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ANTHEMS AND PSALMS.
FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.
To be used at Morning Prayer, instead of the Psa'm, O come, let us sing, &c.
GLORY be to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance;
Through the tender mercies of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited
To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet in the way of peace.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who bringeth good tidings; who publisheth peace, who bringeth good tidings of good, who publisheth salvation, who saith unto Sion, Thy God reigneth.
There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true of heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day.
Let all those who seek him be joyful and glad in him, and let all such as love his salvation say always, The Lord be praised.
MY heart is inditing joyful words; I speak of the things concerning the King; my tongue is as the pen of a ready scribe. Thou art the fairest of the children of men; full of grace are thy lips; for God hath blessed thee for
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Mighty One, with thy glory and thy majesty.
And in thy majesty ride prosperously, for the cause of truth and meekness
and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Thy throne, O God, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
I will make thy name to be remembered to all generations; so that the people shall praise thee for ever and ever.
LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.
Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure, and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Show us thy mercy, 0 Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace to his
people and his saints; only let them not return to their folly again
For his salvation is nigh those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall show his loving kindness; and our land shall yield her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall keep his path continually. Now unto the King eternal, &c.
The Lord shall send the sceptre of thy power out of Sion; rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free will offerings with an holy worship; the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedeck.
The Lord at thy right hand shall destroy even kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among the nations; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies, and shall wound the heads over many
I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, nor climb up into my bed;
I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber;
Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
We will go into his tabernacle, we will worship before his footstool.
Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.
The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall shrink from it;
Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy throne.
If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.
For the Lord hath chosen Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
This shall be my rest forever; here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
I will bless her provision with increase; and will satisfy her poor with bread.
I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
Now unto the King eternal, &c.
Be honor and glory,
FOR GOOD FRIDAY.
THE people stood up, and the rulers took coun
sel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.
They cast their heads
together with one consent, and were confederate against him.
They spake against him with false tongues, and encompassed him about with words of hatred, and fought against him with
out a cause.
False witnesses also did rise up against him; they laid to his charge things that he knew not.
For the sins of the people, and the iniquity of the priests, they shed the blood of the just, in the midst of Jerusalem.
He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
But, thou, Lord, hast highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name.
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Christ Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?
O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season also I take no rest.
But thou continuest holy, O thou worship of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee; they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
They called upon thee, and were delivered; they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
But as for me, I am a worm and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
All they who see me, laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
He trusted in God, that he would deliver