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| The Minister shall begin the EVENING 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 To the LORD our God begreat among the Gentiles; and long mercies and forgivenesses, in every place incense shall be though we have rebelled against offered unto my name, and a him ; neither have we obeyed pure offering : for my name the voice of the Lord our God, shall be great among the Hea- to walk in his laws which he then, saith the LORD of hosts. set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. Mal. i. 11.

O LORD, correct me, but with Let the words of my mouth, judgment; not in thine anger, and the meditation of my heart, lest thou bring me to nothing. be alway acceptable in thy sight, Jer. x. 24. Ps. vi. 1. O LORD, my strength and my Repent ye; for the kingdom Redeemer. Ps. xix. 14.

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 father, and will say unto him; doeth that which is lawful and Father, I have sinned against right, he shall save his soul heaven, and before thee, and am alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

no more worthy to be called I acknowledge my transgres- thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.

, sions; and my sin is ever be- Enter not into judgment with fore me. Ps. 11. 3.

thy servant, o LORD; for in Hide thy face from my sins ; thy sight shall no man living and blot out all mine iniquities. be justified. Ps. cxliii. 2. Ps. li. 9.

If we say that we have no sin, The sacrifices of God are a we deceive ourselves, and the broken spirit; a broken and a truth is not in us; but if we contrite heart, O God, thou wilt confess our sins, God is faithnot despise. Ps. li. 17. ful and just to forgive us our

Rend your heart and not sins, and to cleanse us from all your garments, and turn untolunrighteousness, 1 John i. 8, 9. 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, О 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 The Declaration of Absolution, or Remiswe ought, at all times, humbly sion of Sins; to be made by the Priest alone, to acknowledge our sins before standing; the People still kneeling. 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 Abwell 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 let us beseech him to grant us grace, saying

true repentance, and his Holy T A general Confession, to be said by the Spirit ; that those things may

whole Congregation after the Minister, all please him which we do at kneeling

this present, and that the rest ALMIGHTY and most mer- of our life hereafter may be ciful Father; We have erred pure and holy; so that at the and strayed from thy ways like last we may come to his eternal lost sheep.

We have followed joy, through Jesus Christ our too much the devices and de- Lord. sires of our own hearts. We T The People shall answer here, and at the have offended against thy holy

end of every Prayer, Amen. laws. We have left undone

TT Or this. those things which we ought to ALMIGHTY GOD, our heahave done; And we have done venly Father, who, of his great those things which we ought mercy, hath promised forgivenot to have done : And there is ness of sins to all those who


with hearty repentance and Cantate Domino. Ps. xcviii. true faith, turn unto him; have O SING unto the LORD a mercy upon you, pardon and new song; for he hath done deliver you from all your sins, marvellous things. confirm and strengthen you in With his own right hand, all goodness, and bring you to and with his holy arm, hath he everlasting life, through JESUS gotten himself the victory. Christ our Lord. Amen.

The LORD declared his salva.

tion, his righteousness hath h Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer ; the People still kneeling, openly showed in the sight o and repeating it with him, both here, and the Heathen. wheresoever else it is used in Divine Ser.

He hath remembered his mer OUR Father, who art in hea-cy and truth toward the house ven, Hallowed be thy Name; the world have seen the salva

of Israel; and all the ends of Thy kingdom come; Thy will tion of our God. be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; Give us this day our the Lord, all ye lands; sing,

Show yourselves joyful unto daily bread; And forgive us our rejoice, and give thanks. trespasses, as we forgive those rejoice, and give thanks.

Praise the LORD upon the who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But harp; sing to the harp with a

psalm of thanksgiving. deliver us from evil: for thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, shawms, o show yourselves

With trumpets also and and the Glory, for ever and

joyful before the LORD the ever. Amen. 1 Then likewise he shall say,

Let the sea make a noise and O LORD, open thou our lips; all that therein is, the round

Ans. And our mouth shall world and they that dwell show forth thy praise.

therein. 1 Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,

Let the floods clap their Glory be to the Father, and hands, and let the hills be joyful to the Son, and to the Holy together before the LORD; for Ghost;

he cometh to judge the earth. Ans. As it was in the begin- judge the world, and the peo

With righteousness shall he ning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

ple with equity,

TOr this.
Min. Praise ye the LORD.
Ans. The LORD's name be

Bonum est cônfiteri. Ps. xcii. praised.

