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1 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 I The Declaration of Absolution, or Remis. we ought, at all times, humbly sion of Sins; to be made by the Priest alone, 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 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 TA general Confession, to be said by the
Spirit; that those things may
part; 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 TT The People shall answer here, and at the have offended against thy holy end of every Prayer, Amen. laws. We have left undone
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. I The LORD declared his salva. I Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the
tion, his righteousness hath h 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- | yice.
He hath remembered his mer OUR Father, who art in hea
cy and truth toward the house
a of Israel; and all the ends of ven, Hallowed be thy Name; the
me the world have seen the salvaThy kingdom come; Thy will
tion of our God. be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our
Show yourselves joyful unto
| the LORD, all ye lands; sing, daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
rejoice, and give thanks. who trespass against us; And
| Praise the LORD upon the lead us not into temptation; But
harp; sing to the harp with a
psalm of thanksgiving. deliver us from evil: for thine
With trumpets also and is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Ğlory, for ever and liovful before the LORD the
: shawms, O show yourselves ever. Amen.
King. | 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. Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say, I 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.
With righteousness shall he Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
Tjudge the world, and the peoworld without end.
ple with equity.
1 Or this. Min. Praise ye the LORD. Ans. The LORD's name be
| Bonum est confiteri. Ps. xcii.
IT is a good thing to give praised.
thanks unto the Lord, and to T 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, I 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.
Istrings, 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 I Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it I 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. Ixvii.
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
descended into hell, or may, instead of be merciful unto us.
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 l T Then shall be said the Collect for the day,
I and after that, the Collects and Prayers very God, begotten, not made, follo 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 come (A Collect for Aid against Perils. again, with glory, to judge both O LORD, our heavenly Fa. the 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 Holydavo
HOLY day ; by thy great mercy deGhost, the Lord and giver of fend us from
giver of fend us from all perils and danlife, who proceedeth from the
gers of this night, for the love FATHER and the Son; who of th
who of thy only Son our Saviour 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 prophets. And I believe one States, and all in Civil Authority. catholic and apostolic Church. O LORD, our heavenly FaI acknowledge one baptism for ther, the high and mighty Ruler the remission of sins; 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 pro
The President of the United nouncing,
States, and all others in authori. The 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.
lour Lord. Amen,
T A Prayer for the Clergy and People. servants, do give thee most
ALMIGHTY and everlast- humble and hearty thanks for ing God, from whom cometh all thy goodness and loving every good and perfect gift, kindness to us, and to all men send down upon our Bishops We bless thee for our creation, and other Clergy, and upon the preservation, and all the blessCongregations committed to ings of this life ; but, above all, their charge, the healthful spi- for thine inestimable love in rit of thy grace; and, that they the redemption of the world by may truly please thee, pour our Lord JESUS CHRIST; for upon them the continual dew the means of grace, and for the of thy blessing: Grant this, hope of glory. And, we beO Lord, for the honour of our seech thee, give us that due Advocate and Mediator JESUS sense of all thy mercies, that CHRIST. Amen.
our hearts may be unfeignedly T A Prayer for all Conditions of Men. thankful, and that we may show
O GOD, the Creator and Pre-forth thy praise, not only with server of all mankind, we hum- our lips, but in our lives; by bly beseech thee for all sorts and giving up ourselves to thy serconditions of men, that thou vice, and by walking before wouldest be pleased to make thee in holiness and righteousthy ways known unto them, ness all our days, through Jesus thy saving health unto all na- CHRIST our Lord; to whom, tions. More especially we pray with thee and the Holy Ghost, for thy holy Church universal ; be all honour and glory, world that it may be so guided and without end. Amen. governed by thy good Spirit, f A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. that all who profess and call / ALMIGHTY God, who hast themselves Christians, may be given us grace at this time, led into the way of truth, and with one accord to make our hold the faith in unity of spirit, common supplications unto in the bond of peace, and in thee ; and dost promise that righteousness of life. Finally, when two or three are gathered we commend to thy Fatherly together in thy name, thou wilt goodness, all those who are grant their requests ; fulfil now, any ways afflicted or distressed O Lord, the desires and petiin mind, body, or estate ; that tions of thy servants, as may it may please thee to comfort be most expedient for them; and relieve them, according to granting us in this world knowtheir several necessities; giving ledge of thy truth, and in the them patience under their suf- | world to come life everlasting. ferings, and a happy issue out. Amen. of all their afflictions: And this
2 Cor. xiii. 14. we beg for Jesus Christ's THE grace of our Lord sake. Amen.
Jesus Christ, and the love of q A General Thanksgiving. God, and the fellowship of the ALMIGHTY God, Father of Holy Ghost, be with us all all mercies, we, thine unworthy evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the order of Evening Prayer.