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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 no health in
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, О most merciful Father, for his fake ; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. The Abfolution or Remission of fins, to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
Lmighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; and hath given power
and commandment to his ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us befeech 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.
Paraphrase on the ABSOLUTION. God, who desireth not the Destruction but Reforma- him therefore to give us such a real Repentance, and tion of Sinners, and hath authorized his Ministers to such assistance of his holy Spirit, as may enable us to declare his Pardon to the Penitent: He assures you serve Him acceptably both now and for ever: that we that whosoever truly repents and believes the Gospel, may attain that Eternal Life, which he hath given us thall obtain Forgiveness of his Sins. Let us beseech in Jesus Christ.
# This Absolution is a comfortable declaration that his holy Spirit, in order to our present acceptance and God will pardon the Sins, of them that truly repent future conduct, and as the end of both, everlasting and believe his Gospel, together with an Exhortation Life. This is to be pronounced by the Minister to pray that God will grant us' true Repentance and only.
The People shall answer here, & åt the end of all other Prayers, Amen. Then the Minister Mall kneel, and say the Lords Prayer with an
audible voice; the People also kneeling, and 'repeating it with him, both here, and wherefoever. else it is 'nfed in Divine Service.
UR Father, which art in Heaven; Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom .come." Thý 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 třespåss 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 be ball say, Ģ. O Lord, open thou our lips, Anfw. And our mouth, shall shew forth thy praise. Priest. Ő God make speed to save us. Answ. O Lord, make haste to help us. [Thus far the Morning and Evening Service are alike; but in the Evening Service, Venite exultemus ir ner ved; the Pjalms of the Day are read, and iben follows the Eirft Lellon, and after that one of ihe Hymns, Magnifica # Cantate.). Tri
С Hic Paraphrafe on the Lords Prayer!! :: requests ! and therefore to thee all Glory and Praise Father of all Men, who dwellest in Light unap- is due for ever and ever. proachable, and in Bliss inexpressible, teach us to re
Paraphraje in the VersicLES. verence and worship Thee in a manner becoming thy Lord grant us hopes of thy Pardon--and we will divine Majelly, Let tky Kingdom of Grace extend : praile thee with joyful
. Lips.--Haften O God to deliver to all Nations : and enable us to serve thee on Earth, ; us from
of Sin -Speedily aslift, us to with that diligence, fervency and chearfulness with serve the acceptably. All Glory and Praife. Be which thine Àngels do in Heaven, . Give us daily ascribed unto God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
. fuch Things as are needful both for our Bodies and As this Offering was due from Man from the beSauls : anà pardon our Sins, as we forgive those who ginning of the Worlå, so it is now, and Mall be herehave injured us. And permit us not to be led into after to all Eternity. Let us now join together in Temptation, but so as to deliver us from the evil of it
: Hymns of praise to the Lord. We readily unite in for thou ruleft over all, and alone art able to fulfil our this Service.
• The Lords Prayer being added in this place af- a just reason why we should always attend at the beter the Confeflion and Abfolutión, makes the whole, as ginning of the Services. it were, a short distina Office, and contains an exceltent summary of what has been afready prayed for,
The Short petitions before we enter upon the which is noir followed by one of another kind, viz. of Office of praise seem very proper after the confession 'TKänktgiving is
which this very properly produces : of Sin, which naturally inspire us with humility and for till we be réconciled unto God, How can we hope a deeper Cehise of our own inability to please God that our other Offices will be acceptable, which affords without his assistance.
Here all standing up, the Priest fball say,
Answ. . The Lords Name be praised.
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.
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 hands 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,
Paraphrafe on VENITE, EXULTEMUS. O come let us fing joyful Hymns of Praise to the hearken to his voice in the Holy Scriptures, wherein Lord our Defender. Let us offer up to him the Sacrifice he exhorts us not to reject his inftru&tions as the Ifraelites of Thanksgiving. For he is the God most worthy to be did in the Wilderness ; when they murmured and repraised, because he is superior to all that are called belled against him notwithstanding the Miracles which Gods. By him all Things confift, and are supported in he wrought in their favour. Forty years they provoked being. For by him they were all created. Come then him by their Iniquities, insomuch that he declared they let us also worship and pray to him as our Creator. For were so obftinately hardened in Wickedness; that he he is particularly our God and we are under the con- absolutely determined they should not enter into the tinual protection of his Providence. Let us diligently Land of Canaan. All Glory and Praise be ascribed, &c.
