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ben the Minister fall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer with an audible
Voice; the people also kneeling, and repeating it with bim, both here, and wberesoever elje it is used in Divine Service.
UR Father, 2. which art in Heaven ; 3. Hallowed be thy Name. 4. Thy Kingdom come.
5. Thy will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. 6. Give us this day our daily bread. 7. And forgive us our trefpasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. 8. And
PA RA P H R A SE.
to prevent us from relapsing into a sinful state, but that our souls, which formerly have been denied with many vices, may shine with that purity and holiness which the gospel requires. So that, when we quit this transitory life, we may enter into the joy of the Father, thro' che merits of Jesus Christ, our ever blessed Redeemer.
1. We have recourse 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, whose throne and peculiar place of residence is in the empyreum or heaven of heavens. Ija, lxvi. 1. Matt. v. 39.
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 preserved from any manner of contempt, and moreover be honoured with distinguishing marks of respect and adoration.
4. We also ardently wish for the time when thy glorious kingdom, which cinnot be inherited by Alesh and blood, shall commence, (1 Cor. 11. 20.) and into which the elect are to be received. Mart. xxv. 34, 5.
5. We pray thee, O Lord, to hasten thy kingdom of grace, introductory to thy kingdom of glory hereafter, that all our irregular passions and fensual affections, being subdued by thee our king and governor, we may be numbered amongst those blessed, who are poor in fpirit, and to whom thy dear Son our redeemer has appropriated the kingdom of heaven. We pray farther, that we christians here upon earth may discharge our duty to God, and conform ourselves to his will, made known to us by the preaching of the gospel, with as much readiness and pun&uality as the angels in heaven perform it. Pf. ciii. 21. Matt. xvijj. 10.
6. We petition thee farther to supply us with our daily sustenance, (1 Tim. vi. 8.) not only with bread, but with cloaths and all the other necessaries of life, in such proportion as thou Malt judge proper.
7. Intreating thee to pardon our fins, as well great as small, both of which render uis obnoxious to divine justice, as we, on our part, profess to have freely forgiven all those who have offended against as, knowing that we cannot otherwise hope for the mercy of God. Mart. 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 likewise be Mall say;
PA RA P H R AS E. 8. We request of thee, that thou would it be pleased to preserve us from any Atrong temptation, which we may not have strength to overcome, (Matt. xxvi. 40.) for the immediate government of thy kingdom of grace in this wicked and perverse generation. Let not any trying temptation be laid in our way, in this, too apt to be biased and corrupt, state of feeble nature ; give us not over into the enemy's hand; forsake as not in Oar spiritual conflict; guide us in the way of thy commandments; and grani ibat, thro' Christ, we may be conquerors, not conquered by the worldly and glittering allurements to sin ; or if we fall into temptations, afford us such a potent assistance of thy grace, as may enable us to get the better of them. 2 Cor. xii. 9.
9. But rescue us from every evil to which human nature is obnoxious, as well from the dominion of sin, (Eph. ii. 1. Heb. x. 12:) as that of calamities, and that from evil occasioned by the malice of evil spirits. Job, i. 6, 8. Rev. xii. 8.
10. These blessings, we trust, thou wilt not with-hold from us ; thy divine perfections giving us encouragement to expect them from thee : for thine is the empire and supreme command over all things, and thy unlimited power no being can refift; (1 Chron. xxix. io. Yud. 25.) thou art invested with infinite power, and nothing can oppole thee ; (Job, xxxvii. 11. P/al. Ixv. 7.) and thy own glory is displayed in making thy creatures happy. Jud. 25. Eph. i. 6.
Prieft. Do thou, O God, who haft bestowed upon us the gift of utterance, (Exod. iv. 11. Prov. x. 32.) by thy Holy Spirit, aflitt us in our devotions.
Ax/wer. And then we shall speak forth thy praise, as we are in duty bound.
Prifi. Delay not to afford us thy alistance, in promoting all things Beceflary for our salvation.
Anur. And be not backward in supplying us with whatever may Help us forward in that mol important of all cur concerns.
Here all standing up, the Priest fall say. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost ,
Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Prieft. Praise ye the Lord.
