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At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Minister shall
read one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture; and then he shall read the Exhortation.
WHEN the wicked man To the Lord our God turneth away from his belong mercies and forwickedness which he hath givenesses, though we have committed, and doeth that rebelled against him; neiwhich is lawful and right, ther have we obeyed the he shall save his soul alive. voice of the Lord our God, Ezek. xviii. 27.
to walk in his laws which I acknowledge ny trans
he set before us. Dan. ix. gressions; and my sin is 9, 10. ever before me. Psal. li. 3. O Lord, correct me, but
Hide thy face from my with judgment; not in sins; and blot out all mine
lest thou iniquities. Psal. fi. 9. bring me to nothing. Jer. The sacrifices of God
X. 24. are a broken spirit; a bro- Repent ye; for the kingken and a contrite heart, O dom of heaven is at hand. God, thou wilt not despise. Matt. iii. 2. Psal. li. 17.
I will arise, and go to Rend your heart, and my Father, and will say unto not your garments, and him, Father, I have sinned turn unto the Lord your against heaven,
against heaven, and before God; for he is gracious thee, and am no more worand merciful, slow to an- thy to be called thy son. ger, and of great kindness, Luke, xv. 18, 19. and repenteth him of the Enter not into judgment evil. Joel, ii. 13.
with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no goodness and mercy. And man living be justified. although we ought, at all Psal. cxliii. 2.
times, humbly to acknowIf we say that we have ledge our sins before God; no sin, we deceive our- yet ought we chiefly so to selves, and the truth is not do, when we assemble and in us; but if we confess meet together, to render our sins, God is faithful thanks for the great beneand just to forgive us our fits that we have received sins, and to cleanse us from at his hands, to set forth all unrighteousness. 1 John, his most worthy praise, to i. 8, 9.
hear his most holy word, The hour cometh, and and to ask those things now is, when the true wor- which are requisite and shippers shall worship the necessary, as well for the Father in spirit and in body as the soul. Wheretruth; for the Father seek- fore I pray and beseech eth such to worship him. you, as many as are here God is a spirit, and they present, to accompany me, who worship him, must with a pure heart and 'humworship him in spirit and ble voice, unto the throne in truth. John, iv. 23, 24. of the heavenly grace, say
ing after me. EXHORTATION.
A general Confession to be DEARLY beloved bre- said by the whole Congrethren, the Scripture moveth gation after the Minister. us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our ALMIGHTY and most manifold
sins and wicked- merciful Father, We have ness, and that we should erred and strayed from thy not dissemble nor cloak ways like lost sheep. We them before the face of have followed too much the Almighty God our heaven- devices and desires of our ly Father; but confess
own hearts. We have ofthem with an humble, low- fended against thy holy ly, penitent, and obedient laws. We have left undone heart; to the end that we those things which we may obtain forgiveness of ought to have done; And the same, by his infinite we have done those things which we ought not to have temptation, But deliver us done. But thou, O Lord, from evil. For thine is the have mercy upon us miser- kingdom, and the power, able offenders. Spare thou and the glory, For ever those, O God, who confess and ever. Amen. their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent, Ac- Then likewise he shall say, cording to thy promises declared unto mankind in
O LORD, open thou our Christ Jesus our Lord.
lips; And grant, O most merci
Answ. And our mouth ful Father, That we may
shall show forth thy praise. hereafter live a godly, righ
Min. Now unto the King teous and sober life; To
eternal, immortal, invisible, the glory of thy holy name.
the only wise God; Amen.
Answ. Be honour and Then shall the Minister say
glory, through Jesus Christ,
for ever and ever. Amen. this Prayer.
Min. Praise ye the Lord.
Answ. The Lord's name O LORD, we beseech
be praised. thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto
Then shall be sung, or else thee; that they whose con- repeated by the Minister sciences by sin are accus
and People alternately, ed, by thy merciful pardon
the following Anthem ; may be absolved, through except on the days for Christ our Lord. Amen.
which other Anthems are
appointed; which are OUR Father, who art in Christmas Day, Good heaven, Hallowed be thy
Friday, Easter, and Thy kingdom
Whitsunday. come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
OCOME, let us sing unGive us this day our daily to the Lord ; let us heartbread. And forgive us our ily rejoice in the strength trespasses, As we forgive of our salvation. those who trespass against
Let us come before his And lead us not into
presence with thanksgiv
ing; and show ourselves eternal, immortal, invisible, glad in him with psalms. the only wise God; For the Lord is a great
Be honour and glory, God; and a great king through Jesus Christ, for above all gods.
ever and ever. Amen. In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and Then may follow an Anthe strength of the hills is them, or a Voluntary on his also.
the Organ. After which The sea is his, and he the Minister shall read made it; and his hands pre- the FIRST LESSON, taken pared the dry land.
out of the Old TestaO come, let us worship, ment; and at the end of and fall down, and kneel it he shall say, Here endbefore the Lord our Maker. eth the FIRST LESSON. For he is the Lord our
Then shall be sung, or God; and we are the peo- else repeated by the Minple of his pasture, and the ister and People altersheep of his hand.
nately the Hymn called O worship the Lord in Te Deum. the beauty of holiness ; let the whole earth stand in
TE DEUM. awe of him.
For he cometh, for he WE praise thee, O God; cometh to judge the earth; we acknowledge thee to be and with righteousness to the Lord. judge the world, and the All the earth doth worpeople with his truth.
ship thee, the Father ever
lasting Then shall be said, by the To thee all angels cry
Minister and People al- aloud, the heavens and all ternately, the Psalms for the
powers therein. the Day, or a Selection To thee cherubim and from the Psalms, at the seraphim continually do discretion of the minister. cry, And at the close of the Holy, holy, holy, Lord Psalms shall be repeated God of hosts. the following Doxology. Heaven and earth are
full of the majesty of thy NOW unto the King glory.
The glorious company of thou hast redeemed through the apostles, praise thee. his most precious blood.
The goodly fellowship of Make them to be numthe prophets, praise thee. bered with thy saints, in
The noble army of mar- glory everlasting. tyrs, praise thee.
O Lord, save thy people, The holy church through- and bless thine heritage. out all the world, doth ac Govern them, and lift knowledge thee,
for The Father of an infinite Day by day we magnify majesty ;
The Creator and Pre And, we worship thy server of the universe,
name, ever, world without The God and Father of end. Jesus Christ our Saviour, Vouchsafe, O Lord, to
The Enlightener and keep us this day without Sanctifier of men.
sin. All happiness proceedeth O Lord have
mercy upfrom thee;
have mercy upon us. And to thee all gratitude O Lord, let thy mercy and adoration are due. lighten upon us, as our
We bless thee for send trust is in thee. ing into the world thy be O Lord, in thee have we loved Son.
trusted ; let us never be When thou gavest him confounded. to deliver man, it pleased thee that he should be born Or this Psalm. of a virgin. When he had overcome
PSALM 145. the sharpness of death, he opened the kingdom of I WILL magnify thee, O heaven to all believers.
God, my King; and I will He sitteth at the right praise thy name for ever hand of God, in the glory and ever. of the Father.
Every day will I give We believe, that he shall thanks unto thee, and come to be our judge. praise thy name for ever
We therefore pray thee, and ever. help thy servants, whom Great is the Lord and