+ This ninety-fifth Psalm has been properly termed come let us worship, &c. 3dly, hearing, to day if you the invitatory Pfalm, because it is calculated to all will hear his voice, &c. It is therefore fitly placed be. she Offices of divine Worship, ift to Thanksgiving, fore, the Psalms, which relate to all those. O come let us fong unto the Lord, &c. 2dly, to Prayer,
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 my works. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, 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, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c. Then fall 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,
Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, shall be repeated, Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.
Then follows the First Lesson.
Te Deum laudamus.
Parapbrase on the Te Deum. We praife, and confess thee, O God, to be the — The highest Orders of celestial Beings continually only Lord of all Things The whole Universe joins in celebrate thy infinite Purity, and proclaim thee Lord of acknowledging thee to be its eternal Creator-All Armies-Both Heaven and Earth are full of thy gloriAngels and heavenly Powers unite in loud Hallelujahs ous Majesty – The choir of the Apostles exalt thy • Unto whom I frare, &c. This is a strong ex
it is the more awakened to pious Meditation opened to pression in the Eastern Language ; which, tho' it may
us in the Scriptures : and when delighted with befound harshly in an English Ear, fignifies only, that holding the wondrous Things of God's Law, it eaa God fully determined that the Ifraelites, for their Wickedness, should not enter into Cenaan. For as gerly returns to Thanksgiving. God is a Spirit, fo neither parts nor paffions can be Therefore after the firft Lefon, is properly apascribed to him, any otherwise than metaphorically. pointed the Hymns Te Deum or the Benedicite. These
After the Psalms follow the Leffons. For having from their natural majefty and sublimity lift up the (according to the Exhortation) set forth God's moj Mind, and fit it for attending to the higher Things rewert by Praise, we proceed to hear his most holy Word. vealed in the Gospel, which now in the second Lefan And when the Soul has been exalted by acts of Praise, are read to the Congregation.
To thee all Angeis cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the
+ To thee. Cherubin, and Seraphin : continually do cry
The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite Majesty:
Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter. - Thou art the King of Glory: Ô Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father:
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver Man: thou didft not abhor the Virgin's Womb.
When thou hast overcome the sharpness of Death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all Believers.
Thou fittest at the right Hand of God: in the Glory of the fathcr. We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge.
Paraphrafe on Te Deum. praise, who shine as the Stars for ever and ever-The thou hadít with the Father before the World was. We graceful assembly of the Prophets hymn forth thy Glo- believe that thou shalt appear at the last Day to be the ry-The illuftrious body of Martyrs magnify thee, who Judge of quick and dead. For the fake of that prein witnessing thy Truth have been faithful unto Death cious Blood, therefore, which thou haft flied for our -Christ's universal Church profeffeth her Faith in thee Redemption, help us to serve thee acceptably-Grant the Father, whose greatness is unbounded ; in thy only us an inheritance among the Saints in Light--Lord,
begotten Son who is true, and highly to be reverenced; fave thy People from their Enemies, and bless thei-la*; and in the Holy Spirit, whom thou sendeft to be the - bours in thy Service. Rule over them by thy. Provi
Comforter of thy People.-Thou art our glorious dence, and exalt them to thy Mantions of Glory. King, O Chrilt-Thou art the Son of God the We praise thee daily; and glorify thee for ever-Lord, Father, whose Throne is for ever and ever.-Thou didit preserve us this Day from Sin-We most carnestly incondescend to be born of a poor Virgin, in order to treat thee to pardon our Offences.-Shew thy merciful our Redemption.-By thy Resurrection from Death · kindness towards us, for in thee alone is our confidence. thou hart given the affurance of eternal Life to all that -Suffer me not to be disappointed of my Hope in truly believe in thee. Thou art exalted to the right thee, O God. Hand of the Majelly on high, in the Glory which
+ To thee Cherubin, and Scrapbin, &c. These are. Name of the first signifies Fullness of Knoviledge : the supposed to be the highest Orders of Angels. The second, Burning, or Fervency of Affection.