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TEN SERVICES FOR MORNING AND EVENING, 



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SPECIAL COLLECTS, PEAYEBS, AND 
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LONDON: 
EDWARD T. WHITFIELD, 1T8, STRAND. 

1804. 



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PREFACE. 



To any one who watches the signs of the times, it 
must be obvious that an increasing number of per- 
sons, even in Churches of the freest ritual, are 
coming to the conclusion that it is an advantage in 
pubhc worship to have a Book of Common Prayer. 
Doubtless the extempore outpouring of the minis- 
ter will still be preferred by many, partly from 
the force of long custom, and partly from a convic- 
tion that words fresh from the heart are better 
adapted, both to call forth and to express genuine 
fervour, than prayers read from a book : but others 
will care more for the fitness than the newness of 
the language ; and, instead of becoming weary of 
the familiar phrase, will find endearing associations 
cluster round it, and will feel a warmer glow of 
devotion from the thought, that they are uniting, 

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IV PREFACE. 

not only with their fellow-worshippers immediately 
around them, but with many Christian assemblies 
far and near. Nor will forms of expression which 
evidently belong to a bygone time be without a 
pecuKar sacredness, if we think of them as having 
served to clothe the homage and desires of devout 
men who have long passed from this world. 

The Reformation, as an insurrection of indi- 
vidual faith and the inward spirit against ecclesi- 
astical method and tradition, favoured the habit 
of " free prayer," and made it almost co-extensive 
with Protestantism. In this country, however, the 
grand exception presented by the National Church 
was not without effect upon the taste and feeling 
of the less extreme Puritans themselves ; especially 
of those among them who hoped, by some enlarge- 
ment of her latitude, to be reinstated within her 
pale. Baxter and Calamy, it is well known, stood 
near enough to the Church to be drawn into nego- 
ciations with her for the admission of their people : 
and, had reasonable concessions been made to them 
with regard to particular parts of the Book of 
Common Prayer, their nonconformity would have 
ceased. They pressed no scruple against a stated 
form of worship ; and, had not the exclusive cleri- 
cal party defeated all proposals for a " comprehen- 



PREFACE. V 

sion," were ready to exchange the usages of the 
conventicle for those of the parish church. From 
that time, the use of free prayer among the Eng- 
hsh Presbyterians is due to the necessity of exter- 
nal position rather than of internal conviction. 
Shut out from the National Communion, they fell 
back upon the modes of worship most congenial to 
their scattered, unorganised, and (as they still hoped) 
merely provisional life. But from time to time 
local experiments were made of Liturgical Forms, 
betraying the old tendency to qualify individual 
fervour by regulated order. It is quite in harmony 
therefore with the history of the English Presby- 
terians, that a body of London Ministers, inheriting 
their traditions and their name, their protest 
against creeds which divide Christians, their long- 
ing for a worship which unites, should have con- 
ceived the design of a new Liturgical compilation, 
to be gathered, in a catholic spirit, from the 
devotional writings of every Christian age. To one 
of their members they accordingly gave the com- 
mission, — with promises of help which have been 
more than fulfilled, — to revise the Services in use 
in the Church of England, and to make additions 
from other sources, after having carried out more 
ftilly a course of reading which has always been 



VI PREFACE. 

his delight. The first design was to introduce 
nothing new. To abide by this limitation how- 
ever was found impracticable, from the necessity 
of adapting parts to the whole, and also from the 
requirements of theological honesty. It was 
moreover strongly felt by some, that only in 
combination with a new element could the old 
have its greatest worth, and provide for the several 
varieties of need. For, notwithstanding the uni- 
formity of our spiritual nature, and the fixity of 
Christian truth, insensible changes are always 
taking place in the atmosphere and colouring of 
piety, as Christendom passes from season to season 
of its experience. The life of to-day, while draw- 
ing its nutriment from the whole past, grows into 
something different, and has a character and 
feeling of its own ; which, not less than the elder 
moods of our humanity, has its confession to make 
and its consecration to seek. Every age, in taking 
up the chorus of ancient devotion, throws in some 
quality of tone not heard before : the hymn is the 
same, but the voice is different. As in literature 
and art, so in religion, thought and affection need 
something more than self-repetition : they demand 
some freshness of movement : they are as running 
waters, which, however mighty and noble the re- 



PREFACE. VU 

cepta^les they have already filled, still overflow, 
and cannot stay. ,It is therefore no irreverence 
toward the past, — rather is it a testimony to its 
vivifying power,— ^to feel a want beyond its re- 
sources of devotional expression ; nor is any gene- 
ration of the Christian Church true to its in- 
heritance, which pretends to live upon it, yet has 
nothing to add to it. With a view to reach more 
effectually some chords of modem feeling, certain 
of the forms now published were entrusted for 
re-construction to another hand. The result was 
not a re-arrangement, as was at first contemplated, 
but the preparation of two new Services, the Ninth 
and Tenth; which left no doubt in the minds of 
those who have taken the most active part in this 
attempt, of the desirability of combining treasures 
new and old. It is right to add that the author 
of these two Services has not confined his help to 
the part from his own pen, but has extended it 
to the last revision of the whole. 

As to its theology, the work will speak for 
itself. All its prayers, as prayers of Christ's disci- 
ples, are addressed to Him whom Christ himself 
addressed, the " Father " who " heard him always." 
None of the three creeds, nor any substitute, will 
be found in its pages : because it is prepared for a 



Viii PREFACE. 



body of Christians who, while owning the import- 
ance both of definite individual conviction, and of 
broad average concurrence among the members of 
the same church, yet object xipon principle to 
making definitions of belief part of the act of 
worship, and would, as far as possible, prevent the 
scruples of opinion from intersecting and breaking 
the voice of common prayer. 

The number of Services may be thought too 
great ; but it appeared better that those who think 
this should set their own limit in use, than 
that a part of what had been accepted as having 
real worth should be discarded. The length of 
these Services is not half that of the Morning 
Service in use in the Church of England, 
and will afford the minister, in his prayer before 
sermon, an opportunity of speaking out of the 
ftdness of his heart, if he should be moved to 
exceed the length of an ordinary collect. 

The general Order of the Book of Common 
Prayer has been preserved in the two Services 
from that source; but, as that order evidently 
bears the impress of a time when not Confession 
only but Absolution was held to be a condition 
precedent of all acceptable prayer, and a stress no 
longer possible to us was laid on the mere opus 



PREFACE. IX 

operatum of public worship, another arrangement 
has been adopted in the rest of the Services, as 
being on the whole more natural and consonant 
with present views and feelings. 

The alternate reading of the Psalms by Minister 
and People has been abandoned. In many in- 
stances there would be appropriateness in making 
the second clause of a verse the response to the 
first : but a little attention to the sense shows that 
the reading of the verses by Minister and People 
in turn was not originally intended, and is hardly 
a practice to be continued. It has been thought 
better to leave the Minister at liberty to select the 
first lesson from the Psalter, as well as from the 
rest of the Old Testament. 

To the musical elements of the Service careful 
attention has been paid ; and the whole of the 
words intended to be sung, having been properly 
marked for chanting, will veiy shortly be sepa- 
rately published, in conjunction with the text of a 
suitable set of Anthems. In order not to disfigure 
the present volume for the reader, the poetical 
pieces have been printed as in the Book of 
Common Prayer ; that is, the division of versicles 
for chanting is marked by a colon: which, 
therefore, loses for the time its grammatical 



X PREFACE. 

significance, and serves simply a purpose of 
musical notation. In certain Psalms where the 
number of verses is uneven, a bracket will be 
observed, embracing three of them. This will 
point out, in case a double chant is used, the place 
where its second part can best be repeated, with- 
out breaking up natural couplets in the poem. 

The most ancient hymns of the Christian Church 
were little else than a cento of passages from the 
poetical parts of Scripture, combined in a new 
order, and woven into one tissue by a few connect- 
ing phrases and the presence of a pervading idea. 
Such a production constitutes the Canticle, sls dis- 
tinguished from the Psalm, which is taken from 
Scripture entire, or modified only by omissions. 
The " Benedicite omnia op&ra^* or " Song of 
the three children," given in the Book of 
Common Prayer as alternative to the '' Te 
Deumy affords an old example of the Canticle. 
Whether the editors of the present volume have 
allowed themselves, especially in the Ninth and 
Tenth Services, too bold a resort to this kind of 
composition, they must leave to be decided by 
the test of experience. The doubt, they are well 
aware, will arise, as a first impression, in every 
reader's mind who brings to the book no standard 



PBEFACE. XI 

of judgment but that of usage. They hope how- 
ever that by degrees, as the unity and natural 
sequence of parts make themselves felt, the free- 
dom v^rhich they have used will be justified. It 
would be a mistaken and unwarrantable demand 
on the Hebrew Psalms to expect that very many 
of them should be capable, as connected wholes, of 
serving the exigencies of worship in a Christian 
congregation : and yet, in common with the Pro- 
phetic writings, they supply in detail an inex- 
haustible store of the richest and deepest religious 
expression. In order to render them available as 
organs of present thought and feeling, without 
invading their original character, their perma- 
nent elements of power must be reproduced in 
fresh forms, which make no pretension to identity, 
yet are shaped by sympathy, with the strains of 
David or Isaiah. For this reason, the compilers 
have frequently had recourse to the Canticle, 
rather than coerce entire passages of Scripture 
into a service foreign to their nature. 

The Canticle can always be composed in sub- 
servience to the laws and structure of the 
chant. In this respect it has a mechanical 
advantage over the Psalm, whose inequalities in 



Xii PREFACE. 



the English version are inexorably given ; and 
still more, over the " Te Deum/' the " Holy, Holy, 
Holy," and other pieces of solemn import but 
irregular form. These latter, indeed, are intrinsi- 
cally unfitted for chanting : and, though in the 
following pages they have been divided into ver- 
sicles, in order not to disappoint those who else 
could not use them at all, it would be well for 
organists and clidirs to set them, wherever pos- 
sible, to musical compositions special to them- 
selves. 

In the "Christian Year," the word Lent will 
not be found. This omission has been made not 
simply because the original meaning and the 
present use of that word are widely dijfferent, but 
also because it is considered better to leave each 
individual to the thoughts and feelings awakened 
by the approach of Good Friday and Easter, than 
to prescribe a formal preparation, extending over a 
set period. 

The " Christian Year" is followed by a somewhat 
copious collection of " Prayers and Thanksgivings." 
The object of this collection was to preserve a rich 
treasurer of devotion suited to both public and 
private use ; and especially to enable the Minister 



PEEFACE. XIU 

to make the Services seasonable. At an appointed 
place he may introduce, now a Prayer suited to 
Spring, now a Thanksgiving for the ingathering of 
harvest. And as in prosperous times the Church 
will utter her note of gladness, so also in times 
of anguish and mourning, she will speak with us 
and for us to Him from whom cometh our help. 
By a thoughtful use of this part of the work, the 
worship may be brought into close harmony with 
the diequered experiences of our earthly lot. 

In our communion with our heavenly Father, 
and our meditations on things unseen, it is natural 
that we should have in especial remembrance that 
part of the great human family, which has already 
passed into the eternal world : and it is believed 
that the Prayers of "Commemoration for the 
Faithful Departed," introduced in the ordinary 
Services, will meet a want general and deep-felt, 
though perhaps not frequently expressed. 

As this volume has not been prepared without 
an increasing sense of the diflBculty of producing 
a true and adequate expression of Christian Wor- 
ship, even with the widest range in the selection 
of materials, so it is with great diffidence that 
the printed sheets are issued from the press. 



XIV PREFACE. 

And now nothing remains but to lay our offer- 
ing on the Altar of God, begging him to accept it 
as "the Usping of his chfldren," and to let his 
blessing rest on it, and on those who turn to it for 
help in drawing near to his throne of grace. 



CONTENTS, 



Ten Services : viz. 

1st, For any Morning. 
2nd, For any Evening. 
8rd, For Sunday Morning or Eveningt 
4th, Ditto ditto. 

5th, Ditto ditto. 

6th, Ditto ditto. 

7th. Ditto ditto. 

8th, Ditto ditto. 

9th, For any Morning or Evening. 
10th, Ditto ditto. 

Collects for the Christian Year. 

Praters and Thanksgivings. 

Collects before or after Sermon. 

Special Services: viz. 

The Commtmion. . 
Baptism of Infants. 

those of Eiper Years. 

Confirmation. 

Matrimony. 

Visitation of the Sick. 

Burial. 

Prayers to be used at Sea. 



COMMON PKAYEE. 



FIRST SERVICE. 

MORNING PRAYER. 



^ The Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; aU standing, 

TI7HEN the wicked man tumeth away from his 
wickedness that he hath committed, and 
doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save 
his soul alive. UzeA. xviii. 27. 

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

Rend your heart, and not your garments, and 
turn unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious 
and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, 
and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13. 



FIRST SEEYICE. 

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true 
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and 
in truth ; for the Father seeketh such to worship 
him. God is a spirit : and they that worship him 
must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 
23, 24. 

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive our- 
selves, and the truth is not in us : if we con- 
fess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us 
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteous- 
ness. 1 John i. 8, 9. 

"PiEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth 
us in sundry places to acknowledge and 
confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and 
that we should not dissemble nor cloke them 
before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly 
Father; but confess them with a lowly, peni- 
tent, and obedient heart; to the end that we 
may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite 
gbodness and mercy. And although we ought at 
all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before 
God ; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when 
we. assemble and meet together to render thanks 
for the great benefits that we have received at his 



HOBNINO. 

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 after me ; 



IF A Oeneral Confession to he said by the whole Congregation after 

the Minister ; aU kneeling. 

A LMIGHTY and most merciful Father ; 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 ojffended 
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. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Spare thou them, God, who confess their faults. 
Restore thou them that are penitent ;^ according to 
thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ 
Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful 
Father, that through him we may hereafter live a 
godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy 
holy name. Amen. 

b2 



FIRST SERVICE, 

IT Then the LorcPs Prayei\ to he said hy the People after the 

Minuter, 

/^UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be 
thy name. Thy kmgdom 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 them that 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. 

% Then likewise he shall say : 

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

% Then shall he said or sung the following Psalm ; all standing, 
Venite, exultemus Domino. Ps. xcv. 

/• r\ COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let lis 
^ make a joyful noise to the rock of our 
salvation. 

/ Let us come before his presence with thanks- 
giving : and make a joyful noise unto him with 
psalms. 

. For the Lord is a great God: and a great 

^ King above all gods. 



MORNING. 

In his Iiand are the deep places of the earth : 
the strength of the hills is his also. 

The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands 
formed the dry land. 

come, let us worship and bow down : let us 
kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

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

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, in- 
visible : the only wise God ; 
Be honour- and glory : for ever and ever. Amen. 



H Then ahaU he read the First Lesson, taken out of the 

Old Testament, 

a After that, shall he said or sung the following Hymn, caMed 

Te Deum Laudamus: 

TX7E praise thee, God ; we acknowledge thee 
to be the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship thee: the Father 
everlasting. 

To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens and 
all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim : continually do 
cry, 



FIRST SERVICE. 

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of hosts. 

Heaven and Earth are full : of the Majesty of 
thy Glory, 

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise 
thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise 
thee. 

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth 
acknowledge thee. 

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; 

Thy beloved, true : and glorified Son ; 

Thy Holy Spirit also : the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory : [of Glory] God. 

Thou didst not suffer: thy Holy One to see 
corruption ; 

Thou gavest him the victory: over Sin and 
Death ; 

And openest the Kingdom of Heaven : to all 
the faithful ; 

And callest us thither : by the Spirit of adop- 
tion. 

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: 
whom thou hast redeemed in thy boundless love. 

Make them to be numbered with thy saints : in 
glory everlasting. 



MORNINO. 

Lord, save thy people, and bless thy heri- 
tage: govern them, and lift them up for 
ever. 

« 

Day by day we magnify thee : and we worship 
thy name ever, world without end. 

Vouchsafe, Lord : to keep us this day with- 
out sin. 

Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy 
upon us. 

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our 
trust is in thee. 

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



IT Or the foUowing Canticle : 
Beneoicite, omnia opera. 

f\ ALL ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the 
^^ Lord: praise him, and magnify him for 
ever. 

ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord : praise 
him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord : praise 
him, and magnify him for ever. 



FIRST SERVICE. 

ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord : praise 
him, and magnify him for ever. 

all ye Green Things upon the earth, bless ye 
the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

O ye Whales, and all that move in the waters, 
bless ye the Lord : praise liim, and magnify him 
for ever. 

O ye Fowls of the Air, bless ye the Lord : praise 
him, and magnify him for ever. 

all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord : praise 
him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Spirits of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord : 
praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

ye Holy Men of humble heart, bless ye the 
Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 



HOBNINO. 

IT Then ihciU he read the Second Lesson, taken out of the 

New Testament. 

IT After that, shaU be said or sung the following Hymn : 

Benediotus. Lukei. 68. 

•pLESSED be the Lord God of Israel : for he 
■*^ hath visited and redeemed his people ; 

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 pro- 
phets : which have been since the world began ; 

To perform the mercy promised to our fore- 
fathers : and to remember his holy covenant ; 

That we might serve him without fear: in 
holiness and righteousness all the days of our life ; 

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : 
for the remission of their sins, 

Through the tender mercy of our God : where- 
by the day-spring from on high hath visited us ; 

To give light to them that sit in darkness, and 
in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet 
into the way of peace. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : 
world without end. Amen. 



i 



FIRST SERVICE. 

IT Or the following Psalm : 
Jubilate Deo. Ps. o. 

r\ BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve 

^ the Lord with gladness, and come before 

his presence with a song. 

Know ye that the Lord he is Grod : it is he 

that hath made us, and not we ourselves ; 
V We are his people : and the sheep of his pasture. 

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving : and into 
his courts with praise : 

Be 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. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : 
world without end. Amen. 

IT Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers ; all kneeling ^ 
and the People responding with ' Am^n.' 

IT And first, three Collects ; the first of the Day ; the second 
for Peace; the third for Or ace to live welL 

The Second Collect, for Peace. 

f\ GOD, who art the author of peace and lover 
^ of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth 



MORNING. 

our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom ; 
grant us, thy servants, we humbly beseech thee, 
that peace which the world can neither give nor 
take away ; that we, who in all our dangers rely 
on thy goodness, may under thy fatherly protection 
be defended against all adversities, and evermore 
rejoice in thy blessed service, through our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 

The Third Collect, for Grace. 

r\ LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and 
everlasting God, who hast safely brought 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 may be ordered by 
thy governance, to do always that which is righteous 
in thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

H In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn. 

H Then the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

For the Queen. 

r\ LORD, our heavenly Father, high and mighty, 
^^ King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler 



FIRST SERVICE. 

of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all 
the dwellers upon earth ; most heartily we beseech 
thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign, Queen 
Victoria ; and so replenish her with the grace of 
thy Holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy 
will, and walk in thy way : endue her plenteously 
with heavenly gifts: grant her in health and 
wealth long to live ; and after this life may she 
attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For the Royal Family, 

A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, 
-^ we humbly beseech thee to bless all the Royal 
Family : endue them with thy Holy Spirit : enrich 
them with thy heavenly grace : prosper them with 
all happiness ; and bring them to thine everlasting 
kingdom. Amen. 

For the Christian Church, 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom 
-^ Cometh every good and perfect gift; send 
down upon all Ministers of the gospel, and all 
Congregations committed to their charge, the 
healthful spirit of thy grace ; and that they may 
truly please thee, pour upon them the continual 



MORNING. 

dew of thy blessing. Grant this, God, for thy 
great love in Jesus Christ. Amen. 



For the High Court of Parliament^ to he read during their 

Session, 

TiyrOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, 
as for this Kingdom in general, so especially 
for the High Court of Parliament at this time 
assembled : that thou wouldest be pleased to direct 
and prosper all their consultations to the advance- 
ment of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the 
safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and 
her dominions ; that all things may be so ordered 
and settled by their endeavours upon the best and 
surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth 
and justice, religion and piety, may be established 
among us for all generations. These and all other 
necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, 
we would humbly beg in the faith and spirit of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 







For all Conditions of men. 

GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all man- 
kind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and 



FIRST SERVICE. 

conditions of men ; that thou wouldest be pleased 
to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving 
health unto all nations. More especially we pray 
for the good estate of the Church Universal ; that 
it may be so guided and governed by thy good 
Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves 
Christians may be led into the 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 distressed, in mind, 

body, or estate: {especially 

This to be said when ^' ' L ^ ^ 

any desire the prayers those for wtiom OUT prayers are 
of the congregation. desired i\ that it may please 

thee to comfort and relieve them according to their 
several necessities, giving them patience under their 
suflFerings, and a happy issue out of all their afflic- 
tions. And this we beg for thy mercy's sake in 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



A General Thanksgiving, 



ALMIGHTY God, Father of aU mercies, 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 ; [joezr- 



MORNING. 

ticularly to those who desire now 

This to be said when , n, ,7 . . 7 

any that have been ^^ #^^ '^P *^^^^ ^raises and 

prayed for desire to thanksgivings for thy late mer- 

retom praise. . i j» i ± at ~\ 

cies vouchsafed unto tnem,\ 
We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and 
all the blessings of this life ; but 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 thy mercies, 
that our hearts may be unfeignedly 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 holi- 
ness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, 

"INTERNAL God, in whom the spirits of just 
men do rest in peace from their labours ; we 
thank thee for all those who have departed this 
life in thy fear and love, and whose works do 
follow them beyond the grave. Blessed be thy 
mercy and eternal goodness, God ; and blessed 
be the memory of all thy saints in our hearts. 
Teach us who now dwell upon earth to practise 



FIRST SERVICE. 

their doctrine, to imitate their lives, and to follow 
their example as they have followed Christ and 
thee. Amen. 

H Here may he introduced at the discretion of the Minister any 
seasonable Prayer from the Collection entitled Pbayebs and 
Thanksqiyinos. 

Concluding Prayer, 

A LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at 
this time with one accord to make our com- 
mon supplications unto thee, and hast especially 
encouraged us by thy beloved Son, our Lord Jesus 
Christ, to make known unto thee our humble 
requests; fulfil now, Lord, the desires and 
petitions of thy servants, as may be most ex- 
pedient for them ; granting us in this world know- 
ledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life 
everlasting. Amen. 

^FHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. 
xiii. 14. 

Or 

T'HE peace of God which passeth aU under* 
standing, keep our hearts and minds through 
Christ Jesus. Amen. Phil. iv. 7. 



SECOND SERVICE. 

EVENINa PRAYER. 



IT The Minister shaU say one or more of the foUowing sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; all standing^ 

TTTHEN the wicked man turneth away from Ms 
wickedness that he hath committed, and 
doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save 
his soul aUve. Ezeh xviii. 27. 

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

Rend your heart and not your garments, and 
turn unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious 
and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, 
and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13. 

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true 
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and 

c 



SECOND SERVICE; 

in truth ; for the Father seeketh such to worship 
him. God is a spirit, and they that worship him 
must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 
23, 24. 

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

"TiEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth 
us in sundry places to acknowledge and ocm- 
fess our manifold sins and wickedness ; and that 
we should not dissemble nor cloke them before 
the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father ; 
but confess them with a 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 most chiefly so to do, when we assemble 
and meet together to render thanks for the great 
benefits that we have received at his hands, to set 
forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy 
w<»rd, and to ask those things which are requisite 



EVSNINO. 

and necessary, as well for the body as the sonl. 
Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are 
h^re present^ to accompany me with a pure heart 
and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly 
grace, saying after me ; 



IT A General Oonfossion to he said hy the whole Congregation 

after the Minister; aU kneeling, 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; we 
"^^ have erred and strayed from thy ways Uke 
lost sheep. We have followed too much the 
devices and desires of our own hearts. We have 
offended against thy holy laws. We have left 
undone those things which we ought to have done ; 
and we have done those things which we ought 
not to have done. But thou, Lord, have mercy 
upon us. Spare thou them, God, who confess 
their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent ; 
according to thy promises declared unto mankind 
in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, most 
merciful Father, that through him we may hereafter 
Kve a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory 
of thy holy name. Amen. 



c 2 



SECOND SERVICE. 

IT Then the LorcPs Prayer, to be said by the People after the 

Minister, 

i^UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 tres- 
passes, as we forgive them that 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. 

IT Then Uhewise he shall say : 

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

IT Then shall be said or sung the following Psalm ; aU standing, 

Cantaie Domino. Pb. xcTiii. 

r\ SING unto the Lord a new song : for he 
I ^ hath done marvellous things. 

His right hand and his holy arm : hath gotten 
him the victory. 

The Lord hath made known his salvation : his 
righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight 
of the nations^ 



EVENING, 

r 

He hath remembered his mercy and his truth 
toward the house of Israel: and all the ends of 
the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the 
earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing 
praise. 

Sing unto the Lord with the harp : with the 
harp, and the voice of a psalm. 
/ Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: 

the world, and they that dwell therein. 

Let the floods clap their hands : and let the 
( hills be joyful together before the Lord ; 

For he cometh to judge the earth : with 

righteousness shall he judge the world ; and the 

people with equity. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise God ; 

Be honour and glory : for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

%OrtJie foUowing Canticle: 

T^HE Lord hath commanded his loving-kindness 
in the daytime : and in the night season also, 



8EC0KB SERVICE. 

my song sliaU be of him, and my prayer mito the 
Grod of my life. 

As long as I live will I magnify thee in this 
manner : and lift np my hands in thy name. 

Let my prayer ^s;t forth in thy sight as in. 
cense : and the lifting up of my hands as an even- 
ing sacrifice. 

For thou art the portion of my inheritance and 
of my cup : and thou wilt maintain my lot. 

Behold, he who keepeth his people : will neither 
slumber nor sleep ; 

He is about my path and about my bed : and 
beholdeth all my ways. 

I wiU lay me down in peace, and take my rest : 
for it is thou only, Lord, who makest me to 
dwell in safety. 

I wiU remember thee upon my bed : and diU- 
gently search out my spirit. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise God ; , 

Be honour and glory: for ever and ever. 
Amen. 



V 



EYENINO, 

IT Then shdU be read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Teetament. 

? After tbaty ehaHl be eaid or eung Us foUomng Pealm : 

DxnS MISESEATUB. Pb. IXTll 

r^ OD be merciful unto us and bless us : and 
cause his face to shine upon us. 
That thy way may be known upon earth : thy 
saving health among all nations. 

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

let the nations be glad and sing for joy : for 
thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern 
the nations upon earth. 

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

Then shall the earth yield her increase : and 
God, even our own God, shall bless us. 

God shall bless us : and all the ends of the 
, earth shall fear him. 






Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 



SECOND SERVICE. 

IT Then shaU be read the Second Lesson, taken tmt of the New 

Testament. 

H After that, shall be said or sung the following Hymn : 
Nunc Dimittis. Luke iL 29. 

T ORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in 
-^ peace : according to thy word. 

For mine eyes have seen : [have seen] thy sal- 
vation ; 

Which thou hast prepared : before the face of 
all people ; 

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be 
the glory of thy people Israel. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end. Amen, 



IT Or the following Canticle: 

MiSEBICOBDIAS DoMINI. PS. IxXXlZ. 

T WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord for 
ever : with my mouth will I make known thy 
CEuthfulness to all generations. 



EVENING. 

The heavens shall praise thy wonders, Lord : 
thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the 
saints. ' 

Who in the heaven can be compared unto the 
Lord : who among the sons of the mighty can be 
likened unto the Lord ? 

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of 
the saints : and to be had in reverence of all them 
that are about him. 

O Lord God of hosts, the heavens are thine, 
the earth also is thine : as for the world and the 
fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy 
throne : mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 

Blessed is the people that know the joyful 
sound : they shall walk, Lord, in the Hght of 
thy countenance. 

In thy name shall they rejoice aU the day : and 
in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : 
world without end. Amen. 



SECOKB SXEYIGE. 

IT Then tki MmkUr $haU an^ ihefitliomng Prayen; aU hneeUngt 
and tk$ PmtpU retpondiMg wfA ' Ajcxm.' 

IT And Jirst, thrm CoOeeU ; ik$ first of tJU Day; the second for 
Aaoi; the third for Aid agmmU aU FerilM. 

nu eeeond CfoOeei at Bvemng Prayer. 

r\ GOD, 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 both our hearts may be set to 
obey thy commandments, and also that by thee 
we being defended in every hour of danger may 
pass our time in rest and quietness. An^en. 

The third OoUeet, for Aid agaimt aU Perils. 

T IGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, 
"^ Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us 
from all perils and dangers of this night. Amen. 

IT In Qtdres and Places where they sing^ here mayfoUow an 

Anihem or Hymm. 

% Then thefoHomng Prayers and Intercessions. 

For the Queen. 







LORD, our heavenly Father, high and mighty. 
King of kings. Lord of lords, the only Ruler 



EVENING. 

of princes, who dost from thy throne behold aH 
the dwellers upon earth ; most heartily we beseech 
thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign, 
Queen Victoria ; and so replenish her with the 
grace of thy Holy Spirit, that she may alway in- 
cline to thy will, and walk in thy way : endue her 
plenteously with heavenly gifts: grant her in 
health and wealth long to live ; and after this life 
may she attain everlasting joy and felicity, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



For the Boyal Family. 

A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, 
■^ we humbly beseech thee to bless all the 
Boyal Family : endue them with thy Holy Spirit : 
enrich them with thy heavenly grace: prosper 
them with all happiness ; and bring them to thine 
everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

For the Christian Church. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom 
•^ Cometh every good and perfect gift; send 
down upon all Ministers of the gospel, and all 
Congregations committed to their charge, the 



SECOND SERVICE. 

hcaltliful spirit of thy grace ; and that they may 
truly please thee, pour upon them the continual 
dow of thy blessing. Grant this, God, for thy 
great lovo in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

For the High Court of Parliament^ to he read during their Session. 

l\/rOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, 
/IS for this Kingdom in general, so especially 
for the High Court of Parliament at this time 
assembled : that thou wouldest be pleased to direct 
and prosper all their consultations to the advance- 
ment of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the 
safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and 
her dominions ; that all things may be so ordered 
and settled by their endeavours upon the best and 
surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth 
and justice, religion and piety, may be established 
among us for all generations. These and all other 
necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, 
we would humbly beg in the faith and spkit of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Jmen. 







For aU conditions of men* 

GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all man- 
kind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts 



EVENING. 

and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be 
pleased to make thy ways known mito them, thy 
saving health unto all nations. More especially 
we pray for the good estate of the Church Uni- 
versal ; that it may be so guided and governed 
by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call 
themselves Christians may be led into the way 
of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in 
the bond of peace, and in righteousness of Ufe. 
Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all 
those who are any ways afficted or distressed, in 
mind, body, or estate ; [especially those for whom 
«, . . , ., , our prayers are desired/] that 

This to be said when , ^ -^ 

any desire the prayers it may please thee to COmfort 

of the Congregation. ^^^ ,^^^^ ^^^ according tO 

their several necessities, giving them patience 
under their suffermgs, and a happy issue out of 
all their afflictions. And this we beg for thy 
mercy's sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

A General Thanksgiving. 

