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PSALM CXLVIII. Laudate Dominum. O 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 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.
PSALM CXLIX. Cantate Domino. O 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 : and to rebuke the people;
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. O PRAISE God in his holiness : praise him
. 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.
FORMS OF PRAYER
USED AT SEA.
The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea shall be the same
which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. There tro following Prayers are to be have forgot thee our God, and realso used in her Majesty's Navy every fused to hearken to the still voice of day.
thy word, and to obey thy command. ETERNAL Lord God, who a.
ments: But now we see, how terlone spreadest out the heavens, rible thou art in all thy works of and rulest the raging of the sea; wonder; the great God to be feared who hast compassed the waters with above all: And therefore we adore bounds until day and night come to thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging an end; Be pleased to receive into thy power, and imploring thy good thy Almighiy and most gracious pro- ness. Help, Lord, and save us for tection the persons of us thy servants, thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ'thy and the Fleet in which we serve. Son, our Lord. Amen. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the
Or this. enerny; that we may be a safeguard O MOST glorious and gracious unto our most gracious
Lord Godwho Lady, Queen VICTORIA, and her ven, but beholdest all things below; Dominions, and a security for such Look down, we beseech thee, and as pass on the seas upon their lawful hear us, calling out of the depth of occasions; that the inhabitants of misery, and out of the jaws of this our Island may in peace and quiet- death, which is ready now to swal. ness serve thee our God; and that low us up: Save, Lord, or else we we may return in safety to enjoy the perish. The living, the living, shall blessings of the land, with the fruits praise thee. O send thy word of coinof our labours, and with a thankful mand to rebuke the raging winds, remembrance of thy mercies to praise and the roaring sea; that we, being and glorify thy holy Name; through delivered from this distress, may live Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to serve thee, and to glorify thy
Name all the days of our life. Hear, The Collect.
Lord, and save us, for the infinite REVENT us, O Lord, in all merits of our blessed Saviour, thy cious favour, and further is with try continual help; that in all our The Prayer to be said before a Fight at works begun, continued, and ended
Sea against any Enemy. in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy ob? O MOST powerful and glorious
Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that tain everlasting life ; through Jesus rulest and commandest all things ; Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thou sittest in the throne judging
right, and therefore we make our | Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
address to thy Divine Majesty in this
our necessity, that thou wouldest MOST powerful and glorious take the cause into thine own hand,
Lord God, at whose command and judge between us and our ene. the winds blow, and lift up the waves mies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, of the sea, and who stillest the rage and come and help us; for thou givthereof; We thy creatures, but mi- est not alway the battle to the strong, serable sinners, do in this our great but carst save by many or by few. distress cry unto three for help: Save, O let not our sins now cry against us Lord, or else we perish. We con- for vengeance; but hear us thy poor fess, when we have been safe, and servants begging mercy, and implor. seen all things quiet about us, we ing thy help, and that thou wouldest praise thee.
LORD, be merciful to us sinners, A LOTCHusty God, Father
be a defence unto us against the face when there shall be imminent dangro, of the enemy. Make it appear that
as many as can be spare! from zers. thou art our Saviour and mighty sary service in the Ship shall be called Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our together, and make an humble CoresLord. Amen.
sion of their sin to God: In which every
one ought seriously to reflect upon thos Short Prayers for single persons, that particulur sins of which his conscience cannot meet to join in Prayer with ihall accuse him; saying as followell, others, by reason of the Fight, or Storin.
Lord Jesus Christ, all and save us for thy mercy's sake. things, Judge of all men; We ar: Thou art the great God, that hast knowledge and bewail our manifold made and rulest all things : 0 deliver sins and wickedness, Which we, from us for thy Name's sake.
time to time, most grievously have Thou art the great God to be fear. committed, By thought, word, and ed above all : 0 save us, that we may deed, Against thy Divine Majesty,
Provoking most justly thy wrath and Special Prayers with respect to the indignation against us. We do earn. Enemy.
estly repent, And are heartily sorry O Lord erful: o defend our cause against brance of them is grierous unto us; the face of the enemy.
The burden of them is intolerable. O God, thou art a strong tower of Have mercy upon us, Have mercy defence to all that flee unto thee: upon us, most inerciful Father; For O save us from the violence of the thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake,
Forgive us all that is past; And grant enemy.
O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that that we may ever hereafter Serve we may glorify thee.
and please thee In newness of life, O suffer us not to sink under the To the honour and glory of thy weight of our sins, or the violence of Name; Through Jesus Christ our the enemy.
