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hear their cry,and will help them. ken in heart, and giveth medicine

20 The Lord preserveth all to heal their sickness. them that love him; but scatter- 4 He telleth the number of the eth abroad all the ungodly. stars, and calleth them all by

21 My mouth shall speak the their names. praise of the Lord; and let all flesh 5 Great is our Lord, and great give thanks unto his holy name is his power; yea, and his wisfor ever and ever.

dom is infinite. Psalm 146. Laua, anima mea. 6 The Lord setteth up the PRAISE the Lord, my soul: meek, and bringeth the ungodly Lord; yea, as long as I have any 7 O Sing unto the Lord with being, I will sing praises unto my thanksgiving; sing praises upon God.

the harp unto our God; 2 Oput not your trust in 8 Who covereth the heaven princes, nor in any child of man; with clouds, and prepareth rain for there is no help in them. for the earth ; and maketh the

3 For when the breath of man grass to grow upon the moungoeth forth, he shall turn again to tains, and herb for the use of his earth, and then all his thoughts men: perish.

9 Who giveth fodder unto the 4 Blessed is he that hath the cattle, and feedeth the young God of Jacob for his help; and ravens that call upon him. whose hope is in the Lord his God; 10 He hath no pleasure in the

5 Who made heaven and earth, strength of an horse; neither dethe sea and all that therein is; who lighteth he in any man's legs. keepeth his promise for ever; 11 But the Lord's delight is in

6 Who helpeth them to right them that fear him, and put their that suffer wrong; who feedeth trust in his mercy. the hungry.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusa7 The Lord looseth men out of lem; praise thy God, o Sion; prison; the Lord giveth sight to 13 For' he hath made fast the the blind.

bars of thy gates, and hath bless8 The Lord helpeth them thated thy children within thee. are fallen; the Lord careth for the 14 He maketh peace in thy righteous.

borders, and filleth thee with the 9 The Lord careth for the stran- flour of wheat. ger; he defendeth the fatherless 15 He sendeth forth his comand widow: as for the way of the mandment upon earth, and his ungodly,he turnethitupsidedown. word runneth very swiftly.

10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, 16 He giveth snow like wool, shall be King for evermore, and and scattereth the hoar frost like throughout all generations. ashes. EVENING PRAYER.

17 He casteth forth his ice like Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. frost?

morsels; who is able to abide his OPRAISE the Lord; for it is a 18 He sendeth out his word,

good thing to sing praises un- and melteth them; he bloweth to our God; yea, a joyful and with his wind, and the waters pleasant thing it is to be thankful. flow.

2 The Lord doth build up Je- 19 He showeth his word unto rusalem, and gather together the Jacob, his statutes and ordinances outcasts of Israel.

unto Israel. 3 He liculeth those that are bro- 20 He hath not dealt so with

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any nation; neither have the Psalm 149. Cantate Domino.
heathen knowledge of his laws.

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Psalm 148. Luudate Dominum. of, saints praise him.

song; let the congregation . PRAISE the Lord of hea- 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that

ven; praise him in the made him, and let the children of height.

Sion be joyful in their King. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of 3 Let them praise his name in his; praise him, all his host. the dance ; let them sing praises

3 Praise him, sun and moon; unto him with tabret and harp. e praise him, all ye stars 'and 4 For the Lord hath pleasure light.

in his people, and helpeth the de 4 Praise him, all ye heavens, meek-hearted." 1 and ye waters that are above the 5 Let the saints be joyful with heavens.

glory; let them rejoice in their 5 Let them praise the name of beds. E the Lord; for he spake the word, 6 Let the praises of God be in

and they were made; he com- their mouth, and a two-edged manded, and they were created. sword in their hands:

6 He hath made them fast for 7 To be avenged of the heaever and ever; he hath given then, and to rebuke the people; them a law, which shall not be 8 To bind their kings in chains, broken.

and their nobles with links of 7 Praise the Lord upon earth, iron. ye dragons, and all deeps; 9 That they may be avenged of

