; 
there is also none that doeth good, no not 
one. 

Are not they without understanding, 
that work wickedness, eating up my peo- 
ple as if they would eat bread? they have 
not called upon God. 

They were afraid where no fear was, 
for God hath broken the bones of him 
that besieged thee; thou hast put them 
to confusion, because God hath despised 
them. 

352 



THE PSALTER. Day 12. 

Oh that the salvation were given unto 
Israel out of Sion! Oh that the Lord 
would deliver his people out of captivity! 

Then should Jacob rejoice; and Israel 
should be right glad. 

Save me, O (xod, by thy Xame, and 
judge me by thy strength. 

Ilear my prayer, God, and hearken 
unto the words of my mouth. 

Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is 
^vith them that uphold my soul. 

An offering of a free heart will I give 
thee, and praise thy !N'ame, Lord; be- 
cause it is so comfortable. 

(JEDcniug ^rancr. 

From Psalms 55, 56. 

HEAR my prayer, O God, and hide not 
thyself from my petition. 
Take heed unto me, and hear me, how 
I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed. 

Because of the voice of the enemy, be- 
cause of the oppression of the wicked: 
for they cast iniquity upon me, and in 
their wrath they hate me. 

My heart is disquieted within me, and 
the fear of death is fallen upon me. 

Fearfalness and trembling are come 
upon me, and an horrible di-ead hath 
overwhelmed me. 

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Day 12. the psalter. 

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a 
dove ! for then would I flee away, and be 
at rest. 

Lo, then would I get me away afar off, 
and remain in the wilderness. 

I would make haste to escape, because 
of the stormy wind and tempest. 

I will call upon God, and the Lord shall 
save me. 

In the evening and morning, and at 
noon-day will I pray, and that instantly ; 
and he shall hear my voice. 

It is he that hath delivered my soul in 
peace, from the battle that was against 
me ; for there were many with me. 

Yea, even God, that endureth for ever 
shall hear me, and bring them down; for 
they will not turn, nor fear God. 

He laid his hands upon such as be at 
peace with him, and he brake his cove- 
nant. 

The words of his mouth were softer 
than butter, having war in his heart; his 
words were smoother than oil, and yet be 
they very swords. 

cast thy burden upon the Lord, and 
he shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer 
the righteous to fall for ever. 

And as for them, thou, O God, shalt 
bring them into the pit of destruction. 

The blood-thirsty and deceitful men 
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THE rSALTER. Daj' 13. 

shall not live out half their days: hnt 
my trust shall be in thee, Lord. 

I will i)raise God, because of his word: 
I have jiut my trust in God. and \\i\l not 
fear what flesh can do unto me. 

Thou tellest m}' wanderinefs: put thou 
my tears into thy bottle : are they not in 
th}' book? 

In God's word will I rejoice; in the 
Lord's word will I comfort me. 

Yea, in God have I put my trust ; I will 
not be afraid what man can do unto me. 

Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; 
unto thee will I give thanks. 

For thou hast delivered my soul from 
death, and my feet from falling, that I 
may walk before God in the light of the 
living. 



THE THIRTEENTH DAY. 

ilTornmg J3ramr. 
From Psalms 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62. 

MY heart is fixed, God, my heart is 
fixed; I will sing and give praise. 
Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and 
harp : I myself v:\\\ awake right early. 

I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, 
among the people; and I will sing unto 
thee among the nations. 
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Day 13. the psalter. 

For the greatness of thy mercy reach- 
eth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto 
the clouds. 

Set up thyself, God, above the 
heavens ; and thy glory above all the earth. 

The ungodly are froward, even from 
their mother's womb ; as soon as they are 
born, they go astray, and speak lies. 

They are as venomous as the poison of 
a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that 
stoppeth her ears; 

Wliicli refuseth to hear the voice of the 
charmer, charm he never so wisely. 

Deliver me from mine enemies, God; 
defend me from them that rise up against 
me. 

deliver me from the wicked doers, 
and save me from the blood-thirsty men. 

My strength will I ascribe unto thee, 
for thou art the God of my refuge. 

1 will sing of thy power, and will 
praise thy mercy betimes in the morning; 
for thou hast been my defence and refnge 
in the day of my trouble. 

Unto thee, my strength, will I sing; 
for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my 
merciful God. 

Hear my crying, O God, give ear unto 
my prayer. 

From the ends of the earth will I call 
upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness. 
356 



THE PSALTER. Day lo. 

set me upon the rock that is higher 
than I; for thou hast been my hope, and a 
strong towor for me against the enemy. 

1 will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, 
and my trust shall be under the covering 
of thy \^^ngs. 

For thou, Lord, hast heard my de- 
sires, and hast given an heritage unto 
those that fear thy Name. 

I will always sing praise unto thy 
Name, that I may daily perform my 
vows. 

My soul truly waiteth still upon God ; 
for of him cometh my salvation. 

He verily is my strength and my salva- 
tion ; he is my defence, so that I shall not 
greatly fall. 

In God is my health and my glory; the 
rock of my might, and in God is my 
trust. 

put your trust in him alway, ye peo- 
ple; pour out your hearts before him, for 
God is our hope. 

As for the children of men, they are 
but vanity; the children of men are de- 
ceitfal upon the weights; they are alto- 
gether lighter than vanity itself. 

O trust not in wrong and robbery; give 
not yourselves unto vanity : if riches in- 
crease, set not your heart upon them. 

God spake once, and twice I have also 
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Day 13. the psalter. 

heard the same, that power belongeth 
unto God; 

And that thou, Lord, art merciful; for 
thou rewardest every man according to 
his work. 

^rcning jpragcr. 

From Psalms 63, 64, 65. 

OGOD, thou art my God ; early will I 
seek thee. 

My soul thirsteth for thee; my flesh 
also longeth after thee. 

To see thy power and thy glory, so as I 
have seen thee in the sanctuary. 

Because thy loving kindness is better 
than life, my lips shall praise thee. 

As long as I live will I magnify thee in 
this manner, and lift up my hands in thy 
Name. 

My soul shall be satisfied, even as it 
were with marrow and fatness, when my 
month praiseth thee with joyful lips; 

Wlien I remember thee upon my bed, 
and meditate on thee in the night watches. 

Because thou hast been my helper; 
therefore under the shadow of thy wings 
Avill I rejoice. 

My soul hangeth upon thee ; thy right 
hand hath upholden me. 

The righteous shall be glad in the 
358 



THE PSALTER. Day 13. 

Lord, and shall trust in liim ; and all the 
upright in heart shall glory. 

Praise waiteth for thee, God, in 
Sion : and unto thee shall the vow he })er- 
formed. 

Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee 
shall all flesh come. 

Iniquities prevail against me : as for 
our transgressions, thou shalt purge them 
away. 

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, 
and causest to approach unto thee, that 
he may dwell in thy courts : we shall be 
satisfied with the goodness of thy house, 
even of thy holy temple. 

Thou shalt show us wonderful things in 
thy righteousness, O God of our salva- 
tion; thou that art the hope of all the 
ends of the earth, and of them that re- 
main in the broad sea. 

^Yho in his strength setteth fast the 
mountains, being girded about with power. 

^Yh.o stilleth the raging of the sea, and 
the noise of his waves, and the madness 
of the people. 

They also that dwell in the uttermost 
parts of the earth, shall be afraid of thy 
tokens, thou that makest the out-goings of 
the morning and evening to praise thee. 

Thou \nsitest the earth, and blessest it; 
thou makest it very plenteous. 
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Day 14. the psalter. 

The river of Grod is full of water ; thou 
preparest their corn, for so thou providest 
for the earth. 

ThoQ waterest the ridges thereof abun- 
dantly : thou settlest the furrows thereof: 
thou makest it soft with showers: thou 
blessest the springing thereof. 

Thou crownest the year mth thy good- 
ness ; and thy paths drop fatness. 

They drop upon the pastures of the wil- 
derness : and the little hills rejoice on 
every side. 

The pastures are clothed with flocks; 
the valleys also are covered over with 
corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. 



THE FOURTEENTH DAY. 

Hlo ruing JJrajier. 

From Psalms 66, 67. 

OBE joyful in God, all ye lands ; sing 
praises unto the honor of his Name ; 
make his praise to be glorious. 

Say unto God, How terrible art thou in 
thy works ! through the greatness of thy 
power shall thine enemies submit them- 
selves unto thee. 

For all the world shall worship thee, 
sing of thee, and praise thy Name. 
360 



THE PSALTER. Day 14. 

come hither, and behold the works 
of God ; how wonderful he is in his doing 
toward the children of men. 

He turned the sea into dry land, so that 
they went through the flood on foot; 
there did we rejoice in him. 

He ruleth with his i)ower for ever ; his 
eyes behold the nations : let not the rebel- 
lious exalt themselves. 

praise our God, ye people, and make 
the voice of his praise to be heard; 

Who holdeth our soul in life; and suf- 
fereth not our feet to slip. 

1 ^vill go into thine house with burnt- 
oti'erings: and will pay thee my vows, 
which'' I promised with my lips, and 
spake with my mouth, when I was in 
trouble. 

I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacrifices, 
with the incense of rams; I will offer 
bullocks and goats. 

come hither, and hearken, all ye that 
fear God; and I will tell you what he 
hath done for my soul. 

1 called unto liim ^vith my mouth, and 
gave him praises \vith my tongue. 

K I incline unto wickedness with mine 
heart, the Lord will not hear me. 

But verily, God hath heard me; he 
hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 

Praised be God, who hath not cast out 
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Day 14. the psalter. 

my prayer, nor turned his mercy from 
me. 

God be merciful unto us, and bless us, 
and show us the light of his countenance, 
and be merciful unto us ; 

That thy way may be known upon 
earth, thy saving health among all na- 
tions. 

Let the people praise thee, God ; yea, 
let all the people praise thee. 

O let the nations rejoice and be glad; 
for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, 
and govern the nations upon earth. 

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, 
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, 

^oeuing Jprager. 

Fi^om Psalms 68, 69. 

LET God arise, and let his enemies be 
scattered ; let them also that hate him 
flee before him. 

Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt 
thou drive them away ; and like as wax 
melteth at the fire, so let the ungodly per- 
ish at the presence of God. 
362 



THE PSALTER. Day 14. 

But let the righteous be glad, and re- 
joice before God ; let them also be merry 
and joyful. 

Sing unto God, sing praises to his 
Name : extol him that' rideth upon the 
heavens by his Name JAH, and rejoice 
before him. 

A Father of the fatherless, and a judge 
of the widows, is God in his holy habita- 
tion. 

God setteth the solitary in families : he 
bringeth out those which are bound with 
chains : but letteth the rebellious dwell in 
a dry land. 

O God, when thou wentest forth before 
the people ; when thou wentest through 
the wdlderness, 

The earth shook, and the heavens 
dropped at the presence of God ; even 
Sinai itself was moved at the presence of 
God, the God of Israel. 

Thou, God, sentest a gracious rain 
upon thine inheritance, and retreshedst it 
when it was weary. 

Thy congregation hath dwelt therein : 
thou, O God, hast prepared of thy good- 
ness for the poor. 

The Lord gave the word : great was 
the company of those that published it. 

Though ye have lain among the pots, 
yet shall ye be as the ^vings'of a dove, 
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Day 14. the psalter. 

covered with silver, and lier feathers with 
yellow gold. 

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast 
led captivity captive : thou hast received 
gifts for men ; yea, for the rebellious also, 
that the Lord God might dwell among 
them. 

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth 
us with benefits, even the God of our sal- 
vation. 

He that is our God is the God of salva- 
tion ; and unto God the Lord belong the 
issues from death. 

The Lord hath said, I will bring again 
from Bashan, I will bring my people again 
from the depths of the sea. 

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the 
earth ; sing praises unto the Lord ; 

To him that rideth upon the heaven of 
heavens, which were of old ; lo, he doth 
send out his voice, and that a mighty 
voice. 

Ascribe ye strength unto God : his ex- 
cellency is over Israel, and his strength is 
in the clouds. 

O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy 
places : the God of Israel is he that giveth 
strength and power unto his people. 
Blessed be God. 

As for me, when I am poor and in heavi- 
ness, thy help, O God, shall lift me up. 
364 



THE PSALTER. Day 15, 

I will ])raise tlio Xanie of God ^^dtli a 
Bong, and maijnity it witli tlianksijiving. 

This also sliall please the Lord better 
than a hnlloek that hath liorns and hoofs. 

The humble shall consider this, and be 
glad : seek ye after God, and your soul 
shall live. 

For the Lord heareth the poor, and de- 
spiseth not his prisoners. 

Let heaven and earth praise him : the 
sea, and all that moveth therein. 

For God \\dll save Sion, and build the 
cities of Judah, that men may dwell there, 
and have it in possession. 

The posterity also of his servants shall 
inherit it ; and they that love his ^ame 
shall dwell therein. 



THE FIFTEENTH DAY. 

illorning praucr. 
Fro7n Psalms 71, 72. 

iN" thee, O Lord, have I put my trust ; 

let me never be put to confusion, but 
rid me, and deliver me, in thy righteous- 
ness ; incline thine ear unto me, and save 
me. 

Be thou my stronghold, whereunto I 
may always resort : thou hast promised to 
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Day 15. the psalter. 

help me, for thou art my house of defence, 
and my castle. 

Deliver me, my God, out of the hand 
of the ungodly, out of the hand of the un- 
righteous and cruel man. 

For thou, Lord God, art the thing 
that I long for : thou art my hope, even 
from my youth. 

Through thee have I been holden up 
ever since I was born : thou art he that 
took me out of mj- mother's womb : my 
praise shall be always of thee. 

let my mouth be filled with th}- praise, 
that I may sing of thy glory and honor all 
the day long. 

Cast me not away in the time of age ; 
forsake me not when my strength faileth 
me. 

Go not far from me, God ; my God, 
haste thee to help me, 

1 will hoj^e continually, and will yet 
praise thee more and more. 

My mouth shall daily speak of thy 
righteousness and salvation; for I know 
no end thereof. 

I will go in the strength of the Lord 
God : I will make mention of thy right- 
eousness, even of thine only. 

O God, thou hast taught me from my 
youth : and hitherto have I declared thy 
wondrous works. 

366 



THE PSALTER. DilV 15. 

Now also, wlien I am old and grey 
headed, God, forsake me not ; until I 
have showed thy strength unto this gene- 
ration, and thy power to every one that 
is to come. 

Thy righteousness, God, is very high, 
and great things are they that thou hast 
done: O God, who is like unto thee! 

Thou, wliieh hast showed me great and 
sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and 
shalt bring me up again from the depths 
of the earth. 

Thou shalt judge thy people according 
unto right, and defend the poor. 

The mountains also shall bring peace, 
and the little hills righteousness unto the 
people. 

He shall judge the poor of the people, 
he shall save the children of the needy, 
and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 

They shall fear thee as long as the sun 
and moon endure, throughout all genera- 
tions. 

He shall come down like the rain upon 
the mown grass: as showers that water 
the earth. 

In his time shall the righteous flourish; 
yea, and abundance of peace, so long as 
the moon endureth. 

He shall have dominion also from sea 

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Day 15. the psalter. 

to sea, and from the river unto the ends 
of the earth. 

They that dwell in the wilderness shall 
kneel before him; his enemies shall lick 
the dust. 

All kings shall fall down before him ; 
all nations shall do him service. 

For he shall deliver the poor when he 
crieth ; the needy also, and him that hath 
no helper. 

He shall be favorable to the simple and 
needy, and shall preserve the souls of the 
poor. 

He shall deliver their souls from false- 
hood and wrong; and dear shall their 
blood be in his sight. 

He shall live, and unto him shall be 
given of the gold of Arabia; prayer shall 
be made ever unto him, and daily shall 
he be praised. 

There shall be an handful of corn in 
the earth upon the top of the mountains; 
the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : 
and they of the city shall flourish like 
grass of the earth. 

His Name shall endure for ever: his 
Name shall be continued so 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 doeth wondrous things. 
368 



THE PSALTER. Day 15. 

And blessed be his glorious Kame for 
ever: and let tlie whole earth be filled 
^\dth his glorv; Amen, and Ainen. 

^nening Jpraiicr 
From Psalms 73, 74, 75, 76. 

TRULY God is loving unto Israel : even 
unto such as are of a clean heart. 

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, 
and afterward receive me to glory. 

Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and 
there is none upon earth that I desire in 
comparison of thee. 

My flesh and my heart faileth; but God 
is the strength of my heart, and ray por- 
tion for ever. 

It is good for me to draw near to God: 
I have put my trust in the Lord God, that 
I ma}' declare all thy works in the gates 
of the daughter of Sion. 

God is my King of old, working salva- 
tion in the midst of the earth. 

The day is thine, and the night 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. 

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks; 
yea, unto thee do we give thanks : 

For that thy Name is near, thy won- 
drous works declare. 
369 



Da}" 15. THE PSALTER. 

I said unto tlie fools, Deal not so 
madly; and to the ungodly, Set not up 
your horn. 

Set not up your horn on high, and 
speak not with a stiiF neck. 

For promotion cometh neither from the 
east, nor from the west, nor yet from the 
south. 

But God is the judge : he putteth down 
one, and setteth up another. 

For in the hand of the Lord there is a 
cup, and the wine is red ; it is full mixt, 
and he poureth out of the same. 

As for the dregs thereof, all the ungodly 
of the earth shall drink them, and suck 
them out. 

But I will talk of the God of Jacob, 
and praise him for ever. 

Thou, even thou art to be feared; and 
who may stand in thy sight, when thou 
art angry? 

Thou didst cause thy judgment to be 
heard from heaven ; the earth trembled, 
and was still, 

AVlien God arose to judgment, and to 
help all the meek upon earth. 

Surely the wrath of man shall praise 
thee : the remainder of wrath shalt thou 
restrain. 

Promise unto the Lord your God, and 
keep it, all ye that are round about him ; 
370 



THE PSALTER. Day 16. 

bring presents unto liini that ought to he 
feared. 

He shall cut off the spirit of princes: 
and is terrible to the kings of the earth. 



THE SIXTEENTH DAY. 

fHorning Jprancr. 
Psalm 77. 

I CRIED unto God with my voice, even 
unto God with my voice ; and he gave 
ear unto me. 

In the time of my trouble I sought the 
Lord : my sore ran, and ceased not in the 
night-season; my soul refused comfort 

I remembered God, and was troubled : 
I complained, and my spirit was over- 
whelmed. 

Thou boldest mine eyes waldng : I am 
so troubled that I cannot speak. 

I have considered the days of old, the 
years of ancient times. 

I call to remembrance my song in the 
night : I commune \vith mine own heart : 
and my spirit made diligent search. 

"Will the Lord absent himself for ever ? 
and will he be no more intreated ? 

Is his mercy clean gone for ever ? and 
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Day 16. the psalter. 

is his promise come utterly to an end for 
evermore ? 

Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? 
and will he shut up his loving kindness in 
displeasure ? 

And I said, It is mine own infirmity ; 
but I will remember the years of the right 
hand of the Most High. 

I will remember the works of the Lord, 
and call to mind thy wonders of old time. 
I will think also of all thy works, and 
my talking shall be of thy doings. 

Thy way, God, is holy : who is so 
great a God as our God ? 

Thou art the God that dost wonders, 
and hast declared thy power among the 
people. 

Thou hast mth thine arm redeemed thy 

people, even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. 

The waters saw thee, God, the waters 

saw thee, and were afraid ; the depths 

also were troubled. 

The clouds poured out water, the air 
thundered, and thine arrows went abroad. 
The voice of thy thunder was heard 
round about : the lightnings shone upon 
the ground; the earth was moved and 
shook withal. 

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in 
the great waters, and thy footsteps are not 
known. 

372 



THE rs ALTER. Day 16. 

Thou leddest thy people like sheep, by 
the hand of Moses and Aaron. 



(Aliening Prager. 
From Psalms 84, 85. 

HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, 
Lord of hosts ! 

Aly soul longeth, yea even fainteth for 
the courts of the Lord : my heart and mv 
flesh crieth out for the living God, 

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an 
house, and the swallow a nest, where she 
may lay her young ; even thy altars, 
Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 

Blessed are they that dwell m thy 
house ; they will be alway praising thee. 

Blessed is the man whose strength is in 
thee ; in whose heart are thy ways, 

Wlio going through the vale of misery, 
use it for a well; and the pools are filled 
with water. 

They will go from strength to strength, 
and unto the God of gods appeareth every 
one of them in Sion, 

Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer ; 
hearken, O God of Jacob. 

For one day in thy courts is better than 
a thousand. 

1 had rather be a door-keeper in the 
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Day 16. the psalter. 

lioiise of my God, than to dwell in the 
tents of ungodlmess. 

For the Lord God is a sun and shield •. 
the Lord will give grace and glory : and 
no good thing shall he withhold from them 
that live a godly life. 

Lord God of hosts, blessed is the man 
that putteth his trust in thee. 

Lord, thou art become gracious unto 
thy land ; thou hast turned away the cap- 
tivity of Jacob. 

Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy 
people, and covered all their sins. 

Thou hast taken away all thy displea- 
sure, and turned thyself from thy wrath- 
ful indignation. 

Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and 
let thine anger cease from us. 

Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever ? 
and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from 
one generation to another ? 

Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken 
us, that thy people may rejoice in thee ? 

Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant 
us thy salvation. 

1 will hearken what the Lord God will 
say concerning me; for he shall speak 
peace unto his people, and to his saints, 
that they turn not again. 

For his salvation is nigh them that fear 
him ; that glory may dwell in our land. 
374 



THE PSALTER, Day 17. 

Mercy and truth are met together: 
righteousness and peace have kissed each 
other. 

Truth shall spring out of the earth; 
and righteousness shall look down from 
heaven. 

Yea, the Lord shall show loving kind- 
ness ; and our land shall give her increase. 

Righteousness shall go before him; 
and shall set us in the way of his steps. 



THE SEVENTEENTH DAY. 

Hloniing pratier. 
From Psalms 86, 89. 

BE merciful unto me, Lord ; for I will 
call daily upon thee. 

Comfort the soul of thy servant ; for 
unto thee, Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

For thou. Lord, art good and gracious, 
and of great mercy unto all them that call 
upon thee. 

Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and 
attend to the voice of my supplications. 

Li the time of my trouble I will call 
upon thee ; for thou hearest me. 

Among the gods there is none like unto 
thee, O Lord; there is none that can do 
as thou doest. 

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Day 17. the psalter. 

All nations whom thou hast made, shall 
come and worship thee, O Lord; and 
shall glorify thy Name. 

For thou art great, and doest wondrous 
things : thou art God alone. 

Teach me thy way, Lord, and I will 
walk in thy truth : O knit my heart unto 
thee, that I may fear thy Name, 

I will thank thee, Lord my God, with 
all my heart; and will praise thy name 
for evermore. 

For great is thy mercy toward me; and 
thou hast delivered my soul from the 
nethermost hell. 

Thou, Lord God, art full of compas- 
sion and mercy, long-suffering, plenteous 
in goodness and truth. 

O turn thee then unto me, and have 
mercy upon me ; give thy strength unto 
thy servant, and help the son of thine 
handmaid. 

My song shall be alway of the loving 
kindness of the Lord; with my mouth 
will I ever be showing thy truth from one 
generation to another. 

For I have said, Mercy shall be set up 
for ever ; thy truth shalt thou stablish in 
the heavens. 

Lord, the very heavens shall praise 
thy wondrous works ; and thy truth in the 
congregation of the saints. 
376 



THE PSALTER. Day 17. 

For who is he among the clouds, that 
sliall be compared unto the Lord ? 

And what is he among the gods, that 
shall be like unto the Lord ? 

God is very greatly to be feared in the 
council of the saints, and to be had in 
reverence of all them that are round 
about him. 

Lord God of hosts, who is like unto 
thee ? thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on 
every side. 

Thou rulest the raging of the sea; thou 
stillest the waves thereof when they arise. 

The heavens are thine, the earth also is 
thine ; thou hast laid the foundation of the 
round world, and all that therein is. 

Thou hast a mighty arm ; strong is thy 
hand, and high is thy right hand. 

Righteousness and equity are the habi- 
tation of thy seat ; mercy and truth shall 
go before thy face. 

Blessed is the people, Lord, that can 
rejoice in thee; they shall walk in the 
light of thy countenance. 

Their delight shall be dail}^ in thy 
Name ; and in thy righteousness shall 
they make their boast. 

For thou art the glory of their strength, 
and in thy loving kindness thou shalt lift 
up our horns. 

32* .377 



Day 17. the psalter. 

For the Lord is our defence ; the holy 
One of Israel is our King. 

€Dintng Jpratier. 

From Psalms 90, 91. 

LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from 
one generation to another. 

Before the mountains were brouo:ht 
forth, or ever the earth and the world 
were made, thou art God from everlast- 
ing, and world without end. 

Thou turnest man to destruction ; again 
thou sayest, Come again, ye children of 
men. 

For a thousand years in thy sight are 
but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a 
watch in the night. 

As soon as thou scatterest them, they 
are even as a sleep; and fade away sud- 
denly like the grass. 

In the morning it is green, and groweth 
up ; but in the evening it is cut down, 
dried up, and withered. 

For we consume away in thy displea- 
sure, and are afraid at thy wrathful indig- 
nation. 

Thou hast set our misdeeds before 
thee ; and our secret sins in the light of 
thy countenance. 

For when thou art angry, all our days 
378 



THE PSALTER. Day 17. 

are gone : we bring our years to an end, 
as it were a tale that is told. 

The days of our age are threescore 
years and ten ; and though men be so 
strong that they come to fourscore years, 
yet is their strength then but labor and 
sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we 
are gone. 

But who regardeth the power of thy 
wrath? for even thereafter as a man 
feareth, so is thy displeasure. 

So teach us to number our days, that 
we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last, 
and be gracious unto thy servants. 

satisfy us with thy mercy, and that 
soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all 
the days of our life. 

Make us glad according to the days 
wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the 
years wherein we have seen evil. 

Show thy servants thy work, and their 
children thy glory. 

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord 
our God be upon us : and establish thou 
the work of our hands upon us; yea the 
work of our hands establish thou it. 

He that dwelleth in the secret place of 
the most High, shall abide under the 
shadow of the Almighty. 

1 will say of the Lord, He is ni}- refuge, 

379 



Day 17. the psalter. 

and my fortress: my God; in him will I 
trust. 

Surely he shall deliver thee froin the 
snare of the hunter, and from the noi- 
some pestilence. 

He shall defend thee under his wings, 
and thou shalt he safe under his feathers; 
his faithfulness and truth shall be thy 
shield and buckler. 

Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by 
night, nor for the arrow that flieth by 
day; 

For the pestilence that walketh in 
darkness, nor for the sickness that de- 
stroyeth in the noon-day. 

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and 
ten thousand at thy right hand; but it 
shall not come nigh thee. 

For thou, Lord, art my hope ; thou hast 
set thine house of defence very high. 

There shall no evil happen unto thee, 
neither shall any plague come nigh thy 
dwelling. 

For he shall give his angels charge 
over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 

They shall bear thee in their hands, 
that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone. 

Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : 
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou 
tread under thy feet. 

Because he hath set his love upon me, 
380 



THE PSALTER. Day 18. 

therefore will I deliver liim; I Avill set 
liini np, because he liath known my Name. 

