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The Thanksgiving. To our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned
thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body'; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniencies of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day : Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sin. cere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for God's N particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gra. protection through
cious protection to us this night. Defend us from the night following. all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them;
that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die : So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect pray
of , fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. 9 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to be
gin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the
Minister, SELECTION I. for the sun ; which cometh forth Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.
as a bridegroom out of his chamber,
and rejoiceth as a giant to run his HE heavens declare the glory course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost showeth his handy work. part of the heaven, and runneth
One day telleth another; and one about unto the end of it again ; and night certifieth another.
there is nothing hid from the heat There is neither speech nor lan- thereof. guage; but their voices are heard The law of the Lord is an unde. among them.
filed law, converting the soul; the Their sound is gone out into all testimony of the Lord is sure, and lands; and their wordls into the giveth wisdom unto the simple. ends of the world.
The statutes of the Lord are In them hath he set a tubernaclelright, and rejoice the hicart; the
commandment of the Lord is pure, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and giveth light unto the eyes. and be ye lift up ye everlasting
The fear of the Lord is clean, doors, and the King of glory sha: and endureth for ever; the judg- come in. ments of the Lord are true, and Who is the King of glory! even righteous altogether.
the Lord of hosts, he is the King More to be desired are they than of glory. gold, yea, than much fine gold; Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. sweeter also than honey, and the PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; lioney-comb.
and all that is within me, praise Moreover, by them is thy serv- his holy name. ant taught; and in keeping of them Praise the Lord, O my soul; and there is great reward.
forget not all his benefits; Who can tell how oft he offend Who forgiveth all thy sin, and eth? O cleanse thou me from my healeth all thine infirmities; secret faults.
Who saveth thy life from de. Keep thy servant also from pre-struction, and crowneth thee with sumptuous sins, lest they get the mercy and loving kindness; dominion over me.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with Let the words of my mouth, and good things, making thee young the meditation of my heart, be al- and lusty as an eagle. way acceptable in thy sight, The Lord executeth righteous
() Loril, my strength, and my ness and judgment, for all them Redeemer.
that are oppressed with wrong. Psalm 24. Domini est terra. He showed his ways unto Moses, T!
HE earth is the Lord's, and all his worksunto the children of Israel.
that therein is; the compass of The Lord is full of compassion the world, and they that dwell and mercy, long-suffering, and of therein.
great goodness. For he hath founded it upon the He will not alway be chiding; neiscas, ard prepared it upon the floods. ther keepeth he his anger for ever.
Who shall ascend into the hill of He hath not dealt with us after the Lord? or who shall rise up in our sins; nor rewarded us accordhis holy place?
ing to our wickednesses. Even he that hath clean hands For look how high the heaven is and a pure heart ; and that hath in comparison of the earth; so great not lift up his mind unto vanity, is his mercy also toward those nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. who fear him!
He shall receive the blessing Look how wide also the east is from the Lord; and righteousness from the west; so far hath he set from the God of his salvation. our sins from us!
This is the generation of those Yea, like as a father pitieth his who seck him; even of those who own children; even so is the Lord seek thy face, O Jacob.
merciful unto them that fear him. Lift up your heads, Oye gates, For he knoweth whereof we are and be ye lift up ye everlasting made; he remembereth that we doors, and the King of glory shall are but dust. come in.
The days of man are but as Who is the King of glory? it is grass; for he fiourisheth as a flower the Lorrl strong and mighty, even of the fielil. the lor) mighty in battle.
For as soon as the wind gnceho
grer it, it is gone; and the place. If I take the wings of the mornithereof shall know it no more. ing, and remain in the uttermost
But the merciful goolness of the parts of the sea; Lord endureth for ever and ever Even there also shall thy hand upon those who fear him; and his icad me, and thy right hand shall righteousness upon children's chil-hold me. dren;
If I say, Peradventure the dark. Even upon such as keep his cov-ness shall cover me; then shall my enant, and think upon his com- night be turned to day: mandments to do them.
Yea, the darkness is no dark. The Lord hath prepared his se ness with thee, but the night is as in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth clear as the day; the darkuess and Over all.
light to thee are both alike. O praise the Lord, ye Angels of For my reins are thine; thou hast his, ye that excel in strength; ye covered me in my mother's womb.
fulfil his commandment, and I will give thanks unto thee, for I hearken unto the voice of his words. am fearfully and wonderfully made:
O praise the Lord, all yehis hosts; Marvellous are thy work:), and that ye servants of his, that do his plea- my soul knoweth right well. sure,
My bones are not hid from thee, O speak good of the Lord, all though I be made secretly, and se works of his, in all places of his fashioned beneath in the earth. dominion: Praise tirou the Lord, Thine eyes did see my substance, O my soul.
yet being imperfect; and in thy
book were all my members written. SELECTION II.
Which day by day were fashionFrom Psalm 139. Doinine, pro-ed, when as yet there was none of basti.
Lord, thou hast searched me How dear are thy counsels unto
out, and known me; thou know- me, O God; U how great is the est my down-sitting, and mine up- sum of them! rising; thou understandest my If I tell them, they are more in thoughts long before,
numberthan the sand; when I wake Thou art about my path, and up, I am present with thee. about my bed, and spiest out all Try me, o Gol, and seek the my ways.
ground of my heart; prove me, and For lo, there is not a word in my examine my thouglıts. tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest Look well if there be any way it altogether.
of wickedness in me; and lead me Thou hast fashioned me behind in the way everlasting: and before, and laid thine hand Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. upon me,
Will magnify thee, () God, my Such knowledge is loo wonder-King, and I will praise thy name ful and excellent for me; I cannot for ever and ever. attain untu it.
