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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellow
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore, Amen.
END OF THE FIRST FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.
Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice.
Let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Let us humbly acknowledge our sins before him, and implore his gracious forgiveness.
Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be said by the Minister and People.
O ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, We confess to thee our unthankfulness, and our
manifold offences. We deplore the sins which we have committed
against thee. And we humbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue our thoughts and desires to the obedience of the gospel. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thine for ever. And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, Separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us, And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say,
O LORD, open thou our lips;
Answ. And our mouth shall show forth thy
Min. O God make speed to save us.
Answ. O Lord make haste to help us.
Min. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
Then may follow an Anthem, or a Voluntary on the organ. · After which, the minister shall read the FIRST LESSON from the Old Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 98h Psalm, as followeth.
O SING unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly shown in the sight of the heathen.
He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel; and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
hands; and let the hills. be joyful together before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth. With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
O HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
As the sparrow findeth a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young, So let me dwell at thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
Blessed are they who dwell in thy house; they will be always praising thee.
every one of them appeareth before God in Sion.
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord, God of hosts, blessed is the man who trusteth in thee.
Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON from the Epistles, and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 67th Psalm, as followeth.
GOD be merciful unto and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;