Let us pray.

expression suitable to the clearness and pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the excellency of thy holy word. Grant hand of the ungodly to cast them down. this for the sake of Jesus CHRIST thy And grant that the course of this world Son our Saviour.

may be so peaceably ordered by thy * The instituted Minister, standing up, shall say, fully serve thee in all godly quietness ;

governance, that thy Church may joyThe LORD be with you.

that so they may walk in the ways of Ans. And with thy spirit.

truth and peace, and at last be numbered

with thy saints in glory everlasting, O ALMIGHTY God, who hast through thy merits, 8 blessed Jesus, built thy Church upon the foundation

thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus and the Holy Ghost, one God, world

our souls, who art, with the FATHER Christ himself being the chief corner without end. Amen. stone; grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be 1 Then shall follow the Sermon: and after that so joined together in unity of spirit, and the instituted Minister shall proceed to the in the bond of peace, that they may be

Communion Service, and to administer the

holy Eucharist to his congregation; and after an holy temple acceptable unto thee.

the Benediction, (which h9 shall always And especially, to this congregation pronounce,) the Wardens, Vestry, and others

shall salute and welcome him, bidding him present, give the abundance of thy

GOD speed. grace; that with one heart, they may desire the prosperity of thy holy apostolic "When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at Church, and with one mouth, may

the institution of a Minister, he shali make to profess the faith once delivered to the

him the address prescribed in this Office in

the form of a letter; and may perform such saints. Defend them from the sins of

other duties herein assigned the Instituting heresy and schism; let not the foot of Minister as he may choose.



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In pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopa Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection of Psalms.


Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832



New York, April 6, 1833. I HEREBY certify, that this edition of “Psalms in Metre" has been compared with, and corrected by, the edition set forth by the Committee of the General Convention.


Bishop of the Diocese of New - York. " By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church ir the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalıs in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.

" And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing direc. tions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung.”

“ And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain froin persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his Church ; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."

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