He shall call upon me, and I will hear 
him; 3'ea, I am with him in trouble; I 
will deliver him, and bring him to honor. 

With long life will I satisfy him, and 
show him my salvation. 



THE EIGHTEENTH DAY. 

illoniing |3ran£r. 

From Psalms 92, 93, 94. 

IT is a good thing to give thanks unto 
the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy 
Name, most High : 

To show forth thy loving kindness in 
the morning, and thy faithfulness every 
night, 

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and 
upon the lute; upon a loud instrument, 
and upon the harp. 

For thou. Lord, hast made me glad 
through thy work : I ^vill triumph in the 
works of thy hands. 

Lord, how glorious are th}- works ! 
th}' thoughts are very deep. 

An un^^nse man doth not well consider 
this, and a fool doth not understand it. 

When the Avicked spring as the grass, 
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Day 18. the psalter. 

and when all the workers of iniquity do 
flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed 
for ever: hut thou, Lord, art most high 
for evermore. 

For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine 
enemies shall perish; and all the workers 
of wickedness shall he destroyed. 

But mine horn shall be exalted like the 
horn of an unicorn; I shall be anointed 
with fresh oil. 

The righteous shall flourish like a palm- 
tree, and shall spread abroad like a cedar 
in Libanus. 

Such as be planted in the house of the 
Lord, shall flourish in the courts of the 
house of our God. 

That they may show how true the Lord 
my strength is, and that there is no un- 
righteousness in him. 

The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with 
majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, 
wherewith he hath girded himself. 

He hath made the round world so sure, 
that it cannot be moved. 

Ever since the world began hath thy 
seat been prepared : thou art from ever- 
lasting. 

The floods are risen, Lord, the floods 
have lift up their voice ; the floods lift up 
their waves. 

The waves of the sea are mighty, and 
382 



THE PSALTER. Day 18. 

rao^e horribly; but yet the Lord, who 
chvellcth on high, is mightier. 

Tliy testimonies, Lord, are very sure: 
hohness beeometh tliine house for ever. 

How long shall all wicked doers speak 
so disdainfully, and make such proud 
boasting? 

Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, 
neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 

Take heed, ye unwise among the peo- 
ple : ye fools, when will ye understand? 

He that planted the ear, shall he not 
hear? or he that made the eye, shall he 
not see ? 

He that chastiseth the heathen, shall 
not he correct? he that teacheth man 
knowledge, shall not he know? 

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of 
man, that they are but vain. 

Blessed is the man whom thou chasten- 

est, Lord, and teachest him in thy law; 

^ That thou mayest give him patience in 

time of ad\-ersity, until the pit be digged 

up for the ungodly. 

For the Lord will not fail his people; 
neither will he forsake his inheritance. 

But judgment shall return unto right- 
eousness: and all the upright in heart 
shall follow it. 

Unless the Lord had been my help, my 
soul had almost dwelt in silence. 
383 



Day 18. the psalter. 

Wlien I said, My foot slippeth; thy 
mercy, O Lord, lield me up. 

In the multitude of the sorrows that I 
had in my heart, thy comforts have re- 
freshed my soul. 

(25t)ming |3rati£r. 

From Psalms 95, 96. 

OCOME, let us sing unto the Lord; let 
us heartily rejoice in the strength of 
our salvation. 

Let us come before his presence with 
thanksgi\dng ; and show ourselves glad in 
him with psalms. 

For the Lord is a great God; and a 
great King above all gods. 

In his hand are all the corners of the 
earth; and the strength of the hills is his 
also. 

The sea is his, and he made it; and his 
hands prepared the dry land. 

O come, let us worship and fall down, 
and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

For he is the Lord our God; and we 
are the people of his pasture, and the 
sheep of his hand. 

To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden 
not your hearts as in the provocation, and 
as in the day of temptation in the wilder- 
ness; 

384 



THE PSALTER. Day 18, 

"When your fathers tempted me, })rov(.'d 
me, and saw my works. 

Forty years long was I grieved with 
this generation, and said. It is a people 
that do L-rr in their hearts, for they have 
not known my ways: 

Unto whom I sware in my wrath, that 
they should not enter into my rest. 

O sing unto tlie Lord a new song; sing 
unto the Lord, all the whole earth. 

Sing unto the Lord, and praise his 
Xame; be telling of his salvation from 
day to day. 

Declare his honor unto the heathen, 
and his wonders unto all people. 

For the Lord is great, and cannot 
worthily be praised; he is more to be 
feared than all gods. 

As for all the gods of the heathen, they 
are but idols ; but it is the Lord that made 
the heavens. 

Glory and worship are before him; 
power and honor are in his sanctuary. 

Ascribe unto the Lord, ye kindreds 
of the people, ascribe unto the Lord wor- 
ship and power. 

Ascribe unto the Lord the honor due 
unto his jSTame ; bring presents, and come 
into his courts. 

worship the Lord in tlie beauty of 

33 385 



Day 19. the psalter. 

holiness ; let the whole earth stand in awe 
of him. 

Tell it out among the heathen, that the 
Lord is King; and that it is he who hath 
made the round world so fast that it can- 
not be moved; and how that he shall 
judge the people righteously. 

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the 
earth be glad; let the sea make a noise, 
and all that therein is. 

Let the tield be joyful, and all that is in 
it; then shall all the trees of the wood 
rejoice before the Lord. 

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge 
the earth ; and with righteousness to judge 
the world, and the people with his truth. 



THE NINETEENTH DAY. 

Hlorning Jpra^^r. 

Psalms 97, 98. 

THE Lord is King, the earth may be 
glad thereof; yea, the multitude of 
the isles may be glad thereof. 

Clouds and darkness are round about 
him: righteousness and judgment are the 
habitation of his seat. 

There shall go a fire before him, and 
burn up his enemies on every side. 

His lightnings gave shine unto the 
world : the earth saw it, and was afraid. 
386 



THE PSALTER. Day 19. 

The hills melted like wax at the pres- 
ence of the Lord; at the presence of the 
Lord of the whole earth. 

The heavens liavc declared his right- 
eousness, and all the people have seen" his 
glory. 

Confounded be all they that worshij) 
carved images, and tliat delight in vain 
gods: worship him, all ye gods. 

Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and the 
daughters of Judah were glad, because of 
thy judgments, O Lord. 

For thou. Lord, art higher than all that 
are in the earth : thou" art exalted far 
above all gods. 

ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate 
the thing which is evil : the Lord preserv- 
eth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver 
them from the hand of the ungodly. 

There is sprung up a light for the right- 
eous, and joyful gladness for such as^are 
true-hearted. 

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and 
give thanks for a remembrance of his 
holiness. 

sing unto the Lord a new song; for 
he hath done marvellous things. 

With his own right hand, aiid with his 
holy arm, hath he gotten himself the vic- 
tory. 

The Lord declared his salvation: his 
387 



Day 19. the psalter. 

righteousness hath he openly showed in 
the sight of the heathen. 

He hath remembered his mercy and 
truth toward the house of Israel; and all 
the ends of the world hath seen the sal- 
vation of our God. 

Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, 
all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks. 

Praise the Lord upon the harp ; sing to 
the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving. 

With trumpets also and shawms, 
show yourselves joyful before the Lord, 
the King. 

Let the sea make a noise, and all that 
therein is ; the round world, and they that 
dwell therein. 

Let the floods clap their hands, and let 
the hills be joyfal together before the 
Lord; for he is come to judge the earth. 

With righteousness shall he judge the 
world, and the people with equity. 

€t)£ulng Jprauer. 

From Psalms 99, 100, 101. 

THE Lord reigneth ; let the people trem- 
ble : he sitteth between the Cherubim ; 
let the earth be moved. 

The Lord is great in Sion, and high 
above all people. 

388 



THE PSALTER. Day 19. 

Let them praise thy great and terrible 

!N"ame; for it is holy. 

Exalt ye the Lord our God, and wor- 
ship at his footstool ; for he is holy. 

Moses and Aaron among his priests, 
and Samuel among such as call upon his 
Name; they called upon the Lord, and 
he answered them. 

He spake unto them in the cloudy pil- 
lar: they kept his testimonies, and the 
law that he gave them. 

Thou answeredst them, Lord, our 
God: thou wast a God that forgavest 
them, thouo;h thou tookest vengeance of 
their inventions. 

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at 
his holy hill ; for the Lord our God is holy. 

be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : 
serve the Lord with gladness, and come 
before his presence with a song. 

Be ye sure that the Lord he'is God ; it 
is he that hath made us, and not we our- 
selves ; we are his people, and the sheep 
of his pasture. 

go your way into his gates with 
thanksgiving, and into his courts with 
praise; be thankful unto him, and speak 
good of his Il^ame. 

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is 
everlasting; and his truth endureth from 
generation to generation. 
33* 389 



Day 20. the psalter. 

My song shall be of mercy and judg- 
ment; unto thee, Lord, will I sing. 

let me have understanding in the 
way of godliness ! 

When wilt thou come unto me ? I will 
walk in my house with a perfect heart. 

1 will set no wicked thing before mine 
eyes : I hate the work of them that turn 
aside; it shall not cleave to me. 

A froward heart shall depart from me; 
I will not know a wicked person, 

AVlioso privily slandereth his neighbor, 
him will I destroy. 

Whoso hath also a proud look and high 
stomach, I will not suffer him. 

Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful 
in the land, that they may dwell with me. 

Whoso leadeth a godly life, he shall be 
my servant. 

There shall no deceitful person dwell 
in my house ; he that telleth lies shall not 
tarry in my sight. 



T 



THE TWENTIETH DAY. 

iHorning Jpraner. 

From Psalms 102, 103. 

HE Lord hath looked down from his 
sanctuary ; out of the heaven did the 



Lord behold the earth ; 
390 



THE PSALTER. Day 20. 

That he might liear the mournings of 
sucli as are in captivitj, and deliver the 
children appointed unto death; 

That they ma}' declare the Name of the 
Lord in Sion, and his jtraise in Jerusalem. 

I said, O my God, take me not away in 
the midst of mine age ; as for thy years, 
they endure throughout all generations. 

Thou, Lord, in the heginning hast laid 
tlie foundation of the earth, and the 
heavens are the work of thy hands. 

They shall perish, hut thou shalt endure : 
they all shall wax old as doth a garment ; 

And as a vesture shalt thou change them, 
and they shall he changed ; hut thou art the 
same, and thy years shall not fail. 

Praise the Lord, my soul; and all 
that is witliin me, praise his holy Name. 

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget 
not all his benefits : 

^Mio forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth 
all thine infirmities; 

A\^io saveth thy life from destruction, 
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving 
kindness ; 

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good 
things ; so that thy youth is renewed'like 
the eagle's. 

The Lord execute th righteousness and 
judgment for all them that are oppressed 
with wrong. 

391 



Day 20. the psalter. 

He showed liis ways unto Moses, his 
works unto the children of Israeh 

The Lord is full of compassion and mer- 
cy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. 

He will not alway be chiding ; neither 
keepeth he his anger forever. 

He hath not dealt with us after our sins ; 
nor rewarded us according to our wicked- 
nesses. 

For look how high the heaven is in com- 
parison of the earth; so great is his mercy 
also toward them that fear him. 

Look how wide also the east is from the 
west ; so far hath he set our sins from us. 

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own 
children ; even so is the Lord merciful 
unto them that fear him. 

For he knoweth our frame ; he remem- 
bereth that we are but dust. 

The days of man are but as grass ; for 
he ilourisheth as a flower of the field. 

For as soon as the wind goeth over it, 
it is gone ; and the place thereof shall 
know it no more. 

But the merciful goodness of the Lord 
endureth for ever and ever upon them that 
fear him; and his righteousness upon 
children's children ; 

Even upon such as keep his covenant, 
and think upon his commandments to do 
them. 

392 



THE PSALTER. Day 20. 

The Lord hath prepared his seat in 
heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all. 

praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye 
that excel in strength ; ye that fulfil his 
commandment, and hearken unto the voice 
of his word. 

praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye 
servants of his that do his pleasure. 

speak good of the Lord, all ye works 
of his, in all places of his dominion : praise 
thou the Lord, my soul. 

^ncuing Jprarjer. 
Psalm 104. 

PRAISE the Lord, my soul : Lord, 
my God, thou art become exceeding 
glorious; thou art clothed with majesty 
and honor. 

WTio coverest thyself with light, as with 
a garment: who stretchest out the heavens 
like a curtain : 

Who layeth the beams of his chambers 
in the waters: who makeththe clouds his 
chariot : who walketh upon the wings of 
the wind : 

Who maketh his angels spirits; his 
ministers a flaming fire : 

Who laid the foundations of the earth, 
that it should not be removed for ever. 

Thou coveredst it with the deep as vn\h 
393 



Day 20. the psalter. 

a garment : the waters stood above the 
mountains. 

At thy rebuke they fled ; at the voice 
of thy thunder they hasted away. 

They go up by the mountains; they go 
down by the valleys unto the place which 
thou hast founded for them. 

Thou hast set a bound that they may 
not pass over ; that they turn not again to 
cover the earth. 

He sendeth the springs into the valleys, 
which run among the hills. 

All beasts of the field drink thereof, and 
the wild asses quench their thirst. 

Beside them shall the fowls of the air 
have their habitation, and sing among the 
branches. 

He watereth the hills from above ; the 
earth is filled with the fruit of th}- works. 

He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, 
and green herb for the service of men ; 

That he may bring food out of the earth, 
and Avine that maketh glad the heart of 
man ; and oil to make him a cheerful 
countenance, and bread to strengthen 
man's heart. 

The trees of the Lord also are full of 
sap ; even the cedars of Libanus, which he 
hath planted; 

Wlierein the birds make their nests ; and 
the fir-trees are a dwelling for the stork. 
394 



, THE PSALTER. Day 20. 

The higli hills are a refuge for the wild 
goats ; and so are the stony rocks for the 
conies. 

He appointed the moon for certain sea- 
sons, and the sun knoweth his going down. 

Thou makest darkness that it may be 
night ; wherein all the beasts of the forest 
do move. 

The lions roaring after their prey, do 
seek their meat from God. 

The sun ariseth, and they get them 
away together, and lay them doAvn in 
their dens. 

Man goeth forth to his work, and to 
his labor, until the evening. 

Lord, how manifold are thy works ! 
in wisdom hast thou made them all ; the 
earth is full of thy riches. 

So is the great and wide sea also ; where- 
in are things creeping innumerable, both 
small and great beasts. 

There go the ships, and there is that 
Leviathan, whom thou hast made to take 
his pastime therein. 

These wait all upon thee, that thou 
mayest give them meat in due season. 

AVTien thou givest it them, they gather 
it; and when thou openest thy hand, they 
are filled -wnth good. 

^Vlien thou hidest thy face, they are 
troubled: when thou takest away their 
395 



Day 21. the psalter. 

breath, they die, and are turned again to 
their dust. 

When thou lettest thy breath go forth, 
they shall be made ; and thou shalt renew 
the face of the earth. 

The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall 
endure for ever; the Lord shall rejoice in 
his works. 

The earth shall tremble at the look of 
him; if he do but touch the hills, they 
shall smoke. 

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I 
live ; I will praise my God while I have 
my being. 

My meditation of him shall be sweet: 
my joy shall be in the Lord. 

As for sinners, they shall be consumed 
out of the earth, and the ungodly shall 
come to an end. Praise thou the Lord, 
O my soul. Praise the Lord. 



THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY. 

Hloruing JJrawer. 
Psalm 107. 

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he 
is gracious, and his mercy endureth 
for ever. 

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, 
396 



THE PSALTER. Day 21. 

whom ho liath redeemed from the hand 
of tlie enemy; 

And gathered them out of the lands, 
from the east and from the west; from 
the north, and from tlie south. 

They went astray in the wilderness out 
of the way, and found no city to dwell in ; 

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted 
in them. 

Then they cried unto the Lord in their 
trouble, and he saved them out of their 
distresses. 

He led them forth by the right way, 
that they might go to a city of habitation. 

Oh that men would therefore praise the 
Lord for his goodness, and for his won- 
derful works to the children of men! 

For he satisfieth the empty soul, and 
filleth the hungry soul mth goodness. 

Such as sit in darkness, and in the 
shadow of death, being fast bound in 
misery and iron; 

Because they rebelled against the words 
of the Lord, and lightly regarded the 
counsel of the Most High: 

Therefore he also brought down their 
heart with labor; they fell down, and 
there was none to help them. 

So when they cried unto the Lord in 
their trouble, he delivered them out of 
their distress. 

34 397 



Day 21. the psalter. 

For he brought them out of darkness, 
and out of the shadow of death, and brake 
their bonds in sunder. 

Oh that men would therefore praise the 
Lord for liis goodness, and for his won- 
derful works to the children of men ! 

For he hath broken the gates of brass, 
and smitten the bars of iron in sunder. 

Fools, because of their transgression, and 
because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 

Their soul abhorreth all manner of 
meat; and they draw nigh unto the gates 
of death. 

Then they cried unto the Lord in their 
trouble, and he saved them out of their 
distresses. 

He sent his word, and healed them; 
and they were saved from their destruc- 
tion. 

Oh that men would therefore praise 
the Lord for his goodness, and for his 
wonderful works to the children of men ! 

That they would offer unto him the 
sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his 
works with gladness ! 

They that go down to the sea in ships, 
that do business in great waters ; 

These see the works of the Lord, and 
his wonders in the deep. 

For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, 
which lifteth up the waves thereof. 
398 



THE PSALTER. Day 21. 

They are carried up to the heaven, 
and down again to the deep ; their soul 
nieltcth away because of the trouble, 

Tluy reel to and fro, and stagger like a 
drunken man, and are at their wit's end. 

Then they cry unto the Lord in their 
trouble, and he bringeth them out of 
their distresses. 

For he maketh the storm to cease, so 
that the waves thereof are still. 

Then are they glad, because they are 
at rest; and so he bringeth them unto 
the haven where they would be. 

Oh that men would therefore praise the 
Lord for his goodness, and for his wonder- 
ful works to the children of men ! 

Let them exalt him also in the con- 
gregation of the people, and praise him 
in the assembly of the elders! 

He turneth the flood into a wilderness, 
and drit'th up the water-springs. 

A fruitful land maketh he barren, for 
the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 

Again, he maketh the wilderness a 
standing water, and water-springs of a 
dry ground. 

And there he setteth the hungry, that 
they may build them a city to dwell in; 

That they may sow their land, and 
plant vineyards, to yield them fruits of 
increase. 

399 



Day 21. the psalter. 

He blesseth them, so that they multiply 
exceedingly; and suffereth not their cattle 
to decrease. 

And again, when they are minished and 
brought low through oppression, through 
any plague or trouble ; 

He poureth contempt upon princes, and 
causeth them to wander in the wilderness, 
where there is no way. 

Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery, 
and maketh him families like a flock. 

The righteous will consider this, and 
rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop her 
mouth. 

Whoso is wise, and mil observe these 
things, even they shall understand the 
loving kindness of the Lord. 

^Dming |3raper. 

From Psalms 108, 110, 111. 

OGOD, my heart is ready, my heart is 
ready; I will sing, and give praise 
with the best member that I have. 

Awake, thou lute and harp; I myself 
will awake right early. 

I will give thanks unto thee, Lord, 
among the people ; I will sing praises unto 
thee among the nations. 

For thy mercy is greater than the 
heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the 
clouds. 

400 



THE PSALTER. Day 21. 

Set up thyself, God, above the heavens, 
and tliy o-],,ry above all the earth. 

Tlie Lord said unto mv Lord, Sit thou 
on my right hand, until I make thine 
enemies thy footstool. 

The Lord shall send the rod of thy 
poAver out of Sion: be thou ruler, even in 
the midst amouii' thine enemies. 

In the day of thy power shall the people 
offer thee free-will offerino-s with an holv 
worship: the dew of thy^irth is of the 
womb of the morning. 

The Lord sware, and will not repent. 
Thou art a Priest for ever after the order 
of Melchizedeeh. 

Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the 
Lord with my whole heart, in the assem- 
bly of the upright, and in the congrega^ 
tion. " " 

The works of the Lord are great, sought 
out of all them that have pleasure therSn. 

His work is worthy to be praised and 
had in honor, and his righteousness endur- 
eth for ever. 

The merciful and gracious Lord hath 
so done his marvellous works, that they 
ought to be had in remembrance. 

He hath given meat unto them that fear 
him; he shall ever be mindftd of his cove- 
nant. 

He hath showed his people the power 
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Day 22. the psalter. 

of Ills works, that he may give them the 
heritage of the heathen. 

The works of his hands are verity and 
judgment; all his commandments are 
true. 

They stand fast for ever and ever, and 
are done in truth and equity. 

He sent redemption unto his people ; he 
hath commanded his covenant for ever; 
holy and reverend is his ISTame. 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning 
of msdom: a good understanding have 
all they that do his commandments: his 
praise endureth for ever. 



THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY. 

iHorning |3ramr. 

From Psalms 112, 113, 106. 

BLESSED is the man that feareth the 
Lord, that delighteth greatly in his 
commandments. 

His seed shall be mighty upon earth; 
the generation of the faithful shall be 
blessed. 

Riches and plenteousness shall be in his 
house; and his righteousness endureth 
for ever. 

Unto the godly there ariseth up light in 
402 



THE PSALTER. Day 22. 

the darkness; he is merciful, loving-, and 
righteous. 

A good man showeth favor, and lend- 
etli; and will guide his affairs Avith dis- 
cretion. 

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: 
the righteous shall be in everlasting re- 
membrance. 

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: 
his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 

He hath dispersed abroad, and given to 
the poor, and his righteousness remaineth 
for ever; his horn shall be exalted with 
honor. 

The ungodly shall see it, and it shall 
grieve him ; he shall gnash with his teeth, 
and consume away; the desire of the un- 
godly shall perish. 

Praise the Lord, ye servants; i)raisc 
the i^anie of the Lord. 

Blessed be the Xame of the Lord from 
this time forth for evermore. 

From the rising of the sun unto the 
going down of the same the Lord's Name 
is to be praised. 

The Lord is high above all nations, and 
his glory above the heavens. 

Who is like unto the Lord our God, 
tliat hath his dwelling so high, and yet 
humbleth himself to behold the things 
that are in heaven and earth ? 
403 



Day 22, the psaltek. 

He taketh up the simple out of the dust, 
and lifteth the poor out of the mire; 

That he may set him with the princes, 
even with the princes of his people. 

give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is 
gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. 

Who can express the noble acts of the 
Lord, or show forth all his praise ? 

Blessed are they that alway keep judg- 
ment, and do righteousness. 

Remember me, Lord, according to the 
favor that thou bearest unto thy people ; 
O visit me with thy salvation ; 

That I may see the felicity of thy cho- 
sen, and rejoice in the gladness of thy 
people, and give thanks with thine inherit- 
ance. 

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from 
everlasting, and world without end ; and 
let all the people say, Amen. 

^t)£ning fjrapcr. 
Psalms 114, 115. 

WHEN" Israel went out of Egypt, the 
house of Jacob from a people of 
strange language; 

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his 
dominion. 

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was 
driven back. 

404 



THE PSALTER. Day 22. 

The mountains skipped like rams, and 
the little hills like lambs. 

What aik'd thee, thou sea, that thou 
tlcddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast 
driven hack? 

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like 
rams: and ye little hills like lambs? 

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of 
the Lord, at the presence of the God of 

Jacob ; 

Who turned the hard rock into a stand- 
ins; water, the flint into a fountain of waters. 

Xot unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but 
unto thy Kame give the praise ; for thy 
lovina; mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 

Wherefore shall the heathen say, Where 
is now their God ? 

As for our God, he is in heaven: he 
hath done whatsoever pleased him. 

Their idols are silver and gold, even 
the work of men's hands. 

They have mouths, and speak not; 
eyes hkve they, and see not. 
' They have ears, and hear not ; noses 
have they, and smell not. 

They have hands, and handle not; feet 
have they, and walk not; neither speak 
thev through their throat. 

they that make them are like unto 
them; and so are all such as put their 
trust in them. 

405 



Day 23. the psalter. 

But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in 
the Lord; he is their succor and defence. 

Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in 
the Lord ; he is their helper and defender. 

Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in 
the Lord; he is their helper and defender. 

The Lord hath been mindful of us, and 
he shall bless us ; even he shall bless the 
house of Israel, he shall bless the house 
of Aaron. 

He shall bless them that fear the Lord, 
both small and great. 

The Lord shall increase you more and 
more, you and your children. 

Ye are the blessed of the Lord, who 
made heaven and earth. 

All the whole heavens are the Lord's; 
the earth hath he given to the children 
of men. 

The dead praise not thee, Lord, nei- 
ther any that go down into silence. 

But we will praise the Lord, from this 
time forth for evermore. Praise the Lord. 



I 



THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY. 

illorniug |3rancr. 

From Psalms 11(3, 117, 105. 

LOVE the Lord, because lie hath heard 
my voice and my supplications. 
406 



THE PSALTER. Diiy 23. 

Because he liath inclined his ear unto 
me, therefore will I call upon him as long 
as I live. 

The sorrows of death compassed me, 
and the pains of hell gat hold upon me. 

I found trouhle and sorrow; then called 
I upon the Name of the Lord; Lord, I 
beseech thee, deliver my soul. 

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: 
yea, our God is merciful. 

The Lord preserveth the simple : I was 
brought low, and he helped me. 

EeUirn unto thy rest, my soul ; for 
the Lord hath dealt bountifully with 
thee. 

For thou hast delivered my soul from 
death, mine eyes li'om tears, and my feet 
from falling. 

I will walk before the Lord in the land 
of the living. 

I believed, therefore have I spoken : I 
was greatly afflicted: I said in my haste, 
All men are liars. 

"What shall I render unto the Lord for 
dU his benefits towards me ? 

I will receive the cup of salvation, and 
call upon the Name of the Lord. 

I will pay my vows now in the presence 
of all his people : right dear in the sight 
of the Lord is the death of his saints. 

Behold, O Lord, how that I am thv 
407 



Day 23. the psalter, 

servant ; I am thy servant, and the son of 
thine handmaid; thou hast broken my 
bonds in sunder. 

I will ofter to thee the sacrifice of 
thanksgiving, and will call upon the 
Name of the Lord. 

I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in 
the sight of all his people, in the courts 
of the Lord's house ; even in the midst of 
thee, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. 

O praise the Lord, all ye nations : praise 
him, all ye people. 

For his merciful kindness is great to- 
wards us: and the truth of the Lord en- 
dureth for ever. Praise the Lord, 

O give thanks unto the Lord, and call 
upon his jS^ame; tell the people what 
things he hath done. 

O let your songs be of him, and praise 
him; and let your talking be of all his 
wondrous works. 

Rejoice in his holyN^ame; let the heart 
of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek 
his face evermore. 

Remember the marvellous works that 
he hath done; his wonders and the judg- 
ments of his mouth. 

He is the Lord our God; his judgments 
are in all the world. 

He hath been alway mindful of his cove- 
408 







THE PSALTER. Day 23. 

nant and promise, that he made to a 
thousand generations. 

^DEuing JjJrancr. 
From Psalm 118. 

GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he 
is gracious ; because his mercy endur- 
eth for ever. 

