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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?
If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; following peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
And be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
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.
EXHORTATION TO CONFESSION OF SIN.
He who covereth his sin shall not prosper ; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall obtain mercy. Surely it is meet to be said unto God, We have done iniquity. Let us search and try our ways, and with a lowly spirit turn again to the Lord, confessing our manifold transgressions.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, unto whom all hearts are open; we humbly confess to thee our follies and sins, which from thy knowledge we cannot hide, and from whose guilt and burden thou alone canst deliver us. We cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, through Jesus Christ, thy Son. In his name we implore thy forgiveness; we beseech thee to look graciously upon us; to cleanse us from all iniquity; to assist us to forsake every wicked way, and, led by thy Spirit, and constrained by the love of him who died for us, to set our affections on things above, and evermore to live to thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then may follow a Hymn: after which, one of the Selections of Psalms, or of the Short Litanies, or the Te Deum, or the Commandments, may.be read by the Minister and People alternately.
N. B. When the Minister intends to substitute one of the two longer Litanies for the ertemporaneous Prayer, — as it is at his option to do, - he should read only a Selection from the Psalms after the Hymn.
PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion : and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
O Thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts. O, satisfy us with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
By wonderful things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea :
Who by thy strength makest fast the mountains; being girded with power:
Who stillest the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are awed by thy wonders; thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly : thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers : thou blessest the springing thereof.
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side.
The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with corn : they shout for joy; they also sing
The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised : he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols : but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him ; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear before him, all the earth.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
INTRODUCTION OF WORSHIP.
How lovely are thy dwellings, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they are still praising thee.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose heart are thy ways.
They go from strength to strength, till all of them in Zion appear before God.
Behold, O God, our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord