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The glorious company of the apostles, praise thee.

The goodly fellowship of the prophets, praise thee.

The noble army of martyrs, praise thee.

The holy church throughout all the world, doth acknowledge thee,

The Father of an infinite majesty; The Creator and Preserver of the universe,

The God and Father of Jesus Christ our Saviour, The Enlightener and Sanctifier of men.

All happiness proceedeth from thee;

And to thee all gratitude and adoration are due.

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thou hast redeemed through his most precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy saints, in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage. Govern them, and lift them up for ever.

Day by day we magnify thee;

And we worship thy name, ever, world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without

sin.

O Lord have mercy upon us; have mercy upon us.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee have we trusted; let us never be confounded.

Or this Psalm.

PSALM 145.

I WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and

marvellous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.

One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shown; and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful, long suffer ing, and of great goodness.

The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.

All thy works praise thee, O Lord, and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

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The Lord preserveth all those who love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON taken out of the New Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the following Hymn.

LUKE I. 68.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath

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Or this Psalm.

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 the 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.

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Then shall be read the COLLECT FOR THE DAY; and then the service shall proceed as followeth.

THE COLLECT FOR PEACE.

O GOD, who art the author of peace, and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies, that we surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE COLLECT FOR GRACE.

O LORD our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safe

ly brought us to the beginning of this day; defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no şin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that which is righteous in thy sight, thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE LITANY,

OR GENERAL SUPPLICATION.

O GOD, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God, who by thy Son hast redeemed the world, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God, who by thy Son hast redeemed the world, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God, who by thy holy Spirit dost govern, direct, and sanctify the hearts of thy faithful servants, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God, who by thy holy Spirit dost govern, direct, and sanctify the hearts of

thy faithful servants, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

Remember not, Lord, our offences, neither take thou vengeance of our sins; spare us, good Lord, spare thy people whom thou hast redeemed by the most precious blood of thy Son, and be not angry with us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord. From all evil and mischief; from sin; from the assaults of temptation, from thy wrath, and from everlasting destruction,

Good Lord, deliver us. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy ; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness; from all inordinate and sinful affections, and from all the deceitful allurements of this transitory world,

Good Lord, deliver us. From lightning, and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle, and murder, and from death unprepared for,

Good Lord, deliver us. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt

of thy word and command

ment,

Good Lord, deliver us. In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity, in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment,

Good Lord, deliver us. We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God, and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy church universal in the right way; and to illuminate all ministers of the gospel with true knowledge, and understanding of thy word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and show it according ly;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to endue the President of these United States, the Governor of this Commonwealth, the Judges and Magistrates, and all others in authority, with wisdom and understanding; giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless all colleges and seminaries of learning; all

instructers of youth, and all means of true knowledge, virtue, and piety;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people; to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord; and to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear meekly thy word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit ;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived; to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weak hearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to give us victory over all temptations;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to succour, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

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