Let Israel now confess that he is gra- 
cious, and that liis mercy endureth for ever. 

Let the house of Aaron now confess, 
that his mercy endureth for ever. 

Yea, let them now that fear the Lord 
confess, that his mercy endureth for ever. 

I called upon the Lord in trouble : the 
Lord answered me, and set me in a large 
place. 

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear 
what man doeth unto me. 

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to 
put any confidence in man. 

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to 
put any confidence in princes. 

Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I 
might fall ; but the Lord was my help. 

The Lord is my strength, and my song; 
and is become my salvation. 

The voice of rejoicing and salvation is 
in the tabernacles of the righteous: the 
right hand of the Lord doth valiantly. 
35 409 



Day 23. the psalter. 

The right hand of the Lord is exalted ; 
the right liand of the Lord doth valiantly. 

I shall not die, but live, and declare the 
works of the Lord. 

The Lord hath chastened and corrected 
me ; but he hath not given me over unto 
death. 

Open me the gates of righteousness; 
that I may go into them, and give thanks 
unto the Lord. 

This is the gate of the Lord, the right- 
eous shall enter into it. 

I mil thank thee ; for thou hast heard 
me, and art become my salvation. 

The same stone which the builders re- 
fused, is become the head-stone in the 
corner. 

This is the Lord's doing, and it is mar- 
vellous in our eyes. 

This is the day which the Lord hath 
made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

Help me now, Lord: Lord, send 
us now prosperity. 

Blessed be he that cometh in the Name 
of the Lord: we have blessed you out of 
the house of the Lord. 

God is the Lord, who hath showed us 
light: bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, 
even unto the horns of the altar. 

Thou art my God, and I will thank thee ; 
thou art my God, and I will praise thee. 
410 



THE PSALTER. Day 24. 

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he 
is gracious, and his mercy endureth for 
ever. 



THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY. 

Illorning J3ramr. 
From Psalm 119. 

BLESSED are those that are undefiled 
in the way, and walk in the law of the 
Lord. 

Blessed are they that keep his testi- 
monies, and seek him with their whole 
heart. 

They also do no iniquity: they walk in 
his ways. 

Thou hast charged that we shall dili- 
gently keep thy commandments. 

that my ways were made so direct, 
that I might keep thy statutes ! 

So shall I not be confounded, Avhi-le I 
have respect unto all thy commandments. 

1 vAW thank thee \x\\h an unfeigned 
heart, when I shall have learned the judg- 
ments of thy righteousness. 

I will keep thy statutes : O forsake me 
not utterly. 

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse 
411 



Day 24. the psalter. 

his way ? even by ruling himself after thy 
word. 

With my whole heart have I sought 
thee : let me not wander from thy com- 
mandments. 

Thy words have I hid within my heart, 
that I should not sin against thee. 

Blessed art thou, Lord ; O teach me 
thy statutes! 

With my lips have I been telling of all 
the judgments of thy mouth. 

I have had as great delight in the way 
of thy testimonies, as in all manner of 
riches. 

I will talk of thy commandments, and 
have respect unto thy ways. 

My delight shall be in thy statutes, and 
I will not forget thy word. 

do well unto thy servant ; that I may 
live, and keep thy word. 

Open thou mine eyes ; that I may see 
the wondrous things of thy law, 

1 am a stranger upon earth ; O hide not 
thy commandments from me ! 

My soul breaketh out for the very fer- 
vent desire that it hath alway unto thy 
judgments. 

Oturn from me shame and rebuke; for 
I have kept thy testimonies. 

For thy testimonies are my delight, and 
my counsellors. 

412 



THE PSALTER. Day 24. 

From Psalm. 119. 

MY soul cleaveth to the dust; O quicken 
thou me, according to thy word. 

I have acknowledged my ways, and 
thou heardest me : O teach me thy sta- 
tutes ! 

^lakc me to understand the way of thy 
commandments ; and so shall I talk of thy 
wondrous works. 

My soul melteth away for very heavi- 
ness ; comfort thou me according unto thy 
word. 

Take from me the way of lying, and 
cause thou me to make much of thy 
law. 

I have chosen the way of truth, and thy 
judgments have I laid before me. 

I have stuck unto thy testimonies ; O 
Lord, confound me not! 

I will run the way of thy command- 
ments, when thou hast set my heart at 
liberty. 

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy sta- 
tutes, and I shall keep it unto the end. 

Give me understanding, and I shall 
keep thy law ; yea, I shall keep it with 
my whole heart. 

Make me to go in the path of thy 
35* 413 



Day 24. the psalter. 

commandments; for herein is my de- 
sire. 

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, 
and not to covetousness. 

O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold 
vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. 

O stablish thy word in thy servant, that 
I may fear thee. 

Take away the rebuke that I am afraid 
of; for thy judgments are good. 

Behold, my delight is in thy command- 
ments ; O quicken me in thy righteous- 
ness. 

Let thy loving mercy come also unto 
me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according 
unto thy word. 

So shall I have wherewith to answer 
him that reproacheth me : for my trust is 
in thy word. 

O take not the word of thy truth utterly 
out of my mouth ; for my hope is in thy 
judgments. 

So shall I alway keep thy law ; yea, for 
ever and ever. 

And I will walk at liberty ; for I seek 
thy commandments. 

And my delight shall be in thy com- 
mandments, w^hich I have loved. 

My hands also will I lift up unto thy 
commandments, which I have loved; and 
my study shall be in thy statutes. 
414 



THE PSALTER. Day 25. 

TUE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY. 

framing }3rar)er. 
From Psalm 119. 

OTIIINTI upon tliy servant, as concern- 
ing thy word, wherein thou hast caused 
me to put my trust. 

The same is my comfort in my trouble; 
for thy word hath quickened me. 

The proud have had me exceedingly in 
derision ; yet have I not shrinked from 
thy law. 

For I remembered thine everlasting 
judgments, Lord, and received comfort. 

Horror hath taken hold upon me he- 
cause of the wicked that forsake thy law. 

Thy statutes have been my songs, in the 
house of my pilgrimage. 

I have thought upon thy !N'ame, 
Lord, in the night-season, and have kept 
thy law. 

This I had, because I kept thy com- 
mandments. 

Thou art my portion, Lord ; I have 
promised to keep thy law. 

I made my humble petition in thy pre- 
sence wdth my whole heart ; O be merci- 
ful unto me, according to thy word. 

I called mine own ways to remem- 
brance, and turned my feet unto thy tes- 
timonies. 

415 



Day 25. the psalter. 

I made haste, and prolonged not the 
time, to keep thy commandments. 

At midnight I will rise to give thanks 
unto thee, because of thy righteous judg- 
ments. 

I am a companion of all them that fear 
thee, and keep thy commandments. 

The earth, Lord, is full of thy mercy : 
teach me thy statutes ! 

Lord, thou hast dealt graciously ^^^th 
thy servant, according unto thy word. 

learn me true understanding and 
knowledge; for I have believed thy com- 
mandments. 

Before I was troubled, I went wrong ; 
but now have I kept thy word. 

Thou art good and gracious ; O teach 
me thy statutes ! 

The proud have imagined a lie against 
me ; but I will keep thy commandments 
with my whole heart. 

It is good for me that I have been in 
trouble ; that I may learn thy statutes. 

The law of thy mouth is dearer unto 
me than thousands of gold and silver. 

€t)ming Prag^r. 
From Psalm 119. 

THY hands have made me and fashioned 
me : give me understanding, that I 
may learn thy commandments. 
416 



THE PSALTER. Day 25. 

They that fear thee Avill he glad wlKn 
they see me ; because I liave put my trust 
in thy word. 

I know, O Lord, that thy judgments 
are right, and that thou of very faithful- 
ness hast caused me to be troubled. 

O let thy merciful kindness be my com- 
fort, according to th}' vrord unto thy ser- 
vant. 

let thy loving mercies come unto me, 
that I may live ; for thy law is my delight. 

Let such as fear thee, and have known 
thy testimonies, be turned unto me. 

let my heart be sound in thy statutes, 
that I be not ashamed. 

My soul fainteth for thy salvation : but 
I hope in thy word. 

Mine eyes long sore for thy word ; say- 
ing, O when "wdlt thou comfort me ? 

quicken me after thy lo\'ing kindness; 
and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy 
mouth. 

Lord, thy word endureth for ever in 
heaven. 

Thy truth also remaineth from one 
generation to another ; thou hast laid the 
foundation of the earth, and it abideth. 

They continue this day according to 
tliine ordinance ; for all things serve thee. 

If my delight had not been in thy law, 
I should have perished in mv trouble. 
417 



Day 26. the psalter. 

I will never forget thy commandments; 
for with them thou hast quickened me. 

I am thine : O save me, for I have 
sought thy commandments. 

I have seen an end of all perfection; 
l)ut thy commandment is exceeding broad. 

Lord, what love have I unto thy law ! 
all the day long is my study in it. 

Thou through thy commandments hast 
made me wiser than mine enemies : for 
they are ever with me. 

I am wiser than the aged; because I 
keep thy commandments. 

I have refrained my feet from every 
evil way, that I may keep thy word. 

I have not shrunk from thy judgments, 
for thou teachest me. 

how sweet are thy words unto my 
throat ; yea, sweeter than honey unto my 
mouth. 

Through thy commandments I get un- 
derstanding: therefore I hate all evil 
ways. 



THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY. 

iHornmg |pra«€r. 
From Psalm 119. 

THY word is a lantern unto my feet, and 
a light unto my paths. 
418 



THE PSALTER. Day 26. 

I have sworn, and am steadfastly pur- 
posed, to keep tliy righteous judgments. 

I am troubled above measure: quicken 
me, O Lord, according to th}' word. 

Let tlie free-will offerings of my mouth 
please thee, Lord; and teach me thy 
judgments. 

My soul is ahvay in my hand; yet do I 
not forget thy law. 

Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine 
heritage for ever ; and why ? they are the 
very joy of my heart. 

I have applied my heart to fulfil thy 
statutes alway, even unto the end. 

I hate vain thoughts : but thy law do I 
love. 

Thou art my hiding place and my 
shield; and my trust is in thj- word. 

AAvay from me, ye wicked; I will keep 
the commandments of my God. 

stablish me according to thy word, 
that I may live ; and let me not be disap- 
pointed of my hope. 

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe ; 
yea, my delight shall be ever in thy sta- 
tutes. 

Thou hast trodden down all them that 
depart from thy statutes ; for they imagine 
but deceit. 

My flesh treml)leth for fear of thee; 
and I am afraid of thv judgments. 
419 



Day 26. the psalter. 

I deal with the thing that is lawful and 
right, O give me not over to mine oppres- 
sors! 

Be surety for thy servant for good : let 
not the proud oppress me. 

Mine eyes are wasted away ^^^th look- 
ing for thy health, and for the word of 
thy righteousness. 

deal with thy servant according unto 
thy loving mercy, and teach me thy sta- 
tutes. 

1 am thy servant; grant me under- 
standing, that I may know thy testimo- 
nies. 

I love thy commandments above gold 
and precious stones. 

Therefore I esteem all thy precepts con- 
cerning all things to be right; and I hate 
every false way. 

Thy testimonies are wonderful; there- 
fore doth my soul keep them. 

The entrance of thy words giveth light; 
it giveth understanding unto the simple. 

I opened my mouth, and panted: for I 
longed for thy commandments. 

O look thou upon me, and be merciful 
unto me, as thou usest to do unto those 
that love thy l^ame. 

Order my steps in thy word; and so 
shall no wickedness have dominion over 
me. 

420 



THE PSALTER. Day 26. 

Deliver me from the oppression of man : 
so \v\\\ I keep thy precepts. 

Show the Hg-ht of thy countenance upon 
thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. 

Mine eyes gush out with water, because 
men keep not thy law. 

(!:Dfuing Iprawer. 
IVom Psalm 119. 

RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord; and 
true is thy judgment. 

The testimonies that thou hast com- 
manded are exceeding righteous and true. 

My zeal hath even consumed me; be- 
cause mine enemies have forgotten thy 
words. 

Thy word is very pure : therefore thy 
servant loveth it. 

I am small, and of no reputation; yet 
do I not forget thy commandments. 

Thy righteousness is an everlasting 
righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 

Trouble and hea\nness have taken hold 
upon me; yet is my delight in thy com- 
mandments. 

The righteousness of thy testimonies is 
everlasting: grant me understanding, 
and 1 shall live. 

I call vnt\\ my whole heart ; hear me, O 
Lord; I will keep thv statutes. 
m 421 



Day 26. the psalter. 

Yea, even unto thee do I call ; help me, 
and I shall keep thy testimonies. 

Early in the morning do I cry unto 
thee ; for in thy word is my trust. 

Mine eyes prevent the night-watches; 
that I might be occupied in thy words. 

Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto 
thy loving kindness ; quicken me, accord- 
ing as thou art wont. 

They draw nigh that follow after mis- 
chief: they are far from thy law. 

Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy 
commandments are truth. 

As concerning thy testimonies, I has^e 
known long since, that thou hast ground- 
ed them for ever. 

O consider mine adversity, and deliver 
me, for I do not forget thy law. 

Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me ; 
quicken me according to thy word. 

Health is far from the ungodly ; for they 
regard not thy statutes. 

trreat is thy mercy, O Lord ; quicken 
me, as thou art wont. 

It grieveth me when I see the trans- 
gressors; because they keep not thy 
law. 

Consider, Lord, how I love thy com- 
mandments ; quicken me, according to 
thy loving-kindness. 

Thy word is true from everlasting; all 
422 



THE PSALTER. Day 26. 

the judgments of thy righteousness endure 
for evermore. 

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth 
great spoil. 

I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do 
I love. 

Seven times a day do I praise thee; 
because of thy righteous judgments. 

Great is the peace that they have who 
love thy law ; and nothing shall offend 
them. 

Lord, I have looked for thy saving 
health, and done after thy commandments. 

My soul hath kept thy testimonies, and 
loved them exceedingly. 

I have kept thy commandments and 
testimonies; for all my ways are before 
thee. 

Let my cry come before thee, Lord; 
give me understanding according to thy 
word. 

Let my supplication come before thee ; 
deliver me according to thy word. 

My lips shall speak of thy praise, when 
thou hast taught me thy statutes. 

Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word ; 
for all thy commandments are righteous. 

Let thine hand help me; for I have 
chosen thy commandments. 

I have longed for thy saving health, 
Lord; and in thy law is my delight. 
423 



Day 27. the psalter. 

let my soul live, and it shall praise 
thee; and thy judgments shall help me. 

1 have gone astray like a sheep that is 
lost; seek thy servant, for I do not 
forget thy commandments. 



THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY. 

Hlommg JJraiier. 

From Psalms 120, 121, 122, 123. 

TIJ'HEIS' I was in trouble, I called upon 
VV the Lord, and he heard me. 

Deliver my soul, Lord, from lying 
lips, and fi'om a deceitful tongue. 

What reward shall be given or done 
unto thee, thou false tongue ? even mighty 
and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals. 

Woe is me, that I am constrained to 
dwell with Mesech, and to have my habi- 
tation among the tents of Kedar! 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 
from whence cometh my help. 

My help cometh even from the Lord, 
who hath made heaven and earth. 

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved ; 
and he that keepeth thee will not sleep. 

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall 
neither slumber nor sleep. 
424 



THE PSALTER. Day 27. 

The Lord liimself is thy keeper; the 
Lord is thy shade upon thj- riglit hand; 

So that the sun shall not hum thee by 
day, neither the moon hy night. 

The Lord shall preserve thee from all 
e\il ; yea, it is even he that shall keep thy 
soul. 

The Lord shall preserve thy going out, 
and thy ccming in, from this time forth 
for evermore. 

I was glad when they said unto me, 
"We will go into the house of the Lord. 

Our feet shall stand in thy gates, 
Jerusalem. 

Jerusalem is built as a city that is com- 
pact together: 

"Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of 
the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to 
give thanks unto the iS'ame of the Lord. 

For there is the seat of judgment, even 
the seat of the house of David. 

pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they 
shall prosper that love thee. 

Peace be within thy walls, and plente- 
ousness within thy palaces. 

For my brethren and companions' 
sakes, I will wish thee prosperity. 

Yea, because of the house of the Lord 
our God, I will seek to do thee good. 

LTnto thee lift I up mine eyes, thou 
that dwellest in the heavens. 
36* 425 



Day 27. the psalter. 

Behold, even as the eyes of servants 
look unto the hand of their masters, and 
as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of 
her mistress, even so our eyes wait upon 
the Lord our God, until he have mercy 
upon us. 

^Dfuing Jpraiier. 
Psalms 124, 125, 126, 127, 128. 

IF the Lord himself had not heen on our 
side, now may Israel say; if the Lord 
himself had not been on our side, when 
men rose up against us; 

Then they had swallowed us up quick, 
when their wrath was kindled against us : 

Then the waters had overwhelmed us, 
the stream had gone over our soul : 

Then the proud waters had gone over 
our soul. 

But praised he the Lord, w^ho hath not 
given us over for a prey unto their teeth. 

Our soul is escaped even as a bird out 
of the snare of the fowler; the snare is 
broken, and we are delivered. 

Our help standeth in the ISTame of the 
Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. 

They that put their trust in the Lord, 
shall be even as the Mount Sion, which 
may not be removed, but standeth fast for 
ever. 

426 



THE PSALTER. Day 27. 

The hills stand ahout Jerusalem; even 
80 standeth thu Lord round about his peo- 
ple, from this time forth for evermore. 

For the rod of the ungodly cometh not 
into the lot of the rig-liteous; lest the 
righteous put their hand unto wickedness. 

Do well, Lord, unto those that are 
good and true of heart. 

As for such as turn back unto their 
crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them 
forth with the evil doers ; but peace shall 
be upon Israel. 

When the Lord turned again the cap- 
tivity of Sion, we were like unto them 
that dream. 

Then was our mouth filled with laugh- 
ter, and our tongue with singing. 

Then said they among the heathen. The 
Lord hath done great things for them. 

Yea, the Lord hath done great things 
for us already; whereof we rejoice. 

Turn our captivity, Lord, as the 
rivers in the south. 

They that sow in tears shall reap in 

He that now goeth on his way weeping, 
and beareth forth good seed, shall doubt- 
less come again with joy, and bring his 
sheaves with him. 

Except the Lord build the house, their 
labor is but lost that l)uild it. 
427 



Day 27. the psalter. 

Except the Lord keep the city, the 
watchman waketh but in vain. 

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit 
up late, to eat the bread of sorrows : for 
so he giveth his beloved sleep. 

Lo, children are an heritage of the 
Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his 
reward. 

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty 
man ; so are the children of the youth. 

Happy is the man that hath his quiver 
fall of them : they shall not be ashamed 
when they shall speak with the enemies 
in the gate. 

Blessed is every one that feareth the 
Lord; that walketh in his ways. 

For thou shalt eat the labors of thine 
hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall 
be well with thee. 

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by 
the sides of thine house: 

Thy children like olive plants round 
about thy table. 

Behold, that thus shall the man be 
blessed that feareth the Lord. 

The Lord shall bless thee out of Sion : 
and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem 
all the days of thy life. 

Yea, thou shalt see thy children's chil- 
dren, and peace upon Israel. 

428 



THE PSALTER. Day 28. 

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY. 

illonting prapcr. 
From Psalms 130, 132, 133, 134, 135. 

IF tliou, Lord, will he extreme to mark 
what is done amiss, Lord, who shall 
stand? 

But there is forgiveness with thee, that 
thou mayest be feared. 

I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait 
for him; in his word is my trust. 

!My soul waiteth for the Lord more than 
they that watch for the morning : I say, 
more than they that watch for the morn- 
ing. 

Let Israel hope in the Lord : for with 
the Lord there is mercy, and with him is 
plenteous redemption. 

And he shall redeem Israel from all his 
Bins. 

Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and 
the ark of thy strength. 

Let thy priests be clothed with right- 
eousness ; and let thy saints shout for joy. 

The Lord hath chosen Sion ; he hath 
desired it for his habitation. 

This is my rest for ever : here will I 
dwell, for I have a delight therein. 

I ^vill abundantly bless her provision : 
I will satisfy her poor with bread. 
429 



Day 28. THE psalter. 

I will also clothe lier priests witli salva- 
tion : and her saints shall shout aloud for 

Behold, how good and joyful a thing it 
is for brethren to dwell together in unity. 

It is like the j)recious ointment upon 
the head, that ran down upon the beard, 
even Aaron's beard : and went down to 
the skirts of his clothing ; 

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew 
that descended upon the mountains of 
Sion: 

For there the Lord commanded the 
blessing, even life for evermore. 

Behold now, praise the Lord, all ye 
servants of the Lord ; 

Ye that by night stand in the house of 
the Lord, even in the courts of the house 
of our God. 

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, 
and praise the Lord. 

The Lord, that made heaven and earth, 
give thee blessing out of Sion. 

praise the Lord, laud ye the ISTame of 
the Lord ; praise it, ye servants of the 
Lord; 

Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, 
in the courts of the house of our God. 

praise the Lord, for the Lord is gra- 
cious ; O sing praises unto his E^ame, for 
it is lovely. 

4.^n 



THE PSALTER. Day 28. 

For Tvliy ? the Lord hath chosen Jacob 
unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar 
treasure. 

For I know that the Lord is great, and 
that our Lord is above all gods. 

AVhatsoever the Lord pleased, that did 
he in heaven, and in earth; in the sea, and 
in all deep places. 

He causeth the vapors to ascend from 
the ends of the earth ; he maketh light- 
nings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind 
out of his treasuries. 

For the Lord will judge his people, and 
be gracious unto his servants. 

The idols of the heathen are silver and 
gold, the work of men's hands. 

They have mouths, but they speak not; 
eyes have they, but they see not; 

They have ears, but they hear not ; nei- 
ther is there any breath in their mouths. 

They that make them are like unto 
them ; and so are all they that put their 
trust in them. 

Praised be the Lord out of Sion, who 
dwelleth at Jerusalem. 

(grening flraticr. 
From Psalms 136, 138, 139. 

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is 
gracious : and his mercy endureth for 
ever. 

431 



Bay 28. the psalter. 

give thanks unto the God of gods : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

O give thanks unto the Lord of lords : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

To him who alone doth great wonders : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

To him that by wisdom made the hea- 
vens : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

To him that stretched out the earth 
above the waters : for his mercy endureth 
for ever. 

To him that made great lights : for his 
mercy endureth for ever : 

The sun to rule the day : for his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

The moon and the stars to govern the 
night : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

Who remembered us when we were in 
trouble : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

And hath delivered us from our ene- 
mies : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

give thanks unto the God of heaven : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

Who giveth food to all flesh : for his 
mercy endureth for ever, 

give thanks unto the Lord of lords : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

1 will give thanks unto thee, Lord, 
with my whole heart; even before the 
gods will I sing praise unto thee. 

I will worship toward thy holy temple, 
432 



THE PSALTER. Day 28. 

and praise thy Xame, l)ecause of thy lov- 
ing kindness and truth ; for thou hast 
magnified thy Xame, and thy word, ahove 
all things. 

O Lord, thou hast searched me out, and 
known me. Thou knowest my down- 
sitting, and mine up-rising; thou under- 
standest my thoughts afar-off. 

Thou compassest my path and my lying 
down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 

For lo, there is not a word in my 
tongue, but thou, Lord, knowest it 
altogether. 

Thou hast beset me behind and before, 
and laid thine hand upon me. 

Such knowledge is too wonderful for 
me ; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit or 
whither shall I flee from thy presence ? 

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art 
there: If I make my bed in hell, behold 
thou art there. 

If I take the wings of the morning, 
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and 
thy right hand shall hold me. 

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover 
me; even the night shall be light about me. 

Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; 
but the night shineth as the day: the dark- 
ness and the light are both alike to thee. 
37 433 



Day 29. the psalter. 

For my reins are thine; thou hast 
covered me in my mother's womb. 

I will give thanks unto thee, for I am 
fearfully and wonderfully made : marvel- 
lous are thy works, and that my soul 
knoweth right well. 

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet 
being imperfect; and in thy book were 
all my members written ; 

Wliieh day by day were fashioned, 
when as yet there was none of them. 

How precious also are thy thoughts unto 
me, God ! how great is the sum of them ! 

If I should count them, they are more 
in number than the sand: when I awake, 
I am still with thee. 

Try me, God, and seek the ground 
of my heart; prove me, and examine my 
thoughts. 

Look well if there be any way of wick- 
edness in me; and lead me in the way 
everlasting. 



THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY. 

flTormng Jprarier. 
From Psalms 140, 141, 142, 143. 

ELIVER me, Lord, from the evil 
man: preserve me from the violent 
man ; 

434 



D 



THE PSALTER. Day 29. 

Who imagine mischief in their hearts, 
and stir up strife all the day long. 

The}- have sharpened their tongues like a 
serpent; adder's poison is under'their lips. 
Keep me, Lord, from the hands of the 
ungodly; preserve me from the wicked 
men, who are purposed to overthrow my 
goings. 

I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God, 
hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord. 

Let not an evil speaker be established 
in the earth : evil shall hunt the violent 
man to overthrow him. 

I know that the Lord will maintain the 
cause of the afflicted, and the right of the 
poor. 

Surely the righteous shall give thanks 
unto thy name: the upright "shall dwell 
in thy presence. 

Lord, I call upon thee ; haste thee unto 
me, and consider my voice, when I cry 
unto thee. 

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight 
as the incense; and the lifting up'^of my 
hands as the evening sacrificed 

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, 
and keep the door of my lips. 

let not mine heart be inclined to any 
e\^l thing, to practice wicked works, with 
the men that work iniquity; and let me 
not eat of their dainties. 
435 



Day 29. the psalter. 

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be 
a kindness : and let him reprove me ; 

It shall be an excellent oil, which shall 
not break my head. 

I cried unto the Lord -with my voice ; 
yea, even unto the Lord did I make my 
supplication. 

I poured out my complaints before him, 
and showed him of my trouble. 

"When my spirit was in heaviness, thou 
knewest my path ; in the way wherein I 
walked, have they privily laid a snare for 
me. 

I looked also upon my right hand, and 
saw there was no man that would know me. 

I had no place to flee unto, and no man 
cared for my soul. 

I cried unto thee, Lord, and said, 
Thou art my hope, and my portion in the 
land of the living. 

Consider my complaint; for I am 
brought very low. 

deliver me from my persecutors ; foi 
they are too strong for me. 

Bring my soul out of prison, that I 
may praise thy l^ame: the righteous 
shall compass me about; for thou shalt 
deal bountifully with me. 

Hear my prayer, Lord, and consider 
my desire ; hearken unto me for thy truth 
and righteousness' sake. 
436 



THE PSALTER. Day 20. 

And enter not into judgment with thy 
servant; for in thy eight shall no man liv- 
ing be justified. 

My spirit is vexed within me, and my 
heart within me is desolate. 

I remember the days of old ; I medi- 
tate on all thy works; I muse on the 
work of thy hands. 

I stretch forth my hands unto thee; 
my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty 
land. 

O let me hear thy loving kindness bed- 
times in the morning ; for in thee is my 
trust: show thou me the way that I 
should walk in; for I lift up my soul 
unto thee. 

Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth 
thee ; for thou art my God : let thy loving 
Spirit lead me forth into the land of right 
eousuess. 

