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the powers therein, and we poor mortals, sinful dust and ashes, vile and unworthy though we be, do yet, laid prostrate under their feet, beg leave to join in consort with that heavenly Host, and say, the best we can, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory.

Blessed be the glory of the Lord, from his place, for the essential fections of his Godhead, his incomprehensible greatness, his dominion and omnipotence, his eternity, and providence, his holiness and justice, his wisdom and truth, his goodness and mercy; but, above all, for the unspeakable riches of his exceeding abundant grace and love in Christ Jesus.

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I will magnify thee, I will worship thee, I will serve thee, I will love and delight in thee, I will entirely devote myself to thee, O Lord, my strength, my rock and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my helper and defender, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.


My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, who, as on this day, didst create the Firmament, the Heaven, and the Heaven of Heavens, inhabited by the Celestial Powers; Angels and Archangels, Cherubin and Seraphin : Who, as on this day, didst divide and fix the waters that be above the Firmament; and make those mists and exhalations, from whence proceed showers and dew, hail and sleet, snow like wool, hoar-frost scattered like ashes, H 2


ice cast out like morsels, clouds brought from the ends of the earth, lightening and thunder, winds, which thou drawest out of thy treasures, and storms, which fulfil thy word.

Then also didst thou separate the waters under the heavens, and fit them for our service here below, by the uses of drinking and washing


An Act of ConFESSION,

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ACKNOWLEDGE my wickedness, O O Lord, and the iniquities of my father's house; for we have traps. gressed, and walked contrary to thy commandments, and dealt very corruptly against thee.

Set not, Lord, my misdeeds before thee, nor my secret sins in the light of thy countenance: But par-, don, I beseech thee, the iniquity of thy seryant, according to the greatness of thy mercy: As thou hast used to forgive thy servant, from my childhood even until now,

I have sinned, what shall. do unto thee, O thou preserver of meu? O blot out my transgressions, and

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