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But in righteousness serveth the people,
C. And establisheth true judgment in thy gates.
Then shall violence be no more heard in thy land,

Wasting and destruction within thy borders.
Then shall justice roll down as waters,

And righteousness as a mighty stream.
And thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,

And thy gates Praise.
For righteousness exalteth a nation,

But injustice is a reproach to any people;
And in righteousness hath the Lord called thee,

And given thee for a light to the kingdoms.
Oh, pray for the peace of our country;

All they shall prosper who love thee.
Peace be within thy borders,

And prosperity within thy dwellings.
Let all the people say

Peace be within thee.
AU. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. Amen.

OR

All. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

Choir. Amen.

XXVI.

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Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,

For His inercy endureth forever.
To Him who alone doeth great wonders,

For His mercy endureth forever.
O God, we have heard with our ears,

And our fathers have told us,
What deeds Thou didst in their days,

What Thou didst in the days of old !
With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,

Thou didst guide the people across the sea;
Thou didst scatter the inhabitants before them,

And didst cause our fathers to prosper.
When they went from nation to nation,

From one kingdom to another people,
Thou didst suffer no man to turn them.

Thou didst reprove kings for their sake,
When they were yet very few in number,

Very few and strangers in the land.
When they were wandering in the wilderness,

And found no city to dwell in;
When they were hungry and thirsty,

And their souls grew faint within them;
Then they cried unto the Lord in their troubles,

And He delivered them out of their distresses.

M. For they obtained not the land by their own sword,
c.

Nor did their own arm save them.
But Thy right hand and Thy arm hath gotten them the

victory,
Because Thou hadst favor unto them.
Now the little one hath become a thousand,

And the small one a great people.
Our lines have fallen to us in pleasant places,

Yea, we have a goodly heritage.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say this,

Whom He hath redeemed from their enemies,
And gathered them from the East and from the West,

And from the North and the South.
Oh, let them praise the Lord for His goodness,

For His wonderful works to the children of men.
The Lord our God, be with us, and incline our hearts unto

Him,

To keep His commandments and to walk in His ways. All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. Amen.

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All. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my

Redeemer. Choir. Amen.

XXVII.

M.

C.

Blessed be the Lord God,

For He hath not left Himself without a witness,
But hath spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets,

Which have been since the world began,
That we should serve Him without fear,

In holiness and righteousness all the days of our life
Through the tender mercy of our God

A day-spring from on high hath visited us,
Giving light to those who sit in darkness,

And guiding our feet into the way of peace.
How beautiful upon the mountains

Are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
That publisheth peace,

That proclaimeth glad tidings of salvation.
He shall not strive nor cry,

Nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break,

And the smoking flax shall he not quench.
He shall not fail nor be discouraged

Till he have established equity on the earth.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,--

The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and might,

The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord,

M. Anointing him to preach good tidings to the poor ;
c

To bind up the broken-hearted;
To comfort those who mourn;

To proclaim liberty to the captives;
The opening of the prisons to those who are bound;

To announce the new year of the Lord.
In him was life,

And the life was the light of men.
He was ten pted like as we are,

And no fault was ound in him.
He came not to be ministered unto but to minister;

He went about doing good :
Preaching everywhere, The kingdom of God is at hand;

And the common people heard him gladly.
Glory be to God in the highest,

And on earth, peace, good will to men.
All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the

power and the glory forever and ever. Choir. Amen.

-OR

AU. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer.

Choir. Amen

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