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thy loving-kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out all my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin : for I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and uphold me with thy free Spirit.

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

For thou desirest not sacrifice; thou delightest not in burnt-offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit ; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Ps. li.

(Comfortable words :) God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved.---John jii. 16.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.-Ps. ciii.

(For Grace :) ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hast, in thy Gospel, proclaimed remission of sins to all them that believe in the name of thy Son, and repent of their transgressions against thee; confirm us, we beseech thee, O Lord, in the faith and hope of this thy promise. And, for this end, so work in us, by thy Holy Spirit, that we may embrace and hold fast thy truth, in a pure conscience, unto the end; and also may bring forth fruits meet for repentance: that being justified freely by thy grace, and walking continually in the way of thy commandments, we may glorify thy holy name ; and may know that we are thy children, and heirs of that kingdom which thou hast promised to them that love thee. Amen,

Here the Lesson from the Old Testament may

be read ; and a Psalm may be sang.

Let us pray.

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GOD, who desirest not sacrifice, and hast

no delight in burnt-offerings, but hast showed us what is good, and requirest of us to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thee, grant unto us, we pray thee, true repentance and godly sorrow for our sins; and so direct and govern our hearts and lives, that we may render a constant and unfeigned obedience to thy holy laws; that, offering to thee the sacrifices of righteousness, we may be accepted, through Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest and sacrifice, and the altar which sanctifieth our gift. Amen.

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: 0 Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.-Ps. xxxvi.

O God, thou King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the blessed and only potentate, may we, who cannot see thee with the eye of flesh, behold thee steadfastly with the eye of faith, that we faint not under the manifold trials and temptations of this mortal life, but may endure as seeing thee who art invisible: that after we have done and suffered thy will upon the earth, we may enjoy the vision of God in heaven, and may be made partakers of those unspeakable joys, which thou hast promised to them that love thee. Amen.

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holi


For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life.

O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.—Ps. xxx.

Then may be read the Lesson from the New Testament, and a Psalm


sung ; after which may follow the Sermon : or, The Psalm with the Sermon and such prayers as may be appropriate, may come after the Lord's Prayer.

Let us pray.


ET thy truth, O God, be received into our

hearts in faith and love; and by it may we be made wise unto salvation, through Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.

Most gracious God, who didst send thy Son into the world to die for our sins, and to rise

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