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9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written : Such honour have all his faints.
Psalm cl. Laudate Dominum. Praise God in his holinets : praise him in the firmament of his
poweri 2 Praiie 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.
Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praite him upon the well-tuned cymbals : praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord.
PRACTICAL OBSERVATION S. Psalm cxlix.] This psalm should stir up all the true members of the church, to sing and publith the praises of God, and to rejoice in hin continually. And as the Ifraelites sung hymns of joy, because God had made them triumph over their enemies, and the kings that waged war with them'; we ought likewise to praise him for the care he has taken of his church, and for all the favours we have received from him ; burchiefly, for subduing our fpiritual enemies, and putting it in our power to triumph over them ourselves, and to be in all things “ more than conquerors through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Psalm cl.] This pfilm which is the last of all, should inspire all of us with a hoiy zeal, to praife without cealing the majesty of God, his infinite power, and all his adorable perfections. This ought all of us to do, not only with our lips and voice, but chiefly with the heart; remembering, that if the Jews in tliçir worship made use of musical instruments and many Other ceremonies, God requires us to praife him and worship him order the gospel chiefly with the heart, and with all poflible zeal and affe&ion. Let us, all our lives; discharge fo juit and pleafing a duty; and let us, to this end, make a good use of the many noble exhortacions and divine patterns of devotion containeł in the book of pfalms ; that after we have praised and glorificd God upon earth, we may glorify him eternally in the heavens with all the bleft fpirits. Amen.,
Forms of Prayer to be used at SEA. The Morning and Evening Service to be daily used, at Sea, fall be the same
which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. These two following Prayers are to be also used in His Majesty's . Navy
every day. Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadeft out the hea.
vens, and rulest the raging of the fea; who haft 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 enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, and his Kingdoms, and a security for such as pass on the Seas upon their lawful occasions ; that the inhabitants of our Inand 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.
The Colleet. Revent us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most
gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
mand the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the Sea, and who stilleft the rage thereof; We thy creatures, but miserable finners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot chee our God, and refused to hearken to
the still voice of thy Word, and to obey thy Commandmen s : 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 mercies fake in Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
in heaven, but beholdeft 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 command to rebuke the raging Winds, and the roaring Sea ; tiat we being delivered from this dittress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and lave us for the infinite merits of our blerfea Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. The prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea against any Enemy.
Most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of
hosts, that ruleft and commandest all things ; Thou fittest in the throne judging right ; and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necesity, 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 gavest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let noc our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants, begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldelt be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Short Prayers for single Persons, that cannot meet to join in Prayer with others, by reason of the Fight, or Storm.
for thy Thou
Thou art the great God, that haft made, and rulest all chings : O deliver us for thy names sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all : O save us, that we may praise thee.
Special Prayers with respeet to the enemy.
cause against the face of the enemy: O God thou art a strong tower of defence to all thạt fee unto thee : O save us from the violence of the enemy.
O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that we may glorify thee.
O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our lins, or the violence of the enemy O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy names fake.
Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.
hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not. O blessed Saviour, that didīt save thy difciples ready to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beleech thee.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us; save us now and evermore. Amen.
UR Father, which are 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 tiefpass against us.' And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary
Service in the Ship, shall be called together, and make an humble Contflion of their fins to God: in which every one ougbt seriously to rrflect upon those particular fins of which bis conscience frall accuse bim : Jaying as followeth.
&c. ledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time moft grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy divine Majesty, Provoking moft juftly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And be heartily sorry for these our misdoings ; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christs fake, 'forgive us all that is paft, And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To'tħe honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall tbe Priift, if there be any in the Ship, pronounce this Absolution.
Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great
mercy hath promised forgiveness of fins to all them which with hearty repentance, and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins ; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Jubilate Deo. 'Psalm Ixvi.
honour of his name ; make his praise to be glorious. "Sày unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works : through the greatness of thy 'power 'Thall thine' enemies be found liars unto thee.
For all the world' Thall worship thee': sing of thee, and praise thy Name.
O come hither, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing towards the children of men !
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, fhall not be able to exalt themselves.