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At the beginning of Morning Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice, some one or
more of these sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is
written after the said sentences. THE
HE Lord reigneth! let the earth rejoice; great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
let the multitude of isles be glad thereof; Joel ii. 13. clouds and darkness are round about him:
From the rising of the sun even unto the righteousness and judgement are the habita- going down of the same my name shall be tion of his throne. Ps. xcvii. 1, 2.
great among the Gentiles; and in every place Blessed be the name of God for ever and incense shall be offered unto my name, and a ever: for wisdom and might are his: he giveth pure offering : for 'my name shall be great wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. that know understanding: he revealeth the deep Mal. i. 11. and secret things : he knoweth what is in the
Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
wast, and shalt be: even so, Lord God AlDan. ii. 20-22.
mighty, true and righteous are thy judgements. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, Rev. xvi. 5, 7. neither rewarded us after our iniquities : for
O Lord, correct us, but with judgement; not as the heaven is high above the earth, so great
in thine anger; lest thou bring us to nothing. is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Jer. X. 24. Ps. vi. 1.
Thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the
praises of Israel: our fathers trusted in thee, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou
and thou didst deliver them; they trusted in wilt not despise. Ps. li. 17.
thee, and were not confounded. Ps. xxii. 3-5. When the wicked man turneth away from
Enter not into judgement with thy servants, his wickedness which he hath committed, and
O Lord: for in thy sight shall no man living doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall
be justified. Ps. cxliii. 2. save his soul alive. Exek. xviii. 27.
Fear God, and give glory to him; and I acknowledge my transgressions : and my worship him that made heaven, and earth, and sin is ever before me. Ps. li. 3.
the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all xiv. 7. mine iniquities. Ps. li. 9.
Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord hand. Matt. iii. 2. God Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee,
throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyeO Lord, and glorify thy name ? for thou only lids try the children of men. Ps. xi. 4. art holy: all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgements are made mani.
I will arise and go to my Father, and will fest. Rev. xv, 3, 4.
say unto him, Father, I have sinned against The Lord is our strength and song, and he
heaven, and before thee, and am no more is become our salvation; he is our God, and worthy to be called thy son. Luke xv. 18,
19. we will praise him, our fathers' God, and we will exalt him. Ex. xv. 2.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditaTo the Lord our God belong mercies and
tion of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight,
Ps. forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against xix. 14.
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
the spirit of prophecy. Rev. xix. 10. Rend your heart, and not your garments,
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is must worship
him in spirit and in truth, John gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of iv. 24.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength A general Confession to be said of the whole and beauty are in his sanctuary: O worship Congregation with the Minister, all kneeling: the Lord in the beauty of holiness; fear before him all the earth. Ps. xcvi. 6, 9.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father;
We have erred, and strayed from thy way Glory to God in the highest, and on earth like lost sheep. We have followed too much peace, good will to men. Luke ii. 14.
the devices and desires of our own hearts. We Through the tender mercy of our God
have offended against thy holy laws. We have the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
left undone those things which we ought to to give light to them that sit in darkness and in
have done; And we have done those things the shadow of death, to guide our feet into
which we ought not to have done; And there the way of peace. Luke i. 78, 79.
is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have We will make mention of thy loving-kind
mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare
thou them, O God, which confess their faults. ness, O God, in the midst of thy temple; ac
Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy name, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth; thy right hand is full of in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, О most
cording to thy promises declared unto mankind righteousness. Ps. xlviii. 9, 10.
merciful Father, for his sake; That we may O send out thy light and thy truth : lethereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober them lead me ; let them bring me to thy holy life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. hill, and to thy tabernacles : then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy ;
Then shall the Minister say, then will I praise thee, O God, my God. Ps. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, xliii. 3, 4.