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, 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; [particth 



SECOND BEEVIGE. 

larly to those who desire rum 

This to be said when . ^ ., . . , 

any that have been *^ <>ff^ ^P '^«^ praisea and 

prayed for desire to thanksffivinys for thy late mer- 

return praise* • 7^7 « ^7 1 

^ ctes vouchsafed unto them,] 

We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and 
all the blessings of this life ; but 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 thy mercies, that 
our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that 
we may show forth thy praise, not only with our 
Ups, but in oiu* lives ; by giving up ourselves to 
thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness 
and righteousness all our days, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, 

r\ LORD most High, with thy whole Church 
^^ throughout the world we give thee thanks 
for all thy faithful servants who, having witnessed 
in their liyes a good confession, have left the light 
of their example to shine before thy people on 
earth. Mercifully grant that by thy fatherly bless- 
ing we may be enabled to follow them in all vir- 
tuous and godly living, and that hereafter we may 



EVENING. 

be with them and thy glorified Son in thy heavenly 
presence. Amen. 

% Here may he introduced at the discretion of the Minister any 
seasonable Prayer from the Collection entitled Pbatebs and 
Thanksoivinos. 

Concluding Prayer. 

A LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at 
'^^ this time with one accord to make our com- 
mon supplications unto thee, and hast especially 
encouraged us by thy beloved Son, our Lord 
Jesus Christ, to make known imto thee our humble 
requests; fulfil now, Lord, the desires and peti- 
tions of thy servants, as may be most ^pedient for 
them ; granting us in this world knowledge of thy 
truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. 

T^HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. 
xiiL 14. 

Or 

nPHE grace of our . Lord Jesus Christ be with 
you all. Amen. Phil. iv. 23. 



SECOND SERVICE. 
Or 



'PHE peace of God which passeth all under- 
-*• standing, keep our hearts and minds through 
Christ Jesus. Amen. PJdl. iv. 7. 



THIED SEEVICE. 

MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER. 



H The Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; all standing, 

A SK, and it shall be given, you; seek, and ye 
•^■^ shall find; knock, and it shall be opened 
tmto you : for every one that asketh receiveth ; 
and he that seeketh findeth ; and to him that 
knocketh it shall be opened. Matt vii. 7, 8. 

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he 
that doeth the wdU of my Father who is in 
heaven. Matt vii. 21. 

Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and 
bow myself before the high God ? He hath 
showed thee, O man, what is good ; and what 
doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, 
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy 
God ? Micah vi. 6. 8. 



THIRD SERVICE. 

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or 
who shall stand in his holy place ? He that hath 
clean hands, and a pare heart; who hath not 
lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceit- 
fully. He shall receive the blessing from the 
Lord, and righteousness from the God of his sal- 
vation. Ps. xxiv. 3, 4, 5, 

"TvEARLY beloved brethren, again we rest from 
-^^ the active duties of our earthly pilgrimage 
to sing our songs of gratitude and adoration, and 
renew our souls at the fountains of life. We are 
not strangers or servants, but children of the 
household of God. With humble and fervent 
spirits let us offer up our prayers to him who, 
though he dwelleth on high, yet never faileth to 
listen to the lowly and contrite who call upon 
him. And when we leave this place, may we all 
with fresh zeal and love . go on our way rejoicing 
to the blessed and everlasting home. 



IT TTie Minister shall then say the following Prayer; aU kneeling y 
and the People responding with * Amen.* 

'PHOU, Lord most High, art our light and 
our life, our strength and our joy, our refuge 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

in distress, our ever-present friend and helper. 
Inspire us, we beseech thee, with thoughts suited 
to thy most holy presence. As disciples of Jesus 
Christ thy Son, and with great love to him, we 
would come to thee : may it be also in his spirit. 
We would be mindful how far off from thee we 
should have been without him, and how near to 
thee he will lead us, if we humbly and steadfastly 
yield ourselves up to his guidance. Thou, Lord, 
hast made all things, and art wonderful in all thy 
doings ; yet art thou most wonderful and glorious 
in thy works of love and mercy. Amen. 



^ Then the LorSs Prayer, to he said by the People after the 

Minister, 

r\UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 them that trespass 
against us. And lead us not into temptation; 
but deUver us from evil : For thine is the king- 
dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 



d2 



THIRD SERVICE. 

% Then shall he said or sung the following Psalm ; all standing. 

Jubilate Deo. Ps. Ixvi. 

Tl/TAKE a joyful noise unto God: all ye 
-^"- lands; 

Sing forth the honour of his name : make his 
praise glorious. 

All the earth shall worship thee : and shall sing 
unto thy name. 

Thou rulest by thy power for ever : thine eyes 
behold the nations. 

bless our God, ye people: and make the 
voice of his praise to be heard ; 

Who holdeth our soul in life : and suffereth not 
our feet to be moved. 

Tor thou, God, hast proved us: thou hast 
tried us as silver is tried. 

1 will go into thy house with offerings : I will 
pay thee my vows. 

Come and hear, all ye that fear God: and I 
will declare what he hath done for my soul. 

I cried unto him with my mouth : and he hath 
heard me. 

He hath attended to the voice : of my suppUca- 
tions. 

Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my 
prayer : nor his mercy from me. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 



To the Only Holy, the Pirst and the Last : be 
thanksgiving and praise ; 

Prom all kindreds and tongues on earth : and 
the voices of saints in heaven. Amen. 



IT T^hen ahaU he read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Testament, 

IF After that, shall he said or sung the following Hymn, called 

Te DeUM LiLUDAMUS: 

T17E praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee 
to be the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship thee : the Father 
everlasting. 

To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens and 
all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually 
do cry, 

iloly. Holy, Holy : Lord God of hosts ; 
* Heaven and Earth are full : of the Majesty of 
thy Glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise 
thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise 
thee. 

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 



THIRD S££VIC£. 

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth 
acknowledge thee, 

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; 

Thy beloved, true : and glorified Son ; 

Thy Holy Spirit also : the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory : [of Glory] God. 

Thou didst not suffer: thy Holy One to see 
corruption ; 

Thou gavest him the victory: over Sin and 
Death ; 

And openest the Kingdom of Heaven : to all the 
faithful ; 

And callest us thither : by the Spirit of adop- 
tion. 

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: 
whom thou hast redeemed in thy boundless love. 

Make them to be numbered with thy saints: 
in glory everlasting. 

Lord, save thy people, and bless thy heritage : 
govern them, and lift them up for ever. 

Day by day we magnify thee : and we worship 
thy name ever, world without end. 

Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day with- 
out sin. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon 

Ub. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 



O Lord, let thy mercy Kghten upon us : as our 
trust is in thee. 

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



IT Or the following Verses, 



ECCE SEBVUS MEUS. Is. xHL 



"DEHOLD my servant, whom I uphold: my 
chosen, in whom my soul delighteth ; 

I have put my Spirit upon him : he shall give 
laws unto the nations. 

He shall not cry, or strive : nor cause his voice 
to be heard in the street. 

A bruised reed shall he not break: and the 
smoking flax shall he not quench ; 

He shall give laws according to truth : he shall 
not fail nor be discouraged ; 

UntU he shall have established laws on the 
earth: and distant nations shall wait for his 
teachings. 

Thus saith the Lord God: who created the 
heavens, and spread forth the earth ; 

Who giveth breath to the people upon it : and 
spirit to them that walk thereon ; 



THIRD SERVICE. 

Behold, the former things are passed away : and 
new things do I declare. 

Sing unto the Lord a new song : and his praise 
from the end of the earth. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. * 



IT Then shall be read the Second Lesson, talcen out of the New 

Testament. 

IF After that, shaU the Minister and the People say; aU standing: 

"DLESSED, Lord, is the people that know 
-*^ the joyfiil sound of thy gospel. 

People. They shall walk, Lord, in the light 
of thy countenance. 

Minister. Illuminate according to thy good 
pleasure all nations with the brightness of thy 
truth. 

People. Lord, give the word, and great shall 
be the company of preachers. 

Minister. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
neither have entered into the heart of man, the 
things which God hath prepared for them that 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

love him ; but he hath revealed them unto us by 
his Spirit. 

People. O Lord, who is hke unto thee ? 

Minister. Create in us a clean heart, O God. 

People. And renew a right spirit within us. 

3Iinister. Cast us not away from thy presence. 

People. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. 

U Or, instead of the foregoing alternate sentenceSt may be said or 

sung the following Psalm : 

Benedio, anima mea. Ps. ciii. 

T)LESS the Lord, O my soul: and all that is 
^^ within me, bless his holy name. 

Bless the Lord, O my soul : and forget not all 
his benefits ; 

Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth 
all thy diseases ; 

Who redeemeth thy Ufe from destruction : who 
crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender 
mercies. 

The Lord is merciftil and gracious: slow to 
anger, and plenteous in mercy. 

He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor 
rewarded us according to our iniquities. 

For as the heaven is high above the earth : so 
great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 



THIRD SERVICE. 

As far as the east is from the west : 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 remembereth 
that we are dust. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end. Amen. 

IT Then shall the Minister and the People say the following 

Prayer; all kneeling, 

'PO us, O holy Father, belong shame and con- 
fusion of face, because we have sinned against 
thee ; but to thee belong mercies and forgiveness. 
O shut not up thy loving-kindness in displeasure. 
Turn again, when thou hearest the cry of the 
truly penitent ; and grant that being humbled by 
thy mighty hand, and brought to a deep sense of 
our sins, we may so watch against temptation, and 
be so helped and strengthened by thy favour, as 
hereafter to serve and please thee in newness of 
life. 

People, We do earnestly repent ; we are heartily 
sorry for our misdoings. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

Minister. O holy and merciful Father, may all 
the world know and feel that at what time soever 
a sinner doth repent him of his ways from the 
depths of his soul, thou wilt put away his wicked- 
ness out of thy remembrance, through thy great 
love revealed to us in Jesus Christ. 

People. He who brought glad tidings hath said. 
There is joy in Heaven over one sinner that 
repenteth. 

IT Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers; the People 

responding with * Amen.* 

r\ BLESSED and eternal God, enable us to 
^^ understand and make use of all the pro- 
per helps of duty; and kindle in our souls 
a flame of devotion which no difficulty or 
contradiction, no infirmity within or persecution 
without, may ever extinguish. Give us grace 
that we may in all things ask first what is 
thy good pleasure, follow the best examples, do 
the noblest charities ; ever pressing forward to the 
mark of our high calling in Christ Jesus. Grant 
that we may keep watch against the omission of 
any part of our duty, and the neglect of any 
opportunity by which thou canst be glorified, or 



THIRD SERVICE. 



any fellow-man instructed, assisted, or comforted. 
Amen, 



ll/TAY the grace of thy Holy Spirit, O Lord, 
- enlighten our hearts, and abundantly refresh 
them with the sweetness of perfect charity, that 
we may be well-pleasing in thy sight as true dis- 
ciples of thy Son. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY Father, whose gifts to us on 
^-^ earth are a foreshadowing of thy heavenly 
favour ; we would bring to thee the offering 
of glad and grateful hearts for thy past 
bounties to us, which are more than we can 
number, greater than we can know. Por the 
wonderful uses, and the no less wonderful 
beauties, of the outward world ; for the example of 
the wise and good ; for the friendship of those 
who are dear to us ; for the revelation of thy 
character and will by Jesus Christ ; for the helps 
of thy Spirit and the promises of the gospel ; for 
all the mercies of thy Providence, we give thee 
humble and heartfelt thanks. may we show our 
grateful sense of thy loving-kindness by our lives, 
as well as express it with our lips ; and may it be 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

V 

6iir frequent employment now, as we trust it will 
be hereafter, to utter the memory of thy great 
goodness and to sing of thy praise. Amen. 

% Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening^ and 
the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Prayers and Thanesotvinos. 

IT In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an Anthem 

or Hymn, 

li Then the following Prayers and Intercessions, 

r\ THOU Almighty Friend, who lovest all and 
^^ forgettest none ; we offer up our humble 
supplications for this land of our fathers ; for thy 
servant our Queen, that her days may be many, 
her commands just and equal, her people faithful, 
and her government happy ; for the Royal Family, 
that we mav be blessed with a succession of 
Princes devoted to thy most holy service; for 
all such as are in authority, [and especially 
the High Court of Parliament], that they may 
consult thy honour, the true interest of this king- 
dom, and the welfare of mankind ; for the Pastors 
of Christ's flock, that they may constantly speak 
the truth, boldly rebuke and oppose sin, and be 
living examples of those graces and virtues which 
they recommend to others. Remember, we be- 



THIRD SERVICE. 

seech thee, our kindred according to the flesh ; and 
that we may walk in our homes with a perfect 
heart, unite us to one another by mutual love, and 
to thyself by works of piety and holiness. Be 
thou a shield to the young, and a staff to the aged. 
May parents bring up their children in holy nur- 
ture; and may children love, honour, and obey their 
parents. When we are laid in our graves, may 
those who come after us serve thee in their day 
better than we have done in ours, and be unto 
thee a name and a praise in all generations. In 
thy fatherly loving-kindness, Lord, be thou the 
strength of the needy, a refuge from the storm, and 
a shadow from the heat. Be a father to the 
fatherless : support those who are on the bed of 
languishing ; and according to the greatness of thy 
power preserve thou those that are appointed to 
die. Thou who art the confidence of all the 
ends of the earth, remember every work of thy 
hand for good ; and visit the world in that mercy 
which thou hast so signally manifested in Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 



ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, accept, we 
-^ beseech thee of thy goodness, the high praise 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

and heartfelt thanks we offer unto thee foi* 
thy wonderful graces manifested in thy saints, 
who have shone forth as lights in their several 
generations; Patriarchs, Prophets, and Martyrs, 
whom we commemorate with gladness of heart ; 
and for whom, with all other thy happy servants, 
our fathers and brethren, departed this life in 
thy faith and fear, we laud and magnify thy 
glorious name; humbly entreating that we may 
have grace so to follow their blessed examples, 
that, when we also take our leave of this world, 
we may be united with them in the resurrec- 
tion of the just and the fellowship of heaven. 
Amen. 



r\ THOU Fountain of all goodness, accept the 
^^ prayers which we have this day fervently 
offered up at the footstool of thy throne. May we 
be always as ready to acknowledge and use thy 
gracious gifts, as we are to ask them in the time of 
our need. Cast out from us all evil, and work in 
us a fulness of hoUness, of wisdom, and spiritual 
understanding ; that increasing in the knowledge 
of thee, we may be fruitful in every good work, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 



THIRD SERVICE. 

T^HE Lord bless us and keep us ; the Lord make 
his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto 
us ; the Lord Uft up the light of his countenance 
upon us, and give us peace. Amen. Numb. vi. 
24-26. 

Or 

TVTOW the Lord of peace himself give us peace 
always by all means. The Lord be with us 
all. Amen. 2 Thess. iii. 16. 



FOUETH SEEVICE. 

MOENING OR EVENING PEAYER. 



IT The Minister sTiall say one or more of the folloicing sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; all standing, 

Til7HAT prayer or what supplication soever shall 
be made of any man or of all thy people, 
when every one shall know his own sore and his 
own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this 
house: hear thou from thy dwelling-place, even 
from heaven ; and when thou hearest, forgive. 
2 Chron. vi. 21. 29. 

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his 
name ; bring an offering and come into his courts. 
P«. xcvi. 8. 

If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there 
remember that thy brother hath aught against 
thee ; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go 
thy way ; first be reconciled to thy brother, and 
then come and offer thy gift. ^Matt v. 23, 24. 

E 



FOU&TH SEEVICE. 

In God is my salvation and my glory : the rock 
of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust 
in him at all times, ye people ; ye people, pour out 
your heart before him : God is a refuge for us. 
P8. Ixii. 7, 8. 

Surely the Lord is in this place. This is none 
other but the house of God, and this is the gate of 
heaven. Gen. xxviii. 16, 17. 

"TiEARLY beloved brethren, let us draw nigh to 
the throne of grace in the spirit of Jesus 
Christ, that we may offer to our heavenly Father the 
spiritual worship which he seeketh. So will our 
voice ascend as that of children, and bring down 
a Father's blessing. 

IT The Minister shall then say the following Prayer ; aU kneeling , 
and the People responding with * Amen.* 

TVTOT as being worthy, but trusting in thy loving- 
kindness, God most High, we draw near 
to thee. Not as we would, but as we are able, we 
bring to thee our devout offerings. Purify us, we 
beseech thee, from all guile ; unite . us to one 
another in the bonds of love and peace; pour 
down upon us thy spiritual gifts, and grant us 
every blessing in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. 



MORNING OE EVENING. 

H Then the Lord's Prayer, to he said by the People after the 

Minister. 

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

IT Hien shall the Minister and the People say : 

Minister, The Lord be with you. 
People, And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Lift up your hearts. 
People. We lift them up unto the Lord. 

H Then shall he said or sung the following Psalm ; all standing. 

EXALTABO TE, DeUS. Ps. CXlv. 

T WILL extol thee, my God, O 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 unsearchable. 

E 2 



FOURTH SERVICE. 

One generation shall praise thy works to an- 
other : and shall declare thy mighty acts. 

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

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

All thy works shall praise thee, Lord : and 
thy saints shall bless thee. 

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

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon 
him : even to all that call upon him in truth. 

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : 
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and 
ever. 

Now unto the Eling eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise God ; 

Be honour and glory : for ever and ever. Amen. 

H Or the following Psalm : 

CONFITEMINI. Ps. CXXXVi. 

r\ GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is good : 
" for his mercy endureth for ever. 

O give thanks unto the God of gods : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

To him who alone doeth great wonders : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

To him that by wisdom made the heavens : for 
his mercy endm'eth for ever. 

To him that stretched out the earth above the 
waters : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

To him that made great Hghts : for his mercy 

endureth for ever. 

The sun to rule by day : for his mercy en- 
dureth for ever, 
j The moon and stars to rule by night : for his 
I mercy endureth for ever. 

Who remembered us in our low estate : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for 
His mercy endureth for ever. 

Who giveth food to all flesh : for his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

O give thanks unto the God of heaven : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

To the Only Holy, the First and the Last : be 
thanksgiving and praise ; 

From all kindreds and tongues on earth : and 
the voices of saints in heaven. Amen. 



FOURTH SERVICE. 



IT T*hen shaU he read the FmsT Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Testament. 



% After thaty shall he said or sung the following Canticle : 

TTOLY is thy name, O Grod : and glorious in the 
heavens. 

Thou art the one true God : and there is none 
other like thee. 

Thou hast visited and redeemed thy people : 
through Jesus Christ our Lord ; 

By whom we have access to thy throne of 
grace : as children to the presence of a father. 

In him did the fulness of thy Spirit dwell : that 
he might impart thereof to all mankind. 

Though tempted as we are, he sinned not: 
neither was guile found in his mouth. 

In him was thy Word made flesh : to be a word 
of Ufe to all the earth. 

He became obedient to the death of the cross : 
that he might perfect thy will concerning us ; 

And having passed through death to life : hath 
entered into his rest and glory. 

O God, for the sake of thy dear love in bim : 
make us, we beseech thee, of thy kingdom. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

1[ Or the foUotdng Song of Praise : 

■JTOLY, holy, holy : Lord God Almighty ! 

Who wast, and art, and art to come : who 
shall not glorify thy name ? 

For thou only art holy : thou only art the Lord. 

Hallelujah : for the Lord God omnipotent 
reigneth. 

The kingdoms of this world : have become the 
kingdoms of our God and of his Christ. 

And God shall reign for ever and ever : King of 
kings and Lord of lords. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 



IT Then shall he read the Second Lesson, tahen out of the New 

Testament, 

H After that, shall the Minister and the People say; all standing : 

TESUS said, the first of the commandments is. 
Hear, O Israel : the Lord our God is one Lord ; 



FOURTH SERVICE. 

and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy 
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, 
and with all thy strength. This is the first com- 
mandment. 

People. Write these words in our hearts: O 
Lord, we beseech thee. 

Minister. And the second is like, namely, this ; 
Thou shalt love, thy neighbour as thyself. 

People. Write these words in our hearts : O 
Lord, we beseech thee. 

Minister. There is none other commandment 
greater than these. On these two commandments 
hang all the law and the prophets. 

People. Glory to God in the highest : on earth 
peace and goodwill toward men. Amen. 



IT Off instead of the foregoing alternate sentences, may he said or 

sung the following Psalm : 

Quo iBO A Spibitu tuo. Ps. cxxziz. 

r\ LORD, 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 the grave, behold thou art there. 

If I take the wings of the morning : and dwell 
in the uttermost parts oi l\ifi ^^^ > 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

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 darkness and the 
light are both alike to thee. 

How precious are thy thoughts unto me, O 
God : how great is the sum of them ! 

If I should count them : they are more in num- 
ber than the sand. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end. Amen. 

IT Then shall the Minister and the People say the following Prayer ; 

all kneeling. 

r\ GOD most holy, who hast abimdantly as- 
^^ sured us that, while thou art strict to punish 
those who continue in their sins, thou art a gra- 
cious and tender Father to the penitent, and wilt 
open thine ear in compassion to the prayers of all 
such as with heartfelt shame and sorrow confess 
their sins before thee ; show us, we beseech thee, 



FOURTH SERVICE. 

our transgressions as they truly are : pardon us for 
the evil we have done : judge us not for the good 
we have left undone : work in us to will and to do 
thy good pleasure ; that being sanctified by thy 
Spirit we may serve thee in a religious and holy 
conversation, as true disciples of thy Son Jesus 
Christ. 

People. Search us, Lord, and know our 
hearts. 

Minister. Try us and know our thoughts, and 
see if there be any wicked way in us. 

People. And lead us in the way everlasting. 



IT Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers ; the People 

responding with * Amen.' 

/^ OD our Father, we receive with all thankftd- 
^ ness the manifold testimonies thou hast given 
us of thine incomprehensible love and favour to- 
wards us through thy dearly beloved Son ; and 
most humbly we bow our knees unto thee, the 
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the 
whole family in heaven and earth is named, that 
thou wouldest grant us, according to the riches of 
thy glory, to be strengthened with might by thy 
Spirit in the inner man ; that Christ may dwell in 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

our hearts by faith ; and that we, being rooted and 
grounded in love, may be able to comprehend 
with all saints what is the length and breadth 
and depth and height ; and to know the love of 
Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we may be 
filled with all the fulness of God. Amen. 

r\ LORD our God, the bountiful source of all 
^^ good ; we bless thee for our lives, and the 
gifts of grace,, of nature, and of society ; for in- 
struction in divine truth; for the voice of thy 
calling, repeated so often ; for thy patience, thy 
long-sufiering, thy very long forbearance towards 
us, who often and grievously, very often and very 
grievously, have sinned against thee ; for all the 
benefits we have received ; for all the little good 
we may have done ; for the enjoyment of present 
good; for thy promise and our hope of good to 
come ; for loving parents, for wise teachers, for 
benefactors never to be forgotten ; for brethren of 
one mind with us ; for kind friends, for faithful 
servants, for all who by their writings, or words, 
or example, have helped us in our heavenward 
way. For aU these, and for all other known or 
unknown, remembered or forgotten mercies, we 
praise thee, and will praise; we bless thee, and 



FOURTH SERVICE. 

will bless; we thank thee, and will give thee 
thanks, now and for ever. Amen. 

IT Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening y and 
the Collect for the Day^ or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Prayebs and Thanksgivings. 

H In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn, 

IT Ihen the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

A LMIGHTY God, who didst send thy Son to 
^ estabUsh a kingdom of righteousness on 
earth ; we earnestly beseech thee for the whole 
Christian Church. Fill it with all truth, and in all 
truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify 
it ; where it is in error, direct it ; where it is right, 
strengthen . and confirm it ; where it is in want, 
supply it ; where it is divided and rent asunder, 
unite and heal it. And we beseech thee, most 
dear Father, for all such as labour in the ministry 
of thy blessed gospel ; that it would please thee so 
to guide them by thy Holy Spirit, that they may 
be found wise, steadfast, and zealous of thy glory ; 
directing always their studies unto this end, that 
the poor sheep who are gone astray out of thy 
flock may be sought out and brought again unto 
the chief shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 



MORNING OK EVENING. 

T?TERNAL and ever-blessed Ruler, in whose 
hands are the hearts of kings and princes, and 
who hearest the cry of the lowly ; we humbly be- 
seech thee to bless our Sovereign the Queen : and 
as thou hast placed her over us in thy mercy and 
preserved her by thy mighty power, so, Lord, 
do thou multiply on her thy excellent gifts. Pre- 
serve and bless all the Royal Family. And we 
pray thee for all our Rulers and Magistrates, that 
thou wouldest be pleased to endue them with 
wisdom and strength, and all those capacities and 
dispositions which are suited to their high office. 
Grant that all men in their calling may be faithful 
to the work thou hast given them to do and the 
trust thou hast committed to them, and may help 
to promote the godly peace and prosperity of this 
land ; on which, we pray thee, let thy fatherly 
blessing rest. So, with peace in its gates and 
plenty in its homes, may this kingdom be thine to 
the end of time. Amen, 

r\ HEAVENLY Father ! who hast commanded 
^ us to love one another as thy children, and 
hast ordained the highest friendship in the bond 
of thy Spirit; we beseech thee to maintain and 
preserve us therein, with all those to whom we are 



FOURTH SERVICE. 

bound by any especial tie. Send down upon us 
the dew of thy heavenly grace, and pour thy Spirit 
into our hearts, that, walking in thy way all the 
days of our lives, we may have joy in each other 
that passeth not away ; and, having lived together 
in love here, may hereafter live for ever together in 
that blessed kingdom, to which thy glorified Son 
will welcome all his faithful disciples. Amen, 

r\ THOU whose help is always nearest when 
most needed; comfort those who mourn 
and are oppressed with their afflictions, or labour 
under the burden of a troubled mind : relieve the 
poor, and defend the cause of the fatherless and 
the widow : strengthen those who languish on the 
bed of sickness, and those who are departing from 
this world. Keep them all from sinning against 
thee, and from being overwhelmed by too heavy a 
sorrow. Let the events of their lives be under the 
control of reason and thy Holy Spirit, and end in 
holiness, in peace, and joy eternal. Amen. 

T?TERNAL God, in whom the spirits of just men 

do rest in peace from their labours ; we bless 

and praise thy holy name for all thy servants 

departed this life in thy faith and fear ; and espe- 



MORNING OR EVENII^G. 

cially for those most dear to us, of whom we have 
good hope that they are fallen asleep in Jesus ; 
and we beseech thee to give us grace so to follow 
their good examples that even here we may be 
united to them in fellowship of spirit, and that 
finally we may be gathered together with them 
into the bosom of thy love. Amen. 

r\ LORD, who art King of all the earth, and 
^^ Father of mankind; now of thine infinite 
goodness accept the ofierings, which with a free and 
joyful heart we bring to thee ; and do thou grant 
that the blessings thou mayst vouchsafe to us may 
be devoted to thy service and the welfare of thy 
people, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.\ 

'THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love 

of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, 

be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 

Or 

/^RACE and peace be multiplied unto you 
" through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus 
our Lord. Amen. 2 Pet. i. 2. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

eolUtt for ifllotttittg* 

TI/rOST gracious God, who strengthenest the 
weak and renewest the weary, and givest to 
thy faithful servants a peace which the world can 
neither give nor take away ; may this season of 
heavenly rest be entirely free from sin, as from 
labour and worldly care ; and let thy grace abound 
in our hearts that we may be in the spirit on this 
Lord's Dayl Amen. 

eoUttt for ISbntittg* 

r\ GOD, our heavenly Father, by whose Provi- 
^^ dence both the day and the night are 
governed ; vouchsafe, we beseech thee, as thou 
hast this day preserved us by thy goodness, so still 
this night to overshadow us by the blessed wing 
of thy most bountiful protection ; that we, being 
armed with thy defence, may be preserved from 
all adversities that may hurt the body, and from 
all wicked thoughts that may assault and defile 
the soul. Amen. 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

MOKNING OR EVENING PRAYER. 



% The Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; all standing, 

T WAS glad when they said unto me, Let us go 

into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall 

stand within thy gates, Jerusalem. Ps, exxii. 1, 2. 

Thus saith the high and lofty One that in- 
habiteth eternity, whose name is Holy ; I dwell in 
the high and holy place, with him also that is of 
a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of 
the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite 
ones. Is, Ivii. 15. 

Where two or three are gathered together in 
.my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt. 
xviii. 20. 

T\EARLY beloved brethren, the preparations of 
-^^ the "heart are with the Lord. Let us be- 
seech him to help us in our infirmities by his 
Holy Spirit, that the praise and supplications 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

which we offer up with one voice and one heart 
may be acceptable to him, and bring down an 
answer of peace to our souls. 

^ Then shall the Minister and the People say the following 
alternate sentences; aU kneeling. 

Minister. Lord, open to us the gates of 
righteousness : 

JPeqple. And we will go in at them. 

Minister. Blessed is the man whom thou 
choosest and causest to approach thee ; 

People. That he may dwell in thy courts. 

Minister. We shall be satisfied with the good- 
ness of thy house ; 

People. Even of thy holy temple. 

Minister. As rest is sweet to the weary and the 
cooKng stream to him that is athirst, so let thy 
day and thy house be rest sweet imto us, and thy 
word a fountain of Uving water. As the hart 
desireth the water brooks, so may our souls thirst 
after thee, and our hearts and our flesh rejoice in 
the living God. Amen. 

IT Or, instead of the foregoing alternate sentences, the foUmving 
Prayer may he said by the Minister; the People responding 
with 'Amen.* 

LOED our God, who hast brought us to the 
beginning of another week, and vouchsafed 







MOKNING OK EVENING. 

to US this season of holy rest; look down, we 
pray thee, on thy worshipping people now before 
thee. May we have in remembrance thy works of 
righteousness and of love, and in our humble mea- 
sure feel what that divine goodness must be, 
which continues to take care of tis from week to 
week and from year to year, and which was the 
same in the time of our fathers and the old time 
before them. But most of all, heavenly Father, 
we thank thee for thy boundless grace and mercy 
in Jesus Christ. In his spirit may we come to 
thee at this time with our glad homage and fihal 
obedience. O Thou, unto whom all hearts are 
open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets 
are hid, cleanse, we beseech thee, the thoughts of 
our hearts by the inspirations bf thy Holy Spirit, 
that we may perfectly love thee and worthily mag- 
nify thy hallowed name. Amen. 

T Then the LorcCa Prayer ^ to he said by the People after the 

Minister. 

/^XJR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 tres- 
passes^ as we forgive them that trespass against us. 

F 2 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

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. 

H Then shall he said or sung the following Psalm, all standing, 

Cantate Domino. Ps. xcvi. 

r\ SING unto the Lord a new song : sing unto 
^^ the Lord, all the earth. 

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name : shew forth 
his salvation from day to day. 

Declare his glory among the heathen : his won- 
ders among all people. 

For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised : 
he is to be feared above all gods. 

Honour and majesty are before him : strength 
and beauty are in his sanctuary. 

Give unto the Lord, O ye. kindreds of the 
people : give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his 
name : bring ?in oflfering and come into his courts. 

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : 
fear before him, all the earth. 

Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth : 
the world also shall be established that it shall 
not be moved \ he shall judge the people right- 
eously. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be 
glad : let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. 

Let the field be joyful and all that is therein : 
then shall aU the trees of the wood rejoice before 
the Lord ; 

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the 
earth : he will judge the world with righteousness, 
and the people with his truth. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise God ; 

Be honour and glory : for ever and ever. Amen. 