Answ. The Lord's Name Be praised. Then shall be faid or fung this Psalm following ; except on Ea ter-day, upor
which another Anthem is appointed: And on the Nineteenth Day of every Month it is not to be read here, but in tbe ordinary Course of the Psalms.
Venite, exultemus Domino. Psal. xcv.
rejoice in the strength of our salvation. 2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
3. For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above
4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the Itrength of the hills is his also.
5. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.
PA RA PHRASE Prief. All glory be ascribed to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
Answer. They have existed in glory from all eternity, Atill continne to exist, and will exist for ever. Amen.
Priest. Sing an hallelujal onto the Lord.
1. Come, let us exert ourselves in singing forth the praises of the Lord, let us make a jubilee Before our God and our blessed Redeemer.
2. Let us present ourselves before the ark, the special place where he manifests his Divine Presence, with giving of thanks: and rejoice before him with psalmody,
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 hish, and fill remain ac his disposal : he has a right and lovereignty over the moft lofty mountains, mountains that are of such a prodigions height that they cite those who attempt to afcend them.
ILLUSTRATED AND EXPLAINED. 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 pasture, and the sheep 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 said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways:
11. Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
PARAPHRAS E. 5. Our God is the fame great Being, who, by the like virtue of crea, tion, has a right both to ocean and dry land, throughout their whole extent.
6. In order to animate us ftill farther to the worlip of this only great and true God, let us consider him as the Creator of the whole human race, and upon that account, let us proftrate ourselves before him with the utmoit fervour of devotion.
7. But it is more particularly incumbent upon us, the seed of Abraham, to praise him, as he has singled us out for his peculiar people, taking the same care of us that a shepherd does of his flock.
8. But then we should not flatter ourselves that God will be our God, and that we shall be his cholen people, if in this our day we neglect to litten to his voice, (Numb. xix. 22.) and obey his laws, but exasperate him by our perverseness and disobedience, as our forefathers did in times palt, at Majab aad Meribah. Exod. xvii. 2. 7.
9. When the Jews your ancestors, in ages paft had a mind (as God Almighty speaks ( Exod. xvii. 2.) to tempt me and prove me, how far my Almighty Power extended, and to put me upon unnecessary miracles, in order to gratify their vain curiosity; cho' they had been abundantly convinced of my Omnipotence by the wonders which I performed upon their accouat in the land of Egypt.
10. During the space of forty years ( Numb. xiv. 23.) was I vexed with the perverseness of this untoward generation ; which drew from me this folemn declaration, I the Lord God, have said shis 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 tlaem.
!!. Which ungrateful behaviour fo highly incensed me, that I declared with an oath, that they should never enter into the land of Canaan, the
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghoft;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Then shall follow the Psalms in Order as they are appointed. And at the End
of every Psalm throughout the Year, and likewise at the End of Benedicite, Benedi&tus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, mall be repeated. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy
Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
Then shall be read diflinely with an audible Voice the Firf Leffon, taken
out of the Old Tefíament, as is appointed in the Calendar (except there be proper Lessons affigned for that day) He that readeth, so ftanding, and turning himself, as he may beft be heard of all fuch as are present. And after that all be said or lang in English, ibe Hymn called Te Deum
laudamus, daily throughout the Year. Note, That before every Lefon, the Minister fall say, Here beginneth
such a Chapter, or verse of such a Chapter of such a Book: And after every Lefon, Here endeth the First, or, the Second Leffon,
Te Deum laudamus,
E praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to
be the Lord. 2. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
PA RA PHRASE place of their resting after their long wanderings. This oath you will And in Numbers, xiv. 23. As I live, your carcasses shall fall in this wil. derness : surely they fall not see the land which I sware to their forefathers.
1. We the congregation of thy faithful people, here assembled, do praise thee, Ogreat God, and acknowledge shee to be the Father, Lord, nd preserver of heaven and earth.
2. For surely we christians are in duty bound to praise thee, since all the nations of the earth acknowledge thee to be the eternal Father and Creator of the universe; and, notwithstanding the ignorance and superftition in which they are plunged, 2gree in paying thee some sort of homage.