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5. Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye

lands : hing, rejoice, and give thanks.

6. Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a pfalm of thanksgiving.

2. With trumpets also and shawms : 0 Thew yourfelves joyful before the Lord the King.

8. Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is : the round world, and they that dwell cherein.

9. Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord : for he cometh to judge the earth.

10. With righteousness shall he judge the world : and the people with equity.

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 without end. Amen.

P A R A P H R A S E. 5: Therefore, O all ye heathen countries, fince you are to share of this ineitimable blessing, do you, in proof of your thankfulness to fo gracious a God, join with us Jews in our praises to the Lord.

6. Do you, in conjunction with us, praise the Lord upon that most tupeful of instruments the harp, and to this join vocal music, singing facred songs, in gratitude to God, for so great a blessing.

7. To the facred concert let there te fuperadded the most harmonious music in use among us, trumpets and pipes, to raise our joy to the highest pitch, when we appear before the great Jehovah, who is King both of heaven and earth. 8. Let the waves of the sea, by their murmurs conspire to make up

the harmony: let the whole planet of the carth, and all those who dwell Spon it, come in for their parts in the general chorus.,

9. Let the confusion of waters in the rivers counterfeit the clapping of hands, in this general dance and rejoicing of nature : let the hills, by a piealog verdure, appear to sinile and fing; since the Almighty himself has condescended to appear upon earth, in order to govern men by his laws.

10. He shall then govern mankind, not by the imperfect dictates of the light of nature, or by criminal institutions, but by new and divine fans replete with cquity and goodnef:.

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Then a Lesjon of the New Testament, as it is appointed : And after tbat, Nunc dimittis, (or the Song of Simeon) in English, as followerb: Nunc. dimittis. St Luke ii.

29. 1. ORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :

according to thy word 2. For mine eyes have seen : thy salvation.

3. Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;

4. To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Ifrael.

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 without end. Amen. Or else rbis Pfalm ; except it be on the Twelfth Day of the month.

Deus mifereatur. Psalm 67.
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PA RA PHRASE. 1. Lord, thou mayst now, if it be thy divine will, permit thy servant to go down to the grave in peace, as thou haft fulfilled the promise made to me, that I should not fee death before I had seen the Lord Jesus. Luke ii. 26.

2. For now I have had the consolation to fee, not with the eye of faith cnly, as the patriarchs and other holy men did in former ages, but with these my own fleshly eyes, I have beheld the Saviour of the world.

3. Who will procure salvation, not only for the Jews, but for all people and nations of the earth, and whom they all wait for with joint expectations.

4. That he should be, as it were, a light held forth to the Gentiles, who where immersed in the darkness of idolatry and superstition, to point out to them the way of true religion: and moreover that he hould confor great glory and honour upon the Jews; that the Mefiab, who was ex. pected by all nations, should be born amongst them ; that the gospel should be first proached in their country; and that the natives of it should be the principai inftruments in conveying it to so many diftant parts of the world.

1: fiems probable that this psalm, though ascribed 10 David in the Greek and Latin version, was compeled after the caprivils, by Esdras, or fome ober inspired criter, and appears to be a prophecy of the propagation of the gospel.

2. That thy way may be known upon earth : thy saving health among all nations.

3. Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

to let the nations rejoice and be glad': for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.'

5. Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

6. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase : and God, even our own God, shall give us his blefling.

7. God shall bless us : and all the ends of the world fhall fear him.

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 without end. Amen.

PA RA PHRASE 1. We intreat God, thro' his mercy and kindness, continually to bless and protect our nation; that he would not louk upon us, as it were out of a cloud, as he formerly did in his anger; but that he would view us with a serene and placid countenance, and, as it were, with the sun-line of his favour.

2. 'To the end, that thy true religion may be propagated throughout the world, and that all the nations of the earth may receive the joyful tidings of their salvation.

3. Let not the praise and worship of thee, the true God, be confined 10 Judea alone, but, let people of all nations join with us in adoring thee.

+ The heathen nations, indeed, have the strongest reasons to exult and triumph, and to praise the goodness of God, for he is coming to go. vern them by righteous and juit laws, tho' they were before under the dominion of Satan, and had nothing to guide them but natural instinct, or some precepts of an old tradition, which are now almost totally forgot.

5. Let therefore all the heathens, on whom thou doit confer so great a benefit

, ing to thy praise ; let every unenlightened people teftify their joy and gratitude in thanksgivings to thee.