H Then shall he read the First Lesson, taken out of tlie Old 

Testament, 

IT After that, shall he said or sung the following HymUy called 

Te Deum Laudamus: 

TX7E praise thee, God : we acknowledge thee 
to be the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship thee: the Father 
everlasting. 

To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and 
all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually 
do cry. 



FIFTH SERVICS. 

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of liosts ; 

Heaven and Eartli are full : of the Majesty of 
thy Glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise 
thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise 
thee. 

The noble anny of Martyrs : praise thee. 

The holy Church throughout all the world : 
doth acknowledge thee. 

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; 

Thy beloved, true : and glorified Son ; 

Thy Holy Spirit also : the C!omforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory : [of Glory] O God. 

Thou didst not sufier: thy Holy One to see 
corruption ; 

Thou gavest him the victory : over Sin and 
Death; 

And openest the Kingdom of Heaven : to all 
the faithful ; 

And callest us thither : by the Spirit of adop- 
tion. 

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : 
whom thou hast redeemed in thy boundless love. 

Make them to be numbered with thy saints : in 
glory everlasting. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

O Lord, save thy people, and bless thy heritage : 
govern them, and lift them up for ever. 

Day by day we magnify thee : and we worship 
thy name ever, world without end. 

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

Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy 
upon us. 

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

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

If Or the following Psalm: 

DOMINUS BEOIT ME. Fs. Xxlu. 

T^HE Lord is my shepherd: I shall not 
want. 

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : 
he leadeth me beside the still waters. 

He 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 evil : for thou art 
with me ; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

Thou preparest a table before me : thou anointest 
my head with oil, and my cup runneth over. 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

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

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

IT l^hen shall he read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New 

Testament. 

IT After that, shall the Minister and People say ; all standing : 

T HEARD a great voice out of heaven, saying. 
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, 
and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his 
people, and he himself will be with them and be 
their God. 

JPeople, He that hath an ear, let him hear. 

Minister. And he that sat upon the throne said, 
Behold, I make all things new ; I will give unto 
him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of 
life freely. 

People. He that hath an ear, let him hear. 

Minister. And he that was dead and is alive 
said. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of 
the tree of life, which is in the midst of the para- 
dise of God. 



MORNING OB. EVENING. 

People. He that hath an ear, let him hear. 

Minister. Behold, I stand at the door and 
knock; if any man hear my voice and open the 
door, I will come in to him. 

People. He that hath an ear, let him hear. 

Minister. Blessed are the dead, who die in the 
Lord ; yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their 
labours, and their works do follow them. 

People. He that hath an ear, let him hear what 
the Spirit saith unto the churches. 

a Or, instead of the foregoing alternate sentences, may be said 

or sung the foUowing Psalm : 

CONSERVA ME DOMTNE. Ps. XVi. 

PRESERVE me, God : for in thee do I put 
my trust. 

I have said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord : 
I have nothing good without thee. 

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and 
of my cup : thou maintainest my lot. 

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me coun- 
sel : my reins also instruct me in the night season. 

I will set the Lord always before me : because 
he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory 
rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest in hope. 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

For thou wilt not leare my soul in the grave : 
neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see cor- 
ruption. 

Thou wilt show me the path of life : in thy 
presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there 
are pleasures for evermore. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : 
world without end. Amen. 

T Then shall the Minister (ind the People say the following 

Prayer; aU kneeling. 

r\ MOST mighty God and merciful Father, who 
^^ hast compassion on all men and hatest 
nothing that thou hast made, who wouldest not the 
death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn 
from his wickedness and live; manifold are oiur 
offences, and only as sinful can we appear before 
thee. 

People. We are not worthy to be called thy 
children. 

Minister. Receive and comfort us, who are 
grieved and wearied with the burden of our trans- 
gressions. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

People. Mercifully forgive and help us, O Lord 
our God. 

Minister. Thou who madest water spring out 
of a rock for thy people in their thirst, draw from 
our stony hearts the tears of compunction, that 
we may tnily bewail our sins; and as our con- 
sciences by sin are accused, so by thy fatherly 
goodness may we be pardoned, and received into 
the fellowship of Jesus Christ. Amen, 

H Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers; the people 

responding with 'Amen.' 

r\ HEAVENLY Father, thy word is a lamp 
unto our feet, and a light unto our path : we 
humbly beseech thee that thou wouldest be pleased 
to open and enlighten our minds, through Jesus 
Christ who is the true light of the world, that we 
may understand thy word in its plainness and 
purity, and frame accordingly the whole course of 
our lives. Amen. 



IT Instead of the foregoing Collect, the two following may be used : 

r\ GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that 
^-^ he might create us anew and make us sons 
of God and heirs of eternal life; grant, we 



PIFTH SERVICE. 

beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify 
ourselves even as he is pure ; and that we may 
be more and more conformed to his likeness until 
our lives' end, and then be admitted into thy glo- 
rious and everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

f\ LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings, 
^^ without charity, are nothing worth; send 
thy Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most 
excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace 
and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth 
is counted dead before thee. Amen. 



H Then these Prayers in continuance. 

r\ GOD of infinite mercy, in whose loving-kind- 
^^ ness we trust for the supply of all our wants ; 
vouchsafe to us such a portion of temporal 
good as may be needful to support us in our 
journey through life: preserve us from sad acci- 
dents and all evil: sanctify our hearts and direct 
our ways, that we may be united to thee by the 
living bond of obedience and charity ; and that, 
always feeling the presence of our gracious and 
merciful Father, we may become a holy family 
before thee, and be received hereafter into the 



MORNING OB. EVENING. 

family of heaven, for which thou didst send thy 
best beloved Son to prepare lis. Amen. 

r\ LORD God, Fountain of comfort and help, of 
^^ life and peace, of plenty and pardon, who 
fillest heaven with thy glory and earth with thy 
goodness; we give thee the most humble and 
earnest returns of a glad and thankful heart for 
the blessings of nature and the blessings .of grace, 
for the support of every minute and the gifts of 
every day. What are we, Lord, and what is 
our fathers' house, that the great God of men and 
angels should multiply upon us the proofs of his 
loving-kindness ? Praised be the Lord daily, even 
the Lord that helpeth us and poureth his blessings 
upon us. Blessed be the name of his majesty for 
ever, and let all the earth be filled with his glory. 
Amen. 

H Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening, 
arid the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from 
the Collection entitled Pbayers and Thanksgivings. 

If In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn. 

IT Then the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

A LMIGHTY and everliving God, who by thy 
•^^ holy Apostle hast taught us to make supplica- 



FIFTH SERVICE. 

tions and to give thanks for all men ; we humbly 
entreat thee most mercifully to receive these our 
prayers, which we offer unto thy divine Majesty, 
beseeching thee to inspire continually all thy sin- 
cere worshippers with the spirit of truth, unity, 
and concord : and grant that all they that do con- 
fess the name of Christ may agree in the truth of 
thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. 
We beseech thee also to preserve and defend all 
lawful kings, princes, and governors, especially thy 
servant Victoria our Queen, that under her we 
may be peaceably governed. And grant unto her 
whole Council, and to all that are put in authority 
under her, that they may truly and impartially 
administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness 
and vice, and the maintenance of thy true religion 
and virtue. Give wisdom, heavenly Father, to 
all the Ministers of thy holy gospel, that they may 
both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true 
and Uvely word. 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 
word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteous- 
ness all the days of their life. And we most 
humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, Lord, to 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

comfort and succour all those who in this transitory 
life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any 
other adversity. And we also bless thy name for 
all thy servants departed this life in thy holy fear ; 
beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their 
good examples, that with them we may be made 
partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. In these our 
requests we beseech thee, God, to hear and to 
accept us as true disciples of thy Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen, 

A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, 
^-^^ who knowest our necessities before we ask, 
and our ignorance in asking ; we beseech thee to 
have compassion on our infirmities; and those 
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, 
and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to 
give us in the fulness of that tender love and care 
for us, which thou hast made known to us in Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

r\ LORD most High, may our souls ever glow 
^^ with thankfulness to thee, our gracious and 
merciful Father, the all-holy and eternal ; and may 
we love thee above all, and all mankind in thee. 
Consecrate and accept, we beseech thee, these our 



FIFTH SERVICE, 

offerings of gratitude and adoration, which we 
would bring to thee in the faith and spirit of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

nPHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. 
xiii. 14. 

Or 



T^HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with 
you all. Amen. JPUil. iv. 23. 



Or 



T^HE peace of God, which passeth all under- 
standing, keep our hearts and minds through 
Christ Jesus. Amen. Phil. iv. 7. 



SIXTH SERVICE. 



MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER. 



IT The Minister, entering the desky and the People, standing, 

shall say : 

Minister. Glory be to God, all glory be to him 
who did, as on this day, create the light, and com- 
mand it to shine on the face of the deep ! How 
much more glorious is that light which shines in 
upon our minds, by the example of patriarchs, the 
revelations of prophets, the sweet solace of holy 
psalms, the instruction of wise proverbs, the profit 
and experience of faithful histories ! 

People. Blessed be his name for this Kght 
which no darkness ever overspreads, this sun 
which never goes down. 

Minister. God is the Lord who hath shewed us 
such light. 

» People. His mercy is everlasting, and his truth 
endureth from generation to generation. 

G 



SIXTH SERVICE. 
IT Then shall the Minister say : 

T\EARLY beloved brethren, it is surely as sweet 
-^-^ and needful as it is fitting that we should 
spend in the house of prayer a part of our day of 
rest. Almighty God hath revealed himself as one 
to whom we may give thanks for the blessings of 
life, whom we may seek for guidance in our diflB- 
culties, for strength in our weakness, for pardon 
of our sins, and for renewal of our spirits. Let 
our resolutions of obedience, our worship, and our 
submission, have faith and love in them, as well as 
sincerity and earnestness ; so will this be a true 
meeting-time between the Father in heaven and 
his children on earth. 



% The Minister shall then say the following Prayer ; all hneeling^ 
and the people responding with * Amen.' 

nPHOU, Lord, art our strength, our refuge, 
and only deliverer. Teach our tongues fit 
words to call upon thee. Open within us the 
fountains of prayer and holy meditation: reveal 
to us thy truth ; quicken us by thy spirit ; ^ove 
us with the love which thou bearest to thy chil- 
dren. Thou hast given us thy best beloved Son ; 
with him give us, we beseech thee, all other things' 
that are needful for us. Amen, 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

IT Then the Lord! a Prayer, to he said by the People after the 

Minister : 

/^UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 tres- 
passes, as we forgive them that 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. 

% TJien shall he said or sung the following Psalm ; all standing, 

Benedtcam Domino. Ps. xxxiv. 

T 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 deli- 
vered me from all my fears. 

They looked unto him and were enlightened: 
and their faces were not ashamed. 

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

g2 



SIXTH SERVICE. 

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

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

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous : 
and his ears are open unto their cry. 

The face of the Lord is against them that do 
evil : to cut off the remembrance of them from the 
earth. 

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth : and 
dehvereth 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 con- 
trite spirit. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise God : 
Be honour and glory : for ever and ever. Amen. 



IF Then shall be read the First Lesson, tahen out of the Old 

Testament, 

IT After that, shall he said or sung the following Psalm : 

C(ELI ENABiULNT. Ps. xix. 

nPHE heavens declare the glory of God: and 
the firmament sheweth his handywork. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

Day unto day uttereth speech : and night unto 
night sheweth knowledge. 

There is no speech nor language : where their 
voice is not heard. 

Their sound is gone out through all the earth : 
and their words to the end of the world. 

In them hath he set : a tabernacle for the 
sun, 

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his 
chamber : and rejoice th as a strong man to run 
a race. 

His going forth is from the end of the hea- 
ven, and his circuit from the ends of it : and 
there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 

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

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the 
heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, en- 
lightening 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 honey-comb. 



SIXTH SERVICE. 

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

Who can understand his errors: cleanse thou 
me from secret faults. 

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous 
sins : let them not have dominion over me. 

Then shall I be upright : and I shall be innocent 
from the great transgression. 

Let the words of my mouth and the medita- 
tion of my heart : be acceptable . in thy sight, 
Lord, my -Strength and my redeemer. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 



IT Or the following Psalm: 
Unam PETii A Domino. Ps. xxviL 

NE thing have I desired of the Lord, that will 
I seek after : that I may dwell in the house 
of the Lord all the days of my life. 

To behold the beauty of the Lord: and to 
enquire in his temple. 







MORNING OR EVENING. 

I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy : 
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the 
Lord. 

Hear my voice, Lord, when I cry unto thee : 
have mercy also upon me and answer me. 

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face : my heart 
said unto thee, Thy face. Lord, will I seek. 

Hide not thy face far from me : thou hast been 
my help ; 

Leave me not, neither forsake me : God of 
my salvation. 

Teach me thy way, Lord : and lead me in a 
plain path. 

I had fainted: unless I had believed to see 
the goodness of the Lord in the land of the 
living. 

Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he 
shall strengthen thine heart : wait, I say, upon the 
Lord. 

Glory be to God most High: the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 



SIXTH SERVICE. 



IT Then shall he read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New 

Testament. 

IT After thatj shaU he said the following Beatittides : 

Minister. And Jesus, seeing the multitudes, 
went up into a mountain : and when he was set, 
his disciples came unto him : and he opened his 
mouth and taught them, saying. Blessed are the 
poor in spirit ; for theirs is the kingdom of hea- 
ven. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are they that mourn ; for they 
shall be comforted. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are the meek ; for they shall 
inherit the earth. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are they which do hunger 
and thirst after righteousness ; for they shall be 
filled. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 



MOB.NING OE EVENING. 

Minister. Blessed are the merciful; for they 
shall obtain mercy. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are the pure in heart ; for they 
shall see God. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are the peacemakers ; for they 
shall be called the children of God. 

People. Thy word, Lord : will I hide in my 
heart. 

Minister. Blessed are they which are persecuted 
for righteousness' sake ; for theirs is the kingdom 
of heaven. 

People. Enable us, Lord : to obey thee in all 
things ; 

And may we inherit all these blessings : 
through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

IT Then shall the Minister and the People say the following 

Prayer; all kneeling. 

r\ THOU to whom belong mercies and forgive- 
^^ ness, receive our humble petitions ; and though 
we be bound with the chain of our sins, yet in the 
pitifulness of thy great mercy, Lord, help us, we 



SIXTH SERVICE. 

beseech thee, that we may be set free, and be ad- 
mitted to the glorious Uberty of the sons of God, 
through our Saviour Jesus Christ. 

People. If thou wert strict to mark iniquity, 
Lord, who could stand? 

Minister, May we so remember our sins as to 
forsake them ; and then do thou remember them 
no more. 

People, Hide not thine ear at our breathing, at 
our cry. 

Minister, Thou, God, hast pleaded the cause 
of our souls ; thou hast redeemed our life. 
- People. give thanks unto the Lord, for he is 
good \ his mercy endureth for ever. 



IT Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers ; aU 
Jcneeling, and the People responding with * Amen.* 

TTONOUR and praise be unto thee, Lord 
God Almighty, our Father in heaven, for 
all thy loving-kindness to us ; for forming us after 
thine own image, for creating us anew by thy dear 
Son, for quickening us by thy Holy Spirit, for help- 
ing us in our necessities and dangers, comforting 
us in our tribulations and sorrows, and sparing us 
until this hour, the living to praise thee. O mer* 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

ciful Father, as we acknowledge to have received 
these benefits of thy great goodness, so we beseech 
thee to grant us always thy Holy Spirit ; that we 
may continually grow in thankfulness to thee, and 
be led into all truth. O Lord, strengthen our 
faith ; kindle in us a fervent love towards thee 
and our neighbour. Sufi'er us not, most gracious 
Father, to receive in vain the rich and precious 
treasure of thy word. May it purify us from 
evil, and increase in us those heavenly virtues 
which were perfected in Jesus Christ. Hold thou 
us, that we may be delivered from all temptations, 
and may walk according to thy holy will until our 
lives' end. Amen. 



r\ GOD, who hast commanded that no man 
^^ should be idle, give us grace to employ all 
our talents and faculties in the service appointed 
for us ; that whatsoever our hand findeth to do we 
may do it heartily : yet grant, O good Lord, that 
no worldly business, no worldly pleasure, may 
ever divert our thoughts from the life to come. 
Cheerfully may we go on in the road which thou 
hast marked out, not desiring too earnestly that 
it should be either more smooth or more wide ; 



SIXTH (Service. 

but daily seeking our way by thy light, may we 
trust ourselves and the issue of our journey to 
thee, the fountain of joy, and sing songs of praise 
as we go along. Then, O Lord, receive us at 
the gate of life which thou hast opened for us in 
Christ Jesus. Amen. 



% Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening, and 
the Collect for the Day^ or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Pbayebs and Thanskoivinos. 

H In Quires and Places where they sing, here may foUow an 

Anthem or Hymn, 

IF Then the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

OTHOU who graciously acceptest the inter- 
cessions of thy chUdren on earth ; inspire 
the Ministers of thy holy gospel with great zeal 
for thy glory, for the honour of Christ our Lord, 
and for the salvation of thy people; and grant 
that all the members of the Church Universal may 
be joined together in the bond of a living faith. 
May we know and experience the blessedness of 
communion with each other in the rites of a holy 
worship, and in mutual acts of charity and kind- 
ness. Give us grace that we may persevere in 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

the ways of godliness, and that at length we may 
enjoy the fall blessedness of communion with thee 
and with thy glorified Son and with each other in 
thy eternal kingdom. Amen, 

\ LMIGHTY God who rulest over all the king- 
"^ doms of the world, and disposest of them 
according to thy good pleasure ; we pray for thy 
blessing on our beloved Queen. Let thy wisdom 
be her guide, and thine arm her strength: let 
justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, 
flourish in her day : direct all her counsels and 
endeavours to thy glory and the welfare of her 
people. And, O Lord, together with our be- 
loved Queen, bless, we beseech thee, the Royal 
Family; that they all, ever trusting in thy good- 
ness, protected by thy power, and crowned with 
thy mercy and endless favour, may live in 
peace, joy, and honour; and, after long and 
happy lives upon earth, may obtain the life 
everlasting revealed by Christ Jesus thy Son. 
Amen. 



T17E give thee thanks, Lord God most holy, 
and praise thy glorious Majesty for all the 



SIXTH SERVICE. 

graces and virtues thou hast wrought in thy 
servants who have departed this life in thy faith 
and fear, and have entered into their rest. We 
thankfully commemorate their piety, and rejoice 
in the heavenly blessedness which thou hast gra- 
ciously prepared for them. May we so celebrate 
their memories that we may emulate their holy 
conversation, and finally dwell with them and with 
the King of saints in thy glorious presence. 
Amen. 



"C'ATHER of mercies, the only rest of weary 
souls, the only joy of sorrowful hearts ; pity 
the helpless ; be a friend to the widow and the 
orphan ; succour the poor and oppressed ; deliver 
the tempted; sustain the sick, and receive in 
mercy the spirits of the dying. God, in thy 
fatherlv tenderness send relief or consolation to 
all the afflicted, through the angel of mercy that 
strengthened thy Son to drink the bitter cup. 
Amen. 



A LMIGHTY God, our portion and our hope, 
"^ who turnest not away the soul that seeks 
thee ; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

ear unto us who have now made our prayers and 
supplications unto thee; and grant that those 
things which we have asked faithfully, according 
to thy will, we may obtain effectually, to the re- 
lief of our necessities, the setting forth of thy 
glory, and the advance of the kingdom of thy 
Son. Amen. 



'PHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. 
xiii. 14. 



Of 



T^HE peace of God, which passeth all under- 
standing, keep our hearts and minds through 
Jesus Christ. Amen. PJtil. iv. 7. 



Or 



nPHE Lord bless us and keep us ; the Lord make 
his face to shine upon us, and be gracious 
unto us ; the Lord lift up the light of his coun- 
tenance upon us, and give us peace. Amen. 
Numb. vi. 24-26. 



SIXTH SERVICE. 

itollttt for morning* 

ALMIGHTY God, our Father and Preserver, 
•^^ who hast watched over us duiiug the dark- 
ness, and made us glad with the light of this 
day ; grant that we may employ it in thy most 
holy service ; and even as thou sheddest now the 
beams of the sun upon the earth to give light 
unto our bodies, so illumine our souls with the 
brightness of thy Spirit, to guide us in the paths 
of thy righteousness. Amen. 

^tWtti for ISl)enin0» 

r\ GOD, the strength of all them that trust in 
^^ thee, we beseech thee to continue thy 
gracious protection to us this night ; and as the 
day declineth, so make us mindful of the time 
when life also shall decline ; and grant us always 
to live in such a state that we may never be 
afraid to die. Hold us ready for that rest which 
Christ has entered as our forerunner. Amen. 



SEVENTH SEEVICE. 

MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER 



IT The Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after; all standing, 

r\ MAGNIFY the Lord with me, and let us 
^^ exalt his name together. Pa. xxxiv. 3. 

Ye are the temple of the living God; as God 
hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them ; 
and I will be their God, and they shall be my 
people. 2 Cor. vi. 16. 

God hath sent forth the spirit of his Son into 
our hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore we 
are no more servants, but sons ; and if sons, then 
heirs of God through Christ. « Gal. iv. 6, 7. 

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath 
bestowed upon us, that we should be called the 
sons of God. 1 John iii. 1. 

"TiEARLY beloved brethren, assembled in the 
^ house of God, let us each. iiiwatdV^ y^«:j 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

for the spirit of Jesus Christ ; and so let us offer 
up to the Lord of heaven and earth our humble 
worship and obedience. 

IT Then shall the Minister and the People say the following 
alternate sentences ; aU kneeling : 

Minister. Lord God, we will enter thy gates 
with thanksgiving ; 

People. And thy courts with praise. 

Minister. Lift up your hearts. 

People. We will lift them up unto the Lord. 

Minister. At all times and in all places, we 
will give thanks unto thee, Lord, holy Father, 
Almighty, everlasting God. With angels and 
archangels, and with all the company of heaven, 
we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore 
praising thee and saying. Holy, holy, holy. Lord 
God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy 
glory. Amen. 

a Then the Lord^s Prayer, to he said by the People after the 

Minister. 

i^UR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed 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 tres- 
passes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

^nd lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us 
rom evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the 
30wer, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 

T Then shall be said or sung the following Psalm ; aU standing, 

QUAM DJLECTA. Ps. IxXXiv. 

TTOW 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. 

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : they 
will still be praising thee. 

They go from strength to strength : every one 
of them in Zion appeareth before God. 

' O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : give 
ear, O God of Jacob. 

A day in thy courts is better than a thousand : 
I 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 shield : the 
Lord will give grace and glory; no good 
thing will he withhold from them that walk 
nprightly. 

O Lord of hosts: blessed is the man that 
txusteth in thee. 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, in- 
visible : the only wise God ; 

Be honour and glory: for ever and ever. Amen. 

H Then shaU be read the Fibst Lesson, taJem out of the 

Old Testament, 

H After that, shall he said or sung the following Psalm : 

EXULTATE, JUSTI. Ps. "g^""- 

■pEJOICE in the Lord, ye righteous: for 
"*•*' praise is comely for the upright. 

Praise the Lord with harp: sing tmto him 
with the psaltery, and an instrument of ten 
strings. 

Sing unto him a new song : play skilfully with 
a loud noise. 

Por 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 heavens 
made : and all the host of them by the breath 
of his mouth. 

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



MORNING OR EVENING. - 

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 commanded, 
and it stood fast. 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord : 
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own 
inheritance. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

IT Then shall he read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New 

Testament, 

13" After that, shall he said or sung the following Hymn^ called 

Te Deum Laudamus: 

T1[7E praise thee, God : we acknowledge thee 
to be the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship thee: the Father 
everlasting. 

To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and 
all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually 
do cry, 

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of hosts \ 



» SEVENTH SERVICE. 

Heaven and Earth are full : of the Majesty of 
thy Glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles : praise 
thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise 
thee. 

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 

The holy Church throughout all the world: 
doth acknowledge thee, 

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; 

Thy beloved, true : and glorified Son ; 

Thy Holy Spirit also : the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory : [of Glory] O God. 

Thou didst not suflFer : thy Holy One to see 
corruption ; 

Thou gavest him the victory : over Sin and 
Death ; 

And openest the Kingdom of Heaven : to all 
the faithful ; 

And callest us thither : by the Spirit of adoption. 

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : 
whom thou hast redeemed in thy boundless love. 

Make them to be numbered with thy saints : in 
glory everlasting. 

Lord, save thy people, and bless thy heritage : 
govern them, and lift them up for ever. 



MORNING OR EVENINO. • 

Day by day we magnify thee : and we worship 
thy name ever, world without end. 

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

O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon 
us. 

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

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

IT Or the following Canticle: 

nnHE heavens and the earth may perish: but 
Thou, O Lord, shalt endure. 

Yea, they shall wax old like a garment : as a 
vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be 
changed ; 

But thou art the same : and thy years shall have 
no end. 

The Lord is our strength and our song : and is 
become our salvation. 

The voice of rejoicing and salvation : is in the 
tabernacles of the righteous. 

We shall not die : but live and declare the works 
of the Lord. 

Save now, we beseech thee, Lord : Lord, 
we beseech thee, send now prosperity. 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

Blessed is he that cometh : in the name of the 
Lord. 

The stone which the builders refused : is become 
the headstone of the comer. 

This is the Lord's doing: it is marvellous in 
our eyes. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end. Amen. 

IT Then ahaU follow thU Litany, to he said aUemately by the 
Minister and the People; all JcneeUng^ 

Minister. 

f\ GOD, our heavenly Father, who didst send 
^ thy Son into the world, not to condemn the 
world, but that the world through him might be 
saved ; have mercy upon us, sinners as we are. 

Fecfple. 

j God, our heavenly Father^ who hy thy Son 

' callest the wanderers home ; have mercy upon us. 

O God, who by thy Holy Spirit dost comfort, 

direct, and sanctify the hearts of thy faithful 

servants ; have mercy upon us. 

O God, who by thy Holy Spirit do%t comfort^ <K* 



MORNING OK EVENING. 

redy and sanctify the hearts of thy faithful ser- 
vants ; have mercy upon us. 

Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the 
offences of our forefathers ; spare us, good Lord, 
spare thy people, for thy great love to us in Jesus 
Christ. 

Spare us, good Lord. 

From all blindness of heart ; from pride, vain- 
glory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and 
mahce, and all uncharitableness, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

From fleshly lusts that wax against the soul; 
from the deceits of the world ; from the counsel of 
the ungodly, and from all sin, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

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

Lord, he thou our hope and our stay. 

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord 
God; and that it may please thee to rule and 
govern thy Church Universal in the right way ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to keep and strengthen 
in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness and 
holiness of life, thy servant Victoria, our Queen; 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 



We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to rule her heart in thy 
faith, fear, and love ; and that she may evermore 
have affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and 
glory ; 

We beseech thee to hear tis, good Lord,^ 

That it may please thee to be her protector, 
prospering her in every good work, and giving her 
help and comfort under all trials and afflictions ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, 

That it may please thee to bless and preserve 
all the Royal Family ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to illuminate all 
Ministers of thy Son's gospel with true know- 
ledge and understanding of thy word ; and that 
both by their preaching and living they may set 
it forth, and show it accordingly ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to bless and keep all 
who are in public trust and authority, giving them 
grace to execute justice and to maintain peace ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

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

We beseech thee to hear m, good Lord. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

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

We beseech thee to hear uSy good Lord. 

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 m, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give to all thy 
people increase of grace to hear meekly thy word, 
and to receive it with pure aflfection, 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 tis, 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 them that fall, and finally 
to give us the victory over temptation ; 

We beseech thee to hear tis, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to succour, help, and 
comfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and 
tribulation ; 

We beseech thee to hear m, good Lord. 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

That it may please thee to preserve all that 
travel by land or by water, all sick persons, and 
young children; and to show thy pity upon all 
prisoners 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 
that are desolate and oppressed ; 

We beseech thee to hear m, 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 preserve to 
our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due 
time we may enjoy them ; 

We beseech thee to hear m, 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 Holy Spirit to amend our lives according 
to thy holy word ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 



MOENINO OR EVENING. 

Gracious Lord God, Father of mercies, we 
beseecli thee to hear us. 

Lordy have mercy upon m. 

Through thy loving-kindness declared to us 
by Jesus Christ, hear us, Lord. 

Grrant us thy peace. 

Let us pray. 

r\ GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not the 
^^ sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire 
of such as be sorrowful; mercifully assist our 
prayers that we make before thee in all our 
troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress 
us ; and grant that we thy servants may ever- 
more give thanks unto thee in the holy Church of 
thy Son Jesus Christ. 

Lord, arise ^ help us, and deliver us for thy 
names sake. 

God, 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. 

Both now and ever, vouchsafe to defend us, 
lord. 

Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts. 

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us ; 
As we do put our trust in thee. 

Let us pray. 

T\7E humbly beseech thee, Father, mercifully 
to look upon our infirmities ; and for the 
glory of thy name turn from us all those evils 
that we most righteously 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. Amen. 

IT Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening, and 
the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Prayers and Thanksgivings. 

H In Quires and Places whe^'e they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn. 

IT Then the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

OGOD, our heavenly Father, we give thee 
humble and hearty thanks for all the 
benefits and blessings, both spiritual and tem- 
poral, which in the riches of thy great mercy 
thou hast poured down upon us ; but especially for 
thy spiritual blessings. Lord, let us not live but 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

to praise and magnify thy great goodness. Grant, 
we beseech thee, that all our thoughts, words, and 
works may tend to the discharge of our duty, the 
good of our fellow-men, and the advancement of 
thy Son's kingdom on earth. Amen. 

r\ LORD most High, with thy whole Church 
^^ throughout the world we especially give 
thanks to thee for all thy saints departed; 
and for the hope of future joy in the resur- 
rection of the just. O let the cloud of wit- 
nesses, the innumerable company of those who 
have gone before and entered into rest, be to 
us an example of godly Kfe : even now may we 
rejoice in their happiness ; and with patience 
may we so run the race that is set before us, 
as to have an entrance administered abundantly 
into thy heavenly presence, to be united with 
them and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, 

r\ THOU Father of our spirits, who art 
^^ always more i;eady to hear than we to 
pray; often in the midst of our daily business 
may we lift up our hearts to thee ; and grant, we 
humbly beseech thee, that those whom thou dost, 



SEVENTH SERVICE. 

refresli with thy presence may, by a life well- 
pleasing to thee, show their love and gratitude, 
as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

THHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of Grod, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Jmen. 2 Cor. 
xiii. 14. 

Or 

THE Lord bless us, and keep us ; the Lord 
make his face to shine upon us, and be 
gracious unto us ; the Lord lift up his countenance 
upon us, and give us peace. Amen. Numl. vi. 
24-26. 

Or 

nPHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with 
you all. Amen. PhU. iv. 23. 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 



MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER. 



IT The Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; aU standing. 

TZNOW ye that the Lord he is God : it is he 
that hath made us, and not we ourselves : we 
are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter 
into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his 
courts with praise. Fs, c. 3, 4. 

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to 
you. James iv. 8. 

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. 1 John iv. 16. 