^timing JJrapcr. 
From Psalms 144, 145. 

BLESSED be the Lord my strength: 
my goodness and my fortress; my 
high tower, and my deliverer ; my shield, 
and he in whom I trust. 

Lord, what is man, that thou takest 
knowledge of him ! or the son of man, 
that thou makest account of him ! 
37* 437 



D^^ 29. THE PSALTER. 

Man is like to vanity : his days are as a 
shadow that passeth away. 

I will sing a new song unto thee, 
God ; and sing praises unto thee upon a 
ten-stringed lute. 

Save me, and deliver me from the hand 
of strange children, whose mouth talketh 
of vanity, and their right hand is a right 
hand of iniquity: 

That our sons may be as plants grown 
up in their youth ; and that our daughters 
may be as corner stones, polished after 
the similitude of a palace : 

That our garners may be full, affording 
all manner of store : that our sheep may 
bring forth thousands and ten thousands 
in our streets : 

That our oxen may be strong to labor ; 
that there may be no decay, no leading into 
captivity, and no complaining in our streets. 

Happy are the people that are in such 
a case ; yea, blessed are the people who 
have the Lord for their God. 

I Avill magnify thee, O God, my King ; 
and I will praise thy IlTame for ever and 
ever. 

Every day will I give thanks unto thee ; 
and praise thy Name for ever and ever. 

Great is the Lord, and marvellous wor- 
thy to be praised ; there is no end of his 
greatness. 

438 



THE PSALTER. Da}' 29. 

One generation shall praise thy works 
unto another, and declare thy power. 

As for me, I will be talking of thy wor- 
ship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous 
works ; 

So that men shall speak of the might 
of thy marvellous acts; and I will also tell 
of thy greatness. 

They shall abundantly utter the memory 
of thy great goodness, and shall sing of 
thy righteousness. 

The Lord is gracious and merciful ; 
long-suffering, and of great goodness. 

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

All thy works shall praise thee, Lord ; 
and thy saints shall bless thee. 

They shall speak of the glory of thy 
kingdom, and talk of thy power; 

That thy power, thy glory, and mighti- 
ness of thy kingdom, might be knoAvn 
unto men. 

Thy kingdom is an everlasting king- 
dom, and thy dominion enduretli through- 
out all ages. 

The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, 
and hfteth up all those that are bowed 
down. 

The eyes of all wait upon thee, Lord; 
and thou givest them their meat in due 
season. 

439 



Day 30. the psalter. 

Thou openest tliine hand, and satisfiest 
the desire of every living thing. 

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, 
and holy in all his works. 

The Lord is nigh unto all them that 
call upon him ; yea, all such as call upon 
him faithfully. 

He will fulfil the desire of them that 
fear him ; he also will hear their cry, and 
will help them. 

The Lord preserveth all them that love 
him : but all the wicked will he destroy. 

My mouth shall speak the praise of the 
Lord; and let all flesh give thanks unto 
his holy iTame for ever and ever. 



THE THIKTIETH DAY. 

ilTorning }})rat}£r. 
From Psalms 146, 147. 

PRAISE the Lord, my soul : while I 
live, will I praise the Lord ; yea, as 
long as I have any being, I will sing 
praises unto my God. 

put not your trust in princes, nor in 
any child of man ; for there is no help in 
them. 

For when the breath of man goeth 
forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and 
then all his thoughts perish. 
440 



THE PSALTER. Day 30. 

Blessed is he that hatli the God of 
Jacob for his help, and whose hope is in 
the Lord his God : 

Who made heaven and earth, the sea 
and all that therein is ; who keepeth his 
promise for ever; 

Who helpeth them to right that suffer 
wrong ; who feedeth the hungry. 

The Lord looseth men out of prison; 
the Lord giveth sight to the blind. 

The Lord raiseth them that are bowed 
down: the Lord loveth the righteous: 

The Lord preserveth tlie strangers; he 
relieveth the fatherless and widow : but the 
way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 

The Lord th}- God, Sion, shall be 
Kinc: for v^vermore, and throughout all 
generations. 

Praise ye the Lord : for it is good to 
sing })raises unto our God; for it is pleas- 
ant; and praise is comely. 

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and 
gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 

He healetli those that are broken in 
heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 

He telleth the number of the stars, and 
calleth them all by their names. 

Great is our Lord, and great is his 
power; his wisdom is iniinite. 

The Lord lifteth up the meek: he cast 
etli the wicked down to the ground. 
441 



Day 30. the psalter. 

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; 
sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, 
who prepareth rain for the earth, who 
maketh grass to grow upon tlie mountains. 

Who giveth to the beast his food, and 
to the young ravens which cry. 

He delighteth not in the strength of 
the horse : he taketh not pleasure in the 
legs of a man. 

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that 
fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. 

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem; praise 
thy God, O Sion. 

For he hath strengthened the bars of 
thy gates; he hath blessed thy children 
within thee. 

He maketh peace in thy borders, and 
filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 

He sendeth forth his commandment 
upon earth, and his word runneth very 
swiftly. 

He giveth snow like wool, and scatter- 
eth the hoar-frost like ashes. 

He casteth forth his ice like morsels : 
who can stand before his cold ? 

He sendeth out his word, and melteth 
them : he causeth his wind to blow, and 
the waters flow. 

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his 
statutes and ordinances unto Israel. 
442 



THE PSALTER. Da}' 30. 

Fi^om Pscdms 148, 149, 150. 

PRAISE the Lord of lieaven: praise 
him in the height. 

Praise him, all ye angels of his: praise 
him, all his hosts. 

Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, 
all ye stars and light. 

Praise him, all ye heavens, and 3'e wa- 
ters that are ahove the heavens. 

Let tliem praise the Xame of the Lord : 
for he spake the word, and they were made ; 
he commanded, and they were created. 

He hath made them fast for ever and 
ever: he hath given them a law which 
shall not he broken. 

Praise the Lord from the earth, ye 
dragons, and all deeps: 

Fire and hail, snow and vapors, wind 
and storm, fiiltilling his word: 

Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees 
and all cedars: 

Beasts and all cattle; worms and feather- 
ed fowls: 

Kings of the earth, and all people; prin- 
ces, and all judges of the world: 

Young men and maidens, old men and 
children, praise the Xame of the Lord: 
for his Xame only is excellent, his glory 
above earth and heaven. 
443 



Day 30. the psalter. 

He shall exalt the horn of his people : 
all his saints shall praise him ; even the 
children of Israel, even the people that 
serveth him. 

sing unto the Lord a new song; let 
the congregation of saints praise him. 

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, 
and let the children of Sion be joyful in 
their King. 

Let them praise his Name with the 
pipe : let them sing praises unto him with 
tabret and harp. 

For the Lord hath pleasure in his peo- 
ple ; he will beautity the meek with sal- 
vation. 

praise God in his holiness: praise 
him in the firmament of his power. 

Praise him in his noble acts: praise 
him according to his excellent greatness. 

Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : 
praise him with the psaltery and harp. 

Praise him with the timbrel and pipe : 
praise him with stringed instruments and 
organs. 

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: 
praise him upon the high-sounding cym- 
bals. 

Let every thing that hath breath praise 
the Lord. 

THE END OF THE PSALTER. 

444 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, 

FOR USE INSTEAD OF THE PSALMS FOR THE DAV, AT 
THE DISCRETION OF THE MINISTER. 



ScUction 5irst. 
Psalm 19, 

THE heavens declare the glory of God ; 
and the firmament showeth his handy- 
work. 

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night 
unto night showeth knowledge. 

There is no speech nor language, where 
their voice is not heard. 

Their line is gone out through all the 
earth, and their words to the end of the 
world. Li 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, con- 
38 445 



Sel. 1. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

verting: the soul : the testimony of the 
Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 

The statutes of the Lord are right, re- 
joicing 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 pre- 
sumptuous sins; let them not have do- 
minion 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, Lord, my strength, and my 
redeem.er. 

Psalm 24. 

THE earth is the Lord's, and the fulness 
thereof; the world, and they that 
dwell therein. 

446 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl, 1. 

For he liath 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 hatli clean hands, and a pure 
heart; who hath not lifted up his soul 
unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 

lie 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, Jacob. 

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

mo is this King of glory ? The Lord 
strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in 
battle. 

Lift up your heads, 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. 

Psalm 103. 

BLESS the Lord, my soul: and all 
that is within me, bless his holy name. 
Bless the Lord, my soul, and forget 
not all his benefits : 

447 



Sel. 1. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities ; who 
healetli all thy diseases; 

Wlio redeemeth thy life from destruc- 
tion; who crowneth thee with loving- 
kindness and tender mercies; 

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good 
things ; so that thy youth is renewed like 
the eagle's. 

The Lord executeth righteousness and 
judgment for all that are oppressed. 

He made known his ways unto Moses, 
his acts unto the children of Israel. 

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow 
to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 

He will not always chide : neither will 
he keep his anger for ever. 

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; 
nor rewarded us according to our iniqui- 
ties. 

For as the heaven is high above the 
earth, so great is his mercy toward them 
that fear him. 

As far as the east is from the v/est, so 
far hath he removed our transgressions 
from us. 

Like as a father pitieth his children, so 
the Lord pitieth them that fear him. 

For he knoweth our frame; he remem- 
bereth that we are dust. 

As for man, his days are as grass : as a 
flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 
448 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sol. 2. 

For the wind passeth over it, and it is 
gone; and the phice thereof shall know it 
no more. 

But the nierc>' of the Lord is from ever- 
lasting to everlasting upon them that fear 
him, and his righteousness unto children's 
children; 

To such as keep his covenant, and to 
those that remember his commandments 
to do them. 

The Lord hath prepared his throne in 
the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over 
all. 

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel 
in strength, that do his commandments, 
hearkening unto the voice of his word. 

Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye 
ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 

Bless the Lord, all his works, in all 
places of his dominion : bless the Lord, 
my soul. • 



jSekction Scroni). 
From Psalm 139. 

OLORD, thou hast searched me, and 
known me. 
Thou knowest my downsitting and 
mine uprising, thou understandest my 
thought afar oif. 

38* 449 



Sel. 2. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Tliou compassest my path and my lying 
down, and art acquainted with all my 
ways. 

For there is not a word in my tongue, 
but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it alto- 
gether. 

Thou hast beset me behind and before, 
and laid thine hand upon me. 

Such knowledge is too wonderful for 
me ; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or 
whither shall I flee from thy presence ? 

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art 
there : If I make my bed in hell, behold, 
thou art there. 

If I take the wings of the morning, and 
dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and 
thy right hand shall hold me. 

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover 
ine ; even the night shall be light about me. 

Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee ; 
but the night shineth as the day : the 
darkness and the light are both alike to 
thee. 

For thou hast possessed my reins : thou 
hast covered me in my mother's womb. 

I will praise thee ; for I am fearfully and 
wonderfully made: marvellous are thy 
works; and that my soul knoweth right 
well. 

450 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sol. 2. 

My substance was not hid from thee, 
when I was made in secret, and curiously 
wroui!:ht in tlie lowest i)arts of the earth. 

Thine eyes did see my sulistaiice. yet 
bein<^ imperfect; and in th}' book all iny 
members were written, which in continu- 
ance were fashioned, when as yet there 
was none of them. 

How precious also are thy thouirhts 
unto me, God! how great is the sum of 
them ! 

If I should count them, they are more 
in number than the sand : when I awake, 
I am still with thee. 

Search me, God, and know my heart: 
try me, and know mj- thoughts: 

And see if there be any wicked way in 
me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 

Psalm 145. 

I WILL extol thee, my God, King; 
and I will bless thy name for ever and 
ever. 

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 unsearehal)le. 

One generation shall praise thy works 

to another, and shall declare thy mighty 

acts. 

451 



Sel. 2. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

I will speak of the glorious honor of 
thy majesty, and of thy wonclrons works. 

And men shall speak of the might of 
thy terrible acts : and I will declare thy 
greatness. 

They shall abundantly utter the mem- 
ory of thy great goodness, and shall sing 
of thy righteousness. 

The Lord is gracious, and full of com- 
passion; 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, 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 king- 
dom, and thy dominion endureth through- 
out all generations. 

The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and 
raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 

The eyes of all wait upon thee; and 
thou givest them their meat in due season. 

Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest 
the desire of every living thing. 

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, 
and holy in all his works. 
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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sul. 3. 

The Lord is nigh unto all them that 
call upon him, to all that call upon him 
in truth. 

He Avill fulfil the tk'sire of them that 
fear him: he also will hear their ory, and 
will save them. 

The Lord preserveth all them that love 
him : hut all the wicked will lie destroy. 

My mouth sliall speak the praise of the 
Lord: and let all liesh bless his holy 
name for ever and ever. 



j9tkctiou (ill)ir^. 
From Psalm 51. 

HA^TE mercy upon me, O God, accord- 
ing to thy loving kindness : according 
unto the multitude of thy tender mercies 
blot out my transgressions. 

Wash me thoroughly from mine ini- 
quity, and cleanse me from my sin. 

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

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, 
and (lone this e^^l in thy sight: that thou 
mightest be justified when thou speakest, 
and be clear when thou judgest. 

Behokl, I was shapen in iniquity; and 
in sin did my mother conceive me. 
453 



Sel. 3. SELECTIONS OP PSALMS. 

Behold, thou desirest truth in the in- 
ward parts : and in the hidden part thou 
shalt make me to know wisdom. 

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be 
clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter 
than snow. 

Make me to hear joy and gladness; 
that the bones which thou hast broken 
may rejoice. 

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot 
out all mine iniquities. 

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 sal- 
vation ; and uphold me with thy free 
spirit. 

Then will I teach transgressors thy 
ways; and sinners shall be converted 
unto thee. 

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, 
God, thou God of my salvation : and my 
tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteous- 
ness. 

Lord, open thou my lips; and my 
mouth shall show forth thy praise. 

For thou desirest not sacrifice; else 
would I give it: thou delightest not in 
burnt oifering. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken 
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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sel. 3. 

spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, 
God, tliou wilt not despise. 

From Psalm. 42. 

AS the hart panteth after the water 
brooks, so panteth nij soul after thee, 
God. 

]\ry soul thirsteth for God, for the living 
God : when shall I come and appear be- 
fore God ? 

My tears have been my meat day and 
night, while they continually say unto 
me, ^Vhere is thy God ? 

^^^len I remember these things, I jiour 
out my soul in me : for I had gone with 
the multitude, I went ^^dth them to the 
house of God; 

With the voice of joy and praise, with 
a multitude that kept holyday. 

'\^1iy art thou cast down, O my soul ? 
and why art thou disquieted in me ? 

IIoj>e thou in God : for I shall yet praise 
him for the help of his countenance. 

Yet the Lord "will command his loving- 
kindness in the da}i:ime, and in the night 
his song shall be \\dth me, and my prayer 
unto the God of my life. 

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast 
thou forgotten me? why go I mourning 
because of the oppression of the enemy? 
455 



Sel. 4. SELECTIONS OF PSALM3. 

Wliile they say daily unto me, Where 
is thy God ? 

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 
and why art thou disquieted within me? 

Hope thou in God : for I shall yet praise 
him, who is the health of my countenance, 
and my God. 



Selection iburtl). 

Psalm 37. 

FRET not thyself because of evildoers, 
neither be thou envious against the 
workers of iniquity. 

For they shall soon be cut down like 
the grass, and wither as the green herb. 

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so 
shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily 
thou shalt be fed. 

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he 
ehall give thee the desires of thine heart. 

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust 
also in him ; and he shall bring it to pass. 

And he shall bring forth thy righteous- 
ness as the light, and thy judgment as 
the noonday. 

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for 
him : fret not thyself because of him who 
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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sel. 4. 

prospereth in his way, because of the man 
who bringeth \ncked. devices to pass. 

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : 
fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those 
that wait upon the Lord, they shall in- 
herit the earth. 

For yet a little while, and the wicked 
shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently 
consider his place, and it shall not be. 

But the meek shall inherit the earth; 
and shall delight themselves in the abund- 
ance of peace. 

The A\icked plotteth against the just, 
and gnasheth upon him \yiih his teeth. 

The Lord shall laugh at him : for he 
seeth that his day is coming. " 

The \\T.cked have drawn out the sword, 
and have bent their bow, to cast down 
the poor and needy, and to slay such as 
be of upright conversation. 

Their sword shall enter into their own 
heart, and their bows shall be broken, 

A little that a righteous man hath is 
better than the riches of many wicked. 

For the arms of the wicked shall be 
broken: but the Lord upholdeth the 
righteous. 

The Lord knoweth the days of the up- 
right: and their inheritance shall be for 
over. 

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Sel. 4. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

They shall not be ashamed in the evil 
time: and in the days of famine they 
shall be satisfied. 

But the wicked shall perish, and the 
enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat 
of lambs : they shall consume ; into smoke 
shall they consume away. 

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not 
again : but the righteous showeth mercy, 
and giveth. 

For such as be blessed of him shall 
inherit the earth; and they that be cursed 
of him shall be cut off. 

The steps of a good man are ordered 
by the Lord : and he delighteth in his way. 

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly 
cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him 
•with his hand. 

I have been young, and now am old; 
yet have I not seen the righteous forsa- 
ken, nor his seed begging bread. 

He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and 
his seed is blessed. 

Depart from evil, and do good; and 
dwell for evermore. 

For the Lord loveth judgment, and for- 
saketh not his saints; they are preserved 
for ever : but the seed of the wicked shall 
be cut off". 

The righteous shall inherit the land, 
and dwell therein for ever. 
458 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 4. 

The mouth of the righteous speaketh 
wisdom, aud his tongue talketh of judg- 
ment. 

The law of his God is in his heart; 
none of his steps shall slide. 

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and 
seeketh to slay him. 

The Lord will not leave him in his 
hand, nor condemn him when he is 
judged. 

wait on the Lord, and keep his way, 
and he shall exalt thee to inherit the 
land: when the wicked are cut off, thou 
shalt see it. 

I have seen the wicked in great power, 
and spreading himself like a green hay tree. 

Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was 
not: yea, I sought him, but he could not 
be found. 

^Mark the perfect man, and behold the 
upright : for the end of that man is peace. 

But the transgressors shall be destroyed 
together: the end of the wicked shall be 
cut otf. 

But the salvation of the righteous is of 
the Lord : he is their strength in the time 
of trouble. 

And the Lord shall help them, and de- 
Uver them: he shall deliver them from 
the wicked, and save them, because they 
trust in him. 

459 



Sel. 5. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Qtkttkn liftl). 
Psalm 1. 

BLESSED is the man that walketh not 
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor 
standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth 
in the seat of the scornful. 

But his delight is in the law of the 
Lord; and in his law doth he meditate 
day and night. 

And he shall he like a tree planted by 
the rivers of water, that bringeth forth 
his fruit in his season ; 

His leaf also shall not wither; and 
whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

The ungodly are not so : but are like 
the chaff which the wind driveth away. 

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand 
in the judgment, nor sinners in the con- 
gregation of the righteous. 

For the Lord knoweth the way of the 
righteous: but the way of the ungodly 
shall perish. 

Psalm 15. 

LORD, who shall abide in thy taber- 
nacle? who shall dwell in thy holy 
hill? 

460 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 5. 

He tliat walketh uprightly, and worketh 
righteousness, and speaketh the truth in 
his heart. 

He tliat backbiteth not with his tongue, 
nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh 
up a reproach against his neighbor. 

In whose eyes a vile person is con- 
temned ; but he honoreth them that fear 
the Lord. He that sweareth to his own 
hurt, and changeth not. 

He that putteth not out his money to 
usury, nor taketh reward against the inno- 
cent. 

He that doeth these things shall never 
be moved. 

Psalm 91. 

HE that dwelleth in the secret place of 
the most High shall abide under the 
shadow of the Almighty. 

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge 
and my fortress : my God ; in him will I 
trust. 

Surely he shall deliver thee from the 
snare of the fowler, and from the noisome 
pestilence 

He shall cover thee ^\^th his feathers, 
and under his wings shalt thou trust : his 
truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror 
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Sel. 5. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

by niglit; nor for tlie arrow that flietli by 
day ; 

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in 
darkness; nor for the destruction that 
wasteth at noonday. 

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and 
ten thousand at thy right hand; but it 
shall not come nigh thee. 

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold 
and see the reward of the wicked. 

Because thou hast made the Lord, which 
is my refuge, even the most High, thy 
habitation ; 

There shall no evil befall thee, neither 
shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 

For he shall give his angels charge over 
thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 

They shall bear thee up in their hands, 
lest thou dash th}^ foot against a stone. 

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and 
adder: the young lion and the dragon 
shalt thou trample under feet. 

Because he hath set his love upon me, 
therefore will I deliver him : I will set 
him on high, because he hath known my 
name. 

He shall call upon me, and I will an- 
swer him : I will be with him in troulile ; 
I will deliver him, and honor him. 

With long life will I satisfy him, and 
show him my salvation. 
462 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 6. 

Selection Sivtl). 
From Psalm 32. 

BLESSED is he wliose transgression is 
forgiven, whose sin is covered. 

Blessed is tlie man unto whom the Lord 
imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit 
there is no guile. 

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and 
mine iniquity have I not hid. 

I said, I will confess my transgressions 
unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the 
iniquity of my sin. 

For this shall everyone that is godly 
pray unto thee in a time when thou may- 
est be found : surely in the floods of great 
waters they shall not come nigh unto 
him. 

Thou art raj hiding place ; thou shalt 
preserve me from trouble; thou shalt 
compass me about with songs of deliver- 
ance. 

I will instruct thee and teach thee in 
the way which thou shalt go : I will 
guide thee with mine eye. 

Many sorrows shall be to the wdcked : 
but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy 
shall compass him about. 

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, 3'e 
righteous : and shout for joy, all ye that 
are upright in heart. 
463 



Sel. 6. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Psalm 130. 

OUT of the depths have I cried unto 
thee, O Lord. 

Lord, hear my voice : let thine ears be 
attentive to the voice of my supplications. 

If thou. Lord, shouldest mark iniqui- 
ties, O Lord, who shall stand ? 

But there is forgiveness with thee, that 
thou mayest be feared. 

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, 
and in his word do I hope. 

My soul waiteth for the Lord more 
than they that watch for the morning : I 
say, more than they that watch for the 
morning. 

Let Israel hope in the Lord : for with 
the Lord there is mercy, and wdth him is 
plenteous redemption. 

And he shall redeem Israel from all his 
iniquities. 

Psalm 121. 

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. 

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : 
he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall 
neither slumber nor sleep. 
464 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sel. 7. 

The Lord is thy keeper : the Lord is 
thy sliade upon thy right hand. 

The sun shall not smite thee hy da\', 
nor the moon by night. 

The Lord shall preserve thee from all 
evil : he shall preserve thy soul. 

The Lord shall preserve thy going out 
and thy coming in from this time forth, 
and even for evermore. 



Selection ScDentl). 
Psalm 23. 

rriHE Lord is my shepherd ; I shall not 
-I- want. 

He maketh rae to lie down in green 
pastures : he leadeth me beside the still 
waters. 

lie restoreth my soul : he leadeth me 
in the paths of righteousness for his 
name's sake. 

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

Thou pre[»arest a table before me in the 
presence of mine enemies: thou anoint- 
est my head with oil; my cup runneth 
over. 

465 



Sel. 7. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

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

Psalm 34. 

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. 

magnify the Lord with me, and let 
us exalt his name together. 

1 sought the Lord, and he heard me, 
and delivered me from all my fears. 

They looked unto him, and were light- 
ened : ancj- their faces were not ashamed. 

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

The angel of the Lord encampeth round 
al30ut them that fear him, and delivereth 
them. 

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

fear the Lord, ye his saints : for there 
is no want to them that fear him. 

The young lions do lack, and suffer 
hunger : but they that seek the Lord shall 
not want any good thing. 
466 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sel. 7.' 

Come, ye children, hearken unto me : I 
\y\\] teach yon the fear of the Lord. 

Wliat man is he that dcsiretli life, 
and loveth many days, that he may see 
good ? 

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lij)s 
from speaking guile. 

Depart from evil, and do good; seek 
peace, and pursue it. 

The eyes of the Lord are u})()n the 
righteous, and his ears are open unto their 
cry. 

The face of the Lord is against them 
that do evil, to cut oif the remembrance 
of them from the earth. 

The righteous cry, and the Lord hear- 
eth, and delivereth them out of all their 
troubles. 

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of 
a broken heart; and saveth such as be of 
a contrite spirit. 

Many are the afflictions of the right- 
eous : but the Lord delivereth him out of 
them all. 

He keepeth all his bones : not one of 
them is broken. 

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

The Lord redeemeth the soul of his 
servants: and none of them that trust in 
him shall be desolate. 
467 



SqL 7. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Psahn 65. 

PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in 
Sion : and unto thee shall the vow be 
performed. 

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee 
shall all flesh come. 

Iniquities prevail against me : as for our 
trangressions, thou shalt purge them 
away. 

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, 
and causest to approach unto thee, that 
he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be 
satisfied with the goodness of thy house, 
even of thy holy temple. 

By terrible things in righteousness wilt 
thou answer us, O God of our salvation; 
who art the confidence of all the ends of 
tlie earth, and of them that are afar oft' 
upon the sea: 

Which by his strength setteth fast the 
mountains; being girded with power : 

Which stilleth the noise of the seas, 
the noise of their waves, and the tumult 
of the people. 

They also that dwell in the uttermost 
parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou 
makest the outgoings of the morning 
and evening to rejoice. 

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest 
it: thou greatly enrichest it with the 
468 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 8. 

river of God, which is full of water: 
thou prcparost them corn, when thou 
hast so provided for it. 

Thou waterest the ridges thereof abun- 
dantly : thou settlest the"^ furrows thereof: 
thou'makest it soft with showers: thou 
blessest the springing thereof. 

Thou erownestrthe year with thy good- 
ness; and thy paths drop tatness. 

They drop upon the pastures of the 
wilderness: and the httle hills rejoice on 
every side. 

The pastures are clothed with flocks; 
the valleys also are covered over wnth 
corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. 



SfUction (Jrigl)tl). 
From Psalm 84. 

HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, O 
Lord of hosts ! 
]^ly soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for 
the courts of the Lord : my heart and my 
flesh crieth out for the living God. 

Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, 

and the swallow a nest for herself, where 

she may lay her young, even thine altars, 

Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. 

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Sel. 8. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Blessed are they that dwell in thy 
house : they will be still praising thee. 

Blessed is the man whose strength is in 
thee; in whose heart are the ways of 
them. 

Who passing through the valley of 
Baca make it a well ; the rain also filleth 
the pools. 

They go from strength to strength, 
every one of them in Sion appeareth 
before God. 

Lord God of hosts, hear my jDrayer : 
give ear, O God of Jacob. 

For a day in thy courts is better than a 
tliousand. 

1 had rather be a doorkeeper in the 
house of my God, than to dwell in the 
tents of wickedness. 

For the Lord God is a sun and a 
shield : the Lord will give grace and 
glory : no good thing will he withhold 
from them that walk uprightly. 

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man 
that trusteth in thee. 



Psalm 85. 

LORD, thou hast been favorable unto thy 
land : thou hast brought back the cap- 
tivity of Jacob. 

470 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 8. 

