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9 Then shall the Instituted. Minister kneel at the Altar, to present his supplication for
himself, in this form. LORD my God! I am not worthy that thou shouldest
come under my roof; yet thou hast honoured thy servant with appointing him to stand in thy House, and to serve at thy holy Altar. To thee and to thy service I devote myself, soul, body, and spirit,—with all their powers and faculties. Fill my memory with the words of thy Law; enlighten my understanding with the illumination of the Holy Ghost; and may all the wishes and desires of my will centre in what thou hast commanded. And, to make me instrumental in promoting the salvation of the people now committed to my charge, grant that I may faithfully administer thy holy Sacraments, and by my life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word. Be ever with me in the performance of all the duties of my ministry ; in prayer, to quicken my devotion; in praises, to heighten my love and gratitude; and in preaching, to give a readiness of thought and expression suitable to the clearness and excellency of thy holy Word. Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour.
I The instituted Minister, standing up, shall say,
Let us pray
ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the
foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief Corner-Stone; Grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be so joined together in unity of spirit, and in the bond of peace, that they may be an holy temple acceptable unto thee. And especially to this congregation present, give the abundance of thy grace; that with one heart they may desire the prosperity of thy holy Apostolic Church, and with one mouth may profess the faith once delivered to the Saints. Defend them from the sins of heresy and schism: let not the foot of pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the hand of the ungodly to cast them down. And grant that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve
thee in all godly quietness; that so they may walk in the ways of truth and peace, and at last be numbered with thy Saints in glory everlasting; through thy merits, O blessed Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, who art with the Father and the Holy Ghost one God, world without end. Amen.
1 Then shall follow the Sermon: and after that the instituted Minister shall proceed
to the Communion Service, and to administer the holy Eucharist to his Congregation ; and after the Benediction, (which he shall always pronounce,) the Wardens,
Vestry, and others, shall salute and welcome him, bidding him God'speed. 9 When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at the Institution of a Minister, he shall
make to him the address prescribed in this Office in the form of a letter ; and may perform such other duties herein assigned the Instituting Minister as he may choose.
PS A LMS OF DA VID,
H Y M NS,
SUITED TO THE
FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,
AND OTHER OCCASIONS
PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK BIBLE AND COMMON PRAYER BOOK
SOCIETY DEPOSITORY, NO. 20 JOHN STREET.
In pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, a Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection of Psalms,
Philadelphia, December 27th, 1832.
New-York, April 6, 1833. I HEREBY certify, that this edition of " Psalms in Metre” has been compared with, and corrected by, the edition set forth by the Committee of the General ('onvention.
BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK,
Bishop of the Diocese of New Nork.
PUDNEY & RUSSELL, PRINTERS,
"By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth
Jay of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.
"And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung."
" And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his Church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary."