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PSALM 146. Lauda, anima mea.

PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; while live will I praise the Lord yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.

2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man: for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth and then all his thoughts perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help and whose hope is in the Lord his God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is who keepeth his

promise for ever;

6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong: who feedeth the hungry.

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison: the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth for the righteous.

9 The Lord careth for the strangers; he defendeth the fatherless and widow as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.

10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore and throughout all generations.

EVENING PRAYER. PSALM 147. Laudate Dominum. Ό Praise 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.

2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem and gather together

the out-casts of Israel.

3 He healeth those that are broken in heart and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

4 He telletir the number of

the stars and calleth them all by their names.

5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving: sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rail. for the earth and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men;

9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither de lighteth he in any man's legs,

11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his mercy.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates and hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his coni. mandment upon earth; and his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth snow like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost?

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob: his statutes and ordi nances unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

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3 Praise him, sun and moon : praise him, all ye stars and light. 4 Praise him, all ye heavens and ye waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

7 Praise the Lord upon earth: ye dragons, and all deeps;

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his Name in the dance let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people and helpeth the meek-hearted.

5 Let the saints be joyful with glory: let them rejoice in their beds.

6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hands;

7 To be avenged of the heathen and to rebuke the people;


8 To bind their kings in 8 Fire and hail, snow and vachains and their nobles with pours: wind and storm, fulfill-links of iron. ing his word;

9 Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all cedars;

10 Beasts and all cattle : worms and feathered fowls; 11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world;

12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth. 13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise him even the children of Israel, even the people that

serveth him.

PSALM 149. Cantate Domino.

Sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of saints praise him.

9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written: Such honour have all his saints.

PSALM 150. Laudate Dominum.

Praise God in his holiness : praise him in the firmament of his power.

2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise him upon the lute and harp.

4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.

5 Praise him upon the welltuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath: praise the Lord.



The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers are to be also used in his Majesty's Navy every day.

Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE, and his Dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our Island may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours, and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Naine; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name,

and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.

Most powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; We thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: But now we see, how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all: And therefore we adore thy divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

Most glorious and gracious
Lord God, who dwellest in

heaven, but beholdest all things below; Look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is ready now to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish.

The living, the living, shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea against any Enemy. Most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Short Prayers for single persons, that cannot meet to join in Prayer

Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee.

Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy.


THOU, O Lord, art just and powerful defend our cause against the face of the enemy.

O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all that flee unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.

that we may glorify thee.

O Lord of hosts, fight for us,

O suffer us not to sink under

the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.

deliver us for thy Name's sake. O Lord, arise, help us, and

Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.

THOU, O Lord, that stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.

O blessed Saviour, that didst in a storm, hear us, and save us, save thy disciples ready to perish we beseech thee.

'Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear us.
O Christ, hear us.

God the Holy Ghost, have mer-
God the Father, God the Son,

cy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

with others, by reason of the Fight, OUR Father, which art in


General Prayers. LO ORD, be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercy's sake.

Thon art the great God, that hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy Name's sake.

heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil For thine is the kingdom, The

power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

When there shall be imminent dan

Thanksgiving after a Storm.

Jubilate Deo. Psalm lxvi.

ger, as many as can be spared from Be joyful in God, all ye

necessary service in the Ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sin to

God: In which every one ought se riously to reflect upon those parti cular sins of which his conscience

lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name, make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto God, O how won

shall accuse him; saying as folderful art thou in thy works:


The Confession.

ALMIGHTY God, Father Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the Ship, pronounce this Absolution.

through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be

found liars unto thee.

For all the world shall worship thee sing of thee, and praise thy Name.

O come hither, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.

He turned the sea into dry land: so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise our God, ye people: and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holdeth our soul in life.: and suffereth not our feet to slip.

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughtest us into the snare and laidest trouble upon our loins.

Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads: we went through

ALMIGHTY God, our hea. fire and water, and thou brought

est us out into a wealthy place.

I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

venly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all good- I will offer unto thee fat ness, and bring you to everlast-burnt-sacrifices, with the incense ing life; through Jesus Christ of rams: I will offer bullocks our Lord. Amen. and goats.

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