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EARLY beloved bre- | devices and desires of our own thren, the Scripture hearts. We have offended moveth us in sundry places against thy holy laws. We to acknowledge and confess have left undone those things our manifold sins and wicked- which we ought to have done; ness; and that we should not And we have done those dissemble nor cloke them be- things which we ought not fore the face of Almighty God to have done; And there is our heavenly Father; but no health in us. But thou, confess them with an humble, O Lord, have mercy upon us, lowly, penitent, and obedient miserable offenders. Spare heart; to the end that we thou them, O God, which may obtain forgiveness of the confess their faults. Restore same, by his infinite goodness thou them that are penitent; and mercy. And although According to thy promises we ought at all times humbly declared unto mankind in to acknowledge our sins be- Christ Jesu our Lord. And fore God; yet ought we most grant, O most merciful Father, chiefly so to do, when we as- for his sake; That we may semble and meet together to hereafter live a godly, righterender thanks for the great ous, and sober life, To the benefits that we have received glory of thy holy Name. Amen. at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear. his most holy Word, and to ask
The Absolution, or Remission of sins, to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; the people still kneeling.
those things which are requi- ALMIGHTY God, the
site and necessary, as well for the body as 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.
LMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much 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 beseech him to grant us true repentance, and
Priest. Praise ye the Lord. Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.
his holy Spirit, that those | shall be: world without end. things may please him, which Amen. 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,
UR 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.
to save us.
O Lord, make
Answer. 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
Then shall be said or sung this Psalm fol-
Venite, exultemus Domino.
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 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 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, 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 Laudamas, daily through
out 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
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
Book: And after every Lesson, Here end the sharpness of death: thou
eth the First, or the Second Lesson.
Te Deum Laudamus.
didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
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.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints in glory_everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage. Govern them and lift them up for ever. Day by day we magnify thee;
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.
Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Sun, and Moon, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.
ye Showers, and Dew, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ŏ ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Dews, and Frosts, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for
praise him, and magnify him | Lord praise him, and magfor ever. nify him for ever.
O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Ŏ ye Seas, and Floods, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Whales, and all that move in the Waters, bless ye the Lord praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Oye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
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 be read in like manner the Se
cond Lesson, taken out of the New Testament. And after that, the Hymn following; except when that shall happen to be read in the Chapter for the Day, or for the Gospel on St. John Baptist's Day. Benedictus. St. Luke i. 68.
LESSED be Lord God
all ye Fowls of the Air, Buf Israel: for he hath visit
Oye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O let Israel bless the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Oye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the
ed, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets : which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers and to remember his holy Covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham that he would give us;