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+ Magnificat. S. Luke 1. 46.

(This fhall be faid or fung after the firft Leffon in the Evening Service.)


Y foul doth magnify the Lord: and my fpirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For he hath regarded: the lowlinefs of his hand-maiden. * For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me bleffed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

He hath fhewed ftrength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their feat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath fent empty away.

He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his fervant Ifrael: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his feed for ever. Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

Or else this Pfalm, except it be on the Nineteenth Day of the Month.

Paraphrafe on the MAGNIFICAT.

I joyfully praise God my Saviour: becaufe, he hath deigned to fhew fuch regard to his Servant in her lowly fiation-For henceforth future Ages will pronounce me truly happy; fince he who is infinitely powerful and holy hath been pleased to bestow upon me this honour: tho his kindnefs indeed extends to perfons of every Nation and Condition that truly ferve him--He hath

† Magnificat and the Pfalm which follows after fucceeds the Leffon properly as teftimonies of our Gratitude to God for the light of his Revelation.

Pfalms of praise and thanksgiving to God as they are proper at all Times, fo they are never more fuitable than when we are under a joyful fenfe of pardon and reconciliation with him."

wonderfully disappointed the expectations of the ambitious. He hath depreffed the proud Rulers of the Earth, and exalted the lowly in Heart.-He hath filled thofe who hunger after Righteousness with the bounties of his Grace, but the rich in Spirit he hath rejected. He hath fent forth a Saviour to Ifrael as he promised to Abraham and his Seed.

For behold from henceforth, &c. On this paffage the Church of Rome feems to have founded, in fome measure, that adoration which she pays to the Virgin. Mary; through a mistaken interpretation of the Word Blessed: which, in the Scriptures, when it relates to a human perfon, generally fignifies happy...

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Cantate Domino. Pfalm 98.

Sing unto the Lord a new fong': 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 falvation: his righteousness hath he openly fhewed in the fight of the heathen.

He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Ifrael and all the ends of the world have feen the falvation of our God.

Shew yourfelves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands fing, rejoice, and give thanks.

Praise the Lord upon the harp: fing to the harp with a Pfalm of thanksgiving.

With trumpets alfo and fhawms: O fhew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

Let the Sea make a noise, and all thatt herein 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 cometh to judge the earth. With righteousness shall he judge the world: and the people with equity.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then followeth the fecond Leffon taken out of the New Teftament, and after that the Song of Simeon, as followeth.

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For mine eyes have feen; thy falvation,

Which thou haft prepared

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before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Ifrael.

Glory be to the Father, &c.


Or else this Pfalm; except it be on the twelfth Day of the Month. nos Deus mifereatur. Pfalm 67.


NOD be merciful unto us, and blefs us and fhew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. That thy way may be known upon earth: thy faving health among all nations.

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Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise


O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou fhalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. I cl Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise


Then fhall the earth bring forth her increafe; and God, even our own God, fhall give us his bleffing.

God fhall blefs us; and all the ends of the world fhall fear him.
Glory be to the father, &c.

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of the Day; The fecond for Peace; The third for grace to live well.

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God, who are the author of peace, and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom ftandeth our eternal life, whose fervice is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all affaults of our enemies that we furely trufting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adverfaries, through the might of Jefus Chrift dur Lord. Amen. dias ar 20


The third Collect in the Morning Prayer for Grace,

Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlafting God, who haft fafely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the fame with thy, mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no fin, 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 fight, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Three Collects for the Evening Service; the first of the Day The third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter followeth which two laft Collects shall be daily faid at Evening Prayer. without alteration.

and nói đ‡The Second Collect at Evening Prayer.

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God, from whom all holy defires, all good counfels, and
all just works do proceed; Give
Give unto thy fervants

Paraphrafe on the fecond Collect at Morning Prayer.

O God of peace, in the faithful acknowledgement and fervice of whom depend our prefent and future Happiness; preferve us, thy Servants, from the malicious defigns of all our Enemies; that we relying on thy protection, may be fearless of their affaults, through Chrift who strengtheneth us., 167 75 mana

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Paraphrafe on the third Collect at Morning Prayer.

Eternal, Gracious, and Almighty God, by whofe Mercy we enjoy the return of the Light in fafety; be thou our protector this Day; and grant. that we may not be expofed to the danger of Sin, nor be overcome by Temptation; but that our ways may be-fo ordered by thy Providence that we may ever faithfully ferve thee in all Holiness, thro' Jefus Christ folg hol U

By the Peace which we here pray for in this Collect to his Difciples. John xiv. 27-, leder meant that Peace which was our Saviour's laft gift

* that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may

be fet to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in reft and quietness, through the merits of Jefus Christ our Sa

viour. Amen.

The third Collect at Evening for Aid against all Perils.

"L Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, and by

thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.

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

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A Prayer for the Kings Majesty.

Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only ruler of Princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Moft heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy


Paraphrafe on the Second Collect at Evening Prayer. O God, who workeft in us both to will and to do of thy good pleafure: grant us that peace of mind which nothing on earth can bestow; that we may not only be the better difpofed to obey thy commandments; but alfo that, being in fafety under thy protection, we may pafs through this life with quietnefs, and comfortable hopes of a better through Jefus Chrift.

Paraphrafe on the third Collect at Evening Prayer. Protect us, O Lord, we beseech thee, this night from all things that may injure either our fouls or bodies, for the fake of thy Son's love to mankind.

That Peace which the World, &c. To this thofe
beautiful lines in Mr. Pope's Efay on Man seem to allude.
What nothing earthly gives, nor can destroy
The Souls calm funshine, and the heart felt joy,
Is Virtue's prize.

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the King.

O gracious God, who ruleft over all the Kingdoms of the Earth; we earnestly intreat thee to blefs our most benevolent Sovereign King George; and fo influence him, by thy Holy Spirit, that he may always be difpofed for thy fervice and obey thy Commandments: give him Wisdom and Knowledge to promote the welfare of his People----Grant him Health, long Life, and Profperity,--enable him to fubdue all his Enemies; and after this Life advance him to an eternal Crown of Happiness through Jesus Christ.

When the fhades of darkness are approaching we are going to give up ourselves to the defenceless state of fleep; and how reasonable is it for us to implore the protection of that God who neither flumbereth nor Яleepeth.

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