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have gone astray from thee; and we have received in ourselves that recompense of our error which is meet.

We acknowledge our sin and misery before thee, O God, our Heavenly Father, who searchest our hearts, and knowest all our ways. Look down in thy tender mercy upon us, and forgive us all our iniquities: through Jesus Christ thy Son, who is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Amen.

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand ?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.-Ps. cxxx.

(Comfortable words :) THE Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.-Ps. ciii.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his onlybegotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.1 John iv.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

(For Grace :) We thank thee, O God, our Heavenly Father, for that message of grace and mercy which thou hast sent to us sinners in the gospel of thy Son Jesus Christ. Dispose and enable us, we pray thee, to receive the same in faith and love: and may we ever walk worthy of our high calling; not turning the grace of God into licentiousness; but bringing forth continually the fruits of holy obedience, to the praise of thy name: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here the Lesson from the Old Testament may be

read ; and a Psalm may be sung.

Let us pray.

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LORD, who hast given thy Holy Word

to be a light unto our feet, and a lamp unto our path, guide our steps, at all times, in the way of thy commandments. Suffer us not to go astray from thee, or to err from thy truth. Acknowledging our own weakness, and the deceitfulness of our hearts, we call upon thee, O God, for help and deliverance, who savest all them that put their trust in thee. Amen. .

THE Lord reigneth ; he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Thy throne is established of old : thou art from everlasting

The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Thy testimonies are very sure : holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.-Ps. xciii.

ALMIGHTY and most gracious God, look in thy compassion upon our manifold infirmities, and uphold us by thy power. Let us not faint or be weary in running the race that is set before us; but, animated by thy promises, may we be strong to do, and to endure thy holy will; looking unto Jesus Christ, our merciful and faithful High Priest, who himself suffered and was tempted, and is able to succour us when we are tempted. Amen.

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty : neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.-Ps. cxxxi.

O LORD, our Heavenly Father, who makest all things work together for good to them that love thee, we pray that thou wouldst so order the course of thy providence respecting us, and wouldst so enlighten and purify our souls, that

all the events of this life may be made conducive to our eternal salvation ; through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.


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

O of

thy gospel, and called us into the fellowship of thy Son, Jesus Christ, grant that we may put away all the works of darkness, and may walk in purity, uprightness, and sincerity; that we may have fellowship with thee, for thou art light, and in thee there is no darkness at all; that when the shadows of this mortal life are passed away, we may behold those things which the eye of man hath not seen, and be made partakers of everlasting glory, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

GRANT, we pray thee, O Lord, that we who have believed in the name of thy Son Jesus

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