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For if thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, we shall not be able to abide or stand upright in judgment: thy mercy is great, and thou hast blessed us this day, and kept us from the evils of our inclination, and the evils of temptation: and though in the things wherein our consciences do not accuse us, we are not justified, but by thy mercies and loving-kindness in Christ Jesus,- yet we rejoice in thy goodness to us, and praise thy bounties and thy love, and hope in thy mercies, and beg of thee that thou wilt pardon us, and keep us this night and ever; sanctify and save us, bless us at home and abroad, in the works of our calling and the duties of religion, in our persons and relations; make us to do what pleaseth thee, and to be what thou hast designed us to be, and to receive what thou hast promised, and to keep us from all the evil we have deserved, for Jesus Christ's sake, our dearest Lord and Saviour. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communication of the Holy Spirit of God, be with us, and with all our relatives, and with all the servants of God, for ever and ever. Amen.




The Psalms appointed at Morning Prayer, Psalm üi. xlv. cx.

Evening Prayer, Psalm lxxxvii. Ixxxix.
The Hymn for Christmas Day, to be said after the Second

Lesson at Morning and Evening Prayer. PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion : and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts : he shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation, who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

The people that walked in darkness, hath seen a great light; and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he hath done for the children of men.

He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water-springs.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders.

His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end.

He shall sit upon the throne of David to order his kingdom, and to establish it with judgment and justice for ever and ever.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he hath done for the children of men.

Minister. Glory be to God on high.
Answer. And on earth peace, good will towards men.
Minister. Amen.
Answer. Amen.

Then proceed to the Nicene Creed.
The Collect, to be inserted after the first Collect of the Morning

and Evening Prayer; and may be said during the twelve .
Almighty God, who hast so loved the world, that for our

redemption from sin and misery, thou gavest thy Son, that he, taking upon him our nature, and being born of a virgin, might perform to thee the obedience which mankind owed, and pay the price in which we were indebted, and teach us what thou wouldst have us to do, and convey to us all the good which thou didst design for us; overshadow us with thy Holy Spirit of grace, that we may conceive Christ in our hearts by faith, rely upon him in a holy hope, and express him in an excellent charity; that as he was pleased to take upon him our nature, so we may be born again, and be partakers of the divine nature, that conforming to his image, following his example, and being filled with his Spirit, we may grow in the knowledge and love of God, and live in righteousness, that being thy sons by a holy adoption, we may partake of the inheritance of thy well-beloved Son, the first-born of all the creatures, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Justead of the Psalms of the day, read at Morning Prayer Psalm xxi.

Evening Prayer, Psalm lxxxi. lxxxv. Ixxxvi. Ixxxviii.
: Or any three of them.

The Collect. O most blessed, most gracious Saviour Jesus, who, by thy obedience unto death, even the death of the cross, didst become the sacrifice of the world, the great example of patience, the Lord of life, the good Shepherd, laying down thy life for thy sheep, and the Mediator between God and man; let thy wounds heal, thy blood cleanse, thy death make us to live, and thy Spirit make us to work righteousness all our days; that we may, by thy aid, and by thy example, obey our heavenly Father with all our powers and all our faculties, with our reason and our affections, with our souls and with our bodies, with our time and with our estate, in prosperity and adversity; that we may bear our cross patiently, and do thy work cheerfully, and be ready to benefit mankind with great charity and great industry, that being followers of thy life and partakers of thy death, we

may receive a part in the resurrection of the just to the joys of God in thy inheritance, O most blessed, most gracious Saviour Jesus. Amen.

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The Psalms appointed for Morning Prayer, Psalm xxx. xlv. xlvü. .

Evening Prayer, Psalm lvii. Ixvi. Ixxii. The Hymn to be said after the Second Lesson at Morning and

Evening Prayer. In thee, O Lord, I have put my trust; let me never be put to confusion, but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me and save me. • Be thou my strong, hold whereunto I may always resort: thou hast promised to help me; for thou art my house of defence and my castle.

For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope even from my youth.

Through thee have I been holden up, ever since I was born: thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praises shall be always of thee.

O let my mouth be filled with thy praise, that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.

Thy righteousness, O God, is very high: and great things are they, which thou hast done : 0 God, who is like unto thee!

O what great troubles and adversities hast thou showed me! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.

Thou hast brought to me great honour, and comforted me on every side.

Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of music: unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

My lips will be fain when I sing unto thee: and so will my soul, whom thou hast delivered.

Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel, which only doth wondrous things.

And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever; and all the earth shall be filled with his majesty. Amen, amen.

Glory be to the Father, &c. .
As it was in the beginning, &c.

The Collect. O most holy, most glorious Saviour and Redeemer Jesu, who for our sakes didst descend from the glories of God to the pains and labours of the earth, and didst pass from a painful life to an ignominious death, from the bitterness of death to the darkness of the grave, and by thy divine power didst raise thyself from death to life again; we give thee thanks for thy infinite love to us and all mankind; we acknowledge thee to be our Lord, and confess thee to be our God; we adore thy majesty, and rejoice in thy mercies; we humbly pray thee to enable us, with thy Spirit, to believe all thy doctrines, and to obey all thy commandments, that after a holy and religious life, spent in doing honour to thy holy name, we may be partakers of thy holy resurrection, passing from death to life, from the darknesses of the grave to the light of heaven, from an imperfect duty to the perfection of holiness in the fruition of the joys of God in thy eternal kingdom, O most holy, most glorious Saviour and Redeemer Jesu. Amen.


Instead of the Psalıns of the day, read at Morning Prayer, Psalm xv. xxi, axir.

Evening Prayer, Psalm xcii. xcvi. xcvii.

The Collect. O BLESSED High Priest, holy Jesus, King of the world and Head of the church, who,-when thou hadst taken upon thee our nature and our sin, and appeased thy Father's wrath, and performed all his will, and overcome death, and rescued all obedient souls from the hand of the enemy,-didst ascend to thy eternal Father, and open the kingdom of heaven to all believers; thou hast espoused thy church unto thyself with the eternal circles of thy providence, with thy love and with

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