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again to his earth, and then 5 Great is our Lord, and all his thoughts perish. great is his power; yea, and

4 Blessed is he that hath his wisdom is infinite. the God of Jacob for his help ; 6 The Lord setteth up the and whose hope is in the Lord meek, and bringeth the unhis God;

godly down to the ground. 5 Who made heaven and 7 sing unto the Lord with carth, the sea, and all that thanksgiving; sing praises therein is ; who keepeth his upon the harp unto our God; promise for ever ;

8 Who covereth the hea6 Who helpeth them to ven with clouds, and preparright that suffer wrong; who eth rain for the carth ; and feedeth the hungry.

maketh the grass to grow upon 7 The Lord looseth menout the mountains, and herb for of prison ; the Lord giveth the use of men. sight to the blind.

9 Who giveth fodder unto 8 The Lord helpeth them the cattle, and feedeth the that are fallen ; the Lord car- young ravens that call upon eth for the righteous.

him. 9 The Lord careth for the 10 He hath no pleasure in stranger; he defendeth the fa- the strength of an horse ; neitherless and widow : as for ther delighteth he in any the way of the ungodly, he man's legs. turneth it upside down. 11 But the Lord's delight

10 The Lord thy God, O is in them that fear him, and Sion, shall be King for ever- put their trust in his mercy. more; and throughout all ge- 12 Praise the Lord, O Jenerations.

rusalem; praise thy God, o EVENING PRAYER.

13 For he hath made fast Psalm cxlvii. Laudate Do-the bars of thy gates, and hath minum,

blessed thy children within PRAISE the Lord; for thee.

14 He maketh peace in thy praises unto our God ; yea, a borders, and filleth thee with joyful and pleasant thing it is flour of wheat. to be thankful.

15 He sendeth forth his 2 The Lord doth build up commandment upon earth, Jerusalem, and gather togeth- and his word runneth very er the outcasts of Israel. swiftly.

3 He healeth those that are 16 He giveth snow like broken in heart and giveth me-wool, and scattereth the hoar dicine to heal their sickness. frost like ashes.

4 He telleth the number of 17 He casteth forth his ice the stars, and calleth them like morsels ; who is able to all by their names. abide his frost ?

Sion ;

O sing

O Psalm calis

of his ; praise him, all his O SING unto the Lord a

18 He sendeth out his word'all people ; princes and all and melteth them ; he blow-judges of the world ; eth with his wind, and the 12 Young men and maid. waters flow.

ens, old men and children, 19 He showeth his word praise the Name of the Lord; unto Jacob, his statutes and for his Name only is excelordinances unto Israel. lent, and his praise above hea

20 He hath not dealt so ven and earth. with any nation : neither have 13 He shall exalt the horn the heathen knowledge of his of his people : all his saints laws.

shall praise him ; even the

children of Israel, even the Psalm cxlviii. Laudate Dominum. people that serveth him.

Cantate Doheaven ; praise him in

mino. the height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels


new song ; let the con

gregation of saints praise him. 3 Praise him,

sun and

2 Let Israel rejoice in him moon; praise him, all ye stars that made him, and let the and light.

children of Sion be joyful in 4 Praise him, all ye hea-their King. vens, and ye waters that are 3 Let them praise his above the heavens.

Name in the dance ; let them 5 Let them praise the sing praises unto him with Name of the Lord ; for he tabret and harp. spake the word, and they 4 For the Lord hath pleawere made ; he commanded, sure in his people, and helpand they were created. eth the meek-hearted.

6 He hath made them fast 5 Let the saints be joyful for ever and ever; he hath with glory ; let them rejoice given them a law, which shall in their beds. not be broken.

6 Let the praises of God 7 Praise the Lord upon be in their mouth, and a twoearth, ye dragons, and all edged sword in their hands. deeps ;

7 To be avenged of the hea8 Fire and hail, snow and then, and to rebuke the peovapours, wind and storm, ful-ple ; filling his word ;

8 To bind their kings in 9 Mountains and all hills ; chains, and their nobles with fruitful trees and all cedars ; links of iron.

10 Beasts and all cattle ;| 9 That they may be avengworms and feathered fowls;fed of them ; as it is written,

11 Kings of the earth and Such honour have allhissaints.


Psalm cl. Laudate Domi- of the trumpet ; praise him

upon the lute and harp.

4 Praise him in the cymPRAISE God in his holi-bals and dances; praise him

ness; praise him in the upon the strings and pipe. firmament of his power. 5 Praise him upon the well

2 Praise him in his noble tuned cymbals; praise him acts; praise him according upon the loud cymbals. to his excellent greatness. 6 Let every thing that hath

3 Praise him in the sound breath praise the Lord.


As established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, on the 12th Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1801.


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Art. I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. HERE is but one living and true God, everlasting, without nebs; the Maker and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Art. II. Of the IVord, or Son of God, which was made very Man.

The Son, which is the Word of the Father begotten from ever. lasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance : so that two whole and perfect Natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man ; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of men.

Art. III. Of the going down of Christ into Hell.
As Christ died for us, and was buried ; so also is it to be be.
Piered, that he went down into Hell.

Art. IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ.
Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body,
with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of
Man's nature, where with he ascended into Heaven, and there sit-
teth, until he return to judge all men at the last day.

Art. V. Of the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is
of one Substance, Majesty, and Glory with the Father and the
Son, very and eternal God.
Art. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation,

Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an Article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to Sal. vation. In the name of the holy Scripture we do understand those Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose Authority was never any doubt in the Church.

1 of the Names and Number of the Canonical Books. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium, Joshue, Judges, Ruth, The First Book of Samuel, The Second Book of Samuel, The First Book of Kings, The Second Book of Kings, The First Book of Chronicles, The Second Book of Chronicles, The First Book of Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras, The Book of Hester, The Book of yob, The Psalms, The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, Cantica or Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets the greater, Twelve Prophets the less.

And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any Doctrine; such are these following:

The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Hester, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet, The Song of the Three Children, The Story of Susanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasses, The First Book of Maccabees, The Second Book of Maccabees.

All the Books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them Canonical.

Art. VII. Of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New ; for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life is offered to mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and Man, being both God and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign, that the Old Fathers did look only for transitory Promises. Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil Precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any Commonwealth ; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Commandments which are called moral.

Art. VIII. Of the Creeds. The Nicene Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostle's Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed : for they may be proved by most certain warrants of boly Scripture.

Art. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk) ; but it is the fault and corruption of the nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from original righteousress, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh łusteth always contrary to the Spirit ; and therefore in every pers son born into this world, it deserveth God's wrath and damnation. And this infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that are re. generated; whereby the lust of the flesh, called in Greek górnuco cagxos, which some do expound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, some the Affection, some the Desire of the Flesh, is not subject to the Law of God. And although there is no condemnation for

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