For at his word, the been extended towards us, stormy wind ariseth : which whom thou hast so powerlifteth up the waves there- fully and wonderfully deof.

fended. Thou hast showThey are carried up to ed us terrible things, and the heaven, and down wonders in the deep, that again to the deep; their we might see how powersoul melteth away because ful and gracious a God of the trouble.

thou art ;

how able and So when they cry unto ready to help those who the Lord in their trouble, trust in thee. Thou hast he delivereth them out of showed us how both winds their distress.

and seas obey thy comFor he maketh the storm mand; that we may learn to cease, so that the waves even from them hereafter thereof are still.

to obey thy voice, and to Then are they glad, be- do thy will. We therefore cause they are at rest; and bless and glorify thy name, so he bringeth them unto for this thy mercy, in savthe haven where they ing us when we were ready would be.

to perish. And we beseech O that men would there- thee, make us as truly fore praise the Lord for sensible now of thy mercy, his goodness; and declare

as we were then of the the wonders that he doeth danger; and give us hearts for the children of men ! always ready to express

That they would exaltour thankfulness, not only him also in the congrega- by words, but also by our tion of the people; and live , in leing more obedipraise him in the seat of ent to thy holy commandthe elders !

Continue, we be

seech thee, this thy goodCOLLECT OF THANKSGIV ness to us; that we, whom

thou hast saved, may serve

thee in holiness and rightO MOST mighty and eousness all the days of gracious good God, thy our life, through Jesus mercy is over all thy works, Christ our Lord and Savbut in special manner hath iour. Amen.







The Service is to be introduced by the following Ad

dress from the Minister to the People.

with a song.

O BE joyful in the Lord, THE INTRODUCTORY all ye people ; serve the

PRAYER. Lord with gladness, and come before his presence

O LORD God Almigh

ty, before whom all creaBe ye sure that the Lord tures bow, the fountain of he is God; it is he who life and the father of all hath made us, and not we mercies, we thine unworourselves; we are his peo- thy servants come before ple, and the sheep of his thee in humble acknowpasture.

ledgment of thine eternal Enter into his gates with power and majesty. Thou thanksgiving, and into his art the only living and true courts with praise; be

be God; thy kingdom ruleth thankful unto him, and over all, and thy goodness speak good of his name. is without bounds. Assist

For the Lord is gracious, us to worship thee in spirit his mercy is everlasting, and in truth; may we celeand his truth endureth from brate thy perfections and generation to generation. speak of thy wonderful

works with reverence ; People.

give thanks unto thee, and Unto the Lord our God sing thy praises with joy ; will we lift up our souls, humble ourselves before and magnify his name to- thee with sincere and congether.

trite hearts; and pray unto

thee under a just sense of true God; God in heaven our dependence on thy above, and earth beneath, providence, and with fer- and throughout all worlds ; vent charity to all man there is none beside thee. kind. Graciously accept

Peo. Unto us there is these our devotions, which but one God; to whom be we offer in the name and glory for ever. as disciples of Jesus Christ Min. Thou alone art our Lord, by whom thou from everlasting, without hast encouraged us to beginning of days, or end come with confidence to of years; thou livest and the throne of thy grace.

reignest for ever and ever.

Peo. We magnify thee, People.

the high and lofty One, May the

words of who inhabitest eternity: our mouths, and the medi

Min. Thou art a spiritutations of our hearts, be al and incorruptible being ; acceptable in thy sight, who dwellest

in light Lord, our strength and our inaccessible, and full of redeemer.

glory; whom no mortal eye

hath seen, or can see. Then shall be recited the Peo. We would worfollowing Anthem, or in- ship thee, who art a spirit, stead of it the Psalms ap- in spirit and in truth. pointed for the day. Min. Infinite art thou,

O God; thou dwellest not Min. WE praise thee, in temples made with O God; we worship thee, hands; the universe is thy the most glorious and the temple, thou art present best of beings; the crea at all times in every part tor and governor of all of thy doininion. things, visible and invisi Peo. In thee we live, ble.

and move, and have our Peo. O Lord God, thou being, art greatly to be praised; Min. Thine is the greatand to be had in reverence and the power, and by all who draw nigh unto the glory, and the majesty; thee.

all things in heaven and Min. We acknowledge earth are thine; thine is thee, the one, living, and the kingdom, and thou art


to be worshipped as Lord ness is above all praise ; over all.

universal as thy works, and Peo. Thou art great, endless as eternity. and greatly to be feared; Min. All glory and honthy greatness is unsearch- our, blessing and praise, able.

might, majesty, and dominMin. Thou art perfection be unto God for ever. in wisdom, wonderful in Amen. counsel, and excellent in all thy works.

Then may follow a VolunPeo. To the only wise tary on the Organ; after God, be honour and glory which the FIRST LESSON for ever.

is to be read out of the Min. Holy art thou, O Old Testament; and then God; thou art of purer

the Service is to proceed eyes than to behold iniqui- with the following ty; thy countenance re- Thanksgivings. gardeth the upright. Peo. We reverence thy

Minister. name; for thou art holy. LET us now offer up

Min. Thy righteousness unto God our sincere and is like the great mountains; humble thanksgivings, for thy truth reacheth to the his great goodness to us, heavens ; justice and

and to all mankind. judgment are the everlast

Let us meditate upon ing foundations of thy his mercies with delight; throne.

and let the words of our Peo. Just and true are mouths, and the actions of all thy ways, O thou King our lives, show forth his of saints.

praise. Min. Thou art good, and thou doest good con

People. tinually; all thy works bear testimony to thy rich Bless the Lord, o our and overflowing bounty; souls, and forget not all every good, and every per his benefits. fect gift is from above, and cometh down from

Minister. thee, the Father of all.

Peo. O Lord, thy good We thank thee, O Father,


Lord of heaven and earth,

Minister. for the innumerable mercies which thou hast be We thank thee, O heav-' stowed upon us.

We ac- enly Father, that thy guodknowledge, with all grati- ness to mankind is not tude and joy, the gift of confined to the present life ; (thine almighty voice world, but that thou hast hath called us into being; awakened in us the gloriand thy hand hath placed ous hope of immortality, us in this part of thy glo- and by the various means rious works.)

of thy providence and We thank thee for the grace, art training us up wise and useful frame of for a heavenly and everour bodies ; and for the lasting life. nobler powers


Above all we praise and minds; by which we are magnify thee, for the rich enabled to contemplate display of thy goodness, in the beauty of thy works, the manifestation of thy and the wonderful order Son Jesus Christ, whom of thy providence; and to thou hast raised up to attain the knowledge and bless mankind, to turn love of thee, the creator them from darkness to of the world, and the au- light, and from the power thor of all good.

of sin, to the worship and We thank thee, ( ever obedience of thee, the bountiful and

most gra- true God. cious God, for the contin We acknowledge with ual preservation of our 'the highest gratitude, the lives

s; our food and rai- perfect doctrine of our ment are the daily gifts of blessed Saviour ; that by thy bounty; thou givest us him thou hast given us thy health and fruitful seasons, heavenly truth, to enlightand fillest our hearts with en our minds, to sanctify joy and gladness.

our hearts, and guide our

feet in the way of peace; People.

and that in his life thou Blessed be the Lord for hast set before us an his goodness and for his ample of the most exalted wonderful works to the goodness, to animate our children of men.

endeavors, and to encour


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