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, 
and the earth is my footstool : where is the house 
that ye build unto me ? and where is the i^Wfc ^i 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 

my rest? For all those things hath my hand 
made, and all those things have been, saith the 
Lord : but to this man will I look, even to him 
that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth 
at my word. Is, Ixvi. 1, 2. 

T\EARLY beloved brethren, in the holy quiet 
of this hour let us draw nigh to him who 
heareth prayer : and let us remember that he lis- 
teneth more to our hearts than to our words. Let 
each of us bring an offering of penitence, if not of 
purity ; of love, if not of holiness ; of teachable- 
ness, if not of wisdom ; of devout obedience for 
the time to come, if not the fruits of well-doing in 
the time that is past. And may we obtain mercy, 
and find grace to help in time of need. 



^ The Minister shall then say the following Prayer; all kneeling, 
and the People responding tvith * Amen.' 

r\ GOD, who by thy dear Son hast consecrated I 
^^ unto us a new and living way into thy holy ; 
presence ; grant to us, we beseech thee, the as- 
surance of thy mercy, and sanctify us by thy 
heavenly grace ; that we, approaching thee with a 
pure heart and undefiled conscience, may offer unto 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

thee a sacrifice in righteousness, and celebrate 
thy blessed name in the faith and spirit of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

IT Or else the following Prayer : 

r\ GOD, mercifully accept the prayers of thy 
^ holy Church throughout the world, which 
shall this day be offered at the footstool of thy 
throne : give us grace to prepare our hearts, that 
we may serve thee with reverence and godly fear : 
grant us a true apprehension of thy divine majesty, 
and a deep sense of our unworthiness ; that so, 
approaching thy sanctuary with lowliness and de- 
votion, we may present an offering acceptable to 
thee, and in the spirit of him who hath taught us 
how to pray. Amen. 

IT Then the Lord!s Prayer , to he said by the People after the 

Minister, 

i^UR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed 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 them that trespass against us. And 
lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from 

I 2 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 



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



IF Then shall be said or sung the following Canticle ; aU standing. 

r\ SEND out thy light and thy truth : let them 
^^ lead me ; 

Let them bring me unto thy holy hill : and to 
thy tabernacles. 

Then will I go unto the altar of God: unto 
God my exceeding joy ; 

Yea, upon the harp will I praise thee : O God, 
my God. 

What shall I render unto the Lord : for all his 
benefits towards me ? 

I will take the cup of salvation : and call upon 
the name of the Lord. 

Lord, truly I am thy servant : thou hast loosed 
my bonds. 

1 will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving : 
and will call upon the name of the Lord. 

I will pay my vows unto the Lord : now in the 
presence of all his people ; 

In the courts of the Lord's house : in the midst 
of thee, O Jerusalem. 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible : 
the only wise Grod ; 

Be honour and glory : for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

IT Then shall be redd the First Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Testament. 

% After iJiat, shaU he said or sung the following Psalm : 
Laudatk Dominum. Ps. cxlviii. 

T)RAISE ye the Lord : Praise ye the Lord from 
•^ the 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. 

Fire and hail, snow and vapours : stormy wind 
fulfilling his word ; 

Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all 
cedars ; 



EIGHTH SEEVICB. 

Beasts and aU 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 name of the Lord : for his 
name alone is excellent ; his glory is above the 
earth and heaven. 

Glory be to Grod most High: the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

IT TJien shall be read the Second Lesson, taJcen out of the New 

Testament, 

IT After that, shdU he said or sung the following Song of Praise : 

EccE Deus. Is. xii. 2-6. 

(^ T> EHOLD, God is my salvation : I will trust 
"■^ and not be afraid ; 

For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and 
my song : he also is become my salvation. 
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water : out 
\^of the wells of salvation. 

And in that day shall ye say : Praise the Lord, 
call upon his name *, 



< 



MORNING OU EVENING. 

Declare his doings among the people : make 
mention that his name is exalted. 

Sing unto the Lord ; for he hath done excellent 
things : this is known in all the earth. 

Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion : for 
great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of 
thee. 

Now unto the God of grace : fdr the might of 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church tliroughout all ages : 
world without end. Amen. 

H Then shall follow this Litany^ to he said alternately hy the 
Minister and the People; all kneeling. 

Minister, 
r\ GOD, eternal Creator of all things, Lord of 
^^ heaven and earth. Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, Father of mercies and God of all comfort ; 
who hast made us in thine own image, created us 
anew by thy beloved Son, and adopted us as thy 
children ; who hast promised thy Holy Spirit 
to those that seek it, and prepared for us an 
eternal kingdom : with the host of heaven, and 
w4th thy faithful servants on earth, we would cry 
Holy, holy, holy. Lord God Almighty, heaven 
and earth are full of thy glory. 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 

JPeople. 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. 

Most gracious Father, pardon, we humbly be- 
seech thee, our many and grievous transgressions. 

We are thy servants^ truly and heartily sorry for 
our sins. 

Take from us all impurity of thought or desire ; 
all envy, pride, and hypocrisy ; all falsehood and 
deceit ; all covetousness, vain-glory, and indolence ; 
all malice and anger ; everything that is contrary 
to thy will, O most holy God. 

Lord, make clean our hearts within us. 

Save us, Lord God, from ingratitude towards 
thee, from an evil use of thy fatherly gifts, from 
mistrust in thy divine Providence, from impatience 
and despondency. 

Save us, Lord. 

From immoderate care for temporal things, and 
from neglect of those things which are eternal, 

Save us, Lord. 

Remember, we beseech thee, thy ancient mer- 
cies ; and though we have not shown the love and 
duty of sons, yet do not thou cast off the kindness 
and compassion of a father. 

Hear us, OLord ; for our trust is in thee. 

Enlighten our understandings, that we may 



MORNING OE EVENING. ^ 

know the wonderful things of thy law, the great- 
ness of thy love in Christ, -the mysteries of thy 
kingdom, and the riches of thine eternal glory : 

Hear us, we beseech thee, Lord: 

That our bodies may be servants to our spirits, 
and both our bodies and our spirits be thy ser- 
vants. 

Hear its, we beseech thee, Lord. 

Teach us what thou wouldest have us do ; and 
uphold us by thy mighty power, that every work 
of ours may begin always from thee, and by thee 
be happily ended. 

Hear us, we beseech thee, Lord, 

Shed abroad thy love in our hearts, that we may 
love thee above all things, and our neighbour as 
ourselves, and by that charity which never faileth 
be abundantly refreshed in our toils and sufferings. 

Hear us, we beseech thee, Lord. 

Bless all orders and degrees amongst us, espe- 
cially our Sovereign the Queen, and all the Royal 
Pamily: endue them with those graces and 
virtues which will enable them to discharge their 
several trusts in such a manner as may promote 
thy glory, and the peace and prosperity of the 
land. 

Hear us, tve beseech thee, Lord. 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 

Bless all those who are called to the ministry of 
thy gospel : grant them great gifts, and great 
holiness, and may they be fruitful branches of the 
true vine, our Sa\dour Jesus Christ. 

Hear us, tee heaeech thee, Lord* 

Remember, O God, all those who bear good 
fruits and do good works in thy holy Church. 

Hear us, we beseech thee, Lord. 

Remember our Magistrates, and all who are in 
authority over us : enlighten and guide thera ; and 
so dispose and order the affairs of this nation, that 
righteousness and truth may prevail ; and that we 
may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness 
and honestv. 

Hear us, we beseech thee, Lord. 

Bless the fruits of the earth, and crown the 
year with thy goodness ; that we may have all such 
things as are needful for our bodies, and good and 
profitable for our souls. 

Hear tis, we beseech thee, Lord. 

Remember our friends and kindred; and so fill 
us with love, gentleness, and forbearance, that we 
may walk in our homes with a perfect heart, 
and have joy in each other which passeth not 
away. 

Father in heaven, we beseech thee to hear us. 



MOENING OE EVENING. 

May those who are parents bring up their 
children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord ; 
tod may children love and reverence their parents. 

Father in heaveriy we beseech thee to hear tis. 

Cast us not off in the time of old age ; forsake 
us not when our strength faileth ; that we may 
show thy glory to this generation, and thy power 
to every one that is to come. 

Father in heaven, we beseech thee to hear us. 

Remember, Lord, those who are in need, 
sickness, or any adversity: even though they be 
utterly destitute of man's aid, yet let the com- 
fort of thy Holy Spirit never depart from them : 
give them patience and constancy, and in thine 
own good time turn their sorrows into joy. 

Hear m, Zord, and let our sighing come before 
thee. 

We praise and thank thee, God, for all thy 
faithful servants who have departed this life : mer- 
cifully grant, we beseech thee, that we, being com- 
passed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 
may lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth 
so easily beset us, and run with patience the race 
that is set before us ; looking unto Jesus, the author 
and finisher of our faith. 

Rear m^ we beseech thee, Lord. 



EIGHTH SEEVICB, 

Lord, bless all thy people, and may the king- 
dom of thy Son increase and shine throughout the 
world ; and everywhere may the song of angels be 
heard, ' Glory to Grod in the highest, on earth 
peace, and good-will among men/ 

Hear uSy we beseech thee, Lord. 

For the sake of thy great love in Jesus Christ, 
we beseech thee to have mercy upon us. 

Lordy we are thine ; save tcs^ thy children^ we 
beseech thee. 

H Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening^ and 
the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Prayers and Thanksgivings. 

IT In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn, 

H Then the following Prayers and Intercessions. 

r\ MOST merciful Grod, whose mercy is as high 
^^ as the heavens, and endureth for ever ; thou 
hast opened thy hand to fill us with blessings and 
the sweet efiects of thy loving-kindness. Thou art 
pitiful as a father, tender as a mothef : we pray 
thee to fill our souls with a deep sense of thy un- 
speakable goodness, that our thankfulness may be 
as great as our need of mercy. Whatever we 
possess, outwardly or inwardly, is thy gift. Let 



MORNING OE EVENING. 

thy fatherly loving-kindness still preserve and bless 
lis : as thou hast holden us up ever since we were 
born, so let thy mercy go along with us all our 
days : and grant that after we have, by thy aid, 
fought the good fight of faith, and finished our 
earthly course, we may lie down in righteousness, 
and have a joyful resurrection to the society of 
saints and angels, and the full fruition of heavenly 
blessedness in the presence of thy glorified Son 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 



TTOLY Father, grant us, we earnestly beseech 
thee, time and opportunity to tarry in the 
most plentiful pastures of the holy Scriptures, 
where thou leadest us beside the still waters, until 
the day of eternity dawns, and the shadow of 
mortality is gone down. Amen, 



CA OD, our heavenly Father, quicken in us, we 
^^ beseech thee, every good and pure thought, 
and strengthen us in our devout resolves this day. 
Let no unhallowed words pollute the tongues 
which thou hast made to praise and bless thee ; no 
evil action defile the sanctuaries which thou hast, 
in thy wondrous mercy, chosen for thyself. Ee- 



EIGHTH SERVICE. 

move whatever in us may be a hindrance to holy 
living, or a stumbling-block in another's way. 
May our trust in thee, and our kindness to one an- 
other, never fail. May we bring to thee not only 
a humble spirit of obedience, but also great love. 
O Lord God, make us what thou wouldest have us 
to be, und may we do what thou wouldest have 
us to do : only be thou ever with us to cleanse 
and renew, to teach, rule, and sustain us ; till at 
last wc come to thee, to dwell for ever with thee 
and thy saints in light. Amen. 

r\ LORD, may the words of our mouths, and 
^^ the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable 
in thy sight. Thou, Lord, art our shepherd : lead 
us and feed us ; and nothing shall be wanting 
where thou hast folded us, until we be brought 
to the pasture of eternal life. To thee, O Father, 
be all glory and praise from the whole Church 
of Jesus Christ. Amen. 



nPHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of Grod, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. 
xiii. 14. 



MORNING OE EVENING. 



Or 

/^RACE, mercy, and* peace, from God our 
" Pather, and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
1 Tim. i. 2. 



Or 



nPHE Lord bless us and keep us ; the Lord make 
his face to shine upon us, and be gracious 
unto us ; the Lord lift up the light of his coun- 
tenance upon us, and give us peace. Amen, 
Numb. vi. 24-26. 



1UGHTH SERVICE. 

CoHrrt fdr fBonttng* 

r\ GOD, who givest us not only the day for 
^^ labour, and the night for rest, but also the 
peace of this blessed day ; grant, we beseech thee, 
that this season of holy quiet may be profitable to 
us in heavenly things, and refresh and strengthen 
us to finish the work which thou hast g^ven us to 
do. Amen. 

CoIIrrt for Sbening* 

r\ BLESSED God, who neither slumberest nor 
^^ sleepest, take us into thy gracious keeping 
for this night ; and make us mindful of that night 
when the noise of this busy world shall be heard 
by us no more. Lord in whom we trust, help 
us by thy grace so to live that we may never 
be afraid to die, and grant that at the last as now 
our even-song may be: T will lay me down in 
peace and sleep, for thou, Lord, makest me dwell 
in safety. Amen. 



NINTH SEEVICE. 

MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER 



IF Uie Minister, entering the desk, and the People, standing, shdU 

say : 

Minister. The Lord be with you. 

People. And with thy spirit. 

Minister, Come, let us return unto the Lord; 
and he will raise us up, and we shall live in his 
sight. 

People. Blessed be the Lord God, who tumeth 
not our prayer away, nor his mercy from us. 

Minister. The most High dwelleth not in tem- 
ples made with hands. 

People. He is not far from any one of us. 

IT Then shaU the Minister say : 

T\EARLY beloved brethren, the heavenly 

Father in whose presence we now stand is 

always more ready to hear than we to pray : nor 

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yiXTH SERVICE. 

does anything hide him from us but the veil of 
our impure and eartUy mind. And since the 
preparations of even the willing heart are not 
without him, let us inwardly pray for the grace of 
a humble and holy spirit : that for a little while 
we may be alone with him; and, as his beloved 
Son went up into the mountain to pray, so we 
may rise above the haste and press of life, and 
commune with him in spirit and in truth. 

T After a fev moments ofsUente for inward prayer r the Minister 
shall say the following Prayer; all kneeling, and the People 
responding with ' Amen.* 

f\ GOD, who art, and wast, and art to come, 
^^ before whose face the generations rise and 
pass away ; age after age the living seek thee, and 
find that of thy faithfulness there is no end. Our 
fathers in their pilgrimage walked by thy guidance, 
and rested on thy compassion : still to their chil- 
dren be thou the cloud by day, the fire by night. 
Where but in thee have we a covert from the 
storm or shadow from the heat of life? In our 
manifold temptations, thou alone knowest and art 
ever nigh : in sorrow, thy pity revives the fainting 
soul : in our prosperity and ease, it is thy Spirit 
only that can wean us. from our pride and keep us 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

low. O tliou sole Source of peace and righteous- 
ness; take now the veil from every heart: and 
join us in one communion with thy prophets and 
saints who have trusted in thee, and were not 
ashamed. Not of our worthiness, but of thy 
tender mercy, hear oiu* prayer. Amen. 



% Then the LorcPs Prayer, to he said by the People after the 

Minister. 

i^UR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed 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 them that 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. 



IT Then shall be*said or sung the following Hymn, called Te Deum 

Laudamus; all standing, 

TX7E praise thee, God : we acknowledge thee 
to be the Lord. 
All the earth doth worship thee : the Father 
everlasting. 

K 2 



NINTH SERVICE. 

To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and 
all the Powers therein. 

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually 
do cry, 

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of hosts ; 

Heaven and Earth are full : of the Majesty of 
thy Glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles: praise 
thee. 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise 
thee. 

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth 
acknowledge thee, 

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; 

Thy beloved, true : and glorified Son ; 

Thy Holy Spirit also : the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory : [of Glory] O God. 

Thou didst not suffer : thy Holy One to see 
corruption ; 

Thou gavest him the victory: over Sin and 
Death ; 

And openest the Kingdom of Heaven: to all 
the faithful ; 

And callest us thither : ty the Spirit of adop- 
tion. 



MOENINO OE EVENING. 

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: 
whom thou hast redeemed in thy boundless love. 

Make them to be numbered with thy saints: 
in glory everlasting. 

O Lord, save thy people, and bless thy heritage : 
govern them, and lift them up for ever. 

Day by day we magnify thee : and we worship 
thy name ever, world without end. 

Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day with- 
out sin. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon 
us. 

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our 
trust is in thee. 

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

IT Or the following Canticle: 

TITARVELLOUS things of the Lord our God : 
have we heard and our fathers have told 
us. 

Repeat to their children his ancient praise : that 
the generations may set their hope in God. 

They that trust in the Lord shall be as his 
holy hill : which cannot be removed ; 




. NINTH SEEVICK. 

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem: 
00 tlu; Lord encompasseth them for ever. 

IHio Hccret of the Lord is with them that fear 
liitn : in the time of trouble he hideth them 
in hiM pavilion. 

In i\\{) (lay-time he leadeth them with a doud: 
unci in Iho night with a light of fire. 

Tliough they fall, they shall not be utterly cast 
down : for the Lord upholdeth them with his 
orm. 

Tlioy shall not be afraid of evil tidings: for 
their times are in his hands. 

1 localise their heart is not haughty, nor their 
(iyc« lofty : and they are quiet as a weaned child; 

Therefore he lifteth them up : and girdeth them 
with might, though they know it not. 

Commit thy way unto the Lord, wait patiently 
for him : and thou shalt never be forsaken ; 

He will draw thee out of the dark waters : and 
show thee the path of life. 

Who is among you that feareth the Lord : yet 
walketh in darkness and hath no light ? 

Let him surely trust in the Lord: and stay 
upon his God. 

Lift up your eyes to the heavens: and look 
upon the earth beneath ; 



MORNING OE EVENING. 

The heavens shall vanish away like smoke: 
and the earth shall wax old like a garment ; 

And they that dwell therein : shall die in like 
manner ; 

But the salvation of the Lord shall be for 
ever : and his righteousness shall not fail. 

To the Only Holy, the First and the Last: 
be thanksgiving and praise ; 

From all kindreds and tongues on earth: and 
the voices of saints in heaven. Amen. 



^ Then shaU he read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Testament. 

IT After that, shaU be said ar sung the following Canticle : 

CEEK ye the word of the Lord and read : for 
his thoughts are not as our thoughts. 

Strengthen ye the weak hands: and confirm 
the feeble knees ; 

Say to them that are of fearful heart: Be 
strong ; fear not ; 

Behold your God will bring deliverance: he 
will come and save you. 

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened : 
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 



NINTH SERVICE. 

Then shall the lame leap as the hart : and the 
tongue of the dumb shall sing. 

In the wilderness shall waters break out : and 
streams in a thirsty land; 

The solitaiy place shall be glad : and the desert 
shall blossom as the rose. 

And a highway shall be there : the way of 
holiness ; 

To the meek it shall be a path of light : and 
the wayfaring man shall not err therein. 

Come, walk in his word : with songs of joy ; 

And sorrow and sighing : shall flee away. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

1" Or the following Canticle: 

ri LORIOUS things of thee are spoken : Jerusa- 
^^ lem, city of our God. 

Of thee it shall be said. Here were the pro- 
phets born : here the most High was known ; 

Look on the mountain of his holiness : a light 
and joy to the whole earth ; 



MOENING OE EVENING. 

Mark well her towers, and consider her bul- 
warks: that ye may tell it to generations to 
eome. 

O Zion, that bringest good tidings : lift up thy 
voice to every age ; 

Let the watchmen cry from thy palaces : ' Be- 
hold your God ! ' 

As a banner from thy walls, an ensign from 
afar: is the testimony of Israel. 

For darkness covered the earth: and gross 
darkness the people ; 

But the Lord arose as a light upon thee : and 
his glory was seen upon thee ; 

Till the Grentiles came to thy light: and 
thy walls were called Salvation, and thy gates 
Praise. 

We will remember the days of old : the years 
of the right-hand of the most High ; 

We will meditate on all his work : and write 
his law upon our hearts. 

O Lord, thou art a God that doest wonders: 
thou hast declared thyself among the people. 

Thy way is in the sanctuary : who is so great 
a God as our God P 



NINTH SEBYICE. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

IT 2%en shall be read the Secokd Lesson, taken out of the New 

Testament. 

H After thatt shall be said or sung the foUowing CantieU : 

OING no more the song of Moses ; lift on high 
^ the song of the Lamb ; 

For the former things have passed away : and 
heaven and earth have become new. 

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: thy children refused 
to be gathered ; 

But a Zion of heavenly pattern descends: 
whose builder and maker is God. 

The tabernacle of God is with men: he 
dwelleth not in temples made with hands. 

The temple of our holy Jerusalem : are the 
Lord God himself and the Lamb ; 

They are the light that lighten it : though sun 
and moon should fail. 

All day its gates are open : and no night shuts 
the way of mercy. 

Come to the river of God in the midst : to him 
that is athirst he giveth of its Uving waters freely. 



MORNING OE EVENING, 

Come to the tree of life : whose leaves are for 
the healing of the nations. 

Blessed be the Lord that draweth nigh: and 
openeth deep things of the Spirit to them that 
love him; 

And calleth the kingdoms of this world : to 

m 

be the kingdoms of our God and of his 
Christ. 

Now unto the God of grace: for the might 
of his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end* Amen. 



IT Then the Minister shaU say the following Prayers ; all 
kneeling, and the People responding with 'Amen.' 

TTOLY Lord God ; how can we lift up our 
^ face, and make mention of thy loving-kind- 
ness ? for thy praise is only our abasement, and 
the greatness of thy mercy is the measure of our 
guilt. Yet turn us not back from thy presence. 
Look upon us according to our deep need, not 
our poor deservings. Lift off the burden of our 
many sins, and revive the contrite that fly to 
thee. When thou art nigh, we are weary of 



NINTH SERVICE. 

our selfish desires, our faithless cares, our un- 
resisted temptations : wasted moments, and bitter 
words, and vain ambitions rise up in judgment 
against us : we lay at thy feet with shame the 
vows we have not kept, and the sorrows we 
have not sanctified. No secret thing is hid from 
thee. Thou knowest the spirit we are of. Chasten 
us with thy rebuke, seek us with thy pity, recall 
us by thy grace, ere we are quite estranged from 
thee. Let the saving word, once heard on earth, 
be renewed from heaven, * Your sips are forgiven ; 
go in peace.' Amen. 



r\ GOD, our everlasting hope, who holdest us 
^^ in life, and orderest our lot ; we ask not for 
any prosperity that would tempt us to forget thee. 
As disciples of one who had not where to lay his 
head, may we freely welcome the toils and suflfer* 
ings of our humanity, and seek only strength 
to glorify the cross thou layest on us. Every 
work of our hand may we do as unto thee; in 
every trouble, trace some lights of thine ; and let 
no blessing fall on dry and thankless hearts. 
Redeeming the time, may we fill every waking 
hom with faithful duty and well-ordered aflfections, 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

as the sacrifice which thou hast provided. Strip 
us, O Lord, of every proud thought ; till us with 
patient tenderness for others, seeing that we also 
are in the same case before thee ; and make us 
ready to help, and quick to forgive. And then, 
fix every grace, compose every fear, by a steady 
trust in thine eternal realities, behind the changes 
of time and the delusions of men. Thou art our 
Rock : we rest on thee. Amen. 



r\ GOD, thou hast set us in the train of many 
^^ martyrs and holy men; and given us, as 
author and finisher of our faith, one who offered 
himself up a living and dying sacrifice. We are 
not our ovm, but thine. Freely may we crucify 
our shrinking will, surrender ourselves to the 
uttermost claims of thy Spirit, and seek no peace 
but in harmony with thee. 



IT In response to this the People shall say: 

According to that gracious word, * Peace I leave 
with you ; my peace I give unto you ; not as the 
world giveth, give I unto you.' 



NINTH 8EEVICB. 

IT Here may he introduced a Collect for Morning or Evening^ 
and the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from the 
Collection entitled Pbayebs and Thanksoivinos. 

% In Quires and Places where they sing, here may foUow an 

Anthem or Hymn, 

IT Then the following Prayers and Intercessions, 

a 

A LMIGHTY Lord, of whose righteous will all 
things are, and were created ; who liftest the 
islands out of the deep, and preparest not in vain 
the habitable world; thou hast gathered our 
people into a great nation, and sent them to sow 
beside all waters, and multiply sure dwellings on 
the earth. Deepen the root of our life in everlast- 
ing righteousness ; and let not the crown of our 
pride be as a fading flower. Make us equal to 
our high trusts ; reverent in the use of freedom, 
just in the exercise of power, generous in the pro- 
tection of weakness. With all thy blessings bless 
thy servant Victoria, our Queen ; and every 
member of the Royal House. Fill her heart 
and theirs with such loyalty to thee, that her 
people may be exalted by their loyalty to her. To 
our Legislators and Counsellors give insight and 
faithfulness, that our laws may clearly speak the 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

right, and our Judges purely interpret it. Let it 
be known among us how thou hatest robbery for 
burnt-oflTering ; that the gains of industry may be 
all upright, and the use of wealth considerate. 
May wisdom and knowledge be the stability of 
our times : and our deepest trust be in thee, the 
Lord of nations and the King of kings. Jmen. 



r\ THOU whose eye is over all the children of 
^^ men, and who hast called them, by thy 
Prince of Peace, into a kingdom not of this world ; 
send forth his spirit speedily into the dark places 
of our guilt and woe, and arm it with the piercing 
power of thy grace. May it reach the heart of 
every oppression, and make arrogancy dumb before 
thee. Let it still the noise of our strife and the 
tumult of the people ; put to shame the false 
idols of every mind; carry faith to the doubting, 
hope to the fearful, strength to the weak, light 
to the mourner ; and more and more increase the 
pure in heart who see their God. Commit thy 
word, O Lord, to the lips of faithful men, or 
the free winds of thine invisible Providence ; that 
soon the knowledge of thee may cover the earth, 
as the waters cover the channels of the deep. 



NINTH SERVICE. 



And so let thy kingdom come, through Jesus 
Christ thy Son. Amen. 



/^RACE and peace be multiplied unto you, 
through the knowledge of God, and of Jesas 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 2 Pet i. 2. 

Or 

"VrOW the Lord of peace himself give you peace 
■^^ always by all means. The Lord be with 
you all. Amen. 2 Thess. iii. 16. 



TENTH SERVICE. 



MORNING OR EVENING PRAYER. 



IT TTie Minister shall say one or more of the following sentences, 
and then the Address which comes after ; aU standing, 

nPHE way of man is not in himself alone : it is 
not in man that walketh to du:ect his steps. 
Jer. X. 23. 

Thoughts of peace, saith the Lord, do I think 
towards you : ye shall go and pray unto me, and 
I will hearken to you : ye shall seek me and find 
me, when ye shall search for me with your whole 
heart. Jer. xxix. 11-13. 

Give glory to the Lord your God, before he 
cause darkness, and before your feet shall stumble 
on the dark moimtain, and, while ye are looking 
for light, he turn it into the shadow of death. 
Jer. xiii. 16. 

Let us search and try our ways, and turn unto 

L 



TENTH SERVICE, 

the Lord: let us lift up our heart with our 
hands unto God in the heavens. Lam. iii. 40, 41. 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, 
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 
1 Cor. iii. 16. 

The temple of God is holy: which temple ye 
are. 1 Cor. iii. 17. 



T\EARLY beloved brethren, God, in whom we 
-■-^ live and move and have our being, never 
leaves us, day or night. But the very nearness 
and custom of his presence hide him from our 
infirm and sinful hearts : and under cover of this 
darkness, our inner discernment becomes dim, 
temptations gain a shameful power, and the good 
that is in us droops and fades. To clear such 
bhndness away, and recover the pure wisdom of 
a Christian mind, we are called to this day of 
remembrance and this house of prayer. Entering 
here, therefore, we cross the threshold of eternal 
things, and commune with the Father who seeth 
in secret. Let us shake off the dust of transitory 
care, and every disguise that can come between 
us and God: and, remembering whose disciples 



MORNING OR EVENING* 

we are, come to the simplicity, though it should 
be also to the sorrows, of Christ. 

V The Minister shall then say the following Prayer ; all kneeling, 
and the People responding with * Amen.' 

f\ GOD, Unsearchable ; why are we so blind to 
^^ thee, who besettest us behind and before? 
In the daylight of thy constant mercy, we scarcely 
lift our eye to the infinite heaven whence it flows. 
Now screen us with thy hand, Lord, that we 
may not wait for the night of sorrow, but here, 
under the shade of holy thought, may learn in 
what a world we live. Here let us rest from the 
weary shows of life, and converse with thee, the 
Only True. And though thou receivest higher 
praise than ours, from natures that know thee 
more and serve thee better, yet tune our spirits 
and join our voices with theirs; and unite us 
with the faithful and saintly, there and here, in 
one light of faith, one beauty of holiness, one 
repose on thee. Amen. 



\^ % Then the Lord^s Prayer, to be said by the People after the 

,v Minister, 

q f\0^ Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be 

1^ thy name. Thy kingdom come. Tkj \^>Ji. 



TENTH SERVICE. 

be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us 
this day our daily bread. And forgive us our 
trespasses, as we forgive them, that trespass 
against us. And lead us not into temptation; 
but deliver us from evil : For thine is the king- 
dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 



IF T?ien shall he said or sung the foUotdng Canticle; all standing. 

T WAS glad when my companions said unto me: 
Come, it is our holy day ; 

Let us go into the house of the Lord : let us 
take sweet counsel together ; 

Let our feet stand within his gates : and heart 
and voice give thanks unto him. 

Blessed be the temple hallowed by his name : 
pray for peace within its walls, 

Peace to young and old that enter there : peace 
to every soul abiding therein. 

For friends' and brethren's sake I will never 
cease to say : Peace be within thee ! 

What though for Him who filleth heaven and 
earth: there can be no dwelling made with 
hands ; 

What though his way is in the deep, and his 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

knowledge too wonderful for us : and before him 
we are as children that cannot speak ; 

Yet, touched by the altar's living glow : we 
learn, as an infant, to lisp his name ; 

And try the wings that beat for his refuge : and 
flee as a bird to the mountain. 

O Lord, when we cry unto thee from the deep : 
and wait for thee as they that wait for the 
morning ; 

Thou wilt have regard to our entreaty : the sigh 
of the lowly thou wilt not despise. 

Not long, Lord, shall we feel after thee in 
these courts below : not long wilt thou hearken 
to these faltering Kps. 

Our fathers thou hast called to thy higher 
praise: and gathered to their fathers must all 
the children be. 

Let the dead and living praise thee, O God 
above, below : let all the generations praise thee. 

Let the glorified company of the first-born: 
whose names are in the book of life ; 

Let angels in the height: praise thee, who 
dwellest in the heavens ; 

Let thy Church on earth praise thee: the 
deKght of whose Wisdom is in the children of 
men. 



TENTH SERVICE. 

House of the Lord's praise : Peace be to 
them that love thee ! 

If I forget thee : may my right-hand forget its 
cunning ! 

To the Only Holy, the First and the Last : be 
thanksgiving and praise ; 

From all kindreds and tongues on earth : and 
the voices of saints in heaven. Amen. 



IF Tkm shall he read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old 

Testament, 

^ After that J shall be said or sung the following Canticle: 

"D LESSED be the Lord God of ages : who never 
ceaseth to draw more nigh. 

