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+ Magnificat. S. Luke 1. 46. (This mall be said or lung I after the first Lesson in the Evening Service.)
Y foul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath re
joiced in God my Saviour.
* For behold, from henceforth :: all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembring his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel : as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his feed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
Paraphrafe on the MAGNIFICAT. I joyfully praise God my Saviour : because he hath wonderfully disappointed the expectations of the ambideigned to Thew such regard to his Servant in her lowly tious. He hath depressed the proud Rulers of the Earth, ftation-For henceforth future Ages will pronounce me and exalted the lowly in Heart.—He hath filled truly happy; since he who is infinitely powerful and who hunger after Righteousness with the bounties of his holy hath been pleased to bestow upon me this honour: Grace, but the rich in Spirit he hath rejected. He cho' his kindness indeed extends to persons of every hath sent forth a Saviour to Israel as he promised to Nation and Condition that truly serve ħim--He hath Abraham and his Seed.
† Magnificat and the Psalm which follows after suc- * For behold from benceforth, &c. On this passage ceeds the Lesson properly as testimonies of our Grati- the Church of Rome seems to have founded, in some tude to God for the light of his Revelation.
measure, that adoration which she pays to the Virgin Psalms of praise and thanksgiving to God as they Mary; through a mistaken interpretation of the Word are proper at all Times, so they are never more suitable Blessed: which, in the Scriptures, when it relates to than when we are under a joyful sense of pardon and a human person, generally signifies happy. reconciliation with him."
Cantate Domino. Psalm 98.
lous things With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the fight of the heathen.
He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel : and all the ends of the world have feen the salvation of our God.
Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands : fing, , rejoice, and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a Psalm of thanksgiving
With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
Let the Sea make a noise, and all thatt-herein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the foods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together, before the Lord : for he cometh to judge the earth.
With righteousness shall he judge the world: and the people with equity.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Then followeth the second Lesson taken out of the New Testament,
and after that the Song of Simeon, as followeth.
Paraphrase on the g$th PSALM, O praise the Lord with unusual Fervency, for..he..every melodious Instrument, to heighten your Devotion, hath wrought wonderful Things for us.-By his own and help you worthily to celebrate Jehovahļ_your mighty power he hath vanquished our foes. He hath King-Let the loud Ocean, and its Fullness, the Earth granted us a remarkable Deliyerance in the sight of and its Inhabitants join the solemn Concert.-Let the the Nations around us.--He hath performed the gra- Floods pour forth in full streams their applause ; and cious promises which he made to Ifrael : and all the the Mountains exulting raise their lofty Heads; for the World muft own him to be a Saviour indeed—o there. Lord reigneth over all the Kingdoms of the World with fore express your joyful Gratitude to him, ye favoured Justice and Equity. All Glory., &c. people, in Hymns of praise : and with your Voices unite
That thy way
1. v Nunc dimittis. S. Luke 2:029.
I ORLD, now lettest thou thy servänt depart in peace ! ac
cording to thy word. For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,
si! Which thou haft prepared before the face of all people ; i
TE To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of thy people Ifrael.
Glory be to the Father, c. Or else this Psalm x except it be on the twelfth Day of the Montb. mudrop Deus mifereatur. Psalm 67.17
LE YOD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the light, of
his countenance, and be merciful unto us. , ;
may be known upon earth: thy saying health, among all nations. IC 10 DO 7910P01, Cat Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise
O let the nations rejoice and be glad for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.!01!! Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let
; all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing. Du
God fhall bless us, and all the ends of the world-Thall fcar bintan Glory be to the father, &c.
