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EVENING PRAYER,

DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences. VHEN the wicked man turn-1 ] EARLY beloved brethren, eth away from his wicked

the Scripture moveth is in ness that he hath committed, and sundry places to acknowledge and doeth that which is lawful and confess our manifold sins and right, he shall save his soul alive. wickedness; and that we should Ezek. xviii. 27.

not dissemble nor cloke them beI acknowledge my transgres fore the face of Almighty God sions, and my sin is ever before our heavenly Father ; but confess me. Psalm li. 3.

them with an humble, lowly, peHide thy face from my sins, nitent, and obedient heart; to the and blot out all mine iniquities. end that we may obtain forgive Psalm li. 9.

ness of the same, by his infinite The sacrifices of God are a bro goodness and mercy. And alken spirit: a broken and a con though we ought at all times humtrite heart, O God, thou wilt not bly to acknowledge our sins before despise. Psalm li. 17.

God; yet ought we most chiefly Rend your heart, and not your 80 to do, when we assemble and garments, and turn unto the Lord meet together to render thanks your God: for he is gracious and for the great benefits that we have merciful, slow to anger, and of received at his hands, to set forth great kindness, and repenteth him his most worthy praise, to hear of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

his most holy Word, and to ask To the Lord our God belong those things which are requisite mercies and forgivenesses, though and necessary, as well for the body we have rebelled against him: as the soul. Wherefore I pray neither have we obeyed the voice and beseech you, as many as are of the Lord our God, to walk in here present, to accompany me his laws which he set before us. with a pure heart, and humble Dan. ix. 9, 10.

voice, unto the throne of the heaO Lord, correct me, but with venly grace, saying after me; judgement; not in thine anger, A general Confession to be said lest thou bring me to nothing. of the whole Congregation after Jer. x. 24. Psalm vi. l.

the Minister, all kneeling. Repent ye; for the Kingdom of ALMIGHTY and most merHeaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2. A ciful Father: We have erred,

I will arise, and go to my father, and strayed from thy ways like and will say unto him, Father, I lost sheep. We have followed too have sinned against heaven, and much the devices and desires of before thee, and am no more wor our own hearts. We have offendthy to be called thy son. St. Luke ed against thy holy laws. We have xv. 18, 19.

left undone those things which we Enter not into judgement with ought to have done; And we have thy servant, O Lord; for in thy done those things which we ought sight shall no man living be jus not to have done; And there is no tified. Psalm cxliii. 2.

health in us. But thou, O Lord, If we say that we have no sin, have mercy upon us, miserable we deceive ourselves, and the offenders. Spare thou them, o truth is not in us: but, if we con God, which confess their faults. fess our sins, he is faithful and Restore thou them that are penijust to forgive us our sins, and to tent; According to thy promises cleanse us from all unrighteous declared unto mankind in Christ ness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

Jesu our Lord. And grant, О most

188; And Which are

merciful Father, for his sake; That | Priest. Praise ye the Lord. we may hereafter live a godly, Answer. The Lord's Name be righteous, and sober life, To the praised. glory of thy holy Name. Amen. Then shall be said or sung the

The Absolution, or Remission of Psalms in order as they are apsins, to be pronounced by the

pointed. Then a Lesson of the Priest alone, standing; the peo

Old Testament, as is appointed. ple still kneeling

And after that, Magnificat (or the ALMIGHTY God, the Father

Song of the blessed Virgin Mary)

in English, as followeth. A of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Magnificat. St. Luke i. who desireth not the death of a

M Y soul doth magnify the sinner, but rather that he may

| I Lord : and my spirit hath turn from his wickedness, and live;

rejoiced in God my Saviour. and hath given power, and com

For he hath regarded : the lowmandment, to his Ministers, to

liness of his hand-maiden. declare and pronounce to his peo

For behold, from henceforth:all ple, being penitent, the Absolution

generations shall call me blessed. and Remission of their sins: He

For he that is mighty hath magpardoneth and absolveth all them

nified me : and holy is his Name. that truly repent, and unfeignedly

And his mercy is on them that believe his holy Gospel. Where

fear him : throughout all genefore let us beseech him to grant us

rations. true repentance, and his holy Spi

He hath shewed strength with rit, that those things may please his arm : he hath scattered the him, which we do at this present;

proud in the imagination of their and that the rest of our life here

hearts. after may be pure, and holy; so

He hath put down the mighty that at the last we may come to

from their seat : and hath exalted his eternal joy; through Jesus

the humble and meek. Christ our Lord. Amen.

He hath filled the hungry with Then the Minister shall kneel,

good things : and the rich he hath and say the Lord's Prayer ; thé

sent empty away. people also kneeling, and repeat

He remembering his mercy hath ing it with him.

holpen his servant Israel : as he UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

promised to our forefathers, Abra

ham and his seed, for ever. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be

Glory be to the Father, &c. done in earth, As it is in heaven.

As it was in the beginning, &c. Give us this day our daily bread.