Lord. Amen. O Lord, arise, help us, and delivers Then shull the Priest, if there be any in us for thy Name's sake.
the ship. pronounce this Absolution. Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. LMIGHTY God, our heavenly
raging of the sea, hear, hear us, hath promised forgiveness of sins to and save us, that we perish not. all them that with hearty repentance
O blessed Saviour, that didst save and true faith turn unto him ; Have the disciples ready to perish in a mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver storm, hear us, and save us, we be- you from all your sins; confirm and seech thee.
strengthen you in all goodness, and Lord, have mercy upon us.
bring you to everlasting life; through Christ, have mercy upon us.
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm. God the Father, God the Son, God Jubilate Deo. Psalm lxvi. the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.' O BE joyful in God, all ye lands;
sing praises unto the honour of OY UR Father, which art in heaven, his Name, make his praise to be
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy glorious. kingdom come. Thy will be done in Say unto God, O how wonderful earth, As it is in heaven.
art thou in thy works : through the this day our daily bread. And for. greatness of thy power shall thine give us our trespasses, As we forgive enemies be found liars unto thee. them that trespass against us. And For all the world shall worship lead us not into temptation ; But de thee : sing of thee, and praise thy liver us from evil : For thine is the Naine. kingdom, The power, and the glory, O come hither, and behold the For ever and ever. Amen.
works of God : how wonderful he is
in his doing toward the children of They went astray in the wilder. mien.
ness out of the way : and found no He turned the sea into dry land : city to dwell in; so that they went through the wa- Hungry and thirsty : their soul ter on foot ; there did we rejoice fainted in them. thereof.
So they cried unto the Lord in He ruleth with his power for ever; their trouble : and he delivered his eyes behold the people : and them from their distress. such as will not believe shall not be He led them forth by the right able to exalt themselves.
way : that they might go to the city O praise our God, ye people : and where they dwelt. make the voice of his praise to be O that men would therefore praise heard ;
the Lord for his goodness : and de. Who holdeth our soul in life : and clare the wonders that he doeth for suffereth not our feet to slip.
the children of men ! For thou, O God, hast proved us : For he satisfieth the empty soul : thou also hast tried us, like as silver and filleth the hungry soul with is tried.
goodness. Thou broughtest as into the snare : Such as sit in darkness, and in the and laidest trouble upon our loins. shadow of death : being fast bound
Thou sufferedst men to ride over in misery and iron; our heads : we went through fire Because they rebelled against the and water, and thou broughtest us words of the Lord : and lightly out into a wealthy place.
regarded the counsel of the most I will go into thine house with Highest ; burnt-offerings : and will pay thee He also brought down their heart iny vows, which I promised with through heaviness: they fell down, my lips, and spake with my mouth, and there was none to help them. when I was in trouble.
So when they cried unto the Lord I will offer unto thee fat burnt. in their trouble : he delivered them sacrifices, with the incense of rams : out of their distress. I will offer bullocks and goats.
For he brought them out of darkO come hither, and hearken, all ness, and out of the shadow of death : ve that fear God : and I will tell you and brake their bonds in sunder. what he hath done for my soul.
O that men would therefore praise I called unto him with my mouth : the Lord for his goodness : and deand gave him praises with my clare the wonders that he doeth for tongue.
the children of men ! If I incline unto wickedness with For he hath broken the gates of mine heart : the Lord will not hear brass : and smitten the bars of iron me.
in sunder. But God hath heard me : and con. Foolish men are plagued for their sidered the voice of my prayer.
offence : and because of their wickPraised be God who hath not cast edness. out my prayer : nor turned his mercy Their soul abhorred all manner of from ine.
meat : and they were even hard at Glory be to the Father, and to the death's door. Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
So when they cried unto the Lord As it was in the beginning, is now, in their trouble : he delivered them and erer shall be : world without out of their distress, end. Amen.
He sent his word, and healed
them : and they were saved from Confitemini Domino. Psalm cvii.
O that men would therefore praise he is gracious : and his mercy the Lord for his goodness : and de. endureth for ever.
clare the wonders that he doeth for Let them give thanks whom the the children of men ! Lord hath redeemed : and delivered That they would offer unto him from the hand of the enemy; the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and
And gathered them out of the tell out his works with gladness! lands, from the east, and from the They that go down to the sea in west : from the north, and from the ships : and occupy their business in south.
O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for