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Then the Minifter shall kneel, and fay the Lord's Prayer with an audible Voice; the People also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wherefoever else it is used in Divine Service.


OUR Father, 2. which art in Heaven; 3. Hallow



ed be thy Name. 4. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. 6. Give us this day our daily bread. 7. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpass against us. 8. And


to prevent us from relapfing into a finful ftate, but that our fouls, which formerly have been defiled with many vices, may fhine with that purity and holiness which the gospel requires. So that, when we quit this tranfitory life, we may enter into the joy of the Father, thro' the merits of Jefus Chrift, our ever blessed Redeemer.

1. We have recourfe to thee, O God, who, by the great work of creation, art the father of us and all mankind, but art, in a more particular manner, the father of us chriitians by adoption. Rom. viii. 15.

2. Offering up our petitions unto thee, the great God of heaven and earth, whofe throne and peculiar place of refidence is in the empyreum or heaven of heavens. Ifa, lxvi. 1. Matt. v.


3. It is our defire, and we will exert our utmost efforts, that thy name, (Exod. xx. 7.) and whatsoever has any connection with thee, may be held facred and preferved from any manner of contempt, and moreover be honoured with diftinguishing marks of respect and adoration.

4. We also ardently with for the time when thy glorious kingdom, which cannot be inherited by flesh and blood, fhall commence, (1 Cor. AV. 20.) and into which the elect are to be received. Matt. xxv. 34, 5.

5. We pray thee, O Lord, to haften thy kingdom of grace, introductory to thy kingdom of glory hereafter, that all our irregular paffions and fenfual affections, being fubdued by thee our king and governor, we may be numbered amongst those bleffed, who are poor in fpirit, and to whom thy dear Son our redeemer has appropriated the kingdom of heaven. We pray farther, that we chriftians here upon earth may discharge our duty to God, and conform ourselves to his will, made known to us by the preaching of the gofpel, with as much readiness and punctuality as the angels in heaven perform it. Pf. ciii. 21. Matt. xviii. 10.

6. We petition thee farther to fupply us with our daily fuftenance, (1 Tim. vi. 8.) not only with bread, but with cloaths and all the other neceffaries of life, in fuch proportion as thou fhalt judge proper.

7. Intreating thee to pardon our fins, as well great as fmall, both of which render us obnoxious to divine juftice, as we, on our part, profess to have freely forgiven all those who have offended against us, knowing that we cannot otherwife hope for the mercy of God. Matt. vi. 15.

lead us not into temptation; 9. But deliver us from evil : 10. For thine is the Kingdom, And the Power, And the Glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Then likewife he shall fay;

O Lord; open thou our lips,

Anfw. And our mouth fhall fhew forth thy praife.
Prieft. O God, make speed to fave us.
Anfw. O Lord, make hafte to help us.


8. We request of thee, that thou wouldst be pleased to preferve us from any trong temptation, which we may not have ftrength to overcome, (Matt. xxvi. 40.) for the immediate government of thy kingdom of grace in this wicked and perverfe generation. Let not any trying temptation be laid in our way, in this, too apt to be biafed and corrupt, state of feeble nature; give us not over into the enemy's hand; forfake us not in our fpiritual conflict; guide us in the way of thy commandments; and grant that, thro' Chrift, we may be conquerors, not conquered by the worldly and glittering allurements to fin; or if we fall into temptations, afford us fuch a potent affiftance of thy grace, as may enable us to get the better of them. 2 Cor. xii. 9.

9. But refcue us from every evil to which human nature is obnoxious, as well from the dominion of fin, (Eph. ii. 1. Heb. x. 12.) as that of calamities, and that from evil occafioned by the malice of evil fpirits. Job, i. 6, 8. Rev. xii. 8.

10. These bleffings, we truft, thou wilt not with-hold from us; thy divine perfections giving us encouragement to expect them from thee: for thine is the empire and fupreme command over all things, and thy unlimited power no being can refift; (1 Chron. xxix. 10. Jud. 25.) thou art invested with infinite power, and nothing can oppose thee; (Job, xxxviii. 11. Pfal. lxv. 7.) and thy own glory is difplayed in making thy creatures happy. Jud. 25. Eph. i. 6.

Prieft. Do thou, O God, who haft beftowed upon us the gift of utter ance, (Exod. iv. 11. Prov. x. 32.) by thy Holy Spirit, aflift us in our


Answer. And then we shall fpeak forth thy praife, as we are in duty bound.

Pref. Delay not to afford us thy affiftance, in promoting all things neceflary for our falvation.

Anwar. And be not backward in fupplying us with whatever may belp us forward in that mon important of all our concerns.