IT is a good thing to give

thanks un the LORD, and to 9 Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, sing praises unto thy name, O as they are appointed, or one of the Selections, as they are set forth by this Church, Most Highest ; with the Doxology, as in the Morning Ser. To tell of thy loving kindvice. Then shall be read the first Lesson, according to the Table or Calendar; after ness early in the morning, and which shall be said or sung the following of thy truth in the night season, Psalm, except when it is read in the ordi

Upon an instrument of ten nary course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth day of the month.

strings, and upon the lute;



upon a loud instrument, and of his, ye that excel in strength; upon the harp.

ye that fulfil his commandment, For thou, LORD, hast made and hearken unto the voice of me glad through thy works; and his word. I will rejoice in giving praise O praise the LORD, all ye his for the operations of thy hands. hosts ; ye servants of his that | Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it

do his pleasure. is appointed : And after that, shall be sung O speak good of the LORD, or said this Psalm, except on the twelfth all ye works of his, in all places day of the month.

of his dominion. Praise thou Deus misereatur. Ps. lxvii.

the LORD, O my soul. GOD be merciful unto us a Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by and bless us, and show us the the Minister and the People, standing : And light of his countenance, and any Churches may omit the words, He be merciful unto us.

descended into hell, or may, instead of

them, use the words, He went into the place That thy way may be known of departed spirits, which are considered upon earth, thy saving health

as words of the same meaning in the Creed. among all nations.

I BELIEVE in God the Let the people praise thee, Father Almighty, Maker of O God; yea, let all the people heaven and earth : praise thee.

And in Jesus Christ his O let the nations rejoice and only Son our Lord; Who was be glad; for thou shalt judge conceived by the Holy Ghost, the folk righteously, and go- Born of the Virgin Mary, Sufvern the nations upon earth.

fered under Pontius Pilate, Was Let the people praise thee, crucified, dead, and buried ; O God; yea, let all the people He descended into hell; The praise thee.

third day he rose from the dead; Then shall the earth bring He ascended into heaven, And forth her increase ; and God, sitteth on the right hand of God even our own God, shall give the Father Almighty ; From us his blessing

thence he shall come to judge God shall bless us; and all the quick and the dead. the ends of the world shall fear I believe in the Holy Ghost; him.

The holy catholic Church ; 1 Or this.

The communion of saints; The Benedic Anima mea. Ps. ciii. forgiveness of sins; The resur

PRAISE the LORD, O my rection of the body, And the life soul; and all that is within me, everlasting. Amen. praise his holy name.

Or this. Praise the LORD, O my soul, I BELIEVE in one God, the and forget not all his benefits; Father Almighty, Maker of

Who forgiveth all thy sin, heaven and earth, and of all and healeth all thine infirmities; things visible and invisible :

Who saveth thy life from And in one Lord JESUS destruction, and crowneth thee Christ, the only begotten Son with mercy and loving kindness. of God, begotten of his Father

O praise the LORD, ye Angels before all worlds ; God of God,



Light of Light, very God of T Then shall be said the Collect for the day,

and after that, the Collects and Prayers very God, begotten, not made,

following: being of one substance with the

T A Collect for Peace. FATHER, by whom all things O GOD, from whom all holy were made; who for us men, desires, all good counsels, and and for our salvation, came all just works do proceed ; give down from heaven, and was unto thy servants that peace, incarnate by the Holy Ghost which the world cannot give ; of the Virgin Mary, and was that our hearts may be set to made man, and was crucified obey thy commandments, and also for us under Pontius Pilate. also that by thee, we, being deHe suffered and was buried, fended from the fear of our and the third day he rose again, enemies, may pass our time in according to the Scriptures, and rest and quietness, through the ascended into heaven, and sit- merits of Jesus CHRIST our teth on the right hand of the Saviour. Amen. Father; and he shall

T A Collect for Aid against Perils. again, with glory, to judge both

O LORD, our heavenly Fathe quick and the dead ; whose ther, by whose Almighty power kingdom shall have no end.

we have been preserved this And I believe in the Holy

day ; by thy great mercy,

deGhost, the Lord and giver offend us from all perils and danlife, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who of thy only Son our Saviour

gers of this night, for the love with the Father and the Son Jesus Christ, Amen. together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the T A Prayer for the President of the United

States, and all in Civil Authority. prophets. And I believe one catholic and apostolic Church. O LORD, our heavenly FaI acknowledge one baptism for ther, the high and mighty Ruler the remission of síns; and I of the universe, who dost from look for the resurrection of the thy throne behold all the dwelldead, and the life of the world ers upon earth; most heartily we to come. Amen.

beseech thee, with thy favour to

behold and bless thy servant, And after that, these prayers following, all devoutly kneeling ; the Minister first The President of the United nouncing,

States, and all others in authoriThe Lord be with you ; ty; and so replenish them with Ans. And with thy spirit. the grace of thy holy Spirit, Min. Let us pray.

that they may always incline to O Lord, show thy mercy thy will, and walk in thy way: upon us ;

Endue them plenteously with Ans. And grant us thy sal- heavenly gifts ; grant them in vation.

health and prosperity long to Min. O God, make clean our live; and finally, after this life, hearts within us ;

to attain everlasting joy and Ans. And take not thy holy felicity, through Jesus Christ Spirit from us.

our Lord. Amen.


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