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“ He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him ; he also will hear their cry and will save them.
“ The Lord preserveth all them that love him ; but all the wicked will he destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.".--Ps. cxlv.
“ Praise ye the Lord, praise ye the Lord from the heavens : praise him in the heights.
“ Praise ye him all his angels : praise ye him all his hosts. “ Praise ye him sun and moon: praise him all ye
stars of light.
“ Praise him ye heaven of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
“ Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he com manded, and they were created.
“ He hath also established them for ever and ever : he hath made a decree wbich shall no pass.
“ Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps.
“ Fire and hail; snow and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word :
“ Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars :
“ Beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl :
“ Kings of the earth and all people ; princes, and all judges of the earth :
“ Both young men and maidens; old men and children:
“ Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. Praise ye the Lord."---Ps. cxlviii.
Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, one God, world without end. Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all FORM OF SOCIAL WORSHIP FOR THE
“ From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.”--Ps. cxiii.
Having taken your places, my dear children, duly reflect on the mercies and enjoyments you may have experienced throughout the day; and the need in wbich you stand of the protection and blessing of your heavenly Father, for your safe and healthful repose during the night. These thoughts will fit you for joining, with becoming seriousness, in the devotions of the evening, commencing with the reading, by the Principal, of some of the sentences selected from the Holy Scriptures for the purpose.
Then shall be repeated, in alternate responses, the Deus Misereutur, or 67th Psalm; after which shall be read the general confession, in which all kneeling shall join, as also in the Lord's Prayer, which shall be said after the prayer for the forgiveness of sins. The Principal shall then read three collects, the first for the day, the second for peace, the third for protection and safety; after wbich shall be read the general thanksgiving, with the usual benediction. Then, all standing up, the Apostles' Creed and the Ten Commandments shall be said. And as from incidental circumstances, such as the younger pupils being fatigued, towards the close of the day; or, as in winter, the inconvenience of candle light, it may not be deemed expedient to lengthen such parts of the evening worship as may require a reference to books, it is recommended that, in place of a selection from the psalms, the service should be concluded by a hymn, the repetition of which ought to be considered a mark of distinction, and reward of good conduct in the pupil to whom it may be assigned for the week,
“ Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord." “ Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” “ The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.".--Ps. cxxxiv.
“ Thus said the Lord God, I am the Lord your God, walk in my statutes, and keep my judgements and do them: And hallow my sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.”---Ezek. XX.
“ Jesus said, the hour is coming, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship him.” “ God is a spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in troth."---John iv.
“ How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God ! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.” “ For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.” “ O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”---Ps. xxxvi.
“ Thus saith the Lord that created the beavens, God himself that formed the earth and made it; he bath established it; he created it not in vain; he formed it to be inhabited; I am the Lord, and there is none else. A just 'God and a Saviour ; there is none beside me,” “ Look unto me, and be saved, all ye ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.".--Isaiah xlv.
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” “ I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread he shall live for ever; and the