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cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father ; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying

A General Confession. I To be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister,

all kneeling ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father ;

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are peniteni; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, О most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission

of Sins. 17 be made by the Priest alone, standing ; the People still

kneeling. ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord

Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

T The People shall answer here, and at the end of every

Prayer, Amen.

1 Or this. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who

of his great mercy hath promised forgive. ness of sins to all those who, with hearty re.

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Restore thou those who are peniteni ; Accord.
ing to thy promises declared unto mankind in
Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, О most
merciful Father, for his sake; That we may
hercafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission

of Sins.
1 To be made by the Priest alone, standing; the People still

kneeling. ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord

Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power,

and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

T The People shall answer here, and at the end of every

Prayer, Amen.

T Or this. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father

, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty re

Venite, exultemus Domino. O COME, let us sing unto the Lord; let us

heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his

presence

with thanksgiving; and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God; and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth ; and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker.

For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness , let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth, and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

T Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, as they are ap

pointed, or one of the Selections of Psalms set forth by this Church. And at the end of every Psalm, and likewise at the end of the Venite, Benedicite, Jubilate, Benedictus, Canzate Domino, Bonum est confiteri, Deus misereatur, Benedic, anima mea-MAY be said or sung the Gloria Patri ; and at the end of the whole Portion, or Selection of Psalms for the day, SHALL be said or sung the Gloria Patri, or else the Gloria in excelsis, as followeth.

Gloria in excelsis. GLORY be to God on high, and on earth

peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest

away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy ; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ

, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

1 Then shall be read the first Lesson, according to the Table

or Calendar. 1 After which shall be said or sung the following Hymn. I Note, That before every Lesson, the Minister shall say, Here

beginneth such a Chapter, or Verse of such a Chapter, of such a Book : and after every Lesson, Here endeth the first, or the second Lesson.

Te Deum laudamus. WE praise thee, O God; we acknowledge

thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.

To thee all Angels cry aloud ; the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

To thee Cherubim, and Seraphim continual

ly do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth,

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