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weight nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God. Trust in him at all times, ye people : pour out your hearts before him. People. Trust ye in the Lord for ever:

For in the Lord, the Eternal, is | ever- | lasting | strength.

II. THE OFFERING.

Minister. Wherewith shall we come before the Lord, and bow ourselves before the Most High? He hath shown us in our hearts what is good, and what it is he doth require: to do justly; to love mercy; and to walk humbly with our God.

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CHORAL RESPONSES.

To be sung by the congregation, or by the choir ; or, if preferred, to be read by the congregation.

See the Orders of Service suggested on page 4 of the Preface.

I. NIGH UNTO ALL.

Minister. O, come, let us sing unto the Lord. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, and be joyful of heart before him. He is nigh unto all that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

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Minister. Thus saith the High and Lofty One, who inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the hearts of the contrite ones. People. The Lord is good to all;

And his tender mercies are over | all his works. Minister. Can a woman forget her child ? Yea, they may forget; yet will I not forget thee, saith our God. People. The Eternal God | is our | refuge:

Underneath us are the ever-| lasting | arms. Minister. Neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God. Trust in him at all times, ye people : pour out your hearts before him. People. Trust ye in the Lord for ever:

For in the Lord, the Eternal, is | ever- | lasting | strength.

II. THE OFFERING.

Minister. Wherewith shall we come before the Lord, and bow ourselves before the Most High? He hath shown us in our hearts what is good, and what it is he doth require: to do justly; to love mercy; and to walk humbly with our God.

People.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, Renew a right spir-it with-in

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Minister. If thou bring thy prayer to the altar and there remember that thy brother
hath aught against thee, go thy way! First be reconciled to thy brother,—then come
and offer thy prayer unto God. He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God whom he hath not seen ?
People. Search me, o God, and | know my | heart,

Try | me and know my thoughts.
Minister. And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have aught against any; that
your Father, also, who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
People. Search me, O God, and I know my heart;

Try | me and I know my thoughts.
Minister. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good repute, whatever virtue there is, and whatever praise,–let us think
on these things.
People. O, worship the Lord in the beauty...of holiness :

Serve him with | gladness, | all the earth.

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Minister. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

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Minister. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth
all thy sins, who healeth all thy diseases, who redeemeth thy life from destruction,
who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies. He healeth the broken
in heart and bindeth up their wounds: he telleth the number of the stars, he calleth
them all by their names.
People. Praise ye the Lord, who with majesty ruleth in all things;

Who thee preserves and upbears as on pinions of eagles;
Who thee upholds when by thyself thou wouldst fall.

Verily, hast thou not known it?
Minister. O Lord, thy blessings hang in clusters! They come trooping upon us !
They break forth like mighty waters on every side! O, make thy goodness, health
and strength unto us, that we may be thankful, dutiful and holy.

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People. Praise ye the Lord, and behold with thine eyes all his mercies:

Out of the heavens his love raineth like unto rivers.
Think, O thou man, what is the might of his hand

Who daily meets thee with blessings.
Minister. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

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Minister. I was glad when my companions said unto me, Come, it is our holy day; let us go into the house of the Lord; let us take sweet counsel together; let our feet stand within his gates, and heart and voice give thanks unto him. Peace to young and old that enter here, peace to every soul herein! The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace.

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Minister. Blessed be the Lord God that giveth beauty for ashes, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. People. Make not haste in time of trouble:

Patiently wait for the Lord.
We know all things work for good

Unto them that love the Lord. Minister. Blessed be the Lord God of Ages, who never ceaseth to draw more nigh! His voice in the morning of the world was heard from afar: in the evening he speaketh at the door, and entereth to abide with us forever. Manifold are thy witnesses, O God, and the angels of thine invisible presence: else had we never known thee. Lo! thou goest by us, and we see thee not: but the firmament declareth thy glory; the prophets proclaim thy judgments; the righteous wonder at thy law in their hearts; the patient find thee in the secret places of their sorrow, and their songs break out in melody to thee.

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