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6. O come, let us worship, and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7. For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8. To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
9. When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and faw my works.
10. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways:
11. Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
PARAPHRAS E. 5. Our God is the fame great Being, who, by the like virtue of crea, tion, has a right both to ocean and dry land, throughout their whole extent.
6. In order to animate us ftill farther to the worship of this only great and true God, let us consider him as the Creator of the whole human race, and upon that account, let us proftrate ourselves before him with the utmoit fervour of devotion.
7. But it is more particularly incumbent upon us, the seed of Abraham, to praise him, as he has fingled us out for his peculiar people, taking the same care of us that a shepherd does of his flock.
8. But then we should not flatter ourselves that God will be our God, and that we shall be his cholen people, if in this our day we neglect to litten to his voice, (Numb. xix. 22.) and obey his laws, but exasperate him by our perverseness and disobedience, as our forefathers did in times palt, at Majab aad Meribah. Exod. xvii. 2. 7.
9. When the Jews your ancestors, in ages paft had a mind (as God Almighty speaks ( Exod. xvii. 2.) to tempt me and prove me, how far my Almighty Power extended, and to put me upon unnecessary miracles, in order to gratify their vain curiosity; cho' they had been abundantly convinced of my Omnipotence by the wonders which I performed upon their accouat in the land of Egypt.
1o. During the space of forty years (Numb. xiv. 23.) was I vexed with the perverseness of this untoward generation ; which drew from me this folemn declaration, I the Lord God, have said shis is an evil congregation, Numb. xiv. 27.) that have an heart entirely alienated from me, and that never duly attended to those great works which I did for tlaem.
1. Which ungrateful behaviour 10 ghly incensed me, that I declared with an oath, that they should never enter into the land of Canaan, the D 3
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghoft;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Then shall follow the Psalms in Order as they are appointed. And at the End
of every Psalm throughout the Year, and likewise at the End of Benedicite, Benedi&tus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, mall be repeated. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy
Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
Then shall be read diflinely with an audible Voice the Firf Leffon, taken
out of the Old Tefíament, as is appointed in the Calendar (except there be proper Lessons affigned for that day) He that readeth, so ftanding, and turning himself, as he may beft be heard of all fuch as are present. And after that all be said or lang in English, ibe Hymn called Te Deum
laudamus, daily throughout the Year. Note, That before every Lefon, the Minister fall say, Here beginneth
such a Chapter, or verse of such a Chapter of such a Book: And after every Lefon, Here endeth the First, or, the Second Leffon,
Te Deum laudamus,
E praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to
be the Lord. 2. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting.
PA RA PHRASE place of their resting after their long wanderings. This oath you will And in Numbers, xiv. 23. As I live, your carcasses shall fall in this wil. derness : surely they fall not see the land which I sware to their forefathers.
1. We the congregation of thy faithful people, here assembled, do praise thee, Ogreat God, and acknowledge shee to be the Father, Lord, nd preserver of heaven and earth.
2. For surely we christians are in duty bound to praise thee, since all the nations of the earth acknowledge thee to be the eternal Father and Creator of the universe; and, notwithstanding the ignorance and superftition in which they are plunged, 2gree in paying thee some sort of homage.
3. To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
4. To chee Cherubin and Seraphin : continually do cry. 5. Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth. 6. Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory. 7. The glorious company of the Apostles : praise thee. 8. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee. 9. The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee. 10. The Holy Church throughout all the world doch acknowledge thee,
11. The Father : of an infinite Majesty ;
PA RA PHRASE. 3. Nor is this tribute of praise paid thee by the fons of men alone, but all the angelic orders likewise adore thee, and extol thy name with fongs of adoration and thanksgiving.
4. 5. As it is recorded in that prophetical hymn, (Ifa. vi. 3.) and one Scraphin cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hofs.
6. The whole earth is full of his glory,
7. The souls of the blessed Apostles likewise contribute to thy praise atongft the angelic choir; the most glorious association of human beings, and next in dignity to the angels themselves; blessed spirits, who,, after having laboured with success in preaching the gospel here on earth, are now translated to the mansions of everlaiting bliss to extol the goodness. of God with unceasing praises.
8. Next in order come the holy prophets, who hold a distinguished. place among the ranks of glorified beings; they, after having been the heralds who proclaimed the coming of Christ and prepared his way, have now attained to a share in his glory, and partake of a very honourable place in his kingdom; praifing thee for ever in the celeftial regions.
9. Befides these, there is the illuftrious band of martyrs who having by thedding their blood, subdued the world and the devil, are now admitted to a place amidst the choir of heaven, there to fing hallelujahs, to the honour of God to all eternity.