His voice in the morning of the world was 
heard from far : in the evening he speaketh at 
the door, and entereth to abide with us for ever. 

Manifold are thy witnesses, God, and the 
angels of thine invisible presence : else had we 
never known thee. 

How should man that is bom as the wild-ass's 
colt stretch his wisdom to thee : — to thee, save 
to thyself, Unsearchable ? 

Though thou unsealest the light for all that 



MORNING OB EVENING, 

lives : and lookest throngli the doors of the 
shadow of death ; 

Though thou causest the day-spring to know 
its place : and sayest to the sea, ' Here shall thy 
proud waves be stayed / 

Though thou seest the end from the beginning : 
and weavest the ages as a work upon the loom ; 

Yet lo ! thou goest by us, and we see thee not : 
thou passest on also, and we perceive thee not. 
For the days of man are passed, Uke the 

swift ships : and his line reacheth not to thee, 

Eternal ! 
. Till thou didst look for him upon the earth, 
\ he was not: and when thou shyest, ^Return,' 

he is no more. 

But thy years are countless as the stars : 

from everlasting to everlasting thou art God, 

Hadst thou not remembered our low estate : 
and bent to us with thy testimonies from of 
old; 

We had been in darkness and the shadow of 
death : and the light of thy countenance had been 
hid. 

But the firmament declareth thy glory : the 
prophets proclaim thy judgments; 

The righteous wonder at thy law in their 



TENTH SERVICE, 

heart: and the songs of Zion make melody to 
thee. 

Lo 1 these are a part of thy mercies : yet how 
little a portion is heard of thee 1 

Blessed be the dawn of thine everlasting light : 
the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

Glory be to God most High : the ever-blessed 
Father ; 

Who is, and was, and shall be : world without 
end. Amen. 

IT Then shall he read the Second Lesson, tahen out of the New 

Testament, 

% After thatt shall be said or sung the following Cantiele : 

T ! at length the True Light : — flight for every 
^ man bom mto the world ; 

Kindling the face of them that receive it : till 
they become the sons of God. 

Cease, bhnding glories of the heavens : which 
none could see and live ! 

Cease, gross darkness of the earth : where the 
righteous put forth their hands and fear ! 

The veil between is taken away: and the 
mingling day-spring comes; 



MORNING OR EVENINO. 

No longer is the dwelling of Eternal Life too 
bright above : and the perishable worid too dark 
below. 

The Son of God hath dwelt among us : full 
of grace and truth ; 

The Son of Man hath gone up on high : made 
perfect through suffering for the holy of holies. 

He is our peace : giving us access by one spirit 
to the Father ; 

No more strangers and exiles : but fellow- 
citizens with the saints, and of the household of 
God. 

O Lord Almighty ! we had said of thee : ' Thy 
thoughts are not as our thoughts ;' 

But thou hast looked on us as with the pity of 
a man: and raised us to think the thoughts of 
God. 

We had said, 'Our righteousness reacheth 
not unto thee : or to the holy ones of thy 
presence'; 

But thou hast made one family, there and here : 
one Uving communion t)f seen and unseen. 

We had said, ' Thou layest men fast in everlast- 
ing sleep :' but lo ! they sleep into everlasting 
waking. 

Blessed be the Lord God, that giveth beauty 



TENTH SERVICE, 



for ashes : and the garment of praise for the spirit 
of heaviness. 



Now unto the God of grace : for the might of^ 
his Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages: 
world without end. Amen. 

IF Then the Minister shall say the following Prayers; all kneeling, 
and the People responding with * Amen/ 

r\ GOD, ever blessed and holy ; none but the 
^^ Angels and thy Hedeemed can serve thee 
with a perfect joy. On us, as we look up to the 
light of thy countenance, the shadows of shameful 
remembrance fall : and to all thy mercies we 
must still answer with a cry for more. Called 
in our measure to be perfect as thou art perfect, 
we have been most unlike to thee, and are not 
worthy to be deemed thy children. Thirsting 
with momentary desires, we have forsaken the 
living springs of heavenly wisdom, of which he 
that drinketh shall never thirst again. We have 
been slow to the calls of affection, heedless of the 
duties, hard under the sorrows, which are thy 
gracious discipUne : yet are oppressed with cares 



MOENING OR EVENING. 

thou layest not on us, with ease thou dost not 
permit, and wants thou wilt never bless, O Lord, 
regard our complaint : it is only against our 
faithless hearts. We have nothing to plead, and 
renounce our pride before thee. Only leave us 
not to ourselves. Visit us with the wrestlings 
of thy Spirit : and lay on us the cross, if we may 
but grow into the holiness, of Christ. Amen. 

T?TERNAL God, who committest to us the 
swift and solemn trust of life; since we 
know not what a day may bring forth, but only 
that the hour for serving thee is always present, 
may we wake to the instant claims of thy holy 
will; not waiting for to-morrow, but yielding 
to-day. Lay to rest, by the persuasion of thy 
Spirit, the resistance of our passion, indolence, or 
fear. Consecrate with thy presence the way our 
feet may go ; and the humblest work wiU shine, 
and the roughest places be made plain. Lift us 
above unrighteous anger and mistrust into faith 
and hope and charity, by a simple and steadfast 
rehance on thy sure will: and so may we be 
modest in our time of wealth, patient under dis- 
appointment, ready for danger, serene in death. 
In all things, draw us to the mind o{ G\im\.^ \Jc»s&. 



TENTH BEEVICB. 



thy lost image may be traced again, and thou 
mayst own us as at one with him and thee. 
Amen. 



r\ GOD, who leadest us through seasons of life 
^ to be partakers of thine eternity; the 
shadows of our evening hasten on. Quicken us 
betimes : and spare us that sad word, * The 
harvest is past, the sunmier is ended, and we are 
not saved/ Anew we dedicate ourselves to thee. 
We would ask nothing, reserve nothing, for our- 
selves, save only leave to go whither thou mayst 
guide, to live not far from thee, and die into 
thy nearer light. Content to accept the reproach 
of truth and the self-denials of pure integrity, 
we would take upon us the yoke of Christ, whom 
it behoved to suffer ere he entered into his glory. 

% In response to this the People shall say : 

Even as he said to all, " If any man come after 
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross 
daUy, and Mow me/' 



MORNING OR EVENING. 

^ Here may he introduced a CoUect for Morning or Evening , 
and the Collect for the Day, or any seasonable Prayer from 
the Collection entitled Pbayebs and TnANKsoiviNas. 

IT In Quires and Places where they sing, here may follow an 

Anthem or Hymn. 

IT Then the following Prayers and Intercessions, 

T ORD of all, whose balance trieth the nations, 
"^ to lift up or to cast down ; thou hast planted 
us, as a people, in quiet resting-places, and 
stretched out our branches over the sea, and 
laid upon us a mighty trust. Never through 
vain conceit may we be blind to the unchanging 
conditions of thy blessing. The world and its 
fulness are thine: our portion thereof may we 
hold, not in wanton self-will, but reverently, as 
of thee; making it the strong-hold of right, the 
refuge of the oppressed, and the moderator of 
lawless ambition. Crown thy servant Victoria, 
our Queen, with every personal and princely 
blessing. Higher than the eminence of her 
station raise her by the graces of thy Spirit : and 
may the glory of her rule be in the simplicity 
of her obedience. Enrich the members of her 
house with inward and outward good. Make all 
who speak or act for this nation true organs of 



TENTH SERVICE. 

thine equity, that through their wisdom and 
faithfulness thou mayst be our Lawgiver and 
Judge. And let it be that, as with the people 
so with the chiefs, as with the servant so with 
the master, as with the buyer so with the seller, 
all may know thee as weighing the path of the 
just ; that righteousness may be the girdle of our 
power. Amen. 



r\ GOD, who didst send thy word to speak in 
^^ the Prophets and live in thy Son ; and 
appoint thy Church to be witness of divine 
things in all the world; revive the purity and 
deepen the power of its testimony : and through 
the din of earthly interests and the storm of 
human passions, let it make the still small voice 
of thy Spirit inly felt. Nearer and nearer may 
thy kingdom come from age to age ; meeting the 
face of the young as a rising dawn, and brighten- 
ing the song of the old, ' Lord, now lettest thou 
thy servant depart in peace.' Already let its 
light abash our guilty negligence, and touch 
with hope each secret sorrow of the earth. By 
the cleansing spirit of thy Son, make this world a 
fitting fore-court to that sanctuary not made with 



MORNING OR EVENING. 



hands, where oiir life is hid with Christ in God. 
Amen. 



'PHE Lord bless us and keep us: may he be 
gracious unto us; and give us peace now 
and for evermore. Amen. Numb. vi. 24-26, 



Or 

K ND now may the peace of God rule in your 
'^^ hearts: and the word of Christ dwell in 
you richly in all wisdom. Amen. Col. iii. 15, 16. 



TENTH SERVICE, 

eoUnt for fiHotning^ 

INTERNAL God, who hast neither dawn nor 
evening, yet sendest us alternate mercies of 
the darkness and the day ; there is no light but 
thine, without, within. As thou liftest the curtaia 
of night from our abodes, take also the veil from 
all our hearts. Rise with thy morning upon our 
souls: quicken all our labour and our prayer: 
and though all else decUnes, let the noontide of 
thy grace and peace remain. May we walk, while 
it is yet day, in the steps of him who, with fewest 
hours, finished thy divinest work. Amen. 

eolUct for iEtofitin0» 

f\ GOD, who faintest not, neither art weary; 
^^ whose everlasting work is still fresh as thy 
creative thought; we bless thee for the pity of 
night and sleep, giving us the rest thou never 
needest. We would he down each evening in 
peace and thankfulness, and commit the folded 
hours to thee. But, Lord, through toil and 
repose, save us from any fatal slumber of the 
spirit : and keep us through life to the holy vigils 
of love and service, as they that watch for thy 
morning of eternity. Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 



dTir^t SuntJEB in atjbent 

The Prepabation of the Patriarchs. 

r\ GOD, the God of our fathers, who in thy wonder- 
^^ ful Providence hast made all ages a preparation 
for the kingdom of thy Son ; we thank thee for the 
morning light which thou didst cause to shine in the 
holy patriarchs ; and we beseech thee to make ready 
our hearts for the brightness of thy glory, and the 
fulness of thy blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
Amen. 

Swonlr Suntjag in ^libent* 

The Preparation of Moses. 

r\ GRACIOUS Lord God, who by means of thy 
" servant Moses didst prepare the way for one far 
greater than Moses, even thy own best-beloved Son ; 
grant, we beseech thee, that as in the infancy of our 
race thou didst govern us by the laws of holiness, so 
now thou wilt perfect within us that spirit of sonship, 
of which we have a spotless example in thy Son 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



THE CHEISTIAN TEAK. 

CJirt SunlraB in atjbettt 

Preparation of Prophecy. 

ALMIGHTY God, who by thy chosen prophets 
-^ didst warn the sinful, comfort the oppressed and 
sorrowful, and point onwards to the glad days of thy 
kingdom ; grant that we, whose eyes are blessed with 
the sight of thy power and glory in Jesus Christ, may 
indeed acknowledge that the Lord God omnipotent 
reigneth, and devote ourselves to thee in holiness and 
righteousness all our days. Amen. 

dTourtS Sunlrag in aibent 

John the Baptist. 

A LMIGHTY God, by whose gracious Providence 
•^ thy servant John the Baptist was sent to prepare 
the way of thy Sou, our Saviour, by preaching repent- 
ance ; make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, 
that we may truly repent according to his preaching ; 
and after his example constantly speak the truth, 
boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for conscience^ 
sake. Amen. 

f\ GOD, who makest us to rejoice in the yearly cele- 
•^ bration of the festival of Christmas; grant that 
we who thankfully receive thy best-beloved Son may 
through him become thy faithful children, and be 
admitted into thy kingdom of light and glory for 
ever and ever. Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 

/^ RANT, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord God, 
^^ that, enlightened by the memory of thy wonder- 
ful Providence in the birth of Jesus Christ, our eyes 
may be evermore fixed on thy goodness ; which still 
graciously worketh towards the accomplishment of thy 
promise, to call at length all the earth to a true 
knowledge of thee and thy glorified Son. Amen. 

Or 

r\ ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, from 
" whom every good and perfect gift proceedeth; 
we thine unworthy servants, deeply sensible, of thy 
manifold and great mercies, would bring to thee our 
united offering of praise and thanksgiving, as for 
innumerable other proofs of thy loving-kindness, so 
especially for that wonderful event which laid the 
foundation of all our Christian hopes. Grant that we 
may with such true joy celebrate this happy festival of 
Christmas, as to be heartily disposed to strive after 
that heavenly righteousness which thou hast set before 
us in the life and gospel of thy Son Jesus Christ. 
Amen» 

W^t Sunlraa after OlSttetmajj* 

T ORD our God, Source of all light and truth, who 
-■-^ didst send thy Son Jesus Christ into the world 
that the world through him might be saved, grant, we 
beseech thee, that the light of his doelTvu^ ^\i^\&^ 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAB. 

may sliine into our hearts, and dispel our darkness^ and 
direct our steps, and lead us at last to the unspeakable 
glories and felicities of thy heavenly kingdom. Amen. 

r\ GOD, our hearts as well as our times are in thy 
^^ hands : help us, we beseech thee, with this new 
year to form new resolutions of serving thee faithfully 
in the spirit of thy Son Jesus Christ; that we may 
finish the work which thou hast given us to do, and 
that our earthly life may be the beginning of a blessed 
eternity. Amen. 

S^ttoriti Stintrag after ©ftrtetmas^ 



r\ ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who by thy Sou 
" Jesus Christ hast shewn the care thou takest of 
thy people ; cultivate, we beseech thee, every branch of 
this thy vine, that it may be more fruitful : let not the 
thorns of sin prevail against us ; but protect us by thy 
Spirit, that we may bring forth the fruits of holy 
living, to the glory of thy blessed name. Amen. 

CJirt Stintrau after dtftxi^txaan. 

f\ LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the 
^•^ prayers of thy people who call up6n thee ; and 
grant that they may both perceive and know what 
things they ought to do, and also may have grace 
and power faithfully to fulfil the same, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



9 THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 

dFouttS Sutrtrag afttt dt^mtvxM^ 

r\ GOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy best- 
" beloved Son hast opened to us a fountain of 
living water; grant, we pray thee, that we may so 
drink of this water as to be refreshed in all our 
weariness of spirit, to be strengthened for thy blessed 
service, and to have within us a well of water spring- 
ing up into everlasting life. Amen. 

r\ GOD, the Father of our spirits, who hast voueh- 
" safed to us, not only the bread which perisheth, 
but also that living bread which cometh down from 
heaven; grant, we beseech thee, that as thou hast 
wonderfully adapted the one to our natural wants 
and appetites, so we may be enabled to discern and 
experience the no less wonderful adaptation of the 
other to the eternal wants of our spirits ; and enjoy 
the fulness of thy spiritual blessings in Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

Stet$ Sunlrag Kfttt dtf^xmtvxM. 

r\ GOD, 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 sup- 
port us in all dangers, and carry us through all tempta- 
tions^ through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

SrbctttI SmOiaB after ®$mtma0. 

r\ LORD, 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 be defended by thy mighty power, and at 
length receiyed into thy ererlasting kingdom. Amen, 

Zigfitt) Sun^ias aftrt G^mtma^^ 

r\ GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he 
^ might destroy the works of darkness, and make 
us the sons of God and heirs of eternal life ; grant us, 
we beseech thee, that having this hope we may purify 
ourselves even as he is pure; that, when we are called 
awav from this world, we mav be made like unto him 
in his eternal and glorious kingdom. Amen. 

£int| Sunlras after ®$nistina0. 

r\ LORD, who by thy Son hast opened to us a 
^ kingdom which is not of this world ; direct, we 
beseech thee, our lot in this life according to oar 
hopes, if they are not displeasing to thee ; but if they 
are, O our God, we willingly renounce them, and ask 
only to be made the means of advancing thy Son's 
kingdom. Amen. 

Cetttt Stintrau after ©Srtetma^* 

O TIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the zeal of thy 
^ faithful people; that the yoke of Jesus may 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

become easy to them ; that their Christian love may 
work all the miracles of grace, till from grace it pass 
to glory, from earth to heaven, from duty to reward, 
from the weakness of a commencing and growing 
affection to the consummation of eternal charity and a 
complete union with thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

ffilebentl^ Suntraa after atStfetmas^ 

f\ LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings 
" without charity are nothing worth ; send thy Holy 
Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent 
gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all 
virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted 
dead before thee. Amen. 

Ctortftj^ Suntrag after <Kfyci%tmm^ 

r\ GOD, our heavenly Father, who in thy Son Jesus 
^^ Christ hast given us a perfect pattern of holy 
living ; grant, we beseech thee, that as he was tempted 
and yet without sin, so by thy fatherly help and bless- 
ing we may be enabled to resist and overcome the sins 
which do most easily beset us, and may finish our 
course with joy. Amen. 

Cf)irteent$ Suntrag after ®$ri0tmas* 

A LMIGHTY God, in whom our strength is perfected 
-^ in weakness ; keep us both outwardly in our bodies, 
and inwardly in our souls; that we may pass our 
days in peace and quietness, and be filled with the 
fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ* 
Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAS, 

r\ LORD God, who girest power to the faint, and to 
^ them that hare no n2i«:ht increasest strength ; we 
pray thee to be to us a present help in time of trouble ; 
that, whereas through manifold temptations we are sore 
hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy 
bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and de- 
liver us, through him whom thou hast exalted to be 
unto us a Prince and a Sanour. Amen, 

^iftttntfy SunliaB after (CJratmaiBi^ 

11 TERCIFULLY pour into our hearts, O Lord God, 
-^^-*- the, grace of thy Holy Spirit, that by sighs and 
tears we may wash away the stains of our sins : and 
enable us to present our bodies and souls to thee a 
pure and acceptable offering, after the pattern of him 
who was well-pleasing in thy sight. Amen. 

£ixUtntti Sunlrag afttx Otfirfetmas* 

f\ GOD, who art great in name and in counsel and 
•^ powerful in thy works ; grant that as members of 
thy Son's flock we may know the voice of our good 
shepherd, and be led and fed by him, until we be 
gathered together where none can pluck us out of his 
hands. Amen. 

Palm Sunday. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender 
-^ love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son Jesus 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 

Christ to suflFer death upon the cross, that all mankind 
should follow the example of hi^ great humility ; merci- 
fully grant that we may both follow the example of his 
patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection, 
and dwell with him hereafter for ever and ever. Amen. 

A LMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to be- 
■"^ hold this thy family, for which thy Son Jesus 
Christ gave himself up into the hands of wicked men, 
and suffered death upon the cross, that he might per- 
feet his ministry of reconciliation, and glorify thy 
merciful name world without end. Amen. 

Or 

r\ GOD, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast opened 
^ for us the passage to eternity; vouchsafe, we 
beseech thee, so to conform us by thy grace, that in all 
things we may walk as true disciples of him who gave 
himself for us, our dearest Lord and Saviour. Amen. 

Or 

FATHER of mercies, whose purposes of redeem- 
ing love were fulfilled by the death of thy Son 
upon the cross; grant that we, looking to his 
obedience and sufferings, may be changed to his 
image as by the Spirit of the Lord ; and that by thy 
fatherly grace and blessing we may be enabled to 
fulfil the condition of Christian discipleship, — ^ If any 
man will come after me, let him deny himself, and 
take up his cross, and follow me.' Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAK. 

lEa^ter lEben. 

r^ EANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the 
^^ death of thy blessed Son Jesus Christ, so by con- 
tinually mortifying our corrupt affections we may be 
buried with him; and that through the grave and 
gate of death we may pass to our joyful resurrectioni 
and behold him face to face in the glory of his king- 
dom. Amen. 

At morning Prayer, instead of the First Psalm, these Anthems' 
shaU be sung or said. 

Rom. "vi. 9. and 1 Cor. xv. 20. 

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 God through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. 

Christ is 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. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of his 
Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : world 
without end. Amen, 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

A LMIGHTY God, who through thy best-beloved Son 
•^^ Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened 
unto us the gate of everlasting life; we humbly beseech 
thee that as thou dost put into our minds good de- 
sires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same 
to good effect, as humble but faithful disciples of Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

Or, instead of the Psalm and Collect, the following may he used. 

The Lord is risen indeed : 

Hallelujah. 

Christ is raised from the dead and dieth no more : 

Hallelujah. 

Now unto the God of grace : for the might of his 
Spirit and the love of Christ ; 

Be glory in the Church throughout all ages : world 
without end. Amen. 

f\ GOD, who by the yearly solemnity of the resurrec- 
" tion of our Lord fillest us with joy; mercifully 
grant that these temporal festivals which we celebrate 
may help to prepare us for those joys which are eter- 
nal. Amen, 

Or 

f\ LORD God, who art the source of light and 
^ every blessing; we would celebrate with glad 
offerings of praise the resurrection of thy Son Jesus 
Christ from the dead. Grant, we beseech thee, that we 
who with reverence would keep this glorious festival of 
Easter, may happily arrive at thy everlasting joys, into 
which he has entered as our foreruniiet. Ameu« 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAB. 

^tast £«nlia5 aftn faster* 

TTOLY and mercifal Lord God, wbo multipliest upon 
-*-'' us the gifts of thy heavenly grace ; grant that 
by the death of thy best beloved Son we may be ena- 
bled to bear our crosses, and that by his resurrectioa 
we mav have good hope of a happy end to oar earthly 
pilgrii^age. Amem. 

£rnm)i ^unlias aftn lEaMtt. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thy Son our 
•^^ Saviour both to save us firom sin and to be unto as 
an ensample of godly life ; give us grace that we may 
always most thankAilly receive that his inestimable 
benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow 
the blessed steps of his most holy life. Amen. 

CJ^irli Sunlna]! after iSa^ta:^ 

\ LMIGHTY Gt)d, who shewest to them that be in 
•^^ error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they 
may return into the way of righteousness ; grant unto 
all them that are admitted into the fellowship of 
Christ's religion, that they may eschew those things 
that are contrary to their profession, and follow all 
such things as are agreeable to the same, through' thy 
grace in Jesus Christ thy Son. Amen, 







dTourtS SunlraB after iEastn:^ 

ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the 
unruly wills and affections of sinful men; grant 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

unto thy people that they may love the thing which 
thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost 
promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold 
changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be 
fixed where true joys are to be found, even on the 
kingdom and promises of thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen, 

dfifftf Sutrtrag after 3Baster» 

r\ LORD, from whom all good things do come; 
" grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy 
inspiration we may think those things that be good, 
and by thy merciful guidance may perform the same, as 
true followers of thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like 
^^ as we do believe thy best-beloved Son, our Lord 
Jesus Christ, to have ascended into the heavens; so 
we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and 
with him continually dwell in thy glorious presence, 
world without end. Amen. 

Suntraa after ^mtn^m. 

i \ GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thy 
^^ Son Jesus Christ with great triumph into thy 
kingdom in heaven ; we beseech thee, leave us not com- 
fortless ; but send to us thy Holy Spirit to comfort us ; 
and exalt us into the same place whither he has gone 
before, even into thy own blessed and glorious presence, 
there to dwell in fulness of joy for ever a.\id ^N^t . Am^u, 



THE CH&ISTIAX TEAR, 

r^OD, who at this time didst teach the hearts of 
^^ thv faithfol people, bv sending to them the light 
of thy Holj Spirit ; grant ns by the same Spirit to 
hare a right judgment in all things, and evermore to 
rejoice in thy holy comfort. Amen. 

Or 

r\ ALMIGHTY and merciful Crod, who givest unto 
^^ thy people thy Holy Spirit as a sure pledge of thy 
heavenly kingdom; grant that thy Spirit may bear 
witness with our spirit, that we are thy children and 
heirs of everlasting life. Amen. 

Or 

/^ RANT, we beseech thee, O Ahnighty God, that 
^ we who celebrate the gift of thy Holy Spirit may, 
by thy heavenly inspiration, earnestly thirst after the 
fountain of life, which thou hast graciously opened to 
us in thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen, 

Or 

OGOD our Father, Author of every good and 
perfect gift, who delightest above all to impart 
of thine own ever-blessed Spirit; we thank thee 
especially at this time for that glorious event which, 
as on this day, gave life to the Christian cause^ and a 
powerful support to the followers of thy holy Jesus. 
O may the devout consideration of these benefits 
increase the grateful fervour of our minds, and make 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

US always so ready and well-disposed to obey the godly 
motions of thy Holy Spirit, that in all our trials and 
difficulties here below thy unerring wisdom may be 
our guide^ and the blessed communications of thy 
grace our never-ceasing consolation and joy. Amen. 

Jfix%i Suntrau after ?l2ttSJt^S)untraB» 

r\ LORD our God, who by thy Son -hast taught us 
^ that love is the fulfilling of the law and of the 
gospel ; fill us, we beseech thee, with the spirit of uni- 
versal charity, that we may love thee above all, and our 
neighbour as ourselves. Amen. 

SwonTi Suntrag nX\tx JUftSit^^untraa* 

r\ GOD, the strength of all them that put their trust 
^ in thee, mercifully accept our prayers ; and because 
through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do 
no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy 
grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may 
please thee both in will and deed ; after the example 
of Jesus Christ thy well-beloved Son. Amen. 

A ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, in thy 

goodness regard our prayers, and free our hearts 

from the disturbance of all perverse and evil thoughts, 

that we may become a fit abode for thy Holy Spirit. 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAK. 

dFourt^ Sunlias after WBLlfiUBuribaTSi. 

f\ LORD God, who hast made glorious the name 
^^ of thy Son Jesus Christ ; mercifully grant us, we 
beseech thee, such a participation of his spirit, that we 
may even here possess rich measures of his heavenly 
strength and comfort ; and that hereafter we may be 
admitted to the full joy of his blessed presence for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

iFiftJ SunTrafi after fflJaSit^SunTras* 

r\ GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, with- 
^-^ out whom nothing is strong, nothing holy ; increase 
and multiply upon us thy mercy ; that, thou being our 
ruler and guide, we may so pass through things tem- 
poral, that we finally lose not those things which are 
eternal. Amen. 

S>\xVi Suntap after JUaSit'Suntag^ 

r\ RANT, O 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, and the kingdom of thy Son may 
prosper in all lands. Amen. 

Sebentj^ Sitnlrap after JUBSW^Suntag* 

r\ GOD, whose promises exceed all that we could 
^^ desire or understand ; grant us, we beseech thee, 
the greatest of all blessings, thy love shed abroad in 
our heart? \ that we may render to thee a ready and 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 

joyful obedience as true disciples of tby Son Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 



3BiBl&tS Suntas after fflJESifc^Sunlfas^ 

T ORD of all power and might, who art the author 
-*^ and giver of all good things ; graft in oxir 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. 



NintJ SuntaK after fflJajit^Sunlfai)* 



T) LESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures . 
•^ to be written for our learning ; grant that we may 
in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and in- 
wardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of 
thy holy word we may embrace and ever hold fast the 
blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given 
us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 



€^m^ i6ttntra5 after aZE^tt^^^unlias* 

r^ RANT to us. Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to 
^^ think and dp always such things as be rightful ; 
that we, who cannot do anything that is good without 
thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to 
thy wiU as revealed to us by thy Son Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

i£lebcnt]& Sunlrap after JOSttSitSuntraB^ 

TI/TERCirUL God, we beseech thee to cast thy bright 
-^"-■" beams of light upon the Church ; that, being en- 
lightened by thy most holy word, we may so walk in 
the light of thy truth, that we may at length attain 
to everlasting life. Amen. 

Ctoelftj^ Sunlrag after ?12tt$ifc:S>unTraB» 

r\ GOD, who declarest thy Almighty power most 
^^ chiefly in shewing mercy; mercifully grant unto 
us such a measure of thy grace, that we may run the 
way of thy commandments, and be made partakers of 
thy heavenly blessedness, through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen, 

K^ixtttntfi Sunlras after WLfiiU&^td^Vi* 

A LMIGHTY 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 worthy 
to ask, but through thy great love revealed to us by 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

jFourteentf) Sutrtrap after JUaftifc^Suntas^ 

A LMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift 
-^ it Cometh, that thy faithful people do unto thee 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

true and laudable service; grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that 
we fail not to attain the heavenly inheritance which 
thou hast set before us by thy Son Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

» 

JfifUmt^ Sttntag after JKESifc^SunTrap^ 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the 
•^^ increase of faith, hope, and charity ; and may we 
not only obtain that which thou dost promise, but also 
love that which thou dost command, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen, 



^ixUtnf^ Sttntap afttx JlSEj^it^Sunlias^ 

f\ GOD, who by thy Son hast opened the kingdom of 
^ heaven to all mankind, and welcomed them into 
it as dear children ; raise up, we beseech thee, an in- 
creasing number of faithful teachers, to spread abroad 
the blessed and glorious light of thy gospel, till it shall 
shine throughout the world. Amen. 

Sebentemt^ Suntrag after JKESit^^Sunlfas* 

MERCIFUL God, who art a Father to all thy 
people ; grant that thy holy gospel may be pro- 
claimed in the uttermost parts of the earth, gladdening 
the hearts of all who hear it ; and, O blessed Lord, 
so fetch thy wanderers home to thy flock, that there 
may be one fold under one shepherd. Amen, 

^ 1 










-iuBK ^fiu Pilfer Tbr j gar B mia Mag stts^ and kast 
auHDs die iMBiL if "iuSi jiar T ; n i ? -i&fi «!se£ ic ^&e Chmdi; 
'yMit'. -mi '" ■■ ■^' •^HR. "tnH" 've 3iiif~ ^qbiux iBike tlie 
scrrness iiac 3nnr k fffiuneeL ic 'is jxr t]he good 
(s£ TianifniiL mii :fiar jlL mr mitVHriig^ 3iwr lie sweet- 
snei jv^ 'iaaz jFre i£ 'iuss^ ivniia. is hl C&zsBfe Jcmb oor 



/*! GOI>, ^v^ ac^ *^ iimiJ Ea ttiL of sH fegffacas ; gnnt 
-^ unm '2SJ «r ? aaia gracg oi iuluw' dbr bfinacd samts 
Bi sH uir r uiima snii ^idr orvin^ :: tnac we naj widi tbem 
come i:a :::&oae nmoegicinrtf joys w&iidt t&oa ksst pre- 
-fggci isE i^ieoL imac Love ti&jee ami keep ckr eonmuuid- 



f\ AUnGHTT God, wbo k^ Inilt thy Chmch 



ttf0m tbe fcmbdatkai of tlie apoBtfa and fm^^ 
Jtm» Cbfist Inmadf bcmg tlie liead oomer-stone; 
gpaA OS to to be jomed tocher in unitr of spirit by 
ihm doctrine, that we mar be made a hoij temple ac- 
ceptable imto thee. 



Zimtts^fofA Zuritaii after CBItt^SttiOias* 



ALMIGHTY and most merdfii] God, of thy 
botintiftil goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from 



THE CHRISTIAN TEAR. 

all things that may hurt us ; and so prepare our spirits, 
that we may accomplish whatsoever thou desirest of 
us, and approve ourselves in thy sight as humble dis- 
ciples of thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

CtoentK^^wonlf Suntras after JHttJit^Sttnlfas* 

r\ HOLY Father, give us a lively view of heaven by 
^^ the eye of faith ; and so raise our minds thither 
that we may always have our thoughts, our desires, and 
our conversation there, through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Amen, 

r^ IVE us grace, O Lord, to endeavour to do thy 
^ will with the same diligence and industry, the 
same zeal and cheerfulness, as thy blessed angels do it 
in heaven; that imitating their exemplary obedience 
and unspotted purity while we are in this life, we may 
be permitted to be fellow-workers with them in thine 
everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

Ctoents^ottrt]^ Suntras after WLfiiUSkuritiais. 

OGOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who 
at his coming didst send thy messenger to prepare 
his way; grant that the ministers of thy word may 
likewise so prepare and make ready his way, by turning 
the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, 
that we may all be found acceptable in thy sight, and 
that there may be one family in heaven and oji the 
earth. Amen. 



THE CHRISTIAK TEAR. 

f\ HOLY and ever-blessed God, teach us to love one 
^^ another with pure hearts fervently ; to exercise 
forbearance and forgiveness towards our enemies ; to 
recompense no man evil for evil, but to be merciful 
as thou. Father in heaven, art merciful ; that in the 
spirit of thy Son Jesus Christ we may follow after 
thee as dear children. Amen. 



Ctoentg^ixt^ Sunljas after fflJajit^Sunlfas. 

A LMIGHTY and ever-living God, grant us, we be- 
^^ seech thee, a constant renewal of thy Holy Spirit 
and of thy manifold gifts, till we grow to the full mea- 
sure of our perfection in Jesus Christ. Amen. 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 



I. God the Soubce of Spikitual Blessings. 

r\ LORD God, holy Father, be thou blessed both 
^-^ now and for evermore. Let thy servants rejoice in 
thee, not in themselves, nor in anything apart from 
thee: for thou alone art the true gladness; thou art 
our hope and our crown; thou art our joy and our 
honour, O Lord. If thou give peace, if thou pour 
into our hearts holy joy, the souls of thy servants 
will be full of melody, and shall become devout 
in thy praise. O Lord, grant us to know that which 
is of genuine worth, to love that which is truly 
loveable, to praise that which most pleaseth thee, to 
esteem that highly which to thee is precious, and to 
abhor that which in thy sight is evil or unclean. Suffer 
us not to judge according to the sight of the outward 
eyes, or to give sentence according to the hearing of the 
ears of ignorant men; but with a true judgment may 
we discern between things visible and things spiritual, 
and above all, be ever searching after the good pleasure 
of thy will. What a man is in tliy sv^\., >i)ftal^ *\^ V^ 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

and no more. Make us dutiiiil and humble children 
of thine. Unto thee we commend ourselves and aU 
belonging to us, both here and hereafter, now and for 
ever. Amen. 

n. For Heavenly Wisdom. 

OTRENGTHEN us, O God, by the grace of thy 
^ Holy Spirit. Grant us to be strengthened with 
might in the inner man, and to empty our hearts of all 
unprofitable care and anguish ; not to be drawn aside 
by sundry temporal desires, but to look on all things as 
passing away, on ourselves also as soon to pass away 
with them. 

O Lord, grant us heavenly wisdom that we may 
learn above all things to love and delight in thee, and 
to think of all other things as they are according to 
the disposal of thy wisdom. Thou art the true peace 
of the heart, thou its only rest. 

Teach us, O Lord, to do thy will ; teach us to live 
worthily and humbly in thy sight. Amen, 

m. Devotion to the Will of God. 

r\ LORD our God, we beseech thee to give us under- 
^ standing and to enable us to do thy will. We offer 
ourselves entirely to thee. Receive us, O God, as thy ♦ 
servants, and appoint us our duty. We renounce every 
wish that may be contrary to thy gracious Providence, 
and only pray that we may be employed to work out 
thy hallowed designs, and may prove ourselves faithful 
disciples of Jesus Christ, Amen. 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

rV. Another. 

r\ GOD, if only our wills ii*vy remain right and firm 
^-^ towards thee, do with us whatsoever it shall please 
thee. For it cannot be anything but good, whatsoever 
thou shalt do with us. If it be thy will we should be 
in darkness, be thou blessed ; and if it be thy will we 
should be in light, be thou blessed. If thou vouchsafe 
to comfort us, be thou blessed ; and if thou wilt have 
us aflSicted, be thou ever equally blessed. O Lord, we 
will cheerfully suflTer whatsoever thou shalt appoint. 
From thy hand we are willing to receive good and evil, 
sweet and bitter, joy and sorrow; and for all that 
befalleth us we will be thankful. Keep us safe from 
all sin, and we shall neither fear death nor hell, but 
utterly trust in thee as humble disciples of Jesus 
Christ. Amen, 

V. Another. 

r\ LORD, set us where thou wilt, and deal with us in 
" all things just as thou wilt. Behold, we are thy 
servants, prepared for all things ; for we desire not to 
live unto ourselves, but unto thee; and O that we 
could do it worthily and perfectly. Grant to us, above 
all things that can be desired, to rest in thee, and in 
thee to have our hearts at peace. Blessed be thou, our 
God; for, although we be unworthy of any benefits, 
yet thy noble bounty and infinite love never cease to 
do good, even to the ungrateful, and to those who are 
turned far away from thee. Turn thou us unto thee, 
that we may be thankful, humble, and devout. Amen. 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

YI. Speak, Lord, fob thy Servant heareth. 

O PEAK, O Lord, for thy servants hear. We are thy 
^ servants; grant us understanding that we may 
know thy testimonies. Incline our hearts to the words 
of thy mouth ; let thy speech distil as dew. Thou, O 
Lord God, art the inspirer and enlightener of all the 
prophets. Wonderfully do they speak ; but if thou be 
silent, they inflame not the heart. They declare thy 
commandments; but thou helpest iis to fulfil them. 
They point out the way ; but thou givest strength to 
walk in it. Let not thy word be heard by us and not 
fulfilled, known and not loved, believed and not obeyed. 
Speak thou therefore unto us, O Lord, to the comfort 
of our souls, and to the amendment of our whole 
lives ; that thy peace may dwell in our hearts, and that 
in all things we may approve ourselves in thy sight as 
faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Amen, 

VII. Sanctification through the Truth. 

/^ IVE us grace to love thy holy word fervently, to 
" search it diligently, to read it humbly, to under- 
stand it truly, and to live after it steadfastly. Order 
our lives, O Lord, that they be always acceptable to 
thee. Give us grace not to rejoice in anything that 
displeaseth thee, but evermore to delight in those 
things which thou approvest, be they never so contrary 
to our own desires. Keep us upright amid diversity of 
opinion and judgments in the world, that we may 
never swerve from thy truth as it is in Jesus. Amen. 



PEATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 



Vm. The Pbofeb Use op God's Gifts. 

/^ IVE us grace, O Lord, to employ the gifts of thy 
^^ bounty to thy glory ; neither squandering them 
in riot and luxury, nor hoarding them for sordid gain : 
but grant that with heartfelt thankfulness to thee, the 
giver of all good, we may use them with temperance 
for the supply of our own wants, and dispense them 
with liberality for the relief and comfort of the poor. 
Make us ever mindful that a man's life consisteth not 
in the abundance of the things which he possesseth, 
and that he liveth not by bread alone, but by every 
word that proceedeth out of thy mouth : and so, while 
we pray daily unto thee, as thou hast permitted us, for 
the perishable meat of this present world, may we 
cease not to labour more earnestly for that living 
bread which thou hast given us by thy Son Jesus 
Christ. Amen, 



IX. Another. 

r\ HEAVENLY Father, Fountain of all goodness, 
" we beseech thee to show thy mercies upon us thy 
children, and sanctify the gifts we receive from thy 
bountiful hands. Grant us grace to use them soberly and 
purely according to thy blessed will. May we acknow- 
ledge thee to be the author and giver of all good things ; 
and above all, may we continually seek those spiritual 
blessings wherewith our souls may be nourished unto 
everlasting life. Amen. 



PRAIXRS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

X- Telustitx Obedience. 

TTOLT and erer-blessed God, remove firom us, we 
-^^ beseech thee, all unprofitable sadness, and give ns 
an even tranquillitr of mind, and a becoming cheerfiil- 
ness of spirit ; inspiring us with an earnest desire and 
expectation of the blessings which thou hast promised 
to all them that with heart-felt repentance and tme 
faith turn to thee. Grant, good Lord, we pray thee, 
that, having this glorious prospect always in our 
eyes, we may run the way of thy commandineuts 
with delight; and, forgetting those things that are 
behind, and reaching forth unto those that are before, 
may be still pressing forward toward the mark for the 
prize of our high calling in Christ Jesus. Amen. 

XI. For Pbogress in Holy Living. 

A LMIGHTY God, thou divine Fountain and Dis- 
•^ penser, thou Author and Finisher of every good 
and perfect gift ; carry on, we beseech thee, that work of 
grace which we trust is already begun in us. May the 
good thoughts that are suggested to our minds spring 
up into fixed principles ; and may our heavenly desires ' 
become a new nature, and our holy purposes and reso- 
lutions advance into patient continuance in well-doing ; 
and may our obedience become more and more free, 
cheerful and devout. O may our religious progress 
manifest the sincerity of our Christian profession, and 
that we are indeed alive unto God, and quickened by 
his Spirit. Grant that by thy gracious help we may 
be like a flourishing tree planted by the rivers of water, 
and bringing forth its fruit iu its season. Amen. 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XII. OuB Passage thbough this Wobld. 

f\ LORD God, in all our passage through this world, 
^ and our manifold concerns therein, suflTer not our 
hearts to be too much set upon it : but always fix our 
eyes upon the blessed hope of everlasting life ; that, as 
we go along, we may make all the things of this world 
to minister to that which is to come, and be careful 
to fit our souls for that pure and perfect bliss which 
thou hast prepared for thy children in the glories of 
thy kingdom. Amen. 

XIII. Fob Holiness in this "Wobld. 

pONVINCE us, O Lord God, that how bad soever the 
^ world is, we may serve thee in it; and that how 
frail soever we are, we are under no necessity to sin ; 
and that how dark soever thy Providence is, yet our lot 
is in wise hands, which will do much better for us than 
we could for ourselves : for thy tlioughts are not as 
our thoughts, nor thy ways as our ways. To thee, O 
God, we wholly, refer all events, and only beg that we 
may attend to our present duty, as humble disciples of 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 



XrV. That we may devote oubselves to Pbactical Religion, 

AND not waste OUB TiME IN FbUITLESS CoNTBOVEBSY. 

TV/rOST merciful Father, we beseech thee that thou 
-^'-^ wilt not sufier our few days to be spent in end- ^ 
less wanderings in quest of thee and thy Son Jesus ; 
but let our sincere endeavours to know thee^ m ikL \]c^^ 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

ways whereby thou hast discoTcred thvself. be crowned 
witli such success, that, our souls being estabUshed in 
every needful truth by thy Holy Spirit, we may spend 
our whole lives according to the rules of thy gospel, 
and may, with all thy holy and happy creation, ascribe 
glory and honour, wisdom and power, to thee who 
sittest upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever 
and ever. Amen. 

XV, That we may seek first the Kingdom of God mud his 

Righteousness. 

r\ MERCIFUL God, who, in providing for the spirit- 
ual necessities of thy children, dost graciously 
assure and sanctify unto us the daily provision of 
our bodily wants ; grant unto us, we beseech thee, such 
trust in thy fatherly love and mercy, that we may 
cease to be careful for the things of this life, and may 
seek first thy kingdom and righteousness, committing 
ourselves wholly to thy good Providence in the faith 
of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 



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XVI. That we may fit ourselves fob the Life to Comb. 

• 

THTERNAL rest give to us also, O Lord, when our 
•^-^ souls shall cast oflf this earthly body, and enter 
thy wondrous presence. O grant that we may often 
have this moment in our thoughts. Thou hast not 
created us for this world alone, where we pass, as it 
were, only a few moments of our existence. Lift 
up our thoughts, we beseech thee, to the world of our 
lasting home: teach us to consider this life as the 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

beginning of life eternal : and, O holy and merciful 
Father, who workest in us both to will and to do, 
help us by thy grace to cast out all evil dispositions, 
to be unwearied in well-doing, and to cherish every 
heavenly aflfection ; that we may begin now to live as 
those who with humble but joyous hope look forward 
to dwelling for ever with thee, and Jesus Christ, and 
the spirits of the just made perfect. Amen. 

XVn. That we may have our Conversation in Heaven. 

r\ ETERNAL Father, fill our souls, we beseech 
^ thee, with so deep a sense of the excellences of 
spiritual and heavenly things, that, our affections 
being weaned from the vanities of the world and 
the false allurements of sin, we may, with clear reso- 
lutioifs and a free spirit, have our conversation in 
heaven; remembering that we are but pilgrims and 
strangers here, and seeking a country, even that 
blessed home which our Saviour is gone to prepare 
for us. Amen. 

XVIII. For Devout Filial Obedience. 

r\ LORD God, whose name alone is excellent, and 
^^ whose praise is above heaven and earth ; we adore 
and bless thy mercy for creating us after thine own 
image. May all thy creatures minister to thy praises 
iu their several degrees. Give us grace, we beseech 
thee, that the laws of sanctity, of faith, and obedience, 
which thou hast given to us, may never be broken; 
that we, serving thee not only in the order of thy 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

creatures but in the capacity of thy children, may 
glorify thy holy name amongst the angels and the 
innumerable host of saints in thy kingdom. Amen, 

XIX. Contrition. 

r\ MERCIFUL Father, we take shame to ourselves 
^ that we have hitherto profited so little by thy 
forbearance and continuance of us in this life. With 
unfeigned sorrow we confess our sins before thee, seek- 
ing forgiveness at thy hands. And we thank thee, O 
Father of mercies, for the assurance of thy free pardon 
and acceptance, which thou hast offered to the penitent 
by our Lord Jesus Christ. Help us to correct and 
amend whatever has been amiss in our conduct and 
dispositions: and preserve us from falling into any 
former sins, of all which we now sincerely repent 
before thee : and may we grow wiser and better by our 
past frailties. O Lord God, we beseech thee, let thy 
grace be sufficient for us. Amen, 

XX. That we may bring forth Fruits meet for 

Repentance. 

C\ ALMIGHTY God, do thou assist us with thy 
" grace, that we may be able to serve thee worthily 
and devoutly, in all purity, and with a good conscience. 
And if we live not in so great innocency as we ought 
to do, grant to us, at the least, sincerely to lament the 
sins we have committed ; and in the spirit of humility, 
and with the full purpose of a good will, to resolve 
that we will serve thee more steadfastly for the time to 
come. Amen. 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XXI. That we may not unchaeitably Judge others. 

OTHOU Searcher of hearts, by whom alone actions 
and words and thoughts are justly weighed; keep 
far from us all disposition to judge and censure our 
brethren. Standing in constant need of thy forgive- 
ness, may we not deprive ourselves of the appeal to 
thy mercy by uncharitably judging our fellow-men ; 
but, in our conduct to each other, let mercy still 
rejoice against judgment, as we pray that it may do 
when we stand before thy awful tribunal. Amen, 



,XXn. That we may be preserved from Worldliness. 

OMOST gracious and merciful Father, our defender 
and preserver; endue us with thy grace, that we 
may not be too careful for worldly things, but may 
make it our chief study and care to keep thy holy law ; 
and that we may labour for the necessities of this 
world, like the birds of the air and the lilies of the 
field, without being careful for the morrow. In the 
spirit of thy dear Son we would cast all our care upon 
thee, who livest and reignest world without end. 
Amen. 



XXTTT. That we may receive the Blessing promised to 

the Poor in Spir.iT. 

OGOD of light. Father of life. Author of grace, 
who givest, to those who are poor in spirit and put 
their trust in thee, a knowledge of such things as the 
very angels desire to look into ; who hast btCkXi^Q^ \^^ 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

• out of darkness into light, froTn death to life, from bond- 
age into liberty : even now, O Lord, do thou enlighten 
our understandings by thy Holy Spirit, and thoroughly 
sanctify us in body and in soul, through thy beloved 
Son. Amen. 



XXrV. For Kind and Holt DisposmoNS. 

BLESSED God, may we endeavour to profit by thy 
divine instructions, by which we know that this 
world is only given as a preparation for heaven ; and 
that we must here school our tempers to the charity 
and benevolence of thy kingdom of holy peace, where 
no feelings of hatred, anger, or pride can ever be 
admitted. O Lord, may we earnestly endeavour to 
obtain here such dispositions as may fit us for the com- 
pany of the blessed in paradise, and of Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

XXV. Another. 

OGOD, Fountain of mercy, dispose .us, we beseech 
thee, to the love and practice of kindness and 
mercy, that we may have a tender fellow-feeling for 
the afflictions of our brethren ; and may apply ourselves 
cheerfully to strengthen them in all goodness, to re- 
lieve their miseries, to supply their wants, and to com- 
fort their sorrows. O may we be ever ready to assist 
the oppressed, to right the injured, to sustain the 
afflicted, to pardon them that have ofiended us, to 
render good for evil, to honour all men. Give us grace 
to imitate those who live well^ and to beware of them 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

that do ill; make us patient in adversity, and mo- 
derate in prosperity. Set a watch before our mouths, 
and keep the door of our lips : and let our affections 
be fixed on heaven and heavenly things. Amen. 



XXVI. The Holy Sceiptures. 

OGOD^ who in times past didst speak to our fathers 
by the prophets^ and in these last days to us by 
thy Son ; we thank thee for the volume of thy Holy 
Word ; for the plain and ample directions it contains ; 
for the sublime instructions it affords ; for the consola- 
tions and hopes it presents to the penitent^ the afflicted^ 
and the dying; for the immortal life it reveals to man; 
for the eternal glory and happiness it promises to those 
who love and strive to obey thee. By the light and 
assistance which it gives to our ignorance and frailty 
may we be enabled to order our steps aright ; to keep 
thy laws and ordinances ; and steadily to pursue that 
path of virtue and true holiness which leads to ever- 
lasting life. Amen. 

XXVn. Foe Light from Heaven. 

OHOLY Father, may that light which enlighteneth 
every man who cometh into the world shine into 
our minds, and kindle in our hearts the beginnings of 
heavenly life. And since by our souls we are as nearly 
allied to the world of spirits as by our bodies we are 
to this sensible world, grant that by degrees we may 
be prepared for that eternal state, and be tr&\iil^\.^^ 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

thither in thine own good time, improved in knowledge, 
in virtue, and in holiness, and fitted for communion 
with thy glorified Son and the saints in light. Amen, 

XXVin. That we may have a deep sense of the Reality 

OF Divine Things. 

THOU, O Lord, art the supreme ruler of the 
nations and the families of the earth : we beseech 
thee to add the demonstrations of thy Spirit to the de- 
monstrations of thy power ; that, when thy judgments 
are manifest in the world, the inhabitants thereof may 
learn righteousness. Give us, O God, an affecting sense 
of the realities with which we have to do ; a God who 
is above us ; a death, a judgment, and an eternity. 
Amen. 

XXIX. For Strength to endure Suffering for Conscience' 

SAKE. 

npO all those who may be ordained to suffer for thy 
-*-. sake, impart, O merciful God, such plentiful suc- 
cour of thy Holy Spirit, pour into their hearts such 
contempt of pain and death, kindle within them 
such love of thee and zeal for thy truth, fill them with 
such an animating hope of immortality, give them so 
much of the spirit of him who died on the cross, that, 
after the example of the blessed saints and martyrs of 
the primitive ages, they may steadfastly confess thee 
before men, and, ha^^ng by their sufferings glorified thy 
name upon earth, may attain the everlasting croT^n of 
righteousness in thy kingdom, with him who loved us 
and gave himself for us* Amen, 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 



XXX. Trust in Divine Providence. 

/^ OD of all goodness and love, we most humbly 
^J beseech thee to give us wisdom from above, that 
we may glorify thee and adore thy ways, which are in 
the great deep and past searching out. Teach us to 
submit to thy Providence in all things ; to be content 
in all changes of person and condition ; to be temperate 
in prosperity, and to read our duty in the lines of thy 
mercy ; and in adversity to be meek, patient, and re- 
signed ; to look through the cloud, that we may wait for 
the consolation of the Lord and for the day of redemp- 
tion ; in the meanwhile doing our duty with an unwea- 
ried dihgence and an undisturbed resolution, having no 
fondness for the vanities of this world, but laying up 
our hopes in heaven, and being strengthened with might 
by thy Spirit in the inner man, through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 



XXXI. Another. 

p RACIOUS God and Father, we thank thee for all 
^^ the blessings we have received from thy bountiful 
hand ; and also for the bitter experiences which thou 
hast turned to sweetness. "We adore thy holy Pro- 
vidence which observes the least things, numbering the 
hairs of our heads, and watching over the raven and 
the sparrow. Trustful and grateful, we give ourselves 
up to thy fatherly keeping and guidance ; and would 
pray, as thy beloved Son hath taught us. Thy will be 
done, as in heaven^ so also on earth. Ameu« 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XXXII. Anotheb. 

A LMIGHTY God, who beholdest thy creatures en- 
-^ compassed with such darkness of ignorance that 
often they distrust thy Providence, thinking themselves 
forsaken when thou dost not immediately relieve them; 
O grant that with uplifted minds we may contemplate 
those things which thy holy word reveals ; not doubt- 
ing that thou lookest upon us, and givest thine angels 
charge to keep us, to bear us up in their hands, and to 
guide us in all difficulties. So may we wholly commit 
ourselves to thy fatherly care: and while we press 
forward to the mark of the prize of our high calling 
in Jesus Christ, do thou ever draw and direct us in 
the ways of thine appointment, until at length we be 
gathered into our rest. Amen. 

XXXIII. Another. 

OGOD, who forsakest none that place their con- 
fidence in thee; we pray thee, through thy 
fatherly goodness, and through Jesus thy beloved 
Son, give us a child-like trust in thee, and a constant 
mistrust in ourselves, that in all our needs, anxieties, 
and dangers, we may seek thee as our refuge; for 
thou knowest what is needful for us, and thou canst 
best help us. To thy loving-kindness we commit our- 
selves and all who are dear to us. Grant only, 
holy Father, that we may never displease thee, but 
may always be faithful to our duty, while we wait 
with patience for the issues of thy gracious and all- 
wise Providence. Amen, 



FBAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XXXIV* That we mat put our Trust wholly in God. 

r\ LOBD God^ thou art our refuge and our hope : on 
^ thee alone we rest ; for we find all to be weak and 
insufficient but thee. Many friends cannot profit^ nor 
strong helpers assist, nor prudent counsellors advise, 
nor the books of the learned afford comfort, nor any 
precious substance deliver, nor any place give shelter, 
unless thou thyself dost assist, strengthen, console, 
instruct and guard us. 

To thee, therefore, do we lift up our eyes ; in thee, 
our God, the Father of mercies, do we put our trust. 
Bless and sanctify our souls, that they may become thy 
holy habitation, and the seat of thine eternal glory ; 
and let nothing be found in us displeasing in thy 
sight. Protect and keep us amidst all dangers ; and, 
accompanying us by thy grace, direct us along the 
way of peace to thine everlasting home. Amen. 



XXXV. Another. 

GRACIOUS Lord, infinite in goodness, of whose 
love not only the prosperity of thy people but 
even also their afflictions are proofs; may we at all 
times remember and feel that thou art our Father ; and 
that thou art no less tender and merciful to us when 
thou chastenest us, than when thou surroundest us with 
every comfort and indulgence. Though, however, we 
ask not exemption from sorrow, which is the lot of the 
saints in light, we yet ask that we may not be left to 
the sorrows of nature without tlie coxv^o\a.\Aa\i^ ^"^ '^i^ 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

Spirit : and though we ask not for plenitude of good 
things without alloy of suffering, for that is the life of 
glory^ we yet pray that we may not suffer thy chas- 
tisements without comfort, but may experience chas- 
tisements and comforts together; and that in due time 
our aflSictions may be removed, and our joys only 
remain. But in all things we would commit ourselves 
into thy hands. Thou alone knowest what is best for 
us ; and do thou grant that, with a humble and perfect 
submission, and in entire confidence and with heartfelt 
adoration, we may receive all the allotments oi thy 
divine Providence. Amen, 

XXXVL In Time of Trouble. 

OGOD, thou art our hope and our strength, a very 
present help in time of need. Look down upon 
us with thy fatherly pity, and give us hearts wholly 
resigned to thy divine will. May we have such firm 
confidence in thy good Providence as not to increase 
our trouble by our own infirmities. Take from us 
gloomy forebodings and a spirit of fear. Blessed be 
thy name, our sorrows are finite and temporal, less 
than our sins, and infinitely less than thy mercies. 
O may it be our great care to please thee, our only 
fear lest we should sin against thee. Let thy loving- 
kindness be our portion, thy Spirit our guide, thy law 
the rule of our conduct ; and so with patience may we 
wait till this cloud is passed over. Amen. 

XXXVII. In Time of Mourning. 

k LMIGHTY God, who goveruest all things in heaven 
■^ and on earth with infinite wisdom and mercy, and 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

dost encourage us to fly to thee as our refuge in dis- 
tress ; refresh thy sorrowing children with the light of 
thy countenance, and the consolations of thy Holy 
Spirit. Be thou now to us, we humbly beseech thee, 
what thou lovest to be, a Father to those who are in 
trouble, and a God of comfort to those who mourn. 
Grant that we thy servants may not weep as those who 
are without hope, nor complain of anything but our- 
selves, nor desire anything but that thy will may be 
done, nor do anything but what is agreeable to thy 
holy word and commandment. heavenly Father, 
when thou smitest us, not less than when thou pourest 
out blessings on us, may our love to thee increase : 
and when the few years of our earthly pilgrimage are 
ended, may we be gathered to our fathers in thy peace, 
and in the blessed hope of a joyful resurrection, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, 







XXXVIII. In Time of Adversity. 

HOLY Father, help us to labour for those endur- 
ing riches which consist in the knowledge of thee, 
and in the glory of thy gracious presence. Suffer us 
not, we pray thee, so to limit thy power as to think 
that thou art not now able to supply our real wants, 
though blessings which we were wont to enjoy are 
taken from us. Restrain, we beseech thee, our desires : 
teach us willingly to submit ourselves to thy wisdom. 
Let thy promises and Providence be our storehouse : 
let it be enough for us to believe as we do, that though 
we lose all we possess, yet, inasmuch as tkoxx 1aa&\. w^^^ 



PEAYEES AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

loved us in Christ, we shall never lose thy favour. 
Through him be ascribed unto thee glory and do- 
minion^ world without end. Amen. 

XXXIX. For Habmony with God's Will. 

f\ LORD, we know not what we ought to ask of thee. 
^ Thou alone kniowest what we need; and thou 
lovest us better than we can love ourselves. O Father, 
give to us, who desire to be thy children, what is best 
for us. We dare not pray for either crosses or com- 
forts. We present ourselves before thee ; we open our 
hearts to thee. Behold our wants, which we are ig- 
norant of; behold them, and do according to thy 
mercy. Smite or heal ; cast us down, or raise us up. 
We adore all thy purposes, though we know them not. 
We are silent. We yield ourselves up to thee ; having 
no greater desire than to do thy will as humble dis- 
ciples of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

XL. That we may commit those whom we love to thjb 
Keeping of oub Heavenly Father. 

OLOE/D God of heaven and earth, for those who 
belong to us may we neither be without care, nor 
yet taken up with care, as if we had not thee to care 
for us. But let us assure ourselves that thou wilt be 
our God, and the God of our children ; and wilt not 
leave them destitute of earthly blessings, for whom 
thou hast provided an eternal inheritance. With this 
confidence may we go on our way with cheerfulness, 
fulfilling every duty as it arises, and leaving all events 
trustfully to thee, our merciful God and Father. Amen. 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XLI. Fob Unity. 

r\ GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the 
^ Prince of peace ; give us grace seriously to lay to 
heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy 
divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and 
whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and 
concord : that as there is but one body and one spirit, 
and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one 
baptism, one God and Father of all, so we may hence- 
forth be all of one heart, and of one soul ; and, united 
.in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and cha- 
rity, may glorify thy blessed name for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

XLII. Fob a Fruitful Season : to be used in Spbing. 

OGOD, the Creator and Preserver of all things, who 
causest the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb 
for the service of man ; who bringest forth fruit out of 
the earth, and dost bless the springing thereof; be 
pleased graciously to look down from thy holy habita- 
tion in heaven upon us thy people, and upon the land 
wherein we dwell; that both it may become fruitful 
and yield its increase, and we may grow in wisdom 
and in goodness, bringing forth plenteously the fruit 
of good works, as disciples of him who came to sow in 
us the seeds of eternal life. Amen. 

XLIII. Thanksgiving for a Fruitful Season. 

ALMIGHTY and eternal Lord God, who art infinite 
in power and wisdom audi ^^^^ftt^^esa^ nr>^^ 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

hearts deeply sensible of thy tender care and concern 
for us, we most humbly beseech thee to accept our 
tribute of thanks and praise for the return of that 
joyous season in which thou makest our fields to yield 
an abundant increase. On thy fatherly protection and 
kindness we will steadfastly rely for the supply of our 
wants ; for thou carest for us. But, O heavenly 
Father, while we rejoice in thy outward bounty, do 
thou keep us ever mindful that man^s life consisteth 
not in the abundance of the things which he pos- 
sesseth; and grant that we may not cease to labour 
more earnestly for those everlasting blessings which, 
thou hast vouchsafed to us in thy beloved Son Jesus 
Christ, Amen. 

XLIV. Another. 

TTTE praise thee, O God, who hast opened to us 
^^ thy good treasure, and given us rain from 
heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with 
food and gladness. Blessed be God for the plenty 
wherewith he hath loaded the earth. He watcheth 
over all the earth, and causeth it to bring forth and 
bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to 
the eater. Let all the world rejoice and be glad in 
him who prepareth a table for us, and satisfieth our 
mouths with good things, and maketh our cup to run 
over. O that our hearts may overflow with love and 
thankfulness to thee, O God; that we may never forget 
or abuse thy goodness ; but by a sober, charitable, and 
devout use of thy blessings, may be made fit for the 
continual increase of them, till they be perfected m 
eternal life. Amen. 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XLV. All Saints. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together all 
generations of the faithful in one communion 
and fellowship, in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; 
grant us grace to follow thy blessed saints in all 
virtuous and godly living ; and make us partakers with 
them of those unspeakable joys which thou hast 
prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee. Amen, 

XLVI. The Ordination of Ministers. 

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of 
thine infinite love and goodness hast firmly 
established the Church of thy Son on earth ; raise up, 
we beseech thee, a constant succession of faithful 
Ministers ; and give them grace to remember that the 
servants of the Lord ought not to strive, but to be 
gentle to all, apt to teach, patient, instructing in 
meekness him that opposeth. May they become 
examples to their flocks in holy living, teaching not 
only by their doctrine, but also by their practice. 
Thou, O gracious Father, knowest what things are 
needful for this high calling: multiply the'se gifts 
on thy servants; and crown their labours with thy 
blessing, that the work of the great shepherd of souls 
may prosper in their hands. Amen. 

XL VII. In behalf of a Sick Person for whom the Prayers 
OF the Congregation are requested. 

