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All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if

present) says:
Ñ. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour.
Ry. And let Thine anger cease from us.
Ý. O God, make speed to save us.
Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us.
V. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

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Then he says the following hymn of praise : . Blessed for ever be Thy name, eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy infinite power and love in creating us and all the world.

Ry. Our souls do magnify Thee, O Lord.

¥. Blessed be Thou, O Jesus, Son of God, our Saviour, for Thy infinite glory in itself, and Thy infinite love to us in redeeming us and all mankind.

Ry. Our souls do magnify Thee, O Lord.

Ñ. Blessed be Thou, O God the Holy Ghost, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, for comforting us in all our troubles, and infusing the grace and love of God into our hearts.

Ry. Our souls do magnify Thee, O Lord.

ř. And blessed be Thou, O God, for preserving us from so many dangers of body and soul, and for all the temporal and spiritual blessings Thou affordest us.

Ry. Our souls do magnify Thee, O Lord.

V. Be Thou exalted, O God, above the clouds, and Thy glory above the heavens.

Ry. While we live we will sanctify Thy name we will sing praises to our God while we have our being.

V. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.



Then he says the following Psalm :
Part of Psalm 104, v. l.

numerable, both small and great

beasts. RAISE the Lord, O my soul : These wait all upon Thee : that

O Lord my God, Thou art Thou mayest give them meat in due become exceeding glorious ; Thou season. art clothed with majesty and hon- When Thou givest it them they

gather it : and when Thou openest Thou deckest Thyself with light Thy hand they are filled with good. as it were with a garment : and When Thou hidest Thy face they spreadest out the heavens like a are troubled : when Thou takest curtain.

away their breath they die, and are Who layeth the beams of His turned again to their dust. chambers in the waters : and mak- When Thou lettest Thy breath eth the clouds His chariot, and go forth they shall be made : and walketh upon the wings of the wind. Thou shalt renew the face of the

He maketh His angels spirits : earth. and His ministers a flaming fire. The glorious majesty of the Lord

He laid the foundations of the shall endure for ever : the Lord earth : that it never should move shall rejoice in His works. at any time.

The earth shall tremble at the He appointed the moon for cer- look of Him : if He do but touch tain seasons : and the sun knoweth the hills, they shall smoke. his going down.

I will sing unto the Lord as long Man goeth forth to his work, as I live I will praise my God and to his labour : until the even- while I have my being. ing.

And so shall my words please O Lord, how manifold are Thy Him : my joy shall be in the Lord. works : in wisdom hast Thou made As for sinners, they shall be conthem all ; the earth is full of Thy sumed out of the earth, and the unriches.

godly shall come to an end : praise So is the great and wide sea al- thou the Lord, O my soul, praise so : wherein are things creeping in the Lord.

Then all say,
BELIEVE in God, &c.


Then he says,

AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following: From St. Paul's Epistle to the judgments, and His ways past findRomans.

ing out! For who hath known the the depth of the riches both mind of the Lord ? or who hath

of the wisdom and knowledge been His counsellor? Or who hath of God! how unsearchable are His first given to Him, and it shall be

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1 Rom. xi. 33.

recompensed unto him again ? For know we that we dwell in Him, and of Him, and through Him, and to He in us, because He hath given Him, are all things: to whom be us of His Spirit. And we have seen glory for ever. Amen.

and do testify that the Father sent

the Son to be the Saviour of the Or this :

world. Whosoever shall confess From the First General Epistle of that Jesus is the Son of God, God St. John.

dwelleth in him, and he in God. TO man hath seen God at any And we have known and believed

God ther, God dwelleth in us, and His is love ; and he that dwelleth in love love is perfected in us. Hereby dwelleth in God, and God in him.

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Then he

says, Ď. Let us bless the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Ry. Thanks be to Thee, O God, for Thy great mercy. Ý. But Thou, O God, have mercy upon us. Ry. And forgive us our sins. Then all kneeling, say the following Litany and Confession: 0

GOD the Father, eternal Fountain of all being;

Thou who didst so love the world as to give Thy only Son to redeem it;

Thou who hast prepared for us a glorious inheritance if we love Thee and keep Thy commandments,

Have mercy on us.
O God the Son, eternal Word of the Father ;

Thou who, to save us sinners, tookest upon Thee the frail nature of man, and becamest obedient unto the death of the cross ;

Thou who at the last and dreadful day wilt come with glory to judge the living and the dead,

Have mercy on us.
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the

Son ;

Thou by whom wast wrought the glorious mystery of our Saviour's incarnation ;

Thou who art the free Dispenser of all graces and spiritual consolations,

Have mercy on us.

O sacred Trinity, three Persons and one God, of equal glory and co-eternal majesty ;

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11 St. John iv, 12.

O sacred Trinity, from whom, by whom, and in whom are all things ;

O sacred Trinity, to whom all the angels and saints of heaven continually sing, Holy, Holy, Holy,

Have mercy on us.

Look down, O Lord, with compassion upon us miserable sinners, who confess and bewail the innumerable sins we have most grievously committed against Thee, by thought, word, and deed. Remember, not, O Lord, our offences, but Thy infinite mercy, and give us a true contrition for them all, that being turned from every evil way, we may by a sincere repentance obtain Thy peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us; and grant that as we have heard this day in Thy house of prayer what our duty is, we may, by Thy grace and help, be enabled to accomplish it;

That we may not be conformed to this world; but that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we may live soberly, justly, and piously ;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we may crucify the flesh with its vices and lusts, and be ever clean of heart;

That being dead to sin, we may live unto righteousness, and arising with Thee, our Redeemer, may die no more;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And that it may please Thee to have mercy on our relations, friends, and benefactors, to open their eyes to see the beauty of Thy truth, and give them grace to embrace it.

That it may please Thee mercifully to look down from heaven on all those who suffer, and so to strengthen them in their affliction, that they may be led thereby to a more perfect love of Thee, and a stricter obedience to Thy commandments;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And that Thou wouldst give to us and to all people the spirit of the Gospel, and inspire us all with a zeal for peace, unity, and truth;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.
O Lord, graciously hear these our prayers.
O Son of God, we beseech Thee to hear us, and have mercy

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Here may be said the Prayer which is to be used when there

has been Holy Communion (see Sunday Evening Prayers, page 22); and if Trinity Sunday should happen to fall on the Feast of St. Barnabas, he here says the special Collect for that festival (see Saint's-Day Morning Prayers). Then he says the following Prayer and Collect for Trinity

Sunday: A LMIGHTY and ever-living God, whose divine perfections

and adorable mysteriousness we this day commemorate ; graciously accept the humble tribute of praise and thanksgiving which we, Thine unworthy servants, have presumed to offer unto Thee. Pardon the sins, the coldness, and neglect, in worshipping Thee of which we have been guilty, and give us grace to avoid them for the future. And mercifully grant that the frequent meditation of Thy infinite goodness may force our wills to love Thee above all things; and the serious consideration of Thy incomprehensible majesty captivate our understanding to the obedience of faith, that we may here, in reverence to Thy word, believe what we do not see, and hereafter, in the blissful vision of Thy glory, see more than we now believe; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who hast granted us Thy

servants, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to worship the Unity; we beseech Thee that, by firmness in the same faith, we may be ever protected from all adversities; who livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen. Then he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in

Sunday or Week-day Evening Prayers (see pages 23, 74, 106).

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