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¶ The Minister shall begin the MORNING PRAYER, by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.
THE LORD is in his holy the LORD your God; for he is temple; let all the earth keep gracious and merciful, slow to silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. anger, and of great kindness, From the rising of the sun and repenteth him of the evil. even unto the going down of Joel ii. 13. the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the Heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. Mal. i. 11.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. Ps. xix. 14.
To the LORD our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our GOD, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Ps. vi. 1.
Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt.
When the wicked man turn-iii. 2.
eth away from his wickedness I will arise, and go to my that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.
I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Ps. li. 3.
Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Ps. li. 9.
The sacrifices of GoD are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Ps. li. 17.
Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto
father, and will say unto him; Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O LORD; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Ps. cxliii. 2.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, GoD is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John i. 8, 9
The Declaration of Absolution, or Remis
sion of Sins; to be made by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
¶ Then the Minister shall say, no health in us. But thou, O DEARLY beloved brethren, LORD, have mercy upon us, the Scripture moveth us, in miserable offenders. Spare thou sundry places, to acknowledge those, O God, who confess their and confess our manifold sins faults. Restore thou those who and wickedness, and that we are penitent; According to thy, should not dissemble nor cloak promises declared unto manthem before the face of Al-kind, in CHRIST JESUS our mighty God, our heavenly Fa-Lord. And grant, O most merther, but confess them with an ciful Father, for his sake; That humble, lowly, penitent, and we may hereafter live a godly, obedient heart; to the end that righteous, and sober life; To we may obtain forgiveness of the glory of thy holy name. the same, by his infinite good- Amen. ness and mercy. And although ¶ we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before GOD; yet ought we chiefly so ALMIGHTY GOD, the Fato do, when we assemble and ther of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, meet together, to render thanks who desireth not the death of a for the great benefits that we sinner, but rather that he may have received at his hands, to turn from his wickedness and set forth his most worthy praise, live, hath given power and comto hear his most holy word, mandment to his ministers to and to ask those things which declare and pronounce to his are requisite and necessary, as people, being penitent, the Ab well for the body as the soul. solution and Remission of their Wherefore, I pray and beseech sins. He pardoneth and abyou, as many as are here pre-solveth all those who truly resent, to accompany me, with a pent, and unfeignedly believe pure heart and humble voice, his holy Gospel. Wherefore, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying
¶ A general Confession, to be said by the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling.
ALMIGHTY 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 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 : And there is
let us beseech him to grant us
The People shall answer here, and at the
ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who,
with hearty repentance and joice in the strength of our true faith, turn unto him; have salvation.
mercy upon you, pardon and Let us come before his pre
deliver you from all your sins,
T Then the Minister shall kneel, and
OUR 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 those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
¶ Then likewise he shall say,
O LORD, open thou our lips; Ans. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
¶ Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say, Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST;
Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Min. Praise ye the LORD. Ans. The LORD's name be praised.
T Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem; except on those days for which other Anthems are appointed; and except also, when it is used in the course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth day of the
Venite, exultemus Domino.
O COME, let us sing unto the LORD, let us heartily re
sence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the LORD is a great God; and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.
O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker.
For he is the LORD our GOD; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
T Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, as they are appointed, or one of the Selec tions of Psalms set forth by this Church: and at the end of every Psalm, and likewise at the end of the Venite, Benedicite, Jubilate, Benedictus, Cantate Domino, Bonum est confiteri, Deus misereatur, Benedic Anima mea-MAY be said or sung the Gloria Patri; and at the end of the whole Portion, or Selection of Psalms for the day, SHALL be said or sung the Gloria Patri, or else the Gloria in Excelsis, as followeth:
Gloria in Excelsis.
GLORY be to GoD on high, and on earth peace, good will towards mén. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O
LORD GOD, heavenly King, GOD the Father Almighty.
O LORD, the only begotten Son, JESUS CHRIST; O LORD GOD, Lamb of GOD, SON of the FATHER, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the FATHER, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the LORD; thou only, O CHRIST, with the HOLY GHOST, art most high in the glory of GOD the FATHER. Amen.
Then shall be read the first Lesson, according to the Table or Calendar; after
which shall be said or sung the following
Hymn. ¶ Note, That before every Lesson, the Minister shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter, or Verse of such a Chapter, of such a
Book: And after every Lesson, Here end
eth the first, or the second Lesson.
Te Deum laudamus. WE praise thee, O GOD; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
The holy Church, throughout all the world, doth acknowledge thee,
The FATHER, of an infinite majesty;
Thine adorable, true, and only SON;
Also the HOLY GHOST, the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory, O CHRIST.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the FATHER.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst humble thyself to be born of a virgin.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of GOD, in the glory of the FATHER.
We believe that thou shalt come, to be our Judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints, in glory everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud; O LORD, save thy people, and the Heavens, and all the Pow-bless thine heritage. ers therein.
To thee, Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, LORD GOD of Sabaoth.
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.
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 without sin.
O LORD, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O LORD, let thy mercy be upon us, as our trust is in thee.
O LORD, in thee have I trusted; let me never be confounded
O ALL ye Works of the LORD, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Angels of the LORD, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Heavens, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Powers of the LORD, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
0 ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Stars of heaven, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Winds of GOD, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ŏ ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ŏ ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ŏ ye Ice and Snow, bless ve the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Nights and Days, bless
ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O let the Earth bless the LORD; yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye green Things upon earth, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Wells, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ö ye Whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Fowls of the air, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Children of Men, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O let Israel bless the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the LORD, bless ye the LORD; praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the LORD, bless ye the LORD; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the righteous, bless ye the LORD