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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, save thy people: and bless thine Heritage. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. Day by Day: we magnify thee }
And we worship thy Name: ever World without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this Day without Sin* O Lord, have M^rcy upon us: have Mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us: as our Trust is in thee. y O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.
Then fiall be read in like Manner the Second * Lejson, taken out of the New Tejlajnent : And after that the Hymn following^ &c.
Benedi&us. S. Luke i. 68.
BLessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited, and redeemed his people; And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the house of Jiis Servant David; i c •
As he spake by the mouth os his holy prophets: which have been since the world began;
That we mould be saved from our enemies: and from the hands of all that hate us j. ;; > /' /: ♦
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: and to remember his holy covenant;
: t.m , Paraphrase on the Benedictus. » . . j ;.
Praised be God, for he hath redeemed his People performance of that selemrf-pifamtse- which he made by a mighty Saviour of the Lineage of David, which to Abraham and his descendents—that we being thus '- foretold by his Prophets, even from the beginning saved from our Foes, might chearfully] dedicate .out ~ the World—declaring by them that we should be Lives to his service in all Holiness and Godliness(idivered from the Dominion of all our Enemies, in And thou, John, shall be an extraordinary Prophet,' for -■■' P' ■ i ..... . —j 1— s - r— i i . . ., f
* The Second Leflbn is chose* from die New Testa- Velation, and because in it the Law and Prophets are ■.' nwnt, because it the fteorKWA-the.'<ou*f« cf Re- fygjledw^ll^ught to perfection. ; . .
To perform the oath which he svvare 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 him: 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 fins,.
.. .Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the § Dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow os death: and to guide our feet into the way os peace. Glory be to the Father, We.
Or this Psalm: Jubilate Dso. Psalm 100.
OBe joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: 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 that hath made us, and not we ourselves, we are his people and the sheep oshispasture.
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 Bs N E b I c T u s. Paraphrase on the I ooth Ps A L M .
... , _ . ,.„,,, O all Nations sing joyful Hymns to Jehovah. For thou (halt go forth before the Saviour of the World, he most .assuredly is our God: since he alone hath to prepare the People for his Doctrine, by exciting them created us, and continually supports us by his Provito Repentance; which is a proof of God's great Love dence—Go therefore and publickly praise him, and t» 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 distant GeneraAll Glory and Praise, &c. tions—All Glory and Praise, Sec.
$ The Day-spring from on high. Justly doth this Traveller is thereby enabled to pursue his journey
Tide as well as that of the Sun of Righteousness be- with safety and certainty. So the World when r '~J
long to our Saviour. For as the whole Creation after in the Egyptian darkness of Sin and Corruptioi
being lid in Darkness, is refreshed, and enUvened by revived ana enlightened by Jesus Christ j and g
the cheering Rays of the Morning Light and as the in the Path that leads to eternal Life.
•f Magnificat. S. Luke i. 46. [This Jhall be said or sung % aster the first Lesson in the Evening Service.)
MY 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
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 os their hearts*
He hath put down the mighty from their feat: and hath exalted the humble and meek. ,
He hath silled 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« '» "» :' , - r;
As it was in the beginning, &c* ... . .
Or else this Psalm, except it be on the Nmeteenth Day of the Month.
Paraphrase on Magnificat.. ■ ■>
I joyfully praise God my Saviour: because, he hath wonderfully disappointed the expectations of the ambi
deigned to shew such regard to his Servant in her lowly tious. He hath depressed the proud Rulers of the Earth,
sianon—For henceforth future Ages will pronounce me and exalted the lowly in Heart.—He hath filled those
truly happy; since 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 Israel as he promised to
Nation and Condition that truly serve him—He hath Abraham and his Seed.
t Magnificat and the Psalm which follows after sue- • For Behold from henceforth, &c. On this passage
«eds the Lesson properly as testimonies of our Grati- the Church of Rome seems to have founded, in some
♦ t° God for the light of his Revelation. measure, that adoration which she pays to the Virgin .
J Psalms of praise and thanksgiving to God as they Mary; through a mistaken interpretation of the WoVd
sre proper at all Times, so they are never more suitable Blessed: which, in the Scriptures, when it relates to
than when we are under a joyful fense of pardon and a human person, generally signifies batty.
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Cant ate Domino. Psalm 98.
OSing unto the Lord a new song: 1 for. he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm :r hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.- - £"J '»•
He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel: and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation os our God.
Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a Psalm of thanksgiving. •1
With trumpets also and shawms: O shew 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 floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful tother- before the Lord: for he eometh to judge the earth. With righteousness mall he judge the world: and the people with equity., v , , ,
Glory be to the Father, &C. t, . . T
Then followeth the second Lesson taken out of the New Testaments and after that the Song of Simeon, as followeth.
'* ■ * Partfphr-afc en tht o£th Ps A Lm.
O praise the Lord with unusual fervency, for he. every melodious. Instrunseat, to-heighwn-yoar Devotion, hath wrought wonderful Things for us.—By his awn and help you- worthily to celebrate Jehovah| yaxa "vanquished our Foes.—He had) King—Let the loud Ocean, and its Fullness, the Earth
mighty.power he hath vanq -. . .- -
granted , us a remarkable Deliverance in die sight of and its Inhabitants join the solemn Concert.—Let the
the Nations around" us.—He hath performed the gxa- ,Flqods pour forth in full streams their applause; and
cious promises which he made to Israel: and. all ihe theMountains exulting raise their, lofty .Heads •> for the
World must own him to be a' Saviour indeed—O'there- Lord reigneth, over all the Kingdoms of the World With
fore express your joyful-Gratitude to Kim, ye favoured justice antUftJuity. All Glory,,.ftf^.:, ,.„ people, in Hymns of praise : and with your Voices unite
pitHi va Nunc dimittis l_S. Luke 2:029. s scul TORD, now lettest thou thy fervänt depart in peace bacL cording to thy word.. . iiii com
For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation, 'ti) si nita TI Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people ; u 1
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : 1 and to be the glory of thy people Ifrael.: i Balkana in i
:':;::) Glory be to the Father, &c.
Glory, be to the Father, Civilini b 11 Oz else this Psalm x1except it be on the twelfth Day of the Month.
by vinou Deus mifereatur.rı Plalm 67. 11. in C OD be merciful unto us, and bless us :' and Thew us the U light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us..
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maithlove glitre : Ld grit to Let the people praise thee, o God?"yea, let' all ti thee.'. . : : Si z
i pe. O let the nations, sejoice and be glad for thou halt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.2011
Let the people praise thee, O God a yea, let; all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increafe; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing..i visi valita val.,
Göd. thall bless us, and all the ends of the world-fhall fear binia Glory be to the father, &c.