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Then shall be read the second Lesson taken out of the New Testament; and after that the hymn following :

Benedictus. St. Luke i. 68. BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel : for

he hath visited, and redeemed his people ; And hath raised up a horn of 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 ;

The oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham : that he would grant unto us,

That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies : might serve him without fear,

In holiness and righteousness before him : all the days of our life.

Now unto the King eternal : immortal, invisible : the only wise God:

Be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Or this Psalm,

Jubilate Deo. Psal. c. O

BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve

the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song. Know ye that the Lord he is God : it is

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selves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and bless his Name.

For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth to all generations.

Now unto the King eternal : immortal, invisible : the only wise God:

Be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Minister declare the fuith required in the Gospel of Jesus, in his own blessed words, and in the authentic words of his Apostles; the people standing. Our Lord declares,

This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. St. John xvii. 8.

St. Peter, for himself and the rest of the Apostles, confesses,

We believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. St. John vi. 69.

St. John says,

This is the commandment of God, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another. 1 St. John iii. 23.

St. Paul says,

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom. x. 9.

Answer. This we thankfully receive as our faith. Amen.



Or, the following Declaration of Faithmay be said or sung by the Minister and people, standing,-formed from the Creeds commonly called The Apostles' Creed, and The Nicene Creed.

BELIEVE in one God, the Father, Al

mighty, Maker of heaven and earth ; And of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the beloved Son of God; Who was crucified, dead and buried; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sitteth on the right hand of the Father; And he will be the judge of quick and dead. I believe that the Holy Spirit, without

, measure, was given to Jesus Christ; And inspired his Apostles; And enlightens and sanctifies all his people.

I believe that all men, who truly confess that Jesus is the Son of God, are members of Christ's Catholic Church.

And I believe in the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins; The Resurrection of the Dead; And the life everlasting. Amen. And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly

kneeling, Minister. The Lord be with

Answer. And with thy spirit.

Minister. Let us pray.
O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. O Lord, save the Queen.

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. Give peace in our time, O Lord.

Answer. Because thou only canst make wars to cease to the end of the earth.

Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.

Answer. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.

Then shall follow three Collects , the first of the Day, which shall be the same that is appointed at the Communion; the second for Peace; the third for Grace to live well. And the two last Collects shall never alter, but always be said at Morning Prayer throughout the Year, as followeth ; all kneeling.

The second Collect, for Peace. O GOD, who art the author of

lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom ; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies, from within and from without ; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the

any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The third Collect, for Grace. O LORD, our heavenly

LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty

and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day ; Defend 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 or Hymn.

Then these five Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.

A Prayer for the Queen's Majesty. O

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 beseech thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign Queen VICTORIA; and so replenish her with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy wili, and walk in thy way: Endue her plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant her in health and happiness long to live; and finally, after this life, may she attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Royal Family.

goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless 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.

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