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INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND HYMNS

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Evening Prayer.

From the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.

Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands as an evening sacrifice.

Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Even the youth shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

Rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merci

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ful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Wherewith shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before the High God? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and love mercy and walk humbly with thy God?

0 come, let us worship, and bow down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Min. Lift up your hearts.
Cong. We lift them up unto the Lord.

1 Forth from the dark and stormy sky,

Lord, to thine altar's shade we fly;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Father, we seek thy shelter here:
Weary and weak, thy grace we pray;

Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.
2 Long have we roamed in want and pain ;

Long have we sought thy rest in vain;
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost :
Low at thy feet our sins we lay;
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.

Or else this.

COME ye disconsolate, where'er you languish,
Come, at the shrine of God fervently kneel,

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your

anguish, Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the comfortless, light of the straying,
Hope, when all others die, fadeless and pure -
Here speaks the Comforter, in God's name saying
Earth hath no sorrows that Heaven cannot cure.'

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General Confession.

(By the Minister and Congregation together.)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the Truth is not in us;

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unright

eousness.

I will arise and go to my Father, and say unto him, Father, I have sinned

Against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.

God be merciful to me a sinner.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Speak the word only, and thy servant shall be healed.

Lord's

Prayer.

(By the Minister and Congregation together.)

ever.

Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and

Amen.
Min. O Lord, open thou our eyes.

Con. That we may behold wonderful things out of thy law.

Min. O Lord, open thou our lips.
Con. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Min. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Con. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Min. Praise ye the Lord.
Con. The Lord's name be praised.

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