Every day will I give thanks unto Whither shall I go then from thee, and praise thy name for ever thy Spirit? or whither shall I go and ever, then from thy presence?
Great is the Lord, and marvelIf I climb up into heaven, thou lous, worthy to be praised; there at there; if I go down to hell, is no end of his greatness. thou art there alsa,
One generation shall fraise thy
my sin :
works unto another, and declarej SELECTION III. thy power.
From Psalm 51. Miserere mei, As for me, I will be talking of
Deus. thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
[AVE mercy upon me, O God, So that men shall speak of the after thy great goodness; acmight of thy marvellous acts; and cording to the multitude of thy I will also tell of thy greatness. mercies, do away mine offences.
The memorial of thine abundant Wash me thoroughly from my kindness shall be showed, and men wickedness, and cleanse me from shall sing of thy righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and mer For I acknowledge my faults, and ciful; long-suffering, and of great my sin is ever before me. goodness.
Against thee only have I sinnod, The Lord is loving unto every man, and done this evil in thy sight, that and his mercy is over all his works. thou mightest be justified in thy
All thy works praise thee, O saying, and clear when thou art Lord; and thy saints give thanks judged. unto thee.
Behold, I was shapen in wicked. They show the glory of thy king-ness, and in sin hath my mother dom, and talk of thy power;
conceived me. That thy power, thy glory, and But lo, thou requirest truth in mightiness of thy kingdom, might the inward parts, and shalt make be known unto men.
me to understand wisdom secrctly. Thy kingdom is an everlasting Thou shalt purge me with hys. kingdom, and thy dominion endu- sop, and I shall be clean ; thou shalt reth throughout all ages. wash me, and I shall be whiter than
The Loru upholdeth all such as snow. fall, and lifteth up all those who are Thou shalt make me hear of joy down.
and gladness, that the bones which The eyes of all wait upon thee, thou hast broken may rejoice. O Lord, and thou givest them their Turn thy face from my sins, and meat in due season.
put out all my misdeeds. Thou openest thine hand, and Make me a ciean heart, O God, fillest all things living with plente- and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy pre. The Lord is righteous in all his sence, and take not thy Holy Spirit ways, and holy in all his works. from me.
The Lord is nigh unto all them O give me the comfort of thy that call upon him; yea, all such as help again, and stablish me with call upon him faithfully.
thy free Spirit. He will fulfil the desire of those Then shall I teach thy ways unto who fear him; he also will hear the wicked, and sinners shall be their сту,
and will help them. converted unto thee. The Lord preserveth all those Deliver me from blood-guiltiness,
ho love him; but scattereth abroad O God, thou that art the God of my all the ungodly.
health; and my tongue shall sing of My mouth shall speak the praise thy righteousness. of the Lord: and let all flesh give Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, thanks unto his holy name for ever and my mouth shall show thy praise. and ever.
For thou desirest no sacrifice,
else would I give it thee; but thou, For they shall soon be cut down delightest not in burnt-offerings. like the grass, and be withered even
Tire sacrifice of God is a troubled as the green herb, spirit: a broken and contrite heart, Put thou thy trust in the Lord, O God, shalt thou not despise. and be doing gool; dwell in the From Psalm 12. Quomodinudum. liand, and verily thou shalt be fed.
IKE as the hart desitetin the Delight thou in the Lord, and he soul after thce, 0 Gol.
Commit thy way unto the Lord, My soul is athirst for God, yea, and put thy trust in him, and he even for the living Gou: Wlien shali shall bring it to pass. I come to appear before the pre He shall make thy righteousness senice of God.
las clear as the light; and thy just My tears have been iny meat day dealing as the noon-day. anul night; while they daily say unto lloid thee still in the Lord, and me, Where is now thy God? abide patiently upon him; butgriere
Now when I think thereupon, I not thyself at him whose way sloth pour out my heart by myself; for 1 prosper, against the man that doeth went with themultitude and brought after evil counsels. them forth into the house of God, Lcave off from wrath, and let go
In ihe voice of praise ani thanks- displeasure; fret not thyself, else giving, among such askeep holy-day. shalt thou be moved to do evil.
Why art thou so full of heaviness, Wicked doers shall be rooted out; O my soul ? and why art thoa so and they that patiently abide the disfrieted within me?
Lorl, those shall inherit the land. Put thy trust in God; for I will Yeta little while, and the ungorlly yet give him thanks for the help of shall be clean gone; thou shali look his countenance.
after his place,
and he shall be away. The Loril hatlıgranted his loving- But the meek-spirited shall pos. kindness in the day-time; and in sess the earth, and shall be refreshthe night-season did I sing of him, er in the multitude of
peace. And inade my prayer into the God The ungodly seeketh counsel of my life,
against the just, and gnasheth upon I will say unto the Gioi of my him with his teeth. strength, Why hast thou forgotten The Lord shall laugh him to me? why go i thus heavily, while scorr; for he hath seen that his the enemy oppresseth nie? luar is coming
Namely, while they say daily The ungülly have drawn out the unto me, Where is now thy God?sword, and have bent their bow, to
Why art thou so vexed, O my cast down the poor and needly, and soul ? and why art thou so cuisquiet-to slay such as are of a right coned within me?
versation. () put thy trust in Gol; for I will Their sword shall go through yet thank him, who is the help of their own heart, and their bow my countenance and my God. shall be broken.
A small thing that the righteous SELECTION IV. hath, is better than great riches of Psalm 37. Noli emulari. the ungodly; FRET not thyself because of the
For the arms of the ungodly shall ungodly; neither be thou en- he broken, and the Lord upholdeth vious agujust the evil doerg : the righteous,