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7 The Lord looseth men out of prison : the Lord giveth sight to the blind.
8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen : the Lord careth for the righteous.
9 The Lord careth for the strangers ; he defendeth the fatherless and widow : as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.
10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore : and throughout all generations.
Evening Prayer. PSALM CXLVII. Laudate Dominum. Praise the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing V praises unto our God : yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : and gather together the out-casts of Israel.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart : and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.
4 He telleth the number of the stars : and calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power : yea, and his wisdom is infinite.
6 The Lord setteth up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving : sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth : and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men;
9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle : and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse : neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him : and put their trust in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : praise thy God, O Sion.
13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates : and hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders : and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool : and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who is able to abide his frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob : his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation : neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
PSALM CXLVIII. Laudate Dominum. O Praise the Lord of heaven : praise him in the
height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of his : praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon : praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens : and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord : for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever : he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth : ye dragons, and all deeps ; 8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours : wind and storm, fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills : fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle : worms and feathered fowls; 11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord : for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise him : even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.
PSALM CXLIX. Cantate Domino.
gregation of saints praise him. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance : let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people : and helpeth the meek-hearted.
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory : let them rejoice in their beds. .6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth : and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To be avenged of the heathen : and to rebuke the people; * 8 To bind their kings in chains : and their nobles with links of iron.
9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written : Such honour have all his saints.
PSALM CL. Laudate Dominum. o Praise God in his holiness : praise him in the
firmament of his power. 2 Praise him in his noble acts : praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : praise him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the weğl-tuned cymbals : praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord.
1 The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea shall be the same
which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.
compand night ive into action the
These two following Prayers are to be also thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy
used in her Majesty's Navy every day. Son, our Lord. Amen. O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone
Or this. spreadest out the heavens, and
MOST glorious and gracious Lord rulest the raging of the sea; who hast
God, who dwellest in heaven, but compassed the waters with bounds until
beholdest all things below ; Look down, day and night come to an end; Be
we beseech thee, and hear us, calling pleased to receive into thy Almighty
out of the depth of misery, and out of and most gracious protection the per
the jaws of this death, which is ready sons of us thy servants, and the Fleet
now to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or in which we serve. Preserve us from
else we perish. The living, the living, the dangers of the sea, and from the
shall praise thee. O send thy word of violence of the enemy; that we may
command to rebuke the raging winds, be a safeguard unto our most gracious
and the roaring sea ; that we, being Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA, and
delivered from this distress, may live to her Dominions, and a security for such
serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all as pass on the seas upon their lawful
the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and occasions; that the inhabitants of our
save us, for the infinite merits of our Island may in peace and quietness serve blessed Saviou
blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus thee our God; and that we may retum Christ. Amen. in safety to enjoy the blessings of the
| The Prayer to be said before a Fight at land, with the fruits of our labours, and with a thankful remembrance of thy
Sea against any Enemy. mercies to praise and glorify thy holy
MOST powerful and glorious Lord
God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
and commandest all things; Thou sitAmen. The Collect.
test in the throne judging right, and
therefore we make our address to thy PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our
Divine Majesty in this our necessity, 1 doings, with thy most gracious
that thou wouldest take the cause into favour, and further us with thy conti
thine own hand, and judge between us nual help; that in all our works begun,
and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, continued, and ended in thee, we may
O Lord, and come and help us ; for glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy
thou givest not alway the battle to the mercy obtain everlasting life; through
strong, but canst save by many or by Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
few. O let not our sins now cry against
us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
servants begging mercy, and imploring n MOST powerful and glorious Lord
thy help, and that thou wouldest be a God, at whose command the winds
defence unto us against the face of the blow, and lift up the waves of the sea,
enemy. Make it appear that thou art our and who stillest the rage thereof; We
Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. in this our great distress cry unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we perish.
Short Prayers for single persons, that can
not meet to join in Prayer with others, by We confess, when we have been safe,
reason of the Fight, or Storm. and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot thee our God, and refused
General Prayers. to hearken to the still voice of thy word, TORD, be merciful to us sinners, and and to obey thy commandments : But save us for thy mercy's sake. now we see, how terrible thou art in | Thou art the great God, that hast all thy works of wonder; the great God made and rulest all things : O deliver to be feared above all: And therefore us for thy Name's sake. we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknow. Thou art the great God to be feared ledging thy power, and imploring thy above all : 0 save us, that we may goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for praise thee.
va es of the sea, enemse unto us ag
Special Prayers with respect to the heartily sorry for these our misdoings ; Enemy.
The remembrance of them is grievous THOU, O Lord, art just and power unto us; The burden of them is in
ful: O defend our cause against tolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have the face of the enemy.
mercy upon us, most merciful Father ; O God, thou art a strong tower of deFor thy Son our Lord Jesus fence to all that flee unto thee: O save sake, Forgive us all that is past; And us from the violence of the enemy.
grant that we may ever hereafter Serve O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that
and please thee In newness of life, To we may glorify thee.
the honour and glory of thy Name; o suffer us not to sink under the Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. weight of our sins, or the violence of Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the the encmy.
Ship, pronounce this Absolution. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us
us ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly for thy Name's sake.
| Father, who of his great mercy Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. hath promised forgiveness of sins to all HOU, O Lord, that stillest the
then that with hearty repentance and I raging of the sea, hear, hear us,
true faith turn unto him ; Have mercy and save us, that we perish not.
upon you ; pardon and deliver you from O blessed Saviour, that didst save thy
all your sins; confirm and strengthen disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear
you in all goodness, and bring you to us, and save us, we beseech thee.
everlasting life; through Jesus Christ Lord, have mercy upon us.
our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Jubilate Deo. Psal. Ixvi.
BE joyful in God, all ye lands : the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us,
sing praises unto the honour of his save us now and evermore. Amen.
Name, make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, O how wonderful art UR Father, which art in heaven,
thou in thy works : through the greatHallowed be thy Name. Thy king. In
"$ ness of thy power shall thine enemies be dom come. Thy will be done in earth,
found liars unto thee. As it is in heaven. Give us this day
For all the world shall worship thee : our daily bread. And forgive us our
sing of thee, and praise thy Name. trespasses, As we forgive them that
O come hither, and behold the works trespass against us. And lead us not
of God : how wonderful he is in his into temptation ; But deliver us from la evil: For thine is the kingdom, The
" doing toward the children of men.
He turned the sea into dry land : so power, and the glory, For ever and
that they went through the water on ever. Amen.
foot; there did we rejoice thereof. When there shall be imminent danger, as He ruleth with his power for ever : many as can be spared from necessary service his eyes behold the people : and such in the Ship shall be called together, and make as will not believe shall not be able to an humble Confession of their sin to God: exalt themselves. In which every one ought seriously to reflect Opraise our God. ve people
O praise our God, ye people : and make upon those particular sins of which his con- the
the voice of his praise to be heard ; science shall accuse him ; saying as followeth,
| Who holdeth our soul in life : and The Confession.
suffereth not our feet to slip. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou O Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. things, Judge of all men ; We acknow. Thou broughtest us into the snare : ledge and bewail our manifold sins and and laidest trouble upon our loins. wickedness, Which we, from time to Thou sufferedst men to ride over our time, most grievously have committed, heads : we went through fire and water, By thought, word, and deed, Against and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most place. justly thy wrath and indignation against I will go into thine house with burntus. We do earnestly repent, And are offerings : and will pay thee my vows,