I will open my mouth in a parable; I will declare hard sentences of old;

Which we have heard and known, and such as our fathers have told us;

That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come, but to show the honor of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful

works that he hath done.

He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

That their posterity might know it, and the children who are yet unborn;

To the intent that when they came up, they might show their children the


That they might put their trust in God, and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments.



WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what thou hast done in their time of old;

How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in; how thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.

For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword, neither was it their own arm that helped them;

But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto them.

Thou art my King, O God; send help unto Jacob.

For I will not trust in my bow; it is not my sword that shall help me.

But it is thou who savest us from our enemies,

Now unto the King and puttest them to confusion who hate us.

eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.

We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy name for ever.

PSALM 105.

O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name; tell the people what things he hath done. O let your songs be of him, and praise him; and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.

Rejoice in his holy name; let the heart of those rejoice who seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face


Remember the marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgment of his mouth;

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the world.

He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise that he made to a thousand generations;

Even the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac ;

And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament;

Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.

When there were yet but a few of them, and they strangers in the land;

What time as they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

He suffered no man to do them wrong, but reproved even kings for their sakes;

Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.

And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness;

And gave them the lands of the heathen; and they took the labors of the people in possession;

That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.

Now unto the King. eternal, &c.


Be honor and glory,



The Minister may use the common Service for Morning or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalms for the Day of the Month; instead of which, the following Psalms are to be said.


O CLAP your hands together all ye people; O sing unto God with the voice of melody.

For the Lord is high, and to be feared; he is the great King over all the earth.

He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

He shall choose out an heritage for us, even the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.

God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.

O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon his holy throne.

The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham; for God, who is very high exalted, doth defend the earth as it were with a shield.

PSALM 147.

PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem and gather

together the outcasts of rusalem; praise thy God O Sion.


He healeth those who are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; and calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite. The Lord lifteth up the meek; and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains;

Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens who cry.

He hath no pleasure in the strength of the horse; neither delighteth he in the force of man.

But the Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

Praise the Lord, O Je

For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates; and hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders; and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth; and his word is instantly obeyed.

He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who can stand before his cold?

He sendeth out his word and melteth them; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws. Praise ye the Lord.

PSALM 150.

PRAISE ye the Lord.

Praise God for his holiness. Praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his noble acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp.

Praise him upon the well tuned cymbals; praise him upon the loud cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;

Be honor and glory, through Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen.

Then may follow an Anthem or a Voluntary on the Organ; and then the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament: Deut. viii. or xxvi. or xxviii. to v. 15. Isaiah xii. or xxv. to v. 10. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the First

Lesson. Then shall

be sung or said the following Anthem.

PSALM 100.

O BE joyful in the Lord all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.


Be ye sure that Lord he is God; it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Then shall the Minister

read the SECOND LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the New Testament: Luke xii. 13 to 32. Philipp. iv. 4 to 14. And at the end of the

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