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in praise to thee in this house, which lighten my understanding with

is called by thy name. May the the illumination of the Holy words of his mouth, and the me- Ghost; and may all the wishes ditation of his heart be always and desires of my will centre in acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, what thou hast comraanded. And, our strength and our Redeemer. to make me instrumental in proAmen.

moting the salvation of the people O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier now.committed to my charge,

of the Faithful, visit, we pray grant that I may faithfully admin thee, this congregation with thy nister thy holy Sacraments, and love and favour; enlighten their by my life and doctrine set forth minds more and more with the thy true and lively word. Be light of the everlasting Gospel ; ever with me in the performance graft in their hearts a love of the of all the duties of my ministry; in truth ; increase in them true reli- prayer, to quicken my devotion ; gion; nourish them with all good-in praises, to heighten my love ness; and of thy great mercy and gratitude ; and in preaching, keep them in the same, O blessed to give a readiness of thought and Spirit, whom with the Father expression suitable to the clear. and the Son together we worship ness and excellency of thy Holy and glorify as one God, world Word. Grant this for the sake of without end. Amen.

Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour. Benediction.

The instituted Minister, standing up THE God of peace, who brought

again from the dead our Lord The Lord be with you. Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd Ans. And with thy spirit. of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, Almighty God, who bast built make you perfect in every good thy Church upon the foundawork to do bis will, working in tion of the Apostles and Prophets, you that which is well pleasing Jesus Christ himself being the in his sight, through Jesus Christ; Chief corner Stone; grant that, to wbom be glory for ever and by the operation of the Holy ever. Amen.

Ghost, all Christians may be so Then shall the instituted Minister joined together in unity of spirit, kneel at the Altar to present his sup- and in the bond of peace, that plication for himself in this form:

they may be an Holy Temple acO Lord, my God! I am not ceptable unto thee. And espe

worthy that thou shouldest cially, to this congregation precome under my roof; yet thou sent, give the abundance of thy hast honoured thy servant with grace; that with one heart, they appointing him to stand in thy may desire the prosperity of thy House, and to serve at thy Holy boly Apostolic Church, and with Altar. To thee and to thy ser-one mouth, may profess the faith vice I devote myself, soul, body, once delivered to the Saints. Deand spirit—with all their powers fend them from the sins of heresy and faculties. Fill my memory and schism; “ let pot the foot of with the words of thy law; en- pride some nigh to hurt thox

shall say,

Let us pray.

nor the land of the ungodly to Ghost, one God, world without cast them down." And grantsend. Amen. that the course of this world may " Then shall follow the Sermon: and

after that the instituted Minister shall be so peaceably ordered by thy

proceed to the Communion Service, Governance, ibat thy Church and to administer the holy Eucharist may joyfully serve thee in all to his Congregation: and after the godly quietness; that so they may

Benediction, (which he shall always walk in the ways of truth and others, shall salute and welcome him,

pronounce the Wardens, Vestry, and peace, and at last be numbered bidding him God speed. with thy Saints in glory everlast-i" When tħe Bishop of the Diocese is

present at the institution of a Minis. ing, through thy merits, O blessed

ter, he shall make to him the address Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and presc.ibc: in this Office in the form of Shepherd of our souls, who art, a letter; and may perform such other with the Father and the Holyl Minister as Le may choose.

duties herein assigned the Instituting THE

WHOLE BOOK

OF

P S A L M S,

IN METRE

WITH

H Y M NS,

SUITED TO THE

FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,

AND OTHER OCCASIONS

OF

PUBLIC WORSHIP

Stereotyped by E. & J.White

Y the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church

, the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine

This Translation of the Whole Book of Psalms into Metre, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all Congregations of the said Church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the Minister.

And it shall be the duty of every Minister of any Church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the Portions of Psalms which are to

be sung

And further, it shall be duty of every Minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the Tunes to be ging, at any time, in his Church: And, especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and inseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance; by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanctuary.

1

THE

PSALMS OF DAVID, IN METRE.

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PSALM 1.

“Thou art my Son; this day, my heir,

Have I begotten thee.
H Н
TOW blest is he, who ne'er consents
By ill advice to walk,

8 “Ask, and receive thy full demands; Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits

« Thine shall the heathen be ;

(The utmost limits of the lands
Where men profanely talk ;
2 But makes the perfect law of God

Shall be possess'd by thee.
Ilis business and delight;,

9 'Thy threat'ning sceptre thou shalt Devoutly reads therein by day,

shake,

* And crush them every where;
And meditates night.
3 Like some fair tree, which fed by ' As massy bars of iron break
streams,

The potter's brittle ware.'
With timely fruit does bend,

10 Learn then, ye princes; and give way, He still shall flourish, and success

Ye judges of the earth;
All his designs attend.

11 Worship the Lord with boly fear; 4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,

Rejoice with awful mirth.
No lasting root shall find;

12 Appease the Son with due respect Untimely blasted, and dispers'd

Your timely homage pay;
Like chaff before the wind.

Lest he revenge the bold neglect, 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked 13 If but in part his anger rise,

Incens'd by your delay.
dumb

Who can endure the flame?
Before their Judge's face:
No formal hypocrite shall then

Then blest are they, whose hope relies
Among the saints have place.

On his most holy name. 6 For God approves the just man's ways;

PSALM III.
To happiness they tend :

HThe !

Cow many, Lord, of late are grown
But sinners, and the paths they tread, And as their numbers hourly rise,
Shall both in ruin end.

So does their rage increase.
PSALM II.

2 Insulting, they my soul uphraid,
TITH restless and ungovern'd rage, And him whom I adore ;

“The God in whom he trusts,' say they, Why in such rash attempts engage, Shall rescue him no more.

As they can ne'er perform? 3 But thou, O Lord, art my defence; 2 The great in council and in might On thee my hopes rely; Their various forces bring;

Thou art my glory, and shall yet
Against the Lord they all unite,

Lift up my head on high.
And his anointed King.

4 Since whensoe'er, in like distress, 3.Must we submit to their commands? To God I made my pray'r, Presumptuously they say:

He heard me from his holy hill; "No, let us break their slavish bands, Why should I now despair?

And cast their chains away.' 5 Guarded by him, I laid me down, 4 But God, who sits enthron'd on high, My sweet repose to take;

And sees how they combine, For I through him securely sleep, Does their conspiring strength defy, Through him in safety wake.

And mocks their vain design. 6 No force nor fury of my foes 5 Thick clouds of wrath divine shall My courage shall confound, break

Were they as many hosts as men,
On his rebellious foes;

That have beset me round.
And thus will he in thunder speak 7 Arise, and save me, O my God,
To all that dare oppose:

Who oft hast own'd my cause, 6. Though madly you dispute my will, And scatter'd oft these foes to me, “The King that I ordain,

And to thy righteous laws. “Whose throne is fix'd on Sion's hill, 8 Salvation to the Lord belongs ; Sball there securely reign.'

He only can defend: 7 Attend, 0 earth, whilst I declare His blessings he extends to all God's uncontrolled decree :

That on his pow'r depend.

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