8 Fire and hail, snow and va-them; as it is written, Such hole pours, wind and storm, fulfilling nour have all his saints. this word;

Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. 9 Mountains and all hills; PRAISE God in his holiness; fruitful trees and all cedars';

praise him in the firmament 10 Beasts and all cattle; worms (of his power. and feathered fowls;

2 Praise him in his noble acts; 11 Kings of the earth and all praise him according to his expeople; princes and all judges of cellent greatness. the world;

3 Praise him in the sound of 12 Young men and maidens, the trumpet; praise him upon old men and children, praise the the lute and harp. name of the Lord; for his name 4 Praise him in the cymbals only is excellent, and his praise and dances; praise him upon the above heaven and earth.

strings and pipe. 13 He shall exalt the horn of 5 Praise him upon the wellhis people: all his saints shall tuned cymbals ; praise him upon praise him; even the children of the loud cymbals. İsrael, even the people that serv- 6 Let every thing that hath eth him.

I breath praise the Lord.

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272 ARTICLES OF RELIGION, As established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal

Church in the United States of America, in Convention, on the twelfth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1801.

Art. I. of faith in the Holy Trinity. stand those Canonical Books of the Old

God, everlasting, without body, was never any doubt in the Church. parts, or passions; of intinite powers of the Names and Number of the Co wisdom, and goodness; the Maker and

nonical Books. Preserver of all things both visible and Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, Deuteronomium, Joshue, Judges, Ruth, there be three persons, of one substance, The First Book of Samuel, The Second power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, Book of Samuel, The First Book of Kings, and the Holy Ghost.

The Second Bookc of Kings, The First Art. II. Of the Word, or Son of God, Book of Chronicles, The Second Book of

which was made very man. Chronicles, The First Book of Esdrus, The The Son, which is the Word of the Fa- Second Book of Esdras, The Book of Hesther, begotten from everlasting of the ter, The Book of Job, "The Psalıns, The Father, the very and eternal God, of one Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, canti substance with the Father, took Man's ca or Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets nature in the womb of the blessed Vir- the greater, Twelve Prophets the less. gin, of her substance: so that two whole And the other Books (as Hierome saith; and perfect Natures, that is to say, the the Church doth read for example of life Godhead and Manhood, were joined to- and instruction of manners; but yet doth gether in one Person, never to be divided, it not apply them to establish any docwhereof is one Christ, very God, and trine; such are these following: very Man; who truly suffered, was cru- The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth cified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of only for original guilt, but also for actual Hester, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the sins of men.

Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet, The Art. III. Of the going down of Christ Song of the three Children, The Story of into Hell.

Susanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The As Christ died for us, and was buried; Prayer of Manasses, The First Book of so also is it to be believed, that he went Maccabees, The Second Book of Moscedown into hell.

bees. Art. IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ.

All the Books of the New Testament, Christ did truly rise again from death, receive and account them Canonical.

as they are commonly received, we do and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the

Art. VII. Of the Old Testament. perfection of Man's nature, wherewith

The Old Testament is not contrary to he ascended into Heaven, and there sit- the New; for both in the Old and New teth, until he return to judge all men at Testament everlasting life is offered to the last day.

mankind by Christ, who is the only MeArt. V. Of the Holy Ghost.

diator between God and Man, being both

God and Man. Wherefore they are not The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the to be heard, which feign that the Old FaFather and the Son, is of one Substance, thers did look only for transitory ProMajesty and Glory with the Father and mises. Although the Law given from the Son, very and eternal God.