Here all standing up, the Priest fhall fay.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son

Holy Ghoft;

and to the

Anfw. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Prieft. Praise ye the Lord.

Anfw. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall be faid or fung this Pfalm following; except on Eater-day, upon which another Anthem is appointed: And on the Nineteenth Day of every Month it is not to be read here, but in the ordinary Course of the Pfalms.


Venite, exultemus Domino. Pfal. xcv.


Come, let us fing unto the Lord let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our falvation.

2. Let us come before his prefence with thanksgiving: and fhew ourselves glad in him with pfalms.

3. For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.

4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth and the ftrength of the hills is his alfo.

5. The fea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.


Prieft. All glory be afcribed to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

Anfwer. They have exifted in glory from all eternity, ftill continue to exist, and will exift for ever. Amen.

Prieft. Sing an hallelujak unto the Lord.

Anfwer. Hallelujah.

1. Come, let us exert ourselves in finging forth the praises of the Lord, let us make a jubilee before our God and our bleffed Redeemer.

2. Let us prefent ourselves before the ark, the fpecial place where he manifefts his Divine Prefence, with giving of thanks: and rejoice before him with pfalmody.

3. For Jehovah our God, is not an imaginary being, like the gods of the heathens, but the Creator of the universe, the only true God.

4. The darkest corners and the lowest caverns of the earth were at first made by him, and ftill remain at his difpofal: he has a right and fovereignty over the most lofty mountains, mountains that are of fuch a prodigions height that they tife thofe who attempt to afcend them.

6. O come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7. For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pafture, and the fheep of his hand.

8. 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;

9. When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and faw my works.

10. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and faid: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways:

11. Unto whom I fware in my wrath: that they should not enter into my reft.


5. Our God is the fame great Being, who, by the like virtue of creation, has a right both to ocean and dry land, throughout their whole


6. In order to animate us ftill farther to the worship of this only great and true God, let us confider him as the Creator of the whole human race, and upon that account, let us proftrate ourselves before him with the utmott fervour of devotion.

7. But it is more particularly incumbent upon us, the feed of Abraham, to praise him, as he has fingled us out for his peculiar people, taking the fame care of us that a fhepherd does of his flock.

8. But then we fhould not flatter ourselves that God will be our God, and that we shall be his chofen people, if in this our day we neglect to litten to his voice, (Numb. xix. 22.) and obey his laws, but exafperate him by our perverseness and disobedience, as our forefathers did in times paft, at Majab and Meribah. Exod. xvii. 2. 7.

9. When the Jews your ancestors, in ages paft had a mind (as God Almighty fpeaks (Exod. xvii. 2.) to tempt me and prove me, how far my Almighty Power extended, and to put me upon unneceflary miracles, in order to gratify their vain curiofity; tho' they had been abundantly convinced of my Omnipotence by the wonders which I performed upon their account in the land of Egypt.

10. During the space of forty years (Numb. xiv. 23.) was I vexed with the perverfenefs of this untoward generation; which drew from me this folemn declaration, I the Lord God, have faid this is an evil congregation, (Numb. xiv. 27.) that have an heart entirely alienated from me, and that never duly attended to those great works which I did for them. 11. Which ungrateful behaviour fo highly incenfed me, that I declared with an oath, that they fhould never enter into the land of Canaan, the place

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghoft;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be: world without end. Amen.

Then fhall follow the Pfalms in Order as they are appointed. And at the End of every Pfalm throughout the Year, and likewife at the End of Benedicite, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, fhall be repeated.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

Anfw. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be: world without end. Amen..

Then shall be read diftinctly with an audible Voice the First Leffon, taken out of the Old Teftament, as is appointed in the Calendar (except there be proper Leffons affigned for that day) He that readeth, so standing, and turning himself, as he may best be heard of all fuch as are prefent. And after that shall be faid or fang in English, the Hymn called Te Deum laudamus, daily throughout the Year.

Note, That before every Lefon, the Minifter fhall fay, Here beginneth fuch a Chapter, or verfe of fuch a Chapter of fuch a Book: And after every Leffon, Here endeth the Firft, or, the Second Leffon.



Te Deum laudamuş...

E praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.

2. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.


place of their refting after their long wanderings. This oath you will find in Numbers, xiv. 23. As I live, your carcaffes fhall fall in this wildernefs : furely they fhall not fee the land which I fware to their forefathers.

1. We the congregation of thy faithful people, here affembled, do praise thee, O great God, and acknowledge thee to be the Father, Lord, and preferver of heaven and earth.

2. For furely we chriftians are in duty bound to praise thee, fince all the nations of the earth acknowledge thee to be the eternal Father and Creator of the univerfe; and, notwithstanding the ignorance and fuperftition in which they are plunged, agree in paying thee fome fort of homage.

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