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may all creatures bless Thy goodness for the benefits we have ever received from Thee, especially during the night past; but, above all, for the surpassing riches of Thy mercy in creating and preserving, redeeming and sanctifying us. And Lord, we beseech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries ; but fill our hearts with a grateful spirit for Thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then he says the two Collects following, and Prayer for a
blessing : VISIT, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this house and family,
V drive far from it all snares of the enemy, and may Thy holy angels dwell therein to keep us in peace and safety through this day; for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSIST, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our actions by Thy holy A inspirations, and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always from Thee, and by Thee may happily be ended ; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
M AY the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy N1 Ghost, descend upon us, and remain with us for ever. Amen.
Dther Festivals and Saints' Days.
All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,
if present) says:
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Then he says one of the following Psalms or Hymns :
| it low, like as a child that is weaned PART OF PSALMS 79 AND 124. from his mother : yea, my soul is n GOD, the blood of Thy saints even as a weaned child. U have the heathen shed like O Israel, trust in the Lord : water on every side of Jerusalem ; from this time forth for evermore. and there was no man to bury them.
· But praised be the Lord, who For the Feast of the Epiphany. hath not given us over for a prey
Psalm 138. unto their teeth.
I WILL give thanks unto Thee, Our soul is escaped even as a T O Lord, with my whole heart : bird out of the snare of the fowler: even before the gods will I sing the snare is broken, and we are praise unto Thee. delivered.
I will worship toward Thy holy For the Feast of Circumcision. temple, and praise Thy Name, bePsalm 131.
cause of Thy loving-kindness and T ORD, I am not high-minded : truth : for Thou hast magnified Thy L I have no proud looks. | Name, and Thy Word, above all
I do not exercise myself in great things. matters : which are too high for me. When I called upon Thee, Thou
heardest me : and enduedst my soul | fear Him : throughout all generawith much strength.
tions. All the kings of the earth shall He hath shewed strength with praise Thee, O Lord : for they His arm : He hath scattered the have heard the words of Thy mouth. proud in the imagination of their
Yea, they shall sing in the ways hearts. of the Lord : that great is the glory He hath put down the mighty of the Lord.
from their seat : and hath exalted For though the Lord be high, the humble and meek. yet hath He respect unto the lowly : He hath filled the hungry with as for the proud, He beholdeth them good things : and the rich He hath afar off.
sent empty away. Though I walk in the midst of He remembering His mercy hath trouble, yet shalt Thou refresh me : holpen His servant Israel : as He Thou shalt stretch forth Thy hand promised to our forefathers, Abraupon the furiousness of mine ene- ham and his seed, for ever. mies, and Thy right hand shall save me.
The Lord shall make good His For the Feast of St. Michael. loving-kindness toward me : yea, Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for
Part of Psalm 104, v. 1. ever : despise not then the works | DRAISE the Lord, O my soul : of Thine own hands.
P O Lord my God, Thou art
become exceeding glorious ; Thou For the Feast of the Purification
| art clothed with majesty and honof the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thou deckest Thyself with light ST. LUKE ii. 29.
| as it were with a garment : and I ORD, now lettest Thou Thy
hy spreadest out the heavens like a U servant depart in peace : ac- curtain. cording to Thy word.
Who layeth the beams of His For mine eyes have seen : Thy chambers in the waters : and maksalvation,
eth the clouds His chariot, and Which Thou hast prepared : be-walketh on the wings of the wind. fore the face of all people;
He maketh His angels spirits : To be a light to lighten the Gen-I and His ministers a flaming fire. tiles : and to be the glory of Thy
The glorious majesty of the Lord people Israel.
shall endure for ever : the Lord
shall rejoice in His works. For the Feast of the Annunciation The earth shall tremble at the of the Blessed Virgin Mary. look of Him : if He do but touch St. Luke i. 46.
the hills, they shall smoke. M Y soul doth magnify the Lord : I will sing unto the Lord as long
M and my spirit hath rejoiced as I live : I will praise my God in God my Saviour.
while I have my being. For He hath regarded : the low- And so shall my words please liness of His handmaiden.
Him : my joy shall be in the Lord. For behold, from henceforth : all As for sinners, they shall be congenerations shall call me blessed. sumed out of the earth, and the
For He that is mighty hath mag- ungodly shall come to an end : nified me : and holy is His Name. praise Thou the Lord, O my soul,
And His mercy is on them that praise the Lord.