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of th}- 
people, thou hast covered all their sin. 

Thou hast taken away all thy wratli : 
thou hast turned thyself from the fierce- 
ness of thine anger. 

Turn us, God of our salvation, and 
cause thine anger toward us to cease. 

AVilt thou be angry with us for ever? 
wilt thou draw out thine anger to all 
generations ? 

AVilt thou nt)t revive us again : that thy 
people may rejoice in thee? 

Show us thy mercy, Lord, and grant 
us thy salvation. 

I vnW hear what God the Lord will 
speak: for he \\dll speak peace unto his 
people, and to his saints: but let them 
not turn again to folly. 

Surely his salvation is nigh them that 
fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 

Mercy and truth are met together: 
righteousness and peace have kissed each 
other. 

Truth shall spring out of the earth: 
and righteousness shall look down from 
heaven. 

Yea, the Lord shall give that which is 
good; and our land shall peld her in- 
crease. 

Righteousness shall go before him; and 
shall set us in the wav of his steps. 
471 



Sel. 8. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Psalm 93. 

THE Lord reigneth, he is clothed with 
majesty; the Lord is clothed with 
stren2;th, wherewith he hath girded him- 
self: " 

The world also is stablished, that it 
cannot be moved. 

Thy throne is established of old : thou 
art from everlasting. 

The floods have lifted up, Lord, the 
floods have lifted up their voice; the 
floods lift up their waves. 

The Lord on high is mightier than the 
noise of many waters, yea, than the 
mighty waves of the sea. 

Thy testimonies are very sure : holiness 
becometh thine house, Lord, for ever. 

Psalm 97. 

THE Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice ; 
let the multitude of isles be glad 
thereof. 

Clouds and darkness are round about 
him: righteousness and judgment are the 
habitation of his throne. 

A fire goeth before him, and burneth up 
his enemies round about. 

His lightnings enlightened the world : 
the earth saw, and trembled. 
472 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sel. 9. 

The hills melted like wax at the pre- 
sence of the Lord, at the presence of the 
Lord of the whole earth. 

The heavens declare his righteousness, 
and all the people see his glory. 

Confounded be all they that serve graven 
images, that boast themselves of idols: 
worship him, all ye gods. 

Sion heard, and was glad; and the 
daughters of Judah rejoiced because of 
thy "judgments, O Lord. 

For tiiou, Lord, art higher than all the 
earth : thou art exalted tar above all gods. 

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he 
preserveth the souls of liis saints; he de- 
li vereth them out of the hand of the 
wicked. 

Light is sown for the righteous, and 
gladness for the upright in heart. 

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous ; and 
give thanks at the remembrance of his 
holiness. 



Sckction ^intl). 

Psalm 8. 

OLORD our Lord, how excellent is thy 
Xame in all the earth ! who hast set 
thv orlory above the heavens. 
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Sel. 9. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Out of the moutli of babes and suck- 
lings liast thou ordained strength because 
of thine enemies, that thou mightest still 
the enemy and the avenger. 

When I consider thy 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 visit- 
est 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 : 

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts 
of the field; the fowl of the air, and the 
fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth 
through the paths of the seas. 

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy 
Name in all the earth ! 

From Psalm 33. 

REJOICE in the Lord, ye right- 
eous : for praise is comely for the 
upright. 

Praise the Lord with harp : sing unto 
him with the psaltery and an instrument 
of ten strings. 

474 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Scl. 9. 

Sing unto him a new song; play skil- 
fully with a loud noise. 

For the word of the Lord is right ; and 
all his works are done in truth. 

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

By the word of the Lord were the hea- 
vens made ; and all the host of them by 
the breath of his mouth. 

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

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

For he spake, and it was done ; he com- 
manded, and it stood fast. 

From Psalm 147. 

PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is good to 
sing praises unto our God ; for it is 
pleasant ; and praise is comely. 

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : he 
gathereth together the outcasts of Israel, 
He healeth the broken in heart, and 
biudeth up their wounds. 

He telleth the number of the stars ; he 
calleth them all by their names. 

Great is our Lord, and of great power: 
his understanding is iniinite. 
475 



Sel. 9. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

The Lord lifteth up the meek : he 
easteth the wicked down to the ground. 

Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; 
sing praise upon the harp unto our God • 

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, 
who prepareth rain for the earth, who 
maketh grass to grow upon the moun- 
tains. 

He giveth to the beast his food, and to 
the young ravens wliich cry. 

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that 
fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. 

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem ; praise 
thy God, Sion. 

For he hath strengthened the bars of 
thy gates; he hath blessed thy children 
within thee. 

He maketh peace in thy borders, and 
filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 

He sendeth forth his commandment 
upon earth : his word runneth very swiftly. 

He giveth snow like wool : he scattereth 
the hoar frost like ashes. 

He easteth forth his ice like morsels: 
who can stand before his cold? 

He sendeth out his word, and melteth 
them : he causeth his wind to blow, and 
the waters flow. 

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his 
statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 

He hath not dealt so with any nation; 
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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. Sc'l. 10. 

and as for his judgments, they have not 
known them. 

From, Psalm 57. 

BE thou exalted, O God, above the 
heavens; let thy glory be above all 
the earth. 

My heart is fixed, God, my heart is 
fixed: I will sing and give praise. 

Awake up, niy glory; awake, psaltery 
and harp: I myself will awake early. 

I vrvW praise thee, O Lord, among the 
people : I will sing unto thee among the 
nations. 

For thy mercy is great unto the hea- 
vens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 

Be thou exalted, O God, above the hea- 
vens : let thy glory be above all the earth. 



Selection (ilmti). 

From Psalm 96. 

OSnTG unto the Lord a new song: 
sing unto the Lord, all the earth. 
Sing unto the Lord, bless his Name; 
show forth his salvation from day to day. 
Declare his glory among the heathen, 
his wonders among all people. 

For the Lord is great, and greatly to be 
praised : he is to be feared above all gods. 
477 



Sel. 10. SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. 

Psalm 148. 

PRAISE ye the Lord from tlie heavens : 
praise him in the heights. 

Praise ye him, all his angels : praise ye 
him, all his hosts. 

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise 
him, all ye stars of light. 

Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and 
ye waters that be above the heavens. 

Let them praise the name of the Lord : 
for he commanded, and they were created. 

He hath also stablished them for ever 
and ever : he hath made a decree which 
shall not pass. 

Praise the Lord from the earth, ye 
dragons, and all deeps : 

Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapors ; 
stormy wind fulfilling his word : 

Mountains, and all hills ; fruitful trees, 
and all cedars : 

Beasts, and all cattle ; creeping things, 
and flying fowl : 

Kings of the earth, and all people ; 
princes, and all judges of the earth: 

Both young men, and maidens; old 
men, and children; Let them praise the 
!N'ame of the Lord : for his Name alone is 
excellent; his glory is above the earth 
and heaven. 

He also exalteth the horn of his people, 
478 



SELECTIONS OF PSALMS. >^ol. 10. 

the praise of all his saints; even of the 
children of Israel, a people near unto 
him. 

Fi'om Psalm 149. 

STXG unto the Lord a new song, and his 
praise in the coni!;regation of saints. 

Let Israel rejoice in him that made 
him: let the children of Sion be jo^-ful in 
their King. 

Let them praise his Name in the dance : 
let them sing praises unto him with the 
timbrel and harp. 

For the Lord taketh pleasure in his 
people : he will beautify the meek with 
salvation. 

Psalm 150. 

PRAISE God in his sanctuary: praise 
him in the firmament of his power. 

Praise him for his mighty acts : praise 
him according to his excellent greatness. 

Praise him with the sound of the trum- 
pet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 

Praise him with the timbrel and dance : 
praise him with stringed instruments and 
organs. 

"Praise him upon the loud cymbals: 
praise him upon the high sounding cym- 
bals. 

Let every thing that hath breath praise 
the Lord. 

479 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

[as specified in the prayer-book of 1785.] 



For CHRISTMAS-DAY, EASTER-DAY, ASCEN- 
SION-DAY, AND WHIT-SUNDAY. 



iHonttug fJragtr. 

From Psalms 84, 85. 

HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, 
Lord of hosts ! 

My soul longeth, yea even fainteth for 
the courts of the Lord : my heart and my 
flesh crieth out for the living God. 

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an 
house, and the swallow a nest, where she 
may lay her young; even thy altars, 
Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 

Blessed are they that dwell in thy 
house ; they will be alway praising thee. 

Blessed is the man whose strength is in 
thee ; in whose heart are thy ways. 

Who going through the vale of misery, 
use it for a well ; and the pools are filled 
with water. 

They will go from strength to strength, 
and unto the God of gods appeareth every 
one of them in Sion. 
480 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; 
hearken, O God of Jacob. 

For one day in thy courts is better than 
a tliousand. 

1 had ratlier be a door-keeper in the 
house of my God, than to dwell in the 
tents of ungodliness. 

For the Lord God is a sun and shield : 
the Lord Avill give grace and glory : and 
no good thing shall he withhold from them 
that live a godly life. 

Lord God of hosts, blessed is the 
man that putteth his trust in thee. 

Lord, thou art become gracious unto 
thy land ; thou hast turned away the cap- 
tivity of Jacob. 

Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy 
people, and covered all their sins. 

Thou hast taken away all thy displea- 
sure, and turned thyself from thy wrath- 
ful indignation. 

Turn us then, God our Saviour, and 
let thine anger cease fi'om us. 

Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever ? 
and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from 
one generation to another ? 

Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken 
us, that thy people may rejoice in thee ? 

Show us thy mercy, Lord, and grant 
us thy salvation. 

1 will hearken what the Lord God will 

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SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

say concerning me; for he shall speak 
peace unto his people, and to his saints, 
that they turn not again. 

For his salvation is nigh them that fear 
him ; that glory may dwell in our land. 

Mercy and truth are met together: 
righteousness and peace have kissed each 
other. 

Truth shall spring out of the earth ; and 
righteousness shall look down from heaven. 

Yea, the Lord shall show loving kind- 
ness ; and our land shall give her increase. 

Righteousness shall go before him ; and 
shall set us in the way of his steps. 

From Psalms 97, 98. 

THE Lord is King, the earth may be 
glad thereof; yea, the multitude of 
the isles may be glad thereof. 

Clouds and darkness are round about 
him: righteousness and judgment are the 
habitation of his seat. 

There shall go a fire before him, and 
burn up his enemies on every side. 

His lightnings gave shine unto the 
world : the earth saw it, and was afraid. 

The hills melted like wax at the pre- 
sence of the Lord ; at the presence of the 
Lord of the whole earth. 
482 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

The heavens have declared his right- 
eousness, and all the people have seen his 
glory. 

Confounded be all they that worship 
carved images, and that delight in vain 
gods : worship him, all ye gods. 

Sion heard of it, and rejoiced; and the 
daughters of Jiidah were glad, because of 
thy judgments, O Lord. 

For thou, Lord, art higher than all that 
are in the earth: thou art exalted far 
above all gods. 

ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate 
the thing which is evil : the Lord preserv- 
eth the souls of his saints ; he shall deliver 
them from the hand of the ungodly. 

There is sprung up a light for tlie right- 
eous, and joyful gladness for such as are 
true-hearted. 

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and 
give thanks for a remembrance of his 
holiness. 

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for 
he hath done marvellous things. 

With his own right hand, and with his 
holy arm, hath he gotten himself the vic- 
tory. 

The Lord declared his salvation; his 
righteousness hath he openly showed in 
the sight of the heathen. 

He hath remembered his mercv and 
483 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

truth toward the house of Israel; and all 
the ends of the world have seen the sal- 
vation of our God. 

Show 3'ourselves joyful unto the Lord, 
all ye lands; smg, rejoice, and give thanks. 

Praise the Lord upon the harp ; sing to 
the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving. 

With trumpets also and shawms, O 
show yourselves joyful hefore the Lord, 
the King. 

Let the sea make a noise, and all that 
therein is ; the round world, and they that 
dwell therein. 

Let the floods clap their hands, and let 
the hills be joyful together hefore the 
Lord; for he is come to judge the earth. 

With righteousness shall he judge the 
world, and the people with equity. 



For ASH- WEDNESDAY and GOOD-FRIDAY. 

iHorntng praucr. 
Psalm 51. 

HAYE mercy upon me, God, after thy 
great goodness ; according to the mul- 
titude of thy mercies do away mine of- 
fences. 

Wash me thoroughly from my wicked- 
ness, and cleanse me from my sin. 
484 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

For I acknowledge my faults, and niv 
sin is ever before nie. 

Against thee only have I sinned and 
done this evil in thy sight ; that thou 
mightest be justified in thy saying, and 
clear when tliou art judged. 

Behold I was shapen in \viekedness, 
and in sin hath my mother conceived me. 

But lo, thou requirest truth in the in- 
ward parts, and shalt make me to under- 
stand wnsdom secretly. 

Purge me vdth hyssop, and I shall be 
clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than 
snow. 

Make me to hear of joy and gladness ; 
that the bones which thou hast broken 
may rejoice. 

Turn thy face from my sins, and put 
out all my misdeeds. 

Make me a clean heart, God, and re- 
new a right spirit within me. 

Cast me not away fi'om thy presence, 
and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. 

Restore unto me the joy of thy salva- 
tion ; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. 

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the 
wicked, and sinners shall be converted 
unto thee. 

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, God, 
thou God of my salvation : and my tongue 
shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 
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SPECIAL POKTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my 
moutli shall show forth thy praise. 

For thou desirest no sacrifice,, else 
would I give it thee ; but thou delightest 
not in burnt-ofFerings. 

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit : 
a broken and contrite heart, God, shalt 
thou not despise. 

be favorable and gracious unto Sion ; 
build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 

Then shalt thou be pleased with the 
sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt- 
ofiferings and oblations; then shall they 
ofifer young bullocks upon thine altar. 

^t)£ning Jprager. 
From Psalms 102, 103. 

THE Lord hath looked down from his 
sanctuary; out of the heaven did the 
Lord behold the earth; 

That he might hear the mournings of 
such as are in captivity, and deliver the 
children appointed unto death; 

That they may declare the Name of the 
Lord in Sion, and his praise in Jerusalem. 

1 said, O my God, take me not away in 
the midst of mine age ; as for thy years, 
they endure throughout all generations. 

Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid 
the foundation of the earth, and the 
heavens are the work of thy hands. 
486 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

Tliey shall perish, hut thou shalt en- 
dure : they all shall wax old as doth a gar- 
ment; 

And as a vesture shalt thou change them, 
and they shall he changed ; hut thou art the 
same, and thy years shall not fail. 

Praise the Lord, O my soul; and all 
that is within me, praise his holy Kame. 

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget 
not all his henetits : 

AVIh^ forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth 
all thine intirmities; 

Who savetli thy life from destruction, 
and crowneth thee with mercy and loving 
kindness ; 

Who satistieth thy mouth with good 
things ; so that thy youth is renewed like 
the eagle's. 

The Lord executeth righteousness and 
judgment for all them that are oppressed 
with wrong. 

He showed his ways unto Moses, his 
works unto the children of Israel. 

The Lord is full of compassion and mer- 
cy, long-sulFering, and of great goodness. 

He will not alway he chiding; neither 
keepeth he his anger forever. 

He hath not dealt with us after our sins : 
nor rewarded us according to our wicked- 
nesses. 

For look how high the heaven is in com- 
'487 



SPECIAL PORTIONS OF THE PSALTER. 

parison of the earth ; so great is his mercy 
also toward them that fear liim. 

Look how wide also the east is from the 
west ; so far hath he set our sins from us. 

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own 
children ; even so is the Lord merciful 
unto them that fear him. 

For he knoweth our frame ; he remem- 
bereth that we are but dust. 

The days of man are but as grass ; for 
he flourisheth as a flower of the field. 

For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it 
is gone ; and the place thereof shall know 
it no more. 

But the merciful goodness of the Lord 
endureth for ever and ever upon them that 
fear him ; and his righteousness upon 
children's children ; 

Even upon such as keep his covenant, and 
think upon his commandments to do them. 

The Lord hath prepared his seat in 
heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all. 

O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye 
that excel in strength ; ye that fulfil his 
commandment, and hearken unto the voice 
of his word. 

praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye 
servants of his that do his pleasure. 

O speak good of the Lord, all ye works 
of his, in all places of his dominion : praise 
thou the Lord, my soul. 
488 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 



1 SPECIAL ANTHEMS that may bo sung or said, 
at Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite Exulte- 
mus, on the following Days, when any of the 
Selections are used instead of the Psalter. 

Cl)ristma3-Daii. 
From Psalms xlv, Ixxxix, ex. 

THY seat, O God, endiireth for ever; 
the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right 
sceptre. 

Thou hast loved righteousness, and 
hated iniquity ; wherefore God, even thy 
God, hath anointed thee with the oil of 
gladness above thy fellows. 

My song shall be alway of the loving- 
kindness of the Lord; with my mouth 
will I ever be showing thy truth from one 
generation to another. 

For I have said, Mercy shall be set up 
for ever; thy truth shalt tliou establish in 
the heavens. 

The Lord is our defence; the Holy One 
of Israel is our King. 

Thou spakest sometime in visions unto 
thy saints, and saidst, I have laid help 
489 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

upon One that is mighty, I have exalted 
One chosen out of the people. 

I will set his dominion in the sea, and 
his right hand in the floods. 

And I will make him my First-born, 
higher than the kings of the earth. 

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou 
on my right hand, until I make thine 
enemies thy footstool. 

The Lord shall send the rod of thy 
power out of Sion : be thou ruler, even in 
the midst among thine enemies. 

In the day of thy power shall the peo- 
ple offer thee free-will offerings with an 
holy worship : the dew of thy birth is of 
the womb of the morning. 

The Lord sware, and will not repent. 
Thou art a Priest for ever, after the order 
of Melchizedech. 



From Psalms xxxii, xxxviii, cxxx. 

BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness 
is forgiven, and whose sin is covered. 
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord 
imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there 
is no guile. 

Put me not to rebuke, Lord, in thine 
490 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

anger; neither chasten me in thy heav}- 
displeasure : 

For thine arrows stick fast in me, and 
thy hand prcsseth me sore. 

My wickednesses are gone over my 
liead, and are like a sore burden, too heavy 
for me to bear. 

I will confess my wickedness, and be 
sorry for my sin. 

Haste thee to help me, O Lord God of 
my salvation. 

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, 
Lord ; Lord hear my voice. 

Let thine ears be attentive to the voice 
of my supplications. 

If thou, Lord, shouldest be extreme to 
mark what is done amiss, Lord, who 
shall stand? 

But there is forgiveness "with thee, that 
thou mayest be feared. 



©ooli-jTibaii. 
i'Vom Psalms xxii, Ixix, xl. 

Y God ! my God ! look upon me ; why 
hast thou forsaken me? and art so 
far from my health, and from the words 
of my complaint? 

491 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

But thou art holy, Thou that inhahit- 
est the praises of Israel. 

I am a worm, and no man ; a reproach 
of men, and despised of the people. 

All they that see me laugh me to scorn : 
they shoot out the lip, they shake the 
head, saying, 

He trusted in God, that he would de- 
liver him ; let him deliver him, if he will 
have him. 

The counsel of the wicked layeth siege 
against me ; they pierced my hands and 
my feet. 

They part my garments among them, 
and cast lots upon my vesture. 

But be not thou far from me, O Lord : 
my strength, haste thee to help me. 

Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I 
am full of heaviness : I looked for some 
to have pity on me, but there was no 
man, neither found I any to comfort me. 

They gave me gall to eat ; and when I 
was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink. 

Sacrifice and meat-oftering thou would- 
est not, but mine ears hast thou opened. 

Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin hast 
thou not required : then said I, Lo, I come ; 

In the volume of the book it is written 
of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my 
God : I am content to do it ; yea, thy law 
is within my heart. 

492 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

^scfusion-Dat3. 
Fi'om Psalms xxiv, \y.\\\. 

LIFT 11] t your lioads, O yo gates ; and be 
ye lirt up, ye everlasting doors ; and 
the King o^ glory shall come in. 

AYho is the King of glory? the Lord 
strong and mighty; even the Lord mighty 
in battle. 

Lift up your heads, ye gates; and l)e 
ye lift, ye everlasting doors ; and the King 
of glory shall come in. 

Who is the King of Glor}- ? Even the 
Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. 

clap your hands together, all ye peo- 
ple ; shout unto God "u^th the voice of 
triumph. 

For the Lord most high is terrible ; he 
is a great King over all the earth. 

God is gone up wdth a shout ; the Lord 
with the sound of a trumpet. 

Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing 
praises unto our King, sing praises. 

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

The princes of the people are gathered 
together, even the people of the God of 
Abraham ; for the shields of the earth 
belong unto God : he is greatly exalted. 



42 493 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

From Psalms ii, Ixviii. 

I WILL declare the decree : the Lord 
hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, 
this day have I begotten thee. 

Desire of me, and I shall give thee the 
heathen for thine inheritance, and the ut- 
most parts of the earth for thy possession. 

Be wise now, therefore, ye kings ; be 
instructed, ye judges of the earth. 

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice 
with trembling. 

Sing unto God, sing praises to his 
Name : extol him that rideth upon the 
heavens by his name J AH, and rejoice 
before him. 

Thou, God, sentest a gracious rain 
upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it 
when it was weary. 

The Lord gave the word ; great was the 
company of those that published it. 

Though ye have lain among the pots ; 
yet shall ye be as the ^vings of a dove 
covered with silver, and her feathers wdth 
yellow gold. 

Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast 
led captivity captive ; thou hast received 
gifts for men ; yea, for the rebellious also, 
that the Lord God might dwell among 
them. 

494 



SPECIAL ANTHEMS. 

Blessed be tlie Lord, who daily loadeth 
us with benefits; even the God of our 
salvation. 

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the 
earth : O sing praises unto the Lord ; 

To him that rideth upon the heaven of 
heavens, which were of old : lo, he doth 
send out his voice, and that a mighty 
voice. 

Ascribe ye strength unto God : his ex- 
cellency is over Israel, and his strength is 
in the clouds. 

O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy 
places; the God of Israel is he that giveth 
strength and power unto his people. 
Blessed be God. 



495 



THE ORDER FOR THE 

ADMINISTRATION OF BAPTISM 
TO INFANTS. 



^ When Baptism is administered at a stated Service, 
it shall be immediately after the second Lesson. 

^ Infants to be baptized must be presented by their 
parents, when practicable, and one, at least, of 
the persons presenting must be a communicant of 
this or of some other Evangelical Church. 

^ At the time appointed, the Minister, standing 
near the Font, shall say, 

Hear tlie words of the Gospel, written 
by St. Mark, in tlie tenth Chapter, at the 
thirteenth Verse. 

THEY brought young children to Christ, 
that he should touch them : and his 
disciples rebuked those that brought them. 
But when Jesus saw it, he was much dis- 
pleased, and said unto them, Suffer the 
little children to come unto me, and 
forbid them not : for of such is the king- 
dom of God. Verily I say unto you, 
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom 
of God as a little child, he shall not enter 
therein. And he took them up in his 
496 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

arms, put his hands upon them, and 

blessed them. 

^ Then shall the Minister make this Exhortation. 

BELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the 
words of our Saviour Christ, that he 
eommanded the children to be brought 
unto him ; how he blamed tliose who 
would have kept them from him; how he 
exhorteth all men to follow their in- 
nocency. Ye perceive how, by his out- 
ward gesture and deed, he declared his 
good will toward them, for he embraced 
them in his arms, he laid his hands upon 
them and blessed them. Doubt ye not, 
therefore, but earnestly believe, that he 
who now sitteth at the right hand of the 
Majesty on high, is the same tender Sa- 
viour who, in the days of his sojourning 
upon earth, so lovingly regarded little 
children. 

Wherefore, being thus persuaded of 
the good will of our Saviour toward all 
infants ; and not doubting that he favor- 
ably alloweth the dedication of this infant 
unto him ; let us faithfully and devoutly 
call upon him in its behalf and say : 

A LMIGHTY and immortal God, the 

A aid of all who need, the helper of all 

who flee to thee for succor, the life of those 

who believe, and the resurrection of the 

42* 497 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

dead; we call upon tliee for this infant, 
now to be baptized ; of tliy bounteous 
mercy, we beseech thee to receive him, 
grant unto him the forgiveness of his sins, 
and so till him with thy Holy Spirit that 
he may grow in grace and godliness, and 
being steadfast in faith, joyful through 
hope, and rooted in love, may continue 
thine forever ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

H" Then shall the Minister say, 

DEAELY beloved, ye have brought this 
child here to be baptized, ye have 
prayed that our Heavenly Father, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord, would vouch- 
safe to receive him, to release him from 
his sins, to sanctify him with the Holy 
Ghost, to give him the kingdom of Heaven 
and everlasting life : 

I ask, therefore, 

DO ye solemnly believe all the Articles 
of the Christian Faith, as contained 
in the Apostles' Creed; and do ye ac- 
knowledge the obligation, as far as in you 
lies, to pro\dde, that this child be brought 
up in the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord, that he be diligently instructed in 
the Holy Scriptures, and that he be taught 
the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten 
498 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

Commandments, and all other things 
which a Christian ought to know and be- 
lieve to his soul's health ? 

Answer. AVe do. 

^ Then shall the Minister say, 

0:MERCrFUL God, grant that the old 
Adam in this child may be so buried, 
that the new man may be raised up in 
him. Amen. 

Grant that all sinful affections may die 
in him, and that all things belonging to the 
Spirit may live and grow in Ami. Amen. 

Grant that he may have power and 
strength to have victory, and to triumph 
against the devil, the world, and tlie flesh. 
Amen. 

Grant that all who are dedicated to 
thee in Baptism, may also be endued 
with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly 
rewarded, through thy mercy, blessed 
Lord God, who dost live and govern all 
things, world without end. Amen. 

Almighty, everliving God, whose most 
dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ gave com- 
mandment to his disciples, that they should 
go teach all nations, and baptize them in 
the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost; regard, we beseech 
thee, our supplications, and grant that 
499 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

this child, now to be baptized, may receive 
the fullness of thy grace, and ever remain 
in the number of thy faithful children; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

If Then the Minister shall take the child into his 
hands, and shall say, 

Name this child. 

T[ And then, naming it accordingly, he shall dip it 
in the water discreetly, or shall pour water upon 
it, saying, 

NI BAPTIZE thee in the name of the 
• Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost. Amen. 

1[ Then the Minister shall say, 

WE receive this child into the congrega- 
tion of Christ's Flock;* « Here the 
and prav that hereafter he Minister may 

- -,. i ^^ - , -, ^ make the sign 

shall not be ashamed to con- of the cross up 

f> ii i? -xi i? r^^ * j. • on the child's 

less the laith ot Christ cruci- forehead, if it 
fied; but manfally fight un- i«4-irSrt 
der his banner, against sin, fa^ i"m. wuh 
the world, and the devil, and cross, and pray, 
continue Christ's faithfal sol- ^^' 
dier and servant unto his life's end. Amen. 

*\ Then the Minister shall offer this prayer, the 
parents repeating with him : 

WE yield thee humble thanks, O 
Heavenly Father, that thou hast in- 
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BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

elined us to dedicate this child to thee 
in baptism ; and we humbly pray that 
thy grace may enable us to bring him up 
in the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord; through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our 
Saviour. Amen. 

