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Minister. Let us pray.
O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. O Lord, save the King.
Answer. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Minister. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
Minister. O Lord, save thy people.
Answer. And bless thine inheritance.
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.
Then shall follow these Collects.
(T\ 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 from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Saviour. Amen.
/"\ LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and ^-^ everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Preserve 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 is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In Quires and places where they sing, here followeth the Anthem.
And after that, the Collect of the day with the Epistle and Gospel.
Then these Prayers following, except when the Litany is read, (which shall be always used here if there is no Evening Service,) and then only the three last are to be read when the Litany is ended.
A Prayer for the King's Majesty. /"\ LORD, our heavenly Father, high and *-* mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we twseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King WILLIAM; and so replenish him with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue
him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all good■**. ness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our gracious Queen Adelaide, and 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; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the whole slate of Christ's Church militant here in earth.
A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by .*". thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men; We humbly beseech thee to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord; And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy servant WILLIAM our King, that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: and grant unto his whole council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Pastors, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: 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 righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. . mii to i» [• especially those for whom our 5U1re"&"j' prayers are desired."] And we also IrepUoi! Coll" bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.'
A. Collect or Prayer for all conditions of men.
rf^k GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all ^-^ mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and 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 Christian Church; that itffmay 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, • Tw. to be body, or estate; [• especially those 5Srewtb«°Pi°'. for whom our prayers are desired,] %£%#££ Co°" that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.
A Prayer for the High Court of Parliament to be read during their Session.
"1%/TOST 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 advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and his 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 for thy whole church, we humbly beg in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving.
A LMIGHTY 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.
• Thi« to be [^particularly to those who desire now that!»« Dmo to °ffer UP ^teir praises and thanks£re5 w return g'wings for thy late mercies vouchpralM" safed 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 shew 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 holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A Prayer of Chrysostom.
A LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace r*- at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
II. Corinthians xiii.
r"T^HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and .*- the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen:
Here folhtveth the Sermon.
To be sung after Sermon
Nunc Dimittis. Luke ii. 29.
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
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.
at the Minister's discretion.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.
Hallelujah chorus. Rev. xi. 19.
Hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings and Lord of lords.
N.B. It is expedient that the Communion be administered indifferently either at Morning or Evening Prayer, at the convenience and discretion of the Minister: but, if used at Evening Prayer, the primary sentences and Litany are only to be read; or else a Sermon may be preached after the Communion is ended; and the usual Evening Prayer omitted for that time.
THE ORDER FOR
At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice, some one or more of these sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then shall he ■proceed with the Litany, as fvllowelh.
^T^HE Lord reigneth! let the earth rejoice; ■*■ let the multitude of isles be glad thereof; clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgement are the habitation of his throne. Ps. xcvii. 1, 2.
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: herevealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. Dan. ii. 20—22.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins, neither rewarded us after our iniquities: for as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Ps. ciii. 10, 11.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Ps. Ii. 17.
When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness which 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. Ii. 3.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Ps. Ii. 9.
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgements are made manifest. Rev. xv. 8, 4.
The Lord is our strength and song, and he is become our salvation; he is our God, and we will praise him, our fathers' God, and we will exalt him. Ex. xv. 2.
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.
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.
From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of 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. Mai. i. 11.
Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be: even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements. Rev. xvi. 5, 7.
0 Lord, correct us, but with judgement; not in thine anger, lest thou bring us to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Ps. vi. 1.
Thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel: our fathers trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them; they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. Ps. xxii. 8—5.
Enter not into judgement with thy servants, O Lord: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Ps. cxliii. 2.
Fear God, and give glory to him; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. adv. 7.
Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt. iii. 2.
The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men. Ps. xi. 4.
1 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. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Ps. xix. 14.
Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev. xix. 10.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 24.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; fear before him all the earth. Ps. xcvi. 6, 9.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men. Luke ii. 14.
Through the tender mercy of our God the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke i. 78, 79.
We will make mention of thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple; according to thy name, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth; thy right hand is full of righteousness. Ps. xlviii. 9, 10.
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles: then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy; then will I praise thee, O God, my God. Ps. xliii. 3, 4.
The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Hub. ii. 20.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Is. lv. 7.
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 St. John i. 8, 9.
Here follorveth the Litany, the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
Let us pray.
And when the Litany is ended, he shall proceed as follorveth.
Then shall the Minister say,
A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, **. who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall follow the Lord's Prayer, the people still kneeling and repeating it with the Minister.
/~|UR Father, which art in heaven; Hal"lowed 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, and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. .
Then shall follow one of the Psalms following, or if it be one of the Festivals of the Church, the appointed Anthem may be used here, at the discretion of the Minister.
/~k LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy *-' name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou madest him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of of the field;
The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
^T^HE heavens declare the glory of God; -*- and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line 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 rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto 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, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgements 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 honeycomb.
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 meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, ray strength, and my redeemer.
f~1 OD is our refuge and strength, a very ^-* present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
/""I 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, O God; let all the people praise thee.
O 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, O God; 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.
f"\ SING unto the Lord a new song; for ^-^ he 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 shewed in the sight of the heathen.
He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: 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.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands: 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.
"DLESS 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 thine iniquities j 'who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
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.
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.