ALMIGHTY and ever-blessed God, our refuge 
and our hope ; stretch forth, we pray thee^ t\:s.^ 



?RAT£R8 AND THAXKSGITniGS. 

tienlinfc hiind on thy servant, for whom in kh nckness 
ottr prnycrs are desired : but, O hesTenly Father, 
grnnt that he may so acknowledge thy fiitherly lore 
in thin and all his trials, that whatsoerer thou mayest 
nppoint concerning him, he may be wholly resigned to 
thy gracious will. Amen. 



XL VII I. TUANKSOIVINO AFTER CmiDBIBTH. 

WH tlmnk thee, O heavenly Father^ for thy 
Krncious Providence over our homes, and 
r»«|)r(Mnlly over that home in which thou hast given 
t^nnn HtuI dolivorance to the mother, life to the infant, 
nnd gladness to all. Orant that the parents may 
Imvn ^rtioo and wisdom to bring up their child as 
(tvoti Kit ill more thine than their own; and as thou 
\\t\ni addrd to the number of mankind, so in thy good 
ilfnr» ndd aim) to the Church of thy dear Son, and to 
ilin tiloKitrd of that kingdom which hath no end. 



\¥ Ttlli! (^Ilt.l) nR T>KAD, THE FOLLOWING MAT BE USED. 

OIjOIU) (lod, wo would join with thy servants who 
dofiiro to thank thee in thy Church for thy 
(5ra<!i(m« Providence in a time of trial and danger. 
For tlio life thou hast preserved we fervently bless thee ; 
and t ho life which thou hast withheld we would humbly 
rcsij^n to thee, in full reliance on thy fatherly wisdom 
and gooducss. Amen. 



PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

XLIX. In Time of General Sickness. 

A LMIGHTY and ever-blessed God, in the midst 
•"^^ of life we are in death : of whom shall we seek 
for succour but of thee, O Lord ? Stretch forth thy 
hand, we beseech thee, and turn from us this great 
sickness and mortality with which we are now visited. 
But, O merciful Father, as thou dost never chasten us 
but for our good, may we be still more anxious for a 
humble and teachable heart than for immediate relief 
from bodily danger ; not doubting thy desire to bring 
all our afflictions to a speedy and happy end. In 
every time of trouble give us grace, O Lord God, to 
help and comfort one another in the spirit of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 



L. When General Health is Restored. 

"DLESSED be thy goodness, O Lord, which hath 
-■-^ preserved so many of us alive in the midst 
of a great mortality, and hath restored health to our 
land. Thou hast been our refuge and our fortress, 
our God in whom we trust. Grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may devote our renewed strength to thee with 
increased zeal and earnestness, as true disciples of thy 
Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 



LI. In Time of War. 

r\ LORD, our Creator and Preserver, who hast made 
" of one blood all nations of men to dwell upon 
the face of the earth ; we cry to thee in our distress^ 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

and beseech thee to look down in mercy on the terrible 
conflicts which are destroying the lives, and estranging 
the hearts, of thy children. O breathe upon thy 
people the spirit of thy Son ; and grant that the work 
of righteousness may be peace, and the eflfect of 
righteousness quiet and assurance for ever. Amen, 

LII. When Peace is Restored. 

"DLESSED be thou, O God, who stillest the noise 
•^ of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the 
tumult of the people. We praise and thank thee for 
our deliverance from those great evils and dangers 
wherewith we were compassed ; and we most earnestly 
beseech thee to fill us with the spirit of kindness and 
forbearance ; that no bitterness may remain in our 
hearts, and that we may lead henceforth a quiet and 
peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, through 
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

LIII. Another. 

OGOD, who hast manifested thy great power by 
breaking the bow, the sword, and the battle; we 
bless thee for the mercies, and rejoice in the might, 
of thy all-controlling Providence. If thou give quiet, 
who then can raise up trouble ? May the solemn and 
afi'ecting lessons of these late awful events not pass 
away from our minds as a tale that is told, but bear 
fruits of righteousness in all the time to come. 
Lord most High, while we beseech thee to endue us 
with courage to make every personal sacrifice for the 



PRATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

defence of inalienable rights, or for the abiding welfare 
of our fellow-men, we fervently pray that the spirit of 
violence may give way before the gospel of peace, and 
that the sounds of war and bloodshed may be heard 
no more. And now, O Lord, grant us thy grace ; that 
the remembrance of all past injuries may be blotted 
out by mutual good offices, and that the miseries of 
enmity may be forgotten in the charities of reconcilia- 
tion, and that the spirit of good-will and brotherly 
love may prevail in the great family of mankind, 
through thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen, 

LIV. Fob this Kingdom. 

ALMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms 
of the earth, and on whose gracious Providence we 
depend evermore for preservation and prosperity ; ex- 
tend, we beseech thee, thy paternal goodness to the 
people of this kingdom. Our necessities and dangers 
are all known to thee. Vouchsafe to guide us con- 
tinually with thy counsel, and strengthen us with thy 
power : and so direct and sanctify our hearts, that, 
looking up to thee as our only safeguard and the su- 
preme author of all blessings, we may have the un- 
speakable blessing of thy Almighty protection and thy 
heavenly favour. Ainen. 



LV. For all Mankind. 



1IT0ST gracious Father, let thy blessing rest 
-L*-*- every member of thy great \iuma\i i^m^^ > 



on. 



PBATERS AND THANKSGIVINGS. 

every one be a partaker of thy gospel in Jesus Christ. 
Grant that the bright beams of thy truth may shine 
upon those who are walking in darkness ; till all the 
kindreds of thy people shall know thee, the only true 
God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. Amen. 



COLLECTS 



THAT MAY BE USED BEFORE OB AFTER SERMON. 



ALMIGHTY Lord and everlasting God, vonch- 
safe, 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. Amen. 

GRANT, 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 
inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in 
us the fruit of good living, through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy 
•*- most gracious favour, and 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. Amen. 

BLESSED be thou, O God and Father, for the rest 
and instruction of this day; and as we often read 
and hear of the way in which we ought to walk so afi to 

1K^ 



BEFORE OR AFTER SERMON. 

please tLee, O grant that we may steadfastly walk 
therein as true disciples of thy Son Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

f\ LORD, strengthen our faith ; kindle it more in 
^ fervour, and in love to thee and our neighbour. 
Suffer us not, most holy Father, to receive thy word 
in vain; but grant us always the assistance of thy 
grace, that in heart, word, and deed, we may be thine 
in Christ for evermore. Amen. 

TTNTO thee, O God, we offer up ourselves and all 
^ that is ours; beseeching thee to preserve and 
guide us, to direct our hands and minds and tongues to 
things that are honest and acceptable to thee, and to 
withdraw us from anything from which it were better 
to abstain. Amen. 

f\ GOD, who by thy dear Son hast opened the passage 
^ to eternity through his victory over sin ; vouchsafe 
to us, we beseech thee, the constant help of thy Spirit ; 
that, walking steadfastly in the way of thy command- 
ments, and growing in virtue and holiness to the end, 
we may live and die according to thy v^rill, and be 
admitted to dwell in thy heavenly presence. Amen. 

r\ RACIOUS Father, give us a sincere repentance 
^ and full pardon for our sins ; and grant that for 
the time to come we may serve thee with free and 
joyous hearts, conversing justly and charitably with 
men, and possessing our souls in sanctification and 
honour, through out IiotA. le^ua Christ. Amen. 



BEFORE OR AFTER SERMON. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, according to thy 
•^■^ great goodness forgive thy servants who acknow- 
ledge their oflfences against thee ; that thy mercy may 
more powerfully prevail for our pardon, than our guilt 
call^ on thee for punishment. This we humbly beg 
through thy fatherly love in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

GRANT, O Lord, that we may carefully watch 
over our tempers and every unholy feeling ; that, 
by conforming to thy will in small things, we may 
hope by thy protection and help to pass safely through 
the greater dangers and trials 'to wliich we may be 
exposed. Amen, 

MERCIFUL God, our strength and succour at 
all times; grant that in the time of prosperity 
we may not forget thee, but with our whole hearts 
cleave unto thee; and that in the time of adversity 
we may not fall into impatience or despair, but al- 
ways with a constant faith call for help unto thee, 
our gracious and merciful heavenly Father. Amen, 

OGOD, our heavenly Father, pour down upon us 
thy grace, that we, being assured of thy favour- 
able goodness, may jejoice and glory in thee, and have 
cheerful hearts whenever we are in adversity, be it 
sickness, or worldly disappointment, or any kind of 
trouble; always putting our t^ust in thy mercy, re- 
vealed to us by thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen, 







ALMIGHTY and most glorious God, at whose 
command the winds blow and- \\ie xivsi i"^^> *^^ 



BEFORE OR AFTER SERMON. 

make the ground fruitful and the seed to bring forth 
its expected increase; who makest harvest to follow 
seed-time^ and him that soweth and him that reapeth 
to rejoice together; bless now, we beseech thee, the 
ground of our hearts with the breath and the dew of 
thy Holy Spirit; that as this is our seed-time, every 
day of the coming week may bring forth its increase 
in love to thee, and simple obedience to thy will. And 
now, O Lord God, stretch forth thy hand full of bless- 
ings, and let the peace of Christ dwell in our hearts 
for ever. Amen. 

IITOST gracious Father, who hast brought us to 
^^ the close of this day ; let thy grace be 'with us 
through the coming week. Grant that the profes- 
sions our lips have uttered, and the truths our ears 
have heard, may remind us, through the tumult of 
our earthly occupations, of that higher service we 
owe unto thee ; so that neither the love of anything 
we desire here, nor the fear of anything we dread, may 
withdraw our eyes from the prize of our high calling 
in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

A ND now, O heavenly Father, let thy parting bless- 
"^ ing descend upon us : and grant, we humbly be- 
seech thee, that as we go forth to the duties of our 
earthly station and to our occupations among men, 
we may bear about wjth us the marks of a holy con- 
verse enjoyed with thee, through thy infinite grace and 
mercy in Jesus Christ. Amen. 



SPECIAL SERVICES. 



THE ORDER OP THE ADMINISTRATION 

OF THE 

LOED'S SUPPEE, OE HOLY COMMUNION. 



IF The Minister, standing hy the Lord's Table, shall say one or more 

of the foUomn^ sentences : 

"DLESSED are they that do hunger and thirst after 
•^ righteousness : for they shall be filled. Matt. v. 6. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, My Father giveth you 
the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is 
he who Cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto 
the world. I am the bread of life : he that cometh 
to me shall never hunger ; and he that believeth on me 
shall never thirst. John vi. 32, 33. 35. 

And the Spirit and the Church say. Come. And let 
him that heareth say. Come. And let him that is 
athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the 
water of life freely. Rev, xxii. 1 7. 

By one Spirit are we baptized into one body, and 
have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Being 
many we are one, being partakers of one bread, 
1 Cor. xii. 13, and x. 17. 



THE COMMUNION. 

Bebold, I stand at the door and knock : if any man 
hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to 
him and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev. iii. 20. 

Christ, our passover, is sacrificed for us : therefore 
let us keep the feast, not with old leaven neither with 
the leaven of malice and wickedness ; but with the un- 
leavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7, 8. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said. Abide in me, and I in 
you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except 
it abide in the vine ; no more can ye, except ye abide 
in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches : he that 
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth 
much fruit : for without me ye can do nothing. John 
XV. 4, 5. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay 
down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye 
do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you 
not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his 
lord doeth : but I have called you friends ; for all 
things that I have heard of my Father, I have made 
known unto you. John xv. 13-15. 

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

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



II Then shall the Minister say one of the following Addresses^ or 

any other he may think suitable. 

"PiEARLY beloved brethren, now that we have ga- 
^^ thered around the table to which our Lord Jesus 



THE COMMUNION. 

Christ has himself, in the most affecting words, invited 
us, let me remind you what are the dispositions suited 
to a participation in this holy and blessed service of 
love. Repent deeply of your sins : amend your lives : 
be in perfect charity with all men : and, above all, give 
most humble and hearty thanks to our Father in 
heaven for the word and work of his Son. Jesus 
Christ; who did humble himself even to the death of 
the cross, that he might make us in spirit children of 
God ; and who hath instituted this sacrcd ordinance, 
that we n^ay remember his exceeding love, and by 
cherishing a holy fellowship with him be partakers of 
his joy, and bring forth the fruits of righteousness. 
Wherefore let us turn towards him with our hearts: 
then we shall dwell in Christ, and Christ in us ; we 
shall be one with Christ and with God ; and all will be 
perfected in one. 

Or 

DEARLY beloved brethren, we come to this table 
to testify not that we are righteous, but that we 
sincerely love our Lord Jesus Christ, and that we de- 
sire to be his true disciples. We come to receive, not 
only the mercy of an hour, but that which may spring 
up to endless joy. We come, not only to do the duty of 
an hour, but to promise that which we must perform 
while we live on earth. 

And now, to this end, lift up your minds and hearts 
on high, where Jesus Christ abideth in the glory of his 
Father. Dwell not alone upon these earthly and cor- 
ruptible elements, which are present to our eyes, and 
which we feel with our hands, as if he were €,\\r.V^%^^ 



THE COMMUNION. 

in the bread or in the wine. For then will our souls 
be disposed to receive food and life, when they shall 
be lifted up above worldly things, even unto heaven, 
and enter into the kingdom of God. Let us be satis- 
fied to have this bread and this wine for witnesses and 
signs ; seeking spiritually the truth, where .God^s word 
hath promised that we shall find it. 

H Then shall the Minister say one of the three following Prayers, 

all kneeling, 

1. 

A LMIGHTY and ever blessed God, whose infinite 
-^ grace and mercy have been revealed to mankind 
by thy Son Jesus Christ; we thine unworthy ser- 
vants, deeply sensible of our manifold transgressions, 
but encouraged by thy goodness and loving-kindness, 
do most humbly beseech thee to accept us at this time, 
and to inspire our hearts with such earnest desires 
after heavenly food, as may be in some measure suit- 
able to our great need of it : and thus, coming to 
this table with a true spiritual hunger and thirst, may 
our souls find the refreshing grace and strength which 
are necessary to support us and carry us forward in 
our Christian course. Grant this, O holy Father, for 
thy great love to us in Jesus Christ. 

2. 

TT7E do not presume to come to this table, O mer- 
' ' ciful Father, trusting in our own righteousness, 
but in thy manifold and great mercies. We earnestly 
repent, and are heartily sorry for our past sins. But, 
Lord God, thy mercy eiiiduTceOa. &t ever. Grant us, 



THE COMMUNION 

therefore, so to partake of these emblems of the body 
and blood of Jesus Christ, that by faith our souls may 
be purified from all evil, and that we may evermore 
dwell in him, and he in us. Amen, 

3. 

• A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast 
-^ commended thy love towards us, in that, while we 
were yet sinners, Jesus Christ died for us; who did 
exhort his disciples to observe this holy ordinance, 
saying to them. Do this in remembrance of me; ac- 
cept us, we beseech thee, as lowly disciples of thy dear 
Son. O merciful Father, we are unworthy of the 
crumbs which fall from thy table ; yet dost thou feed us 
with the bread of life which cometh down from heaven. 
Hosannah in the highest ; Blessed is he that cometh 
in the name of the Lord. Amen, 

IT Then shall the Minister read the following words : 

T HAVE received of the Lord that which also I 
-*• deUvered unto you. That the Lord Jesus the same 
night in which he was betrayed took bread: and 
when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, 
Take, eat : this is my body, which is broken for you : 
this do in remembrance of me. After the same 
manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, 
saying. This cup is the new testament in my blood : 
this 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. 
1 Cor. xi. 23-26. 



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THE COMMUNION. 

Accept, O holy and ever-blessed Father, these our 
supplications. May our offerings find favour in thy 
sight, and be as the odour of spiritual incense. Amen, 

% Or, instead of the foregoing Hymn and Prayer, may he said one 
of these Offerings of Praise, and the Prayer following, 

1. 

rWjySX be to God on high, and on earth peace, 
^ goodwill toward men. 

We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we 
give thanks to thee, for the gracious manifestations of 
thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, Father 
Almighty. 

We bless thee for sending thy beloved Son into the 
world to save sinners ; for exalting him to thy right 
hand in heaven ; for all the gifts and graces of thy 
Holy Spirit, and for the hope of eternal life. 

Thou alone art wise, and holy, and good ; thou alone 
art the Lord ; thou alone dost govern all things both in 
heaven and earth. 

Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto 
thee who sittest upon the throne, and unto the Lamb 
for ever and ever. Amen. 



2. 

BLESSED be thou, the God and Father of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who hast blessed us with all spiritual 
blessings in heavenly places in Christ. 

Blessed be thou, the God and Father of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who, according to thine a.buwdaxA.TEL^x^l> 



THE COMMUNION. 

hast begotten us again unto a lively hope by the re- 
surrection of Jesus Christ from the dead^ to an inheri- 
tance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not 
away, reserved in heaven. 

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, 
and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and 
glory, and blessing. 

Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto 
him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 
Amen, 

OLORD, our heavenly Father, we thy servants 
earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully 
to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; 
humbly beseeching thee to grant that, by faith in our 
Lord Jesus Christ and obedience to thy will, we may 
obtain the pardon of our sins and everlasting life. 

Here we offer and present ourselves to thee, O Lord, 
our souls and bodies, as a reasonable, holy, and living 
sacrifice. And although, through our manifold sins, 
.we feel ourselves wholly unworthy, yet we beseech thee 
to accept this our bounden duty and service, not 
weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, ac- 
cording to thine abundant mercies in Christ Jesus our 
Lord ; through whom all honour and glory be unto 
thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. 

H Here may he sung a Hymn ; after which, the Service may he closed 

with the following Benediction* 

rpHE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 
-^ keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
Amen. Phil, iv. 7. 



THE MmiSTIlATION OP 

BAPTISM TO INFANTS. 



IT AU those who are present standing up, the Minister shaU say : 

TTEAR the words of the Gospel written by St. Mark, 
-*-^ in the 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 displeased, and said unto them. Suffer the 
little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; 
for of such is the kingdom 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 arms, put his hands upon them, 
and blessed them. 

IT Then the Minister shaU say : 

T) ELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our 
-*^ Lord Jesus Christ, that he commanded the 
children to be brought unto him; how he blamed 
those that would have kept them from him ; how he 
exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye 
perceive how by his outward gesture and deed he 
declared his good will toward them; for he embraced 



BAPTISM OP INPANTS, 

them in his arms^ and laid his hands upon ihem^ and 
blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly 
believe, his readiness to receive this present infant 
as a partaker of his kingdom : and assuredly ye may 
ask in faith for the divine blessing on your earnest 
purpose to bring up your dear child as a child of God, 
and an heir of eternal life. 

Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 
•^ promised unto us that thou wilt not only be 
our God, but the God and Father of our children ; 
admit this infant, we beseech thee, into the bosom of 
til y Church, into the service of Christ, into the arms of 
thy mercy, and into the communion of saints. Grant 
to him a healthful body, a good understanding, sweet 
dispositions, and rich measures of thy Holy Spirit; 
that being steadfast in faith, joyful in hope, and rooted 
in charity, he may pass safely through the temptations 
of this world, and have part with thy faithful children 
in the life to come. Amen. 

IF Then shall the Minister say to the Parents or Guardians of the 

Child: 

TT7 ILL you faithfully and earnestly teach this child 
' ' to shun everything that is evil, and to resist all 
sinful inclinations, so that he may not follow or be led 
by them ? 

Answer. I will. 

Will you instruct him in the gospel of our Lord 
Jesus Christ ? 

Answer. I will* 



BAPTISM OP INFANTS. 

Will you exhort him to keep God's holy will and 
commandments^ and to walk in the same all the days 
of his life ? 

Answer. I will. . 

T Or, instead of the foregoing Questions and Answers, the Minister 
may say as follows; Ht^ Parents or Guardians responding with 
* Amen.* 

T) Y the act of bringing this child hpre at this time, 
"^ you express in the most solemn manner your 
desire and resolve to instruct him in the gospel of 
Christ, and in every way to do what lieth in you 
to enable him to resist sinful inclinations, and to keep 
God's holy will and commandments. Amen. 



•fl Then the Minister shall take the Child into his arms, and sJutU 

say to the- Parents or Guardians : 

Name this child. 

IT Then shall he say : 

This water is an emblem of the purity which Christ 
desires in the souls of all those who come to him. 

And, rvaming the ChUd, he shall apply the water in the usual way, 

saying : 

I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Or 
I baptize thee in the name of Jesus Christ, 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

% Jf a iimpU Form of Dedication be preferred, the Minister^ 
naming the Child after the ParerUe or Ouardian8f shall say: 

I dedicate thee to the kingdom of God through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

Or 

In the name of Jesus Christy I dedicate thee to God, 
our Father in heaven. 

IT JTien shall follow this Benediction: 

rPHE God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless 
•*" and shelter thee; and through his Son and by 
his Holy Spirit aid thee in infirmities, comfort thee 
in sorrow, guide thee into all truth, and at length 
receive thee into his heavenly presence. Amen. 

H TTien the Minister shaU deliver to the Parents the -following or 

some other suitable Address : 

jlTY brother and sister, keep in your minds, I 
•^'-^ beseech you, the solemn and truly parental 
vow which you have made this day. Earnestly 
endeavour to qualify yourselves for the task which you 
have undertaken, and which cannot but be greatly 
sweetened by your tender love for your child. His 
love for you, and the natural teachableness of child- 
hood, are the best preparation for receiving from you 
the first lessons in religion. You have promised to 
instruct him in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Think not that this work will be done when you have 
imparted a knowledge of the letter of Scripture : that 
which stamps the true C\im\A»XL Sa ^» \'«x^mi^ation ia 



BAPTISM OP INFANTS. 

the Saviour's spirit. Early let the Almighty Father 
hear the lisped prayers of your little one whom, he 
loves and cares for as his own. In those first years 
which^ as a seed-time^ are so precious^ do all you can 
in every way to form right habits^ and to cherish 
virtuous principles and sweet and holy affections. 
Let me remind you that what you are yourselves is far 
more important than anything you say^ and is also 
a commentary whereby your direct teaching will be 
interpreted. Let, therefore, the atmosphere of your 
home be favourable to the growth of the young spirit 
whom God has given you to nurture for immortality. 
The prayer you now offer up is one of many, may I 
not say, daily prayers, that you may be enabled to 
fulfil your parental duties. May God^s blessing rest 
upon you and yours; and when death shall cause 
separation in your home, as it must do at some time, 
may you still be one family, — one family in heaven 
and on earth; and at length may you all be happily 
gathered together in the life that shall never end. 
Amen. 

% If the Child he under the care of Guardians, not Parents, the 

Address may he as fellows: 

MY Christian friends, you have undertaken to bring 
up this child in the nurture and admonition of 
the Lord: it would bp impossible for you to have 
undertaken a greater responsibility, or a more holy and 
blessed work. Our Lord Jesus has said of children, 
" Their angels do always behold the face of my Father 
who is in heaven.^' You have promised to instruct 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

this cliild in the holy gospel. Think not that the 
work of religious instruction is done when you have 
imparted a knowledge of the letter of Scripture : that 
which stamps the true Christian is a participation in 
the Saviour^s spirit. Early let the Almighty Father 
hear the lisped prayers of this little one whom he 
loves and cares for as his own. In those first years 
which^ as a seed-time, are so precious, do all you can to 
form right habits, and to cherish virtuous principles 
and sweet and holy affections. Earnestly endeavour, 
I beseech you, to qualify yourselves in every way for 
a faithful discharge of your duties. Let your daily 
conduct be such, that this child may always look up to 
you with respect and love, and learn the lessons of 
religion from your life as well as from your lips. 
Remember that what you are is more important than 
anything you say, and is also a commentary whereby 
your direct teaching will be interpreted. Now may 
God accept your good purpose, and prosper the work 
of your hands; and hereafter may you have the 
happiness of seeing that not in vain have you laboured 
to sow the seeds of eternal life. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

A LMIGHTY God, whose love for thy children is 
■^ declared to be greater than a mother's tender- 
ness ; let thy fatherly hand be over this helpless one to 
preserve him from danger and to make him a partaker 
of the blessing of those who seek thee early. Endue 
these thy servants, O God, with wisdom from above. 
Help them in thine own best way to consecrate to thy 



BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 

service this cherislied gift of thy goodness. Finally, O 
heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks for all of 
us now assembled before thee, that thou hast vouch- 
safed to call us to the knowledge of thy will and to 
the faith of thy gospel. Increase this knowledge and 
confirm this faith in us evermore; that we may be 
enabled to subdue all our evil and corrupt affections, 
and daily advance in all virtue and godliness of living, 
till we come to that eternal kingdom which thou hast 
promised by Christ our Lord. Amen. 

H Then the Lords Prayer^ to he said after the Minister : 

/^UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 them that 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. 

IT Then the Benediction : 

nnHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of 
-*• God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be 
with us all evermore. Amen. 

Or 

nnHE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 
-■- keep our minds and hearts in the knowledge and 
love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ ; and the 
blessing of God the Father Almighty be amongst us 
and remain with us always. Amen. 



BAPTISK OF THOSE 



THE MINISTRA.TION OP 

BAPTISM TO SUCH AS AEE OF RIPEE 

YEAES. 



% Aff tho^ tr/io arf pir^^nt standing up, the Minister shaU say: 

Tl KAU the words of the Gospel by St. John, in the 
^ -^ third chapter, beginning at the first verse : 

Tliort^ was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, 
A rulor of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night, 
and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a 
tcaohrr cimio from God : for no man can do these 
luiraolca that thou doest, except God be with him. 
Jc»u» answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, 
I say \into tliee, Except a man be bom again, he 
cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith 
unto him, How can a man be bom when he is 
old f 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 bom of water 
and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom 
of God. That which is bom 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 bora 
again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou 
hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it 



OP EIPER TEARS. 

Cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is 
bom of the Spirit. 

IT After which, the Minister shall say as follows : 

"DELOVED, ye hear these words of our Saviour 
"*-^ Christ. Likewise, immediately before his ascen- 
sion into heaven, as we read in St. Matthew's Gospel, 
he gave commandment to his disciples, saying, ^'Go 
ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them 
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Spirit.'^ Also the Apostle 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, 
'iMen and brethren, what shall we do?'' replied and 
said unto them, ** Repent, and be baptized every one 
of you for the remission of sins, and ye shall re- 
ceive the' gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is 
to you and your children, and to all that are afar 
off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." 
And with many other words exhorted he them, say- 
ing, ** Save yourselves from this untoward genera- 
tion," For (as the same Apostle testifieth in another 
place) ^* even baptism doth also now save us (not the 
putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer 
of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection 
of Jesus Christ." Doubt ye not, therefore, but earnest- 
ly believe, that our brother here present, drawing nigh 
in repentance and faith to make this solemn profession 
of discipleship, may be a partaker of Christ's kingdom ; 
and may have through him effectual light and help to 
live as a child of God, and an heir of eternal life. 



BAPTISM OP THOSE 

Let us pray. 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, the helper of all 
-*-*" that need, the giver of life and of every good and 
perfect gift ; look graciously, we beseech thee, upon this 
thy servant. Admit him into the bosom of thy Church, 
into the service of Christ, into the arms of thy mercy, 
and into the communion of saints. This we humbly 
beg for thy great love declared to us by thy Son. 
Amen. 

IT Then shall the Minister address the following words to the 

person to be baptized : 

TT7 ELL-BELOVED, you have come hither desiring 
^^ to receive holy baptism, and have heard how the 
congregation have prayed with you, that you may be 
admitted into the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
You know what divine help has been promised if you 
seek it ; how our Lord Jesus Christ hath said, Ask, and 
ye shall receive ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and 
it shall be opened unto you. Will you, therefore, re- 
nounce the fellowship of evil, and endeavour to learn 
and do the will of God as revealed by Jesus Christ ? 

K Then the person ahovt to be baptized shaU answer : 

It is my earnest desire and prayer to be enabled so 
to do. 

IT Then the Minister shaJl say : 

This water is an emblem of the purity which Christ 
desires in the souls of all who come to him. 



OF EIPER TEARS. 

% In administering the ordinance of Baptism the Minister may 

use either of the following forms : 

I baptize thee in the name of the Father^ and of the 
Son^ and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Or 
I baptize thee in the name of Jesas Christ. Amen. 

If Then shall the Minister say the following Pray&r : 

TT^EFEND, O Lord, this thy child with thy heavenly 
-*^ grace, that he may continue thine for ever. Daily 
increase in him thy Holy Spirit, the spirit of wisdom 
and understanding, the spirit of counsel and inward 
strength, the spirit of knowledge and true godliness, 
until he come unto thine everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

Minister. Our help is in the name of the Lord ; 
Answer. Who hath made heaven and earth. 
Minister. Blessed be the name of the Lord: 
Answer. Henceforth, world without end. 
Minister. Lord, hear our prayers ; 
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee. 

Let us pray. 

/^UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed 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 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amea* 



BAPTISM. 

T ORD 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, 

IT ITien shall foUow this Benedictian: 

nnHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of 
-■- God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be 
with us all evermore. Amen. 

Or this: 

npHE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 
-^ keep our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. 
Amen, 

T At the subsequent administration of the Communion^ the Minister 
may address the njewly-haptized person as followa : 

T BESEECH you, my brother, who have this day 
-*- made a public profession of faith, that you walk 
answerably to your Christian calling, and as becometh 
the childrenof 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 rose again for us, so 
should we who are baptized die to sin and rise again 
unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our 
•corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue 
and godliness of living. 



THE OEDEE OP CONFIEMATION. 



IT Thoae about to he confirmed standing in order before the Minister^ 

he shall say : 

TTVEARLY beloved, in your infancy, when you could 
-■^ not know the blessedness of the Christian 
religion, those who best loved you expressed in the 
most solemn manner, with prayer to Almighty God, 
their desire that you should be partakers of this 
inestimable blessedness; and pledged themselves to 
instruct you in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
You have now reached an age at which it might 
reasonably be hoped, that you would, by your own 
voluntary act, take upon yourselves the responsibility 
of a public Christian profession: and forasmuch as 
you have signified your desire so to do, let me ask you 
in the presence of this congregation, Will you renounce 
the fellowship of evil, and endeavour to learn and do 
the will of God as revealed by Jesus Christ ? 

H Each of those about to be confirmed shaU avdibly answer: • 

TT is my earnest desire and prayer to be enabled so 
•** to do. 



CONFIRMATION. 

% Th^n shall the Minister say the following Prayer; cM hneding, 

k LMIGHTY and ever-living God, the Father of our 
-^ spirits, who delightest to do us good ; strengthen^ 
we beseech thee, these thy servants in their hqly 
purpose ; and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts 
of grace, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the 
spirit of counsel and inward strength, the spirit of 
knowledge and true godliness. Grant this, O blessed 
God, through thy love to us in Jesus Christ. Amen. 

IT Theriy aU standing, the Minister may lay his hand upon the head 

of every one severally , saying: 

"TVEFEND, O Lord, this thy child with thy heavenly 
■*-^ grace, that he may continue thine for ever, and 
may daily increase in thy Holy Spirit more and more, 
until he come unto thy everlasting kingdom. Amen. 

IT Then shaU the Minister say : 

The Lord be with you. 
Answer. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Our help is in the name of the Lord ; 
Answer. Who hath made heaven and earth. 
Minister, Blessed be the name of the Lord: 
Answer. Henceforth, world without end. 
Minister. Lord, h6ar our prayers. 
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee. 

