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I will open my mouth. in a parable; I will declare hard sentences of old;
WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what thou hast done in their time of old;
How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in; how thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.
Which we have heard and known, and such as our fathers have told us;
That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come, but to show the honor of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.
He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;
That their posterity might know it, and the children who are yet unborn;
To the intent that when they came up, they might show their children the same;
That they might put their trust in God, and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments.
For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword, neither was it their own arm that helped them;
But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto them.
Thou art my King, O God; send help unto Jacob.
For I will not trust in my bow; it is not my sword that shall help me..
But it is thou who savest us from our enemies, Now unto the King and puttest them to coneternal, &c. fusion who hate us. Be honor and glory, &c.
We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy name for ever.
Even the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac ;
When there were yet but a few of them, and they strangers in the land ;
What time as they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
He suffered no man to do them wrong, but reproved even kings for their sakes;
Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness; And gave them the lands of the heathen; and they took the labors of the people in possession;
That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.
Now unto the King. eternal, &c.
Be honor and glory,
FOR DAYS OF THANKSGIVING.
The Minister may use the common Service for Morning or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalms for the Day of the Month; instead of which, the following Psalms are to be said.
O CLAP your hands together all ye people; O sing unto God with the voice of melody.
For the Lord is high, and to be feared; he is the great King over all the earth.
He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
He shall choose out an heritage for us, even the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.
God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises with understanding.
God reigneth over the heathen; God sitteth upon his holy throne.
The princes of the people are joined unto the people of the God of Abraham; for God, who is very high exalted, doth defend the earth as it were with a shield.
PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
The Lord doth build up Jerusalem and gather
together the outcasts of rusalem; praise thy God Israel. O Sion.
He healeth those who are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; and calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.
The Lord lifteth up the meek; and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains;
Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens who cry.
He hath no pleasure in the strength of the horse; neither delighteth he in the force of man.
But the Lord's delight is in those who fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
Praise the Lord, O Je
Then may follow an Anthem or a Voluntary on the Organ; and then the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament: Deut. viii. or xxvi. or xxviii. to v. 15. Isaiah xii. or xxv. to v. 10. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the First
Lesson. Then shall be sung or said the following Anthem.
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.
Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the New Tes tament: Luke xii. 13 to 32. Philipp. iv. 4 to 14. And at the end of the