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* The Minister shall begin the Evening Prarer, by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.
HE Lord is in his holy temple ; let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering : for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal. i. 1 1. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be always acceptable in thy sight, O, Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Ps.xix. 14. When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27. I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psal. li. 3. Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psal. li. 9. The sacrifies of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. li. 17. Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God ; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,
und repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, tho' we have rebelled against him ; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan ix. 9. 10. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lestthoubring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psal. vi. 1. Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Mat. iii. 2. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him; Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19. Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord ; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1. St. John i. 8, 9.
* Then the Minister shall say,
EARLY beloved brethren, the scripture moveth us in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his
hands, to set forth his most
And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thouthose, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind,in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; To the glory of thy holy name. Amen. * The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission of Sins ; to be made by the Priest alone, standing ; the Peofile still kneeling. LMIGHTY God, the Fa
worthy praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite 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 hea
venly grace, saying— * - General Confession, to be
said by the whole Congre
gation after the Minister, all kneeling. LMigh ry and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. done those things which we ought to have done ; And we have done those things which
we ought not to have dones
We have left un
ther of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, 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 those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Where fore, let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him which 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 Peofile shall answer
here, and at the end of c
very Prayer, Amen:
.Ans. As it was in the bè
LMighty God, our hea-ginning, is now, , and ever venly Father, who, of shall be, world without end.
his great mercy, hath promised Forgiveness of Sins to
Min. Praise ye the Lord.
all those who, with hearty praised.
Repentance and true Faith,
turn unto him ; have mercy "I Then shall follow a Portion of
upon you. pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Je
sus Christ our Lord. Mmen.
* Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the fieofile still kneeling, and refeating it with him, both here and wheresoever e se it is used in Divine service.
UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name ; Thy Kingdom come : Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven: Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Mmen. * Then likewise he shall say, O Lord, open thou our lips; .Mns And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
* Here, all standing up, the
the Psalms, as they are appointed or one of the Selections, as they are set forth by this Church, with the Dorology, as in the Morning Serrice. Then shall be read the first Lesson, acco, ding to the Table or Culendar; after which shall be said or sung the following Psalm, ercept when it is read in the ordonary course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth day of the month.
Cantate Domino. Psal. xcviii. SING unto the Lord a new song ; for he hath done marvellous things. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory. The Lord declared his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel ; and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God. Show vourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks. Praise the Lord upon the harp : sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving. With trumpets aiso and shawms, O show yourselves
joyful before the Lord the King. Let the sea make a noise and all that therein is, the round world and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; for he co.neth to judge the earth. With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. * Or this. Bonum est confiteri. Psal. xcii I. is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most Highest; To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night Season; Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute; upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works; and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.
* Then a Lesson of the Wow Testament, as it is affointed: And after that, shall be sung or said this Psalm, ex
cefit on the twelfth day of the month.
Deus miscreatur. Psal. Ixvii.
upon earth, thy saving health among ail nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. O let the nations rejoice and be glad ; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
* Or this. Benedic, Mnima mea. Psal. ciii.
RAISE the Lord, O my soul ; and all that is within ime, praise his holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits; Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness. O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that sulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his word. O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance and be merciful unto us.
O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praise thou
That thy way maybe known the Lord, O my soul.
* Then shall be said the Asicstles' Creed, by the Minister and the People, standing : ...And any Churches may omit the words, He descended into Hell, or may, instead of them, use the words, He went into the place of departed Spirits, which are considered as words of the same meaning, in the Creed BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth : And in Jesus Christ his onty Son our lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into Hell; The third day he rose from the dead ; He ascended into Heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The communion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. .4men. * Or this. BELIEVE in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Farth, and of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God. Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom allthings
were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came own from Heavcn, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and he shall come again, with glory, to judge, both the quick and the dead; whose kingoom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and gloriied, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Caholic and Apostolic Church. acknowledge one Baptism or the remission of sins; and look for the resurrection of he dead, and the life of the world to come. Mmen.
* And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling ; the Minister first fronouncing, The Lord be with you; .Ans. And with thy Spirit. * Min. Let us pray. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Jons. And grant us thy salvation. Min. O God, make clean our hearts within us ; Ans. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.