IT Thm the Lord^s Prayer, to he said after the Minister; all kneeling. 

OUR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on 



CONFIRMATION. 

earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation ; but deliver us from evil : For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

^ Hien shaU the Minister say the following Collects* 

k LMIGHTY and overliving God, who makest us 
-^ both to will and to do those things that be good 
and acceptable unto thy ditine Majesty ; we would offer 
our humble supplications unto thee for these thy ser- 
vants who have made a public profession of their Chris- 
tian faith, and expressed their earnest desire and prayer 
to be enabled to fulfil their duties as disciples of Jesus 
Christ. Let thy fatherly hand ever be over them : let 
thy Holy Spirit ever be with them : guide and help, 
strengthen and sanctify them, we beseech thee ; that, 
by the living bond of obedience and charity, they may 
be united to thee and thy beloved Son. Amen, 

T ORD 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. 

% Then ahaU follow this Benediction: 

rjIHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of 
-*- God, and the feUowship of the Holy Spirit, be 
with us all evermore. Amen. 



CONFIEMATION. 
Or this: 



^HE peace of 6od^ which passeth all understanding, 
"^ keep our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

IT Here may follow an Address suited to the occasion. 



THE , FORM OF 

SOLEMNIZATION^ OF MATEIMONT. 



IT Th^ persons to he married and their friends being assembled, 
together with the Registrar of Marriages legally appointed to that 
office, the Minister shall say : 

DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in 
the sight of God and in the face of this congrega- 
tion, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy 
Matrimony : which is an honourable estate, instituted 
of God ; adorned and sanctioned by Christ's presence 
at the marriage feast at Cana of Galilee ; and set forth 
and commended in the Christian scriptures as innocent 
and honourable to all who engage in it not unadvisedly 
or lightly, but reverently, discreetly, and soberly, with 
purity of heart, and in the fear of God. Therefore if 
any man can show just cause why these two may not 
lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else 
hereafter for ever hold his peace. 

IT Then speaking to the persons about to be married^ the Man stand" 
ing at the WomarCs right hand, the Minister shall say : 



M 



Y Christian brother and sister, I require and charge 
you both, as ye will answer «l\. \Xi^ ^^i\s^ ^^ 



MATRIMONY. 

of judgment^ when the secrets of all hearts shall 
be disclosed^ that if either of you know any impedi- 
ment^ why ye may not be lawfully joined together in 
Matrimony^ ye do now confess it. 

H If 710 impediment he dUegedy then ehM the Man make ike foUow- 
ing declaration, repeating it after ike Minister, 

T DO solemnly declare, that I know not of any lawful 
•^ impediment why I [stating Christian and Surname) 
may not be joined in Matrimony to {stating the Wo- 
man's Christian and Surname). 

U TTien ihaU the Minister eay to the Man : 

WILT 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, comfort 
her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health 
so long as ye both shall live 7 

IT The Man shall answer : 
I will. 

IT In like manner the Woman shall make thefoUomng declaration, 

repeating it after the Minister. 

T DO solemnly declare, that I know not of any lawful 
-^ impediment why I [stating Christian and Surname) 
may not be joined in Matrimony to [stating the MaiCs 
Christian and Surname). 



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IT Then shaU the Minister say to the Woman : 

ILT thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, 
to live together after God's ordinance in the holy 



MATRIMONY. 

estate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou love him, comfort 
him, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health, so 
long as ye both shall live 7 

T The Wom/m shall answer : 
I will. 

% Then shall the Minister say : 
Who giveth this Woman to be married to this Man ? 

% Then shall they give their troth to each other in this manner : — 

The Minister, receiving the Woman at her father's or friends hand, 
shall cause the Man with his right hand to take the Woman by 
her right handy and to say as follows : 

I call upon these persons here present to witness, 
that I, A, B.,' do take thee, C, D,, to be my lawful 
wedded wife. 

IT Then the Woman, with her right hand taking the Man by his 
right handy sliall likewise say after the Minister : 

I call upon these persons here present to witness, 
that I, C. D., do take thee. A, B., to be my lawful 
wedded husband. 

H TheMinistery having received the ring from the Man, shall deliver 
it back to him, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Wommis 
left hand. This being done, and the married persons again 
joining hands, the Minister shall say : 

BY this token, the ancient and accepted symbol of 
conjugal love, you. A, B. and C. D., do declare 
yourselves wedded to one another, as husband and wife, 
according to God's holy ordinance and th^ \eo« ^i \k!^ 



MATRIMONY. 

land : and you now solemnly engage and pledge your- 
selves, each to the other, to live together in this holy 
bond ; taking each other, from this day forward, for 
better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and 
in health, to love and to cherish^ till death do you 
part. 

IF The HiLsharid and Wife shall wveraUy anavjer : 
We do. 

IF Then shall the Minister say : 

T70RASMUCH as these, our brother and sister, have 
-■- thus engaged and pledged themselves, each to 
the other, before God and this company, I pronounce 
them henceforth husband and wife. 

And hear ye the sacred injunction of our Lord 
Jesus Christ respecting the union of man and woman 
in wedlock, ^'What God hath joined together, let not 
man put asunder/' 

IT Then shall the Minister pronounce the following Benediction : 

Tl/TAY Almighty God, the Father of families, and the 
giver of all heavenly grace, send down his bless- 
ing on you: that you may steadfastly perform and 
keep the vow and covenant now betwixt you made, and 
may henceforth dwell together in perfect peace and 
love; strengthening and helping each other to per- 
form your duties as disciples of Jesus Christ, and 
having joy in each other that passeth not away. 
Amen* 



MATRIMONY. 

IT Then the Minister may say either the following Address, or any 
which he may have prepared for the occasion, 

TIT Y brother and sister, you have looked up to heaven 
^^ to bless and consecrate your union : I beseech 
you to bear in mind and to fulfil well your part. 
Marriage represents the nearest kind of human love. 
How much is expressed in the words, " For this cause 
shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to 
his wife ; and they twain shall be one flesh ! ^' 

And the Apostle writes, ^' Husbands love your wives, 
even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave him- 
self for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with 
the washing of water by the word; that he might 
present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot 
or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be 
holy and without blemish.'^ 

God has given you to each other: let this be an 
additional motive with you to give yourselves to God. 
You have joined your hands in your heavenward pil- 
grimage : be true helpers of each other to fulfil the 
perfect law of Christ. Keep a strict watch over your- 
selves; but exact not too much one from the other, 
and deal tenderly with each other's infirmities. Many 
hopes cluster around the new home which you are 
about to establish : let none be stronger than that it 
may be indeed a Christian home, in which you, and all 
whom God shall be pleased to commit to your charge, 
may live a holy and blessed life, in simplicity and godly 
sincerity. Let the word of God be a lamp to your 
feet and a light in your path. You will have great 
duties and responsibilities; but you will be abl^ t<i 



MATRIMONY. 

meet them^ if you seek the divine helps which have 
been graciously vouchsafed to you in Christ Jesus. 
You will have your times of trial and sorrow ; but not 
more than you can bear, if you regard them as sent by 
your heavenly Father, and receive them in a childlike 
spirit, and look to him for succour. Daily let the voice 
of praise and prayer ascend from your hearth to his 
throne of grace ; and he will never withhold from you 
his guiding spirit or fatherly blessing. 

That you may be able thus to fulfil the vows betwixt 
you made, and that you may have lasting joy in each 
other, let us all now join in earnest prayer to Almighty 
God. 

Let us pray. 

TITOST gracious God, in whom all the families of the 
-'-*-^ earth are blessed ; we thank thee that the voice of 
the bride and of the bridegroom is still heard in the 
land : and we pray that thy Holy Spirit and heavenly 
blessing may descend on these thy servants, who have 
this day pledged their hearts to each other. Grant, 
we beseech thee, O Lord, that, being united to one 
another in thy dear Son, they may live together with 
a true and firm faith, according to thy holy will ; and 
that, when their earthly life is ended, they may be 
joint partakers of that glorious and eternal inheri- 
tance which thou hast revealed to us by Jesus Christ. 
Amen, 

IT Then the Lord^s Prayer, to he said after the Minister, 

OUR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on 
earthy as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 



MATRIMONY. 

bread. And forgive us our trespasses^ as we for^ve 
them that 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. 

H Then the Minuter shall say this Benediction: 

nnHE peace of God^ which passeth all understanding, 
-^ keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
Amen. 



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THE ORDER FOR 

THE VISITATION OF THE SICK 



IT The Minuter may begin vdth saying : 
Peace be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. 

% Then the Minister may exhort the sick person after one of these 
FormSy or in any other he may think suitMe, 

DEARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God 
is the Lord of life and death, and of all things 
to them pertaining, as youth, strength, health, 
age, weakness, and sickness. Wherefore, whatsoever 
your sickness is, know you certainly that it is God's 
visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness is 
sent unto you ; whether it be to try your patience for 
the example of others, and that your faith may be 
found in the day of the Lord laudable, glorious, and 
honourable, to the increase of glory and endless 
felicity; or else it be sent \into you to correct and 
amend in you whatsoever doth ofieud the eyes of your 
heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you 
truly repent of your sins, and bear your sickness 
patiently, trusting in God^s mercy, as his dear Son 



or THE SICK. , 

Jesns Christ hath taught us, and render unto him 
humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting 
yourself wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your 
profit, and help you forward in the right way that 
leadeth unto everlasting life. 

A Shorter Exhortation, 

DEARLY beloved, you are persuaded that neither 
sickness nor crosses come by chance to any 
one. 

But you believe that it is God who sendeth them, 
without whose Providence they fall not on us. 

You acknowledge God to be most wise, and to 
suffer nothing to befal us but for our good. 

Acknowledge therefore that this, his present visita- 
tion, is for your benefit and say in your heart : 

I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and 
that thou, of very faithfulness, hast caused me to be 
troubled. 

Another, 

DEARLY beloved, you know and confess that 
God beareth the affection of a father towards 
his children. You know also that a father, whether 
he dote upon his child, or whether he chasten him, 
continueth a father in both cases ; and loveth him in 
the one no less than in the other. 

Think the same of God, as touching yourself: that 
while he gave you good days, he loved you ; and that 
now he sendeth you some evil, he loveth you still; 
and would not have sent you this evil, but to h^ ^ 



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cause unto you of greater good; that, being caDed 
home thereby, you might be at peace. 

1 Then shaU the Minister my the two Prayers fcUmoing. 

OLORD, look down from heaven : behold, visit, and 
relieve this thy servant. Look upon him with the 
eyes of thy mercy; give him comfort and sure con- 
fidence in thee ; support him under all the trials of his 
present sickness ; relieve his pains, if it seem good in 
thy sight ; and keep him in perpetual peace and safety 
through thy great loving-kindness in Jesus Christ. 
Amen, 

TTEAR us. Almighty and most merciful God and 
•'-^ Saviour : extend thy accustomed goodness to 
this thy servant who is grieved with sickness. 
Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy fatherly correction 
to him; that the sense of his weakness may add 
strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance; 
that, if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore him to 
his former health, he may lead the residue of his life in 
thy fear and to thy glory ; or else give him grace so to 
take thy visitation, that, after this life is ended, he 
may dwell with thee and with thy glorified Son in life 
everlasting. Amen. 

IF Or, instead of these two Prayers, (yne of the following, 

OLORD, gracious and merciful, dispose the heart 
of thy servant, we beseech thee, to receive with 
all meekness this gentle and fatherly correction which 
thou hast laid upon him ; that he may endure it 



or THE SICK. 

patiently and with willing obedience, submitting Aiw- 
seif with heart and mind to thy holy will. May it 
please thee of thy great goodness, O Lord, to assist 
him in all his anguish and suffering : and although the 
tongue and voice be not able to execute their office in 
setting forth thy glory, do thou stir his heart to aspire 
unto thee, the fountain of all goodness ; and fill his 
mind with the sweet and blessed promises which thou 
hast made to us in Christ Jesus thy Son. Amen, 

ALMIGHTY God, merciful and gracious, thou hast 
now called thy servant to the fellowship of the 
cross. Grant, we earnestly beseech thee, that hxB 
sufferings may be so sanctified by thy grace, as indeed 
to unite him more closely to thy blessed Son. O 
heavenly Father, support the spirit of thy child who 
now flies to thee for succour: make him ready to 
receive any fatherly chastening thou shalt see fit to 
appoint ; that he may either, upon the return of health, 
run a new race of holiness and well-doing ; or, passing 
hence by the gate of death, be prepared to enter into 
the joy of his Lord. Am^n. 

IT Then this prat/er for forgiveness : 

r\ MOST merciful God, who, according to the 
^^ multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the 
sins of those who truly repent that thou rememberest 
them no more; open thine eye of mercy upon this 
thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and 
forgiveness. Renew in Am, most loving Father, what- 
soever hath decayed by his own cwcu^ai ^*^ «sl^ 



^ 



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frailness. Consider his contrition; accept his tears; 
strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit ; and when it 
shall be thy will to take him hence, receive him into 
thy heavenly presence, and into everlasting fellowship 
with thy most dearly beloved Son. Amen. 

IT Then the LorcTs Prayer , to he said ly aU present after the^ 

Minister. 

i^UR Father who art in heaven. Hallowed 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 them that 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. 

IT Then t/tefollomnp may he read; or the 14th Chapter of /Sif. JohiCs 
Gospd ; or the 23rd Psalm ; or, if the sick person he aged, the 
list Psalm, 

QT. Paul saith, Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, 
^ and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If 
ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with 
sons : for what son is he whom the father chasteneth 
not ? Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh 
who corrected us, and we gave them reverence : shall 
we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father 
of spirits, and live ? These words, good brother, are 
written in holy scripture for our comfort and instruc- 
tion ; that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving, 
bear our heavenly Father^s correction, whensoever by 



OF THE SICK. 

any manner of adversity it shall please bis gracious 
goodness to visit us. And there should be no greater 
comfort to Christian persons than to be made like 
Christ, by suffering patiently adversities, troubles, and 
sicknesses. For he himself went not up at once to 
joy, but first he suffered pain ; he entered not into his 
glory, before he was crucified. So truly our way to 
eternal joy is, to suffer here with Christ; and our 
door to enter into eternal life is, gladly to die with 
Christ; that we may rise again from death, and dwell 
with him in everlasting life. 

IT Then shall the Minister say this Benediction: 

TTNTO God's gracious mercy and protection we 
^ commit thee. The Lord bless thee and keep 
thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, 
and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his 
countenance upon thee, and. give thee peace, both now 
and evermore. Amen, 



SHOET PEATERS 

TO BE USED BY THE SICK 

T?ATHER in heaven, I accept this sickness from thy 
-*- hands, and entirely resign myself to thy blessed 
will, whether it be for life or for death. In the spirit 
of thy Son Jesus Christ may I say, Not ray will, but 
thine be done ; thy will be done on earth, as it is in 
heaven. Amen. 



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OEVER-BLESSED Lord God, I offer np to thee 
all that I now saffer, or may have yet to suffer^ 
to be united to the sofferings of thy beloved Son^ 
and so sanctified and rendered acceptable to thee. 
Amen. 



OHOLY and ever-blessed Father, I desire to praise 
thee always, in sickness as well as in health : I 
desire to join my heart and my voice with the whole 
Chiunch of heaven and earth, in blessing thy holy name 
for ever and ever. Amen. 



A Prateb fqb k Sick Child. 

ALMIGHTY God, and merciful Father, to 
whom alone belong the issues of life and death; 
look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, 
with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying on 
the bed of sickness. Visit fdm, O Lord, with thy salva- 
tion : deliver him in thy good appointed time from his 
bodily pain ; and if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong 
his days here on earth, grant that he may live to thee, 
serving thee faithfully and ^doing good in his genera- 
tion : but whenever it may please thee to take away 
his spirit from this world, may he be received into 
those heavenly habitations, where the souls of the 
righteous enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant 
this, O Lord, for thy great mercy in Jesus Christ thy 
Son. Amen 



OF THE SICK. 

A Prater for a Sick Person when there appear Small 

Hopes of Eecovery. 

FATHER of mercies, and God of all comfort, our 
only help in time of need ; we fly unto thee for 
succour in behalf of this thy servant here lying in 
great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him^ 
O Lord ; and the more the outward man decayeth, 
strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more 
continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the 
inner man. May a steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus 
support and comfort him. Give him unfeigned 
repentance for all the errors of his life past; that 
his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his 
pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no 
more seen. We know, O Lord, that there is no work 
impossible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou 
canst even yet raise him up, and grant Aim a longer 
continuance amongst us. Yet, forasmuch as in all 
appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, 
so fit and prepare him^ we beseech thee, against the 
hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, 
and in thy favour, his soul may be received into the 
joys and blessedness of that glorious immortality 
which thy Son Jesus Christ hath brought to light. 
Amen. • 

A Commendatory Prater for a Sick person at the Point of 

Departure. 

ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits 
of just men made perfect, after their departure 
from this world; we humbly commend the soul of 



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this thy servant, our dear brother^ into thy hands^ as 
into the hands of a faithful Creator and most merciful 
heavenly Father; most hnmbly beseeching thee of thy 
great love to receive him into that better country which 
thou hast revealed to us by thy Son Jesus Christ. 
Teach us who survive to see in this and other like in- 
stances of mortality, how frail and uncertain our own 
condition is ; and so to number our days, that we may 
seriously apply pur hearts to that holy and heavenly 
wisdom, which may in the end bring us to life ever- 
lasting. Amen. 

A Prater for persons Troubled in Mind or in Conscience. 

BLESSED Lord, the Father of mercies, and the 
God of all comforts ; we beseech thee, look down 
in pity and compassion upon this thy afflicted servant. 
Thou makest him to possess his former iniquities : thy 
hand lieth heavily upon him ; and his soul is full of 
trouble. But, O merciful God, who hast caused thy 
holy word to be written for our learning, that we 
through patience and comfort of the holy scriptures 
might have hope ; give him a right understanding 
of himself and of thy fatherly chastenings ; that he 
may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place 
it anywhere but iii thee. Be thou his refuge in temp- 
tation, and help him in his infirmities by thy Holy 
Spirit. Break not the bruised reed, nor quench the 
smoking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in dis- 
pleasure ; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, 
that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 
And as thou forgive^t mach^ so may he love much. 



OF THE SICK. 

Lift up, O Lord, the light of thy countenance upon us, 
and give us peace, through thy fatherly love in Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

A Collect fob the Communion of the Sick. 

A LMIGHTY, ever-living God, Maker of mankind, 
"^ Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who dost cor- 
rect those whom thou dost love, and chasten every one 
whom thou dost receive; we beseech thee to have 
miercy upon this thy servant visited with thy hand, and 
to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and 
recover his bodily health, if it be thy gracious will ; and 
whensoever he shall be called away from this world, 
may he have part in the joys and blessedness of the 
life to come. Amen. 

Thanksgiving for Recovery. 

r\ MOST mighty and gracious God, thy mercy is 
^^ over all thy works, and hath especially gladdened 
our hearts in the recovery of our dear brother from 
dangerous sickness. Thou redeemest our life from de- 
struction, and crownest us with loving-kindness and 
tender mercies. Suffer us not, O Lord, to be in the 
number of those who are forward to ask in the time of 
need, but careless to show themselves thankful when 
mercy is bestowed. Make us as desirous to come unto 
thee with the sacrifices of praise, as we were ready to 
beg help and comfort in the day of our necessity ; and 
may we show our thankfulness, not only by words, 
but by earnest obedience to thy holy co\Si\Si^w^xsi^\)^&^ 



VISITATION OF THE SICK. 

Grants we beseech thee, that we may not so love this 
life, as to be unwilling to leave it when thou callest 
us ; but, living or dying, may we be thine through our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

a 

A Prateb that may be said afteb a death in a Family. 

r\ GOD, our heavenly Father^ who hast seen fit to 
^^ take our dear brother from this world ; grant that 
we sorrow not as those who have no hope ; but that we 
may put our trust in the promises of holy scripture 
which saith. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; 
Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their laboiurs, 
and their wbrks do follow them. May we rest in these 
words, and in thy fatherly mercy, and wait patiently 
for that happy reunion, the hope of which is now our 
sweet comfort. O God, may each of us be among 
those whose deeds and words show that they seek a 
country, even our everlasting home. Forgive us wherein 
we have sinned against thee : fit us to live or to die. 
O let it be the work of our lives to do thy holy will, 
and follow after thee as dear children. Hear us, gra- 
cious and merciful Lord God, who hast blessed us with 
all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. 
Amen. 



THE ORDER FOR 

THE BUEIAL OF THE DEAD. 



IT The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Churchy 
cmd going before it, shaU say one or more of these sentences. 

T 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. John xi. 25, 26. 

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; 
blessed be the name of the Lord. Job i. 21. 

All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the 
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower 
thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord en- 
dureth for ever. 1 Peter i. 24, 25. 

IT Then i^cill he read one of the fo[liOwing Paoilms, 
NoTUM Fac. Ps. xxzix* 

T ORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure 
^ of my days, what it is ; that I may know how 
frail I am. 

Behold, thou hast made my days as an hand-hte«d.t\^% 



BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

and mine age is as nothing before thee : verily every 
man at his best state is altogether vanity. 

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew : surely 
they are disquieted in vain : he heapeth up riches, and 
knoweth not who shall gather them. 

And now. Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in 
thee. 

Deliver me from all my transgressions : make me 
not the reproach of the foolish. 

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because 
thou didst it. 

Remove thy stroke away from me : I am consumed 
by the blow of thine hand. 

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for 
iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like 
a moth : surely every man is vanity. 

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my 
cry j 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, that I may recover strength, before I 
go hence, and be no more. 

DoMiNE, Eefugium. Ps. xc. 

T ORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all gene- 
•^ rations. 

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever 
thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from 
everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 

Thou turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, Re- 
turn, ye children of meur 



BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yester- 
day when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 

Thou carriest them away as with a flood ; they are 
as a sleep : in the morning they are like grass which 
groweth up. 

In the morning it fiourisheth^ and groweth up ; in 
the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 

Thou hast set our iniquities before thee ; our secret 
sins in the light of thy countenance. 

We spend our years as a tale that is told. 

The days of our years are three-score years and 
ten ; and if by reason of strength they be four-s6ore 
years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow ; for it 
is soon cut off, and we fly away. 

So teach us to number our days^ that we may apply 
our hearts unto wisdom. 

Make us glad, O Lord, according to the da^s where- 
in thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we 
have seen evil. 

Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy 
glory unto their children. 

And let the beauty 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. 

IT Then shall follow this Zeuon : 
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. 



BURIAL OF THE BEAD. 

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; when 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, who did put all things under 
him. 

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, 
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him 
that put all things under him, that God may be all 
in all. 

But some man will say, How are the dead raised 
up ? and with what body do they come? 

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, 
except it die : 

And that which thou sowest, 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 its own body. 

All flesh is not the same flesh : but there is one kind 
of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of 
fishes, another of birds. 

There are also cele^tiiL bodies, and bodies terrestrial : 



BURIAL OP THE DEAD. 

but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of 
the terrestrial is another. 

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory 
of the moon, and another glory of the stars : for one 
star diflfereth from another star in glory. 

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown 
in corruption ; it is raised in incorruption : 

It is sown in dishonour ; 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 spiri- 
tual body. 

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made 
a living soul j 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 also 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 incorruption. 

Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all 
sleep, but we shall all be changed, 

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last 



BCUAL OF TH£ DKAD. 

tmnip : for tlse trmnpet shall sound, and the dead shall 
be ndsied iaoomptible, and we shall be changed. 

For this cormfitible most pnt on incomiption, and 
this mortal must pat on imm<»rtality. 

So vhen this corruptible shall have put on incorrup- 
tion, and this mortal shall b^TC put on immortality^ 
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is 
written. Death is swallowed up in victory. 

O death, where is thy sting ? O giave^ where is thy 
▼ictonr? 

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin 
is the law. 

But thanks be to God, who giveth ns the yictory 
through our Lord Jesns Christ. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast^ 
unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the 
Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in 
rain in the Lord. 



Y Or, ifuiead of the aiBovef the Minuier may read one of the 

following 



John xL 1-46. John xiy. 1 Thess. iv, 13 to t. 11. 

^ If there he any Address, it may he introduced here. And then the 
Minister shall say one of the two following Prayers, 

ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of 
- them that depart hence in the Lord, and with 
whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered 



BURIAL OF THE DEAP. 

from the burthen of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; 
we thank thee for having given to ns the dear brother 
whom thou hast now taken away ; and for the blessed 
assurance that, though he will not return to us, we 
shall go to him. O grant, 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 in thine eternal glory. Amen. 



Or 



T ORD God, holy Father, be thou blessed both now 
-*-^ and evermore : for all that thou doest is good. 
Thou hast seen fit to take away one who is dear to us : 
give us, we beseech thee, the spirit of filial submis- 
sion. Enable us to say, It is well, for thou didst it. 
May we feel that thy will is better than anything we 
can desire for ourselves; and find comfort in holy and 
happy thoughts of the unseen world. Bring home to 
our hearts thy Son's promises to those who fall asleep 
in him. 

O Lord, teach us how to live so as to please thee. 
May nothing cause us to forget that we are pilgrims 
and sojourners here, as our fathers were ; and may we 
set our chief affections on those things which are 
above. Merciful Father, forgive us our sins, and raise 
us from the death of sin to a life of righteousness. 

O Lord God, fill our hearts with gratitude for 
thy great loving-kindness to us. When thou takest 
away, we see how much thou hast given. We thank 
thee for the sweet memory of blessings which are foi: o^ 



BTSIAL OF THE DEAD. 

withdrawn firom us, and for the many blessings 
which yet remain, and for hopes which no earthly 
troables can orershsidow. Hear, accept, and answer 
these oar prayers, which we would offer to thee in the 
fidth and spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

T Then the Lards Prayer, to be waid after the Minister. 

f\\IBi Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy 
^^ name. Thv kin^om come. Thv will be done 
on earth, as it is in heaven. Give ns this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as. we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation ; but deliver us from evU : For thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

^ On the Way to the Grave, one of the fdLowing Sentences may 

be said, 

TT7E know that if our earthly house of this taber- 
• ' nacle be dissolved, we have a building of God, 
a honse not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 
2 Cor, V. 1. 

I have set the Lord always before me : because he is 
at my right hand. I shall not be moved. 

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : 
my flesh also shall rest in hope. 

For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave; 
neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corrup- 
tion. Ps, xvi. 8-10. 

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of 
death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me ; thy 
rod and thy staff they comfort me. Ps. xxiii. 4. 



BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

H When they come to the Grave, while the Corpse is made ready 
to be laid into the earth, the Minister shall say : 

TITAN that is born of a woman hath but a short 
•^'^ time to live, and is full of trouble. 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 whom may we seek 
for succour, but of thee, O Lord, in whom our souls do 
rest and hope 7 



li Wheih the Body has been lowered into the Grave, the Minister 

shall say: 

'T'ORASMUCH as it hath pleased God of his great 
-*- mercy to take unto himself the life of our dear 
brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to 
the ground ; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; 
in sure and certain hope of a resurrection to eternal 
life, through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who will change 
this corruptible body, that it may be like unto his 
glorious body ; according to the mighty working, where- 
by he is able to subdue all things to himself. 



Or 



nn HE dust returns to dust, and the spirit unto God 
-*■ who gave it : therefore do we now commit the 
body of our dear departed brother to the grave j in the 
blessed hope that as he has borne the image of the 
earthy, so also he shall bear the image of the heavenly, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ. 



BFRIAL OF THB BKAD. 

T HEARD m Toice from bemTen, nying unto me, 
^ Write, From hencefortli blessed mre the dead who 
die in die Lord : eren ao suth the Spirit; for they rest 
finom their ImbooiSy and their works do follow them. 

T nmAdld^ Minuter m^tkefiBowitig Collect: 

f\ GOD, oor heaTenhr Father, grant that we sorrow 
^^ not as those who know not the promises of thy 
holy gospel: but may we look forward to the great 
gathering of thy faithful servants and children into 
their everlasting home. O thou in whom we trust, 
help us by thy grace, that we may live as the heirs 
of this blessed and glorious hope, which thou hast 
set before us in thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

T And this Benediction : 

nnHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love 
-*• of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, 
be with us all evermore. Amen. 

Or this: 

nnHE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 
-^ keep our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ; 
and the blessing of God Almighty be amongst us, 
and remain with us always. Amen, 



BURIAL OF THE D£AD. 



At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, 

IT The above Office may he used; ordy, when the Body is lowered into 
the Sea, the foUomnff words shall he said, instead of those to he 
said when the Body is lowered into the Qrov/nd, 

TX7E now comniit the body of our dear departed 
' ^ brother to the deep, in the blessed hope that 
as he has borne the image of the earthy, so also he 
shall bear the image of the heavenly, through our 
Lord Jesus Christ. 



PRATERS 



THAT MAT BE USED AT SEA 



T During a Stomu 



f\ MOST gracious anJ merciful Lord God, who 
^ dwellest in heaTcn, but beholdest all things 
below; look down on us thy servants, who in our 
great distress cry unto thee for help. Send forth thy 
word to calm the fury of the waves, which seem ready 
to swallow us up. Yet, O ever -blessed Father, let not 
the suddenness of our present extremity find us far 
away from thee ; but may our trust in thee be stronger 
than our fears, though the waters roar and be troubled, 
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. 
Give us grace, we earnestly beseech thee, that if our 
lives be spared, we may devote them to thy most holy 
service as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ ; and that if 
this should be our last day here below, we may through 
thy mercy be received into the blessed shelter of our 
everlasting home. Amen. 



PRAYERS USED AT SEA. 
IF ThanJc9giving after a Storm. 

CONFITEANTUR DoMTNO. Ps. Cvii. 

/^ THAT men would praise the Lord for his good- 
^^ ness, and for his wonderful works to the children 
of men. 

Let them offer unto him the sacrifice of thanks- 
giving ; and declare his works with rejoicing. 

They that go down to the sea in ships, and do 
business in great waters, 

These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders 
in the deep. 

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, 
which lifteth up the waves thereof. 

They mount up to the heaven ; they go down again 
to the depths : their soul is melted because of trouble. 

Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble ; and 
he bringeth them out of their distresses. 

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves 
thereof are still. 

Then are they glad because they be quiet ; so he 
bringeth them unto their desired haven. 

O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, 
and for his wonderful works to the children of men. 

Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the 
people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. 

• 

IF Collect of Thxmhgiving, 

r\ MOST mighty and gracious Lord God, thy loving- 
^^ kindness is over all thy works, but in special 
manner hath been extended to us, whom tkoxi. li^as^ ^^ 



PRATERS USED AT SEA. 

j)0werfully and wonderfully deliFered. Thou hast 
sliowcd us terrible things, and wonders in the deep ; 
and we bless and glorify thy name for thy mercy in 
saving us, when we were ready to perish. Make us^ 
we beseech thee, as truly sensible now of thy mercy, 
as we were then of the danger : and give us hearts 
always ready to express our thankfulness^ not only by 
words, but also by our lives^ in being more obedient to 
tliy holy commandments. Bring us^ O Lord^ to our 
haven in safety, and fill us with thy Holy Spirit, that 
we whom thou hast saved may serve thee in holiness 
and righteousness all the days of our life, as humble 
disciples of Jesus Christ. Amen. 



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