Tor else this Psalm; except it be And forgive us our trespasses,

on the Nineteenth Day of the As we forgive them that trespass

Month, when it is read in the against us. And lead us not into

ordinary Course of the Psalms. temptation ; But deliver us from

Cantate Domino. Psalm xcviii. evil: For thine is the kingdom, SING unto the Lord a new The power, and the glory, For song : for he hath done marever and ever. Amen.

vellous things. Then likewise he shall say, With his own right hand, and O Lord, open thou our lips. with his holy arm : hath he got

Answer. And our mouth shall ten himself the victory. shew forth thy praise.

The Lord declared his salvaPriest. O God, make speed to tion : his righteousness hath he save us.

openly shewed in the sight of the Ans. O Lord, make haste to help us. heathen. 4 Here all standing up, the Priest He hath remembered his mercy shall say,

and truth toward the house of IsGlory be to the Father, and to rael: and all the ends of the world the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; have seen the salvation of our God.

Answer. As it was in the begin Shew yourselves joyful unto the ning, is now, and ever shall be : Lord, all ye lands : sing, rejoice, world without end. Amen.

and give thanks.

Praise the Lord upon the harp : God shall bless us : and all the sing to the harp with a psalm of ends of the world shall fear him. thanksgiving.

Glory be to the Father, &c. With trumpets also and shawms: As it was in the beginning, fc. Oshew yourselves joyful before

I Then shall be said or sung the the Lord the King.

Apostles' Creed by the Minister Let the sea make a noise, and all

and the people, standing. that therein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.

T BELIEVE in God the Father Let the floods clap their hands,

1 Almighty, Maker of heaven and let the hills be joyful together

and earth :

And in Jesus Christ his only Son before the Lord : for he cometh

our Lord, Who was conceived by to judge the earth. With righteousness shall he

the Holy Ghost, Born of the Vir

gin Mary, Suffered under Pontius judge the world : and the people

Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and with equity. Glory be to the Father, &c.

buried, He descended into hell; As it was in the beginning, &c.

The third day he rose again from

the dead, He ascended into heaThen a Lesson of the New Tes

ven, And sitteth on the right hand tament, as it is appointed. And

of God the Father Almighty; after that, Nunc dimittis (or the Song of Symeon) in English, as

From thence he shall come to followeth.

judge the quick and the dead. Nunc dimittis. St. Luke ii. 29.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; TORD, now lettest thou thy

The holy Catholick Church; The U servant depart in peace : ac

Communion of Saints; The Forcording to thy word.

giveness of sins; The ResurrecFor mine eyes have seen : thy

tion of the body, And the life salvation,

everlasting. Amen. Which thou hast prepared : be And after that, these Prayer's fore the face of all people;

following, all devoutly kneeling; To be a light to lighten the

the Minister first pronouncing Gentiles : and to be the glory of

with a loud voice, thy people Israel.

The Lord be with you. Glory be to the Father, &c.

Answer. And with thy spirit. As it was in the beginning, &c.

Minister. Let us pray. T or else this Psalm ; except it be on

Lord, have mercy upon us. the Twelfth Day of the Month.

Christ, have mercy upon us. Deus misereatur. Psalm lxyii.

Lord, have mercy upon us. VOD be merciful unto us, and Then the Minister, Clerks, and U bless us : and shew us the

people, shall say the Lord's Prayer light of his countenance, and be

with a loud voice. merciful unto us :

UR Father, which art in heaThat thy way may be known

ven, Hallowed, be thy Name. upon earth : thy saving health

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be among all nations.

done in earth, As it is in heaven. Let the people praise thee, O Give us this day our daily bread. God : yea, let all the people praise

And forgive us our trespasses, thee.

As we forgive them that trespass Olet the nations rejoice and against us. And lead us not into be glad : for thou shalt judge the temptation; But deliver us from folk righteously, and govern the

evil. Amen. nations upon earth.

Then the Priest standing up Let the people praise thee, O

shall say, God: yea, let all the people praise O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us; thee.

Answer. And grant us thy salThen shall the earth bring forth vation. her increase : and God, even our Priest. O Lord, save the Queen. own God, shall give us his bless Answer. And mercifully hear

| us when we call upon thee.

ing.

Priest. Endue thy Ministers | Holy Spirit, that she may alway with righteousness.

incline to thy will, and walk in Answer. And make thy chosen thy way: Endue her plenteously people joyful.

with heavenly gifts; grant her in Priest. O Lord, save thy people. health and wealth long to live;

Answer. And bless thine inhe strengthen her that she may vanritance.

quish and overcome all her enePriest. Give peace in our time, mies; and finally, after this life, O Lord.

she may attain everlasting joy Answer. Because there is none and felicity; through Jesus Christ other that fighteth for us, but our Lord. Amen. anly thou, O God.

A Prayer for the Royal Family. Priest. O God, make clean our

ALMIGHTY God, the foun. hearts within us.

A tain of all goodness, we humAnsurer. And take not thy holy

bly beseech thee to bless the Prince Spirit from us.