10. Nor is thy praise bounded by the celestial regions, but even thy darch on earth however widely spread over the various different countries of the globe, do, with an uniform faith, acquiesce in those mylterious truths which thou hast revealed to us concerning thy nature.
!!. Making every day the confesiion of our faith ; that the first person of thy divine nature is God the Father of an infinite majesty, power and fecondity, by being the source of the divine essence.
12. Moreover, acknowledging that the second person in this ever blelfcrinity is God the Son ; i.ot only thy Son by adoption (as thoa hait
13. Also the Holy Ghoft; the Comforter.
16. When thou tookeft upon thee to deliver man : thou didit not abhor the Virgin's womb.
17. When thou had it overcome the sharpness of death : thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
18. Thou fitteft at the right hand of God : in the Glory of the Father. 19.
We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.
PA RA PHRASE. vouchlafed to make us) but they tree Son, who was produced by thee from all eternity.
13. Lastly, thy church professes her belief in the ever blessed Spirit, who is the third person in the trinity, the paraclete, or comforrer, to whose kind aid and falutary influence, we are indebted for all the christian graces we can hope for.
14. But we are obliged to acknowledge concerning thee, O Chrift, the fecond person of the blessed trinity, whom fome persons affect to treat with contempt, on account of thy abasement of thyself for our fakes that thou art notwithstanding God himself, the heavenly king, and of cqual glory with the Father.
15. Thou art the Son of God the Father, begotten of him from ali etonity.
16. When thou, at the time of thy agreement with man, in prosecution of thy mediatorship, didst take upon theu to deliver man from the wrath of God, to which he was become obnoxious, thou did it not disdain to veil thy omnipotence with our frail felh, and to be born after the manner of us mortals.
17. When thou, hy fuffering for our fins, hadît overcome the sting of death and triumphed over the grave ( 1 Cor. xv. 15.) thou didit open the gates of heaven to all who believe in thee, as well patriarchs and prophets who lived in expectation of thy coming, as those who converfed with thee upon earth, and those who believed on thee afterwards upon their testimony. Jobn XX. 29:
18. After having thus subdued death, thou hast entered triumphantly into the kingdom of heaven; and, after having suffered such humiliation upon earth, thou art advanced to fit for ever at the right hand of God, being raised to the highest and most glorious dignity that can be possessed by any being, there conftantly interceding with God, and intreating him to thew mercy co weak and sinful men. Heb. vii. 25.
19. And we believe that at the last day thou Malt come, attended with multitude of angels, (Mark viii. 38. 2 Thef. i. 7.) to judge the quick and the dead. 1 Tim. iv, 1.
20. We therefore pray thee help thy servants : Whom chou haft redeemed with thy precious blood.
21. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in Glory everlasting
22. O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage. 23. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. 24. Day by day: we magnify thee; 25. And we worship thy name : ever world without end. 26. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin. 27. O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us.
28. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee.
29. O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded. Or this Canticle, Benedicite, omnia opera Domini.
All ye Works of the Lord, bless ye che Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
PA RA P H R AS E. 20. We therefore beseech thee to bestow upon us, thy fervants, the gift of thy grace, pleading thy merits for us ; which, upon our earnest prayers, we trust thou wilt not fail to do, since thou didnt spill thy precions blood, in order to procure our redemption.
21. Cause us to be reckoned among the number of the elect faints, who are to inherit eternal glory in the blessful regions of heaven. Rev. vii. 4.
22. O Lord preserve thy servants of the laity here present, and bless the clergy who are in a more peculiar manner thy inheritance.
23. Like a careful shepherd govern us all, both clergy and laity, and deliver us from the power of Satan, that wolf who seeks to devour us, It Per. v. 8.) and be pleased to draw us up after thee (xii. 32.) to that tate of immortality of which thou art poffeffed. 24, 25. Therefore let us all say, in the words of
Pralsnill, "every day do we bless thee and praise thy name for ever and ever. Pfalm alv. 2.
26. Vouchsafe therefore to answer the petitions of this day's devotion, and to keep us free from fin till the course of our public exercise returns again to-morrow,
27. We cry out, Jesu have mercy upon as, in the words of the blind men and lepers. Matt. xv, 22. Luke xvii. 13.
28. We, laft, conclude our hymn with the words of the Psalmist, "let thy merciful kindness, O Lord: be upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee." . Pfal. xxxiii. 21.
29. In thee have. I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion, Pfal. xxxi. 1.
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