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We therefore pray thee help thy Servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious Blood.
Make them to be numbred with thySaints: in Glory everlasting.
O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us : as our Trust is in thee.
O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded. Then fall be read in like Manner the Second * Lesson, taken out of the New Testament : And after that the Hymn following, &c.
Benedi&tus. S. Luke 1. 68.
redeemed his people ; And hath raised up a mighty falvation for us : in the house: of his Servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets : which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies; and from the i hands of all that hate us;
To perform the inercy promised to our forefathers :: and to remember his holy covenant;
Paraphrafe on the Benedictus. Praised be God, for he hath redeemed his people performance of that folemn promife which he made by a mighty Saviour of the Lineage of David, which to Abraham and his descendents that we being thus * he foretold by his Prophets, even from the beginning saved from our Foes, might chearfully! dedicate Our of the World - declaring by them that we should be Lives to his service in all Holiness and Godlinefs. delivered from the Dominion of all our Enemies, in And thou, John, shall be an extraordinary Prophet, for
• The Second Leffon is chosen from the New Testa: vefation, and because in it the Law and Prophets are ment, because it was the second-ja the course of Re fulfilled ar brought to perfection.
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham: that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies: might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before hin: all the days of our life.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the g Dayspring from on high hath visited us ;
To give light to them that fit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way
peace. Glory be to the Father, &c. Or this Psalm : Jubilate Deo.
gladness, and come before his presence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves, we are his people and the sheep of hispasture. O
go your way 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. Paraphraje on the Benedictus.
Paraphrafe on the 100th Psalm.
O all Nations fing joyful Hymns to Jehovah. For thou shalt forth before the Saviour of the World, he most afsuredly is our God fince he alone hath to prepare the People for his Doctrine, by exciting them created us, and continually fupports us by his Provito Repentance ; which is a proof of God's great Love dence-Go therefore and publickly praise him, and to Mankind, who is thus pleased to recall them from acknowledge his goodness towards you in his holy the Darkness of Sin into the marvellous Light of his Temple. For his kindness towards you never ceaseth: Gospel, the way that leads to everlasting Peace.
and his promises never fail to the most diftant GeneraAU Glory and Praise, &c.
tions. All Glory and Praise, &c. The Day-Spring from on high. Juftly doth this Traveller is thereby enabled to pursue his journey Tide as well as that of the sun of Righteoufness be- with safety and certainty: So the World when buried long to our Saviour. For as the whole Creation after in the Egyptian darkness of Sin and Corruption was being hid in Darkness, is refreshed, and enlivened by revived and enlightened by Jesus Chrift; and guided the cheering Rays of the Morning Light ; and as the in the Path: that leads to eternal Life.
+ Magnificat. S. Luke 1. 46. (This fpall be said or Jung I after the first Lesson in the Evening Service.)
Y soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
. For he hath regarded: 'the lowliness of his hand-maiden.
* For behold, from henceforth :: all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his feed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c. Or else this Psalm, except it be on the Nineteenth Day of the Month.
Paraphrafe on the MAGNIFICAT. I joyfully praise God my Saviour : , because he hath wonderfully disappointed the expectations of the ambideigned to Thew such regard to his Servant in her lowly tious. He hath depressed the proud Rulers of the Earth, kation-For henceforth future Ages will pronounce me and exalted the lowly in Heart.—He hath filled those truly happy; fince he who is infinitely powerful and who hunger after Righteousness with the bounties of his holy hath been pleased to bestow upon me this honour: Grace, but the rich in Spirit he hath rejected. He tho' his kindness indeed extends to persons of every hath sent forth a Saviour to Ifrael as he promised to Nation and Condition that truly serve him--He hath Abraham and his Seed.
# Magnificat and the Psalm which follows after suc- * For behold from henceforth, &c. On this passage ceeds the Lesson properly as testimonies of our Grati- the Church of Rome seems to have founded, in fome tude to God for the light of his Revelation.
measure, that adoration which she pays to the Virgin Psalms of praise and thankfgiving to God as they Mary; through a mistaken interpretation of the Word are proper at all times, fo they are never more suitable Blesed: which, in the Scriptures, when it relates to than when we are under a joyful sense of pardon and a human person, generally lignifies happy. reconciliation with him.
Cantate Domino. Psalm 98.
lous things. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his falvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the fight of the heathen.
He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all the ends of the world have feen the salvation of our God. Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye
lands : fing, rejoice, and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp : fing to the harp with a Psalm of thanksgiving
With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
Let the Sea make a noise, and all thatt-herein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the foods clap their 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.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Then followeth the second Lesson 'taken out of the New Testament,
and after that the Song of Simeon, as followeth.
Paraphrafe on the g$th PSALM, O praise the Lord with unasual Fervency, for he every melodious Instrument, to heighten your Devotion, hath wrought wonderful Things for us.---By his own and help you worthily to celebrate Jehovahl your mighty power he hath vanquished our foes. He hath King--Let the loud Ocean, and its Füllness, the Earth granted us a remarkable Deliverance in the light of and its Inhabitants join the folemn Concert.--Let the the Nations around us.—He hath performed the gra- Floods pour forth in full streams their applause ; and cious promises which he made to Israel : and, all the the Mountains exulting raise their lofty Heads ; for the World muft own him to be a Saviour indeed
-Othere. Lord reigneth over all the Kingdoms of the World with fore express your joyful Gratitude to him, ye favoured Justice and Equity. All Glory, &c.; people, in Hymns of praise : and with your Voices unite
v Nunc dimittis. S. Luke 2:29.
Ocio O-RD, now lettest thou thy servänt depart in peace ac
cording to thy word. For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,
si Which thou hast
1 109 To be a light so to Pared: before the face of all people ;
of HAY, thy people Ifrael. Glory be to the Father, &c.
1 Or else this Psalm ; except it be on the twelfth Day of the Montb.
Crna Deus mifereatur. Psalm 67:611 OD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. . ! way may be known lupon earth; thy, saving health
, among all nations.
Loorit Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise O let the nations, rejoice and be glad for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.0.1
Let the people praise thee, O God, yea, let; all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our owri God, shall give us his blessing.
Göd. fhall bless us, and all the ends of the world shall fcar binia Glory be to the father, &c.
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wil brie sut bezit is 9911 Paraphrafe on the NUNC Dimittis. Happiness in thy protection may be thereby induced Now, Lord, I acknowledge I have received the Com; to worship and obey theç o teach all people to se fort which thon promisedåt me before my Death. Forf knowledge thee as the only true God, that they may have seen him whom thou intendent to be the Saviour experience the pleasures of thy fervice : for thow rulett of all People-To give the light of Truth to the Heaover thy Subječts with Equity, and, , tender regard for then who are involved in the darkness of Error and their Welfare." O bring all Nations, we earnestly be. Wickednels as well as to be a glorious Deliverer to feech Thee, to the Knowledge of thy Truth. Then shall the Jews from the Tyianny of Sin and Satan: _All Righteousness Alourith abundantly
upon Earth, and at this
voor God wil m down his Blesings upon us, 1. Paraphrafe on the 67th PSALM!"
Sinot" The Mercies which we thus implore for ourselves and Let thy Blessing and merciful kindness be upon us our Fellow Creatures, God, we trust, will O God: That the Nations around us beholding our appointed Time. All Glory, &c,
grant in his