God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies Art. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy and Rites, do not bind Christian men, Scriptures for Salvation.

nor the Civil Precepts thereof ought of Holy Scripture containeth all things necessity to be received in any Comnecessary to Salvation: so that whatso-monwealth; yet notwithstanding, ever is not read therein, nor may be Christian man whatsoever is free from

the obedience of the Commandments proved thereby, is not to be required ofany man, that it should be believed as an arti- which are called moral. cle of the Faith, or be thought requisite Art. VIII. Of the Creeds. or necessary to Salvation. In the name The Nicene Creed, and that which is of the Holy Scripture we do under-commonly called the Apostle's Creeils

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ought thoroughly to be received and be- they make men meet to receive grace, or lleved: for they may be proved by most as the School-Authors say) deserve grace certain warrants of holy Scripture. of congruity: yea rather, for that they Art. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin.

are not done as God hath willed and Original sin standeth not in the fol- commanded them to be done, we doubt lowing of Adam (as the Pelagians do not but they have the nature of sin. vainly talk ;) but it is the fault and corrup- Art. XIV. Of Works of Supererogation. tion of the nature of every man, that na- Voluntary Works, besides over and turally is engendered of the offspring of above God's Commandments, which they Adam, whereby man is very far gone call Works of Supererogation, cannot be froni original righteousness, and is of his taught without arrogancy and impiety. own nature inclined to evil, so that the For by them men do declare, That they flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit; do not only render unto God as much as and therefore in every person born into they are bound to do, but that they do this world, it deserveth God's wrath and more for his sake than of bounden duty

damnation. And this infection of nature is required: Whereas Christ saith plainHe doth remain, yea, in them that are rege-ly, When ye have done all that are com

nerated; whereby the lust of the flesh, manded to you, say, We are unprofitable called in Greek ögovnud orgxos, which servants. some do expound the Wisdom, some Sen- Art. xv. Of Christ alone without sin. suality, some the Affection, some the De- Christ in the truth of our nature, was sire of the Flesh, is not subject to the Law made like unto us in all things, sin only of God. Andalthough there is no condem- except, from which he was clearly void, nation for them that believe and are bap- both in his flesh and in his spirit. He came tized; yet the Apostle doth confess, that to be a Lamb without spot, who by sa.

oncupiscence and lust hath of itself the crifice of himself once made, should take mature of sin.

away the sins of the world, and sin (as Art. X. Of Fres-Will. St. John saith) was not in him. But The condition of man after the fall of all we the rest (although baptized and

Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and born again in Christ) yet offend in many The prepare himself, by his own natural things; and if we say we have no sin,

strength and good works, to faith, and we deceive ourselves, and the truth is we calling upon God: wherefore we have not in us.

no power to do good works pleasant and Art. XVI. Of sin after Baptism. acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we mitted after Baptism, is sin against the

Not every deadly sin, willingly commay have a good will, and working with Holy Ghost, and unpardonable. Whereus, when we have that good will.

fore the grant of repentance is not to be Art. XI. Of the Justification of Man. denied to such as fall into sin after Bap

We are accounted righteous before tism. After we have received the Holy God, only for the Merit of our Lord and Ghost, we may depart from grace given, Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith; and not and fall into sin, and by the grace of God for our own Works or Deservings. (we may) arise again, andamend our lives. Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith And therefore they are to be condemned, only, is a most wholesome doctrine, and which say, they can no more sin as long very full of comfort, as more largely is as they live here, or deny the place of expressed in the Homily of Justification. forgiveness to such as truly repent. Art. XII. Of good Works.

Art. XVII. Of Predestination and. Albeit that good Works, which are the

Election. Fruits of Faith, and follow after Justifi

Predestination to life is the everlasting cation, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God's Ju gment; foundations of the world were laid) he

purpose of God, whereby (before the yet are they pleasing and acceptable to hath constantly decreed by his counsel, God in Christ, and do spring out neces- secret to us, to deliver from curse and sarily of a true and lively Faith; inso- damnation, those whom he hath chosen much that by them a lively Faith may be in Christ out of mankind, and to bring as evidently known, as a tree discerned them by Christ to everlasting

salvation, by the fruit.

as vessels made to honour. Wherefore Art. XIII. Of Works before Justification. they, which be endued with so excellent

