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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.'s one 4* 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 chains : and their nobles with links of iron,

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

Psal. cl. Laudate Dominum. Om in the firmament of his power.

PRAISE God in his holiness : praise 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 well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.

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

1 The Morning and Evening Service to be lised daily at Sca shay be the same whick

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These two following Prayers are to be command to rebuke the also used in his Majesty's Navy

and the roaring sea; that we,

being de

livered from this distress, may live to O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all

spreadest out the heavens, and the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and rulest the raging of the sea ; who hast


save us, for the infinite merits of our compassed the waters with bounds un. blessed Saviour, thy son, our Lord Jetil day and night come to an end; Be sus Christ. Amenez vitab pleased to receive into thy Almighty T The Prayer to be said before a Fight at and most gracious protection the per

Sea against any Enemy. sons of us thy servants, and the Fleet O MOST powerful and glorious Lord

God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest the dangers of the sea, and from the and commandest all things ; Thou site violence of the enemy; that we may be test in the throne judging right, and a safeguard unto our most gracious So therefore we make our address to thy vereign Lord, King GEORGE, and his

Divine Majesty in this our necessity, Dominions, and a security for such as that thou wouldest take the cause into pass on the seas upon their lawful oc

thine own hand, and judge between us casions; that the inhabitants of our Is and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, land may in peace and quietness serve O Lord, and come and help us; for thee our God; and that we may return thou givest not alway the battle to the in safety to enjoy the blessings of the strong, but canst save by many or by land, with the fruits of our labours, few, let not our sins now cry a. and with a thankful remembrance of gainst us for vengeance; but hear us thy mercies to praise and glorify thy thy poor servants begging mercy, and holy Name; through Jesus Christ our imploring thyhelp, and that thoti Lord. Amen.

wouldest be a defence unto us against 1 The Collect.

the face of the enemy, Make it appear PREVENT us, O Lord, fá all our do that thou art our Saviour and mighty ings, with thy most gracious favour,

Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our and further us with thy continual help Lord. Amen. that in all our works begun, continued, y Short Prayers for single persons, that and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy

cannot meet to join in Prayer with obtain everlasting life; through Jesus

others, by reason of the Fight, or Christ our Lord. Amen.


General Prayers. Prayers to be used in Storms at Sca. MOST powerful and glorious Lord LORD, be merciful to us sinners, and God, at whose command the winds

save us for thy mercy's sake. blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, made and rulest all things: o deliver

Thou art the great God, that hast and who stillest the rage thereof; We thy creatures, but miserable sinners, Thou art the great God to be feared

us for thy Name's sake. do in this our great distress cry unto theo for help: Save, Lord, or else we

above all: O save us, that we may

1 perish. We confess, when we have

praise thee. been safe, and seen all things quiet

Special Prayers with respect to the about us, we have forgot thee our God,

Enemy. and refused to hearken to the still voice THOU, O Lord, art just and power. of thy word, and to obey thy command

ful:' o defend our causc against ments : But now we see, how terrible

the face of the enemy. thou art in all thy works of wonder;

O God, thou art a strong tower of the great God to be feared above all defence to all that flee unto thee: 0 And therefore we adore thy Divine Ma

save us from the violence of the enemy. jesty, acknowledging thy power, and

O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that we imploring thy goodness. Help,

Lord, may glorify thee. and save us for thy mercy's sake in Jea

o suffer us not to sink under the sus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

weight of our sins, or the violence of Or this.

the enemy. O MOST glorious and gracious Lord

O Lord, arise, help us, and delirer us God, who dwellest in heaven, but

for thy Name's sake. beholdest all things below; Look down, Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. we beseech thee, and hear us calling THOU, O Lord, that stillest the rag;

of the jaws of this death, which is ready save us, that we perish not. now to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or o blessed Saviour, that didst sare ths else we perish. The living, the living, disciples ready to perish in a storm, shall praise thee, O send thy word of hear us, and sare us, we beseech thee.


Lord, have mercy upon us.

thou in thy works : through the great. Christ, have mercy upon us. ness of thy power shall thine enemies Lord, have mercy upon us.

be found liars unto thee. O Lord, hear us.

For all the world shall worship thee: O Christ, hear us.

sing of thee, and praise thy Name. God the Father, God the Son, God O come hither, and behold the works the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us,

of God : how wonderful he is in his dosave us now and evermore, Amen. ing toward the children of men. Oy

UR Father, which art in heaven, He turned the sea into dry land : sa

Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king that they went through the water on dom come. Thy will be done in earth, foot; there did we rejoice thereof. As it is in heaven. Give us this day our Hé ruleth with his power for ever; daily bread. And forgive us our tres. his eyes behold the people : and such passes, As we forgive them that tres as will not believe shall not be able to pass against us. And lead us not into exalt themselves. temptation ; But deliver us from evil: O praise our God, ye people : and For thine is the kingdom, The power, make the voice of his praise to be and the glory, For ever and ever. heard; Amen.

