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Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.

to his excellent great

ness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp.

Praise him upon the well tuned cymbals; praise him upon the loud cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

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

Be honour and glory, through Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen.

Then may follow an Anthem or a Voluntary_on the Organ; and then the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament: Deut. viii. or xxvi. or xxviii. to v. 15. Isaiah xii. or xxv. to v. 10. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung or said the following Anthem.

PSALM 100.

OBE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

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O thank the Lord of all lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Answ. And on earth peace, good will toward

men.

Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Who laid out the earth above the waters; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Who hath made great lights; for his mercy endureth for ever.

The sun to rule by day; for his mercy endureth

for ever.

The moon and the stars to govern the night; for his mercy endureth for

ever.

Who remembereth us when we are in trouble; for his mercy endureth for

ever.

And hath delivered us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Who giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Min. The Lord be with

you.

Answ. And with thy spirit.

Min. Glory be to God in the highest;

Min. Let us pray. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;

Answ. And grant us thy salvation.

Min. O God, make clean our hearts within us;

Answ. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.

A THANKSGIVING.

O THOU who art good unto all, who exercisest loving kindness in all the earth, and who hast come nigh to us by Jesus Christ thy Son; it is thou, who givest our daily bread, health in our habitations, and peace in our borders, and who crownest the year with thy goodness. We desire this day gratefully to recount thy mercies, and to ascribe blessing and honour, and glory and praise to thee our rock and fortress, our strength and redeemer.

How precious have been thy thoughts unto us, O God, how great has been the sum of them! We bless thee for preserving our houses from the ravages of fire, for all the health

and pleasure which we have enjoyed in them, for the bread which has given strength to our bodies, for the medicine which has arrested the progress of disease, for the tear of sympathy which has comforted us under trouble, for divine preservation in our journeys by land, for favourable winds on the ocean, for refreshing showers upon the fields. We thank thee for every cheerful sensation when alone, for the pleasures of friendly intercourse, for the benefits of good neighbourhood, for the privileges of public worship, for the maintenance of civil order, the continuance of peace, the administration of justice, for every encouragement to well doing, every manifestation of useful truth, and for all the advantages of our condition. Graciously direct us, O God, to a right improvement of all thy mercies. Preserve us from the wicked indulgence of all fleshly lusts, and from wasting our substance in riotous living. May we enjoy our temporal possessions with temperance, cheerfulness, and

contentment. Protect us from the snares of prosperity. May we honour thee with our substance, be rich in good works, and duly esteem and praise thee the rock of our salvation.

Continue to us the enjoyment of our civil rights; disappoint the devices of the crafty; prolong the days and usefulness of those public. men under whose administration the righteous flourish, and who make our land a quiet habitation; grant peace, order, and plenty in our families, our villages and towns, and throughout our country; bless all fountains of useful science; heal and cleanse their waters; dispel the mists of ignorance; arrest the progress of profaneness and vice; make the people of our land humble before thee, peaceable in their civil and social relations, and zealous for the establishment of liberty, order, and truth. May we never by our ingratitude incur that censure, I have nourished and brought up children, but they have rebelled against me. Grant this, O Father,

for thine infinite mercy's sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

world to come life everlasting. Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER.

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A SERVICE

FOR DAYS OF FASTING AND HUMILIATION.

The Minister may use the common Service for Morning or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalm beginning O come let us sing, &c., instead of which, shall be said or sung, the following Anthem, from the fiftyfifth Psalm.

PSALM 55.

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My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death is fallen upon

me.

And I said, O that I had wings like a dove; for then would I flee away, and be at rest.

Lo, then would I get
away far
off, and

me

remain in the wilder

ness.

I would make haste to

escape, from the stormy wind and tempest.

Fearfulness and trem- O cast thy burden upon bling are come upon me the Lord, and he shall and an horrible dread hath nourish thee, and shall not overwhelmed me. suffer the righteous to fall for ever.

But yet I will call upon God, and the Lord shall

save me.

In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly; and he shall hear my voice.

And then, instead of the
Psalms for the Day of the
Month, shall be said the
following Psalms.

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