1[ Then the Minister shall say, 

FORASMUCH as ye have promised to 
bring up this child in the nurture and 
admonition of the Lord, I exhort you to 
have always in remembrance what a 
solemn obligation ye have here assumed. 
Ye are, therefore, to take care that this 
child be virtuously brought up to lead a 
godly and a Christian life ; remembering 
always, that Baptism doth represent unto 
us our profession, which is, to follow the 
example of our Saviour Christ, and to be 
made like unto him, that, as he died and 
rose again for us, so should we, who are 
baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto 
righteousness, continually mortifving all 
our evil and corrupt affections, and daily 
proceeding in all virtue and godliness of 
living. 

*[ In the private ministration of Baptism this 
service may be used, or any portion of it, as the 
Minister may think best, provided that the 
prayer beginning with, Almighty, everliving God, 
etc., to the end of the formula, be used. 

501 



THE ORDER FOR THE 

ADMINISTRATION OF BAPTISM 
TO ADULTS. 



T[ AVhen Persons of riper years are to be baptized, 
timely notice shall be given to the Minister ; that 
so due care may be taken for their examination, 
whether they be sufficiently instructed in the 
Principles of the Christian Religion, and pre- 
pared to come in repentance and faith to this holy 
Sacrament. 

1) And if they shall be found fit, then may they 
present themselves, with their witnesses, imme- 
diately after the second Lesson at any stated 
service. 

1[ Then shall the Minister say, 

Hear tlie words of the Gospel written 
by St. Matthew, in the twenty-eighth 
Chapter, beginning at the sixteenth Verse. 

THEN the eleven disciples went away 
into Galilee, into a mountain where 
Jesus had appointed them. And when 
they saw him, they worshipped him : but 
some doubted. And Jesus came and 
spake unto them, saying, All power is 
given unto me in heaven and in earth. 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : 
Teaching them to observe all things what- 
soever I have commanded you : and, lo, I 
am with you alway, even unto the end of 
the world. Amen. 



B 



ELO^^D, ye hear in this Gospel the 
' express command which our Saviour 
Christ gave to his disciples ; saying. Go ye 
and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost ; whereby ye perceive 
the obligation of this Divine Ordinance, 
where it may be had. For which cause 
St. Peter, when upon his first preaching 
of the Gospel many were pricked at the 
heart, and said to him and the rest of the 
Apostles, Men and brethren, what shall 
we do ? said unto them. Repent, and be 
baptized, every one of you, for the re- 
mission of sins, and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost. _ For the 
promise is to you and your children, and 
to all that are afar oif,"^ even as many as 
the Lord our God shall call._ So, in 
reply to the inquiry of the Jailer, Sirs, 
what must I do to be saved ? Paul and 
Silas answered and said ; Believe on the 
Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shaltbe saved, 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

and tliy house. And after they had 
spoken unto him the word of the Lord, 
and to all that were in his house, they 
baptized him, and all his, straightway. 
[Acts xvi, 30.] Furthermore, in the tenth 
Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, St. 
Paul contrasts the righteousness which is 
of the law with the righteousness which is 
of faith, and makes the latter speak on 
this wise ; If thou shalt confess with thy 
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in 
thine heart that God hath raised him from 
the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the 
heart man believeth unto righteousness; 
and with the mouth confession is made 
unto salvation. [Rom. x, 9.] 

Beloved, ye learn from these Scriptures 
that faith and repentance (fruits of the 
Spirit) must be accompanied with con- 
fession of the mouth in Baptism. Doubt 
ye not, therefore, but earnestly believe 
that God does graciously receive all who 
truly repent and come unto him by faith; 
that he will grant them the remission of 
their sins, and strengthen them by his 
indwelling Spirit, and that he will carry 
on the good work which he has begun in 
them unto the day of Jesus Christ. 

Wlierefore, we being thus persuaded of 
the good will of our heavenly Father 
toward these Persons, truly repenting and 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

believing in his Son Jesus Christ ; let us 
faithfully and devoutly give thanks to 
him, and say, 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, 
ii heavenly Father, we give thee humble 
thanks, for that thou hast vouchsafed to 
call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and 
faith in thee ; Increase this knowledge, 
and contirm this faith in us evermore. 
Bless these flu/ servants, that being received 
into the number of thy visible Church, 
and tilled with thy Spirit, and kept by 
thy perpetual mercy, thei/ may continue 
steadfast in the confession of thy holy 
iS'ame, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

1[ Then the Minister shall say to the Persons to b» 
baptized, 

WELL-BELOVED, who are come 
hither desiring to be Baptized, ye 
liave heard how the congregation hath 
prayed, that our merciful Father would 
vouchsafe to bless you, and to fill you 
with his Holy Spirit. Ye have heard also 
that he hath promised in his holy Word 
to grant those things that we have prayed * 
for ; which promise he, for his part, will 
most surely keep and perform. 

Wherefore, after this promise made by 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

our heavenly Father, in Christ Jesus, yc 
must also faithfully, for your part, in the 
presence of these your Witnesses, and this 
whole congregation, promise and answer 
to the following Questions. 

Question. Dost thou renounce the devil 
and all his works, the vain pomp and 
glory of the world, with all covetous desires 
of the same, and the sinfiil desires of the 
flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be 
led by them ? 

Answer. I renounce them all ; and by 
God's help, will endeavor not to follow, 
nor be led by them. 

Question. Dost thou believe all the 
Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained 
in the Apostles' Creed ? 

Answer. I do. 

Question. Wilt thou be baptized in this 
Faith ? 

Ansioer. That is my desire. 

Question. Wilt thou then obediently 
keep God's holy will and commandments, 
and walk in the same all the days of thy 
life? 

Answer. I will, by God's help. 







1[ Then shall the Minister say, 

MERCIFUL God, grant that the old 
Adam in these Persons may be so bur- 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

iecl, tliat the new man may be raised up 
in them. Amen. 

Grant that all sinful affections may die 
in them, and that all things belonging to 
the Spirit may live and grow in tliem. 
Amen. 

Grant that they may have power and 
strength to have victory, and to triumph 
against the devil, the world, and the ilesh. 
Amen. 

Grant that they, and all who are dedi- 
cated to thee in Baptism, may also be 
endued ^vith heavenly \'irtues, and ever- 
lastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O 
blessed Lord God, who dost live and 
govern all things, world without end. 
Amen. 

ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose 
^ most dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ, 
gave commandment to his disciples, that 
they should go teach all nations, and 
baptize them In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; 
Eegard, we beseech thee, our supplica- 
tions, and grant that the Persons now to 
be baptized may receive the fallness of 
thy grace, and ever remain in the number 
of thy faithful children; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 
507 



BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

^ Then shall the Minister take each Person to be 
baptized by the right hand ; and shall ask the 
Witnesses the Name ; and then shall dip him 
in the water, or pour water upon Am, saying, 

NI BAPTIZE thee in the name of 
• the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



W 



1[ Then shall the Minister say, 
E receive this Person, into the con^e- 



* 



gation of Christ's Flock, '^ * Here the 

and pray that hereafter he minister may 

-, ■,^ ^ , -, 1 1 , make the sign 

shall not be ashamed to con- of the cross up- 
fess the faith of Christ cruci- toJ-ehead^'^if'^it 
tied, but manftilly fight iin- i^^dr'-i'/ rfo 
der his banner, against sin, ^9^ him ivuh 

,, 1 -, 1 J.1 1 -1 1 "i« ^9n of the 

the world, and the devil ; and crosii^ and pray, 

continue Christ's faithful sol- ®^°' 

dier and servant unto his life's end. Amen. 



1[ Then shall the Minister say, 

SEEING now, dearly beloved brethren, 
that these Persons are grafted into the 
body of Christ's Church visible; let us 
give thanks unto Almighty God, and with 
one accord make our prayers unto him, 
that they may lead the rest of their life ac- 
cording to his holy word. 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 
If Then shall be said, all kneeling, 

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hal- 
lowed be thy Name. Thj- kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth, As it 
is in heaven. Give us this da}- our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As 
we forgive those who trespass agamst us. 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them 
that are in error the light of thy truth, 
to the intent that they may return into 
the way of righteousness ; grant unto all 
those who are admitted into the fellowship 
of Christ's religion, that they may avoid 
those things that are contrar}- to their 
profession, and may follow all such things 
as are agreeable to the same; and we be- 
seech thee, for thine infinite goodness, 
that thou wouldest mercifully look upon 
these thy servants, and endue them with thy 
heavenly grace, that they may be living 
members of thy Church ; and being steact- 
fast in faith, joyful through hope, and 
rooted in charity, may so pass the waves 
of this troublesome world, that finally thei/ 
may come to the land of everlasting life, 
there to reign with thee, world ^^ithout end ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

^ Then, all standing up, the Minister, speaking to 
the Witnesses, shall say, 

FORASMUCH as these persons have 
promised, in your presence, to re- 
nounce the devil and all his works, to 
believe in God, and to serve him ; ye must 
remember that it is your part and duty to 
put them in mind what a solemn vow, 
promise, and profession, they have now 
made before this congregation, and espe- 
cially before you their chosen witnesses. 
And ye are also to call upon them to use 
all diligence to be rightly instructed in 
God's holy Word ; that so they may grow 
in grace, and in the knowledge of our 
Lord Jesus Christ ; and live godly, right- 
eously, and soberly, in tliis present world. 

If And then, speaking to the baptized, he shall say, 

A WD as for you, who have now, by bap- 
tism, openly confessed your faith in 
Christ, it is your part and duty also, 
as children of God and of the light, by 
faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerably 
to your Christian calling, and as becometh 
the children of light ; remembering 
always, that Baptism representeth unto 
us our profession ; which is, to follow the 
example of our Saviour Christ, and to be 
made like unto him ; that as he died, and 
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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 

rose again for iis, so should we, who are 
baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto 
righteousness ; continually mortifying all 
our e\'il and corrupt aftections, and daily 
proceeding in all virtue and godliness of 
living. 

T[ If it be necessary to baptize Adults in private, 
on account of extreme sickness, this service may 
be used, or any portion of it, as the ^linister may 
think best, provided there shall be a Confession 
of Faith, and the use of the formula. 

H If there be occasion for the office of Infant Bap- 
tism and that of Adults at the same time, the 
Minister may combine such portions of each 
ofiBce, as in his discretion he may think proper. 



511 



THE ORDER OP 

CONFIRMATION. 



^ When the persons about to confirm their Baptismal 
Covenant have taken their appointed places be- 
fore the Bishop, the following Preface shall be 
read : 

BELOVED, it is written that, when the 
Apostles nt Jerusalem had heard that 
Samaria had received the Word of God, 
they sent unto them Peter and John, who, 
when they were come, and had prayed for 
them, laid their hands on those who were 
baptized, in the name of the Lord Jesus : 
Also, in the same scripture, we read that 
St. Paul laid his hands upon certain disci- 
ples at Ephesus, after their baptism. In 
accordance, therefore, with apostolic cus- 
tom, and the practice of the early Church, 
we have retained this rite of laying on of 
hands upon those who are baptized, in 
order that they may thus give further 
testimony to their faith in Christ, and to 
their unchanged purpose to lead a new 
life, following the commandments of God, 
and walking in his holy ways. 
512 



CONFIRMATION. 

^ Then shall the Bishop say, 

DO ye here, in the presence of God, and 
of this congregation, solemnly pro- 
fess repentance toAvards God, and faith 
towards our Lord Jesus Christ ? 

^ And every one shall audibly answer, 

I Do 

Bishop. Do you believe all the Articles 
of the Christian faith as contained in the 
Apostles' Creed? 

Answer. I do. 

Bishop. Do you steadfastly purpose, by 
God's help, to renounce the world and 
the flesh, and to keep God's holy ^yi\\ and 
commandments, and to walk in the same 
all the days of your life? 

Ansicer. I do. 

Bishop. Our help is in the name of the 
Lord; 

Answer. Wlio hath made heaven and 
earth. 

Bishop. Blessed be the ]!^ame of the 
Lord; 

Answer. Henceforth, world A\ithout 
end. 

Bishop. Lord, hear our prayer; 

Answer. And let our cry come unto 
thee. 

Bishop. Ijet us pray. 
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CONFIRMATION. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, wlio, 
in thine infinite mercies, hast called 
lis to the knowledge of thy truth, and 
faith in thy Son Jesus Christ; Graciously 
look upon these thy servants, accept 
their confessions, and favorably receive 
this renewed oiFering of themselves, which 
they now make unto thee. Strengthen 
them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the 
Holy Ghost, the Comforter, and daily in- 
crease in them thy manifold gifts of grace ; 
the spirit of wisdom and understanding, 
the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, 
the spirit of knowledge and true godli- 
ness; and fill them, Lord, with the 
spirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever. 
Amen. 



^ Then all kneeling before the Bishop, he shall lay 
his hands upon the head of every one severally, 
saying, 

DEFEITD, O Lord, this thy Child [or, 
this thj Servanf\ with thy heavenly 
grace; that he may continue thine for 
ever; and daily increase in thy Holy 
Spirit more and more, until he come unto 
thy everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

Bishop. The Lord be mth you 
Answer. And with thy spirit. 
51-4 



CONFIRMATION. 

Bishop. Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY and everlivins: Grod, wlio 
makt'st us both to will and to do those 
things which are good and acceptable 
unto thy Divine Majesty; We make our 
humble supplications unto thee for these 
thy servants, who have now thus publicly 
ratified and confirmed the solenm obliga- 
tions of their Baptismal Covenant, and 
liave dedicated themselves anew to thee 
and thy service. Let thy fatherly hand, 
we beseech thee, ever be over them; let 
thy Holy Spirit ever be with them ; and 
80 lead them in the knowledge and obe- 
dience of thy Word, that they now and 
evermore rejoicing in thy salvation, may 
lay hold on eternal life; through our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who, with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, liveth and reigneth, ever one God, 
world without end. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting 
God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to 
direct, sanctify, and govern, both our 
hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, 
and in the works of thy commandments; 
that, through thy most mighty protection, 
both here and ever, we may be preserved 
in body and soul; through our Lord and 
Sa\dour Jesus Christ. Amen. 
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CONFIRMATION. 

ALMIGHTY God, who slioAvest to tliem 
that are in error the light of thy truth, 
to the intent that they may return into the 
way of righteousness; Grant unto all 
those who are admitted into the fellowship 
of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid 
those things that are contrary to their 
profession, and follow all such things as 
are agreeable to the same ; through our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

^ Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying thus, 

THE Blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, 
be upon you, and remain with you for 
ever. Aynen. 

^ Members of other Churches, uniting with this 
Church, need not be confirmed, except at their 
own request. 

Note. The administration of the order of Confirma- 
tion is confined to the Bishops, not as of Divine 
right, but as a very ancient and desirable form 
of Church usage. 



516 



THE FORM OF 

SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY 



^ The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by pub- 
lishing the Bans in Churches, or by License, 
being different in the several States, every Min- 
ister is left to the direction of those Laws, in 
everything that regards the civil contract between 
the Parties. 

^ At the day and time appointed for Solemnization 
of Matrimony, the Persons to be married shall 
come into the body of the Church, or shall be 
ready in some proper house, with their friends 
and neighbors ; and there standing together, the 
Man on the right hand, and the Woman on his 
left, the Minister shall say, 

DEARLY beloved, we are gathered to- 
gether here in the sight of God, and 
in tiie face of this company, to join to- 
gether this Man and this Woman in holy 
matrimony; which is commended of St. 
Paul to be honorable among all men ; and 
therefore is not by any to be entered into 
unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, 
discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the 
fear of God. Into this holy estate these 
two persons present come now to be 
joined. If any man can show just cause 
why they may not lawfully be joined to- 
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MATRIMONY. 

gether, let liim now speak, or else here- 
after for ever liold his peace. 

T[ Then speaking unto the Persons who are to be 
married, he shall say, 

I RE QUIRE and charge you hoth, (as ye 
will answer at the clreadftil day of judg- 
ment, when the secrets of all hearts shall 
be disclosed,) that if either of you know 
any impediment, why ye may not be law- 
fully joined together in Matrimony, ye do 
now confess it. For be ye well assured, 
that if any persons are joined together 
otherwise than as God's Word doth allow, 
their marriage is not lawful. 

^ If no impediment be alleged, then shall the 
Minister say to the Man, 

MWILT thou have this Woman to 
. thy wedded Wife, to live together 
after God's ordinance, in the holy estate 
of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, com- 
fort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness 
and in health; and, forsaking all others, 
keep thee only unto her, so long as ye 
both shall live? 
Answer. I will. 

1[ Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman, 

NWILT thou have this Man to thy 
. wedded Husband, to live together 
after God's ordinance, in the holy estate 
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MATRIMONY. 

of Matrimony? Wilt thoii obey him, and 
serve him, love, honor, and keep him, in 
sickness and in health; and, forsakinsi^ all 
others, keep thee only unto him, so long 
as ye both shall live? 
Aiiswe7\ I Avill. 

^ Then shall the Minister say, 

^Hio giveth this Woman to be married 
to this Man ? 

H Then shall they give their Troth to each other in 
this manner : The Minister, receiving the "Woman 
at her father's, or friend's hands, shall cause the 
Man with his right hand to take the Woman by 
her right hand, and to say after him : 

T 31. take thee N. to my wedded Wife, 
i to have and to hold, from this day for- 
ward, for better for worse, for richer for 
poorer, in sickness and in health, to love 
and to cherish, till death us do part, ac- 
cording to God's holy ordinance; and 
thereto I plight thee my Troth. 

If Then shall they loose their hands ; and the 
Woman with her right hand taking the Man by 
his right hand, shall likewise say after the Min- 
ister : 

IJV. take thee M. to my wedded Husband, 
to have and to hold, from this day for- 
ward, for better for worse, for richer for 
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MATRIMONY. 

poorer, in sickness and in healtli, to love, 
cherish, and obey, till death us do part, 
according to God's holy ordinance; and 
thereto I give thee my Troth. 

f Then shall the Man place upon the fourth finger 
of the Woman's left hand a Ring, and holding it 
there, repeat after the Minister, 

WITH this Ring I thee wed: In the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

OUR Father, who art in heaven ; Hal- 
lowed be thy ISTame. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth. As it is 
in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As 
Ave forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil. Amen. 

0ETER:N"AL God, Creator and Pre- 
server of all mankind, Giver of all 
spiritual grace, the Author of everlasting 
life ; Send thy blessing upon these thy ser- 
vants, this man and this woman, whom we 
bless in thy JSTame ; that they may surely 
perform and keep the vow and covenant 
bet-\\dxt them made (whereof this Ring 
given and received is a token and pledge), 
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MATRIMONY. 

and may ever remain in perfect love and 
peace together, and live according to tliy 
laws; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

^1 Then shall the Minister join their right hands 
together, and say, 

Those whom God hath joined together, 
let no man put asunder. 

1[ Then shall the Minister say, 

FORASMUCH as if. and iV: have con- 
sented together in holy wedlock, and 
have mtnessed the same before God and 
this company, and thereto have given and 
pledged their troth, each to the other, and 
have declared the same (by giving and 
receiving a Ring, and) by joining hands; 
I pronounce, that they are Husband and 
Wife; in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

^ Then the Minister shall add this blessing • 

GOD the Father, God the Son, God the 
Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep 
you; The Lord mercifully with his favor 
look upon you, and till you \\'ith all 
spiritual benediction and grace ; that ye 
may so live together in this life, that in 
the world to come ye may have life ever- 
lasting. Amen. 

44* 521 



THE ORDER FOR THE 

BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 



^ The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance 
of the Church or Churchyard, and going before 
it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, 
shall say one or more of the following sentences : 

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith 
the Lord; he that believeth in me, 
though he were dead, yet shall he live ; 
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, 
shall never die. St. John xi, 25, 26. 

I Iniow that my Redeemer liveth, and 
that he shall stand at the latter day 
upon the earth : and though after my skin 
worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh 
shall I see God: whom I shall see for 
myself, and mine eves shall behold, and not 
another. Job idx, 25, 26, 27. 

We brought nothing into this world, 
and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken 
away; blessed be the name of the Lord. 
1 Tim. vi, 7; Job\, 21. 

He that heareth my word, and believeth 
on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

and shall not come into condemnation; 
but is passed from death unto life. John 
V, 24. 

The dead shall hear the voice of the 
Son of God; and the}- that hear shall live, 
and shall come forth f they that have done 
good, unto the resurrection of life; and 
they that have done evil, unto the resur- 
rection of damnation. John v, 25, 29. 

Our Sa^^our Jesus Christ hath abolished 
death, and hath brought life and immor- 
talitv to light through the gospel. 2 Tim. 
i, 10. 

I know whom I have believed, and am 
persuaded that he is able to keep that 
which I have committed unto him against 
that day. 2 Tim. i, 12. 

If After they are come into the Church, shall be 
said or sung one or both of the following Psalms, 
taken from the xxxix and xc. 

Psalm xxxix. 

LORD, let me know my end, and the 
number of my days; that I may be 
certilied how long I have to live. 

Behold, thou hast made my days as it 

were a span long; and mine age is even 

as nothing in respect of thee; and verily 

every man living is altogether vanity. 

For man walketh in a vain shadow, and 

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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

clisquietetli himself in vain; he heapeth 
up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather 
them. 

And now, Lord, what is my hope? 
Truly my hope is even in thee. 

Deliver me from all mine oifences, and 
make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. 

When thou with rebukes dost chasten 
man for sin, thou makest his beauty to 
consume away, like as it were a moth 
fretting a garment: every man, therefore, 
is but vanity. 

Hear my prayer, Lord; and with 
thine ears consider my calling; hold not 
thy peace at my tears : 

For I am a stranger with thee, and a 
sojourner, as all my fathers were. 

O spare me a little, that I may recover 
my strength before I go hence, and be 
no more seen. 

Psalm xc. 

LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from 
one generation to another. 
Before the mountains were brought 
forth, or ever the earth and the world 
were made, thou art God from everlasting, 
and world without end. 

Thou turnest man to destruction ; again 
thou sayest, Come again, ye children of 
men. 

524 



BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

For a thousand years in thy sight are 
but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a 
watch in the night. 

As soon as thou scatterest them, they 
are even as a sleep; and fade away sud- 
denly like the grass. 

In the morning it is green, and groweth 
up; but in the evening it is cut down, 
dried up, and withered. 

For we consume away in thy displea- 
sure; and are afraid at thy wrathful in- 
dignation. 

Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee ; 
and our secret sins in the light of thy 
countenance. 

For when thou art angry, all our days 
are gone : we bring our years to an end, 
as it were a tale that is told. 

The days of our age are threescore 
years and ten; and though men be so 
strong that they come to fourscore years, 
yet is their strength then Init labor and 
sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we 
are gone. 

So teach us to number our days, that 
we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

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. 

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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 



^ Then shall follow the Lesson, taken cut of the 
fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul 
to the Corinthians. But the Minister, at his dis- 
cretion, may select any other suitable portion of 
Scripture ; and in case of the burial of a child, 
2 Samuel xii, 15-23, and St. Mark x, 13-16, may 
be used. 

1 Cor. XV, 20. 

NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and 
become the first-fruits of them that 
slept. For since by man came death, by 
man came also the resurrection of the 
dead. For as in Adam all die, even so 
in Christ shall all be made alive. But 
every man in his own order: Christ the 
first-fruits; afterward they that are 
Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the 
end, when he shall have delivered up the 
kingdom to God, even the Father; Avhen 
!he shall have put down all rule, and all 
authority, and power. For he must reign, 
till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is 
death. For he hath put all things under 
his feet. But when he saith, all things 
are put under him, it is manifest that he 
is excepted, which did put all things under 
him. And when all things shall be sub- 
dued unto him, then shall the Son also 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

himself be subject unto Him that put all 
things under him, that God may be all in 
all. "Else what shall they do which are 
baptized tor the dead, it the dead rise not 
at all ? Why are they then baptized for 
the dead? and why stand we in jeopardy 
every hour ? I protest by your rejoicins::, 
which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I 
die daily. If after the manner of men I 
have fought ^vith beasts at Ephesus, what 
advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? 
let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we 
die. Be not deceived: evil communica- 
tions corrupt good manners. Awake to 
righteousness, and sin not ; for some have 
not the knowledge of God. I speak this 
to your shame. But some man ^^dll say, 
How are the dead raised up ? and ^vith 
what body do they come ? Thou fool ! 
that which thou sowest is not quickened, 
except it die. And that which thou sow- 
est, thou sowest not that body that shall 
be, but bare grain, it may chance of 
wheat, or of some other grain. But God 
giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, 
and to every seed his own body. All flesh 
is not the same flesh ; but there is one 
kind of flesh of men, another flesh of 
beasts, another of tishes, and another of 
birds. There are also celestial bodies, and 
bodies terrestrial ; but the glory of the 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

celestial is one, and the glory of the ter- 
restrial is another. There is one glory of 
the sun, and another glory of the naoon, 
and another glory of the stars; for one 
star differeth from another star in glory. 
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It 
is sown in corruption ; it is raised in incor- 
ruption: it is sown in dishonor; it is 
raised in glory : it is sown in weakness ; 
it is raised in power : it is sown a natural 
body : it is raised a spiritual body. There 
is a natural body, and there is a spiritual 
body. And so it is written, The first man 
Adam was made a living soul ; the last 
Adam was made a quickening spirit. 
Howbeit, that was not first which is 
spiritual, but that which is natural ; and 
afterward that which is spiritual. The 
first man .is of the earth, earthy: the 
second man is the Lord from heaven. As 
is the earthy, such are they that are 
earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are 
they also that are heavenly. And as we 
have borne the image of the earthy, we 
shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and 
blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God ; 
neither doth corruption inherit incorrup- 
tion. Behold, I show you a mystery: we 
shall not all sleep, but we shall all be 
changed, in a moment, in the twinkling 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

of an eye, at the last trump : for the trum- 
pet shall sound, and the dead shall be 
raised incorruptible, and we shall be 
chanijed. For this corruptible nuist put 
on incorruption, and this mortal nmst |)ut 
on immortality. So when this corru])tible 
shall have put on incorruption, and this 
mortal shall have put on immortality; 
then shall be brought to pass the saying 
that is written. Death is swallowed up in 
victory. death, where is thy sting? 
grave, where is thy victory ? Tlie sting 
of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is 
the Law. But thanks be to God, which 
giveth us the victory through our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved 
brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, al- 
ways a1»ounding in the work of the Lord, 
forasmuch as ye know that your labor is 
not in vain in the Lord. 



If Or this, 
St. John xl, 32. 