Whó boldeth our soul in life : and When there shall be imminent danger,

suffereth not our feet to slip. as many as can be spared from neces

For thou, O God, hast proved us : sary service in the Ship shall be called

thou also hast tried us, like as silver

is tried. together, and make an humble Con.

Thou broughtest us into the snare: fession of their sin to God : In which every one ought seriously to reflect up

and laidest trouble upon our loins. on those particular sins of which his

Thou sufferedst men to ride over our conscience shall accuse him; saying as

heads : we went through fire and wa. followeth,

ter, and thou broughtest us out into a The Confession.

wealthy place.

I will go into thine house with burnt. ALMIGHTY. God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all

offerings : and will pay thee my vows,

which I promised with my lips, and things, Judge of all men ; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and

spake with my mouth, when I was in wickedness, Which we, from time to

trouble. time, most grievously have committed,

I will offer unto thee fat burnt-secti. By thought, word, and deed, Against

fices, with the incense of rams: I will thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most

offer bullocks and goats. justly thy wrath and indignation a.

O come hither, and hearken, all re gainst us. We do earnestly repent,

that fear God : and I will tell you what And are heartily sorry for these our

he hath done for my soul.

I called unto him with my mouth: misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of

and gave him praises with my tongue. them is intolerable. Have mercy upon

If I incline unto wickedness with

inine heart: the Lord will not hear me. us, Have mercy upon us, most merci.

But God hath heard me : and consi ful Father; For thy Son our Lord Je.

dered the voice of iny prayer. sus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is

Praised be God who hath not cast past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In new.

out my prayer : nor turned his inercy

from me. ness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ

Glory be to the Father, and to the our Lord. Amen.

Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, Then shall the Priest, there be any in and ever shall be : world without end the Ship, pronounce this Absolution.

Amen. , ; Confitemini Domino. Psalm crit ther, who of his great mercy hath

O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for be promised forgiveness of sins to all them

is gracious : and his mercy endur. that with hearty repentance and true cth for ever. faith turn unto him; Have mercy up Let them give thanks whom the Lord on you; pardon and deliver you from hath redeemed: and delivered from the all your sins; confirm and strengthen hand of the enemy : you in all goodness, and bring you to And gathered them out of the lands, everlasting life; through Jesus Christ from the cast, and from the west: from our Lord. Amen.

the north, and from the south.

They went astray in the wilderness Thanksgiving after a Storm.

out of the way : and found no city to

dwell in : Jubilate Deo. Psalm Ixvi.

Hungry and thirsty : their soul faint. O BE joyful in God, all ye lands: sing

ed in them. praises unto the honour of his So they cried unto the Lord in their Name, make his praise to be glorious. trouble : and he dehsercu them from

Say unto God, o how wonderful art their distress.

He led them forth by the right way: O that men would therefore praise that they might go to the city where the Lord for his goodness: and declare they dwelt.

the wonders that he doeth for the chil. that men would therefore praise dren of men! the Lord for his goodness : and declare That they would exalt him also in the wonders that he doeth for the chil. the congregation of the people : and dren ofmen!

praise him in the seat of the elders! For he satisfieth the empty soul: and Who turneth the floods into a wil. filleth the hungry soul with goodness. derness : and drieth up the water

Such as sit in darkness, and in the springs. shadow of death : being fast bound in A fruitful land maketh he barren : misery and iron ;

for the wickedness of them that dwell Because they rebelled against the therein. words of the Lord : and lightly regard Again, he maketh the wilderness a ed the counsel of the most Highest ; standing water : and water-springs of

He also brought down their heart a dry ground. through heaviness : they fell down, And there he setteth the hungry : and there was none to help them, that they may build them a city to

So when they cried unto the Lord in dwell in; tleir trouble : he delivered them out That they may sow their land, and of their distress.

piant vineyards : to yield them fruits For he brought them out of darkness, of increase. and out of the shadow of death : and He blesseth them, so that they mula brake their bonds in sunder.

tiply exceedingly : and suttereth not o that men would therefore praise their cattle to decrease. the lord for his goodness : and declare And again, when they are minished, the wonders that he doeth for the chil. and brought low : through oppression, dren of men !

through any plague, or trouble; For he hath broken the gates of Though he suffer them to be evil in. lirass : and smitten the bars of iron in treated through tyrants : and let them sunder.

wander out of the way in the wilder. Foolish men are plagued for their

ness; Offence : and because of their wicked. Yet helpeth he the poor out of mi. ness.

sery : and maketh him housholds like Their soul abhorred all manner of a flock of sheep. meat : and they were even hard at The righteous will consider this, and death's door.

rejoice : and the mouth of all wicked. So when they cried unto the Lord in ness shall be stopped. their trouble : he delivered them out of Whoso is wise will ponder these their distress.

things : and they shall understand the He sent his word, and healed them : loving-kindness of the Lord. and they were saved from their de. Glory be to the Father, and to the struction.

Son : and to the Holy Ghost; O that men would therefore praise As it was in the beginning, is now, the Lord for his goodness : and declare and ever shall be : world without end. the wonders that he doeth for the chil. Amen. dren of men !

Collects of Thanksgiving. That they would ofter unto him the O MOST blessed and glorious Lord sacrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out God, who art of infinite goodness his works with gladness!

and mercy; We thy poor creatures, They that go down to the sea in whom thou hast made and preserved, slips : and occupy their business in holding our souls in life, and now resgreat waters;

cuing us out of the jaws of death, humThese men see the works of the bly present ourselves again before thy Lord : and his wonders in the deep. Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of

For at his word the stormy wind praise and thanksgiving, for that thout ariseth : which lifteth up the waves heardest us when we called in our thereof.

trouble, and didst not cast out our They are carried up to the heaven, prayer, which we made before thee in and down again to the deep : their soul our great distress: Even when we gave nielteth away because of the trouble. all for lost, our ship, our goods, onr

They reel to and fro, and stagger like lives, then didst thou mercifully look a drunken man : and are at their wit's upon us, and wonderfully command a eud.

deliverance; for which we, now being So when they cry unto the Lord in in safety, do give all praisé and glory their trouble : he delivereth them out to thay' holy Name; through Jesus of thei: distress.

Christ our Lord. Amen. For he maketh the storm to cease:

Or this: so that the waves thereof are still.

O MOST mighty and gracious food Then are they glad, because they are at rest : and so he Uringeth them unto works, but in special manner hath been the haven where they would be.

extended toward us,

whom thou hast Y

so powerfully and wonderfully defend. whom cometh salvation : God is the ed, Thou hast shewed us terrible Lord by whom we have escaped death. things, and wonders in the deep, that Thou, Lord, hast made us glad we might see how powerful and gra. through the operation of thy hands : cious a God thou art; how able and and we will triumph in thy praise. ready to help them that trust in thee. Blessed be the Lord God : even the Thou hast sheved us how both winds Lord God, who only doeth wondrous and seas obey thy command; that we things; may learn, even from them, hereafter And blessed be the Name of his Ma. to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. jesty for ever : and let every one of us We therefore bless and glority thy say, Amen, Amen. Name, for this thy mercy in saving us, Glory be to the Father, and to the when we were ready to perish. And, Son : and to the Holy Ghost; we beseech thee, make us as truly sen As it was in the beginning, is now, sible now of thy mercy, as we were and ever shall be : world without end. then of the danger : and give us hearts Amen. always ready to express our thankful.

2 Cor. xiii. ness, not only by words, but also by THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, our lives, in being more obedient to and the love of God, and the felthy holy commandments. Continue, lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us we beseech thee, this thy goodness to all evermore. Amen. Ils; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righte After Victory or Deliverance ousness all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

from an Enemy. Amon.

A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanks. An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving

giving after Victory. after a dangerous Tempest. If the Lord had not been on our side, O COME, let us give thanks unto the

Lord, for he is gracious, and his self had not been on our side, when mercy endureth for ever.

men rose up against us; Great is the Lord, and greatly to be They had swallowed us up quick: praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord when they were so wrathfully displeas. say so ; whom he hath delivered from ed at us. the merciless rage of the sea.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and The Lord is gracious and full of com. the stream had gone over our soul : passion : slow to anger, and of great the deep waters of the proud had gone mercy.

over our soul. He hath not dealt with us according But praised be the Lord : who hath to our sins : neither rewarded us ac. not given us over as a prey unto them. cording to our iniquitics.

The Lord hath wrought : a mighty But as the heaven is high above the salvation for us. carth : so great hath been his mercy We gat not this by our own wor! towards us.

neither was it our own arm that are We found trouble and heaviness : us : but thy right hand, and thine art, We were even at death's door.

and the light of thy countenance, be. The waters of the sea had well-nigh cause thou hadst a favour unto us. covered us: the proud waters had well The Lord hath appeared for us : the nigh gone over our soul.

Lord hath covered our bends, and made The sea roared : and the stormy wind us to stand in the day of battle. lifted up the waves thereof.

The Lord hath appeared for us : the We were carried up as it were to Lord hath overthrown our enenzies, heaven, and then down again into the and dashed in pieces those that rose up de p : our soul melted within us, be against us. cause of trouble ;

Therefore not unto us, O Lord, net Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : unto us : but unto thy lame be givena and thou didst deliver us out of our the glory. distress,

The Lord hath done great things for Blessed be thy Name, who didst not us : the Lord hath done great things despise the prayer of thý servants : but for us, for which we rejoice. didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. Our help standeth in the Name of the

Thou didst send forth thy command. Lord : who hath made bearea anu ment:und the windy storm ceased, and earth. was turned into a calnı.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord: Olct is therefore praise the Lord for from this time forth for everture. his goodness : and declare the wonders Glory he to the Father, and to the that he hath done, and still doeth for Son : and to the Holy Ghost; the children of inen.

As it was in the branitik, is now, Praise be the Lord daily : even the and ever shall be : world without cau. I or that helpeth us, and poureth his Amen. bnefits upon us.

1 After this Hlynn may k sung tas lle is our God, eren the God of

Te Deun.

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