who of his great mercy hath promised The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. repentance and true faith turn unto him; Let the wicked forsake his way, and the
Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver
you from all your sins; confirm and strengthunrighteous man his thoughts : and let him
en you in all goodness; and bring you to return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ our upon him; and to our God, for he will abun
Lord. dantly pardon. Is. lv. 7. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive The people shall answer here, and at the end of
all other ourselves, and the truth is not in us : but, if
prayers, Amen. we confess our sins, God is faithful and just Then shall the Minister rehearse distinctly all to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from the Ten Commandments; and the people, still all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
kneeling, shall ask of God mercy for their
transgression thereof for the time past, and D EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture grace to keep the same for the time to come,
moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge as followeth: and confess our manifold sins and wickedness: and that we should not dissemble nor cloke
Minister. them before the face of Almighty God our GOD
QOD spake these words, and said; I am heavenly Father ; but confess them with an
the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; other gods but me. to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in And although we ought at all times humbly to
heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought the water under the earth. Thou shalt not we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble
bow_down to them, nor worship them: for I and meet together to render thanks for the
the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit great benefits that we have received at his
the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to
the third and fourth generation of them that hear his most holy Word, and to ask those
hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in things which are requisite and necessary, as
them that love me, and keep my commandwell for the body as the soul. Wherefore let
ments. us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his holy Spirit, that those things may
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord please him, which we do at this present; and thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure,
him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain. and holy; so that at the last we may come Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathto his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all Lord.
that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is
the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Init thou shalt Minister. Glory be to the Father, and to do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. within thy gates. For in six days the Lord
the Lord. made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: where- Answer. The Lord's name be praised. fore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
Then shall be said or sung one of the Psalms
following, except it shall happen to be in the Honour thy father and thy mother; that
appointed Psalms for the day, thy days may be long in the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
PSALM 24. Answer. Lord, have mercy upon us, and THE
earth is the Lord's
, and the fulness incline our hearts to keep these laws.
thereof; the world, and they that dwell
therein. Minister. Thou shalt do no murder.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and Thou shalt not commit adultery,
established it upon the floods. Thou shalt not steal.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy
or who shall stand in his holy place ?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; neighbour.
who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house,
nor sworn deceitfully, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife,
He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor
and righteousness from the God of his salvation. his ass, nor any thing that is his.
This is the generation of them that seek Answer. Lord, have mercy upon us, and him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. write all these thy laws in our hearts, we Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; and be ye beseech thee.
lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of
glory shall come in. Or the Minister may, at his discretion, use the
Who is this King of glory? The Lord summary following.
strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and them up, ye everlasting doors ; and the King with all thy mind. This is the first and great of glory shall come in. commandment. And the second is like unto Who is this King of glory? The Lord of it. Whatsoever ye would that men should hosts, he is the King of glory. do to you, do ye even
so to them.
On these two commandments depend all the law
PSALM 65. . , . Answer. Lord, have mercy upon us, and
, write these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall thee.
all flesh come.
Iniquities prevail against me: as for our Then shall the Minister repeal the Lord's
transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Prayer with an audible voice; the people also
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and repealing it with him.
causest to approach unto thee, that he may OY
UR Father, which art in heaven ; Hal- dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with
lowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven: temple. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou us our trespasses, as we forgive them that answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art trespass against us; And lead us not into the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and temptation; but deliver us from evil: For of them that are afar off upon thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the Which by his strength setteth fast the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
mountains ; being girded with power :
Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise Here all standing up, the Minister shall say, of their wavęs, and the tumult of the people. Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips.
They also that dwell in the uttermost parts
are afraid at thy tokens : thou makest the Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth. outgoings of the morning and evening to tby praise.
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: In his hand are the deep places of the earth: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, the strength of the hills is his also. which is full of water: thou preparest them The sea is his, and he made it: and his corn, when thou hast so provided for it. hands formed the dry land.
Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundant- O come, let us worship and bow down: let ly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou us kneel before the Lord our Maker. makest it soft with showers : thou blessest the For he is our God; and we are the people springing thereof.
of his pastore, and the sheep of his hand. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; To-day if ye will hear his voice, and thy paths drop fatness.
Harden not your heart, as in the provocaThey drop upon the pastures of the wilder- tion, and as in the day of temptation in the ness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
wilderness : The pastures are clothed with flocks; the When your fathers tempted me, proved me, valleys also are covered over with corn; they and saw my work. shout for joy, they also sing.
