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to his excellent great
Be ye sure that the
Lord he is God ; it is he Praise him with the who hath made us, and not sound of the trumpet; we ourselves; we are his praise him upon the lute people, and the sheop of and harp.
Praise him upon the well O go your way into his tuned cymbals; praise him gates with thanksgiving, upon the loud cymbals. and into his courts with
Let every thing that hath praise; be thankful unto breath praise the Lord. him, and speak good of
Now unto the King eter- his name. nal, immortal, invisible, the For the Lord is gracious, only wise God;
his mercy is everlasting, Be honour and glory, and his trụth endureth through Jesus Christ for from generation to generaever and ever. Amen. tion.
Then may follow an An- Then shall the Minister them or a Voluntary on
read the SECOND LESthe Organ ; and then Son, which may be either. the Minister shall read of the following portions the FIRST LESSON, which from the New Testamay be either of the fol- ment : Luke xii. 13 to lowing portions from the 32. Philipp. iv. 4 to 14. Old Testament ; Deut. And at the end of viii.
or xxvi. or xxviii. to the Lesson he shall say, v. 15. Isaiah xii, or xxv.
Here endeth the Second to y. 10. And at the Lesson. Then shall be end of the Lesson he shall sung or said the followsay, Here endeth the ing Psalm. First Lesson, Then shall be sung or said
PSALM 136. the following Anthem.
O GIVE thanks unto the PSALM 100.
Lord; for he is gracious, O BE joyful in the Lord, and his mercy endureth all ye lands ; serve the for ever. Lord with gladness, and O give thanks unto the come before his presence God of all gods ; for his
mercy endureth for ever.
with a song
O thank the Lord of all Answ. And on earth lords; for his mercy en- peace, good will toward dureth for ever. Who by his excellent
Min. Let us pray. wisdom made the heav O Lord, show thy merens; for his mercy endur- cy upon us ; eth for ever.
Answ. And grant us thy Who laid out the earth salvation. above the waters; for his Min. O God, make clean mercy endureth for ever. our hearts within us ;
Who hath made great Answ. And take not thy lights ; for his mercy en- holy Spirit from us. dureth for ever.
The sun to rule by day; A THANKSGIVING, for his mercy
endureth for ever.
O THOU who art good The moon and the stars unto all, who exercisest to govern the night ; for loving kindness in all the his
mercy endureth for earth, and who hast come ever.
nigh to us by Jesus Christ Who remembereth
us thy Son; it is thou, who when we are in trouble ; givestour daily bread, for his mercy endureth for health in our habitations,
and peace in our borders, And hath delivered us and who crownest the from our enemies ; for his
year with thy goodness. mercy endureth for ever.
We desire this day grateWho giveth food to all fully to recount thy merflesh; for his mercy en- cies, and to ascribe blessdureth for ever.
ing and honour, and glory () give thanks unto the and praise to thee our rock God of heaven ; for his and fortress, our strength mercy endureth for ever.
How precious have been Min. The Lord be with thy thoughts unto us, O you.
God, how great has been Answ. And with thy the sum of them! We bless spirit.
thee for preserving our Min. Glory be to God houses from the ravages in the highest;
of fire, for all the health
contentment. Protect have enjoyed in them, for from the snares of prosperthe bread which has given ity. May we honour thee strength to our bodies, for with our substance, be rich the medicine which has in good works, and duly arrested the progress of esteem and praise thee the disease, for the tear of rock of our salvation. sympathy which has com- Continue
the forted us under trouble, for enjoyment of our civil divine preservation in our rights; disappoint the dejourneys by land, for favour- vices of the crafty ; proable winds on the ocean, long the days and usefulfor refreshing showers up- ness of those public men on the fields. We thank under whose administrathee for every cheerful tion the righteous flourish, sensation when alone, for and who make our land a the pleasures of friendly quiet
habitation; grant intercourse, for the bene- peace, order, and plenty in fits of good neighbourhood, our families, our villages for the privileges of public and towns, and throughout worship, for the mainte- our
country; bless all nance of civil order, the fountains of useful scicontinuance of
peace, ence; heal and cleanse the administration of jus- their waters; dispel the tice, for every encourage- mists of ignorance; arrest ment to well doing, every the progress of profanemanifestation of useful ness and vice; make the truth, and for, all the ad- people of our land humble vantages of our condition. before thee, peaceable in
Graciously direct us, their civil and social relaO God, to a right improve- tions, and zealous for the ment of all thy mercies. establishment of liberty, Preserve us from the wick- order, and truth. May ed indulgence of all fleshly we never by our ingratilusts, and from wasting our tude incur that censure, substance in riotous living. I have nourished and May we enjoy our tempo- brought up children, but ral possessions with tem- they have rebelled against perance, cheerfulness, and me. Grant this, O Father,
for thine infinite mercy's world to come life eversake in Jesus Christ our lasting. Amen. Lord. Amen.
THE Lord bless us, and CONCLUDING PRAYER. keep us ; may he be gra
cious unto us,
and give us ALMIGHTY God, who peace, now and for everhast given us grace at this
Amen. time with one accord to make our common suppli
Or this. cations unto thee, and hast promised by thy beloved NOW unto him who is Son, that where two or able to keep us from fallthree are gathered togeth- ing, and to present us er in his name, thou wilt faultless before the presgrant their requests ; fulfilence of his glory with exnow, O Lord, the desires ceeding joy, to the only and petitions of thy ser- wise God our Saviour, be vants, as may be most ex- glory and majesty, dominpedient for them, granting ion and power, through us in this world knowledge Jesus Christ, for ever and of thy truth, and in the Amen.
END OF SERVICE FOR DAYS OF THANKSGIVING.
The Minister may use the common Service for Morning
or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalm beginning O come let us sing, &c., instead of which, shall be said or sung, the following Anthem, from the fiftyfifth Psalm.
remain in the wilder
ness. HEAR my prayer, O I would make haste to God, and hide not thyself escape, from the stormy from my petition.
wind and tempest. Take heed unto me, and But
I will call upon hear me; how I mourn in God, and the Lord shall my prayer, and am bled.
In the evening, and My heart is disquieted morning, and at noonday within me, and the fear will I pray, and that inof death is fallen upon stantly; and he shall hear Fearfulness and
O cast thy burden upon bling are come upon me the Lord, and he shall and an horrible dread hath nourish thee, and shall not overwhelmed me.
suffer the righteous to fall And I said, Othat I had for ever. wings like a dove; for then would I flee away, And then, instead of the and be at rest.
Psalms for the Day of the Lo, then would I get
Month, shall be said the away far off, and
following Psalms 20