THEN when Mary was come where Jesus 
was, and saw him, she fell down at his 
feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst 
been here, my brother had not died. 
^\nien Jesus therefore saw her weeping, 
and the Jews also weeping which came 
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BUEIAL OF THE DEAD. 

with her, he groaned in the spirit, and 
was troubled, And said, Where liave ye 
laid him? They said unto him. Lord, 
come and see. Jesus wept. Then said 
the Jews, Behold how he loved him ! And 
some of them said. Could not this man, 
which opened the eyes of the blind, have 
caused that even this man should not 
have died ? Jesus therefore again, groan- 
ing in himself cometh to the grave. It 
was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus 
said. Take ye away the stone. Martha, 
the sister of him that was dead, saith unto 
him, Lord, by this time he stinketh : for 
he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith 
unto her. Said I not unto thee, that, if 
thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see 
the glory of God ? Then they took away 
the stone from the place where the dead 
was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, 
and said. Father, I thank thee that thou 
hast heard me. And I knew that thou 
hearest me always : but because of the 
people which stand by I said it, that they 
may believe that thou hast sent me. And 
when he thus had spoken, he cried with a 
loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he 
that was dead came forth, bound hand and 
foot with grave-clothes : and his face was 
bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith 
unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

1[ Iloro may be sunu; a Ilynin, and the Minister may 
use the following Prayer, or any other, extempo- 
raneous or otherwise. 

OGOD, whose days are ^vithollt end, and 
whose mercies cannot be numbered; 
make us, we beseech thee, deeply sensible 
of the shortness and uncertainty of human 
life; and let thy Holy Spirit lead us 
throu£i:li this vale of misery, in holiness 
and righteousness, all the days of our lives: 
That, when we shall have served thee in 
our generation, we may be gathered unto 
our fathers, haA^ng the testimony of a good 
conscience ; in the communion of thy 
Church; in the confidence of a certain 
faith ; in the comfort of a reasonable, reli- 
gious, and holy hope ; in favor with thee 
our God, and in perfect charity with the 
world. All which we ask through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



1[ When they come to the Grave, while the Corpse 
is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be 
sung or said, 

MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but 
a short time to live, and is full of 
misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, 
like a flower; he fleeth as it were a 
shadow, and never continueth in one stay. 
In the midst of life we are in death: of 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

whom may we seek for succor, but of thee, 
O Lord, who for our sins art justly dis- 
pleased ? 

Yet, Lord God most holy, Lord 
most mighty, holy and most merciful 
Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter 
pains of eternal death. 

Thou knowest. Lord, the secrets of our 
hearts ; shut not thy merciful ears to our 
prayers ; but spare us, Lord most holy, 
O God most mighty, holy and merciful 
Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, 
suft'er us not, at our last hour, for any 
pains of death, to lose our confidence in 
thee. 



^ Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body, 
the Minister shall say, 

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Al- 
mighty' God, in his Avise providence, 
to take out of this world the soul of our 
deceased brother, we therefore commit his 
body to the ground ; earth" to earth, ashes 
to ashes, dust to dust ; awaiting the gen- 
eral Resurrection in the last day, and the 
appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; at 
whose second coming in glorious majesty 
to judge the world, the earth and the sea 
shall give up their dead ; and the corrupti- 
ble bodies of those who sleep in him shall 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

be changed, and made like unt(^ his own 
gh^rious hody; according to the mighty 
working whereby he is able to subdue all 
things unto himself. 

^ Then may be said or sung, 

IHEAED a voice from heaven, saying 
unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed 
are the dead wdio die in the Lord : even so 
saith the Spirit ; for they rest from their 
labors. Eev. xiv, 13. 



*[ Or, in the case of a child, the Minister may say : 

THE Lord Jesus said, Suffer the little 
children to come unto me, and forbid 
them not : for of such is the kingdom of 
God. St. Mark x, 14. 

*y Then the Minister and People shall say the 
Lord's Prayer. 

OLTR Father, who art in heaven, Hal- 
lowed be thy !N'ame. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is 
in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As 
we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation ; But 
deliver us from evil. For thine is the king- 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

dom, and the power, and the glory, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

T[ Then the INIinister shall say one, or both, of the 
following prayers, or any other, extemporaneous 
or otherwise, at his discretion. 

i LMIGHTY God, with whom do live 
XI- the spirits of those who depart hence 
in the Lord, and with whom the souls of 
the faithful, after they are delivered from 
the burden of the flesh, are in joy and 
felicity ; We give thee hearty thanks for 
the good examples of all those thy ser- 
vants, who, having finished their course 
in faith, do now rest from their labors. 
And we beseech thee, that we, with all 
those who are departed in the true faith 
of thy holy Name, may have our perfect 
consummation and bliss, both in body and 
soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glor}^; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

MERCIFUL God, the Father of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resur- 
rection and the life, in whom whosoever 
believeth shall live, though he die, and 
whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, 
shall not die eternally, who also hath 
taught us, by his holy Apostle St. Paul, 
not to be sorry, as men without hope, for 
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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

those "wlio sleep in liim ; We humbly be- 
seech thee, O Father, to raise us from the 
death of sin unto the life of riii'liteousness ; 
that, when we shall depart this life, we 
mav rest in him; and that, at the general 
Resurrection in the last day, we may l>e 
found acceptable in thy sight; and receive 
that blessing which thy well-beloved Son 
shall then pronounce to all who love and 
fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed chil- 
dren of my Father, receive the kingdom 
prepared for you from the beginning of 
the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, 
O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, 
our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the love of God, and the fellow- 
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all, 
evermore. Amen. 

^ When this Service is used at Sea, for the words. 
We commit his body to the ground, etc., substitute. 
We commit his body to the deep, awaiting the gen- 
eral liesurrection, etc. 



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ORDAINING DEACONS 



If After the singing of a Hymn, the Litany shall 
be said. Then shall follow a suitable Sermon, or 
Exhortation. 

Note. After the prayer in the Litany, for Minis- 
ters, the following suffrage shall be used : " That 
it may please thee to bless these thy servants^ 
now to be ordained Deacons, and to endue them 
with the gifts of thy Holy Spirit, that they 
may duly execute their Office, to the edifying of 
thy Church, and the glory of thy holy Name." 

^ Then shall a Presbyter present unto the Bishop 
such as desire to be ordained Deacons, saying, 

REVEREND Brother in Christ, I pre- 
sent unto you these persons present, 
to be ordained Deacons. 

Bishop. 

TAKE heed that the persons whom ye 
present, are apt and meet, for their 
learning in the Holy Scriptures and godly 
conversation, to exercise their Ministry 
duly, to the honor of God, and the edify- 
ing of his Church. 

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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

^ The Presbyter shall answer : 

I HAVE inquired concernino; thorn, and 
also examined tlieni, and think them 
so to be. 

Tf Then the Bishop shall say unto the People: 

BTlETITEE^r, if there be any of you 
who knoweth any sufficient reason 
why any of these persons presented to be 
ordained Deacons ought not to be ad- 
mitted to that Office, let him come forth 
in the l^ame of God, and declare the 
same. 

*[ And if sufficient reason be presented, the Bishop 
shall cease from ordaining that person, until 
such time as the party accused shall be found 
clear, 

*[ Then the Bishop shall commend such as shall 
be found meet to be Ordained to the Prayers of 
the congregation •, for the which Prayers there 
shall be silence kept for a space. 

*f Then shall be said the Service for the Commun- 
ion, with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, as 
follows : 

The Collect. 

\ LMIGHTY God, the giver of every 

ilL good and perfect gift, who, by thy 

Holv Spirit, hast appointed a Ministry in 

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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

thy Church ; Mercifully behold these thy 
servants now to be admitted into the 
Office of Deacons; and so replenish them 
with the truth of thy Doctrine, and adorn 
them with innocency of life, that, both by 
word and good example, they may faith- 
fully serve thee in this Office, to the 
glory of thy JSTame, and the edification of 
thy Church; through the merits of our 
Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and 
reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, 
now and for ever. Ainen. 



The Epistle. 1 T^m. in, 8. 

LIKEWISE must the Deacons be grave, 
not double-tongued, not given to much 
wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding 
the mystery of the faith in a pure con- 
science. And let these also first be 
proved; then let them use the Office of a 
Deacon, being found blameless. Even so 
must their wives be grave, not slanderers, 
sober, fixithful in all things. Let the 
Deacons be the husbands of one wife, 
ruling their children and their own houses 
well. For they that have used the Office 
of a Deacon well, purchase to themselves 
a good degree, and great boldness in the 
faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 
IF Or this. 

Acts vis 2. 

TIIEX the twelve called the multitude 
of the disciples unto them, and said, 
It is not reason that we should leave the 
Word of God, and serve tables. Where- 
fore, brethren, look je out among you 
seven men of honest report, full of "^the 
Holy Ghost and wdsdom, whom we mav 
appoint over this business. But we will 
give ourselves continually to prayer, and 
to the ministry of the Word. And the 
saj-ing pleased the whole multitude: and 
they eliose Stephen, a man fiill of faith 
and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and 
Prochorus, and Mcanor, and Timon, and 
Parnienas, and Nicolas, a proselyte of 
Antioch : whom they set before the Apos- 
tles; and when they had prayed, they 
laid their hands on them. And the Word 
of God increased, and the number of the 
disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, 
and a great company of the priests were 
obedient to the faith. 

1[ Then shall the Bishop examine every one of those 
who are to be Ordained, in the presence of the 
People, after this manner : 

DO you trust that you are inwardlv 
moved by the Holy Ghost to take 
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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

upon you this Office and Ministration, to 
serve. God for the promoting of his glory, 
and the edifying of his people? 

Ansiver. I trust so. 

Bishop. Do you think that you are 
truly called according to the will of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, and according to the 
order of this Church, to the Ministry of 
the same? 

Answer. I think so. 

Bishop. Do you unfeignedly believe all 
the Canonical Scriptures of the Old and 
I^ew Testament? 

Answer. I do believe them. 

Bishop. Will you diligently read and 
expound the same to the people among 
whom you minister? 

Answer. I will. 

Bishop. It appertaineth to the Office 
of a Deacon to assist the Presb}i:er as he 
shall require and direct ; to read and 
instruct out of the Holy Scriptures; to 
preach the Gospel as opportunity is af- 
forded ; to search for the sick, the poor, 
and the spiritually destitute, and to min- 
ister to their necessities. Will you do this 
gladly and willingly ? 

Answer. I will so do, by the help of 
God. 

Bishop. Will you apply all your dili- 
gence to frame and fashion your own lives 
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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

and the lives of your families, according 
to the Poctriiie of Christ; and to make 
both yourselves and them, as much as in 
vou licth, wholesome examples to the 
ilock of Christ ? 

Ansicer. I will so do, the Lord being 
my helper. 

Bishop. AVill you give heed to your 
Bishop, and other Ministers who may 
have the charge and government over 
you; following with a glad mind and will 
their Christian counsels and admonitions? 

Answer. 1 will endeavor so to do, the 
Lord being my helper. 

1[ Then the Bishop, laying his hands severally upon 
the head of every one of them kneeling, shall 
say, 

TAKE thou Authority to execute the 
Oflice of a Deacon in the Church of 
God now committed unto thee ; In the name 
of the Father, and of the Sou, and of the 
Holy Ghost. Amen. 

1[ Then shall the Bishop deliver to every one of 
them the Bible, saying : 

TAKE heed unto thyself, and unto the 
doctrine ; continue in them : for in 
doing this tliou shalt both save thyself, and 
them that hear thee. I charge thee, there- 
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ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

fore, before God, and the Lord Jesus 
Christ, preach the word; he instant in 
season and out of season. 

^ Then one of them shall read, 

The Gospel St. Luke xii, 35. 

LET your loins he girded about, and 
your hghts burning; and ye yourselves 
like unto men that wait for their Lord, 
when he mil return from the wedding; 
that when he cometh and knocketh, they 
may open unto him immediately. Blessed 
are those servants whom the Lord when 
he cometh shall find watching : verily, I 
say unto you, that he shall gird himself, 
and make them to sit down to meat, and 
will come forth and serve them. And if 
he shall come in the second watch, or 
come in the third watch, and find them 
so, blessed are those servants. 

1[ Then shall follow the Communion ; and all who 
are ordained shall remain and receive. 

^ Immediately before the Benediction shall be said 
this Collect : 

A LMIGHTY God, giver of all good 

it things, who of thy great goodness hast 

vouchsafed to call these thy servants to 

this Office and Ministry; make them, we 

542 



ORDINATION OF DEACONS. 

beseech thee, Lord, to be modest, 
humble, and constant in their Ministra- 
tion, that they having ahvays the testimony 
of a good conscience, and continuing ever 
stable and strong in thy Son Jesus Christ, 
may so well behave themselves in this 
Office, that they may purchase to them- 
selves a good degree, and great boldness in 
the faith ; through the same thy Son our 
Sa\dour Jesus Christ, to whom be glory 
and honor, world without end. Amen. 

THE peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and 
minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : 
And the Blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be 
amongst you, and remain wdth you always. 
Amm. 



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THE FORM OF 

ORDAINING PRESBYTERS. 



1[ After the singing of a Hymn, the Litany shall be 
said. Then shall follow a suitable Sermon, or 
Exhortation. 

Note. — That in the Litany the same suffrage 
shall be used as is appointed for Deacons ; save only 
that the word Deacons shall be omitted, and the 
word Presbyters inserted instead of it. 
^ Then shall a Presbyter present unto the Bishop 

all those who are to be ordained Presbyters, and 

shall say, 

REVEREKD Brother in Christ, I pre- 
sent unto you these persons present, 
to be ordained Presbyters. 

Bishop. Take heed that these persons, 
whom ye present, are apt and meet, for 
their learning and godly conversation, to 
exercise their Ministry duly, to the honor 
of God, and the edifying of his Church. 

*[ The Presbyter shall answer, 

I HA. YE inquired concerning them, and 
also examined them, and think them so 
to be. 

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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

1[ Then the Bishop shall say unto the People, 

BPvETTTPvEX, these are they whom we 
purpose, God willing, to ordain this 
day to the Office of Presb^i^ers ; for after 
due examination, we find not to the con- 
trary, but that they are la^Aiiilly called to 
their Function and Ministry, and that 
they are persons meet for the same. But 
yet if there be any of you who knoweth 
any sutlicient reason for which any of them 
ouo:lit not to be received into this Office 
of the Ministry, let him come forth in the 
Name of God, and declare the same. 



^ And if the reasons are suiBcient the Bishop shall 
cease from ordaining that person, until such time 
as the party accused shall be found clear. 

1[ Then the Bishop, (commending such as are found 
meet to be ordained, to the Prayers of the congre- 
gation,) shall say the Service for the Communion, 
with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, as follows: 

The Collect. 

A LMIGHTY God, the giver of every 
^ good and perfect gift, who by thy 
Holy Spirit hast appointed a Ministry in 
thy Church ; Mercifully behold these thy 
servants now called to the Office of Pres- 
byters; and 80 replenish them with the 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

truth of tliy doctrine, and adorn them with 
innocency of life, that, both by word and 
good example, they may faithfully serve 
thee in this Office, to the glory of thy 
Name, and the edification of thy Church ; 
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, who liveth and reigneth witli thee 
and the Holy Ghost, world without end. 
Amen. 



The Epistle. Ephes. iv, 7. 

UNTO every one of us is given grace, 
according to the measure of the gift 
of Christ. Wlierefore he saith. Whan he 
ascended up on high, he led captivity cap- 
tive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that 
he ascended, what is it but that he also 
descended first into the lower parts of the 
earth? He that descended is the same 
also that ascended up far above all hea- 
vens, that he might fill all things). And 
he gave some, Apostles; and some. Pro- 
phets; and some. Evangelists; and some. 
Pastors and Teachers; for the perfecting 
of the saints, for the work of the Min- 
istry, for the edifying of the Body of 
Christ: till we all come in the unity of 
the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son 
of God, unto a perfect man, unto the 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

measure of the stature of the fulhiess of 
Christ. 

The Gospel St. Matt, ix, 36. 

WIIEX Jesus saw Wm multitudes, he 
* * Avas moved with compassion on them, 
because the}' fainted, and Avere scattered' 
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 
Then saith he unto his disciples, The 
liarvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers 
are few. Pray ye tlierefore the Lord of 
the harvest, that'he will send forth laborers 
into his harvest. 

IT Or this, 

St. John X, 1. 

TTERILY, verily, I say unto you, He 
T that entereth not by the door into the 
sheepfold, but climbeth up some other 
way, iha same is a thief and a robber. 
But he that entereth in by the door is the 
Shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter 
openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice : and 
he calleth his oa\ti sheep by name, and 
leadeth them out. And when he putteth 
forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, 
and the sheep follow him ; for thev know 
his voice. And a stranger aa-III thev not 
follow, but will flee fi-om him^; for 
they know not the voice of strang-ers 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

This parable spake Jesus unto tliem ; but 
they understood not what things they 
were which he spake unto them. Then 
said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, 
I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 
All that ever came before me are 
thieves and robbers : but the sheep did 
not hear them. I am the door : by me if 
any man enter in, he shall be saved, and 
shall go in and out, and find pasture. The 
thief Cometh not but for to steal, and to 
kill, and to destroy : I am come that they 
might have life, and that they might have 
it more abundantly, I am the good Shep- 
herd : the good Shepherd giveth his life 
for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, 
and not the Shepherd, whose own the 
sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and 
leaveth the sheep, and fleeth : and the 
wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the 
sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is 
an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 
I am the good Shepherd, and know my 
sheep, and am known of mine. As the 
Father knoweth me, even so know I the 
Father : and I lay down my life for the 
sheep. And other sheep I have, which 
are not of this fold: them also I must 
l)ring, and they shall hear my voice; and 
there shall be one fold, and one Shep- 
herd. 

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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

*S Then the Bishop shall say unto them as follows : 

YE liave heard, Brethren, as well in 
your private examination, as in the 
exhortation which was now made to you 
and in the holy lessons taken out of the 
Gospel, and the writings of the Apostles, 
of what dignity, and of how great import- 
ance this Office is, whereunto ye are called. 
And now again we exhort you, in the 
name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye 
liave in rememhrance, into how high a 
dignity, and to how weighty an Office and 
Charge ye are called : That is to say, to be 
Messengers, Watchmen, and Stewards of 
the Lord; to teach, and to premonish, to 
feed and pro^nde for the Lord's family; 
to seek for Christ's sheep that are dispersed 
abroad, and for his children who are in 
the midst of this naughty world, that they 
may be saved through Christ forever. 

Have always therefore printed in your 
remembrance, how great a treasure is 
committed to your charge. For they are 
the sheep of Christ, which he bought with 
his death, and for whom he shed his 
blood. The Church and Congregation 
whom you must serve is his Spouse, and 
his Body. And if it shall happen that the 
same Church, or any member thereof, do 
take any hurt or hindrance by reason of 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

your negligence, ye know the greatness of 
the fault, and also the condemnation that 
will ensue. Wherefore consider with 
yourselves the end of the Ministry, to- 
wards the Children of God, towards the 
Spouse and Body of Christ; and see that 
ye never cease your labor, your care and 
diligence, until ye have done all that lieth 
in you, according to your hounden duty, 
to bring all such as are or shall be com- 
mitted to your charge, unto that agree- 
ment in the faith and knowledge of God, 
and to that ripeness and perfectness of 
age in Christ, that there be no place left 
among you, either for error in religion, or 
for viciousness in life. 

Forasmuch then as your Office is both 
of so great excellency, and of so great 
difficulty, ye see with how great care and 
study ye ought to apply yourselves, as 
well to show yourselves dutiful and thank- 
ftil unto that Lord who hath placed you 
in so high a dignity : as also to beware 
that neither you yourselves offi?nd, nor be 
occasion that others offend. Howbeit ye 
cannot have a mind and will thereto of 
yourselves; for that will and ability is 
given of God alone: therefore ye ought, 
and have need, to pray earnestly for his 
Holy Spirit. And seeing tliat ye cannot 
by any other means compass the doing of 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

SO ■\vcio;hty a work, pertaining to the 
salvation of man, but with doctrine and 
exhortation taken out of the Holy Scrip- 
tures, and witli a life agreeable to the 
same; consider how studious ye ought to 
be in reading and learning the Scriptures, 
and in framing the manners both of your- 
selves, and of them that specially pertain 
unto you, according to the rule of the 
same Scriptures; and for this self-same 
cause, how ye ought to forsake and set 
aside, as much as ye may, all worldly 
cares and studies. 

We have good hope that ye have well 
weighed these things with yourselves, long 
before this time ; and that ye have clearly 
determined, by God's grace, to give your- 
selves wholly to this Office, whereunto it 
hath pleased God to call you ; so that, as 
much as lieth in you, ye Avill apply yourselves 
wholly to this one thing, and draw all 
your cares and studies this way; and that 
ye will continually pray to God^he Father, 
by the Mediation of our only Sa^^our 
Jesus Christ, for the heavenly assistance 
of the Holy Ghost : that by daily reading 
and weighing the Scriptures, ye may wax 
riper and stronger in your Ministry; and 
that ye may so endeavor yourselves, from 
time to time, to sanctify the lives of you 
and yours, and to fashion them after the 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

Rule and Doctrine of Christ, that ye may 
be wholesome and godly examples and 
patterns for the people to follow. 

And now, that this present Congrega- 
tion of Christ may also understand your 
minds and wdlls in these things, and that 
this your promise may the more move you 
to do your duties ; ye shall answer plainly 
to these things, which we, in the name of 
God, and of his Church, shall demand of 
you touching the same. 

DO you think in your heart, that you 
are truly called, according to the mil 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and according 
to the order of this Church, to the Office 
and Ministry of a Presbyter? 
Answer. I think it. 

Bishop. 

ARE you persuaded that the Holy Scrip- 
tures contain all Doctrine required as 
necessary for eternal salvation through 
faith in Jesus Christ? and are you deter- 
mined, out of the said Scriptures to in- 
struct the people committed to your charge, 
and to t^ach nothing, as necessary to salva- 
tion, but that which you shall be per- 
suaded may be concluded and proved by 
the Scripture? 

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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

Answer. I am so persuaded, and have 
so determined by God's grace. 

Bishop. 

W^ELL you then give your faithful dih- 
gence, always so to minister the Doc- 
trine and Sacraments, and the Discipline 
of Christ, as the Lord hath commanded, 
and as this Church hath set fortli the same, 
according to the teachings of Holy Scrip- 
ture : so that you may teach the people 
committed to your charge, \A'itli all dili- 
gence to keep and observe the same? 

Ansiver. I will so do, by the help of 
the Lord. 

Bishop. 

WILL you be ready, with all faithful 
diligence, to banish and drive away 
from the Church all erroneous and strange 
doctrines contrar}^ to God's Word: and to 
use both public and private monitions 
and exhortations, as well to the sick as 
to the whole, as need shall require, and 
occasion shall be given ? 

Answer. I will, the Lord being my 
lielper. 

Bishop. 

"^T^ILL you be diligent in Prayer, and in 
1 ' reading the Holy Scriptures, and in 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

such studies as help to the knowledge of 
the same, laying aside the study of the 
world and the flesh? 

Answer. I will endeavor so to do, the 
Loud being my helper. 

Bishop. 

WILL you be diligent to frame and 
fashion your own selves, and your 
families, according to the Doctrine of 
Christ; and to make both yourselves and 
them, as much as in you lieth, wholesome 
examples and patterns to the flock of 
Christ? 

Answer. I will apply myself thereto, 
the Lord being my helper. 

Bisho}^. 

WILL you maintain and set forwards, 
as much as lieth in you, quietness, 
peace and love, among all Christian people, 
and especially among them that are or 
shall be committed to your charge ? 

Answer. I ^vill so do, the Lord being 
my helper. 



A 



\ Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say, 

L:\IIGIITY God, who hath given you 
this 's\T.ll to do all these things; Grant 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

also unto vou strengtli and power to per- 
form the same ; that he may accomplish 
his M'ork which he hath begun in you ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

H After this, the Congregation shall Ite desired, 
secretly in their Prayers, to make their huml)le 
supplications to God for all these things ; for the 
which Prayers there shall be silence kept for a 
space. 

If After which shall be said, the persons to be 
ordained Presbyters all kneeling, Ve7il Creator 
Spirifus, the Bishop beginning. 

COME Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, 
And lighten with celestial fire. 
Thou the anointing Spirit art, 
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. 

Thy blessed Unction from above 
Is covifort, life, and fire of love. 
Enable with perpetual light 

The didlness of our blinded sight. 

Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of thy grace. 
Keep far our foes, give peace at home ; 

Where thou art guide, no ill can come. 

Teach us to know the Father, &on, 
And thee, of both, to be but One. 



ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

That, tlirougli the ages all along, 
This may he our endless song ; 

Praise to thy eternal merit, 

Father, /Son, and Holy /Spirit. 

*[ That done, the Bishop shall pray in this wise, 
and say, 

Let US pray. 

A LMIGHTY God and heavenly Father, 
A. who, of thine infinite love and good- 
ness towards us, hast given to us thy only 
and most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, 
to be our Redeemer, and the Author of 
everlasting life ; who after he had made 
perfect our redemption by his death, and 
was ascended into heaven, sent abroad 
into the world his Apostles, Prophets, 
Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers ; by 
whose labor and Ministry he gathered 
together a great flock in all the parts of 
the world, to set forth the eternal praise 
of thy holy l^ame : For these so great 
benefits of thy eternal goodness, and for 
that thou hast vouchsafed to call these 
thy servants here present to the same 
Office and Ministry, appointed for the 
salvation of mankind, we render unto thee 
most hearty thanks, we praise and worship 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

thee ; and we liiimbly beseech thee by the 
same thy blessed Son, to grant unto all, 
which either here or elsewhere call upon 
thy holy j^I'ame, that we may continue to 
show ourselves thankful unto thee for 
these and all thy other beneiits ; and that 
we ma}' daily increase and go forwards in 
the knowledge and faith of thee and thy 
Son, by the Holy Spirit. So that as well 
by these thy Ministers, as by them over 
whom they shall be appointed thy Min- 
isters, thy holy Xame may be forever glori- 
fied, and thy blessed kingdom enlarged ; 
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth mth 
thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, 
world without end. Amen. 



^ The persons to be ordained, still kneeling, the 
Bishop and Presbyters shall lay their hands 
upon the head of every one of them severally, 
the Bishop saying, 

TAKE thou Authority to execute the 
office of a Presbj^er in the Church of 
God, now committed unto thee; and be 
thou a faithful Dispenser of the Word of 
God, and of his Holy Ordinances: In the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 
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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

1[ Then the Bishop shall deliver to every one of 
them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, saying, 

TAKE thou Authority to preach the 
Word of God, and to administer the 
Holy Sacraments. 

1[ Then the Bishop shall proceed with the Service 
of the Communion, and the nevrly ordained 
Presbyters shall remain in the same place where 
hands were laid upon them, until they have re- 
ceived the Communion. 

^ Immediately before the Benediction, shall be 
said this Collect, 

MOST merciful Father, we beseech thee 
to send upon these thy servants thy 
heavenly blessing; that they may be 
clothed with righteousness, and that thy 
Word spoken by their mouths may have 
such success, that it may never be spoken 
in vain. Grant also, that we may have 
grace to hear and receive what they shall 
deliver out of thy most holy Word, or 
agreeably to the same, as the means of 
our salvation ; that in all our words and 
deeds we may seek thy glory, and the in- 
crease of thy kingdom; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and 

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ORDINATION OF PRESBYTERS. 

minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
and of his Son Jesus Christ onr Lord : 
And the Blessing of God Almighty, tlie 
Father, the Son, and tlie Holy (iliost, he 
amongst you and remain with you always 
A7nen. 

