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promises, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands. Sing forth the honour of his name; make his praise glorious.
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works ! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves into thee.
All the earth shall worship thee, they shall sing unto thy name.
Come and see the works of God: he is marvellous in his doing toward the children of men.
He ruleth by his power for ever ; his eyes behold the nations :let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled of my tongue.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear:
Verily God hath heard; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his
from me.-Ps. lxvi.
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may be sung.
Let us pray.
that is inaccessible and full of glory, we thank thee that, by the manifestation of thy Son Jesus Christ in the flesh, thou hast revealed thyself unto us; so dispelling our ignorance, and showing us the way that leadeth to eternal life.
Incline our hearts, we beseech thee, to hear his voice, who speaketh to us from heaven; to obey and follow him who is the light of the world ; that, being translated out of the kingdom of darkness, and redeemed from all the power of sin and death, we may, at length, re
ceive thy promises, and be made partakers of glory, honour, and immortality: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven:
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations.
Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
They continue this day according to thine ordinances : for all are thy servants.
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should have perished in mine affliction.
I will never forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast quickened me.--Ps. cxix.
O God, whose inspiration giveth to man understanding, and who didst bestow upon thy servants of old, gifts of wisdom and knowledge and utterance ; be pleased so to guide and direct the hearts and lips of us, thy servants, who are here assembled before thee, that our speaking and hearing may be unto edification and profit; to the increase of our knowledge and faith and obedience; to our comfort and
growth in grace: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Let us pray.
ET thy Gospel, O Lord, come unto us not
in word only but in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance: that we may be guided into all the truth, and also may be strengthened unto all obedience, and enduring of thy will with joyfulness: that, abounding in the work of faith, and the labour of love, and the patience of hope, we may finally be made meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Thanksgiving. We praise and bless thy holy name, Father of mercies, and God of all grace, that thou hast had compassion upon us, miserable sinners :
That thou didst send thy Son to seek and
save us :
That he took on him the form of a servant, and the likeness of sinful flesh, and fulfilled thy law, and was obedient to all thy will even unto death:
That he made propitiation for our sins; and when he had overcome the sharpness of death, he opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers :
That he sitteth at thy right hand in glory everlasting :
That he will come again in majesty to judge the quick and the dead; and will reign till all enemies are put under his feet:
That he is our Advocate with thee; the Captain of our salvation ; the author and finisher of the faith:
That he is our light and life and hope:
That he is not untouched with the feeling of our infirmities ; having been, in all points, tempted as we are :
That he ever liveth to make intercession; and saveth to the uttermost them that come unto thee by him :
That thou hast sent unto us the gospel of thy grace; and hast permitted us to enjoy