Thou, LORD, shalt save both man and beast, how excellent is thy mercy, O God! And the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. The LORD bless us, and keep us, and show the light of His countenance upon us, And be merciful unto us,

The LORD lift up His countenance upon us,
And give us peace!

I commend to Thee, O LORD,
my soul, and my body,
my mind, and my thoughts,
my prayers, and my vows,
my senses, and my limbs,
my words, and my works',
my life, and my death;

my brothers, and my sisters,
and their children;

my friends, my benefactors, my well wishers,

those who have a claim on me; my kindred, and my neighbours, my country, and all Christendom.

(5) Praise.

I commend to Thee, LORD,
my impulses, and my startings,
my intentions, and my attempts,
my going out, and my coming in,
my sitting down, and my rising up.

Up with our hearts;

we lift them to the LORD.

O how very meet, and right, and fitting, and due,

in all, and for all,

at all times, places, manners, in every season, every spot, everywhere, always, altogether,

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to remember Thee, to worship Thee,
to confess to Thee, to praise Thee,
to bless Thee, to hymn Thee,

to give thanks to Thee,
Maker, nourisher, guardian, governor,
preserver, worker, perfecter of all,
LORD and Father,

King and God,

fountain of life and immortality,
treasure of everlasting goods.

Whom the heavens hymn,
and the heaven of heavens,
the Angels and all the heavenly powers,
one to other crying continually,-
and we the while, weak and unworthy,

under their feet,--
LORD the God of Hosts;
full is the whole heaven,

and the whole earth,
of the majesty of Thy glory.
Blessed be the glory of the LORD
out of His place,

for His Godhead, His mysteriousness,

His height, His sovereignty, His almightiness,
His eternity, His providence.

The LORD is my strength, my stony rock, and my defence,
my deliverer, my succour, my buckler,
the horn also of my salvation and my refuge.

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tion. early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.


Blessed art Thou, O LORD,

who didst create the firmament of heaven,

the heavens and the heaven of heavens,

the heavenly powers,
Angels, Archangels,
Cherubim, Seraphim,

waters above the heavens,

mists and exhalations,

for showers, dew, hail, snow as wool,

hoar frost as ashes, ice as morsels,

clouds from the ends of the earth,

lightnings, thunders, winds out of Thy treasures, storms;

waters beneath the heavens,
for drinking and for bathing.

I will confess my sins, and the sins of my fathers,

for I have transgressed and neglected Thee, O LORD,
and walked perversely before Thee.

Set not, O LORD, set not my misdeeds before Thee,

nor my life in the light of Thy countenance,
But pardon the iniquity of Thy servant,
according to Thy great mercy;

as Thou hast been merciful to him from a child,

even so now.

I have sinned, what shall I do unto Thee,
O Thou preserver of men?

Why hast Thou set me as a mark against Thee,
so that I am a burden to myself?

O pardon my transgression,
and take away mine iniquity.
Deliver me from going down to the pit,
for Thou hast found a ransom.

Have mercy on me, Son of David,
LORD, help me.

Yea, LORD, even the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table.

Have patience with me, LORD,

yet I have not wherewith to pay,
I confess to Thee;

forgive me the whole debt, I beseech Thee.
How long wilt Thou forget me, O LORD? for ever?
How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?
How long shall I seek counsel in my soul,
and be vexed in my heart day and night?
How long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God,
lighten mine eyes that I sleep not in death,
lest mine enemy say I have prevailed against him,

for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it;

but my trust is in thy mercy.

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(The Ten Com 1. all iniquity and profaneness, superstition, mandments) and hypocrisy.

2. worship of idols, of individuals.

3. rash oath and curse.

4. neglect or indecency of worship.

5. haughtiness and recklessness.

6. strife and wrath.

7. passion and corruption.

8. indolence and fraud.

9. lying and injuriousness.

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1. to be religious and pious.

2. to worship and serve.

3. to bless and swear truly.

4. to confess meetly in the congregation.

5. affection and obedience.

10. every evil notion, every impure thought,

every base desire, every unseemly thought.

Grant to me,

6. patience and good temper.

7. purity and soberness.

8. contentedness and goodness.

9. truth and incorruptness.

10. good thoughts, perseverance to the end.

(5.) dead,

(6.) buried.

(1.) descended into hell,

(2.) risen from the dead,

(3.) ascended into heaven,

(4.) set down on the right hand.

(5.) to return thence,

(6.) to judge both quick and dead.

3. And in the HOLY GHOST,

(1.) The Holy Church,
(2.) Catholic,

(3.) communion of saints,
(4.) remission of sins,

(5.) resurrection of flesh,

(6.) life everlasting.

(3) Profession.

I believe in God,

1. the FATHER, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

2. And inJESUS CHRIST, His Only-begotten Son, our LORD.

(1.) conceived of the HOLY Ghost,

(2.) born of Mary, ever-virgin,

(3.) suffered under Pontius Pilate,
(4.) crucified,


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