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HYMN-BOOK.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE ENGLISH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN

SYNOD OF MISSOURI AND OTHER STATES.

ABRIDGED EDITION.

AMERICAN LUTHERAN PUBLICATION BOARD.

1909.

PITTSBURG, PA.

410

136

1909

COPYRIGHT 1892

By the Publication Board of the English Evangelical
Lutheran Synod of Missouri and other States.

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THE ORDER OF MORNING SERVICE,

OR THE COMMUNION.

A Hymn of Invocation of the Holy Ghost may be sung. The Congregation shall rise, and the Minister, standing at the Altar, shall say:

IN

the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

The Congregation shall sing or say:

Amen.

Then shall be said the Confession of Sins, as here followeth:

The Confession of Sins.

BELOVED in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart, and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.

Then, all kneeling or standing, shall be sung or said:
Minister. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

Congregation. Who made heaven and earth.

Minister. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord.

Congregation. And thou forgavest the iniquity of my

sin.

Then shall the Minister say:

ALMIGHTY God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto Thee, that we are by nature sinful and unclean, and that we have sinned against Thee, by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Thine infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Thy grace, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Congregation shall say with the Minister :

O most merciful God, who hast given Thine Only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us, and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins and by Thy Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of Thee, and of Thy

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