For the other Saints' Days. unto the thing that is right : for PART OF Psalm 37, v. 23.
that shall bring a man peace at the
last. THE Lord ordereth a good man's
| As for the transgressors, they 1 going : and maketh his way Isha
shall perish together : and the end acceptable to Himself. Though he fall, he shall not be
of the ungodly is, they shall be
rooted out at the last. cast away : for the Lord upholdeth
But the salvation of the righthim with His hand. I have been young, and now am
eous cometh of the Lord : who is old : and yet saw I never the right
| also their strength in the time of eous forsaken, nor his seed begging
| And the Lord shall stand by their bread.
them, and save them : He shall The righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth : and his seed is blessed.
deliver them from the ungodly, and Flee from evil, and do the thing
shall save them, because they put
5 their trust in Him. that is good : and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth the thing,
IMTHE Lord is King, the earth that is right : He forsaketh not his
I may be glad thereof : yea, the that be godly, but they are preserved |
godly, but they are preserved multitude of the isles may be glad for ever. The unrighteous shall be pun
Clouds and darkness are round ished : as for the seed of the un
about Him : righteousness and godly, it shall be rooted out. The righteous shall inherit the
I judgment are the habitation of His
seat. land : and dwell therein for ever.
There shall go a fire before Him :
and burn up His enemies on every PART OF Psalm 37, v. 31.
side. MHE mouth of the righteous is His lightnings gave shine unto
1 exercised in wisdom : and his the world : the earth saw it, agd tongue will be talking of judgment. I was afraid.
The law of his God is in his The hills melted like wax at the heart : and His goings shall not presence of the Lord : at the preslide.
sence of the Lord of the whole The ungodly seeth the righteous : earth. and seeketh occasion to slay him. The heavens have declared His
The Lord will not leave him in righteousness : and all the people his hand : nor condemn him when have seen His glory. he is judged.
| Confounded be all they that worHope thou in the Lord, and ship carved images, and that delight keep His way, and He shall pro- in vain gods : worship Him, all ye mote thee, that thou shalt possess gods. the land : when the ungodly shall Sion heard of it, and rejoiced : perish, thou shalt see it.
and the daughters of Judah were I myself have seen the ungodly glad, because of Thy judgments, O in great power : and flourishing Lord. like a green bay-tree.
For Thou, Lord, art higher than I went by, and lo, he was gone : all that are in the earth : Thou art I sought him, but his place could exalted far above all gods. no where be found.
O ye that love the Lord, see that Keep innocency, and take heed ye hate the thing which is evil : the Lord preserveth the souls of His / upon the head, that ran down unto saints; He shall deliver them from the beard : even unto Aaron's the hand of the ungodly.
beard, and went down to the skirts There is sprung up a light for of his clothing. the righteous : and joyful gladness Like as the dew of Hermon : for such as are true-hearted. which fell upon the hill of Sion.
Rejoice in the Lord, ye right- For there the Lord promised His eous : and give thanks for a re- blessing : and life for evermore. membrance of His holiness.
The following Psalm may be said Psalm 149.
occasionally, when there has SING unto the Lord a new been Holy Communion : U song : let the congregation of
Psalm 4. saints praise Him. Let Israel rejoice in Him that|H
| LEAR me when I call, O God
II of my righteousness : Thou made him : and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
hast set me at liberty when I was Let them praise His Name in
in in trouble ; have mercy upon me, the dance : let them sing praises
and hearken unto my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will unto Him with tabret and harp. For the Lord hath pleasure in ;
ye blaspheme mine honour ; and His people : and helpeth the meek
" | have such pleasure in vanity, and
* seek after leasing? hearted. Let the saints be joyful with
Know this also, that the Lord glory : let them rejoice in their
hath chosen to Himself the man
that is godly : when I call upon the beds. Let the praises of God be in their
Lord, He will hear me. mouth : and a two-edged sword in
Stand in awe, and sin not : comtheir hands;
mune with your own heart, and in To be avenged of the heathen :
your chamber, and be still. and to rebuke the people ;
| Offer the sacrifice of righteousTo bind their kings in chains : ness : and put your trust in the and their nobles with links of iron. |
Lord. That they may be avenged of
There be many that say : Who them, as it is written : Such hon
"will shew us any good ? our have all His saints.
Lord, lift Thou up : the light of
Thy countenance upon us.
Thou hast put gladness in my
heart : since the time that their Psalm 133.
corn, and wine, and oil increased. DEHOLD, how good and joyful I will lay me down in peace, and
D a thing it is : brethren, to take my rest : for it is Thou, Lord, dwell together in unity!
only, that makest me dwell in It is like the precious ointment safety.
Then all say, I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven 1 and earth :
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered