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which we ought not to have through Jesus Christ our done. But thou, O Lord, Lord. Amen. have mercy upon us miserable offenders. Spare thou
Or this. those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou
O MOST mighty God those who are penitent, and merciful Father, who According to thy promises hast compassion upon all declared unto mankind in
men, and hatest nothing Christ Jesus our Lord.
that thou hast made; who And grant, О most merci- wouldst not the death of ful Father, That we may a sinner, but that he should hereafter live a godly, rather turn from his sin and righteous, and sober life; be saved ; mercifully forTo the glory of thy holy give us our trespasses; rename. Amen.
ceive and comfort us, who
are grieved with the burden Then shall the Minister say
of our sins. Thy property this Prayer.
is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to
forgive iniquity. Spare us ALMIGHTY God, the therefore, good Lord; enFather of our Lord Jesus ter not into judgment with Christ, who desirest not thy servants, who have sinthe death of a sinner, but ned against thee; but so rather that he should turn turn thine anger from us, from his wickedness and who acknowledge our unlive; pardon and absolve worthiness, and repent us all those who truly repent, of our faults, and so make and unfeignedly believe the haste to help us in this holy gospel. We beseech world, that we may ever thee to grant us true re- live with thee in the world pentance, and thy holy to come, through Jesus Spirit; that those things Christ our Lord. Amen. may please thee which we do at this present, and that OUR Father, who art the rest of our life hereaf- in heaven, Hallowed be ter may be pure and holy; thy name. Thy kingdom so that at the last we may
come; Thy will be done on come to thine eternal joy, earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily through Jesus Christ, for bread. And forgive us our
ever and ever. Amen. trespasses, As we forgive Then may follow an Anthose who trespass against them or a Voluntary on And lead us not into
the Organ, after which temptation, But deliver us
the Minister shall read from evil. For thine is the
the FIRST LESSON, from kingdom, and the power,
the Old Testament; and and the glory, For ever and
at the end of it he shall Amen.
say, Here endeth the Then likewise he shall say, First Lesson. Then shall
be sung, or else said, by O LORD, open thou our the Minister and People lips;
alternately, the song of Answ. And our mouth the Virgin Mary, as folshall show forth thy praise.
loweth. Min. Now unto the King
LUKE 1. 46. eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;
MY soul doth magnify Answ. Be honour and
the Lord, and my spirit glory, through Jesus Christ, hath rejoiced in God my for ever and ever. Amen.
Saviour. Min. Praise yethe Lord.
For he hath regarded Answ. The Lord's Name
the lowliness of his handbe praised.
For behold, from henceThen shall be said, by the forth, all generations shall
Minister and People al- call me blessed. ternately, the Psalms for For he who is mighty the Day, or a Selection hath magnified me; and from the Psalms, at the holy is his name. discretion of the minister. And his mercy is on them And at the close of the that fear him, throughout Psalms shall be repeated all generations. the following Doxology.
He hath shown strength
with his arm; he hath scatNOW unto the King tered the proud in the imeternal, immortal, invisible, agination of their hearts. the only wise God;
He hath put down the Be honour and glory, mighty from their seat; and -hath exalted the humble shawms, O show yourselves and meek.
joyful before the Lord the He hath filled the hun- king. gry with good things; and Let the sea make a noise, the rich he hath sent empty and all that therein is; the away.
round world, and they that He remembering his mer- dwell therein. cy, hath holpen his servant Let the floods clap their Israel, as he promised to hands; and let the hills be our forefathers, Abraham joyful together before the and his seed for ever. Lord; for he cometh to
judge the earth. Or else this Psalm.
With righteousness shall
he judge the world, and the PSALM 98.
people with equity.
