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A SERVICE

FOR DAYS OF THANKSGIVING.

The Minister may use the common Service for Morning

or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalms for the Day of the Month ; instead of which, the following Psalms are to be said.

PSALM 47.

sing praises, sing praises O CLAP your hands to- unto our king. gether all ye people; O

For God is the King of sing unto God with the all the earth ; sing ye voice of melody. praises with understand

For the Lord is high, ing. and to be feared , he is God reigneth over the the great King over all the heathen ; God sitteth

upon earth.

his holy throne. He shall subdue the peo

The princes of the people under us, and the na- ple are joined unto the tions under our feet.

people of the God of AbraHe shall choose out an ham; for God, who is very heritage for us, even the high exalted, doth defend excellency of Jacob whom the earth as it were with a he loved.

shield. God is gone up with a shout, and the Lord with

PSALM 147. the sound of the trumpet.

PRAISE ye the Lord; O sing praises, sing for it is a good thing to praises unto our God; O sing praises unto our God;

earth;

to

can

yea, a joyful and pleasant rusalem ; praise thy God, thing it is to be thankful. O Sion. The Lord doth build

up

For he hath made fast Jerusalem, and gather to- the bars of thy gates; and gether the outcasts of Is- hath blessed thy children rael.

within thee. He healeth those who He maketh peace in thy are broken in heart, and borders; and filleth thee bindeth

up

their wounds. with the finest of the He telleth the number wheat. of the stars ; and calleth He sendeth forth his them all by their names.

commandment upon Great is our Lord, and and his word is instantly great is his power; yea, obeyed. and his wisdom is infinite. He giveth snow like

The Lord lifteth up the wool; he scattereth the meek ; and bringeth the hoarfrost like ashes. ungodly down the He casteth forth his ice ground.

like morsels ; who O sing unto the Lord stand before his cold ? with thanksgiving ; sing He sendeth out his word praises upon the harp un- and melteth them

;

he to our God;

bloweth with his wind, and Who covereth the heav the waters flow. en with clouds, and pre He showeth his word pareth rain for the earth, unto Jacob, his statutes and maketh the grass to and ordinances unto Israel. grow upon the mountains ; He hath not dealt so

Who giveth fodder unto with any nation ; neither the cattle, and feedeth the have the heathen knowyoung ravens who cry. ledge of his laws. Praise

He hath no pleasure in ye the Lord. the strength of the horse ;

Psalm 150. neither delighteth he in the force of man.

PRAISE ye the Lord. But the Lord's delight Praise God for his holiis in those who fear him, ness. Praise him in the and put their trust in his firmament of his power. mercy.

Praise him for his noble Praise the Lord, O Je- acts ; praise him according

ness.

his pasture.

to his excellent great

Be ye sure that the

Lord he is God; it is he Praise him with the who hath made us, and not sound of the trumpet ;

we ourselves; we are his praise hiin upon the lute people, and the sheep of and harp.

Praise him upon the well O go your way into his tuned cymbals; praise him gates with thanksgiving, upon the loud cymbals. and into his courts with

Let every thing that hath praise; be thankful unto breath praise the Lord. him, and speak good of

Now unto the King eter- his name. nal, immortal, invisible, the For the Lord is gracious, only wise God;

his mercy is everlasting, Be honour and glory, and his truth endureth through Jesus Christ for from generation to generaever and ever. Amen. tion.

Then may follow an An- Then shall the Minister them or a Voluntary on

read the SECOND LESthe Organ ; and then Son, which may be either the Minister shall read of the following portions the FIRST LESSON, which from the New Testamay be either of the fol ment : Luke xii, 13 to lowing portions from the 32. Philipp. iv. 4 to 14. Old Testament : Deut. And at the end of viii. or xxvi. or xxviij. to the Lesson he shall say, v. 15. Isaiah xii, or xxv, Here endeth the Second to v. 10. And at the Lesson, Then shall be end of the Lesson he shall sung or said the followsay, Here endeth the ing Psalm First Lesson. Then shall be sung or said

PSALM 136. the following Anthem.

O GIVE thanks unto the PSALM 100,

Lord; for he is gracious, O BE joyful in the Lord, and his mercy endureth all ye lands; ; serve the for ever. Lord with gladness, and O give thanks unto the come before his presence God of all gods; for his

mercy endureth for ever.

with a song,

men.

ever.

O thank the Lord of all Answ. And on earth lords ; for his mercy en- peace, good will toward dureth for ever. Who by his excellent

Min. Let us pray. wisdom made the heav O Lord, show thy merens; for his mercy endur- cy upon us ; eth for ever.

Answ. And grant us thy Who laid out the earth salvation. above the waters; for his Min. O God, make clean mercy endureth for ever. our hearts within us; Who hath made great

Answ. And take not thy lights ; for his mercy en- holy Spirit from us. dureth for ever.

The sun to rule by day; A THANKSGIVING. for his mercy endureth for ever.

O THOU who art good The moon 'and the stars

unto all, who exercisest to govern the night ; for loving kindness in all the his mercy endureth for earth, and who hast come

nigh to us by Jesus Christ Who remembereth

us thy Son; it is thou, who when we are in trouble ; givest our daily bread, for his mercy endureth for health in our habitations,

and peace in our borders, And hath delivered us and who crownest the from our enemies; for his year with thy goodness. mercy endureth for ever.

We desire this day grateWho giveth food to all fully to recount thy merflesh; for his mercy en- cies, and to ascribe blessdureth for ever.

ing and honour, and glory () give thanks unto the and praise to thee our rock God of heaven ; for his and fortress, our strength mercy endureth for ever. and redeemer.

How precious have been Min. The Lord be with thy thoughts unto us, O you.

God, how great has been Answ. And with thy the sum of them! We bless spirit.

thee for preserving our Min. Glory be to God houses from the ravages in the highest

of fire, for all the health

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and pleasure which we contentment. Protect have enjoyed in them, for from the snares of prosperthe bread which has given ity. May we honour thee strength to our bodies, for with our substance, be rich the medicine which has in good works, and duly arrested the progress of esteem and praise thee the disease, for the tear of rock of our salvation. sympathy which has com Continue

the forted us under trouble, for enjoyment of

our civil divine preservation in our rights; disappoint the dejourneys by land, for favour- vices of the crafty; proable winds on the ocean, long the days and usefulfor refreshing showers up- ness of those public men on the fields. We thank under whose administrathee for every cheerful tion the righteous flourish, sensation when alone, for and who make our land a the pleasures of friendly quiet habitation ; grant intercourse, for the bene- peace, order, and plenty in fits of good neighbourhood, our families, our villages for the privileges of public and towns, and throughout worship, for the mainte- our

country; bless all nance of civil order, the fountains of useful scicontinuance of peace, ence; heal and

cleanse the administration of jus- their waters; dispel the tice, for every encourage- mists of ignorance; arrest ment to well doing, every the progress of profanemanifestation of useful ness and vice; make the truth, and for all the ad- people of our land humble vantages of our condition. before thee, peaceable in

Graciously direct us, their civil and social relaO God, to a right improve- tions, and zealous for the ment of all thy mercies. establishment of liberty, Preserve us from the wick- order, and truth.

truth. May ed indulgence of all fleshly we never by our ingratilusts, and from wasting our tude incur that censure, substance in riotous living. I have nourished and May we enjoy our tempo- brought up children, but ral possessions with tem- they have rebelled against perance, cheerfulness, and me.

Grant this, O Father,

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