^ And if, on the same day, some be ordained Dea- 
cons and some Presbyters, the Deacons shall Ije 
first presented, and then the Pi-esbyters. The Epis- 

. tie shall l)e Ephesians iv, 7 to 13, as before in this 
office. Immediately after which, they that are 
to be ordained Deacons, shall be examined, ami 
ordained, as is above prescribed. Then one of 
them having read the Gospel, which shall be 
either out of Saint Matthew ix, 36, as before in 
this office: or else Saint Luke xii, 3-5 to 38, as 
before in the Form of the ordination of Deacons, 
they that are to be ordained Presbyters, shall 
likewise be examined, and ordained, as is in this 
office before appointed. 



559 



THE FORM OF 

COISECRATmG A BISHOP. 



1[ A Bishop presiding shall begin the Communion 
Service, in which this shall be the Collect : 

A LMIGHTY God, from whom cometh 
xl. every good and perfect gift, give grace, 
we beseech thee, to all Bishops and other 
Pastors of thy Church, that they may 
diligently preach thy Word, and duly 
administer the godly Discipline thereof; 
and grant to the people, that they may obe- 
diently follow the same ; that all may re- 
ceive the crown of everlasting glory; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

^ Then shall be read the Epistle. 

Acts XX, 17. 

FROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus, 
and called the Elders of the Church. 
And when they were come to him, he 
said unto them, Ye know, from the first 
day that I came into Asia, after what 
manner I have been with you at all sea- 
sons, serving the Lord with all humility 
of mind, and with many tears and temp- 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

tations, wliicli befell me l)y the lying in 
wait of the Jcavs: and how I kept back 
nothing that was profitable unto you, but 
have showed you, and have taught you 
publicly, and from house to house, testi- 
t\-ing both to the Jews, and also to the 
Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith 
toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And now, 
behold, I go bound in the spirit unto 
Jerusalem, not knowing the things that 
shall befall me tliere ; save that the Holy- 
Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying 
that bonds and afflictions abide me. But 
none of these things move me, neither 
count I my life dear unto myself, so that 
I might finish my course with joy, and 
the ministry which I have received of the 
Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the 
grace of God. And now, behold, I know 
that ye all, among vrhom I have gone 
preaching the Kingdom of God, shall see 
my face no more. Wherefore I take you 
to record this day, that I am pure from 
the blood of all men. For I have not 
shunned to declare unto you all the coun- 
sel of God. Take heed, therefore, unto 
yourselves, and to all the flock over the 
which the Holy Ghost hath made you 
Overseers, to feed the Church of God, 
which he hath purchased with his own 
blood. For I know this, that after my 
561 



CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

departing shall grievous wolves enter in 
among you, not sparing the flock. Also 
of your own selves shall men arise, speak- 
ing perverse things, to draw away disciples 
after them. Therefore watch, and remem- 
ber, that by the space of three years, I 
ceased not to warn every one night and 
day with tears. And now, brethren, I 
commend you to God, and to the "Word 
of his grace, which is able to build you 
up, and to give you an inheritance among 
all them which are sanctified. I have 
coveted no man's silver, or gold, or ap- 
parel; yea, ye yourselves know, that 
these hands have ministered unto my 
necessities, and to them that were with 
me. I have showed you all things, how 
that so laboring ye ought to support the 
weak ; and to remember the words of the 
Lord Jesus, how he said. It is more blessed 
to give than to receive. 

1[ Then shall be read the Gospel. 
St. John xxi, 15. 

JESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son 
of Jonas, lovest thou me more than 
these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; 
thou knowest that I love thee. He saith 
unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith 
to him again the second time, Simon, son 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

of Jonas, lovest thou mc? He saith 
unto liim, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that 
I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my 
sheep. He saith unto him the third time, 
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? 
Peter was grieved because he said unto 
him the third time, Lovest thou me ? And 
he said unto him. Lord, thou knowest all 
things; tht»u knowest that I love thee. 
Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 

1[ Or this. 
St. Matt, xxviii, 18. 

JESUS came and spake unto them, say- 
ing, All power is given unto me in 
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and 
teach all nations, baptizing them In the 
Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe 
all things whatsoever I have commanded 
you: and lo, I am \\'ith you alway, even 
unto the end of the world. 

^ After the Gospel and Sermon are ended, the 
elected Bishop shall be presented to the Bishop 
presidinir : those who present him saying : 

REYEREXD Brother in Christ, we pre- 
sent unto you this godly and well- 
learned man, to be consecrated to the 
Office and Work of a Bishop. 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

^ Then shall the Bishop presiding demand Testi- 
monials in behalf of the elected Bishop, and shall 
cause them to be read. 

H Then shall be said the Litany ; save only, that 
after this place, That it may please thee to illumi- 
nate all Ministers, etc., the proper Suffrage shall 
be, 

THAT it may please thee to bless this 
our Brother elected, and to send thy 
grace upon him, that he may duly execute 
the Office whereunto he is called, to the 
edifying of thy Church, and to the honor, 
praise, and glory of thy JSTame. 

Answer. We beseech thee to hear us, 
good Lord. 

^ Then shall be said this Prayer following : 

ALMIGHTY God, mercifully behold 
i\. this thy servant now called to the 
Work and Ministry of a Bishop ; and so 
replenish him with the truth of thy 
Doctrine, and adorn him with innocency 
(^f life, that both by word and deed, he 
may faithfully serve thee in this Office, to 
the glory of thy Name, and the edifying 
and well governing of thy Church; 
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee 
and the Holy Ghost, world without end. 
Amen. 

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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

^ Then the Bishop presiding shall say to him that 
is to be Consecrated : 

BROTHER, forasmiK'h as it is enjoined 
in Holy Scripture, that we should not 
be hasty in laying on hands and admit- 
ting any person to Office in the Church 
of Christ, which he hath purchased with 
no less price than the efliision of his own 
blood, before we admit you to the Office 
of a Bishop, we w^ll examine you in cer- 
tain Articles, to the end that the Congre- 
gation present may have a trial and bear 
witness, how you are minded to behave 
yourself in the Church of God. 

ARE you persuaded that you are truly 
called to this Ministration, according 
to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and 
the order of this Church ? 
Ansicer. I am so persuaded. 
The Bishop Pi-esiding. Are you per- 
suaded that the Holy Scriptures contain 
all doctrine required as necessary for 
eternal salvation through faith in Jesus 
Christ? And are you determined out of 
the same Holy Scriptures to instruct the 
people committed to your charge; and to 
teach or maintain nothing, as necessary to 
eternal salvation, but that which you shall 
be persuaded may be concluded and 
proved by the same ? 
48 565 



CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

Answer. I am so persuaded, and deter- 
mined, by God's grace. 

Bishop. Will you then faithfully exer- 
cise yourself in the Holy Scriptures, and 
call upon God by prayer for the true un- 
derstanding of the same; so that you may 
be able by them to teach and exhort with 
wholesome Doctrine, and to withstand and 
convince the gainsayers? 

Answer. I will so do, by the help of 
God. 

Bishop. Are you ready, with all faith- 
ful diligence, to banish and drive away 
from the Church all erroneous and strange 
doctrine contrary to God's Word; and 
both privately and openly to call upon and 
encourage others to the same ? 

Answer. I am ready, the Lord being 
my helper. 

Bishop. "Will you deny all ungodliness 
and worldly lusts, and live soberly, righte- 
ously, and godly in this present world; 
that you may show yourself in all things 
an example of good works unto others, 
that the adversary may be ashamed, hav- 
ing nothing to say against you ? 

Answer. I will so do, the Lord being 
my helper. 

Bishop. Will you maintain and set for- 
ward, as much as shall lie in you, quiet- 
ness, love, and peace among all men; and 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

diligently exercise such discipline as, by 
the authority of God's Word, and by the 
order of this Church, is committed to you? 

Answer. I A\ill do so, by the help of 
God. 

Bishop. Will you be faithful in Ordain- 
ing, or laying hands upon others? 

Answer. I will so be, by the help of 
God. 

Bishop. Will you show yourself gentle, 
and be merciful, for Christ's sake, to poor 
and needy people, and to all strangers 
destitute of help? 

Answer. I will so show myself, by 
God's help. 

Bishop. Will you faithfully feed tlie 
flock of God, taking the oversight thereof, 
not by constraint, but willingly, not for 
filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, neither 
as being lord over God's heritage, but be- 
ing an ensample to the flock? 

Answer. I will do so, the Lord being 
my liclper. 

1[ Then the Bishop presiding, standing up, shall 
say: 

A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, 
xi who hath given you a good will to do 
all these things, Grant also unto you 
strenfi^h and power to perform the same ; 
that, he accomplishing in you the good 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

work which he hath begun, you may be 
found perfect and irreprehensible at the 
latter day; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

ATnen. 

T[ Then the Bishop elect, kneeling down, Veni, 
Creator Spiritus shall be said ; the Bishop pre- 
siding beginning, and all others that are present 
answering by verses, as followeth : 

COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire. 
And lighten with celestial fire. 
Thou the anointing Spirit art, 
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. 

Thy blessed Unction from above 
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. 
Enable ^m.t\\ perpetual light 
The dullness of our blinded sight. 

Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of thy grace. 
Keep far our foes, give peace at home; 
Where thou art guide, no ill can come. 

Teach us to know the Father, Son, 

And thee, of both, to be but One. 
That, through the ages all along, 
This may be our endless song : 

Praise to thy eternal merit. 

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
568 



CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

^ That ended, the Bishop presiding shall say : 
Lord, hear our prayer. 
Answer. And let our cry come unto 
thee. 

Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful 
Father, who, of thine infinite good- 
ness, hast given thine only and dearly 
beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our Re- 
deemer, and the Author of everlasting 
life; who, after that he had made perfect 
our' Redemption by his death, and was 
ascended into heaven, poured downi his 
gifts abundantly upon men, making some 
Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangel- 
ists, some Pastors and Teachers; to the 
edifying and making perfect his Church; 
Grant, we beseech thee, to this thy ser- 
vant, such grace, that he may evermore 
be ready to "spread abroad thy Gospel, the 
glad tidings of reconciUation with thee; 
and use the authority given him, not to 
destruction, but to salvation; not to hurt, 
but to help : so that, as a wise and faithful 
servant, giving to thy family their por- 
tion in due season, he may at last be re- 
ceived into everlasting joy ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, who, with thee and the 
Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, 
world without end. Amen. 
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

^ Then the Bishop presiding, and three or more 
Presbyters, with such other Bishops as may be 
present, shall lay their hands upon the head of 
the elected Bishop, kneeling before them, the 
Bishop presiding saying: 

TAKE thou authority to execute the 
Office and "Work of a Bishop in the 
Church of God, now committed unto thee ; 
In the IS'ame of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

^ Then the Bishop presiding shall deliver him the 
Bible, saying: 

GIVE heed unto reading, exhortation, 
and doctrine. Think upon the things 
contained in this Book. Be dihgent in 
them, that the increase coming thereby 
may be manifest unto all men ; for by so 
doing thou shalt both save thyself and 
them that hear thee. Be to the flock of 
Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, 
devour them not. Hold up the weak, 
heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring 
again the outcasts, seek the lost. Be so 
merciful, that you be not too remiss; so 
minister discipline, that you forget not 
mercy: that when the Chief Shepherd 
shall appear, you may receive the never- 
fading crown of glory; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. A7nen. 
570 



CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS. 

^ Then shall follow the Communion Service. 

1[ And for the last Collect, immediately before the 

Benediction, shall be said this Prayer: 

MOST merciful Fatlier, we beseech thee 
to send down upon this thy servant 
thy heavenly blessing; and so endue him 
with thy Holy Spirit, that he, preaching 
thy Word, may not only be earnest to 
reprove, beseech, and rebuke, with all 
patience and doctrine ; but also may be to 
such as believe a wholesome example in 
word, in conversation, in love, in faith, in 
chastity, and in purity; that, faithfully 
fulfilling his course, at the latter day he 
may receive the crown of righteousness, 
laid up by the Lord, the righteous Judge, 
who livetli and reigneth, one God with 
the Father and the Holy Ghost, world 
without end. Amen. 

THE peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and 
minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: 
And the Blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be 
amongst you, and remain with you always. 
Amen. 



571 



THE rORM FOR THE 

PUBLIC RECEPTION OF PRESBYTERS. 



"T After suitable Services and a Sermon, the Presby- 
ter to be Received shall be presented to the 
Bishop officiating, by a Presbyter of this Church, 
as follows : 

REVEEEKD Brother in Christ, I pre- 
sent unto you this godly and well- 
learned Presbyter, to he received into the 
Ministry of this Church. 

Bishop. Reverend Brother, it has been 
duly certified to us that you have been 
Ordained to the Holy Ministry in the 

Church, and now desire to exercise 

your Ministry in this Church; do you 
solemnly declare your belief in the Old 
and Kew Testaments, and in the Doctrines 
set forth in our Articles and Liturgy? 

Ansioer. I do. 

Bishop. Our help is in the Name of 
the Lord ; 

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PUBLIC RECEPTION OF PRESBYTERS. 

Answer. AVho hath made heaven and 
earth. 

Bishop. Let us pray. 

^ All kneeling. 

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hal- 
lowed be Thy name. Thy kin2:doni 
come. Thy will be done on earth. As it is 
in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As 
we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation; But 
deliver us from evil; For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

MOST merciful Father, we beseech Thee, 
to send upon this Thy servant Thy 
heavenly blessing; that he may be clothed 
with righteousness, and that Thy "Word 
spoken by his mouth may have such suc- 
cess that it may never be spoken in vain. 
Grant also that the people to whom he 
may minister may have grace to hear and 
receive what he shall deliver out of Thy 
most holy Word, or agreeable to the 
same, as the means of their salvation; so 
that all may seek Thy glory, and the in- 
crease of Thy kingdom; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 
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PUBLIC RECEPTION OF PRESBYTERS. 

*[ Then shall the officiating Bishop give him the 
Right Hand of Fellowship, saying : 

BROTHER, take thou authority to exe- 
cute in this Church the Office of a 
Presbyter, to which thou hast already 
been Ordained, and be thou a faithful 
Dispenser of the Word of God and of the 
Christian Sacraments; In the Name of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. Amen. 

^ Then the Bishop, or a Presbyter appointed by 
him, shall deliver a suitable Charge to the newly 
received Presbyter ; after which a Hymn may 
be sung, followed by collects or extemporaneous 
prayer, closing with this Benediction : 

THE God of peace, who brought again 
from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, 
the great Shepherd of the sheep, through 
the blood of the everlasting covenant; 
Make you perfect in every good work 
to do His Avill, working in you that which 
is well-pleasing in His sight; through 
Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever 
and ever. Amen. 



574 



THE FORM FOR THE 

INSTALLATION OF PASTORS. 



^ After the usual Morning Prayer, or other Ser- 
vice, in which the First Lesson shall be Ezckid 
xxxiii, 1-10, and the Second Lesson, St. John x, 
1-19, the Bishop, or Presbyter oflSciating, shall 
say: 

DEARLY beloved in the Lord, \vc have 
assembled for the purpose of installing 
the Eev. A. B. as Rector [or Minister] of 
this Church and congregation, and are 
possessed of your vote that he has been 
so elected. But if any of you can show 
just cause why he may not be installed, 
we proceed no further, because we would 
not that an unworthy person should min- 
ister among you. 

*y If no objection be oflPered, the Bishop, or Presby- 
ter officiating, shall say : 

The Lord be with you. 
Answer. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 

DIRECT us, Lord, in all our doings, 
with thy most gracious favor, and 
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INSTALLATION OF PASTOES. 

further us with thy continual help, that 
in all our works begun, continued, and 
ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy 
Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain 
everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, w^ho hath taught us to pray unto 
thee, Almighty Father, in his prevail- 
ing iSTame and words, 

OUR Father, who art in heaven. Hal- 
lowed be thy ITame. Thy kingdom 
come. Thy will be done on earth. As it 
is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses. 
As we forgive those who trespass against 
us. And lead us not into temptation; 
But deliver us from evil : For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

U Then shall the Officiating Minister present the 
Pastor elect with the Holy Scriptures and the 
Books of Worship and Government of this Church, 
saying : 

RECEIVE these Books; and let them 
be the rule of thy conduct in dispens- 
ing the Divine Word, in leading the De- 
votions of the people, and in exercising 
the Discipline of this Church; and be 
thou in all things a pattern to the liock 
committed to thy care. 
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INSTALLATION OF PASTORS. 

f Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem : 
Laudate Nomen. 

PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name 
of tlie Lord; praise it, O ye servants 
of the Lord. Psalm cxxxv, verse 1. 

2 Ye that stand in the house of the 
Lord, in the courts of the house of our 
God. Verse 2. 

3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is 
gracious; O sino; praises unto his JSTame, 
for it is lovely. Verse 3. 

4 Tlie Lord is gracious and merciful; 
long-suifering, and of great goodness. 
Psahi cxlv, verse 8. 

5 The Lord is lo^^ng unto every man; 
and his mercy is over all his works. 

Verse 9. 

6 All thy works praise thee, O Lord ; and 
thy saints give thanks unto thee. Verse 10. 

7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, 
and gather together the outcasts of Israel. 
Psalm cxlvii, verse 2. 

8 He healeth those that are broken in 
heart, and giveth medicine to heal their 
sickness. Verse 3. 

9 The Lord's delight is in them that 
fear him, and put their trust in his mere}'. 

Verse 11. 

10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; 
praise thy God, Sion. Verse 12. 

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11 For he hath made fast the bars of 
thy gates, and hath blessed thy children 
within thee. Verse 13. 

12 He maketh peace in thy borders, 
and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. 
Verse 14. 

13 He is our God, even the God of 
whom Cometh salvation: God is the Lord, 
by whom we escape death. Psalm Ixviii, 
verse 20. 

14 God, wonderful art thou in thy 
holy places : even the God of Israel, he 
^vill give strength and power unto his 
people. Blessed be God. Verse 35. 

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. 

Minister. The Law was given by Moses ; 

People. But Grace and Truth came by 
Jesus Christ: 

Minister and People. Wlio is God over 
all, blessed forevermore. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

MOST gracious God, the Giver of all 
good and perfect gifts ; Give thy grace, 
we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom 
the charge of this Congregation is now 
committed; and so replenish him wdth 
the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him 
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^^■itll innocency of life, tliat lie may faitli- 
fully serve before thee, to the glory of tliy 
great IS'anie, and the benefit of thy holy 
Chiireh; through Jesus Christ, our only 
Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. 

OIIOLY Jesus, who hast purchased to 
thyself an universal Church, and hast 
promised to be ^vith that Church to the 
end of the world; Be graciously pleased 
to bless the ministry and service of him 
who is now appointed to oiFer the sacri- 
fices of prayer and praise to thee in this 
house, which is called by thy ISTame. 
May the words of his mouth, and the 
meditation of his heart, be always accept- 
able in thy sight, Lord, our strength 
and our Redeemer. Aynen. 

OGOD, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the 
Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this Con- 
gregation \Yith thy love and favor; en- 
lighten their minds more and more -wdth 
the light of the everlasting Gospel ; graft 
in their hearts a love of the truth; in- 
crease in them true religion; nourish 
them ^^^th all goodness ; and of thy great 
mercy keep them in the same, blessed 
Spirit, whom, with the Father and the 
Son together, we worship and glorify as 
one God, world without end. Amen. 
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ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy 
Church upon the foundation of the 
Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ him- 
self being the chief Corner Stone ; Grant 
that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, 
all Christians may be so joined together 
m unity of spirit, and in the bond of 
peace, that they may be an holy temple, 
acceptable unto thee. And especially to 
this Congregation present, give the abun- 
dance of thy grace; that with one heart 
they may desire the prosperity of thy 
holy Church universal, and with one 
mouth may profess the faith once de- 
livered to the saints. And grant that 
the course of this world may be so peace- 
ably ordered by thy governance, that all 
who profess and call themselves Chris- 
tians may joyfully serve thee in all godly 
quietness ; that so they may walk in the 
ways of truth and peace, and at last be 
numbered "svith thy saints in glory ever- 
lasting; through thy merits, blessed 
Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and Shep- 
herd of our souls, who art, with the 
Father and the Holy Ghost one God, 
world without end. Amen. 

^ Then shall follow the Sermon, and after extem- 
poraneous or other prayer, the newly Installed 
Pastor shall pronounce the Benediction. 

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CONSECRATION OR DEDICATION 

OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL. 



^ After a suitable Hymn, the Bishop, or Presbyter 
ofiBciating, shall say, 

DEARLY beloved in the Lord; foras- 
much as devout and holy men, as well 
under the Law as under the Gospel, 
moved either by the express commancl of 
God, or by the influence of the Holy 
Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own 
sense of the natural titness of things, have 
erected houses for the public worship of 
God, and separated them from all un- 
hallowed, worldly, and common uses, in 
order to fill men's minds with greater 
reverence for his glorious ^lajesty, and 
affect their hearts with more devotion 
and humility in his service ; which pious 
works have been approved of and gracious- 
1}' accepted by our heavenly Father : Let 
us not doubt but that he will also favor- 
ably approve our godly purpose of setting 
apart this place in a solemn manner, for tlie 
several offices of religious worship, and 
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let US faithfully and devoutly seek liis 
blessing on this our undertaking. 

^ Then shall be said the following prayers, all 
kneeling. 

ETERNAL God, mighty in power, 
and of maj esty incomprehensible, whom 
the heavens cannot contain, much less 
the walls of temples made with hands ; 
and who yet hast been graciously pleased, 
in thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, to 
promise thy special presence, wherever 
two or three of thy faithful servants shall 
assemble in thy I^ame, to offer up their 
praises and supplications unto thee; 
vouchsafe, Lord, to be present with us, 
who are here gathered together, to conse- 
crate this place to the honor of thy great 
l^ame ; separating it henceforth fi'om all 
unhallowed, ordinary, and common uses; 
and dedicating it to thy service, for read- 
ing thy holy Word, for the preaching of 
the everlasting Gospel, for the administra- 
tion of holy Ordinances, and for the offer- 
ing of prayer and praise : accept, Lord, 
this service at our hands, and bless it 
with such success as may tend most to 
thy glory, and the furtherance of our 
happiness, both temporal and spiritual; 
through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord 
and Sa\dour. Aonen. 
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REGAED, Lord, the supplications of 
thy servants, and grant that whoso- 
ever is here dedicated to thee in Baptism, 
may througli thy grace, become a living 
member of Christ's Church, and ever re- 
main in the number of thy faithful chil- 
dren. A77ien. 

GRANT, O Lord, that all who in this 
place shall confirm the Baptismal 
covenant, may be enabled, through thy 
grace, to avoid all those things that are 
contrar}^ to their profession, and to do all 
such things as are agreeable to the same. 
Ainen. 

GRANT, Lord, that whosoever shall 
here commemorate the death of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, in the Holy Supper, 
may come to that Ordinance with faith, 
charity, and true repentance; and have 
fellowship with thee and with thy Son, 
Jesus Christ, our Lord. A^neyi. 

pRAXT, O Lord, that by thy holy 
vT Word which shall be read and preached 
in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit 
grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hen rers 
thereof may both perceive and know what 
things they ought to do, and may have 
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power and strength to fulfill the same. 

ATnen. 



GRANT, Lord, that whosoever shall 
be joined together in this place in the 
holy estate of Matrimony, may faithfully 
perform and keep the covenant between 
them made, and may remain in perfect 
love together unto their lives' end. Aw.en. 

GRA]^T,we beseech thee, Blessed Lord, 
that whosoever shall draw near to 
thee in this place, to give thanks for 
the benefits which they have received at 
thy hands, to set forth thy most worthy 
praise, to confess their sins unto thee, 
and to ask such things as are requisite 
and necessary, as well for the body as for 
the soul, may do it with such steadiness 
of faith, and with such seriousness, affec- 
tion, and devotion of mind, that thou 
mayest accept their bounden duty and 
service, and vouchsafe to give whatever 
in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see to 
be most expedient for them: All which 
we beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our most 
blessed Lord and Saviour, Amen. 

H Then shall be read the Morning Prayer, omitting 
the Litany. 

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Proper Psalms. 

Psalm 24, 

rilllE earth is tlic Lord's, and the ful- 
1 ness 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 hath clean hands, and a pure 
heart; who hath not lifted up his soul 
unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 

He sliall 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 lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the 
King of glory shall come in. 

\f\io is this King of glory ? The Lord 
strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in 
battle. 

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

AVlio is this King of glory? The Lord 
of hosts, he is the King of glory. 
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Fsalm 132. 

LORD, remember David, and all liis af- 
flictions : 

How lie sware unto the Lord, and vowed 
unto the mighty God of Jacob ; 

Surely I mil not come into the taberna- 
cle of my house, nor go up into my bed ; 

I wll not give sleep to my eyes, or slum- 
ber to mine eyelids. 

Until I find out a place for the Lord, a 
habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. 

Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we 
found it in the fields of the w^ood. 

"We will go into his tabernacles : we will 
worship at his footstool. 

Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and 
the ark of thy strength. 

Let thy priests be clothed with righte- 
ousness ; and let thy saints shout for joy. 

For thy servant David's sake turn not 
away the face of thine anointed. 

The Lord hath sworn in truth unto Da- 
vid ; he will not turn from it ; Of the fruit 
of thy body mil I set upon thy throne. 

If thy children will keep my covenant 
and my testimony that I shall teach them, 
their children shall also sit upon thy throne 
for evermore. 

For the Lord hath chosen Sion ; he hath 
desired it for his habitation. 
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This is my rest for ever: here will I 
dwell ; for T have desired it. 

I aWII abundantly bless her pro\dsion : I 
will satisfy her poor "s\"ith bread. 

I will also clothe her priests with salva- 
tion : and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 

There will I make the horn of David 
to bud : I have ordained a lamp for mine 
anointed. 

His enemies will I clothe A\dth shame : 
but upon himself shall his crown flourish. 

Proper Lessons. 

First. 1 Kings viii, 22-63. 

Second. 1 Cor. iii, or Hebrews ix, 1 — 15. 

1[ After the Sermon, shall he used the following 
collects, or suitable extemporaneous prayer : — 

BLESSED be thy Kame, Lord, that 
it hath pleased thee to put it into the 
hearts of thy servants to appropriate and 
devote this house to thy honor and wor- 
ship; and grant that all who shall enjoy 
the benefit of this pious work may show 
forth their thankfulness, by maldng a 
right use of it, to the glory of thy blessed 
Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 







GOD, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the 
Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this Con- 
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CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL. 

gregation with thy love and favor; en- 
lighten their minds more and more with 
the light of the everlasting Gospel ; graft 
in their hearts a love of the truth ; in- 
crease in them true religion; nourish 
them with all goodness ; and of thy great 
mercy keep them in the same, O hlessed 
Spirit, whom, with the Father and the 
Son together, we worship and glorify as 
one God, world without end. Amen. 

A ALMIGHTY God, who dost vouch- 
y^ safe to dwell in the assemblies of thy 
people, and to accept their offerings of 
service and praise ; bless, we beseech thee, 
the religious services of this day, and 
grant that in this place now set apart to 
thy service, thy holy ISTame may be wor- 
shipped in truth and purity, and the Gospel 
of Christ be faithfully preached, through- 
out all generations; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord, Amen. 

THE peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, keep your hearts and 
minds in the knowledge and love of God, 
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : 
And the Blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be 
amongst you, and remain with you always. 
Amen. 

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