O SING unto the Lord a
Then shall the minister read new song; for he hath done the SECOND LESSON, from marvellous things.
the New Testament, and With his own right hand,
at the end of it he shall and with his holy arm, hath
say, Here endeth the he gotten himself the vic
Second Lesson. Then tory.
shall be sung, or else said, The Lord declared his
by the Minister and Peosalvation; his righteousness ple alternately, the song hath he openly shown in
of Simeon, as followeth. the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his
LUKE II. 29. mercy and truth toward the house of Israel; and all the LORD, now lettest thou ends of the world have seen thy servant depart in peace, the salvation of our God. according to thy word;
Show yourselves joyful For mine eyes have seen unto the Lord, all ye lands; thy salvation, sing, rejoice, and give 'Which thou hast prethanks.
pared before the face of all Praise the Lord upon the people ; harp; sing to the harp with To be a light to lighten a psalm of thanksgiving ; the Gentiles; and to be the With trumpets also and glory of thy people Israel.
Or else this Psalm. Min. O God, make clean
our hearts within us; PSALM 67.
Answ. And take not thy
holy Spirit from us. GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show Then shall be read the colus the light of his counte
LECT FOR THE DAY,
and and be merciful unnance,
then the Service shall proto us;
ceed as followeth. That thy way may
be known upon earth, thy sav- THE COLLECT FOR PEACE. ing health among all nations.
O GOD, from whom all Let the people praise holy desires, all good counthee, O God; yea, let all sels, and all just works do the people praise thee. proceed; give unto thy ser
Olet the nations rejoice vants that peace which the and be glad; for thou shalt world cannot give; that judge the folk righteously, both our hearts may be set and govern the nations up- to obey thy commandon earth.
ments, and also that being Let the people praise defended by thee from the thee, O God; yea, let all fear of our enemies, we the people praise thee.
may pass our time in rest Then shall the earth and quietness, through Jebring forth her increase; sus Christ our Saviour. and God, even our own
Amen. God, shall give us his blessing.
THE COLLECT FOR AID God shall bless us, and AGAINST ALL PERILS. all the ends of the world shall fear him.
LIGHTEN our darkMin. The Lord be with ness, we beseech thee, O you ;
Lord, and by thy great Answ. And with thy spirit. mercy defend us from all Min. Let us pray.
perils and dangers of this O Lord, show thy mercy night, for the honour of thy upon us;
name, through Jesus Christ Answ. And grant us thy our Mediator and Advosalvation,
A PRAYER FOR RULERS. Spirit of thy grace; and
that they may truly please O LORD, our heavenly thee, pour upon them the Father, high and mighty, continual dew of thy blessKing of kings, Lord of ing. Grant this, 'O healords, who dost from thy venly Father, for thine throne behold all the dwell- infinite mercy's sake in ers upon the earth; most Jesus Christ our Lord. heartily we beseech thee
Amen. with thy favour to behold the President, Vice Presi A PRAYER FOR ALL CONdent, and Congress of the
DITIONS OF MEN. United States, and so replenish them with the grace O GOD, the Creator and of thy holy Spirit, that they Preserver of all mankind, nay always incline to thy
we humbly beseech thee will, and walk in thy way. for all sorts and conditions Endue them plenteously of men, that thou wouldst with heavenly gifts, that in
be pleased to make thy all their deliberations they ways known unto them, thy may be enabled to promote saving health unto all nathe national prosperity, and tions. More especially we to secure the peace, liberty,
pray for the good estate of and safety of the United
thy holy church; that it States throughout all gene
may be so guided and govrations. This we humbly erned by thy good Spirit, ask in the name of Jesus
that all who profess and Christ our Lord. Amen. call themselves Christians,
may be led into the way of A PRAYER FOR THE CLER- truth, and hold the faith in GY AND PEOPLE. unity of spirit, in the bond
of peace, and in righteousALMIGHTY and ever ness of life. Finally, we lasting God, who art the commend to thy fatherly author of every good and goodness, all those who are perfect gift; send down any ways afflicted or disupon all ministers of the
tressed in mind, body, or gospel, and upon all con estate ; that it may please gregations committed to thee, to comfort and retheir charge, the needful lieve them according to