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I have not dwelt with vain persons : neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.

I have hated the congregation of the wicked : and will not sit among the ungodly.

I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord : and so will I go to Thine altar ;

That I may show the voice of thanksgiving : and tell of all Thy wondrous works.

Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house : and the place where Thine honour dwelleth.

O shut not up my soul with the sinners : nor my life with the blood-thirsty;

In whose hands is wickedness : and their right hand is full of gifts.

But as for me, I will walk innocently : 0 deliver me, and be merciful unto me.

My foot standeth right : I will praise the Lord in the congregations.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

The Lesson,


keep sound wisdom and discretion: so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.-Prov. iii, 21-25. Or the Lesson appointed in the Table, or some other portion of Holy Scripture.

The Hymn.
God, that madest earth and heaven,

Darkness and light;
Who the day for toil hast given,

For rest the night;

May Thine angel-guards defend us,
Slumber sweet Thy mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,

This livelong night.
Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,

And, when we die,
May we in Thy mighty keeping

All peaceful lie:
When the last dread call shall wake us,
Do not Thou our God forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us

With Thee on high. Amen.

The Song of Symeon. NUNC DIMITTIS. S. Luke ii. ORD, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace : according to Thy word. For mine eyes have seen : Thy salvation, Which Thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of Thy people Israel,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now,

and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Or this Psalm.

Levavi oculos.

I Whence lift met ming en is unto the hills : from

cometh my help. My help cometh even from the Lord : Who hath made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : and He that keepeth thee will not sleep.

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Behold, He that keepeth Israel : shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord Himself is thy keeper : the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hanit ;

So that the sun shall not burn thee by day : neither the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : yea, it is even He that shall keep thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in : from this time forth for evermore.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Then may be said the Apostles' Creed, p. 1.
Lord, hear my prayer.

And let my crying come unto Thee.
Then the Prayers following, or any of them, or

one for each day of the week.



ETERNAL God, great Father of men and the earth in a wonderful order, making day and night to succeed each other; I make my humble address to Thy divine majesty, begging of Thee mercy and protection this night and ever. O Lord, pardon all my sins, my light and rash words, the vanity and impiety of my thoughts, my unjust and uncharitable actions, and whatsoever I have transgressed against Thee this day, or at any time before. Behold, O God, my soul is troubled in the remembrance of my sins, in the frailty and sinfulness of my flesh, exposed to every temptation, and of itself not able to resist any. Lord God of mercy, I earnestly beg of Thee to give me a great portion of Thy grace, such as may be sufficient and effectual

for the mortification of all my sins and vanities and disorders: that as I have formerly served my lust and unworthy desires, so now I may give myself up wholly to Thy service and the studies of holy life.

Blessed Lord, teach me frequently and sadly to remember my sins; and be Thou pleased to remember them no more: let me never forget Thy mercies, and do Thou still remember to do me good. Teach me to walk always as in Thy presence: ennoble my soul with great degrees of love to Thee, and seal my spirit with great fear, and veneration of Thy holy Name and laws; that it may become the great employment of my whole life to serve Thee, to advance Thy glory, to root out all the accursed habits of sin; that in holiness of life, in humility, in charity, in chastity, and all the ornaments of grace, I may by patience wait for the coming of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Teach me, O Lord, to number my days that I may apply my heart unto wisdom ; ever to remember my last end, that I may not dare to sin against Thee. Let Thy holy angels be ever present with me to keep me in all my ways from the malice and violence of the spirits of darkness, from evil company, and the occasions and opportunities of evil, from all the ways of sinful shame, from the hands of all mine enemies, from a sinful life, and from despair in the hour of death. Thou, O brightest Jesu, shine gloriously upon me ; let Thy mercy and the light of Thy countenance sustain me in all my agonies, weaknesses, and temptations. Give me opportunity of a prudent and spiritual guide, and of receiving the holy Sacrament; and let Thy loving Spirit so lead me in the ways of peace and safety, that with the testimony of a good conscience, and the sense of Thy mercies and refreshments, I may depart this life in the unity of the Church, in the love of God, and a sure and certain hope of salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord and most blessed Saviour. Amen.

(171) Or this. EMIT, forgive, pardon, O Lord all my sins

of the past day, voluntary, or involuntary, committed in deed, word, or thought, in ignorance or in knowledge, in conception or intention; forgive them all, O Lord, as Thou art good and gracious. Amen.

(172) MONDAY.


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immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; Who in wisdom hast made all things, dividing the light from the darkness, appointing the sun to rule the day, and the moon and the stars to govern the night; and Who hast counted me worthy, though a sinner, to come before Thee at this time that I may confess my sins and render unto Thee my evening thanksgiving; Grant, o loving Lord, that my prayers may be set forth in Thy sight as the incense, and receive them as a sweet-smelling savour. Give me at this present eventide and throughout the coming hours Thy peace : put upon me the armour of light: preserve me from terror by night and from all evil that walketh in darkness, and vouchsafe me that sleep which Thou hast ordained as refreshment for our weakness. O Lord, the giver of all good, grant that my heart may be delivered from all evil imaginations; so that, lying down to rest I may think upon Thy Name in the night season ; and, being enlightened by meditation on Thy commandments, may again with joy of heart give praise for Thy goodness, and offer up my prayers and supplications for Thy mercy upon mine own

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