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An Act of Fartii, as on



as on SUNDAY.

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The Lord be my keeper : The Lord be my defence upon my right hand : The Lord preserve me from all evil, and set a watch over my soul. The Lord preserve my going out and my coming in, from this time forth for evermore.

O Lord, thou understandest, thou canst accomplish, thou dost truly and earnestly desire the safety and


good of


soul: I, wretched man, have neither understanding to discern, nor power to effect, nor, as I ought to have, even will to desire and seek, my true and best good: Do thou, therefore, I intreat thee, O my God, of thy unspeakable tenderness and love, vouchsafe to direct and guide, to govern and dispose of me, and all my concerns, in such a manner as thy wisdom knows will be most agreeable to thee, and most expedient for me.


Early in the morning will I think upon thee, O Lord, because thou hast been my helper.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, who didst, as on this day, make two great lights, the Sun and the Moon; and didst create the Stars also, to divide the day from the night, and to give light upon the earth, and to be for signs and for seasons, the Spring, the Summer, the Autumn, the Winter, and for days and weeks, and months and years: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser lights to rule the night: That they might thus succeed, and, as it were, relieve each other,


Behold thou art wroth, for we have sinned, and are all become as an unclean thing; for our righteousnesses are like filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

But thou, O Lord, art still our father : We are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are all the work of thy hands.

Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: Behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

Though our iniquities testify against us, yet, for thy name's sake,


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deal mercifully with us, for our backslidings are many, whereby we have sinned against thee: Yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; therefore leave us not.

O thou hope of Israel, thou Savi. our in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land; and as a way-faring man that turneth aside, to tarry for a night; as a man that is asleep, as a mighty man that cannot save? Be merciful, we beseech thee, to our unrighteousness, and our sins and our iniquities do thou remember no more.

Lord, I have been carnal, sold under sin, and in me, that is, in

my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: For the good which I would, I have

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