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:11 Paraphrafe on the NUNC Dimit is. Happiness in thy protection may be thereby induced Now, Lord, I acknowledge Phave received the Com; to worship and obey, chas. Datçach all people to Aca. fort which thon promisedåt me before my Death. For knowledge thee as the only true God, that they may have seen him whom thou intendest to be the Saviour experience the pleasures of thy service : for show rulett of all People-To give the light of Truth to the Head over thy Subjects with Equity, and a tender regard for then who are involved in the darkness of Error and their Welfare. O bring all Nations, we earnestly be. the Jews from the Tyianny of Sin and Satan. All Righteousnefs Arnowledge of thy Truth. Then Thall
swa---Glory, &c. cungo wa kusais vis our God will shower down His Blellings upon us,
Paraphrafe on the 67th PSALM!" 119 The Mercies which we thus implore for ourselves and Let thy Blessing and merciful kindness be upon us our Fellow Creatures, God, we trust, will grant in his O God. That the Nations around us beholding our appointed Time. All Glory, &c.
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of the Day; The second for Peace; The thirdi fors gracë to live well.
The second Collect for Peace. :'
in knowledge of whom ftandeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom.;; Defend us thy humble servants in all affaults of our 'enemies; that we sürely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any s'adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ dur) Lördi. Amen. Lits is
L?! fi The third Colleet in the Morning Prayer for Grace, Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God;
who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy, mighty
, power, and grantı that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may, be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy fight, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
DO?. wiridir Three Colleets for the Evening Service ; the first of the Day; 'The
third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter followéth.. which two laft Colleets Mall be daily faid at. Evening Prayer without alteration.
:',9 f 5. decis. The second Colleet at Evening. Prager:God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels
, and all just' works do proceed'; Give unto thy servants Paraphrase on the second Celleå at Morning Prayer. Paraphrase on the third Collect at Morning Prayer.
od of peace, in the fasthful acknowledgement o. Eternal, Gracioas, and. Almighty God, byand service of whom depend our present and future whose Mercy we enjoy the return of the Light in Happiness ; preserve us, thy Servants, from the ma- safety; be thou our protector this Day, and grant. licious designs of all our Enemies; that we relying on that we may not be exposed to the danger of Sin, nor thy protection, may be fearless of their affaults, be overcome by Temptation ; but that our ways may through Christ who ftrengtheneth us. riistva be-fo ordered by thy Providence that we may ever
faithfully serve thee in all Holiness, thro' Jesus Christ.
h * By the Peace which we herë' pray for in thiş Cófleet' to his Disciples. John xiv, 21, mcant that Peace which was our Saviour's last gift
* that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
The third Colleet at Evening for Aid against all Perils.
thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Then these five Prayers following are to be read bere, except when
the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.
A Prayer for the Kings Majesty.
kings, Lord of lords, the only ruler of Princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy
Paraphrase on the Second Collect at Evening Prayer.
Paraphrase on the Prayer for the King. O God, who workest in us both to will and to do of O gracious God, who ruleft over all the Kingdoms thy good pleasure : grant us that peace of mind which of the Earth ; we earnestly intreat thee to bless our nothing on earth can bestow; that we may not only be most benevolent Sovereign King George; and fo inthe better disposed to obey thy commandments ; but fluenee him, by thy Holy Spirit, that he may always also that, being in safety under thy protection, we may be disposed for thy service and obey thy Commandpass through this life with quietness, and comfortable ments : give him Wisdom and Knowledge to promote hopes of a better through Jesus Chrift.
the welfare of his People--.--Grant him Health, long Paraphrafe on the third Colleet at Evening Prayer. Life, and Prosperity,---enable him to subdue all his Prote&t us, O Lord, we beseech thee, this night from Enemies ; and after this Life advance him to an eterall things that may injure either our fouls or bodies, for nal Crown of Happiness through Jesus Christ. the sake of thy Son's love to mankind.
That Peace which the World, &c. To this those beautiful lines in Mr. Pope's Esay on Man seem to allude.
What nothing earthly gives, nor can destroy
Is Virtue's prize
|| When the shades of darkness are approaching we are going to give up ourselves to the defenceless Itate of sleep , and how reasonable is it for us to implore the protection of that God who neither Plumbereth nor Aeepeth.