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PSALM CXLVIII. Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE the Lord of heaven: praise him in the height.

2 Praise him, all ye angels of his ; praise him, all his host.

3 Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.


4 Praise him, all ye heavens and ye waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever : he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

7 Praise the Lord upon earth: ye dragons, and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm, fulfilling his word;

9 Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all cedars;

10 Beasts and all cattle: worms and feathered fowls;

11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world;

12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.

13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise him : even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

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PSALM CXLIX. Cantate Domino.

SING unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of saints praise him.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his Name in the dance : let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp. 4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted.

5 Let the saints be joyful with glory : let them rejoice in their beds.

6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two-edged sword in their hands; 7 To be avenged of the heathen

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8 To bind their kings in chains and their nobles with links of iron.

9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written: Such honour have all his saints.

PSALM CL. Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of his power.

2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise him upon the lute and harp.

4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.

5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals : praise him upon the loud cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath: praise the Lord.




The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers are to be also used in her Majesty's Navy every day.

ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the

eneiny; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA, and her Dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our Island may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours, and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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have forgot thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: But now we see, how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all: And therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

O MOST glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in hea ven, but behoidest all things below; Look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is ready now to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living, shall praise thee. O send thy word of conmand to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Prayer to be said before a Fight at
Sea against any Enemy.

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MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou giv est not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest

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the enemy.

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. THOU, O Lord, that stillest the O Lord, that stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.

O blessed Saviour, that didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear us.

O Christ, hear us.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from neces sary service in the Ship shall be calid together, and make an humble Confes sion of their sin to God: In which every one ought seriously to reflect upon these particular sins of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth,

The Confession.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We ac knowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earn. estly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remem brance of them is grievous unto us;

The burden of them is intolerable.

Have mercy upon us, Have merey upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of the Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the Ship. pronounce this Absolution. of his great mercy ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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He turned the sea into dry land so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise 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 slip.

For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughtest as into the snare : and laidest trouble upon our loins.

Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads we went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings and will pay thee iny vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

I will offer unto thee fat burntsacrifices, with the incense of rams: I will offer bullocks and goats.

O come hither, and hearken, all ve that fear God and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.

I called unto him with my mouth: and gave him praises with my tongue.

If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart the Lord will not hear


But God hath heard me : and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praised be God who hath not cast out my prayer: nor turned his mercy from me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

Confitemini Domino. Psalm evil. GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious and his mercy endureth for ever.

Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed and delivered from the hand of the enemy;

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west from the north, and from the south.

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They went astray in the wilderness out of the way and found no city to dwell in;

Hungry and thirsty their soul fainted in them.

So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble and he delivered them from their distress.

He led them forth by the right way that they might go to the city where they dwelt.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

For he satisfieth the empty soul: and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: being fast bound in misery and iron;

Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord and lightly regarded the counsel of the most Highest;

He also brought down their heart through heaviness: they fell down, and there was none to help them.

So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.

For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death: and brake their bonds in sunder.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

For he hath broken the gates of brass and smitten the bars of iron in sunder.

Foolish men are plagued for their offence and because of their wickedness.

Their soul abhorred all manner of and they were even hard at

meat death's door.

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