6. We even seem to behold the blessed time of the Messiah's reign : the earth hath brought forth her increase, (according to the Hebrew phrafe) fruitful reasons, and prosperous years wait upon that glorious period: and God, who is our peculiar God, shall diftinguilh us by a parucular mark of his favour, some time or other under his great and toly government.

;. God shall favour us with extraordinary bleffings: and all the nations of the earth fall adore him by exercising the true religion. H 2

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Then shall be said or fung tbe Apople's Creed by the minister and the people,

Aanding Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried ; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended into Heaven, and Gitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

PA RA PHRASE.

On the CRE E D. I make this confeffion of my faith concerning those truths which have beca revealed to me upon the ieftimony of God himself.

I believe that there is one only God. (Deut. vi. 35. i Cor. viï. 9.) That he, by the work of creation, is the Father of all men, (Matt. ii. 10.) by redemption, and adoption ; bat in a more particular manner the Father of our blessed Lord by eternal generation. I believe likewise that this one God is omnipotent, and governs the universe according to his pleasure. That he was the Maker of heaven and earth and every thing therein con cained.,-! believe also in Jesus Christ, being convinced that he is the Saviour of the world, as his name Jesus imports. That he is. the Messiah, whose coming was predicted so long beforehand by the prophets. That he is the only Son of God, as the Divine essence was communicated to him, and that, in a manner, different from all created beings, as he is moreover our Lord by being the true Jehovah or God, fince all things were subjected to his dominion, and since he redeemed us from the power of Satan, purchased us by his blood, and made us become his servants and scholars by baptism. We believe likewise that Chrift, cho' truly man, was not produced according to the common course of nature, but by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghoft. That he was born of Mary, a poor maid of the race of David, who retained her virginity, notwithstanding that miraculous conception. That he suffered an ignominious death, according to the prediction of the prophet Isaiah, when Pontius Pilate was imperial procurator of Judea. That he died upon a cross, a punishment which the Romans inflicted only upon flaves; and was afterwards buried by a faithful disciple. That he descended into hades or hell, the mansion of separate fpirits. That he rose again on the third day after his crucifixion, according to his own prediction, and after that gloriouily ascended into heaven in the presence of many credible witnelses; and was shortly after advanced to a distinguished honour never conferred upon any person before. That he was seated on the right hand of God, a place of the greatest dignity in heaven, where his fpiritual

I believe in the Holy Ghoft; The holy Catholic Church: The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins ; The Resurrection of the Body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

And after that these Pragers following, all devoutly kneeling, the Minifter

firf Pronouncing with a loud Voice, 1. The Lord be with you. Answ. 2. And with thy spirit. Minifter. 3. Let us pray.

PA RA PHRASE. kingdom begins, and where he tramples under foat the grand enemies of his jurifdiion, Sin, Satan, and Death. That, at the end of the world, he ihall come in glorious triumph

accompanied with the angels, and that power shall be given to him to judge all who shall then be alive, as well as those who arise from their graves.-I believe the Holy Ghost to be God himself, the third Person of the blessed Trinity, and not a virtue or grace as fome bave vainly imagined. I likewise believe that there is a number of men separated from the rest of the world by faith in Jesus Christ, that have continued from the apostolic age, and Mall do so till the coming of Chrift, the assembly of these I call the Catholic Church, which is boly, of account of the holy profession to which they are called. It is moreover Catholic, because it has been univerfally diffuled through the world. I believe that there is a communion of the faints, and of God's elect with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghot, and with all the saints in every church now upon earth, as also with all the saints that have departed this life. I believe likewise, that though by our fins we have incurred the divine displeasure, we may, through the blood of Chrift who has expiated them, obtain forgiveness, not only by baptism, but by a lincere repentance. I also believe the resurrection of the body, face all things are possible to God, and fince it was univerfally expected by the Jews. I believe that this resurrection Thall extend to wicked as well as virtuous men. Finally, I believe that wicked men shall exist in eternal terments, and all good men in a state of felicity, which springs from freecom from all pain, from beatifick visions, and from the inconceivablo jors to which they all then be admitted. Amen.

1. My good people, I now commend you to God's blefling, in a forma of salvation generally received among holy people under the old law.

2. And we, O holy Paftor, in the words of St Paul, earnestly pray, that the Lord Jesus may be with your fpirit.

3: I now give you notice to apply yourselves to fervent devotion, after having made confession of your faith, and heard the leveral portions of God's holy word read to you.

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