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Wą praise thee, O God ;- -we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.

All the earth, doth worship thee, -The Father everlasting.
To thee all angels cry aloud,--the heavens, and all the powers therein.

To thee cherubim and seraphim-continually do cry,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full

of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the apostles-praise thee.

The goodly fellowship of the prophets-praise thee. The noble army of martyrs-praise thee. The holy church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,

the Father of an infinite majesty, Thine honourable, true, and only Son,-also the Holy Ghost, the

Comforter. Thou art the King of glory, O Christ ;--thou art the everlasting

Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,-thou didst not abhor

the Virgin's womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,--thou didst open

the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.

We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,--whom thou hast re

deemed with thy precious blood; Make them to be numbered with thy saints,- in glory everlasting, O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage:-govern them, and

lift them up forever. Day by day, we magnify thee ;--and we worship thy name ever,

world without end.
Vouchsafe, O Lord,--to keep us this day without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us,--have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us:-as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted;- let me never be confounded.
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 with-

out end: Amen.

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LORD, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, hear us. Lord, Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;

(Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7.) Incline thine ear and hear: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

(Daniel ix. 18.) Lord God, our FATHER, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven; give 28 this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever : Amen. Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world,

Be gracious unto us.
Lord God, Holy Ghost,

Abide with us forever.
T. 22. Most holy blessed TRINITY.

We praise thee to eternity. :$: :*
T. 132. p. 2. Thou LAMB once slain, our God and Lord,

To needy prayers thine ear afford,

And on us all have mercy.
From coldness to thy merits and death,
From error and misunderstanding,
From the loss of our glory in thee,
From the unhappy desire of becoming great,
From self-complacency,

From untimely projects,
From needless perplexity,
From the murdering spirit and devices of Satan,
From the influence of the spirit of this world,
From hypocrisy and fanaticism,
From the deceitfulness of sin,
From all sin,

Preserve us, gracious Lord and God.
By all the merits of thy life,
By thy human birth and circumcision,
By thy obedience, diligence, and faithfulness,
By thy humility, meekness, and patience,
By thy extreme poverty,
By thy holy baptism,
By thy watching, fasting, and temptations,
By thy griefs and sorrows,
By thy prayers and tears,
By thy having been despised and rejected,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God.
By thine agony and bloody sweat,
By thy bonds and scourgings,
By thy crown of thorns,
By thy cross and passion,
By thy sacred wounds and precious blood,
By thy dying words,
By thy atoning death,
By thy rest in the grave,
By thy glorious resurrection and ascension,
By thy sitting at the right hand of God,
Bỹ thy sending the Holy Ghost,
By thy prevailing intercession,
By the holy sacraments,
By thy divine presence,

(Matt. xxviii. 20.) By thy coming again to thy Church on earth, or our being called home to thee,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God.
T. 96. We humbly pray with one accord,

Remember us, most gracious Lord;
Think on thy sufferings, wounds, and cross,
And how by death thou gavedst us:
For this is all our hope and plea,

In time and in eternity.
We poor sinners pray ;

Hear us, gracious Lord and God.

hate us ;

Rule and lead thy holy Christian church;
Increase the knowledge of the mystery of Christ, and diminish mis-

apprehensions; Make the word of the cross universal among those who are called by

thy name; Unite all the children of God in one spirit;

(John xi. 52.) Abide their only Shepherd, High-priest, and Saviour; Send faithful labourers into thy harvest;

(Matt. ix. 38.) Give spirit and power to preach thy word; Preserve unto us the word of reconciliation till the end days; And through the Holy Ghost, daily glorify the merits of thy life, sufferings, and death:

Hear us, gracious Lord and God. Prevent or destroy all designs and schemes of Satan, and defend us against his accusation;

(Rev. xii. 10.) For the sake of that peace which we have with thee, may we, as

much as lieth in us, live peaceably with all men; (Rom. xii. 18.) Grant us to bless them that curse us, and to do good to them that

(Matt. v. 44.) Have mercy upon our slanderers and persecutors, and lay not this sin to their charge;

(Acts vii. 60.) Hinder all schisms and offences; Put far from thy people all deceivers and seducers; Bring back those who have erred, or have been seduced ; Grant love and unity to all our congregations:

Heur us, gracious Lord and God. Thou Light and Desire of all nations, (Matt. iv. 16; Hag. ii. 7.) Watch over thy messengers both by land and sea; Prosper the endeavours of all thy servants, to spread thy gospel among

heathen nations; Accompany the word of their testimony concerning thy atonement,

with demonstration of the Spirit and of power; (1 Cor. ii. 4.) Bless our, and all other Christian congregations gathered from among

the heathen; Keep them as the apple of thine eye;

(Deut. xxxii. 10.) Have mercy on thy ancient covenant-people, the Jews; deliver them from their blindness;

(Rom. xi. 25, 26.) And bring all nations to the saving knowledge of thee: Hear us, gracious Lord and God.

O praise the Lord, all ye heathen:


Give to thy people open doors to preach the gospel, and set them to thy praise on earth;

(Rev. iii. 8.) Grant to all bishops and ministers of the church soundness of doctrine

and holiness of life, and preserve them therein; (Tit. i. 7, ii. 1.) Help all elders to rule well, especially those who labour in the word

and doctrine; that they may feed thy church, which thou hast purchased with thine own blood: (1 Tim. v. 17; Acts xx. 28.)

Hear us, gracious Lord and God. Watch graciously over all governments, and hear our intercessions for them;

(1 Tim. ii. 1, 2.) Grant and preserve unto them thoughts of peace and concord; We beseech thee especially, to pour down thy blessings in a plentiful

manner upon the President of the United States, and the Governors of the individual States of the Union; upon both Houses of Congress, and the respective State Legislatures, whenever assembled. Direct and prosper all their councils and undertakings to the promotion of thy glory, the propagation of the gospel, and the

safety and welfare of this country. Guide and protect the magistrates of the land wherein we dwell, and

all that are put in authority; and grant us to lead under them a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty:

(1 Tim. ii. 2.) Hear us, gracious Lord and God. Teach us to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for thy sake; and to seek the peace of the places where we dwell;

(1 Pet. ii. 13; Jer. xxix. 7.) Grant them blessing and prosperity; Prevent war, and the effusion of human blood; Preserve the land from distress by fire and water, hail and tempest,

plague, pestilence, and famine; Let the earth be like a field which the Lord blesseth; Give peace and salvation, O God, to this land, and to all that dwell therein:

Hear us, gracious Lord and God.


[Grant, O Lord, unto the President of the United States, in these

times of danger, thy gracious counsel, that in all things he may

approve himself the father of the people; Be thou the gracious. Protector of these States, and of our fellow-citi

zens in all parts of the world;

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