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INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND HYMNS

FOR

Morning Prayer.

When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

The Lord is in his holy Temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him.

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they who worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Jesus said, Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart;

and
ye

shall find rest unto your souls. Again I say unto you, that if two of

you
shall

agree on earth, as touching anything they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him ; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life.

Minister. Lift up your hearts.
Congregation, rising. We lift them up unto the Lord.

1 Lo, God is here! let us adore,
And humbly bow before his face :
Let all within us feel his power,
Let all within us seek his grace.

2 Lo, God is here! him day and night

United choirs of angels sing:
To him, enthroned above all height,
Heaven's host their noblest homage bring.

3 Being of beings! may our praise

Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill:
Still may we stand before thy face,
Still hear and do thy sovereign will.

Or else this.

1 COME, thou Almighty King ! Help us thy name to sing ;

Help us to praise;
Father all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days.

2 Come, thou all-gracious Lord, By heaven and earth adored,

Our prayer attend;
Come, and thy children bless;
Give thy good word success;
Make thine own holiness

On us descend.

3 Never from us depart;
Rule thou in every heart,

Hence, evermore.
Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity

Love and adore.

INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND HYMNS

FOR

Evening Prayer.

From the rising of the sụn, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.

Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands as an evening sacrifice.

Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Even the youth shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not 'faint.

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

Rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Wherewith shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before the High God? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and love mercy and walk humbly with thy God?

O come, let us worship, and bow down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Min. Lift up your hearts. Cong. We lift them up unto the Lord.

1 Forth from the dark and stormy sky,

Lord, to thine altar's shade we fly;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Father, we seek thy shelter here:
Weary and weak, thy grace we pray ;

Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.
2 Long have we roamed in want and pain;

Long have we sought thy rest in vain;
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost :
Low at thy feet our sins we lay;
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.

Or else this.

COME ye disconsolate, where'er you languish,
Come, at the shrine of God fervently kneel,

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