Albert, Albert Prince of Wales, Then shall follow three Collects; and all the Royal Family: Endue the first of the Day; the second them with thy holy Spirit; enrich for Peace; the third for Aid a

them with thy heavenly grace; gainst all Perils, as hereafter fol

prosper them with all happiness ; loweth: which two last Collects

and bring them to thine everlastshall be daily said at Evening Prayer without alteration.

ing kingdom; through Jesus Christ The second Collect at Evening

our Lord. Amen. Prayer.

A Prayer for the Clergy and O GOD, from whom all holy

people. > desires, all good counsels, ALMIGHTY and everlastand all just works do proceed; | A ing God, who alone workest Give unto thy servants that peace great marvels; Send down upon which the world cannot give; that our Bishops, and Curates, and all both our hearts may be set to obey Congregations committed to their thy commandments, and also that charge, the healthful Spirit of thy by thee we being defended from grace; and that they may truly the fear of our enemies may pass please thee, pour upon them the our time in rest and quietness; continual dew of thy blessing. through the merits of Jesus Christ Grant this, O Lord, for the hoour Saviour. Amen.

nour of our Advocate and MediThe third Collect, for Aid against ator, Jesus Christ. Amen. all Perils.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. TIGHTEN our darkness, we

ALMIGIITY God, who hast U beseech thee, O Lord; and

11 given us grace at this time by thy great mercy defend us

with one accord to make our comfrom all perils and dangers of this

mon supplications unto thee; and night; for the love of thy only Son,

dost promise, that when two or our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

three are gathered together in thy In Quires and Places where they Name thou wilt grant their resing, here followeth the Anthem. quests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the A Prayer for the Queen's Majesty. | desires and petitions of thy ser

LORD our heavenly Father, vants, as may be most expedient

high and mighty, King of for them; granting us in this kings, Lord of lords, the only world knowledge of thy truth, Ruler of princes, who dost from and in the world to come life everthy throne behold all the dwellers lasting. Amen. upon earth; Most heartily we be

2 Cor. xiii. seech thee with thy favour to be THE grace of our Lord Jesus hold our most gracious Sovereign 1 Christ, and the love of God, and Lady, Queen VICTORIA; and so the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, replenish her with the grace of thy I be with us all evermore. Amen.

Here endeth the Order of Evening Prayer throughout the Year.

Upon these Feasts ; Christmas-day, the Epiphany, Saint Matthlag, Easter-day, Ascension-day, Whitsunday, Saint John Baptist, Saint James, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Saint Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, shall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles' Creed, this Confession of our Christian Faith, commonly called The Creed of Saint Athanasius, by the Minister and people standing. Quicunque vult.

For like as we are compelled by W HOSOEVER will be saved : the Christian verity: to acknow

W before all things it is neces- ledge every Person by himself to sary that he hold the Catholick be God and Lord; Faith.

So are we forbidden by the CaWhich Faith except every one tholick Religion : to say, There do keep whole and undefiled : be three Gods, or three Lords. without doubt he shall perish The Father is made of none : everlastingly.

neither created, nor begotten. And the Catholick Faith is this: The Son is of the Father alone : That we worship one God in Tri not made, nor created, but begotnity, and Trinity in Unity;

ten. Neither confounding the Per The Holy Ghost is of the Father sons : nor dividing the Substance, and of the Son : neither made,

For there is one Person of the nor created, nor begotten, but Father, another of the Son : and proceeding. another of the Holy Ghost.

So there is one Father, not But the Godhead of the Father, three Fathers; one Son, not of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, three Sons : one Holy Ghost, not is all one : the Glory equal, the three Iloly Ghosts. Majesty co-eternal.

And in this Trinity none is Such as the Father is, such is the afore, or after other: none is Son : and such is the Holy Ghost. greater, or less than another;

The Father uncreate, the Son But the whole three Persons uncreate : and the Holy Ghost are co-eternal together : and councreate.

equal. The Father incomprehensible, So that in all things, as is aforethe Son incomprehensible : and said : the Unity in Trinity, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. the Trinity in Unity is to be wor

The Father eternal, the Son shipped. eternal : and the Holy Ghost e He therefore that will be saved : ternal.

must thus think of the Trinity. And yet they are not three eter Furthermore, it is necessary to nals : but one eternal.

everlasting salvation : that he also As also there are not three in believe rightly the Incarnation of comprehensibles, nor three un our Lord Jesus Christ. created : but one uncreated, and For the right Faith is, that we one incomprehensible.

believe and confess : that our Lord So likewise the Father is Al Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is mighty, the Son Almighty : and God and Man; the Holy Ghost Almighty.

God, of the Substance of the FaAnd yet they are not three Al- ther, begotten before the worlds : mighties : but one Almighty. and Man, of the Substance of his

So the Father is God, the Son is Mother, born in the world; God: and the Holy Ghost is God. Perfect God, and perfect Man :

And yet they are not three of a reasonable soul and human Gods : but one God.

flesh subsisting; So likewise the Father is Lord, Equal to the Father, as touchthe Son Lord : and the Holy Ghost ing his Godhead : and inferior to Lord.

the Father, as touching his ManAnd yet not three Lords : but 1 hood. one Lord.

Who although he be God and

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