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We therefore bless and glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in saving us when we were ready to perish. And we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but al
so by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
END OF PRAYERS TO BE USED AT SEA.
TWO ADDITIONAL SERVICES
FOR MORNING OR EVENING.
This Service is to be introduced by the following Address from the Minister to the People.
Unto the Lord our God will we lift up our souls, and magnify his name together.
O BE joyful in the Lord, all ye people; serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
O LORD God Almighty, before whom all creatures bow, the fountain of life and the father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants come before thee in humble acknowledgment of thine eternal power and majesty. Thou art the living and true God; thy kingdom ruleth
over all, and thy goodness is without bounds. Assist us to worship thee in spirit and in truth; may we celebrate thy perfections and speak of thy wonderful works with reverence; give thanks unto thee, and sing thy praises with joy; humble ourselves before thee with sincere and contrite hearts; and pray unto thee in the faith that thou hearest and answerest prayer. Graciously accept these our devotions, which we offer in the name and as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord.
May the words of our mouths, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.
Then shall be recited the following Anthem, or instead of it the Psalms appointed for the day.
Min. WE praise thee, O God; we worship thee,
ship thee, who art a spirit, in spirit and in truth.
Min. Thou art perfect in wisdom, wonderful in counsel, and excellent in all thy works.
Peo. To the only wise. God, be honor and glory for ever.
Min. Holy art thou, O God; thou art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity; thy countenance regardeth the upright.
Peo. We reverence thy name; for thou art holy.
Min. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy truth reacheth to the heavens ; justice and judgment are the everlasting foundations of thy throne.
Peo. Just and true are all thy ways, O thou King of saints.
Min. Thou art good, and thou doest good continually; all thy works bear testimony to thy rich and overflowing bounty; every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from thee, the Father of all.
Peo. O Lord, thy goodness is above all praise;
universal as thy works, and endless as eternity.
Min. All glory and honor, blessing and praise be unto God for ever. Amen.
Then may follow a Voluntary on the Organ; after which the FIRST LESSON is to be read out of the Old Testatament; and then the Service is to proceed with the following Thanksgiving.
Let us now offer up unto God our sincere and humble thanksgivings, for his great goodness to us, and to all mankind.
Bless the Lord, O our souls, and forget not all his benefits.
We thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for the innumerable mercies which thou
hast bestowed upon us. We thank thee for the wise and useful frame of our bodies; and for the nobler powers of our minds; by which we are enabled to contemplate the beauty of thy works, and the wonderful order of thy providence; and to attain the knowledge and love of thee, the creator of the world, and the author of all good.
We thank thee, O ever bountiful and most gracious God, for the continual preservation of our lives; our food and raiment are the daily gifts of thy bounty; thou givest us health and fruitful seasons, and fillest our hearts with joy and gladness.
Blessed be the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men.
Above all we praise and magnify thee, for thy goodness in the manifes
tation of thy Son Jesus Christ, whom thou hast raised up to bless mankind, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of sin, to the worship and obedience of thee, the true God.
We thank thee for the promises of thy mercy and forgiveness, upon repentance and newness of life; for the aid of thy | gracious influence to help our infirmities; and for the blessed hope of eternal life, confirmed to us in the gospel.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.
Here the SECOND LESSON is to be read, out of the New Testament; and then the service may proceed as follows. |
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