Forty years long was I grieved with that
generation, and said, It is a people that do err Psalm 92.
in their heart, and they have not known my IT IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the ways: Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name,
Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they O Most High:
should not enter into my rest. To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the
Psalm 100. morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon MAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye
lands. the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through
his presence with singing.
Know thy work; I will triumph in the works of thy
that the Lord he is God: it is he hands.
that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy
are his people and the sheep of his pasture. thoughts are very deep.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a
into his courts with praise: be thankful unto fool understand this.
him, and bless his name. When the wicked spring as the grass, and
For the Lord is good ; his mercy is everlastwhen all the workers of iniquity do flourish; ing; and his truth endureth to all generations. it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.
Part of Psalm 139. For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, O LORD, thou hast searched me, and thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of
known me. iniquity shall be scattered.
Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn up-rising, thou understandest my thought of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. afar off.
Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine Thou compassest my path and my lying enemies; and mine ears shall hear my desire down, and art acquainted with all my ways. of the wicked that rise up against me.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, The righteous shall flourish like the palm- lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and
Those that be planted in the house of the laid thine hand upon me. Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; They shall still bring forth fruit in old
age; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. they shall be fat and flourishing ;
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my whither shall I flee from thy presence ? rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:
if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. PSALM 95.
If I take the wings of the morning, and O COME, let us sing unto the Lord: let us dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
make a joyful noise unto the rock of our Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy salvation.
right hand shall hold me. Let us come before his presence with thanks. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; giving, and make a joyful noise unto him with even the night shall be light about me. psalms.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; For the Lord is a great God, and a great but the night shineth as the day: the darkness King above all gods.
and the light are both alike to thee.
Search me, O God, and know my heart : Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter. try me, and know my thoughts :
Thou art the King of Glory : 0 Christ. And see if there be
Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father. and lead me in the way everlasting.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver
man : thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb. Psalm 148.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of PRAIS the Lord. Praise ye the Lord
death : thou didst open the kingdom of heafrom the heavens: praise him in the
ven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God : in Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him,
the glory of the Father. all his hosts.
We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Praise ye him, sun and moon : praise him, Judge. all ye stars of light.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious waters that be above the heavens.
blood. Let them praise the name of the Lord : for
Make them to be numbered with thy saints : he commanded, and they were created.
in glory everlasting. He hath also stablished them for ever and O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
heritage. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons,
Govern them : and lift them up for ever. and all deeps :
Day by day : we magnify thee; Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapour; stormy
And we worship thy Name : world without
end. wind fulfilling his word:
Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day all cedars :
without sin. Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and
O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy flying fowl:
upon us. Kings of the earth, and all people; princes,
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as and all judges of the earth:
our trust is in thee. Both young men, and maidens; old men, and O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me children:
never be confounded. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent ; his glory is above
Then shall be read distinctly, with an audible the earth and heaven.
voice, the First Lesson, taken out of the Old He also exalteth the horn of his people, the
Testament, as it is appointed in the Table of praise of all his saints; even of the children of Lessons. He that readeth, so standing and Israel, a people near unto him. Praise
the turning himself as that he may best be heard Lord.
by all present.
Note: That before every Lesson the Minister Or the Hymn Te Deum Laudamus : in English,
shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter, as followeth.
or Verse of such a Chapter, of such a Book. WE : TE praise thee, O God : we acknowledge And after every Lesson, Here endeth the be Lord
First, or the Second Lesson. All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting.
Then shall follow the Psalms in order as they To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens,
are appointed; and at the end of the section and all the Powers therein.
shall be repeated, To thee Cherubin, and Seraphin : continually
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and
to the Holy Ghost; Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty :
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever of thy Glory
shall be, world without end. Amen. The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee.
Then shall be read, in like manner, the Second The goodly fellowship of the Prophets :
Lesson, taken out of the New Testament. praise thee.
And after that, the Prayers following, all deThe noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.
voully kneeling; the Minister first pronouncThe holy Church throughout all the world :
ing with a loud voice, doth acknowledge thee.
The Lord be with you.