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Lmighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou doft vouchfafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy myfteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft affure us thereby of thy favour and goodness toward us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical Body of thy Son, which is the bleffed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlafting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and paffion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly befeech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all fuch good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jefus Chrift our Lord, to whom with thee, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory world without end. Amen. Lory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praife thee, we blefs thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only begotten Son Jefu Chrift; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takeft away the fins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that fitteth at the right hand of God the father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Chrift, with the Holy Ghoft, art moft High in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
HE peace of God which paffeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jefus Chrift our Lord: And the bleffing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Collects after the Offertory.
Sfift us mercifully, O Lord, in these our fupplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy fervants towards the attainment of everlasting falvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchfafe, we beseech thee, to direct, fanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments, that through thy moft mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preferved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.
Rant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be fo grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praife of thy Name, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Revent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy moft gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Lmighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knoweft our neceffities before we afk, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compaffion upon our infirmities; and thofe things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindnefs we cannot afk, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
them that ask in thy Sons Name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us that have made now our prayers and fupplications unto thee, and grant that those things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our neceffity, and to the fetting forth of thy glory, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
OF DAVI D,
Pointed as they are to be fung or faid in CHURCHES.
THE FIRST DA Y.
This Pfalm is like a recommendatory Preface to the whole following collection: and defcribes the conduct and happiness of the Righteous, and the mifery of the Wicked. The condition of the former is reprefented by a flourishing fruitful Tree; of the latter by Chaff which as it is unprofitable in itfelf, fo it is eafily difperfed by the Winds.
And he fall be like a Tree, &c.
The Tree here
§ Pfalm i. Beatus vir, qui abiit.
LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor ftood in the way of finners: and hath not fat in the feat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law will he exercife himfelf day and night. 3 *And he fhall be like a tree planted by the water-fide: that will bring forth his fruit in due feafon.
4 His leaf alfo fhall not wither: and look, whatsoever he doeth, it fhall profper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not fo with them: but they are like the chaff which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
alluded to was probably the Palm; because it naturally flourishes moft near Water, and is an Evergreen: and is a proper emblem of a good Man, who is continually watered by the Streams of the divine favour and who flourishes equally amidst the wintry fcenes of Adverfity, and the Summer-funs of Profperity; because God maketh all Things work together for good, to them that love him. See Pfalm xcii. 12.
6 Therefore the ungodly fhall not be able to ftand in the judgment; neither the finners in the congregation of the righteous. 7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
|| Pfalm 2.
Quare fremuerunt gentes?
HY do the heathen fo furiously rage together: and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth ftand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
3 Let us break their bonds afunder: and caft away their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to fcorn: the Lord fhall have them in derifion.
5 Then fhall he speak unto them in his wrath: and vex them in his fore difpleasure.
6 Yet have I fet my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath faid unto me; Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Defire of me, and I fhall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy poffeffion.
Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break them in pieces like a potters veffel.
10 Be wife now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
II Serve the Lord in fear: and rejoice unto him with reverence. 12 + Kifs the Son, left he be angry, and fo ye perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled (yea, but a little) bleffed are all they that put their trust in him.
§ Pfalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati? ·
ORD, how are they increafed that trouble me: many are they that rise against me.
But the Lord knoweth the way, &c. i. e. he approves, favours, or is pleafed with it.
》 Though this Pfalm may primarily be a triumphant
celebration of David's victory over his Enemies, and fafe establishment upon the Throne of Judah: yet it is plainly prophetical likewise and relates to the King
2 Many one there be that fay of my foul: There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender: thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice: and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5 I laid me down and flept, and rofe up again: for the Lord fuftained me.
6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people: that have fet themselves against me round about.
7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God: for thou fmiteft all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou haft broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: and thy bleffing is upon thy people.
II Pfalm 4. Cum invocarem.
EAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou haft fet me at liberty when I was in trouble 0 have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
2 O ye fons of men, how long will ye blafpheme mine honour : and have fuch pleasure in vanity, and feek after leafing?
3 Know this alfo, that the Lord hath chofen to himfelf the man that is godly: when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.