Works done before the grace of Christ a benefit of God, be called according to and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not God's purpose by his Spirit working in pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring due season: they through grace obey the not of Faith in Jesus Clvist, neither do calling: they be justified freely: they be made sons of (iod by adoption: they be is contrary to God's Word written, net made like the image of his only begotten ther may it so expound one place of Son Jesus Christ: they walk religiously Scripture, that it be repugnant to another. in good works; and at length by God's Wherefore, although the Church be a inercy they attain to everlasting felicity. Witness and a Keeper of Holy Writ, yet

As the godly consideration of Predesti- as it ought not to decree anything against nation, and our election in Christ, is full the same, so besides the same ought it of sweet, pleasant, and unspeakable com- not to enforce any thing to be believed fort to godly persons, and such as feel in for necessity of salvatioi. themselves the working of the Spirit of Art. XXI. Of the Authority of General Christ, mortifying the works of the flesh

Councils. and their earthly members, and drawing up their mind to high and heavenly

Art. XXII. Of Purgatory. things, as well because it doth greatly

The Komish doctrine concerning Pur. establish and confirm their faith of eter- gatory, Pardon, Worshipping and Adonal salvation, to be enjoyed through nation, as well of Images, as of Reliques, Christ, as because it doth fervently kindle and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond their love towards God: so, for curious thing vainly invented and grounded upand carnal persons, lacking the Spirit of on no warranty of Scripture, but rather Christ, to have continually before their repugnant to the Word of God. eyes the Sentence of God's Predestina- Art. XXIII. Of Ministering in the Contion, is a most dangerous downfall,where

gregation. by the Devil doth thrust them either into It is not lawful for any man to take updesperation, or into wretchlessness of on him the office of public Preaching, or most unclean living, no less perilous than Ministering the Sacraments in the Condesperation.

gregation, before he be lawfully called, Furthermore, we must receive God's and sent to execute the same. And those promises in such wise as they be general- we ought to judge lawfully called and ly set forth to us in holy Scripture: And sent, which be chosen and called to this in our doings, that will of God is to be fol- Work by men who have public Authorilowed, which we have expressly declar- ty given unto them in the Congregation, ed unto us in the Word of God.

to call and send Ministers into the Lord's Art. XVIII. Of obtaining Eternal Sal- Vineyard.

vation only by the Name of Christ. Art. XXIV. Of Speaking in the Congre

They also are to be had accursed, that gation in snch a tongue as the People presume to say, that every man shall be understandeth. saved by the Law or Sect which he pro- It is a thing plainly repugnant to the fesseth, so that he be diligent to frame Word of God, and the custom of the Prihis life according to that Law, and the mitive Church, to have Public Prayer in light of Nature. For holy Scripture doth the Church or to Minister the Sacra. set out unto us only the Name of Jesus ments in a wngue not understanded of Christ, whereby men must be saved.

the people. Art. XIX. Of the Church.

Art. XXV. Of the Sacraments. The visible Church of Christ is a Con

Sacraments ordained of Christ bent gregation of faithful men, in the which only badges or tokens of Christian men's the

pure Word of God is preached, and Profession; but rather they be certaiu the Sacraments be duly ministered ac- sure witnesses, and efiectual signs a cording to Christ's Ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the which he doth work invisibiy in os

grace, and God's good will towards us, le the same. As the Church of Hierusalem, Aleran- strengthen and confirm our faith in him.

and doth not only quicken, but also dria, and Antioch, have erred; so also There are two Sacrainents ordained of the Church of Rome hath erred, not only Christ our Lord in the Gospel, that is to in their living and manner of Ceremo- say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord. nies, but also in matters of faith.

Those five commonly called SacraArt. XX. Of the Authority of the ments, that is to say, Confirmation, PenChurch.

ance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme The Church hath power to decrec Rites Unction, are not to be counted for Sacraor Ceremonies, and Authority in Contro- ments of the Gospel, being such as have versies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful grown, partly of the corrupt following of for the Church to orela in any thing that the Apostles, partly are states of life al

* The 21st of the former art'cles is omitted, because it is partly of a local and civil nature, and is provided for, as to the remaining parts of it. in other articles

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