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At the beginning of Morning Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.


WHEN the wicked man | anger, lest thou bring me to turneth away from nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psalm his wickedness that he hath vi. 1. 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. Psalm li. 3.

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

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

Rend your heart, and not your 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.

Repent ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. St. Matth. iii. 2.

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

Enter not into judgement with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm 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, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to To the Lord our God be- cleanse us from all unrightlong mercies and forgive-eousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9. DEARLY beloved breth

nesses, 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 judgement; not in thine

ren, 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; And there is no health in us. but confess them with an But thou, O Lord, have humble, lowly, penitent, and mercy upon us, miserable obedient heart; to the end offenders. Spare thou them, that we may obtain forgive- O God, which confess their ness of the same, by his in- faults. Restore thou them finite goodness and mercy. that are penitent; AccordAnd although we ought at ing to thy promises declared all times humbly to acknow- unto mankind in Christ Jesu ledge our sins before God; our Lord. And grant, O most yet ought we most chiefly merciful Father, for his so to do, when we assemble sake; That we may hereafter and meet together to render | live a godly, righteous, and thanks for the great benefits sober life, To the glory of that we have received at his thy holy Name. Amen. 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 ALMIGHTY God, 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;

A general Confession to be said of 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;

The Absolution, or Remission of sins, to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; the people still kneeling.

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn

from his wickedness, and and commandment, to his live; and hath given power, Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their

sins: He pardoneth and ab

solveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The people shall answer here, and at the end of all other prayers, Amen.

Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer with an audible voice; the people also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.

OUR Father, which art in

heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

¶ Then likewise he shall say, O Lord, open thou our lips.

Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise. Priest. O God, make speed to save us.

Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us. Here all standing up, the

Priest shall say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the

Holy Ghost;

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

Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall be said or sung this Psalm following: except on Easter-Day, upon which another Anthem is appointed; and on the Nineteenth day of every Month it is not to be read here, but in the ordinary Course of the Psalms. Venite, exultemus Domino. Psalm xcv.

COME, let us sing unto

the Lord let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and shew ourselves glad in him with Psalms.

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

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

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

O come, let us worship, and fall down and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

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

To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;

When your fathers tempted me proved me, and saw Priest. Praise ye the Lord. my works.

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Forty years long was I Te Deum Laudamus.

grieved with this genera-WE praise thee, O God:

tion, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not

known my ways.

Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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

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

Then shall follow the Psalms in order as they are appointed. And at the end of every Psalm throughout the Year, and likewise at the end of Benedicite, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, shall be repeated,

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

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

Then shall be read distinctly with an audible voice the First Lesson, taken out of the Old Testament, as is appointed in the Calendar, except there be proper Lessons assigned for that day: He that readeth so standing and turning himself, as he may best be heard of all such as are present, And after that, shall be said or sung, in English, the Hymn called Te Deum Laudamus, daily throughout

the Year.

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 endeth the First,
or the Second Lesson.

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 Cherubin, and Seraphin 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.

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

The Father: of an infinite Majesty;

Thine honourable, 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 not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all be


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.

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

Make them to be num-him for ever. bered with thy Saints: in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage.

Govern them and lift

them up for ever.

O ye Sun, and Moon, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for


O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord praise

Day by day we magnify him, and magnify him for


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 lighten upon us as our trust is in thee.

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

Or this Canticle, Benedicite, omnia Opera. 0 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


O ye Heavens, bless ye

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